Top 5 Places to Visit in Little Andaman Island

Just like how you don’t judge a book by its cover, in the same way never make assumptions about a place by its name! You might miss out on a lot of fun places. Though it says little but this place is blessed with the most amazing vacation spots. The entire island is filled with sandy beaches, palm trees and a lot of surf! Andaman Island has a lot to offer from awe-inspiring waterfalls and serene beaches to pristine forests and crystal blue sea. It is one of the best locations to go to with your other half. To just enjoy some romantic moments, or to just kick back and bask in the sun!

Let’s go for a dive through some of the most amazing places that Little Andaman has to offer.

1. Butler Bay Beach

Butler Bay Beach
Photo (Cropped) by Sankara Subramanian, CC BY 2.0

Visitor Information

  • Famous for: Beaches, Corals, Nature.
  • Tickets: No entry fee.
  • Opening Timings: Open all days.
  • Duration: No specific duration. Typically up to 2-3 hours.

About Butler Bay Beach

This pristine pocket of nature does not see as many tourists as it deserves. Set into a very scenic spot, the palm trees surrounding it give this place an artistic touch. Butler bay beach is a hotspot for surfers from across the world. The turquoise waters are very steady and just perfect for good surf. And the sight of the sun setting and the gentle waves lapping up the sands is the most wondrous thing! There is a lot to explore and exclaim all of it starting with a casual stroll along the shoreline. And the amazing sea breeze will just sap out all the stress, filling you with a new vitality!

Things to Do on Butler Bay Beach:

  • Surfing.
  • Boating.
  • Sun Basking.
  • Coral Viewing.
  • Stay in the beach huts.

2. Kalapathar Limestone Caves

  • Famous for: Caves, Natural Occurring, Marine Life, Trekking, Nature.
  • Tickets: No entry fee.
  • Opening Timings: Open all days till sunset.
  • Duration: 1.5 hours

About Kalapathar Limestone Caves

If a little adventure is what you seek then a trek to these caves is a must! The sea with its constant battering has produced a natural wonder. Kalapathar Limestone Caves are one of the most splendid locations on the island. The caves are filled with many cavities of sea water teeming with marine life. In a single trek, you will find different varieties of crabs, starfishes and other colorful fishes. All of this is preserved in its pristine state making it a memorable trip. The place is an assortment of grappling climbs and precarious descents, giving you the thrills! There are many points at which you get some of the picturesque views of the islands. This place might leave you a little flustered but it is completely worth it!

Things to Do at Kalapathar Limestone Caves:

  • Visit the isolated rocky beach.
  • Get a glimpse of the marine life.
  • Explore the place by walking around.

3. White Surf Waterfall

  • Famous for: Waterfalls, Nature, Photography.
  • Tickets: No entry fee.
  • Opening Timings: Open all days till sunset.
  • Duration: 1.5-2 hours.

About White Surf Waterfall

Imagine churning frothy water coming down crashing and dense foliage all around! White Surf waterfall is a mesmerizing sight for any nature lover. It’s a breath holding sight when the misty waters catch the sun beams and split into a rainbow! It a major tourist attraction, with people flocking in large numbers to see these falls. If you were to do a bit of climbing, you can also get to see a beautiful pool like area with small creeks. It is in every sense a natural retreat for people who are in love with nature’s bounties. Its true beauty is hard to put in words. It’s much easier to just go there and get lost in its magic.

Things to Do around White Surf Waterfall:

  • Relax.
  • Trekking.
  • Picnic (avoid littering).

4. Whisper Wave waterfall

  • Famous for: Nature, Waterfalls, Trekking, Photography.
  • Tickets: No entry fee.
  • Opening Timings: Open all days from 8 am to 3 pm.
  • Duration: 2-3 hours.

About Whisper Wave waterfall

Whisper Wave waterfall is a magical sight to behold. It is a much calmer version of traditional waterfalls. When you hear, the streams falling down, it is almost as if the falls are talking to you! It is a place filled with magical moments waiting to be rediscovered. It is a very peaceful and silent place, cut off from the rest of the world. Nothing could make it more appealing than that. A lot of people are discouraged to plan a trip here because of the tiring trek and the pestering bugs. The journey might seem a little hard in the beginning but nothing can change the fact that it is one of the most terrific waterfalls on the island. Be careful of crocodiles and it is advised to take a guide while visiting.

Things to Do around Whisper Wave Waterfall

  • Motor bike ride.
  • Trekking (difficult).
  • Explore the dense forests.

5. Red Palm Oil Plantation

  • Famous for: Nature, Production, Plantation.
  • Tickets: No entry fee.
  • Opening Timings: Open all days.
  • Duration: 2 hours.

About Red Palm Oil Plantation

Little Andaman is quite famous for its Red palm oil production. Spanning over 200 hectares, it is a humongous sight to see. The mixture of green grass and magenta palms is quite a welcoming pallet of colors. If you are interested there are always workers who are willing to give you a tour of the plantations. You can also get the opportunity to witness the various red palm oil processing stages. Also, it is not one of those boring factories with sleep inducing talks. In fact, when you come out you will feel you have gained some enriching knowledge.

Things to Do near Red Palm Oil Plantation:

  • Visit the Butler Bay Beach.
  • Visit the White Surf Waterfall.

Little Andaman is one of the most beautiful hidden tourist spots in Andaman and Nicobar Island. It is a part of some of the very few spots which are preserved in all of their pristine glory. Almost every visitor who goes there overstays because of its serene surroundings and magnificent beauty. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your stuff and get going!

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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