Information on Andaman and Nicobar Tourism

Andaman and Nicobar Islands India has a huge coastline and these coastlines offer a number of islands for tourists. One such tourist destination is the Andaman and Nicobar Islands located in the Bay of Bengal and its one of the main union territories of India. It comprises of Andaman Islands and Nicobar Islands, which in all have 572 islands but out of these only 37 islands are open to tourists. The remaining islands are inhabited and have a green cover, which is not disturbed. These islands are described as the 'India's best keep Secret'. In fact, out of 37 islands, only a few are open to tourists and other islands are working their plan on the same. Floating in splendid isolation, east of the Indian mainland, is the archipelago of 572 emerald islands, islets and rocks known as the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Spread over 800 kilometers, these islands are bordered by a hill range extending from Myanmar to Indonesia. Dense forests and exotic flora and fauna are key traits of these islands.

Andaman and Nicobar

Location: East Coast of India
Climate: High humidity, winters, summers and rains


Accessibility: One can reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands, via air, rail, and waterways. Kolkatta and Chennai are the nearest airports to Port Blair and one needs mere two hours to reach Andaman via air from these two states

One can also reach Chennai and Kolkatta via rail or road and then opt for sea route to reach these exotic islands. Passenger ships are available from Vishakhapatanam, Chennai, and Kolkatta. However, ship journey takes around 55 to 60 hours to reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands.


Indian citizens do not require any permission to visit Andaman Islands but one requires permission to visit Nicobar Islands. Foreign nationals need a valid Indian visa giving them permission to entire Andaman Islands.

Andaman and Nicobar Tourism - Best Tourist Attractions

Havelock Island: In the lap of virgin beach and tranquil environment, Havelock Islands provide an idyllic resort and guest house developed by the tourism department. Small boats from Phoenix Bay Harbor to Havelock. Dolphins and Giant Sea Tortoise escort tourists to this island. Although, tourists visit this island, the beauty of this island is still untouched.

Andaman and Nicobar Adventure Ross Island: During the British rule, Ross Island was a symbol of power. In 1858, when penal colony was established by the British rule, the island started getting thrived by humans. Old buildings, hospitals, bakery, etc., charm the tourists.

Besides this, there are many other islands like -

  • Jolly Buoy Island
  • Redskin Island
  • Viper Island
  • Cinque Island, etc.

Anthropological Museum: The cultural heritage of different islands in Andaman and Nicobar Islands is displayed in this museum. The tribal life of the inhabitants of Andaman and Nicobar islands is treasured in these museums.

Samudrika: As the name suggests, Samudra (sea), this is a naval museum, which displays the fishes, corals, animals, shells, marine archaeology, etc.

Fisheries Museum: Marine life found in these island is displayed in this museum.

Little Andaman: Located at 129 kilometers from Port Blair, this small island has beautiful waterfalls and the beach named hut bay, attracts tourists owing to its scenic beauty.

This is not the end. There are many different islands and tourist attractions that grace the beauty of Andaman and Nicobar islands. When are you planning your trip to Andaman and Nicobar islands?