The picturesque sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs, mangrove jungles, and the palm-lined trees is exactly what that describes Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Mostly known for its sandy beaches, islands, and blue waters; Andaman is a sought tourist destination which attracts innumerable tourist from all around the world.
Places to visit in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
1. Havelock Island:
Located to the north-east of Port Blair, Havelock Island is the most famous tourist destination of Andaman which is famous for its swimming elephants, rich coral reefs, and lush green forests. This beautiful sandy beach of fringed with the green canopy of green forests is an ideal spot for those who are in search of a peaceful escape.
Points of interest: Beaches, snorkelling, swimming, scuba diving.
2. Mahatma Gandhi National Park:
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Mahatma Gandhi National Park is an excellent location for tourists to stopover and take a joy of wildlife tourism. The park is a vast stretch of land endowed with the abundance of magnificent coral reefs, marine lives, 15 untouched and bushy vegetated islands, stunning beaches, and verdant mangroves. The park houses a variety of bird species like parakeets, heron, white-bellied sea eagle, terns, waders, swifts and Andaman teal.
Points of interest: Boating, snorkelling, scuba diving, trekking, camping etc.
3. Chidiya Tapu:
Chidiya Tapu, the bird island is one of the most attractive tourist places of Andaman. It is basically a small village which is blessed with lush green mangroves, forests and innumerable bird species. True to its name, “Chidiya Tapu” meaning the bird island, its houses a rich collection of bird species like drongos, Scarlet Minivet, hanging parrot, red-breasted parakeets, emerald dove and green pigeons etc.
Points of interest: Beaches, water sports activities, bird watching, shopping.
4. Wandoor Beach:
Wandoor is one of the most popular and pictorial beaches of Andaman that arrests the attention of numerous travelers around the globe. The beautiful sunrise and sunset view, haunting trees on the coastline and blue waters are the Wandoor charms which offer a soothing ambiance to relax and chill.
Points of interest: Water sports activities like swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling etc.
Top activities to do in Andaman
- Scuba diving at Elephant Beach and North Bay.
- Behold Bioluminescence at Havelock Island.
- Snorkelling and Banana boat ride at Port Blair.
- Enjoy the glass bottom boat ride at Jolly Buoy Island.
- Parasailing at Havelock Island.
- Swim with Elephant at Havelock Island.
- Trekking and Bird Watching at Mount Harriet.
Andamans is the home to over 600 islands which features pristine silver beaches, amazing underwater corals, fascinating marine life and a number of adventure water sports exciting the adrenaline rush through an adventurer`s vein. The beauty of islands is something that takes you to discover serenity away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. For a unique experience and to add spice to your monotonous schedule, book a customized Andaman and Nicobar island packages as per your preferences and endure a sought laid-back vacation.
Best season to visit Andaman
Andaman and Nicobar experience a moderate climate throughout the year and so the place is considered as a year-round tourist destination. However to explore its best destinations, one can plan a trip to the Islands at any time between October and May. The season offers pleasant weather condition, clean and calm waters suitable for water sports activities.
How to reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andaman favors only two modes of accessibility, one that is by sea and the other is by air.
By Sea: Ship services are available from Kolkata, Chennai, and Vizag to Port Blair.
By Air: Domestic flights are available from the major airports to Port Blair.