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  • If you are on a hunt of beaches that are pristine, serene and well maintained in India, best beaches in Andaman and Nicobar will certainly take the lead. Beaches in Andaman and Nicobar are indeed the most attractive and charming factor of your trip to Andaman.

    The shimmering blue waters, smooth silky sands, lovely cottages, huts and shacks, and exciting water sports activities together make these beaches in Andaman an experience worth cherishing in itself. There are a number of beaches on the various island that are worth visiting. Some of them are popular amongst tourists and are always jam-packed while there are some that are serene and secluded beaches, ideal for a private holiday with family and couples. 

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    Radhanagar Beach on Havelock Island can be considered as one of the most popular beaches in Andaman. The beach is best known for activities like snorkeling, game fishing, swimming, and scuba diving. Elephant Beach, again located on the Havelock Island can be accessed by a boat ride or a 30 minutes jungle trek. The beach is popular for exotic marine biodiversity, spectacular coral reefs, and snorkeling. Corbyn’s Cove is one of the most unspoiled Andaman beaches located in the capital Port Blair

    It is an ideal beach for taking a leisure stroll, relishing at the beach shacks, or for taking a boat ride up to the Snake Island. Lalaji Bay Beach is another popular beach on Long Island and a must-visit. It is the best beach for dolphin spotting, sunbathing, boating, and spending some comfortable time in the sea-facing eco huts. If you’re looking for unspoiled beaches, Baludera Beach on Baratang Island is the one for you. 

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    You can spend some quality time with loved ones here and enjoy the elephant ride. Merk Bay is another virgin beach in Andaman. Visitors can enjoy breathtaking views,  snorkeling, bird watching, and dolphin spotting. AamKunj Beach, Raman Bageecha Beach, Laxmanpur Beach, SitapurBeach, Bharatpur Beach, Kalipur Beach, Pathi Level Beach, Avis Island Beach, Butler Bay Beach, Sandbar between Ross & Smith Islands and Karmatang Beach are some of the other beaches that make their way of the list of best beaches in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 

    Here are some of the best beaches in Andaman and Nicobar Islands:

  • 01Radhanagar Beach

    Radhanagar Beach

    The Radhanagar beach on the Havelock island is another of the beckoning best beaches in Andaman which is a must visit for you. With the crystal clear waters and the gorgeous shoreline, this beach is the 7th best beach in Andaman. One can't overlook the spouting sound of waves or the salty punch noticeable all around when you're near the beach. Its white shining sands, turquoise waters, and extravagant green palm vegetation make it an ideal place for a casual walk. Many people also visit this each to enjoy a small get together with their families.

    Highlights: Radha Nagar beach is very famous for snorkeling, scuba diving and also game fishing.

    Location: The Radhanagar beach is located on Havelock island.

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  • 03Kala Pathar Beach

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    Although small this beach is another attraction in the Havelock Islands in the Andaman which is a favorite among the tourist. Its shiny sand and greenish waters make the place a standout amongst the most stunning and luring Andaman shorelines. Marvel at the soothing sights of the beach while you visit this beach along with your friends and family. Break the sands as you stroll through the beach enjoying the distant sea.

    Highlights: One can also head out for swimming and sunbathing while at the beach. This beach is famous for relaxing and simply enjoying the nearby places.

    Location: The Kala Pathar beach is located at one corner of Havelock Island.

  • 04Elephant Beach

    Elephant Beach
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    Offering wonderful white sand shoreline alongside a stunning coral reef this is another shoreline which is an absolute necessity visit for you. Elephant Beach is one of the well-known shorelines roosted on Havelock Island. The white sand shoreline and the blue-green water at the Elephant beach are luring for practically every explorer. One can reach the beach by a boat ride to Elephant beach going through a lighthouse which is astounding.

    Highlights: Snorkelling, swimming, and Scuba diving are a few of the activities which are very famous in the beach. Head out for an amazing evening on the beach and enjoy the glorious sunset.

    Location: Elephant beach is a secluded beach in the Havelock islands.

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  • 05Sandbar Beach between Ross & Smith Islands

    Sandbar Beach between Ross & Smith Islands
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    Another beach which is one of the must-visit places in Andaman for you is the sandbar beach. Known for its while the sandy beach and the crystal clear water this is another beach which will definitely make your day.

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  • 06Chidiyatapu Beach

    Chidiyatapu Beach
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    Also known as the ‘Nightfall point’ or ‘Flying Creature Island’ this is another best beach in the Andaman which is a must visit for you.  Catch the glorious sunset at this beach as you walk unshod on the soft sands of the beach. The name Chidiyatapu comes from the fact that you can spot around 50 endemic birds here during dawn and dusk. Get soaked by the beauty of the beach as you witness the trees sticking out of the sea to sunset behind the hills.

    Highlights: Chidiyatapu Beach is very famous for bird watching. People around the world come to witness the sights of the various birds here. This beach is also famous with the photographers who try to capture that beauty of the sunset.

    Location: Chidiyatapu Beach is located at the southernmost tip of South Andaman about 30km from Port Blair.

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  • 07Wandoor Beach

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    One of the best beach in the Andaman which a must visit for you is the Wandoor beach. The wonderful Wandoor shoreline is arranged at Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, around 30 Kms from Port Blair. About 15 islands are found encompassing this extends of immaculate coastline. 

    It is a pictorial shoreline and a noteworthy vacation destination that snatch guest's consideration and intrigue. With quiet and clean blue water, the shoreline offers to alleviate the atmosphere to chill and invest quality energy.

    Highlights: The beach is known for activities like snorkeling. People flock here to enjoy the scenic views while trying some snorkeling as well. One can also head out for trek nearby the beach which offers picturesque views.

    Location: The Wandoor Beach is located at a distance of 30km from Port Blair.

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  • 08Lalaji Bay Beach

    A part of the Long Island, Lalaji Bay Beach is a must visit destination in Andaman. Head out to this beach for a relaxing day and bask under the soothing sun here. This beach is the perfect medicine for you after your hectic daily life. Run unshod on the beach while enjoying the distant sea. Blessed with a rich marine life a lot of thrill seekers visit this beach to enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving. For reaching this beach you will have to take a Dhungi boat and then walk for some distance before reaching the beach.

    Highlights: This beach is very famous among the trekkers as one can also head out for a trek in the nearby areas. These areas are rich in tropical trees. Trek through the amazing jungle while listening to the chirping of the birds here.

    Location: The Lalaji Bay Beach is located at the Long Island of Andaman and Nicobar island.

  • 09Aamkunj Beach

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    Known as the nesting ground for the sea turtles Amkunj is another best beach in Andaman which is a must visit for you. Aam Kunj beach is a joint beach in Rangat which is a hit among the tourist as well as the locals. With its grayish water and grey sands, this beach is quite attractive and eye-catching. There are a lot of pebbles and rocks found on the beach which makes it difficult for scuba diving and snorkeling at this region. This beach is also favorite for scuba diving and turtle spotting.

    Highlights: The people residing in this area are in love with the beach. People from all around the world visit this beach to enjoy some relaxing time. Also for the convenience of people, there are many eco-friendly huts and cottages where people can relax for some time.

    Location: Aamkunj Beach is located at a distance of 8km from Rangat.

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  • 10Laxmanpur Beach

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    With the white sandy beach and enticing coral reefs, this is another best beaches in Andaman which you should definitely try. Located on the Neil Island one can find a lot of trees surrounding the whole vicinity of the island. This beach ranks and the 3rd best beach in Andaman and Nicobar islands. Soak in the stunning beauty of the region while you head out to this beach.

    Highlights: This beach is very famous for couples who want some alone time with each other. You can book from here: Best honeymoon tour packages of Andaman.

    Location: Laxmanpur beach is located at Village Road, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

  • 11Bharatpur Beach

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    While holidaying in Andaman, there is another of the best beaches in Andaman which is a must visit for you.  With the view of the turquoise water and the sandy beaches, people flock in quite a huge number to this beach. Blessed with a rich marine life with corals and colorful fish this beach is very famous among the scuba divers.  Not to miss the distant jungles, which add to the beauty of the island.  The beach is like a perfect postcard beach which attracts a lot of young photographers.

    Highlights:  The beach is very famous for activities like snorkeling and scuba diving in Andaman. As the waters are shallow and clear it makes it perfect for swimming. Don’t forget to click those memorable pictures while you visit this beach.

    Location: The Bharatpur beach is located at a distance of just 40 km's from Port Blair.

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  • 12Vijaynagar Beach

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    Known for its shallow water and the soulful beauty this is another beach which is a must visit for you in the Andaman. Also known as the Beach No 5, Vijaynagar Beach is one of the best beaches in Andaman. With the crystal clear water and the sandy beach, this beach is visited by a lot of tourist around the world.  Its picturesque surroundings, pristine Mahua vegetation along the coast, azure waters, and tranquil sceneries ensure a relaxed vacation.

    Highlights: The water is shallow and clean and is perfect for surfing and swimming.

    Location: Vijaynagar beach is another beach perched on Havelock island.
  • 13Baludera Beach

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    This is yet another silent and deserted beach on the Andamans that is yet to be explored and is completely uninhabited. Tourists love to visit this beach due to its quiet and peaceful surroundings. One can also go for long night strolls. The eco-friendly huts and treetop cottages at the Baludera shoreline likewise pulls in the vacationers who want to enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

    Highlights: The beach is famous for Swimming, elephant rides, and treetops accommodation. Head out for a swim or just walk through the beach it will be a wonderful experience.

    Location: Baludera beach, located on the eastern side of the Baratang Island, is at a distance of around 9 km from Nilambur Jetty.

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  • 14Raman Bageecha Beach

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    Raman Bageecha Beach is a fascinating Andaman beach and boasts of picturesque views and serene surroundings. With its unbound beauty this is another of the best beaches in Andaman which is a must visit for you. The beach is surrounded by the vast greenery and the crystal clear water makes it all more fascinating.

    Highlights: A lot of tourist visits this beach to enjoy sunbathing and private picnics. One can head out for swimming. You can just laze around the beach and enjoy the glorious sunset along with your beloved while you visit this beach.

    Location: The beach can be accessed by foot after a few minutes’ drives from Rangat Jetty.

  • 15Merk Bay Beach

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    The Merk Bay Beach lies in the North Passage Island, one of the uninhabited islands in Andaman, which is close to Straight Island, Guitar Island and Long Island. The White sand of the Merk Bay Beach conversely with the blue water makes the ideal setting for a day out. Visitors take the ferry from Long Island pier, the trip takes one hour to reach Merk Bay beach. Enjoy the vast beauty of the region as you take this wonderful ride.

    Highlights: The beach is famous for swimming, scuba diving and other beach activities like basketball, throw ball etc. Spend some time lazing on this relaxing beach. Also one can head out for dolphin spotting at the beach.

    Location: The Merk Bay Beach is located at North Passage Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

  • 16Sitapur Beach

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    Another of the best beaches in Andaman Sitapur beach is among the unusual, unspoilt, and charming beaches in Andaman. Known for its  white sands, luxuriant vegetation, transparent blue waters and breathtaking natural beauty this beach works as a perfect getaway to heaven. Walk through the serene beach while enjoying the mesmerizing views of the sea shore.

    Highlights: Sitapur beach is very famous with the photography lovers as it allows you some of the best clicks to be remembered. One can also head out for swimming in the beach while some may just laze around exploring the beach.

    Location: Sitapur Beach is located at the tip of the Neil Island and is  perfect for a fun-filled vacation.
  • 17Kalipur Beach

    Kalipur beach is a standout amongst the most famous beaches of Diglipur – the biggest town of North Andaman Island. The pleasant shoreline offers dazzling perspectives of the Saddle Peak and the ocean that upgrade the magnificence of the shore. Spend some time along with your loved ones while you enjoying the shimmering views. The azure cold water will clear all your mind and body as you take a dip in the waters.

    Highlights: The beach is very famous for Spotting sea turtle and also for trekking to Saddle Peak. Make some of the best memories as you head out for this amazing trek. The 4 kinds of the turtles that visit this beach are Olive Ridley, Leather Back, Hawk Bill, and Green Turtles.

    Location: Kalipur Beach is located at Diglipur Andaman.

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  • 18Avis Island Beach

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    If you are looking for some other beache to spend time with your loved ones then this is the perfect place for you. Avis Island Beach is a small marooned beach and is famous for its coconut plantation. Avis Island has a small but creamy beach; water is very calm and clear so that one can easily see fish frolicking in the water. The beach of the Avis Island is not ideal for swimming as there are some small stones and pebbles in the water.

    Highlights: This island beach is very famous with the people for fishing as one can catch fish to their heart’s content. People head out to ths beach to enjoy some joyous picnic as the place is less crowded then the other beaches here.

    Location: Avis Island Beach is just a 15 minutes by boat ride.
  • 19Red Skin Island Beach

    This isn’t your typical Andaman beach with a huge stretch of sand and blue waters. It is more like mangrove extension with a very narrow beach strip. While you are visiting this beach you can head out to Jolly Buoy, which is closer to it is a favorite tourist hotspot. This beautiful island is famous for the coral which makes it a lot more favorite then the jolly buoy.

    Highlights: One can spend some time enjoying the glorious sunset on the beach or head out for trekking at the nearby places. Swimming is another activity which is famous among the travelers in this beach.

    Location: Red Skin Island beach is located at a distance of 30 Kms from Port Blair by road.

  • 20Little Andaman beach

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    Another beach which is a must visit for you in Andaman and Nicober is the Little Andaman Beach. Head out to this exotic beach and get a chance to explore the beautiful little Andaman. This beach is considered as the fourth largest of Andaman Islands. Another interesting thing about this beach you can head out to the Surf waterfall and Whisper Wave waterfall which are accessible from the island too.

    Highlights: Little Andaman beach is very famous for boat rides between the creeks, coral viewing and even an elephant safari. Also you can try snorkelling here as it is famous with a lot of tourist.

    Location: Little Andaman beach is located at south of the South Andaman Island, is at a distance of 120 km. by sea from Port Blair.

  • 21Butler Bay Beach

    With emerald waters, a spectacular curved beach Butler Bay Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of Andaman. This beach is swarmed with people every year that comes to witness the stunning beauty of the region. The scintillating water shining and the sandy beach beckons traveler to explore it to its core. Spend some time at the beach while enjoying the view of the nearby areas by the beach.

    Highlights: This beach is famous for surfing and there will be lifeguards who will be there supervising you. Swimming, kayaking, trekking, and elephant riding are few other must-do activities in Andaman.

    Location: Butler Bay has situated about 10 km from Hut Bay and can be easily seen from the road that connects Hut Bay to the 28 (Attaees) bazaar.


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Havelock Island

Boasting of some of the most serene beaches, azure ocean waters and wonderful sites for diving, Havelock Islands is famed to be one of the most amazing tourist places in Andaman. The island boasts of many pristine places amidst its heavily forested landscape and charms the travellers with its most gorgeous natural surroundings. It is a dream come true for beach lovers who can visit the famous Radhanagar Beach, Kalapather Beach, Vijaynagar Beach and Elephant Beach here.

The landscape is truly beguiling and one can also look forward to indulge in activities like scuba diving, snorkelling and trekking when they are in Havelock Islands. Whether you are looking for adventure or wishing to soak in some tranquil moments to remember for a lifetime, Havelock Islands in Andaman is one of the most gorgeous places to be. One should try to visit Havelock Islands during the months from October to February as it is the best time to indulge in recreational activities. There are many beautiful hotels in Andaman, to provide the ultimate relaxation in holidays. Blessed with nature’s beauty, Havelock Islands is one of the perfect places for a beach vacation in Andaman.

Highlights:
A few of the major highlights of Havelock Islands include snorkelling at Elephant Beach and watching the sunrise at Kalapather Beach. Another of the driving forces to visit Havelock Island is enjoying a kayak tour into the mangroves and witness the natural phenomenon of bioluminescence.

Activities:  
Along with visiting the famous beaches like Radhanagar, Vijaynagar, Elephant and Kalapather, Havelock Island is famous for offering activities like beach combing, sunbathing, scuba diving, sea walk, snorkelling, surfing, swimming, game fishing, watching the sunset or sunrise, bird-watching, trekking, sailing, and kayaking.

Distance from Port Blair:
 The island is at a distance of 41 km from the capital city, 
Port Blair.

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Chidiya Tapu

As the name suggests, Chidiya Tapu is the perfect haven for unseen migratory birds and common native birds found in the Andaman Islands. Recognized as the most enchanting beach in Andaman and tourists arrive here on a large scale as the beach extends the best ever sights for them including the eye catching sunrise and sunset views. This is a silent yet crowded beach encircled by evergreen forests on one side and the short hills on the other side. 

As it is considered to be the presenter of the most finishing touch of sunset and sunrise views, it is the main hub in Andaman Islands. The beach is filled with 46 varieties of endangered species of birds, and white spotted deer. There are a lot of seasonal orchids and other varieties of plants.

Highlights: The major attractions of Chidiya Tapu are the Chidiya Tapu Biological Park, the Sylvan Sands, the Munda Pahar Beaches etc. You will be able to stay at a forest guesthouse located nearby atop a hillock and from there, the panoramic view of Chidiya Tapu in detail.

Activities: Apart from sunset and sunrise views, plenty of people come for an Andaman and Nicobar trip to see this beach, to identify the rare species appear in multiple colours and size. Even though many of the birds are commonly found on the beach, you would find it as a unique and unnatural scene to find the colourful gathering of them.

Boating is an attractive activity done here as well as snorkeling and swimming are also a part of the adventure activities usually experienced by those who visit here.

Distance from Port Blair: It is located about 25 kms from Port Blair.

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Neil Island

A tiny island located to the south of Andaman is Neil Island, brimming with less explore marine diversity, coral reefs, long beaches and bewitching greenery. Being one of the tourist destinations in Andaman, Neil is so happy to become the host with revealing all that it has.

A romantically silent island unlike the hustle of Havelock Island, Neil Island is termed as the vegetable bowl of Andaman. A perfect place to simply relax and chill is the beaches here and the deserted shores are favourite to those who love to relax in utmost peace.

In two hours, one can explore the island by walking around. It got the name Neil after the British Brigadier General James Neill who stubbornly dealt with the rebels during the 1857 Mutiny. The rich cultivation of paddy is found in Neil Island that belongs to the Ritchies’ Archipelago between Havelock Island and Rose Island. 

Highlights: One of the major highlights of Neil Island is Neil Kendra, a beautiful curving bay full of white sand and holding the major jetty of the island made attracting by disarraying numerous colourful wooden fishing boats. Known to be the heart of the island, Neil Kendra has Bharatpur Beach on its left and Laxmanpur Beach on the right.

The richest collection of marine lives and coral reefs have given Neil Island the peculiarity of being one of the most thrilling scuba diving sites on the island. In addition to diving, Neil Island is home to those who love snorkeling, swimming, birding, cycling etc.

Activities: Glass bottom ride and snorkelling are the major activities available on Neil Island though there are enough opportunities to do diving and other prime adventure activities.

Distance from Port Blair: The island belongs to the South Andaman district is located about 36 km northeast from Port Blair.

Accommodations: Neil Island hotels and resorts in Neil Island.

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Radhanagar Beach

Radhanagar Beach in Andaman and Nicobar Islands has ranked 8th among the top ten beautiful beaches in the world based on travellers reviews and rating available on multiple sources and Radhanagar Beach deserves it for many reasons. One of the most ravishing beauty in Andaman with a lot of tourists visiting it every year, Radhanagar Beach is the gem of Havelock Island. 500 meters away from the beach, one can see only the expansive blue water and the lush green tropical forests but when you reach the beach, the sights are apparently awe-inspiring.

 Radhanagar is commonly called as Beach No.7 and this is one of the closest beach located near to Havelock Island ferry tier. The silky beach is kids friendly as well so that families are found in plenty on the beach to spend their vacation or a short holiday.

Highlights: There is nothing to be worried as the coast guards are roaming around always and the number of people here will be a pleasant sight to see. Andaman honeymoon packages itinerary always includes Havelock Island.

Activities: Snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, boating, parasailing etc are some of the most commonly seen activities on the beach and among them Scuba Diving is the best as it offers the clear interaction with the wide range of marine animals and coral reefs around living in harmony. 

The turquoise water gives a rejuvenating experience while you swim across or do snorkelling and since the number of tourists are relatively higher, the Government opens more opportunities for them to spend an ample time on the beach. As it is a superb place adventure lovers also would covet, the fame it has achieved international importance in no time. You must book a tour including  Andaman snorkelling, to make your holiday much more special.

Distance from Port Blair: From Port Blair it will take more than three hours to reach Radhanagar Beach as it is located about 72 kms away from the capital city.

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Baratang Island

If you are in the hunt for undiscovered gems of Andaman, Baratang Islands should definitely be on your list. It is known for its dense mangrove forests, exotic fauna and its ethnic population. A haven for shutterbugs, Baratang Islands is one of the most panoramic places to visit in Andaman. Even though it is slightly underdeveloped, Baratang Islands is where you can have your full dose of adventure. Tucked between South and Middle Andaman, Baratang Islands is a place which you will love if you like things untouched and unspoiled.

It is home to one of the oldest existing human races- the Jarawa tribe and many virgin beaches to let you bask in nature’s beauty. Some of the most exciting places to see in Baratang Islands include its gorgeous beaches, mangrove creeks, mud-volcanoes and mostly its limestone caves. It is one of the must visit tourist places in Andaman if you are a nature lover and wildlife enthusiast for the diversity of things it offers to the tourists. For a comforting stay after a day full of activities, you must check the resorts in Andaman.

Highlights: This island is one of the most striking places in Andaman for nature lovers as it offers myriad attractions like its limestone caves, mangrove creeks, tidal swamp forests and its interesting mud volcanoes.

Activities: Being a nature’s paradise, Baratang Island is a delight for witnessing nature at its best and involving yourself in activities like trekking and bird watching. One can indulge in boat riding through the mangrove forests and explore the limestone caves here. For the beach lovers, there in Baludera Beach where one can swimming and snorkeling.

Distance from Port Blair: Baratang Island is about 100 km away from the capital city, Port Blair.

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Elephant Beach

One of the most amazing places to visit in Andaman for water sports and leisure tour, Elephant Beach should not be missed from your Andaman holiday itinerary. Boasting of heavenly coral reefs and its enthralling underwater marine life, Elephant Beach is a great spot to spend your holiday time in Andaman.

Whether you seek relaxing or a bustling escape from the monotony of daily life, Elephant Beach will charm you in all the ways. It offers a number of water sports which include diving, snorkelling along with a range of other adventure activities like bird watching, trekking and kayaking.You must check other islands of Andaman consisting of great beaches and make your tour marvelous by visiting them.

Best visited during the months of November to February, Elephant Beach is an ideal place to watch the infinite sea and have an adventure with water activities. One should try to visit during the early morning and watch the sunrise in the sky at Elephant Beach. Along with the pristine natural landscapes, Elephant Beach is a great holiday respite to explore marine life, enjoy trekking and having a picnic at the beach. It is mostly known for its coral reefs and offers an unparalleled underwater fun for all the nature lovers in Andaman.

Highlights: In Elephant Beach, the most amazing attractions and things to do are snorkelling and sea walking. Along with that you can explore other beaches like Govindnagar Beach, Radhanagar Brach and Kalapather Beach. Some other exciting activities to indulge in at Elephant Beach include sunbathing, scuba diving, surf riding, fishing, swimming, gazing at the sunset or sunrise, bird-watching, trekking, kayaking and more.

Activities: Mirror boat rides, Snorkeling, Diving, Bird-watching, Swimming, Kayaking, Trekking, Gaze at the sunset or sunrise

Distance from Port Blair: The distance between Port Blair and Elephant beach is approximately about 70 km.

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Barren Island

The one and only confirmed active volcano in South East Asia is on Barren Island and recently in 2017, it appeared in news all over the world as the eruption happened in the volcano once again. The name is completely suitable for the island as it does not promote any type of human inhabitants and it is completely barren. The first identified eruption on this island happened in the year of 1787 and then on, there were around ten eruptions happened here.

The volcanic island is placed in the middle of a volcanic belt and that too on the edge of the Indian and Burmese tectonic plates. The highest peak of the volcano stands up to 354 meters. But it is confirmed that most of the volcanoes on the island are found underwater.

Highlights: Since the island is inhabited by humans, there are a lot of animal species are found among which, some of them are really unique. The total diameter of the island is 3 kms and there you can find a big crater, about half km from the shore.

Activities: The sea plane ride above the island to enjoy the aerial view of the whole place is a recognized activity. For sightseeing and nature walk, this island is the best as you will come across the huge volcanoes and the nearby rock structures.

Distance from Port Blair: It lies around 138 kilometers northeast of Port Blair. There is a strict rule that the visitors will be allowed to go to the island only by the chartered boats with the permission of the Forest Department.

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Cellular Jail

Also known as Kala Pani, Cellular Jail is one of the unmissable tourist attractions located at Port Blair in Andaman. The three storied building has 698 cells that are connected to each other in the shape of a starfish. The place is famous for offering a fantastic sound and light show in the evening offering a delightful insight into the historical struggle for independence.

It is one of the remnants of past colonial rule in India and today stands as a testimony to all those brave hearts who laid down their lives at the hands of British atrocities. Some of the famous freedom fighters who were captured here include Veer Savarkar and Bakuteshwar Dutt.

The place was one of the most infamous prisons of the past as the freedom fighters were punished inhumanly by the Britishers. The place is a must visit for history lovers to have a sneak peek into the history and struggle that went down in the construction of this jail. The place is recognised as a national memorial monument and owned by the Government of India.

Highlights: Tourists should try to explore the jail by visiting the picture gallery that houses a number of photos of freedom fighters. Often used as background for filming Hindi movies about the colonial past, the place has many fascinating remnants of history like the hanging cell and condemned cell. Some of the other unmissable attractions of Cellular Jail included its Exhibition Gallery, Art Gallery, Old Photographs Gallery, Gallery on First War of Independence and Netaji Gallery. There is also the Swatantrya Jyoti, an eternal flame of freedom keeps glowing in the memory of freedom fighters

Activities: One of the popular activities to do here is sightseeing and revisiting the history of the grim colonial past Of India.

Distance from Port Blair: It t
akes around 15 kilometers to go there from Port Blair.

Timing: National Memorial: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Closed on Mondays)

Entry Fee: INR 30

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Diglipur

All fans of eco-tourism should pack their bags and have an exciting vacay at Diglipur when they are visiting Andaman. It is famous for its green landscapes and its exotic marine life which makes it a must visit for nature lovers. The island is renowned for having many prominent beaches like Kalipur Beach, Ross and Smith Islands, Ramnagar Beach and Pathi Level Beach.

There is also the Saddle Peak Mountain National Park which can be accessed from Diglipur. It is replete with many exciting attractions with rare animals like Andaman wild pig, Andaman hill myna, Andaman imperial pigeon, water monitor, dolphins, whales and the Saltwater crocodile.

A must visit for trekking aficionados, Diglipur is the largest peak in the archipelago of Andaman islands and offers a wonderful sight of its unique wildlife. One of the most visited tourist places in Andaman, Diglipur is sure to leave you enthralled with its gorgeous scenery consisting of glittering white sands, nice weather, lofty palms and its exciting marine life. Diglipur is one of the most serene spots if you forget all the worries of your life and enjoy an eco-friendly holiday.

Highlights: The main attractions of Diglipur are Kalipur Beach, Diglipur National Park, Ram Nagar Beach, Mud Volcano, twin islands of Ross and Smith and Saddle Peak National Park. This place is luxuriant in flora and fauna, which makes it a must visit for wildlife enthusiasts.

Activities: Trekking, Snorkeling, and Mangrove creek safari are some of the activities the activities that one can enjoy on their holiday in Diglipur island.  Beach combing, sunbathing, surf riding, swimming, fishing, bird watching, trekking in Jungle, sailing, kayaking are some other activities not to be missed here.

Distance from Port Blair: Diglipur is at a distance of 290 km by road from Port Blair.

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Vijaynagar Beach

Known as Beach No.5 is Vijaynagar Beach in the north east part of Havelock Island. Very remote from the crowded locations on Havelock Island, Vijaynagar Beach is close to heart for those who love to spend time in utmost calmness. The regular touch of the sapphire blue water on the pearl like sandy beach makes no noise and it is one of the reasons why tourists chosen it as the perfect space for romantic couples and families. Don't forget to check the resorts for couples in Andaman.

The beauty of the beach has been praised so much by those who visited it. It is always better to come here freely, just to roam around, or to float on the shallow water, or to read under the large shade given by the huge trees on the shore or to do sunbathing. The collection of Mahua trees and palms is the significant ornament making the beach a splendid place to sit back and relax as much as time one wants to. This is one of the magnificent attractions in Andaman.

Highlights: A photographer's paradise is Vijaynagar Beach; especially the sunrise views from the beach is incomparably magnificent. When the sun’s fresh rays spread all over the wide sea, the entire atmosphere starts blushing in all possible colours and there is no better sight from the beach would satiate a photographic mind. The native birds appear during the fresh mornings add effective colours to the sunrise pictures.

Activities: The beach is recognized for relaxed swimming and sunbathing. Adventure activities are not yet a fashion on this inevitable part of Havelock Island.

Distance from Port Blair: Vijaynagar Beach is located at a distance of about 38 kms from Port Blair but from Havelock jetty the beach is lying 9 kms away only.

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Samudrika Marine Museum

The Indian Navy is guarding the famous Samudrika Marine Museum which exhibits the richest collection of Andaman’s animal and floral lives. The rare species of fish, other animals, plants, corals etc are preserved well over here and there is a small aquarium also. Rather, the different attraction on the island is this museum if you are completed visiting the beaches and the relishing islands.

A lot of tourists have recognized this museum as a perfect representation of what the island can offer to surprise the visitors but in a miniature form. The museum located just opposite to Andaman Teal House is occupied with five sections displaying the history of the islands, the geographical features, about the people and their lifestyles, the less explored archaeological information and of course the marine life.

The museum is established with the idea of creating awareness among people on various aspects regarding oceanic life and the importance of preserving this sensitive ecosystem well for a balanced future of human beings.

Highlights: Outside the museum, there is a skeleton of a blue whale preserved and it is a marvellous sight to look at. The first room shows facts like volcanoes, tribes, different types of woods, insects etc. The second room is displaying the reverberating underwater beauties through an aquarium.

Coral Reefs have an entire room that is the third room. Seashells in abundance have persevered in the fourth room and you will be surprised to the tremendous collection. Last but not least is the fifth room that is dedicated to the tribes of Andaman, the butterflies’ and the insects’ specimens as well.

Timing: The museum is open on all days from Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 am to 01:00 pm and from 02:00 pm t0 05:00 pm.

Entry fee: For adult: INR 50 and for child: INR 25.  If you wish to take camera or video to the inside, you will have to pay INR 20 and INR 50 respectively.

Distance from Port Blair: The museum is situated in Port Blair itself, walkable distance only.

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Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park

A great park that has been accepted well by the international tourists and a distinct idea and execution in India to preserve the sensitive and endangered species of marine species is Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park in Andaman. It consists of 15 islands of mangrove creeks, rainforests, splendid coral reefs which have around 50 types and a huge collection of rare but colourful fish etc. 

This park came into existence in the year of 1983 under the solid Wildlife Protection Act of 1973 to keep the lives of marine animals safe and preserved as the underwater ecosystem was on the verge of destruction. The best time to visit the park is during the months from November to February and during monsoon, it remains closed.

Highlights: The park is comprised of two major island groups known as the Labyrinth Islands and Twin Islands which are situated about 16 km away from Port Blair to the south of it. This park boasts of the unimaginable size it spreads that is about 281.5 sq.km which have 17 small islands and the open sea creeks.

The fringing reefs are abundantly found in the park and that is one of the special reef species found on the island. Each island holds different type of vegetation. Tarmugli is the highest island in the park that displays the vast area of mangrove vegetation, sand covered beaches, sheet rocks etc.

Activities: One can get knowledge of marine species after visiting national park.

Distance from Port Blair: The park is located in Wandoor which is lying about 29 kms away from Port Blair. There are ferry services every 30 minutes from Port Blair boat jetty. The park is easily accessible via road as well.

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Limestone Caves

Baratang Island and the limestone caves in Andaman and Nicobar Islands are awesomely famous for different reasons. The thick mangrove forests, the enlarged tropical forest canopy, the friendly rivers to take a boat ride and the carvings of nature in the form of mud volcanoes and limestone caves are the principal factors that overshadowing everything else on the island. Tourists love to visit Baratang during their tour of Andaman especially for the glowing structures found in the caves made of limestone which are years old. 

The journey to the caves is splendid as one has to cross the mangrove forests and the tribal reserves from Baratang boat jetty. These caves give away a feeling that you are at some place which is not a part of Andaman Islands. These are the rare caves which contain the stalagmites and stalactites rock structures proving against the common myth that both of them cannot be found together in one place. If you are really exhausted by repeatedly visiting the islands and beaches in Andaman then you must visit Baratang Island and these caves especially. 

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Highlights: The mangrove forests encircling the caves are the real attraction at this place and people are eagerly waiting to take an adventurous boat ride through the mangroves and find the sleeping crocodiles in water. Another highlight which leaves the beauty of the caves heightened is its originality kept preserved from time immemorial. Humans have not exploited the real charm of the caves and thus these caves are stealing hundreds of hearts.

Activities: Boating and trekking can be done here.

Distance from Port Blair: To reach Baratang Island, one has to travel via road for almost 100 kms. You can take a bus or drive yourself and then you have to cross the Middle Strait and a half an hour long boat ride will take you to the limestone caves and formations.  

Location: Baratang Island is the region where limestone caves are found.

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Mud Volcanoes

Pure science have clearly defined how mud volcanoes are formed and Andaman archipelago is quite popular for its multiple mud volcanoes. They are formed due to the large scale emissions of de-pressurized pore water and some natural gases such as hydrocarbon gases that included Methane. These gases are emitted by the decaying organic matter found underground.

Although there are 25 active mud volcanoes have discovered at different parts of the island, the mud volcanoes found on Baratang Island and Diglipur Island are the important ones and tourists visit these islands will take a look at this unique phenomenon of nature happening often.

Highlights: Reaching the mud volcanoes in Diglipur and Baratang would need a flexible stretch of walk through the relishing wilderness and that exciting trek will give an energy in an unlimited way.

Activities: One can enjoy trek here

Distance from Port Blair: From Port Blair, Diglipur is located about 350 km north and one can use the ferry service of seaplane service from Port Blair. Baratang Island is closer to Port Blair, about 100 kms distance.

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North Bay Island

Famous for the underwater corals, North Bay Island located near the Pheonix Jetty of Port Blair is yet another favourite tourist destination. Multiple clubs providing exhilarating scuba diving, snorkeling and sea walking at the island give it a special space in the hearts of adventure lovers. And because of this factor, North Bay Island is crowded all the time. 

If you wish to do a tour of North Bay Island, then you have to come at the Andaman Water Sports Complex where it starts from and the boats can accommodate up to 60 people and every boat will have a guide as well. The glass bottom boat ride to the island will give you a lot of chances to see the world of fish, typical sea flora and reefs inhabited underwater in harmony.

Highlights: Scuba diving and snorkeling are the most important activities available at the island and along with those, glass bottom ride is also has significant importance. The coral reefs and the marine animals make the underwater world enthralling.

Also, sea walk is considered to be a mind blowing activity and it opens up the doors to mingle with the colourful, rare species of sea. To do sea walking, you will be taken to the spot from the stationed sea walk paltoon and the experience of walking along the soft sea bed is memorable for a lifetime.

Activities: Sea walking and scuba diving in Andaman are considered to be the best adventure activities that can be done, as there are umpteen number of travelers do these activities regularly.

Distance from Port Blair: The island lies at a distance of about 42.4 kms from Port Blair and it would take around 1 hours and 30 minutes to reach there.

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