(Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park)
Just 29 kms
from Port Blair is this stunningly beautiful group of islands.
The 15 islands form the part of the 280 sq kms Mahatma Gandhi
Marine National Park. The scenic beauty of the islands is enhanced
by mangrove creeks, tropical rainforest and the reef which support
many varieties of corals.
The marine park
of Wandoor includes the uninhabited North and South Cinque.
Cinque islands are among the most beautiful islands in the Andamans.
Mt Harriet & Madhuban
A ferry service from the Chatnam wharf
to Bamboo flat, from there one can take a vehicle to Mt Harriet
which is 365 m in height. It was the summer headquarters of
the British Chief Commissioner at one time, offers a kaleidoscopic
view of Port Blair. Towards the north is the Mt Harriet national
park and Madhuban.
Once the administrative headquarters of the British this place
is deserted today. Now entrails tourists with its ruins of the
printing press, church, bakery, tennis courts, swimming pool,
and the cemetery. A small museum here will give an idea of what
this place must have looked in those days.
Seven kms from
the town of Port Blair, it is one of the most magnificent beaches
in Andamans. Nearby is the Snake island surrounded by coral
reef. The beaches here are ideal for Sun Bathing and Sun Basking.
Jolly Buoy island
Offers a breath
taking view of the some of the World's most spectacular coral
reefs. One has to experience the under water coral and marine
life for oneself to believe it. Glass bottom boats help to take
a closer look at the coral gardens.
owned farm for research in various kinds of agricultural products
predominantly spices. This farm is 15 kms from Port Blair and
has new variety of Cinnamon, Pepper, Nutmeg and Cloves.
A tiny fishing
village with beaches and mangroves, Chiriya Tapu is 30 kms from
Port Blair. From Chiriya Tapu there is a beach which is well
known for snorkeling.
40 kms from
Port Blair, here the beaches are numbered and beach number 1
has some lovely hammocks under trees which are very popular
among the campers. There is also a fresh water well. One can
watch very large fish from these islands.
45 kms from
Port Blair, this island is full of Bengali settlers. The main
attractions of these islands are Dolphins, Turtles and very
trunk which through the Middle Andamans have the Jarawa reserves.
Independent traveling in this area is discouraged. But the island
is open to the tourists and accommodation & other facilities
have been provided. Tourists can also visit Rangat and Mayabunder
The waves make
this place good for swimming but bad for snorkeling. The main
beach of Little Andamans is at Butler Bay which also a camping
ground for people.
Which was used
to harbor convicts before the construction of the cellular jail
evokes similar emotions. It had gallows on the top of a hillock
where condemned prisoners were hanged. Sher Ali, who killed
Lord Mayo, the Viceroy of India in 1872, was also hanged here.
India's sole active volcano is located here. It erupted last
in 1994-95 after remaining dormant for 177 years. The Island
has a diameter of 3 Kms and has a big crater. Tourists can visit
here by special boats but are not allowed to land ashore for
Comprising of 28 Islands, with an area of 1,841 sq.Kms. The
Nicobars abound in coconut-palm, casuarina and pandanus. Great
and Little Nicobar have the Giant Robber Crab, Monkeys with
long tail and Pigeons. Megapode, a rare bird is found in Great
Nicobar. Nicobar group is out of bounds for foreigners at present.
Indians may be given permission in exceptional cases on application.
Located at the Southern end of Nicobar, Great Nicobar Island
has a beach near Galatians which is the nestling ground for
Giant leather Aback Turtles. This Island is also home to the
biosphere reserve area and the famous Indira Point (the southern
most tip of India).
Car Nicobar Island
Full of exotic golden beaches and unique huts built on stilts
which have the entrance through a wooden ladder.
Ramnagar is a sandy beach situated at Diglipur Island. It is
connected by two daily boat services from Mayabunder and from
Port Blair twice a week.
and Vijaynagar beach
These beaches are located in Havelock Island which are pristine
beach stretches -a nature lovers dream come true.
Harminder Bay Beach
These beautiful beaches are located at Hut Bay Island at a distance
of 100 kms from Port Blair and are connected by Inter islands
This unique complex offers all possible aqua-sport facilities
like Water-skiing, Sail boats, wind surfing, speed boats etc.
and safe water sports like paddle boats, row boats excite also
has a sea water swimming pool
Diving in the Andaman waters offers a fascinating world of under-water
marine life, varieties of colorful fishes, rarest of the coral
reefs in the world, mysterious remains of sunken ships etc.
All these and much more are waiting to be explored!
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands offer the rarest of forest life,
flora and fauna which one can discover trekking.