Top 33 Places to visit in Andaman And Nicobar Islands

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Best things to do in Andaman And Nicobar Islands and sightseeing in Andaman And Nicobar Islands

Once inaccessible and mysterious, the Andaman and Nicobar are a group of islands that lie close to the Bay of Bengal. It is now a famous tourist destination visited by a number of foreigners The islands are best visited through months of October through March and there is much for those who are into water sports. Underwater walking, scuba diving and snorkeling apart from riding in a boat that has a glass bottom are some of the attractions here. The white beaches and blue waters are scenic and one is tempted to revisit the place. However beautiful,the place has dark history with the presence of the famous Cellular Jail. The exploding mud volcanoes are fun to watch. One can reach here by flight or ship from Kolkata, Chennai or Vishakapatnam and make the most of your trip to this island paradise.

Havelock Island - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

Surreal sights and the best of nature’s bounty is what one gets to see at Havelock Island. Dressed in tropical tree and silver sand, the island is a tourist’s haven and the cool blue waters washing the sand onshore is a delightful experience. The evenings here are a sight to behold with the sunning dipping in the far horizon. Havelock happens to be the largest of all the islands in the Andaman chain with palm trees and white beaches offering beach lovers an experience of a lifetime. The presence of a coral and marine life along the coastline of Havelock island makes diving possible and there are many other water activities that one can indulge in.
Venom bar only bar in havelock island , really not so good but unless if you want to consume . I didn't .
Subash GD

9 Followers, 20 Reviews


Havelock Island, 57 kms east of Port Blair, can be reached by sea only via. Govt. operated ships or private owned cruise ships such as Makruzz, Coastal Cruise, Green Ocean etc. The Govt. owned ships are quite slow which takes around 5 to 6 hours to reach Havelock , but are quite cheap. On the other hand, the private operated crusie ships are much faster and will atleast 2 hours of your travel time, but the tickets are bit on a higher side as comparatively. Most importantly, the cruise ships can be conviniently booked over phone or internet. Well, our cruise booking was in Makruzz at 7: 15 am from the Phoenix Jetty, Port Blair. So we got up early the next day and rushed to the Jetty. The check in was hassle free at the boarding point, and soon we were inside the ship. The seating arrangement was in a large A/C hall which had some rows of seat upstairs too. The ship had a on board snacks bar, First Aid facility and all basic amenities. The experience of the ship sailing on the blue seas, tossing up & down on the waves, was quite exciting. Thankfully,unlike many passengers, I and my wifey never had the problem of sea sickness due to shaky rides on ships or boats earlier. So we could enjoy the ride and the beautiful sceneries around us. After sailing for nearly 3 hours, the ship docked at the Havelock Jetty at about 10 am. We were bit hungry at that time. So, after stepping onto the island we hired a two wheeler (a Honda Activa) and bought a road map of the island and went around in search of a descent eatery. In a shortwhile, driving down the road to Kalapathar Beach, we stopped by a Jewish resturant (namely Le Meridian, not to be confused with the 5 star luxury chain of hotels in the mainland ) where we had cheese tomato toast, fruit juice and a pastry before continuing our ride. After some 15-20 mins of ride, we reached the Kalapathar Beach. Believe me, the view was awesome, breathtaking, fabulous, gorgeous, bewitching, unforgettable and insatiably beautiful. The blue, turquoise sea, the silver white sand and the serene landscape spellbound us for several moments. It was truly a heaven on earth. We spent around two hours strolling on the beach holding hands & taking countless snaps of each other and of the scenic landscapes around us. Before setting off to the next spot, we quenched our thirst with sweet coconut water at Kalapathar Beach. The next stop was the world famous Radhanagar Beach. It was unbelievably scenic and its unparallel beauty once again captivated us with blue landscapes, crystal clear turquoise water and the pristine surroundings. Undoubtedly, Radhanagar beach was named the "Best Beach in Asia" by Time in 2004. There is one more famous beach in Havelock Island famous for snorkelling, Sea Walking and Scuba Diving, called as Elephant Beach, but due to paucity of time we could not include it in our plan. After having lunch on the island, we returned to the Havelock Jetty to catch our ship, this time in Coastal Cruise, at 3:15 pm to Neil Island. It took nearly 45 mins to reach Neil islands which I shall cover in my next blog soon...
Subhrajyoti Parida

108 Followers, 74 Reviews


This is the most popular part of the Andamans and is a backpacker's paradise. The stunning underwater life here makes it the favourite diving destination amongst tourists in all of South Asia.
Tripoto

383 Followers, 374 Reviews


Best time to visit
One is advised to visit the island from January to May and then again from October to December.
Things to do
scuba diving at Pilot Reef and Turtle Bay or visit Seduction Point.
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
This would depend on the duration of your stay here, the hotel and the activity charges.

Port Blair - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

This is the capital of the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and lies on the southernmost part of Andaman. This is also the largest city of the twin islands and mainly famous for the beautiful beaches with palm lined shores. The uneven terrains with forests lined on both sides make the best driving route. A visit to this place will make you fall in love completely. The major attractions are the Cellular Jail, Samudrika Museum, Corbyn's Cove Beach. Some of the other tourist attractions here include Chatham Sawmill, Children's Traffic Park, Chiriya Tafu, Diglipur, Forest Museum, Fisheries Museum, Gandhi Park, Jolly Buoy Islands and many more. Port Blair is more on the tribal region and so the traditional language is the Nicobarese. The other common languages spoken here are Hindi, Bengali, English, Tamil and Malayalam.
Port blair has the most famous Cellular jail for which the place was known as Kaala Pani. its a must visit though you can skip the much hyped light and sound show, i have seen way more better shows. then there is Carbyn's Cove Beach, Water Sports complex, Anthropological Museum, Samudrika(Naval Marine Museum). Port Blair was a stop over place for us because its the place from where you can travel everywhere...in and out. From water sports complex you will get the speed boats for North bay and Ross Islands. North bay is basically for water activities...but we just strolled there and went up to the light house for a view. Ross Island served as the british headquarter and now it has ruins of it... its worth visiting, the history. There are deers, peacock and rabbits moving around. one can walk through the island or move in battery cars. The remnants of the buildings are covered with roots of tress very beautifully. This place was interesting, I felt walking through a different era.There is a light and sound show here but we missed that as we had no idea.
Falgu Satapathy

7 Followers, 6 Reviews


1. CELLULAR JAIL - which is familiar for the light and sound show . The show is all about the freedom fighters with tremendous lights sounds like Dolby surround make us to look around . Was nice . 2. ANTHROPOLOGY MUSEUM - It is all about the andamanians how they were existed and their history . How they lived , what they ate , and different communities between them , different names of Hunter/Hunteress , what they used for hunting , boats , bow arrow so amny things you can find here . I am not a history reader but Seriously it was very intriguing and nostalgic . 3. CARBYN'S COVE BEACH - nice beach familiar for sight seeing and water activities .
Subash GD

9 Followers, 20 Reviews


After checking out from the Veer Savarkar Airport, Port Blair we headed to the SBI Holiday Home (thanks to my wifey for this who is an employee in State Bank Of India) where we had a room booked till the end of our stay in Andamans. We had a quick lunch in the lodge after which we set off to the office of Coast Cruise, a private owned cruise operator at Port Blair, to collect our tickets to Neil island the next day from the Havelock Islands. We had booked these tickets with Coastal Cruise over phone previously and the cruise tickets from Port Blai to Havelock Islands were also booked prior online from Bangalore itself through Makruzz Cruise (another private owned cruise operator in Port Blair). Well, after securing our tickets we moved to the Cellular Jail which is now a National Memorial, and is a host to hundreds of visitors daily from all over the country and abroad.Something about Cellular Jail, for those who don't know about this national memorial of India. Cellular Jail is called so because of it's unique structure wherein each room for the prisoner had a cell like construction, each of them of almost the equal dimensions. Each cell used to house one prisoner only. During British Rule spanning almost a century in Indian mainland, the British authorities constructed Cellular Jail as a penal settlement for the freedom fighters who according to them posed serious threat to the British Rule in India. Hundreds of freedom fighters from across the country were convicted of life imprisonment or capital punishment in this remote and secluded jail, far off from their homeland. The original construction of the Cellular Jail had seven wings radiating outwards much like bicycle spokes , with the watch tower at the centre which had a huge bell that was used for alarm purpose. Out of the seven wings, 2 wings were destroyed due to Japanese air raids during World War II and anothe 2 wings were demolished by Indian Govt. post Independence. Finally, amidst protests from the surviving fredom fighters, the remaining 3 wings were converted to a National Memorial in 1969. We went through the Cellular Jail alongwith an offcial guide who explained us the nitty gritty of the history behind the construction of the jail, gave an detailed accout of the lives of several freedom fighters who breathed their last in this jail and who survived the inhuman atrocities of the Britishers (most notably, Veer Savarkar), and took us to the Gallows where the inmates sentenced for capital punishment were hanged to death. We also visited the 'Work Shed' where on display are the life- size statue and models of various equipments on which harsh to very harsh labour was forced on the inmates to break their moral. Finally, we walked the through a museum in the jail itself where black & white photographs depicting the events leading to the construction of jails in Port Blair, the nearby Viper Island and the British settlement that grew up in Ross Island, are put on display. Enriched with detailed & rare historical facts, this musueum is a must visit according to me. Well, before signing off from Cellular Jail, how could we forget the famous Light & Sound Show conducted every evening from 6pm to 9pm, six days a week, on a grand stage in Cellular Jail. We managed to book a ticket (which was reasonably priced) from 6pm to 7:15 pm show. The Light & Sound Show was undoubtedly an experience of a kind and for any history buff like me, it is a memorable experience, for it showcased the history of the Andaman Islands right from the first Britisher setting foot on the island, arrival of the early political prisoners after India's First War of Indepence in 1857, finally upto the brief Japanese occupation during World War II and the story behind the national memorial status of the Cellular Jail after India's independence. It was truly am enlighting experience and every penny worth. After the show, we had a nice vegetarian dinner at a well known resturant before checking in to the SBI Holiday Home to prepare ourselves for the next day cruise journey to Havelock Island.
Subhrajyoti Parida

108 Followers, 74 Reviews


Best time to visit
December- April
Things to do
Tours, boating, photography, beaches, site- seeing
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Neil Island - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

When it comes to beautiful and serene tourists spots in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, there is no lack of places. Around 40 kilometers from the world famous place Port Blair is Neil Island that is referred to as the ‘Vegetable bowl of Andaman.’ The island got tagged as this due to the fact that much of the produce comes from here. A favorable climate and high farming standards has resulted in great harvests and thus the place has become extremely famous. Neil Island is as beautiful as the others and some famous places close to this spot are Bharatpur, Laxmanpur, and Sitapur.
It is a tiny but beautiful island. One can easily stroll through the whole island. Its a simple village not much crowded with tourists like Havelock. The beaches are named after Ramayana characters as Laxmanpur beach, Bharatpur beach, Sitanagar beach, and Ramnagar beach. early morning we started for sitapur beach for sunrise. Bharatpur beach is ideal for swimming and all kinds of water activities. there are many shops selling sea items and fancy items made out of it. Went to see the spectacular sunset at laxmanpur beach. Then there is Natural Coral Bridge..amazing.. You have to walk a little to get there. I found some tiny colourful fishes and starfish within the coral formations...it was all so beautiful.
Falgu Satapathy

7 Followers, 6 Reviews


1. FROM PORTBLAIR TO NEIL ISLAND JETTY . 2. PEARL PARK RESORT .
Subash GD

9 Followers, 20 Reviews


If all you want is to laze on the beaches and soak in some sun, then Neil Island is the place you want to be. The general pace of life here is relaxing and the beaches, people and market perfect for a beach holiday.
Tripoto

383 Followers, 374 Reviews


Best time to visit
October to May.
Things to do
Be a part of the Subhash Mela that is celebrated for a week in January to mark the birth of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Tour operators have come up with great packages to help one explore the best of the island. One should contact them with regard to this.

Radhanagar Beach - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

This beach happens to be the most popular one out of the many beaches that dot Havelock Island. What is so good about this beach is that it is kept very clean even though it is so popular and is visited by tourists on a daily basis, in large numbers. The sight of the white sands in contrast with the blue waters of the ocean is the perfect retreat for those who need a break from the humdrum of daily life. At Radhanagar beach one should expect to find a number of water sports planned by the department of tourism. This includes snorkeling, boat rides, underwater diving to witness the marine life and much more. As a matter of fact, this beach is famous for the water based activities that keep tourist engaged for days.
Best beach in havelock . White sand , clear water , mesmerising view with naturals surrounding .
Subash GD

9 Followers, 20 Reviews


Situated in the serene setting of Havelock Island, Radhanagar beach is not only one of Asia’s best beaches but also among top ten beaches in the world. Pristine clean water, beautiful corals, long stretches, pure white sands, tropical forest and barely any crowd makes it the best place for the couples who are looking to spend some quality time together away from the hustle-bustle. The water is so clean here that you can literally watch the colourful fishes swimming over the sea bed. The beach looks its best during the sunset. Go for the dip in the ocean with your partner or walk under the moonlight, you are promised to have the time of your life.
Swati Sharma

28 Followers, 7 Reviews


Picture perfect landscapes, turquoise blue sea water stretching into vast limitless expanse of the Bay of Bengal @ Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island...Truely one of the best beaches in the world....
Subhrajyoti Parida

108 Followers, 74 Reviews


Best time to visit
January to May and then from October to December.
Things to do
If you feel like relaxing. Just stretch out on a mat by the sea.
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
This varies from activity to activity.

Andaman Cellular Jail - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

Located in the Nicobar Islands, this jail rose to prominence during the British Raj in India. Many a social activist have spent days and months in this jail as a result of protests against the British rule. The building of this prison started in the year 1896 and was completed in 1906, The other name of this place is the Kala Pani Jail. During the British rule, any person who used to raise their voices against the British used to be trapped punished and imprisoned in the Viper Jail or the Andaman Cellular Jail and were tortured till death. Many brave men perished due to the intolerable pain.
The first look at the jail's entrance gave me goosebumps. We were actually entering the infamous and well-known KaalaPaani. The valor, sacrifice, eagerness to die for the motherland and courage of our freedom fighters seemed to peep from each of those cells there. The front ground has a V shaped stretch of the real prison cells symmetrically built and boasting of the architectural beauty. There are 2 timings for the light and sound show in the evening. One at 6:15 pm and the second one at 7:15 pm(for details, see the attached photos). The entire show takes you long back in time and narration by Om Puri leaves a mark. Knowing the hardships faced by Veer Savarkar(Port Blair airport names after him) revive the patriotic hero in you. Its the time when you realize our country's painful and torturous past. It definitely is a must visit on one of the evenings and the park opposite to the Cellular Jail can be used to take a stroll later. The park has statues of few of the freedom fighters and is surrounded by small vendors for tea, sun-hats, jhaalmuri.
Monika Sharma

173 Followers, 8 Reviews


The Cellular Jail – or more popular as Kaala Paani – was a terrifying complex. It was well maintained with a nice courtyard and lawns but thinking of the history and the torture that the inmates were put through, anyone would cringe. As we entered, there was a hall with photos and exhibits depicting the making of the prison, the list of prisoners and the story behind this place. We proceeded to the cells which were locked with very innovative locks – would be impossible to pick it open from within.
Anand Menon

256 Followers, 36 Reviews


Andaman was a place of exile and just this place is known as kaalapani Jail. In the evening this place exhibits great light and music show with narrative of the history about the islands.
Kewal Dedhia

79 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Things to do
Historic tours, photography
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM, Closed on Mondays and Public holidays
Budget
Adults- INR 10, Children below 5 years- Free, Still Camera- INR 25, Video Camera- INR 100

Baratang Island - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

Perched between the Middle and South Andaman Islands, Baratang Island has made a name for itself for the number of mud volcanoes that are found here. These volcanoes spit out gasses and mud. Apart from these volcanoes, Baratang also has a number of beaches and limestone caves and makes for a great tourist spot. The most famous beach of this island is Baludera Beach. One will also find the Tota Tekri located here and being surrounded by thick mangroves, it hosts a number of parrots during sunset. Baratang Island is about 110 kilometers away from Port Blair and can be reached by a Government run bus. Before reaching one must pass through the habitat of the Jarawas, an indigenous tribe. Bird watching, dongi rides, and cave walks are some of the activities that one can enjoy at Baratang.
MARITIME ADVENTURE Sunbathe on pristine-white sand beaches, hunt for seashells and swim in the warm sea. Aquatic enthusiasts could take a dip and get 'up close and personal' with some of the world's rarest underwater marine life, including schools of dolphins, sharks and manta rays in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. For an out-of-the-ordinary experience, one could head to either Little Andaman Island in a helicopter, hike through tropical wilderness to cool waterfalls or visit the very remote Long Island, a tiny speck in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago, about a 1,000 km off the Indian coast in the Bay of Bengal. It is a six-hour boat ride from the capital, Port Blair. The jetty ride to the island offers a view of thick groves of mangroves. Another place called Baratang Island, located 100 km away from Port Blair, also offers a boat safari through a tunnel of mesmerizing mangroves.
Mayank Raj

237 Followers, 57 Reviews


Baratang Island is situated between Middle and South Andamans. The road to Baratang from Port Blair passes through the Jarawa Tribe Reserve also known as Andaman Trunk Road. One has to drive through the Jarawa Reserve area (Jarawa: a tribal of Andamans) on convoy to get toBaratang.If your lucky you might chance on a spotting of this aboriginal tribe.Baratang is famous for its Mangrove Forests and Lime Stone caves. Located 50 minutes away by sea from the Baratang Jetty. The journey to the caves excites everyone as it takes you between the dense forest of mangrove plantations and crocodile infested waters. For some it’s an adventure and experience of a lifetime. Baratang is one of the few select places on the earth where limestone caves can be found.
Nickolai Kinny

201 Followers, 7 Reviews


At Baratang island. You get to visit the limestone caves after a small trip via the mangroves.
Lets Head Out

236 Followers, 36 Reviews


Best time to visit
October through to the month of March
Things to do
Carry a camera and capture nature in all of its glory
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Depends on ones duration of stay and the tour packages on offer.

JOLLY BUOY - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

One of the 15 islands that is a part of Wandoor, Jolly Buoy is famous for its clear beaches and corals. About an hour away from Wandoor, the island forms a part of the Mahatma Gandhi National Park. Visitors to the island are not allowed to carry any plastic item and must deposit them at Wandoor with an amount of INR 100.00 which is returned. Snorkeling and scuba diving are what one should try here apart from the glass-bottomed boat rides. Do keep in mind that one needs a permit to visit Jolly Buoy and these are available at the Wandoor Jetty.
Jolly Buoy Island is a part of Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. The park is in Wandoor situated at a distance of nearly 30 kms from Port Blair. From there you will travel by a ferry, and then through a boat to the island. I recommend each one to visit here because of the amazing, colourful live corals and fish. You have to take permits and tickets either from the tourist office or you can just come over to wandoor and book your tickets from the counter. but my advice is to do it in advance as only a fixed number of tourist are allowed to enter. Carry extra clothes for the water activities like snorkelling, glass bottom boat rides. This place has the best underwater life in whole of andaman. Island has changing rooms and toilets but nothing more. This is a plastic free zone and very clean. Its worth mentioning an old man who was cleaning the place who helped us to take some pics and it was good. We had no spare clothes still we went for the water activities, enjoyed to the fullest and came back soaked. While returning we prefered the local bus and am glad we did that.
Falgu Satapathy

7 Followers, 6 Reviews


Jolly Buoy was nevertheless the most scenic beach of all we visited in Andaman during our 5 days trip. It is a 'No-Man's Land' and doesn't have any facility for changing room nor toilets. It neither has any provision for killing time if you get bored of the blue seascapes, clear water, and white silvery beaches. But this island fills you with enormous peace and is perfect for a break from the hectic schedules of city life. It is as if time slows down here. Mother Nature has bestowed this island with some of the breathtaking sceneries which are pristine, serene and sublime. We were really excited experiencing such wonderful natural bounty in the midst out busy schedules back in the mainland. Now back to our trip, we changed our clothes and ventured into the waters. The life guards posted their have earmarked certain stretch of the beach within which the tourists are allowed to stay so that we remain within their reach in case of any untoward incident. So while strolling on the beach we ensured we remain within these safety limits. Jolly Buoy, because of its clear waters, rich corals and other marine life, is well-known for scuba diving, snorkelling and for those who don't want to dive into the waters, glass bottom boats are available. There are around four coral reefs which can be seen from the glass bottom boats and believe us, it is worth investing every penny ! We went an hour long ride on glass bottom boat experiencing some of the most colourful, diverse marine life consisting of mostly a variety of corals, sea cucumber, beautiful species of fish, eel , blue & black star fish etc. We used to pull over a black plastic sheet on our heads to have a clear view of the magical wonders under sea at each of the coral reefs. Soon we felt hungry. So we had our lunch in a quiet place around they but not that far from the reach of the life guars. We took several snaps while moving in the beach, capturing memories for rest of our lives. Our return ferry reached at about 4pm and soon we were on our way back to Port Blair but not before catching a glimpse of 'Dollar Fish' at Wandoor beach which is mostly exported from Andamans. It is a species of sea fish, red in colour and as per the locals, it is one of the sought after delicacy in the town.
Subhrajyoti Parida

108 Followers, 74 Reviews


A great place to see the under water world. This place boasts of the most amazing corals and pristine beaches one could ever witness in a life time. Jolly buoy and Redskin islands have an alternate opening i.e When Jolly buoy is open for six months(the corals need time to grow) Redskin remains close and vice - versa. These two island and few others are a protected site under Mahatma Gandhi National Park Project. This island like many others in port blair is a no-plastic zone. The only way to reach Jolly buoy is to take a ferry from Wandoor beach. It is imperative in port blair. There are no restaurants or eateries of any kind at Jolly buoy or Redskin, so, i strongly suggest you carry your own food! Upon reaching you can take a boat ride, walk around on the beach, do snorkelling or just get in the water and enjoy the beauty of the place. The snorkelling gear is available on rent and the guys(guides) will assist you underwater with snorkelling. Once you don your snorkelling gear its a different world out there, beautiful, colourful corals everywhere and such clear view of the entire sea! It should in-fact be on top of your list when you visit port blair.
Jyoti Mahar Kundu

165 Followers, 8 Reviews


Best time to visit
The island is open or 6months only and one must contact the authorities at Wandoor.
Things to do
Enjoy the best of Jolly and the activities it offers one.
Open Hours
It is closed on Mondays. For the rest of the week it is open from 12:00 am to 12:00 pm
Budget
Adults need to pay INR 50.00, children are charged INR 25.00 and to carry a camera another INR 25.00.

Elephant Beach - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

Perhaps the busiest of all the beaches that make Havelock Island a popular destination with the tourists is the famous Elephant beach. The place is loud with tourists and locals and as well as tour operators. There is not a day that passes by without the beach being crowded by foreign tourists who make their way to Havelock to enjoy the best of what nature has to offer. The attractions at Elephant beach is the underwater walking and scuba diving, banana boat rides, and snorkeling. One should try the seafood prepared at the local shacks that dot the place. Elephant Beach has received much international acclaim for being a clean and tourist-friendly beach that offers one a great time when one is vacationing in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. If you miss visiting this beach when in Havelock, you are doing yourself a great injustice.
Take a short trek or a shared boat ride from the jetty to reach Elephant beach and indulge into various activities like snorkeling or water sports like banana ride and jet ski ride
Padma Madipalli

466 Followers, 19 Reviews


Once you arrive at Havelock (3 hour ferry from Port Blair) and check-in into a resort/hotel, you can head to Elephant beach. It is a little more crowded than the other beaches. But it is beautiful. There are corals and sea animals very close to the shore. There is option for snorkelling, glass boats etc. and the view inside water is totally worth the effort. Great place to click pictures as well since you'll find shades of blues and greens
tamanna tripathy

298 Followers, 13 Reviews


The island derives its name because it is believed that the elephants walked here throwing down gigantic trees. Considered the best place to Snorkel and Dive it also caters to adventure enthusiasts with various water sports. Because of its clear blue conditions and beautifully rich marine life one can spot rare species of fish by simply taking a glass bottomed boat out. The almost sculptural giant trees on the island are very interesting to take note of & of course get clicked with!
Nickolai Kinny

201 Followers, 7 Reviews


Best time to visit
The months from January to May and then from October to December is said to be the best time to pay a visit to this beach.
Things to do
Explore the exotic marine life here.
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
One would have to contact a tour operator for logistics like hotel packages and activities. There is no charge to visit the beach, though.

North Bay Beach - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

Take a ferry from Port Blair for a day’s trip to the beautiful North Bay Beach. The North Bay Beach organizes a great number of water based sports and activities like walking underwater and snorkeling, However, the star attractions here are the glass bat riding that comes at INR 300.00 per head and scuba diving at INR 4000.00 per head. There is a huge coral reef that is home to many marine species that put on a colorful display. The beach has a lighthouse that one can visit. They view from the top of the lighthouse leaves one in awe.
The next day after returning from Jolly Buoy was for some adventure deep in the sea ...Yes ! underwater..Nope not scuba diving but rather an altogether different experience 30 feet deep in the water on the sea bed. In fact we did what is called 'Sea Walking', relatively new activity in India, and it is introduced in Andamans by M/s Sea Link Adventures. Sea Walking can be done either off coast of North Bay, just a 20 mins ferry ride across narrow seas opposite of Port Blair, or at Elephant Beach at Havelock Islands. We reported at the jetty at Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex at 10 in the morning.The day was bit windy and so the sea had gone little rough as a result of which all small boat rides were suspended for some time. The weather disappointed us, for the rough sea would restrict the viewing distance underwater while we go for sea walking. Anyways since Rs. 7000/- per head was already paid in advance for sea walking, we had to venture in. We boarded the ferry to North Bay and just before docking at the beach, we were transferred to a small boat by the Sea Link Adventures personnel to a pontoon in the middle of the sea. Several nets were installed underwater around a perimeter of the pontoon within which we were supposed to do sea walking. Once on board the pontoon, we were given a short briefing about the safety features of the mechanism that will take us underwater, and how to communicate with hand signals their. After changing to appropriate clothing, we, one by one, put on a glass helmet which was continuously supplied with pressurised breathable air that prevented the sea water rise within the helmet. We were climbed down the ladder attached to the pontoon into the sea water, accompanied by scuba divers who were available as a safety measure. Soon we were taken to a depth of over 30 feet below the sea level onto the sea bed and with bit of difficulty initially in balancing the body, we started to sea walk. We came across colourful school of fish, colourful corals ,star fish and other marine life. It was an experience worthy of remembrance. After 40-45 mins of sea walk, we climbed back to the pontoon and before leaving to the North Bay beach, Sea Links Adventures handed over us a CD containing our underwater photographs that they had taken during our sea walk.It was complementary from their side. Upon reaching the shores at North Bay, we changed to dry clothes and had a relishing fish meal. We did a bit of souvenirs shopping on the island, before boarding on the ferry back to Port Blair with beautiful memories and experiences.
Subhrajyoti Parida

108 Followers, 74 Reviews


North Bay Island is about an hour ferry ride from Port Blair. One of the best places to enjoy Sea sports. *North bay lighthouse is printed on the back of Rs.20 note - Check out
TheWandererKC

241 Followers, 48 Reviews


North Bay (Coral Island) North Bay (Coral Island) is accessible from Port Blair via ferry. The treasures of these coral islands are unforgettable. As the underwater world comes alive, one forgets that there is a less perfect world outside, so engrossing are the vast expanses of colorful corals, fish and vegetation. A peek into this magic land leaves one in a daze for the rest of the day. Coral island with white sand beaches and surrounded by the pristine beauty of Nature. The sea has gifted this island with all the splendour to attract any sea loving human. The coral reefs, though damaged, are gorgeously decorated by nature to stun the visitor.
Sohita Dikshit ♥♥♥ (Ghamandi Indian...)

120 Followers, 13 Reviews


Best time to visit
October to March is the best months to visit the place.
Things to do
Let nature and the blue waters make your day here.
Open Hours
All days of the week right from 12:00 am to 12:00 pm
Budget
No entry fee to visit the beach but INR 500.00 is charged for a day long trip here.

Wandoor - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

Dotted at the southern tip of South Andaman, this village is famous for housing the renowned Mahatma Gandhi National Park, which offers tourists a chance to view its beautiful marine life and coral reefs through scuba diving, snorkelling and glass bottom boats. Boats also regularly take one to islands such as Jolly Buoy and Red Skin from the marine park. Wandoor usually serves as a gateway for most tourists to the main capital, Port Blair, which is only an hour away and offers more variety in terms of things to see and do. The Cellular Jail or Kala Pani remains the most famous spot for visitation because of its dark and heavy past. Other spots include the Anthropological Museum, Ross Island (which also hosts a spectacular light and sound show) and Corbyn's Cove, where one also passes through Japanese WWII bunkers along the way, guaranteed to give you the chills. There are a few restaurants at Wandoor, where you can get a bite to eat. Sea Princess and Anugama resorts offer places to stay from Rs 6000 onwards.
Inspite of advance payment for our ferry ride to Jolly Buoy to our innkeeper, our cabbie had to stand in the queue for about 1 hour before he could secure the tickets for us. Our ferry ride was at 10: 30 AM. We also had to give up our plastic bottles, wrappers etc...because they are prohibited by the Forest Dept. Alternatively, water bottles are available in lieu of a reasonable security deposit which is refunded upon return of bottles with out any damage. So we just strolled around in the Marine Museum, which proved to be every penny worthy. The most prized display in the museum for us was the life-size model of a Dugong, a species of marine mammal vulnerable to extinction and is also the state animal of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. As usual, we had our own little photoshoot around the sceneries nearby like in the Wandoor Beach which was dotted by rows of fishing boats & ferries, in the premises of the Marine Museum etc... At about 11 am, our ferry docked and soon we were on our way to Jolly Buoy, sailing through the vast scenic lagoons flanked by thick mangrove forests on either side of the waterways with one or other tiny island coming on the way. Safety Life Jackets are mandatory to wear while on the ferry. In fact it is now a regulation which is strictly enforced in Andamans by the local authorities to have life jackets while on any ferry or boat. Well, after a ride of around 1 1/2 hours we reached the marine wonder land called as Jolly Buoy.
Subhrajyoti Parida

108 Followers, 74 Reviews


Calm and Serene Beach, worth a go!! Sea princess Resort has a Beach Facing Restaurant, best place to sit and sip some chilled beer in a sunny weather. Beware of Crocodiles (We witnessed a terrifying incidence, a crocodile attacked a guy in the sea, but he was rescued and by the grace of god the guy was safe.)
TheWandererKC

241 Followers, 48 Reviews


Beauty of nature.
Sreenyanika Das

110 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,April,May,November,December
Things to do
Adventure,Beach,Extreme Sports,Family Vacation,Food and Drinks,Historical Places,Nature,Romantic Getaways,Water Sports,Wildlife
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Chidiya Tapu - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

Travel for 40 minutes from Port Blair and one will reach a place called Chidiya Tapu. This place is ideal for those who love playing around and the sunset is the best attraction here. Called Chidiya Tapu, the place is home to a number of avian species, seasonal orchids and spotted deers. The Munde Pahar Beach is another great attraction here and tour operators provide some lucrative packages for tourists. Make the most of the rides in a glass bottomed boat and experience the blessings of nature at this place in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands
30 kms away from the main city, Chidiya Tapu is situated. This is the best place to see sunset and bird watching and hence this is also known as “Sunset Point" and "Bird Island”.
Mili Savani

281 Followers, 5 Reviews


As soon as you reach the location u come to know that some serious environment damage has happend at this place.Ya the damage is that, the 2005 Tsunami was hit at this place the first and it had seriously damaged the place. Chidiya Tapu, well known for its rich collection of birds, white spotted deer and orchids, draws many visitors, and is a perfect place for nature lovers. The place also offers excellent sites for snorkeling. The best thing about this place is its "SUNSET VIEW".One of the best sunsets i have ever seen in my Life.The colour of the SKY while it starts becoming dark and the calmness of the place makes it SERENE!!!!
Shriram Chandak

125 Followers, 5 Reviews


This beach is very well maintained by Govt officials. The sun-set on this beach is 'don't miss it'. The still water and surrounding environment make you feel to stay there forever.
Mahesh Pawal

136 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
The best months to visit are from October to March.
Things to do
Bird watching is a great treat here.
Open Hours
It is closed on Mondays. For the rest of the week it is open from 12:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Budget
No entry fee is charged, but one has to pay to enjoy the activities here.

Jolly Buoy Island - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

One of the 15 islands that is a part of Wandoor, Jolly Buoy is famous for its clear beaches and corals. About an hour away from Wandoor, the island forms a part of the Mahatma Gandhi National Park. Visitors to the island are not allowed to carry any plastic item and must deposit them at Wandoor with an amount of INR 100.00 which is returned. Snorkeling and scuba diving are what one should try here apart from the glass-bottomed boat rides. Do keep in mind that one needs a permit to visit Jolly Buoy and these are available at the Wandoor Jetty.
It's a beautiful island and a good diving spot. Don't carry the plastic bags. The bags are checked before you go there.
Nancy Nance

687 Followers, 187 Reviews


The best Island and the best beach ever!!!!! Reaching to this place is very tough.Only 70 tickets are issued per day , and the people willing to go are 300-400.We knew going there will be very difficult, but out of no where we made some good local friends who helped us to reach this place. No eatables and no plastic bags are allowed there, we are required to deposit everything before leaving for JOLLY BUOY Island. After reaching there , then we came to know why is this one of the MOST beautiful ISLAND of Andaman. The cleaniness of the beach and the colour of the water makes it more app. The only place in andaman where we could see Star Fish....
Shriram Chandak

125 Followers, 5 Reviews


This place is amazing if you want to spend your time leisurely. Reach the Wandoor Jetty by 8 am in the morning or as early as possible. You need to get your permits done. After that, board the ferry you are allotted and reach Jolly Buoy. Spend around 3 to 4 hours there and then you need to return by the same ferry.
Manikuntala Das

252 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
The island is open or 6months only and one must contact the authorities at Wandoor.
Things to do
Enjoy the best of Jolly and the activities it offers one.
Open Hours
It is closed on Mondays. For the rest of the week it is open from 12:00 am to 12:00 pm
Budget
Adults need to pay INR 50.00, children are charged INR 25.00 and to carry a camera another INR 25.00.

Little Andaman - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

Little Andaman island is the fourth largest of the Andaman Islands of India with an area of 734 km², lying at the southern end of the archipelago.
We had a overnight ship from Port blair to Little Andaman. Its at a distance of 120km. Only Government ferries available. It generally takes around 9 hrs to reach but due to heavy rain it reached after long 12hrs. As we had no idea about the ferries and ticket, a local auto wala booked M.V.Dering ship for us taking three times extra money and saying there's so much rush for ticket...that was all a lie. It was a bad bad experience. We never wanted a luxurious ride or facilities but the ship was dirty, very slow and there was only seats no berths for a overnight ship and on top of that it was raining not being a rainy season. The Ship had few tourists and more Islanders. The journey was pathetic and tiring...Till the time ship reached there we were so frustrated that may be we took a wrong decision of coming to Little Andaman and we were already thinking of how to get back like escape from here. And we got out of ship all drenched but thank god we had a taxi waiting from our hotel. This place is calm and quiet, offbeat with basic facilities. You can hire bike for rent. We went for the White surf waterfalls through a forest and it was worth it. We were the only tourists anywhere we went through the island. We wanted to go for the other water fall called Whisper Wave but many of the locals warned us not to go there as its way is through a long forest range and will be full of leeches because of rain. We dropped the idea. Then we went to the Kalapathar site and it was breathtaking. With the help of locals we went through it to the other side. The splash of sea water, it was hitting the rock. As we were enjoying the beauty of the place it started raining again and we went back to our stay. Half of the day was still left but we had no option than staying inside our rooms and do nothing. The place we stayed too had no other guests so we were bored to hell. Though we loved the untouched beauty of the place but we wanted out return tickets asap. As there are few tourists the resort people want you to stay that's why they sometimes give you wrong info about the return ferries. There are seaplane and heli services also but we didnt knew abut that. Next day morning we went to the butler bay beach on the other side of the road just few meters away. It was scenic. Then again we went to the Kala Pathar as we liked it soo much and didnt had much of it. Its no less than any foreign location. I decided to come back some day for picturising a song or a scene when i make a movie. This place made me forget all the bad experience i had to travel here. I have no words to express...for me its the best place i have been in andaman. We tried going towards the light house but after several tries we took a U turn because it was a long way through the forest, the road was very bad because of rain and at last it was going to rain and if that happens we will be stuck there. It was a wise decision. We got to know about the night ferry M.V.Sentinel from a localite and decided to leave. Though if we would have listened to the resort people we would have to stay there for another day. This was a nice ship way better than the previous one.
Falgu Satapathy

7 Followers, 6 Reviews


Things you can do at Little Andaman: -Wake up to the chirping of birds and waves breaking at the shore -Hire a scooter and go to the lighthouse or drive the scooter at night in pitch dark -Swim in Kalapatthar lagoon -Drive through palm plantations and visit spice plantations -Go on Jungle trek to look for hidden waterfalls -Watch local boys fishing
Kunal

144 Followers, 10 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Beach walk
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Viper Island - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

Named after the vessel by the name of Viper who carried Lieutenant Archibald Blair to this island in the year of 1789, this island, though beautiful, has a dark past. The palace was used to imprison political prisoners and torture them till they were hung at the gallows. The place was abandoned when the Cellular Jail was established. Those dilapidated; the jail still stands here to remind one of the past glory and torture faced by the Indian freedom fighters. This place should be included on your list of things to do when one is in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The place is beautiful and is many tourists pay it a visit.
This is Viper Island. This used to be the original Kala Pani [execution point]. A court was also present in the same premises. The structure has been damaged due to Tsunami. Ferry ride is needed to get here from Port Blair.
Lets Head Out

236 Followers, 36 Reviews


horrible history.
Sreenyanika Das

110 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
October to December is the best time to visit this place.
Things to do
Pay respect to those who suffered to free Indian from colonialism.
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Tour operators will be able to provide one with the best information with regards to this.

Ross Island - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

The twin Islands by the name Ross and Smith are joined together by a natural sandbar. These islands are just 15 minutes away from the capital of Port Blair and are home to the Great Andaman Tribe whose population has drastically dwindled to 28 from 5000 over a span of 20 years since the British occupied the place. Ross Island used to be the capital and served as the same from 1858 to 1941 until it was hit by a massive earthquake and attacked by the Japanese. It stands today are an important tourist destination in the archipelago and some attractions are the ruins of the Chief Commissioner’s house and the church. There are a number of machine gun nests that have been left behind by the Japanese who took over the island during World War II.
Fit a visit to Ross Island into your itinerary. A small island about a kilometer and a half off the coast of Port Blair, this is where your imagination can stretch its legs. The mysterious island could be George's Kirrin Island from Enid Blyton's 'Famous Five' series, or it could be a place once inhabited by people who left it in a hurry. From a distance, it looks little more than a thicket of trees, but a close inspection will reveal a ghost town of beautiful structures such as the State Ballroom, the Chief Commissioner's House, a church bakery and troop barracks, now in ruins. Once the Administrative Headquarters for the islands as well as the seat of British power, Ross Island was shattered by an earthquake in 1941, forcing its English occupants to move out. Walk through the eerie ruins to startle deer, who bound away across the backdrop of prehistoric trees and azure waters. Take the first boat out to the island so that you can have it to yourself for a while.
Ashmi

372 Followers, 56 Reviews


Ross Island is another essential half-day trip from Port Blair. The former administrative headquarters of the British was also invaded by the Japanese in which almost all the buildings were destroyed. Visiting Ross Island is like discovering a lost city and definitely great fun.
Charu Mittal

284 Followers, 23 Reviews


Best time to visit
January to May and then from October to December.
Things to do
Visit the machine gun nests here.
Open Hours
All days of the week from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Budget
Contact a tour operator today and get to know how much one has to pay for hotel and other associated charges

Sitapur Beach - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

After a hefty lunch, we headed to the lesser known Sitapur beach, upon the recommendation of our autorickshaw fellow. The beach, as expected, was mostly deserted with only two or three tourists or may be locals strolling around at the time when we reached there. The water here too was blue and turquoise but not as much as in Bharatpur. Anyways, we spent some one hour or so strolling along the beach. Finally, time came to bid adieu to Neil Island. We boarded the Coastal Cruise ship at about 4:30 pm from Neil Island Jetty to Port Blair.
Subhrajyoti Parida

108 Followers, 74 Reviews


This one was a normal beach (the one with waves). We sat there till sunset and saw the full moon rise over the horizon.
Anand Menon

256 Followers, 36 Reviews


Laxmanpur Beach - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

Laxmanpur Beach is well known beach in Andaman and Nicobar nearby Village road.
Laxmanpur Beach, Neil Island, is famous for it's rocky shores and the diverse & rich marine life that sea leaves behind in tiny water pools on the beach as the tides recede every morning. It is also well known for the 'Howrah Bridge', which is a natural rock formation and is a MUST visit for tourists...
Subhrajyoti Parida

108 Followers, 74 Reviews


This is one of the 3 beaches at Neil Island. The green and super transparent water that was till date only seen in movies, was lying ahead of you, an ocean brimming with waves, energy, warmth and alluring hue - one of its kind. Even though the sand here was more coarse and gritty making it bit uneasy to move around, we spent sometime sitting quiet and indulging into the scenic view and dreaming.
Monika Sharma

173 Followers, 8 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Beach walk
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Ross and Smith Islands - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

These are twin islands in the North Andaman, a "sand road" links both the islands and is a few nautical miles from Diglipur.
Things you can do at Ross & Smith: -Look for corals while snorkeling -Go on a glass-bottomed boat ride
Kunal

144 Followers, 10 Reviews


2 secluded islands far away from the hustle bustle of the city are connected to each other by a thin bar of sand. The island pair stands as a silent reminder of ‘Beauty lies in Connecting’. Furthermore, Ross & Smith islands are home to the Olive Ridley turtles, be there in the right place and at the right time and you may just spot a turtle nesting! The twin islands can be reached from Diglipur with prior permission from the Forest Office located there. This island should not be missed while travelling here.
Nickolai Kinny

201 Followers, 7 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
City walk
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Long Island - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

There are no rickshaws on Long Island as one would expect after having visited the other Islands in Andaman and Nicobar. There is no traffic noise as there are only 2000 people who live here and they prefer to walk. You can bet that this is the cleanest of all places here. The locals here are extremely welcoming and friendly and greet tourists with a smile and ‘namaste.’ The children might ask you to take their photo, but nobody will try and sell anything to you. The place is a tranquil heaven, unlike the other beaches and islands that are crowded with tourists. One can engage in snorkeling, diving and as well as explore the forests and neighboring islands.
We arrived at Long Island to be greeted by a signboard which warned us of crocodiles in the water. Wow. Talk about a cheerful welcome! This island looked very pristine and unexplored. As we walked to our hotel – the Blue Planet, we passed by many old abandoned houses. The houses looked eerie – all wooden with broken windows, covered in dust and dry leaves, half-hidden in the shadows of the tall trees.
Anand Menon

256 Followers, 36 Reviews


This is not for tourist but for travellers. Long Island is a small island in the middle part of Andaman Islands and is devoid of any tourist activities except a small place called the Blue Planet where travellers come to stay and relax away from the crowd. This is simple village full of south Indians and you can visit the less travelled beaches of Lalaji Bay and Merk. No one will come to pick you luggage from the jetty so keep minimum luggage preferably a backpack. In rainy season, do keep a torch and wear closed footwear to avoid being bitten by wild crawling creatures like centipede!
Padma Madipalli

466 Followers, 19 Reviews


Best time to visit
October through March
Things to do
There are just two hotels here so one has to make advance reservations.
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
One must contact the tour organizers to know more about this

Andaman Islands - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

The Andaman island lies around 1000 kilometers to the east of the Bay of Bengal and is the most remote state of India. To reach there, sone must take a flight from cities Kolkata, Vishakapatnam, and Chennai or travel by ship. The island is covered by dense green forests and is home to some of the oldest indigenous tribes of the land. White beaches and blue waters have resulted in the place being developed by the tourism department and today the island features on the list of must-visit places and holiday destinations around the world. The pace allows one to indulge in many water-based sports and activities like snorkeling, diving and underwater walking.
A paradise of unparalleled natural beauty What an air traveler sees as the plane starts its final descent towards the Andaman & Nicobar Islands is a vision of enchanting beauty--brilliant green islands fringed with coral reefs floating in the vast blue of the Bay of Bengal. Islands are the only place in the world where Stone Age tribes could still be found in their native habitat. It is full of amazing nature beauty and stunning marine life. Nature lovers travel to these islands for its clean environment, roads, greenery as solitude
Surabhi Sinha

232 Followers, 13 Reviews


The islands are renowned for their beautiful white sand beaches, coral & maritime richness, diving, snorkeling & surfing, it’s rich historic heritage and the enviable Laidback Luke-sque lifestyle of it’s inhabitants.
Sanket Dhume

447 Followers, 29 Reviews


Best time to visit
January to May and October to December is the best time to visit the island.
Things to do
Trips to the beach and playing around in the water is surely on the cards here.
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
This varies and is based on ones duration, type of accommodation, places that one wishes to visit and other such charges.

Diglipur RV - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

Out of the many places in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, there is one place that packs in everything from exotic island visits to watch mud volcanoes explode. The place is called Diglipur RV and is home to the very famous Lamiya Beach. This sandy stretch is a beach lovers delight and it lies at the foothills of the highest peak here, Saddle Peak. One can engage in snorkeling, diving and as well as explore the forests and neighboring islands. The place is now a famous tourist spot among locals and as well as foreigners.
Things you can do in North Andaman: -Look for turtles at Kalipur beach -Hire a Dungy and go on a picnic at the secluded craggy island. Swim along with fishes -Go on a trek to Saddle Peak (highest point in the Andamans)
Kunal

144 Followers, 10 Reviews


This is the last end of North Andaman till where tourists can visit. Very few tourists venture and that makes it more exciting. But the journey is long (12 hours from Port Blair, 7 hours from Long Island). From here you can visit Ross and Smith Island, the twin islands connected with a thin strip of land which is an altogether different experience. One of the least crowded beaches! Also indulge in trek around the twin islands if you have time.
Padma Madipalli

466 Followers, 19 Reviews


Best time to visit
January to May and October to December
Things to do
Trips to the beach and playing around in the water is surely on the cards here.
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
This varies and is based on ones duration, type of accommodation, places that one wishes to visit and other such charges.

Cinque Island - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

Made up of the North and South Cinque Island, these form a part of the Andaman archipelago and are a famous underwater diving spot. The place of the Duncan Passage the lies between North Cinque and Rutland is called Manners Strait. There is not a day that passes by without the beach being crowded by foreign tourists who make their way to this island to enjoy the best of what nature has to offer. The attractions at here are the underwater walking and scuba diving, banana boat rides, and snorkeling. One should try the seafood prepared at the local shacks that dot the place. The place has received much international acclaim for being a clean and tourist-friendly beach that offers one a great time when one is vacationing in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
A nature reserve with unusual corals and under-water marine life, Cinque Island has fine sandy-beach and sand–bar connecting North and South Cinque Islands and tropical rain-forest.
Mili Savani

281 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
One is advised to visit the island from January to May and then again from October to December.
Things to do
Scuba Diving
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
This would depend on the duration of your stay here, the hotel and the activity charges.

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

The Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is located at Wandoor and was established n the year of 1983 which the aim to protect and preserve the ecosystem here. Out of the 15 islands that comprise the park, only two are open to the public. They are Jolly Buoy and Red Skin for a period of six months each on an alternative basis. A 10-minute ride in a glass bottomed boat provides tourist with a glimpse of the coral reef that surrounds Wandoor. Swimming and snorkeling apart from enjoying a picnic is what this place allows one to do. There are a number of tour packages that one can avail of but do so in advance to avoid disappointment.
For something a little light on the mind, visit the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. Fifteen islands make up the marine park; a great place to see some of the region's underwater life.
Ashmi

372 Followers, 56 Reviews


Best time to visit
The best time to visit is January through May and then from October to December
Things to do
Swim and snorkel at this island paradise.
Open Hours
The park is closed on Mondays. For the rest of the week, it opens from 9:00 am to noon and then from 2:00 pm till 5:00 pm.
Budget
An entry fee of INR 10.00 is charged.

New Wandoor Beach - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

30 kms from Port Blair, Wandoor has become a sought after place in Andamans because of the nearby located Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park and also is the boarding point of thousands of tourists who flock here for jetties to the serene and tranquil islands of Jolly Buoy. It is basically a small village with couple of beaches and hence, suitable for relaxation, far from the crowded cities & towns. It is also well known for sea water fish including the very popular Dollar Fish (a red coloured fish), most of which are exported at premium rates.
Subhrajyoti Parida

108 Followers, 74 Reviews


Veer Savarkar International Airport - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

So, after a long period of waiting, we finally planned an outing to the paradise of beaches, The Andamans. I mentioned a 'we' because I went there with my family. Yes I am 23 and it sounds strange when I say I went to such a romantic and scenic place with my family, haha, but better to have something than nothing. I prefer traveling alone, but traveling to a place as far and like Andamans, it all managed to be with my family for the time being. But I traveled within the place mostly alone, just was with them at the night in the hotel. Coming back to the topic, The Andamans is a must visit place like many other places in our beloved India. I had a 7 night stay at the place, and I am going to give a full detailed view of the place for travelers planning to go there and for all my fellow readers. Since I am into Photography, I'll share my photos here for a more scenic view of the place. Day 1, We left from the IGI Airport, Delhi on SpiceJet at 9 in the morning. We were suppose to land at 2 in the afternoon, but I could feel the essence of the place by peeping in through my seat window, yes I got a window seat, with the Andaman Sea all below us, and massive pieces of green and brown lands amid them, I couldn't wait to get down. Reached at 2, Port Blair Airport, namely Veer Savarkar Airport, we were welcomed by rain showers, a welcomed gesture compared to the Heat waves in Delhi. Took our hotel cab and went to our Hotel. Rest was just a relaxing evening with tea and snacks in the evening. I'll continue with my full journey from Day 2 of this beautiful place. Hope you all join me and read my itinerary. Love you all.
Shantanu Makkar

2 Followers, 3 Reviews


Anthropological Museum - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

A lovely museum, this works with the aim of conserving the tribal culture and heritage of the islands. Also, they have different sections for different types and the most attractive is that of the Jarawas. The simple décor of the place might not seem to be very attractive but the way they work shows how passionate they are about their place and do love their heritage.
If you are keen to learn more about the tribes without the hazard of arrows whizzing past, visit the Anthropological Museum. It isn't exactly state-of-the-art, but what it lacks in design, it makes up for in character.
Ashmi

372 Followers, 56 Reviews


Best time to visit
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Things to do
museum tours
Open Hours
Tuesday- Sunday- 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Budget
admission- INR 10, Camera- INR 5

Makruzz Private Limited - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

This the ferry Makruzz which is to carry to other islands in andaman there are totally three ferries by the way so I am outbounding from port bliar to Neil island . Little excited .
Subash GD

9 Followers, 20 Reviews


Cellular Jail Museum - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

This is pic from the Cellular Jail Museum. That’s Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose who had come to inspect the Cellular Jail sometime in 1943. The Museum is really good and takes us back into the history of Andaman Islands.
Lets Head Out

236 Followers, 36 Reviews


Megapode Nest - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

This is a government run holiday Resort in the capital city of Port Blair. They have a descent set of services to offer to the guests and the cleanliness they maintain is commendable. Also, the location of the resort is really good and the cottage style arrangements look nice as well. The food is standard and the rooms too.
Its about 20mins away from the Veer Sawarkar Aiport, PB. Great place to stay! Amazing staff! There are a variety of rooms and suites to choose from. It will cater to all your needs. Besides, the jetty is about 2-3kms away, which is a great advantage in PB.
Sakshi Singh

219 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
holiday resort
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Bharatpur Beach - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

Bharatpur Beach, in my opinion, is the most beautiful beach of all in Neil Island but at the same time, it is also the most crowded of all. However, the beach has so far remained clean and scenic with limitless expanse of blue turquoise waters all around and silver white sand, which attracts thousands of tourists every day during peak seasons. Bharatpur beach is famous for it's crystal clear shallow waters which makes it an ideal destination for snorkeling, scuba diving, glass bottom boat ride (to see the rich & colourful coral without diving into the waters) etc. Thus, my wife went for the snorkeling in middle of the sea in presence of the experts, while I preferred to remain on the boat to videograph her adventure. We also went for a 30-45 mins long glass bottom boat ride deep into the sea. Propospective travelers/tourists may note that there are enough changing rooms available at the Bharatpur Beach both for gents and ladies. After changing over to dry clothes, we went on a shopping spree from the rows of street vendors on the beach selling different kinds of jewellery items & decorative pieces made out of sea shells, conch etc. We were terribly hungry after bag full of shopping, but not before my wifey made use of her bargaining skill to the best ! Neal Island doesnot have any luxury resturants but does have descent & economical eateries, mostly with asbestos/thatched roofs. We had a fish & vegetarian meal at one of those located just besides the Bharatpur Beach.
Subhrajyoti Parida

108 Followers, 74 Reviews


Kala Pathar Beach - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

Serene, pristine, turquoise blue sea water with silver white sand @ Kalapathar Beach, Havelock Island...
Subhrajyoti Parida

108 Followers, 74 Reviews


DiveIndia - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

The most trusted diving facility in all of Havelock Island is Dive India. The brand is recognized by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors and it conducts many diving activities in Andaman, Elephant, Neil and North Bay islands. This diving school has received much international acclaim for the services they provide and the underwater activities like scuba diving and snorkeling that they provide. One should know that this is the best and that they are in safe hands here. Many foreign tourists and as well as Indians come to Dive India to explore to the underwater marvel and marine life of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
I stayed here in one of the super-cool bamboo huts. New experience. Saves money for low-budget traveler. You must try the Full-moon cafe! It probably serves the best food on the island. You can find anything you love on the menu and the chefs are great!
Sakshi Singh

219 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are best visited during January to May and then from October to December.
Things to do
Dive and explore the island life.
Open Hours
All days of the week from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Budget
To undergo diving instructions and experience some great diving one should be ready to shell out anything between INR 3300.00 to INR 5000.00

Mud Volcano - Andaman And Nicobar Islands

Probably the only active mud volcano in the whole of Asia, this will be one of the best part of your trip. A mud volcano is something which occurs due to decaying organic substances underground. The mud comes out and broadens and forms something which looks like a volcano. The place is a few kilometers away from the jetty and a lovely location to explore.
On the second day on Baratang Island, visit Mud Volcano which is quite famous among the tourist. Mud Volcano erupts mud, rocks and gas and the outflow is not called lava but mud flow.
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