Top 14 attractions to explore in South Andaman
Four Andamanese indigenous peoples, namely, Onges, Jarawas, Great Andamanese and Sentinelese live in this district. Capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands- Port Blair is located here.
Attractions in South Andaman
Aberdeen Clock Tower was built in the memory of Indian and British soldiers who defended the islands during World War I. The simple, bright yellow, obelisk-shaped clock tower serves as a good meeting point which was located in the center of a busy marketplace.
Also known as Kālā Pānī (Hindi for black waters), was a colonial prison in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The prison was used by the British especially to exile political prisoners to the remote archipelago. Many notable independence activists such as Veer Savarkar, Batukeshwar Dutt, Yogendra Shukla among others, were imprisoned here during the struggle for India's independence.
Chidiya Tapu is a small village with lush green mangroves and tranquil islands. It is famous for bird watching, sunset view, panoramic scenic beauties, and many colors of oceanic view. The area is filled with around 46 species of birds namely, drongos, hanging parrot, scarlet minivet, emerald dove, long-tailed and red-breasted parakeets, white-bellied sea eagles, and grey-fronted and imperial green pigeons to name a few.
The beach is renowned for its glass-bottomed cruises, scuba diving and snorkeling, which is a perfect treat for adventure enthusiasts. During the Japanese occupation of Corbyn's Cove, pillboxes and bunkers were made which can be still seen on the beach. A major part of the beach was washed away and destroyed in the tsunami of 2004.
Gandhi Park is just the perfect sightseeing place in Andaman to relax, rejuvenate, and revive. The park has its share of history too; the Dilthaman tank in the park was once the lone source of drinking water in Andaman. A symbol of the manmade brilliance, the park has a big statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the center. Around it, there are few other historical monuments such as the remains of a bunker and a Japanese temple.
A national park located in the Andaman Nicobar island established in 1969. Mount Harriett which is part of the park is the 3rd highest peak in Andaman. Trekking through the park is popular as it passes through an attractive beach; one can watch endemic avifauna, animals, and butterflies that fly around, and also see elephants carrying lumber.
The Munda Pahar Beach in Chidiyatapu is very close to nature as it gets from its meandering mangrove cover to the stunning sunsets. Munda Pahar Beach is a mind-blasting beach with an extensive collection of birds possessing over 46 varieties of endemic birds.
This Island the erstwhile capital for the most of Andaman Islands from 1858 until an earthquake in 1941. Netaji Subhash Chand Bose Island was also the base for the British Administrator of the penal colony in Port Blair.In 1941, the Japanese converted the site into POW camp, and built war installations, remnants of which can still be seen. It now lies deserted.
The Science Centre at Goodwill Estate is a delightful place to spend an afternoon with your family. It is a large museum established in 2003, fostering an environment of fun-filled learning, with a playground with innovative slides and swings within its compound. The models on display explain some very interesting natural phenomena like the behaviour of fishes according to climates and the way the oceans work, guaranteeing to keep both adults and children fascinated.
Viper Island is now a serene beautiful tourist destination and can be reached by harbor cruise originating from Aberdeen Jetty in Port Blair. This Island was part of the great struggle for Indian Independence and had witnessed the sufferings and enumerable sacrifices of freedom fighters involved in the Independence of India. This place is visited by number of tourists as it has multiple attractions with historical importance and also has mesmerizing picnic spots with natural environment.
Wandoor beach is one of the popular beaches of Andaman that lies at a distance of about 25 km in the east of Port Blair. It is a pictorial beach and a major tourist attraction that grab visitor's attention and interest. This beautiful beach is ideal for witnessing the colorful corals and enjoying swimming. With calm and clear blue water, the beach offers a soothing ambiance to chill and spend quality time.
Map of attractions in South Andaman