The beach at Baga is peaceful during the day, but when the sun goes down there's a busy nightlife scene.
Goa maintains its laid-back charm with afternoon siestas and inviting beaches like this one in Candolim.
Dona Paula in Goa has gorgeous beaches fringed by rows of delicate casuarina and palm trees.
There's plenty of charm to be found along Kovalam's 3 crescent-shaped beaches'Lighthouse Beach, Hawah and Samudra.
Varkala in Kerala is an important cultural spot with mineral-rich springs and Ayurvedic spas along the beach.