Andaman and Nicobar is one of the most popular holiday destinations in India. The Island is blessed with natural beauties and famous for its pristine white pearl beaches, lush green forests, exotic flora and fauna, dense mangrove forests and picturesque view. As the Andaman and Nicobar Island is situated in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, so the climate is tropical and hot all year round. This is why, winter is the best season to visit Andaman and Nicobar Island. If in this winter you are planning a holiday trip to Andaman and Nicobar Island or have already booked your Andaman tour package then, here are the top 21 places to you should add in your must-visit list during the trip.
Places to Visit in Andaman and Nicobar Island
1. Havelock Island
It is one of the largest and most popular islands in Andaman and Nicobar Island, which 40 km away from Port Blair. This is one of the most visited islands and it is the most developed island when it comes to Andaman tourism. It has pristine white sandy beach, crystal blue water, rich corals and lush green forest, which make it a paradise for the tourists. This is also the paradise for the adventure enthusiasts, who can enjoy water sports activities in Havelock Island. The island is blessed with many magnificent beaches, serene nature, etc. that make it a must-visit during your holiday trip to Andaman and Nicobar Island.
Famous for: – Havelock beach, Neild island, Baratang Island, Cinque island, corals, serene natures, water sports activities, trekking.
2. Neil Island
It is a tiny but beautiful island located 37 km south to the Andaman Island. With unexplored coral reefs, lush green forests and vegetation, white sand beaches, turquoise water, and brilliant bio-diversity, Neil Island is definitely a hot spot for the tourists. Due to its climatic condition the place is ideal for fruits and vegetables plantation and this is the reason, Neil Island is also known as ‘Vegetable Bowl’ of Andaman Island.
Famous for: – Laxmanpur beach, snorkeling, trekking, birds watching, cycling, swimming.
3. Cellular Jail, Port Blair
One of the most popular places in Andaman is Cellular Jail, popularly known as ‘Kala Pani’. It is located in the Andaman’s capital city – Port Blair. This was the infamous prisons as the freedom fighters were brutally punished by the British. Now, this place is owned by the govt. and recognized as national memorial monument. But, remember that this place remains closed on Monday and during all government holidays.
4. Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island
Though it is one of the most crowded beaches in Andaman Island located in Havelock Island but, still it is one of the most beautiful places to spend a beautiful evening by watching sunset. Radhanagar beach has secured No. 8th position in the world’s best beach and first spot in Asia. This is a paradise for the nature lovers and one should never miss to visit this exotic place during trip to Andaman.
Famous for: – Lush vegetation, clear water, beaches, serene nature, scuba diving, snorkeling,
5. Ross and Smith Beach, Port Blair
If you are looking a place in Andaman Island for a leisure and lazy afternoon then, Ross and Smith Island located a little away from Diglipur Jetty, is a heaven for you. This island has pristine white sand beach, greenish blue water tinted body, and most importantly the shallow water, which allows many underwater activities.
Famous for: – Calm surrounding, watching sunset, shallow water, underwater activities.
6. Laxmanpur Beach
Though, Laxmanpur Beach in Neil Island is astoundingly beautiful, but is rarely filled with tourists. It is because of the proximity of the other famous Bharatpur Beach located in Neil Island. Laxmanpur beach is larger and longer than Bharatpur Beach thus, have become the hot spot for the honeymooners. If you are on your honeymoon trip in Andaman then you must visit this place for a romantic outing.
Famous for: – Long and stretched beach, mild vegetation, picnicking, beach strolling, swimming, sun bathing.
7. Baratang Island, Port Blair
It is a hidden gem of Andaman Island, floats in between South and Middle Andaman Island. Baratang Island is famous for its mangrove creek. It is blessed with lush green forests, fauna and tribes. A perfect destination for the nature and photography enthusiast in Andaman Island is Baratang Island, where one can get full doze of adventure.
Famous for: – Mangrove creek, limestone caves, mud volcanoes, tidal swamp forest.
8. Elephant Beach, Havelock Island
Among the many beautiful beaches in Havelock Island, Elephant beach is a major attraction too. This beach is always filled with tourists, who enjoys swimming, snorkeling, jet skiing, scuba diving, etc. Boat ride is the first attraction and one should not miss the lighthouse during the ride. Along with water sports activities, the adventure enthusiasts can do trekking through the forest, which is an important activity in do in Elephant Beach. The beach has clear water and shallow water that allows the visitors and tourists to spot many corals.
Famous for: – Water sports activities, boat ride, shallow water, trekking, birds, forest and corals.
9. Barren Island, Havelock Island
As the name says, this is a complete barren land and it does not promote any human inhabitants. The only active volcano in South East Asia is in Barren Island. In fact, recently it was in news also when an eruption happened in the volcano. For a sightseeing tour around the island, you need to get permits from forest department.
Famous For: – Barren Island Volcano.
10. Diglipur, Port Blair
Diglipur is the largest town in the North Anadman Island. In the group of islands, Diglipur is the only one place with river. Here you can see turtle nesting and walk. To watch the hatched turtles walking, you should visit this place during the month of December to February. It is an ecological paradise that houses rows of tropical forests, beautiful beaches with exotic marine life. Here one can do trekking through Saddle peak national park, if got a permission from the forest department.
Famous for: – Crocodile sanctuary, natural caves, turtle nesting, Diglipur church, Banana groves.
11. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Port Blair
This national park is located in Wandoor Island at a distance of 25 km from Port Blair. This is a collection of 15 untouched islands and is blessed with beautiful corals reefs and marine lives in the country. Mahatama Gandhi Marine National Park was established in 1983 to conserve the marine life of the area. Now, it has collection of rare but, colorful fish, etc. Tourists can experience corals through boat ride and snorkel to witness to exquisite marine life.
Famous for: – Marine species, National park.
12. Limestone Cave, Baratnag Island
One of the best and most popular things to do in Baratang Island is visiting Limestone Caves. If you are nature lover then you must add Limestone caves in your must-visit list during the trip to Andaman and Nicobar Island, because the beautiful limestone caves is a visual treat to nature lovers. Limestone caves in Andaman Island is a recommended place in your Andaman itinerary or Andaman holiday package.
Famous for: – Caves, Mangrove forest, Crocodile, Boating, Trekking.
13. Long Island, Port Blair
For the tourists, who are looking for an offbeat place to visit during their holiday trip to Andaman and Nicobar Island, Long Island is sure not to be missed. This place has not the best connectivity with other major places in Andaman Island as it is located remotely. Thus, it will surely excite the real adventure lover in you to visit this island, where you can bask in the beauty of mesmerizing beaches, caves and captivating groves.
Famous for: – Lush green tropical forest, beaches, trekking, snorkeling, Boat building yard.
14. Amkunj Beach
Amkunj Beach located in Rangat is a popular turtle nesting ground, also this is a very popular picnic place to relax on weekends. Unlike many beaches in Andaman Island, it is a vast beach with dark sand. The tree house in the eco-park is the major attraction of the beach.
Famous for: – Turtle nesting, Eco-Park, Tree house, Beach, Jetty Ride.
15. Chidiya Tapu, Port Blair
This place is perfect for the adventure enthusiasts, who loves trekking. The place is covered with forests and has a thin beach. The major attraction of Chidiya Tapu is the black mountain, famous for trekking and birds watching. Chidiya Tapu is also called as Bird Island and the sunset point, because most of the tourists visit this place during afternoon to catch sunset. The best time to visit Chidiya Tapu for birds watching is during summer.
Famous for: – Birds, lush green forest, black mountain, sunset, beach and nature.
16. Great Nicobar Island
This is the largest group of islands in the Nicobar district in terms of both size and beautification. There are many rivers in the region and is enrich with exotic flora and fauna. Great Nicobar Island is recognized as biosphere reserve because this is home to many rare species like long tailed macaque, Nicobar tree shrew, Malayan box turtle, leatherback sea turtle, coconut crab, reticulated python, edible nest swiftlet, etc. One can enjoy trekking to Indira point lighthouse.
Famous for: – Beach, Indira Point, Lighthouse, Biosphere reserve, National park, Ferry Ride, Campbell Bay.
17. Wandoor Beach, Port Blair
Near southern point of South Andaman a small and beautiful village is located, which has many accommodation options. This is famous for the beach and islands near the beaches and its main attraction is the National Park.
Famous for: – Beaches, Marine National Park, Coral forests, Natural caves and Mini Islands.
18. Viper Island, Port Blair
Located near the Port Blair harbor, Viper Island is a tiny island famous for its serene sights. The very popular tourist attraction ‘Cellular Jail’ is located in this island only. Apart from this, the island is famous for picnicking and ferry rides. The aura around the island gives it a deserted look and during the dusk, the island turn into a ghost town. But, apart from the creepiness, this island is a magically beautiful tourist destination in Andaman Island that you must add in your must-visit list during your Andaman and Nicobar holiday trip.
Those who says Andaman is only to enjoy water sports activities and not for trekking then, they must have not visited Madhuban in Port Blair. The captivating woodlands of Madhuban have a tremendous influence on the adventure lovers as trekking through the jungle have left many of them breathless. This place is blessed with beautiful flora and fauna, wild creatures and rare species.
Famous for: – Bird watching, trekking, beach walk, hiking.
20. Guitar Island
It is one of the significant yet less travelled or explored islands in Andaman Island. The shape of the island is just like a guitar thus, named as Guitar Island. Due to a less crowded, this island is a hot spot for the honeymooners. And is a perfect place sightseeing and spending a fresh mornings. The long sandy beach is the major attraction of the island.
Famous for: – Sightseeing, Beach walk.
21. Mount Harriet, Port Blair
Mount Harriet is a famous tourist spot in Port Blair. The first and major attraction of Mount Harriet is the National Park and another one is Elephant Safari through the park. One can spot animals like deer, Asian elephant, etc. And birds are like Andaman wood pigeon, Andaman boobook, Andaman drongo, white headed starling, Andaman scops owl, and much more.
Famous for: – National park, mountains, elephant ride, bird watching, exotic fauna.
Well, the list of top tourist attractions in Andaman and Nicobar Island is endless so, we have pick out top 21 tourist spot that are a must-visit during your holiday trip to Andaman and Nicobar Island. If you have not booked your Andaman holiday package then you can plan your trip on your own and if you are planning to contact a local tours and travel agent in Andaman then customize your holiday package to explore the beautiful gems of this most exotic and vibrant island in India and make your trip a memorable trip.