Ross And Smith Islands
Popularly known as the Twin Islands of Andaman, Ross and Smith Islands are two different islands joined naturally by a sand bar. The view of the sand bar that appears like a sandy road joining both the islands would be a treat for all the photography buffs. The golden sand and crystal clear waters of this island would definitely awe your senses. Spend some quality time with your loved ones away from the hustle-bustle of the city life in the tranquil environs of Ross and Smith Islands.
Samudrika Marine Museum
As you enter Samudrika Marine Museum, you will be greeted by a skeleton structure of a great whale right at the doors. This museum is managed by the Indian Navy to inform the travelers about the marine life and its ecological balance. It is divided into five rooms and each of them will tell you more about the history, geography, marine life, archeology and culture of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. With such a large and varied collection, the Samudrika Marine Museum becomes a must-visit place in this region.
Acting as a gateway to Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Wandoor beach is a stunning beach for all the tourists. The crystal clear water of this beach would be the best place to enjoy swimming along with other beach activities. One of the perfect locations for day outings, Wandoor beach is lined with delis or roadside stalls that provide mouthwatering food to curb the hunger after the thrilling day here. The corals and glass boats that take travelers to Jolly Buoy also attract many travelers.
Limestone caves are a delight for those who love to dig the past and explore the hidden gems of nature. Located in the Baratang Island, these caves are a delight to watch and offer some really amazing sightseeing opportunities to all the tourists. The caves may appear to be ordinary from the outside but once you take a peek inside, the caves will amaze you with their depth and great height. In order to reach these caves, one needs to hop on a boat. The amazing view that this boat ride offers are also mesmerizing in its own special way.
Andaman Water Sports Complex
If you wish to enjoy some thrilling water activities in the Andaman and Nicobar Island then there is no better place than the Andaman Water Sports Complex. It offers a number of water activities to satisfy all your desires. One can indulge in various water activities like para-sailing, water scooter riding, surfing, water skiing, windsurfing and sailing. With so many water activities in its bag, this sports complex is rightly called a paradise for all the water sports enthusiasts. The artificial waterfall that has been created by the authority will also be a true delight to the eye.
The Corbyn’s Cove beach is situated around 7 km south of Port Blair and serves as the best place to spend some time away from the humdrum of the city. There are numerous resorts owned by Government as well as private firms where one can stay to loosen up the body and enjoy a relaxing holiday. The beach is flanked by tall palm trees creating a picture book setting for this area. It has many adventurous options for all the travelers like water scooters and the Jet Ski ride.
The Joggers Park is located on the VIP Road in Port Blair and should be visited to enjoy the greenery and well-manicured gardens that this park adorns. Ride up to this park and enjoy some quiet time away from the maddening crowd of the city. This park offers picturesque views of the illuminated city after sunset. The view of the brightly lit runway of the airport would also be a treat to the eyes. Take a break from the busy lives and relax your mind in the serene surroundings of this park.
Mount Harriet National Park
Established in the year 1969, Mount Harriet National park is a natural habitat for many endangered wildlife species. The Andaman wild pigs, robber grabs, saltwater crocodiles and turtles can be easily seen relaxing in this national park. It also has near threatened bird species like the Andaman wood pigeon, Andaman scops owl, Andaman cuckoo dove, Andaman drongo, Andaman boobook among many others. Visit this national park to enjoy the wild side of nature and also sway away in the symphony of the birds’ chirping voices.
Marina Park And Aquarium
Located near the Water Sports Complex is an exceptionally nice attraction for all the tourists; called the Marine Park and Aquarium. This park not only boasts of its amazing collection of sea life but also educates the travelers about the ecological balance of the oceans. One can learn about 350 different species of water organisms and their habitat. People visit this place to witness the live displays of endangered sawfishes and dolphins. The greenery that surrounds this park offers respite to the soul and acts as an enthralling picnic spot.
Barren Islands Volcano
Being the only active volcano in South Asia, Barren Islands is located in the Andaman Sea. The caldera that was created due to a major explosion is open to the sea on the west. The wildlife or vegetation cover in this island are true to the name, i.e., barren. One can also enjoy scuba diving in this region as it is world’s top scuba diving destinations. The remains of the lava that flowed into the waters during its eruption have created a very different type of topography in this land.
Located in Haddo (Port Blair), the mini zoo of Andaman houses a limited number of animals like a saltwater crocodile, Malayan box turtle, pigs, and monkeys. It used to be a natural shelter for a variety of animals in the past but most of them have now been shifted to the Chidiya Tapu. It is a paradise for the bird watchers and a haven for a large number of birds like white-bellied sea eagle, Nicobar pigeon, Andaman dark serpent eagle and parrots. Take your kids to this zoo and watch them enjoy their time with these animals.
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park
Located near the Wandoor Beach in Port Blair, Mahatma Gandhi National Park is a one of its kind place where you not only get to witness a variety of modeled-aquatic animals but also get to learn about marine life. It also showcases the colorful coral life of Andaman within its bounds. It was built to protect the nesting sea turtles a few decades back and has been attracting a number of tourists since then. If you wish to experience the rich marine life of Andaman then this National Park would be the best destination.