Andaman Islands, scattered jewels in the turquoise Indian Ocean, beckon with emerald rainforests, powdery white beaches, and coral reefs teeming with life. Dive into secluded bays, trek through ancient jungles, or simply bask in the sun on palm-fringed shores – this island paradise whispers promises of adventure and tranquility in equal measure.
A short but sweet glimpse of Andaman Island and it's places
Living up to its "Asia's Best Beach" title (TIME, 2004), Havelock Island's Radhanagar boasts dazzling turquoise waters and 2 km of pure white sand, making it a top Andaman attraction.
Elephant Beach, with its dazzling coral reefs teeming with colorful marine life and alluring cyan waters begging to be explored, is a jewel in the crown of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands' beach paradise.
This postcard-perfect haven isn't just for sunbathers and sandcastle builders. It's a thrill-seeker's playground, drawing tourists eager to plunge into the underwater world with vibrant coral gardens and exotic fish.
Nestled in the emerald embrace of the North and Middle Andaman district, Baratang Island unveils a tapestry of natural wonders, beckoning adventurous souls and nature lovers alike. Located around 100 kilometers from the bustling Port Blair, this hidden gem unveils its charm slowly, rewarding those who seek its treasures.
Chidiya Tapu Beach
Referred to as the "bird island," Chidiya Tapu is a charming small island situated approximately 25 kilometers from Port Blair in the Andamans. Although the primary attraction is birdwatching, the area also offers enjoyable water activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, deep-sea walking, pearl hunting, and boating. The island's Sunset Point is renowned as one of the finest sunset spots in the Andaman Islands.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island
Situated a mere 2 kilometers east of Port Blair is Ross Island, currently named Netaji Subhash Bose Island. Once the administrative center of the British, it now stands as an uninhabited island. In the aftermath of a 1941 earthquake that struck Ross Island, the British vacated the area, relocating their settlement to Port Blair.
Bharatpur Beach, Neil Island
Situated a mere half-kilometer from the Neil Island jetty, Bharatpur Beach is a breathtaking shoreline renowned for water activities such as snorkeling, glass-bottom rides, and scuba diving, in addition to beach exploration and sunbathing. The beach features shallow waters adorned with coral reefs. For those seeking a tranquil escape from the crowds, this location offers peaceful stretches where one can unwind.
Laxmanpur Beach Neil Island AN
Found on Neil Island, Laxmanpur Beach 1 is renowned for its stunning sunset. The sunset point is conveniently situated beside the beach, providing breathtaking views. Visitors can unwind and appreciate the scenery from the huts and benches along the shore. To secure a prime spot, it's advisable to arrive 15 minutes prior to the sunset.
Frequently Asked Questions
While You Travel
Which are the must-visit islands in Andaman?
Havelock Island (Radhanagar Beach, Elephant Beach)
Neil Island (Bharatpur Beach, Laxmanpur Beach)
Port Blair (Cellular Jail, Anthropological Museum)
Little Andaman (Barren Island, White Surf Waterfall)
Long Island (Kala Patthar Beach, Lighthouse Trek)
What is the best time to visit Andaman?
Peak Season (October to May): Dry, sunny weather, ideal for water activities. But also crowded and expensive.
Shoulder Season (June & September): Less crowded, good deals on accommodation, occasional rain showers.
Monsoon Season (July & August): Heavy rainfall, some activities might be unavailable. Budget-friendly and less crowded.
Do I need a special permit to visit Andaman?
Indian citizens: No permit required for most islands.
Foreigners: Valid Indian visa and permit required for restricted areas. Permit can be obtained on arrival at Port Blair airport or harbor.