Location: It is located about 41 km northeast of Port Blair, the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar.
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None can ignore the wooing features of Radhanagar Beach in Andaman; being one of the most famous tourist places in Andaman, Radhanagar Beach has everything to satisfy you. Be it the gushing turquoise water, the salinity filled air and the extra ordinarily clean beach, Radhanagar deserves to be the best attraction in Andaman and Nicobar. Among the many reasons, the charming serenity near the beach also played an important role in letting the beach won the award for 8th best beach in the world.
Activities: Roaming around the white sandy beaches and touching the nearing waves are the most peaceful and enjoyable activity at the beach. Nonetheless, snorkeling, swimming, boating etc are have enough number of admirers.
Distance from Port Blair: From Port Blair, Radhanagar is located at a distance of 39 km north east.
Any tour of Andaman and Nicobar would be incomplete without a visit to the Cellular Jail or Kala Pani. Despite the fact that it was once representing the dark images of colonial period, now it is maintained as an attraction in Port Blair, the cry of the freedom fighters echoes here, the sweat and tears of them left the marks on the walls. All the tourists arrive here get astonished by the huge architectural extravaganza especially the cells inside the jail. The seven wings of the building were under the surveillance of the guards sitting at the centre where a tower was placed.
Timing: It will be open to public from 09:00 to 01:00 pm and from 02:00 pm to 05:00 pm.
Entry fee: For adult and children above 5 years of age: INR 10 per person
For still camera: INR 25 and for video camera: INR 100
Highlight: The Light and Sound Show arranged to transfer the history behind the existence of Cellular Jail is a major highlight.
Sunset views from any beach would be exhilarating and if it is in the presence of some rare birds, the beauty around the beach would be indescribable. Such a beauty is Chidiya Tapu beach in Andaman, a silent yet friendly beach which acts as the haven for numerous rare species of birds. To reach the beach, you have to cross forests and small hills but the stunning charm the beach possesses is worth tackling those challenges.
Activities: Birding, sunset watching, boating and trekking are the most famous activities on the beach and in its surroundings. The coral in abundance makes the beach favourite for snorkelers as well.
Highlights: The previous visitors have recognized it as the best spot in Andaman to watch the magnificent sunset.
Distance from Port Blair: It is located about 25 kms from Port Blair.
Once Baratang Island was the most feared zone in Andaman because the tribal groups which are the inhabitants of Baratang encircled by thick forests and rivers used to attack anyone coming from the outer world. But now a days, it turned to be one of the most visited tourist places in Andaman. Baratang Island belongs to the Great Andaman chain and it has an area of 242.6 sq. kilometers. The name of Baratang became famous due to the presence of mud volcanoes which are the only ones in India.
Activity: Trekking, mangrove boat ride, tropical forest rides etc are the mainly available activities at Baratang.
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.
A major island lies on South Andaman Islands is Ross Island which is yet another famous and one of the important tourist places in Andaman. It is located very close to Port Blair making the transportation to the island more easy and comfortable. During the colonial time, Ross Island was a hub of the administration and activities for a longer period and the name of the island itself has come after a British Maritime Surveyor, Sir Daniel Ross.
Activities: Ross Island is an ideal one to do a heritage as well as natural walk as it is brimming with the rare species of flora and fauna and the ruins of old British buildings are some of the major attractions that should not be missed. Boating to the island can be considered to be a precious activity on the water.
Highlight: The precious remnants of the chief commissioner’s office is a must visit when you are on a tour of Andaman.
Distance from Port Blair: Ross Island is located at a distance of hardly 3 kms from Port Blair. You can reach the island via ferry.
One of the largest towns in North Andaman Island is Diglipur is an eco-friendly tourist destinations which belongs to the Andaman Archipelago. It lies in the southern side of Aerial Bay about 43 meters above sea level. Kalpong River and Saddle Peak are the major attraction of Diglipur. Since the main source of day to day livelihood here is agriculture, the crops cultivated are of international fame. The oranges, rice and the marine species available at Diglipur are quiet awesome.
Activities: Visit to Saddle Peak National Park which is rich with rare flora and fauna is the major activity tourists enjoy at Diglipur.
Highlight: The first and foremost hydroelectric power station of Diglipur is in the Kalpong River and it is the major highlight of the city.
Distance from Port Blair: It lies 290 kilometers north of Port Blair.
The adorned black stones on the coastline gave the name Kalapathar to the beach near Kalapathar Village. Located on one corner of Havelock Island, Kalapathar Beach has numerous admirers from all over the world. Lined by the thick greenery, this beach is comparatively silent and most of the time, less number of people will be roaming around and that may be the reason why it sticks close to the visitor’s heart. The regular sights of a beach are absent on Kalapathar Beach and a peaceful time is a promise over here.
Activity: Sunbathing is the best activity that can be done on Kalapathar beach. Strolling along the lazy silver sands would be giving anyone utmost pleasure. Snorkeling and swimming, boating etc are the other major activities done here.
Distance from Port Blair: It is located at a distance of 61 kms from Port Blair.
Rather, the less explored island in Andaman is Cinque Island, ravishingly beautiful with water everywhere in its surrounding. Though it is an inhabited island, the charm of Cinque is unfathomably replenishing. The two divisions, northern and southern are separated by a flamboyant sandbar.
Even though, the island is a tourist location, entry to it needs special permission from the government as it protects endangered marine lives, wildlife species, and the nurturing greenery. The famous Mahatma Gandhi National Park is inside the island where a countless collection of coral reefs, seaweeds, starfish, salt water crocodiles, many other types of fish and important flora are found.
Activity: Swimming, diving, and snorkeling are the favourite activities of tourists arriving at Cinque Island.
Distance from Port Blair: It is at a distance of 38.9 km's from Port Blair.
Guarded by South Andaman district, Neil Island belongs to Ritchie’s Archipelago. Since it is a flat island, the majority of the land is taken for paddy cultivation but it is a great choice of tailor-made tour packages in Andaman. The island is located between Havelock and Ross Island. A number of restaurants and hotels on the island turns its name equally famous as of Havelock Island.
Activity: Snorkeling, diving, boating, fishing etc are some of the major activities available on this island.
Distance from Port Blair: Neil Island is located at a distance of about 36 km north east of Port Blair.
An extended stretch of white sand that is dotted by the refreshing greenery along with the glittering blue water together make Bharatpur Beach in Neil Island a remarkable tourist spot. The colourful coral reefs under water has a significant role in capturing the eyes of any visitor. A kid’s friendly beach is Bharatpur extending a lot of opportunity to spend ample time looking at the sea.
Activity: Glass bottom ride is a favourite activity available at this beach as people are excited to watch the bottom portion of the sea clearly. Also, snorkeling and deep sea diving can also be done here.
Entry fee for glass bottom ride is INR 100 per person for 10 minutes.
Distance from Port Blair: Bharatpur is just 40 kms away from the capital city, Port Blair.
The only active volcano in South East Asia is identified in Barren Island, a famous island in Andaman Islands. The first eruption of volcano here is dated back to 1787 and afterward, there were around ten eruptions of volcano here and the recent one happened in 2017. Signifying the name, the island is devoid of human settlements and any vegetation. Some rare species of flora and fauna are the only inhabitants on the island.
Activity: 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.
Distance from Port Blair: It lies around 138 kilometers north east of Port Blair.
Red Skin Island
Rather, an important uninhabited island in Andaman is Red Skin Island located in Mahatma Gandhi National Park next to Jolly Buoy Island. The red corals present on the coastline in plenty are the reason behind the island got its name Red Skin Island and monsoon is the major time when tourists come here in large numbers. The sea water often appears red in colour which makes the entire serenity glittering in red.
Activity: Snorkeling and glass bottom rides are the most sought after activities here at Red Skin Island.
Distance from Port Blair: The island lies at a distance of around 40 minutes of travel from Port Blair.
Corbyn’s Cove Beach
An ideal beach to just relax or take a bath in the cold water is Corbyn’s Cove Beach adorned by the fringes of coconut leaves on the shore and the extended silky sand bed that is lulled by the waves of Bay of Bengal on a regular basis. The coastal journey leading to the beach from the town itself mesmerizing and the cool breeze floating throughout will definitely enhance the ambience to the next level. To escape the bustling noises of the city, you can choose a hang out at Corbyn’s Cove Beach.
Activity: Swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving are the favourite activities done by tourists on the beach.
Distance from Port Blair: It is located very close to Port Blair town, about 7 kms distance only.
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park
A national park completely dedicated to the marine animals is Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park in Wandoor, Andaman. It belongs to the South Andaman Administrative district. It was created in the year of 1983 under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. The two major islands contributing to the marine park are named Labyrinth Islands and Twin Islands and the main feature of the park is that it covers around 281.5 sq.km which consists of 17 small islands and the open sea creeks.
Entry fee: For Indians: INR 50 per person and for children: INR 25 per child
For foreigners: INR 500 per person
Fee for camera: INR 25
Timings: The entry to the park starts at 08:00 am and ends at 11:00 am.
Distance from Port Blair: From Port Blair, about 30 kms only to reach the park.
Wandoor Beach, one of the popular beaches of Andaman is a surrealistic picture for many of the visitors due to the presence of mind blowing corals and the neat beach and of course the colorful sea water. Being one of the best tourist places in Andaman, Wandoor’s calm blue water exhibits a silent ambience always by which tourists get a peaceful time to relax or read a book without any disturbance. Adventure lovers also are fond of the beach and its nearby locations. Trekking to the natural caves formed by the high tides that enclose the beach is a favorite activity for the visitors coming here.
Activity: Swimming, snorkeling, diving, trekking etc are the famous activities that can be done on Wandoor Beach.
Distance from Port Blair: The beach lies about 25 kms east of Port Blair.
For those who are in love of beaches, Lakshmanpur in Andaman would be a great choice to make. A pleasant beach with long stretches of white sand lies in the zone of Lakshmanpur Village. To make the contrast between the beach and the sea more vibrant, the beach is occupied by the white shell sand. Moreover, the beautiful corals and ocean shells found in abundance are the brightest wealth of Lakshmanpur beach.
Activity: Swimming and snorkeling are the regularly done activities at Lakhsmanpur as the water is shallow and crystal clear. The sunset views from the beach are quite famous and for photographers, the beach will be a marvelous option.
Distance from Port Blair: Lakshmanpur beach lies about 39 km away from Port Blair.
Counted to be one of the top notched tourist places in Andaman, Vijaynagar beach is yet another flamboyant beach located in Havelock Island. The famous beach no.5 is the spot where adventure activity lovers come in plenty to spot the marine animals underwater and to take part in many other water based activities. The turquoise sea and the competitive blue of the sky are matching equally and thus creating a scintillating serenity which would be loved by the cameras for sure.
Activity: Swimming, snorkeling and other water based activities are the most sought after activities at Vijaynagar Beach.
Distance from Port Blair: From Port Blair, it would need a travel of 38 kms to reach Vijaynagar Beach.
Lalaji Bay Beach
A pristine beach, a part of the Long Island is Lalaji Bay Beach attracting thousands of tourists every year with its charming crystal clear water and the neatly maintained shores. The fringes of greenery existing on the beach have numerous admirers. Lalaji Bay Beach is a remarkable bay to just relax and to escape from the scorching sun and all the humdrum of your life. The evergreen forests and the unpolluted serenity are the major reasons why people love Lalaji Bay Beach
Activity: Swimming or snorkeling are some of the main activities available at Lalaji Bay Beach
Distance from Port Blair: The Long Island is situated around 47 nautical miles away from Port Blair.
Butler Bay Beach
A secluded, clean beach which has a lot of admirers around the world is Butler Bay Beach. It is located about 10 kms from Hut Bay. Butler Bay Beach is a curved beach with good surfs and waves throughout making it a favourite spot to relax and watch the scenery till it gets bored. The dense tropical forests and the coconut trees arrayed in a particular way give the beach an inevitable beauty.
Activity: Swimming and snorkeling are the best activities that can be done on the Andaman beach.
Distance from Port Blair: It is located 134 km south of the capital city of Port Blair.