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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Saiyed Asif
  • Saiyed Asif
  • Lives in Surat
  • 2 Reviews

"Live natrual life here in heaven" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
Andaman is one of the most amazing place one must ever visit in life. The experience of scuba diving, snorkelling, sea walk are awesome. One can only really experience the life under sea in Andaman. It is such a place where one can really relax without any tension of life. It was a great place to visit, very peaceful. Water is super clear at jolly buoy and North bay. Cellular Jail architect is too good. Children enjoyed a lot there. Baratang caves very simply awesome. Weather was very good in January.
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Govind Rajan
  • Govind Rajan
  • Beachbum
  • 7 Reviews

"A nice place for summer vacation" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
The Andaman is very nice tourist place to visit during summer vacation. The cellular jail, Corbyn's Cove beach are one of the Asia's famous place. We also enjoyed the places and ship travels and boat travels which gave better experience to the children. Port Blair airport also very nice and beautiful.
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Manu P
  • Manu P
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews

"A peaceful place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
The place was peaceful and awesome. Just takes you to cool mind after your busy schedules. The hotels are good and you will get good transport facility too

Place like Jail, museum, chidiya top and the 3 islands Ross, viper and bay are awesome.

Havelock is really a heaven. The beach side resort is peacefull and the cool breeze is very god. Radhanagar beach and kala patthar are memorable.

You can stop in between when you are travelling to kala patthar and enjoy seashores for about 5 km.
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Avinash Rao
  • Avinash Rao
  • 3 Reviews

"A perfect holiday destination" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Andaman was awesome and the holiday experience was unforgettable. Andaman is a must visit place and a perfect holiday destination. The beach is beautiful and the relaxation is very nice. It is good for travelling with couples or family. So It should be visited for sure.
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Injam Hoque
  • Injam Hoque
  • 2 Reviews

"An amazing place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It is a very good place. It is one of the great destination for holiday. You can enjoy its green land. I was shocked when I visited this place for the first time. And you all will not be disappointed. Andaman nicobar is formally an example for romantic vacation. It is one of the great place in India.
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Yogeesh Rock
  • Yogeesh Rock
  • 2 Reviews

"Nice place in India" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Very very nice islands, Old jail was very nice. Many islands are there in Andaman and nicobar, nice place for tour, travel etc. Nice facility is available, best place in India is Andaman & nicobar, I stayed in Andaman & nicobar for 1 week in summer holiday, I enjoyed a lot.
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Balakrishnan
  • Balakrishnan
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review

"Perfect untouched nature to rejuvenate your soul" new review

  • 4/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
This is the place for the people who love nature and the water in its serenity. There are plenty of water everywhere with many small islands. Forest are so thick and green that anyone can enjoy travelling in cruise between the islands.

Waters of these islands are clear and beaches are so clean. Not too much crowd so you can enjoy the beaches with the family and friends. Feel like you are all alone in the entire island and the owner of the whole island.

October to February is the ideal time to visit. April to June is real hot with too humid conditions not the time to visit.

All kinds of Indian food is available at the reasonable price.

Jolly buoy island at 35km from Port Blair should never be missed. Corals and fishes are soothing for relaxing holiday. It is called coral island and claimed that second best in the world after Australia. Snorkeling in this island is a must as there will not be any scuba dive here as the waters not very deep Sometimes based on the weather conditions public will not be allowed in this island, instead they will be taken to red skin island.

Radhanagar beach is one of the cleanest beaches I have ever seen with thick green forest all around.

Hotels to stay: You will not find too many hotels and it is better to book the hotels in advance. These are available at reasonable prices and at all ranges.

Locals are very good and I never found any beggar during my entire stay of 7 days in the islands.

You may have to take permits for some locations one day in advance with government and forest departments. There are many tourist operators who does this for you if you are on package tour. If you prefer to go on your own, need to plan this well.

Cellular Jail at Port Blair is must watch for its history and Architecture. One should never miss the light and sound show in the evening. It is better to take the help of a guide to understand the Jail better than wandering on our own.


Samudhrika is a well maintained museum. It is a worth visit to this place as you will find all types of corals and shells.

You can try sea food in the evening at Rajiv Gandhi water sports complex at very reasonable price.

Not many modern day developments like big concrete buildings and glossy shopping complexes. It is simply the nature at its best.
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Adyasha Das
  • Adyasha Das
  • Lives in Bhubaneswar
  • 1 Review

"Beauty and the beaches!" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
A great getaway destination for special interest tourists: rejuvenation, water sports, cultural etc. I feel this is the segment which could be tapped more, rather than the sightseeing tourists. The peace and tranquility, the vast stretches of beaches, and the historical backdrop of the penal colony it was makes this a unique destination.

The must visits would include a trip to the Cellular Jail, including the light and sound show, North Bay and Sea walk, Havelock island, Ross Island and its breathtaking light and sound show.

The Circuit House is a comfortable place to stay. We tried out food at Sinclairs and other sea food joints. All over the islands one gets fresh fish. For vegetarians, however we found the standard fare. Aberdeen bazaar is a place to shop for corals and other curios. I didn't come across many shops though and so the choice was restricted.

We created unforgettable memories by our first ever sea walk and snorkelling expeditions. An incredible experience for a lifetime. The changing hues of the water

While on different cruises was stuff poems are made of. The water sports complex at Port Blair kept the kids busy. We indulged in nature walks, boating and a lot of lazing around on the ocean front.

Travelling by flight is the most convenient way to get to Andaman. Umbrella, sunscreen and sos medicines are a must. Not to mention the absolutely essential beach wear.
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Hiten Malde
  • Hiten Malde
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews

"Good destination with water sports, colourful fishes" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Superb experience it was to travel to Andaman Nicobar islands. Crystal clear water and white sand, corals, fishes of different colours, water sports available. One should also try scuba diving.

Havelock island and Neil island are the best islands there also the public there are very cooperative. Over all one must visit I too will visit once again as I loved it so much.
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Sajal Bansal
  • Sajal Bansal
  • Lives in Sirsa
  • 1 Review

"Andaman a great place for holidays"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It was a very good experience in Andaman & Nicobar. Great beaches, sunny day, water sports, scuba diving etc. Were there to see and enjoy. Must go. Places to visit are kala paani jail, fish aquarium, beaches, bird sanctuary, islands, corals etc. We have our holidays in port blair island and enjoyed very much.
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