PLACES IN ANDAMANS

Port Blair

Andaman Water Sports

In the proximity of cellular Jail, you can see Andaman Water Sports Complex in the Port Blair city. Sail boats, para sailing, water scooters, rowing boats, kayaks, paddle boats, and water skiing are the various types of facilities offered here. This complex is also looked as a tribute for the Battle of Aberdeen. In addition to this, there is a children park for the kids to enjoy

Samudrika Marine Museum

Located in Delanipur (Andaman), Samudrika Marine Museum is a museum run by the Indian Navy. This museum was incepted with the aim to generate awareness among the visitors about the marine ecology.

Cellular Jail

This Jail is considered one of the finest places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. This Jail reminisces of those people, who sacrificed their lives in the Indian Freedom Struggle. Situated at Aberdeen near Port Blair city, this jail was built in the year 1886. Here is also an execution room, where the freedom fighters were hanged by the Englishmen. Nowadays, the light and sound show, here, draws thousands of eyeballs in a couple of seconds. Moreover, Martyr’s memorial, a gallery and a museum are the other important places visited by the vacationers.

Mount Harriet

Named after a famous naturalist and photographer – Harriet Tytler, Mount Harriet is the third highest peak in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. This peak is acknowledged a lot for its serene looks and tranquility. If you are also planning to visit here once, then take a ferry or taxi from Chatnam wharf to Bamboo flat. On the highest point of this peak, we can see a marvelous view of Port Blair city, the Ross Island and the Havelock Island. This peak is stationed at a distance of 55 KMs (via Road) and 15 KMs (via Ferry) from the capital city. If you wish to stay overnight here, special permission from Warden would be required.

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is also known as Wandoor Marine National Park. This park is presents a beautiful display of Marine Life of the entire island. This park is also counted among one of the finest places for Scuba Diving.

North Bay

North Bay (Coral) Island is well-known for an exciting display of corals and marine ecology. You can board the ferry from Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex jetty to reach Port Blair city. With this, you can also register yourself for Snorkeling and have an unseen view of coral ecology under the water.

Gandhi park

In the middle of Port Blair, Gandhi Park a beautiful park in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. If you wish to experience a perfect amalgamation of natural brilliance, artificial creations and history, Gandhi Park is the name to look upon. Japanese Temple and a bunker, both constructed during World War II are two added attractions to this place. Recently, a children park has been constructed here.

Viper Jail

Viper Island had silently witnessed the oppressions faced by the Indian freedom fighters from the British army. This is why; Viper Island is regarded as an emblem of courage and martyrdom. If we trace out the reasons, the chapter of Sher Ali would come up. He murdered Viceroy Mayo, which rewarded him Death. You can reach to this Island via Phoenix Bay Jetty in Port Blair.

Marina Park and Aquarium

Marina Park and Aquarium is a pivotal tourist point in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Adjacent to the Water Sports Complex, this island is visited by people belonging to all facets of life. The spectacular sea waves and green vegetations of this place can leave you spell bound for sure. Various types of Fishes and Turtles allure the attention of vacationers widespread.

Anthropological Museum-Port-Blair

Maintained by the Anthropological Survey of India, this Anthropological museum is one of the most widely visited tourist’s spots in Port Blair. You can come here and visit a wide array of tools and weapons (Anadamanese tribes) and also various photographs of aboriginals. Moreover, there is also a library, which has preserved films made on the rich heritage of Andaman and Nicobar.

Chatham Saw Mill

Chatham Saw Mill is the Biggest and Oldest Saw Mill across the entire Asia. Located at the northernmost point of Andaman, this mill is connected via bridge to Port Blair City. This mill is a big store house to different types of woods including Marble, Padauk, Gurjan, and Satin wood. A lot of timber operations for government and private companies, are efficiently carried in this mill only.

Forest Museum

The forest department of Andaman & Nicobar Islands runs a beautiful Forest Museum in Haddo, Andaman. This museum is presents an exhilarating display of timber artifacts, handicrafts, jewelry. Here you can observe the usage of a wide variety of timber including Peauma, Oak, Gurjan, Paduak, and Satin Wood.

Havelock & Neil Islands

Havelock Island

Largely inhabited by Bengalese, Havelock Island is one of the most famous islands in the entire archipelago. All the villages in this island are identified by numbers. Out of all, Village No. 1 and Village no.3 are quite popular boat dock and bazaar respectively. This is one such island, where you can observe Dolphins almost everywhere. So, come to Havelock Island and have a taste of pristine nature.

Neil Island

A triangular island surrounded by paddy fields, banana plantations and tropical trees forms the picture of Neil Island. Howra Bridge Sitapur Beach, Bharatpur Beach, and Lakshmanpur Beach are few of the major highpoints that pulls the crowd here. The spell bounding greenery and soothing sandy beaches of this can ease off your stress without any hassle.

Elephant beach

Elephant beach is one of the most loved beaches situated in Havelock Island. Once you are on Elephant Beach, you can experience these coral species along with other, without any hassle. This beach can be easily reached by Radha Nagar Beach.

Snorkeling

Snorkeling is one of the bets water sports played in the Andman & Nicobar Archipelago. Elephanta beach, Inglis Island, Buffalo Island and South Button are some of the few important hotspots, which are listed in your travel itinerary. Out of all, Elephanta beach is considered the most popular spot for snorkeling. A lot of Boat operators can plan your snorkeling trips from Havelock Islands to Elephanta Beach that fits the pocket.

Radha Nagar Beach

At a distance of 3 KMs from the Havelock Island, Radha Nagar Beach is considered one of the finest tourist’s spots here in the islands. This beach has been awarded “Best Beach in Asia” in 2004. This beach is also known as Beach no. 7. The pristine view of blue water and clear sand creates a visual imagery in the minds of vacationers.

Kalapathar Beach

Missing out Kalapathar Beach while visiting the Havelock Island would be equal to sin. A lot of visitors from different parts of the globe come here to visit specially Kalapathar Beach. This beach has been named so after Kalapathar village and black rocks lined across the coastline.

Vijay Nagar Beach

At a distance of merely 4.5 KMs from the Havelock Islands, you will discover the mesmerizing Vijay Nagar Beach. The slow pace of flowing water and soft sand along with the sea shore creates a kaleidoscopic view of this place.

Middle Andaman

Rangat

Rangat is situated at a distance of 210 km From Port Blair City. Lined with a variety of Coconut trees, you can experience nature in its rawest form in this place. The residents of this place are either Bengali or Tamil. The serene environment and amiable people draws scores of people here. In Rangat, you can enjoy various water sports such as Trekking, Scuba Diving, River Rafting, etc. without breaking your bank.

Turtle Nesting

Cutbert Bay Beach is a Renowned Turtle Nesting Ground At Distance of 20 Kms from Rangat Bazaar. December to February is Considered the Best Months to Visit Here Once. Hawksbill Nest, the Guest House of the Directorate of Tourism is Another Added Attraction to this Place. There is a Turtle Sanctuary in Close Vicinity to the Beach.

Amkunj Beach

Amkunj Beach is a renowned sandy beach, located 8 KMs far from Rangat, when moving towards Cutbert Bay. Be it swimming or sun bathing, you can relax on this beach in any manner you want. Moreover, Snorkeling has also come out as a popular water sport here.

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When you are in Rangat, visiting the Betapur Beach would add brownies to your satisfaction quotient. In close vicinity, merely 20 KM from Mayabunder, this beach draws attention of vacationers from different nooks and corners of the world.

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On your way to Cutbert Bay Beach, you will see Panchavati Water Fall with your wide & open eyes. This serenity of Panchavati Water Fall draws scores of people from far of land. If you Plan your visit nearby, then Amkunj Beach is the closest to the waterfall.

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Mayabunder lies at a distance of 240 km from Port Blair if one treads the road. It is located in the northern region of Middle Andaman Islands and is known for its pristine beaches, mangrove creeks and scenic beauty. At the 30 minutes journey by boat, one can witness the beautiful beaches at Avis Island, and at the distance of 13 km reside the most famous Karmatang.

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Rampur Beach slumps at the borders of Mayabunder town. Karmatang Beach on the other hand comes before Mayabunder. The beach is surrounded by coconut plantations and rock outcrops and that is why it is very difficult to see the beach from the road passage to Mayabunder. The water in the beach is very clean and gives rise to smooth waves. The sparkling sand near the shore feels soft and the place looks fascinating throughout the year. In comparison to Karmatang Beach, Rampur Beach is smaller and has few shades. One can see the beach from the road itself and one can also spend joyful hours walking in the nearby mangrove forests.

Mangrove Walkway

Mangrove Walkway is one of the signature sign of Andaman. It expands up to 1 km and one can get spell bound by the natural beauty of the mangroves and see the wild life of the forests while walking inside the forest.

North Andaman

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Diglipur Island is considered no less than heaven for Nature Lovers. If you take road to come here, the distance would sum up nearly 290 KMs, and the sea voyage would be around 185 KM long. This island is quite famous for rice, oranges, mud volcanoes and marine life. Come here to experience the truest essence of Marine Ecosystem, with an exclusive sight of Saddle Peak and Kalpong River.

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Ross-Smith Islands are the only twin Islands in Andman & Nicobar Archipelago. These islands are connected to each other by an imposing sand bar. This place is considered quite appropriate for island Camping stating its untouched & unspoiled beauty. The lush green coconut palms marching around the seashore, with sun setting in classic style creates a picturesque moment for every onlooker.

Kalipur Beach

At a distance of 18 km from Diglipur, Kalipur Beach is one of the most loved tourist’s spots in this archipelago. This beach is blessed with four rare species of sea turtles including Olive Ridley, Leather Back, Hawks Bill and Green turtles. So, come here to visit the flawless blend of traditions as well as modernism.

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Ramnagar Beach is situated to the north of Diglipur, holds great tourist importance to enjoy water sports. Here you can enjoy trekking, scuba diving and snorkeling without breaking your banks. This place is widely recognized for the metering dispersion of sand grains on the beach.

Mud Volcano

Diglipur Islands are known for giving haven to Mud Volcano sprawling over a large part of island. In comparison to the Mud Volcano in Baratang, the Mud Volcano of Diglipur Islands is far bigger. There are a series of seven to eight volcanoes straddling in close proximity to each other in the place. The bubbles in the volcanoes release several gases into the surroundings many times in the year.

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Saddle Peak National Park has been named so for having Saddle Peak -the highest peak of this archipelago. This national park is located at a very small distance of 5 KMs from the Diglipur Islands. Experience the variety of wildlife like Andaman wild pig, water monitor lizards, whales, saltwater crocodile, dolphins, and Andaman imperial pigeon, here only. Weather in this area feels humid, warm and tropical (wet).