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Best Places to visit in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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The Andaman and Nicobar Island's archipelago is houses to hundreds of beaches, each one among that is more beautiful than the others in its own special way. Havelock Island is one among the biggest and the most famous attraction of all Island of Andaman & Nicobar. Neil Island is also famous destination to visit. There are many destinations to visit in Andaman Nicobar Islands like Port Blair, Diglipur, Long Island, Cellular Jail, and Ross Island etc. Island is also offers myriad adventure sports opportunities like snorkeling to parasailing, scuba diving and kayaking etc.Here is list of best places to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands:

Best places to visit in Andaman and Nicobar Islands:

                        1. Cellular Jail:

Cellular Jail, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
Cellular Jail
The Cellular Jail is also famous as Kaala Paani, it's very famous among all the places to visit in Port Blair. Constructed by the Britishers during in between 1896 and 1906 the jail was used to exile political prisoners during the struggle for India’s Independence. The cellular jail was used to home plenty of notable freedom fighters like Batukeshwar Dutt, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and Yogendra Shukla. The jail complex, is now owned by the Govt. of India and it is a national monument and it's open for visitors. It's one among the most historically important monuments in the Andaman Islands. It is famous for its castle type architecture, original photo gallery, light & sound show and a museum which displaying aspects related to the former inmates of Cellular Jail. Each night, after sunset the light and sound show is displayed and is conducted in both Hindi and English.

                        2. Ross Island:

Ross Island, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
Ross Island
Ross Island is one of the major parts of the history of Andaman’s, located 2 km east of Port Blair. It was the capital of the British. Its architecture and beauty had earned it the nickname of the East Paris. But all its splendor and tropical charm was shattered by the 1941 earthquake and the Japanese invasion. Ross Island is now named "Netaji Shubhashchandra Bose Island" after Captain Daniel Ross. This island is amazing, and houses of peacocks, birds, and deers. The diversity of plant species on this island is additionally great. The remains of the churches, the cellular jail, a bakery and many other buildings can also be discovered. Now, the Indian Navy manages the former British Administrative Headquarters and its numerous historic ruins.

                        3. Havelock Island:

Havelock Island, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
Havelock Island
Havelock Island is one of the largest and famous islands on Andaman and Nicobar Islands located around 70 kms from Port Blair. A part of Ritchie’s Archipelago, It is one of the primary destinations of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Havelock Island is a scenic natural paradise with ancient white sand beaches, blue sea, rich coral reefs, serene atmosphere, lush green forests and thrilling water adventures activities. A lot of tourist locations, resorts, hotels, attractions and much more are creating the perfect background to Havelock Island to attract many tourists. The Island houses various beautiful beaches like Elephant Beach, Vijaynagar Beach, Radhanagar, and Kalapathar Beach. There are huge activities that one can do here such as Scooba diving, snorkeling, sea walk, boating, fishing, etc.

                        4. Radhanagar Beach:

Radhanagar Beach, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
Radhanagar Beach
Radhanagar Beach is one among the most famous beaches in the country and also named with the title of 'Asia's Best Beach' by the TIME magazine in 2004. Radhanagar beach is popular for the white sand, beautiful sunset and turquoise blue waters, it is is certainly one among the most famous selfie points in Havelock Island. This crescent shaped 2 kms long beach is famous for its soft silver sand with high carrying capacity and its infinite white seeds are scattered, creating it ideal for nature paradise for those who want few peace, photographers are eager for which accurate shot or honeymooners in Andaman searching for a private space. Radhanagar beach is especially known for couples. It is located near to Elephant beach, so for the joyride for the tourists, the mahouts will be seen pulling out their elephants.

                        5. Neil Island:

Neil Island, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
Neil Island
Neil Island is popular for its coral reefs and white coastal. Neil Island is very famous for its unparalleled biodiversity and dense tropical forests and an unknown period of greenery. This is a great place here for snorkeling and discovery of the varied marine life. It is a little island which spread over an area of 13.7 Sq km. only, most of that is covered with forest. Because of its limited area, Neil Island are often covered with an easy walking. If you wish to induce aloof from busy and crowd of famous places in the Andaman’s, then this is the ideal weekend vacation.

                        6. Elephant Beach:

Elephant Beach, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
Elephant Beach
Elephant Beach is a one among the most famous beaches in Andaman and it attracts a plenty of tourists around the year. All the adventure seekers are in for a treat as this beach is known for water sports like snorkeling, swimming, banana boat rides, and speed boats and scuba diving. Elephant Beach is a perfect beach for snorkeling. It has a rich coral reef formation and beautiful underwater marine life, creating it one among the best beaches in the India. The beach is only accessible through a boat, due to the absence of a proper road locals usually trek through the forest to reach there.

                        7. North Bay Island:

North Bay Island, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
North Bay Island
Located near the Phoenix Jetty of Port Blair, North Bay Island is famous for the underwater corals. Out of the group of around 300 islands, North Bay Island in Andaman is most preferred by visitors for adventurous activities of water sports, captivating coral reefs and panoramic landscapes. In the North Bay Beach you can walk under the sea and it is the finest place for sea walking in Asia. Covered with ash coloured sand and tropical trees, make best places to unwind at. The Island is very popular for water sports like scuba diving, jet skiing and snorkeling or soaking up its charming beaches. The North Bay Beach is additionally considered that it's very safe for sea walking.

                        8. Diglipur:

Diglipur, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
Diglipur
Diglipur is the biggest island in the northern tip of beautiful Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Diglipur is one among the favorite place of nature paradise, because it's houses highest mountain in Andaman, the popular turtle nesting place, a network of caves and crocodile sanctuaries. It's popular for its green landscapes and its exotic marine life that creates it a must visit place for nature paradise. The island is home to line of tropical forests, mangroves and beautiful beaches such as Kalipur Beach, Ramnagar Beach, Ross and Smith Islands, and Pathi Level Beach. Here is the River of Kalpon River, the only river to flowing from the Andaman.

                        9. Chidiya Tapu:

Chidiya Tapu, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
Chidiya Tapu
Chidiya Tapu is situated at a distance of about 25 kms away from Port Blair. It's mainly famous for the bird island. It's famous for its specific range of birds and is a haven for bird see. Haven of about hundreds of species of birds such as drongos, scarlet minivet, hanging parrot, long-tailed and red-breasted parakeets, emerald pigeons, white-bellied sea eagles and grey fronted and lots of more. Chidiya Tapu is one among the best spot to watch the sunset in Port Blair. It's considered one among the best and enchanting sunset place within the Andaman. The island is additionally an alluring for water activities. It is famous for snorkelling, scuba diving, deep-sea walking, pearl hunting, and boating. 

                        10. Baratang Island:

Baratang Island, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
Baratang Island
Baratang Island is also famous as Ranchiwalas Island. It's situated between Middle and South Andaman Islands. It's located at a distance of around 100 km away from Port Blair by road. This island is stretched more thatn an area of 240 square kms. It's houses to many geological and natural miracles which are fascinating in more ways than one. The island is popular for its mangroves creeks, stunning beaches, limestone caves and mud volcanoes. The limestone caves will be explored at Baratang with the Forest Department's permission of the  under proper local guidance. A haven for shutterbugs, Baratang Islands is one among the most scenic destination to visit in Andaman.

                        11. Jolly Buoy:

Jolly Buoy Island, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
Jolly Buoy Island
Jolly Buoy Island is famous for its pristine waters, a amazing underwater view of coral and marine life. Jolly Buoy is also popular as ‘No Man’s Land’. It is a very little island lies under the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. It's situated at a distance of 30 km from the Wandoor Beach and can only be reached by boats from Wandoor. Being an unobstructed island and a no-plastic zone, the clean and clear water with white sand beaches create it one among the most preferred holidays place in the south. It's a perfect spot for sea bathing, snorkeling and basking on the sun kissed beach. This island provides stunning views to enjoy and relax.

                        12. Cinque Island:

Cinque Island, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
Cinque Island
Cinque Island is one of the famous places to visit in Andaman. This island is divided into tow island that is South Cinque Island and North Cinque Island. It's situated at a distance of 26 km away from Port Blair. The Cinque Island is an separate island in the Andaman Archipelago. This popular underwater diving place is situated on the northern part of the famous Duncan Passage and within the center of Passage Islands and Rutland Island. The inhabited island is an amazing charm for all the visitors come here. The both islands are wonderfully divided by a sandbar and also a part of the Wandoor Marine National Park, also commonly known as the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. An enrich underwater life, it's a haven for the those who love snorkelling, scuba diving and fishing. The view of sunset attracts crowd of nature paradise to the Cinque Island.

                        13. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park:

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is located in Wandoor, at a distance of 30 km from Port Blair. The park is spread across an area of 280 sq km and made up of 15 islands with mangrove creeks, tropical rainforests and coral reefs with more than 50 different species. Few of the endangered fish species found here which one can see including Angelfish, Lion or Scorpion Fish, Giant Robber Crab, Butterfly fishes, Grouper Fish and Surgeon fishes. Most of the islands here are protected and hence could not be accessible. Tourists can indulge in snorkeling, glass bottom boat rides and scuba diving. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is home to a trunkful of destinations or islands in Andaman where you will experience unity for a some hours. 

                        14. Samudrika Marine Museum:

Samudrika Marine Museum, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
Samudrika Marine Museum
Samudrika Marine Museum situated near the Andaman Teal House in Port Blair. Samudrika Marine Museum runs by the Indian Navy. This place was made to create awareness in the society about the marine life. Museum gives you a complete knowledge of the history and culture of Andaman and Nicobar islands along with beautiful corals and fishes. This museum is home to 350 varieties and species of marine life like rare fish, enamouring seashells, and diverse corals. The museum's another speciality is its built in aquarium which contains regional varieties of the marine plants and animals. The Museum has five galleries dotted with exhibits portraying history, geography, anthropology and marine life of the Island. There is also a tiny zoo beside the museum that shelters saltwater crocodiles. 

                        15. Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex:

Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex
Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex is also famous as Andaman water sports Complex. It is situated close to the cellular jail in Port Blair. It's must visit place is full of fun, excitement and joy. Andaman water sports Complex gives you the opportunity to plunge into the very excitement and ride the waves of joy with its amazing water sports activities such as parasailing, Banana rides, rowboat paddling, jet skiing, sea walking, snorkelling, speed boat rides, scuba diving and many more. It offers to visitors a pleasant experience and unforgettable memories with its variety of aqua sports. Rajiv Gandhi Complex also has historic significance. It's a memorial spot to the Battle of Aberdeen, fought between the Andaman tribes and the British in 1859. Nearby is an artificial waterfall and a children's park which is a famous recreation area for children.

                        16. Corbyn’s Cove Beach:

Corbyn’s Cove Beach, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
Corbyn’s Cove Beach
Corbyn's Cove is a quiet and untidy soft sandy beach situated in Port Blair. It's the closest beach to Port Blair. This enchanting beach has Crystal clean water, endless coconut groves, white sand of pearl and clear blue skies that enhance its ancient beauty. It is most beautiful places in Andaman and ideal for honeymoon. Corbyn’s Cove Beach is a joy for photographers and nature lovers. Apart from being a natural treasure, the beach is famous for some adventure activities like scuba diving, surfing, boating, snorkeling, swimming and glass bottom cruises. You can easily relax under the coconut trees just by reading a book or stroll along the soft sandy beach. There are few shacks which sell local farals, coconut water, drinks etc. The beach situated close to Snake Island, a place which claims to have a trunkful of snakes.

                        17. Little Andaman:

Little Andaman, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
Little Andaman
Little Andaman is one of the many island of Andaman & Nicobar archipelago that is located near Rutland island at the southern end of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The wonderful island is full with crystal blue waters, palm trees, sandy beaches, local alcohol, inexpensive food,, and neat accommodation and a plenty of surf. It's the fourth biggest island of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands archipelago. The major attractions to go to visit in Little Andaman are its two wonderful waterfalls which attract the tourists. It's also has to vast rain forest and rare species of sea turtle. Little Andaman has the most popular and beautiful beach is the Butler Bay Beach and it is perfect for sun basking, snorkeling, scuba diving and surfing.

                        18. Limestone Caves:

Limestone Caves, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
Limestone Caves
Limestone Caves is located in Baratang Island is among the major tourist attraction in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Carved out of gigantic sedimentary rocks with countless numbers of glowing stalagmites and stalactites, which forms a beautiful natural marvel to witness in Andaman. Limestone Caves are beautiful but not to reach easy. Before reaching the limestone caves in the Andamans, one has to take a caravan from the Jarawa forest land to Baratang Island. This caves are dark and dull inside and and visitors should carry a light or torch to enter these openings. The boat ride to the caves is considered as a fun and enjoyable experience and memorable journey. As they assert ‘It’ isn't about the destination. It is about the journey’.

                        19. Bharatpur Beach:

Bharatpur Beach, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
Bharatpur Beach
Bharatpur Beach is also famously known as the Coral Kingdom of Andaman because of its incomparable coral reefs and numerous fish species. It's just one among the best beaches of Neil Island. Bharatpur Beach is a beautiful white sand beach, fringed with palm trees with sapphire crystal clean water. It's a must visit beach for all the beach lovers. This beach is also famous for water activities including swimming and coral watching. Tourists will rent a glass bottom boat ride to see the underwater coral. Bharatpur Beach is an amazing beach popular for water sports such as scuba diving and snorkelling. The shallow waters close to the beach is free of hard corals and large rocks, as well as it a great spot for swimming. Bharatpur beach is also very popular for its sunrise and sunset view.

                        20. Laxmanpur Beach:

Laxmanpur Beach, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
Laxmanpur Beach
Laxmanpur beach is situated at a distance of 2 km away from the Neil jetty, in Laxmanpur Village of Neil Island. It's a fantastic beach which is the most wonderful islands in Andaman. This beach is a perfect spot for snorkeling, sunbathing, swimming and evening walks. The beach has a wide stream of white shell sand with shallow water and gives a great snorkeling option. The abundance of corals and turf is a real example of the unimaginable prosperity of nature. This quiet beach provides stunning views of the sunset. Laxmanpur Beach 2 has a natural arch bridge or Howrah bridge. It's one among the most romantic destinations in Andaman for honeymooners. The beach is also gives few of adventure water activities like snorkeling & scuba diving. It's also a best place for fishing as the sea is houses many fishes.

                        21. Long Island:

Long Island, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
Long Island
Long Island is little island situated just of southeast coast of Middle Andaman, it's spread over the area of 18 sq kms. It's famous for its beautiful and has been established as a modernized village with well maintained atmosphere. It's one among the most lowest and offbeat places to go to visit within the Andaman and Nicobar Island. Long Island has natural charm which includes unique beaches, interesting caves, lush greenery, mangroves and rice coral reefs. This island boasts of flawless and clean beaches with crystal clean blue waters. It has its own power-house, a well-equipped Boat Building Yard, bank and wireless facilities. Merk Bay and Lalaji Bay two ancient beaches which very popular as a famous picnic spots within this Island. It's also popular for sunset and the sunrise view places. Most of the island is roofed by forest of tropical. If you want to go trekking there are also tidal swamp forests and evergreen forests.

                        22. Mount Harriet National Park:

Mount Harriet National Park, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
Mount Harriet National Park
Spread over an area of 11,520 acres of land, Mount Harriet National Park was established 1969. Mount Harriet National Park is located in the park is the third highest mountain peak in the Andaman. The national park is houses to many species of birds and animals. It's famous for its Andaman wild boar, turtles, saltwater crocodiles, robber crab and Tytler’s leaf warbler. Harriet National Park is undoubtedly the most beautiful place and also it has also very beautiful beaches. The Park is a gathering of several mountains adorned with wilderness and greenery and it offers an enviable view of the picturesque surrounding embellished. Andaman’s Mount Harriet and Madhuban beach offers a 16 km trekking trail for trek lovers and backpackers. This is a grand way where you can see the exotic flora and fauna of the country in spectacular views.

                        23. Vijaynagar Beach:

Vijaynagar Beach, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
Vijaynagar Beach
Vijay Nagar beach on Havelock Island is another quiet beach. Vijaynagar Beach is famous as the name Beach No.5 of the island. It's one among the most popular beaches in Havelock Island. Famous for its palm fringed shores, this is the best beaches to witness the amazing sunrises and sunsets views. Having the pristine water, glistening white sand, lush green coconut trees makes this beach perfect for shallow floating, sunbathing or simply relaxing and reading under the shade of the tree. The beach is a perfect location for honeymoon couples or families. The beach is also famous for water activities. You can indulge yourself in are beach hiking, swimming, snorkeling or fishing, bird watching and trekking. From this virgin beach you can also locate the view of the Bay of Bengal.

                        24. Kala Pathar Beach:

Kala Pathar Beach, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
Kala Pathar Beach
Kalapathar Beach is a beautiful beach located on the Havelock Island. It's one among the most popular beach in the Andaman. The beach got its name from the black rocks that come out of the white sands. The beach is little but the way to the beach is very good. The beach is beautiful by the charm white sand and the green waters. The entire beach is adorned with enrich greenery and it's surrounded by lush green dense forest on all side. The beach isn't recommended but one can sit on the beach and enjoy the crystal clean sea water scene. This beach provides amazing views of the sunset. The beach isn't so crowded but couple will enjoy a romantic walk on the shore or also family will spend a few time in peace.

                        25. Forest Museum:

Forest Museum, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
Forest Museum
The beautiful blend of art and plant life, the Forest Museum is situated on the complex of Chatham Saw Mill, which is about 10 km away from central Port Blair. Museum runs by the forest department, it's one among the best places to to to visit in Andaman to gain insight into the tribal and cultural life of the state. This museum displays a large collection of wooden art, artifacts and carvings which have been made from satin wood, timber, padauk and oak. The museum is home to also variety of endemic and rare plant species are found within the islands. The museum is also home to a mini zoo and zoological park, housing several species of birds, animals and endangered trees, that creating it worth a visit for visitors. Visitors also purchase attractive and intricate wooden carvings from the Museum as souvenirs.

                        26. Barren Island:

Barren Island, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
Barren Island
Barren Island is popular as the only active volcanic habitat in South Asia. The volcano erupted again in 2018 and is currently in active state. Barren Island is situated about 135 kms away from the Port Blair. About 1.8 million years old, Barren Island is located on the tectonic plates within the Andaman Sea and is houses the only active volcano in the Indian subcontinent. As its name implies, the island is barren and free of civilization or settlement. There are few trees on the island, with a small population of some birds, a small population of goats, bats (flying foxes), and some species of rats. An active volcano in the middle of the vast sea, Barren Island is a sight to behold and is one among the worth visiting places in the Andaman. With black sand and rocky terrains, the beaches close to the island gives water many thrills to the adventures.

                        27. Parrot Island:

Parrot Island, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
Parrot Island
Parrot Island is also famous as Bird’s Paradise that is the music of nature which comes to life. The mesmerizing Parrot Island is the beautiful habitat for thousands of parrot. It's one among the most charming places in Andaman and Nicobar Island. Thousands of parrots fly on to the parrot island, take a tour on the beaches and live in thorny forests. Parrot Island is no less than a heaven on earth. It's one among the most beautiful places in Andaman to find its beauty, wildlife and culture. A sunset is a once-in-a-lifetime experience as flocks of birds gather in the sky on this island, a haven for bird waters and nature lovers. This island is considered to be the most charming island of Baratang region and is secluded and thus just enjoy your ride. Around the island, a boat ride offer a great view of the island.

                        28. Viper Island:

Viper Island, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
Viper Island
Viper Island has got name after a ship that was met to a wreck at Andaman when the ship sank on its shore in 1789. The island got its name from the various vipers or snakes found within this area. This Island was utilized by the British to keep the freedom fighters in exile. Viper Island is houses one amont the several jails that lie throughout this whole area. You will still see the ruins of the jail that was inbuilt by the British in the year 1867. There are remains of jail found on the island and it's said that political prisoners were imprisoned here within the Indian war of independence. Spread across an area of 69 acres, this wonderful island is quiet place for visitors. The island is 23.6 kilometers away from Port Blair by ferry. Tourists will also enjoy the view of the cellular jail and its bastion from the boat. In addition to the historical stigma, Viper Island enjoys immense natural grandeur.

                        29. Sitapur Beach:

Sitapur Beach, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
Sitapur Beach
Sitapur Beach is also famous as the 'Sunrise Beach'. This beach gives enchanting views of sunrise early in the morning. Sitapur Beach is situated at the other end of the island, and at a distance of about 4.6 km away from the Jetty. This is an amazing stain of golden sand on Neil Island which is set against the backdrop of sapphire water. This quiet beach has two curved creeks and clean blue waters. The beach is lapped in the tropical trees and mountain rocks on the sides. Shaded by thick ponds on the beach, it's one among the best places to enjoy the untouched charm of the Andaman’s. This beach is always considered safe for swimming for tourists. There are also drinks and foods options on this beach.

                        30. Anthropological Museum:

Anthropological Museum, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
Anthropological Museum
Location in the heart of Port Blair, the Anthropological Museum is another prestigious museum in Andaman. It is a great way of getting to know the history and culture of a place. The museum represent the local community tribes on the island, who live here. The museum is home to weapons, clothing, utensils and also other important historical artefacts which give an account for various tribes such as the Jarawas, Great Andamanese, Onges and Sentinelese. These tribes are considered as one among the oldest within the world. The Jarawa Chest Guard and shamanic sculptures are notable exhibits of this place. It's one among the well-maintained museum is worth visit places in Andaman & Nicobar, who wish to know history of local community tribes. The museum has several photographs of various tribes and tribals of Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

                        31. Wandoor Beach:

Wandoor Beach, Best Places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar
Wandoor Beach
Wandoor beach is a part of Mahatma Gandhi Marine National park. It is most popular and beautiful places in India. Wandoor Beach is famous for its ancient waters, quiet beauty and tranquil surroundings. It's also popular for its scenic panorama which is perfect for swimming and coral watching. Wandoor is a little village in the south Andamans with few beaches and accommodation options. The beach is popular for its corals and the glass boats which take tourist to Jolly Buoy and Red Skin Island. Blue water and immaculate white sand can also be experienced sitting on the beach. Also there are few little food stalls and some of new resorts in Wandoor. Spread over 15 km, the beach has biggest shore in Port Blair. In the wake of a severe tsunami in 2006, the beach is still littered with fallen tropical trees.
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Best time to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands:

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Best time to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands:

Best time to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands:

    Being an island Andaman and Nicobar enjoys a tropical climate. The best time to visit Andaman & Nicobar Islands is considered between October and May. You could visit them any time you like, however you should avoid monsoon season, as this place receive heavy rains. 
Here's a seasonal break-up that will help you decide your best time to visit in Andaman Nicobar Islands.

Winter (November to February):

Winter from November to February is the best time to visit Andaman Nicobar Islands. During this period the weather remains pleasant and cool. In this season temperature ranges stays around 20 to 30°C. It is ideal time and comfortable for sightseeing and water activities and beach excursion. It is the also best time to visit for family or honeymooners. Two great festival celebrated here in winter is the film festival held in November and the 15-day Island Tourism Festival in January. 

Summer (April to June):

Summer from April to June could be hot and it rains sometimes as well. During this period the weather remains mildly warm but pleasant. The temperature during this time ranges around 24 to 37°C. It is also the best time to visit Andaman and Nicobar for water activities like scuba diving, snorkelling, banana boat ride, and trekking. Besides, you can always enjoy the off season amidst its beautiful attractions and budget hotels.

Monsoon (July to September):

Monsoon in Andaman and Nicobar begins from July, and lasts up to September. Andaman and Nicobar receives an average heavy rainfall in Monsoon, but the peak season could see heavy downpours. It might not be the best time to visit this place for water activities and other outdoor activities. Therefore, it is not advisable to visit the beaches or participate in water sports. In this season temperature ranges remains 22 to 35°C. During this period the humidity is at its highest level. The transportation via sea will be will be inaccessible including the flight to be delayed for several hours. However, the annual festivals held during monsoon attract quite a crowd to the islands such as the Music Festivals, Monsoon Festival held in August and the Food Festival held in September.
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How to Reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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How to Reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands

How to Reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands:

Being an island, Andaman Nicobar islands can reach by Flight and waterways only.

By Air:

The quickest way to reach Andaman Nicobar is by flight. Andaman Nicobar Islands has own airport named Veer Savarkar Airport at Port Blair. It is well connected with major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, and Bangalore. There are no direct international flights available to this place. From airport to island distance is 31 kms, you can reach by car within 40 minutes to island.

By Ship:

Another way to reach Andaman Nicobar is by Ship. You can take a ship from Chennai, Vizag/ Visakhapatnam or Kolkata. These ships usually take 3-4 days to reach Port Blair. They sail up to six times per week between and are cheaper than flights. From airport to island distance is 31 kms, you can reach by car within 40 minutes to island.
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Sunday, May 9, 2021

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25 Best places to visit in Leh-Ladakh - Top places

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Leh-Ladakh has a bundle of tourist attractions which are filled with extremely ancient beauty. Monasteries, lakes, valleys, rivers, villages and museums are this place is a confluence of so more famous and amazing things in Leh-Ladakh. The wonderful places Leh-Ladakh offers many places to visit like Pangong Tso Lake, Diskit Monastery, Hemis National Park, Magnetic Hill and many more. Here is list of best places to visit in Leh-Ladakh:

25 Best places to visit in Leh-Ladakh:

                       1. Pangong Tso Lake:

Pangong Tso Lake, Best Places to visit in Ladakh
Pangong Tso Lake
Situated at height of 4350 meters, Pangong Tso Lake is one of the most popular tourist attraction in Ladakh. The breathtakingly beautiful lake is 12 kilometers long and extends from India to Tibet. It spread an area of 100 km approximately. While two-thirds are of this lake is in Tibet which is Chinese territory, and one-third area is it lies in eastern Ladakh. It is located around 150 km from Ladakh. Pangong Tso Lake is popular amongst tourists that the place where the Bollywood movie of "3 Idiots" was shot. Pangong Tso lake provides a wonderful site for camping. It is a current hotspot for all traveller making it one among the best tourist destinations in Ladakh. It is a beautiful lake with crystal blue waters blessed with breathtaking surroundings.

                     2. Zanskar Valley:

Zanskar Valley, Best Places to visit in Ladakh
Zanskar Valley
Located in the Kargil district of Ladak, Zanskar Valley is one of the best places to visit in Leh Ladakh. Zanskar Valley is an ancient hill retreat with stunning Tibetan style monasteries, lapped in snow capped mountainous peaks. The snow-capped peaks reflect the heavenly sky. Zanskar is famous for its raw landscape and is mainly travelled to for river rafting and trekking. The tributaries of the River of Zanskar is one among the most popular destination for river rafting in India. The valley is also quite popular amid adventure for Chadar Trek or Zanskar River Trek, during winters.

                     3. Magnetic Hill:

Magnetic Hill, Best Places to visit in Ladakh
Magnetic Hill
The popular Magnetic Hill of Ladakh, is located 30 km from Leh on the Leh-Kargil Highway and situated at a height of 14,000 feet above sea level. It is called Magnetic Hill because vehicles seem to defy gravity and go up on the hill when parked at a prominent place. The science behind the incident is unknown but it has been noticed that if you leave your vehicle at the foot of the hill with the brakes unlocked of vehicle, it will start moving uphill slowly on its own. Though it is not certain whether it is a true or an illusion. Travelers from all over the world have experienced this phenomenon and it proves to be a popular attraction.

                     4. Shanti Stupa:

Shanti Stupa, Best Places to visit in Ladakh
Shanti Stupa
The Shanti Stupa is a magnificent white domed monument of Buddhist, it's situated on a hilltop in Chanspa, at a altitude of 11,841 feet. It's a religious place for the Buddhists because it holds the relics of Buddha situated in Leh. Shanti Stupa was made in the year of 1991 by Japanese Buddhist, Bhikshu Gyomyo Nakamura to remembrance of 2500 years of Buddhism and to promote world peace. Shanti Stupa and its dome is the most recognizable landmarks in Leh Ladakh and it is major attraction in Leh. The white surface looks magnificent in the day, but in the moon nights, it looks even more beautiful. Take the slightly rough to reach the Stupa which provides wonderful sunrise and sunset views also.

                     5. Khardung La Pass:

Khardung La Pass, Best Places to visit in Ladakh
Khardung La Pass
Khardung La Pass is a high or hill mountain peak pass in Ladakh region. Khardung la Pass is a gateway to Shyok and Nubra valleys. Situated an elevation of 5602 meters, this mountain pass in Ladakh is the highest motorable roads in India, built in 1976 and it was opened for vehicles in 1988. The road is strategically important for the Indian army as it is used to supplies to the troops stationed on the Siachen glacier close to the Indo-Pakistan border. This pass is very important to India to supply the Siachen glacier. One among the 12 best places to visit in Leh Ladakh and also must visit in Ladakh, which is about 40 km away from Leh. This famed mountain pass is very popular amongst adventure seekers, mountain biking aficionados and regular tourists alike.

                     6. Leh Palace:

Leh Palace, Best Places to visit in Ladakh
Leh Palace
The Leh Palace also known as 'Lhachen Palkhar,' it was built in the 17th century, by the king Sengge Namgyal. The palace was built to serve as the royal family residence. Leh palace was ruled by the royal family until 1836 when it was besieged by Droga forces and the royal family migrated to Stok Palace. The castle provides a resemblance the Potala Palace of Lhasa. Slightly smaller in size, it's made of stones, wood, sand and mud. It is a splendid example of medieval Tibetan architecture and design. The roof of the palace provides a good viewpoint of the city below. Though it is now in remains, some of the rooms have furniture and the palace museum has a good collection of objects such as ornaments and paintings.

                     7. Nubra Valley:

Nubra Valley, Best Places to visit in Ladakh
Nubra Valley
The paradoxical Nubra valley is a triangular armed valley, that located around 150 kms north eastwards of Leh. It is situated an altitude of 3048 m above the sea level, this fertile valley, nourished by the waters of the Nubra and Shyok Rivers. Trekking on the rocky, high altitude of this valley is a really exciting experience as it's amidst close to the banks of the pure Nubra River. Nubra Valley is the most beautiful region in all of Ladakh, home to pretty apple orchards, Hunder Sand Dunes, scenic landscapes, and colourful Buddhist monasteries. Nubra Valley is also famous for its two-humped Bactrian camels. The valley has scenic beauty in abundance.

                     8. Hemis National Park:

Hemis National Park, Best Places to visit in Ladakh
Hemis National Park
Hemis National Park is on among the biggest national park in the India. National Park is referred the Snow Leopard Capital of the India. In this park you can spot such endangered animals like the Snow Leopard, Asiatic Ibex, the Eurasian brown bear, Tibetan Wolf, and the Red Fox. Founded in the year of 1981, the Hemis National Park is situated at an height ranging between 3,300 and 6,000 meters above from the sea level. For nature and animal lovers, this is definitely one among the places to visit within the Leh Ladakh. The park is also a site to six villages, over 1600 people are living inside the park boundaries.

                     9. Tso Moriri Lake:

Tso Moriri Lake, Best Places to visit in Ladakh
Tso Moriri Lake
Situated at an altitude of more than 15000 feet above from the sea level within the rugged terrain, the Tso Moriri Lake is the biggest alpine lake in the country. The lake is a sight to behold, with its blue waters, lapped in mountainous landscape and clear sky. The topography of snow capped mountain hills with its serene atmosphere, seems unrealistic. Due to its high altitude and tough journey, Tso Moriri Lake is a lesser-known lake. One of the most amazing places to visit in Leh is a very amazing and ancient lake with a spectacular view of beautiful mountains, sunlight and cool winds. Camping and sleeping under the starry night sky is must do activity here.

                    10. Spituk Monastery:

Spituk Monastery, Best Places to visit in Ladakh
Spituk Monastery
Spituk Monastery also called Spituk Gompa is one of the most spectacular monasteries in North India. It is a Buddhist monastery, Spituk is located about 8 kms from Lehnear the Indus River and sits atop a hill. The Spituk Monastery, built in the 11th century, is an imposing structure in Leh Ladakh, Spituk Monastery is the oldest Gelukpa monastery in Ladakh, it houses 100 monks and it has the deities of Lord Buddha, festival masks, pristine paintings and an idols of Goddess Kali. The monastery provides wonderful views of the village of Spituk and the surrounding peaks. The site was dotted by the Arhat Nyimagung.

                    11. Kargil:

Kargil, Best Places to visit in Ladakh
Kargil
Kargil is prime tourist places in Ladakh. The town is located at an altitude of 2,860 meters above sea level, along the banks of the Suru or Indus River, Kargil is the second largest town in Ladakh. Situated close to the line of control, it is known for its rich cultural, historical and political importance. This place of conflict between India and Pakistan in 1999. Pakistani troops disguised as Kashmiri militants crossed the LOC, resulting in the 74 days Kargil War. Kargil is located on the banks of Suru River and also provides unique opportunities for river rafting. Also offers many adventure sports like mountaineering, trekking, archery, hiking, camping, and jeep safaris.

                    12. Namgyal Tsemo Gompa:

Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, Best Places to visit in Ladakh
Namgyal Tsemo Gompa
The monastery is famous for its Buddhist principles and teachings located in Leh. Built in the fifteenth century, is located 150 meters above the Old Town at the summit of Namgyal peak. Situated at the top of a rocky hill, the monastery offers spectacular view of surrounding snow-capped peaks of Zanskar mountain range and stunning view the River of Indus. It is home to a three-levelled golden statue of a futuristic Buddha. The monastery also has sculptures of AlokisteĊ›vara and Manjushri. It is a beauty to behold, with its Tibetan architecture, large frescoes and wall paintings inside the monastery.

                    13. Diskit Monastery:

Diskit Monastery, Best Places to visit in Ladakh
Diskit Monastery
One of the most beautiful Monastery, Diskit Monastery is the largest and oldest Buddhist monasteries located in the beautiful Nubra Valley in Ladakh. Diskit also known as Deskit monastery was founded in the 14th century by Changzem Tserab Zangpo. It is standing on the top of a hill right above the floodplains of the Shyok River and and it offers a breathtaking view on the valley. It belongs to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism and it has number of Buddha statues, picture of other guardian deities and a center drum. The monastery administration runs a school for Tibetan children of the area collaboration with the NGO "Tibet Support Group".

                    14. Hemis Monastery:

Hemis Monastery, Best Places to visit in Ladakh
Hemis Monastery
Hemis Monastery is the biggest monastery in Leh-Ladakh and it is amidst surrounding mountains and 45 km away from south of Leh. It's ranked as one among the richest and most famous monasteries in the India. This monastery was built in the year of 1672 under the ruler of Ladakhi King Singge Namgyal. This popular monastery in Ladakh belongs to the Drukpa dynasty of Buddhism. The monastery houses various paintings, Buddhist scriptures, beautiful architecture, gold plated stupas and Lord Buddha's statues. Hemis Monastery is famous for its annual 2-day religious event, the Hemis Festival, when the entire are is abuzz with festivities, from music, mask dance and local cuisine.

                    15. Chadar Trek:

Chadar Trek, Best Places to visit in Ladakh
Chadar Trek
Chadar Trek is most famous tourist place in Ladakh region. It is a much beautiful place such unbelievable and exciting experience. The Zanskar River freezes in the winters to a blanket of ice and people have to walk on the frozen river to reach the Nerak. Chadar Trek is a famous winter trek that starts from Chilling, from where the river starts freezing. The Chadar that means the thick layer of ice which the Zanskar River that looks like a white blanket. The Chadar Trek also known as The Frozen River Expedition is one of the most unique and challenging treks in India.

                    16. Lamayuru Town:

Lamayuru Town, Best Places to visit in Ladakh
Lamayuru Town
Lamayuru is a small hamlet in Ladakh. It is popularly known as the Moonland of Ladakh, the quaint Lamayuru town located between Leh and Kargil. The small town is famous for oldest Monastery, Lamayuru Monastery. It is not only a place of worship but also it has murals, thangkas, Buddhist paintings, and frescoes on the walls. The claim of its fame is accredited for the amazing stunning view of moon-like landscapes carved in the mountains. A portion of the land is believed to have been taken from the moon. Amidst the unusual terrain, the monastery looks wonderful and is sight to behold.

                    17. Alchi Monastery:

Alchi Monastery, Best Places to visit in Ladakh
Alchi Monastery
Alchi Monastery is located in the ancient villages of Alchi the Himalayan region of Leh, situated on the left bank of the Indus River, Located around 70 km from Leh, Alchi Monastery is the oldest and most famous Monastery in Leh Ladakh. Alchi Monastery is a complex of Buddhist temples. It's different from another monasteries in Ladakh because it's located on the flat land unlike others which are situated on hills. The architecture of traditional of the monastery is a monastery complex that has three separate temples, called as Dukhang, the Temple of Manjushri and Sumstek. The paintings of Alchi Monastery are few of the oldest alive paintings in Ladakh. 

                    18. Hall Of Fame:

Hall Of Fame, Best Places to visit in Ladakh
Hall Of Fame
Located at approximately 4 km from Leh, Hall Of Fame is a museum in Ladakh which is dedicated to Indian Soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country in the Indo-Pak war. This museum is maintained by the Indian Army and the Hall of Fame confiscated weapons and facilities of Pakistan Army, images and characters of brave soldiers, uniforms and other objects related to the Indian Army. The museum also houses a some of rooms which is dedicated to Ladakhi culture, nature and history. 

                    19. Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary:

Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary, Best Places to visit in Ladakh
Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary
One among the best Wildlife sanctuaries in the India, located at an height of around 4000 to 9000 feet in the Ladakhi Changthang Plateau in the Leh district. Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary is known as the second biggest nature reserve in the world. Here you can see a various range of flowers, plants and all the wild animals. It's also famous for its many specific of unique plants and exotic animal such as Tibetan Argali, Kiang and Blue Sheep. It is home to three highest lakes – Tso Moriri, Pangong Tso, and Tso Kar. This is a wonderful and memorable destination and a must visit places in Ladakh.

                    20. Stok Palace:

Stok Palace, Best Places to visit in Ladakh
Stok Palace
Built in the year 1820 by King Tsepal Namgyal, Palace is known for its architecture, beautiful gardens, and spectacular views. It's popularly famous as the summer home to the royal family house of Ladakh. It's a shining example of the rich history and lifestyle of the dynasty. Stok Palace is now converted into a heritage hotel and houses the Stok Palace Museum and Temple. The museum is home to a collection of artefacts and relics related to the old monarchy of Ladakh. There is a collection of pristine coins, royal stamps & costumes, royal clothes, ornaments, crowns and photographs of the dynasty, few of that are more than 400 years old.

                    21. Tso Kar Lake:

Tso Kar Lake, Best Places to visit in Ladakh
Tso Kar Lake
The Tso Kar Lake is situated in the Rupshu Valley at an altitude of more than 14,700 feet above sea level. It's famously known as the White Lake due to the amount of salts which get accumulate on the banks of the lake. The Tso-Kar is the smallest and the quietest. It's the most calm and quiet of the three high evaluation lakes with Pangong Lake and Tso Moriri within the Ladakh area. The area around of the lake includes some of nomadic families, a monastery and some yak sheds. It is also an amazing place for bird watching and camp overnight in Tso Kar is totally difference experience. Many migratory birds such as bar-headed geese, black-necked cranes and Brahmani ducks visit the wetlands around the lake in the summer to breed and lay their eggs.


                    22. Stakna Gompa:

Stakna Gompa, Best Places to visit in Ladakh
Stakna Gompa
Stakna Gompa is built on a rocky outcrop and surrounded by mountains. It is a small and serene monastery located on the Indus River, a few kilometers from Thiksey and is home to 30 monks. It is locally known as Tiger’s Nose since the hill that the monastery crowns, is believed to have resembled a tiger's nose. The monastery is home to numerous paintings, idols, and Buddhist scriptures, a figure of Lord Buddha, and a prayer hall and has many sister monasteries like in Zanskar-Bardan, Stakrimo, and Sani. The monastery offers amazing views of the Indus valley and a scenic view of the surrounding country.

                    23. Likir Monastery:

Likir Monastery, Best Places to visit in Ladakh
Likir Monastery
The Likir Monastery also known as Likir Gompa is one of the oldest and well maintained monasteries in Ladakh located around 52 km west of Leh in the Likir village in the Indus Valley. Besides being the oldest, the monastery is also known for a 75 feet large seated statue of Maitreya Buddha gilded in gold. With the help of picture or paintings on the wall, murals or graffiti, stone ruins and art crafts, Likir monastery is an ideal display of Buddhist heritage, culture and the principles. The monastery is the seat of Dalai Lama's younger brother, Ngari Rinpoche. The Likir Monastery, operate by the Central Institute of Buddhist Studies, houses a library and school open to the people where tourist can read old manuscripts and Buddhism's details.

                    24. Thiksey Gompa:

Thiksey Gompa, Best Places to visit in Ladakh
Thiksey Gompa
Thiksey Monastery is the biggest gompa in central Ladakh. It is situated 18 km from Leh in the Indus valley and it is settled at an altitude of almost 11,800 feet. This monastery's architecture is similar to which of the Palace in the belly of Lhasa. Thiksey Monastery belongs to the Gelug or Yellow Hat sect of Tibetan Buddhist. One among the main attractions of Thiksey Monastery is the Maitreya Temple that was made to statue the Dalai Lama. The monastery is popular for its location and its architecture. The 12-storey of monastery has 10 temples, an assembly hall and is houses to 120 monks and nuns. The temple is home to a 15 meter high statue of Maitreya Buddha.

                    25. Trekking in Ladakh:

Trekking in Ladakh, Best Places to visit in Ladakh
Trekking in Ladakh
There're lot of fantastic opportunities in Ladakh for trekking. And it also attracts number of mountain seekers and adventure lovers from all around the world. Nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts visit Ladakh, famous for its magnificent and moon-shaped terrain. Trekking in Ladakh is an experience of numerous thrilling and exciting trekking trails and hikes. Trekking Trip is a one among the great thing to try and do in Leh. Immerse yourself in the spirit of adventure, be a part of the restless world and have a memerizing experience with some of these treks: Markha Valley Trek, Padum to Darcha Trek, Ripchar Valley Trek, Frozen River Trek. An adventurous lover shouldn't miss all these treks.
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