Vacations and holidays are the perfect time to spend time with family and friends. But what about the venue? Before planning to go anywhere, we think about the best places to visit. And our country India, with so many exciting and beautiful places, is considered one of the best countries. India has 28 states and almost every state has its importance. Some are rich in monuments, some in food, some in culture and tradition, and many more. Several places are known for the best adventure and exciting sports like hiking, trekking, rafting, paragliding, etc.
And when we talk about the best places in India, how can we forget Andaman, one of the union territories in India. Places like Havelock islands, Jolly Buoy Island, Baratang Island, etc make it one of the best places to visit and also a best honeymoon destination.
On this page, we will be very particular about the destination in Andaman and will also mention some of the best visiting places which will give a very good experience and memories to you. Here we are dropping the 10 best places to visit in Andaman and more about it.
1. Havelock Island
Havelock Island is one of the most scenic destinations to visit in Andaman and Nicobar. This place is popular for its unparalleled beauty. The blue ocean, clear crystal natural water, and the green forest become an eye-catching view for tourists. And that’s why it becomes a perfect reason to visit this place in Andaman and feel those thrilling vibes. Along with exotic places, Havelock Island also offers luxurious resorts and hotels to provide the best to their guests. Moreover, Havelock Island is a part of the Ritchie Archipelago in the Andaman Islands and is one of the largest Islands. If you are here at Havelock Island, then elephant beach is a must-visit destination. Talking about water sports, you can have more fun and exciting activities by snorkeling and scuba diving.
2. Baratang Island
Baratang Island of Andaman and Nicobar is undoubtedly worth visiting and capturing the exquisite beaches, mud volcanoes, and limestone caves. If you are planning to explore the limestone caves, then you must take permission from the Andaman forest department. Baratang Island is popular for its dense mangrove creeks and natural beauty. The easiest way to reach Baratang Island is through the bus from Port Blair which will take almost 2 hours 30 minutes. People visiting this place get the chance to spend time with the unmatched beauty of Baratang Island.
The mud volcanoes and limestone caves are a wonder to see at Baratang Island. Meanwhile, you will also come to the way of tribal inhabitants here.
3. Jolly buoy Island
Jolly buoy island is another most exotic destination to visit in Andaman and Nicobar. This is the major attraction for travelers and tourists as it reflects the most beautiful part of it. The white sand beach along with the dry tree trunk, crystal clear water, and exquisite corals is the best part to see. Moreover, for adventuring, scuba diving and snorkeling are the best water sports. Jolly buoy island is a very small island in South Andaman and a part of Mahatma Gandhi marine national park. This place is popular for underwater corals and white sandy beaches. The easiest way to reach Jolly Buoy Island is through Wandoor Jetty which is around 30 km from Port Blair by boat.
4. Corbyn’s Cove beach
Corbyn’s Cove is located 8 km away from the main city of Port Blair and is one of the magnificent places for both tourists and travelers. With its white sand at the shoreline and blue seawater, it gives an amazing opportunity to relax and enjoy water sports like scuba diving, surfing, speed boat rides, and boating. Moreover, you can also enjoy swimming, or just idly sit at the beachfront for refreshment. This place also offers varieties of food in restaurants to make the visitor’s week enjoyable and memorable. If you are at Corbyn’s Cove beach, then also visit snake island as it is famous for a variety of fishes and colorful corals and to take a glimpse of deadly snakes.
5. Neil island
Neil island is located in the Ritchie archipelago in Andaman and Nicobar Island. The green forest, white sandy beaches will uplift your excitement level to visit this stunning place in Andaman. Neil island is majorly famous for its scenic beaches along with the crystal clear water that welcomes you to capture the marine creature and corals. Indeed, the water is so clear that without diving into it you can take a glimpse of varieties of fishes. Neil island is perfectly-known for its diverse and unparalleled dense forest, sandy beaches, and magnificent corals. Moreover, Neil island is a small island that measures an area of 13.7 sq. km.
Undoubtedly, it is one of the best places to visit in Andaman. We will highly recommend staying at least one night, just to enjoy and capture the view of sunrise and sunset.
6. Ross Island
Ross Island is a very interesting and beautiful place to visit in Andaman. If you are in Andaman, then don’t miss the chance to come here and learn some historical facts. Yes!! Ross Island is known for the heritage it has carried for many years and indeed the name ‘Ross’ is derived from the name of British Marine Surveyor ‘Sir Daniel Kose’. It takes you to the time of the Pre-independence era, as it looks like a historical monument. But in 2018, it is officially named Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. If you are planning to visit Andaman, then visit this exquisite place which is only 3 km far away from Port Blair, plus you can take the support of a boat which will take 15 minutes to reach. You can capture every part of Ross Island in a few hrs and get back to Port Blair. Meanwhile, you can visit Ross Island penal colony, Japanese blankness, Barren island, a British colony, Ruin Troop Barracks, and Church.
7. North Bay Island
If you want to see the real world of fishes, then just dive into the water of North bay Island and take a glimpse of the colorful variety of fishes and corals. They are so mesmerizing that you must have never seen such a beautiful world of marine creatures. Meanwhile, you have a mixed feeling of both fun and excitement, if this is your first time. North bay Island is a lovely place to visit Andaman. Moreover, if you love to do adventure then try scuba diving, glass boat ride, and snorkeling.
North bay Island gives you the best opportunity to stare at the beauty of nature and feel the vibe. Not only this, North bay Island is known for its underwater marine world, mesmerizing Beauty, and exquisite coral and reefs. That’s why this place is a major tourist attraction.
8. Chidiya Tapu
Chidiya is a Hindi word for ‘bird’. You must have guessed, this place is popular for what. Chidiya Tapu is an ultimate place where you will find different birds which often migrate to this place. Chidiya tapu is another amazing place to visit in Andaman. This is also a favorite spot for tourists. Don’t miss the fascinating view of sunrise and sunset along with the dense evergreen forest and hills covering both sides of the beach which also make this place ideal for visiting. Moreover, you will find a minimum of 44 varieties of birds which is the only reason to stay for someday.
9. Cellular Jail
Cellular Jail is also known as Kala Pani and is also a colonial prison in the Andaman. If you enjoy listening and take interest in the history of India and want to take a glimpse of it, then visit Cellular Jail. It is a historical prison since ancient times as many Indian freedom fighters and activists were imprisoned during the independence.
Cellular Jail got its name as it has only cells with no dormitories. Moreover, each cell is measured 13 1/2×7, which is protected by an iron grill door along with a special latch system. Due to the confinement in the small cells, named Cellular Jail.
10. Elephant Beach
Elephant beach is also a perfect beach to visit in Andaman. In ancient times, elephants were used to bring people to the beach as there were no transport facilities, that is why this beach is known as elephant beach.
It is popular for adventurous water sports like scuba diving. This beach can make your trip to this island memorable with beautiful coral reefs and gives you an experience of the world of marine life. Elephant beach is also a major tourist attraction as it is one of the most popular locations on Havelock island. People majorly visit this destination to enjoy the different water sports. You can reach elephant beach either through a speed boat or by trekking through a forest trail in around 20 minutes.