The turquoise blue waters, white sandy beaches, and the lush green surrounding make Andaman and Nicobar Islands the perfect destination for some picture-perfect holiday moments. A slice of paradise on earth, the Islands have numerous places to visit for a memorable vacation. Be it a solo trip, reunion or honeymoon, there’s something for everyone on this beautiful Indian Union Territory. Below we’ve listed down the top 8 places to visit while at the Islands.
Located about 2 km east of Port Blair, Ross Island is once fondly called “Paris of the East” by the British. Wrecked by the earthquake of 1941 and the Japanese Invasion in 1942, this island houses the ruins of the colonial architecture and its glory during the British Rule. The Commissioner’s House, the Cathedral and the Old Graveyard are some of the must-visit attractions at the Island. To keep the old vibe alive and to entertain the tourists, the Tourism Department organizes light and sound shows regularly. If you want to spend a day amidst nature and places of historical significance, then Ross Island is your perfect getaway.
Have you ever wondered how it would be to be in one of those God-forsaken prison cells of Kala Pani from the bedtime stories of childhood? Terrifying? Not anymore. This inglorious jail has now become a tourist spot and yes, you can be in one of those cells, of course without the predicaments. Another important place to visit the capital city of Port Blair, a visit to this prison is an exciting experience.
A part of Ritchie’s Archipelago, Havelock Island is the place to be if adventure gives you the adrenaline rush. Called the Holy Grail for underwater adventure, the Island offers several options to choose from. Scuba diving and snorkelling in Havelock are considered the best in the entire region. Easily accessible from the city of Port Blair through Makruzz, Havelock Island is sure to amuse you.
One of the most famous tourist destinations in the entire region, Radhanagar Beach is located in Havelock Island. Times Magazine recently listed this beautiful beach as the “Best Beach in Asia” and “7th Best Beach in the World”. Surrounded by lush green forest and palm trees this beach is the perfect destination to spend some quality time with your loved ones.
Another gem on Havelock Island, Kalapathar Beach is a long stretch of white silky sands and big black rocks overlooking the beautiful blue sea. Although a bit crowded during the peak season, yet the beach is the perfect place to have some momentous time during your vacation to the Islands.
The ideal place to explore the diverse marine life, Neil Island has a lot of pleasant surprises for its visitors. Just take a stroll along the beautiful beaches on the Island or get indulge in various water-fun activities, you’re sure to create memories to be cherished forever. Travel to the Island with Makruzz and experience the beauty of Andamans.
Regarded as the sunset point, Laxmanpur Beach in Neil Island is one of the most beautiful and clean beaches in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Covered with corals and seashells, this mesmerizing island offers a picturesque view of the Island and if you happen to be there during sunset, you’re going to experience one of the best views in your life.
An unchartered territory where nature has bestowed upon various wonders to amaze you at every step, Baratang Island is known as the Hidden Gem of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Beautiful tropical mangroves, limestone caves, the Mud Volcano and Parrot Island makes the place a heaven for nature enthusiasts and shutterbugs. Although there are roadway services available to the Island, travelling by waterways is an experience of a lifetime. Makruzz has daily ferry services to the Island from the city of Port Blair.
Along with these places, there are several other destinations, which can add delight to your Andaman Vacation. Travel to the beautiful Islands with Makruzz and you’re sure to leave with a bagful of beatific memories.