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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Atul Gupta
  • Atul Gupta
  • Lives in Bahadurgarh
  • 4 Reviews

"Perfect place with lot of peace" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
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. We saw Jarva while going through the jungle. Weather was very good in January.
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Manjunath Sr
  • Manjunath Sr
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review

"Lot more activities"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Scuba Dives, snorkeling, Speed Boats, Clear beaches (Especially Radha Nagar Beach). Heart touching patriotic light & sound show at Andaman jail, Tasty fish fries, Good drives on rented bikes. Island to island connectivity through ferry's. Interactions with well cultured people, Coral shopping.
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Promita Maitra
  • Promita Maitra
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  • 7 Reviews

"For all the sea-lovers"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
A place for sea or beach lovers, and even if you do not love them, you will surely start loving them after you spend a week in Andaman islands. Color of the sea, texture of the beaches, exquisite sunrise and sunsets, unforgettable journey - all these things sum up in an once in a lifetime trip.
Must-visit places: Samudrika, Gandhi Park, Cellular Jail, Chatham Saw Mill, Marine Museum, Corbyn's Cove beach, Ross Island, Jolly Buoy Island, Wandoor Beach, Baratang, Mud Volcano, Limestone Cave.
In Neil Island: Bharatpur, Sitapur, Natural Bridge. In Havelock Island: Radhanagar Beach internationally famous for the sand. Do not miss the sunset here, Kalapathar Beach, Dolphin Resort (Try to stay here). If you are staying for more than a week, consider visiting Maya Bandar and Rangat
Activities: You can get involved in a lot of activities here like snorkeling, ride in a glass bottom boat, speed-boating, scuba diving etc.
Advice: Try consulting a local tourist-guide beforehand. It will save you a lot of trouble regarding tickets and permits, plus it saved a bit of our pocket too.
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Souvik Das
  • Souvik Das
  • 1 Review

"True Beauty of Nature"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The seas, the corals, the island that twisted 360 degrees vertically makes this place just so awesome! The ever brightening blue seas, contrasting the golden sand, just looks like heaven. The hotels, the meals, the cottages, the boat rides, the heritage, the tribals, the only active volcano in India and topology of the region, are amazing!
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Ruchi Modi
  • Ruchi Modi
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 6 Reviews

"Best place to visit"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It is just too good place to visit once. The best destination in india. I am sure if you will visit port blair you will feel like you are visiting some foreign country. It was the best experience. All the places like andaman jail, beaches, museum all are too good and one should go atleast once in lifetime. Food was also good, delicious and easily available.
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Kushal Verma
  • Kushal Verma
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review

"One of the moooost beautiful parts of the country"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
A beautiful place to visit from the month of October to May. Best time to visit is December and January. Various things to do like scuba diving, snorkelling, sea walking, etc. in the most beautiful places. You can even go back to the time of tail spin by taking a sea plane and land in the sea. A helicopter ride that takes you to an active volcano on another Island. The picture on the 20 rupee note is from the North Bay Island and it was clicked from mount Harriet, which is again a lovely place to visit. What more would one want Hills and beaches together! The dining experience there is like the 90s. The beach side resorts where you live I'm huts and have bonfires and chill with people from all over the world. Limestone caves are another attraction and you also get to see some tribal on the way there. And maybe, interact with them. The famous 'dilli chalo' speech of subhash Chandra Bose was also given there. The light and sound show at Kala Paani Jail, known as the cellular jail will give you goosebumps. You will learn a lot about the country being in one of the moooost beautiful parts of the country.
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Sundaresh Babu
  • Sundaresh Babu
  • Lives in Rajapalayam
  • 2 Reviews

"Excellent journey with family"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I and my family went to the trip to Andaman and Nicobar Island. We reached Andaman Island by Ship. We had visited Rose Island, Nicobar Islands. We stayed in hotel in port Blair. We have visited Andaman jail, museum, several beaches in and around Andaman and Nicobar. We returned to Chennai by flight.
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Saurav .
  • Saurav .
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"Best place for couples"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Andaman islands are a wonderful place to visit. Ideal for couples newly married and families also. The islands give you inner peace and we fell in love with the mesmerizing beauty of the place. A must go place for everyone. Neil island is the beat of them, secluded and really close to nature. Havelock, Ross and others add to the charm.
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Anand Tiwari
  • Anand Tiwari
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 2 Reviews

"A best place to relax"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Andaman And Nicobar island group is a relaxing trip for a family, Group or Couple. It Gives mentally satisfaction. Cellular Jail, Havelock island, baratang island's limestone caves, mahatma gandhi national park, jarawa tribe area, and some monuments in port blair are the main attractions of Andaman Nicobar Island. People in the Island are very helpful in nature. You can enjoy other activities like fishing, boat ride etc.
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Akansha Verma
  • Akansha Verma
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 1 Review

"Best destination to enjoy coral reef"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Sep 30, 2014
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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