Andaman and Nicobar Islands rise out of the Bay of Bengal like a handful of pearls in the ocean. The remotest territory of India is poles apart from the mainland in every way. Travellers come here after a short flight or a long voyage from India’s east coast to enjoy the exotic vistas that mainland lacks.
Sightseeing in Andaman includes a visit to pristine beaches, far-flung islands, and lush interior forests. Let’s take a look at some of the best places to visit in Andaman. The city of Port Blair has a layered history and remains the most sought-after places to visit in Andaman. Trace Second World War and British Raj-era history at Cellular Jail National Memorial. The 1857 Freedom Fighters Memorial documents the unwavering courage of freedom fighters of the 1857’s Revolution. Take a guided tour of the Anthropological Museum to learn about the lives of the indigenous tribes and the Samudrika Naval Marine Museum in Port Blair allows a glimpse into the biodiversity of marine life.
It’s difficult to pick the best beach in Andaman as there are several contenders that take the cake. Just a short day’s trip on a boat takes travellers to some of the most unspoilt, glorious beaches in the world. Fishing at Wandoor Beach in the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park and sunbathing at Kalapathar Beach are popular things to do in Andaman. While North Bay Beach offers a unique experience of sea-walking, Radhanagar Beach at Havelock Island has a well-deserved reputation for being one of the most beautiful beaches in Asia.
Elephant safari to explore the surrounding forests near Mount Harriet is another popular activity to do on a sunny day. Ross Island and Jolly Buoy Island can be reached via jetty from Port Blair. Barren Island features the only volcano in India. Chidiya Tapu is a paradise for nature lovers and birdwatchers. Travellers on sightseeing tours admire the natural formation of Limestone Caves at Baratang Island and walk through tropical woods.
Home to the highest peak in Andaman, Diglipur lies north of Port Blair. It is famous for being the site of turtle nesting, ideal crocodile sanctuaries, and its cave network. Diglipur Church, Turtle Nesting Point, and Pathi Level Beach, Limestone Caves are also popular places to visit in Andaman for honeymoon. Howrah Bridge, Chatham Saw Mill, Phoenix Bay Jetty, Corbyn’s Cove, Sitapur Beach, and Jogger’s Park also rank among the top tourist places in Andaman.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Points of Interest:
• Havelock Island
• Neil Island
• Indira Point
• Long Island
• Red Skin Beach