#TravelBytes: Top 5 most beautiful Indian islands you must visit
India is (fortunately!) one such country that has been blessed with abundant natural beauty. From the world-renowned, snow-capped Himalayas to beautiful beaches, serene deserts to mesmerizing landscapes, we have it all! But, Indian travelers often miss out on the blissful, spellbinding islands we simply have no dearth of. Here are 5 of the most beautiful Indian island destinations to visit in 2018.
For a pleasant and laid-back tropical escape, head to the west, and visit the little, beautiful Diu island. With nuances of Portugese culture infused in it, Diu will leave you spellbound with its adorable weather and amazing architecture. The Gangeshwar Temple, Diu Fort, Seashell Museum and St Paul's Church are the top attractions there. October to January makes for the best time to visit.
Situated in the Brahmaputra river, the uniquely serene and mesmerizing Majuli island in Assam is a perfect getaway to refresh your soul. One of the biggest river islands in the world, Majuli is known for its breathtaking sunrise and sunset views. You'll get to have a fair taste of the Assamese culture and cuisine as well. October-December is the best time to go.
An archipelago of four tiny islands, off the coasts of Karnataka, the St Mary's islands are known for their basaltic rock formations cut into a hexagonal-like shape. The rocky beaches and crystal-clear waters make it a delightful treat to the eyes. Take a 15-minute boat ride from Malpe to reach the islands. Best time to go is from December to January.
The utterly beautiful Lakshwadeep islands is a group of 36 palm-laden coral islands off the Indian west coast in the Arabian sea. The white sand beaches, clear blue waters, and pristine natural beauty make it a paradise for honeymooners. Do not miss out on the Kavaratti Island Marine Aquarium, Minicoy Island and Agatti Island. And while we are at it, do try out scuba diving there.
Featuring serene surroundings, pure blue waters, and amazing flora and fauna, the biggest island in India- Great Nicobar is an island lover's perfect getaway. To reach there, you can rent a boat or helicopter from Port Blair. When in Great Nicobar, watch out for Indira Point, Campbell Bay, and the Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve. February to June is the best time to visit.