When it comes to golden beaches, sunny skies, turquoise blue waters, and quaint surroundings, there is no better place than Andaman & Nicobar Islands. When considering the pleasant weather and serene shorelines, you can find lots of outdoorsy and fun things to do. You can have delightful seafood and a list of mind-blowing places to visit to make your holiday truly amazing.
This place is truly a heaven for honeymoon couples and adventurous spot for divers and pleasant island for a peaceful getaway. These places will greet you with beautiful experiences on your holiday. It is a place you can visit all year round. But the best season is winter to explore its natural beauty.
In this guide, we are going to discuss some of the most popular and exciting places to visit in Andaman to have a truly unmatched experience.
Cellular Jail National Memorial
Of course, it may sound disturbing and dark. But you will surely get shocked and surprised when you spend your time here and know about the struggles of our legendary freedom fighters. We have heard a dreadful word “Kala Pani” since childhood for a reason. This place got this term because it is the former prison built by the British. Today, it is a museum and a shrine to the freedom fighters who were once sentenced here. Japanese destroyed most parts of this jail during World War II, but it still stands to remind us of our brave forefathers and their sacrifices for what we call “Free India”.
Location – Atlanta Point, Port Blair
Visiting Hours – from 9 am to 5 pm
Light & Sound Show – From 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm for Hindi and from 6.45 pm to 7.45 pm for English
Entry fees – Rs 10 for all visitors. For cameras and video recordings, Rs. 25 and Rs. 100 are charged, respectively.
Note – The jail remains closed during Public Holidays and on Monday.
Radhanagar Beach is one of the best attractions in Havelock Island. Awarded by Time Magazine in 2014, it is considered the best beach in Asia. The beach is located up to 12 km from Havelock Islands and is a must-visit attraction. This place is known to witness sparkling blue waters.
There are plenty of activities you can enjoy, such as snorkeling, diving, fishing, and boating. Most honeymoon couples prefer to visit this beach as it is calm and less crowded for enjoying peaceful vacations. You can also enjoy elephant rides in this place. The best way here is to take a camera and to click pictures and a long stroll amidst the blue waters and white sands. The sunset here is truly a sight to behold.
- Key Attraction – Radhanagar Beach
- Popular for – Beaches
- Nearest Islands – Baratang, and Neil
- The time required to visit – 1 day
- Elephant Beach
- Radhanagar Beach
- Kalapathar Beach
If you are planning to visit the Andaman Islands, Baratang Island is a popular attraction. The boat ride here is covered with a dense canopy of forests which also have the native “Jarawa” tribe. But be watchful of sea crocodiles and don’t go around the water. You can also watch the forming of erosion, making unique shapes in the limestone caves. You can definitely have a great trip with an experienced guide in Andaman Nicobar Island. You can learn about the history behind these caves and unknown facts of local tribes.
- Famous attractions – Caves, Jarawa tribe
- Popular for – Mud Volcanoes and Limestone Caves
- Nearest landmarks – Rangat, Havelock Island
- The time required to visit – At least half day
Nearby Islands and Beaches
- Baludera Beach
- Parrot Island
- Mud Volcano
- Limestone Caves
Ross Islands are well regarded for the Penal colony which heads to the infamous “Kaala Paani” or Cellular Jail. The jail was earlier used to imprison the prisoners. Today, you can witness the ruins of gallows. It had a lot of freedom fighters from the struggle of independence for India. The island also houses the ruins of the opulent colonist history of the British in the form of bungalows or bakery. No matter how notorious this place was during the colonial era, it is now a picture-perfect location. It has now become one of the prominent tourist attractions in the Andaman Islands.
- Famous attraction – Indian Penal colony
- Known for – Colonial ruins, Penal Colony
- Nearest landmarks – NorthBay Island, Port Blair
- The time required to visit – Half day
- Japanese bunkers
- Penal Colony
- Ruins of the British colony
- Forest Department Museum
Well known for white shores and coral reefs, Neil Island is well regarded for its beaches and the best place to visit is from morning to evening. The ideal time is morning for people who love to enjoy the serene views of coral reefs and go snorkeling. With the beauty of reefs, Neil Island is also regarded as the coral capital of the Andaman Islands. If you are not crazy for snorkeling, you can also carry a hammock to enjoy the beach or enjoy the calm and serene breeze and get indulged. You can find a lot of benches to rest and local vendors offering coconut water.
- Known for – Adventure Sports, Corals, Beaches
- Nearby landmarks – Havelock Island, South Andaman
- Important attractions– Laxmanpur Beach, Bharatpur Beach
- Required time to visit – 6 hours
- Sitapur Beach
- Bharatpur Beach
- Natural Bridge
- Lakshmanpur Beach
We hope you like the above top attractions and destinations to visit in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Be ready to explore the hidden jewel of the Indian Ocean and be mesmerized by the charm of this archipelago.