Andaman Islands

Destination

Andaman Holidays

India's hidden island gems

Located 851 miles off of the Eastern coast of India in the Bay of Bengal, these islands are actually closer to Indonesia than India. Although you’ll need to take the time to get here, it’s certainly worthwhile once you see the shimmering turquoise waters that are surrounded by primeval jungle and mangrove forest. Known for their sugar-white sand beaches, tropical rainforests, and purple flame sunsets, the Andaman Islands are the perfect contrast to the hectic cities of Mumbai, Kolkata, and New Delhi.

Of the more than 300 islands that make up the Andaman Islands, only a dozen or so are open to tourists. This is mainly due to the protection of local indigenous tribes. Relax and switch off in the jungle villas of Havelock Island, explore the surrounding waters by kayak and take in the picturesque natural paradise of beautiful white sandy beaches, stunning coral reefs, and plush green jungle.

Combine this with a stay in Port Blair, the capital of the islands. Visit Corbyn’s Cove for a stroll along the shore and a bite to eat. Then, visit the Cellular Jail for a look into the islands past. Once used as a colonial prison, today it serves as a national memorial and a must see when visiting these history-filled islands. 

Destination Highlights
  • Authentic island life
  • Beautiful beaches and snorkelling
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT +5.5 hours
  • Currency INR - Indian Rupee
  • Visa Information British citizens are required to obtain a visa from the Indian embassy prior to arrival.
  • Language Hindi and English are widely spoken.
  • Flight Time A short indirect flights from Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai
  • Health Information Some vaccinations are recommended when travelling to certain areas in India. Please contact your GP for vaccination requirements.

Top Tips from our Experts

James

Destination Executive

“With pristine beaches and clear waters perfect for scuba diving, these islands are the true hidden gems of India. I recommend staying for a few nights on Havelock Island, it’s practically undiscovered and the wooden villas there are so idyllic and tranquil that you won’t want to leave.”