The Most Interesting Tourist Attractions of Andaman and Nicobar Islands That Is Going to Blow Away Your Mind!

Andaman Tour PackagesWith 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.

Chidiya Tapu

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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

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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 Beach

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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.

Elephant Beach

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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

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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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Havelock Island, the Lovely Planet with the Enticing Beauty of Nature

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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.

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Adventure Tourism in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Adventure in the Andaman Islands

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The Andaman Islands have always been the fantasy of honeymoon couples because of the beautiful beaches and the serene destinations here. But if you want to seek adventure during your Andaman Tour Packages, you will be surprised to know that there are quite some in store for you at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands too. Water sports are the mainly enjoyed adventures in the Andamans. But there are quite some adventures you can enjoy on islands too. There are quite a few options to enjoy the tranquil beaches and the beautiful monuments and museums. There are amusement parks and national parks for the tourists to explore nature and wildlife. There are also options for plantation tours and shopping in the Andaman Islands.

 

Here are some amazing options of adventure you can enjoy during your Andaman holidays:

 

Trekking

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Trekking is an adventure all tourists can love while on their Andaman Tour. Since the Islands have thick mangroves and rainforests spread out everywhere, trekking through them is a beautiful and thrilling adventure to experience during your island holidays. Madhuban in Port Blair, Mayabunder, Baratang Island etc. are some popular trekking spots in the Andaman group of Islands.

 

Island Camping

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There are many islands in the Andaman Archipelago that are uninhabited. Most of these islands have thick forests and beautiful virgin beaches. You can hire a boat and visit one of the remote uninhabited islands and camp there overnight during your Andaman Nicobar tour packages. Just make sure you check with the authorities for camping permission since some of the jungles are protected and are inaccessible to the tourists.

 

Mountaineering

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Mount Harriet at Port Blair and Saddle Peak at Dilgipur are 2 inviting reasons for mountaineering. Mount Harriet provides a panoramic view of Port Blair, some of the neighbouring islands and the vast Bay of Bengal. It is enjoyed by most of the tourists on Andaman Trip Packages as a part of the Madhuban trekking. Reaching the Saddle Peak in Diglipur is a little tedious. The mountain is full of trees and huge roots and the path is very steep. If you are travelling during the rainy season it might get very slippery too. But once you manage to reach the peak, you will enjoy the gorgeous view below. It will be worth every effort taken to reach the Saddle Peak.

 

Visiting a Live Volcano

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India has only one live volcanic centre and that’s at the Barren Island. The island has many live and dead volcanoes and is uninhabited except for some goats, rodents and bats that manage to withstand the extreme conditions prevailing in the island. There’s hardly any greenery here because of the hot lava and smoke coming out from the few live volcanoes. You can visit Barren Island on your Andaman Nicobar Tour by boat or by seaplane. The view from the plane will be bewitching, you can see the black island amidst the sparkling turquoise sea that surrounds it. Tourists are not allowed to disembark in the island. They can visit it from a distance. The sea around the island is ideal for scuba diving and many people hire a boat from the Havelock Island and anchor it nearby to enjoy the sport.

 

Exploring the Limestone Caves

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Limestone caves are nature’s exhibit of colours. At Diglipur, the visit to limestone cave includes a boat cruise through the creek covered with mangroves and a small trek through the jungle after which you will reach the caves. At Baratang Island too, you can visit the limestone caves that are located near the beach. It is a popular part of Andaman and Nicobar Tourism in these places.

 

Sea Cruise

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To reach most of the islands around Port Blair, you have to travel through shallow sea by boat or Dingi. But the most thrilling part of Andaman Tourism Packages will be to travel a little deeper into the sea on fishing boats. Make sure you take permissions from the authorities or else, you will be in big trouble! Exploring a sea cruise will be an incredible adventure to experience during your Andaman holidays.

 

Snorkelling

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Snorkelling is definitely one of the most enjoyed water sports in the Andaman Islands. Most of the beaches have the options for snorkelling. If you want to explore the most colourful corals and marine life during your Andaman Tour Packages from Kolkata, Jolly Buoy and Red Skin are the perfect places to enjoy Snorkelling. The best part about snorkelling is that if you have no idea about swimming, it becomes all the more thrilling! You can hire the gears from the beach and explore the vivid underwater marine life in the shallow sea with the help of snorkelling guides.

 

Scuba Diving

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Scuba diving requires you to go through a small training which you can do during your Chennai to Andaman Tour Packages. There are many training centres where they help you out with the very basics and you can also hire the gears and the services of the diving instructor. Because the islands are not very populated and are eco-friendly, the sea remains unpolluted and the coral reefs in it flourish in all shapes and colours. The crystal clear sea makes scuba diving quite enjoyable even for the novice tourists.

 

Sea Walk

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Seawalk is definitely one such experience you cannot miss while on your Andaman packages from Kolkata. It is as exciting as or even more exciting than a jungle trek. Can you ever imagine yourself walking on the seabed, deep inside the sea? Experience it for real during your Andaman tours! If you think that the seabed is very dull and dark, see for yourself how colourful and exciting it actually is! This is an adventure to be experienced and not explained. So pack your bags to Andaman Islands and experience the inner secrets of the sea.

 

Boat Rides

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Most of the beaches in the Andaman Islands offer beach rides of various types. The Banana Boats are the most exciting of all. The bright yellow coloured banana-shaped boats are enjoyed by every tourist who enjoys a boat ride. It is a part and pack of Andaman Nicobar tour packages from Chennai. Then there are the paddle boats, motor boats, regular passenger boats, glass-bottom boats and speed boats to ride in the sea. The local Dinghies can be quite exciting as they are made of wood and are quite old! You will miss the hi-tech equipment in the boat, but can learn a lot of interesting stories about island from the locals travelling along. It will give you a totally different perspective of the islands and the islanders. Then there’s the creek cruise which is as exciting as it is calming. You will get lost in the beauty of nature all around you while boating through the creeks. Enjoy a creek cruise at Baratang Island.

 

Surfing

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Surfing is a popular beach activity during the Andaman Honeymoon Packages from Kolkata. Even though many beaches here have provisions for surfing, the best place to enjoy this sport is the Little Andaman Island. The Butler Bay beach and the Kumari Point are popular surfing points here. In case you have no clue and still want to enjoy the sport, you can get help from the surfing school here from where you can learn the art and techniques of surfing and also rent the gears required. It will be a splendid way to enjoy the holidays far away from the crowds.

 

Jet Skiing

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Jet Skiing is another thrilling water activity you can enjoy on your Honeymoon Packages from Chennai to Andaman and same as Kolkata. Check out the options at Andamans Water Sports Complex at Port Blair for Jet Skiing.