Colorful coral reefs, azure waters, green mangroves and peak into history, Andaman and Nicobar islands
is more than just an island paradise. Waking up to the view of the sea, it is the perfect dose of vitamin C. The beauty of Andaman and Nicobar islands will leave you spellbound.
Reaching Andaman and Nicobar islands-
Air– Port Blair airport
Expensive but saves time
Ship– Via Vishakhapatnam, Kolkata or Chennai
Cheaper but takes days
Remember to carry an umbrella, a flashlight, sunscreen, and mosquito repellants. Just like this tip, let
us give you some tips on how you can explore the unparalleled beauty of these islands-
1. Port Blair-Capital city
This is where you start. Port Blair is rich in colonial history. You can get around in taxis or rent
vehicles. Cellular jail, earlier known as Kaalapani, Is one of the must-visit places in Port Blair. The
light and sound show should not be missed at all. Also, visit the Anthropological Museum.
For birdwatchers’, Chidiya Tapu can be admired for its rich bird life.
Evening activities – Wandoor Beach sunset.
2. Swaraj Dweep – Havelock island
39 km northeast of Port Blair, Havelock can be reached by ferries or a seaplane. Most famous
for Radhanagar Beach, which was named as Asia’s Best beach, Havelock looks splendid with
Kalapathar beach is perfect for couples, who want to enjoy some alone time and Elephant
the beach is famous for its scenic sunset views.
Witness the bioluminescence.
3. Shaheed Dweep – Neil island
Just the south of Havelock, Neil island is considerably smaller. It is less crowded than Havelock.
With rich vegetation, tropical vibes, and white sandy beaches, this island is named as the
‘Vegetable bowl of Andaman’.
Enjoy sojourn with scenic views, lazy beach walks, and Natural Bridge.
One of the unique experiences can be had at the Kalipur Beach at Lamiya Bay. Witness the
nesting of turtles(Dec- Jan last week), as a lot of turtles, come to this beach for nesting and
bridging their eggs.
Perhaps the most challenging expedition in Andaman, visit Alfred caves can be spine-
chilling. Hire a guide to avoid getting lost.
5. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep – Ross Island
Keep in mind that this place is closed on Wednesdays. Ross Island was the British headquarters
and it was ruined after WW II. It shows the heritage and is inhabited by deers. Fishing is an
exciting activity done here.
From here, you can head to Northern Bay, famous for a glass boat ride and Viper Island.
6. Barren Island
It is Asia’s only active mud volcano. About 1km from Baratang Jetty, this is the home to the
Jarawa tribals. You can see them on your way to Limestone caves, mangrove creeks and this
journey give a glimpse of Andaman life.
7. Water spots
This is the place to quench your thirst of aqua-adventure. An enthralling experience of the
aquatic world, underwater exploration is recommended to everyone, who travels here. The
instructors are helpful and the experience is safe, so do not be afraid. The school of fish,
the kaleidoscope of coral reefs, and the rich aquatic life fill you with freshness.
Try Scuba Diving, snorkeling, sea bed walking, parasailing at Corbyn’s Cove, Jolly buoy,
Northern Bay. Neil, and Havelock islands.
Seafood is definitely worth a try. You will get fresh prawns, red emperor, and also a lot of coconut drinks.
Andaman and Nicobar trip can be an experience of a lifetime. But, little things can quickly ruin your
plans. So prepare yourself well. Do not break any rules, especially concerning the tribals. Be a responsible traveler!