Places to visit in Andaman
Discover the tropical and colonial charm of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
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Places to visit in Andaman
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
Neil Island in Andaman
Only a short ferry ride from Havelock and Port Blair yet universes apart, Neil Island in Andaman is an idyllic place for those seeking a quiet tropical refuge. Comprising an area of 13.7 square kilometers, the island is about 3.7 km in length and 6.3 km in width. Neill Island in Andaman is home to pristine coral reefs and i...
Chidiya Tapu in Andaman
Famous for sunset views and for bird watching, Chidiya Tapu is a part of the Andaman archipelago. It is also known as the Sunset Point and Bird Island. A variety of endemic and endangered species of birds inhabit this area. Chidiya Tapu in Andaman is a hotspot for biodiversity and conservation due to a rich fauna. Animals ...
Jolly Buoy Island in Andaman
Famous for underwater corals and a pristine beach, Jolly Buoy Island is in Andaman archipelago and is a part of Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park.
Visitors can enjoy the underwater coral view through snorkeling, scuba diving, or from a glass bottom boat. After transferring visitors to the island on small boats, a glass b...
Port Blair in Andaman
The capital of Andaman, Port Blair is one of the top tourist destinations in India for an exotic vacation. Featuring lush green islands, pristine beaches, adventure activities, and a plethora of tourist attractions, Port Blair tourism has received huge popularity in the past decade or so. Moreover, it is also the capital ci...
Elephant Beach in Andaman
With so many enticing beaches to visit in Andaman, Elephant Beach in Andaman is a real gem. It is a perfect place for someone who wants to detach from the world and wants to spend some pleasurable moments amidst the beauty and seclusion of nature. Elephant Beach, Havelock is a clean, surreal and tranquil place. With vast pa...
- Water Activities
- Stunning views
Cellular Jail in Andaman
First opened in 1906, Cellular Jail in Port Blair, Andaman is a great place to learn about the history of India and to pay tribute to the fearless freedom fighters. It served as solitary confinement for exiled political prisoners during the British colonial rule and now it’s a national independence memorial. Isolated from t...
Ross Island in Andaman
Ross Island is a part of the Andaman archipelago under the South Andaman district. Named after its surveyor Sir Daniel Ross, the island is 1.25 kilometers in length and 0.5 km in width. Dotted with palm and coconut trees, Ross Island in Andaman was the capital of the archipelago during the British Raj era from 1858 to 1941....
Little Andaman Island
A glorious fist of dense jungles, stunning white beaches, and lush mangroves, Little Andaman Island is quite a favourite spot amongst travelers in the Andamans despite its remote location. Snuggled somewhere about 130 km to the south of Port Blair, this island has a captivating end-of-the world feel, which makes it one of t...
Baratang Island In Andaman
Cradled between the south and middle region of Andaman, Baratang Island in Andaman is a massive island located about 150 km to the north of Port Blair. Decked with mangrove creeks, limestone caves, dense forests, and captivating beaches, this hidden gem of Andaman and Nicobar Islands lets you cherish natural beauty and asto...
Kalapathar Beach In Andaman
Located next to the Kala Pathar Village in Havelock Island, Kalapathar Beach is a surreal beach with clean and golden sand and turquoise blue water. The cool breeze that blow here is soothing and enchanting. It is a perfect place to unwind your senses and try some yoga. It is a great place to explore if you are on a solo tr...
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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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