Andaman and Nicobar Islands had always been in my bucket list. It was my dream destination. The mere pictures of the turquoise sea and the palm-fringed beaches would get me excited. Due to my busy work schedule, I had to put my trip off several times. But l finally managed to get me some time off to fly down to Andaman and Nicobar Islands last month and the trip was incredibly amazing! Luckily I had got a tour package to Andaman and Nicobar Islands from Kolkata, my hometown, thanks to Andaman Tour Travels. The package definitely deserves a special mention as it was everything that I could ask for. The whole trip went extremely well. I didn’t have to face any hassles of travelling. My travel partners took care of everything. From accommodation at a classy resort to sightseeing expeditions to tourist activities, everything was taken care of. And what do I say about Andaman? It exceeded all my expectations. And guess what? I am all set for a second trip to Andaman! The beauty of this island cannot be explained through mere words. The azure sky beaming over the white shimmering shorelines and the deep blue sea is a sight that would please any person and it stays in your mind for an entire lifetime. Andaman is blessed abundantly by Nature. Andaman and Nicobar Islands has an array of beautiful landscapes You can’t take your eyes off certain places, they have a mystical beauty about it, that keeps you rooted to the spot. From mangrove forests to mystical islands to stunning beaches, this archipelago of islands has everything that satisfies the mind of a traveller. All these scintillating tourist spots of Andaman are indeed truly beautiful, but my mind was blown by the striking beaches of Andaman. To all those planning to tour Andaman and Nicobar Islands, let me tell you that your trip will remain incomplete until and unless you visit the beaches in the islands. Here is a list of the ‘must-visit’ beaches of Andaman:
Elephant Beach: This beach is clearly one of the most popular beaches in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Elephant Beach is situated in Havelock Island. One shouldn’t miss a place as stunning and beautiful as this. In fact, Elephant Beach is included in almost all the tour packages to Andaman and Nicobar Islands due to its immense popularity. Who wouldn’t love the shimmering white sandy shorelines and the vast expanse of turquoise waters that border it? You can reach the beach via an engaging boat ride alongside a magnificent lighthouse. Elephant Beach is an ideal place to try out water activities like scuba diving, snorkelling, sea walking, jet skiing etc.
Radhanagar Beach: Havelock Island is gifted with some gorgeous beaches. Radhangar Beach is regarded as one of the best beaches not just in Andaman or India but the entire world. Your trip to Andaman would never be complete without visiting Radhanagar Beach. The white-sandy beach is ideal for travellers belonging to any age group ranging from kids to adults. The most striking feature of the beach is its cleanliness. You never get to see a spec of dirt on the beach. It is usually spic and span. The beach is also famous for its glorious sunsets as well. The place is also ideal for organising a family gettogether as well. Once in Radhanagar do not forget to try a hand in snorkelling and game fishing. The beach is too famous for the aforementioned tourist activities.
Kala Pathar Beach: The beach is comparatively smaller compared to the other beaches in Andaman but is equally popular. The beach is also home to shimmering white shorelines, but the waters of the beach exhibit a refreshing green colour. Kala Pathar Beach is one of those popular offbeat attractions in Andaman and Nicobar Islands that is enticing a huge number of tourists. The beach is a very good spot for families to enjoy quality time. Kala Pathar Beach is definitely worth a visit. Do make it a point to add it in your itinerary to Andaman. You are never going to regret it.
Chidiya Tapu Beach: Often called the ‘Nightfall Point’ or the ‘flying creature island’, Chidiya Tapu is another major attraction of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is famous for the large variety of rare species of birds, especially migratory birds that it holds. A visit to Chidiya Tapu gives you the wonderful opportunity to spot around 50 endemic bird species. Chidiya Tapu is a great spot for bird watching which is why it is the hub of bird lovers. The beach is extremely beautiful with its collection of birds and the luscious green vegetation that surrounds it. Chidiya Tapu is famous for its glorious sunset. People from far and wide visit the beach in order to get a glimpse of the stunning sunset that it is home to. Photograph the mesmerising sunset and the rare species of birds that are housed by this beach.
Wandoor Beach: Wandoor Beach is one of those beaches in Andaman that is a ‘must-visit’. The stunning shoreline is located in the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. You could observe around 15 islands surrounding this gorgeous shoreline. The beach exudes serenity with its quiet shoreline and the cool breeze blowing from the vast expanse of turquoise waters. The shoreline by itself is a ravishing sight for the travellers. Wandoor Beach is also home to an array of colourful coral reefs which makes it even more popular among tourists. You could also try a hand at snorkelling at Wandoor Beach as it is an ideal spot for conducting the same. The beach also offers some trekking spots nearby.