Andaman Best Tourist Places

The Andaman Islands are an Indian archipelago of over 570 tropical islands in the Bay of Bengal. Being as a most preferred destination by honeymoon couples, known for their palm-lined, breathtaking natural vista, white-sand beaches, mangroves and tropical rainforests. Coral reefs supporting marine life such as sharks and rays make for popular diving and snorkeling sites attracts world’s tourist. Andaman & Nicobar Islands is a Union Territory of India. The Andaman Islands are the home to the group of indigenous people that includes a number of tribes including Jarawa and Sentinelese tribes. The most common religion is Hinduism, followed by Christianity and Islam.
Andaman Nicobar is best holidaying destination for newly wedded couple to enjoy Andaman Honeymoon Package. Indigenous Andaman Islanders inhabit the more remote islands, many of which are off limits to visitors. Andaman Tour Packages rejuvenate your souls with a tropical experience.
Port Blair is the administrative center of the Union Territory with a major commercial airport,
Which has direct flight services from Kolkata, Chennai, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Vishakhapatnam etc. and via flight from Ahmedabad, Bombay, Hyderabad and from other major city of India.
The airport is under the control of the India Navy. Prior to 2016 only daylight operations were allowed; however, since 2016 night flights have also operated. Due to the length of the routes and the small number of airlines flying to the islands, fares have traditionally been relatively expensive, although cheaper for locals than visitors. Fares are high during the peak seasons of spring and winter, although fares have decreased over time due to the expansion of the civil aviation industry in India.


Best Tourist Places in Andaman
1.       Port Blair – Cellular Jail
2.       Ross Island
3.       North Bay
4.       Havelock Island
5.       Radhanagar Beach
6.       Elephant Beach
7.       Neil Island
8.       Chidiya Tapu
9.       Diglipur
10.   Ross & Smith Island
11.   Kalipur Beach
12.   Ramnagar Beach
13.   Saddle Peak
14.   Baratang Island
15.   Mud Volcano
16.   Alfred Cave
17.   Lime Stone Cave
18.   Panchavati Fall

Port Blair - Located on South Andaman Island is the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands or administrative center of the Union Territory. Its seafront Cellular Jail is also known as Kala Pani (translated as "Black Waters"), a name given to it due to the torture and general ill-treatment towards its Indian convicts, completed in 1906, hints at its past as a British penal colony and is now a The National Memorial to Indian independence activists. The Cellular Jail is now considered a landmark for the entire Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is often the first place to be visited by the innumerable tourists and even the foreign dignitaries. The Martyrs Memorial inside the jail will transport you back to the torturous days. The flogging stand, oil mill, gallows and other instruments of punishment are displayed there. There sight might give you goosebumps and make you shudder. Explore the Gallery on War of Independence thoroughly – see and read about the displayed items. You can feel the horrifying life of the prisoners. Experience the Light and show in Cellular Jail. Inland, the Samudrika Marine Museum showcases local marine life. The Anthropological Museum focuses on the islands’ indigenous tribes.

Cellular Jail

Ross Island- It is officially known as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, is an island of the Andaman Islands. It belongs to the South Andaman administrative district, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The island is situated 3 km east from central Port Blair. The historic ruins are a tourist attraction.  Named after the famous marine surveyor - Sir Daniel Ross, Ross Island was once the playground of the higher-ups of the British Administrator of the penal colony in Port Blair. In 1941, the Japanese converted the site into POW camp, and built war installations, remnants of which can still be seen. It now lies deserted, and the few signs of its colonial glory, such as the Chief Commissioner's house and the Presbyterian Church, are dilapidated and overgrown. The area is now under the control of Indian Navy.

Ross Island

North Bay Island- This is one among the most popular and beautiful Island in Andaman.  North Bay Island offers people with beautiful coral reefs alluring to visitors who are visiting this Island. North bay is best place to enjoy various water sports activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, Jet Ski, Under Sea Walk, Glass Bottom Boat ride and semi submarine etc. Apparently, the light house seen at the back of a 20 Rupee Indian’s currency is from the North Bay Island. The reason is not known as to why this lighthouse was chosen to be print at the back of 20 Rupees note.

North Bay Island - Snorkeling 

Havelock Island- official known as Swaraj Island, is one of the largest Island in the AndamanIslands. Havelock Island is named after a British General “Sir Henry Havelock” who served in India. In Dec 2018 is was named “Swaraj Island” by Prime Minister “Shri Narendra Damodardas Modi” as a tribute to Subhash Chandra Bose”. Bose had hoisted the Indian flag at Port Blair on 30 December 1943 and proclaimed the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as territories liberated from British rule. He had subsequently named Andaman Island as Shaheed and Nicobar Island as Swaraj. Havelock is one of the few places that the administration of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands union territory of India has permitted and encouraged development of tourism, with a focus on promoting Eco –Tourism.

Radhanagar Beach -Havelock

Havelock Island offer sunny and white sand beaches, Rainforest tree, water sports activities, swimming and diving opportunity to visitors. Radhanagar Beach on the western coast, also known as Number 7 Beach, is one of the most popular beaches on Havelock and was named "Best Beach in Asia" by Time Magazine in 2004. Elephant Beach on the northwest coast and ideal place to experience the coral reef and snorkeling, speed boat and banana boat etc. Vijay Nagar Beach (No. 5), Beach No. 3 and Beach No. 1 on the east coast. Kalapathar is another famous beach.

Elephant Beach - Havelock

Neil Island – Officially known as “Shaheed Island” located in Rithie’s Archipelago. It belongs to the South Andaman and 36Km northeast from Port Blair. It is apparently named after James George Smith Neill, a British soldier who had sternly dealt with the insurgents during the suppression of the 1857 Mutiny.  Neil Island offer wide range to attractions to their tourist such as Bharatpur Beach, Sitapur Beach, Laxmanpur Beach, Howrah Bridge is a natural Rock and Sir Hugh Rose Island etc. These beaches are named after the characters of epic “Ramayana”.

Neil Island - Natural Rocks Bridge

Bharatpur Beach one of the most beautiful and famous beaches around Andaman and Nicobar Island, is offer a best platform for various activities like coral watching, swimming, glass bottom boats and viewing the corals. Sitapur Beach is at the tip of the Neil Island and well known for the sunrise and view of the vegetation around the Island. Laxmanpur Beach known for its fine white sand beaches and famous for sunset view. It creates magic moments for tourist when they experience the glittering white sand and turquoise blue water at Laxmanpur beach. Nature Bridge is the chief attraction of this Island and known as the Howard Bridge. Sir Hugh Rose Island is a tiny island is located at the southern tip and locally known as 'Chhota' Neil (‘Small’ Neil). This island has been declared a wild life sanctuary and is a turtle-nesting ground. Individuals have to obtain permission from the Deputy Range Officer - Forest Department at Neil Island to visit this island. Only day visits are permitted.

Laxmanpur Beach

Chidiya Tapu is only 20kms away from Port Blair and is listed as one of the most famous and preferred tourist destination in the Andaman. Chidiya Tapu is the part of Emerald Island and its Munda Pahad Beach is the most well maintained and clean beach in the Andaman. Place is enclosed by thick forests and dense mangrove. Chidiya Tapu, like the name suggests is a bird watcher’s haven or it is a delight for the senses. This island also offer opportunity to enjoy Trekking Expedition to the Munda Pahad.

Chidiya Tapur
Diglipur is located on the southern side of Aerial Bay, at 43 meters above sea level, 298 kilometers north of Port Blair. This is the largest town of North Andaman Island and most visited tourist destination in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Island is a prominent ecotourism destination that covers an expanse of greenery and marine life. Island’s most famous attractions and beaches are Ross & Smith Islands, Kalipur Beach, Ramnagar Beach and Pathi Level Beach that hosts activities like snorkeling, scuba diving and trekking etc. Ramnagar and Kalipur beach offer opportunity to see the Turtle Nesting. Diglipur is not only offering you Beaches and watersports activities, even you can experience Mud Volcano, Lime Stone Caves, Saddle Peak, Panchabati Water Fall and Breakwater etc.

Panchavati Water Fall

Ross & Smith Islands is also known as Twin Islands and connected with a 50 meters narrow sand bar and its seashore is bordered with thick tropical forest. Its sparkling blue water and sunny beaches makes it a heaven for sun-bathing, swimming and water adventure activities like Snorkeling and Scuba Diving. Ross & Smith Islands are home to the Olive Ridley turtles and just near the beach is the turtle nesting point and marine sanctuary, where you can witness the turtle nesting. To visit these islands, a speed boat can be hired and the ride would take around 25 mins from the Ariel Bay Jetty in Diglipur. What makes these islands truly beautiful and sets them different from other islands is a natural, sand bar who connects to both Islands. During high tide, the sand bar disappears leaving a trail of water between the two islands and during low tide the sand bar appears again making the islands look majestic. This is an ideal place for spotting beautiful coral reefs and colorful species from the underwater. The beach is surrounded by tropical forests and is a preferred place for trekking and trail hiking by many tourists. The clear blue waters add a touch of cleanliness to the whole experience.

Ross & Smith Island

 Kalipur Beach is located half-an-hour ahead from Diglipur and known as the Sunrise Beach of Diglipur. This is one of the most loved tourist's spots in Andaman’s. The Kalipur Beach is one of the few most beautiful beaches in the world with volcanic grey colored sand and crystal clear water. This makes it perfect for swimming. During low tide the beach looks sullen with dead corals breaking the surface and some mangrove trees embracing the shore. Jellyfish are also found in abundance. The Kalipur beach is primarily known for turtle nesting and blessed with four rare species of sea turtles including Olive Ridley, Green turtles, Hawks Bill, Leather Black. For this purpose, the government has built a hatchery there and if lucky you can witness both turtles laying their eggs (late at night) or baby turtles being set free into the sea (early morning).
Kalipur Beach - Turtle
Ramnagar Beach is located at a distance of 35 Kms. from Diglipur. This eco-friendly beach facilitate to all tourist with beautiful eco-huts, benches and seating arrangements have been provided. The beach is surrounded by palm and coconut trees and other coastal shrubs. The beach bay is lovely with clear blue water, calm sea and yellowish sand. This beach is suitable for swimming and snorkeling with crystal clearance visibility to experience S shaped coral reef and watch colorful fish etc. The beach is completely deserted most of the time and is best for those who seek some privacy. The stretch of beach here offers also a spectacular sunset view without any crowds. A nature trail for trekkers is an added attraction. This beach is also well known for turtle nesting.

Ramnagar Beach

Mud Volcano are located at a place locally known as 'Jal Tikry' near 'Hathi level' around 25 kms. from Diglipur. To experience the chain of Mud Volcanoes in the green jungle of Shyam Nagar at Diglipur, tourist/visitor need to trek for 15 minutes in the semi-evergreen forests to reach Mud Volcano. At the initial point, bigger and dormant mud volcano can be sighted. On proceeding further for few minutes fresh emerging mud volcanoes could be seen. Mud volcano is a natural wonder, hidden in the dense forests of Diglipur. There is a series of small muddy craters that have been erupting mud for quite a few years now. These craters are created by natural gases emitted by decaying organic matter underground which slowly push the mud upwards. Visitor can wander around 41 active muddy craters, enjoying the surrounding nature and wildlife.
Mud Volcanos

Saddle Peak - The grand Saddle Peak, located in Diglipur, blessed with lush evergreen forest and provide the best view of the beautiful coast of North and Middle Andaman. Its 732 meters from sea level and highest point of the archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. The surroundings are a bio-diverse nature paradise as the thick jungle offers home to over 13 indigenous bird’s species, 36 indigenous species of insects and 6 species of indigenous trees. Due to the richness of the forest territory it is now made into a National Park. Saddle Peak is popular for trekking with steep climb of 8 Km and perfect place to experience adventure activities. Kalpong, the only river of Andaman’s flows through the forest and offers a refreshing fresh drinkable water. The path follows the beach and then cuts through different types of jungle up to the top. There are three viewpoints and the middle one is the best to get a bird’s eye view of the islands nearby. Saddle Peak provides a rare experience for eco-friendly tourists.
Saddle Peak - Diglipur

Baratang Island offer best experience of the tropical side of the Andaman Islands. Baratang Island offer Dense Forest, Tribes, Mangroves, Dongi Rides, Beaches, Birds, Caves and trekking etc. Visit to this island and become a part of the tropical side of the Andaman Islands. Island is inaccessible to many Travellers and many people of the Andaman Islands, Baratang once used to be one of most feared destination. Attacks by the native Jarawa Tribes were common allowing nobody to ponder around there place. The Jarawa Tribe Reserve, today stands as a reserve for the Jarawa Tribes members. Efforts were made by the Government to help the native tribes and to gain trust.

Baratang Island & Beach
Limestone Caves is a treat to watch. It is about 90 km away from Port Blair. The journey on to these cave is equally mesmerizing which covers all the way through Tribal reserves. Travellers may also catch as a glimpse of a sun-bathing crocodile with its jaws wide open and a stone like still that camouflaged in the mangroves. It is a cave with interesting limestone structures and stalactite and stalagmites. These natural caves are a splendid sight.
Some of the important items which people can carry along with them during this journey include sufficient water (at least one liter per person), umbrella during summer season, head caps, napkins. Wearing canvas shoes is a better idea.

Lime Stone Cave

Best Time to Visit Andaman, the weather is good throughout the year with summers heating up to 35 degrees and winters getting down to 15 degrees. However, October to May is more pleasant to visit with moderate climatic conditions. For water sports lover April to July is the excellent time.

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