The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a group of nearly 600 islands in the Bay of Bengal.
Although part of India politically, they are closer to Indonesia and Myanmar than to the Indian mainland. They were just north of the epicenter of the earthquake in 2004, and were the site of dozens of aftershocks.
The Nicobar were badly hit by the resulting tsunami, while the Andamans escaped with a few bruises.
Major Places to Visit Here,
- Port Blair –
The laid back capital of the Andamans and the only entry and exit point.
Spend a day or two here walking around and enjoying fresh sea foods and seeing a couple of the nearby sites like Ross Island, Viper Island and Bambooflat Island leading to Mount Harriet.
2. Diglipur –
The largest town in the far north of the archipelago, it is a base for trips to the nearby Smith and Ross Islands.\
3. Mayabunder –
Mayabunder is well connected to Port Blair via 240 km of Andman Trunk Road.
The distance is 136 km by ferry. Mayabunder is also a port of the Andman Islands.
4. Havelock Island –
This Island is a home to Radhanagar Beach, one of the most popular beaches in India and also awarded the best beach in Asia by Times Magazine in 2004.
Places to Visit in Havelock
Radhanagar Beach, Elephant Beach, Kalapathar Beach, Vijaynagar Beach.
5. Neil Island
This Island is famous for corals, Adventures sports, Beaches etc.
It is mainly famous for Coral Reefs and White Shores. The best time to visit its beaches is during morning and evenings.
Neil Island is also termed as Coral Capital of Andaman & Nicobar Island.
Places to Visit here,
Bharatpur Beach, Sitapur Beach, Lakshmanpur Beach, Natural Bridge.