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5 Must Visit Islands In Andaman & Nicobar For An Experience Of A Lifetime  

5 Must Visit Islands In Andaman & Nicobar For An Experience Of A Lifetime  

Andaman & Nicobar is one of the most blessed places in India as it has several beaches, mangrove forests, hidden islands as well some hidden caves. There are a total of 572 islands in the Andaman & Nicobar and each island has some unique and unusual things to explore that you may never know.

Apart from beautiful landscape views, there are some exotic islands which may give you such an experience which you have only dreamt of. In case you are confused and wondering which island you should explore then we’ve listed the top 5 must-visit islands in Andaman & Nicobar which will give you the experience of a lifetime.

Also Read: Top 5 Amazing Places to Visit in Little Andaman

Top 5 Must-Visit Islands In Andaman & Nicobar 

1. Barren Island

Barren Island is widely popular for volcanoes and it is the only place in India to have an active volcano. There is no human inhabitant on this island, however, you can spot several animals including flying foxes, goats, birds, and others. Barren Island is one of the hottest islands in Andaman due to the presence of an active volcano. A must-visit place in Andaman & Nicobar if you want to experience the active volcano.

The volcano first erupted in the 17th century and last erupted in 2017. Various travelers from all over the world visit this unique island to take a glimpse of this volcano. Not only this, there are several things you can do on this island including scuba diving and boating.

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Ideal Duration: 4 to 5 hours

Things To Do:

  • Visit the Active Volcano
  • Scuba
  • Photography

Things To Keep in Mind While Visiting Barren Island:

  • Make sure you have taken permission from the forest department before visiting here.
  • Don’t forget to carry your identity proof i.e Adhar card, Driving License, Passport, or Pan Card.
  • Night stays are prohibited and you can only visit during the morning or afternoon.
  • Do carry some refreshments with you.

How to Reach: First You will be required to take a permit from the forest department of Andaman & Nicobar. Reach via ferry within 3 to 5 hours from Port Blair.

2. Inglis Island

Another beautiful island in Andaman & Nicobar which is quite popular for exotic wildlife and coral reefs. The widely stretched green waters will make you fall in love with this mesmerizingly beautiful island.  A must-visit island to visit in Andaman & Nicobar if you are looking forward to visiting a less crowded place. Also an ideal place for couples who are planning for their honeymoon in Andaman.

Best Time To Visit: October to March

Ideal Duration: 1 Day  

Things To Do:

  • Scuba Diving
  • Boating
  • Visit the beach

How to Reach: The Inglis Island is easily accessible from Port Blair. Firstly you will be required to take a ferry from Port Blair to Havelock Island. After reaching Havelock Island, grab a boat for Inglis Island.

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3. Diglipur Island

An eco-tourism place surrounded by greenery and marine life, Diglipur Island is one of the picturesque islands you could visit in Andaman & Nicobar. Here you will remain engaged as there are a wide range of activities to do including trekking at mud volcano and the Saddle Peak National Peak. You can also spot various exotic animals while climbing above Saddle Peak.

Among the major tourist attractions, do visit the Alfred caves, Craggy islands, and Hydroelectric Power Plant. However, you will be required to ask for a permit in order to visit these places. Overall, a must-visit place for those looking forward to an adventurous trip of 4 to 5 or more. 

Best Time To Visit: October to May

Ideal Duration: 4 to 5 days

Things To Do:

  • Visit the Saddle Peak National Park
  • Visit the Kalipur Beach
  • Trek and explore mud volcano

Major Tourist Attractions:

  • Alfred Caves(Permission required)
  • Craggy Island(Permission required)
  • Lamia Beach
  • Hydroelectric Power Plant(Permission required)

How To Reach: Grab a government bus from Port Blair at 4:30 AM in the morning. The bus will take 10 hours to reach Diglipur Island. Another option is to reach here via private bus from Port Blair. The private will take you here in 12 hours.   

You can also take a cab from Port Blair which will take much less time than buses.

4. Red Skin Island

A dream destination to visit in Andaman for many travelers and also one of the most beautiful islands to visit in Andaman & Nicobar. The island is widely popular for its breathtaking beaches, landscape views, crystal clear water, and also for several water sports. Among all the activities, snorkeling is one of the best things to do in Red Skin Island. 

If you are visiting this island with your family, then don’t forget to take the glass bottom boat ride. The boat carries 4 to 5 people and it contains a glass bottom that allows beautiful underwater views. The cost for this is around 1500 INR to 2500 INR.

Best Time to Visit: May to October

Ideal Duration: 10 to 12 hours

Things To Do:

  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving
  • Take the ride of Glass Bottom boat
  • Scuba Diving
  • Visit the Wadoor Village

How to Reach: Easily accessible from Port Blair which is around 18.2 km from Red Skin Island. Take a bus from Port Blair to Wandoor village. After Reaching Wandoor Beach, take the ferry which only takes 1.5 km to reach the island.

5. Parrot Island

Also referred to as bird’s paradise and home to thousands of parrots, Parrot Island is one of the must-visit islands in Andaman & Nicobar in the evening. There are plenty of things to do in Parrot Island including bird watching, sightseeing during sunset, boating, and trekking.

The island is covered with mangroves surrounded by salty water. Beware of saltwater crocodiles as they may appear anytime. Near Parrot Island, you can also visit the Jarawa Tribal Reserve where the Jarawa community lives.

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Ideal Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Things To Do:

  • Gaze at parrots
  • Swimming
  • Sightseeing

How to Reach: Parrot Island is easily accessible from Port Blair and Havelock Island. In case you are coming from Port Blair, then grab a cab or a bus from NH233 to Diglipur. After reaching Diglipur, take a boat and cover the remaining 30 km within 30 minutes.

From Havelock, reach here via ferry to Port Blair and follow the route as mentioned above.

Also Read: Top 10 Spectacular Places To Visit In Port Blair For An Unforgettable Experience

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