6 Lesser Known Islands In India That Are Perfect For A Quiet Getaway

I’ve always been a beach person. So whenever I’m on a vacation, chances are, I’m always looking for the shore.

There’s just something about an island that is incredibly rejuvenating. The salty air, the palm-fringed coast, the warm sand that stretches for miles, and oh, the views!

I’m getting carried away, aren’t I?

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Whether you’re into watersports, beach parties or just lying in the sun, here are some lesser-known islands of India, far from the madding crowd.

1. Majuli, Assam

Majuli is located on the Brahmaputra in Assam and is the biggest river island in India. Majuli has been the cultural capital of the Assamese civilization since the 16th century and hosts important events, festivals and prayers.

2. Divar Island, Goa

This sleepy but picturesque island with its charming lanes and little houses is like a land that time forgot. Surrounded by marshy waters, it can only be reached by one of three free vehicle ferry services.

3. Diu

Linked by a bridge to Gujarat’s southern coast, this tiny island is steeped in history. It’s an idyllic town that offers visitors much sought-after serenity and a chance to unwind.

4. St. Mary’s Island, Karnataka

This stunning set of four small islands about a 30-minute boat ride off the coast of Malpe in Karnataka. They boast a distinctive geological formation of columnar basaltic lava, the most beautiful white sand beaches and rich wildlife.

It is said that Vasco da Gama first reached landed here while finding the sea route to India.

5. Munroe Islands, Kerala

This hidden pearl in the backwaters is formed by a cluster of eight tiny islands, surrounded by the Kallada River and Ashtamudi Lake. Located 27 km from Kollam, the island is covered with green coconut trees and offers visitors some of the most unforgettable views.

6. Valiyaparamba Island, Kerala

Valiyaparamba is fed by four rivers and dotted with numerous little islands. Lush coconut groves and the bewitching backwaters make it a tropical paradise.

Add these to your bucket list, now!


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After spending pretty much all of my teen years waiting for a Hogwarts letter that never came, I gave up and settled for being a wizard with words instead. A hopeless romantic, when I’m not penning down short stories, I’m busy imagining my own happily ever after.

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