The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are one of the best beach destinations in India. With sun-kissed beaches, stunning coastlines, and tropical forests, these islands make for the perfect honeymoon getaway. The capital city of Port Blair is the getaway to these islands. The National Memorial of Cellular Jail is an important attraction here. Visit it and you’ll know why – Indian political prisoners were kept here by the British during the struggle for independence. The Light and Sound Show in the evening will definitely instill a sense of patriotism in you, it did for me!
Coming back to beaches, did I tell you that the Radhanagar Beach here had been named as the best beach in Asia?! It is just one of the many beaches that dot the island. Adventure activities are available in plenty in Andaman. Scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, and swimming are some activities you can try for that adrenaline rush. That’s not all, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are filled with a diverse set of flora and fauna that you can explore. While few forests are off-limits for tourists, ones like the Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve and the Parrot Island can be visited. Finally, watching the crimson sunset from one of its beaches is the perfect way to end your day. Book an Andaman honeymoon tour package and rekindle your love with your soul mate.
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Here are 5 not to be missed islands that you should pay a visit while in Andaman and Nicobar:
- Fun in Havelock Island
Want to experience the best of a beach destination? Then set out to Havelock Island right away! The pristine beaches and teal waters of the ocean will take your breath away. It has famous beaches like the Radhanagar Beach and the Elephant Beach, where you can take a quiet stroll with your loved one or if you’re the adventurous kind, then indulge in some scuba diving and surfing.
- Neil Island- the Vegetable Bowl of Andaman
Relatively quieter and less crowded compared to Havelock, this small island can be covered in about 2 hours. It has tropical vegetation, exotic coral reefs and sun-kissed beaches – the perfect combination for a fun-filled day with your partner. It is interesting to note that beaches here are named after characters in the Indian epic of Ramayana, like the Bharatpur, Sitapur, and Lakshmanpur Beaches.
- A slice of history at Ross Island
Situated close to Port Blair, this island has some interesting history associated with it. Hop on a jetty from the capital city and reach the island in less than 15 minutes. The erstwhile capital of the British administration, it is now dotted with old ruins from the pre-independence era and museums.
- Natural wonders at Baratang Island
This island is home to many hidden gems of Andaman and Nicobar. Apart from beautiful beaches, the Baratang Island is home to mangrove creeks, limestone caves, and even mud volcanoes! Go on an exciting boat ride through the creeks to reach the caves. There are cool patterns formed by limestone formations that grow from the ground and from the ceiling, a perfect place to capture pictures to show folks back home! Oh, and if you’re a bird enthusiast, head to Parrot Island, where thousands of parrots flock together in the evening- quite a sight, I must say!
- Great Nicobar Island
The largest of the islands in Nicobar, the Great Nicobar Island attracts both nature lovers and honeymooners alike. Indira Point, the southernmost tip of the India is located here. You can find a plethora of flora and fauna in the place. Head to the Campbell Bay National Park for a nature walk and take in the beauty of the surrounding evergreen forests, orchids, and wildlife.
Andaman is a wonderful holiday destination, not only for beach lovers but also for those in search of a unique vacation experience. The best time to visit Andaman for your next holiday would be during the months of October to May (winter and summer seasons), when the weather is ideal for sightseeing and exciting beach activities.