Andaman Nicobar island are one of the farthest places to India which is also part of India. The places are known for the past and only thing we know about it was, it has a jail. But people who visited the island can describe the beauty of it. So here is the list of best places to visit in Andaman and Nicobar.
Apart from the history of biggest jail, these islands are also inhabitant worlds only tribe which doesn’t connect with outside world. Sentinelese people are still in the Paleolithic level of technology and the island they reside is prohibited by the Indian government. Here is the list of places you can visit in Andaman and Nicobar.
Cellular Jail National Memorial
You must have heard the phrase “kala pani”, one of the most heinous criminal were sent to here including pollical criminals. This jail was one of the biggest at that time which was almost destroyed in world war 2 by Japanese. Now they have only two wings of jail and it’s a place to remember all the sacrifice which made by our people.
Cellular jail is opened 9am to 5pm every day except Monday and national holidays. Admission fees are minimal 10rs and for using the camera, you can pay 100rs. You can also enjoy light and sound shows which has a timing of 5:30 Pm – 6:30 Pm (Hindi) & 6:45 Pm – 7:45 Pm (English).
This jail is now a symbol of hardship and achievement of the past. Once which was one of the cruelest someplace is now stand tall to tell the tale of the British empire. Do visit the place as its one of the best place to visit in Andaman and Nicobar.
cellular jail pic credit: Andaman Tourism
It has been known from the time magazine best beach in Asia IN 2004. This place has one of the best beaches in India and its not that far away from Havelock island. Radhanagar beach is one of the most famous and most visit place in Andaman and Nicobar.
The water is sparkling blue and clean as its far away from the mainland. You can do lots of activity in here like scuba diving, snorkeling, boating, fishing and etc. this place is best for honeymooners and even the whole Andaman and Nicobar island has been the popular spot of lovers and newlywed to visit because of this beach.
Havelock Islands pic credit: searchandaman
This place is one of the most undiscovered places on the island. One of the main reason behind it would be most people visit beaches and jail and but forget to visit the heart of this place. Baratang Island is 90Km away from Port Blair and you can reach here under 100rs from the government bus service.
You can visit Mud Volcano, mangrove and tropical forests, Limestone Caves, Parrot Island and one nice deserted beach at Baludera. Mud volcano and limestone caves are the main attraction but don’t forget to visit parrot island either. One of the best place to visit in Andaman and Nicobar. As we mentioned, this place is still doesn’t get much attention, so you can see and enjoy the true beauty of the nature without any interruption.
baratang island pic credit: thrillophilia
The Great Nicobar Island
One of the best reason to visit this place is Indira point, its because it’s the southernmost point of Republic of India. Which mean this is the southernmost place of India and which is not in the mainland of India. One of the best thing about this island is the rainforest which inhabitant of one of the most unique flora and fauna.
This place has two of the rarest bird’s species which are Narcondam Hornbill and the Nicobar Megapod. Also, Giant Robber Crab and Nicobar pigeon which are beautiful and exotic birds with lots of colors and different from any kind of pigeon you have ever seen. This place could be easily being one of the best place to visit in Andaman and Nicobar.
The-Great-Nicobar-Island pic credit: bhaaratdarshan
Mount Harriet and Madhuban
If you love to trek than this place is for you. Trek for 16km from Mount Harriet to Madhuban and enjoy the beauty of the nature along the way. Its one of the most beautiful place to visit in Andaman and Nicobar as you can watch one of the most exotic birds and animal around and you would feel like you are on the set of Jurassic parks as it’s the rainforest.
You can also enjoy the elephant safari ride in which you can ride around sitting on the elephant and feel like a royal and king. This place is easily reachable by boat and taxi and you can spend the whole day in here.
Mount Harriet and Madhuban pic credit: andamantourism
Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex
What is the point of visiting an island surrounded by water for thousands of kilometers and doesn’t do any water sports. This place is just for the water sport junkies who like to do the adventure water sport and explore the place.
You can enjoy scuba diving, sea walk, speed boat cruise, snorkeling and also speed boats, Jet Ski & Banana rides. You can go underwater and explore the sea world and coral reef too. For people who love to see the water world this is the best place to visit in Andaman and Nicobar.
Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex pic credit: andamans
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park
The world of ocean which have fishes and turtles and all the types of sea animals. Area of 280 sq. km with 15 islands of mangrove creeks, tropical rainforest and reefs supporting 50 types of coral, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is the one of the best place to visit in Andaman and Nicobar for Snorkeling, glass bottom boat rides and scuba diving.
As the name suggest, this place is best for bird watching. You can see the parakeets, sea eagles, emerald doves and various others. This place is just 25 km away from Port Blair and you can easily access the place by road, if you visit this place is summer, with the clear sky, you can enjoy all types of birds. It’s the place you don’t want to miss so add this in your must visit place in Andaman and Nicobar.
Chidiya Tapu pic credit: tourtravelworld
You must have heard the place of the place as one of the most amazing turtle nesting place. Thousands of turtles swim to this place for nesting. You can visit Diglipur Church, Pathi Level Beach, Limestone Caves and Turtle Nesting Point. You can also go for crocodile sanctuaries and a network of caves. This place is one of the best tourist attraction here and easily can be one of the best place to visit in Andaman and Nicobar.
Diglipur pic credit: Tejass Tours And Travels
As we mentioned before, this place has lots of history and you can see all of them at this place. There are many tribe living here in many little islands you can see all of the history and artifact of them. This place was one of the most important place even in 1000 year before. If you love to know about history, then this would be the best place to visit in Andaman and Nicobar.
We hope this article would help you know more about that place and you would know which place to visit in Andaman and Nicobar. If you have any more questions, do let us know in the comments.