The Andaman & Nicobar Islands form an island chain in the Bay of Bengal between India and Myanmar. Most part of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands is a Union Territory of India, while a little part in the north of the archipelago, consisting of the Coco Islands, belongs to Myanmar. Port Blair is the capital town and the traveler hub in Andaman Islands. Andamans are one of the popular destinations for honeymoon trips.
The island chain is divided into 2 groups of islands – the Andaman Islands and the Nicobar Islands. Andaman & Nicobar Islands stretch over a length of more than 800 km from North to South. It includes about 572 islands out of which only around 36 islands are occupied. Of these, only 9 islands in the Andaman Islands are open for travelers while the Nicobar Islands are inaccessible to travelers. Non-Indian nationals require special license to go to Andaman Islands.
Corbyn’s Cove Beach – Port Blair
At a range of 6 km from Port Blair Central Bus Stand, the Corbyn’s Cove is a peaceful and pristine soft sandy beach in Port Blair. Found picturesquely with the background of lush green coconut trees and magnificent sea, Corbyn’s Cove Beach is a should check out location for the ones who wish to experience nature at its finest in Andamans.
Corbyn’s Cove Beach was called after well-known Henry Fisher Corbyn and is a perfect area for sun basking and swimming. The beach is renowned for its glass-bottomed cruises, diving and snorkeling, which is a best treat for an adventure enthusiasts. During the Japanese profession of Corbyn’s Cove, pill boxes and bunkers were made which can be still seen on the beach. A significant part of the beach was gotten rid of and destroyed in the tsunami of 2004.
Corbyn’s Cove Beach is the closest beach from the city of Port Blair. Facilities like hotel, dining establishment, bar, changing space, experience water-sports are available here.
Elephant Beach – Havelock Island
At a distance of 65 km from Port Blair Central Bus Stand (road + ferryboat) and 10 km from Havelock Ferry Ghat, Elephant Beach is the most remote beach as well as one of the most popular beaches in Havelock Island for outing. This is among a lot of popular locations of Andaman Tourism.
Elephant Beach is a perfect website for snorkeling. It has a rich coral reef formation and incredible undersea marine life. The corals here remain one of the best on the island with the reef being close to the coast, making this an excellent spot for snorkeling. The beach is also famous for water sports activities like jetski, scuba diving and underwater sea walk. Glass bottom boats are readily available to enjoy the reef through these boats. The coastline of the Elephant Beach was mostly swept by the 2004 Tsunami.
One can reach Elephant Beach by small cruise boat from Havelock Jetty in about 30 minutes.
Radhanagar Beach – Havelock Island
At a range of 65 km from Port Blair Central Bus Stand (roadway + ferry) and 11 km from Havelock Ferry Ghat, Radhanagar Beach, also referred to as Beach # 7, is situated on the south coast of Havelock Island and is the most popular Andaman Beach. Radhanagar Beach is ranked as Asia’s best beach and amongst leading 10 beaches worldwide by Time Magazine.
The most gone to location in Andamans, Radhanagar is effectively understood for its large spreading and long white sandy beach that stretches across 2 km length and an average width of 30 to 40 m. It is truly an extraordinary curve of white sand with perfectly coloured blue waters lined with rich green forest.
Due to its track record and popularity one would expect large crowd of travelers rushing to the beach, but incredibly the Radhanagar primarily remains remote and remote. The beach is likewise extremely safe for swimming. There are no water sports but it is understood to be among the finest places for nature enthusiasts as it offers a vast array of plants and animals.