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  • The very name of the word Island gives you that tickle in your stomach right? Offering some of the best sights of Andaman and Nicobar Island is creating a sensation. With the white sandy beaches and the mangroves, this island has hidden a lot of natural treasure in its bosom. Whether you are with your beloved on your honeymoon or with your friends this island will give you some of the best memories of your life. 

    Nature lovers swarm to the island for its unspoiled surroundings and greenery.  Not just the waters or the hills this island also holds a lot of secret about the ancient history and tribes.

    With a group of 300 islands deep in the Bay of Bengal Andaman and Nicobar Island attracts a lot of tourist around the globe. Enclosed with tropical jungle and intermingled with plane stretches of crescent shaped beaches this island is just another heaven. Stunning azure water and the beckoning beaches hypnotize the travelers while they visit these islands.

    And what’s more, the awesome warm weather here makes it perfect for everyone who is travelling to this island. But there might be a few who has the question in your mind as to how many islands are there or what are the best island which you can visit? Well then here we present you with the 10 Best Islands in Andaman which is a must visit for you.

    Here are some of the best Islands in Andaman:


  • 01Havelock Island

    If you are in Andaman Havelock Island is just the name for you. Havelock Island is a piece of Ritchie's Archipelago, and is a standout amongst the most acclaimed islands in the Andaman. Havelock is a perfect heaven with lovely white sandy shorelines, rich coral reefs and lavish green jungles. 

    This island has been calling travelers from far a wide to explore it to its core. With wonderful gesturing shorelines, twinkling blue-green shallows and a portion of the best making a plunge South Asia, Havelock is definitely the travelers own piece of paradise. Soak in the natural beauty of the region while you head out for a dive at the beaches here.

    Highlights: The Island is very good for scuba diving, snorkeling, and swimming. People head out in flocks to enjoy some of these activities here.

    Location: Havelock Island is located at a distance of 41 km from Port Blair.


  • 02Jolly Buoy Island

    Sprightly Bouy Island is another best sightseeing tour of Andaman Islands. Contorted, dry tree trunks are scattered on the long white sandy shoreline. Jolly Bouy island is exceptionally popular for submerged corals and the immaculate clear beach. This place is one hour travel from Wandoor beach. Snorkeling and scuba jumping are the absolute most well-known activities here. 

    With a scene which fit in mangrove swamps, tropical rainforests, unblemished white sandy shorelines, and coral reefs this island is another coaxing island in the Andaman which attracts a lot of toursit. JollyBuoy Islands is connected by boats to the mainland. This island is also known as a non-plastic zone and people are not allowed to carry any kind of plastic there.

    Highlights: The Island is very famous for snorkeling and scuba diving.

    Location:  Jolly Buoy Island is located at a distance of 30 km southwest of Port Blair.


  • 03Neil Island

    Although its shoreline is not as rich as its more popular island neighbor, Havelock, Neil has its own particular special appeal. With its exceptionally casual vibe and since quite a while ago, betrayed shorelines Neil Island is another imperative shoreline in the Andaman. Neill Island was uninhabited until the landing of pilgrims in the late 1960s. 

    With a lot of marine life, Neil Island abides with desire green surroundings of paddy fields, banana manors, and tropical trees. The stunning perspective of the ocean and the craving greeneries in the island is truly reviving and agreeable for excited explorers. Head out to this beach and enjoy some time losing yourself in nature.

    Highlights:  While visiting this island one can indulge in a number of activities like snorkeling and Scuba diving. Another activity is Glass bottom ride which is very famous here due to its rich marine life.

    Location: Neil Island is located at Ritchie's Archipelago in the Andaman and Nicobar Island.


  • 04Ross Island

    For those of you who are searching for some other island in the Andaman then this is the perfect place for you. This island makes you nostalgic and takes you back in time when this was a managerial settlement for the Britishers. Named after the marine surveyor Sir Daniel Ross, the island has been pulling in a considerable measure of visitor around the globe. 

    One can discover a ton of historical ruins in the island. Some of them are Church, Hospital, Bakery, Press, Swimming Pool, Troop Barracks, Ballroom and Chief Commissioner's House, Govt. House. One can also discover a great number of birds like the peacocks, deer and ducks at the Island. Endow some energy with nature while you visit this exceptional island in the Andaman so sightseeing lovers must include this place in Andaman complete tour package 

    Highlights:  If you want to spend some time with nature then this is the perfect place for you. Relax and sit back while you enjoy the distant sea.

    Location: Ross Island is located at around 2kms from Port Blair.


  • 05North Bay Island Andaman

    Another island which is a must see for you in the Andaman is the North Bay Island which will definitely make your summer special.  The corals at North Bay are majestic and are spread over the extensive region. Get a chance to spot many fish, a lobster, or even shellfishes on the coral reef. Appreciate the beauty of the whole region while you are on this island. 

    North Bay Island offers individuals with lovely coral reefs appealing to guests who are going by this goal surprisingly. The ocean has talented this island with all the wonder to pull in any ocean cherishing human. The Coral reefs are perfectly finished by nature to stagger the guest. For the adventure seekers, this island is a paradise. Spend some time enjoying the sights of nature while basking under the sun.

    Highlights:  One can indulge in activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, sea walking etc.

    Location:  North Bay Island is located near Phoenix jetty in Port Blair.


  • 06Ross and Smith Island

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    Known as the twin island in the Andaman Ross and Smith Island and connected as one to make one single group of Island. Offering some of the best sights o the surroundings these islands attracts a lot of tourist around the world to explore its beauty. One interesting fact about the islands are that they are connected by a sandbar which make it look remarkable. 

    One can walk from one island to another while they head out for exploring. Click some amazing pictures at the island as the island is known for the majestic sunset. The white sleek sandbar which is found in the island subsides down during the time of high tide and then surfaces up again. This island is also home to Olive ridley turtles.

    Highlights: The island  very famous with the tourist for sun basking and other activity like swimming and snorkelling.

    Location: Ross and Smith Island is located at Diglipur remotest island of Andaman and Nicobar.


  • 07Cinque Island

    Although a bit hidden from the other island of the Andaman, Cinque Island is another beautiful island in the Andaman. This island is inhabited by people but the soothing beauty is unfathomably replenishing. White sand shorelines, charming coral reefs, and immense feral ocean could be a fantasy of numerous while they visit this island.

    The coral reefs and bird populaces here are essentially untouched by man. Cinque Island is a piece of Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. The island is partitioned as north and south Cinque, through a sand bar. There are charted boats that take you to the island.

    Highlights: One can find a number of sea weeds, starfish, salt water crocodiles, many other types of fish and important flora are found. Swimming, diving, and snorkeling are the favorite here.

    Location: The Island is located at a distance of 38.9 km's from Port Blair.


  • 08Baratang Island

    While you are visiting the Andaman you might have definitely heard about the famous Baratang Island. This is another of the best island in the Andaman which is a must visit for you. This island was once considered as the most dangerous zone here because of the tribe which inhabited the island. 

    It is said that this tribe has attacked a lot of people who have come to visit this island. But with its endless beauty and hidden jewels, this island is slowly gaining a lot of attraction. People visit this island to spend some time with nature and also explore the famous Limestone cave and Mud volcanoes.

    Highlights: Trekking, mangrove boat ride, tropical forest rides are few of the activities which are famous here.

    Location: The island is located about 150 kms north of Port Blair and one can reach the island by ferry services only.


  • 09Red Skin Island

    Another island which is a must visit for you in the Andaman is the Red Skin Island. This island had been creating a lot of sensation among the tourist across the world. Laze of on the beach while you stare at the disatant sea and enjoy the scenic views. This island is famous for the red corals which are found here.  

    Red Skin Island is situated in the Marine National Park which makes it a lot more popular then the other islands in the Andaman.  Don’t miss your chance to discover the rich corals and the endangered life here. One can see a variety of birds and other animals here. If you are lucky then you may spot dolphins on this island.

    Highlights: There are a lot of activities which people can enjoy in this island like snorkelling, scuba diving etc. One can head out for swimming in the beach or just take a sunbath you will have the while beach for you.

    Location: The boat from Jolly bay takes you to the Red Skin Island.
  • 10Barren Island

    Known as the only active volcano in South East Asia is identified in Barren Island is another famous in Andaman Islands. It is said that the first recorded volcano dates back to 1787 and afterward, there were around ten eruptions of volcanoes. The most recent one took place in 2017. This is one of the best place to go to honeymoon. Check here the best offers on honeymoon tour packages of Andaman.

    As the name goes, the island is devoid of human settlements and any vegetation. Some rare species of flora and fauna are the only inhabitants on the island. Head out for a helicopter tour and watch the whole island from a bird’s eye view.

    Highlights:  The Island is reputed as one of the famous scuba diving destinations in the world. Hundreds of divers come here to explore the unseen pictures of Bay of Bengal’s marine collection.

    Location: The island lies around 138 kilometers north east of Port Blair


  • 11Inglis Island

  • 12Little Andaman Island

  • 13Parrot Island

  • 14Mayabunder Island

  • 15Diglipur Island

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Havelock Island

Being one of the topnotch attractions in Andaman is the sublime Havelock Island brimming with silky beaches and exuberant greenery. A lot of tourist locations, resorts, hotels, attractions and much more are creating the perfect background to Havelock Island to host as many tourists as possible. This is the largest of all the islands in Andaman and comprises of a lot of small islands. The administration in Havelock promotes eco-tourism on a large scale.

 The lighthouse established in 2005 at the northern part of the island gives additional recognition for the island. The accommodation options on Havelock will let you be surprised. Ranging from high-end, luxurious resorts to camps with basic amenities, the stay arrangements done by the administrative people here are unbelievable.

Highlights: The long stretches of different types of beaches are the main highlight to be pointed out. Declared the best beaches in the world, almost all of them are blissfully located on Havelock Island, connected to closely to the main boat jetty on the island.  

Elephant Beach, Radhanagar Beach, Vijaynagar Beach, Kalapathar Beach which are known in numbers also are proclaimed to have the highest number of tourists every year. The green fringed shorelines, the clear sea water, the colourful marine animals, the long coral reefs, the wild fauna and flora bring forth the astounding picture of Havelock incomparably beautiful.

Activities: Snorkeling and diving are the favourite activities done on the islands though other major water based activities like boating and kayaking are frequently done.

Distance from Port Blair: Havelock Island is lying 42 kms northeast of the capital city, Port Blair. There are regular boat services by the Directorate of Shipping Services which connect Phoenix Bay jetty in Port Blair to Havelock daily.

 

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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 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 what 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’ Arhcipelago between Havelock Island and Rose Island. One should add this Island to their itinerary if they planning a trip to Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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.

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Radhanagar Beach

Radhanagar Beach in Andaman has ranked 8th among the top ten beautiful beaches in the world based on travelers 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. There are 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.

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 snorkeling 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.

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

One of the aboriginal tribes of Andaman lives in Baratang Island, a highly blessed region with years-old wilderness. Earlier, the tribes did not let outside people to enter their community but presently, Baratang Island is a vibrant tourist destination as people love to spend time amidst the huge forests, limestone caves, mangrove ranges and the mud volcanoes.

Baratang is a part of the Great Andaman Chain with an area of 243 sq.kilometers and that marks it as the main island of the group. Middle Andaman is lying to the north and South Andaman in the south of Baratang Island. And it belongs to Rangat Taluk.

Highlights: The active mud volcanoes are the highlights of Baratang Island along with the abundant mangrove forests and evergreen rainforests and the limestone caves located beyond the forests. So adventure lovers find Baratang as a wise choice to indulge in mind blowing trekking and nature walk. Among the multiple number of mud volcanoes, jalki, as the locals call it, is the famous one.

Activity: Nature walk through the wild forests and the extensive mangrove forests is one of the prime activities done on Baratang Island. Boating, trekking, hiking etc are some of the other, identified activities available on the island.

Distance from Port Blair: The island is located about 150 kms north of Port Blair and one can reach the island by ferry services only.


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Elephant Beach

Settled on the sands of Havelock Island, Elephant Beach is a reveling beauty well presented by the long coral reefs and the shining shoreline. A peaceful beach with pure serenity and silent ambience will offer the visitors a soothing melody and that would be the perfect time to relax, to walk around with your love or just to do sunbathing. Among the different beach on Havelock Island, Elephant Beach has a special significance because of its friendly atmosphere and not so crowded shoreline. In addition to the adventurous activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving, tourists find time to do boating and similar activities on the beach. The clear water, the calm waves, the cool breeze and the magnificent sights on the shore have their own impacts on the number of people visiting the beach, and it increases only year by year. For a perfect honeymooning in Andaman, you should must visit this beach.

Highlights: The long array of private boats, fishing boats and buoys extend a riveting beauty to the beach. Moreover, it is a kid friendly beach as well so that families are found here aplenty. The huge shoreline is the key factor behind the countless visitors appear on the beach every day. 

During monsoon also, tourists would love to come to Elephant Beach. People have reported that at times, the wild elephants from the nearby forests come to the beach and stroll along the white sandy bed.

Activities: An ideal place for snorkeling and scuba diving is Elephant Beach though boating and other fun, water based activities are also done by the visitors often. Tourists have experienced the best sea walking as well on Elephant Beach.

Distance from Port Blair: Elephant Beach is located on the famous Havelock Island. It is lying about 69 kms away from the capital city of Andaman, Port Blair. One can reach the beach via boat from Havelock jetty after reaching there from Port Blair by road or by boat.


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Diglipur

A marvelous town in the north part of Andaman Islands is Diglipur, an amicable tiny town with a lot of good people around. For eco- friendly tourists, this town is an inevitable choice. Though the marine life is the prominent feature of this town but the cultivation of orange and rice has enormous importance in the economy of Diglipur.

Highlights: Lamiya Bay Beach is a highlight of the town, it is located a few kilometers away from Kalipur Beach. The beach is lying in the foothills of Saddle peak, the highest one in Andaman. Around 20 kms from Diglipur is the green Shyamnagar covered by thick jungles and why Shyamnagar is a priority for tourists is because of the presence of mud volcanoes here. Kalipur Beach and Ramangar Beach are the other famous beaches at Diglipur and they are famous for turtle nesting. Moreover, visitors are quite eager to visit Alfred Caves as well where a huge collections of limestone structures are found.

Activities: Since there are plenty of beaches, caves, greenery etc, Diglipur offers the visitors a huge number of activities ranging from refreshing trekking through the jungles to the water based activities like island hopping, snorkeling, boating, fishing etc. Near to Diglipur there are famous spots to do multiple activities.

Distance from Port Blair: Lying 290 kms away from Port Blair, the small town of Diglipur that can be connected by boat from both Port Blair and Mayabunder. The boat services from Port Blair are available twice a week. But one can reach the town by road via ATR 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. 

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.

Activity: 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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