un[travel] the subcontinent's serene Andaman Islandsfor idyllic white-sand beaches, untouched coral reefs, adventure water sports and more. Picture-postcard views on Corbyn's Cove in Port Blair make the perfect beginning to your tranquil getaway. Visit the 'kalapani' jail, formerly a colonial prison, as well as Japanese bunkers used in World War II.
Arrival in Port Blair
Head out into the sunshine in Port Blair after you've checked in at your hotel.
What better way to begin your holiday in the Andaman Islands than out at Corbyn Cove Beach, a mere 3 kilometers away?Don't forget to pack that book if you're ready for that tan and the hammock. Everything from jet skis to lounge chairs is available on rent here on this coconut-palm lined beach. A motorboat could take you over to Snake Island for some interesting rock faces and lovely corals and marine life. The World War II Japanese bunkers close by are worth a visit as well.
Make your way to cellular jail here in Port Blair later in the afternoon. Called the 'kala pani', many a movie has been made here to portray India's freedom fighters kept in captivity here. Now a well-kept tourist spot, the museum has exhibits from the life of prisoners as well. Dramatically narrated, complete with lights at night, the sound and light show at the cellular jail pays tribute to these prisoners every day.
Explore Radhanagar Beach
Havelock Island is probably one of the Andaman's finest with over seven serene beaches and practically no concrete buildings. Radhanagar beach here has actually been named one of the world's top 100 beautiful beaches by the TIME Magazine. Fairly popular for diving and snorkelling experiences,Radhanagar is a marine explorer's paradise. Fine grain and beautiful white sand, Radhanagar beach also has a gentle gradient with tropical forests on the fringes of the beach. Spend your time watching the day get longer, with one of the most spectacular sunsets you'll probably ever get to see.
Elephant Beach in the Havelock Island, while very popular, does not really have live elephants today. The boat-ride from Havelock jetty to Elephant beach itself is memorable. Corals here can be found at depths of less than a metre. Hit pretty badly in the 2004 tsunami, Elephant Beach is now a centre of sorts for all adventure water sports. From scuba diving to underwater sea walks and banana boat rides, there's plenty to do with enough coconut water to keep you going through the day here.
Visit Kalapathar Beach
Another morning and another beach in Havelock. Kalapathar is a small, fairly secluded beach with white sands beside turquoise waters. There are no shacks or benches here, and if you're looking for some solitary alone-time, Kalapathar is where you want to be. Clear water and scenic surroundings also make this a litter free zone, so make sure you've left no trace of your visit behind when you leave the islands. Take the ferry back to Port Blair later in the evening.
Explore Neil Island
After starting your day with a good breakfast at the hotel, the representatives will escort you to the boat that will take you to Neil.
Neil Island is home to many undiscovered Coral Reefs and a well maintained biodiversity sight. Given the hustle in Havelock, Neil is absolutely calm and composed. Once you're in there, you'll be escorted to your hotel/resort before you embark on your tour around Neil. There are so many locations to discover on this Island.
When it comes to beaches no place in Andaman disappoints. Whether it's the white sand beach in Laxmanpur, a perfect place to take brilliant sunset photography and shell hunting or the culture rich beach in Bharatpur to finally ending the day at Howrah beach, one of the most relaxing places in Neil.
After a full day of sun soaking it's only fair to give your body enough rest before you start a new route.
Spend your day at Leisure in Port Blair
Get the cruise back to Port Blair after breakfast. Spend the rest of the day here shopping for those little shell and coconut trinkets and souvenirs.
Excursion to Limestone Caves in Mayabunder
The Limestone Caves in Mayabunder hold some of the most unique stalagmites, stalactites and pillar rocks. Take a boat ride to these ancient caves, through the mangrove forests, stopping for a break at Amkunj and Cutbery beach. The mud volcano in Baratang is a short trek away from the caves. Stop for some of those huge tender coconut drinks once you?re here, and keep in mind that there's just bubbling mud here and not lava like you might have thought.
Get to the airport in time for your flight home with memories of tranquility,set against a background score of the sea, that last a lifetime.