The South Andamans, including the capital Port Blair, are the most popular tourist destinations
Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is the gateway to these collection of islands in the Bay of Bengal. Spend two to three days exploring Port Blair and the surrounding area. The Cellular Jail, which is now a National Monument of India, has been transformed into a museum and hosts a nightly light and sound display. In between, you may visit the Samudrika Museum, the Corby’s Cove beach, the Chatham Saw Mill, and other attractions. On the second day, visit Wandoor beach (be aware of crocodile warnings in the region) and Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park (closed on Mondays).
Permission-required boat tours from the Park jetty transport tourists to the Jolly Buoy and Redskin islands; glass-bottom boats provide a view of the marine life under the surface. You may, if time permits, stop at the Sippighat Farm between Port Blair and Wandoor. On the third day, if you are eager to see the corals, you should visit North Bay Beach. In addition to snorkeling, you may also attempt the Sea Walk (even non-swimmers can avail this facility). For some souvenir shopping in Port Blair, visit the Sagarika Emporium.
The Ross Island
This little island looks to float in the midst of the ocean like a ship. Between 1858 and 1941, the capital of the islands was Ross Island. Explore the scattered colonial-era remains and conclude the day with the light and sound spectacular in the evening. Except on Wednesday, boats travel between Port Blair’s Aberdeen Bazar and Ross Island. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the same day at the Directorate of Tourism reception; admission to Ross Island, boat costs, and light and sound entrance are included. During the high tourist season, there may be a demand for tickets. However, tickets may be purchased online.
Baratang Island, located around 100 kilometers from Port Blair in South Andaman luxury tour packages, may be reached in a single day by beginning early and taking a car ferry across Middle Strait. The island is distinguished for its beaches, mangrove streams, mud volcanoes, and limestone caverns. You may explore the limestone caverns, a short boat trip away, with permission.
Swaraj Dweep (Havelock Island)
This “beach special” island is connected to Port Blair through government and commercial boat services and a helicopter service. The golden beaches of Swaraj Dweep (Havelock Island) and its abundance of corals are a major attraction in South Andamans, which are surrounded by a sea of blue and verdant woods. In addition, there are many options for water sports, snorkeling, and diving, etc. Popular beaches include Radhanagar, Vijaynagar, Elephant Beach, and Kalapathar, among others.
Shaheed Dweep (Neil Island)
To Shaheed Dweep, government and private boats depart from the Phoenix Bay dock in Port Blair (Neil Island). Additionally, ferries link Swaraj Dweep (Havelock Island) and Shaheed Dweep (Neil Island). Neil is referred to as the’vegetable bowl’ of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands because to its white sand beaches (named after characters from the Ramayana), coral reefs, and tropical rainforest. At low tide, don’t miss the natural rock structure on Lakshmanpur Beach. You may also visit the nature refuge and turtle nesting site of Chhota Neil, with permission.