The major places of interest in Andaman & Nicobar islands

Andaman & Nicobar is typically famous for its natural and historical features. The place was severely affected by the tsunami of 2004. Other than the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park and Little Andaman, the other tourist draws are doing pretty well. The coral reefs and scenic beaches make it a special tourist draw. The flora and fauna (especially, fishes) of this place are quite diverse. You will find rare indigenous tribes like the Jaroa and Sentinelese in this place. The most famous tourist attractions in the union territory of Andaman & Nicobar are as follows:

Port Blair:

Port Blair is the capital and biggest town in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The place is famous for its delicious seafood cuisines and it serves as the gateway to the whole archipelago. It is dubbed as the Veritable Garden of Eden. People visit here to see Ross Island, Barren Island and the famous Cellular Jail. Also see Japanese Bunkers, Mini Zoo, Chatham Saw Mill, Samudrika Naval Museum, and Anthropological Museum.

Havelock Island:

Havelock Island is one of the most toured islands of the archipelago. Scenic seashores and adventure sports activities like scuba diving and snorkeling make it a traveler’s favorite destination.

Neil Island:

If you are looking for serenity, then Neil Island is the right place for you. The seashores are beautiful and snorkeling is a popular recreational pursuit in this place. The distance from Port Blair is approximately 36 km.

Rutland Island:

This island is immaculate, still not so familiar among tourists. Coral islets and mangrove trees are the prime attraction of this ecotourism spot. The area of the island is around 274 km. In addition, there is a resort with old-fashioned cabins that are perfect stopovers for discovering the place.


Wandoor is regarded as the entrance to the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. The place is accessible without difficulties and is famous for the Anugama Resort and Sea Princess Beach Resort. Wandoor is ideal for a comfortable stay.

Barren Island:

Barren Island is famous for housing the only volcano of India.


Diglipur lies to the extreme north of the archipelago. Accessing the Smith and Ross Islands is convenient from this place.


Mayabunder is famous for housing the Interview Island Wildlife Sanctuary and tropical mangrove jungles. However, you need to seek the approval of the forest officer for touring this place

Baratang Island:

Baratang Island is known for its limestone caves, clay volcano, as well as mangrove brooks in the backwoods.

Long Island:

Long Island is the ideal site for camping. However, you have to carry your own tools and groceries if you plan to stay here.

Little Andaman:

At one time, Little Andaman was famous for surfing activities. However, the entire place was destroyed as a result of the tsunami which took place in 2004. For locating the present situation, you have to seek guidance from Port Blair.

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