These Offbeat Islands Can be your Next Vacay Destination

Are you too fed up of the hustling and fast moving cities? And finding an escape from the mundane lives of yours? Then, at such times all you need is a perfect vacation far away on a peaceful Island. The first names that pop up in the mind as soon as we think about Island are Andaman, Nicobar, and Lakshadweep Island. But there are few more hidden gems that will give you all the serenity in the world. Scuba diving and other water sports long walks on the beaches during sunsets or sunbathing during the lazy days with your friends, whatever you opt for you will have quite a lot of options to explore.

 

Netrani Island 

These Offbeat Islands Can be your Next Vacay Destination
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This island is a heaven for those who are curious about the underwater life as the crystal clear water will let you watch the beautiful and colorful fishes, sea urchins, turtles, etc. you may also witness occasional wary sharks. It is situated at the coast of Murudeshwar, a temple town in coastal Karnataka. Apart from that, one can also visit the Roman Catholic Church, ruins of temple and mosque there.

 

Valiyaparamba Island 

These Offbeat Islands Can be your Next Vacay Destination
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Valiyaparamba Island is situated in the Kasargod district of Kerala. This Biodiversity hotspot is fed by four rivers and offers amazing flora and fauna to the visitors. This Island won’t give you the typical Island experience but will please you with a unique and charming experience.

 

Bangaram Island

These Offbeat Islands Can be your Next Vacay Destination
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Bangaram Island is surrounded by shallow lagoon enclosed by a coral reef. You will be absolutely stunned by the beauty of this Island which includes graceful fishers, porcupines, parrots, Pufferfishes, Hermit Crabs and Seabirds on the vast 120 acres of lush coconut groves in Bangaram. And if you are an adventure junkie, there are plenty of adventure sports too like scuba diving, beach games, swimming, snorkeling and deep-sea fishing, etc.

 

Kavaratti Island

These Offbeat Islands Can be your Next Vacay Destination
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Kavaratti Island is like a fairy tale Island with white coral sands and lagoon that is covered with coconut trees. The weather condition is tropical in summers hence August to march is the best time to visit the Island with less heat and complete pleasure that will make your vacation memorable.

 

Havelock Island

These Offbeat Islands Can be your Next Vacay Destination
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Havelocks Island has the most pristine water that you can ever witness in your life. You can relax at the daytime in the white sand having a nice sunbath and your favorite drink in your hand and at night you can just watch the starry sky from there. Either way, it will offer you so magnificent experience that you wouldn’t be able to forget ever.

 

Kadmat Island

These Offbeat Islands Can be your Next Vacay Destination
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Kadmat is also known as Cardamom Island coral paradise for every visitor here. The coral reef with the seagrass and Marine turtles are so amazing that you would be completely mesmerized by the experience. And for the adventure freaks, you can experience kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving there too.

 

Diu Island 

These Offbeat Islands Can be your Next Vacay Destination
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Portuguese culture infused in a dash of Gujarati influence would be the combination of the millennium when you visit this Island. This small island will be the perfect place for your relaxed vacation as it offers exotic beaches, tropical seafood and a lot more.

 

Divar Island

These Offbeat Islands Can be your Next Vacay Destination
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Lying at a distance of 10 km from Panjim, Goa, this is one untouched Island of India. And so it has managed to retain the sparkling culture and Goan feel in itself. And some of the Bollywood freaks can relate to the island very well as the movie ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ was shooted here.

 

St Mary’s Island

These Offbeat Islands Can be your Next Vacay Destination
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The unique basaltic rock formations cut into hexagonal shape is the one sight that will be the highlight of your trip. A few selfies and group pictures here and there wouldn’t harm anyone by the way. This set of four Islands in India is still less known to many people. The rocky Island with clear blue water will stun you to perfection.

 

Little Andaman Island

These Offbeat Islands Can be your Next Vacay Destination
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Are you into Aquatic life too and want to witness something from it this vacation, then this is the Island you should head straight away. This is the Island of rare marine turtles and you can enjoy seeing them on the uncrowded and alluring beaches here. If you are under a certain budget, the spot is ideal.

 

Lakshadweep Islands 

These Offbeat Islands Can be your Next Vacay Destination
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Get ready to shed all your worries and stress behind because with the amount of calm Lakshadweep island has in store for you would be enough to beat any stress you have. It is a set of 36 palm laden coral islands and offers a pristine environment and untouched beauty. This group is the smallest island in India.

 

Barren Island 

These Offbeat Islands Can be your Next Vacay Destination
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Barren Island is the only active volcanic island in India as well as South Asia. The bewildering beauty of the lava rocks will take you to your geography books when you see them. However, landing ashore is prohibited and you can only circle around the island in a boarding vessel. But one thing is for sure, that the journey will be memorable.

 

Grand Island

These Offbeat Islands Can be your Next Vacay Destination
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If water sports is your goal for the trip then Grand Island is the place. It will offer you exceptional scuba diving sites and snorkeling near Goa. So, after you are done partying in Goa and want some relaxation, then Grand Island is the place where you can get all of that.

 

Great Nicobar Island

These Offbeat Islands Can be your Next Vacay Destination
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Great Nicobar Island is the largest Island in India and it sustains these terms in the experience it offers as well. The amazing flora and fauna will keep you going for the entire vacation plus the crystal clear water would be something whose picture you will take back along with you in your mind.

 

Munroe Island

These Offbeat Islands Can be your Next Vacay Destination
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Munroe Island is the combination of 8 amazing isles situated in the Ashtamundi Lake and Kallada River. This Island is the true hidden gem of Kerala known by very fewer people. A trip to the Island will give you an extraordinary experience with your loved ones.

 

Majuli Island

These Offbeat Islands Can be your Next Vacay Destination
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Celebrate your vacation in Assamese style this time as Majuli Island will offer you just that. This is the biggest river Island in the world and, trust me, the experience that it will offer you will be as big as it itself is. This unconventional island has a lot of unique things to offer like moss on the coast, traditional northeastern cuisine, and stunning sunrise and sunsets to name a few.

 

Umananda Island

These Offbeat Islands Can be your Next Vacay Destination
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Umananda Island which is also known as Peacock Island stands in the middle of the mighty Brahmaputra River is one place that you cannot afford to miss. The lush greenery and the beautiful scenery will capture your heart. There is a Shiva temple which is an important site of pilgrimage for the locals there.

 

Author: Juhee Mehta

Literally, see characters of books in every person she meets. Apart from eating, she is found adventuring and talking to herself. Believes in magic and escape reality through words. If she possibly knows you, you might find yourself in her poems.

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