Andaman and Nicobar Islands have a reputation for their white-sand beaches and palm-lined shorelines. They also boast one of the most well-known and diverse aquatic biodiversity, which houses corals and sea dwellers. It is a top tourist attraction.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands are well-known for their stunning landscapes, beautiful beaches, and fascinating views. They also have endless white sands that are full of mangroves. The area is home to a variety of marine species and is rich in marine life. About Andaman and Nicobar
Andaman’s 300 small and large islands were discovered thousands of years ago. Many parts of the island remain unknown and inaccessible to tourists. The area of the Andaman Islands is approximately 6,408 km. There are 343,125 people living there as of 2011. There are 572 islands in total. This area is known for its beautiful beaches, rich biodiversity, lush tropical evergreen forests, and stunning coastlines. It is home to three types of marine turtles: the Hawksbill, Green and Leatherback.
The best time to visit
It is best to visit Andaman between October and May, when the weather is pleasant and ideal for travel, water sports, and excursions. Monsoons are not recommended as there is a greater chance of rains and high tides.
These are some places to visit:
- Cellular jail
- Corbyn’s Cove
- Port Blair
- Havelock Island
- Neil island
- Ross Island
- National park
- Mount Harriett
- Radhanagar beach
- Barren island volcano
It is possible to visit Andaman Islands from Bangalore. The flight takes approximately 2 hours 30 minutes. These beautiful spots can be visited while you are in Bangalore.
- Bangalore Palace.
- Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace.
- Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens.
- Nandi Hills.
- Cubbon Park.
- National Gallery Of Modern Art
- Ulsoor Lake
- Government Museum.
Itinerary for Andaman & Nicobar
It takes approximately 8 days to travel all the major parts of the island.
Arrival at Port Blair-Cellular Jail – Corbyn’s cove
Port Blair is a charming city that boasts a variety of hotels, resorts and restaurants. It also has stunning streets. This is the main tourist hub on the island and is also the most popular destination. After checking in at the hotel, you can go to Corbyn’s Cove beach (7 km) from Port Blair. This beach is well-known for its swimming.
You can also visit Cellular Jail in the evening to see the story of the heroic freedom fight, which will be brought to life by a Light and Sound Show. Cellular Jail (formerly Kala Pani) was a colonial prison used by the British for deporting political prisoners to this remote location.
Havelock is the 8th most beautiful beach in Asia. It is a popular beach, so you might find it quite crowded. However, you should still visit.
Radhanagar Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. There are many opportunities to spend quality time with family and friends.
The speedboat will take you to the island by speedboat from your hotel. The reef close to the shore measures approximately 1 metre deep. It is formed by an incredible array of corals and marine animals. It is also a great spot to host a nightclub at the beach, where you can have a great time. It takes approximately 23 minutes to take a vessel from Havelock Island up to Elephant beach.
According to boat timings, you can take the boat to Neil Island starting from Jetty. Check in at the hotel upon arrival on Neil Island. Then, visit the beautiful white sandy beaches of Sitapur and Bharatpur.
Bharatpur Beach has a beautiful white sandy beach. You can take a relaxing stroll on the sands or relax.
Laxmanpur Beach, located 2 km north of Neil Jetty is a private beach with white shell sand and shallow water that offers a great snorkelling experience.
For a night, you can return to Neil Island Hotel.
Neil Island-Port Blair
You can return by boat from Port Blair depending on the boat timing. You can stay overnight at your Port Blair resort after returning from Neil Island.
Ross Island is an ideal location for nature walks with sociable deers and peacocks.
Although these structures are now in ruins, they include the Commissioner’s Palace and the Bakery, as well as the British Officer’s Club and a Church.
You can then take a City Tour of Port Blair, which includes a visit at the Fisheries Museum, (Aquarium), which exhibits species of marine life unique to the islands, and the Anthropological Museum, which has tribal needs, artifacts’, and the Naval Marine Museum, (Samudrika), which gives a great retrospective of the history, geography, marine life, archaeology, and geology of these islands.
The road to Port Blair is approximately 110kms long and is surrounded by great natural beauty. You will travel through forests and coves on the road trip from Port Blair to Baratang.
Mount Harriet and National Park
After breakfast, drive straight to Mount Harriett which was the Britishers’ summer headquarters. It offers stunning views of the open ocean and islands. Mount Harriett is South Andaman’s highest point.
Bid Adieu Port Blair
With the wonderful memories of this beautiful island, you can return to Port Blair airport and find your way home.