Top 5 Islands to Visit in and Around Port Blair

What is the one thing you can expect off a visit to the Andaman and Nicobar islands? A bunch of diverse and beautiful islands! There are almost 300 islands in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and this article talks about some of the very best you can find near Port Blair.



Port Blair, the capital of the beautiful islands of the Andaman and Nicobar islands is a place that will take you beyond any earthly emotions. Port Blair is beautiful and beyond which words can describe it. It is ideally approached from Chennai via the 2 hour long Chennai to Port Blair flights. Port Blair is the place you need to visit if you want to get the true feel of being in a pristine island, and better yet, there are a bunch of other various unique islands in the immediate peripherals of Port Blair. Here are to name a few of the best you can pay a visit.

Ross Island


One of the most pristine and nearest islands you can visit from Port Blair, the Ross island is set about just 2 km away from Port Blair! A popular tourist site due to its historical significance since the time of the Victorian British era, the island still plays home to various historical sites and ruins of the Victorian British era. At present, the island is maintained by the Indian navy and i open to visitors for sightseeing between 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM only.

The Viper Island


One of the most popular islands of the region, the Viper island is one of the places that is inclusive in the 3 island tour organized by the Andaman Tourism. This place has a significant historical importance as this was the place where the prisoners were hanged and various punishments were carried out when the British were ruling India. A visit to this island is a must for the history buffs. Nothing is more enticing than being in the ground zero and witnessing the place than reading of it from a book.

The Little Andaman Island


Don’t be fooled by its name as this is the largest island in the all of Andaman and Nicobar Island. This one is a little further from Port Blair compared to the rest of the other islands, but is definitely worth a mention in the islands you need to visit near Port Blair. Some of the main attractions to this island are its beautiful beaches where you can take part in watersports and activities like snorkelling and scuba diving, and the popular lighthouse.

North Bay Island


If it is unprecedented scenery and mystical vibes from the beauty of nature is what you seek for, then head on to the North Bay island. The scenic beauty of the place will take you by surprise and you will be awestruck by the beauty of it. The island is a much sought after one in this region hence it will remain crowded day in and day out. Find your spot, or take a boat ride and let the beauty of the surrounding soak in.

Long Island


Not to be confused by the popular ‘Long Island’ in the United States, this is a stunning island in the Andaman and Nicobar island. It is Andaman’s very own Long Island. This island can be approached by boats or ferries. This unexplored and untapped natural island in Andaman is also ideal for some watersports and activities.


Pay a visit to this interesting and pristine islands and you can rest assure your Port Blair travel couldn’t have gone any more better than you have just did.

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