About Andaman Islands
Andaman Tour Packages
Tourist Attractions in Andaman
- Port Blair
- Viper Island
- Ross Island
- Coral Island [North Bay]
- Cinque Island
- Havelock Island
- Neil Island
- Red Skin Island
- Barren Island
- Baratang Is.
- Diglipur Island
The Cellular Jail (also known as Kala Pani, literally 'Black water', a term for the deep sea and hence exile) situated in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (India) was completed in 1906. The prison was known to house many notable Indian activists during the struggle for India's independence.
The Cellular Jail in Port Blair is symbolic of the hardships faced by the Indians in their endeavor to attain freedom from their colonial rulers. The jail became infamous throughout the world for the inhuman treatment meted out to the inmates by the jail officials. This monument stands and reflects the tenacity of the Indians, who were struggling to attain freedom from the shackles of the British rule.
This island can be visited along with other island packages. There is a small jetty ( unlike north island ) so you can come out of your boat with little effort. The main and only attraction of this island is the ruin building famous as women jail. This building is located at top of a small hill. Steps are there to take you top of this hill. From jetty it will take 10 minutes to reach near the building and total duration can be of 30 minutes to return to your boat. There is nothing more to visit but the boat journey to this island you can enjoy as it passes through main port and navy area of Port blair. You can get the view of Cellular jail and its tower from the boat.
Once the seat of British power and capital of these Islands, it stands now as a ruin of the bygone days with the old structure almost in debris. A small museum named 'Smritika' holds photographs and the other antiques of the Britishers relevant to these islands.
The beach around the island is very famous for under water corals. It is ideal place for scuba diving and snorkeling. Coral island with white sand beaches and surrounded by the pristine beauty of Nature. The sea has gifted this island with all the splendor to attract any sea loving human. The Coral reefs are gorgeously decorated by nature to stun the visitor.
The lure of underwater coral gardens and unspoiled beaches specially a sand bar joining two islands are irresistible. Super place for SCUBA diving, swimming, fishing and Camping.
Havelock Island, About 38 Kms. from Port Blair, this island provides idyllic resort in the lap of virgin beach and unpolluted environment. Camping facility is available near Radhanagar beach.
(36 kms. from Port Blair), This beautiful island with lush green forest and sandy beaches is the vegetable bowl of Andamans. Connected by boat from Port Blair four days a week, it provides an ideal holiday for eco-friendly tourists. Hawabill Nest guesthouse of the Directorate of Tourism is situated here (Tel: 82630). One can feel the sincerity and serenity of village life here. Beautiful beaches at Laxmanpur, Bharatpur, Sitapur and the bridge formation on the sea-shore (Howra bridge) are the attractions.
Another island in Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park has a nice beach and offers spectacular view of corals and marine life.
At a distance of about 135 Kms. from Port Blair is the land of volcano, Barren Island, the only active volcano in India. The Island, about 3 Kms. has a big crater of the volcano, rising abruptly from the sea, about 1/2 Km. from the shore and is about 150 fathoms deep. Can be visited on board vessels.
Baratang holds the natures best treasures gifted to the Islands. Limestone caves, Active Mud Volcano, Tothatekri, Baludera Beach & Roglachang Beach are just a few of them. The Road journey from Port Blair to Baratang is through a dense jungle. It is the must-see Island for Eco Adventurers visiting Andaman Islands.
(290 kms by road/180 kms. by sea), Situated in North Andaman Island, Diglipur provides a rare experience for eco-friendly tourists. It is famous for its oranges, rice and marine life. Saddle Peak, 732 metres, the highest point in the islands is nearby. Kalpong, the only river of Andaman flows from here. The first hydroelectric project of the islands is coming upon this river. One who comes by road from Port Blair has to take a boat from Mayabunder to Kalighat and from there journey by road to Diglipur (25 kms.), and from there to Kalipur (18 kms.) for viewing, Kalipur and Lamiya bay beaches. Directorate of Tourism provides comfortable accommodation at Turtle Resort, Kalipur. The Water Sports Centre is near by. Those who want to go for trekking to Saddle Peak can collect trekking equipments on hire from Turtle Resort and start trekking from Kalipur. Ram Nagar beach (15 kms. away from Kalighat) is famous for Turtle nesting during December - February season.