10 Beautiful Islands in India

by | Nov 20, 2022 | Asia, Destinations, Travel Bucket Lists

India is culturally and naturally diverse. The country has a lot to offer, from the mountainous areas of Kashmir to the tropical vibes of places like Kerala. You must include these places on your bucket list visiting the most beautiful islands in India. Read this blog to learn more!

What are the beautiful Islands in India you need to visit?

  1. Majuli Island, Assam
  2. Havelock Island, Andaman
  3. Barren Island, Andaman
  4. Lakshadweep Island
  5. Munroe Island, Kerala
  6. St. Mary’s Island, Karnataka
  7. Diu Island, Off-coast of Gujarat
  8. Elephant Island, Mumbai
  9. Charao Island, Goa
  10. Pamban Island, Tamil Nadu

Majuli Island, Assam

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The first beautiful island in India that you must never miss out on is Majuli Island. Located in the Assam region, the island is the largest riverine island in the world, making it one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Thus, it is worth visiting.

Majuli Island lies on the Brahmaputra river, where many ethnic groups like Deori, Mishing, Koch, Ahom, and many others live on the island. Some popular attractions on the island include 21 satras and village culture. You can also go for a ferry ride, explore the island by renting a bike, visit monasteries, or stay in a bamboo hut.

Havelock Island, Andaman

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Andaman is home to many beautiful islands in India, and one of them is Havelock Island. Specifically, Havelock Island composes a part of Ritchie’s Archipelago. This part of the archipelago is famous among tourists for its wonderful beaches.

This island is also home to some popular tourist attractions like Elephant Beach, Radhanagar Beach, and Kala Patthar Beach. There are many things to do on Havelock Island, such as roaming the beaches, watching the volcano landscape, trekking, going for water sports, scuba diving, and taking photographs.

Barren Island, Andaman

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Barren Island is another island in Andaman that should be on the list of the most beautiful islands in India to visit. A fun fact about Barren Island is that the island is the only confirmed active volcano in the country.

With its unique volcanic feature, you can expect this island’s landscape to be super stunning. Therefore, you should capture a lot of pictures while you are visiting the island. Besides that, some other fun things to do on Barren Island are scuba diving, swimming in the sea, or exploring the island.

Lakshadweep Island

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Lakshadweep Island is another paradise in India that you must visit at least once in your life. Why? The island comprises 36 atolls lying off the coast of Kerala, with scenic views to adore. Moreover, this chain of islands is best to explore from October to May. Kavaratti Island Marine Aquarium, Agatti Island, and Minicoy Island are famous tourist places on this island.

However, not all islands in this archipelago are open to tourists. Only a few islands are accessible for tourists with only a valid permit. Additionally, since 93% population of the islands are Muslims so alcohol is banned on most parts of the islands.

Munroe Island, Kerala

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Located near Ashtamudi lake, Munroe Island is a combination of 8 islands that is prevalent in the Islands of Kollam. There are actually a lot of natural tourist attractions on this island, such as Jatayu Rock, Chavara, Thenmala, Varkala Beach, M.G. Beach, Shendurni Wildlife Sanctuary, and Palaruvi Falls.

If you want to visit Munroe Island, it is best to visit from October to May. So, this is the best place to visit if you want to experience the local village life in Kerala and enjoy this tranquil hidden gem in India. 

St. Mary’s Island, Karnataka

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If you imagine yourself admiring coconut gardens and the tranquil life of an island, then you should pay a visit to St. Mary’s Island. Fun fact, other names for this island are Coconut island or Parashurama Dveepa.

Consisting of four islands, St. Mary’s Island is also famous for its formation of basaltic lava structures. The landscape looks so scenic, so you should go exploring the island. Some other popular destinations are the ruins of Daria Bahadurgarh Fort, Malpe Beach, and Vadabhandeshwara Temple.

Diu Island, Off-coast of Gujarat

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Diu Island is one of the most stunning islands in India that you should visit next. Moreover, Diu Island is famous for its reminiscent Portuguese history, which is still preserved in its architecture, culture, and also food.

Renting a scooter or biking is the best way to explore the island. You can also visit some interesting places on the island, such as Jalandhar Beach, Diu Fortress, Naida Caves, Sea Shell Museum, Diu Museum, INS Kukhri Memorial, Gangeshwar Temple, and many more.

Elephanta Island, Mumbai

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Another UNESCO World Heritage site that you can find from many islands in India is Elephanta Island. Situated in Mumbai, the island has many aesthetic and iconic features of ancient India for you to explore and take some pictures of.

The best time to visit Elephanta Island is from November to March. You can explore Elephant Island’s ancient caves and temples, such as Elephanta Caves and Cave Temples. You will love this island once you set foot here. 

Chorão Island, Goa

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Are you more of a nature lover? Then, you must visit Chorão Island, one of the most beautiful islands in India with stunning natural beauty. Located in Goa, the island lies in the Mandovi River, where you can see many flora and fauna.

There is the largest bird sanctuary in Goa that you can visit if you want to go birdwatching. In addition, you can also go boat riding along the river. So, do not forget to bring your bird-watching spotting scopes if you visit Chorão Island.

Pamban Island, Tamil Nadu

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Pamban Island, also known as Rameswaram Island, is one of the most beautiful islands in India that you must never forget to visit if you want to learn more about Indian culture. Most of the famous attractions on this island.

Some of the famous attractions on the island include religious sites such as Sri Rmanathaswamy Temple, Gandamadana Parvatham, Agniteertham, Dhanuskodi, and Five-Faced Hanuman Temple. With all of those religious tourist attractions, no wonder Pamban Island is also known as one of India’s most famous pilgrimage sites. 

Now, you have learned about many beautiful islands in India that you must never miss out on visiting. So, why don’t you prepare your luggage and fly to India to enjoy those places for your next vacation idea? You do not need to worry about itineraries or what things to do in India if you do not have time to create one. JoinMyTrip has them all just for you! Check out our trips to India led by our dedicated TripLeaders where you can experience the best of India now!

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