Regarded as the most popular beach of Andaman Islands, the Radhanagar beach is located in the Havelock Island. The long palm trees and lush green forest wraps the sugary white sand and deep blue waters of this beach. And, this attracts a lot of tourists’ attention throughout the year. In all the seasons of the year, the Radhanagar beach remains full of tourists due its immense popularity in the Andaman Islands. However, you can still find some solitude on the left and right side of the beach, if you want to spend some quality time alone.
Jolly Buoy Islands
If you are staying at Port Blair and do not wish to travel much, then there is a perfect travel excursion opportunity available for you. You can plan a trip to the famous Jolly Buoy Islands for a snorkeling adventure or for spending some leisure time alone. You can also book a glass bottom boat for experiencing the beautiful coral waters with your family or friends. For tourists who need personal space, there is an alternative option available; you can hire a personal boat.
Widely known as the “Kala Pani”, the Cellular Jail is a colonial prison located in the midst of the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair. As a famous historical destination and a national memorial museum, it has become one of the most visited places in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Today, the Cellular Jail stands as a witness to the tortures that our freedom fighters faced under the scrutiny of the triumphant East India Company. A visit to this destination will surely ignite a sense of patriotism in you.
As one of the major parts of the union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Ross Islands is a beautiful one that belongs to the administrative district of the South Andaman. It is located nearby to the capital of Andaman and carries a lot of historical importance as it used to be one of the headquarters of the company during the colonial period. If you are a curious visitor, then a visit to the Ross Islands is a must.
In the midst of the deep green sea and pine trees, a beautiful landscape is formed which is known as the Neil Island. For the residents of the Andaman Island, the Neil Island is also regarded as a “vegetable bowl”, as it is rich in biodiversity. If you are seeking isolation, then Neil Island is the destination you should look forward to. You can spend quality time with your family and friends on this island and enjoy the slow tides of the wind and a soothing aura of the place.
Do you love swimming? If yes, then you would definitely love the variety of water sports found in Andaman. However, it is not essential to be a swimmer for taking part in various water sports. Be it snorkeling, glass bottom boating, scuba diving, or parasailing, you can take part in these water activities without any hesitation. Still if you want to take part in much safer water activities, then plan a visit to the famous Rajiv Gandhi water sports complex situated in Port Blair.
If you are looking for the perfect snorkeling adventure, then the Elephant Beach of Havelock Island is the perfect destination for you. It also offers an exciting elephant beach ride to the tourists. It takes only 20 minutes to reach the elephant beach if you board a boat from the Havelock island dock. The boat ride enables the tourists to experience the beautiful view of the landscape and lighthouse en route. If you are visiting the Havelock Island, then do not miss the adventurous elephant ride or a snorkeling opportunity at the elephant beach.
Deeply rooted in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Makruzz is one of the privately owned luxurious catamarans. If you are an admirer of marine life then a voyage on a cruise ship is waiting for you at the Makruzz. The deck is equipped with luxurious amenities and amazing accommodation facilities. On a Makruzz voyage, you can experience the large-sized dolphins jumping out of the subterranean ocean and a panoramic view of the landscapes surrounding the sea. You can also book your voyage online as well.
Kaala Pataar Beach
The Kaala Pathar Beach is regarded as the most admirable beach of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and holds a significant historical importance. If you are seeking an exotic experience, then your next destination should be Kaala Pathar Beach. You can visit the beach with your hammock anytime for spending a peaceful time alone as this beach is less crowded in comparison to others in Andaman. So, inhale the fresh breeze of the beach and experience the most beautiful view of the dawn by visiting the Kaala Pathar Beach.
Have you ever experienced the most beautiful dawn and dusk right in front of your eyes? If not, then a visit to the Bharatpur Beach can give you the most memorable experience of your life. The beach is situated at the center of the Neil Island and is one of the major tourists’ hubs in Andaman. Be it for a snorkeling activity or for leisure time, do visit the beach at least once whenever you plan to visit Andaman.
The Bharatpur Beach that is located in the Neil Islands neighbors the Laxmanpur Beach. Tourists who visit the Bharatpur Beach in the morning stay until the evening to experience the most beautiful sunset at the Laxmanpur Beach. Widely known for its dead coral reefs, the beach attracts a lot of Indian and foreign attention throughout the year. Thus, spend a day at both of these beaches and create some of the precious moments of your life. An evening walk with your loved ones at this beach would become the most memorable evenings of your life.
Also known as ‘The Sunset Point’ or ‘The Bird Island’, Chidiya Tapu is an amazing beach in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Offering the best sunset view, Chidiya Tapu will not only be a delight to the eyes but will also soothe your restless mind with its serene setting. The green mangrove trees and the thick forest encircling the sparkling waters would be a heaven for all the nature lovers. It also homes as many as 46 species of endemic birds along with the rare white spotted deer. Do visit this place to experience the true essence of nature.
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.
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.