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Andaman & Nicobar Islands Tour Guide

Andaman Nicobar Islands Tour Guide: Must-Visit Places & Things to do

If you’re dreaming of an island getaway that’s a little off the beaten path, look no further than the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. These islands in the Bay of Bengal are worlds away from your typical beach vacay. Sure, you’ll find plenty of sparkling white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. But the Andamans keep things delightfully laidback with their uncrowded beaches– the perfect antidote to crazy tourist hotspots. But it’s not just sun and sand here. The Andamans are a hotspot for water adventure sports, ranging from scuba diving to snorkeling. Its beautiful marine life should be enough to convince any adventure enthusiast to visit. Read on to know how you can make the best out of your visit to this secluded paradise.

Best Commute Options to Get Around in the Towns

Hire a Taxi!

To get the best out of your stay duration at the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, the best way to commute around is via a private taxi. We recommend hiring one through a good travel agency, or through your hotel. Alternatively, some areas of the Andamans also allow you to rent a bike and get to different sights. 

As for traveling from one island to the other, you can find a bunch of ferry rides at the ports. They can be pre booked as well as booked on the spot.

Food & Restaurants in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Fine Dining Experiences in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

1. Dugong by Seashell, Neil Islands

2. Shoreline by Taj Exotica, Havelock Islands

3. Amaya, Port Blair 

World Cuisines in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

1. Turtle House by Taj Exotica, Havelock Islands

2. Excel Restaurant, Port Blair

3. Something Different, Havelock Islands

Bakeries & Coffee Shops in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

1. Lee Meridian, Havelock Islands

2. Tillai’s Bakery & Sweets, Port Blair

3. Cafe Bohemian Grove, Neil Islands

Local Food Experiences in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Fresh seafood delicacies like coconut-based prawn curry, chili fish or the flavorful macher jhol. At Andaman, you can also explore the rich Indian flavors– from amritsari kulcha to chicken tikka masala. Don’t miss the chance to sample the delightful local snacks like the crispy banana chips, samosas or a paan. 

PORT BLAIR

Port Blair, the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, will have you relaxing on its sun-kissed beaches. These islands are renowned for their pristine beaches, clear waters, rich marine life, and lush forests. Situated on South Andaman Island, this vibrant town serves as the primary entry point for visitors exploring the enchanting archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. Port Blair holds a pivotal place in India’s history, notably during the colonial era.

Cellular Jail Port Blair

Best Places to Stay

Luxury Picks

  1. WelcomHotel by ITC
  2. SeaShell
  3. Symphony Samudra

Budget/Backpacker Options

  1. Kevins
  2. SeaScape
  3. Ocean Terrace

Must Visit Sights & Landmarks in Port Blair

Begin at the Gandhi Statue Circle, where a majestic statue of Mahatma Gandhi stands as a symbol of peace and freedom. Then visit the Aberdeen Clock Tower, an iconic landmark that has witnessed the passage of time in Port Blair. A must-visit is the famed cellular jail for a light and sound show that narrates the tales of sacrifice and resilience. Travel to the scenic Chidiya Tapu Beach, a haven for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts. The beach, aptly named “Bird Island,” boasts a diverse avian population and has stunning sunset views. Also visit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands at the Anthropological Museum to discover the indigenous tribes, their traditions, and artifacts. Moving on, you can venture to Chatham Saw Mill, one of the oldest and largest sawmills in Asia and Corbyn’s Cove, a pristine beach with golden sands and azure waters. For marine enthusiasts, the Samudrika Naval Marine Museum is the place to be, where a fascinating collection showcases the marine life and ecosystems of the Andaman Islands. 

How to commute to Havelock Islands?

The best way to commute to Havelock Islands is by a ferry ride. It takes about 2-3 hours to reach Havelock by a ferry, which is about 73 kilometers away from Port Blair. 

HAVELOCK ISLANDS

Havelock Islands, officially known as Swaraj Dweep, are a tropical paradise within the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago. Known for their pristine beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and lush green landscapes, it’s home to one of Asia’s best beaches, Radhanagar Beach.

Kalapathar Beach Havelock Island

Best Places to Stay

Luxury Picks

  1. Taj Exotica
  2. SeaShell
  3. Coral Reef Resort

Budget/Backpacker Options

  1. Havelock Island Beach Resort
  2. Blue Ocean Resort
  3. Sundaze Beach Resort

Must Visit Sights & Landmarks in Havelock Islands

Visit the Kalapathar Beach, named after these distinctive rocks (Kalapathar means black rock). In areas around, you can indulge in fresh seafood delights and local cuisine. A must-visit, travel to Radhanagar Beach, an exquisite stretch of powdery white sands framed by lush greenery and crystal clear waters, for its famous sunset. Named one of Asia’s finest beaches, it’s a great setting for sunbathing, leisurely strolls, and panoramic sunsets. 

How to commute to Neil Islands?

The best way to commute to Neil Islands is by a ferry ride. It takes about 2 hours to reach there by a ferry, which is about 40 kilometers away from Havelock Islands.

NEIL ISLANDS

Neil Islands, officially known as Shaheed Dweep, is renowned for its laid-back charm, vibrant coral reefs, and pristine beaches. This place is perfect for those seeking untouched natural beauty and a relaxed island vibe. 

Best Places to Stay

Luxury Picks

  1. SeaShell 
  2. Silver Sands
  3. Symphony Summer Sands

Budget/Backpacker Options

  1. Laxmi Continental Resort
  2. Blue Lagoon Resort
  3. Neil Banjara

Must Visit Sights & Landmarks in Neil Islands

Start your tour at the picturesque Laxmanpur beach. After a calming time there, drive to the Natural Bridge, an awe-inspiring rock formation sculpted by the relentless forces of nature. Take your time to appreciate the raw beauty of this natural wonder. Head to Bharatpur Beach, an ideal spot for swimming, beach picnics, and basking in the tropical sun. Here you can also experience the marine wonders through a unique glass-bottom boat ride.

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