Being an MBA student I rarely get chance to travel and explore the travel destinations in and around the country, but this time my idea was to take a one week leave from college so that I could enjoy some time in any peaceful and adventurous destination far from the stress of the exams, studies and college. But the travelling alone to some-place far was not that a good idea so I asked 2 of my friends to join. As we are from Chennai, the 3 of us were looking forward to travelling to someplace with a climate that is blessed, a place with water, adventures, hills, forests and more. We were looking to explore something unique and different. At our home town, Chennai, that entire one could see was buildings, houses and constructions, as we were looking something different we were in hunt of a destination that has the least amount of constructions and rich and more of greenery and nature. It was after debating for about 2 whole days that we finally came to a conclusion. With equal votes, we decided to trip to Andaman exploring the waters and the marine world. filled with pristine beach destinations, water adventures, nature, marine attractions, history, and more, the Andaman and Nicobar and was an ideal destination for the travellers like us from Chennai, where they could travel to so as to escape from the rush and stress of the city lives. Andaman was a completely new destination for us and none of knowing anything about the place, thus travelling alone to an unknown island destination was a real risk which none of us was ready to take up. Like all the other first time travellers the first option that crossed our mind was to plan the trip with the help of a travel operator. Now picking up one that travel partner from a lot of travel operators that offers and looks exactly the same was one hard thing. Here we were looking for a travel operator who would offer us an Andaman tour package from Chennai at a cheap and affordable rate by including all that activities and attractions we like to visit. Finally, after searching for 2 to 3 hours we locked our options on Andaman tour travel, which was a travel operator functioning in the land.
January was supposed to be the peak season for tourism in Andaman and we were planning to explore the destination by the end of the month when the rush to the place has slowed down a bit. We started our trip from Chennai on the 27th of January, as the air tickets were not included in the travel package we choose, we were all on our own until we reach the capital city, Port Blair where we met with the travel representative. As per the itinerary organised we were to explore three main island destinations in Andaman and indulge in some of the best water activities the place offers to the travellers visiting. The one thing that excited us the most in Andaman was the beauty of the beaches with crystal clear waters and white sands. Back at Chennai you never get to see the beaches this clear, or the water so cold and clear. Being at the capital city Port Blair the first destination we were to explore was the capital city, after which we were to explore the Havelock Island. Given below are the description of the places and some of the best things that we enjoyed while at these island destinations.
Port Blair, the Capital City
A light escape exploring the waters and the beaches into nature is one thing that most of the travellers wish for. The capital city of Port Blair is an ideal destination for the travellers from Chennai who wish to indulge in nature by letting loose of oneself in the laps of nature. The place offers the travellers and the tourists visiting with a number of adventure options and sightseeing destinations which hold in the rich history of the place. Port Blair, at Andaman and Nicobar Island, according to me is one of the best and most sought after travel spots in the land that grabs the attention of the travellers with its charm. Being the capital city of the union territory, this fascinating island destination serves the travellers with the best of the phases of Andaman and Nicobar islands. Given below are some of the best destinations in Port Blair that we loved exploring the most.
- The Cellular Jail
The cellular jail at Port Blair is one destination that any domestic traveller visiting the island should never miss exploring. Being the travellers from Chennai the place was one of the most fascinating and emotionally connecting destinations for me. The place will remind you of the trials and the nightmares and traumas that most of the Indian freedom fighters had to face during the British rule. The cellular jail was a place that was built by the Britishers with an aim to capture the political prisoners and to punish them in the most inhuman ways. There are a number of things that the travellers, especially the domestic tourist from Chennai and such state visiting the place could enjoy.
Things to do:
- Light and sound show
- Explore the architectural magnificence of the place
- Get a perfect view of the Port Blair lighthouse
- The Japanese Bunkers
Even though Chennai had a number of historic destinations I was never fantasized by one, but here the Japanese bunkers did grab my attention to a greater extent. The place did offer a small peek into the era of the World War 2. Located near the Corbyn’s cove these bunkers showed the importance of protection during the times of the war. Along with a visit to the bunkers, the travellers can also make themselves involved in a number of other things.
Things to do:
- Explore the rose island
- Visit the lighthouse at Port Blair
- The Chatham Saw Mill
Set up in the year 1883 by the Britishers, the Chatham Saw Mill is not just a historical destination but is also a place that offers an employment option to a number of people in the area. The place in addition also holds in a museum which exhibits the history of the place. The museum, in addition, holds in a bomb crater that was left behind by the Japanese during the time of the wars.
Things to do:
- Forest museum trip
- Tour of the factory
- Relax at the cafes
Havelock Island, a Prised Beach Destination
As we are all travellers from a city like Chennai, it was the beach destinations and the different adventures that were offered at the place that fascinated us the most and the Havelock Island was referred to as the beach paradise and the moist explored beach destination in the Andaman cluster of islands. Filled with white sand shorelines and corals the place is a price beach destination that offers the travellers with the best option for adventures. After our first-day tour of the capital city, we moved into the 2nd destination to enjoy and explore the underwater lives in the place. Listed below are some of the main destinations we explored at Havelock Island and the things that we enjoyed at the place.
- Radhanagar Beach
Famed as the best beach destination in Asia, the Radha Nagar beach is one of the most explored beach destinations in the Andaman cluster of islands. Unlike the beach destinations in Chennai, the Radhanagar beach had clear and clean shore with crystal clear water the facility and offers you with the best view of the coral reefs. The place offers the travellers with a number of best water adventures given below are the best of water adventures we enjoyed at the place.
Things to do:
- Enjoy snorkelling
- Relax at the shack
- Enjoy the view of the sunset explore the blue lagoons at the beach destination
- Elephant Beach
Known for the magnificent coral view that the place offers, the elephant beach is one famous beach destination in Andaman and Nicobar islands. The place holds in a number of best diving and snorkelling centres that offers the travellers with the best opportunity to explore and enjoy the best view of the marine world. The place offers the best of adventures from the adrenaline junkies like travelling from places like Chennai and such cities.
Things to do:
- Jet Skiing
- Glass Bottom Boat Rides
- Kalapathar Beach
Located a bit too far from the main town, the Kalapathar Beach is one must explore destination by the travellers visiting the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. As its name suggest this fascinating beach destination is home to black colored rocks that are lined in the coastal line of the beach destination. Being an isolated travel destination far from the main city the place is an ideal destination for couples and honeymoon travellers, in addition, a number of best tour packages are also being organised to this fascinating black rock beach destination of Andaman and Nicobar islands. Apart from just exploring the beauty of the place, there are a number of other best things travellers love to do at Kalapathar Beach.
Things to do:
- Picnic at the Beach
- Explore the Pace
- Enjoy Eating from the Shacks
The trip to Andaman was the best most memorable in our whole life, the beaches, the waters, the marine world all offered us with the best memories of a lifetime that we wrapped back home as we traveled back to Chennai.
Trust me; travelling from Chennai to Andaman is one of the best and easiest ways in which you could reach the capital city of Port Blair. Even after being a traveller from Delhi the one main reason for me to choose a tour package to Andaman from Chennai is due to the cheaper travel rates and availability of cruises from the city to the island at cost-effective rates. My holiday trip to Andaman was organised by Andaman tour travel, one of the best rates travel operators functioning in the field. As the travel package that I choose did not include the travel expenses I was all on my own until I reached Chennai, where I met the travel representative of Andaman tour travel. From Chennai, I took the cruise that was pre-booked for me and started my trip to Andaman with my travel guide who was to accompany me while at Andaman. The package that I choose included 2-night and 3-day and included almost all the best travel destinations in the island where I indulged in a number of best adventure activities offered at the place. Given below are the best travel destinations that I explored at Andaman and the must-visit attractions at the islands.
Port Blair, the Capital City:
The very first place that was listed in the package choose from Chennai was port Blair, being the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar islands the place is one of the most sought-after travel destinations in the island clusters. Apart from being the capital city the place also holds within a number of best travel attractions where most of them are the historic attractions. Port Blair is one of the best destinations in Andaman that domestic travellers and tourists like those from the states like Chennai should explore as the historic destination in the island like the cellular jail which is an evident reminder of the freedom struggle against the Britishers.
Best places to visit:
- The Cellular Jail
- The Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park
- Chatham Sawmill
- North Bay Island
- Jolly Buoy Island
- Mount Harriet
- Chidiya Tapu
- Anthropological Museum
Have-lock, the Beach Capital:
Andaman, being an island destination, most of the travel spots in the area is filled with fascinating beach destinations, but then the Have-lock Island is one of a kind. The place is mostly referred to as the beach capital due to the innumerable number of beaches available at the place. One of the most known beach destinations in the Have-lock Island is the Radhanagar breach which is well explored by travellers from around the world. Taking in the ratio of the domestic travellers tripping to the island, the rate at which the travellers from Chennai are comparatively high. This is mainly due to the ease of the travel that most of the domestic, as well as foreign travellers, choose to trip from Chennai.
Best places to visit:
- Kala Pathar Beach
- Radhanagar Beach
- Elephant Beach
- Vijayanagar Beach
Baratang, the Island of Uniqueness:
Located not too far from the capital city, Baratang Island is one of the most unique travel destinations in Andaman. The place I would say as a must visit for all the travellers who are in search of the unique elements of the land. This picturesque island offers the travellers and the tourists with a number of unique attractions which includes the beaches, the caves and even the tribal settlements in the island. The Baratang island is known to be home to the tribal settlements in Andaman which makes the place the best unique among the Andaman cluster of islands. It mainly the presence of the tribal settlement in the island that makes it the most explored places among the domestic travellers especially the tourist from Chennai and such cities.
Best places to visit:
- Limestone Caves
- Mud Volcano
- Parrot Island
- Baludera Beach
Neil Island, the Adventurer’s Paradise:
Mostly referred to as the adventurer’s paradise, Neil Island is one of the best spots for all the adrenaline junkies and adventure lovers. The place is mostly known for the different underwater adventures like deep sea diving, sea walking, snorkelling and more. This magnificent island is best known for its coral reefs and white sand shorelines filled with palm-fringed. It is mainly due to the wider availability and popularity of the corals the island is referred to as the coral capital of Andaman. Most of the traveler’s and the tourists from Chennai traverse Neil Island to enjoy and explore the beautiful coral world under the waters of Neil Island.
Best places to visit:
- Bharatpur Beach
- Sitapur Beach
- Laxmanpur Bridge
- Natural Bridge
Ross Island, the Land of Memories:
The rose island is one perfect destination for the travellers who are loved to explore the ruins and the olden constructions in Andaman and Nicobar Island. This picturesque island holds in the memories of the colonial periods that fascinates and attracts the travellers to a greater extent. Most of the travellers from Chennai who visits the ruins mainly aim at exploring the history and the story that each ruin hold within. The place is most known for the penal colony that precedes the cellular jail, the place was once used to incarcerate the political prisoners and the ruins of the constructions can be spotted at the rose island even now.
Best places to visit:
- The Rose Island Penal Colony
- British Colony Ruins
- Japanese Bunkers
- Barren Island
- The Forest Department Museum
Most of the tour package organised to the Andaman Nicobar covers almost all of the above-listed travel destinations as they are being the most explore in the island clusters. With fascinating beauty, charm and uniqueness the place is listed as one of the most explore travel destination in the world by the national geographic travellers. Dotted in the Bay of Bengal the Andaman Islands offers the travellers with all that one needs to enjoy a memorable holiday. Starting from a number of unique attractions, natural attractions and wonders, beach destinations, adventures, history, ruins and much more the island holds in the best of treats that any traveller would love to explore. Listed under the union territory of India, the Andaman cluster of islands is one fascinating paradise to explore.
Dotted in the Bay of Bengal, the Andaman and Nicobar Island is an island destination that comes under the union territory of India which is best explored by the domestic travellers from places like Chennai and international travellers from around the world. One of the main reason for the place to be the hot spot tourist destination for travellers from domestic states like Chennai is due to the availability of direct transportation facilities from the place to reach to the capital city of Andaman cluster of and which is Port Blair, apart from the airways the state is well connected by waterways also that promotes a cheaper mode of transportation to Andaman from Chennai and such states. It is mostly due to the same reason that most of the travellers choose to travel from Chennai and such states by availing Andaman tour packages from different travel operators functioning in the land like the Andaman tour travellers. Apart from the transportation facilities offered it is mainly the beauty of the beach destinations and the different adventures that reach island destinations in Andaman that fascinates and entices the travellers the most. Listed below are some of the best island destinations in Andaman that most acts as the prominent travel spot in most of the travel packages organios4ed from Chennai and such domestic states.
Jolly Buoy Island:
When it comes to the beach destinations in Andaman that is best explored by the domestic travellers in the country like the ones from Chennai, Kolkata and more; the jolly buoy island would top the list. It is mainly the beauty of this picturesque travel destination that grabs the attention of the travellers the most. The place is mostly covered with palm fringes and coconut plantations along the shorelines which enhance the natural beauty of the place. One of the other best attractions of the place is the submerged coral and the beaches with the best clear waters. The place to be exact is a non-plastic zone due to which the travellers before visiting the island asked to keep away the plastic items.
Best attractions: The place apart from the beauty of the beach destination and nature is one place that is known for water adventures, the beach destinations in Jolly Buoy Island is well known among the travellers for scuba diving and snorkelling which are the best attractions at the place.
Location: 30km to the south-west part of Port Blair
Although Neil Island doesn’t hold in much of the shorelines as the other island destinations in Andaman, the place holds in a unique beauty due to which the travellers get attracted to the land. Being one an uninhabited island the place is one of the most peaceful beach destinations in Andaman. Most of the travellers from Chennai and such domestic destination mostly choose to trip to Neil island so that they could enjoy the peaceful ambience and the nature of the place. The island could be one of the best travel spots for any nature lover as the Neil Island holds within banana manors, paddy fields and even tropical trees along with a number of marine lives. The nature lovers and the travellers could just race out to the beach destinations in the land letting loose of oneself enjoying.
Best attractions: Like all the other beach destinations in Andaman, water adventures are the main attraction in Neil Island. Snorkeling and scuba diving are the 2 best water activities that one could enjoy the best in the land whereas the place is also famous for glass bottom boat ride due to the rich availability of marine life in the waters of the island.
Location: At Ritchie’s Archipelago in the Andaman and Nicobar Island.
For travellers who are in search of an island in Andaman that consist of the ruins of the settlement from the British era, the rose island could be one of the best and most perfect destinations for the same. Being a place that holds in the nostalgic memory of the past that belongs to the days of the Indian freedom fight most of the travellers touring to the place are domestic travellers from the states like Kolkata, Chennai and more. The island named after a marine survivor, Daniel Ross, attracts a number of travellers with its beauty and char. The place would be one of the best spots for the travellers who are in search of the ruins in the land. Hospitals, churches, Troop Barracks, Ballroom are all some of the best of the ruins that one could explore while at Ross Island.
Best attractions: When talking about the best travel attractions in the place, it is the nature and the silence of the place. Being one of the less explored travel sports in Andaman the place is one of the best island destinations in Andaman where one could enjoy silence and peacefulness. The place also offers the best privacy as a travel destination and this is a suitable destination for honeymoon travellers.
Location: 2kms from Port Blair.
North Bay Island:
If planning to explore the fascinating island destinations in Andaman during summer, the North Bay Island would be the most explore a destination in the Andaman cluster of islands. The majestic coral reefs of the North Bay Island spread over the region are one of the major attractions in the island that grabs the attention of the travellers top a greater extent. The waters of the island let you explore the coral reefs and let you spot a number of verities of fishes, lobsters, or even shellfishes.
Best Attractions: The North Bay Island is a literal paradise of the adventure lovers. The place offers the travellers and the adventure lovers to enjoy some of the best water adventures offered in the land. The North Bay Island is well known among the travellers for snorkelling, scuba diving, sea walking and a number of such underwater adventures.
Location: Near Phoenix jetty in Port Blair.
Most of the tour packages organised aims at entertaining the travellers by letting them indulge in nature, the beauty of the place and the different exciting adventures offered in the land and the Andaman and Nicobar island is one of the travel spots in India that stand up and holds in the potential to meet all the requirements and the increasing demands of the travellers and the travel and tourism industry. This is one of the reasons for the island to be listed as the most explore travel destination in the world by the national geographic travellers.
It is not just the nature and the beauty of the greenery or the history and culture that attracts the travellers to a tourist destination; even the seasons and the climate do play a very important role in influencing the travellers to the land. But when talking about the beach capital Andaman and Nicobar islands, it is just the pure beauty of nature and the fascinating beach destinations that entertain and entice the travellers to a greater extent. Being a travel destination with a moderate and cool climate throughout the year, the place facilitates and supports travel and tourism throughout the year. This is one main reason that Andaman sees travellers rushing to the place at any time of the year. According to the surveys conducted it is mostly the travellers from places like Chennai that trip to this beach paradise in larger numbers, thus a number of best tour packages are also being organised from Chennai and such places to Andaman. One of the other main reason for the travel operators like Andaman tour travels to organise tour packages from these cities are due to the airways and waterways that are directly connected to the capital city of Port Blair. Not just travellers from Chennai but most of the domestic travellers and tourist prefer to avail packages from Chennai due to the same reasons. When it comes to domestic travellers tripping to the land the choice of the travel destinations and the point of interest vary greatly as compared to the national and international travellers. Listed below are some of the main travel destinations and the best travel attractions at the place that most of the domestic travellers touring love to explore the most.
Port Blair: The capital city
Not just the capital city bust also one of the best and most visited travel destinations in Andaman that holds in the virgin beauty of nature and history, Port Blair is one of the most explore travel spot in Andaman by the domestic travellers from Chennai. The one thing that makes the place the best travel attraction and a must-visit spot for domestic travellers is the availability of a number of historic attractions in the place. The place holds within the memories from the past which takes you to the period of Indian freedom fights. Listed below are some of the best attractions in Port Blair that makes the place one of the must-visit spots and the most explored travel destination by the travellers from Chennai.
Cellular Jail: The Archaeological Wonder
Mostly referred to as the Kaala Pani Jail, the cellular jail is one of the must-visit travel destinations in Port Blair as the place holds in the cruelest memories of the Indian freedom fight. The place was one of the most feared prisons that come under the union territory of India. Built by the Britishers during the time of the Indian freedom fight the cellular was a place where most of the freedom fighters of India were a prisoner. They had to face a number of inhuman punishments that was implemented in the jail so as to suppress the freedom fights. Once the most feared jails, the cellular jail is now a national museum that showcases the different exhibits of the land. One of the other main attractions of the cellular jail is the light and sound show that are being organised at nights that recreates the memories of the freedom fights. Most of the domestic travellers from Chennai and such places travel to explore the cellular jail so as to bring the feel of patriotism within oneself. Apart from being a memorable historic travel destination, the jail is also one of the best archaeological and architectural wonders that the island of port Blair holds within.
Chidiya Tapu: The Land of Exotic Birds
For all the nature lovers and bird watchers travelling to Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Chidiya Tapu is one of the must-visit travel destinations. The beach destination Chidiya Tapu is one of the best places in Andaman and Nicobar island where one could spot the best verities of exotic birds, the place being one of the best beach destinations with unexploited beauty of nature is the best spot where nature lovers and couples could spend some alone time undisturbed by the population and the rush of the city. Apart from the availability of a number of best verified exotic bird populations the place is also known to offer the best sunrise. One of the best times when the birdwatchers and the nature lovers could visit the place is at morning when the activities of the birds are high whereas the best time for the travellers to enjoy the beautiful sunset is by an evening around 4 pm. Most of the travellers from Chennai love to explore this fascinating travel destination as the place not just holds in the beauty of the migratory birds but also offers the travellers with the best view of the setting sun, leaving the night sky bathed in saffron red.
Neil Island: The Vegetable Bowl of Andaman
Located to the south most ends of Andaman and Nicobar Island, Neil Island is one of the smallest in the Andaman cluster of islands. One of the best attractions of the place is the least explored coral reefs; marine life, beaches and lush greenery which most puff the travellers love to explore the best. Even after being one of the best travel destinations in Andaman, the Neil Island, unlike the Have-lock Island, is one of the most peaceful destinations which is a perfect spot for honeymoon couples and travellers who trip in search of a place with a blend of nature and peace. The Neil Island is not just the beach capital but is also a place that is being termed as the vegetable bowl of Andaman. The place is one of the best spots where travellers could sit back and enjoy a relaxing vacation far from the hustle of a busy life one of the main reason for the place to be the most explored by the travellers from Chennai is due to the availability of innumerable beaches in the island that holds within the true beauty of nature and the wild. Listed below are some of the best travel attractions in Neil Island.
Bharatpur Beach: The Land of White Sand Shorelines
Out of all the beach destinations in Andaman, Bharatpur Beach is one of the most known and famous ones among travellers and national tourists. One of the main attractions of the place is the different number of water adventures that are being offered at the place. Most of the travellers and the tourist from around the world and Chennai traveled to the place so as to explore the marine life and to enjoy the best water adventures that are being offered at the place. Bharatpur Beach is also known among the travellers for the different water adventure that the place offers for travellers. This is one main reason for the place to be one of the most prominent travel destinations that are being included in most of the Andaman and Nicobar tour packages organised. Coral watching, glass bottom boat rides, swimming are all some of the main adventures that are being offered at Bharatpur Beach. One of the other main attractions of the place is the availability of the rich greenery, the rich vegetation and the different colorful fish verities.
Natural Bridge: The Natural Wonders
Talking about the best attractions of Neil Island, the natural beach would top the list. Mostly referred to as the Howrah Bridge, the place is a naturally made rock that looks more like a bridge. One of the other best parts of a trip to explore the bridge is that one could also enjoy trekking during the trip. To reach the bridge the travellers are to enjoy a trek crossing a forest. The place is one of the least explored in most of the domestic travels organised from Chennai and such places. It is not the beauty of the bridge that attracts the attention of the travellers to the place but the wild, the forest and the trekking that one could enjoy so as to reach to the place also entertain the travellers to a greater extent.
Not just the Neil island and the Port Blair, Andaman holds in a number of travel destinations and islands like the Have-lock island, the barren island and more that attracts the attention of the travellers and entertain the tourists to a greater extent. In addition, the place also offers a number of best water adventures like the sea walking, jet skiing, banana boat rides, deep sea diving, scuba diving and more. Filled with the beauty of nature and the charm of the marine world the Andaman an Nicobar island is one of the most explore travel destinations as per the national geographic travellers. Holding in the potential to entertain the travellers from every corner of the world, the Andaman and Nicobar Island is one of the best spots for any tourists.
With each passing year, the popularity of Andaman and Nicobar Islands keeps increasing. The white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, the luscious greenery surrounding it and a range of colourful corals have succeeded in taking the concept of holidays a notch higher. The Islands have turned into a tourist sensation! This lone tourist destination has already turned into one of the most favourite destinations of couples and family alike. Andaman and Nicobar Islands is an archipelago of 572 small and large islands located in the sprawling Bay of Bengal, situated to the East of the mainland. From beaches to historic spots the island is home to all sorts of attractions. In this write-up, we will be listing out the most popular attractions that have contributed a lot to the tourism of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. These places should never be missed. So, make sure you have it included in your tour package. Choose travel planners like Andaman Tour Travel where customised tour packages are designed at the lowest prices available. Moreover, you may also find packages that have all these mentioned destinations included in it. Such is the demand for these attractions among tourists.
True to its name, Chidiya Tapu is a safe haven for birds found in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. One can find a lot of unique migratory birds and local birds seen only in that particular region of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The beach is so popular that it comes in the list of the best beaches in Andaman. The beach is moderately crowded throughout the year but it gives a sense of serenity that is so soothing after a tiring travel. The beach is beautified by a stretch of evergreen forests on one side and a chain of hill ranges on the other. The Chidiya Tapu is not only famous for the huge variety of bird species but also for its very attractive sunrise and sunsets. You should never miss the sunsets of the Chidiya Tapu Beach for it is that amazing. A total of 46 endangered species of birds have been recorded. One can also find a variety of orchids and other seasonal plants in the area. Apart from bird watching, there are many other activities like snorkelling, swimming and boating which is conducted on the beach. The Chidiya Tapu Beach is just an hour away from Port Blair as it is located at a distance of 25 km from the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Havelock Island can be easily named as one of the best attractions of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Havelock Islands is the very hub of tourists, as it is blessed with beautiful beaches and lush green vegetation. The turquoise water of the beaches in Havelock Island deserves a special mention as it is so beautiful and is enriched with a great variety of marine life. Since Havelock Islands have grown so popular amongst travellers, a lot of hotels, resorts, homestays and inns have been constructed in large numbers to accommodate any number of tourists visiting the area. The arrangements done for stay and other basic demands of the tourists is incredible. Hats off to the administrative team! Eco-tourism is promoted with much vigour in the Havelock Island. The Havelock Island is located at a distance of 42kms away from the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar Islands which is Port Blair. There are several boat services connecting Port Blair and Havelock Islands, which has made travelling much easier for the tourists. The landmark of the island is a tall lighthouse that was built in the year 2005.
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Radhanagar is so popular all around the world that you could find it included in every tour package to Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The spectacular beach is ranked 8th amongst the top ten beaches of the world. Most of the travellers choose Radhanagar Beach as their first choice of destinations in Andaman. Situated in Havelock Island, the beach is a vast expanse of white glittering sand, turquoise waters and luscious green vegetation. The beach is also called beach number 7 as it is located close to the ferry tier of the Havelock Island. This beach is perfect for a nice family vacation with kids. There are coast guards present in the beach 24/7 and you don’t have to worry a bit about safety issues. There are many activities conducted in Radhanagar Beach such as parasailing, snorkelling, scuba diving, boating, swimming etc. which is enjoyed a lot by the tourists. The scuba diving experience in Radhanagar is particularly interesting as the clear waters give a proper view of a wide variety of the amazing marine life and the coral reefs underneath. The beach attracts both adventure and Nature lovers equally.
The Elephant Beach too is located on the famous Havelock Island. Probably now, you understand why the island is considered as one of the most popular islands and a tourist sensation. Elephant Beach, like the Radhanagar Beach, is a very popular and breathtakingly beautiful beach. If a quiet peaceful time is what you desire, then this beach is apt for you. The beach is never too crowded, which makes it a perfect romantic spot as well. The adventurous activities like scuba diving, snorkelling, sea walking etc. are conducted on the beach which is much loved by the tourists. If Radhanagar Beach is to scuba diving, Elephant Beach is to sea walking. Sea Walking can be experienced in the best way possible while in the Elephant Beach. The huge shoreline of the beach is one of the major factors that have been attracting tourists to the place. Monsoon season also brings in a lot of travellers to the beach as a few lucky ones to get a chance to encounter Elephants strolling in the white sands of the beach. Probably, this is one of the reasons why the beach is named ‘Elephant Beach’. Do not forget to visit the Elephant Beach when in Andaman.
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Cellular Jail is not just a tourist spot. It is much more than that. The jail represents the darkest times that the country has gone through and the sacrifices of our great freedom fighters. The Cellular Jail was often called as ‘Kaala Pani’ as many of the brave Indian soldiers were killed in large numbers by the Britishers at the time. The ‘Kaala Pani’ of those days was a worse Guantanamo Bay. This jail has witnessed the tyranny of the British rulers, the massacres and the undying efforts for freedom for the Motherland. Today, the Cellular Jail is considered as a tomb for hundreds of freedom fighters who laid down their lives for the sake of India’s freedom. The jail with its towering buildings and strong walls housed several numbers of cells. You should never miss visiting the Cellular Jail when you are in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is open to the public from 9 in the morning to 5 in the evening. In between, there is an hour’s break from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. The Cellular Jail is located in the Atlanta Point which is just 18 minutes away from Port Blair. The main attraction is the Light and Sound Show conducted to depict the history and stories behind the Cellular Jail.
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Filled with a number of natural attractions and beach destinations, the Andaman Island dotted in the Bay of Bengal is one of the most fascinating travel destinations that entices and entertains the travellers visiting the land to a greater extent. It is mostly nature, the beach destinations and the peacefulness that the place holds within that attracts the travellers the most. Moreover, this island cluster also houses a number of travel operators like Andaman tour travel functioning at the place that offers the travellers with a number of best tour packages to the Andaman cluster of islands at very cheap and affordable rates. Apart from the nature and the beauty of the beaches the place also holds within a number of other attractions like the water adventures that the place offers the number of different historical spots in the place.
Within a number of island clusters of Andaman is the Havelock Island which is one of the most visited travel destinations in the place which is mostly referred to as the lonely planet by most of the travellers. Filled with a number of sublime silky beaches, some of the best diving spots and a number of twinkling teals shallow the Havelock Island holds in a good reputation of being a travellers paradise. Like all the other travel destinations in Andaman Havelock also holds within a number of fascinating attractions and spots where the travellers could have the best moment together with nature at the place. Listed below are some of the best details that one should know before travelling to the island destination.
- Reason to visit the island
Havelock Island holds in one of the best beaches in Asia that offers the travellers with some of the best options for adventures that they would love the best in the land. The place is most known among the travellers for the unbeatable reefs and the swimming elephants. With a number of white sand beaches like that of the Kop Pham Ngan before backpackers, cafes and parties the beach destinations in Havelock island is one of the most happening among the beach spots in Andaman and Nicobar islands. For the travellers who are in search of peaceful vacation away from the internet and the modern world, the Havelock Island would be one of the best spots to kick off your trip from. Now important thing the travellers have to notice is the fact that the place holds in no nightlife like the other beach destinations in the islands in Andaman and Nicobar islands.
- How to reach Havelock Island
The travellers planning to explore the Havelock Island can get their flight to Port Blair which is flying on a daily basis that is mostly departing from the mainlands like Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai. The round trip fare would be the cheapest if booked in advance for travellers who wish to save in transportation. With no international airlines connecting the island, one travelling to the place will also get an opportunity to spend some time in the country which yet another attraction of the trip to the place. Once you reach the airport at Port Blair, you can only get to the Havelock Island by hiring a ferry or a boat which offer service a number of times a day taking a sale of about 2.5 hrs each time. Travellers can also make use of the government ferry which offers service to the travellers at cost-free and affordable rates. If the travellers opt to enjoy a luxurious boating trip to the Havelock Island from the Port Blair, the Catamaran Ferry would be one of the best options which would take about 90 minutes to reach the place form port Blair.
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- When to visit
Like all the other travel destinations in the world, Andaman also has its own best travel season during which the travellers prefer to explore the place the most. Even after having their rainy season from the month of May to September, the island destinations in Andaman experience mild winters and hot summers which make the place a year-round destination for the travellers to explore. The months between Octobers to February would have a temperature between 30-35 degree Celsius making the time an idea period for the travellers to visit the island and enjoy the beauty of the beach and the adventure water sports offered at the place.
- Place of stay
Place of accommodation at Havelock is mostly divided into the budget, mid-range and luxury categories allowing the travellers to have a wide range of accommodation options to choose from. For travellers who are planning to enjoy a budget stay at the Havelock Island, the Sunrise Beach Resort would be one of the best options. It is basically a bamboo hut with minimum facilities and the minimum tariff would be 500/INR per day. Travellers are also free to choose the mid-range hotels available at the place like the Wild Orchid that offers a classy accommodation at a tariff of 4000/INR per day. Now, most of the travellers touring to enjoy the best luxury of the land would mostly prefer to enjoy luxurious accommodations at the place. For such travellers looking for the luxury of the land, a stay at Silvers land would be the best-preferred offering accommodation from a tariff rate of 7500/INR the Silvers Land offers the travellers with the best-facilitated luxury accommodation.
- Best attractions in Havelock Island
Like the other entire island destination in Andaman, beaches and the underwater adventures are all the main attractions in the Havelock Island that grabs the attention of the travellers to a greater extent. The Havelock Island is mostly known among the travellers and the tourists for its unique and most fascinating underwater corals, beach destinations and the different adventures that are being offered at the place. The Havelock island houses within a number of beach destinations that entices and entertains the travellers with its adventures and the entertainments offered. Some of the best adventures that are being offered at the Havelock Island include the deep-sea diving, sea walking, banana boat riding, paragliding and more. One of the added advantages of the water adventures offered ay the land is that most of them require no previous swimming experiences. This is one main reason for the travellers to organise a number of unique and different adventure Holiday packages to the travel destinations in Andaman and Nicobar Island.