Discover the tropical and colonial charm of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
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About Andaman and Nicobar Tourism
Andaman tourism offers access to stunning beaches and serenity and adventure at the same time. Shining like a gem in the Bay of Bengal, this archipelago is situated more than 1,200 kilometers off the east coast of India. From the capital city of Port Blair to stunning beaches on Havelock Island, tourism in Andaman allows a diverse range of activities.
Shimmering blue waters, bright-colored coral formations, desolate yet gorgeous islands, and pearly white beaches make Andaman and Nicobar islands a truly tropical holiday destination. All of the Andaman and Nicobar attractions are places that are worth a visit, so make sure to buy a package that lets you explore completely. From once detaining political prisoners exiled from the mainland of India to now hosting visitors purposely seeking joyful isolation, the islands of Andaman and Nicobar have transformed their identity on the tourist circuit. This tropical destination delivers what it promises to newlyweds and families looking for a memorable holiday.
History of Andaman
In the year 1789, the Andaman Island was visited by the English East India Company’s Navy and their official link connected in the year 1872 with the Nicobar Island. In the year 1956, both Andaman and Nicobar Island became the union territory of the Republic of India.
A visit to the capital city of Andaman, Port Blair
The capital city of Port Blair is the main point of entry, for both flights and ships, to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. There are several places to see in Port Blair including: Cellular Jail National Memorial, Ross Island, Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex, and Viper Island. Direct flights to Port Blair are available from major Indian cities such as Kolkata and Chennai.
A romantic getaway to Andaman
Opt for a tour with your beloved to this archipelago of stunning islands, and enjoy a honeymoon in Andaman and Nicobar islands. There are a lot of islands and beaches in Andaman, where couples can spend serene time as the beaches are secluded. Couples will get ample of opportunities in Andaman to fall in love all over again.
Top Honeymoon places in Andaman:
Top Activities for couples in Andaman:
Witness the bioluminescence phenomenon at the Bioluminescence Beach
Go for couple snorkeling
Indulge in a couple spa session
Explore the limestone caves at Baratang Island
Walk hand in hand on the secluded beaches
Make sure to explore nearby islands from Port Blair, and enjoy spa sessions. Choose to stroll through enticing beaches after sunbathing, indulge in thrilling watersports, and shop for souvenirs in the local markets.
Scuba Diving in Andaman
While North Bay Island and Nemo Reef are popular for shore diving in Andaman, Corbyn’s Cove Beach and Neil Island are known for boat diving. The cost for scuba diving in Andaman begins from INR 3500 per session. Some popular places to enjoy scuba diving experience in Andaman are Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Cinque Island, Havelock Island, Neil Island, Bala Reef, etc. Scuba diving can also be enjoyed by non-swimmers.
Perfect Beach Holiday in Andaman
Andaman is surely the perfect beach holiday destination due to the presence of quite serene beaches and a number of islands which are so beautiful that the beauty of which cannot be defined in words. The watersports adventures which one gets to experience here adds more charm to the overall holiday experience. Some scenic beaches to visit here are:
Radhanagar Beach: This beach is considered one of the cleanest beaches in Asia and the natural beauty of the beach is just jaw-dropping. People traveling to Andaman make sure to visit this beach to soak in the picturesque views.
North Bay Beach: If underwater life is what makes you fascinating, then North Bay Beach is something you shouldn’t miss out. Sea walking experience offered here is one of the best in entire Asia.
Vijayanagar Beach: This beach is just perfect to capture some Instagram-worthy shots. The mesmerizing sunset views that one gets to see here is a sight to behold!
2 Days Tour to Andaman
If you are on limited time of just 2 days in Andaman, then make sure to plan your itinerary well so as to cover most of the tourist-worthy places here. On the first day, you can visit Cellular Jail and Radhanagar Beach. And on the second day, you can visit Ross Island and Coral Island.
3 Days Tour to Andaman
On a 3 days tour to Andaman, you will have plenty of time to cover major tourist attractions here. On the first day itself, you can visit Corbyn Cove Beach and Cellular Jail for light and sound show. On the second day, visit Havelock Island and Radhanagar Beach. On the third day, you can pay a visit to Elephant Beach and other beaches in Havelock Island. On the fourth day, you can explore the local markets before heading for departure.
Shopping in Andaman
Besides lazing on sun-drenched beaches, a tour to Andaman and Nicobar islands also helps to indulge the shopaholic in you. Visit MG Road in Port Blair, for it is the best spot for value-for-money shopping in Andaman. Aberdeen Bazaar, Government Emporium, Sagarika Emporium, and Queen Seashell Craft are some other popular places to pick up souvenirs, handicrafts, beachwear, hats, jewelry, and paper mache products. So, when you hop on an excursion to this amazing destination, then take delight to shop from a range of exquisite products and splurge extravagantly to take back home some memories along.
Special Food in Andaman
Since Andaman lies closer to the sea and the ocean area, you will find seafood in abundance in Andaman. Seafood in Andaman is very famous and one must definitely try out some dishes like curried prawns, tandoori fish, grilled lobsters etc. Along with this, you will also find Indian and Chinese cuisines in Andaman.
A Patriotic Tour to Cellular Jail
Notoriously known as Kala Pani, this colonial prison in Port Blair imprisoned a vast number of freedom fighters in the British Era. A total of seven wings, each having 3 stories, made up the entire complex. Today it has been turned into a national memorial and tourists can attend illuminating light and sound show at Cellular Jail.
An Exciting Tour to Ross Island in Andaman
Covered by palm and coconut trees, this island is located about 3 km from Port Blair. Tourists can experience its laid-back vibes, explore historical ruins, and spot a variety of animals. It is named after a British Captain who first explored the region.
Aside from the main city of Port Blair, travelers should board a ferry to Havelock Island and Neil Island. Both are known for some of the best beaches and water sports in Andaman. Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, North Bay Beach, and Chidiya Tapu are some of the notable attractions in Andaman.
Adventurous Sea Walk Experience in Andaman
North Bay Island and Elephant Beach are top places to enjoy this unique activity. Tourists can step on the ocean floor to explore the rich marine life of the Andaman Sea. Even non-swimmers can enjoy this experience by simply putting on a helmet to explore the underwater world. People can spot colorful coral reefs and feed small fish on a sea walk.
Travelers can also learn about the craft and culture of native tribes. Most of the areas in the Nicobar Islands are off-limits to foreigners as the isles are ecologically fragile. Besides this, there are also several activities you can indulge in on your own or with your family and friends. The best way to get around the islands is by taking a ferry ride to explore the hidden beauty of the Andamans.
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Places To Visit In Andaman
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Saddle Peak In Andaman
Saddle Peak is the highest peak that is there in the entire Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is a part of a town called Diglipur that is situated in the Northern Andaman area. The peak offers a panoramic view of an abundance of natural beauty around. It is quite famous amongst the hikers and trekkers who are looking for an e...
Campbell Bay In Andaman
A part of the Great Nicobar Island, the village of Campbell Bay relaxes in all its glory in the southernmost part of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is the main headquarters of the Great Nicobar Islands. There is so much to see and do here in the bay, like the popular Indira Point and the Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve.
Havelock Island In Andaman
Andaman and Nicobar islands are home to various islands with diverse flora and fauna. One such marvelous island is Havelock Island in Andaman. It is one of the most sought after tourist destinations of the Andaman Islands. Not only is it an alluring tourist spot but also an amazing place to spot swimming elephants and cor...
- Island Tours
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park In Andaman
The Andaman Islands are home to many bewitching wonders and one of them is the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. This national park is one of the most visited places in the Andaman Islands since it is the nesting ground of sea turtles. Moreover, the underwater world of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is also home...
- Mahatma Gandhi Marine Park
Mount Harriet National Park in Andaman
Mount Harriet National Park is located in the hills of south Andaman region. The area covered by the park is 4.62 square kilometers. It is located just 30 km away from the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair. Moreover, Port Blair act as a connecting point for Mount Harriet National Park. with an elevation of ...
- National Park
Things To Do In Andaman
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Bird Watching in Andaman
One of the most popular things to do in Andaman is bird watching. It is known as a silent adventure activity, quite liked by not just ornithologists but also those in love with nature and all its creatures. The wetlands of Port Blair in Andaman is one of the best places to indulge in this activity. Bird watching in Andaman ...
Scuba Diving in Andaman
Scuba Diving in Andaman is a popular pastime for tourists who want to explore the majestic underwater world. Andaman is quite famous for being home to an exquisite coral reef, and colorful schools of fish of every size and shape. Due to the absence of predatory fish near the beaches and coral reefs, it is a safe place to go...
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- Ideal for families
Sea Walk in Andaman
Sea walk Andaman is one of the many adventure activities offered by the island that tourists must indulge in, for an otherworldly experience. Seawalk in Havelock Island is an activity in which a large glass dome is placed over a person’s head, while oxygen is fed into the dome via a tube. The person is lowered on the seabed...
- Underwater Sea Walk
Trekking in Andaman
If you are planning to go trekking in Andaman, then you are in luck since there are several options to choose from. Although Andaman is famed to be a paradise for watersports lovers and beach bunnies, but it is also a good place for lovers of nature trails and amazing treks that can leave one breathless and giddy. The best ...
Snorkeling In Andaman
Snorkeling in Andaman is a famous water sport, where you can get face-to-face with the underwater world. Don’t worry if you haven’t tried it before, with a little practice you can dive in like a pro and get up close to the colorful fishes and beautiful coral reefs. The beaches of Andaman are blessed with the hidden treasure...
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How to reach Andaman
Read about the best & quickest routes to save time & money, as suggested by our travelers
If you are traveling by air, you can take a flight to the Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port
Blair. There are regular flights from Kolkata Airport and Chennai Airport to the Port Blair
international airport. The two major aircraft operators that offer flights to Andaman Islands
include Jet Airways and Air India. There are also regular flights via Air Sahara and Air Deccan
from Chennai and Delhi to the Andamans. A flight from Chennai and Kolkata will take roughly
around 2 hours. If you are traveling via flight from Mumbai and Delhi will take about 5 hours in
There are currently no trains available for Andaman.
Currently, it is not possible to travel to Andaman by road.
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FAQ's of Andaman
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Are there any religious restrictions in Andaman?
There are no religious restrictions as such in Andaman, but general societal niceties and etiquettes are to be followed, such as asking people, read native tribes, before taking their photographs.
What is the ideal duration for a vacation in Andaman?
The ideal duration depends on how many islands you want to cover in the Andaman. Anything from 4 nights to 9 nights can be considered the ideal duration for a blissfull vacation in the Andaman.
What is special about Andaman food?
Andaman is famed across the world for offering some of the greatest seafood of the country. The must try dishes here include crabs, prawns, shrimps, lobsters and a huge range of fish. Vegetarian options are alsos available and are just as good.
Which beaches should one definitely visit when in Andaman?
Once awarded as the most beautiful beach in Asia, Radhanagar Beach is a definite must visit when here. The other beaches of Andaman are also beautiful and warrant a visit.
Is there any nightlife in Andaman?
Mostly there is not much of a nightlife in the Andamans. Some hotels, resorts and bars here do offer a decent nightlife. even though it is a little sedate. However, during New Year's Eve and Christmas, all of Andaman is decked up in fairy lights and the atmosphere can only be defined as electrifying.
Which is a good time to visit Andaman?
Good time to visit Andaman is between October and May which constitutes summer and winter season in Andaman which is ideal for sightseeing and water sports activities.
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