Top things to do in Andaman Islands

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 International in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)

Full Moon Cafe

Run by an Irish-Indian couple, this mellow thatched-roof restaurant shares a sandy floored site with Dive India and does fabulous seafood, salads, pastas, wraps, fresh juices, falafel platters, Indian bites, and Fre…
Top Choice International in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)

Anju-Coco Resto

One of Havelock’s faves, down-to-earth roadside Anju-Coco offers a flavour-packed menu of zealously guarded Indian-international family recipes, with outstanding breakfasts, barbecue dishes, seafood and platters. Tr…
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…
Top Choice Indian in Port Blair

New Lighthouse Restaurant

Fresh seafood grilled, steamed or barbecued to taste is the speciality at this unadorned favourite, but there's also punchy veg or prawn biryani and an impressive globe-trotting menu. The upstairs beer terrace (from…
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…