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Andaman is extremely famous for their palm-lined, white-sand beaches, mangroves and tropical rainforests. Coral reefs supporting marine life such as sharks and rays make for popular diving and snorkelling sites. Thus there are many places to visit in Andaman but here we provide you a few i.e top 10 places to visit in Andaman:
1.Cellular Jail National Memorial
I know, this may sound a bit dark and depressing but you wouldn’t regret one moment of your time spent here. The dreadful word “Kaala Pani” that we’ve heard since our childhood actually refers to this place. Yes, it’s the former British prison that is now a shrine to the political dissidents it once jailed. The building stands tall and high even after the destroying some parts in World War II to remind us of brave and grate honoured forefathers. The jail complex is now owned by the Government of India and it is recognised as the national memorial monument showcasing the life of prisoners during the British period making it one of the places to visit in Andaman.
2.Mount Harriet and Madhuban
Second best place to visit in Andaman is mount Harriet as another thing Andaman is famous for is trekking especially the teenagers travelling with friends. And the person that is fond of trekking, would love this 16 kilometre trek from Mount Harriet to Madhuban. It’s a gorgeous route where you can witness exotic flora and fauna of the land amidst spectacular sceneries with exotic elephant rides making it one of the best places to visit in Andaman.
3.Havelock’s Gem- Radhanagar Beach
This beach has been crowned as the “Asia’s Best Beach” by the TIME magazine for many years as this beach is been retaining its charm for many years. Famous for the white sand, breathtaking sunset and turquoise blue waters and a exciting place for surfers, Radhanagar beach is amongst the most beautiful places to visit in Andaman and one of the best places in India to visit before you turn 30. Thus it’s the best place if sun, sea and sand were your idea for a perfect vacation. Surely, you’ll end up clicking thousands of selfies as the landscape is just picture-perfect!
4.Sea Walking at North Bay Beach
In the North Bay Beach you can take a walk under sea and visit ‘Octopus’s Garden’ school of fishes, coral reefs and various other marine life forms you’ve never seen before would be swimming right by you. After all, North Bay Beach is the finest place for sea walking in Asia.
It’s a safe walk as it is not necessary to know swimming while performing this activity as u can breathe normally under the helmet given. So, this activity can be performed by anyone making it one of the best places to visit in Andaman.
5.Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex
The first thing the tourists think when they go to island or beach is of water sports which are well provided in Andaman. Banana rides, parasailing, jet skiing, rowboat paddling, speed boat rides, you name it and you got it here at Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports complex thus making it one of the exciting places to visit in Andaman. Regardless of whether you’ve tried your hands on water sports or not, the service providers do a great job in giving instructions and providing safety equipments.
Early in those days it was known as ‘The Paris Of The East’. But all it’s glory and tropical beauty was wrecked by the earthquake of 1941 and the Japanese invasion. There are remnants of the English architecture and machine-gun nests that are great fun to poke finger in. This place is among the best places to visit in Andaman as it shows the history of it.
The best place to visit the history of any place is through museum. And since these islands are soaked in history you’d find the museums to be few of the greatest places to visit in Andaman. Firstly take a tour down the Anthropological Museum giving insights into the lives of the indigenous tribes of the place and then Samudrika Naval Marine Museum in Port Blair that lets you know about the marine life of Andaman.
Diglipur provides a rare experience for eco friendly tourists Diglipurprovides a rare experience for eco friendly tourists. Home to Andaman’s highest peak, the famous turtle nesting site(from December to February), crocodile sanctuaries and a network of caves, Diglipur is the northern most town and a nature lover’s favourite places to visit in Andaman.
This island city is considered among the top tourist destinations of Andaman. If you have ever thought to walk from one island to the other then this is your tour option.
9.Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park covers an area of 280 sq km with 15 islands of mangrove creeks, tropical rainforest and reefs supporting 50 types of coral, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is the one of the best places to visit in Andaman for Snorkelling, glass bottom boat rides and scuba diving.
The National Park consists of 15 islands and covers an area of 281.5 km². Being an ecotourism spot, you’ll find this place at its most pristine form.
Chidiya Tapu known as the bird island, is located 25 km from Port Blair. Chidiya Tapu is loved by nature lovers as well as adventure enthusiasts. Haven of hundreds of species of birds, including parakeets, sea eagles, emerald doves and various others, Chidiya Tapu is a tranquil little place perfect for bird watching. The sunsets here are mesmerizing and must not be missed making it one of the finest places to visit in Andaman.