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1. Have Island

Havelock Island is one of the primary sites in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is famous for its pristine beauty, which comes to the unmatched and untouched natural beauty and virgin forests of the earth. It is a contrast to the crescent greenery, sandy white and blue giant sea body. Due to its greater share of popularity among tourists and travelers, Havelock has developed luxurious tourist resorts and hotels to pamper guests living in the lap of profound natural beauty. Havelock is the largest of the islands and should go under travel destinations. A visit to Andaman would certainly be incomplete without a visit to Radhanagar Beach of Elephant Island and Havelock Island.

The sublime beauty of Radhanagar beach combines with its perfect setting that extends against the primitive forests. The backdrop is filled with a thousand sounds of jungle animals and birds and is "wary of crocodiles" on the secluded beach. These factors make Radhanagar Beach one of the most preferred destinations not only in Andaman, but also in the world. Snorkeling and scuba diving at Havelock under the aegis of expert trainers can turn into a lifetime experience. Numerous sea creatures, some stationary and some moving, some peeping and some hiding, some iridescent and some camouflage, some in the thousands and some single and solitary guards saw the protected corners of the shelter. Swimming laps with sea animals brings you face to face with a new surprise.

2. Nile Island

The Nile is another scenic natural paradise with sandy white sandy beaches and lush green forests. Nile Island is easily accessible from Port Blair or from Havelock through regular ferry services of various categories. Neil Island offers its special appeal with some very popular beaches and a crystal clear water that resonates with millions of wild life and exquisite corals. Neil Island became populated in the late 1960s. In addition to snorkeling and scuba diving, Neil Island offers glass boat rides to its guests who are not adventurous enough to enter the water, but still want to enter the visually ecstatic world of corals and fishes. Relaxing on the beaches of Nile Island and watching the spectacular sunset and sunrise across the ocean is a blissful pleasure. The Nile Island is located on the archipelago of Ritchie and is an important member of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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3. Ross Island

Ross Island looks after the rich heritage of British heritage from the time India was under British rule. It was named after Sir Daniel Ross, a British Marine surveyor. As you pass through historical and architectural ruins, you easily reach the world of pre-independence Indian era. If you are in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, then Ross Island is a must visit. The weather on Ross Island becomes very interesting as you walk through the British era churches, hospitals, bakeries, press, swimming pools, troupe barracks, ballrooms, the Chief Commissioner's House and the Government House. Relax in the shadow of the palm-lined beaches and watch the pipeline of waves crashing on the coasts and look for deer, peacocks and ducks all around you. Ross Island is just 2 kilometers from Port Blair and is easily accessible by boat in fifteen minutes. This is a point that is covered during your stay in Port Blair.

4. North Bay Islands

North Bay Island offers an intense feel of summer and sand. The corals in the North Bay are exquisite and span a wide stretch through a long coastline. Do a little dive to catch some glimpses of shrimp fishes, clown fish families, stone fishes, staring at you from behind the cords. The experience is a perfect blend of thrill and fun for all divers, especially for the first time. Both bask in the sun or explore the island are equally enticing options. In addition to snorkeling, scuba diving, sea-walking, glass boat rides and various water sports that are offered in other tourist friendly islands, here in North Bay Island you have the option of being in a semi submarine that takes you out to sea She goes. Even the bed without touching the water and gives you a virtual feeling of being under water, while you are amazed by the diversity of sea creatures that it is a part of the Bay of Bengal. The variety is endless and enough to make you stare open eyes, ready to miss something beautiful and wild and not a single chance to see inside the belly of the sea. The natural beauty of North Bay Island is equal. Peeping over the greenery, the light house has found a place for nothing in the 20-rupee note of Indian currency. The attractive attraction of this destination is truly special. Port Blair is easily accessible by boat from Phoenix Jetty. It hardly takes 15–20 minutes to reach the northern Gulf Islands.

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5. Baratang Island

caves — each of which is unique and worth a visit. The experience of the mud volcanoes and limestone cave is so enigmatic that it is worth a peep for the adventurous and brave at heart. Guides are provided and permission needs to be secured from the Andaman Forest Department for limestone cave exploration.

Nilambur Jetty of Baratang Island has boats to Nayadera Jetty through wide creeks for about one and half hours and after that the caves are one and half kilometre walk away through tropical forests. To reach Baratang Island’s hidden natural jewels, one has to pass through the tribal inhabitations of Andamans. And the probability and all the notorious tales of the tribes attacking the civilized intruders or guests makes the visit to Baratang even more adventurous and thrilling. Baratang, in spite of all its notoriety, continues to attract a lot of travellers and tourists. People visiting this part of the archipelago get a chance to experience life in its primitive form and also gets the rare chance to spend some exclusive time in harmony with nature and its wonders — the enigmatic limestone cave and mud volcanoes. Baratang is situated around 150 kms north of Port Blair and can be reached by waterway through ferry services.

6. Viper Island

Viper Island is hurt by the notoriety of witnessing inhumane punishment and torture with Indian freedom fighters in the British pre-independence era. The island is said to have been derived from a ship called H.M.S. Viper in which a British Archibald Blair returned to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 1789. The ship is said to have sunk near the island. Viper Island is as much influenced by the blood and sacrifices of brave national heroes as the cellular prison. This was the prison where prisoners were held captive before Port Blair's cellular prison. It has ruins hanging on top of a low hill. Political prisoners were given the worst form of torture in which they were simultaneously chained through iron couplings that earned the name of Viper Chain Gang Prison. The prisoners were also subjected to hard labor. In addition to historical tents, Viper Island is also blessed with natural splendor. The old jail building journey is quite interesting. One can be reached by a short ferry ride from Aberdeen Jetty of Port Blair. The island however is not very well maintained and was destroyed during the latest tsunami that killed Andaman yet is worth seeing due to its deep historical significance.

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7. Ross and Smith Islands

Ross and Smith are the twin islands of Andaman. The two islands are connected by a sand strip which makes it extremely picturesque. Ross and Smith Islands attract tourists from all over the world. The sand strip is submerged during high tide and then resurfaces during low tide. A bus can ply from one island to another by way of sand. Enjoy photography of secluded beaches and spectacular sunsets, for which the pair of islands is famous. The island is also known as the home of the Olive Ridley Turtles and if you are lucky enough you can enjoy turtle nesting and baby turtles and their march to the sea.

8. Cinque Island

Cinque Island is not one that might have been highlighted because there are other similar islands that are aggressively marketed and Cinque Island is overshadowed. It is a natural paradise and compares to the beauty of the more hypnotized islands. Blessed with white sandy coastlines, coral reefs and the broad blue ocean, this island will attract fans of all who treads. This uninhabited island calls for a unique experience. The sand bar included in the rocky islands and the north and south Cinque islands is a treat to the senses. Virgin beaches attract tourists from all over the world who shy away from civilization and mad crowds. The island offers snorkeling and diving in peace and solitude. Game fishing of Giant GT, Black Marlins and Tiger Gobrus can be super exciting. Chartered boats from Port Blair reach Cinque Island. It is about 39 kilometers from Port Blair.

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9. Rutland Islands

This magnificent island is located very close to Port Blair. It is just 20 kilometers from Port Blair and is easily accessible by boat. It is home to the original Jangil tribe of Andaman. The tribal population is concentrated in the interiors of the island. Rutland Island has major mountain peaks known as Mount Ford, which is 433 meters high and Mount Mayo, which is 227 meters high. The island has very few residents who predominantly speak Hindi, Bengali and Tamil. As with all major islands, Rutland Island's primary attraction is the blessed coral reefs with a rich diversity of marine life. These coral reefs attract divers, snorkellers and scuba divers. The island is rich in hills, dense forests and shrubs and forests. Open water diving is popular for its diversity of underwater creatures and colorful corals. The fun and relaxing tourist attractions of Rutland Island are Jahanji Beach, Bada Balu, Photo Nala and Dani Nala.

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10. Mount Harriet National Park

Mount Harriet National Park was established in 1969. Mount Harriot is located in the Peak Park and is the third highest mountain peak in the Andaman Islands. It is a reserved forest with mountain ranges and beautiful beaches. The infamous Kalapathar, which is bloody and is still considered a curse from where Indian prisoners under British rule were pushed to their gruesome death, is located about 2 kilometers from the park. Mount Harriet National Park has very beautiful beaches. Thus one can find a beautiful beach, a variety of endemic flora and fauna, and a host of colorful butterflies when there is a trek in the park. Mount Harriot also harbors an aboriginal community in its depths, who are actually of the Negrito race and are basically hunters and food gatherers, a major way of life. The evergreen primitive forests of mixed varieties of trees also shelter a wide variety of birds, such as wood pigeons, cuckoo pigeons, Andaman drongos, white-headed hungry, Andaman woodpeckers and many more.