About Port Blair

Lagoons of crystal clear water and scenic beaches topped with a little bit of history make Andaman and Nicobar one of the most perfect choices for an enjoyable, laid-back holiday where you can go on long treks, laze around in the backwaters of the island, or if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, even go for a bit of deep sea diving. From the pristine, untouched beaches of Neil and Havelock Islands to the bustling town of Port Blair, the Andamans have something to offer to every tourist. The history of Indian independence is closely linked to the infamous Kaala Pani or Cellular Jail, and this very jail (which is now a major tourist attraction) lies in Port Blair and attracts hundreds of tourists every day who want to get a feel of the old-world colonial era. There is a light and sound show that takes place every night, wherein the history of the jail is depicted in a very catchy and intriguing method. Havelock Island is the major attraction of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and the crystal blue waters along with white sand beaches, all of which are lined with green coconut trees lend Havelock Island a mesmerizing picture-perfect look. This island is one of the largest islands in the Andaman archipelago, and you can choose to either soak in the sun and sand on the beach or participate in the numerous adventure activities offered here, such as snorkelling and scuba diving. Port Blair is another famous tourist spot in the Andamans, and this multicultural town is the perfect place for you to get a glimpse of the local lifestyle and the traditions followed by the people of the town. A gorgeous escape from the bustle of the city life, Port Blair is steeped in colonial history and is the perfect place to lay back and spend an afternoon or two in.

Place to must visit in Port Blair


Places to Visit in Port Blair

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Distance: 46 kms

Havelock Island

Havelock Island is one of the largest and most popular isles in the Andaman and Nicobar group of islands. Spread over a massive area of 113.93 square kilometres, Havelock Island is situated 57 km north-east of the capital city Port Blair. The island is named after a British General and comprises of Ritchie's Archipelago and a collection of five villages including Shyam Nagar, Vijay Nagar, Radha Nagar, Krishna Nagar and Govinda Nagar. It is one of the most developed islands when it comes to tourism, with a focus on eco - tourism. The aspect of Havelock Island that draws so many tourists towards itself is its pristine natural beauty and serene atmosphere. A paradise of silky sand beaches, crystal blue water, rich corals and verdant forests, this place is a beautiful manifestation of the region's natural beauty. The southern coast of the island has the charming Radhanagar Beach, while the azure beauty of Vijayanagar Beach is situated towards the east of the island. Elephant beach and Kalapather beach are two other destinations where the sunrise and sunsets are absolutely divine. What's more, you can also indulge in a number of thrilling adventure activities and water sports, and when you're done with that, a long walk along the stretch of the sand is the perfect way to explore the island on your own.

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Scuba Diving In Andaman

Large coral reefs, an assortment of marine life and the calm blue waters of the Bay of Bengal all make the name "Emerald Isle" highly suitable for the Andamans. Most popular island among all the islands for the dives, however, is Havelock. It is an ideal diving destination for everyone, right from a novice to an experienced diver.

Experience Time: 1-2 hours

Distance: 12 Kms

Cellular Jail

The Cellular Jail, also known as 'Kala Pani' is an old colonial prison situated in Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar islands. Constructed by the Britishers during their colonial rule in India, Cellular Jail was used particularly to exile political prisoners where they were subjected to many atrocities at the hands of the British. The construction of the jail began in the year 1896 and was completed in 1906, after which it was used to house many notable freedom fighters such as Batukeshwar Dutt, Yogendra Shukla and Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. The jail complex is now owned by the Government of India and it is recognised as the national memorial monument showcasing the life of prisoners during the British period The jail narrates of the horrifying and darkest period in the history of India. Soon after the Sepoy Mutiny in the year 1857, Britishers began to use the islands of Andaman and Nicobar as the jails to put the independence leaders behind the bars. The secluded islands were chosen due to their distant location from the main parts of the country where the prisoners would be kept in the dark depriving them of the situation in the country and excluding them from the society. During the independence movement of India, thousands of Indians were imprisoned in the cellular jail, many of them died due to inhumane conditions, many were hanged till death and many simply perished. Today, the Cellular Jail is a solemn reminder of all the struggles that our freedom fighters fought through to win the independence of the country, and is an imperative part of our history that ought to be upheld.

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Snorkeling in Andamans

Snorkeling is another popular water sport among tourists. Sea around Havelock Island serves as one of the best sites for snorkeling. You can see a kaleidoscope of colors underwater with a variety of reef, fishes, turtles, sharks and rays. Snorkeling costs around INR 400-500, and is much cheaper compared to Scuba diving.

Experience Time: 1-2 hrs

Distance: 42 kms

Radhanagar Beach

It's not a stretch to call Radhanagar beach India's best beach. With its turquoise blue waters and powdery white sands, it repeatedly features on lists of globally ranked beaches, rated Asia's best beach in 2004 by TIME Magazine. Its vast shores of endless white grains stretch across 2 kilometres, making it a prime attraction of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This pristine beach finds its place on the much-adored Havelock Island, a tourist's paradise and the largest of the islands present in this series of water-locked land masses. If you've ever dreamt of the perfect beach vacation, set in the white sands meeting the glorious shades of blue of the giant ocean, then this luxurious beach will prove that a reality. Every angle of this beach holds a picturesque moment, causing travellers to lose themselves for hours in the surreal sights of the location. The road to the beach and the shores are crowded with rows of lush green trees, making this site a true natural bounty. The myriad of colours seen during sunsets here are heart-stopping in their magnificence and are unique to this marvel of nature. Apart from enjoying the spectacle of the grand mix of rich natural colour, visitors can also enjoy water sports like boating, parasailing, and scuba diving. Food stalls and vendors may be seen on the fringes of the shores, keeping travellers refreshed with the provision of fresh and delicious seafood as well as coconut beverages. Tourists can also book beach beds, parasols, and umbrellas while they spend hours merely lounging at this exquisite wonderland.

Experience Time: 1 day

Distance: 13 kms

Ross Island

Located just 2 kilometres east of Port Blair is the Ross Island; an island which was once the administrative headquarters of the British, but today is only a barren island that is recognised solely for its beauty and scenic views. Following an earthquake that hit the Ross Island in the year 1941, the British left the island and shifted their settlement to Port Blair. The island was not able to overcome the grief of this sudden withdrawal, and decay and neglect ultimately set in. One can see traces of a prosperous past in the rubbles of the church, swimming pool and the chief commissioner's home with its extensive gardens and magnificent ballrooms. There is also a cemetery and a small museum managed by the Indian Navy. The charming beauty attracts not only the adventurous crowd but also history buffs due to its historical significance. The food found here also has a regional influence and is a must try. As in the case of its sister-islands, the Ross Island also has thick forests. At first sight of the island, it is tough to believe that this abandoned place was once the seat of British power and housed everything from a bazaar, a church, stores, bakery, a water treatment plant, tennis court, printing press, secretariat, hospital, cemetery and other vital institutions. Today, everything has disappeared except a few buildings, which housed some of these landmarks. Large banyan trees have engulfed the other buildings and have successfully managed to replace the grand structures built by man. The island is enveloped with a sense of nostalgia and takes the visitor back in time. The Indian Navy has managed to rebuild some old buildings, such as the local stores and the bakery, to provide the visitors with a feel of the bygone era. Souvenirs can also be purchased from these shops.

Experience Time: 3+ Hrs

Distance: 44 kms

Neil Island

The pristine isle of Neil Island in the Andaman Islands of India is located in Ritchie's Archipelago. It is named after James George Smith Neill, a British soldier who had sternly dealt with the insurgents during the suppression of the 1857 mutiny. The tranquil stretch of Neil Island is the perfect destination for a quaint weekend after the hustle and bustle of Havelock Island. What's more, you can also explore the wonders of marine life here through the means of various water-activities and sports. The golden sands coupled with scintillating waters and azure skies is the perfect weekend getaway right in the lap of nature. The tranquil stretch of Neil Island occupies an area of 18.9 kilometres and can easily be covered over the course of a long evening walk. Perhaps the most endearing feature of this island is its three sand beaches which glisten with golden sand and shimmering waters. The sea is a kaleidoscopic mosaic of light blue, dark blue and green and makes you want to dip your feet right in! Pristine sandy beaches at Sitpur, Bharatpur and Lakshmanpur are some of the best destinations to explore. The breathtaking view of the scenery and the emerald greeneries in the island is really rejuvenating and enjoyable for travellers.

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Water Sports in Andamans

The Andamans, while great for the peaceful, undisturbed soul-searching vacation that you need, also happen to be a hub for indulging in some killer water sports. Come, soak in the fun!

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City Shopping

A beautiful island, coupled with serene ambience and picturesque view, there's nothing not to love about Andaman. Regarded as one of the most preferred destinations for tourists, this island will leave you spellbound! Popular for snorkelling and other water adventure activities, the group of islands serve as a haven for people looking to enjoy long relaxing beach vacations. While there are a lot of things to do in Andaman, there?s one thing that should not miss out on your list- Shopping! The cute little shops around the corner are always buzzing with people. The tourism industry of Andaman is thriving not just because of the location and water adventures but because of its handicrafts emporiums as well. What are you waiting for? Go ahead, treat yourself and indulge in a retail therapy by collecting tropical souvenirs there!

Experience Time: 1-2 hrs

Distance: 26 kms

Chidiya Tapu

Known as the bird island, Chidia Tapu is a picturesque little village famous for its natural beauty, numerous resident birds and gorgeous views of the sunset. The tiny island, 25 kms from Port Blair is abundant with lush green mangroves and equatorial forests.While birdwatching is the main allure of the location, there are a number of fun water activities like snorkelling, scuba-diving, deep sea walking, pearl hunting, and boating that one could engage in along its shores. The Sunset point of the island, considered one of the best sunset points in the Andamans, is a prime attraction, offering a truly unforgettable experience of the sunset. This picturesque island is ideal to plan a relaxing picnic amidst the dense forestry and exquisite scenery. The road to the beach lets travellers pass the fascinating rugged rocks of Kalpathar. A trekking trail is available from the shores of the scenic beach to the grand Munda Pahad, an elongated black cliff at the edge of Chidia Tapu with an open seascape providing a truly breathtaking view of the rich blue ocean. Along with the myriad of mesmerising natural beauty, there is a mini zoo close to the beach where one can view interesting creatures like the monitor lizard. The waters are known to be inhabited by crocodiles, thus entering the water here is forbidden. However, watching the scores of birds fly by as you relax by the pristine water watching the alluring sunset is a memory of a lifetime.

Experience Time: Around 30 minutes

Distance: 9 kms

Chatham Saw Mill

Chatham Saw Mill is the biggest and the oldest mill across Asia owned by the Forest Department. The mill is also a storehouse for a variety of woods cut into different shapes and sizes.

Experience Time: Around 30 minutes

Distance: 15 kms

Corbyn's Cove

Corbyn's Cove is the nearest beach to Port Blair. It is quite popular among tourists as well as locals. It serves as an ideal place to just get a good sunset view and laze around. There are quite a few water sports which draw many adventure enthusiasts here.

Experience Time: 1 day

Distance: 144 kms

Barren Island

Located about 135 kilometres to the northeast of Port Blair, Barren Island is situated at the intersection of the seismically active Indian and Burmese plates and is reported to be 1.8 million years old! As the name suggests, the island is largely uninhabited, thanks to the volcano eruptions that take place here at frequent intervals. The famous and breathtakingly beautiful Barren Island in Andaman houses the only active volcano that can be found in India and owes much of its reputation to this fact. Nevertheless, its scenic beauty and picturesque views cannot be undermined either, which enchant tourists from all over the world and tempt them to visit the island. The island is just three kilometres wide, with a two-kilometre-wide caldera. The summit of the volcano rises to about 2,250 metres above the seafloor, while only 354 metres of it is visible above the water line. The volcano erupted here once in the year 1991 and then again in 1994-1995 after it had remained dormant for over 177 years. The first recorded eruption of the volcano on the Barren island dates back to the year 1787. Nonetheless, a few species can be found here, which includes a small population of goats, birds, bats and rodents. The Barren Island is only about three kilometres in diameter, with the crater of the volcano about half a kilometre away from the shore. The black bedrock of the island lends the sand on the beach a deep purple-black hue and contrasts beautifully with the vibrant underwater vibrant marine life. What is interesting is that even though the existence of this volcano is not a hidden fact, and has been known since centuries; owing to little-publicised research and restricted and limited access, the island continues to remain an unresolved mystery.

Experience Time: 2-3 hrs

Distance: 10 kms

Viper Island

Years before Cellular Jail was constructed, Viper Island was used by the British to keep the freedom fighters in exile. You can still see the remains of the jail which was built in 1867 by the British. The island is breath-taking and serene and got its name from the vessel in which Lt. Archibald Blair came to Andaman and Nicobar in 1789. Covering an area of 69 acres this beautiful island is situated at a distance of 23.6 kilometres from Port Blair. Legend also has it that there were numerous viper snakes present on the island which is how it got its name. It is said that the majestic island is sparsely populated due to the presence of these vipers. Since Viper Island is a beautiful combination of significant historical elements and natural beauty, it is always crowded with enchanted visitors. It takes nearly 10 minutes to reach the island from the Jetty, and the view of the seven points of the harbour is a treat for the eyes to watch. On the way to the island, you will also come across the main port and the navy ships of Port Blair. You can also enjoy the view of the cellular jail and its tower from the boat. The island which is present in a secluded place offers you a perfect getaway from the fast-moving life. All the history lovers and the nature lovers out there should pay a visit to the island.

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Distance: 18 kms

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park

Located on the south-western coast of the Andaman Islands, Wandur National Park is a marine life conservation area situated at a distance of 25 km from the capital city of Port Blair. The wildlife sanctuary, which is also known as the Wandur National Park, consists of a group of 12 islands which are situated geographically in a labyrinthine shape and are home to some of the most exquisite marine wildlife in the world. The national park and its surrounding areas are like heaven on earth with pristine white-sand beaches, azure skies and clear water which mesmerise the senses. Covering over 220 sq. km area, the national park is a great place to try some snorkelling and diving in the crystal clear water of the islands giving one an opportunity to see nature's glory from a close view. The coral reefs are the highlight of the park exhibiting their glorious forms and enchanting one and all. The famous islands to visit are Jolly buoy Islands, Redskin Island, Grub Island, Rangat Island, Neil Island and Long Island. The national park can amaze and dazzle everyone visiting especially those who hold wildlife close to their hearts.

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Distance: 17 kms

Wandoor Beach

A small village in the southern part of South Andaman, Wandoor is most recognized for its Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. The village also has some beaches which are relatively less crowded and offers mesmerizing views. You can combine your trip with a visit to Jolly Buoy or Red Skin Island, where you get to see beautiful corals. Wandoor is easily accessible and is only 1-2 hour bus ride away from Port Blair.

Experience Time: 1 day

Distance: 54 kms

Baratang Island

Baratang Island, a beautiful little island in the North and Middle Andaman Administrative district, is a part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, of the Union Territory of India. A small part of the Andaman islands, Baratang island, is situated about 160 kilometres away from the capital city of Port Blair. It is not explored as much as the other islands of Andaman and Nicobar have been; hence, it is a delight for the offbeat traveller. The ones who know the excitement and thrill of exploring the unknown and uncharted landscapes will enjoy a vacation here and take back memories no other journey would create. The Baratang Island is also known as Ranchiwalas Island and is home to India's only Mud Volcano, Limestone Caves, Mangrove Creeks, Tropical Forests and the Virgin Beaches. The Andaman Trunk Road that connects Rangat and Mayabunder pass through the Baratang Island and is paved through the lush green rainforests. The island is home to the Jarawa Tribe who regarded the now non-existent Jangil Tribe as their parent clan. Some may come across a local Jarawa while exploring the island and even get to communicate with them. Travellers coming here are the ones who look beyond luxury and comfort. It's not just the beaches and the fresh air that draws them to the island, but the adventure and the untapped culture of the surviving population. One needs to visit the island to get to know this unique region of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Experience Time: 1 day

Distance: 112 kms

Little Andaman

Little Andaman, a beautiful island with crystal blue waters and clear sand beaches all around, is the fourth largest island of the archipelago of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. It lies to the southern end of the archipelago over an area of 730 square kilometres. The island is home to an extensive rainforest and rare species of marine turtle. If you explore enough, you could also come across some breathtaking waterfalls. This mesmerizing little island is a traveller's paradise with numerous hotel stay options by the beach. So laze around on the beach or indulge in water sports or explore the gorgeous little island on a rented two-wheeler, this place has to be on your bucket list for this year. Little Andaman is part of the Indian Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and belongs to the administrative district of South Andaman. It is also known as Gaubolambe in the native language, Onge, of the Onge aboriginal tribe. They call the island Ebu Belong and have been the Island's native residents since 1957. So far the population of over 18,000 inhabitants occupies 18 villages on the island with the main village, Kwat-tu-kwage on the Hut Bay. Although the Dugong Creek is off-limits for tourists, a stay at the Island can be planned in the regions open for tourists. One can also book a package tour from the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair, which is just 120 kilometres from Little Andaman. Port Blair also has the nearest airport with frequent flights to Chennai and Kolkata.

Experience Time: 3+hrs

Distance: 75 kms

Long Island

Lond Island is a small island in the Indian state of Andaman. The beach in itself has a very small infrastructure but it is a sight to be seen. There is only 1 small village and 1 government rest house which needs to be previously booked from Port Blair. The village is spread out on the western side of the island within a good walking distance of the boat jetty, and you have to walk: there are no cars or rickshaws, only narrow concreted paths if you are lucky. Much of the island is forested and unexplored, and not even mapped. Long Island has very little infrastructure. There is one small village, and only 1 government rest house that must be booked through Port Blair.

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Distance: 34 kms

Rutland Island

Rutland, lined with virgin beaches, is one of the lesser visited of all the islands located in the southern part of Great Andaman archipelago. The pristine beach, lined with mangrove forests and coral reefs is a great place to connect with nature and relax.

Experience Time: 2-3 hrs

Distance: 12 Kms

Anthropological Museum

The Anthropological Museum, situated in the heart of Port Blair, is an ethnographic museum detailing the lives and cultures of the various tribes that have lived in the Andaman islands. It is a delightful trip for those wishing to understand the history of the islands and explore the lives of the Islanders. Within the museum, one has the opportunity to learn about the history of the Jarawas, the Onges, the Sentinelese, the Shompens, and the Nicobarese, making it a cultural hotspot of this region. Spread across two floors, there is a great deal of importance given to the history and ancestry of the tribal people of the island, and is a testament to the indigenous human diversity that has coexisted here for centuries. Inside the museum, one will come across various artefacts, tools, clothes, boats, leaf baskets, and weapons from different eras of the tribes of this region. Among the highlights of this museum are an ancient Jarawa chest guard, a skull originating from the Sentinelese region, and the shamanic sculptures created by the Nicobarese. A keen observation of these exhibits helps visitors understand the beliefs, traditions, and styles of adapting to the environment used by pre-historic tribals of this attractive island nation. For history buffs looking to learn more, the museum also contains a well-stocked library detailing the lifestyle of these cultures.

Experience Time: 2-3 hrs

Distance: 11 kms

Samudrika Naval Marine Museum

Located on the South Andaman Island in the capital city of Port Blair, the Samudrika Naval Marine Museum is the pride project of the Indian Navy. With comprehensive coverage of the marine life present in the deep waters surrounding the island chain's territories, this fascinating museum is an amazing source for details on the environment in the ocean, its ecosystem and its biodiversity. The museum also provides in-depth knowledge on the history and culture of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The museum has five sections which cover the history of the islands, the geographical information, the people of Andaman, the archaeology and the prime allure: the marine life. This museum is home to 350 varieties of marine life including rare fish, enamouring seashells, and diverse corals. Visitors are greeted at the entrance of the museum by the enormous skeleton of a young blue whale, the world's largest mammal. The first room covers the essentials facts about the Andamans. Information about the volcanoes, tribals, forests, and insects of the region is displayed here. The next room is the aquarium, which is home to a variety of fish and underwater species scuttling about their watery abode. There are rooms devoted to the varied species of coral reefs and seashells. The final chamber is the tribal room, detailing the history of the development of the tribes present in the islands, as well as their lifestyle. All the information at this marvellous museum has been simplified for absorption by a layperson. One may conclude their trip here with a visit to the gift shop, offering a range of souvenirs related to the exhibits present.

Experience Time: 3-4 hrs

Distance: 43 kms

Elephant Beach

With its brilliant coral reefs and alluring cyan waters, the Elephant beach is one of the locations that adds to the beach paradise reputation of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The vivid colour of the water is accentuated by the pure white sands of the beach. These waters are a prime destination for tourists wishing to engage in water sports like snorkelling, swimming, and diving. A trip around the ocean in the glass boat is almost a divine experience. With the amazing coral reefs starting at a depth of a metre, this beach is truly a memorable sight leaving travellers with its imprint for years to come. Boating around this beach can offer one some truly breathtaking imagery. There are boat rides organised from the Havelock Island dock to reach the main jetty. If one is feeling especially adventurous, the picturesque Radhanagar beach is an hour's trek from here. For those who are here to relax, the beach offers some exciting food and drink options while one lounges leisurely on the sands. This is the best beach in the Andaman Islands for engaging in water sports as well as other adventurous options like bird-watching, trekking and kayaking. As this area is famous for its coral reefs, sea walking is a major activity undertaken by almost every visitor to this beach, making this one of the best beaches of India.

Experience Time: 1 day

Distance: 173 kms

Diglipur

Diglipur, a large island located in the North Andaman area, is a tourist hotspot and an ecological paradise. The island houses rows of tropical forests, mangroves, and lovely beaches rich in exotic marine life. The highest point of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Saddle peak, is located at this island, accessible through the Saddle Peak National Park. One can also find the Kalpon river here, the only river to flow through the Andamans. This island is ideal for the eco-friendly tourists of the islands. The Ross and Smith islands, a 20 minute boat ride from the Aerial Bay jetty, offer tourists a range of outdoor activities like trekking through the tropical forests, scuba diving and snorkelling. One is privy to witnessing wild elephants peacefully roaming around, and during the season, may also be able to see the rare turtle nesting activity. A mysterious mud volcano has been identified at the northern tip of Diglipur, though there is not much knowledge about its origins. The Saddle Peak National Park offer tourists the rare opportunity to see wondrous animals such as the Andaman wild pig, Andaman hill myna, Andaman imperial pigeon, water monitor, dolphins, whales and the Saltwater crocodile. The Alfred Caves, an elaborate labyrinth of 42 caves spread across Diglipur can satisfy the desires of the adventurous who are willing to undertake the challenging task of exploring and trekking through these caves. For the tourists looking for a relaxing vacation, the shores of Diglipurs offer many wondrous beaches where one can get lost in the beauty of the sea all day long.

Experience Time: 1 - 2 days

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Jolly Buoy Island

If you are tired of the hustle bustle of the city life and want to relax by dipping your feet in salty water and let your hair loose in the wind, Jolly Buoy Island is the place for you. Jolly Buoy Island is amongst the archipelago of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is a part of Mahatma Gandhi National Park. The clean and serene water with white sand beaches will provide for a great vacation. You will be able to explore the rich marine life including colourful corals reefs and fishes in this place with the means of water activities. Because of its beauty and spectacular views, this place is also known as a “Tropical Paradise”. This place is best to spend some peaceful time while sitting on sand and listening to the rustling of water. Jolly Buoy Island is only a day's visit as the jetties that transport people here starts from 9am and come back by 2pm as people are not allowed to stay here after that.

Experience Time: 1-2 hours

Distance: 48 kms

Kalapathar Beach

Located on Havelock Island, Kalapathar Beach is a beautiful beach offering a stunning view of the Bay of Bengal and a long stretch of white sand with big boulders of black stone on the beach and underwater. The water runs deep and is ideal for swimming but it is advisable to be careful of underwater boulders.

Experience Time: 1-2 hours

Distance: 41 kms

Laxmanpur Beach

Located on Neil Island, Laxmanpur Beach is a stunning white shell sand beach just perfect for sunbathing and swimming. The shallow waters are home to corals which once thrived in abundance in the region. Enthusiasts can go snorkelling to explore the shallow waters and the corals too. The long stretch of sand is appropriate for long strolls and the enchanting sunsets.

Experience Time: 1 - 2 hours

Distance: 42 kms

Bharatpur Beach

Bharatpur Beach is a stunning shoreline famous for its pristine white sands and clear blue waters that surround the Neil Island. In spite of its proximity to Port Blair, it is seldom crowded and provides for a tranquil atmosphere for holidaying. The shore has shallow water with coral reefs that make the beach a famous spot for water sports like snorkelling and scuba diving other than beach exploration and sunbathing.

Experience Time: 1-2 hours

Distance: 48 kms

Vijaynagar Beach

Vijaynagar Beach is one of the most famous beaches on Havelock Island and mostly visited for beach exploration, bird watching, fishing, trekking and thrilling water sports like snorkelling, surfing, sailing and swimming. The picturesque beach has a long stretch of white sand and the pristine turquoise water reflecting the clear blue skies is a view worth visiting.

Experience Time: 1-2 hours

Distance: 80 kms

Lalaji Bay Beach

Located on Long Island, Lalaji Bay Beach is a picturesque attraction accessible by a small boat ride from Yerrata Jetty. The ride goes through a gorgeous Mangrove creek till the white sand beach. The pristine white sands and the crystal clear water of the Lalaji Bay Beach provide for a stunning place to relax and rejuvenate.

Experience Time: 1 - 2 hours

Distance: 45 kms

Sitapur Beach

Also known as Beach number 5 or the Sunrise Beach, Sitapur Beach, is a stunning stretch of golden sand on Neil Island. The contrast created by the clear blue waters makes it a mesmerizing attraction. Mostly known for its enchanting golden sunrises and sunsets, the beach is one of the best places for a long stroll on the smooth sands to calm down jittery nerves.

Experience Time: 1-2 hours

Distance: 92 kms

Amkunj Beach

Amkunj Beach is also called an eco-friendly beach in Rangat. It has a rocky shoreline and is not ideal for swimming; however, one can carefully stroll across to witness its beauty. Tourists can sit on the wooden benches installed on the shoreline and watch the waves come up to the uneven terrain. Sunsets and sunrises are the best times to visit the beach. It is also quite famous for spotting turtles.

Experience Time: 1-2 hours

Distance: 188 kms

Sandbar Beach

Sandbar Beach is basically a long stretch of sand that connects two islands, Ross and Smith in Andaman. The stunning scenery created by the densely forested islands and the stretch of white sand is quite unique to the location and draws several tourists to witness it charm. On a clear day when the waves are gentle, one can relax a bit on the Sandbar or go snorkelling and swimming on either side.

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