Tourist Places in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Azhar
June 15, 2022

The Andaman Islands are the ideal vacation location, with their sunny sky, golden beaches, turquoise oceans, and unspoiled surroundings. Explore the most amazing places in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands from beaches to Islands and many more places that one can visit in the Andaman Islands.

Here in this article, we will share with you all the tourist places to visit in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Shores, museums, wildlife parks and sanctuaries, famous jails, elegant seafood restaurants, attractive resorts, and retail centres — the Andaman and Nicobar islands have it all. The scenery of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands will take your breath away from the time as soon as your jet touches down at the airport or your ferry arrives at the port.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a stunning region with several must-see attractions for any visitor. We’ve selected several places that we believe are must-sees when visiting the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

1) Cellular Jail-The National Memorial

This is referred to as the Bastile of India. It has witnessed “the drama of the battle for independence of people held in servitude by a foreign force.” The drama of this historical fight is being brought to life in a Sound and Light Show. This show is rooted in the history of this isle and jail as if it were narrated by the oldest “Peepal Tree,” which is still surviving in the jail.

The Cellular Jail stands as a silent witness to the horrible sufferings of nationalists and freedom fighters imprisoned in its chambers. They even had to give up their precious lives as victims of the British and Japanese governments’ oppression and brutality. The show imparts a feeling of respect and pride and is a must-visit on the very first night!

2) Chidiyatapu – Enjoy a mesmerizing sunset

Chidiya Tapu is a calm small location great for bird watching and spending a few hours among the grandeur of nature, and this is one of the top tourist destinations in Andaman. It is home to hundreds of kinds of birds.

The sunsets here are breathtaking and should not be missed. The location is 25 kilometres from Port Blair’s city centre and is easily accessible by road. Summer is the best time to visit Chidiyatapu since the sky is clear.

3) Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, there is a tranquil haven that is home to some of the most exquisite coral reefs. Yes, the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park in Port Blair’s Wandoor district is around 30 kilometres away.

The park’s main feature is that it conserves multiple islands by keeping tourists away from tourism and touristic activities, so protecting the lush magnificence and marine life. It features vistas of coral reefs, snorkelling chances, and sights of some of the most endangered marine wildlife, including scorpionfish, butterflyfish, surgeonfish, angelfish, huge robber crabs, and others.

4) Visit Corbyn’s Cove beach

A beach at the heart of the city that offers some spectacular experiences. Must visit in evening time. Here you can just laze around or can avail water activities such as Jet Ski rides, Sea Kart or Parasailing. Local shopping experiences and eateries are available at Corbyns Cove beach are available to indulge in some local experiences.

5) Mount Harriet Visit – The second highest peak of South Andaman

Explore South Andaman second highest peak from where the beautiful shot of a 20 Rupee note was taken. Mount Harriet offers a good panoramic view of the Ross and North Bay Island from its peak. A trekking trail to Madhuban from Mount Harriet is available for adventure lovers. Bird watching at Mount Harriet is also pretty famous among birders.

6) Visit the first Administrative Settlement of British – Ross Island

Ross Island is one of the most visited places in Port Blair. This island is now managed by the Indian Navy. The place has deer, peacocks, and eagles. A good ecosystem is maintained at Ross Island. A boat from Andaman water sports complex has to be availed to reach this island. If you love history or a found of visiting places that gives a perspective of the past then Ross Island should be in your bucket list of places to visit in Andaman.

7) North Bay Island – Water Sports hub in Port Blair

The main water sports hub of Port Blair. If you are coming to Port Blair and are looking into one of the best places to do water sports then consider North Bay Island as the best location. Here you can do all kinds of water sports activities, from Scuba Diving to Glass bottom boat rides. You have all the water activities lined up at one single place for all people. From kids to elders all can indulge in water activities and can visit North Bay Island.

8) Visit Chatham Saw Mill – Oldest Saw Mill in India

Chatham Saw mill was built on top of Chatham Island by the British and it is the main hub for all wood and logging. Here boats from different places on the islands bring wood for processing. This is a must-visit place for tourists who prefers to know a little of history and the machinery used to handle huge trees.

9) Flag Point – Take a Pit Stop or Walk around the beautiful shoreline

Flag point was added to the Andaman tourist places to visit in the year 2018 during the visit of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. During his visit, the Flag Point was inaugurated and this place is enroute Corbys Cove beach. The place gets happening in the evening and you can spend some time here to enjoy the views and to take some pictures. Its a must-visit place when you are in Andaman.

10) Visit the Museums

A museum tour is an excellent method to learn about an area’s cultural heritage. And, because these islands are steeped in history, Museums are a must-visit in Andaman. Take a stroll through the Anthropological Museum, which offer insights into the lifestyles of the region’s tribal communities, and the Samudrika Naval Marine Museum in Port Blair, which provides a view into the variety of marine life.

The Samudrika Marine Museum, operated by the Indian Navy, is one of the many attractive and historic sites on Andaman Island. This facility was developed to raise public knowledge of aquatic life. The museum is organised into five parts, each of which tells the narrative of the Andaman Islands.

Port Blair has few museums to explore where you can know about the history of the islands, the aboriginal tribes of Andaman Islands, Fisheries Museum, Science Centre and many other minute details that help to understand the ecosystem around the islands. You will require at least half a day to visit all the museums in Port Blair.

11) Visit Jolly Bouy Island

This place is unique and preserved. Jolly Bouy Island offers crystal clear water which is barely touched and explored. It’s one of the most virgin places on the islands. A boat ride from Mahatma Gandhi marine national reserve has to be taken to reach this place. Various coral reefs, starfish, sea anemone can be found when you visit here.

12) Baratang Island – Explore Limestone Caves Here

Explore the tropical side of the Andaman and Nicobar Island, Baratang Island in the middle Andaman offers some most unique experience in the Andaman archipelago. Here you pass through Jarawa tribal reserve and mangrove forest to reach the limestone caves. An awesome experience, if I have to say. The journey starts early around 3 AM and it is worth the effort to experience something unique.

Baratang is well-known for its natural attractions, which range from spectacular Limestone Caves to lush mangrove streams. There are tidal swamp woods and Mud Volcanoes, which are modest yet interesting. It is the first entrance north of the capital city, lying between the Middle and Southern Andaman Islands. Because of its proximity to Port Blair (around 100 kilometres), it is a popular one-day excursion destination.

13) Radhanagar Beach – Havelock Island- Andaman’s pride

Havelock is undoubtedly the prime destination for water sports and beautiful beaches within the Andamans. Havelock is home to several beaches including the Radhanagar Beach – This beach, ranked as being one of the best in Asia, is a must-see due to its natural beauty. Go to Radhanagar beach to spend the evening watching sunset as you’ve never seen before.

Radhanagar beach has been awarded with the prestigious Blue Flag Certification.

14) Kalapathar Beach – See the actual turquoise

This is the third most visited place on Havelock Island. The beach here gives an actual feel of the real turquoise color. A curvy road by the sea takes you to this place. Good for sunrise and photography, Kalapathar beach offers you a good experience and we recommend you add this place to your bucket list. Try to get to this beach in the early hours to enjoy a pleasant view.

15) Vijaynagar beach

A beach after Radhanagar beach where you can actually swim and enjoy. See, the fact is many beaches at Havelock Island are not suitable for swimming because of the rocks. Now, Vijaynagar beach offers a good experience of the sunrise along with a magical beach where you can actually swim. This beach is en route to Kalapathar beach.

16) Visit Laxmanpur Beach

The most famous place on Neil Island to experience a magical sunset, Laxmanpur beach. This beach us shaped like a triangle offers a good sunset view from its tip. The usual sunset time in Neil Island is around 5:30 PM so travellers can reach here at 4:45 PM and then walk to the tip of the beach to see the sunset. This beach is not recommended for swimming and water sports.

17) Enjoy water sports at Bharatpur Beach

Bharatpur beach is the hub for all water sports activities at Neil Island. Here at this beach, you can indulge in Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Boat Ride, Jet Ski ride and banana boat ride. At Bharatpur beach you can also indulge in boat scuba diving. We recommend visiting this place on the next day of the tour at Neil Island so that you get ample time to enjoy the beach and its water activities.

18) Visit the Natural Rock formation

Now, when you visit Neil Island. You have to visit this place which is loved by tourists. Small pits are formed around the natural rock formation which holds a variety of fishes that attracts many tourists.  This place is accessible during low tide and a small walk is required to reach this place.

19) Visit Diglipur   

Diglipur, the northernmost town and a wildlife lover’s favourite destination to visit in Andaman, is host to Andaman’s highest peak in the south Andaman, the Saddle Peak. Saddle peak is 732 meters high and takes atleast half a day to reach to its peak.

Diglipur Island is one of the main tourist attractions in Andaman and gives convenient access to a variety of guests’ needs, from lodging to sightseeing. Trekking the Saddle peak, witnessing the turtle nesting in the nights or The mud volcano sites are all attention-worthy locations in Diglipur city.

20)  Ross and Smith Island- The Twin Island

A 50-meter-long sandbank connects these lovely twin islands. During high tide, this silky white sand bar disappears into the ocean and rises while during low tide. The calm waters are extremely clear, and the unspoiled pristine coasts are among the most beautiful on the islands.

Unlike Ross Island, which has dense forest cover, Smith Island has the most facilities, such as large bamboo huts with plenty of shelters, changing rooms, and restrooms. The beaches’ beauty is wonderful, and it is strongly advised that you visit them at least once while in Andaman. A cab from Port Blair to Diglipur has to be hired and then a boat has to be hired to reach Ross and Smith Island.

21) Visit Turtle nesting ground – Diglipur

Turtle nesting grounds in Diglipur are pretty famous among tourists who prefer an offbeat experience. Different kind of sea turtles yearly comes to various beaches around Diglipur to lay eggs. The season from February onwards is very important if you want to experience such an event. Guides are available at Diglipur to help you with seeing these turtles laying its egg. The most important beaches for such an experience are Kalipur and Ramnagar beaches.

22) Visit Long Island

Long Island also serves as a gateway to numerous unspoilt beaches, including Lalaji Bay Beach, Guitar Island, and Merk Bay Beach on North Passage Island. The magnificent and clean virgin beaches, and the lush tropical woodlands, make it an excellent mix for natural rehabilitation, and it is the centrepiece of the Andamans. Long Island is also a bird lover’s paradise if visited at the right season, and it has a unique aquatic ecology.

23) Visit Barren Island- An only active volcano

Barren Island is the place to go if you want to witness something distinctive and heart-stopping at the same time. There’s an active volcano nearby! The island is 35 km away from the city of Port Blair. It is also regarded as one of the top scuba locations in Andaman. To visit Barren Island you will have to charter a boat from Havelock Island and then travel to this beautiful place.

The cost of the entire charter ranges from 120000 – 150000, because of its cost sometimes travelers let go a visit to this place.

24) Visit Rangat 

Rangat’s picturesque splendor is ideal for flora and animal enthusiasts. It is located on Middle Andaman Island and is well-known for Cutbert Bay Beach, which serves as a turtle breeding place. Olive ridley turtles, green sea turtles, hawksbill turtles, and leatherback turtles are among them. 

On the shore, the Cuthbert Bay Wildlife Sanctuary offers an unobstructed glimpse of freshly hatched turtles rushing towards the sea. Visitors can also contribute to conservation efforts by releasing turtle nestlings. On this island, spend your days in the lap of nature, surrounded by fantastic ocean waves.

At Rangat you can visit Dhanninalah Mangrove Walkway which offers very unique experience to tourists. Here you can walk on a walkway that is surrounded by mangroves and it maintained by Andaman Forest department.

Andaman Island offers some of the most amazing experiences to tourists who visit here. But it’s not simply the grandeur of the 572-island group that makes the Andaman & Nicobar Islands an appealing vacation destination. There are adventure sports, aquatic activities, natural activities, and sightseeing trips available in Andaman.

If you’re thinking about golden beaches, sparkling oceans, and charming surroundings, pack your stuff for a vacation to Andaman! Andaman has a plethora of fun and water activities to offer due to the year-round pleasant weather and tranquil shorelines. Not to mention the delectable seafood and a large number of mind-boggling sites to explore in Andaman that will make your vacation truly unforgettable.

Here we come to the end of our list of the most famous tourist places in Andaman. We will keep updating this list and we hope you got a good idea about where to visit Andaman.

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