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Andaman Islands - all you need to know before visiting place

A popular holiday destination, Andaman and Nicobar Islands is located in the Bay of Bengal. Andaman is one of those rarest place that offers you turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, and mangrove forests all at affordable prices and easy access.

Britishers used the islands to put the political prisoners in Cellular Jail, which is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (If you ever heard of Kaala pani Ki Saja)

Best time to visit : October to March 🤟🏻

Ideal trip duration - 7 days to 10 days✔️

Popular destinations to visit🙋🏻‍♀️

✅Port Blair 🚢✈️

✈️How to reach : Fastest way to reach is take direct flight. Direct flights are available from Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Vizag.

Top Attractions

Cellular Jail,

Ross Island,

Corbyn Cove Beach,

Chidiya Tapu,

North Bay Island

✅Neil Island🏝⛱

🚢How to reach : Ferry from Port Blair ( 90 to 120 mins )

Top Attractions:

Bharatpur beach,

natural bridge,

Lakshmanpur beach

✅ Havelock Island 🌴🛶⛴

🚢How to reach : Ferry from port Blair/ Neil Island - 2.5 hrs from ne

Top Attractions:

Radhanagar beach,

kala Pathar beach,

elephant beach,

Vijay. Nagar beach

Special note on Water sports :

Activities can be done at Bharatpur beach of Neil island or havelock however we recommend to do scuba diving in Neil island and other activities at elephant beach of havelock.

Available activities

Scuba diving, glass bottom boats, parasailing, Kayaking, snorkeling, underwater sea walking, jet ski ride. 🤿🚣🏻🏄🏻🏊🏻‍♂️

Hidden Gems / less explored places:

🗺Baratang islands 🏖🌴🌳

How to reach

From Port Blair it is 3.5 hours through journey private taxi plus ferry ride to cross river.

Top Attractions :

Limestone caves, mud volcanoes, Sea walking

🗺Mangrove Creek🏖☘️🌴

How to reach:

30-40 mins boat ride from baratang.

Top Attractions:

Caves and boat safari

🗺Wandoor beach 🏝🛤🍃

How to reach

It is situated at 25 km away from Port Blair. You can hire cab or go in auto rickshaw.

Top Attractions:

Swimming and snorkeling

Places to stay

Top properties/ hotel chain are

👉🏻 Sea shell resort

👉🏻 Silver sand beach resort

Culture update :

The Andaman Islands are home to four ‘Negrito’ tribes – the Great Andamanese, Onge, Jarawa and Sentinelese. The Nicobar Islands are home to two ‘Mongoloid’ tribes – the Shompen and Nicobarese. People of Andaman and Nicobar speak many languages.

The Andaman and Nicobar Island food is basically Non-vegetarian, it is completely a coastal region fish is eaten with rice. Vegetables and most of the food items are imported from other states and the nearest countries.

Shells of Andaman and Nicobar Islands are one of the most beautiful and fascinating objects found here. They are some unique creatures of these islands, which are the assets of these islands.

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