You live a dream a while before & you get back to reality and forget the dream, but we didn’t.
3 years ago, we traveled to the most exotic destination in India – “Andaman Islands”. We dis remembered ourselves in its natural beauty with the forests around and beneath the pristine waters.
A perfect getaway, Andaman and Nicobar, is an archipelago at the confluence of the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea. With an array of thrilling water sports, leisure facilities, and a host of activities, a vacation in Andaman and Nicobar can be as relaxed or filled with adventures you’d like it to be.
Come explore with us the Top 15 things you should NOT miss on your trip to Andamans.
1) Light show at The Cellular Jail
The Cellular jail is a one of the bygone chapters in the history of the colonial rule in India. It is a wonder of architectural and Historical Importance, placed in the middle of the city in Port Blair. You must watch the Light and sound show here which starts around 4.30pm IST. It is the mesmerizing light and sound show in the Cellular Jail which narrates the saga of the Indian freedom struggle, brought alive through sound and light effect of the brutal and barbaric atrocities piled on the freedom fighters deported to these islands and incarcerated in the small cells of this jail. struggle for Independence.
2) Glass bottom boat ride at Jolly Buoy Island
Jolly buoy island is a small island tucked away in the Mahatma Gandhi marine National Park in Andamans. It is the best place to see underwater beauty through glass bottom boat ride. You will be allured by the underwater corals here. Opting for glass boat ride here will give you chance to see some amazing underwater sea creatures which will blow your mind. It is like a beautiful garden under the water .Its marine life, unspoiled beauty, clear water, white sandy beach gives you the gratification of luxury and the pleasure of the underwater life.
3)Spectacular Sunset at Chidiya Tapu
Chidiyatapu, generally known as Birds Island, is situated at the southernmost tip of South Andaman. Its lush mangroves around Munda Pahar beach make it an ideal picnic spot. At Chidiya Tapu, you will experience Andaman’s best sunset. Golden color rays in the sky and sun setting through the pristine waters by the Bay of Bengal is something to hold your breath for. Relax on this beach, listen to the soft breaking of waves and see the sun setting behind the mountains. Click as many pictures as you want here with a picturesque landscape.
4) Scuba Diving in Havelock Island
Havelock Island is a picturesque destination, located approximately 40 km north east of Port Blair. A boon for non-swimmers who can do scuba diving. Scuba Diving in Havelock gives you outstanding views of tropical underwater ocean life. This is the perfect adventure activity if you want to experience scuba diving in a controlled, safe environment. This is will definitely give you a taste of diving in the azure waters of the Andaman Islands.
5. Swimming with Elephant at RadhaNagar Beach
Awarded as the best beach in India and world’s 7th most beautiful beach by the Time Magazine, Radhanagar Beach is the showstopper of Havelock. You can see the amazing stretch of white sand beach and gorgeous sea to swimming. It’s just beautiful & serene. Rajan, the elephant that swims with the travelers is an interesting experience by itself. Don’t miss this.
6 . Sea Walking at North Bay Beach
In the North Bay Beach you can walk under the sea and finally visit ‘Octopus’s Garden’! Colorful school of fishes, coral reefs and various other marine life forms you’ve never seen before would be swimming right by you. The sea walk is experienced under the strict supervision & guidance of highly trained and internationally certified instructors who are with you throughout the experience. Once you land your feet to the sands of the sea bed, the experience is a sheer joy to behold. An amazingly new and enthralling one. The joy of having numerous colored tropical reefs and fishes swimming around you is magical indeed.
7. Natural Bridge at Neil Island
Natural bridge is also very famous and an attraction for worth visiting in Neil island other than its white sandy beaches bluish green water. Phenomena of this bridge is that it connects land to the sea (in high tide) and also to the land ( in low tide). This is a natural bridge formed by rocks. This is an arc of land that connects to its two bases five meter apart. There is a passage below that why it looks like a bridge built by nature and it is so called natural bridge.
The view is totally amazing from top of the rock formations. A heaven for photographers! Nature plays the role of artist and creates different beauties. This is one of them.
8. Road trip to Diglipur
Diglipur in North Andaman provides a rare experience of sea, sun and fun for eco-friendly tourists. The 732-meter Saddle Peak, highest in Andamans, is situated near here Also the only river in Andamans, Kalpong flows through here. The road trip will take you through a wide ranging of Landscapes from the Tropical Rain Forests to Mangrove Forest to Lush Green Fields to Coconut & Betel nut Orchards of the North Andaman Island. Diglipur is the northern most town and a nature lover’s offbeat favorite place to visit in Andaman.
9. Ross and Smith Island
Explore the serene beauty of the Andaman Island at North Andaman Diglipur. A unique experience awaits here, the Ross and Smith Island. 2 Islands adjoined by a sand bar is something unique that can be explored in this isle.The scenic beauty here is very romantic with pristine blue water and white sand. Back in the days this place was fondly called the ‘Paris of the East’ by the British.
10. Way through mangroves to Limestone Caves – Baratang Island
Baratang Island is about 90 km away from Port Blair. At Baratang you can see Mud Volcano which is about 4 km away from the boat jetty.
Limestone Caves are located about 50 minutes (by sea) away from Baratang boat jetty. There is a towpath winding its way through mangroves from the main creek to BaratangJetty for about 240 meters. The boat ride that connects the location of these caves with Baratang jetty is magnificent. It passes through a narrow mangrove creek and that is an experience of lifetime. There are massive alluvial limestone formations in caves that are constantly evolving in shape and size. As you go inside the caves, you can view the different patterns that are made by limestone. it is advisable to go in floaters or shoes as it may get slippery inside the caves. Visit to Limestone caves should be in your list when you visit to Baratang.
11. Wandoor Beach, Port Blair
Wandoor Beach is 25 kms from west of Port Blair It is famous for swimming and Coral Viewing. You can also go to Mahatma Gandhi Marine National park from Wandoor by boat. To visit the Marine National Park, boats are available from Wandoor Jetty.The shallow and still water here creates a beautiful mirror like reflection of the sun and clouds above. Visit this place to appreciate the Beauty of Nature.
12. Mount Harriet and Madhuban
Trekking is another awesome thing to do in Andaman especially if you’re travelling with friends. And if you are trekking buff, then you’re going to love this 16-kilometer trek from Mount Harriet to Madhuban. It’s a gorgeous route where you can witness exotic flora and fauna of the land amidst spectacular sceneries.
13.Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park
The Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park near Wandoor is rich in corals, varieties of colored fishes, sea turtles etc, besides other marine life. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is a bird’s paradise having more than 271 varieties of birds including, 39 that are endemic.
14. Go on a Museum tour
Take a tour down the Anthropological Museum giving insights into the lives of the indigenous tribes of the place and the Samudrika Naval Marine Museum in Port Blair that offers glimpse into the biodiversity of the marine life
15.Relax at Corbyn’s Cove Beach
Lined with palm and coconut trees, Corbyn’s Cove Beach has earned its place as one of best beaches in India. Cove Beach is indeed the dream destination for an idyllic holiday. An ideal place to lounge in the sun, this beach offers the tourists an unhurried pace while on their escape to Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Located nearby the Peerless Resort and the Horn bill Nest Guest House, it provides a kaleidoscopic view of the blue water front. The quiet beach is a wonderful place to spend your vacation.
For more travel inspiration to Andaman and Nicobar Islands, do read a post from our fellow blogger here: https://www.placesinpixel.com/andaman-and-nicobar-islands-travel-inspiration/
Exploring Indian ocean with a different perspective is all Andamans has to offer. With Breathtakingly beautiful seashore, Sugar white sandy beaches, Stunning sunsets, Fantastic adventures , the Andaman Islands are a perfect place to stroll around or simply relax and unwind yourself.