Top 55 Places to Visit in Andaman (2020 Edition)

Andaman is one of the most visited union territories of India, known for its sweeping landscape views, breathtaking beaches, and adventurous water sports. Besides picturesque islands, stunning beaches adorned with gleaming sands and palm trees, Andaman is also known for trekking and historical landmarks. Mount Harriet is famous for trekking and gives you an adrenaline rush if you are an adventure buff. Needless to say there are several beautiful places to visit in Andaman.

Likewise, the colonial past of Andaman takes you back in time with popular historical museums and monuments. One of the many amusing things to do during your time in Andaman is shopping for local handicrafts and souvenirs like spices, jewellery and t-shirts themed on Andaman.

The islands of Andaman and Nicobar possess a multitude of fascinating destinations from natural landmarks to colonial structures and divine corals. Below is a list of the best places to visit in Andaman that you can checklist to design your itinerary. It would provide an insight into breathtaking and some striking places to visit in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 

 The bustling city of Port Blair serves as a vantage point to start exploring the ever beautiful places to visit in Andaman. Local markets, colonial past and architectural edifices and vicinity to exotic islands make it a prominent tourist attraction.

To Answer all your queries about sightseeing, here is an exhaustive list of top 55 places to visit in Andaman:

IN AND AROUND PORT BLAIR

#1 Cellular Jail

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Cellular Jail – Port Blair

Popularly known as “Kala Paani”, cellular jail is one of the best places to visit in Andaman. The mere sound of it sends chills down the spine among many people. The British constructed it in 1906 to exile prisoners and Indian freedom fighters. 
However, today it stands high in glory as a museum and a light and sound show is organized by the authorities to narrate the stories of those unsung heroes who fought for the freedom of India.

How to reach there: Book a cab or hire an auto to reach here from anywhere in port blair.
Entry Fee:
Rs 30 per head.
Rs 50 for light and sound show. 
Timings: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Closed on Monday and public holidays).
Light and Sound show on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday – (Hindi) 06:00 pm and 07:15 pm (English) 

#2 Ross Island 

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If you are interested in Andaman tourist places of historical importance, this one you definitely shouldn’t miss. Ross Island, located 2 km from Port Blair in South Andaman, served as British administrative base for about a century. The development, art, and architecture that came along with them resulted in the title “Paris of the East” for this island. 
Later, it was wrecked by earthquakes and the Japanese invasion. The ruins of beautiful churches, vine trees, and English buildings also speak of the frightful past of Indian freedom fighters. Some were left behind to take care of the island while others were sent to Viper Island. Now it is taken care of by the Navy and the government has kept alive the history with a Light and Sound show. Animal lovers can meet and greet peacocks, deer, ducks and other friendly animals here.

How to reach there: Take a ferry from Aberdeen Jetty/ Water Sports Complex, 15 mins ride. 
Entry Fee:
Rs 25 (children) and Rs. 90 (adults)
Rs 25 (children) and Rs. 100 (adults) for light and sound show. 
Rs. 100 for boat rides.
Timings:
08:30 am – 03:00 pm (Ticket counter)

07:00 am – 03:00 (ferry rides)
Light and Sound show (starts 05:00 pm), leave 1 hour earlier to reach in time.
Closed on Wednesdays.
G2A pro tip – Don’t try to feed deer or interfere with nature, and stay away from the beach during high tides.

#3 Tiranga Memorial 

Also known as Netaji Flag Hoisting Memorial, Tiranga Memorial is amongst the many places to visit in Andaman which are of historical relevance. It is an important heritage spot as Subash Chandra Bose hoisted the Indian Tricolour in 1943 and declared the islands a free territory. Major football and cricket matches take place here at Netaji Stadium while tourists can take heritage walks, visit Clock Towers, Netaji Club Ground and many more Andaman visiting places.

How to reach there: All public transport like bus, auto, minibus, taxi are available to reach Netaji Stadium where the memorial is located.
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: You can visit it anytime.

#4 Marina Park

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Spend an evening like the locals at Marina Park. Situated at a walking distance from Cellular Jail and 1.5kms from Tiranga Memorial, it is an area around the coast of Port Blair. It has a park, an aquarium, a jogging track and some food carts. Although most of the island is out of service for tourist activities at night, you can still enjoy a serene evening walk or amusement facilities at Marina Park after sunset. Exotic sunset view is a delight as food trucks and kids activities are new additions to the renovated park.

How to reach there: All public transport like bus, auto, minibus, taxi are available.
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: Sunrise to 10pm

#5 North Bay Beach

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The remarkable lighthouse behind the old Rs.20 Indian note really allures you if you are an adventurous one. North Bay Beach is home to the surreal Octopus’ Garden and renowned lighthouse with sweeping views of Ross Island and Port Blair once you reach the top. Known as the best tourist place to visit in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the most desirable tourist activities are sea walking and scuba diving with marine life, swimming alongside a school of unexplored and colorful fishes and coral reefs. Safe and easy breathing is supported by underwater helmets without interfering with your quality time with marine wildlife. 

How to reach there: Lies north of Port Blair, take a 45-minute boat ride from Aberdeen Jetty.
Timings: 09:00am – 3.00pm
G2A pro tip – Carry along extra snacks and beverages

#6 Mount Harriet and Madhuban 

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Talk about the best trekking destinations of India, a trek from Mount Harriet to Madhuban is worth your attention. This 16-km trek offers you an unmatched eagle’s eye view and best sightseeing in Andaman as it is the third highest peak in the islands. A nature boost through exotic flora and fauna, sprawling forests, mangroves, and seascapes makes your trip a happening one.

How to reach there: Catch a Ferry from Chatham island to Bambooflat, hire a jeep in   Bambooflat to Mount Harriet base check post.
Entry Fee: Rs-50
G2A pro tip – Carry Extra water and snacks, beware of leeches, pay for your camera at the check post while paying the entry fee.

#7 Anthropology Museum

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For people who want to learn about the tribal history of Andaman and Nicobar islands, this should definitely be one of the places to visit in Andaman! The museum houses artifacts, Paleolithic tools, photographs and miniatures huts, utensils that belonged to ancient tribes of Andaman and Nicobar islands. You’ll get to learn and explore a great deal about the indigenous tribes who like to keep minimal contact with tourists. The Anthropology Museum is a cultural exhibit of tribes like the Sentinelese, Nicobarese, Onges, Jarawas, Shompens, and Great Andamanese.. 

How to reach there: Bus or rickshaw is available in the city to MG Road where the museum is located.
Entry Fee: Rs 3 – Rs 20
Timings: 09:00 AM to 01.00 PM , 01.30 PM to 04.30 PM. Closed on Monday and Government holidays.
G2A pro tip – For souvenirs, you can buy books on tribal culture for as cheap as Rs.20.

#8 Samudrika Museum

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See and array of Marine and Coral Life at the Samudrika Museum

A perfect display of marine life and island heritage, Samudrika museum is one of the major Andaman tourist attractions. A magnificent skeleton of blue whale greets you at the entrance intriguing you at the very beginning. The museum hosts five sections or rooms – where aquariums house exuberant fish species like parrot fish and stone fish, mesmerizing corals, exotic shells, species of snakes and butterflies and history of tribal life is on exhibit. Samudrika museum is a significant Andaman tourist spot as it was built to spread awareness about marine life and is managed by the Indian navy.

How to reach there: Hire an auto it is 4km from the city centre.
Entry Fee: Rs. 25 (children) and Rs. 50 (adult)
Timings: 9 AM-5 PM. Closed on Mondays.
G2A pro tip – It is advisable to avoid using flash while taking pictures to prevent any disturbance to marine life.
You can
shop souvenirs from a nearby curio shop.

#9 Kalapani Museum

History buffs should definitely visit Kalapani Museum, a private museum set up a little away from the city centre in a 3 floor building. This place, started by a collector of historical artifacts, takes you on a journey of Andaman from its first settlement, all the way to its development after India’s freedom movement.  Plan a few hours to walk through if you want to read and understand the place in detail. 

How to reach there: Take a cab or auto to Garasharma.
Entry Fee: INR 250/person
Timings: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 

#10 Wandoor Beach

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One of the most visited beaches is Wandoor Beach among the top Andaman and Nicobar places to visit. The idyllic setting of the beach with calm shores and white sands attracts tourists and locals alike. It is located near a small village named Wandoor; hence, the name Wandoor Beach. Kids love to build sandcastles. You can simply laud the scenic views of blue seas sitting on the well-maintained benches. While swimming was allowed earlier, it is now restricted due to crocodile sightings.

How to reach there: Hire a cab, two-wheeler or catch a bus. It’s approximately 24kms from the city centre.
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: 8.00am to 5.30pm

#11 Jolly Buoy

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Jolly Buoy Beach is truly a sight to behold and one of the best places to visit in Andaman. Crystal clear waters outlined by white sands and coral beauty beneath makes one wonder.  A great way to praise the corals is snorkeling or taking a glass boat ride through them. What makes this beach appealing to tourists is its spotless shores as no litter is allowed on the beach. The island is part of the 15 Marine National Park of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Only two of them are alternatively opened to visitors – Red Skinn Buoy Island and Jolly Buoy Islands. 

How to reach there: Get a forest permit and boat ticket from the tourism department in Port Blair.  Reach Wandoor village by booking a cab/2 wheeler or taking a bus.
Entry FeeTimings: 8.00am to 3.00pm
G2A pro tip – The beach is a plastic-free zone and littering is strictly prohibited in the area. 
Rent a bottle and fill water if you aren’t carrying a metal bottle on you. 

#12 Red Skin Island

Red Skin Island is a delight for island hoppers. While listing the best places to visit in Andaman, this island holds a special position. It is an ideal honeymoon destination, but that doesn’t make it any less happening for families and children who love to collect seashells at washed-up shorelines. The picturesque beauty of the beach is eyeful for first-timers. It is one of the 36 inhabited islands of the territory and forms a part of Marine National Park. The divine corals and biodiversity account for most of the island’s beauty.

How to reach there: Get a forest permit and boat ticket from the tourism department in Port Blair.  Reach Wandoor village by booking a cab/2 wheeler or taking a bus. 
Timings: Day trip allowed with a special permit from authorities. Closed on Mondays. 
G2A pro tip – The beach is a plastic-free zone and littering is strictly prohibited in the area. 

#13 Kalapathar Beach

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Ideal for a secluded walk, quality time with your partner and a family vacation as it is less crowded. If you are someone who’s looking for some peace and personal time, away from the crowd this is one of the most ideal places to visit in Andaman. The beach is beautifully protected by thick lush green forests. Gleaming white sands are separated by turquoise clean waters by black rocks, which run parallel to the coastline. Beach is named after these black rocks termed as Kala Pathar in the Hindi language. Unlike other beaches, there are no shops or resorts, but umbrellas, wooden chairs, fruit and street food stalls available here. This long stretch of white sand adds up to the Andaman and Nicobar islands’ points of interest.

Entry Fee: Free
Timings: All-day 
G2A pro tip – Carry food and eateries. 
Deep waters attract swimmers but make sure to be careful around rocks and corals beneath shores.

#14 Corbyn’s Cove

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When it comes to most populated and busy beaches, Corbyn’s Cove beach is surely on the top of the list. But despite the huddle, the beach looks stunning with swaying palm trees and offers many adventurous water sports such as sea-karting,swimming, paragliding, jet-skiing, and sun bathing. A perfect retreat for exhilarating sunset/sunrise views. We love the drive from Port Blair to the beach.

How to reach there: Public/private transport. It lies 7 km from the Port Blair city center.
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: Always open
G2A pro tip – Carry food and eateries. 

#15 Viper Island

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Although it is one of the famous Andaman places to visit, it won’t take much of your time. Its old ruins and Tsunami torn buildings depict the story of freedom fighters incarcerated by the British. The red courtroom facing the Viper Jetty shows the struggles of prisoners back then. It was a great picnic spot before the Tsunami hit the island. 

How to reach there: You can take boat from Phoenix Bay jetty to viper island. 
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: Schedule Your trip according to the boat timing
G2A pro tip – Unless you are on a trip to Andaman with a perspective exploring the history you can skip it.

#16 The Chatham Saw Mill

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Established in 1883, Asia’s oldest and largest sawmill is the Chatham Saw Mill. It is among the best tourist places to visit in Andaman and Nicobar Islands as you get a chance to cross a scenic 100-meter long bridge stretched across sea to connect two separate islands. It looks like an episode from a movie and makes a classic photography spot. From raw logs to finished wooden planks, the whole process is worth a visit. There’s a bomb pit made by Japanese bombs during WWII which now holds water, you should see it. Other things to see here are wood carvings and woodwork displays like balancing dolls, crocodiles and many more. 

How to reach there: Hire an auto, cab or Catch a bus to Chatham.
Entry Fee: Rs 20
Timings: 9.00am to 5.00pm 
G2A pro tip – The visit to the Chatham saw mill can be planned with the trip to Mount Harreit. 

#17 Gandhi Park

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Some amusement is necessary when you have a long list of places to visit in Andaman. Gandhi Park in Port Blair, South Andaman takes sightseeing in Andaman to a whole new level. From rides, restaurants, nature trails, lakes to Japanese temples and bunkers leaves an impression on visitors. Take some time off and visit Gandhi Park to rejuvenate, relax and take part in fun activities together. 

How to reach there: Public transport like cab/vehicles available from Port Blair.
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: 4.00pm – 07.00pm
G2A pro tip – You Can enjoy boating here so don’t miss it.

#18 Chidiyatapu Biological Park

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As the name suggests, the tranquility and serenity of the island attract hundreds of bird species. It is a haven for species like sea eagles, parakeets, emerald doves and many more. Chidiya Tapu translates to Sparrow Island in the Hindi language; hence, the sound of birds and enthralling sunsets are popular among both the visitors and tourists alike. Munda Pahad beach on the island is one of the best places to visit in Andaman that you don’t want to miss and you definitely shouldn’t miss. Sprawling mangroves, lush green forests, birds, sunsets and azure water make up for a picturesque landscape. Snorkeling, trekking, bird watching, boating, pearl hunting are famous tourist activities.

How to reach there: Hire a cab from city centre, or hire a two wheeler.
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: 09.00am to 4.00pm
G2A pro tip – Sunset Point is a must-visit, click the pictures or simply lay back to enjoy the sunset hues.

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#19 Radhanagar Beach

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Titled as one of the best beaches in Asia, Radhanagar Beach of Havelock island is the most popular Andaman and Nicobar points of interest and definitely one of the best places to visit in Andaman. The mere view of this photogenic beach elevates your spirit with its natural charm. Exotic palm trees lining the white sandy stretch, extending into a beautiful seascape urges you to spend the whole day at the beach. The rejuvenating and peaceful ambiance is bound to change your perspective and it is also said it is the best place to visit in Andaman before you turn 30.

How to reach there: Take boats from Havelock jetty or even better hire cabs or two-wheelers for sightseeing as its 9 km from the market.
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: Always open, but can’t swim after 5.00pm
G2A pro tip – Be there around 5 pm so that you don’t miss the breath taking sunset view and crowd as well is less. 
Cycling is not recommended for everyone.

#20 Kalapathar Beach

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Kalapathar beach is a long stretch of white silky sand with big black rocks beside the blue sea. It is situated on one corner of Havelock and is a continuation of beach No. 5. The beach can get a bit crowded in high season, but if you walk further to the south you’ll find yourself completely alone.

How to reach there: Hire a cab or rent a 2 wheeler
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: Closed after sunset
G2A pro tip – Avoid swimming into deep water

#21 Elephanta Beach

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For adventure buffs, Elephanta beach is a perfect Andaman tourist spot. Snorkeling, jet-skiing, trekking, swimming, scuba diving, you name it and it’s there. As divine corals are a prominent sight merely at a depth of one meter, sea walking is recommended to make your visit a memorable one. Cyan waters, rain-fed forests and pristine shoreline makes it one of the best places to visit in Andaman. 

How to reach there: Rent a two wheeler if you want to trek, Catch a boat from jetty.
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: closed at 4.00pm 
G2A pro tip –  Bask in the sun while enjoying refreshments and snacks. 
A glass boat ride is another way to relish the beauty of corals.

#22 Neil’s Cove

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For solo travellers and photography lovers, Neil’s Cove located northwest of Radhanagar Beach is one of the prime places to visit in Andaman. A 10-minute walk from Radhanagar Beach leads you to an exciting place where a blue lagoon with forest cover as backdrop awaits you. You’ll witness a multitude of colorful fish there; however, be aware of crocodiles after sunset. You’ll end up with a folder of beautiful pictures from this place.

How to reach there: Walking distance from Radhanagar Beach.
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: Always open 

NEIL

#23 Bharatpur Beach

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Name best beaches on Neil Island, Bharatpur Beach has a secure place on the list. Picture a fabulous coastal painting, what comes to mind resembles this beach. It captures the lovely hues in the sky from sunrise to sunset. The verdant foliage adds more to the beauty of sandy shores and crystal clear water. Snorkeling, glass boat rides and swimming are popular tourist activities here. Facilities include coconut, snacks, refreshment stalls, toilets and changing rooms.

How to reach there: Hire a cab, Rent a 2 Wheeler.
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: Always open

#24 Lakshmanpur Beach

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Looking for a picture-perfect beach with stunning coastline, gleaming sand, and azure waters? Head to Laxmanpur Beach on Neil Island without giving it a second thought.  Spectacular sunset is a charm that attracts tourists in the evening. You can swim in high tides or take a stroll across long stretches and sweet whispers with your partner make it even more memorable. Likewise, there are many reasons that rate it high among the best tourist places to visit in Andaman.

How to reach there: Hire a cab , Rent a 2 Wheeler
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: always open

#25 Natural Bridge formation

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There is a natural bridge-like formation known as “Howrah Bridge” at the Laxmanpur beach of Neil Island. It is an exciting walk for travelers who love taking risks. To reach there, you have to walk over the sharp coral and rocks. Once there, you would witness beautiful sea creatures like small fish, sea urchins, crabs, starfish and colorful corals. 

How to reach there: Hire a cab, Rent a 2 Wheeler
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: Can’t go after sunset
G2A pro tip – Take care while walking, as rocks are slippery in some places. 
It involves enough walking, not recommended for kids and elders.

#26 Ramnagar Beach

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Another idyllic serene beach is the beach across Ramnagar village. Although the corals are sharp and strong currents make swimming less possible, snorkeling across the S-shaped coral reef is just another experience. You can spot a variety of colorful fishes and if you go further, live corals await you but avoid it during high tides. The calm sea and stunning green backdrop make it a nice reading spot and puts it on our list of places to visit in Andaman.

How to reach there: Hire a cab, Rent a 2 Wheeler
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: Always open

#27 Sitapur Beach

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Popular as Sunrise beach because of its glistering sunrise, Sitapur Beach is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Andaman. A golden stretch of sand with curved bays, dotted by palm trees and oscillation of currents at shores is ideal for a laid-back holiday. Despite the frequent high tides, you can enjoy swimming or simply bask in the sun. The turquoise waters merging with azure skyline is an eyeful for tired visitors.

How to reach there: Tucked 65 km away from Port Blair, take a jetty or ferry to Neil island.
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: Always open
G2A pro tip – Carry your own snacks, water, and drinks. Coconut water is available.

RANGAT

#28 Dhaninalah mangrove walkway 

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Turtle Nesting at Rangat

One of the best tourist places to visit in Andaman is Dhaninalah beach in Rangat. In order to reach there, you’ll have to walk through thick mangrove forests on a 713m longboard. It is one of its kind and longest board walkways in India. There are certain educational boards along the way regarding the importance of mangroves. Various marine creatures like turtles, crabs, fish, and shrimps can be spotted here. The shallow waters make ideal nesting grounds in mangroves, which is a sight to revel. Swings, sunbeds, benches under shady trees create an impactful picnic venue for tourists.

How to reach there: Book a cab from the Rangat, Dhaninalah is approximately 20km from Rangat 
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: 8.00am to 5.00pm
G2A pro tip – When you arrive at the beach, you can go windsurfing, tidal swimming but carry your own equipment.
To enjoy a panoramic view of the beach, get atop the bamboo tower.

#29 Moricedera Beach

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If you prefer more rocky beaches than sandy ones, head to Moricedera Beach 12kms away from Rangat island. A volcanic rock formation is an iconic feature of this uncrowded beach. You can sit, relax, admire the gorgeous scenery and plan a picnic on the beach. Snorkeling is a fun activity you can sign up for on your visit to Moricedera beach.

How to reach there: Hire a taxi or Jeep or board a bus from Rangat to Mayabunder.
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: Always Open
G2A pro tip – There are no facilities here but you can find some coconut water stalls.

#30 Yeratta Mangrove walkYerrata-mangrove-awareness-centre

Yeratta Mangrove Park is among the top places to visit in Andaman to acquire information about species of mangroves and how to protect them. There is a 13m high watchtower which offers a scenic view of mangrove forest and a small lotus pond. To enjoy a nature walk all by yourself, set on a 350 m long natural trail amidst the mangroves.

How to reach there: 9 km from to Rangat, can go by bus or hire a cab
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: sunrise till sunset
G2A pro tip – As the sun sets the beware of swarm of mosquitos. Carry mosquito repellent along

#31 Panchwati Waterfall

The water fall is adjacent to the main road , where there is water fall on one side and sea on the other side. The waterfall is generally dried up in the summer season, but in the rainy season the waterfall is magnificent. A trip here can be planned along with Dhaninallah visit as it is on the same road to Dhaninallah. 

How to reach there: 11km from Ranagt , Can hire a Cab.
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: Always open

#32 Aamkunj Beach

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A perfect natural retreat for marine lovers. Closest but 8 km from Rangat, Amkunj beach is one of the most popular beaches in North Andaman. An ideal picnic location with wooden benches, trash bins carved out of naturally cut logs. Huts are built out of natural materials. It has been turned into an eco-park to protect and provide a natural habitat for marine life of the expanding sea. 

How to reach there:  7km from Rangat. You can Hire a cab to get there.
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: sunrise to senset
G2A pro tip – No facilities around, so carry along snacks and drinks. 
Snorkeling is not recommended.

MAYABUNDER

#33 Karmatang Beach

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Ideal destination for a family vacation with all the facilities, Karmatang beach is one of the most popular tourist places to visit in Andaman. Bamboo houses, playgrounds, trash bins, toilets, and dressing rooms are at your disposal anytime. These shallow waters lined by grey volcanic sand creates a habitable ground for turtle nesting. Picnic under the tall shady trees and a swim in high tides make it a fun outing.

How to reach there: Can hire a cab for a full trip to North Andaman or Hire a Cab from Mayabunder just to visit this beach.
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: Weekdays are less crowded.
G2A pro tip – Sunbathing is not recommended due to sand flies.

#34 Avis Island

Popular as Coconut Island, Avis Island is an uninhabited island with calm ambiance and coarse sand. The coconut plantations complementing crystal clear waters are one of the prominent reasons that attract tourists. Avis is not always open to tourists though. Take permission from the forest officer before you visit.

How to reach there: Book a 20-minute boat ride from Mayabunder jetty.
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: All-day
G2A pro tip – Swimming is not recommended due to rocky waterbed.

#35 Chengappa Bridge

It is one of the longest bridges in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. Named after the forest officer, B.S. Chengappa who planned the working plans for islands. This bridge connects two little and middle islands. It is a 268 m long RC bridge supported by 12 long piers. It offers exclusive views spanning over the islands and seas, making it a picture-perfect landscape shot.

How to reach there: It’s on the way to Digilipur. Hire a Cab from Mayabunder
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: sunrise to sunset

#36 Koh Hee Homestay

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Spanning over 5 acres in a small village of Webi, Mayabunder, Koh Hee Homestay is a boutique homestay built in the 1960s. Karen structures are the traditional wooden homes built by Karen people in North and Middle Andaman, Koh Hee homestay is one of the oldest Karen homes open to travelers who are dotty about rustic accommodation amidst the paddy fields and stream banks.

How to reach there: Hire a cab from Diglipur.
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: Always Open
G2A pro tip – It can host only 6 people at a time so plan your trip accordingly. Book in advance.

BATARANG

#37 Mud Volcano

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Take an adventure trip in Baratang to see the mud volcanoes

Mud volcano is one more main attraction for visitors travelling in Andaman islands. Though this Volcano is nature’s wonder, it may disappoint the people who see this physically, it isn’t a visually spectacular sight. This Volcano is nearer to Baratang Jetty of Andaman islands (middle Andaman). If you are someone who is intrigued by natural wonders like these then it is definitely one of the best places to visit in Andaman.

How to reach there: It is around 7km from Nilambur Jetty you can book a trip from Port Blair for a full to and fro trip to Baratang or hire a cab from the jetty. 
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: Sunrise to sunset
G2A pro tip – Wear light cotton clothes as the trek and the boat ride can get tiring.

#38 Limestone Caves

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Limestone caves of Batarang Island are among the top  places to visit in Andaman. The fascinating sedimentary rock formations have made these caves a stunning artwork of nature. A visit to limestone caves is more about the exclusive boat journey experience than reaching there. Birds, animals, and forests along the journey make it a Disneyland boat ride. If you are ready to sign up for a long journey through the islands, forests, and a 15-min trek to finally reach the caves, this is the one for you.

How to reach there: Take a boat ride from the jetty and trek to the caves.
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: Scheduled According to the boat trips. Last trip at 2pm. 
G2A pro tip – Carry torches along with you to explore the dense caves.
It is a long adventurous journey, wear comfortable shoes and clothes. 

DIGLIPUR

#39 Saddle Peak

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Saddle peak is the highest point in Andaman and Nicobar island at 731m. The place is perfect for trekking. It’s a 7-9 hour long trek to the top and is a place perfect for adventurers. Saddle peak is very close to kalipur beach and a 30 minute journey from the Diglipur town.

How to reach there: Book an auto from the Digilipur market to the trekking strat point.
Entry Fee: 50 for Indian and 500 for foreigners. 
Timings: Start your trek early in morning so you have sufficient time to explore and get back before it gets dark
G2A pro tip – Carry extra water , snacks and a First-Aid kit. No facilities available on the way. This is a difficult trek.

#40 Kalipur Beach

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Primarily known for turtle nesting, it is one of the few beaches in the world, where four species of sea turtles (Olive Ridley, Leather Back, Hawksbill and Green Turtles) come to nest their eggs.
For this purpose, the government has built a hatchery there and if lucky you can witness turtles laying their eggs (late at night) or baby turtles being set free into the sea (early morning).
The beach has volcanic grey coloured sand and crystal clear water. This makes it perfect for swimming and snorkelling and puts it on our list of top places to visit in Andaman.

How to reach there: It is approximately 12km from the Diglipur town, You can hire a cab from the Diglipur town or take a bus.
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: Always open
G2A pro tip – Due to sand flies avoid sun bathing.

#41 Mud Volcano 

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Mud volcano is a natural wonder, hidden in the dense forests of North Andaman. Around 40kms north of Diglipur, near Shyam Nagar village, several small muddy craters can be found. These craters are created by natural gases emitted by decaying organic matter underground which slowly push the mud upwards. It is not a spectacular sight, as most of the times there is just a pile of dried mud and small bubbling puddles. However one can wander around 41 active muddy craters, enjoying the surrounding nature and wildlife.

How to reach there: Hire a cab for a round trip from Port Blair   
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: Closed after sunset.
G2A pro tip – The best time to visit it is early in the morning as the temperature is lower and the weather is less humid.

#42 Craggy Island  

The tiny Craggy Island located just a 20-minute swim away from Kalipur beach. One can have a great time simply sun bathing or snorkelling in its crystal clear waters. The reefs adjacent to the beach (about 200m north of Kalipur Beach) and particularly the reefs at Craggy Island are still lively, with plenty of colourful fish and sea creatures. It is a wonderful sight of the rich underwater world for nature lovers.

How to reach there: You can get to Craggy island after a short swim from Kalipur beach.
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: Sunrise to Sunset.
G2A pro tip – Snorkelling here without an expert of proper equipment can be dangerous. One must also thoroughly know the tide timings before they plan a visit. Only for good swimmers. 

#43 Ross and Smith Island

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Titled as the twin islands of Diglipur, Ross, and Smith islands are among the best places to visit in Andaman. If you wish to see diverse hues throughout the day, a soft sandbar connecting the twin islands, it is a must-visit. Lush green forests and waves brushing up against the sandbar are quite a breathtaking sight for visitors. A great place for a swim. 
How to reach there: Take a 20 min boat ride from Aerial Bay jetty.
Entry Fee: costs about 500/person for a boat ride and a 100 rs forest permit. 
Timings: open till sunset.

#44 Ram Nagar Beach

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The beach is one of the best beaches in Andaman it is very sandy and has a long arc of sand. The beach is also a turtle nursery, where turtles lay eggs and their eggs are hatched and kept safe in the nursery.

How to reach there: It is approximately 25km from Diglipur town you can take a bus to the beach or book a cab to the beach. 
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: Sunrise to Sunset
G2A pro tip – If you travel to the beach in October-December you can spot turtles coming to shore in the evening. Ask locals for timings. 

#45 Alfred Caves

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Among the 41 well-known limestone caves is Alfred caves, lesser-known but one of the laudable Andaman and Nicobar islands points of interest. It is well protected by the dense forests and their secluded location makes them different from other limestone caves of Andaman. A delight for trek aficionados, but not easy to reach given the muddling jungle trails. Therefore, it is advisable to take a guide along.

How to reach there: Book a cab and hire a guide after which a trek of 1hour will get you to Alfred Caves.
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: Start your journey early in the morning so you can trek in a cooler and less humid environment.  
G2A pro tip – please note, these caves may be closed for tourists, please check with authorities before planning a trip. 

LONG ISLAND

#46 Lalaji Bay Beach

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One of the most under rated beaches  in Andaman is Lalaji Bay Beach in Long Island. The emerald green coconut palms fringed across the soft shoreline expanding into the gleaming water is surely not to be missed. Trek amidst the jungle opening up on a beautiful beach is a movie-like experience if you are up for something exciting like this. 

How to reach there: Boat ride from Yeratta jetty or a long trek.
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: Always open
G2A pro tip – Carry food and essentials along as there are no facilities. 
Sunbathing, swimming and snorkeling are few activities you’ll love to try at the beach.

#47 Guitar Island 

As the name suggests, Long Island has in its vicinity a beautiful guitar shaped Island. This picturesque island provides stunning views and ideal conditions for swimming and sun basking. 

Spot marine animals like crabs and hermits. The privacy and beauty of this one of the best places to visit in Andaman will satisfy your beach cravings at once. 

How to reach there: By road from Port Blair or take a 15 min traditional boat ride.
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: Forest Dept. Allows day time trips. But this may change. Take permission from the department.
G2A pro tip – Hidden amidst the azure blue seascape it is an untouched beautiful island. So be prepared with all your essentials as no facilities are available there. 

LITTLE ANDAMAN

#48 Butler Bay Beach

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Butler Bay beach is known to be one of the best surfing spots in India. Surfers from all over the world come to ride the spectacular waves at this fascinating stretch of yellow sand and crystal clear waters. The Surf break point is at the end of the beach on the left side. Due to the huge waves, swimming is advisable only for good swimmers as the currents are quite strong and you can be quickly flushed away from the shore, especially at high tide. 

How to reach there: Take an auto, scooty or bus. 
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: Sunrise to Sunset.
G2A pro tip –  The beach is not great for sunbathing, as there are lots of sand flies.

#49 Harminder Bay Beach

Further away from the jetty, the serene Harminder Bay beach stretches all along the coast. This beach is a beautiful sight at high tide, with clear blue waters and plenty of shade from the nearby old trees. Swimming is said to be dangerous as the water currents are strong and the rocks beneath are sharp. However at low tide, only Small pools of salty waters remain and one can take a dip or two

Entry Fee: Free
Timings: Sunrise to Sunset
G2A pro tip – Most beaches in little Andaman have sand flies. Take mosquito repellent along. 

#50 White Surf Waterfall

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Popular among the locals as little waterfalls, White Surf waterfalls are the best place to visit in Andaman. It is easily accessible and well maintained and bridges are constructed for convenience. It is a beautiful sight as the waterfalls multiply in volume after seasonal rainfalls. Hence, the evergreen forests make up for a nice trekking location for tourists and locals alike.

How to reach there: 6.5 kms from Hut bay, hire vehicles.
Entry Fee: Rs. 20 ticket
Rs. 10 (two-wheelers), Rs 20 (three-wheelers), Rs 30 (four wheelers) for parking.
Timings: Sunrise to sunset.

#51 WhisperWave Waterfall

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Known as big waterfalls among the locals, Whisper Wave waterfalls are among the best places for sightseeing in Andaman. Getting there will give you an adrenaline rush, especially if you love motorbike rides and trekking in the jungle. A narrow path that requires a 2-hour trek takes you to the waterfalls. You need to cross two streams to reach there. It is a unique experience that leaves your mesmerized as you witness the exotic waterfalls.

How to reach there: Hire a scooty
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: Sunrise to Sunset. 
G2A pro tip – Beware of crocodiles down the waterfalls, small pools formed by waterfalls are ideal for swimming though. Go with a guide. 
The bushes and leaves have thorns, be careful while you trek or drive through.

#52 Nicobari Settlements

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During the tsunami, the nicobari tribe suffered huge losses. The government created settlements around Andaman and provided opportunities to start a new life. One such settlement can be seen in little Andaman. Don’t expect to find exotic tree houses, coloured natives or bonfire dance rituals here. The Nicobarese have assimilated greatly into mainstream culture and contemporary Indian society. They live in houses provided by the Indian government; they ride motorbikes, wear jeans and T-shirts and live a live similar to any other local on the island. But if you are interested in talking to them, spending time, they will welcome you with warm smiles.

How to reach there: Rent a scooty, take a bus or hire an auto.
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: Sunrise to Sunset.
G2A pro tip – There are no registered homestays there. We suggest you come back by sunset to your accommodation.

#54 Red Oil Palm Plantation

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Spanning across 2000 hectares, Red Palm Oil Plantation is an interesting place to visit. Millions of palm trees populate this erstwhile thick forest. Apart from elephants resting in shades, a palm oil factory also finds its shelter amidst this plantation. You can enjoy small treks through the palm tree trails and visit the factory during working hours.

How to reach there: Take an auto, bus or rent a scooty to go here. Not too far from most resorts and the jetty. 
Entry Fee: Free

#55 Hutbay Lighthouse

Lies 10 kms from Hut Bay, capital of Little Andaman. Hutbay is known for many things from natural landmarks like White Surf waterfalls, Butler Bay beach to largest palm plantations in India. The Hutbay lighthouse is among the most iconic Andaman and Nicobar places of interest. It is the second highest lighthouse in Asia. This 41 m high tower with 200 steps spiral staircase overlooks the gorgeous coastline and the forest. 

How to reach there: Book a jeep from Jetty.
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: Sunrise to Sunset

Clearly Andaman is about a lot more than just its beautiful beaches. Write to us and let us know if we missed any places in our list!

Have you checked out our other blogs?
10 Common Mistakes People make While Travelling to Andaman
Top 25 Hotels in Andaman 
Budget Trip to Andaman

 

One comment

  • Stella Wilson

    Amazing blog. Beautiful travel destinations. I would love to visit them all. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • snehal

      Thanks Stella!

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