Top 20 Best Places to Visit in Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Andaman and Nicobar Islands are one of the most beautiful islands in India. They are endowed with natural beauty and can be the perfect place for relaxation if you love to chill at amazing beaches. The best thing about this tourist destination is that there is something for everyone here and you can find the things you fancy easily without any problems. Here is a list of the Top 20 Best places to visit in Andaman And Nicobar Islands that will totally blow your mind away and will offer you the perfect travel destination this year!
1. Chidiya Tapu
If you love bird watching, Chidiya Tapu is the place for you. It is a place that offers a haven for many species of birds. You can simply go there and enjoy the beautiful gift of nature in the form of birds and listen to their chirping to release all your stress.
2. Elephant Beach
Elephants beach is a must visit for all those you love adventure. You can do many activities here including swimming, snorkeling, and many other things. So, if you are in Andamans for a short trip, elephant beach should be on your list for sure. It is located in Havelock islands and can be reached easily.
3. Ross Island
Ross island was known as the Paris of the East until the earthquake of 1945, as well as the Japanese invasion, destroyed it. Nevertheless, it is still one of the beautiful places where you can find the ruins of British architecture.
4. Baratang Island
Baratang island is a place to sit back and relax. The beauty of this place is enchanting, and you can see a lot of flora and fauna here. It is a beautiful and perfect place for you if you are done with your everyday life and hectic schedule. This place will help you slow down a little and enjoy the beauty of nature.
5. Cellular Jail National Memorial
A visit to a cellular jail might sound depressing, but only it is not. The famous Hindi word “Kala Paani” for prisoners comes from this jail. You must visit this place which once served as a British prison. This place shouts of history.
6. Havelock Island
If you are into scuba diving and wish to see some corals, Havelock Island is the place for you. It will blow your mind away. This is one of the few places in India that offers certification for Scuba diving too.
7. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park
The Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is spread across an area of 289 sq.km and has 15 islands with mangrove creek, reefs with more than 50 types of corals and tropical rainforest. It is a great place for scuba diving and snorkeling too. It is pristine and calm, thanks to its status of being an ecotourism spot.
8. Radhanagar Beach
This is known to be the best beach in Asia with its charming white sand and breathtaking enchanting beauty. It is a perfect place to click several selfies because the beauty of this place enhances the beauty of your photos immensely.
9. Mount Harriet And Madhuban
If you a trekking enthusiast, Andamans can offer some amazing trails from Mount Harriet to Madhuban. It is a beautiful trail with a plethora of flora and fauna that you can enjoy on the way. You can also opt for an elephant safari to enjoy this area.
10. Neil Island
Neil island can offer you a perfect place to relax at the beach. It is surrounded by pristine beauty. You can make a stop here to enjoy the beach and also do some exploration of marine life through snorkeling.
One of the most critical activities that you must definitely undertake when you are in Andamans is to eat a lot of seafood. This is one place that offers some of the amazing seafood and that too super fresh. You will not find this kind of seafood in any other place in India.
12. Museum Circuit
There are many museums that you can visit in Port Blair. It gives you a glimpse of the history of this place. Some anthropological museums also show how the local communities lived there. Similarly, you can find other museums that will drown you with information about the various aspects of life in Andaman.
13. North Bay Beach
At the North Bay beach, you can easily take a walk under water and get to the ‘Octopus’s Garden.’ This is a place where you will get to see several coral reefs, colorful fishes of many types and other interesting marine life that you would have never seen before. You can also enjoy activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, glass boat ride, sea walking as well as submarine rides while on the beach.
14. Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex
If you want to have fun with water sports, this is the place for you. You can have a plethora of options ranging from parasailing, rowboats, banana rides, jet skiing, speed boats and much more. So, even if it is your first time with water sports, you can easily go there because they have enough safety equipment and experts for instructions.
15. Vijayanagar Beach
Vijayanagar beach is another beach on the Havelock island. It is beach no.5 on the island and lies towards the northeast region. You can simply go there and unwind. It is pristine and calm. It can get you some amazing snapshots for your trip. You can take endless photos and selfies on this island because each one of them will be extremely beautiful. There are no water sports here, but you can just relax at the beach, get some vitamin D and swim. It is a nice beach for swimming.
16. Long Island
Long Island is known for its modernized structures as well as pristine beauty. It has some mesmerizing and beautiful villages as well as beaches. You will find some caves as well as lush green beauty around the beaches. Lalaji Bay and Merk Bay are some of the essential places that people visit on this island. You can either chill at the beach and do some swimming or also go for snorkeling. You should be prepared to get enchanted when you visit Long Island.
17. Forest Museum
Forest museum has everything related to the forest and the wildlife in the museum. You can visit this place with your family or go there all by yourself to enjoy and learn more about the extensive collection of trees and forests. This museum is considered to be a rather prominent destination in Port Blair for tourism purposes. You can revel in various amazing artifacts as well as flora and fauna of the area. The artifacts are made from satinwood, timber, oak, gurjan, etc. You can also add flavor to your trip and enjoy the zoological garden and the mini zoo situated inside the forest museum.
18. Cinque Island
There are two Cinque Islands namely North and South. These two island pieces are extremely spectacular and are connected by “Manners Strait” which are sandbars. These islands are as far away from human habitation as is possible and hence, are considered to be must-visit places in the Andamans & Nicobar Islands. You can enjoy all the natural wonders of this place that it has in abundance. You can enjoy long sandy beaches and a lot of water activities like snorkeling to have the time of your life in the lap of nature.
This region is special because it is the only place with an active volcano. There was a volcanic eruption in 2017, and that made the name of the island very popular. As the name suggests, this island is actually barren, and you will hardly find any inhabitants here. But you can indulge in various types of activities when you are here. Still, a tiny population of goats resides on this island in addition to a few species of rodents, bats, and birds. You can indulge in a lot of sports fishing activities, snorkeling, and scuba diving while on the island.
20. Diglipur Island
Diglipur has a lot to offer in Andamans. It has one of the highest peaks of Andamans. In addition to that, it has crocodile sanctuaries, a nesting site for turtles and a fantastic network of caves. Diglipur can easily be regarded as one of the most prominent ecotourism destinations with an expanse of marine life and greenery. Tourists can also enjoy a host of water activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, and trekking. It is also one of the largest peaks in Andamans and the archipelago. You can even enjoy the unique wildlife of that area.
Andaman & Nicobar has a lot of things to offer to tourists of all kinds. If you are a nature lover and love nothing more than balmy weather and long sandy beaches, Andaman & Nicobar Islands can definitely offer you a slice of heaven in the middle of nowhere.