THINGS TO DO IN ANDAMAN:
Things to do in Andaman comprises of underwater scuba diving, swimming amongst colourful fishes while snorkelling, watch limestone caves, mangrove kayaking, underwater sea walking and what not! The clear Andaman waters send a direct invite to everyone to enjoy the coastal fun time while soaking the sun, getting a tan, dipping the feet in the turquoise water, making sand castles of the shimmery sand and get awestruck by the breath-taking views. To add some more activities in Andaman and Nicobar, the list spells beautiful beaches of Havelock where underwater sea walking and adventure activities take place, enjoy a flight in the seaplane and feel the luxury, click many beautiful pictures at ChidiyaTapu with a magnificent sunset. Trek and explore in the wild tropical forests while listening to chirps of birds. The coasts are also proposed with sea caves, dead corals and crystal clear sands which are spectacular while forming a splendid scenery.
PLACES TO VISIT IN ANDAMAN:
Havelock islands: Havelock Island, perhaps one of the most enticing crowd pullers, is nurtured with eco-tourism and glistening water sports. Its sugar-white sand and blueberry waters exude a beauty so compelling; it seems unreal. A 10-minute walk across the soft sands will lead you to Neil’s Cove - an enchanting lagoon cocooned in crystal serenity, Elephant beach, with its magical underwater flora and fauna, will spellbind you. Think of the little mermaid’s kingdom!
Baratang Island: Baratang Island, also known as Ranchiwalas Island, is a beautiful little island in the North and Middle Andaman Administrative district and is situated about 100 kilometres away from the capital city of Port Blair by road. The island is well-known for its mangroves, mud volcanoes and limestone caves. However, you may need to take permission from the Forest Department at Baratang to explore these caves. India's only Mud Volcano is located on this island.
Ross Island: Located just 2 kilometres east of Port Blair is the Ross Island (now known as Netaji Subhash Bose Island); an island which was once the administrative headquarters of the British, but today is only an uninhabited island. The island was not able to overcome the grief of this sudden withdrawal, and decay and neglect ultimately set in. One can see traces of a prosperous past in the rubbles of the church, swimming pool and the chief commissioner's home with its extensive gardens and magnificent ballrooms.
Little Andaman: Little Andaman Island, situated at the southern end of the archipelago and Duncan Passage separates it from Rutland Island. Among all the Andaman Islands, Little Andaman island is the fourth largest. Moreover, it conducts package tours for the visitors from Port Blair to the Little Andaman Island.
Cellular jail: The Cellular Jail, also known as 'Kala Pani' is an old colonial prison situated in Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Constructed by the Britishers during their colonial rule in India, the jail was used particularly to exile Indian political prisoners. The construction of the jail began in the year 1896 and was completed in 1906, after which it was used to house many notable freedom fighters such as BatukeshwarDutt, Yogendra Shukla and VinayakDamodarSavarkar. The jail complex is now owned by the Government of India and it is recognised as the national memorial monument that showcases the life of prisoners during the British era.
Jolly buoy: Jolly Buoy Island is amongst the archipelago of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is a part of Mahatma Gandhi National Park. The clean and serene water with white sand beaches will provide for a great vacation. You will be able to explore the rich marine life including colourful corals reefs and fishes in this place with the means of water activities.
FAMOUS BEACHES IN ANDAMAN:
Elephant beach: With its brilliant coral reefs and alluring cyan waters, the Elephant beach is one of the locations that adds to the beach paradise reputation of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. These waters are a prime destination for tourists wishing to engage in water sports like snorkelling, swimming, and diving.
Radhanagar beach: With its turquoise blue waters and powdery white sands, Radhanagar Beach repeatedly features on lists of globally ranked beaches, rated Asia's best beach in 2004 by TIME Magazine. This pristine beach finds its place on the much-adored Havelock Island, a tourist’s paradise and the largest of the islands present in this series of water-locked land masses.
Sitapur beach: Also known as Beach number 5 or the Sunrise Beach, Sitapur Beach, is a stunning stretch of golden sand on Neil Island. The contrast created by the clear blue waters makes it a mesmerizing attraction. Mostly known for its enchanting golden sunrises and sunsets, the beach is one of the best places for a long stroll on the smooth sands to calm down jittery nerves.
Bharatpur beach: Bharatpur Beach is a stunning shoreline famous for its pristine white sands and clear blue waters that surround the Neil Island. In spite of its proximity to Port Blair, it is seldom crowded and provides for a tranquil atmosphere for holidaying. The shore has shallow water with coral reefs that make the beach a famous spot for water sports like snorkelling and scuba diving other than beach exploration and sunbathing.
Corbyn’s cove beach: Corbyn's Cove is a serene and unspoiled soft sandy beach in Port Blair. Located picturesquely with the backdrop of lush green coconut trees and majestic sea, it is a must visit place for the ones who want to experience nature at its best in Andaman. It was named after well-known Henry Fisher Corbyn and is an ideal spot for sun basking and swimming. The beach is renowned for its glass-bottomed cruises, scuba diving and snorkelling, which is a perfect treat for an adventure enthusiast.