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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Samir Dhaduk

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  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
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"An excellent holiday destination" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Excellent holiday destination, all the elements for an holiday was present. Hill, jungle sea beach, adventure in form scuba and snorkeling. Very good place to get isolated from the hustle bustle of the daily city routine. Crystal clear water at clean beaches. All the beaches have bathing facility after sea bath. Good people and good food available at comparatively economical prices.
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Mk gupta

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"A very good destination" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Andaman islands is one of the greatest gift given by god. You can find all natural beauty in this islands. Once you come here you feel to settle here. Very relaxing. For mental peace one should come and enjoy this destination.
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Navya Kumari

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  • Lives in Bangalore
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  •  3 helpful votes
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"Andaman a heavenly site and historical" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Andaman Nicobar islands is India's Paradise place. One has to travel to this place definitely if you want to enjoy your vacation, it has beach, the place will help to overcome your stress. It has variety of flora and fauna. One will remember how we get independence from the colonies of British from the cellular jail(kala pani) dreaded prison to ross island. Beautiful places to visit like limestone cave, mud island. One can enjoy scuba diving here. Jarawa culture, Light and sound show were good. People are very helpful and caring.
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Tumpa Banerjee

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  • Lives in Bagdogra
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"Adventure and romance together!" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Have been to Andamans 2 times. 2 nights for Port Blair is enough to visit the museums, cellular jail and shell item related shopping. Keep at least 5-6 nights for havelock island, go scuba diving with barefoot scuba resort only, accommodation is expensive so one can take a room in nearby hotels. Barefoot people are very humble and knowledgeable. Havelock island is very clean, white sand and sea food lovers Bon appetite. Adventure and romance together!
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Akshay Jain

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  • Lives in Moradabad
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"A must go place" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands is one of the Union Territory of India as we all know has now become more than a jail as it used to be. The one thing I personally felt great about it was it made me all relaxed and calm. The scenic beauty, the environment around, no rush, no haphazard grabs you out of your busy hectic daily life and rejuvenates you with a feeling of calmness and completeness. Beside you get to visit the famous kala pani with beautiful skit that they don't allow us to record and deer park and many more significant places.

An awesome destination, a must go place.

Just a warning it sometimes rains there a lot so bring in umbrellas or raincoat with you.
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Rajeev Chauhan

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  • Rajeev Chauhan
  • Lives in Indore
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"Close to Nature" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
This is a destination i wanted to go for a long time. Had a lot of expectations. Calm and clean Beaches with less of hagglers like Goa.

Must visit for : Havelock Islands for scuba diving, sea walk, elephanta beach track and snorkeling, banana boat ride.

Ross Island For Light and sound show. Unique 3D visual experience and a lady caretaker of the Wildlife Ms Anuradha, who feeds Deer, squirrels, Rabbits, Peacocks out of her hand.

North Andaman for clean beaches.

Oldest and Biggest Saw Mill of Asia. Chatham saw mill.

Would like to visit again.

Best time to visit in March to May and October to december.
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Lincy Ragu

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  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Excellent Place and ''Exclusive Touch Andaman'' is Best Travel"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Definitely living up to the reputation of Best Beach in South east Asia. Clean Beach, Blue green water, Forests around, Unbelievably enchanting. We spent one full afternoon and evening there playing in water. Small hotels and changing huts, washrooms were available. You have not visited Andamans unless radhanagar beach is visited. Lovely place.
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Suvajit Malik

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"Romance at it's BEST"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Andaman is one of our childhood dreams place to visit. This place has everything to love. Blue Sea, Green Hills, White Beaches amazed us. It was a far better experience that we expected. We visited so many islands like Port Blair, Ross, North Bay, Havelock, Neil, etc. Radhanagar Beach in Havelock is the best beach I have ever seen. The Natural Coral Bridge in Neil is a real wonder. We have enjoyed to the fullest. We have enjoyed Glass Bottom Boat to see Colorful Corals, Speed Boat Ride, Sofa Ride, Jet ski Ride. Scuba Diving and Snorkeling are one of our life time achievements. We can still feel the thrill by closing our eyes and recalling those memories.
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Krishna

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  • Lives in Rourkela
  • 1 Review
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"A heavenly abode for a stress free holiday"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Anybody, who even has the experience of visiting many islands, cannot imagine the wonders of this place. The thrill starts from the plane itself. You can see the amazing blue and green curved landmasses. An awesome view. Port blair, The capital is a world in itself. This is the only place where you can find some pretty good restaurants and eateries. The famous Andaman jail is a must see. Many beaches will be waiting for you. Water sports incubated in them. A 2 hour cruise from Port blair is havelock. A charming place.

The cruise ( I traveled in makruzz #6 attraction). The cruise is awesome. In havelock, you have wonderful places to stay in. But you have to manage with food. Scuba diving. Floating and what not! Awesome beaches. Blue waters. Its really heavenly. Sunbathing in the beach will make you surely feel out of this world. Scuba diving was awesome. Then there are museums. Such as whale museum and boating rides through the dense blue waters. Now, turn over a 20 rupee note. You will find an island. The north bay island with a picturesque view. Peacocks and deers are common sights along with monkeys and birds. This played a vital role in protecting the islands during tsunami '04. I could not make up to the neil islands. But people say it's a must visit. The only thing to take care is to have some dry food and milk. Some protection from sun and lovely company. It's a paradise on earth.
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Monmohan Rajbongshi

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  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
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"Fantastic family destination"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Last October we visited Andaman Islands. It is better than what our idea was about the island. One Mr. Mazid, BE Mech, the tour mngr of Chaukhat Bed & Breakfast was fantastic and one Mr. Pichai, the taxiwala made our stay for five nights memorable. Hey we love you. People there are so sober and helpful. Radhanagar beach in Havelock is simply unique. Guys book your hotels scheduling itineraries and air tickets and proceed. No need to take package. This will be cheaper. No worry, the islands are safe & can be managed on your own. Don't ignore to advance book ferry tickets to Havelock.
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