Places To Visit In Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Places To Visit In Andaman & Nicobar Islands

The places to be visited at Andaman &Nicobar Islands are -

1. Cellular Jail(Port Blair)

The Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani (derived from Sanskrit words 'Kal' which means Time or Death and 'Pani' which means Water), was a colonial prison in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
The prison was used by the British especially to exile political prisoners to the remote archipelago. Many notable dissidents such as Batukeshwar Dutt and Veer Savarkar, among others, were imprisoned here during the struggle for India's independence. Today, the complex serves as a national memorial monument.

The prison complex itself was constructed between 1896 and 1906, the British had been using the Andaman islands as a prison since the days in the immediate aftermath of the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857.
The remote islands were considered to be a suitable place to punish the independence activists.

The convicts could also be used in chain gangs to construct prisons, buildings and harbour facilities. Many died in this enterprise. They served to colonise the island for the British.

2. Jolly Buoy Island

Jolly Buoy Island is in Andaman and Nicobar and is a part of Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. Very famous for under water corals and the pristine clear beach.

To reach Jolly buoy island people have to come to Wandoor beach.Wandoor beach is 30 Kms from Port Blair by road. This route is same for visiting Red Skin island also. Both Jolly buoy and Red skin are located at Mahatma Gandhi National park.
The boats to Jolly buoy island leaves by 9.00am. All the boats leave at the same time and come back together.
Prior permit and entry tickets are required to avail this trip. You can submit your permit and trip request at and they get the tickets and permits booked on your behalf.

You might have to send your photo if proof to avail the permit. The other way is to stand in a long queue in front of the Tourism office to get permits. However, it gets extremely difficult to purchase the tickets because of long queues by local islanders.

Surrounding the Jolly buoy island there are other islands with thick forests. People can enjoy the running sea view between these islands.
In Jolly buoy island nothing is available. Visitors are supposed to carry all items required for them like, food, water etc. At Wandoor beach tender coconuts are available.

3. Radhanagar Beach

Radhanagar island is the largest of the islands that comprise Ritchie's Archipelago, a chain of islands to the east of Great Andaman in the Andaman Islands. Havelock is situated 57 km north east of the capital city Port Blair.

The island is named after a British general, Henry Havelock who served in India. The island's current population consists of mainly Bengali settlers. Many of these settlers have Bangladeshi origin as these people were given settlement by the Indian government after the 1971 war between India and Pakistan.
The five villages are Govinda Nagar, Vijay Nagar, Shyam Nagar, Krishna Nagar and Radha Nagar.

Havelock Island avoided much of the devastation by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and its resulting tsunami, and there were no documented casualties.

DJ party on the Journey, Enjoy the Sea with a upper Deck Tuck Shop and it is Like Train in which can come out of doors & see the real Ocean from Corridors. Charges -INR 900/ 1000/ 1300 (Depend on Class) Once in Day at 03:00 PM.

4. Ross and Smith Island

Ross and Smith Islands are known as the Twin Islands of Andaman and Nicobar group of islands. Ross and Smith islands are actually two islands Ross and Smith joined together to make a single group of islands.

These beautiful islands are in North Andaman, few nautical miles from Diglipur Jetty.
What makes these islands truly beautiful and sets them apart from the rest of the islands is that these two islands are joined by a natural, sand bar. Its like if you face both the islands, you see a road kinda thing which is actually a sand bar linking both the islands. And thus, while walking on the bar one can move from one island to the other.

One can easily reach these islands by taking a boat from Diglipur that costs anywhere from Rs. 500 to Rs. 2000. Boats run from early morning till noon. The island also has a small tree house where one can climb and enjoy the serene beauty.
The islands also have a bit of corals under the water but they are not much known and are present in deep sea so in a way coral life is not to be experienced here. During high tide, the sand bar disappears leaving a trail of water between the two islands and during low tide the sand bar appears again making the islands look majestic.

5. Marina Park and Aquarium

Marina Park and Aquarium is a prime attraction in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is located in the unspoiled seashore close proximity to Water Sports Complex.
The local inhabitants and the visiting tourists use this park for spending their valuable evenings by enjoying the nature's gifts of pristine beauty, stunning sea waves and lush green vegetations.

The Aquarium is a praise worthy place enclosing many marine life including various kinds of sea fishes and turtles. A children's park with many facilities for kids enjoyment, a toy train and many other amusement facilities make this park a much sought picnic spot.
The best time to visit -
Winters (December to February)
Summers (March to mid-May)
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