An Overview on the Best Places to Visit in the Andaman Islands

Madras Travels
Mar 14, 2018 · 3 min read

For a traveler who is fond of golden sandy beaches, breathtaking turquoise seas, extraordinary environs and sunny skies, Andaman would be the ideal place to spend their vacation days in. The Andaman Islands form an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal, and most of them are a part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Union Territory of India. These islands are a perfect adventurous spot for diving lovers, a serene getaway for honeymooners, and an idyllic destination for families. It’s an ultimate tropical paradise that is famous for its palm-fringed shores, scrumptious cuisines and thrilling adventurous sports.

In order to visit the magnificent tourist destinations of this tropical heaven, you can easily book an Andaman holiday package from Chennai or some other city. Here are some of the tourist spots you should definitely visit while in the Andaman Islands:

Radhanagar Beach:

This beach is a part of the Havelock Island, which forms a prominent section of the Ritchie’s Archipelago, in India’s Andaman Islands. This enchanting beach was once crowned as ‘Asia’s Best Beach’ by TIME magazine and attracts thousands of tourists from all parts of the world every year. This beach is renowned for its breathtaking sunset views, beautiful white sand and azure blue waters. There are verdant and lush trees present on the side of the beach that provides the tourists a perfect opportunity to experience the serene charm and enthralling beauty of the nature.

Cellular Jail National Memorial:

A reminiscent of the colonial era, commonly referred to as ‘kala paani’, this establishment was originally used as a prison by the British, in order to exile political convicts to the secluded archipelago. Many notable protesters, such as Yogendra Shukla, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and Batukeshwar Dutt were imprisoned here during the Independence movement. This jail now serves as a national memorial monument and a reminder of our valiant and gallant forefathers.

Havelock Island:

Providing a treasure trove of scuba diving and snorkeling activities, this island is a must-visit vacation spot for every adventure seeker. Whether you are a beginner or a professional driver, this island provides a number of enjoyable and thrilling activities for every person.

Mount Harriet National Park:

Established in the year 1969, this park houses about 134 species of trees and plants, 16 species of aquatic fauna and 28 reptile species. The majestic Mount Harriet is a part of this park, which is the third-highest peak in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago. This park is quite a popular trekking spot as it passes through a spectacular beach, and the trekkers can get a glimpse of various endemic avifauna, butterflies and animals along the trekking route.

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park:

This exotic national park is located near Wandoor on the Andaman Islands. This national park consists of about 15 islands and houses lush tropical rainforest and reefs, as well as mangrove creeks.

In order to visit all the above destinations and many more, you can easily book an Andaman holiday package from Chennai or some other city. Ensure to book your tour from an IATA accredited and Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India approved travel agency to make sure you get premium quality of services.

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