Seven Petals is located in Port Blair. The accommodation is 27 miles from Mount Harriet National Park, and guests benefit from private parking available on site and free WiFi. The air-conditioned family stay also has a flat-screen TV, and a bathroom with a shower and a bath. A vegetarian breakfast is available each morning at the family stay. The nearest airport is Vir Savarkar (Port Blair) Airport, 4 miles from Seven Petals.
Havelock is one of the few places that the administration of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands union territory of India has permitted and encouraged development of tourism, with a focus on promoting eco-tourism.Havelock Island avoided much of the devastation by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and its resulting tsunami and there were no documented casualties.There is a lighthouse at the northern point of the island, near Govinda Nagar, established in 2005.On 30 December 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that Havelock Island would be renamed as Swaraj Island.
Situated on the western coast in the Havelock Island, Radhanagar Beach is one of the most popular destinations for tourists in Andaman Islands. With its breathtaking sunsets and mesmerizing sunrises, this beach is something straight out of a wonderland. Also known as Number 7 Beach, this beach was once titled as the ‘Best Beach in Asia’ in 2004. This crescent shaped 2 kilometers long beach is known for its soft silver sand with high carrying capacity. With the pristine sand rushing beneath your feet towards the sea, and the unspoiled emerald blue waves caressing the shore, Radhanagar Beach is everything you would have ever dreamt of! Surprisingly, despite its massive popularity, Radahangar Beach is hardly ever over-crowded making it one of the famous tourist spots in Andaman.
Baratang Islandin the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is located between Middle and South Andaman Islands. Approximately, 110 kms from Port Blair, Baratang Island is another major attraction for most of the tourist visiting the islands. The Baratang Island trip is considered to be an adventurous trip due to its long distance from the capital town of Port Blair and the journey that starts at 3 Hours pass 1200 Hours. You’ll read more about the way towards Baratang in our section of “How to reach Baratang”.
Positioned far away from the bustle of hectic city life, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is situated in Wandoor at a distance of about 29 kilometers from Port Blair in Andaman. This park is a collection of 15 untouched islands with most alluring coral reefs and marine lives in the country. Created in the year 1983, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is endowed with lush, verdant mangrove cover making it a visual delight with secluded beaches acting as the feather on the hat. Most of the islands are protected, thus inaccessible; however, their coast reveals a fascinating transition from towering tropical canopies to mangroves. Sprawling over 281 sq kilometers, the park encompasses myriad lagoons, coral reefs, rainforests, and mangrove creek. Angelfish, Giant Robber Crab, Lion or Scorpion Fish, Grouper Fish, Butterflyfishes, and Surgeon fishes are some of the endangered fish species that one can see here. Apart from fishes, one can find here a good number of reptiles, birds, and mammals. Tourists can experience imposing coral reefs through boat and snorkel and take a dip to witness the exquisite marine life.
Positioned near the Port Blair, Viper Island was the location of old jail used by the British to keep political prisoners and harbour convicts. This island is exceptionally exquisite and tranquil. The name of this island is kept after the name of the vessel in which Lt. Archibald Blair came to Andaman and Nicobar in the year 1789. This beautiful island is swarmed by visitors as it serves a wonderful amalgamation of historically significant elements and arresting grandeur of nature. Thus, Viper Island is no less than an empyrean for both the bugs of history and nature admirers.
One of the many national parks in the Andaman Islands is the Mount Harriet National Park, which is considered as the main attraction and highest peak in the Archipelago of South Andaman. The main feature of Mount Harriet is its fauna and natural flora, which are up to now still unmatched. Just like a forest, Mount Harriet is covered with greenery and Port Blair can be seen from the top of the mount’s peak.Mount Harriet was named after British soldier Robert Christopher Tytler’s wife Harriet. Aside from being a soldier, Tytler was a photographer and a nature lover hence he was able to capture the beauty of the area. From his pictures, you can see the islands around Mount Harriet with breathtaking beauty. Tytler was also served as the Superintendent of the Convict Settlement located in Port Blair from 1862 to 1864. It take 15 – 20 minutes by boat from Port Blair to Bamboo flat and another 15 – 20 minutes by road from Bamboo flat to Mount Harriet.
Barren Island is situated in the Andaman Sea, and lies about 138 km (86 mi) northeast of the territory's capital, Port Blair. It is the only active Volcano along the chain from Sumatra to Myanmar and also the only active volcano in India. Barren Island is a part of the Indian Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and is well known as a Submarine emergent Volcano, which lies above the subduction zone of India and Burmese plate.
North Bay Island is one among the most popular destination in Andaman Islands. Usually, this trip is covered as part of both North Bay island along with Ross Island. However, you could also select just North Bay island trip as well, for that you have to charter a private boat from Andaman water sports complex. Now, the boarding point for North Bay island keeps changing based upon Government regulation. Sometimes it is Andaman Water Sports Complex and sometimes it is Junglighat jetty. You will have to know where to go to board the ferry before moving to North Bay Island.
Chidia tapu is 30 KM from main city; this place is famous for sunset view and for bird watching. Varieties of birds visit this place. The road passes through forest and small hills up to the Chidia tapu. From Port Blair, the journey would take around one hour to reach Chidia tapu. If you are interested to watch the sunset it is advisable to take an afternoon trip to this place. Remains of trees uprooted during Tsunami in 2004 are still present near the beach. There is no restaurant or food stall available inside the park; however, small hotels are present at the entrance. While traveling to this place sea will be to your left side. On your way you would pass through the Kalapathar, a trail of black rocks and beach. Stop here to take some pictures and proceed to Chidia Tapu.