Beyond the azure waters and pristine beaches, Andaman and Nicobar Islands hide a treasure trove of hidden gems, waiting to be explored by the adventurous traveller. In this blog, we'll take you on a journey through some lesser-known and hidden places in Andaman, from the tranquil Neil Island and Havelock Island to the historic Cellular Jail and beyond. And when it's time to rest and rejuvenate, look no further than Symphony Resorts for your perfect island retreat.
Neil Island: Nature's Masterpiece
Neil Island, also known as the "Vegetable Bowl of Andaman", is a tranquil haven located about 37 kilometres south of Port Blair. This little paradise is famous for its lush greenery, stunning coral reefs and laid-back vibes. While here, be sure to visit the awe-inspiring Natural Bridge, a marvel of nature carved by centuries of relentless waves. Enjoy serene walks along its pristine beaches and don't forget to explore the vibrant underwater world through snorkelling and diving. During your visit to Neil Island, stay at Symphony Summer Sand Beach Resort And Spa. Our beachside resort has two dining options that serve up mouthwatering delights from around the world. We also have a range of offers that are sure to make your stay a pleasant affair.
Havelock Island: A Diver's Paradise
Havelock Island is perhaps the most renowned of the Andaman Islands, and for good reason. Its breathtaking Radhanagar Beach has been named one of the best beaches in Asia. Beyond the stunning shoreline, Havelock is a haven for divers and water sports enthusiasts. Dive into the vibrant coral reefs, home to an array of marine life, or embark on an adventure with activities like sea walking and kayaking. For a truly unique experience, catch a glimpse of bioluminescent plankton at night – a sight that will leave you spellbound. Havelock Island is also home to Symphony Palms Beach Resort And Spa, our beachfront resort. Check out our restaurants and offers that are designed to ensure your sojourn is worry-free.
Cellular Jail: A Glimpse Into History
As we delve into the hidden gems of Port Blair, Cellular Jail takes centre stage. This historic prison, also known as Kala Pani (Black Waters), was once used by the British to exile political prisoners. Today, it stands as a symbol of the Indian freedom struggle and offers a haunting glimpse into the sacrifices made by brave freedom fighters. A visit to Cellular Jail is a solemn and moving experience, and its light and sound show brings history to life.
Munda Pahad: The Crown of Port Blair
Munda Pahad, or Munda Hill, is among the best-hidden gems in Port Blair. It offers panoramic views of the city, the Bay of Bengal and the surrounding islands. The hike to the top is relatively easy and takes you through lush green forests. It's the perfect spot to catch a mesmerising sunset or sunrise, providing a serene escape from the bustling city. Stay at Symphony Samudra Beachside Jungle Resort And Spa during your visit to Port Blair. We house two restaurants and provide irresistible offers to help make your stay comfortable and hassle-free.
Marine Museum: A World Underwater
Samudrika Marine Museum in Port Blair is a hidden gem for marine enthusiasts. The museum showcases an extensive collection of marine life, including rare species of coral and colourful fish. It's the ideal place to learn about the diverse aquatic ecosystem of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands, beyond their popular attractions, are brimming with hidden gems that promise a unique and unforgettable journey. Whether it's the tranquillity of Neil Island, the underwater wonders of Havelock, the historic significance of Cellular Jail, or the serene beauty of Munda Pahad and Marine Museum, these hidden places offer a glimpse into the diverse tapestry of Andaman Islands. Make Symphony Resorts your island retreat and let your journey through these unexplored wonders be the experience of a lifetime.
For a deeper dive into Andaman's aquatic wonders, read our blog on scuba diving in the Andamans. Explore the mesmerising underwater world and discover why these islands are a diver's dream.