Samudrika Marine Museum, run by the Indian Navy, is located at Delanipur in Andaman. This museum is aimed at generating awareness among visitors about the environment in the ocean and the marine life. The Samudrika Marine Museum has five sections dealing with history of Andaman Islands, Geographical information, people of Andaman, Archaeology and finally the Marine life.
The museum houses wide collections of corals, shells and fish fauna. This museum is a real treasure of worthy marine life, especially of rare fish species.
Anthropological Museum is maintained and managed by ASI, Anthropological Survey of India, and is located at Port Blair. It is an exquisite small museum showcasing wide collection of tools and weapons used by Anadamanese tribes. This also encloses many photographs of different tribes and aborigines of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
A great treasure of Island history, a well maintained library, functions on the top of the museum. Many films depicting the life and culture of the Andaman are also preserved here. The Museum authorities arrange few documentary and film shows for the visitors of the museum.
Cellular Jail, presently a revered shrine dedicated to great Indian freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the Independence of our Nation, is situated at Aberdeen near Port Blair in Andaman Islands. The Cellular Jail meant to imprison the freedom fighters of India was built in 14 years beginning in 1886 by the British rulers.
The visitors can see the light and sound show depicting the sacrifice of freedom fighters and also showing up the brutal history of the Cellular jail. The Martyr’s memorial, a gallery and a museum are also located here, reminiscing Indian independence struggle.
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, also known as Wandoor Marine National Park, is a popular tourist attraction in Andaman. This is a fantastic National Park for Marine life in Andaman and is unique all over the world. The pristine beauty Jolly Buoy / Red Skin Island is a part of this National Park.
This is one of the world’s best known scuba diving location in Andaman. One can get a close look of underwater marine life in the beaches of this National Park, including corals and sea weeds.
Both these islandsare located inside the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park and flaunts of having almost white sand beach with canopies and dense bushes. A mixture of both shallow and deep waters, these are perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving. Rich in colourful and beautiful fauna, the underwater marine life here is fantastic.
Note: At any given time, either of the islands will be open for tourists.
Mount Harriet is the highest peak (365 m high) in South Andaman. Its natural charm and beauty attracts a lot of visitors. From the top of the peak, one can get a magnificent view of the Port Blair city, North Bay Island and Ross Island.
Havelock Island, mostly inhabited by Bengalis, is situated nearby Port Blair.The emerald sea water surrounding the island is the haven for very large fishes, turtles and dolphins. Tourists can spot the dolphins in the serene waterfront of Havelock Island.
Havelock Island is an ideal location to engage in sunbathing, beachcombing, swimming, surfing, beach camping and snorkelling. The stunning beauty of nature is the prime attraction of this Island. One can enjoy the marvellous sunset and sunrise from the Beach of Havelock Island.
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Radha Nagar Beach is one of the most popular attractions of the Island. Earned “Best Beach in Asia” in 2004, this beach is also referred to as Beach no. 7. The beach is extremely gorgeous with its brilliant, pristine and blue water. Walking on the pristine sands along the shore, one can hear the sound of waves gently splashing against the beach.
It is a perfect place to enjoy the beautiful sunset. Besides, one can indulge swimming and snorkelling to experience the wonderful world of underwater.
Elephant Beach – Elephant beach is one of the unique beaches located in Havelock Island. The coral in this beach is simply the best on the island, making it a magnificent spot to enjoy snorkelling.
Blessed with natural beauty, Baratang Island is one of the main islands of Andaman. The island covers an area of about 238 square km, totally separated by Creeks on both sides. Connected through roadway with Port Blair city, the island is accessible all year around.
Rich in marine life, the island has tropical dense forests of all kinds which range from tidal swamp forest to Evergreen, and littoral forests bordered with sandy beaches like Baludera and Roglachang. The Mud Volcano and limestone caves, located in this island are truly wonders of nature and rarely found attractions in other places. Baratang Island is ideal place for nature enthusiasts to enjoy the wild nature and its beauty.
With diverse flora and fauna, the mangrove ecosystem of the island also draws many bird lovers. One of the major attractions here is the Parrot Island, which is the natural habitat for parrots. Experience the beautiful sunset at Parrot Island.
For adventurous tourists, the island has a lot to offer. They can enjoy jungle trekking, creek safari, island camping, bird watching and a lot more while visiting the island. Moreover, a trip to Andaman will be incomplete without a visit to Baratang Island.
A marvellous Island with plenty of marine life, Neil Island in Andaman is an ideal location for eco-tourism. Neil Island is triangularly shaped with lust green surroundings of paddy fields, banana plantations and tropical trees. Many natural beaches and attraction like Howra Bridge, a natural bridge formation makes this Island a much sought after picnic spot.
Tourists who like to spend vacations in an eco-friendly locale will find this Island ideal. The breath-taking view of the sea and the lush greeneryare really rejuvenating and enjoyable.
Located in Port Blair, the beach around Coral Island is well known for water corals. The island with pristine sand beaches, edged by natural beauty is perfect for sea loving human and nature lovers. The coral reefs are beautifully adored by nature drawing many visitors.
Besides, one can also enjoy snorkellingand sea walking to experience the underwater world.
Sited at the southernmost tip of the Andaman Island, also, named as Bird Island. With its green mangroves and peaceful forest, the place is well known for its rich collections of birds, white spotted deer and seasonal orchids. Besides, it is a perfect place of nature lovers.
Ross Islands, once the administrative headquarters of British Colonial Rulers, still bears the ruins of a Church and cemetery. It was during the British rule that the island was developed to a perfect township. The island is reminiscent of its old British regime.
Ross Island encloses an attractive swimming pool, a cute museumSmritika established by Indian Navy and Chief Commissioner’s residential building.
Viper Island, named after the ship wreck event of a British trading ship named “Viper” in 19th century, is located near Port Blair. The ruins of an olden discarded jail, built by British in 1867, with yellow coloured bricks and the gallows are seen in this Island. The Island was considered as the place of penal settlement for the freedom fighters of India. This Island was part of the great Indian independence history and had witnessed the sufferings and sacrifices of Indian national involved in freedom struggle.
Viper Island is a serene beautiful tourist destination. This place is visited by number of tourists as it has multiple attractions with historical importance and also has mesmerizing picnic spots with natural picturesque environments.
It is a serene and unspoiled soft sandy beach in Andaman near to Port Blair. This beach is set in picturesque backgrounds of lush green coconut palms and pleasant sea. There is a pristine tourism Complex, which offers all kinds of facilities for an enthusiastic traveler.
This is an ideal spot for sun basking and sea bathing. The main attractions in this beach are the inviting water sports activities. This beach and the water closed to the beach are perfect location for surfing, scuba diving and boating. Many pill boxes and bunkers established by Japanese add the attraction of the beach.
Andaman Water Sports Complex is a renowned sports complex in India and is a unique sports complex offering many adventurous water sports activities.
This sports complex offers all kinds of water sports facilities for comfortable, safe and enjoyable experiences. Sail boats, para sailing, water scooters, rowing boats, kayaks, paddle boats, and water skiing facilities are available in plenty here in this complex. Boating up to Ross Islands from this complex is an exciting experience.
A marvellous monument, built to honour the historical fight Battle of Aberdeen, add to the beauty of this region. There is an artificial waterfall as well, which is a great attraction among the visitors. A children park nearby is a place for children to enjoy the serene environment.
Chatham Saw Mill, owned by Forest department, is credited as one of the biggest and oldest saw mills all through Asia and is located at the north tip of Andaman. A bridge connects this saw mill to Port Blair. The mill, dating back to 1836, is a big store house for different varieties of wood including Marble, Padauk, Gurjan and Satin wood.
The mill cuts massive wood into different sizes and shapes of timber and is functioning as the main source of timber for government and private agencies at a moderate price. This mill processes many types of ornamental wood suitable for making furniture and handicrafts.
Rangat of Andaman Islands is a hilly island. Thisisland, edged with beautiful coconut palms, is an ideal place to enjoy the serenity of the virgin nature. The population here is a mixed of Bengali and Tamil. Its eco-friendly and unpolluted atmosphere draws a large number of tourists.
The Cutbert Bay beach is nesting ground for turtles (December to February), offering a unique experience to people visiting Rangat. Some of the major attractions include Panchavati waterfall, Amkunj beach and Betapur beach.
Aside from its scenic beauty, Rangat is also popular for facilitating various adventurous sports. We can enjoy different activities such as trekking, island camping, scuba diving, snorkelling and several other water sports.
Sited in North Andaman, Diglipur Island is well known for eco-tourism. This land of wonders is a perfect site for experiencing and enjoying the virgin beauty of nature. Besides its natural beauties, the Island has a lot to offer. Visitors can discover the amazing life of under water. The sounds of the sea and the pristine white sands of the beach are sure to capture the heart and soul of any visitor.
Rich in flora and fauna, Diglipur of North Andaman Island is famous for rice, oranges and marine life. Bird lovers can also get a glimpse of variety of exotic birds. The island gives an opportunity to experience the sheer joy and happiness in the fascinating world of nature. Saddle Peak, which is the tallest peak of the Island, is located at a close vicinity of Diglipur. Aside from this, the Kalpong, which is the only riven on the island, also flows nearby. .Ross and Smith, the twin islands joined by a wide range of sand bar is gorgeous spot for incoming tourists. It is witness of sand bar that connects two islands coming up from the sea to be sunk after few hours.
Little Andaman Island is one of the biggest island in Andaman. It is famed with a pristine beach at the location named Butler Bay. There are several attractive and secluded scenic beaches in this Island. This is the main vegetable producing Island in Andaman.
Little Andaman Island is renowned for plantation of Red Oil Palm managed by ANIFPDCL. The enthusiastic tourists can pay a visit to the plantation and a factory for palm oil extraction. In this plantation the visitors can get a close look at the various stages of red oil palm fruit production.