Amongst the countless stunning destinations to visit in the world, Andaman and Nicobar Islands preserves its peerless luxurious aura that keeps on attracting those seeking comfort and serenity, and of course a lot of romance as well. Ever since the Andaman and Nicobar Islands was discovered, it has been a clear choice to visit, to have the best beach vacation!
This beach haven is a place that would make you feel content, where you can simply gaze at its crystalline pools, white-sand seashores, and azure water. Having known the fact that, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, despite being a conventional honeymoon destination, today, it gets many thumps on its terrain even by family vacationers who come to reinvigorate amid the picturesque island of this paradise. Nevertheless, this unspoiled holiday destination can also be excellent for epicures, art and history lovers as well as adventurers.
Through this article here, you can find 10 best places to visit when in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands that are suitable for people from all walks of life!
1. Sitapur Beach
Located 5 km south of Neil Island, Sitapur beach is a pristine beach destination! And a journey in itself is a visual treat with delightful green meadows. Prone to high tides, Sitapur beach is more or less an open sea, which offers a panoramic background of natural vegetation to relish the daybreak. This lesser-known beach in Andaman and Nicobar Islands is an ideal place to visit during the summer in India.
2. Radhanagar Beach
Radhanagar Beach is home to some of the impressive resorts and is one of the most enjoyable locations for couples in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is environed by pristine water where tortoises, dolphins, and other aquatic animals can be found!
Also, nature lovers and gallivanters traverse this haven to relish the unscathed countryside. Thus, Radhanagar Beach has inspired a significant number of tourists to travel to Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
3. Bharatpur Beach
Located about 500m from the dock of Neil Island, Bharatpur Beach is a vast sandy stretch and is one of the best beaches known in Andaman and Nicobar islands for coral-watching and deep-diving. This beach offers many fun-filled water activities, therefore it is frequently visited by youngsters. It is full of corals and vivid fish swimming all around is bound to appease the senses
4. Limestone Caves
Located in Breton Island, Limestone Caves are known for extensive sedimentary limestone structures draping from the top as well as rising from the ground. This extraordinary natural bounty can be reached by a ferryboat ride through the wide stream and tropical jungles of Breton Island. The caves are continuously developing in shape and size and it is indeed a visual treat to watch distinct patterns made of limestone.
5. Laxmanpur Beach
Located 2 Km north of Neil Island's Dock, Laxmanpur Beach is a secluded beach far-famed for offering good snorkelling options. Adorned with white shell sand, natural rock, coral formation and ornamental fish, Laxmanpur Beach allures tens of thousands of people from across the world! Also, you can relish the spectacular twilight while sunbathing and swimming.
6. Howrah Bridge
Located on Neil Island, Howrah Bridge is a rustic bridge and one of the main draws of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Howrah Bridge can be reached through a ferryboat from Port Blair! it is an excellent viewpoint to observe the daybreak and its seashore is rich with many aquatic lives, such as corals, octopus, starfish, small crabs, and other colourful fishes.
7. Elephant Beach
Abode to fascinating coral reefs and offering numerous fun-filled water adventure activities like snorkelling, trekking and, Kayaking, Elephant beach lures both foreigners as well as Indians seeking leisure. It is located on Havelock Island and can be reached by taking a ferry from Havelock Islands jetty.
8. Ross Island
Also known as the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, Ross Island is one of the secluded islands of Andaman and Nicobar islands. It is located 3 km east of central Port Blair and no human occupancy is allowed on this island! Known for its rich aminal habitation and vegetation, you can spot many exotic animals on the island. Also, there is a 10-meter high orbicular lighthouse; one of the main draws of Ross Island.
9. Jolly Buoy
Jolly Buoyis a beautiful island, which is renowned for offering undersea coral reefs by snorkelling! A visit to Jolly Buoy needs permission and is open for only for a few hours daily. Vacationists can get there either by 4-5 state-run ferries that leave during the daylight or can go for private arrangements as well.
10. Cellular Jail
Far-famed as "Kala Pani," Cellular jail happens to be a significant tourist attraction in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This archaic colonial prison was used by the British rule to expatriate political prisoners (mostly Indians). Post-independence the penitentiary was converted into a Memorial and is open on all days, except National holidays.
Best Time To Visit Andaman And Nicobar Islands
The best time to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands is from November to mid-May. From mid-May to September it is rainy. Though all the resorts in Andaman And Nicobar Islands are open throughout the year, reaching there by ship is difficult during monsoon.