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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Akansha Verma
  • Akansha Verma
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 1 Review

"Best destination to enjoy coral reef" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Awesome place to visit. Its romantic. Best place I have ever visited. Its best place for couple. You will have awesome moments of your life. Travelling with ship from Port Blair to havlock island is just fantastic. Every one should at least visit this place. Its beauty of India. And have awesome view of coral reef
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Sourav  Newatia
  • Sourav Newatia
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review

"Every one will have a real good time" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Well if you like beaches, then this is the place you are looking for. You will enjoy beach side and the water sports. You get to see some amazing things like limestone cave, parrot island and the tribal people and a lot more. Don't forget to take your beach clothes if you want to have some good time. :)
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Nidhi Choudaha
  • Nidhi Choudaha
  • Lives in Rajkot
  • 1 Review

"Memorable destination, worth another visit" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
We always wanted to visit a place that place. The place is serene, calm and full of natural beauty where we could spend quality time. The place was perfect with perfect planning. The people out there are equally co-operative with roots of history still embedded there. We will be looking forward for another visit.
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Prashant Chawla
  • Prashant Chawla
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 Review

"Best place in India to visit"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I visited Port Blair 2 times and it was always a pleasure to be there. The goodness of the place and so much greenery plus cool weather. Love this place. Definitely cost effective and so relaxing place to visit. Also hotels are reasonable and beach must visit but less crowd.
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Sangeeta Malhotra
  • Sangeeta Malhotra
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 12 photos
  • 4 Reviews

"Unexplored Beauty awaits you at Andamans!"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Its a place to relax and unwind ad mist beautiful landscapes, rich forest and lush green sea. corals await you at Andaman! Whether its the beaches like havoc island or red skin island or Port Blair itself. Plan a trip for at least 4 days, stay 1 night in havoc islands, ask your agent to book the 11 am ferry, else you will have to board the 6:30 am ferry to reach the ferry boarding gate, you might have to get up at 4 am! Places to see are red skin island, ross island, havoc island and chidya tapu, don't miss them. Do take an extra pair of clothes and umbrella all the time, it rains. Andamans is unexplored Goa but its 10 times more clean and more beautiful ! Andaman consists of Coral islands, so take a glass board ride to see them. Snorkelling and scuba diving are a must have! The biggest highlight is the"kala pani Jail" The Cellular Jail and I was there on 14th and 15th august, last month. Its most nostalgic place I Have ever been..and that I was fortunate to be there on our independence day. Food is mouthwatering at local places, people are warm and language is no problem. they speak hindi and english very well. Thee are NO beggars, which is such a welcome change. The Indian Navy controls the activities and the state is well organized. Go to Naval museum and Anthropology museum. Travel is expensive, but worth it. Book a car for the entire trip, you will have a relaxed stay!
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Venkat Athreya
  • Venkat Athreya
  • Loneranger
  • Lives in Secunderabad
  • 21 photos
  • 10 Reviews

"The most beautiful place for couples"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The trip was excellent and pleasant. We visit Andaman every year. For young couple, it is a place of solitude and one can kindle the romance. The place is so serene and the beaches are isolated, one can make merry.
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Sudhir Kulal
  • Sudhir Kulal
  • Lives in Mangalore
  • 5 photos
  • 9 Reviews

"Nice place to travel"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Andaman & Nicobar is an amazing destination. The Island is fantastic, Havelock Island there are have 3 beaches, which are very close and you can enjoy a lot. To enjoy snorkelling visit Elephant Beach. Radhanagar beach is very famous for sunset and nice beach. Kalapathar beach is very famous for Sunrise. Chidiya tapu beach also good. Means overall Andaman & Nicobar place is super for travellers and enjoyment.
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Mayur Chaudhuri
  • Mayur Chaudhuri
  • 1 Review

"Andaman is the place to be"

  • 4/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Simply put, awesome. Beaches, sun-kissed oceans, jetty rides, scuba diving, sea-life museum, cheap fish delicacies - Andaman is the place to be, for everybody. The best outing of my life. And yes, don't forget the motor boat rides! Splendid !!
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Surya Reddy
  • Surya Reddy
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 161 photos
  • 11 Reviews

"Andaman was an awesome experience"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Andaman and Nicobar Islands, are the heaven on Earth. The island covered by sea on all the sides will give a feel as if you are in a new world. The sounds from the sea, breath taking view of small islands, the beach games, resorts and the water rides will give a nostalgic feeling. This place is a must visit for any traveller in his life time. I enjoyed a lot in Andaman, hiring a boat and going on a ride gave a wonderful feeling.
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Basanti Ghosh
  • Basanti Ghosh
  • 1 Review

"Best Place between sea"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I want to reach Andaman and nicobar island once in my lifetime. I have read about it in history. It says about the pain and grivience of our anciesters who are exile to their life and never came back after life imprisonment. The story written about the people are very painful for then and their family who waited to long to see their loved once. I want to visit it for the holy reasons also.
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