If you are imagining the white sandy beaches in the Emerald isles kissing the crystal clear cyan water then Pardon Me!!! You don’t have any other option other than the archipelago of Andaman and Nicobar. These islands can even change your lewd mood to an adventurous one as they provide you with a host of splosh-gosh pelagic activities. And then you are out in the heathen emerald world… and your Jove-dove-judo persona will seethe to a treasure trove perk just when you enter the battle history of the ill-reputed ‘Cellular Jail’, which is now a World Heritage site and a memorial to the prisoners (freedom-fighters) of the Indian Independence Movement. These reptiles are the “Reel Life of Andaman”.
- “Leave them, respect them
- They are among the wonders of the deep blue sea
- Feel them, fancy them
- They are sprinkling hues of the crystal clear cyan sea.”
Following are top beaches and places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar Islands:-
7. Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island
Extolled as “Asia’s Best Beach” in 2004 by the TIME Magazine, the Radhanagar Beach is one of the must-visit beaches in Andaman that lies on the western coast of Havelock Island. The clean and composed ambience, far from the tourist humdrum, with farseeing white and silky and gleaming beneath the turquoise blue waters is a perfect beachscape to take those long walks at an ideal sunset brimming over the horizon. The Radhanagar Beach is also known for hosting underwater activities like snorkelling and scuba diving that lets the adventure seekers explore the colourful marine world.
6. Ross and Smith Island Beach
The unmatched and paradisaical beauty of the Ross and Smith island beach, which is a natural sandbar connecting the two lonely islands, is yet another unruffled beaches in Andaman… rolling up beach lovers from all over the world. The Ross and Smith Island beach is a few nautical miles from the Diglipur Jetty and one can enjoy boat rides on the crystal clear blue water tinged with green. It is a haven for leisure and adventure activities like sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving.
5. Lalaji Bay Beach, Long Island
Another serene and spectacular beach in Andaman that is located in the western coast of Long Island and is well connected by regular ferries from Rangat, Middle Andaman, the Lalaji Bay Beach is a must-visit destination for the skinny-dippers. From Long Island jetty one need to hire a dinghy or walk for over an hour through a mangrove creek to reach the Lalaji Bay beach.
4. Guitar Island Beach
One of the least travelled beaches in Andaman, the Guitar Island beach is a long, narrow and creamy beach that can only be accessed from Long Island Jetty by dinghy. This beach is an ideal escape for couples looking for some privacy and seeking to build some impractical romantic ideals and attitudes.
3. Karmatang Beach, Mayabunder
The party animals will turn this dull beach wild and eventful. Yes! There is nothing much to explore at Karmatang Beach BUT if you are travelling to Andaman with a group of hippies then this beach must not be missed. Nonetheless… the Karmatang beach, unlike other beaches in Andaman, is a beautiful and clean beach with lush coastal vegetation and having several small huts. It is approximately a 30 minutes drive from Mayabunder.
2. Butler Bay Beach, Hut Bay Island
If you are one of the soul surfers then the Butler Bay beach in Little Andaman is a must visit for you; the beach can be accessed from Hut Bay. It is a fairly exposed beach with soft brown sand and dense greenery around and reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Further… activities like scuba diving and snorkelling are also possible at Butler Bay beach. It is a concavely shaped beach; hence one can see the entire beach from any given point.
1. Cellular Jail, Port Blair
Built in between 1896 and 1906 by the British, the Cellular Jail was used to exile political prisoners during the struggle for India’s independence. Today it is a national memorial and is open for tourists.