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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Best Places for Sightseeing
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.