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Top 50 places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

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“At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much.” – Robin Lee Graham

If you are struggling to beat the blues of life, hop in on a ride to one of the most beautiful islands in India. With its golden sands, mesmerizing sunsets, and crystal teal ocean, Andaman will cleanse your soul to its very core. Away from the mayhem of city life, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, an archipelago of around 572 islands, are a fresh breath of air for all the ocean lovers out there. One of India’s most well-kept secrets, the islands are a pleasant relief from busy and overcrowded beaches. Andaman not only houses some of the most secluded and tranquil beaches on the earth but also the most captivating and picturesque ones. 

Nestled in lush green forest groves, the islands bear testimony to Andaman’s rich history, tribal and cultural sentiments, diverse biodiversity, and unparalleled beauty. Infamous for the Kala Pani prison since colonial times, Andaman is a prison of primal nature and divine serenity, one where you would want to get locked away in far from the city world. With the cotton candy sky above you, the turquoise glistening ocean in front of you, and peace and happiness radiating within you, Andaman will cure all your ailments by thrusting on you its abundant waves of happiness and life. Here are the top 50 places to visit in Andaman that you cannot afford to miss. 

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1. The Cellular Jail

The infamous Black Waters or Kala Pani prison- Cellular Jail stands as one of the most popular places to visit in Andaman. Constructed between 1896 and 1906, the Cellular Jail is an architectural marvel built in a starfish design. Containing over 693 cells, it was used to punish Indian nationalists and soldiers who rebelled against British rule during colonial times. Cut off from the mainland and built on a secluded island, it was perceived as one of the most ruthless and gruesome prison sentences in the world.  The Cellular Jail now has been transformed into a memorial for the prominent freedom fighters who bore unimaginable hardships during their imprisonment here. The Cellular Jail also organizes a stellar light and sound show to narrate the tale of bravery and stealth of Indian freedom fighters. Cellular Jail has a million stories to tell; stories that will take you back to India’s lesser-known and forgotten past.

How to Reach Cellular Jail: Cellular Jail is located 7.8 km away from the centre of Port Blair. It can be easily reached via RGT road through taxi, cab, car, bus, rickshaw, or other modes of local transportation.

Best Time to Visit: November to March

Highlights: 

  • Explore the

    stories of the past embedded in this historical national site with over 693 prison cells.

  • Visit the museum’s photo gallery and catch the snapshots of the nation’s freedom struggle. 
  • You cannot miss out on the light and sound show held after sunset on the premises of the Cellular Jail. The show highlights the ethereal view of the freedom movement of India.

2. Radhanagar Beach

Andaman and Nicobar Islands | Radhanagar Beach - HikerWolf

Renowned as the 7th best beach in the world and the best in India and Asia, Radhanagar Beach is a sight to behold. Giant palm trees, white crystal sand, and blue pristine water- the beach has it all. Most famous for swimming and sunbathing, it is known for its sublime sunset views. Walking on its white shores is a rejuvenating and enthralling experience for all beach lovers. Its serene beauty makes it one of the most beautiful places to visit in Andaman with your friends and family.

How to Reach Radhanagar Beach: Radhanagar Beach is well connected to Port Blair and can be reached via a Makruzz or a Seaplane. There are also government boats that facilitate the travel between Port Blair and Radhanagar Beach.

Best Time to Visit: October to February

Highlights:

  • Enjoy water sports and get lost in the ethereal beauty that the beach has to offer.
  • Savour the delicious seafood delicacies served in cafes on the shoreside.
  • You cannot miss out on the heavenly sunrise and sunset views on this beach.

3. Chidiya Tapu

Andaman | Chidiya Tapu - HikerWolf

Chidiya Tapu, a hotspot of rich biodiversity, is one of the most sought out places to visit in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The island is famous for trekking trails, adventure activities, and glorious sunset views. It also encapsulates a biological park and mini zoo, making it a paradise for nature and wildlife lovers. You can spot various exotic species of migratory birds as well as the famous white spotted deer and wild boar on this island. The sunset at Chidiya Tapu gives you a glimpse of the sun setting into the stretch of the Bay of Bengal and thus is a sight to devour. An abode to Parrot Islands, Chidiya Tapu is a favourite destination for all bird watchers and photographers from across the globe.

How to Reach Chidiya Tapu: Chidiya Tapu is located at a distance of 20 km from Port Blair and can be easily reached via road through a bike or cycle ride. You can also take *a boat ride to the island.

Best Time to Visit: October to April

Highlights:

  • Watch exotic and rare species of birds on the premises of the island.
  • Savour the ethereal view of the sky from the famous Sunset Point.
  • Explore the rich biodiversity at Chidiya Tapu Biological Park.
  • Enjoy water adventures such as scuba diving, snorkelling, and many more.

4. Neil Island

Neil Island, stretched over 13.7 square kilometres of land, is a quaint yet mesmerising island in Andaman. Famous in mythologies such as the Ramayana, it is one of the most renowned places to visit in Andaman. From its natural coral bridge, you can spot rich and exotic species of marine life, predominantly coral reefs. From enjoying a glass-bottom ride through the turquoise water to the enthralling experience of snorkelling to dwelling into one’s solitude in the sublime beauty of nature, the island has something for everyone. You cannot miss out on this gem of a place while planning your Andaman travel list. 

How to Reach Neil Island: Neil Island is 43 km away from Port Blair. It can be reached through a water ferry service from Port Blair in over 2-3 hours.

Best Time to Visit: October to May

Highlights:

  • Explore the underwater world through a glass boat ride
  • You can witness the rich cluster of coral reefs from the natural coral bridge.
  • Pump up your adrenaline by snorkelling, scuba diving, or jet skiing on the island.

5. Elephant Beach

Andaman | Elephant Beach - HikerWolf

Famous for its glowing sand cover, Elephant Beach is one of the most golden places to visit in Andaman. You can spot many colourful fishes, sea turtles, as well as bright coral reefs in the crystal water of this beach. It is a hotspot for all nature and adventure enthusiasts as it offers the tourists various exciting activities such as trekking, scuba diving, as well as kayaking. Apart from the enthralling adventure, you can also enjoy unparalleled peace and serenity on this picturesque beach in Andaman.

How to Reach Elephant Beach: Elephant Beach is 70 km away from Port Blair. You can reach Elephant Beach through a ferry ride in 3 hours.

Best Time to Visit:  November to March

Highlights:

  • Sea walking is an exquisite experience that will allow you to interact with the rich aquatic life nearby.
  • You cannot miss out on water sports such as scuba diving, kayaking, and snorkelling.
  • Enjoy the lip-smacking seafood in seaside restaurants.  

6. Forest Museum

Located in the Chatham Saw Mill, Forest Museum is perched on the outskirts of the city centre of Port Blair. It is one of the best places to visit in Andaman to get an insight into the cultural and tribal life of the state. You can find various exhibits related to wildlife as well as wooden artefacts in this museum. The museum encapsulates carvings and artefacts made out of teak, oak, gurjan, padauk, as well as timber. The museum also houses a mini zoo and zoological garden making it worth a visit for tourists from across geographies. Managed by the forest department, it is a cherished and picturesque museum that has many stories to tell about the rich cultural life of Andaman. You can also buy fascinating and intricate wooden carvings as souvenirs from this exquisite place. 

How to Reach Forest Museum: The Forest Museum is situated on the outskirts of Port Blair and can easily be reached via road from all parts of the city. The Road Bridge provides a straight route to the museum. 

Best Time to Visit: Throughout the Year

Highlights: 

  • Explore the rich artefacts at the Chatham Saw Mill.
  • Witness the rich flora and fauna at the mini zoo located inside the museum.
  • Buy handmade cultural souvenirs from the shop located on the premises of the museum.

7. Zonal Anthropological Museum

Andaman and Nicobar Islands | Zonal Anthropological Museum - HikerWolf

Another cherished museum that gives an elaborate account of the cultural and tribal life of Andaman is the Zonal Anthropological Museum. You can find clothing, utensils, weapons, as well as other important historical artefacts that give an account of various tribes such as the Jarawas, Sentinelese, Great Andamanese, and Onges. The museum is often visited by anthropologists, historians, as well as researchers from across the globe as it showcases the unique and simple lifestyle of various tribes as well as lesser-known tribal sentiments. While here, you can also buy various cultural souvenirs to add to your antique collection. Storing rich tribal artefacts, the Zonal Anthropological museum is amongst prominent cultural places to visit in Andaman.

How to Reach Zonal Anthropological Museum: Zonal Anthropological Museum is located 7 km away from the centre of Port Blair and can easily be reached via local road transportation in over 15 minutes.

Best Time to Visit: March to July

Highlights:

  • Learn about the tribal lives and sentiments by exploring the utensils, ornaments, and other artefacts of tribal communities displayed in the museum. 
  • The Jarawa Chest Guard is one of the most famous artefacts stored in the museum.

8. Corbyn’s Cove Beach

Located in the earshot of Snake Island, Corbyn’s Cove Beach is a famous tourist spot for various adventure activities such as skiing, speed boating, as well as surfing. You can enjoy the mesmerizing view of the teal ocean under the cool shade of lush green coconut trees dotted on the shores of this beach. The beach also is an abode to various artefacts dating back to the Second World War such as the bunkers built by the Japanese army. A perfect amalgamation of history, nature and adventures, Corbyn’s Cove Beach is a famous destination amongst places to visit in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

How to Reach Corbyn’s Cove Beach: Corbyn’s Cove Beach is over 8 km away from Port Blair. You can easily take a cab or taxi to reach the beach in less than half an hour.

Best Time to Visit: October to May

Highlights:

  • Feel the thrill of wind by rushing through the ocean on a speed boat.
  • Explore the historical artefacts of World War II at the beach.
  • Savour the seafood at the restaurants and cafes perched on the shoreside.

9. Baratang Islands

Andaman Nicobar | Baratang Islands - HikerWolf

Your Andaman trip is incomplete without trekking to Baratang Islands through dense mangrove forest groves. One of the most secluded yet treasured places to visit in Andaman, Baratang Islands is the city’s well-kept secret waiting to be explored. The island is an abode to the famous mud volcanoes as well as the fascinating limestone caves. It also houses many mesmerising beaches and mangrove creeks making it a paradise for nature lovers. Trekking through the tropical mangrove swamps to reach the limestone caves is an exciting experience that will pump up your adrenaline and feed your adventurous soul. This gem of a place needs to be on your bucket list on your next Andaman holiday. 

How to Reach Baratang Island: Baratang Island is at a distance of 101 km away from Port Blair. You can take cabs as well as ferries to reach the island in over 2.5 hours.

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Highlights: 

  • Have a relaxing mud bath in the mud volcanoes
  • Discover the secrets of the limestone caves
  • Enjoy the serenity of travelling through mangrove forest groves in clear waters.

10. Bharatpur Beach

Bharatpur Beach or the Coral Kingdom of Andaman is one of the most famous beaches to fall under Neil Island. From enjoying delicious seafood to looking out for bright coral reefs to relaxing in the lush green paddy cultivation and coconut plantation, there is no dearth of things to do at this beautiful beach. It is also famous for its spell bounding sunset views. Walking on the golden sand of this beach at sunset hour with your loved one is a once in a lifetime experience. Undeniably, Bharatpur Beach is one of the popular places to visit in Andaman.

How to Reach Bharatpur Beach: At a distance of 40 km from Port Blair, Bharatpur Beach can be reached through government and private ferries.

Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year

Highlights:

  • Explore the fascinating marine life by scuba diving into the ocean.
  • You can sunbathe in peace under the shade of coconut plantations.
  • Bharatpur Beach is famous for seafood and other delicious cuisines. 

11. Jolly Buoy Island

Andaman | Jolly Buoy Island - HikerWolf

30 km away from Wandoor Beach, Jolly Buoy Island is one of the most pristine and beautiful places to visit in Andaman. With over 70% of its area covered with thick tropical forests, it stands as an undisturbed hub of rich biodiversity. Exploring the emerald green ocean water through glass boats is a dreamlike experience and thus, is one of the main activities witnessed on the island. Snorkelling and Scuba Diving are also exciting experiences offered by Jolly Buoy Island making it one of the most cherished Andaman and Nicobar destinations. As suggested by its name, it will leave you brimming with prime happiness by offering enchanting scenic delights. From seeing the underwater world unfold in all its beauty before your eyes to retreating into the bounty of nature away from the mayhem of city life, Jolly Buoy Island is Andaman’s well-kept secret and a paradise for all adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers.

How to Reach Jolly Buoy Island: You can reach Jolly Buoy Island from Port Blair via a boat or ferry in over 45 minutes. 

Best Time to Visit: April to June

Highlights:

  • Enjoy the sunset and sunrise views from Jolly Buoy Island.
  • Explore the rare biodiversity in the dense tropical forest groves.
  • Take a glass boat ride through the ocean and enjoy the underwater marine world.

12. North Bay Island

Andaman and Nicobar Islands | North Bay Island - HikerWolf

If you are looking to feel the adrenaline rush and hear the distinct echo of your own heartbeats, North Bay Island is your ultimate go-to-go place for all water sports and adventure activities in Andaman. Located some 42 km away from Port Blair, the island hosts several thrilling activities such as boating, sea walking, glass boat ride, scuba diving, snorkelling, as well as submarine ride. A site of enthralling adventure, North Bay Island also offers picturesque scenes of sublime beauty. The Island is the abode of the lighthouse featured on the back of the 20 Rupee Indian note. From the lighthouse, you can watch the ethereal view of the Port Blair skyline and the beautiful Ross Island. Undeniably, it is one of the most exciting places to visit in Andaman. 

How to Reach North Bay Island: North Island is over 42 km away from Port Blair and you can reach the island in over 2 hours by taking a boat or ferry.

Best Time to Visit: November to May

Highlights:

  • Watch the Port Blair skyline from the lighthouse situated on the Island.
  • Explore your adventurous side by participating in numerous water adventures and activities.
  • The island also has a rich deposit of seashells to collect as souvenirs. 

13. Havelock Island

Andaman | Havelock Island - HikerWolf

One of the most famous Andaman and Nicobar destinations, Havelock Island was named after Sir Henry Havelock, a prominent British officer who governed India during colonial rule. It was later renamed Swaraj Island in 2018 in memory of Subash Chandra Bose, one of the central figures in the freedom struggle. Located 70 km away from Port Blair, it is a part of Ritchie’s Archipelago. From kayaking to snorkelling to scuba diving, there is no dearth of things to do at this pristine Island. It houses various eminent beaches such as Elephant Beach, Vijaynagar Beach, Radhanagar, and Kalapathar Beach. With white sand, crystal blue water, and rich biodiversity, Havelock Island is one of the best places to visit in Andaman. 

How to Reach Havelock Island: Havelock Island is nearly 70 km away from Port Blair. The most popular way to reach Havelock Island from Port Blair is via water. You can take an air-conditioned catamaran ferry that will drop you off at the island in over 2.5 hours.

Best Time to Visit: October to April

Highlights:

  • Learn about the rich history of the Island by exploring the ancient artefacts on the island.
  • Explore the cluster of beaches located in the close earshot of the island famous for water sports and adventure activities.
  • The sight of elephants swimming has been the most prominent attraction of the place for ages.

14. Barren Island

Andaman Nicobar | Barren Island - HikerWolf

Andaman and Nicobar house some of the most pristine and uninhabited natural places on earth. Barren Island, prominently known as the abode of the only active volcano in South Asia, is one such mysterious place embedded in the primal bounty of nature. Almost 2 million years old, Barren Island is situated on tectonic plates in the Andaman Sea. It last erupted in 2018 after 150 years of calm. Often brewing with smoking trails, the island can only be viewed from ships afar. You can also spot exotic birds, flying foxes, as well as goats on the Island. With black sand and rocky terrains, the beaches near the island offer water adventures that will let you explore the clear water and pristine vegetation near the volcano arena.  An active volcano in the midst of a vast ocean, Barren Island is a wonder to behold and is one of the most exciting places to visit in Andaman.

How to Reach Barren Island: Barren Island is situated at a distance of 140 km from Port Blair and be reached by taking a seaplane or a boat ride to the island. 

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Highlights:

  • See the smoking trails emerging from the only active volcano in South Asia from a cruise ride. 
  • You can locate exotic wildlife species such as flying foxes and other migratory birds.
  • You can also indulge in water adventures near the volcano’s location by taking appropriate safety measures.

15. Mount Harriet National Park

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Named after the wife of a prominent British officer, Harriet C. Tytler, Mount Harriet National Park was established in 1969. Spread over an area of 11,520 acres of land, the National Park is a famous butterfly hotspot. Rich with biodiversity, it houses some of the most exotic species of flora and fauna. You can spot various endangered birds such as black-naped turn, Andaman treepie, Nicobar megapode, Sunda teal, Andaman black woodpecker, and Nicobar parakeet.  Faunal species such as robber crabs, turtles, saltwater crocodiles, and wild pigs also form the central attractions of the national park. Inhabited by the Negrito tribal community, the national park is a picturesque site marked by forest groves and surrounded by the sea. Trekking through the park is an exquisite experience in itself, making it famous amongst nature lovers across geographies. It is one of the most cherished Andaman and Nicobar destinations.

How to Reach Mount Harriet National Park: The national park is located 42 km away from Port Blair. You can reach Mount Harriet National Park both by road and water transportation. You can travel to Ferragunj via road and then take a boat from the Chatham jetty. From there, you can again resort to local transportation to reach Mount Harriet.

Best Time to Visit: November to May

Highlights:

  • Trekking to Mount Harriet is an enthralling experience that helps you explore nature at its best.
  • You can spot Sunda teal, black woodpecker, black-naped turn, and many other endangered birds at the park.
  • The park stands as a perfect picnic spot to enjoy with family and friends.
  • You can interact with the indigenous Negrito tribe and learn their unique ways of life. 

16. Samudrika Marine Museum

Andaman and Nicobar Islands | Samudrika Marine Museum - HikerWolf

Run by the Indian Navy Army to raise awareness about oceanic life and tribal communities, Samudrika Marine Museum was established in 1983. Segregated into five sections, it contains important information regarding history, geography, archaeology, marine life, as well as people of Andaman and Nicobar. It also houses a small aquarium containing seashells, fishes, and coral reefs. Adorned with five galleries, it is also an abode of a mini zoo housing saltwater crocodiles and other exotic species. It is situated at a distance of 9 km from Port Blair. Samrudika Marine Museum, as one of the most visited Andaman and Nicobar destinations, attracts history lovers, nature enthusiasts, and photographers from across the globe. 

How to Reach Samudrika Marine Museum: Samudrika Marine Museum is located close to Port Blair at a distance of 9 km. You can reach the museum via local road transportation in over 20 minutes.

Best Time to Visit: Throughout the Year

Highlights:

  • Explore the fascinating display of varied marine life at the museum.
  • Learn about the tribal culture and history of Andaman by wandering through the five galleries of the museum that contain important cultural artefacts belonging to the tribal communities.
  • You can spot saltwater crocodiles and other exotic species at the mini zoo located in the museum.

17. Diglipur

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A quaint town in Andaman and Nicobar, Digilpur is an eminent ecotourism hotspot. Marked by the flow of River Kalpong (the only river of Andaman and Nicobar Islands), it is situated 185 miles away from Port Blair at an altitude of 141 feet above sea level. Housing some of the most prominent tourist places to visit in Andaman, it attracts domestic as well as foreign travellers throughout the year. It is dotted with scenic delights such as Mud Volcano, Ross and Smith Islands, Kalipur beach and Saddle Peak National Park. Covered with forest groves and with the smell of the ocean in the air, trekking to Diglipur is a breathtaking experience that will help you explore the best views of the city’s sightseeing. Undeniably, Diglipur is one of the most treasured Andaman and Nicobar destinations for tourists, trekkers, and nature lovers. 

How to Reach Diglipur: Diglipur is far away from Port Blair at a distance of 325 km. You can either take a long 12-hour road trip or a night cruise to the town. 

Best Time to Visit: November to May

Highlights:

  • Trek to Diglipur and experience the city’s remote and unexplored regions in all their glory.
  • Witness the rich biodiversity at the Saddle Peak National Park.
  • You can explore many exciting beaches connected to the town.

18. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park

Andaman and Nicobar Islands | Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park- HikerWolf

Nestled in Wandoor village at a distance of 29 kilometres from Port Blair, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park treasures the rich marine life of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Covering an area of 281.5 square kilometres, it is home to 15 beautiful islands including Jolly Buoy and Red Skin Islands. It is popular amongst tourists as one of the most exciting places to visit in Andaman. You can enjoy various water sports, adventure activities, as well as marine and oceanic life at its best in the national park. Aimed to preserve the rich biodiversity and flora and fauna of the region, it houses different and exotic types of coral reefs and vegetation. You cannot miss out on this gem of a place in your next Andaman tour.  

How to Reach Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park:  The National Park is over 29 km away from Port Blair city and can thus be reached through local road transportation easily. You can take a bus, taxi, car, or a cab to reach the national park from Port Blair.

Best Time to Visit: November to March

Highlights:

  • The rich collection of coral reefs remains the central attraction of the place.
  • You can explore the exotic aquatic species in the national park like never before.
  • Mahatma Gandhi National Park also entails exciting and picturesque beaches to visit.

19. Vijaynagar Beach

Andaman and Nicobar Islands | Vijaynagar Beach - HikerWolf

If you are looking for a quiet and less crowded beach brimming with beauty and serenity, Vijaynagar Beach is your dream come true. Prominently known as Beach No. 5, it is a part of the charming Havelock Island. From the pristine water to glistening white sand to lush green coconut trees to water activities and unmatched peace, Vijaynagar Beach has got something for everyone. You can also locate the view of the Bay of Bengal from this virgin beach. Away from the chaotic city life, this lesser-known shore will allow you to rejuvenate in the lap of nature and listen to the music of your soul. For all the ocean babies out there, Vijaynagar Beach is one of the most peaceful places to visit in Andaman and thus needs to be on your bucket list. 

How to Reach Vijaynagar Beach: 66 km away from Port Blair, Vijaynagar Beach can be reached via a cruise that will take you to Havelock Island in over 1.5 hours. You can take local transportation to reach the beach from Havelock Island.  

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Highlights:

  • Watch the skyline of the Bay of Bengal from the beach.
  • From sea walking to scuba diving to snorkelling, you can enjoy many fun activities at the beach.
  • Watch the beautiful view of sunset at the beach.

20. Chatham Saw Mill

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Amongst the endless treasures that Andaman houses, Chatham Saw Hill stands out as Asia’s oldest and largest sawmill. Nestled in Chatham Island, the Mill was established in 1833 and now is run by the forest department of Andaman and Nicobar. Attacked and bombed by the British during the Second World War in 1942, it is marked by a galloping pit which is now filled with water. It has significant historical stories to tell about the dark days of the past. Adorned with wood carvings and woodworks, it supplies timber and supports different industrial units across the globe. It is one of the most visited Andaman and Nicobar destinations. 

How to Reach Chatham Saw Mill: Chatham Saw Mill is over 11 km away from Port Blair. You can reach the mill via local road transportation such as bus, taxi, cab, or car in over half an hour.

Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year

Highlights:

  • Watch the historical site bombed by British during the World War II in 1942.
  • Explore the rich wood carvings and woodworks at the mill.
  • Cellular Jail is a significant historical destination located close to the mill. 

21. Limestone Caves

Andaman | Limestone Caves - HikerWolf

Andaman and Nicobar Islands encapsulate many natural and unseen wonders that will take your breath away. Limestone Caves stand as one such scenic delight amongst natural places to visit in Andaman. Nestled in Baratang Island, you can reach this visual treat by taking a mangrove boat ride. As a result of rock sedimentations for over a million years, you’ll be spellbound by this marvel of nature. From strange aesthetic structures to Stalagmite and Stalactite, the cave has stories to tell about fascinating marine phenomena that led to its existence. Trailing through forests and deep waters to reach this ethereal wonder will be a once in a lifetime experience to tick off your bucket list. One of the most exciting Andaman and Nicobar destinations, Limestone Caves will take you through the darkness of your soul and will let you find that shimmering beam of light at the end of the tunnel. 

How to Reach Limestone Caves: Limestone Caves are located 100 km away from the city centre of Port Blair. You have to reach Baratang Island and then you can explore your way to Limestone Caves by travelling through the dense mangrove forest groves. The caves can be reached via both drive and jetty ride. 

Best Time to Visit: November to March

Highlights:

  • Cherish the natural wonder of rock sedimentations, stalagmite, and stalactite structures formed over some million years. 
  • The caves are a perfect site for photography enthusiasts and nature lovers. 

22. Mud Volcanoes

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As the only existing cluster of mud volcanoes in India, the Mud Volcanoes in Andaman and Nicobar Islands stand as a site of scientific inquiry. From a chain of 11 mud volcanoes. 9 are located in Baratang Island. While not visually aesthetic, they give an insight into the absurd natural phenomena and formations. With temperatures varying from 100 degrees Celsius to 2 degrees Celsius, they also allow tourists to enjoy mud baths at low temperatures. A unique site of natural wonder, they stand as one of the most fascinating Andaman and Nicobar destinations. Trekking through semi-evergreen forests to reach the mud volcanoes, make the journey as exciting and worthwhile as the destination.

How to Reach Mud Volcanoes: Mud Volcanoes are located 90 km away from Port Blair on the premises of Baratang Island. You can reach the mud volcanoes both by bus and ferry service. 

Best Time to Visit: November to March

Highlights:

  • Enrich your scientific interest by discovering the wonder of the only existing mud volcanoes in the nation.
  • You can spot many exotic species of birds at this place.
  • A trip to mud volcanoes gives you the chance to explore the surreal mangrove forests.
  • The low temperature of the volcanoes makes them suitable for a relaxing mud bath.

23. Cinque Island

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A virgin and lesser-known island in Andaman, Cinque Island is divided into North and South Cinque Islands which are connected through a sand bar. This island can be visited by attaining permission from the forest department. Pristine and undisturbed, it is an ideal spot for a soulful retreat into primal nature. With rich marine biodiversity and exciting water adventures, it is an ideal getaway to enjoy with your loved ones, friends or family or perhaps with your own solitude. You can reach this beautiful island by taking a ferry from Chidiya Tapu Point. 

How to Reach Cinque Island: Cinque Island is located 25 km away from Port Blair. You can take a ferry or boat service from Port Blair to reach the island. The ferries take travellers back and forth from the island multiple times a day.

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Highlights:

  • Enjoy exciting adventures such as snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, and many more.
  • View the glorious sunset from the island.
  • Eat exciting seafood and relax at the shoreside restaurants.

24. Mangrove Creek

Andaman and Nicobar Islands | Mangrove Creek - HikerWolf

Andaman and Nicobar Islands encapsulate over 13% of the nation’s mangrove cover. Rooted in the water of Baratang Island, the dense mangrove creek provides an ideal site to explore the rich biodiversity of the region and is thus one of the best places to visit in Andaman. From colourful birds to diverse fishes to sea crocodiles, trailing through the mangrove forests will let you wander through the unseen wilderness. The mangrove safari will lead you to the glorious limestone caves and thus forms an attractive trail. Amongst the primal Andaman and Nicobar destinations, Mangrove Creek will give you an exquisite chance to explore nature at its best.

How to Reach Mangrove Creek: Mangroves are located 100 km away from Port Blair and you can reach them via a six-hour long boat safari. 

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Highlights:

  • You can spot many diverse kinds of birds during your exploration of the mangrove forest.
  • Fishing at the mangrove creek is an exciting experience to indulge in.
  • A boat safari through Mangrove Creek allows you to explore many charming places to visit in Andaman such as limestone caves and mud volcanoes.
  • You can also locate saltwater sea crocodiles in the waters of Mangrove Creek.

25. Wandoor Beach

Andaman and Nicobar Islands | Wandoor Beach - HikerWolf

Situated 25 km away from the Airport, Wandoor Beach marks the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. Stretched over 15 km, Wandoor Beach has the largest shoreline in Port Blair. With a drastic tsunami occurrence in 2006, the beach is still dotted with fallen tropical trees. With white creamy sand, turquoise water, and diverse aquatic biodiversity, Wandoor beach is a perfect site for a cosy and romantic beach date with yourself or your loved one. Its beauty will capture your heart and cast you under its spell of tranquillity and peace. Wandoor Beach is your ideal chance to lose yourself in one of the most scenic places in Andaman. 

How to Reach Wandoor Beach: You can reach Wandoor Beach from Port Blair via bus, car, taxi, as well as a boat ride. From the Port Blair STS bus terminal, you can take a bus to Wandoor Village. Wandoor Beach is just five minutes away from the village. You can also take a ferry ride from Port Blair to Wandoor Beach.

Best Time to Visit: November to March

Highlights:

  • The fallen tropical trees from the 2006 tsunami add an extra aesthetic element to the place.
  • There is also a way to reach the beach by trekking through a nearby cave.
  • Enjoy the surreal sunset and sunrise view at this picturesque beach.

26. Kala Pathar Beach

Andaman | Kala Pathar Beach - HikerWolf

With turquoise water cutting through black shiny rocks, Kala Pathar Beach is an exquisite sight to behold. An off-beat beach in Havelock Island, it has one of the most serene and smallest shorelines in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. While there are not many water sports or adventure activities to enjoy on this secluded beach, you can always set up a hammock and relax in the white creamy sand under the shade of lush green coconut trees. It is one of the few deserted Andaman and Nicobar destinations that allow one to sunbathe in tranquillity. 

How to Reach Kala Pathar Beach: 60 km away from Port Blair, Kala Pathar Beach can be reached via ferry rides in over 2.5 hours.

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Highlights:

  • Full Moon Café near Kala Pathar Beach offers delicious seafood cuisines and a relaxing spot to enjoy with friends and family.
  • The beach is known for its picturesque site and is thus famous amongst photographers.
  • An offbeat destination, it offers sublime views of sunset and sunrise. 

27. Viper Island

Andaman and Nicobar Islands | Viper Island - HikerWolf

Used as a jail during the colonial regime, Viper Island was named after the H.M.S. The vessel crashed on its shore in 1789. With a rich history, Viper Island is also an enchanting natural site. You can also sight spotted deer on this island. Located in the southern part of Andaman and Nicobar islands, an expansive view of this island can be enjoyed from the Port Blair Harbour Cruise. It offers a panoramic view of a cluster of adjacent islands as well as the sheet of glistening blue ocean making it one of the best places to visit in Andaman.  A perfect union of history and nature, Viper Island has stories to tell; ones that you cannot afford to miss out on.

How to Reach Viper Island: Viper Island is 22 km away from Port Blair and you can reach it through road as well as through a ferry. Starting from Phoenix Bay Jetty, you can go on to take the Harbour Cruise and thus can reach the island in over 45 minutes from Port Blair. 

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Highlights:

  • The Viper Island is famous for being the abode of spotted deer.
  • Enjoy the kaleidoscopic view of adjacent islands visible from the Viper Island.
  • Visit the prison cells to get an insight into the history of the place.

28. Campbell Bay

Andaman | Campbell Bay - HikerWolf

Housing the southernmost point of India, Campbell Bay forms a significant tourist hotspot in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. A quaint hamlet in Nicobar district, it is most famous for Indira Point and the Campbell Bay National Park. Spread over 426 square kilometres, the Campbell National Park was established in 1992. From orchids, mangroves, and tropical vegetation, to Nicobar wild bear, tree wench, pigeon, and white-bellied ocean falcon, the town is an abode of exotic species of flora and fauna. One of the most prominent Andaman and Nicobar destinations, Campbell Bay attracts wildlife lovers, photographers, and nature enthusiasts throughout the year.

How to Reach Campbell Bay: Campbell Bay is located far away from Port Blair at a distance of 529 km. You can reach Campbell Bay from Port Blair through a cruise ride or a helicopter service. MV Campbell Bay is a government ship vessel that travels from Port Blair to Campbell Bay once a week. It is a 24 hours ride.

Best Time to Visit: November to March

Highlights:

  • You cannot miss visiting the famous southernmost point of India- The Indira Point.
  • Bird watching and wildlife spotting are cherished activities at Campbell National Park.
  • You can spot the endangered white-bellied ocean falcon and many other exotic animals at Campbell Bay. 

29. Sri Vetrimalai Murugan Temple

Andaman and Nicobar Islands | Sri Vetrimalai Murugan Temple - HikerWolf

Along with the divinity of nature, Andaman and Nicobar Islands house religious fervour too. Established in 1926 by the British colonizers to gain the loyalty of Tamilians, Sri Vetrimalai Murugan Temple is dedicated to the worship of the son of Lord Shiva- Karthikeyan or Lord Murugan.  One of the most religious places to visit in Andaman, it is the largest pilgrimage site in the state. Inspired by Dravidian architecture, it is intricately designed with wooden carvings and paintings. Religious festivals such as Thai Poosam and Kanda Sashti are held annually on its premises. Resembling the Kanda Kotta temple in Tamil Nadu, it attracts devotees and believers from across the world. The temple offers a spiritual retreat into prime divinity making it one of the most pious amongst Andaman and Nicobar destinations.

How to Reach Sri Vetrimalai Murugan Temple: Sri Vetrimalai Murugan Temple is 6.3 km away from the Port Blair centre city. You can easily find an auto or other local transport to reach the temple from Port Blair in less than 15 minutes.

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Highlights:

  • Explore the exquisite Dravidian architecture marvel at the temple.
  • Participate in the charity work programmes at the temple. 
  • If you visit the temple during the festive season, you can experience the temple beaming with a distinct religious and cultural fervour. 
  • The gamut meal is a lip-smacking delicacy served as Prasad in the temple.

30. Madhuban

Andaman and Nicobar Islands | Madhuban - HikerWolf

Covered in dense forest groves, Madhuban offers one of the most exciting trekking trails in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Starting from the lofty Mount Harriet, the trek to Madhuban gives one a chance to explore the exotic wildflowers, flora and fauna of the region. Birds such as sea eagle, local teal, dove, as well as kingfisher can be spotted in the wilderness of the region. From mesmerizing butterflies to giant elephants, Madhuban is a hub of nature with all its diversities. One of the most alluring places to visit in Andaman, Madhuban is a soulful escapade that needs to be on your travel list!

How to Reach Madhuban: The Madhuban trek begins from Mount Harriet National Park. The national park is 15 km away from Port Blair and can be reached through a ferry ride.

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Highlights:

  • Madhuban Trek offers panoramic views of nature. You can spot elephants, wild animals, exotic birds, as well as rare butterflies here.
  • It is a paradise for photography and nature enthusiasts.
  • There are many famous eating joints near the Madhuban trekking trail that offer local food.

31. Lalaji Bay Beach

Andaman | Lalaji Bay Beach - HikerWolf

Situated in the close periphery of the enchanting Long Island, Lalaji Bay Beach is a paradise for all adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers. You can travel on a ferry or trek through the forest cover to reach this picturesque shoreline. From swimming to snorkelling to dolphin sightseeing, Lalaji Bay Beach is always radiating with life. Scarcely crowded, it offers enamouring and tranquil views and thus is considered amongst the top Andaman and Nicobar destinations. 

How to Reach Lalaji Bay Beach: The beach is situated 90 km away from Port Blair. Connected to Rangat, you can take a bus to Rangat and then take a ferry ride to Lalaji Bay Beach.

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Highlights:

  • You can spot friendly dolphins in the crystal water of this beautiful beach.
  • The sunset at this beach is a scenic delight and thus forms the central attraction of the place.
  • You can also pump up your adrenaline by indulging in fun activities such as snorkelling.

32. Aamkunj Beach

Andaman Nicobar | Amkunj Beach - HikerWolf

Another enthralling beach in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Amkunj Beach is one of the most prominent eco-tourism sites. Dotted with grey and black pebbles on the shoreline, it is situated at a distance of 8 km from Rangat. While water sports are less frequent on this beach, it is perfect for someone looking to sunbathe, relax or swim in blue crystal water. This makes it amongst the lesser-known serene places to visit in Andaman. 

How to Reach Amkunj Beach: Almost 170 km away from Port Blair, Amkunj Beach can be reached via the NH4 route. You can take a bus, car, or a taxi to reach your destination. You can also take a boat to reach Amkunj Beach.

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Highlights:

  • You can spot the rare Olive Ridley Turtle on this beach.
  • You can enjoy a serene swim in the clear water of Amkunj Beach.
  • Enjoy the delicious seafood in the eateries located near the beach.

33. Laxmanpur Beach

Andaman | Laxmanpur Beach - HikerWolf

39 km away from Port Blair and 2 km away from the Neil Jetty, Laxmanpur Beach is the romance of nature at its best. Famous amongst Honeymoon couples, its sunset point is a well-known treat to mind and body. Scattered coral reefs and shells can be spotted on the golden shore of this pristine beach. From snorkelling to scuba diving to swimming to romantic walks on the shore, Laxmanpur Beach beams with love and adventure in the air. Come and fall in love all over again in Laxmanpur Beach in the presence of the emerald greenish-blue ocean, glistening sand, and cotton candy skies.

How to Reach Laxmanpur Beach: Laxmanpur Beach is situated 52.7 km away from Port Blair and can be reached via government and private ferry rides. Travelling via Phoenix Bay Jetty Dock, you can reach the beach in over 2 hours and 35 minutes from Port Blair city centre. 

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Highlights:

  • Collect the beautiful shells scattered on the golden shore of Laxmanpur Beach.
  • The sunset point at this beach is an ethereal attraction of the place.
  • You can enjoy snorkelling, scuba diving, and other fun adventures on this beach.

34. Lamiya Bay Beach

Andaman | Lamiya Bay Beach - HikerWolf

Situated at the foothills of the highest peak in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lamiya Bay Beach is one of the most scenic and picturesque places to visit in Andaman. 30 minutes away from Saddle Peak, its shoreline is dotted with tropical trees, shrubs, pebbles, and watchtowers. This makes it one of the most photogenic beaches in Andaman that attracts photographers, nature lovers, and swimmers from across the globe. You cannot afford to miss out on the serene sunset and sunrise views at this beach.

How to Reach Lamiya Bay Beach: The beach is over 315 km away from Port Blair city centre. Situated near Diglipur, the beach can be reached from the city centre via NH4. The car ride will amount to over 9 hours of travelling to reach the final destination. 

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Highlights:

  • There are many water sports such as snorkelling and scuba diving that you can enjoy on this beach.
  • The beach is famous for tropical shrubs, trees, and other vegetation.
  • It is a soulful retreat with serene sunset and sunrise views.

35. Parrot Island

Andaman and Nicobar Islands | Parrot Island - HikerWolf

Imagine the mellifluous sound of parrots and birds on a pristine island. Parrot Island, also known as Bird’s Paradise, is the music of nature that come to life. One of the most beautiful Andaman and Nicobar destinations, it is an abode of various exotic species of parrots and parakeets. A haven for bird waters and nature lovers, sunset on this island with bird flocks coming together in the sky is a once in a lifetime experience. Inhabited by the Jarawa tribe, Parrot Island is one of the most charming places to visit in Andaman to explore its beauty, culture, and wildlife. With the healing effect of nature’s music, you will be able to hear the profound tales of silences on this island. 

How to Reach Parrot Island: To reach Parrot Island from Port Blair, you first need to arrive at Baratang Jetty and from there dunghi or small fisherman boats will take you to Parrot Island.

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Highlights:

  • Locate various rare species of parrots and parakeets on this island.
  • Interact with the Jarawa tribal people and learn their ways of living.
  • The island is famous for bird watching and photography.

36. Butler Bay Beach

Andaman | Butler Bay Island - HikerWolf

A well-kept secret amongst Andaman and Nicobar destinations, Butler Bay Beach is one of the most prominent surfing sites in India. With a jungle and lighthouse in its proximity, Butler Bay Beach offers delightful visual treats. A golden beach situated 14 km away from Hut Bay, its crystal clear waters attract swimmers and surfers from across geographies. From adventurous water activities to a peaceful walk on the beach shore, Butler Bay beach is a perfect getaway from the industrial and mechanic life of the cities. It is one of the most surreal places to visit in Andaman that will let you rest in the peaceful lap of nature.

How to Reach Butler Bay Island: Nestled in Little Andaman, Butler Bay Island can be reached from Port Blair by taking a ferry from Phoenix Bay and Haddo Wharf. The ferry covers around 100 km in over 6 to 8 hours.

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Highlights:

  • Butler Bay Island is a popular surfing site. It is an enthralling attraction for adventure enthusiasts from across the globe.
  • The Island is famous for trekking trails and elephant rides.
  • Boating is a popular activity on Butler Bay Island.

37. Karmatang Beach

Andaman | Karmatang Beach - HikerWolf

Famously known as the Turtle’s Paradise, Karmatang Beach is an abode of the largest turtle nesting farm in the nation. 12 km away from Mayabunder, it is dotted with private hotels making it ideal for vacations with your loved ones. From adventure activities to boating to swimming to racing with the waves, there is always a lot to do on this beautiful beach. One of the cleanest and most charming beaches, it allows you to enjoy the unhindered and undisturbed primal beauty of nature. There are also beach parties organized seldom on this beach, making it a celebration of the fervour of life. You cannot just miss out on the divine view of sunset and sunrise on this beach. Amongst the Andaman and Nicobar destinations, Karmatang Beach stands out for its rich picturesque scenes.

How to Reach Karmatang Beach: Karmatang Beach is well connected to Port Blair both by road and waterways. Located 240 km away from Port Blair, it can be reached by taking a bus, taxi, as well as a boat ride.

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Highlights:

  • The beach is famous for being the hotspot of wild beach parties.
  • You can participate in various fun water activities such as diving and snorkelling.
  • Steamer boats are popular on this beach as they offer an enthralling experience to beach lovers.

38. Merk Bay Beach

Andaman and Nicobar Islands | Merk Bay Beach - HikerWolf

Imagine being alone on a deserted and pristine beach with no one in sight but just the vast ocean. Merk Bay Beach is your wildest dreams come true! Cuddled in the canopy of forest groves, this quaint beach houses exotic marine biodiversity and colourful wild birds. Situated on the North Passage Island, Merk Bay Beach is marked by turquoise-blue water, lush green coconut trees, and golden glittering sand. It is the perfect surreal painting of serene oceans in your school textbooks come to life. A lesser-known destination, it nonetheless is one of the best places to visit in Andaman, waiting to be explored.

How to Reach Merk Bay Beach: Merk Bay Beach is most popularly visited via boat safaris from Port Blair. The boats drive from Port Blair to Merk Bay Beach three times a week.

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Highlights:

  • You can catch the sight of dolphins and exotic birds on this beach.
  • Merk Bay Beach is famous for scuba diving, snorkelling, and other adventurous sports.
  • The jetty ride to the beach is considered a thrilling experience.

39. Guitar Island

Andaman | Guitar Island - HikerWolf

If you think the abundance of natural wonders entailed in Andaman and Nicobar destinations cannot throw you off anymore, think again. Can you imagine an island shaped like your favourite electric guitar? Connected with a nearby island through a sandbar, the island resembles the shape and structure of a guitar. One of the most pristine offbeat places to visit in Andaman, Guitar Island is home to diverse and rare marine species. From sand crabs to hermit crabs, you can locate unseen species of aquatic life on this island. Along with its picturesque appearance, it also has a lot to offer to photographers and nature enthusiasts. If you are looking for a sign to get away from the chaotic city life and escape to an island shaped like a guitar, this is your signal to take that leap of faith!

How to Reach Guitar Island: Located 90 km away from Port Blair, Guitar Island is accessible via road as well as water transportation. You can reach Rangat from Port Blair, take a bus ride to Yerrara Jetty and then take a ferry ride to Long Island. Guitar Island is located 15 minutes away from Long Island.

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Highlights:

  • Spot sand crabs, hermit crabs, and other marine creatures on the golden shore.
  • The Guitar Island is perfect for shells and other aquatic relic collectors.
  • The island is renowned as a serene escapade for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts. 

40. Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex

Andaman and Nicobar Islands | Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex - HikerWolf

As suggested by the name, Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex offers various exciting water and adventure sports along with spell-bounding scenic views. A historical site for the battle of Aberdeen fought in 1859 between the British and the Andaman natives, Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex is now a visual and adventurous treat that attracts tourists and adventure lovers from across the globe. Spread across 2km, the complex is best known for the historical war memorial as well as thrilling water activities such as Parasailing, glass boat ride, kayaking, Jet Ski Ride, Sofa Ride, and the Banana Ride. Located in the earshot of the Cellular Jail, it also encapsulates a children’s park that forms an ideal picnic spot to spend time with your family. An amalgamation of history, adventure, and beauty, the complex has got something for everyone and is thus one of the most enthralling places to visit in Andaman. You cannot just miss out on this abundant portion of adventure on your next trip to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

How to Reach Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex: Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex is located close to Port Blair at a distance of 9.8 km from the city centre. You can easily reach the sports complex from Port Blair by taking a taxi or any mode of local transportation. 

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Highlights:

  • The sports complex is best known for fun water sports and activities. 
  • Visit the historical war memorial on the premises of the complex.
  • Have a fun picnic with your family in the children’s park located in the complex.

41. Rutland Island

Andaman and Nicobar Islands | Rutland Island - HikerWolf

Situated 20 km away from Port Blair, Rutland Island is spread across 120 square km of land. Previously home to Jangil and Onge tribes, Rutland Island houses six villages, including Dani Nallah. Dani Nallah is well known for the rich marine biodiversity and diverse oceanic life. You can spot various small fishes as well as coral reefs in the shallow water around the Island. It is also a famous hotspot for adventure activities such as water diving or snorkelling. It is home to some of the best places to visit in Andaman such as the Manner Strait, Jahaji Beach, as well as the Chidiya Tapu. The island is draped in divine tranquillity and thus will make you forget all your worries in front of the mighty ocean and sublime scenery. A view to behold, Rutland Island is one of the most mesmerizing Andaman and Nicobar destinations.

How to Reach Rutland Island: Rutland Island is located 20 km away from Port Blair. From the jetty point, you can easily get a ferry ride to the island.

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Highlights:

  • Fishes like red snapper and Yellow Fin Tuna can be found in the waters of the Island making fishing a prominent activity here.
  • The nearby Dani Nallah village is a known hotspot for turtle breeding.
  • Diving is one of the most sought out adventure activities on the island.

42. Howrah Bridge

Andaman | Howrah Bridge - HikerWolf

The highlight of the beautiful Neil Island is the natural coral rock formations that assume the shape of a bridge-like structure. Populated mainly by Bengali people, Neil Island’s coral rock structure was first named Rabindra Sethu and later renamed the Howrah Bridge. Nestled in the Laxmanpur Beach of Neil Island, Howrah Bridge can be made accessible during low tides by walking on the dead coral rocky path. The bridge will give you an expansive and closer view of the mysterious underwater world by offering insights into oceanic life. From sea urchins to starfishes, you can spot a plethora of marine fauna from this bridge. A natural wonder to behold, Howrah Bridge deserves to be on your bucket list if you are a lover of the oceans. It is without a doubt one of the most fascinating places to visit in Andaman. 

How to Reach Howrah Bridge: Located in Neil Island, Howrah Bridge is 43 km away from Port Blair. It can be reached through a water ferry service from Port Blair in over 2-3 hours.

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Highlights:

  • The bridge provides an ethereal view of the rich collection of coral reefs on the island.
  • The glass bottom boat ride is one of the most exciting adventures to embark on this island.
  • The bridge is famous for underwater photography.

43. Stewart Island Beach

Andaman and Nicobar Islands | Stewart Island Beach - HikerWolf

Andaman and Nicobar Islands are an abode of many virgin and untouched beaches that still brim with pristine beauty unmarred by the mayhem of industrial cities. Steward Island Beach is one such uninhabited secret treasure of sublime charm. A quaint island spread over 7.05 square km, it is situated close to Diglipur Taluk. Its unique brown-black soil, forest mangroves, clear water, and rainbow skies make it a cherished rejuvenating hotspot for tourists seeking a soulful retreat into primal nature. As one of the most treasured places to visit in Andaman, Stewart Island Beach is famous for beach sports and water adventures making it a central attraction for tourists from across geographies. 

How to Reach Stewart Island Beach: The beach is situated 150 km from the city of Port Blair. You can easily get a boat service to reach Stewart Island Beach from the Mayabunder Jetty.

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Highlights:

  • The Amaya restaurant near the beach is famous for its delicious seafood and other cuisines.
  • Stewart Island Beach, as one of the most adventurous places to visit in Andaman, is famous for exciting water sports.
  • The rainbows and sunsets on this beach are considered to be heavenly sights and thus attract photographers and nature lovers.

44. Ross Island

Andaman and Nicobar Islands | Ross Island - HikerWolf

Prominently known as the Paris of the East during the colonial regime, Ross Island derives its name from an eminent British Marine officer, Daniel Ross.  It was later renamed Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Island in memory of the eminent freedom fighter. From British churches to museums to the famous lighthouse to the Cellular Jail, Ross Island encapsulates some of the best places to visit in Andaman. The light and sound show organized in the premises of this island is a spell bounding experience of ethereal beauty and rich storytelling. With enthralling water adventures and sublime scenic delights, it is one of the most sought after Andaman and Nicobar destinations. 

How to Reach Ross Island: Ross Island is situated close to Port Blair at a distance of merely 2km. You can easily get a boat ride from Aberdeen or Phoenix Bay Jetty to reach the island.

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Highlights:

  • The Farzand Ali Store, which now operates as a museum, bears important historical artefacts and thus is worth a visit.
  • Ross Island is famous for the beautiful light and sound show.
  • The lighthouse offers panoramic views that will leave you spellbound.

45. Little Andaman

Andaman | Little Andaman - HikerWolf

Ranked as the fourth largest Island amongst Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman is a well-kept secret treasure of the region. Spread across 707 square kilometres of land, it is located in the southern region of the Andaman archipelago. Nestled in the Bay of Bengal, this pristine island is surrounded by picturesque waterfalls, crystal beaches, and dense forest groves. You can locate the rich marine biodiversity including the sea turtles and coral reefs by riding on a glass boat. You can also enjoy scuba diving, snorkelling, and other fun water activities on this island. Inhabited primarily by the Onge tribe, Little Andaman brings out a microscopic picture of the rich tribal culture, history, and the abundance of natural beauty that characterizes the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. A lesser-known oceanic escapade, it is one of the most serene places to visit in Andaman and thus needs to be your next travelling destination.

How to Reach Little Andaman: Little Andaman can be reached via government ferries from Port Blair. These ferries will take you to your destination in over 6 to 8 hours.

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Highlights:

  • The island is famous for its rich biodiversity and exotic flora and fauna.
  • You can learn about the Onge tribe and their tribal sentiments by visiting this island.
  • Spot exotic birds such as Hawkbill and Nicobarese pigeon.

46. Manglutan Rubber Plantation

Andaman and Nicobar Islands | Manglutan Rubber Plantation - HikerWolf

Andaman and Nicobar Islands, covered mostly in forest groves, are home to rich and distinct vegetation and biodiversity. One such prominent vegetation supported by the islands is the rubber plantation. Spread over 931 hectares of land, Manglutan Rubber Plantation is the largest producer of rubber in Andaman. In addition to rubber, cotton, cinnamon, cloves, and beetle nuts are also cultivated in the area. Established in 1960, the plantation is marked with trees equipped with collecting jars that fascinate tourists by presenting an elaborate spectacle of the process of the making of rubber. A house to unique natural phenomena and wonders, Manglutan Rubber Plantation is one of the most enthralling places to visit in Andaman. 

How to Reach Manglutan Rubber Plantation: Manglutan Rubber Plantation is about 21 km away from Port Blair. You can easily reach the plantation by taking a cab or taxi ride.

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Highlights:

  • Watch the curious natural process of the formation of rubber.
  • You can also witness the plantation of other spices such as cinnamon and cloves.
  • The place is also famous for cotton produce.

47. Saddle Peak National Park

Andaman and Nicobar Islands | Saddle Peak National Park - HikerWolf

Named after the highest point of Andaman and Nicobar, Saddle Peak National Park was established in 1979. Spread across 33 miles, it is nestled in the backdrop of tropical and deciduous forest covers. Bearing testimony to Andaman’s rich biodiversity, Saddle Peak National Park houses some of the most exotic species of flora and fauna. The national park is home to animals such as Andaman hill myna, wild pig, imperial pigeons, and saltwater crocodiles as well as plants such as Cleistanthus robust and Scolopia pusilla. A picturesque site for all animal lovers, nature enthusiasts, and photographers, Saddle Peak National Park is amongst the most exciting Andaman and Nicobar destinations.

How to Reach Saddle Peak National Park: 300 km away from Port Blair, you can reach the Saddle Peak National Park via a bus ride.

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Highlights:

  • You can spot various fascinating animals such as saltwater crocodiles, hill myna, and wild pigs. 
  • The trek to the peak is an enthralling experience for trekkers around the world.
  • You can also locate plants such as Cleistanthus robust and Scolopia pusilla in the park.

48. Red Skin Island

Andaman and Nicobar Islands | Red Skin Island - HikerWolf

Located close to Jolly Buoy Island, Red Skin Island is another pristine and plastic-free island in Andaman. Both Jolly Buoy and Red Skin Islands remain open alternatively in the year to protect and preserve the coral reefs. It is one of the fifteen beaches that come under the Marine National Park of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Marked with dense forest groves, red coral reefs, crystal water, white sand, and expansive ocean, Red Skin Island will allow you to explore the unseen beauty that Andaman entails. Famous for a glass boat ride, snorkelling, scuba diving, and other adventure activities, Red Skin Island is one of the best places to visit in Andaman. 

How to Reach Red Skin Island: Red Skin Island is located near the Wandoor village. Thus, a bus ride from Port Blair STS bus station to Wandoor village is the most convenient way of reaching the island. You can take a ferry ride to the Island after reaching the village.

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Highlights:

  • The island is famous for kayaking, scuba diving, snorkelling, and other fun activities.
  • The island shore is famous for spotting coral reefs and a collection of shells.
  • The beauty of marine life can be best explored by taking a glass-bottom boat ride on the island.

49. Avis Island

Andaman Nicobar | Avis Island - HikerWolf

Avis Island is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Andaman in a picturesque and uninhabited island. Also known as Coconut Island, it is marked by organic coconut plantations. As an isolated and virgin beach, it forms a perfect soulful get away from the mayhem of city life. Located near Mayabunder Jetty, Avis Island is heaven on earth with crystal clear water and creamy white sand. With the noise of the tides, the wind in your hair, and sand below your feet, Avis Island beach will allow you to dwell in your own solitude and rejuvenate in a soulful retreat. It thus stands as one of the most cherished Andaman and Nicobar destinations that will make you fall in love with being alive. 

How to Reach Avis Island: Avis Island can be reached from Port Blair via bus, cab, or boat ride. The ferry service links Phoenix Bay Jetty to Avis Island.

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Highlights: 

  • The serene island is perfect for taking long strolls along the shoreside.
  • Avis Island is most famous for the lush green coconut plantations.
  • The island is also renowned for being the abode of rare marine species.

50. White Surf and Whisper Wave Waterfalls

Andaman and Nicobar Islands | White Surf and Whisper Waterfalls - HikerWolf

Not only does Andaman house over 300 groups of islands, but also fascinating and refreshing waterfalls that will take your breath away. White Surf and Whisper Wave Waterfalls, located near the Hutbay Island, are two of the most pristine and spell-bounding Andaman and Nicobar destinations. Situated 6.5 km away from Hutbay, White Surf Waterfall, true to its name, is marked by the flow of foamy white and cloudy water cutting through dense forest groves. Tourists often trek to the top of the White Surf Waterfalls for the best views. 

Whisper Wave Waterfall, located 25 km away from Hutbay, is a two-tier waterfall in the backdrop of thick forest cover. The first level of the waterfall is marked by green water which provides the perfect ambience to crocodiles for breeding. Trekking through dense tropical rainforests to reach the pinnacle of White Surf and Whisper Wave Waterfalls allows one to experience the rich biodiversity and unseen wilderness that Andaman houses. Perfect picnic spots for trekkers, photographers, nature lovers, and adventure enthusiasts, White Surf and Whisper Wave Waterfalls are amongst the most prominent places to visit in Andaman. 

How to Reach White Surf and Whisper Waterfalls: Located in Little Andaman, the waterfalls can be reached via government ferry service through Haddo Wharf and Phoenix Bay Jetty.

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Highlights:

  • You can locate saltwater crocodiles in the lower waters of this waterfall.
  • The waterfalls are reached by trekking through evergreen forest groves and hence, offer many scenic delights.
  • The place is also famous for Elephant Safari.

Andaman Nicobar | Andaman and Nicobar Islands - HikerWolf

From crowded beaches to secluded islands, Andaman and Nicobar Islands have got something for everyone. From exciting adventure sports to soulful dwellings, you will fall in love with being alive with the wind in your hair, sand on your feet, and ocean in your veins. A celebration of serenity and thrill, a trip to Andaman and Nicobar Islands will also prove to be a journey inward. Come and forget all your problems in front of the glistening turquoise ocean that will make you feel like a tiny free speck wandering around in a massive universe.

 

FAQs

  Months from October to May are generally considered the best time to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The pleasant climate provides the ideal ambience to explore the serene beaches, exquisite places, as well as exciting adventure sports. Monsoons in Andaman and Nicobar are marked by high tides and heavy rains making them unfavourable for travel. 

  You can reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands both via sea and air transport. The nearest air station to Andaman and Nicobar is Port Blair which is well connected to major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, and many others. You can also reach Andaman and Nicobar through a ship cruise from Kolkata, Chennai, and Vishakhapatnam. The central port in Port Blair is Haddo Wharf.

  If you are travelling to Andaman and Nicobar by air, you can easily reach your destination in 2 to 4 hours. However, on travelling by sea, you have to travel for over 50-60 hours. 

  Indian nationals do not require any special permits to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Foreigners, however, in addition to passport and visa, also require a Restricted Area Permit (RAP) on entering Port Blair. Special permits are also needed to explore the tribal areas for research and other purposes. 

  You can obtain RAP from the immigration counter at airport as well as at embarkation of ships at the sea port. As per the Foreigners (Restricted) Areas Order of 1963, every international tourist, except a citizen of Bhutan, needs to obtain an RAP to visit protected areas in Andaman and Nicobar. RAP is a 30 day permit issued free of cost on arrival at Port Blair. It can be extended up to 15 days more.

  The pleasant sunny weather makes cotton clothes an appropriate fit for your Andaman and Nicobar trip.  Make sure to carry your beach wear as well as sunscreen and caps for the trip.

  Andaman and Nicobar are a cluster of islands situated on the south-eastern outskirts of Bay of Bengal.

  The Andaman and Nicobar Island group consists of a total of 572 islands.

  Tourists cannot visit all the islands in Andaman and Nicobar. Islands inhabited by tribal communities are generally closed off for general public.

  Life guards and tourism police are always available at various beaches and islands making the travel to Andaman and Nicobar extremely safe. Special precautions are being taken to make travel safe in the Covid-19 pandemic times. 

  The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are inhabited majorly by six tribal communities namely the Nicobarese tribe, the Great Andamanese tribe, the Jarawa tribe, the Sentinelese tribe, the Shompen tribe, and the Onge tribe. 

  Andaman is marked by great diversity in religions. Many festivals are celebrated here with equal fervour and zeal. From Christmas, New Year, to Diwali and Eid, the land witnesses myriad celebrations. Durga Pooja is another prominent festival celebrated in Andaman owing to the large population of the Bengali community. Tribal festivals and rituals are also observed in Andaman and Nicobar by various tribal communities of the land.

  Indian currency, in both cash and card, is in use in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

  Although not common, vegetarian food restaurants and eating joints have been set up in Andaman and Nicobar over the recent years with the growth of the state’s tourism industry.

  As a place covered majorly by the ocean, Andaman is most famous for its lip-smacking sea food delicacies.

  Havelock and Port Blair are central shopping hotspots in the city. The most famous markets in Andaman are the Ratnam market, the Sunday market at Junglighat jetty, the Market 3 at Havelock, Anup Eco Arts, as well as the Sagarika emporium. 

  You can buy shells, jewellery, hats, and various exquisite handicraft items from Andaman as souvenirs from your trip.

  Liquor is readily available in Andaman and Nicobar Islands in various government shops. However, there are certain restrictions on the inflow of foreign liquor.

  Network availability varies in different regions of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Internet and dialling services are available at various ISTD booths and hotels. BSNL network offers the best connectivity in the region.

  Andaman and Nicobar Islands have a stable and consistent electricity supply 24*7. Away from the mainland, the region receives electricity supply from isolated diesel stations.  

  English, Bengali, and Hindi are the most prominent languages spoken in Andaman. Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu are other major languages common in Andaman.

  Andaman is most famous for beautiful islands, picturesque beaches, as well as exciting adventure activities. Away from the mayhem of city life, Andaman is a perfect get away for a soulful retreat into nature. 

  There is no dearth of beautiful places to visit in Andaman. Some of them are Ross Island, Cellular Jail, Havelock Island, Chidiya Tapu, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park and many other.

  You can enjoy various adventure activities on the beaches of Andaman and Nicobar such as kayaking, scuba diving, snorkelling, paragliding, boating, as well as sea walking.

  Generally adventure activities and water sports are offered to age group between 12 to 60 year olds only.

  There is no need to obtain a diving license in order to enjoy the thrill of diving in the waters of Andaman and Nicobar. Tourists can enjoy the diving experience by getting a pre-training in the water sport by the experts.

  Water adventures are generally safe in Andaman and Nicobar as they are observed under the supervision of experts and guides and every safety protocol and precautionary steps are followed diligently.

  The nightlife is bleak and minimal in Andaman and Nicobar except on the eve of New Year and Christmas. The festivals in Andaman are marked by wild beach parties and loud music. There are also many night restaurants and bars in the city.

  While primary health centres are available at various islands, the medical facilities are limited in the region. G.B. Pant Hospital in Port Blair is more equipped than other medical facilities in the city to deal with serious cases.

  Tourists usually prefer taking a week-long trip to enjoy and explore the beauty of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

  Make sure to carry your identity cards, passport and visa (in the case of international tourists), cotton clothes, beach wear, sun screen, as well as necessary medications and first aid for the Andaman trip.

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