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Places To Visit In Andaman

Discussion in 'Travel advice' started by Wanderlust, May 3, 2016.

  1. Wanderlust

    Wanderlust Member

    What are the tourist places to visit in Andaman? Is there something interesting or unique in the Andamans region that should not be missed at any cost?

    It will be a trip with friends, so we would prefer to visit the places where we can have lots of fun together. We are mainly interested in places of scenic beauty and those which offer water sports activities like snorkeling and scuba diving. Also please include some offbeat places where we won't encounter too many tourists.

  2. Debapriya Deb

    Debapriya Deb Active Member

    There are plenty of places to visit in the Andamans region. It depends on how many days you plan to spend there.

    Port Blair, Havelock Islands and Neil Islands are the most common tourist circuits in Andamans. Most of the tourists to Andaman visit these three places. If adventure is on your mind, then the Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex at Port Blair can serve you best. Havelock and Neil islands also offer lots of water sports activities including scuba diving and snorkeling. Some of the most popular spots for snorkeling and scuba diving in Andaman Islands are Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, North Bay beach, Radhanagar beach, Corbyn's Cove beach, Bharatpur beach and Avis Island near Mayabunder.

    If you are looking for offbeat experience in Andaman, then I would suggest visiting Diglipur and Mayabunder. There are a few stunning beaches in Diglipur, such as Ramnagar, Kalipur and Lamiya Bay beach, which are largely devoid of tourists. If time permits, then pay a visit to the Barren Island, which houses India's only active volcano. The limestone caves at Baratang Islands is another interesting place to visit in Andaman. If interested in marine life, then you may visit the Marina Park Museum at Port Blair and the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park.

    Here's a complete list of must visit places in Andaman. As I have previously stated, there is no dearth of places to visit in Andaman. It really depends on your trip duration as to how many places you can cover during your Andaman trip.

    Places to Visit In Andaman

    1. Radhanagar beach (Havelock Islands)
    2. Elephant beach (Havelock Islands)
    3. Laxmanpur beach (Neil Islands)
    4. Bharatpur beach (Neil Islands)
    5. Cellular Jail (Port Blair)
    6. Corbyn's Cove beach (Port Blair)
    7. Long Island
    8. Viper Island
    9. Cutbert Bay beach (Rangat)
    10. Panchavati waterfalls (Rangat)
    11. Limestone Caves (Baratang Island)
    12. Chidiya Tapu,Sylvan Sands & Munda Pahar Beach (South Andaman)
    13. Marina Park Museum and Aquarium (Port Blair)
    14. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park
    15. Barren Island (the only active volcano in India)
    16. Karmatang Beach (Mayabunder)
    17. Avis Island
    18. Ramnagar, Kalipur and Lamiya Bay beach (Diglipur)
    19. Little Andaman Island & Butler Bay Beach
    20. Great Nicobar & Indira Point

    If you are looking for more details, then here's a comprehensive Andaman & Nicobar Islands Travel Guide that can provide you some useful information.

    Wish you a memorable Andaman trip. I am sure, you will have a great time with your friends.

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  3. Wanderlust

    Wanderlust Member

    We are planning for a 4-days trip. Not sure if the time would permit us to visit all these places, but it is good to know that there are lots of interesting places to visit in Andaman. If not this time, then we can plan another Andamans trip sometime in the future. Anyways, many thanks for the information.
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  4. jnorth88

    jnorth88 Active Member

    Do you include Nicobar? Also, if you intend to stay for several days, you need a good base of operations. The Pearl Beach resort is one of the better hotels. But this depends on your budget. What do you want to spend for accommodation? Keep in mind, tours and travel to certain sites can be expensive. It is cheap enough to drive or hike, but boat rentals can cost, especially if done on short notice.
  5. Wanderlust

    Wanderlust Member

    Port Blair will be our base for this Andaman trip. We have booked 3-days accommodation at Tango Waves Resort in Port Blair. We are also planning to spend a day at Diglipur and looking for probable staying options over there.
  6. OursIsTheFury

    OursIsTheFury Member

    In my experience, when I traveled locally, most of the great places to visit are often recommended by the people who are actually living in the area. So all you have to do is befriend the locals, eat with them, drink with them, talk about their place, and when you ask them about what they would recommend, they would tell you the best sights that are not in any travel guide or online brochure about the place. A quiet lake, a cliff with a view, a waterfall even. I've seen lots of hidden places in my tenure as a nurse on missions in rural areas, and I would definitely recommend trying it. You would be surprised by the results.
  7. Shiv

    Shiv Member

    The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean, known for their stunning natural beauty, pristine beaches, and a wealth of underwater treasures. Here is a list of tourist places to visit in the Andaman Islands, including both popular attractions and some offbeat gems that offer unique experiences:

    1. Radhanagar Beach (Havelock Island):

    • Often regarded as one of the best beaches in Asia, Radhanagar Beach is known for its crystal-clear waters, powdery white sand, and breathtaking sunsets.
    • Activities: Swimming, beachcombing, and beach picnics.
    2. Cellular Jail (Port Blair):

    • This historic jail is a national monument known for its role in India's struggle for independence. Attend the light and sound show in the evening to learn about its history.
    • Activity: History and culture exploration.
    3. Neil Island:

    • A tranquil and less crowded island known for its serene beaches, especially Laxmanpur and Bharatpur beaches.
    • Activities: Snorkeling, swimming, and enjoying the relaxed atmosphere.
    4. Ross Island (Port Blair):

    • Once the administrative headquarters of the British, Ross Island now stands in ruins, with peacocks roaming freely.
    • Activity: Exploring the historic ruins and enjoying the scenic beauty.
    5. North Bay Island (near Port Blair):

    • Famous for its coral reefs and underwater marine life, North Bay Island offers fantastic snorkeling opportunities.
    • Activity: Snorkeling, glass-bottom boat rides, and water sports.
    6. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park (Wandoor):

    • This national park encompasses several islands and is home to diverse marine life, making it a snorkeler's paradise.
    • Activities: Snorkeling, glass-bottom boat rides, and exploring the park's trails.
    7. Elephant Beach (Havelock Island):

    • Known for its vibrant coral reefs, Elephant Beach is a great spot for snorkeling and water sports.
    • Activities: Snorkeling, sea walking, banana boat rides, and jet-skiing.
    8. Baratang Island:

    • A less-visited island known for its limestone caves and mud volcanoes.
    • Activity: Visit the limestone caves and experience a thrilling boat ride through the mangroves to reach the island.
    9. Red Skin Island:

    • An offbeat destination for snorkeling and birdwatching, known for its rich marine biodiversity.
    • Activity: Snorkeling and birdwatching.
    10. Chidiya Tapu (Bird Island, near Port Blair): - A serene place to witness a beautiful sunset and a wide variety of bird species. - Activity: Birdwatching and enjoying the sunset.

    11. Jolly Buoy Island: - A part of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Jolly Buoy is known for its clear waters and coral reefs. - Activity: Snorkeling, glass-bottom boat rides, and exploring the island.

    12. Little Andaman: - A less-visited island known for its pristine beaches, waterfalls, and surfing opportunities. - Activities: Surfing, beachcombing, and exploring the waterfalls.

    13. Cinque Island: - A secluded island known for its stunning coral reefs and rich marine life. - Activity: Snorkeling and scuba diving.

    14. Long Island: - A peaceful island with untouched beaches, mangroves, and lush greenery. - Activity: Beachcombing, jungle treks, and exploring the natural beauty.

    15. Butler Bay Beach (Little Andaman): - A remote and peaceful beach with a relaxed atmosphere. - Activity: Beachcombing and enjoying the tranquility.

    For a fun-filled trip with friends, Havelock Island and Neil Island are excellent choices, offering not only beautiful beaches but also numerous water sports and adventure activities. Additionally, consider taking a scuba diving course in Havelock or Neil Island to explore the mesmerizing underwater world of the Andamans.

    While visiting the popular attractions is a must, don't forget to explore the offbeat islands and experiences for a more authentic and less crowded adventure in the Andamans. Enjoy your trip, and make the most of this tropical paradise with your friends!