Andaman Islands

Andaman and Nicobar Islands, also known as Kalapani is one of the most beautiful places you can visit in India.

They include a whooping 572 islands in total out of which only 50 are inhabited by people where rest are either too small, come under forest reserve or used by Indian military as their base.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands - Aerial View
Aerial view of Andaman Islands

The islands have been the favorite tourist destination for a while now and offer one of the most out-of-world, exquisite vacation spots in India.

The weather here is moderate and doesn't follow the trends of India. When there is summer all over the mainland, Andamans just start out with monsoon and therefore offer perfect break from the harsh sun.

The glistening clean white sand beaches, wide shorelines and crystal blue waters offer a perfect place to take a dip or enjoy water sports throughout the day.

Historical Significance:

There is history in every corner of these islands. Every place engulfs a harsh or glorious past that brings out struggle we made and the hope we lived for.

Cellular Jail in Construction in year 1940
Cellular Jail During Construction

One of the most vital points why Andaman has a print of history with it is because of the British rule. The island came under the power of Britishers in the 19th century and has a close relation with the struggle for independence.

Important Historical landmarks to visit:

  • Cellular Jail which was also known as Kalapani Jail, where freedom fighters were incarcerated.
  • Ross Island which was the first settlement of britishers in Andaman.
  • Viper Island, where the torture of female and male prisoners took place.
  • Chatham Saw Mill, where Indian workers were slaved to cut wood.
  • Hopetown
  • Mount Harriet

Best islands in Andaman you can visit:

  1. Havelock Island
  2. Port Blair
  3. Jolly Buoy
  4. North Bay
  5. Neil Island
  6. Ross Island
  7. Baratang
  8. Cinque Island
  9. Diglipur
  10. Red Skin Island
  11. Mayabunder
  12. Barren Island
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Most famous tourist destinations in Andaman according to popularity:

With more than 12 Islands open for general public to visit, Andamans has a lot of amazing destinations to offer.

Full tour of Andaman would take over 25 days to complete due to extensive travel and permissions required, but most of the people visiting here go to the most popular destinations because it both saves time and keeps you from painful traveling to see mediocre places.

There are some destinations that offer amazing sceneries perfect for sightseeing and some offer a great place for some Water Sports, therefore we will break this list into two sections:

  1. Best Places for Sightseeing
  2. Best Places for Water Sports

1. Best Places for Sightseeing:

Here are the best places you can go in Andaman to explore, relax and spend time with your family.

  1. 1.
    Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, AndamanRadhanagar Beach

    Located in: Havelock Island

  2. 2.
    Carbyn's Cove Beach, Port Blair, Andaman IslandsCarbyn's Cove Beach

    Located in: Port Blair

  3. 3.
    Cellular Jail, Port BlairCellular Jail

    Located in: Port Blair

  4. 4.
    Elephant Beach, Havelock IslandElephant Beach

    Located in: Havelock Island

  5. 5.
    Laxmanpur Beach, Neil island, Andaman IslandsLaxmanpur Beach

    Located in: Neil Island

  6. 6.
    Sitapur Beach, Neil IslandSitapur Beach

    Located in: Neil Island

  7. 7.
    Ross Island, Andaman and Nicobar IslandsRoss Island

    Located in: Port Blair

  8. 8.
    Wandoor Beach, Port BlairWandoor Beach

    Located in: Port Blair

  9. 9.
    Limestone Caves, Baratang, AndamansLimestone Caves

    Located in: Baratang (Far)

  10. 10.
    Kalapathar beach at hutbay, Andaman IslandsKalapatthar Beach

    Located in: Hutbay (Far)

  11. 11.
    Ross and Smith Island, Aerial View, North Andaman IslandsRoss & Smith

    Located in: North Andaman (Far)

2. Best Places for Water Sports:

The second best thing about a vacation in Andaman would be the water sports you can do here in crystal clear waters, white sand beaches and the blue sky.

There are multitudes of activities suitable for both adventure seekers and families.

There are more than 10 places where you can find these activities during your vacation, but for easy choice, we have compiled a list that will help you decide faster.

  1. 1.
    Elephant Beach, Havelock Island, AndamansElephant Beach

    Location: Havelock Island

    Available Activities:
    Scuba, Sea Walk, Snorkeling, Speed Boats

  2. 2.
    Far View of North Bay, Near Wandoor Beach, Port BlairNorth Bay Island

    Location: Near Port Blair

    Available Activities:
    Scuba, Sea Walk, Snorkeling, Speed Boats, Semi Submarine, Dolphin.

  3. 3.
    Aerial View of Jolly Buoy, Port BlairJolly Buoy

    Location: Near Port Blair

    Available Activities:
    Scuba, Snorkeling, Speed Boats, Dolphin Boat Ride.

  4. 4.
    Carbyns Cove Beach, Port BlairCarbyn's Cove Beach

    Located in: Port Blair

    Available Activities:
    Scuba, Snorkeling, Speed Boats, Jet Skis.

Available Water Sports in Andaman Islands:

  1. Scuba Diving
  2. Sea Walk
  3. Parasailing
  4. Snorkeling
  5. Jet Skiing
  6. Glass Bottom Boats
  7. Semi Submarine
  8. Speed Boat Rides
  9. Kayaking
  10. Game Fishing