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  • Those of you who are planning for a vacation the Andaman and Nicober Islands have definitely strike your mind. This tropical haven with the stunning views and the crystal clear waters beckons for an engaging holiday. Laze on the silver beaches and turquoise waters, take a ride through the windy jungle, discover the mesmeric underwater world, ferry off to green delights, and discover corals you will be in deep love with this place.  These Islands are located in the Bay of Bengal at a total distance of 1200 km from the mainland. These islands are spread over a territory of 8249 sq km. This gathering involves 572 islands, of which just 38 are inhabited by people.

    Whether you are looking for some lone time staring at the majestic sunset or deep diving into the ocean, there is a never ending thirst that urges you to discover it more.  Covering Port Blair and Havelock, this is where you get to enjoy the finest experiences the place has to offer from beaches to other important places of interest. Whether it’s about adventure or just strolling around the places you will have a lot more to unravel.

    Head out for a trek in the Ross Island to catch a glimpse of deer and peacock. Or for a deep dive in the Elephant Beach witnessing the stunning coral reefs, you will feel as you have totally end up in an alternate world. There are a lot of best places to visit in the Andaman which allows you to explore its real beauty. 

    Here are some of the best places to visit in Andaman:

  • 01Neil Island

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    If you are looking for some places to visit in the Andaman then this island is a must visit for you. With its amazing laid back vibe Neil Island is another tourist destination which is famous among the tourist all over the world. Located 40 kms from Port Blair this beach is known for its unique charm. For the peace seekers this is the perfect place to spend you evening by the sea side while the breeze gently touch your face.  You can best explore the island while riding in your cycle through the whole island.

    Highlights: The Island is also famous for offering a number of activities like snorkeling and swimming. But at times due to low tides there might be difficulty in swimming due to sharp coral rocks. The beach is also known for offering glorious sunsets. If you are lucky enough you might get a chance to spot endangered dugongs by the beach.

    Location: Neil Island is located 40km from Port Blair at Ritchie's Archipelago.
  • 02Anthropological Museum

    Anthropological Museum

    While visiting the Andamans you will definitely love to learn about the history. And when its history nothing could be a better place than a museum. Don’t miss a chance to visit the Anthropological Museum which is the best in Port Blair. This museum offers profound and informative portrait of island's local community of tribes. The tribes here are considered as the oldest in the world. This museum is located at the Middle Point in Port Blair and is a historical delight. The tourists here can explore the life of Paleolithic Islanders.

    Highlights: The museum has many attractions like chest guard, shamanic sculptures etc. One can also find highlights of primordial eras of Jarawas, the Onges, the Sentinelese, the Shompens and the Nicobarese.

    Location: This museum is located at the Middle Point in Port Blair
  • 03Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park

    This is one of the best places to visit in Andaman is the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. Most of you might have already heard about the famous Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park in the Andaman Islands. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is a national park of India close Wandoor on the Andaman Islands. It has a place with the South Andaman managerial district. 

    The park was made 24 May 1983 under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 to ensure marine life. The scene of the park is dabbed with 15 rough islands and is secured with tropical woodland.

    Highlights: Rich marine life comprises of assortment of coral reefs, vivid fishes, molluscs, shells, starfish, turtles, salt-water crocodile and so on. The park is also home to birds like white-bellied ocean hawk, parakeets, Andaman blue-green, heron, terns, waders and swifts.

    Location: The Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is located at a distance of 18km from Port Blair.
  • 04Red Skin Island

    If you looking for something different than the usual while exploring the beach, you should definitely visit the Red Skin Island. The Red Skin Island at Andaman and Nicobar draws in people from the whole way across the globe because of its extraordinary and puzzling magnificence that will without a doubt enthrall you in a condition of daze. Being situated inside the premises of the Marine National Park, the Red Skin Island in Andaman and Nicobar Islands is granted with a differed scope of common wonders which really amazes the on-lookers.

    Highlights: Snorkelling is very famous in this island. Get a chance to explore the underwater while you try this exciting activity. There are a lot of corals and colourful fishes here which are very famous in this island.

    Location: Red Skin Island is just 18.2 km from Port Blair.
  • 05Radhanagar Beach

    If you are planning to visit the Andaman Islands then this is one place which is a must visit for you. Radhanagar is without a doubt one of the most famous beach here.  Among the famous places this is among the best places to visit in Andaman. This beach is crowned as one of the 7th best beaches in the world. This exotic beach is around 7 kms way from the famous Vijaynagar beach and Dolphin Yatri Niwas. Watch the glorious sunset on this beach as you walk unshod with your friends.

    Activities: Radhanagar beach is famous with the visitor for swimming. The crystal clear water makes it perfect for the beach lovers to swim and enjoy the sunset. However you should be a bit careful with the waters as crocodile attack has been reported a couple of times.

    Location: The Radhanagar beach is 72.3 km from Port Blair.
  • 06Jolly Buoy Island

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    For the beach lovers Andaman turns out to be the most opted destination by all. And if you are one of them then Jolly Buoy Island is another place which is a must visit for you. Known for its crystal clear emerald water and underwater corals, people rush to visit this magnificent island. This is located at the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. 

    Jolly Buoy Island is a no plastic zone and before visiting the island you will have to leave all you plastic at Wandoor beach. Surrounding this island there is another island with sea views. It offers some of the best views to the spectators the running sea view between these islands.

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

  • 07Elephant Beach

    One another beach which is a must visit for you in the Andaman Islands is the Elephant beach. It’s one of the most enticing beaches in the Andamans. The white sandy beach and the clear emerald waters attract travelers from far and wide. If you are looking for that perfect tan then this is definitely the place for you.

    Highlights: Elephant beach is famous for snorkeling and each year there are lot of visitor comes here to enjoy snorkeling in the exotic waters. Another activity which is famous here is Sea walking. Explore the amazing marine life underwater while stare at the colourful underwater world. You can also enjoy boat rides here.

    Location: Elephant beach is around 70km from Port Blair.
  • 08Samudrika Marine Museum

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    If you are visiting the Andaman Island there is another place which you cannot afford to miss. This Samudrika Marine Museum is run by the Indian Navy and was built to create an awareness of the marine life. The museum is divided into 5 sections depicting the story of the Andaman Islands. This museum is located opposite Andaman Teal House, Delanipur, Port Blair. Get amazed as you learn about the different marine lives and how to protect them.

    Highlights: Another interesting thing about the museum is its vast collection of cells, corals and a few species of colourful fishes of the sea around the islands.

    Location: Samudrika marine Museum is located opposite Andaman Teal House, Delanipur, Port Blair
  • 09Cellular Jail

    There is another best tourist destination in the Andaman which is a must visit for you on your trip to Andaman. Cellular Jail also known as the K?l? P?n? was a colonial prison in the Andaman.  The structure of the jail was built as a seven wing prison; each wind had a total of around 663 cells. The prison was famous to hold some of the notable persons like Batukeshwar Dutt, Yogendra Shukla and Vinayak Savarkar. They were imprisoned by the Britishers during the time of Independence.  

    The most peculiar feature about this jail was that it was built in such a way that avoided the prisoners from communicating with each other. Now, the jail is a pilgrimage for all the people around the world and also has been declared as a National Museum.

    Timings: 09:00 PM to 12:00 PM  and 1:00 PM to 4:15 PM

    Entry Fees: The approximate price is Rs. 10/- per person

    Highlights: The very famous Light and Sound show. The light and sound show takes place both in Hindi and English. It's a must watch show in the Andaman, and is pretty good.

    Location: Near to G.B. Pant Hospital, Port Blair.

  • 10Mud Volcanoes, Diglipur

    Volcanoes might be dangerous but this Mud Volcanoes, Diglipur in the Andamans will surely make your day. Mud volcano is a natural wonder covered up in the thick backwoods of North Andaman. These amazing craters are formed by the natural gas emitted by the underground decaying matters.
    It is not a staggering sight, as the majority of the circumstances there is only a heap of dried mud and little gurgling puddles. One can meander around 41 dynamic sloppy pits, getting a charge out of the encompassing nature and untamed life.So don’t miss a chance to visit this while you are in the Andamans.
  • 11Limestone Caves, Baratang Island

    If you love exploring the caves and its mysteries then this place is a must visit for you while visiting Andamans. These limestone caves are formed by massive sediment rock. From Baratang island (Nilambur Jetty) Lime Stone Caves are half an hour pontoon ride through a wide stream which prompts to Nayadera Jetty and further one and half km. stroll through tropical woods.
    There are gigantic sedimentary limestone arrangements, some of which are swinging from the top, some developing starting from the earliest stage. These caves are always developing fit as a fiddle and size. A few caves are so thick, profound and dull inside that you have to light a light to have the capacity to see anything. Additionally it might get tricky inside the hollows so it is fitting to come in floaters or shoes.
  • 12Kaala Pathar Beach

    Although small this beach is another attraction in the Havelock Islands in the Andaman which is a favorite among the tourist. Kala Pathar shoreline is a moderately little yet beautiful shoreline. Gleaming sand and water green waters make the place extraordinary and exquisite. The shoreline lies alongside a town called Kala Pathar and henceforth the name.
    You can spot dead corals on the shoreline which is the reason it is not excessively appropriate for swimming but rather sitting on one of these corals and watching the sun ascend in the morning or simply breathing in the new breeze blowing over the ocean is an involvement in itself.
  • 13Wandoor Beach

    For the beach lovers this is one beach which is a must visit for you in the Andamans. Wandoor is a well known shoreline in Port Blair and draws in many vacationers regular amid the traveler season. It is extremely close to Mahatama Gandhi National Marine Park which is its very own gallery kind. Vacationers can likewise go to Jolly Buoy from Wandoor shoreline, Port Blair. With clean blue water differentiating delightfully against the dried trees, this shoreline is likewise outfitted with flawlessly developed seats and changing spaces for your benefit.

    Highlights: In case you're the adventure addict, then a short trek to the common buckles here is recently the thing for you. The holes, framed over decades, have been cut by savage high tides that encompass the shoreline. The trek is best taken up in the morning on the grounds that the tides are low and you're ready to get back by early night.
  • 14Lalaji Bay Beach

    There is another beach which is a must hop for you while you are exploring the beaches in Andaman Islands.  With the soft sand and the turquoise water this beach is an escape to the daily busy life. Soak in the beauty of the region while running by the shore. This beach is also famous for its amazing marine life.

    Highlights: Ideal for swimming and snorkeling, this shoreline is suggested for all enterprise addicts. Around a 2 hour trek away, coming to here by foot, through the wilderness, is an ordeal all alone. Water crafts do utilize (enquire at blue planet) yet are frequently closed either on account of climate conditions or government directions.

  • 15Butler Bay Beach, Hut Bay Island

    If you are beach lover and visiting Andaman then Butler bay Beach is the perfect place for you. This is another beach in Andaman which is a favorite among the people. Blessed with soft brown and dense greenery surroundings this beach is perfect for the nature lovers. Walk through the beach as you enjoy the scenic views of thyour surroundings. This beach is also famous among the surfers.

    Highlights: A lot of activities like scuba diving and snorkeling are also possible at Butler Bay beach. It is a concave shaped beach; hence one can see the entire beach from any given point.

  • 16Aamkunj Beach

    Situated around 8km away, Aamkunj shoreline is the nearest shoreline to Rangat. This is not the most picture immaculate shoreline but rather offers a reviving bounce into the blue waters. One can see a long extend of dark stones circumscribing the ocean. Head out for a long strolls and find some isolates places which additionally makes the beach more beautiful.

    Highlights: Aamkunj is an extremely well known cookout put with local people originating from Rangat and adjacent towns to unwind on ends of the week. The spot has been created into an eco-accommodating spot with cabins worked out of regular materials, huge wooden waste containers, evolving rooms, log couches and immense wooden seats.

    Location: The beach is 169.5 kms from Port Blair.
  • 17Lakshmanpur Beach

    For those of who are still looking for some other beaches in the Andaman then here we bring you another amazing beach here. Lakshmanpur Beach is a pleasant beach, covering a long extend of zone of Laxmanpur Village of Neil Island. White shell sand covering this confined shoreline is a significant complexity to the blue ocean. Corals and ocean shells are found in wealth at this seafront, which are regularly gathered as gifts by guests.

    Highlights: The Ocean is shallow and quiet, making it ideal for swimming and snorkeling. This peaceful shoreline offers a dazzling scene, particularly when the sun sets in the skyline. If you are a photography buff then this will be a double treat for you can click some of the best shots.
  • 18Howrah Bridge

    While you are visiting the Andaman there is another place which is a must see for you. For the ones who love spending time with nature it is the perfect place for you. Witness the wonders of nature at Neil Islands. These naturally shaped bridge-like rocks also known as the Howrah Bridge is very famous among the tourist across the globe. Make your evening enchanting as you visit the beaches which are regarded as the divine places.

    Highlights: There are two living natural corals formed just like a bridge. The name of these rocks was coined by the Bengalis who settled in the island in the early days and they refer it as the Rabindra Sethu and later called it the Howrah Bridge.
  • 19Murugan Temple

    For the ones who are a bit spiritual then Murugan Temple is a must see temple for you to visit in the Andamans. Located at the heart of the Port Blair, is an ancient Murugan temple. It is placed right behind the Governors residence (Raj Niwas). This temple is also known as the Vetrimalai Murugan Temple and is worshipped by the people in the island. Interestingly there is another temple with the name Murugan temple in this place which is located along the Car Nicobar coastline.

    Highlights:  The temple is mainly dedicated to Muruga.  And one can find deities of other Gods and Goddesses like Ganpathi, Lord Shiva and Parvati. The temple is built in the Dravidian style and gopuram has intricate paintings. The architecture and design is very similar to the Kanda Kottam temple of Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • 20Viper Island

    Another place which is a must visit for you in the Andamans is the Viper Island. As the name goes, this island got its name for the number of vipers which are found in this region. The islands are well known for the ruins of a prison that goes before the cell imprison or the Kaala paani. The jail was formerly used to incarcerate political prisoners and one can see the ruins of the gallows at this island. 

    It is said that the jail had many political prisoners from India’s struggle to independence. Regardless of this the place still remains a popular attraction among the people for providing some of the best views.

    Location: The Viper Island lies 4 km west of Port Blair.
  • 21Katchal Island, Nicobar

    If you are looking for something more unique while vacationing in Andamans then Katchal Island is definitely the best option for you. This island is home to the Nicobari Tribes and migrant Tamilians. Get a chance to learn about these tribes and the lifestyle of the indigenous people residing in this area. But for visiting this island you will require a special permit from the government. Don’ miss out your chance to enjoy the eye-catching scenery, unspoiled nature, spine-chilling wilderness and indigenous lifestyle while you visit this island.

    Highlights: The sunrise and the sunset are considered the best in this each.

    Location: The Katchal Island is located at a distance of 305 km from Port Blair.

  • 22Stewart Island Beach

    For those of you who are looking for some serenity and lone time then Stewart Island beach is the perfect spot for you to spend you vacations. This beach is close to Mayabunder, and is quite isolated and uninhabited than the rest of the islands here. Soak in the pristine beauty of the region with the greenery and the distant beach.

    Highlights: This beach can be accessed from Mayabunder Jetty and is recommended to start early in the morning and be back before sunset. While on the beach all you can witness is the brown and black beach and its scenic beauty.

    Location: The beach lies 150 km from Port Blair.
  • 23Lamiya Bay Beach, Diglipur

    If you are a nature lover and love to spend some time exploring its beauty then Lamiya Bay Beach is the perfect fit for you. This is another best places to visit in Andaman. Unlike other beaches in the Andaman this beach is very little known by travelers. Head out to this beach along with your loved ones to enjoy some lone time here. People visit this island for enjoying the scenic views and the amazing sunset.

    Highlights: Lamiya bay beach is also known as pebble Beach as the beach is covered with all round stones of different sizes and colour. Fishing is very famous sports in this beach.

    Location: Lamiya Bay Beach is located at around 311.5 km from Port Blair. The Lamiya Bay beach can be reached via the same road that heads to Kalipur beach.
  • 24Pathi Level Beach, Diglipur

    There is another beach which you can visit while you are in Andaman. Pathi Level beach is the lesser known and secluded beach in Andaman Island and is known for its scenic beauty. This beach is the closest occupied place to the Chalis Ek Caves and the Alfred Caves. So a lot of people head out for trekking and hiking to these caves. This beach is less crowded which makes it peaceful and calm when compared to other beaches.

    Highlights: Enjoy swimming here at the crystal clear waters here and sunbathe under the blue sky.

    Location: Pathi Level Beach is around 325 kms away from Port Blair.

  • 25Ross and Smith Island

    There are two twin islands in the Andaman which are together joined to make one single group of island. These islands are a must visit for the travelers around the globe. These lovely islands are in North Andaman, couple of nautical miles from Diglipur Jetty.  What makes these islands genuinely lovely and separates them from whatever remains of the islands is that these two islands are joined by a characteristic, sand bar.
    Its like in the event that you confront both the islands, you see a street kinda thing which is really a sand bar connecting both the islands. Also, accordingly, while strolling one can move from one island to the next. This white, sleek sand bar goes inside the ocean on occasion of high tide and surfaces up again amid high tide.
  • 26Guitar Island Beach

    This beach is another hidden gems of the Andaman which is a must visit attraction for you. Shaped as a guitar this island is one of the most beautiful island here which is very less explored. The beach of the Guitar Island is long and narrow which makes it more attractive. Many sea creatures like sand crab, hermit crab and shells came through to the beach. Spend some time listening to the chirping of the bird in the vast serenity. And most of all you will have the whole place for yourself to explore.

    Highlights: Laze around the beach for hours enjoying the humming roar of sea which will refresh you. Swimming is also favourite activity in the beach.

    Location: Guitar Island can be approached from Long Island by dunghi, it takes near about 15 minutes.
  • 27Baratang Island

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    Baratang Island is an island of the Andaman Islands. It has a place with the North and Middle Andaman regulatory area, some portion of the Indian union domain of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This island amongst South and Middle Andaman has lovely shorelines, mangrove brooks, mud-volcanoes and limestone caves. 

    It is also said that people have encounter attacks by the local Jarawa Tribes and so were not permitted to visit that part. The Jarawa Tribe Reserve, today remains as a hold for the Jarawa Tribes individuals. Endeavors were made by the Government to help the local tribes and to pick up trust.

    Highlights: The Baratang island trip presents the tropical side of the dense forest, tribes, mangroves, dongi rides, shorelines, bird watching and trekking.

    Location: The Baratang Island is 101.4km from Port Blair.
  • 28Chidiya Tapu

    Known for its serene and unexplored beauty Chidiya Tapu is another place which is a must visit destination for you in the Andamans. Also, this beach is known as the "Sunset Point" and "Bird Island. This one of kind beach is located 25 kms south of Port Blair. If you are planning to watch the amazing sunsets at this beach you should reach there a bit early. The elongated black cliff makes this place more spectacular.

    Highlights: For the photography lovers this will be a double treat for you where you can click some memorable pictures with outstanding background.

    Location: Chidiya Tapu is 17km from Port Blair.

  • 29Mount Harriet and Madhuban

    Another best places in Andaman which is a must visit for you while you is the Mount Harriet and Madhuban. The forest slopes of Mount Harriet can without much of a stretch be gone by as a day-trip from Port Blair. The park contains a portion of the most noteworthy crests in the Andaman Group of Islands and is secured with thick evergreen and semi evergreen woodlands of ourstanding normal excellence. The whole National stop frames a noteworthy piece of the slope extends in the eastern piece of south Andaman Islands.

    Highlights: One can have a look at various types of birds starting here. From the highest point of the pinnacle, one can get a great perspective of the Port Blair city, the Ross Island and the Havelock Island.

    Location: Mount Harriet and Madhuban is 42.5 km away from Port Blair.

    Guys get ready for this thrilling journey to the Andaman and Nicober Islands and explore each and every part to its core. And most of all click some memorable pictures of the clear blue waters and the vast greeneries.

  • 30Forest Museum

    There is also a forest museum which will enlighten you on the flora of the local islands with mangrove forests, tropical forests and other interesting botanical anecdotes. The major attractions that are set on display in this museum include the artefacts that are made from timber, gurjan, oak, satin wood and paduak. These displayed artefacts reflect the rich and dense flora found in the islands.

    Location : 
     Chatham Island, Foreshore Road, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744102

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