Port Blair : Port Blair is a popular tourist destination and it is the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Island is surrounded by rugged coastline and tropical forest but despite the fact for having hot and moist biome, this Island has a picturesque environment. Port Blair blooms with various tourists flying from different places and it is evident that this place sees different faces every year. The city is popular for the infamous Cellular Jail National Memorial, which was once a prison where many freedom fighters and people of other nationals were imprisoned. Today, this place serves as a famous attraction that must be visited. Port Blair attracts tourists from all over the country not just for being a clean city but for its remarkably beautiful coral reefs. Tourism in Andaman and Nicobar will take you to breathtaking interesting places and to some major tourist attractions like Ross Island, earlier this island was the seat of British administration. Viper Island, this island was a site to imprison the convicts before the Cellular Jail was constructed. Radhanagar Beach, this is a beautiful beach voted to be the best beach in Asia by the TIME 2004. Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani was used by the British to imprison political prisoners, today; this site serves as a museum. Havelock Island, this island is the largest of all the islands in Andaman. Port Blair has several appealing beaches that are serene and beautiful including various beach activities like parasailing, banana boat ride, as well as underwater and water activities like scuba diving, sea walking etc. The capital offers tourists with a fulfilling holiday experience; be it with families, couples, honeymooners or adventure enthusiasts. Port Blair, an ultimate holiday destination has something for everybody.
Havelock : Among the islands of Andaman, the one that is most visited is the Havelock. Spread in an area of 113 sq. km. and located 39 km of north-east of Port Blair, Havelock Island offers a perfect beach vacation in Andaman. The white sand beaches of this congenial and imposing island are fringed with rain-fed forests making them quite a beautiful destinations to see in India. Famous Radhanagar Beach and Elephant Beach are also part of Havelock Island along with Kalapather and Vijaynagar Beach.
In addition to the extraordinary ambiance and hypnotizing tranquility, Havelock Island also proffers enthralling adventure activities such as scuba diving, snorkelling and trekking. Equipped with several recreational and other pleasant services for tourists, Havelock Island is a supreme destination for a vacation in nature's lap.
Cellular Jail : Cellular village has seen a lot of bloodsheds - it was made by the freedom fighters so that they can be tortured here. Even before the construction of the Jail, the island was a prison of India’s First War of Independence of 1857. This jail reflects one of the murkiest chapters of in the colonial rule's history. It is a mute witness of many heinous acts that British soldiers put on the villagers. In 1906, the jail was completely constructed and was named as ‘Cellular’ because there cells made for each prison rather than accommodating them in one documentary. Originally, there were seven prolonged, puce-coloured building with a central tower. Later, the building was subsequently damaged, leaving behind three wings intact. In the daily life of prisoners, executions were frequent, and many were made to undergo hard labor. Each cell of the prison is 13.5 feet high 7 feet wide and housed one convict in solitary confinement. Without a doubt, this structure is one of the most historically prominent buildings in India. For this reason and intent, Cellular Jail is a must-visit spot while on the trip to Andaman.
Ross Island : Ross Island is a beautiful destination to visit when in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This is a lovely place to tour if you want to make a day out it by traversing for hours amidst its historical importance. Ross Island was the headquarters of the British colony and today it houses its ruins of the buildings that were built during the British time. The Islands century old trees have captured few important landmarks by its wild vines, roots, and trunks like the Officers Quarters and rundown Church of the British times. Besides, some must visit attractions in Ross Island are like the Chief Commissioner's house, the Cathedral, and Graveyard of the Britishers. Today, if you visit the Island you will see the state of the art light and sound show commissioned by the tourism department to keep alive the vibes of the past. However, when in Ross Island, you are bound to get a great panoramic view of the nearby Island and get a chance to see a number of animals like peacocks, deers and ducks amidst the cool breeze and the amazing view of the sea.
North Bay Island : North Bay Island is one among the most popular destination at the Andaman Islands. Usually, this trip is covered in the 3 island cruise trip, which includes Ross Island, North Bay Island and Viper Island. However, you could also select just North Bay island or both Ross Island and North Bay Island during your trip. You can even charter a private boat to visit this island. North Bay Island offers people with beautiful coral reefs alluring to visitors who are visiting this destination for the first time. Activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving are available at the island. Glass bottom boat ride can also be availed at this destination.
Baratang Island : Baratang Island is located about 100 km from Port Blair and if you take it from the tourism point of view, then this island is an unexplored gem filled with pure beauty and natural wonders. This must visit destination slouches with verdant green meadows and thick mangrove forests. Incredible yet overlooked place Baratang Island houses some unique and fascinating attractions like the impressive limestone caves and interesting mud volcanoes. The limestone caves in Baratang is a sedimentary rock formed and compressed over millions of years by the continuous deposits of many components and elements such as seashells, marine life, corals, and skeletons. Soon after you enter the caves, you are bound to start rubbernecking as you will find limestone formations hanging from the top and bottom. Besides, these caves are regularly emerging and growing in shapes and sizes. Another such attraction in Baratang Island that is visited by many tourists is the Mud Volcano. It so happens that the mud is pushed upward by a natural gas emitting from underneath created by decaying organic matter from underground. In addition to that, Parrot Island is also a must visit attraction located near Baratang Jetty. This beautiful place is best visited in the evening to witness thousands of parrots that fly around and roost. Baratang Island can be considered as a one-day trip destination but if you happen to dwell in its peaceful surroundings, then the Island provides accommodations like Forest and PWD guest houses. You can also avail a private accommodation in Baratang Island.