About Andaman

Things to know about Andaman


The Andaman Islands are an archipelago in India’s Bay of Bengal. These roughly 300 islands are known for their palm-lined, white-sand beaches, mangroves and rainforested interiors. Surrounded with coral reefs that support marine life including sharks and rays, they're destinations for scuba diving and snorkeling. They're also popular for water skiing, windsurfing and fishing. Oceanside camping and hiking is possible on some islands.

Places to Visit

Viper Island

Viper Island is near Port Blair in Andaman district in the Andaman Islands, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a union territory of India and was the site of the jail where the British used to imprison convicts and political prisoners.

Ross Island

Ross Island is one of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, about 2 km east of Port Blair. It was the Administrative Headquarters for the islands, before an earthquake rocked it in 1941. The headquarters were then shifted to Port Blair.

Cellular Jail

The Cellular Jail, also known as Kālā Pānī, was a colonial prison situated in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. The prison was used by the British especially to exile political prisoners to the remote archipelago.

Havelock Island

About 38 Kms. away from Port Blair and is connected by daily speed boat service from Phoenix Bay Jetty. This Island, with beautiful sandy beaches fringed with green canopy of the rain forest beckons everyone to enjoy the fun at the blue sea. It provides idyllic resort in the lap of virgin beach and unpolluted environment. A guesthouse of Tourism Department "Dolphin Resort" is available for the tourists. The Tourism Department organizes Island Camping (tented accommodation) during the tourist season at Radhanagar Beach. One can enjoy the stay right on the seashore by hearing the lulls of the solacing sea in this camp.

North Bay Beach

North Bay Beach is just north of Port Blair. The beach and the snorkeling opportunities in its fringing coral reefs are the closest ones you will find in Port Blair, and therefore, it gets crowded. A ferry (9 AM and 2 PM; 30 minutes) will take you across Aberdeen Jetty and bring you back after a 3 hour stay. The corals at North Bay are rather good and spread over large area. You’re very likely to spot many fish, a lobster or two, or even clams on the coral reef. Snacks and basic meals are available in some shacks on the Beach.

Butler Bay Beach

Little Andaman Island, south to the South Andaman Island is 120 Kms by sea from Port Blair. Butler Bay, a beautiful beach, is 14 kms from the Hut Bay jetty. The beach is ideal for sun-basking, snorkeling and surfing. Netaji Nagar beach, 11 kms from Hut Bay jetty and Harminder Bay beach are other beautiful beaches in the island

How to go ?

  • Port Bair, is connected with Chennai, Kolkata, Visakhapatnam, New Delhi and Bhubaneshwar by air. Air India, Jet Airways, Go Air & Spice Jet Airlines operate regular flights. Foreign chartered flights are also permitted to land at Port Blair subject to the fulfillment of guidelines of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
Andaman Coral Reef