Andaman is an archipelago of hundreds of islands, out of which there are only few countable islands that are inhabited and worth visiting on a trip. These include Port Blair, Havelock Island, Neil Island, Barren Island, Little Andaman, North Sentinel Island, Ross & Smith Island, North Bay Island, Cinque Island, Baratang Island, and Diglipur Island. All of these islands have their own amazing beaches with white sands, crystal clear waters, lush green palm trees, and colourful marine life. Along with this, each island has its own unique visiting places and activities to perform. Make sure to incorporate these amazing worth-visiting places in your Andaman package tour while you book one with Andaman Holiday Packages.
Port Blair, the capital of Andaman, is highly famous for its Cellular Jail – the old colonial prison where prisoners were kept during India’s struggle for freedom. It is now a national memorial monument displaying the lives of the imprisoned freedom fighters, and narrating the dark period of the Indian history through the light and sound show held every evening for visitors in both English and Hindi languages.
The largest island of Andaman, Havelock Island is most famous for its stunning beaches and water activities. Radhanagar Beach is the most popular one, which has also received awards of Asia’s Best Beach and World’s 7th Best Beach! Relax your day out at this island by strolling along the seashore or soaking in the sun; ir indulge in the thrilling activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, underwater walking, and jet skiing – the choice is up to you. You can also enjoy the sunset and pleasant elephant rides while you are at Havelock.
Neil Island is known for its beaches that are named after the mythological characters of the epic Ramayana. These beaches are RamNagar Beach, Sitapur Beach, Laxmanpur Beach, and Bharatpur Beach. All these beaches have golden sands, and clear waters ranging in colours from light blue to dark blue to green. You can walk along the seashores for a calm long walk, or pump up your adrenaline levels with scuba diving and snorkeling activities while you are here.
As the name suggests, the Barren Island is barren without any inhabitants, which is because of the only active volcano in Asia that is present there. This volcano erupts at frequent intervals, which is why there is no life there. But despite this, the island is a popular tourist attraction with its black bedrock and purple sand colouration. Despite the fact that no humans live here, you can witness a variety of animal, bird, and marine species here, including turtles, flying foxes, goats, Pied Imperial Pigeon, Manta Rays, and Reef Sharks.
Baratang Island is most famous for its Limestone Caves and mud volcanoes. Both these sightseeing places show how beautiful nature can be in its natural form. The limestone caves, as the name suggests, are made of limestone in a cave form, which is not a man-made structure. Also, the mud volcanoes are seen to erupt mud from the ground, which beautifully makes its way within the forests. You can also go trekking and enjoy a mangrove boat ride while you are at Baratang.
Ross & Smith Island
These twin islands were earlier used as the administrative headquarters of the British. Today, these islands are isolated, but are still blessed with scenic beauty all around. Visitors can witness the remains of old churches, cemetery, huge gardens, ballrooms, and swimming pools here. The Indian Navy has restored some of the old buildings, and also manages a small museum here. The rest of the island is engulfed by large banyan trees.
All of these islands are a must visit while you are visiting Andaman for your holiday, may it be a romantic honeymoon, or an adventurous group tour. So, make sure these island visits are included in your Andaman package tour, no matter what!