Andaman & Nicobar Tourism

Andaman & Nicobar Tourism

About Andaman & Nicobar

Andaman & Nicobar

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a Union Territory of India. This is a group of 572 islands, islets and rocks formed by a submarine mountain range in the Bay of Bengal, more than a 1000km from the east coast of India. The islands form an arc over a distance of 800km, from near Myanmar towards Indonesia.

 

The original inhabitants of the islands are many tribal groups. Over the last century due to the policy of settling people from mainland India here, the indigenous tribes are facing extinction. These tribes belong to two groups: the Onge, Sentinelese, Jarawa and Andamanese of Negroid descent inhabit Andaman islands, while the Shompen and Nicobarese live in Nicobar Islands. Non-Indian nationals need permits to visit Andaman Islands while the Nicobar Islands are inaccessible to tourists.

 

The Andaman Islands are divided into South, Middle and North Andaman. The islands are important for their unique ecosystem and are known for their evergreen tropical rainforest, corals, fishes and other marine life. Port Blair is the capital, the main town and the tourist hub in these islands.

 

In Port Blair the Cellular Jail was part of the British penal settlement during their rule in India and is now a national monument. The Chatham Saw Mill is one of the oldest and largest saw mills in Asia. Mount Harriet is the second highest peak in Andaman Islands and ideal for trekking and bird watching. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park at Wandoor comprises 15 islands and offers a rich variety of marine life and activities like snorkeling and glass bottomed boat rides. Andaman Water Sports Complex is under repairs after the damage due to the tsunami in 2004. It offers water surfing, skiing, water scooters, etc.

 

Havelock Island is known for the Radhanagar Beach and for scuba diving, snorkeling and mangrove creeks. From here one can visit other islands like Neil Island and Long Island. Baratang, Rangat, Mayabandar and Diglipur are known for their unspoilt beaches.

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Nikhil Nair
  • Nikhil Nair
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews

"Beautiful beaches to spend good time" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a must visit for tourists. Travellers must visit this place because of the beautiful beaches and the greenery you will never find anywhere else. Travellers who like beaches must visit this place. The first sea plane for India is available here to travel to Havelock Island. This island is also historical as it has the cellular jail where prisoners where kept during India's struggle for independence and it is open for the tourists. The main food here is fish and many variety of fishes are available here. The main shopping spot here is the Aberdeen Bazaar. This is the place for shopping dresses and other family needs. Jewelry made from shells can be bought from Sagarika Government Shop. Advice to travelers is to bargain when you buy things from islands roadside merchants.
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Rishiraj Purkayastha
  • Rishiraj Purkayastha
  • Lives in Guwahati
  • 2 Reviews

"Adventure at an affordable price" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It was a nice experience being to Andaman and Nicobar. I had great fun. It was clean and nice. I enjoyed scuba diving and snorkeling. It was amazing going in sea on speed boat. I had an amazing day. I would recommend to take a visit to Andaman and Nicobar. It is less expensive.
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Anil
  • Anil
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews

"Had lots of fun" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Nice experience, had great fun on the beaches. It was a clean, nice, and beautiful beaches. I had great experience doing the scuba diving and snorkeling. And it was amazing going for speed boating. I had an amazing day at the elephant beach doing snorkeling, and next day evening was a wonderful pleasant evening at Radhanagar Beach. And had nice romantic dance and dinner at the hotel.
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Ashok
  • Ashok
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews

"Beautiful destination" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Nice place for tourist and mainly best place for couples. This is such a wonderful place I must admit. You can have a good time here. IT was a wonderful time for me. I had a great one. The food is very good too. The sea food is awesome.
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Govind Rajan
  • Govind Rajan
  • 6 Reviews

"It was a good trip!" new review

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
The trip was really good. I had a great time there. It was one of the best destinations I have visited. I enjoyed the trip a lot. I went with family and we all had a good time.
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Rohit
  • Rohit
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 12 Reviews

"Amazing beauty and relaxing destination"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Andaman is my first choice for holidays because it's an island different from other places in India. We knew only about the overview of this place like beaches and all greenery. We got to know many things here. We saw museums, beaches, jail, etc. easily without any problems as the service was good. The best thing about the trip was our visit to the Havelock. The stay at the Cottage was one of the finest things that could have happened to us. We had an awesome trip with lots of fun. Main attraction of Andaman is "Radhanagr Beach'. This is the best beach at Havelock.
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Parichay Ghosh
  • Parichay Ghosh
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  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 9 Reviews

"Nothing less than pasadise!"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I with my family (wife & 2 child) and my brother's family visited Andaman from 27/03/14 to 02/04/14. The overall experience was excellent. Though it was not the best time to visit, for me, the best time is December to February. Because in the morning the heat of the sun was a bit high; but in the evening it was nice. Still it was a paradise for us. We stayed 4 nights at Port Blair and 2 nights at Havelock. I suggest for at least another 2 nights, one at Neil and one more at Port Blair.

From Port Blair we visited Cellular Jail, Corbyne's Cove Beach, Samudrika, Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex, Ross Island, Baratang, Chiddiya Tapu, Mount Harriet, Jolly bay. All the places are very nice. There is nothing special in Mount Harriot. You can save around Rs. 1000-1500 by skipping this place. If any body has seen the Bora-cave at Vizag, there is no need to go Baratang because it is a whole day programme and it costs Rs. 4000-4500 by car plus Rs. 450/- per head to see the lime stone cave. The only thing you can consider for this trip is that you have to pass through Jarwa Island where you may see the jarwas. But it is a matter of luck. You may or may not see. Like we did not see. The best place of Andaman is Havelock. To me if any one visits only Havelock he will feel at heaven even if he does not get chance to visit Port Blair. Nothing to say about Radhanagar beach, it is really one of the best beaches in Asia. Elephanta Beach is equally good, snorkeling is must to do here. For staying at Havelock Dolphin resort of Anadaman tourism is the best place to stay. It is the best beach resort I have stayed yet.
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Saravanan Ramesh
  • Saravanan Ramesh
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews

"Experience of a lifetime!"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It was totally different from other places because it was surrounded by the ocean by all the sides it creates a peaceful environment. You can't forget the amazing beauty it creates. All the beaches in Andaman are beautiful and clean. You can indulge in water activities and also have some of the best sea food ever.
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Vivek Nagar
  • Vivek Nagar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 7 Reviews

"Adventurous+Romantic Trip"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Mar 21, 2014
Andaman is an excellent Honeymoon spot, I would say. First day at Cellular Jail & beach was an experience worth of. The adventures of scuba diving, thrilling water sports made it a life time experience. Boat trip & island travel make the trip memorable.
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Vinod
  • Vinod
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 6 Reviews

"No less than any beaches in Europe or America"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Mar 1, 2014
Every thing there is has something or the other to attract you. Awesome place no doubt. Andaman is a must visit destination for all; Neil Island, Havelok, Bartang, Scooba Diving etc., every thing was just perfect. Well, we can not forget the Light and Sound show at Jail. The place has historical value and is visited by people from around the world. This is one of the best places in India.
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