Spread across an area of 1,070 sq. km., Rangat is an island town in the Middle Andaman that lures tourists with its natural charm. The golden beaches with crystal clear water, the stunning waterfalls and the tranquil ambience, everything about Rangat feel heavenly and would be the best way to take a break from the busy city life. The Aanmkunj beach, which is just 100 mts away from the ATR is a must visit place in Rangat to enjoy its unspoiled beauty.
Distanced around 242 km from Port Blair, Mayabunder is an untouched village which is essentially known for its cultural richness. The village is inhabited mainly by the Burmese Karen tribe, which give this village a very different outlook. Night stays and camping in Mayabunder would be the perfect way to spend some quality time away from the city crowd in the lap of nature. The entire shore is fringed with mangrove trees that add to the picturesque charm of this village.
Located in the Nicobar district of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay is a small village where the famous Indira Point can be marked. In order to reach this village, one either needs to hop on the inter-island boats or can even take a helicopter ride to this place. When the way of commutation is so exciting, imagine how good the actual village would be. The guest houses set up by the Tourism Department and APWD can be rented to relax in the tranquil environs of Campbell Bay.
Located on the Corbyn Cove’s Road, Science Centre is an initiative to teach various scientific phenomena in a very fun-filled way. This Science Centre, with its interesting techniques, will keep both the adults and kids glued alike. It not only tells us about the science of oceans but also informs about the various under-crust activities. It also has a planetarium which hosts various shows and quizzes for the public from time to time. One can also see the remains of the airplane that entered the islands for the first time.
The Anthropological Museum in Port Blair is one of the best things to be seen in Port Blair. It depicts the life and culture of the four Negrito Tribes of the Andaman and the two Mongoloid Tribes of the Nicobar. It houses a rich collection of the remains of these Paleolithic tribes; the shamanic sculptures and the Jarawa chest guard being the most cherished possession. If you also wish to steal a glimpse of such a rich collection, then Anthropological Museum in Port Blair should be on your itinerary.
Situated around 38 km from Port Blair, the enchanting Vijaynagar Beach in Havelock Island will definitely take your breath away with its picture book setting. The sparkling blue waters embracing the golden sand and the lush green trees that fringe the shore are sure to be a delight to the eye. If you wish to spend time in the serenity of this cool and enticing place, then Vijaynagar Beach must be on your travel list when visit to Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Chatham (Port Blair)
Housing the oldest and largest saw mill in Asia, Chatham is a must visit place in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Its rich history and colonial connections make it a popular tourist destination even though it’s just a saw mill. The Forest Museum inside the mill itself must also be visited to witness some exquisite pieces made using the Andaman wood. One can also experience the history of the timber milling process of Andaman in this Chatham Saw Mill and Forest Museum.
Sea Diglipur (325 Km. By Road From Port Blair)
Diglipur, which is the largest town in North Andaman, is located around 325 km away from the capital city Port Blair. Surrounded by crystal clear water and the Kalpong River that crosses through this town, Diglipur is a heaven for those who love to spend time beside the water. The Kalipur Beach, Ross &Smith Island and the Saddle Peak National Park are some amazing destinations in this yet to be explored town. Not just that, it also houses the Saddle Peak that is the highest point in Andaman and Nicobar.
Havelock is located around 39 km from Port Blair and offers excellent views of the natural charms of Andaman. If you wish to experience the true essence of Andaman, then Havelock should be your next go-to destination here. The azure water and the white sand fringed with the rain forest on its sides would not only reawaken your senses but also be a food for the soul. Adventure seekers can opt for various activities like snorkeling, cruising, kayaking, scuba diving, elephant beach ride and fishing here in Havelock.