Andaman Trip – Your Complete Travel Guide

Andaman is a natural marvel. This archipelago is a great place to visit for both tourists and locals. We have always preferred the mountains. We found the beaches and sea of Andaman to be very beautiful and fresh.

There are 325 islands within the Andaman and Nicobar group and only 24 in the Nicobar. The Great Andaman consists of the northern, middle, and southern Andaman islands. The Ten Degree Channel in the south separates Landfall Island from Interview Island, Ritchie's Archipelago and Rutland Island.

Andaman's history

We usually research the history of a place before we visit it. This helps us understand the place and its people.

It was no different when I went on vacation to the Andaman islands. During my research into the history of the area, I found many interesting facts.

These are the Best Places to See on an Andaman Cruise

Our Andaman cruise revealed that the island is a paradise for both travellers and traditional tourists. There are many places to visit in Andaman. However, they all make it worth your time. We will start with the most common locales, then move on to the more unusual.

Port Blair is India's most populous city.

It is also the biggest settlement and the main entry point to all the islands. It is likely that your journey will start here. There are many attractions in the town, including the Cellular Jail and the Samudrika Marine Museum. If you're looking for a beach, Corbyn's Cove Beach is a good option. Here you can also take part in watersports.

Tapu Chidiya

Chidiya Tapu, which is approximately 30 km from Port Blair, is famous for its sunsets. It is possible to take a day trip from Port Blair to Chidiya Tapu.

Jolly Buoy Island, Wandoor Beach

Chatham Sawmill is located in Chatham, Massachusetts.

Chatham Saw Mill is Asia’s oldest and largest sawmill. This is not the only reason to visit the sawmill. The mill's history goes back to 1789 when Lt. Archibald Blair, an English colonial officer, arrived in Port Blair to establish a British settlement. This was primarily to deport prisoners. The sawmill was originally used to supply the west's needs.

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The mill hours are from 8 a.m. until 2.30 p.m., except on Mondays or Thursdays.

North Bay Island is an island just off the British coast.

Day trips to Ross Island and North Bay Island are possible. North Bay Island is a popular place to enjoy water activities. Here you can do everything: snorkelling, diving, jet skiing, speedboat rides, sea walks and even snorkelling. The island is accessible by ferry from Port Blair Jetty. It takes approximately one hour.

Ross Island (Netaji Subhashchandra Dweep).

Ross Island is another spot that will blow your mind. This island was the capital of Andaman from 1941 to 1941. Ross Island was the Indian Penal Settlement's headquarters for nearly 80 years.

There were markets, bakeries and stores, as well as workshops, a water distillation facility, a chapel, tennis courts, a printing press, secretariat, hospital, cemetery, and open-air theatres. Everything has disappeared except for some crumbling structures which once housed some of these landmarks.

Usually, the Ross Island and North Bay Island tours can be combined in one day.

According to the Swaraj Dweep, Havelock Island is at number three.

The most visited island in the Andamans is Havelock Island, which also has the highest tourist flow. Havelock is home to some of South Asia's best diving spots, and beautiful unspoiled beaches.

Radhanagar Beach has been voted one of Asia's most beautiful beaches. Renting a bike or scooter is a great way to explore the island. We did it. We recommend that you stay at Havelock Island at least for two nights.

The Island of Neil (Shaheed Daweep).

This beautiful island is ideal for backpackers. It is a delight to see the golden sand beaches and the brilliant blue waters. Neil Island is home to a natural bridge and beautiful beaches. Neil Island, also called Shaheed Dweep is small and can be reached on a two-wheeler in one day. Here, you can rent a bike or scooter and explore the island, just like in Havelock.

It is possible to go on a day trip to Shaheed Dweep or Neil Island, but it is best to stay over. Neil Island was our favorite spot on the entire Andaman Tour.

Baratang Island

Baratang Island lies between the South and Middle Islands. You will find beautiful beaches, mangrove rivers and limestone caves as well as mud volcanoes. Baratang Island, located 100 km from Port Blair, takes almost 5 hours to reach due to poor road conditions. This is not an attempt to discourage you from visiting, but it is worth your time if you love exploring the unknown and don't mind long hours or difficult travel conditions.

You will need permission to enter the limestone caves.

Diglipur, Andaman Islands

This is perhaps the most secretive part of the Andaman Tour. North Andaman is an area of the island that has not been explored. It takes approximately 12 hours by road to travel from Port Blair to Diglipur. The natural beauty and splendor of the region will seduce you once you get there.

Ross Island and Smith Island can be visited in Diglipur.

Ross and Smith actually consist of two islands that are connected by a sandbar to create a single group.