Latest Information on Travelling to Andaman Islands?
  • Runway Status for Port Blair Airport From October,22 to February, 23

    Updated: 19 Sep 2022
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  • Andaman Tourism Opens

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    Andaman Tourism Opens: The Andaman & Nicobar administration has announced that all tourist spots in the South Andaman district will be opened for tourism activities with immediate effect 8 Feb 2022.

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    A negative RT PCR report has to be presented by all passengers on arrival.

  • What is the advisory to travel to North & Middle Andaman District?

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    The tourists are allowed to visit Baratang/North & Middle Andaman on production of double dose covid certificate/ All other passengers viz. unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers (those who have taken only 1S1 dose of COVID vaccine) shall have to produce RT-PCR negative test report

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  • All asymptomatic fully vaccinated persons coming to these islands from mainland are exempted from the requirement of carrying RT-PCR negative test report,irrespective of the type of vaccine received and country of origin. Such fullyvaccinated individuals shall produce the final vaccination certificate at the origin airport, sea port in the mainland and at Port Blair Airport / sea port.
  • Alt asymptomatic children below 5 years of age are exempted from carrying RT-PCR negative test report and further RT-PCR testing at Port Blair Airport.
  • All other passengers viz. unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers (those who have taken only 1S1 dose of COVID vaccine) shall have to produce RT-PCR negative test report to travel to Port Blair from the mainland, as is the practice now. Such an RT-PCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to commencement of journey from the origin airport connecting Port Blair. Such passengers will also have to undergo additional RT-PCR test on arrival at Port Blair. Such passengers shall remain in self-quarantine till the arrival of the test report.
  • If a passenger on arrival is tested positive then, the prescribed quarantine protocol is to be followed.
  • All Airlines shall ensure strict compliance of this order and observance of COVID Appropriate Behaviour. Any non-compliance shall invite action under Disaster Management Act and other applicable laws. 
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General Guidelines defined for traveling to Andaman Islands during COVID :

  1. The Tourism Activities are permitted only in South Andaman & North & Middle Andaman District except Nicobar District.
  2. Persons above 65 years of age, persons with home co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years advised not to travel for tourism purposes.
  3. Tourists/Visitors who are at higher risk due to some medical history are advised to take extra precautions.
  4. Tourists/visitors shall minimize contact with other staff and visitors as far as possible and zero contact policy should be followed at all tourist destinations.
  5. All tourists/visitors shall be briefed by the hotel concerned about do’s & don’ts to be mandatorily followed during their stay and movements.
  6. While travelling tourists/visitors should wear a face mask and carry their own sanitizer and wet wipes for personal use.
  7. At all tourist destinations, staff must wear face masks and wash/sanitize hands regularly while performing their duties.
  8. Arogya Setu App shall be mandatory for all incoming tourists/visitors.
  9. Respiratory etiquettes to be strictly followed. This involves strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing with a tissue handkerchief/flexed elbow and disposing off used tissues properly after use.
  10. The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/ visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels. However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received. In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&%N Administration, on rate as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid 19 care centre on case to case basis.
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What are the guidelines for testing for tourists coming to Andaman after August 03 2021?

On arrival at Port Blair :

1. The tourists need to carry COVID-19 negative test report from mainland based 1CMR approved lab using Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RTPCR). However, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to starting the journey from the origin station. (For e.g. if the tourist takes a flight from Delhi at 0600 hrs. on 1st September, 2021, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken not before 0600 hrs. on 30th August, 2021).

2. The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels. However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received. In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in
institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&N Administration, on rates as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid-19 care centre on case-to-case basis.

3. Tourists may also have to undergo random Rapid Antigen Test conducted from time to time on payment basis as prescribed by A8N Administration.

What if the tourists test positive after arriving at the Andaman Islands?

If the tourists tests positive during their stay in the Islands, he/she will need to undergo institutional isolation as per existing health protocols. The
cost of such isolation for govt. facility will be paid by the tourists as fixed by the administration from time to time.

If the patient wants to stay at hotels, he/she can stay in the hotels if all the conditions below are met:

a) Patients are not symptomatic and not more than 60 years old.
b) Request/ undertaking is made by patient in writing.
c)lf allowed by doctors.

Hotels will make necessary arrangements to designate a part of their rooms for institutional isolation for this purpose.

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  • Regular flights to Port Blair (the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) are operational now.
  • There are direct flights from Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Delhi.
  • Public transports like cabs, taxis, and bus services are also functional.
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Travellers should carefully follow social distancing norms and wear masks as well. Also, before making any booking, they should refer to the latest travel news on the government website of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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Sightseeing Spots in Port Blair

  • Located in Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Jolly Buoy Island is home to colorful corals and rich underwater life. Whether you want to go for snorkeling or get a sun-kissed tan, its beaches are perfect for both. The island promises you a long stretch of pristine white sandy beaches with hues of turquoise waters fringed with a drool-worthy coastline. Rich in exotic corals and marine life, the island is adorned with surrealism and tranquility where one can find nature in its purest form. It is covered with mangrove swamps and tropical rainforests that provide it with a tranquil landscape and a touch of incredible appeal. You can enjoy the spellbinding beauty of nature here and enjoy seclusion at its best. 

    One of the fifteen beaches found inside the Marine National Park of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Red Skin Island is located adjacent to Jolly Buoy Island. This island is like a tiny paradise on earth where you can enjoy relaxed quality time. Tourists from all over the world visit Red Skin Island owing to the picturesque beach and adjoining forest that make it a picture-perfect holiday. The island is home to abundant red coral reefs, aquatic animals, tropical plants, white sandy beaches, and azure water. It is also located in the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. Its beautiful beach offers an impressive view of corals and marine life. Thus, it is popular among snorkelers. Red Skin Island is a great day trip from Port Blair if you are looking for a fun day at a secluded beach. 

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    Red Skin Island is located inside the Marine National Park in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. One of the 36 inhabited islands of the union territory, Red Skin Island and Jolly Buoy Island are often considered alternatives to each other as they are located adjacent to each other. 

    The most special features of Red Skin Island are as follows:

    • It is a must-visit to one of India’s most safeguarded eco-friendly beach.
    • Have an amazing journey through the thick wilderness encompassing the ideal perfect ocean.
    • You can watch rich marine life and miraculous submerged corals from glass-bottomed vessels ride
    • You can spend your time amidst the flawless pristine blue waters. Go for a swim and watch the white sparkling sands wash your feet.

    Jolly Buoy Island has adventures that an adrenaline junkie seeks as well as pure beauty that a nature enthusiast looks for. It is the perfect spot for both. If you want to enjoy everything that it has to offer, then you should visit here when the weather is pleasant so that you can try all the water sports as well. You can go for all the thrilling activities and also relax at the turquoise beach without worrying about rain. You can relax at the shimmering beach while getting the perfect tan. 

    You can easily plan a trip to Jolly Buoy by gathering the below-mentioned three important permissions and tickets:

    • First, obtain the required permissions from the local authorities and forest department.
    • Second, you can go for booking the boat tickets by visiting the Wandoor Beach.
    • Third, you can book the return ticket as well from the island for a seamless travel experience.



    You cannot visit Jolly Buoy Island at any time of the year like other islands in the Andaman Islands. It remains closed for six months in the year for the preservation of the corals. In 2019, the island was open from November to April. During these months, the temperature remains moderate, neither too hot nor too cold. Therefore, you can easily engage yourself in different enthralling water sports during this time. You are required to obtain a proper permit from the Wandoor beach along with the ferry ride for entering the Jolly Buoy Island. Moreover, it is closed on Mondays.

    Water sports & activities 

    Jolly Buoy Island and Red Skin Island are perfect destinations to enjoy various adventures in the lap of nature. They are nestled away from pollution and dirt. To get an insight into the best adventures to enjoy on these islands, stroll through the list below:

    • Snorkeling

    On your Jolly Buoy Island and Red Skin Island tour, snorkeling would be the most fantastic adventure activity to get indulged. The island gives amazing underwater opportunities to snorkelers for enjoying exotic corals and marine life in the turquoise waters of the island. The place is highly rich in corals and has crystal clear waters. You can appreciate the beauty of marine life from close and capture the memories forever in your heart and mind.

    • Glass Bottom Boat Ride

    If you are a little faint-hearted and don’t want to go under the water, then this activity is specially designed for you. A glass-bottom ride will allow you to experience the exotic marine world without indulging in arduous activities like snorkeling and scuba diving. The activity is extremely popular among kids as they get to witness the real beauty of the underwater world. These special boats have a glass enclosure through which you can have a look into the underwater world while sitting in the boat.

    • Scuba Diving

    You should make the most of your island trip by undergoing a scuba diving adventure. Keep your fear aside and let your adrenaline rush get high. Get bewildered at the beauty of nature by having a glimpse of the colorful world of marine flora and fauna. One thing to note is that you should know the weather conditions beforehand undertaking scuba diving. It is not recommended to try it during the high tides on these islands as it can be dangerous.

    • Enjoy sunbathing

    Under the glistening rays of the sun, the spellbinding scenic landscape of the island calls for nothing but just relaxing and enjoying sunbathing. This is the best place for soaking yourself in the sunshine and admiring the pristine aura of natural beauty. You can also go for swimming at its beach. 

    Nearby hotels

    Jolly Buoy Island is a very small island, which is protected by the forest department. Thus, there are not places to stay there at night. You will be required to leave the island in the evening. 

    There is no hotel available in Red Skin Island as well. Night stay is not allowed. Thus, you have to come back to Wandoor or Port Blair by the end of the day.

    How to reach 

    To reach Jolly Buoy Island and Red Skin Island, you need to take a boat from Wandoor Beach, which is located 30 kilometers southwest of Port Blair. You have to take a taxi from Port Blair to reach Wandoor Beach. The route is a scenic drive covered with a lush green forest. Keeping the map of both the islands with you is highly recommended. From the Wandoor beach, take a ferry ride to reach these islands. You can also choose to do snorkeling for a while as it is included with the ferry ride.

    • Jolly Buoy Island ferry timings- 9 am
    • Jolly Buoy Island ferry cost: INR 850 including permit charges
    • Jolly Buoy Island entry ticket: For Indians, the permit fee cost to visit Jolly Buoy Island is INR 50 and for foreigners, it is INR 500.

    One can buy the tickets only one day before the trip begins. If you have made the bookings via a tour operator, then the company will provide you the tickets as these may be included in the package. Before you board the boat, the tickets will be handed over to you. Please note that the tickets are subject to availability. 

    Pro tips for travellers while visiting Jolly Buoy Island & Red Skin Island

    • Do not plan a visit to the Jolly buoy Island on Monday as it is closed on this day. Also, there are no ferry services available to Jolly Buoy Island on Mondays.
    • Remove all the plastic items such as bottles, plastic bags, etc. before going to Jolly Buoy Island as the island comes under the plastic-free zone.
    • You cannot enter the island without taking a proper permit from the administration. Permit to visit the island can be obtained at Wandoor Beach.
    • There are no eateries and water facilities available there. So carry your own eatables and water bottles (not plastic ones) before heading here. 
    • You are not allowed to carry any shells, corals, and any other thing from underwater before the prior permission from the government.
    • Make sure to carry a sim card of either Airtel or Vodafone while visiting there as these two networks work comparatively better on the island. 
    • Carry all important things like sunscreen, extra clothes, insect-repellent, power bank, sunglasses, and medicines. There is no accessibility to all these things on the islands.
    • You should reach the Wandoor Beach before time as all the ferries leave from the beach for the island at 9 am sharp. No ferry is available after this. 
  • When travelling to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, your first stop is Port Blair—the capital town. Though the nearby islands of this Indian union territory in the Bay of Bengal successfully allure the visitors, Port Blair is also popular for offering an ideal combination of nature and history. The vibrant town has various interesting museums for those tourists, who are willing to know more about culture, history, and tradition. One of the most famous tourist hotspots in Port Blair is the Anthropological Museum that focuses mainly on the indigenous tribes of the island.

    Anthropological Museum is one of the most-visited and the best museums located in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It highlights the informative and profound portrait of the island’s local community of tribes. These tribes are counted among one of the oldest in the world. The museum is located at the Middle Point in Port Blair (the capital town) and is a must-visit sightseeing place on the island for everyone, especially for history buffs. It is surely a delight to explore the life of Paleolithic Islanders there. Jarawa chest guard, shamanic sculptures, etc. are the major exhibits of the Anthropological Museum. Here, you can gain so much knowledge about the primordial eras of Jarawas, the Onges, the Sentinelese, the Shompens, the Andamanese, and the Nicobarese. Therefore, there is a myriad of reasons in include this museum to your Andamans travel itinerary. 

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    There are specific timings to visit Anthropological Museum in Port Blair. You can go there from Tuesday to Sunday and from 9 am to 4:30 pm in the evening. You can gain knowledge about some of the most incredible facts about the Andaman and Nicobar Islands there. You can see various handicrafts, tools, weapons, photographs, clothing, crafts, etc. that date back to the olden times. Reaching there is also quite simple. Just catch an auto or a local bus to reach MG Road. The museum is located there itself. 

    Anthropological Museum teleports you to an earlier era where you can dig deep in history. You can know a lot about the tribes, how those people live, their cultures, customs, and traditions. That is why this museum is very popular and attracts a lot of tourists every year. To explore the whole place properly, you will need at least two hours. Make sure to explore the section about Paleolithic Islander’s life. The best thing is that the entry ticket is very affordable. To take a tour inside the museum, adults will have to pay Rs. 10 whereas students have to pay Rs. 3 only.



    Established in 1975, the Zonal Anthropological Museum in the Andamans is one of the best museums in Port Blair. This well-maintained museum features the history of the island’s local tribes. The six main tribes native to the island are Onges, Sentinelese, Jarawas, Andamanese, Shompens, and Nicobarese. There is not so much information available about them as these maintain minimal contact with the world. No visitor is allowed to enter the tribal areas and special permission has to be taken for the same. Therefore, if you are curious about knowing their way of living, then this museum will tell you a lot.

    • Timings: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The museum is closed on Monday.
    • Entry fee:
    • Adults: INR 10
    • Student (with ID): INR 3
    • Camera: INR 20

    Things to do

    One to two hours are sufficient to take a complete tour of the Anthropological Museum in Port Blair. Mentioned-below are some of the things to do there:

    • Know about the life of Paleolithic Islanders.
    • Watch the various exhibits including shamanic sculptures, Jarawa chest guard. and more.
    • Handicrafts, arts and crafts, tools, photographs, weapons, clothing, etc. dating back to the older times are some of the most interesting items to observe here.
    • You can also watch short films and documentaries made on the lives of these tribes, their social traditions, and the culture of this union territory. 
    • Observe the way of living of the tribal people with the help of the displayed models that are made up of hay and clay. They showcase the kind of ornaments they wore, the utensils they use, the houses they lived in, and so much more.
    • You can visit the souvenir shop of the museum and buy informative and interesting books and journals along with more such items. 

    Nearby hotels


    Whether you are on a budget trip or a luxurious vacation in Andaman Islands, properties Anthropological Museum in Port Blair cater to all requirements when it comes to accommodation. It is highly recommended that you make your booking in advance as the prices may shoot up during peak season and the best places will get full. 

    • Low Budget- INR 500- 3000 (per night)
    • Mid-range- INR 4000- 8000 (per night)
    • Premium stays- INR 9000- 12000 (per night)

    Some of the best hotels and resorts near the Anthropological Museum in Port Blair are as follows:


    • Hotel Kavitha Regent
    • Hotel Shreesh
    • Hotel Rhishabh


    • Sun Sea Resort
    • Hotel TSG Emerald View
    • Hotel NK International
    • Hotel Holiday Inn
    • Hotel Blue Sea
    • J Hotel 
    • Hotel Blue Mmarlin


    • Hotel Aparupa
    • Hotel Sentinel
    • Peerless Sarovar Portico
    • The North Reef
    • Hotel Silver Spring
    • Hotel TSG Grand
    • Hotel SR Castle
    • Hotel Luxor Grand


    • Sea Shell Resorts
    • ITC Fortune Resort Bay Island
    • Keys Select Hotel Aqua Green
    • Sea Princess Beach Resort

    How to reach

    Reaching the museum is very easy. It is located on the MG Road in Port Blair. You can take a bus, auto, or any other transport to reach there from anywhere in the city. To reach Port Blair, flights are available from all the major cities of India. If you are willing to travel via water, then passenger ships are available from Chennai, Kolkata, and Visakhapatnam. However, taking a flight is the most convenient and comfortable option. 

  • This little tranquil island derived its name from the vessel ‘Viper’ in which Lt. Archibald Blair came to the islands in 1789. He arrived here for establishing a penal settlement. It is believed that the vessel met with an accident and its remains were found near this island. The island is one of the islands of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands groups that are a part of the Indian subcontinent. The site was known during British colonial rule. They used this place as a jail where they imprisoned convicts and political prisoners. With a lot to see, Viper Island has become a popular tourist destination in Andaman Islands

    Viper Island is the proof of countless sufferings the freedom fighters had to go through. Convicts were put in fetters and forced to work on the island. Known freedom fighters including Nanigopal, Nandlal Pulindas Sher Ali, and many more were imprisoned on this island. You can still see the ruins of the jail and gallows on Viper Island. 

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    If you are a true nature lover and want the much-needed ‘me-time’ surrounded by nature out there, then there is a long list of things that you can do and see. Trust us, the list is more than just lazing around on the beaches, soaking in their natural beauty and appreciate the greenery. You can spend your day sunbathing, swimming, and a lot more. 

    The island has a pleasant and humid atmosphere throughout the year. However, you can visit this amazing place between the months of November and February. During this time, the humidity is almost zero. 



    Let’s get ready to dive into this amazing jewel of the Bay of Bengal! Get set go for an ultimate journey! When you are having a vacation in Viper Island, follow the tips mentioned below for a fun and safe trip:

    • As the weather is hot and the temperature might be a little high, always wear light-colored clothes. 
    • Wear shoes that are comfortable to walk in.
    • In order to keep yourself energetic throughout the trip, you should carry water bottles and a few snacks. 

    Things to do in and around Viper Island

    To make your trip memorable and exciting, there is a lot to do and see in and around Viper Island. You can take a walk to the ruins of the jail that was built by the Britishers. The Jail has historic importance to Indians and you can learn about each and every bit here. You can also explore the island on foot and witness views of the neighboring islands, ocean, and harbor.

    • The Jail


    This is one of the most important places on the island. Forming an integral part of the history of India, it is now in ruins. Britishers used this place during their colonial rule to imprison convicts and political prisoners. Because of its incapacity to hold the number of freedom struggle participants, this use of this jail was stopped. Thus, another jail was constructed known as Cellular Jail.

    • Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park


    In order to protect the aquatic flora and fauna of the Andaman Islands, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park was constructed, and it is a big attraction near Viper Island. The place offers adventurous activities like scuba diving and snorkeling that are among the favorites among the tourists visiting the island.

    • Anthropological Museum


    It is an essential part of tourism in Viper Island. This museum is under the control of the Anthropological Survey of India and is located nearby. You can see here a wide variety of Andamanese tribal weapons and other traditional things. The museum is a great place to visit if you are interested in knowing about the cultures, traditions, artifacts, and livelihoods of the tribes and people living on these islands.

    • Forest Museum


    Travellers visiting the Andaman Islands include this museum as well in their itinerary. This museum is under the control of the Forest Department of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. You can see here various artifacts made of timber, gurjan, padauk, oak, and satinwood. The museum was built significantly to make people aware of the forests and their importance.

    • Marina Park and Aquarium


    Next to the famous Water Sports Complex, Marina Park and Aquarium is a major attraction that is a popular picnic spot. Surrounded by trees and plants, the place allows people to enjoy nature while they spend good quality time with their loved ones. Amazing all the visitors, the aquarium showcases some of the best flora and fauna found around the Andaman area.

    Water sports 

    Located near Viper Island, the Water Sports Complex is a key attraction among tourists. It offers a variety of water rides that let the visitors enjoy the whole day. You can have a fun-filled time here and create unforgettable memories. The following water sports and activities are available there:

    • Paddle Boats
    • Rowboats
    • Water cycles
    • Glass-bottom boats
    • Bumper boats
    • Jet skiing
    • Parasailing
    • Banana boat rides
    • Speedboat rides
    • Windsurfing

    Nearby hotels

    The nearest hotels to Viper Island are located in Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. These are as follows:

    • Lemon Tree Hotel
    • Sea Shell Coral Cove
    • The North Reef
    • Driftwood Hotel & Resort
    • Hotel Mansha Regency
    • Sinclairs Bay View
    • TSG Emerald View
    • SR Castle 
    • Haywizz
    • Hotel Blue Mmarlin
    • Hotel Megapode Nest
    • TSG Grand
    • Hotel Harriet View Bed & Breakfast
    • Hotel Horizon Hues
    • Hotel AT Villa 

    How to reach

    Situated inside the Port Blair harbor, you can reach Viper Island via boat in twenty minutes. It is approachable via road and sea from Port Blair city. Including the time taken to cross the stretch of sea, it takes nearly 45 minutes to reach Viper Island via road. The journey can be started from the Phoenix Bay jetty that takes about 20 minutes to reach Harbor Cruise. The cruise plies to and fro from the jetty. It also gives a tour of various points of the harbor and makes a trip to Viper Island.

  • You can go to this popular beach in Port Blair on the first evening of your trip. After a long day, all everyone wants is to take a leisurely stroll surrounded by peaceful beach vibes. One of the most famous beaches in the capital town, people visit Corbyn’s Cove Beach here for boating, water scooters, and jet skiing as well. It is a secluded and unspoiled beach that is not so far from the city center. A prominent sightseeing place in the Andaman Islands, the beach has azure waters and verdant green coconut palms. You can go there to relax and enjoy various enthralling water sports that are available on the beach shore. It is an ideal location for enjoying sunbathing and swimming as well. There are hotels and restaurants nearby Corbyn’s Cove Beach where you can get refreshed and enjoy mouth-watering food. 

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    Whether you are a nature lover or an adventure enthusiast, Corbyn’s Cove Beach in Port Blair is a place where everyone is sure to have an unforgettable time. It is the most visited beach of the capital town as it offers one of the most delightful sceneries on the islands. Stretching up to 1.5 kilometers in length with a fairly wide area open on both sides, it has one of the longest constructed shorelines in Port Blair shaped in a crescent. The water of the beach is clear and has the perfect amount of waves for a great swimming experience. There are no underwater reefs and the sand has the right amount of stiffness. Thus, your feet are safe from cuts and sea creatures while you swim. 

    Things To Do

    Along with relaxing and going for various thrilling water activities at Corbyn’s Cove Beach, you can also take a tour of the bunkers, which were built by the Japanese army during World War II.

    Water Sports

    Corbyn’s Cove Beach is popular for swimming and strolling. However, if you are an adrenaline junkie, then there are some water sports available here to give you the much-needed rush. These are mentioned below:


    • Jet Skiing

    Jet skiing definitely stands out among all the water sports at Corbyn’s Cove Beach. However, it is affected by weather conditions. It should not be done during a heavy downpour or a storm; otherwise, it would be highly dangerous. Therefore, before heading out to enjoy this superb activity, don’t forget to check the weather conditions first. And for your own safety, don’t stand up while driving the jet ski.

    If you love speed, then jet skiing is the best water sport at the beach for you. Feeling the thrill as you zip through the waves in a criss-cross way would definitely be an amazing experience. It will be even more memorable and charming when the cool wind and ocean water will be sprinkled all over your face. The skilful experts will familiarise you with the basics of jet skiing once you reach there. And after the training session, you will zoom through the challenging sea waters and hustle against the breeze. This will surely satisfy adrenaline junkies’ hunger for adventure. 


    • Speed Boat Ride


    If you are someone who wants to glide on the waters but doesn’t want to get in, then speed boating is particularly for you. By speed boating at Corbyn’s Cove Beach, you can experience the thrill but still be completely safe. This is the perfect water sport for you. While the speed boat splashes through the waters at a fast pace, you will be inside, safely and in your life jacket. Swimmer or otherwise, you just cannot miss this water activity when at this beach in Port Blair. 


    • Scuba Diving


    This is the best water activity not only at Corbyn’s Cove Beach but across the Andaman Islands. It is the most sought-after place in Port Blair for scuba diving. Its waters are perfect for diving and exploring the underwater world. This enthralling water sport is carried out near Snake Island that has patches of both hard and soft corals as well as an ideal amount of marine life. From the left side of the beach, you will take off on a boat and will be taken near this tiny island where licensed divers will train you and accompany you under the water for your incredible experience. 

    Corbyn’s Cove Beach is not the best place for scuba diving on the island. However, it does offer a fairly decent experience to the divers. The best part is that anyone can go for this enthralling activity as you don’t need to know swimming to witness the diverse marine life of the ocean.


    • Sea Kart


    For trying your hand at sea kart, Port Blair is the place where you need to be. The ride begins from the beautiful Corbyn’s Cove Beach, takes you near Ross Island, and brings you back. On the way, you can ride the kart and enjoy exploring the gorgeous coasts of the capital town of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Starting from Rs.3,500 per person, a sea kart ride on the island is light on your pocket. The overall experience is absolutely fun-filled.


    Nearby Hotels 

    Some of the best properties near Corbyn’s Cove Beach are as follows:

    • TSG Emerald View
    • Peerless Resort Port Blair
    • Lemon Tree Hotel
    • Hotel GKM Grand
    • Sinclairs Bay View
    • Sea Shell Coral Cove
    • Hotel Sentinel
    • Ripple Resort
    • Hotel Shompen
    • Hotel King Safire
    • J Hotel
    • Ami Grace
    • Hotel Horizon Hues
    • Sea Hills Hotels & Resorts
    • Sun Sea Resort



    How To Reach

    The beach is only seven kilometers from the main town. You can either rent a two-wheeler or take an auto-rickshaw (costing nearly Rs. 150) to reach there. 

    Best Time To Visit

    The best time to visit and chill at Corbyn’s Cove Beach is December to early May. During this time, you can witness the amazing flora and fauna of the place at their best. It is also a good time for trying your hand at various adventure water sports as well.


  • The capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair is famous for the historic Cellular Jail that was built by the Britishers in ten years. It was constructed as solitary confinement for Indian political prisoners. This was the most dreaded and grueling colonial jail, which was also referred to as Kala Pani. It has witnessed the most atrocious punishments imposed on innumerable freedom fighters of India. Open to the public as a national memorial, you can see the whole place soaking in the misery and pain of the revolutionaries. You can climb the stairs, walk through the corridors, get inside the cells, and see the gallows where executions were done by hanging. 

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    At present, the entrance block of the national memorial houses freedom fighters photos and an exhibition gallery on the ground floor. An art gallery (Netaji Gallery) and a library on the Indian freedom movement are on the first floor of the building. Galleries on the first war of independence and another one displaying a rare collection of old photographs are also on the premises. In memory of all freedom fighters and martyrs, there is an eternal Flame “Freedom-Swatantrya Jyot” that has been erected in the vicinity of the jail. 


    Timings for Cellular Jail and Jail Museum: 9 am to 5 pm (Open all days except national holidays)


    • Entry Fee: Rs. 30
    • Still Camera: Rs. 200
    • Video Camera: Rs. 1000
    • Film shooting per day with prior permission: Rs. 10,000

    Address: Atlanta Point, Port Blair, Andaman, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, 744104, India


    The Light and Sound Show at Cellular Jail is a must-see when in Port Blair. Son-et-Lumiere (Sound and Light Show) presents the saga of the heroic freedom struggle. The entry fee for kids is Rs. 25 and for adults, it is Rs. 50. Along with the language (Hindi or English), you can also choose any of the following timings to watch the one-hour show:

    • 05:30 pm to 06:30 pm
    • 06:45 pm to 07:45 pm
    • 08:00 pm to 09:00 pm 


    The construction of Cellular Jail began in 1896 and was completed in 1906. This unique three-storied structure was the first of its kind in India. Spread as seven spokes of a bicycle wheel, it had 693 cells specially built for solitary confinement of the prisoners. The front of the row of cells faced the back of the other. Thus, there was a complete absence of communication between prisoners housed in different wings. 

    Near the entrance of the jail, a two-storied building on the left side was built to be used as the hospital. The Martyr's Column now stands on the plinth of this building. At the right side of the main entrance near the compound wall, there are gallows where three persons could be executed simultaneously. There was a separate door in the outer compound wall to carry the corpses.

    Cellular Jail imprisoned many freedom revolutionaries of India. Savarkar brothers, Babu Ram Hari, Pandit Parmanand, Ullaskar Dutt, Bhai Parmanand, Prithvi Singh Azad, Trailokyanath Chakravarthy, etc. were incarcerated here among many others. Many charismatic freedom fighters involved in Alipore Bomb case, Lahore Conspiracy Case, Inter-Provincial Conspiracy Case, etc. were also brought to this jail under long terms of imprisonment.


    Water Sports 

    There is no water sport available at Cellular Jail. However, there is Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex nearby and you can try your hand at the following exciting water sports there:

    • Jet Ski Ride
    • Banana Ride
    • Sofa Ride
    • Parasailing
    • Kayaking
    • Glass Bottom Boat


    Nearby Hotels 

    Cellular Jail is a major attraction in Port Blair and there are a number of hotels located nearby. Some of them are as follows:

    • Blue Bridge Home
    • Ross View Hotels and Resorts
    • Andaman Vacations Home
    • J Hotel
    • Raja Monsoon Villa
    • Hotel Sea View
    • Hotel Royal Palace
    • Atlanta Cottage
    • Deer Park Homotel
    • NH Regency 
    • Kevins
    • Sunnyvale Andaman
    • Hotel Aqua Breeze
    • Guru International
    • Hotel Serene Palace


    Nearby Places To Eat 

    There are various good restaurants near Cellular Jail. Some of the best ones are as follows:

    • Icy Spicy - a vegetarian restaurant specializing in Indian and Chinese cuisines
    • New Lighthouse Restaurant - popular for its mouth-watering seafood dishes
    • Fortune Resort Bay Island - a high-end restaurant known for its great hospitality 
    • Ananda Multi-cuisine Restaurant - specializing in seafood and Indian cuisine 

    How To Reach

    Located in Port Blair, Cellular Jail is easily accessible. Just about 7.8 km from the center of Port Blair via RGT Road, it is located in a very good area. To reach there, you can either hire a cab or take any local transport like taxi, auto, bus, tuk-tuk rickshaw, and minibus. You can also easily hire two-wheelers and cycles in Port Blair. However, travelling via a cab is the most recommended option. Cellular Jail is well-connected and once you are here, you can visit other tourist hotspots as well. 

    Best Time To Visit

    The Andaman Islands are known for their warm and pleasant tropical climate round the year. Thus, you can visit this paradise at any time of the year. April to June is the summer season here and the weather is sunny. So this is the perfect time to visit Cellular Jail if you don’t mind sweating a bit. The duration from June to November is the rainy season here. Generally, it is the offseason here and it is quite secluded at this time of the year. Hotels and resorts offer great discounts during this period and thus, it is also the cheapest time to visit the island. You can travel to the Andamans at this time if you are not scared of getting a little drenched in the rain. The most popular season to visit Cellular Jail is the winter season—from November to March. The climate is not too hot and is quite pleasant for tourists to explore the whole place. 


  • Whether you are an adrenaline junkie or a history buff, including Ross Island (renamed to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island) and North Bay Island in your Andaman travel itinerary is a must. Ranging from exciting water sports to witnessing rich history, going on an excursion to these two islands would be an excellent idea. At North Bay Island, you can try your hand at various adventure water sports whereas at Ross Island, you can look at the ruins of the place that was the administrative capital of the British in the past. When in the Andaman Islands, these two destinations should not be missed at any cost.

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    A few miles from Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ross Island was the administrative headquarter for the Britishers at one time. In 1941, an earthquake rocked this island, and the British left it and settled in Port Blair. The island could never recover from the damage since then. Nature began to take its toll slowly but steadily. The buildings were engulfed by the banyan trees present there, and this replaced the man-made structures. Making you nostalgic, Ross Island takes you back in time. Some of the old buildings have been turned into bakeries and local stores by the Indian Navy. From here, you can buy souvenirs as memories.

    Also known as Coral Island, North Bay Island is counted among the top destinations in Port Blair. The stunning beach and thrilling water activities in its fringing coral reefs are the major highlights here. Lovely corals are spread across a large area here and if you are lucky, then you can spot various fish, lobsters, or even clams on the coral reef. North Bay is a perfect place to relax and enjoy.

    A fee of Rs. 30 at Ross Island and Rs. 10 at North Bay Island has to be given after you have reached there. Advance payment is not possible. 



    The ruins of the old buildings constructed by Indian prisoners can still be seen in Ross Island. These are textured by thick roots of peepal trees that take all the visitors back to an era that is long gone yet still remembered. The place gives out a unique vibe that cannot be found anywhere else in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. You can witness magnificent man-caves, the old church, and a grim history. The whole experience gets further memorable with its protected forest that is a sanctuary of diverse birds and animals including peacocks and deer. So you are definitely going to have a good time there if you love walking around and enjoy your time in the lap of nature under the shade of tall tropical trees.

    If you are a nature lover or marine life enthusiast, then you will be amazed to see the lovely coral reefs that are extremely appealing. If you consider yourself a water baby and ocean is your second home, then North Bay Island should be your next stop. The splendor of coral reefs is sure to take your breath away. This island is a paradise for adventure seekers. Here, you can spend some quality time enjoying the sights of nature while basking under the sun. Adrenaline junkies can indulge in activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, sea walking, and more.

    Top Things To Do in Ross Island

    • Explore the ruins

    There is a lot of history associated with Ross Island, and this is the top reason to visit this extraordinary place. The island is home to some of the oldest British and Japanese structures in India showcasing the lavish life of Britishers after the occupied Andamans. The island also served as the residence of the old Chief Commissioner. All operations in the isles, including the construction of Cellular Jail, were overseen from Ross Island.

    The ruins include the following along with many others:

    • Church
    • Secretariat
    • Government House
    • Chief Commissioner's residence
    • Long strips of luxury gardens
    • Swimming pool
    • Grand ballrooms
    • Tennis court
    • Water treatment plants
    • Hospital
    • Printing press, etc.

    Looking at these remnants of our unforgettable past will take you back to the penal settlement age and remind you of our struggle for freedom.

    • Attend the light and sound show

    This show will take you back to the past by presenting the history of how everything was planned and constructed in the islands. The show majorly showcases the penal settlement period including how Britishers came to the islands, what they focused on constructing, and setting the administration to rule the isles. The luxurious lifestyle of the Chief Commander and his family is also showcased in the show. It will also explain the difficulties faced by the inmate Indian workers who build the jail, only to be thrown in their cells later on. We recommend attending this show if you want to add a pinch of history to your vacation.

    • Visit the sanctuary

    Located in the middle of the island, the sanctuary is home to deer and peacocks, which are protected under the Andaman administration. Their population across the Andaman Islands is the highest at Ross Island as these animals are taken care of on a daily basis by a caretaker appointed by the government. They live inside a reserved area filled with large tropical trees including coconuts and palms. Also, they can come out of the reserve to play around with visitors. Feeding or harming animals in any way is strictly prohibited here. If you are an animal lover and want to have a close encounter with them, then you should definitely visit this place.

    • Explore the man caves

    These man caves are uniquely interwoven, and these were built all around Ross Island for helping the prominent British officers escape in case of an attack. Now, these caves are abandoned as they have run out of their purpose. At present, they act as a display of outstanding skills, effort and hardships faced by Indian workers in making them. The crucial offices and constructions throughout the island are connected by theses caves that follow several joint paths. If you decide to explore them, then you will be presented with a very mysterious vibe. In order to ensure safety and swift return and to avoid any complications that may occur, it is highly recommended that you visit there with a guide with you.

    • Visit the pond

    There is no specific name and it is called a pond only! It is a huge pond where the water gets collected and stays for long periods. It has turned into green color. Used by the British a long time ago, there are a few small ruins near the pond. Tall trees surround the place from all sides. There is a comfortable little place where you can sit, relax, and appreciate the view. By following the signs in less than fifteen minutes of walking, you can easily reach this point of attraction. 

    • Enjoy a calming lunch

    There are a number of huts and small sheds built across Ross Island where tourists can take a break and spend some quality time amidst the shade of tall trees and shrubs. There is a diverse variety of bird species present on the island. They chirp and play around the visitors and present a wonderful scene. It is a good place to relax and have your lunch. 

    Top Things To Do in North Bay Island (Water Sports)

    Andaman Island, the untouched Indian union territory, is a storehouse of adventure sports for adrenaline junkies from all over the world. Especially famous for its water sports, North Bay Island is popular for offering such activities that can be enjoyed by swimmers as well as non-swimmers. The island is famous among adventure seekers owing to the diversity of water sports one can experience here. Having a multitude of activities available for one and all, no one can get bored on this little piece of paradise. 

    We present here some of the famed water sports in North Bay Island that you should definitely try during your vacation here. The below-mentioned are some of the enthralling activities that you can try on the island:

    • Scuba diving

    The Andaman Island is the hub of popular water activities, and North Bay Island is counted among the top five places to experience them. Beyond the shallow waters above the shoreline, it offers the richest and diverse underwater world that presents a great world for the divers. The underwater currents are moderate. Some of the very rare species of fishes can be spotted there more often than not.

    • Snorkeling 

    Haven’t tried snorkeling yet? No problem! Probably, you were destined to do this water activity at the best place in India. You will notice the colorful reefs of the ocean shining through your underwater goggles. You can have a look at the marine life and the rarest corals while performing this activity in Andaman Island. 

    • Parasailing

    It is an incredible water sport that anyone can enjoy in North Bay Island. Parasailing offers a fantastic combo of water and airborne adventure. While harnessed in a parachute, you are tied behind a motorboat with a rope. As the boat speeds off into the sea, you start flying like a kite in the sky! You may get to dip into the water as well. The whole experience is extremely enthralling! This activity is something that you should not miss at any cost in Andaman Island. And yes, don’t forget to wear clothes in which you can move comfortably. 

    • Sea walking

    A superb fun adventure sport, absolutely no experience is required to do this. There is not any complicated equipment to handle. Just wear the helmet and walk on the smooth and clean sand of the seafloor. You will get a close-up view of the underwater world without any hassle. The instructors are there by your side at all times, thus it is perfectly safe to do. Neither your contact lenses/glasses nor your fancy hairdo will get messed up under the water. No wonder it is one of the most preferred water sports! 

    • Dolphin glass-bottom boat

    Glass bottom boat rides from dolphin is perfect for those tourists who don’t want to get wet or for families who prefer to adventure together. The boat starts from the Jetty and explores the ocean surrounding the islands. While sailing, you can explore the vast sea, flying through the waves. You can watch the sea through a transparent bottom, making the experience wonderful and enjoyable for yourself. Kids and elders enjoy this activity a lot.

    • Semi-submarine ride

    Coral Safari offers a semi-submarine ride in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. If you want to experience the wonderful underwater world of corals and fishes from the comfort of your cabin, then you should definitely try this activity. The submarine takes you to the best-known spots of coral belts around the North Bay Island. You can look at and appreciate the treasure of corals without having to worry about safety or equipment. Unlike scuba diving and snorkeling, the semi-submarine ride can be enjoyed by both kids and elders. It is an adventurous as well as family-friendly activity. It offers a good experience if you are seeking something unique. 

    Nearby Hotels 

    An important thing to know is that the civilian settlements of any kind are prohibited by the administration at both these islands. Therefore, there is no place to stay at night there. Everyone must leave the island before dawn. The nearest hotels to Ross Island and North Bay Island are in Port Blair. 

    • Sinclairs Bay View
    • Welcomhotel By ITC Hotels, Bay Island
    • Seashell Hotel
    • Hotel Megapode Nest
    • J Hotel
    • Ami Grace
    • Haywizz
    • Ashiaanaa Residency Inn
    • Hotel Semtinel
    • Sunray Homes 

    Where To Eat 

    While travelling to these two islands, you can have a good meal at Ross Island. You will see a small cafeteria and restaurant in Ross Island that serves both tourists and defense personnel. As the goods are transported there via a boat, the prices are a bit high when compared to Port Blair, the capital city. Don’t expect so many dishes. However, the restaurant serves vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian food with a decent menu. There are a lot of small vendors as well who offer fresh coconut water near the jetty. You can buy some refreshments on the island from them. Also, you can have some snacks when you reach the Water Sports Complex on your return trip. In case you ever need to refill your water bottle, there is an RO water purifier near the jetty.

    How To Reach

    Just take a ferry from Phoenix Bay Jetty, Port Blair. It will take nearly fifteen minutes to reach Ross Island. The island is located very close to Port Blair. In fact, you can see the whole island from the Water Sports Complex. It is completely disconnected by land. Thus, it is not possible to reach there by road. You can reach Ross Island by taking a boat or ferry from the Water Sports Complex. It will take you directly to the jetty in less than fifteen minutes. The ticket fare varies from Rs. 150 to Rs. 500 based on the size and seat position. As the tickets get sold out very fast, you should make the booking in advance in order to ensure seamless travel. You can buy the tickets easily by visiting the Directorate of Shipping Services office, located at Aberdeen Bazaar. There is no place to stay on the island. Therefore, ensure to get a return ticket as well. Also, remember to keep your identity proof with you as it will be required for booking tickets. In case you are not an Indian citizen, then you need to carry your passport.

    You can easily reach North Bay Island via a boat. The number of large ferries available for transportation is less in number. Generally, the trip includes a visit to Ross Island but private boats can be booked if informed earlier. The boat begins the journey from Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex and reaches North Bay via Ross Island in around half an hour. To make sure that you are absolutely safe during the journey, life jackets, instructions and other measures are taken strictly. Generally, there is a travel guide who will accompany you on your journey. He explains about the history of the islands and the significance of the isle you are about to visit. The boat may take off from the Junglighat Jetty sometimes. But there is nothing to worry as your vendor will notify you about this when you book the ticket.

    Best Time To Visit

    The best time to visit Ross Island and North Bay Island is from October to March. During these months, the weather in the Andaman Islands is clear and there is no chance for sudden rainfalls. Thus, you can do sightseeing without any problem.

  • Run by the Government of India and the Central Agricultural Research Institute, Sippighat farm is an 80 acre cultivated farmland where research and development work happens for the cultivation of spices like cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, coconut and pepper. For ornithologists, a significant attraction on the farm will be the presence of various species of migratory birds. Located 15 km from Port Blair on the road to Wandoor, Sippighat Farm comes under the Government and the Central Agricultural Research Institute responsible for carrying out the studies and methods to improve spice cultivation. Resplendent with natural beauty, the place is known for farming of nuts and spices in the area. The farm covers an area of about 80 acres of cultivated land. This farm is a part of the research and development program of the Government of Andaman and Nicobar islands aimed towards increasing agriculture. Farmers are allowed to grow various spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and pepper in the farm, exported to different parts of the world.

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    Getting There

    Located 15 kilometres from Port Blair on the way to Wandoor, lies the Sippighat Farm.

    Local Bus: Mohanpura bus terminus is the central terminus. The buses' working hours are from 4:30 am to 12 noon and are available throughout the day. Private travel companies also provide buses for travelling within Port Blair and other parts of Andaman, from Mohanpura terminus.
    Cabs: There are multiple shop establishments for car hire and rentals. Auto-rickshaws and minibuses are also available for local transport.

    Be There Do That

    Established in 1959 as the ‘Soil Conservation and Demonstration Center’ the Sippighat farm is a mass of cultivated greenery surrounded by natural verdant beauty. The farm demonstrates the best cultivation practices one could adopt in the islands. They not only provide information on multi-cropping but practice it too. Another attraction of the farm is a species of migratory birds, which makes it a must-visit place for ornithologists or birdwatchers. Some of the spotted ones include the Pacific Golden-Plover, Eurasian Curlew, Mongolian Plover and other exotic species. Visitors can find a wide variety of crops from spices like vanilla and black pepper to cash crops like coffee. Properties of the medicinal plants like Aloe vera are displayed here by the staff. SAI Water Sports Complex is present at one end of the Sippighat Farm, and offers a wide range of water sports. There is an Agricultural Research Centre inside the area that studies the methods to improve spice cultivation.

    While You’re There

    The farm opens from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    The time required to visit Sippighat Farm is an hour.
    Wear light clothes and comfortable shoes.
    Carry a water bottle with you.
    Do not litter the place; properly dispose of waste.
    We advise hiring a local guide for an in-depth preview.

    Closing Statement

    If agriculture & farming is what interests you, you could visit the Sippighat Agricultural Farm. You might be shocked to know what all the plants, which have been in your backyard since forever could do.

  • The Forest Museum on Chatham island is famous for its scale model, artefacts and decorative pieces designed from timber, oak, satinwood, gurjan, padauk and sandalwood. This impressive collection reflects the rich diversity of flora and fauna seen in the forests of Andaman. Famous for its wooden artefacts associated with the forest and the variety of flora and fauna found within the forest, The Museum is managed and maintained by the Forest Department of Andaman and Nicobar Islands along with the Saw Mill. It is an excellent place for folks interested in woodwork and discovering the history of Andaman through the eyes and skill of its skilled-labourers and artists.

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    Getting There

    The museum is located within the Chatham Saw Mill complex and is roughly 10 km away from central Port Blair. One can access it via road by hiring a cab or a taxi.

    Cabs: Private travel companies in Andaman provide cab services to all major tourist attractions.
    Rental: Rental services for two-wheeler vehicles is a choice. Hiring two-wheelers and going round the nearby places connected to the Island may be a good option.

    Be There Do That

    The museum is home to a mini zoo and zoological garden, housing many species of birds, animals and endangered plants. The forest museum also showcases the skilled craftsmanship of its inhabitants, along with the use of modern-day machinery. The artefacts found inside the museum originate from trees which are polished regularly and cleaned by the staff members daily. These artefacts depict different kinds of animals and a unique variety of trees that either existed earlier or are inside the forest area.

    While You’re There

    • Be sure to call in advance to make sure it is open on that day.
    • For photography enthusiasts, feel free to bring along a camera with you.
    • Note the timings of the museum, 8 A.M. to 12 Noon. There is a break till 2.30 P.M. after which the museum reopens and visitors can tour the place till 5 P.M. The
    • museum stays open on all days of the week except on Sundays.
    • Wear comfortable clothing and suitable footwear for walking around the place.
    • Do not litter the place; dump waste at a convenient location.
    • We advise hiring a local guide for an in-depth preview of the museum.
    • Know that there is a nominal entry fee of Rs. 2 per visitor to enter the premises.

    Closing Statement

    Marvel at the intricately carved products with refined polishing, designing and showcasing skilled craftsmanship of local folks. The museum has gained popularity for its excellent woodwork. Also, a few of the endangered plants draw a massive number of visitors every year. Tourists visiting Andaman can club their visit to the Forest Museum with a detour to the famous Chatham Saw Mill, which is the primary source of employment and income for many households in Andaman. While on a visit to the Forest Museum, do not forget to buy souvenirs to support the local artisans and to cherish the time you spent while enjoying holidays in Andaman.

  • Surrounded by mountains of tall green trees and incredible wilderness, Mt Harriet National Park is the pride of Port Blair. This park is carved from the forests, further showcasing flora and fauna beautifully. The park got its name from the British artist Harriet C. Tytler. It was established in 1987 as a forest reserve and also served as headquarters for British officials for a long time. The park is spread over 5 square km and is home to rich biodiversity and panoramic views of the area. It is also the highest peak within the group of islands in Andaman. Did you know that this mountain features in the 20Rs note in the Indian Currency?

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    Getting There

    The national park is at a distance of 70 km from Port Blair.
    Cabs: Private travel companies in Andaman provide cab services to all major tourist attractions.
    Rental: Rental services for two-wheeler vehicles is a choice. Hiring two-wheelers and going round the nearby places connected to the park may be a good option.
    Via sea: Tourists can Board the ferry at Chatham dock in Port Blair which will take you to Bambooflat harbour just in 15 minutes. Taking the sea route is preferable and faster.

    Be There Do That

    Mount Harriet National Park houses a diverse range of wild plants, trees, and animals. Over 100 species of birds reside within this park. With its variety and diversity, it is no wonder that multiple trekking trails are prevalent here. If you have young children and elderly parents with you, who cannot walk for an extended period- you can take your car and drive up the forest area up to the highest peak of Mount Harriet. You will be amazed at the marvellous view from the top of Mount Harriet. Be ready to catch it on your camera and have it posted on social media for other people to see. If you are a nature-lover, then this is the perfect place for you to visit and try to enjoy being in an environment with picturesque views. One of the sights you can see in North Bay Island’s LightHouse.

    While You’re There

    • Do not forget to wear comfortable footwear and clothing.
    • Carry enough snacks, drinking water as there are no shops on the premises.
    • It is advisable to carry Sunglasses, umbrella and caps, especially during the summers.
    • Get the entry permit at the park entrance.
    • Park charges to be paid directly at the reservation office.
    • Do not litter the place; dump waste at a convenient location.

    Closing Statement

    If you are planning for a quick escape amidst the hustle and bustle of the city, The Mount Harriet National Park in Port Blair can be an excellent getaway. The National park is not only famous for its collection of flora and fauna but also offers enviable views of the neighbouring islands. Moreover, with the calm Andaman Sea in the backdrop, the charm of the lush green forests grows multifold. Laze around or explore the wilderness on a trekking expedition– This park has it all!

  • Located in the Wandoor village at a distance of 29 kilometres from Port Blair, the capital city of Andaman, this park is home to 15 charming islands exhibiting the most exotic marine life. The park has an area of 281 square kilometres encompassed by peaceful beaches, coral reefs, lush mangrove covers, rainforests, and lagoons which brings in an aesthetic feel. The Mahatma Gandhi National Park was established in 1983 to conserve the marine ecosystem including biodiversity, tropical forest, mangrove, coral reefs and fauna. It is entirely a no-plastic zone. It was brought upon under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, to preserve coral reefs and sea turtles. Both of the islands- Red Skin and Jolly Buoy have a kinship to the Rutland Archipelago.

    Getting There

    The beautiful Wandoor beach is situated at Mahatma Gandhi marine national park, around 30 km from Port Blair. For travelling to the jolly buoy and Red skin islands, people have to reach this place by road and board the ship (port charter boats). The giant aqua park is in Wandoor which is about 30kms from Port Blair. Public and private buses plying at regular intervals serve as the best option for a budget traveller between 6 am to 8 pm. The Department of Information, Publicity and Tourism Andaman and Nicobar Islands also provides excellent bus service specifically for this Marine Park. The closest airport is at Port Blair.

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    Be There Do That

    This Marine Park comprises 15 small and large islands and an open sea. The coral reefs growing around the islands attract not only tourists but also scientists and researchers from all over the world. Visitors can view some of the rarest corals which include the likes of Acropora, Pacillopora, Montipora, Leptoseris and Other marine animals like Starfishes through glass boom boats.

    While You're There

    • Do not enter the park without a permit. Do not collect or destroy any living or dead corals.
    • Do not stand on coral reefs while snorkelling. Do not take video or photos without a permit.
    • Make sure to reach Wandoor beach before 9.00 am as the port charters will start towards the Jolly buoy and Red Skin islands at 9.00 am
    • Visitors have to take tickets for each camera they would like to carry along with them towards the Jolly buoy and Red Skin islands at this counter at Wandoor beach.
    • Treat the park with the utmost respect as it is an element of our national heritage. Make use of services of tourist guidelines.
    • Take a packed lunch before heading to the park.
    • Explore the delicate and stunning coral reefs through the glass-bottomed boats you're provided with and be stunned for a long time.

    Closing Statement

    Tucked away from the hustle-bustle and busy streets, the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is a dream-like spot in the Andamans. If your idea of paradise is serene and postcard-perfect landscape, then this park is the answer to all your prayers. With its gorgeous vistas and stunning marine culture, it is indeed the perfect place to whisk you away for a vacation.

  • Located at a distance of approximately 1,000 km away from the coast of eastern peninsular India, the Red Skin Island in the Andaman Island calls for a visit to every nature lover. This island is the most frequented island among the many beautiful islands to visit in this archipelago. Red Skin Island is one amongst the 15 beaches inside the Marine National Park of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The picturesque beach and adjoining forest cover make for a picture-perfect holiday attracting tourists from all corners of the world. It is also a hub for marine life having abundant red coral reefs, aquatic animals, tropical plants, white sandy beaches and clear water. Considered an alternative to Jolly Buoy Island due to its adjacent location, this island promises a relaxed journey on a coast that is a paradise in itself.

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    Getting There

    The island is at a distance of 30 km via road from the capital city of Andaman, Port Blair. The ferries are available from the nearest village called Wandoor. Regular rides are available on a strict timetable as the ferry service starts from 9 am. The return journey starts from 2:30 pm onwards every day.

    Cabs: Private travel companies in Andaman provide cab services to all major tourist attractions.
    Rental: Rental services for two-wheeler vehicles is a choice. Hiring two-wheelers and going round the nearby places connected to the island may be a good option.

    Be There Do That

    The beach has shallow water allowing tourists to take a natural bath with sea-salt. Tourists favourite activities include glass boat rides and snorkelling on the external water surface. The natural beauty of the island clubbed with pleasant surroundings make red skin island a perfect venue to unwind. It is also becoming a popular destination choice of honeymoon for newly-weds crediting its lush landscape, weather, abundant marine life and adventurous activities. Souvenirs in the form of rare and uncommon shells can be collected lying on the shore.

    While You're There

    • Remember to take a permit from the Forest Department before the visit.
    • The island is closed on Mondays and opens during May-October.
    • Note that night stays are not allowed on the island, making it a memorable day-trip.
    • The island is open for six months to visitors for the ecology to recover from human interference.
    • Use of plastic is not allowed on the island, so we discourage you from using anything of the sort.

    Closing Statement

    Red Skin Island is A Charming Seascape In Andaman That You Can't Afford To Miss. The island is indeed a perfect avenue to soak in views of the ocean with the melting sand under your feet while the tranquil ambience captivates you. The main pull factor of the island is its abundant and rich coral reef. Apart from that, it houses fishes such as zebrafish, parrotfish and sea urchin. Elephants are also present on the beach. The natural beauty is to be enjoyed rather than utilised, and this is what makes this white sand beach island a mandatory destination for those visiting the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

  • Known for its breathtaking natural landscapes, magnificent coral reefs, serene underwater marine life and signature white-sand beaches, North Bay Island is a traveller's paradise. It is one of those spots where you can enjoy a combination of peace and thrill and is considered an epitome of natural splendour. One of the most prized treasures of this island, the coral reefs are a significant tourist attraction that draws people from all corners of the world. It is also known as Coral island. North Bay Island is a popular destination among the travel buffs and has something for everyone from its coral reefs to its panoramic landscapes and adventurous sports.

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    Getting There

    At a distance of 43 km, this island is to the north of Port Blair. Trips to the North Bay Island begin either from Junglighat Jetty or the Andaman Water Sports Complex depending upon the government regulations and schedules. The boats accommodate up to 250 people and have life jackets for passenger's safety. If you are looking for the most convenient way to reach this location, private cabs are your best bet. Private travel companies in Andaman provide cab services to all major tourist attractions.

    Be There Do That

    Sea Walk at North Bay island is a must-do activity. The experts handpicked the island for Sea Walk because of the beautiful reef and varieties of fishes available in the island. It has a lighthouse offering a spectacular view of Port Blair skyline and Ross Island. Sea walking on the island introduces you to the vibrant world of the sea. A glass-bottom boat tour is another option allowing tourists to explore the marine world. The island flaunts varieties of coral reefs and fishes which are absent in most of the islands.

    While You're There

    • The North Bay Island is open for visitors from 8 AM to 5 PM.
    • The trip might get cancelled in case of bad weather.
    • Moderate rain will not hamper the trip. Well, the island looks much beautiful when it drizzles. In case of rain, necessary arrangements are made for you not to get wet.
    • Changing rooms and restrooms are available.
    • Pre-purchase of Scuba and Sea Walk at North Bay Island would be helpful else due to overload you might not get a ticket.
    • Carry a spare clothing set even if you don't plan to take part in any of the water sports activities.
    • Scuba Diving and other water sports do not happen post noon, therefore, make sure that you don't waste your time.
    • Make sure to inform about your health issues to the instructors if any, before you indulge in any water sports.

    Closing Statement

    If you prefer spending a genuinely memorable and pleasant vacation on the seashores at the beautiful beaches or dream of waking up to the views of an endless sea, then North Bay island is what you're looking for! While its water sports will set your adrenaline pumping, you can also pay a visit to this island to find an escape from the city crowd. As soon as the ambience sinks in – all you would want to do is unwind, capture the moments and be grateful for having stopped here before moving further.

  • Fisheries Museum is a famous tourist attraction in the Andaman Islands. This popular sightseeing place of Andaman has a wide range of installations with informative coverage of the islands' ecosystem, plants, animals, tribal communities and marine life. This museum includes a small aquarium that houses various collections of fishes and corals and shells. This museum is adjacent to the Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex, Port Blair and exhibits species of marine life endemic to the islands. It holds over 350 species of marine life found in the Asia-Pacific.

    On entering the premises, it feels like stepping into a bio laboratory because of various plants and animals installations. The museum has live animals like crabs, sharks, starfish and corals along with life-size displays of a sawfish and dolphin, and the skeleton of a sperm whale believed to be one of the most massive toothed whales.

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    Getting There

    The museum is at a distance of almost 9 kilometres from the central Port Blair in the Andaman Islands. You can reach the museum from Aberdeen Bazar/ Port Blair bus terminus by walk, bus, auto or car. It is about 3 km from the main bus terminus in Port Blair.

    Cabs: If you are looking for the most convenient way to reach this location, private cabs are your best bet. Private travel companies in Andaman provide cab services to all major tourist attractions.

    Rental: Rental services for two-wheeler vehicles is a choice. Hiring two-wheelers and going round the nearby places connected to the park may be a good option.

    Be There Do That

    The Fisheries Museum houses hundreds of marine species of unusual fishes, corals and shells. This place is perfect for studying various marine species. Start exploring the museum by locating the different sized fishes, sharks, and whales. These are exhibited to the guests meticulously by being preserved in glass jars. Displays of turtles and remnants of the Sperm Whale make this museum a busy spot on all days. Children love this space and are amazed at the marine life species of the islands. All aquatic creatures present here are sourced from the Bay of Bengal and Indo-Pacific Bay.

    While You're There

    • The museum is closed to visitors on public holidays, Mondays, and second Saturdays.
    • The museum is open from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:45 pm.
    • Do not touch the containers or the creatures.
    • Do not forget to wear comfortable footwear and clothing.
    • Taking pictures is prohibited inside the museum.
    • Do not litter the place; dump waste at a convenient location.

    Closing Statement

    Fisheries museum promises of a perfect, airbrushed start into what could quite probably be the most ingrained, indulgent holiday of your lives. Come and Witness the exceptional specimens in the Fisheries Museum, hand-picked from the underwater life. It is a treasure trove of information about the exotic marine life in Andaman. Housing an aquarium with various species of fishes and other creatures which exist deep down the azure waters, the museum is a crowd-puller.

  • Samudrika springs from the word Samudra, meaning Sea. Run by the Indian Navy, Samudrika Naval Marine Museum is themed around all things sea, showcasing all its aspects in several rooms. There are exhibitions on marine life, tribal life, lifestyle, and culture. A prominent attraction of the museum is the skeleton of a baby sulfur bottom that was washed ashore on the coast of Andaman & Nicobar. Another speciality of the museum is its inbuilt aquarium featuring regional varieties of the ocean plants and animals.The museum houses five rooms specified as follows,

    Room One: This room has exhibitions focused on the tribal culture of Andamanese, volcanoes of the region, wood species, and flora and fauna of the area.
    Room Two: Aqua room holds numerous exhibits of the undersea world like stonefish, parrotfish, and others in a large aquarium. You can spot multiple fish species in this room.
    Room Three: The coral room showcases an unusual marine formation and their exact locations.
    Room Four & Room Five: The display and tribal rooms display an outsized collection of seashells, exotic butterflies, a spread of snake specimens, and war currency.

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    Getting There

    The Samudrika aquarium settles at a distance of 9 kilometres from the centre of Port Blair. It is easily accessible via road and a walkable distance. The museum stays open on all days from 9 AM to five PM barring Mondays. The area also exhibits the island's ecosystem and marine life and also features a small aquarium with various species of aquatic animals.

    Be There do that

    There are several activities which include coral cruising, beach activities, ferrying to islands, Forest walk, visiting museums, water sports, photography, Beach walk and shopping. It is an ideal destination for travel, the places nearby Samudrika Marine museums attract tourists of each age bracket from every continent to possess a pleasant moment at Andaman. The exhibits of the museum represent the history of the Andaman Islands and people of the region, archaeology, marine life, and general information of the land. The exhibits in the museum provide information about marine life and its sensitive ecosystem.

    While You're There

    • Note that the entry fee to the museum is Rs. 50 and Rs.30 for adults and youngsters.
    • Remember not to feed the fish or crocodiles, because it is against the principles set by the authorities.
    • Do not litter the place and dispose of waste at a suitable site.
    • Take care not to touch any of the relics or exhibits as many are rare showpieces and fragile.
    • Look for a small zoo within the premises of the museum, where you can find a few species of salt-water crocodiles.

    Closing Statement

    The government established this museum with the thought of spreading awareness among people on various aspects regarding aquatic life and therefore, the importance of preserving this sensitive ecosystem well for a balanced way forward for the citizenry. It takes approximately 2-3 hours to explore this place, and the main aim behind running this museum is to spread awareness about life within the ocean.

  • Tucked away from the noisy streets and humdrum of the city, the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is a dreamy paradise in the Andamans. Present in Wandoor village, this park is home to 15 charming islands having an exotic marine life. The Marine National Park park was established on 24 May 1983 under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 to protect marine life prevalent in the area. The park encompassed peaceful beaches, coral reefs, lush mangrove covers, rainforests, and lagoons which brings in an aesthetic feel and has an area of 281 square kilometres.

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    Getting There

    Marine National park is roughly 18 kilometres away from the Port Blair city, and tourists can reach here within 30 minutes. Visitors can either opt for a taxi or avail the bus services till Wandoor which run daily from 6:00 AM onwards.

    Cabs: If you are looking for the most convenient way to reach this location, private cabs are your best bet. Private travel companies in Andaman provide cab services to all major tourist attractions.
    Rental: Rental services for two-wheeler vehicles is a choice. Hiring two-wheelers and going round the nearby places connected to the park may be a good option.

    Be There Do That

    Most of the islands present in the park are preserved and therefore not accessible by visitors. For the health freaks who fancy a morning jog, the jogging track made on the untouched, new shore is pure joy. The water sports complex is perfect for adventure seekers too. In fact, what is remarkable about Marina Park is that it has something for everyone. Take a dip in the pristine beach waters or enjoy the water activities in Marina Park, the choice is yours. The Aquarium present in the park houses up to 350 species of fish and other creatures, like turtles, sharks, and crabs. The outdoors have a skeleton of a blue whale that got washed into the shore on the Nicobars.

    While You're There

    • The Marine National Park is open on all days of the week apart from Mondays between 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
    • Do not forget to carry essential items and refreshments.
    • Rajiv Gandhi water sports complex is also the place where one can indulge in water sports activities like jet ski riding.
    • Do not forget to carry a camera.
    • Children's traffic park is also adjacent to it. Kids can cycle here and learn traffic rules.
    • Tourists can also visit the Fisheries aquarium adjacent to it.
    • There is no entrance fee for the Marina Park.
    • Do not forget to wear comfortable footwear and clothing.
    • For those looking for a seaside dining experience, Ocean Blue Restaurant, overlooking the sea, is an excellent place to spend a few hours. Owing to fast service, it also serves well if one wants to grab a bite on the way to the jetty.

    Closing Statement

    Reckoned as an eco-friendly destination of Andamans, the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is a serene place offering a bang for bucks to its visitors. Ideal for picnics and water sports it could be your next fun-filled family getaway. Amidst all the alluring beauty of the island, this is a must on your trip to Andaman.

  • Positioned near Port Blair, Viper Island was the location of an old jail used by the Britishers to keep political prisoners and harbour convicts. This island is exceptionally exquisite and tranquil. There are multiple versions of the stories about how the island got its name. One of the notable and well-accepted accounts maintains that the island got its name from the name of the vessel in which Lt. Blair came to Andaman and Nicobar in the year 1789. Visitors swarm this beautiful island as it serves a beautiful amalgamation of historically significant elements and arresting grandeur of nature.

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    Getting There

    People can visit Viper Island from Port Blair both by road and sea. Folks usually opt for ferries available between Viper Island and Port Blair. It takes roughly 45 minutes to reach Viper Island by road which includes crossing stretches of the sea. Folks start from the Phoenix Bay jetty, taking 20 minutes to arrive. The Harbor Cruise, running and from the jetty, can help explore the different points of the harbour along with a trip to Viper Island.

    Be There Do That

    The ruins of the jail, cells and the gallows narrate unfortunate incidents of a brutal rule that India had to undergo in the past. You get a bird's eye view of the neighbouring islands, the seven-point harbour and the mighty ocean in its splendid shades. On the way to the island, do not forget to witness the magnificent beauty of 7 point harbour with boats wayfaring in the mighty ocean. A walk to remnants of the jail built by the Britishers might enthuse history buffs keen to know more about Indian history. Multiple beaches in the vicinity make it an ideal place to spend an hour at Viper Island.

    While You're There

    • Take an hour to explore the ruins of the jail and gallows reminiscing past. Viper Island is a relatively small Island, and history buffs would want to spend some more time delving deeper into the past.
    • Please travel in groups during peak seasons.
    • Stay away from bushes and ruins for the scare of creepy-crawly creatures. Depart from the island before sunset for your respective destinations.
    • There is no entrance fee for Viper island.
    • Note the timings of Viper Island are from Monday to Sunday from 6 AM to 5 PM.
    • Either pack quick bites in their backpack or return to Port Blair for a hearty meal. The island doesn't have any eateries or restaurants for the tourists.

    Closing Statement

    Viper Island located on the Bay of Bengal is a prominent travellers' spot of the Andaman Islands and has loads of and is a delight to all historians, photo posers and nature lovers. Viper Island is also a painful reminder of the atrocities our forefathers had to bear back in the day. The archipelago territory will blow the mind with its lush green coconut palms and pristine beaches with blue waters. Exquisite strips of sand lapped by emerald waters and backed by lush hills, palm trees and boulders; the island awaits your arrival!

  • Filled with dry tree trunks and long stretches of white sandy beaches, Jolly Buoy island draws the attention of tourists for its submerged corals that are a testament to the underwater life of this island. An integral part of Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, it is a preserved area protected by the Andaman Administration. Its long beaches display a soothing combination of green, white, turquoise and blue. This island is renowned for its underwater corals and the pristine beach. The underwater coral view further comes alive with snorkelling, scuba diving, or taking a glass-bottom boat in the clear island waters. Marine of the island is another quintessential attraction of the island.

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    Getting There

    To reach Jolly Buoy from Port Blair, find a convenient commute till Wandoor Beach. Once at Wandoor Beach, you can inquire about speed boats from the local shop. From Port Blair, Jolly Buoy Island is at a distance of 30 Km, and you can take a ferry from Port Blair.

    Cabs: Private travel companies in Andaman provide cab services to all major tourist attractions. The beach dwells at a distance of 30 km from the airport, and it takes around 1 hour to reach there.

    Rental: Rental services for two-wheeler vehicles is a choice. Hiring two-wheelers and going round the nearby places connected to the island may be a good option.

    Be There Do That

    Snorkelling and diving are the regular activities found on the island happily experienced by thousands of tourists. Although there are no palm or coconut trees here, the Jolly buoy features a small yet dense tropical forest that covers 70% of the island and can be easily trekked through with the help of a guide. The beach is only present at one side of the island while other sides open up to a cliff that ends in water, which is why it is not allowed to stand near the edge of the jungle.

    While You're There

    • Remember that all boats run on strict time tables and take passengers together.
    • Just like the Mahatma Gandhi National Park in Wandoor, Jolly Buoy Island remains closed on Mondays.
    • Obtain a prior permit and entry tickets.
    • The Jolly Buoy island charges an entry fee of approximately 50 INR per adult and 25 INR per child.
    • Being a protected area, it is a no-plastic zone, and visitors are required to submit the list of all plastic items. It is not allowed to leave any belongings on the island because it might affect biodiversity.
    • There are no changing booths or places on the island, so make sure you don't wet your clothes.
    • Jolly Buoy is only open for six months from June to September.

    Closing Statement

    The island has a vast richness of flora and corals. For families, couples, or friends to have the best leisure time Jolly Buoy Island is the best spot with adventure activities supported by the underwater world here would leave you awe-struck. Whether it is scuba diving or any other water sports – you name it, and you've got it right here on the island. Don't miss out to gain this beautiful experience in the islands of Andaman and it is never too soon to start planning your vacation!

  • Andaman is known for its gorgeous beaches. There are several breathtaking beaches on the archipelago, and Corbyn Cove Beach in Port Blair is known for its astounding scenery and spectacular surroundings. The beach houses coconut palms, white shimmering sand, and turquoise beaches. The tranquil ambience is best for those looking to rejuvenate and revive from the monotony of daily life. The beach has a chain of mouth-watering restaurants, cafes, beach houses, clubs, and shopping stalls. You can also Experience the heart brimming water sports activities at the beach.

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    Getting There

    Corbyn Cove Beach lies roughly at a distance of 8 kilometres from Port Blair, the capital city of Andaman. The entry to the beach is free.
    Public Transport: If you want to save some money, then you can opt for a public bus. The bus service is available from 4:30 am to 12 noon, and the buses are accessible all through the day.
    Car hire and rental: There are multiple shop establishments for car hire and rentals. For adventure seekers, a two-wheeler is recommended to experience the surreal views while driving on the scenic coastal roads.

    Be There Do That

    Corbyn Cove beach is in close proximity to Snake Island, known for its vast and rich marine life, also a paradise for nature lovers. Kala Pani, a nearby location to this beach was a famous jail at the time of British rule in India. It is open to all visitors throughout the year and is known for its famed Light and sound show on India's freedom in Hindi and English. Joggers Park rests on top of a hill that offers a panoramic view of the crystal clear ocean. If you crave some me-time to relax and relish the peaceful setting, then without any doubt spend some time at Joggers Park near Corbyn Cove Beach. Scuba diving is another enthralling activity to attempt at the beach. Somebody will train you to use the gear and equipment while you dive underwater by driving instructors. Swimming is one of the must-do things to indulge in Corbyn Cove Beach, make sure to carry a swimsuit, towel, and changing clothes to the beach.   

    While You're There

    • Note that Corbyn's Cove Beach opens from 4:30 am and closes at 9:30 pm.
    • Know that there are no direct buses to get to the beach.
    • Entry to the beach is entirely free, and the benches on the beach are on a paid basis.
    • The water sports only open from April to September depending upon the season.

    Closing Statement

    The beach lives up to the hype by offering multiple serene locations on the island. Enjoy the lingering walks on the pristine beach with your loved ones while experiencing a dazzling sunset. Swaying coconut trees and an uber-calming atmosphere makes Corbyn's Cove beach a place to kick back and unwind. It is indeed one of the best alternatives for those looking to rejuvenate and revive from the monotony of daily life.

  • Collinpur Beach, located in the southern Andaman, is the residence of enchanting cobalt water and the tranquil stretch of smooth sand. The exotic Collinpur beach also has a thick veil of palm plantations. The offbeat location of Collinpur Beach makes it one of the most favourite destinations in Port Blair, free from the crowd. It is also known as 'Sunset Bay'. The beach of Collinpur is U-shaped with ocean clouds floating around seawater. Piles of Smooth sand cover the beach and the dense vegetation in the region exhibit multiple shades of green. The enchanting blend of great green tropical forests and knotted trunks of old trees make the place very picturesque and offers a beautiful backdrop to the azure waters that cross the coast.

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    Getting There

    This island is 36 kilometres from the city of Port Blair and is easily accessible via road.

    Cabs: If you are looking for the most convenient way to reach this location, private cabs are your best bet. Private travel companies in Andaman provide cab services to all major tourist attractions.

    Rental: Rental services for two-wheeler vehicles is a choice. Hiring two-wheelers and going round the nearby places connected to the park may be a good option.

    Be There Do That

    Since the beach is on the outskirts of the city, it is relatively cleaner and quieter. Being covered by dense vegetation, you won't know that you're near the sea until you see it. It is a long stretch flanked by a hill on one side, and since the gradient is not steep, it is ideal for sunbathing. Due to the low water, the Collinpur beach is also suitable for swimming. Watching the sunset and basking in the glory of the sun can be a memorable experience on the beach. It is indeed a beautiful escape into nature's arms. At both ends of this small beach are Japanese bombers from World War II.

    While You're There

    • Speed Boating and Jetski are the only two water sports activities that one can enjoy at Corbyn's Cove Beach.
    • It is advisable to carry Sunglasses, umbrella and caps, especially during the summers.
    • Do not litter the place; dump waste at a convenient location.
    • A tour of the beach would lead to bunkers that were built by the Japanese army during World War.
    • The beach is at a remote location ensuring privacy and is therefore perfect for a relaxing time.
    • Do not forget to wear comfortable footwear and clothing.

    Closing Statement

    An excellent option for honeymoon couples, the beach provides a serene and peaceful ambience. What's even more tempting is the fact that exquisite strips of sand lapped by emerald waters await your arrival. The scenery and tranquillity of Collinpur Beach make it an unforgettable experience. With a lovely contrast of the pristine blue waters and the pure white sand, it's undoubtedly one of the best-secluded beaches out there. If your idea of paradise is serene and postcard-perfect landscape, then Collinpur beach is the perfect choice for a getaway.

  • Adorned by the shimmering water and enclosed with dense forests, Cinque island is a land of hidden treasure. With multiple activities and white sandy beaches, there is a vast option for the water babies to enjoy and explore around. Segregated into North Cinque and South Cinque islands, this island is an untouched beauty of Andaman which every nature lover must explore at least once. This well known submerged jumping spot is on the north side of the mainstream Duncan Passage and amidst Rutland and Passage Islands. The occupied island is an excellent delight to every one of the voyager's touch base here.

    Getting There

    This island is on the north side of Duncan Passage, at a distance of 26 kilometres from Port Blair. At the same time, it is 3.5 hours away from Wandoor in 2 hours from Chidiya Tapu. Cinque Island is on the south-western shoreline of South Andaman in the Bay of Bengal. The two divisions of the island separate by a sandbar and are a part of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. There is no scheduled ferry service, but Chartered boats are allowed from Port Blair and Wandoor. To avail this facility, one has to contact private boat operators in Port Blair affiliated with the Forest Department to hire a boat.

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    Be There Do That

    Cinque Island has coral reef gardens extending hundreds of meters into the deep sea. It offers a vista of its shells, starfish, coral reefs, seaweeds, colourful fishes, sea anemones, salt-water crocodile, turtles and water snakes to its visitors. This island also has a fine sandy beach and tropical rainforest. Famous for underwater diving and activities like camping, game fishing, scuba diving and snorkelling, the ideal time to visit this island is from October to May. Submerged corals also attract nature enthusiasts to Cinque Island.

    While You're There

    • Tourists can opt for game fishing activity which is very famous in the Cinque Islands.
    • Do not forget to carry essential items and refreshments.
    • The island is an ideal spot for snorkelling. Explore underwater wonders and spot the vibrant corals and various colourful fishes.
    • You can spot Variety of fishes in the sea such as Big Eye Tuna, Angle YellowFin Tuna, GT, Wahoo, Barracuda, Grouper's, Red Snapper, to name a few.
    • This island is a perfect spot for nature photographers with a secluded island, rainforests, and the sandbar.
    • Do not forget to carry a camera.
    • Do not forget to wear comfortable footwear and clothing.

    Closing Statement

    The Cinque Islands is an ideal getaway with your family and loved ones as many tourists do not frequently visit the island, and it is just you and the nature that surrounds. The island houses varied species of bird population which are unaffected and free. These islands support ecotourism, and special permits are required to visit this place. The rarely available licenses and the high cost of these charter boats make it less touched by the travellers and hence ranks as the most untouched visitable island. There is more to this archipelago than what meets the eye. Up for a close encounter with the rarest of corals? Or walk on the seafloor and behold the underwater world? Or with a promise of that and more aqua adventures, the island doesn't disappoint.

  • Enclosed by thick forests and dense mangroves, this Island in the Andamans is a prime trekking destination for adventure lovers. As the name suggests, Chidiya Tapu is known to be a haven for birds and bird watchers. Indigenous and migratory birds decorate the skies for wildlife enthusiasts visiting the place. The beautiful treks with melodies of birds singing in the background and the sighting of wildlife is a thrilling experience. For the wildlife admirers and photography enthusiasts, there is no better place on Andamans than Chidiya tapu. You can also witness the rich biodiversity and a wide range of tropical flora and fauna at the natural park established in 2001. The park features exotic plant species like Mahuas and Padauks, to exquisite birds and animals. Spread over 40 hectares, it is home to wild pigs and deers in the jungle.

    Getting There

    Chidiya Tapu is at the southernmost tip of the South Andaman region at a distance of 32 kilometers from the main town. One can access it via road by hiring a cab or a taxi. Most travellers rent a car or bike to succeed in Chidiya Tapu from Port Blair.

    Cabs: Private travel companies in Andaman provide cab services to all major tourist attractions.

    Rental: Rental services for two-wheeler vehicles is a choice. Hiring two-wheelers and going round the nearby places connected to the Island may be a good option.

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    Be There Do That

    The main attractions on this Island include the Biological Park, Chidiya Tapu Beach, the Sylvan Sands and the Munda Pahad beaches. There is a government guest house located at the top of the hilltop, famous for its surreal sunset views. It is an excellent site for snorkelling because of the presence of bright corals. The Chidiya Tapu Biological Park was established in 2001 to conserve and study endangered species of flora and fauna found in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The park is now a renowned centre for biodiversity and conservation and is spread over 40 hectares by area. One can easily spot Various species of the plants, including Mahuas and Padauks. The place covered with thick green jungles provides animals with natural habitat. Nature lovers can easily spot a variety of birds, wild pigs and deers.

    While You’re There

    • Wear comfortable clothing.
    • Pack some snacks and beverages in plenty alongside you as there are not many food stalls or hotels during this area.
    • Make sure you carry a first-aid box with you.
    • Do not forget to take sunscreens and bug repellent creams.
    • Make sure to pack accordingly to the season at the time of your visit.
    • Don't forget your binoculars and cameras.
    • Add Sunset point on your itinerary.

    Closing Statement

    Chidiya Tapu is a must-see in Andaman. There is so much here that you can never fully embrace the length and breadth of this Island. At almost every turn, the views of a thick green forest cover and azure sea waters await you. Experience serenity as the dense mangroves cover the entirety of the Island and make sure that you spend a couple of hours at this exotic place with your loved ones.


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