Visiting Places in Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Nature’s Hidden Gem

Welcome to the enchanting Andaman and Nicobar Islands, nature’s hidden gem nestled in the Bay of Bengal. With its pristine beaches, lush greenery, and crystal-clear waters, this archipelago is a paradise waiting to be explored. Whether you are an adventure seeker, a nature lover, or simply seeking tranquility, these islands offer a plethora of experiences. Join us as we embark on a virtual journey to discover the breathtaking beauty and unique attractions that make Andaman and Nicobar Islands a must-visit destination for every traveler.

1. Baratang Island

Baratang Island, also known as Ranchiwalas Island, is a beautiful little island in the North and Middle Andaman Administrative district and is situated about 100 kilometres away from Port Blair by road. The island is well-known for its mangroves, mud volcanoes and limestone caves. However, you may need to take permission from the Forest Department at Baratang to explore these caves.

2. Mount Harriet National Park

Mount Harriet National Park is undoubtedly the most beautiful of the nine national parks housed on Andaman island. Located in Ferrargunj Tehsil of Port Blair, Mount Harriet is Andaman’s third peak (365m) and the most easily accessible one. Spread over an area of 46.62sq km, the national park is home to several species of birds and animals. Due to its privileged elevated location, the park offers some astounding views of azure blues surrounding the island and fascinating sunset and sunrise experiences.

3. Chidiya Tapu

Known as the bird island, Chidiya Tapu is a picturesque little island in the Andamans, located around 25 kms from Port Blair. While birdwatching is the main allure of the location, there are some fun water activities here, like snorkelling, scuba diving, deep-sea walking, pearl hunting, and boating. The Sunset point of the island is considered one of the best sunset points in the Andamans.

4. Bharatpur Beach

Located just half a kilometre from the jetty at Neil Island, Bharatpur Beach is a stunning shoreline famous for water sports like snorkelling, glass-bottom rides, and scuba diving other than beach exploration and sunbathing. The shore has shallow water with coral reefs. If you wish to spend some time away from the crowd then one can easily find a peaceful stretch at this place.

5. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park

Located on the south-western coast of the Andaman Islands, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park or Wandur National Park is a marine life conservation area situated at a distance of 25 km from the capital city of Port Blair. The wildlife sanctuary consists of a group of 12 islands that are situated in a labyrinthine shape and are home to some of the most exquisite marine life in the world including corals and resting sea turtles among other species.


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