Andaman Nicobar

Andaman Nicobar

Things to do - general

The Andaman  Nicobar group is a cluster of islands that are a union territory of India and are situated in the Bay of Bengal, 1000 km off the east coast of India. The rocky area near the sea is a bit risky so traveling restricts in that area. Tours to some of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which are open to tourists, are a feast to the eyes with their lush green flora, exquisite fauna, lovely beaches and widespread lagoons enclosed by exotic coral reefs. You can travel to the Andaman and Nicobar islands by Air or by Sea from Calcutta or Chennai, on mainland India.

Places to visit in Andaman Nicobar

Samudrika Naval Maritime Museum

This museum has a complete collection of different shells and corals found in the Andaman and Nicobar islands

Cellular Jail

Tours of this historic prison where the British jailed freedom fighters, seeking to liberate India, are a journey back into colonial times. The Jail now dedicates to the nation as a National Memorial.

Chirya tapoo

If you travel 35 Km south of Port Blair you will find this island, also known as Bird Island, which has a Bird Sanctuary.

Corbyn’s Cove

A coconut-palm crescent-shaped beach ideal for swimming, sun-basking, and surfing.

Ross Island

On a tour of this island, you can find the remains of old British buildings that date back to the days of colonial rule in India.

Mount Harriet

The highest hill around South Andaman (365m), lying on the other side of Ross Island, provides an excellent view of the Port Blair City.

Mini Zoo at Port Blair

When you tour this zoo you will see rare species like Nicobar Pigeon, Andaman Pig. The zoo provides a favorable breeding ground for the Crocodiles, which are bred through Saltwater Crocodile Breeding Programme.

Neil Island

A long shallow beach basically used for timbering operations.

Chatam Island

It is the center of activity of the Forest Department. It has perhaps the biggest Saw Mill of its kind in Asia.

Viper Island

Has derived its name because of the presence of Viper snakes in the past. It was once a full-fledge jail but was abandoned after the establishment of Cellular Jail


It is a small island to the north of Great Nicobar and known for good canoes.


The most developed island with the majority of the population as Scheduled Tribe. The soil is most suitable for Rubber Plantation.


An extremely beautiful island known for copra and betel nuts.

Madhu ban

When you travel 15 km from Port Blair and reach a place with a sea beach in front and hills behind. You will be in Madhu ban  and uses as a training ground for elephants by rangers

Country India
Visa requirements

Visa Required for Foreigners

Languages spoken Nicobarese, Hindi, English
Currency usedINR
Area (km2)6,408

Sports & nature

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands area unit endowed the magnanimous presence of the many marvelous mounds that is absolutely smart for trekking. Trekking is one in each of the foremost sought-after journey sport inside the Andaman and Nicobar islands. It's additionally referred to as ‘backpacking’ or ‘bushwalking’ or ‘tramping’. Best Time to Trek in Andaman and Nicobar Islands is from the month of November to the month of Apr. the height season to go to this place in December and Jan.


Snorkeling is a journey activity that is extremely in style of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. One will relish the under-water marine life and look at the rarest types of corals by skin diving within the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. you'll Snorkel pristine and undamaged reefs, right off white sandy beaches. Equipped with a mask, snorkel, and fins, skin diving offers you the expertise of learning the exotic wonders of the coral reefs. snorkeling is an exciting sport that permits you to rub shoulders with some distinctive marine species.

Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is the biggest activity on the Andaman & Nicobar Islands other than lying around and consuming seafood. the simplest season for diving in Andaman & Nicobar Islands is from Dec to Apr.

The exciting expertise of scuba diving may be a major tourist attraction. One will see the fascinating marine life among the world of fantastic water bodies, vibrant fishes and wonderful corals. One will explore the wonders of scuba diving and can get the rare experience mixed with the journey. However, Diving in Andaman & Nicobar Islands remains in its infancy.

The Indian government takes a heavy approach to protect its marine resources. As a result, marine life populations area unit strong, and different area unit typically surrounded by fish. At places like Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi Marine Park in Wandoor, clouds of surgeons and acanthopterygian gather in mid-water, snapper and sweetlips swarm over the rocky reef, and large fish like big Trevally and Bumphead parrotfish are seen on nearly every dive. big Grouper and schooling Mobula Raysconjointly create regular appearances. several sites are home to endemic species like Andaman damselfish, Andaman Sweetlips, and also the distinctive Indian-Ocean Spinecheek Anemonefish.

The skin-dive centers has all the facilities and necessary equipment for great expertise of scuba diving. Adding to this there area unit several expert trainers who will help the tourist in getting into the deep of the ocean.

Famous Dive sites in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

• Bala Reef: On the western side of little Andaman, Bala Reef is spread over 4-5 sq km.

• Corruption Rock: Corruption Rock is between Chidiyatapu and Rutland Island.

• Snake Island off Corbyn’s Cove beach: This site offers awesome rock faces and spectacular dive landscape.

• Havelock Island: There is a range of largely unexplored dive sites rich in underwater marine life.

• Cinque Island: One of the best dive destinations on the island, it has clear emerald water with a visibility of up to 80 feet.

• Fish Rock near Passage Island: The topography consists of rocky slopes, boulders, and fan of corals and plenty of sponges.

• Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Wandoor: Hundreds of colorful varieties of coral reef fishes can be seen in the park.


Trekking is one of the most sought-after journey sport within the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Camps are the correct selection for nature-lovers who want to fancy the sun, ocean, and nature by spending quiet holidays right the beach. One will go trekking through the nature path from Mt. Harriet to Madhu ban and luxuriate in the rare forest life, flora and fauna. There are alternative trekking routes additionally. Sometimes, trekking expeditions are only daily or 2 long. however, on other occasions, trekking at Andaman and Nicobar islands will extend for weeks or maybe months. Trekking in the Andaman Islands is gratifying, as most of the islands are coated with thick tropical rainforests, teeming with wildlife and rare and endemic plants, as well as about 2.200 plant and 270 bird species. Hiking on the Andamans is best to be done with a local guide, but you can also go camping on your own on the beaches on many of the islands. However, please note that over-night Camping at many of the uninhabited islands is not allowed.
Trekking routes on the Andaman Islands are available with all the offices of Andaman Tourism. Tents are available locally on hire from October to May. You can easily get hold of all sorts of trekking equipment from Tour operators. The trekking gear should not be too heavy.

The major trekking equipment includes food, water, stoves, hydration bags to carry water and many more useful materials.



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