Three Indian beaches among Asia’s top 10: TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award

Angoda, Radhanagar and Palolem beaches have made it to the Top 10 of TripAdvisor's Asia's Travellers' Choice Award-Winning Beaches.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: February 28, 2016 2:27 pm
India, Goa, beach huts on Agonda Beach Agonda beach (Goa) has been ranked at No. 4 position in the Asia top 10 list, mostly for being wide, quiet, picturesque and a great spot for sunbathing and relaxing with relatively few tourists around. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

The beaches are Agonda, Palolem (both in Goa) and Radhanagar on the Havelock Island in the Andamans, according to TripAdvisor’s top 10 ‘Asia’s Travellers’ Choice Award-Winning Beaches’.

“India, with its extensive shoreline, is dotted with beautiful stretches of sand and it’s great to see these gems gaining recognition globally,” TripAdvisor India’s Country Manager Nikhil Ganju said. Travellers’ Choice Award-winning beaches were determined on the quantity and quality of traveller reviews and ratings on the TripAdvisor website gathered over a 12-month period. This year’s awards honour 343 beaches, including the top 10 in the world and lists for Asia, Africa, Australia, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, South America, the South Pacific, the UK and the US.

Elephant Beach on Havelock - Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India Radhanagar Beach on the Havelock Island in the Andamans has been placed at No. 10. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Three of India’s beaches have featured in the list of top 10 beaches in Asia. Agonda beach (Goa) has been ranked at No. 4 position
in the Asia top 10 list, mostly for being wide, quiet, picturesque and a great spot for sunbathing and relaxing with relatively few tourists around, the survey said. Goa’s Palolem beach has been ranked eighth in the list for its beach hut accommodations. Stretching between two magnificent head lands, Palolem beach is lined with towering coconut palms and is largely unspoiled. It is inhabited by local fishermen and foreign tourists alike.

Radhanagar Beach on the Havelock Island in the Andamans has been placed at No. 10 in the list for its stretch of white sand with picture perfect waters lined with palm trees, it said. Ngapali beach in Myanmar has topped the list, followed by Nacpan Beach in Philippines and Kata Noi beach in Thailand, it said.

Paradise beach in India, Goa, Palolem. Goa’s Palolem beach has been ranked eigth in the list for its beach hut accommodations. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Yapak beach in Philippines stood at No. 5, followed by Nai Harn beach in Thailand at No. 6 and Sunrise beach in Thailand at the seventh spot, while Otres beach in Cambodia was ranked number nine, it said. However, none of the beaches from India feature in the category of the world’s best beaches.

Grace Bay beach in the Caribbean has topped as the world’s number one traveller’s choice beach, followed by Baia do Sancho beach in Brazil and Playa Paraiso beach in Cuba, the survey said.

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