Beaches in Andaman and nicobar islands

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Andaman Beaches are blessed with unparalleled natural beauty. Unlike many beaches which are famous for swimming, surfing and other watersport activities, Andaman Beaches are home to turtles, salt water crocodiles, reticulate pythons and water monitor lizards. These will not spoil your vacation, but will add feeling of closeness to nature. Some of the noted beaches in Andaman are as follows:

Radhanagar Beach

Radhanagar Beach was voted "best beach" of Southeast Asia few years back. About 5 kilometers in length, this beach offers the flawless splendor of nature at its best. The beach is completely devoid of any noise; the only sound you hear is the rhythmic sound of the waves hitting the coastline. Lined with a series of tall, arrogant Mahua trees, this beach has picturesque beauty. You can spend a the day here at a leisurely pace, swimming in the greenish-blue sea, eating spicy local food in small hut restaurants, and taking an elephant ride along the beach and the Mahua forest.

Corbyn’s Cove

Corbyn’s Cave is located about 10 kilometers southeast of the capital, Port Blair. Flanked by a host of swaying coconut and palm trees, this beach is one of the most popular beaches in Andaman. The arc-shaped white sandy beach is ideal for sun basking. Besides, this is a decent spot for snorkeling, and the snake island nearby is a coral island ideal for scuba diving. You can swim in Corbyn’s Cove Beach, but it is recommended that you do not swim in Snake Island, as the current in the water is very strong and can be dangerous for swimming.

Ramnagar Beach

Ramnagar beach is situated on Diglipur Island in North Andaman, and can be reached from Port Blair or Mayabunder using the daily ferry service. This beach is famous for turtle nestling. The peak period to visit this beach is from December to February. You may also visit the watersports center for more adventurous activities. You can further embark upon a small trek to the Saddle Peak, which is roughly 732 meters in height and offers a panoramic view of the entire beach from its summit.

Karmatang Beach

Karmatang Beach, 240 kilometers from Port Plair, is located in Mayabunder in middle Andaman, and can be reached by road or by boat from Port Blair. This is a famous nestling ground for leatherback turtles, green sea turtles, hawksbill turtles and olive ridley turtles. This beach, which is currently being developed as a tourist spot, is ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling. You can also trek to Mount Harriet and the forests of Madhuban to get even more intimate with nature and wildlife.


March 22, 2010 change by ashmita

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