Port Blair is the capital of Andaman and your hub to visit the other islands in this archipelago that is more than 1000 Km from its northernmost point to its southernmost island. Walk of over 50 KM through untouched virgin beaches with dense forests lining the beaches with fresh water streams, to Andaman’s highest peak.
Many of the Andaman features crystal-clear water with spectacular underwater world hosting rare and lovely reefs and an incredible variety of fish both ethereal and eerie. You have to deftly steer your boat through a dense mangrove forest to visit the surreal limestone cave in Baratang.
The Saddle Peak Beach Hike is one of India’s finest day walk. The spectacular views of the bay islands from the top make the long walk worth it. Ross & Smith Islands is a feast for the eyes with white-sand beaches. The Coast is a wonderland for snorkelers with millions of colourful fishes and corals while kayakers can explore the lagoons.
The Gateway to the Amazing Andaman Islands
Visit the infamous cellular jail with an interesting light and sound show every evening. The former administrative head of Ross Islands is nearby as is the Wandoor national park and its beaches. Nature lovers would love an overnight stay at Mt.Harriet National Park
Sun, Sand, Scuba, Snorkelling & White Sand Beaches
Havelock Islands with its Radhanagari Beach, is Andaman’s most famous island that offer luxury resorts and a deep white sand beach for the beach bummers. And excellent snorkeling and good diving opportunities for the active travellers.
Far from the Madding Crowd
Neil Islands is the new kid on the block and an alternative to the now crowded with tourist Havelock Islands. It is what Havelock use to be 20 years back and is likely to remain so for only a short time so enjoy the peace before its run over.
Caves, Volcanoes & Turtles of the Great Andaman Islands
To see the baby turtles hatch, head for the ocean on the Karmatang beach of Middle Andaman. You have to deftly steer your boat through a dense mangrove forest to visit the surreal limestone cave in Baratang. Watch millions of parakeets come home on parrot island
Turtles & White Sand Beaches in Middle Islands of Andaman
To see the baby turtles hatch and head for the ocean on the Cutbert beach in Rangat Island, another one of accessible nesting sites in the Middle Andamans. Panchavati waterfall and Betapur beach and Amkunj beach are on the way to Cutbert bay.
Aerial Bay & Saddle Peak
Andaman’s Highest Point, Whitest Beaches & Bluest Sea
The Saddle Peak Beach Hike is one of India’s finest day walk. You can walk for hours without seeing another living soul. The spectacular views of the bay islands from the top make the long walk worth it. Ross & Smith Islands is a feast for the eyes with white-sand beaches
Andaman and Nicobar islands are a huge collection of sparsely populated 572 sun-kissed indulgent islands, 3000 km away from the Indian subcontinent.
It deserves to be on your radar for many reasons, primarily because it has got all the tropical gear: superb game fishing, snorkeling and diving surrounded by the most psychedelic coral reefs in the bluest pristine waters.
Added attractions include thatched huts amidst palm trees swaying in the breeze, gorgeous deserted whiter than white sands beaches with a backdrop of rugged mountains filled with coves, caves and ancient rainforests that extend right up to water, and which wakes upto the sound of rare birds and timeless charm.
Undoubtedly, the iconic Radhanagar beach no 7 on the Havelock islands, packed with knee-deep brilliant white powder puff sand, is one of the finest beaches in the world.
Unique facts about the Andaman Islands!
Andamans has got that little bit extra bite. With a clutch of famous limestone caves along a mangrove boardwalk tucked away in thick jungles, it is here that the Jarawa tribes still live their indigenous life since the past thousands of years.
Of course it's got the cellular jail, a monument of national importance laden with history.
Its languorous coral atolls and remote diving points are filled with shipwrecks and magical world of underwater. No wonder most come here for diving, paddling and sailing.
Beach bummers are onto a secret that they discovered decades ago that it's way more relaxing and much more magical to just laze around on its breathtakingly beautiful bays and white sand beaches .
Big businesses and industries haven’t gained a foothold here because it's too far away from mainland India.
It has the the only tricommand of Indian defence and has very strong laws that ensures the preservation of its natural environment that is fragile but magical.
There aren't that many facilities here as tourism is allowed in about 32 out of its 572 islands and only 4 islands actually have hotels, almost all of them atleast 500 Metres away from the sea. The rest of the islands are as mysterious as they were before and filled with thousands of beaches, which are called by numbers for its humanely impossible to name all of them.
The trade-off is that you have the islands pretty much as they have been for the last 1000 years with only some ex-british ruins on Ross, Viper and Chatham islands providing clues to past life.
Its only in the Andamans that you truly realise what it means to experience authentic, real, pristine raw beaches. And you begin to appreciate the idiom 'early to bed and early to rise' for the sun rises here at 5am and sets spectacularly at 5:30pm.
Day trips by prior permission are allowed in quite a few picture perfect islands for you to enjoy them in its most pristine form with dense forest right till the beaches.
Now you know why Andaman islands is a unique part of the world and so popular among discerning travellers.
- Port Blair
- Havelock Islands
- Neil Islands
- Aerial Bay & Saddle Peak
- Unique facts about the Andaman Islands!
famous limestone caves