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Top 30 Places to visit in Andaman and Nicobar

When you’re surrounded by Bay of Bengal, unspoiled beaches, diverse cultures, traditions and ethnicities and amazing people, there are so many different things you can do! In Andaman, there’s no place for a frown or a dull moment as every corner or rather every direction has something new to offer you. Though tourists are allowed only in a few islands, the number of islands that allow you ensure you have a whale of a time for as long as you’re there.


As Indians, we have very little exposure to spelunking and even less places to venture into it. However, Andaman lets you get hands on with the adventure activity in its limestone caves and it’s the closest you’ll get to cave exploration in India after the caves of the north east. Besides, you also have the amazing Havelock Island, one of the few islands allowed for the development of tourism by the authorities. There’s also the NeilIsland and attractions like the Cellular Jail, Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex, Barren Island, and more exciting water sport activities like banana boating, parasailing, scuba diving and more await you. For those of you looking for interesting and unique things to do in Andaman, a visit to the Barren islands will have most of your adventure goals ticked off.


A place so diverse cannot be without its fair share of shopping avenues and popular bazaars. The shopping centers orrather streets offer everything tourists look forward to buying in a new place – fresh organic indigenous produce of fruits and vegetables, souvenirs, seashells, pearls, wooden products, cane products, scarves and more. One of the exciting activities apart from watching volcanoes and caves is hitting the local market and simply checking out the products on the store. The markets in Andaman bring you closer to the culture, traditions and the diversities in the islands and also connect you with the locals who offer insights and information for free.


One of the most common concerns or things travelers look forward to in a holiday destination. In Andaman, however, this is never a concern because the place is as Indian as its gets. Though catering to tourists from around the world, the restaurants, food joints and eateries are Indian at heart and satisfy the taste buds of every class of traveler. So, regardless of whether you love sea food, eggs, vegetarian dishes, continental or purely non-vegetarian, Andaman has surprises lined up for you. Besides, the islands also have local cuisines on offerthathave a distinct tropical flavor in their delicacies.


People at Andaman are mind-blowing. They don’t just know how to live in harmony with nature and conserve them for the generations to come but also enjoy other aspects of life – like partying. They have some really happening nightclubs and restaurants in the islands that ensure tourists and visitors don’t end up feeling homesick when it comes to partying. The scenic oceans that awe visitors during the day also acts as a magnificent backdrops for parties at night. The continuous waves hitting the shore dance to their own rhythm and tunes while trying to catch up with the contemporary manmade forms of music. All these make Andaman the perfect destination for nightlife too.

Spas

The relaxing sites and beaches of Port Elizabeth would cheer up your mood. The excellent weather coupled with pictorial milieu offers you a pleasing and relaxing trip here. Spas are an added wonder in The Windy City.

Chatham Saw Mill

Setup in the year 1883 on Chatham Island, this saw mill has the distinguished profile of being the oldest saw mill in Asia. In the early years of World War II, the mill was bombed by enemy forces which led it to be demolished. It revived its glory back in 1946, after which it has been functioning very smoothly.

Spa

If you are in the mood for relaxation, the beaches at Andaman should do the job. Spa’s and massages too are provided at all resorts and reputed hotels like the Andaman Embrace Resort and Spa.

Clubs and Discos

All the famous hotels and resorts around Port Blair provide good discos such as Peerless Beach Resort, Fortune Resort Ba Island at Marine Hill, Hotel Shompen at Middle Point and Sinclair’s Ba view at South Point.

Ross Island

A twenty minute ride from Port Blair gets you safely to the former capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This island was of crucial geographical importance during the British rule in India which is why it is filled with ancient relics and broken down structures of various governmental offices, churches and other significant historical ruins. Ross Island, with a perfect mixture of forest cover and old buildings, bears resemblance to a lost city- something utt

Corbyns Cove

Port Blair isn’t primarily known for its beaches, but if you’re willing to take a hiatus from the bustle of the town, Corbyn’s Cove is the place to be because of its enthralling scenery which includes palm trees spread across the white sand of the beach. The journey to the Cove takes you along the most beautiful route decked with beauties of nature on either side which is not to be missed.

Clubs and Discos

Jordan has numerous numbers of restaurants and café with amazing menu and taste. The delicacy of the place is Mansaf which is a national Jordan Dish prepared of lamb. As it’s a tourist destination there are international restaurants serving international cuisine for people around the world. There are small coffee shops for people to relax and sip coffee.  Some of the famous restaurants and cafes here are KirHeresResaturant, Romero.
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Malabari Fish Curry

Due to its geographical nature, restaurants excel in making mainly seafood. Ranging from Malabari Fish Curry to Crab Claws, the dishes served here are exquisite and delicious

Viper Island

Named after a vessel which was met with a wreck at Andaman, Viper Island is home to one of the many jails which lie throughout this entire region. A beautiful serene destination for tourists, this island can be accessed by a harbour cruise which originates from Port Blair.

Viper Chain Gang Jail

Don’t let the number of jails here intimidate you, because they are going to be one of the most beautiful pieces of architecture that you have seen. Located on the Viper Island, the construction of this structure can be dated as far back as 1867. Another home to the Indian freedom struggle, the addition of Chain Gang to the name is mainly because of all the brutal atrocities that the prisoners had to face. However, at present stonewalls of the buildings are

Bars and Pubs

Sea Sip at Peerless Sarovar Portico, Corbyn’s Cove is a pretty famous bar which serves various delicious cocktails and mocktails which are up to the expectations of visiting tourists. Nico Bar is another such place at Port Blair which is a reputed pub.

Mount Harriet National Park

This is a national park which surrounds the third largest peak in the Andaman Islands, Mount Harriet. Home to salt water crocodiles, turtles and robber crabs, the park is filled with nature’s most beautiful creations.

Malabari Fish Curry

Due to its geographical nature, restaurants excel in making mainly seafood. Ranging from Malabari Fish Curry to Crab Claws, the dishes served here are exquisite and delicious

Radhanagar Beach

Hours to visit in: 6 AM to 6 PM

Suggested time to be spent on this beach: 3 Hours

Address / Location: Radha Nagar, 12 Km from Havelock Jetty, Havelock Island 744211, India

 

How to reach Radhanagar Beach

You can take a Seaplane or a Makruzz (catamaran) from Port Blair. Government boats connecting Havelock and Port Blair are also available.

 

Things to do on Radhanagar Beach

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The Beach Festival

Why you should attend this

When a place is entirely made of beaches, how can one not organize events and festivals surrounding them? The beach festivals are organized to more active participation from tourists on the beaches and get them involved in activities like beach volleyball, Kabaddi, tug of war and more games. Happening throughout Andaman, the events are fun and a great chance to meet new people. It happ

Mini Zoo

As the name suggests, the Mini Zoo at Andaman is a modest and compact zoo that still manages to give its visitors a taste of the exotic creatures that inhabit the Andaman Islands. It contains animals, birds and reptiles too. The zoo has been designed to help visitors understand the ecology and diverse ecosystems of the islands. After the opening of the Chidiyatapu Biological Park, several animals were relocated. There are stil

Adventure

Exploring the multiple options on water sports at the Andaman Water Sports complex is the perfect way to relax your adrenalin rush. Scuba Diving in and around Barren Island is also another form of adventure which will leave you speechless. Trekking and Camping around Mount Harriet is something which should be on your bucket list too.

Barefoot Bar and Brasserie

Also known as the B3 is perhaps the first things tourists will see when they arrive at the Havelock islands. Situated in a strategic location, the restaurant makes sure you enter, get awed, dine and leave with complete satisfaction. It brings the best of international cuisine right to your table on a plate. With subtle interior décor, quirky movie posters and an amazing view of the sea, the place is perfect for that heavy continental meal you’ve been

Aberdeen Bazaar

Thanks to the absence of mall culture in Andaman, locals and tourists throng to the Aberdeen Bazaar, located conveniently at Port Blair for shopping. From goods you need for everyday requirements to souvenirs and handcrafted gift items, Aberdeen Bazaar is the place to be to shop your heart out. If you’re simply tired from shopping, head to the restaurants nearby to get active and continue with shopping at this enthusiastic street.

 

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Flea Market

The words are enough to trigger tempting thoughts on attending this event. Similar to the ones you’ve seen in Goa, the flea markets are set up here to showcase the artworks of the locals and provide them a chance to showcase their art and earn revenue. The flea markets happen on various occasions during the weekend and offer local delicacies and handicraft collections for tourist.

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Neil Island

Named after a British diplomat, the Neil Island has a charm which is quite contrary to its buzzing counterpart the Havelock Islands. The stellar beaches, coral reef and fantastic villages make Neil Islands one of the most special islands in Andaman. Not many people tend to visit this less explored gem that hides itself away from most tourist itineraries. However, your visit to Andaman shouldn’t be complete without a visit to the islands and experiencing comp

Nico Bar

The name is enough to entice what’s in stores at Nico Bar. Creatively named after one of the islands, Nico Bar is known for its cocktail selections and hospitable staff, who take care of the experience of the visitors. From its sleek décor to expert barmen making the best of mixes, you will enjoy the perfect evening with your friends and family over here. Look out for the cocktails served in coconut shells. It is from here that you can see the locatio

Bioluminescence

One of the most surreal natural phenomena, bioluminescence makes you feel you’re in your most beautiful dream with the only difference in you being awake and remembering to share your experience with others. Imagine a night sky – dark and silent. Now imagine the stars and the lustrous clusters of stars not in the sky but under your feet in water. What looks like a visual straight out of Pandora, the phenomena turns the ocean water by the shores blue an

Pink Fly Lounge and Bar

Another classic located at Port Blair. When you’re tired from all the shopping and sightseeing in Port Blair, make sure you unwind to a rejuvenating cocktail and a choice of tandoori dish here at Pink Fly Lounge and Bar. With bartenders knowing what they’re doing, they ensure the taste of the cocktails they prepare lingers long after you’re done drinking them. Music is another selling point for Pink Fly with many popular DJ’s working their

Bayview

Located at the capital city, the restaurant offers an amazing array of delicacies from multiple cuisines and a superb collection of chilled beers. Again situated right on the beach, the place attracts tourists because of both food and location and ensures visitors have a great time with their friends and families. The décor is cozy, intimate and relaxing and offers magnificent views of the sea.

 

Must Eat: Tandoori fish and home cooked-style Tig

Barren Island

Have you read any of those folk tales or watched cartoons that have islands surrounded by a volcano which is active and the entire place looks so magical? Well, Barren Islands is one such destination, where the volcano is still active. In fact, it is the one and only volcanoes to have been confirmed active in South Asia and along the chains of volcanoes that occupy the belt from Indonesia to Myanmar. True to its name, the island is barren and devoid of civilizatio

The Island Tourism Festival

Why you should attend this

Organized by the department of tourism to promote entertainment and tourism for the locals, this 15-day cultural extravaganza offers the best of shows, programs and music to its visitors. It’s an annual event that starts from 5th of January and goes on for fifteen days. You should attend this event to experience the sights and sounds of the locals and witness live performances of

Aberdeen Bazaar

Thanks to the absence of mall culture in Andaman, locals and tourists throng to the Aberdeen Bazaar, located conveniently at Port Blair for shopping. From goods you need for everyday requirements to souvenirs and handcrafted gift items, Aberdeen Bazaar is the place to be to shop your heart out. If you’re simply tired from shopping, head to the restaurants nearby to get active and continue with shopping at this enthusiastic street.

 

Location: Abe

Spelunking

Also commonly known as cave exploration, Andaman offers you one of the most diverse experience in exploring the limestone caves in the Baratang islands. The gigantic monolithic structural formations of limestone take you to a whole new world. Your fascination not just begins after you reach the caves but the moment you step onto that speed boat as well. Nestled between Middle and South Andaman, the boat takes you through a scenic route covered by mangrove trees, l

Cellular Jail

Not sure if you’ve grown up listening to threats from your grandparents on being exiled to prisons far away from home in case of you do mischief but let’s say that this prison is a tangible example of the threat. Used as a place to send people to exile, especially freedom fighters and political prisoners. The prison is also known as Kala Paani, which literally translates to death and water respectively and is known for the incarceration of freedom figh

Bayview

Located at the capital city, the restaurant offers an amazing array of delicacies from multiple cuisines and a superb collection of chilled beers. Again situated right on the beach, the place attracts tourists because of both food and location and ensures visitors have a great time with their friends and families. The décor is cozy, intimate and relaxing and offers magnificent views of the sea.

 

Must Eat: Tandoori fish and home cooked-style Tig

Sagarika Emporium

Known for indigenous people and their culture and traditions, Andaman offers the best of handicrafts culture and one place to bring them all together from different islands is the Sagarika Emporium. For all the curious travelers who look for something unique to collect from the travels, this is the place you should head to if you need distinct handmade products of coconut shells, wood, seashells and bamboo. Also, do not confuse with a shop sharing the same name bu

Nico Bar

The name is enough to entice what’s in stores at Nico Bar. Creatively named after one of the islands, Nico Bar is known for its cocktail selections and hospitable staff, who take care of the experience of the visitors. From its sleek décor to expert barmen making the best of mixes, you will enjoy the perfect evening with your friends and family over here. Look out for the cocktails served in coconut shells. It is from here that you can see the locatio

Red Snapper

Named after a class of fish, the restaurant just complete justice to its name by offering some of the most sumptuous seafood delicacies to its visitors! With the World Health Organization consistently monitoring the quality of food served and prepared, the restaurant always makes sure the food that goes out from the stove is top class. The ambience is perfect and beach-like with thatched roofs and bamboo decors. Definitely a must-visit restaurant. The best part is

Cicada Lounge Bar and Grill

If tracks and digital music bore you, Cicada is the place you need to head to when you’re in Andaman. It is the scene where live music and jamming sessions happen and is a great place to be with a glass of your favorite drink, listening to some retro to contemporary songs sung live. Not just the music, their cocktail selections, platters, starters and their ambience are all the things to look out for. If possible, go for an Instagram Live when you’re t

Spelunking

Also commonly known as cave exploration, Andaman offers you one of the most diverse experience in exploring the limestone caves in the Baratang islands. The gigantic monolithic structural formations of limestone take you to a whole new world. Your fascination not just begins after you reach the caves but the moment you step onto that speed boat as well. Nestled between Middle and South Andaman, the boat takes you through a scenic route covered by mangrove trees, l

Red Snapper

Named after a class of fish, the restaurant just complete justice to its name by offering some of the most sumptuous seafood delicacies to its visitors! With the World Health Organization consistently monitoring the quality of food served and prepared, the restaurant always makes sure the food that goes out from the stove is top class. The ambience is perfect and beach-like with thatched roofs and bamboo decors. Definitely a must-visit restaurant. The best part is

Sagarika Emporium

Known for indigenous people and their culture and traditions, Andaman offers the best of handicrafts culture and one place to bring them all together from different islands is the Sagarika Emporium. For all the curious travelers who look for something unique to collect from the travels, this is the place you should head to if you need distinct handmade products of coconut shells, wood, seashells and bamboo. Also, do not confuse with a shop sharing the same name bu

Adventure

This alpine nation offers multiple options of skiing. The Heiligenblut is the perfect ski resort for beginners as well as families. Here you get around 55 km of slope which is prefect for skiing. Here, the peaks of Schareck and Gjaidtroghohe are the most preferred peaks for skiing.

The Hohe Tauern range offers gorgeous snow capped views which offer some of the best skiing slopes of this country. The peaks of Hoher Dachstein attract many climbers every year. In fact, when the weather is

Flea Market

The words are enough to trigger tempting thoughts on attending this event. Similar to the ones you’ve seen in Goa, the flea markets are set up here to showcase the artworks of the locals and provide them a chance to showcase their art and earn revenue. The flea markets happen on various occasions during the weekend and offer local delicacies and handicraft collections for tourist.

You should attend this if you call yoursel

Cicada Lounge Bar and Grill

If tracks and digital music bore you, Cicada is the place you need to head to when you’re in Andaman. It is the scene where live music and jamming sessions happen and is a great place to be with a glass of your favorite drink, listening to some retro to contemporary songs sung live. Not just the music, their cocktail selections, platters, starters and their ambience are all the things to look out for. If possible, go for an Instagram Live when you’re t

Barefoot Bar and Brasserie

Also known as the B3 is perhaps the first things tourists will see when they arrive at the Havelock islands. Situated in a strategic location, the restaurant makes sure you enter, get awed, dine and leave with complete satisfaction. It brings the best of international cuisine right to your table on a plate. With subtle interior décor, quirky movie posters and an amazing view of the sea, the place is perfect for that heavy continental meal you’ve been

Pink Fly Lounge and Bar

Another classic located at Port Blair. When you’re tired from all the shopping and sightseeing in Port Blair, make sure you unwind to a rejuvenating cocktail and a choice of tandoori dish here at Pink Fly Lounge and Bar. With bartenders knowing what they’re doing, they ensure the taste of the cocktails they prepare lingers long after you’re done drinking them. Music is another selling point for Pink Fly with many popular DJ’s working their

Havelock Islands

Probably the most famous destinations in Andaman and the one that most Indians look forward to visiting, the Havelock islands are indeed a haven for pristine beaches, teal lagoons, Mahua trees, backwaters and more, they are the perfect blends of adventure and scenery packed together. For most travelers, the Havelock islands give the contentment of their entire Andaman vacation and end up spending most of their time chilling and getting more acclimatized to the contagious spirit of the island.

Bars and Pubs

Though some bars and pubs open in the midnight, there are a few that open in the earlier evening and set the weather for a perfect night. Kuta, Seminyak and Legian are the home to some of the amazing collection of bars and pubs that give life to Bali.

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park

Far away from the chaos of the city, rests a serene place home to some of the most enchanting coral reefs. Yes, the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park at the Wandoor region of Port Blair is located approximately at a distance of 30 kilometers. The best part about the park is that it sort of conserves several islands and keeps visitors away from tourism and touristy activities to actually protect the lush grandeur and marine life.

The park compiles close to 15 islands together and take

Adventure

Exploring the multiple options on water sports at the Andaman Water Sports complex is the perfect way to relax your adrenalin rush. Scuba Diving in and around Barren Island is also another form of adventure which will leave you speechless. Trekking and Camping around Mount Harriet is something which should be on your bucket list too.

Spa

If you are in the mood for relaxation, the beaches at Andaman should do the job. Spa’s and massages too are provided at all resorts and reputed hotels like the Andaman Embrace Resort and Spa.

Bioluminescence

One of the most surreal natural phenomena, bioluminescence makes you feel you’re in your most beautiful dream with the only difference in you being awake and remembering to share your experience with others. Imagine a night sky – dark and silent. Now imagine the stars and the lustrous clusters of stars not in the sky but under your feet in water. What looks like a visual straight out of Pandora, the phenomena turns the ocean water by the shores blue an

Spelunking

Also commonly known as cave exploration, Andaman offers you one of the most diverse experience in exploring the limestone caves in the Baratang islands. The gigantic monolithic structural formations of limestone take you to a whole new world. Your fascination not just begins after you reach the caves but the moment you step onto that speed boat as well. Nestled between Middle and South Andaman, the boat takes you through a scenic route covered by mangrove trees, l

Malabari Fish Curry

Due to its geographical nature, restaurants excel in making mainly seafood. Ranging from Malabari Fish Curry to Crab Claws, the dishes served here are exquisite and delicious

Barefoot Bar and Brasserie

Also known as the B3 is perhaps the first things tourists will see when they arrive at the Havelock islands. Situated in a strategic location, the restaurant makes sure you enter, get awed, dine and leave with complete satisfaction. It brings the best of international cuisine right to your table on a plate. With subtle interior décor, quirky movie posters and an amazing view of the sea, the place is perfect for that heavy continental meal you’ve been

Bayview

Located at the capital city, the restaurant offers an amazing array of delicacies from multiple cuisines and a superb collection of chilled beers. Again situated right on the beach, the place attracts tourists because of both food and location and ensures visitors have a great time with their friends and families. The décor is cozy, intimate and relaxing and offers magnificent views of the sea.

 

Must Eat: Tandoori fish and home cooked-style Tig

Red Snapper

Named after a class of fish, the restaurant just complete justice to its name by offering some of the most sumptuous seafood delicacies to its visitors! With the World Health Organization consistently monitoring the quality of food served and prepared, the restaurant always makes sure the food that goes out from the stove is top class. The ambience is perfect and beach-like with thatched roofs and bamboo decors. Definitely a must-visit restaurant. The best part is

Clubs and Discos

All the famous hotels and resorts around Port Blair provide good discos such as Peerless Beach Resort, Fortune Resort Ba Island at Marine Hill, Hotel Shompen at Middle Point and Sinclair’s Ba view at South Point.

Bars and Pubs

Sea Sip at Peerless Sarovar Portico, Corbyn’s Cove is a pretty famous bar which serves various delicious cocktails and mocktails which are up to the expectations of visiting tourists. Nico Bar is another such place at Port Blair which is a reputed pub.

Pink Fly Lounge and Bar

Another classic located at Port Blair. When you’re tired from all the shopping and sightseeing in Port Blair, make sure you unwind to a rejuvenating cocktail and a choice of tandoori dish here at Pink Fly Lounge and Bar. With bartenders knowing what they’re doing, they ensure the taste of the cocktails they prepare lingers long after you’re done drinking them. Music is another selling point for Pink Fly with many popular DJ’s working their

Nico Bar

The name is enough to entice what’s in stores at Nico Bar. Creatively named after one of the islands, Nico Bar is known for its cocktail selections and hospitable staff, who take care of the experience of the visitors. From its sleek décor to expert barmen making the best of mixes, you will enjoy the perfect evening with your friends and family over here. Look out for the cocktails served in coconut shells. It is from here that you can see the locatio

Cicada Lounge Bar and Grill

If tracks and digital music bore you, Cicada is the place you need to head to when you’re in Andaman. It is the scene where live music and jamming sessions happen and is a great place to be with a glass of your favorite drink, listening to some retro to contemporary songs sung live. Not just the music, their cocktail selections, platters, starters and their ambience are all the things to look out for. If possible, go for an Instagram Live when you’re t

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