The Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India are perhaps on every traveler’s wander-list. Some go there to seek love, some for discovering themselves, while some seek a temporary state of peace. However, rest assured as whatever you seek, you will find here.Located off the south of India’s mainland, the Andaman Islands are an archipelago of many islands, while the Nicobar Islands are restricted to tourists.Listed below, are a couple of places you must visit on your trip there.
Major Tourist Attractions at Andaman Islands, India
Once a far off prison for Indians to a smart-city entry in the Prime Minister’s Smart City Project, Port Blair has come a long way. Though it’s bustling with activity in certain parts, which doesn’t come as a surprise since it’s the capital city, a few areas still hold a mystic, old-world charm. Though it’s mostly a starting point for ferries and cruises to other islands, it also is home to certain tourist spots such as the famous Cellular Jail.
Chidiya Tapu, known also as Bird Island or Sunset Point, is one of the best places to see the sunset in Andaman Islands. Some also say that it’s the best places to see the sunset in India. It takes about 45 minutes to reach here from Port Blair by car. The beach is surrounded by mangroves and isn’t exactly crowded. On a good day, you can just sit watching the sun set, complete in silence. People who have experienced this, say it’s nothing less than magic.
This island is a 100 kilometers from Port Blair and is famous for its majestic mangrove creeks, rare mud volcanoes, and intriguing caves made out of limestone. Travelers who are looking for more than just the scenic beauty of Andaman, should definitely come visit this island for sure. This island is located between Middle and South Andaman.
The Cellular Jail is one of the most important monuments of attraction on the Andaman Islands. It was in this jail that the Britishers kept Indian political prisoners, such as Veer Savarkar, in solidary confinement. The Jail is located on Port Blair and has lots of importance politically and for travelers who are history buffs.
North Bay (Coral Island)
North Bay or Coral Island is famous for its beautiful coral reefs, abundant fish, and spectacular vegetation. Tourists can access North Bay via ferries from Port Blair. Perhaps the scenic beauty of this island is what has made Andaman Islands famous as heaven on earth. Travelers can experience the beautiful corals through snorkeling or glass-bottom boat rides.
Havelock Island – Radha Nagar Beach
Havelock Island is accessible via ferry from Port Blair for a one-day tour or travelers can stay overnight using camping facilities. Radha Nagar beach on Havelock Island is considered to be a virgin beach. The surroundings are completely unpolluted and secluded. Spending a day here to experience the true beauty of Andaman Islands is a must for all. Radha Nagar Beach is also known as Beach No 7.
Havelock Island – Elephant Beach
Travelers can access Elephant Beach from the Havelock Island Beach through a twenty-minute ferry. Elephant Beach is known as one of the best beaches for snorkeling on the Andaman Islands. Havelock Island is one of the rare places in Andaman where tourism is prevalent, albeit the focus remains mainly on eco-tourism. The beach has got its name after an elephant that is famous for swimming in its waters.
This article on what to see while you are visiting the Andaman Islands should suffice you while planning your trip. Apart from this information, there are many experiences, which should be … well, just experienced; they can’t be described.