10 Best Places to Visit in Andaman

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The Andaman Islands form an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal between India, to the west, and Myanmar, to the north and east. Most are part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Union Territory of India, while a small number in the north of the archipelago, including the Coco Islands, belong to Myanmar. Port Blair is the capital town and the tourist hub in Andaman Islands. Andamans are one of the popular destinations for honeymoon tours. Several tour operators provides best Andaman Tour Package from various cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Hyderabad. The climate of Andaman & Nicobar Islands is tropical and humid throughout the year. The best time to visit the Andaman & Nicobar Islands is from November to March while the peak season is from December to February.

Water Sports Complex — Port Blair

Andaman Water Sports Complex, also known as Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex, is a famous sports complex located near the Cellular Jail in the north-west part of Port Blair. Outboard boat facilities make this complex dynamic in the afternoon. Travellers could boat up to Ross Islands from this complex, which is really an exciting experience.

Cellular Jail — Port Blair

The Cellular Jail, also known as Kālā Pānī (derived from Sanskrit words ‘Kal’ which means Time or Death and ‘Pani’ which means Water), was a colonial prison in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. The prison was used by the British especially to exile political prisoners to the remote archipelago. Many notable dissidents such as Batukeshwar Dutt and Veer Savarkar, among others, were imprisoned here during the struggle for India’s independence. Today, the complex serves as a national memorial monument.

Ross Island — Port Blair

Ross Island can be reached by a short frequent boat ride from Water Sports Complex or Aberdeen jetty. The island is controlled by the Indian navy, which requires every visitor to sign in on entering. The small island, with its treasure of ruins, is a major tourist spot in the territory. Today, the island operates a small museum managed by the Indian Navy. The museum has on display a collection of old records. The authorities charge entry fee of Rs. 50 for adults. No entry fee for children up to nine.

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is a national park of India near Wandoor on the Andaman Islands. It belongs to the South Andaman administrative district, part of the Indian union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, also known as Wandoor National Park, is a national park located near Wandoor in South Andaman district of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. This is one of the best places to visit in Andaman Tour and also one of the famous tourist places near Port Blair.

Chidiya Tapu — Port Blair

Chidiya Tapu, also known as ‘Bird Island’, is the southernmost tip of South Andaman Island. This is one of the top places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Chidiya Tapu is a small village with lush green mangroves and tranquil islands. It is famous for bird watching, sunset view, panoramic scenic beauties, and many colours of oceanic view.

Bharatpur Beach — Neil Island

Bharatpur Beach is beautiful beach situated beside Neil Jetty in Neil Island. This is one of the best beach in Neil Island and also one of the popular beaches in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Bharatpur Beach is a serene, calm and white sandy beach. It is well known for its coral reef which is undoubtedly beautiful in Andamans. Another attraction of this beach is the beautiful lush green vegetation and fishes.

Laxmanpur Beach — Neil Island

Laxmanpur Beach is situated at Laxmanpur Village of Neil Island in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. This is one of the best beach in Neil Island and also one of the popular places to visit in Andamans. Laxmanpur Beach is a beautiful and white sandy beach. The beach is a broad spur of white shell sand with shallow water and offers a good snorkeling option. Sunbathing and swimming are other activities.

Scuba Diving & Snokeling — Neil Island

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling are the great ways to explore the beautiful underwater marine life. Swim among schools of fish, admire the beautiful corals and enjoy the serenity of underwater life. The coastal belt surrounding Andaman & Nicobar Islands is the abode of one of the richest coral reef ecosystem in the world. The coral reefs and under water formation are untouched by human activities. The best season for diving is from December to May.

Radhanagar Beach — Havelock Island

Radha Nagar 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 in 2004. Radhanagar Beach is rated as Asia’s best beach and among top 10 beaches in the world by Time Magazine.

Elephant Beach — Hevelock Island

Elephant Beach is the most secluded beach and also one of the most popular beaches in Havelock Island for day trips. This is one of most popular places of Andaman Tourism. Elephant Beach is an ideal site for snorkeling. It has a rich coral reef formation and amazing underwater marine life.

Sea Walk — Havelock Island

The Sea Walk is one of the most unique attractions that one must experience when visiting Andaman Islands. Sea Walking is one of the easiest ways to explore the underwater world at Elephant Beach in Havelock Island. The Sea Walk does not require any knowledge of swimming or diving. Qualified experienced guides will accompany the sea walkers.

Scuba Diving & Snokeling — Havelock Island

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling are the great ways to explore the beautiful underwater marine life. Swim among schools of fish, admire the beautiful corals and enjoy the serenity of underwater life. The best season for diving is from December to May.

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