Andaman Islands attractions

Top Choice Beach in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)

Radhanagar Beach

One of India’s (and indeed Asia's) most fabulous and famous stretches of sand: a beautiful bleach-blonde curve of powdery sugar fronted by perfectly spiralled aqua waves, all fringed by lush native forest. It’s on t…
Top Choice Beach in Diglipur & Around

Ross & Smith Islands

Like lovely tropical counterweights, the twin islands of Smith and Ross are connected by a slender, dazzlingly white sandbar, and are up there with the best in the Andamans for both swimming and snorkelling.No permi…
Top Choice Beach in Little Andaman

Butler Bay

Little Andaman’s best beach: a spectacular, powder-soft golden-white sweep of sand, famed for having some of India's best surfing waves.
Top Choice Historic Building in Port Blair

Cellular Jail National Memorial

A former British prison, the Cellular Jail now serves as a shrine to the political dissidents it once imprisoned. Construction began in 1896 and was completed in 1906 – the original seven wings (several of which wer…
Island in Port Blair

Ross Island (Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep)

Ross Island feels like a jungle-clad Lost City, à la Angkor Wat, except here the ruins are Victorian English rather than ancient Khmer. The former British administrative headquarters in the Andamans, the island lost…
National Park in Wandoor

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park

Comprising 15 islands of mangrove creeks, tropical rainforest and reefs supporting 50 types of coral and plenty of colourful fish, the 280-sq-km Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is ideal for snorkelling (gear ren…
Beach in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)

Elephant Beach

Along the island's northwest coastline, the alabaster sands of Elephant Beach, a popular snorkelling spot, are reached by a 40-minute, 1.8km walk through a muddy elephant-logging trail. The path is well signposted o…
Museum in Port Blair

Anthropological Museum

Port Blair's engaging anthropology museum provides a thorough and sympathetic portrait of the islands’ indigenous tribal communities. The glass display cases may seem old school, but they don’t feel anywhere near as…
Cave in Middle & North Andaman

Baratang Limestone Caves

The first main stop of interest as you travel north is Baratang's limestone caves, 90km north of Port Blair. After crossing from South Andaman to Baratang Island by vehicle ferry, it’s a scenic 45-minute boat trip (…
Beach in Long Island

Lalaji Bay

A 10km, 1½-hour trek through the jungle leads to secluded Lalaji Bay, a beautiful white-sand east-coast beach with good swimming and snorkelling; follow the arrows from the jetty, or arrange a guide (₹1000) through …