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Bucket List Adventures: 7 Places to Visit in Andaman and Nicobar in 2024!

By Flamingo Transworld on Mar 18, 2024
Themes:  Beach Holidays  Nature  | Category: Places To Visit | Country:  India

India has so many beautiful places to explore, beaches, hill stations, holy places, historic sites, and so much more. Amongst all the beautiful and must-visit places in India – a few of them are less renowned. And, one of them is the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. However, in recent years, the Andaman and Nicobar Island Tourism have been gaining immense popularity. And it is easy to see why! 

This magical islands set in the shimmering waters of the Bay of Bengal seem too good to be true. With its lush rainforests, turquoise lagoons, palm-fringed beaches, and colorful marine life, the islands offer a refreshing escape from the mundane. Beyond the incredible natural beauty, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands feature a unique laid-back vibe, several options for offbeat adventures, and ancient relics. It makes sense why this gem in the Indian Ocean attracts more and more Indians. Whether you are a nature lover, a beach bum, seeking a tropical break, or one who loves scuba diving, ANI has it all. From hidden gems to famous hotspots, the numerous places to visit in Andaman and Nicobar offer a range of experiences. A holiday to Andaman and Nicobar Islands promises an unparalleled experience. 

So get ready to be amazed by Andaman tourist places,  that are like a replica of heaven on earth.

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Places to visit in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The archipelago of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is dotted with so many stunning islands, each offering unique experiences for tourists. From ancient relics and coral islands to pristine beaches and adventurous opportunities, these islands offer so much to discover in this tropical paradise.

  • Ross Island
  • Cellular Jail
  • Radhanagar Beach
  • Chidiya Tapu
  • Havelock Island – Swaraj Dweep
  • Elephant Beach

1. Ross Island

ross island andaman

Step back in time as you visit Ross Island, a hauntingly beautiful reminder of the colonial past of the islands. Set in the South Andamans, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island was once known as Ross Island. Ross Island in Andaman is just a few miles away from the capital – Port Blair. Take in the panoramic views and explore what is left of British-era architecture. This ancient British political base is now a haunting wreck wrapped in thick greenery. Explore the numerous tourist places in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, like the churches, bunkers, abandoned buildings, and corridors that will teleport you into the past. Do not miss a visit to this old-world island; it is a pleasure for nature and history buffs.

Things to do at Ross Island

  • Attend the sound and light show
  • Explore the man-caves
  • Check out the church, the printing press, and the Japanese cannons and bunkers.
  • Visit the museum and wildlife and marine sanctuary.
  • Enjoy Fishing
  • Enjoy water sports

2. Cellular Jail

Cellular Jail andaman

Having a depressing past, the cellular Jail in Port Blair is an iconic Andaman and Nicobar Islands tourist spot. This iconic Andaman jail is around two kilometers from Port Blair. Locally, it is also known as the Kala Pani Jail. It is a symbol of the Indian freedom struggle. It held several important Indian activists. The jail is one of the most controversial chapters in the history of British authority in India. It was known as Saza-e-Kalapani. Criminals and political prisoners were sent to this jail as prisoners. People from mainland India called this jail – Kalapani due to the harshness of the islands and its low chances of escaping punishment. Today, it is as a National Memorial and a must-visit place in the Andaman tour packages. Do not miss to watch the sound and light show. It displays the struggles and suffering faced by the prisoners. Plus, it will surely ignite the inner patriotic in you. 

Things to do at Cellular Jail

  • Take a guided tour of the jail
  • Enjoy the sound and light show
  • Visit the on-site museum
  • Click pictures of the colonial-era structures and architecture.

3. Radhanagar Beach

radhanagar beach andaman

Often ranked as the most beautiful and the best beaches in Asia –Radha Beach in Andaman is heaven for beach lovers. Radhanagar Beach is on the western coast of Havelock Island or Swaraj Dweep. It is the most excellent beach on the entire island, and that is why Radhanagar Beach in Andaman and Nicobar Islands ranked as the best beach in Asia. It is also one of the beaches with Blue Flag certification. The silky white beach is spread throughout the entire area, with the dense trees around and the bluish-green seas creating a wonderful view. If you want some thrill – opt for water sports on the beach, or you can just sit and admire the sea, horizon, and the soothing sound of the waves. Its huge shoreline of unending white sand stretch makes it one of the top places to visit in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Things to do at Radhanagar Beach

  • Swimming
  • Relax and Rejuvenate
  • Photography
  • Scuba Diving
  • Sea Walking
  • Parasailing
  • Bird-watching.

4. Chidiya Tapu

Chidiya Tapu andaman

Just 25 km from Port Blair – Chidiya Tapu Beach is famous as the Sunset point of Andaman. Chidiya Tapu Andaman is also known as the Bird Island. True to its name, this island is home to many native and migratory birds. It is a heaven for bird watchers. Most tourists visit this island for sunset viewing, but there is more to this scenic place. It is an excellent spot for trekking trails, bird-watching, and picnics. Explore the biological park on the island rich with diverse flora and fauna. Here, you can watch birds like parakeets, kingfishers, and more. The park is known as a mini zoo. If you wish to connect with nature and feel the peaceful surroundings, Chidiya Tapu is one of the best tourist places in Andaman and Nicobar

Things to do at Chidiya Tapu

  • Water sports
  • Trek Munda Pahar Beach
  • Visit Chidiya Tapu Biological Park.
  • Nature Walks
  • Photography
  • Watching sunset
  • Bird watching
  • Water sports

5. Havelock Island

Havelock Island andaman

No list of Andaman and Nicobar tourist attractions is complete without mentioning Andaman Havelock Island. It is one of the most visited islands, in fact when you think about the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the first thing that pops into mind is Havelock Island. This paradise of silky sand beaches, crystal blue water, rich reefs, and lush forests is a stunning image of the natural beauty of this region. The classic beauty of Vijaynagar Beach is on the eastern coast of Havelock, whereas the southern coast features the mesmerizing Radhanagar Beach. Admire the beautiful sunrise at Kalapathar Beach and sunset at Elephant Beach. Havelock Island is now known as Swaraj Dweep. This island enchants tourists with turquoise waters with beautiful marine life, palm-fringed beaches, and laid-back vibes. It offers the perfect setting for indulging in kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, and beach hopping.

Things to do at Havelock Island

  • Visit Radhanagar Beach
  • Kayaking through the mangroves
  • Visit Kala Pathar Beach
  • Snorkeling
  • Forest trekking
  • Island hopping
  • Camping under the stars
  • Bike Ride
  • Indulge in spa treatment
  • Beach picnic
  • Explore the Havelock Market

6. Elephant Beach

Elephant Beach andaman

Image Source: https://www.andamantourism.org/andaman-beaches/elephant-beach/

With its soft sands, shimmering turquoise waters, and palm trees, Elephant Beach is a quintessential tropical paradise. With its appealing azure waters and bright coral reefs, Elephant Beach adds charm to the list of places to visit in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. You can snorkel to see colorful corals, ride jet skis, or enjoy banana boat rides—it’s all about fun and adventure here! It’s considered among the best beaches for water sports in Andaman. Enjoy speed boats, snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, sea walking, and kayaking. The beach is accessible by a boat ride, it is also an ideal place to take in the stunning views and relax on its soft sandy shores. Whether you wish to chill on the sea or want some thrill, Elephant Beach is the perfect spot to enjoy and experience the beauty of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Things to do at Elephant Beach

  • Snorkeling
  • Sea walk
  • Glass bottom boat ride
  • Jet Skiing
  • Banana boat ride
  • Parasailing
  • Trekking
  • Explore Mangrove forests

7. Kala Pathar Beach

Kala Pathar Beach andaman

The Kalapathar Beach in Andaman is a small beautiful beach in the Kalapathar Village in Havelock Island. Amongst the other popular tourist places in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, this beach is yet to be explored. The name of this beach is derived from the black rocks on the shores deposited with dead corals. The Kalapathar Beach offers an unspoiled and serene environment. The tropical forests, the turquoise seas, smooth sands, and the Kalapathar or black rocks adorn the coastline. This beach is the ideal place to spend some quiet time due to its fascinating sunset views and few crowds, which have maintained the beach clean to this day. Stroll along the soft sands, sunbathe, and enjoy quiet moments of solitude amidst the scenic surroundings.

Things to do at Kala Pathar Beach

  • Sunbathing
  • Relax on a hammock
  • Click beautiful pictures
  • Hiking
  • Stroll on the beach
  • Swimming
  • Beachcombing
  • Beach Picnic
  • Enjoy local cuisine
  • Visit Kala Pathar village


The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, with their calm beaches, tragic historical sites, thrilling water activities, and untamed natural beauty, offer a unique tourist experience. In a nutshell, Flamingo Travels offers a range of Andaman tour packages that promise endless fun and stunning sights. Whether you are dreaming of an action-packed or laid-back island holiday, these gems offer something spectacular.

FAQs Regarding Andaman and Nicobar trip

Which month is best for the Andaman trip?

October to March is the best month to visit Andaman.

What are the cultural activities in Andaman?

The cultural activities in Andaman include folk dance and music performances, tribal tours, cultural festivals, culinary experiences, and cultural workshops.

Does Andaman have nightlife?

Yes, Andaman does have a vibrant nightlife – especially in Port Blair and Havelock Island

Are Andaman and Nicobar two different places?

Yes, they are two different islands but together they form the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

What is the famous dance of Andaman?

The Nicobari dance is a popular traditional dance in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, defined by its bright dances, rhythmic drumming, and colorful costumes.

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