The beautiful and pristine islands are home to number of gorgeous beaches, rich flora and fauna and underwater life. Amongst the top attractions of the islands are Barren Island, which is the only confirmed active volcano in South Asia; Neil Island, Havelock Island, Long Island, Cellular Jail, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Anthropological Museum, Indira Point, Car Nicobar, Katchal. The islands are perfect for a holiday and have stunning beaches like Radhanagar, which is amongst the top beach destination in Asia.
How to Reach:
The Veer Savarkar Airport, an International Airport is located in the capital town of Port Blair
Port Blair, is connected with Chennai, Kolkata, New Delhi and Bhubaneshwar by air. Air India, Jet Airways, Jet lite, Go Air & Spice Jet Airlines operate regular flights.
Regular passenger ship services are available to Port Blair from Chennai, Kolkata and Visakhapatnam and back. There are three to four sailings every month from Kolkata and Chennai to Port Blair and vice-versa. There is only one sailing for Visakhapatnam in a month. The voyage takes about 50 to 60 hours during fair weather.
Best time to visit
Planning a holiday tour to Andaman & Nicobar Islands during the months of December to February (winter season); during April to June (summer season) or May to September (monsoon season) is considered to be best.
Jolly Bouy Island - Opened only for 6 months in a year. Closed on Mondays
Baratang Island - Closed on Mondays
Chidia Tapu - Always Open
Ross Island - Closed on Wednesdays
North Bay Island - Always Open
Cellular Jail - Closed on Monday and Public Holidays. Though the Light and Sound Show is operational on all days usually.
Elephant Beach for Snorkeling - Can be reached by boat or by trekking for upto 40 Minutes from Havelock Jetty or can be reached via trekking.
Radhanagar Beach - Always Open except after sunset.
Laxmanpur Beach, Sitapur beach and Howra Bridge can be visited.
Must Do Activities
Scuba Diving at Havelock Island. - Courses for both Swimmers and Non Swimmers are available.
Sea Walk at North Bay Island. - Both Swimmers and Non Swimmers can avail this trip. This is more like space walk.
Snorkelling at Jolly Bouy and Elephant Beach - Anyone over the age of 7 Years can avail this activity.
Trekking to Limestone Caves - Baratang Island - A little tiring for elderly people and people with physical disabilities.
Fishing Trips to Cinque Island
Kayaking in Havelock Island.
Andaman Dolphin Glass Boat Ride.
Coral Safari - Semi Submarine - Recommended for Travelers with Kids.