list of islands
Little Andaman Island
Butler Bay and Hut Bay are great spots on the islands for swimming and boating. The Onge tribals live here as well as Nicobarese. There are settlers from erstwhile East Pakistan and other places too. However entry to tribal areas is restricted. It takes about nine hours from Port Blair by sea to reach this island.
This amazing island is home to a lovely sandy beach at Lalaji Bay. It also has a beautiful area of forests and coconut plantations. It’s quite popular as it shares its name with the famous Long Island in the U.S.By sea it’s is 82 km from Port Blair. There’s a ferry thrice a week from Phoenix Bay Jetty which connects the island to Port Blair.
It’s a long but wonderful ride by car. It takes about nine hours to get here from Port Blair. On the way we pass through rain forests and waterfalls and since it’s the native land of the Jarawas, Andamans own tribes, you can spot them too in their native habitats. It’s apt for tourists who love to travel, frolic at the sea and are adventurous.
It takes 90 km by sea and at Cuthbert Bay beach you will find a turtle nesting ground. If you love to lie in the lap of pristine nature, come to Rangat and adorn yourself with its bounties.
It was the erstwhile administrative headquarters of the British while they ruled here. It was known as the as the Paris of the East in the early 20th century. You can see clubhouses, swimming pools, granaries, officer’s messes, tennis courts and a majestic church that lie in ruins. It was reclaimed after an earthquake in June 1941.
Today, deer roam the islands, peering from behind the thick bushes, and if they fell safe, they’ll eat biscuits out of your hand. There’s an old graveyard, now owned by the navy. Some parts are off limits for visitors. A small museum displays pictures of its old grandeur. The entire island is quite small and can be explored by foot. The island is open every day except Wednesday.
The white sandy beaches, blue waters, and coral reefs with lot of marine life including dolphins, turtles and fish are a great way to spend your evenings. It’s an ideal location for snorkeling & scuba diving. The Havelock Island is about 57 kms North East of Port Blair. Only one third of the Northern Island is inhabited. The two main beaches are the Vijaynagar Beach and the Radhanagar Beach - the most popular beach in Andamans for its crystal clear turquoise waters. Spend time with your family or friends here on these beaches; it’ll be the best holiday ever.There’s a speed boat that leaves from Port Blair at 7.00 am daily and reaches Havelock at 9.30 am. The return boat leaves Havelock at 10.00 am and reaches Port Blair at 1.00 pm. Please note that it’s not possible to leave for Havelock Island if your flight arrives after 7 00 am. We’ll have to leave the next day.
The island has lush green forests and white sandy beaches that provide an ideal holiday for tourists. Camp tents are available to be put up at the beaches here. You can go snorkeling and scuba diving and watch the beautiful fish swim around you or see corals and other marine life. Neil Island is 36 kms towards the east of Port Blair.
Surrounded by untouched coral reefs, the uninhabited North and South Cinque Islands are among the most attractive islands in the Andamans. It takes two hours from Chidiyatapu, and three-and-a-half hours from Wandoor by boat. There are no regular boat services but the ones available are pretty good. Special permission must be taken from the Forest Department to visit this island. Once you are here, it’s ecstatic beauty all around!
This island is situated about hundred kilometers from Port Blair by road. It’s located between South and Middle Andamans. The famous Andaman Trunk Road which connects Rangat and Mayabunder runs through this island. With the permission of the Forest Department you can visit the limestone caves and mud volcanoes about the island. It’s the perfect getaway for those nature lovers who wanna stay close to nature.
The white sandy beaches, blue waters, and coral reefs with lot of marine life including dolphins, turtles and fish are a great way to spend your evenings. It’s an ideal location for scuba diving.
The best way to enjoy underwater life is to go Scuba diving. Beginners as well as experienced divers can find a lot of places to dive. Different colours and varieties of corals can be seen here.