Andaman

top 10 best places to visit in Andamn

ANDAMAN

 

The Andaman & Nicobar Islands are unique. It is unlike any other place in India. The Islands are shrouded in the mystery for centuries because of their inaccessability. A paragon of beauty, these islands present a landscape of scenic and picturesque extravaganza, shimmering like emeralds in the Bay of Bengal.The Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Stretches over a length of more than 700kms from North to south floating in the clear blue waters of Bay of Bengal, East of the Indian main land and consists of 572 emerald Islands (36 of which are inhabited), islets and rocks.slets and rocks.

  The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, located in the east of the Indian mainland geographically, float in splendid isolation in the Bay of Bengal. Once a hill range extending from Myanmar to Indonesia, these picturesque undulating islands, islets numbering around 556, are covered with dense damp and evergreen forests and endless varieties of exotic flora and fauna. Most of these islands are in the Andaman Group, 24 of which are inhabited. In the Nicobar group 13 islands are inhabited. The Andaman and Nicobars are separated by the Ten Degree Channel which is 150 Kms. wide.

These islands also boast of freedom fighting days, historically significant landmarks viz. Cellular Jail, Ross Island, Viper Island, Hopetown and Mount Harriet. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been declared as two of the 218 endemic bird area of the world. As many as 270 species and sub-species of birds have been reported existing in these islands, 106 of them being endemic. The Andaman Wood Pigeon, Andaman Padauk and Dugong are declared as State Bird, State Tree and State Animal respectively. There are about 96 Wildlife Sanctuaries, nine National Parks and one Biosphere Reserve in the islands. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is the best known sanctuary. These islands are blessed with the bounties of both south-west and north-east monsoons.

If you are imagining the white sandy beaches in the Emerald isles kissing the crystal clear bright blue water then Pardon Me!!! You

don‘t have any other option other than the (group of islands) of Andaman and Nicobar. These islands can even change your inappropriately sexual mood to a beginning/showingerous one as they provide you many splosh-gosh pelagic activities. And then you are out in the (unbeliever in God)/wild and rude emerald worldand your jove-dove-judo personality will burn (with anger) to a wonderful bunch of perk just when you enter the battue history of the bad reputationd ‘Cellular Jail‘, which is now a World History site and a memorial to the prisoners (freedom-fighters) of the Indian Independence Movement.

Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island

Praised asAsia‘s Best Beachin 2004 by the TIME Magazine, the Radhanagar Beach is one of the must visit beaches in Andaman that lies on the western coast of Havelock Island. The clean and composed mood/quality, far from the tourist hum drum, with farseeing white and silky sand shining beneath the turquoise blue waters is a perfect beachscape to take those long walks at an ideal sunset completely full over the (line in the distance where the Earth and sky meet). The Radhanagar Beach is also known for hosting underwater activities like snorkeling and scuba diving that lets the fun trip searchers (for something) to explore the colourful marine world.

radhanagar-beachRoss and Smith Island Beach

The the very best and paradisaical beauty of the Ross and Smith island beach, which is a natural sandbar connecting the two lonely islands, is one more calm beaches in Andamanrolling up beach lovers from all over the world. The Ross and Smith Island beach is a few nautical miles from the Diglipur Jetty and one can enjoy boat rides on the crystal clear blue water mixed with a tiny bit of green. It is a safe place for fun/relaxation and fun trip activities like (lying in the sun), swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving.

ross-and-smith-island-beachLaxmanpur Beach, Neil Island

One of the popular beaches in Andaman, the Laxmanpur Beach, which is close to the Bharatpur Beachis the perfect getaway on your trip to Andaman, as you are left with (good) enough time and space to be on your own and enjoy the privacy even during the peak tourist season. The Laxmanpur Beach is (compared to something else) longer and wider than Bharatpur Beach, hence ideal for a long and refreshing walk.

laxmanpur-beachLalaji Bay Beach, Long Island
Another calm and amazing beach in Andaman that is located in the western coast of Long Island and is well connected by regular ferries from Rangat, Middle Andaman, the Lalaji Bay Beach is a must-visit destination for the skinny-dippers. From Long Island jetty one need to hire a dunghi or walk for over an hour through a mangrove creek to reach the Lalaji Bay beach.

lalaji-bay-beachGuitar Island Beach

 One of the least travelled beaches in Andaman, the Guitar Island beach is a long, narrow and creamy beach that can only be accessed from Long Island Jetty by dunghi. This beach is an ideal escape for couples looking for some privacy and trying to build some (not having common sense/way too full of problems) romantic thinking and attitudes.

guitar-island-beachWandoor Beach, Port Blair

Although it is one of the popular beaches in Andamanthe Wandoor Beach is still known for its (beautiful to look at) wide picture that is ideal for swimming and coral sighting. Close to the Wandoor Beachone can go for snorkeling and scuba diving at the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park that covers roughly 15 small nearby islands including Happy Help/support, Boat, Alexandra, Red Skin, and Tarmugli and explore the beautiful coral world.

wandoor-beachAamkunj Beach, Rangat

The Aamkunj beach in Rangat is one of the best eco-tourism destinations in India that is managed by the forest (people in charge of something) at Rangat under the guidance of the DFO (Divisional Forest Officer). Being one of the turtle nesting beaches in Andaman, the Aamkunj beach pulls in a large number of (related to surrounding conditions or the health of the Earth) fans. Close to the beach is the Eco Park that provides a friendly (surrounding conditions) and has eco huts, trunk benches, log sofas, log teapoys and log stools.

amkunj-beach-rantagKarmatang Beach, Mayabunder

The party animals will turn this dull beach wild and eventful. Yes! There is nothing much to explore at Karmatang Beach BUT if you are travelling to Andaman with a group of hippies then this beach must not be missed. Anywaythe Karmatang beach, unlike other beaches in Andaman, is a beautiful and clean beach with beautiful coastal green plants and having (more than two, but not a lot of) small huts. It is about a 30 minutes drive from Mayabunder.

karmatang-beachMerk Bay Beach, North Passage Island, Long Island

The narrow and long Merk Bay beach is a place SOMEWHERE ELSE than other popular beaches in Andaman. Access to the Merk Bay beach is only possible by a dunghi from Long Island jetty is as enjoyable (during low tide) as it is dangerous (during bad weather condition). The Merk Bay beach lies in the North Passage Island, one of the empty of people islands in Andaman, which is close to Strait Island (home to the Great Andamanese tribe, one of the native (to) tribes of India), Guitar Island and Long Island. It is also an ideal beach where one can go for scuba diving and snorkeling.

merk-bay-beachButler Bay Beach, Hut Bay Island
If you are one of the soul surfers then the Butler Bay beach in Little Andaman is a must visit for you; the beach can be accessed from Hut Bay. It is a fairly exposed beach with soft brown sand and dense greenery around and reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Furtheractivities like scuba diving and snorkeling are also possible at Butler Bay beach. It is a curving in shaped beach; hence one can see the whole beach from any given point.

butler-bay-beachPathi Level Beach, Diglipur

One of the sprawling white sand beaches in Andaman and close to the Alfred Cavesthe Pathi Level Beach is a must visit place in Andaman for all travellers. Being a (far apart from others) beach, it is known for its plentiful and unspoilt natural beauty and can be accessed by a dunghi from Kishorinagar via Ram Nagar beach.

pathi-level-beachCasurina Beach, Diglipur

The Casurina beach is one more sprawling white sand beach in Diglipur and is a retreat for fun trip freaks heading to climb the Saddle Peak, which is the highest point in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

casaurina-beach Lamiya Bay Beach, Diglipur

Unlike other beaches in Andaman, the Lamiya Bay beach in Diglipur is little known to travellers and is layered with brown sand, rocks and dead corals. (the health of the Earth/the surrounding conditions) of this beach builds an intense moment of quiet aloneness to travellers paying their visit. The Lamiya Bay beach can be reached via the same road that heads to Kalipur beach.

lamiya-bay-beachRaman Bageecha Beach, Rangat

The Raman Bageecha beach leaps out from the dense group of trees making it an ideal beach to relax and enjoy the grabbing and taking control of ocean breeze and eye catching (line in the distance where the Earth and sky meet). The beach can be accessed by foot after a few minutesdrive from Rangat Jetty.

raman-bageecha-beachBharatpur Beach, Neil Island

It is another popular beach in Andaman that is famous for coral viewing. Fun/relaxation travellers can hire a glass bottom boat for coral viewing and further fun trip searchers (for something) may go for activities like scuba diving and snorkeling to explore the coral world in details.

bharatpur-beachCorbyn’s Cove Beach, Port Blair

One of the closest beaches from Port Blair that is dipped in natural beauty, the Corbyn‘s Cove beach is the most visited beaches in Andaman and is popular for (more than two, but not a lot of) water sports and activities like jet skiing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and glass bottom cruises. The beach, full of dense palm groves, is further organized (into rows) with (more than two, but not a lot of) restaurants and bars and there are (more than two, but not a lot of) resortsthis way making it a whooping tourist hub in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Close to the beach is the famous Cellular Jailone of the history attractions in Andaman that builds/explains the blood and guts colonial time in history. On your visit to Corbyn‘s Cove beachdon‘t miss the colourful Snake Island nearby.

corbyns-covee-beachLimestone Caves, Baratang Island

Not to be missed!!! A real turn (to see something great) for the travellerseyesthe natural Limestone Caves in Baratang Island is among the major tourist attractions in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The route to these caves passes through the Tribal reserves and a dense forest that is crisscrossed by (more than two, but not a lot of) creeksmaking it an exciting trail. If you are lucky enough, you may catch a short look of a sun-washing/swimming crocodile with its jaws wide open.

limestone-cavesMahatma Gandhi Marine National Park

Covering about 282 square kilometers and dotted with 15 small islands, the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is home to some of the (in danger of disappearing forever) marine species including the sea turtles. Activities like scuba diving and snorkeling at the Happy Help/support and Red Skin Islands (match up each pair of items in order)allows tourists to explore the beautiful and colourful water-based world. Furthera (relaxing/in a relaxed way) cruise on the glass bottom boats makes it an ideal way for children and old people to look (for) the beauty of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. Islands like Tarmugli, which is the biggest island in the area; and Twins, an important growing area for turtles, are worth visiting on your trip to Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park.

mahatma-gandhi-marine-national-park The Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve

Access to this reserve needs/demands a permit from the government as the island is home to the native (to) Nicobarese and Shompen people. Anywaythe reserve covers a huge area of about 885 square kilometers providing shelter to many (commonly found in that place) animal, bird and plant species. Some of the major wildlife attractions are the Nicobar scrubfowl, the Edible-nest Fastlet the Nicobar Long-tailed Macaque, saltwater crocodile, giant Leatherback Sea Turtle, Malayan box turtle, Nicobar tree loud, mean woman, net-like/with net-like design python and the giant person (who steals things) crab.

the-great-nicobar-biosphere-reserveKaala Pathar Beach, Havelock Island

Full of tourists and matched up by a dense forestthe Kaala Pathar beach, like the Corbyn‘s Cove Beach and Radhanagar Beach, is one of the best beaches in Andaman. The beach is (compared to something else) small, yet the silvery sand and turquoise water make the place beautiful and (expecting that everything will work out perfectly) for beach lovers.

kalapathar-beachSri Vetrimalai Murugan Temple, Port Blair

The most famous temple in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Sri Vetrimalai Murugan Temple in Port Blair represents the lost Dravidian style of (related to the beautiful design and construction of buildings, etc.) and is one of the major tourist attractions.

Sri-Vetrimalai-Murugan-Temple