Must Visit Places in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Perfect summer gateway, Andaman and Nicobar Island is known for their palm-lined trees, mangrove jungles, white sand crystal clear beaches, surrounded by coral reefs that support marine life in the island. There are many tourist attractions here, which you surely loved. Islands and Beaches are the major attractions in Andaman. Tourist from all over the world travels to Andaman for these beautiful and pristine beaches and virgin Islands.
There are numerous places to Visit in Andaman Islands which includes beaches, islands, historical places, museums and numerous other water sports in Andaman. The capital city of the island Port Blair is complete with the lush green area and sandy beaches, places to visit in port Blair are museums, cellular jail, marine park, zoo while there are some other places from port Blair are the highest point Mt. Harriet , the famous diving point Havelock island, popular picnic spot like Chidiyatapu in Port Blair.
Some of the other tourist attractions in Andaman are a virgin island which is popularly known as Neil island, Asia’s best beach Radhanagar beach (beach No.7), famous for coral island and white sandy beach The Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. The famous islands red skin and jolly buoy are part of this park. Baratang Island which is famous for its active volcano. Below are some of the best tourist attractions in Andaman Islands -
Cellular Jail in Port Blair is a national memorial situated in Andaman and Nicobar islands which was established in 1906. Also known as Kala Pani, this colonial prison was used by British to incarcerate political prisoners of the Indian independence movement. After independence, the Cellular Jail was declared a national monument and has now become…
Wandoor Beach is famous for swimming and for coral viewing. It is one of the closest beaches with tourist access, since it lies in Port Blair. It has some huts used for accommodation. This beach is normally used by tourist, on their way to Jolly Buoy beach for relaxing and taking a night walk. The ocean on the side of the beach is extremely calm and composed.
For an unhurried experience, visit Lalaji Bay Beach in Long Island. If nothing else, you are bound to see dolphins leading up out of the sea. There are no facilities at the beach so if you are planning to visit this beach do carry water and other items.
Located in in Neil Island, Sitapur Beach is best suited to watch the sunrise with an impressive backdrop of natural vegetation and limestone formations. This beach is exposed to the open sea and thus prone to higher tides.
Laxmanpur beach in Neil Island is a broad spur of white shell sand with shallow water offering good snorkelling. It is the perfect gateway on your trip to Andaman, as you are left with sufficient time and space to be on your own and enjoy the privacy even during the peak tourist season. Laxmpanpur beach is longer and wider, hence ideal for a long and refreshing walk.
Bharatpur Beach in Neil Island is famous for coral viewing. Leisure travellers can hire a glass bottom boat for coral viewing and further adventure seekers may go for activities like scuba diving and snorkelling to explore the coral world in details.
Kalapathar Beach is a lesser known beach in Havelock and mostly less crowdy. The fisherman mostly access the beach. This was the beach where live shells found regularly. The beach is small, yet the silvery sand and turquoise water make the place exquisite and idealistic for beach lovers.
Elephant Beach is one of the most coveted and isolated sandy beach in Havelock Island. Elephant beach is a pit stop fir snorkelers. You’ll need to take a boat to get here, but once you arrive, expect pristine water and untouched white sand.
Vijaynagar Beach in Havelock island is known for its stretches of clean white sand and clean waters. It is best suited for long walks along the shore and to relax. The calm water makes it good spot for swimming.
Radhanagar Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Andaman that has won ‘Asia’s Best Beach’ title by Time magazine-an evening of sunset watching here and you will understand why. A sprawling flat, soft bed of sand, breathtaking sunset and turquoise blue water it can accommodate hundreds of people during high season.
It has the distinction of being the only active volcano in India. There is no monument or any such thing on Barren Island but still people like to have a glimpse of it. In the South-East part of the Barren Island, two cold water fountains have been located in the dry drains.
Diglipur is one of the most famous islands in Andaman. The main town of North Andaman, it is famous for its oranges, rice and marine life. Saddle Peak (732 meter) is the highest point in the island is nearby. Kalpong the only river in Andaman flows here, and the only Hydro-electric project of the islands is on the river.
Rangat falls in Middle Andaman with pristine beaches, waterfalls and interesting island. There is a well known, beautiful beach known as Aamkunj beach. Fisheries and cultivation are two primary occupations of people in this island. One can enjoy the quiet village life and solitude of virgin nature here.
Baratang island between South and Middle Andamans has beautiful beaches. Andaman Trunk Road to Rangat and Maayabunder goes through this island. Baratang is quite unexplored from the tourism point of view. Mud volcanoes and Limestone Caves can also be seen in this island with the permission of Forest department.