Waterfront Destinations in India

If you are looking at taking a vacation to beat the stress, a well-planned vacation to a waterfront destination is the perfect solution for you.

67 Waterfront destinations to visit in India

Alappuzha (Alleppey), Kerala

Ranked 1 of 67 Waterfront destinations
5.8 / 7

9928 Ratings & 328 Reviews

21 sightseeings
Preferred by: Couple, Family
Over all very good, trip was very good, food was also good. Mr... More »

RAJESH JOSHI , Ahmedabad , 2 months ago

Kumarakom, Kerala

Ranked 2 of 67 Waterfront destinations
5.8 / 7

5018 Ratings & 111 Reviews

13 sightseeings
Preferred by: Couple, Family
We had house boat ride for day cruise & it is excellent experience... More »


Patna, Bihar

Ranked 3 of 67 Waterfront destinations
5.6 / 7

4093 Ratings & 91 Reviews

40 sightseeings
Patna is awesome place for holiday. Many historical place,... More »

Dr Lakhan Manjhi , 3 months ago

Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

Ranked 4 of 67 Waterfront destinations
5.6 / 7

2254 Ratings & 59 Reviews

21 sightseeings
Preferred by: Couple, Group
Jabalpur Special known for ??? Means Pond 52 Pond available in this... More »

Mohan Jitpure , Betul , Feb 24, 2017

Kottayam, Kerala

Ranked 5 of 67 Waterfront destinations
5.6 / 7

2622 Ratings & 31 Reviews

22 sightseeings
Kottayam is known as the City of Alphabets (Akshara Nagari ). Even... More »

Aibel Mathew , Surat , 2 months ago

Howrah, West Bengal

Ranked 6 of 67 Waterfront destinations
5.4 / 7

518 Ratings & 22 Reviews

10 sightseeings
Old Kolkata shaby looking. Most backward metro. On last fifteen yrs... More »

Anil Kumar , 3 months ago

Guntur, Andhra Pradesh

Ranked 7 of 67 Waterfront destinations
5.3 / 7

2388 Ratings & 23 Reviews

89 sightseeings
I had been to Guntur by train in the month of August 2015. Guntur... More »

PRITVI KANCHI , Bangalore , Mar 31, 2016

Poovar, Kerala

Ranked 8 of 67 Waterfront destinations
6.1 / 7

1303 Ratings & 36 Reviews

3 sightseeings
Located in between Kanyakumari and Kovalam ... Very near to Kovalam... More »

Kaushik Mitra , Kolkata , Nov 8, 2016

Courtallam, Tamil Nadu

Ranked 9 of 67 Waterfront destinations
5.7 / 7

834 Ratings & 41 Reviews

8 sightseeings
Kutralam is situated in Tamil Nadu and nearby Railway station is... More »

Suryakumar Nanu , 3 months ago

Davangere, Karnataka

Ranked 10 of 67 Waterfront destinations
5.4 / 7

1208 Ratings & 11 Reviews

31 sightseeings
Great place to relax. People of Davangere go for walk here.... More »

Ramya Reddy , Hyderabad , Feb 16, 2016

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Top Waterfront Destinations in India

It is scientifically recognised that water has a calming effect on the human psyche. Doctors of yore prescribed a vacation by the oceanfront as a remedy from exhaustion and stress. Today society is built on professions which are target-oriented and is one of the leading causes of chronic stress. There are a number of waterfront destinations in India and through this space we hope that you are able to zoom in on an idyllic water destination for you to recover in. Goa is what comes to most people's mind when you hear 'waterfront in India' and the city lives up to its reputation as the top waterfront destination in India. Goa is home to numerous beaches which have a reputation of being the party hot-spot in India. The beaches in Daman and Diu are similar to the beaches in Goa, in that the white sands, colonial architecture and a number of catholic churches as heritage sites. Daman and Diu also boasts of water themed parks which provide wholesome entertainment for the entire family. Apart from these beaches, beaches in Pondicherry, Covelong in Chennai, Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu and the pristine beaches of the Andaman Islands and Lakshwadeep are must visit for anyone who is partial to the sea.


Kerala is home to many waterfront resorts in India. Vembanad Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia and houses a number of waterfront properties. Kumarakom Lake resorts is one such resort situated on the picturesque shores of Vembanad Lake. Tranquil, unperturbed and if you are an amateur birder, you will enjoy your stay on this particular property. The World Backwaters, Thanneermukkom, Alleppey is another pacific waterfront property situated on the shore of the Vembanad Lake. You can enjoy lake-view accommodations, cruise on the lake, complete body massage which Kerala is renowned for, and poolside meals. If you time your visit around Onam, you will get to witness the famous Snake-boat Race for which Kerala is very famous.  Wayanad, Kerala is home to BanaSura Sagar dam which is the largest earth dam in the Asia. The Sharoy resorts overlooking the reservoir offers trekking, wildlife safari, rafting, fishing and bird watching to name a few activities that will reconnect you to nature and help you relax in the best way possible.


Rajasthan is probably the last place that will come to your mind when you think about waterfront properties. Udaipur on the shore of Pichola makes a stunning getaway for you relax in. The white marbled palaces set on the banks of the glistening waters of the lake. You can spend your day going on treks to with local tribal guides, local heritage walks and sunset boat cruise on the lake. You can stay at the palace floating on the lake, should you chose to be a guest at the Taj Lake Palace, and see how for yourself what it is to live life king style.  For the budget conscious, there are several other accommodation option available which are easy on your purse strings.


For the adventure seekers, Bheemeshwari, located 100 kilometres from Bangalore, on the banks of River Cauvery is your perfect getaway. Some of the activities you can participate are Zip-lining, rafting, trekking, rappelling and kayaking. Another popular waterfront destination is Hogenekkal Falls located in Tamil Nadu on the river Cauvery. Some of the activities at Hogenekkal include boating can also visit the Mettur Dam and Melagiri Hills which are home to some rare species of birds like the Egyptian vulture and honey buzzard. Raichak, situated 50 kilometres from Kolkata, on the banks of River Hoogly is yet another waterfront destination that should not be missed. For those you who prefer a quick weekend getaway, for quick of rejuvenation in the cradle of Mother Nature, Raichak is a definite option to be explored.

For those of you with a fondness for the cold, you can plan a trip to Dal Lake in Srinagar. Accommodations with a view of the lake are readily available with the tariff varying from the upscale to the affordable. You can enjoy rides on houseboats, swim in the crystal clear water of the lake and hire a shikara to view the Mughal gardens.