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Off Beat Exploration

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Off-Beat Exploration in Port Blair

Port Blair, the bustling capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is not just about the popular tourist spots. It also offers a range of off-beat destinations that promise unique experiences and tranquil escapes from the crowds. Here’s a guide to exploring these hidden gems:

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- [Introduction]

- [Lalaji Bay Beach]

- [Guitar Island]

- [Merk Bay Beach]

- [Rani Jhansi Marine Park]


For those looking to venture off the beaten path, Port Blair and its surroundings offer a wealth of lesser-known spots perfect for exploration. These destinations provide a blend of serene beaches, untouched islands, and rich marine life, offering a unique glimpse into the natural beauty and tranquility of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Lalaji Bay Beach


Lalaji Bay Beach, located on Long Island, is a pristine and secluded beach known for its crystal-clear waters and lush surroundings. It is a perfect destination for those seeking solitude and a closer connection with nature.

How to Reach:

- By Ferry: Take a government ferry from Port Blair to Long Island. The journey takes about 4-5 hours.

- By Trek: From the Long Island jetty, it’s a 1.5-hour trek through dense forests to reach Lalaji Bay Beach.


- Uncrowded and serene beach

- Clear waters ideal for swimming and snorkeling

- Dense forest trek offering opportunities for bird watching

- Perfect for camping and picnics

Guitar Island


Guitar Island is a small, uninhabited island shaped like a guitar, offering a unique and tranquil escape. Its sandy beaches and clear blue waters make it a perfect spot for a day trip.

How to Reach:

- By Boat: Hire a boat from Long Island or Rangat. The boat ride takes about 20-30 minutes.


- Unique guitar shape visible from aerial views

- Pristine beaches ideal for relaxation

- Crystal-clear waters perfect for snorkeling

- Secluded and untouched environment

Merk Bay Beach


Merk Bay Beach is located on North Passage Island, known for its white sandy beaches and rich marine life. It is one of the least explored beaches in the Andaman Islands, making it a hidden gem for adventurers.

How to Reach:

- By Boat: Hire a boat from Long Island or Strait Island. The boat ride takes about 1 hour.


- White sandy beach with clear waters

- Excellent snorkeling and swimming opportunities

- Rich marine life, including colorful corals and fish

- Ideal for a peaceful day out or a picnic

Rani Jhansi Marine Park


Rani Jhansi Marine Park, located in the Ritchie's Archipelago, is a protected marine area known for its vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine species. It offers an immersive experience for those interested in marine life and underwater exploration.

How to Reach:

- By Ferry: Take a ferry from Port Blair to Havelock Island, and then hire a boat to Rani Jhansi Marine Park.


- Protected marine area with vibrant coral reefs

- Ideal for snorkeling, scuba diving, and underwater photography

- Diverse marine species, including rare fish and corals

- Scenic boat rides and guided tours available

Holiday in Waves: Off-Beat Exploration Tours

At Holiday in Waves, we specialize in curating off-beat exploration tours that offer unique and memorable experiences. Our tours are designed to take you away from the usual tourist trails and immerse you in the natural beauty and tranquility of these hidden gems.

Book Your Off-Beat Adventure:

- Contact Us: Reach out to Holiday in Waves via our website or customer service to book your off-beat exploration tour.

- Customized Packages: Choose from our pre-designed off-beat packages or customize your own based on your interests and duration of stay.

- Support: Our local representatives and guides are available to assist you throughout your journey, ensuring a safe and enriching experience.

Discover the unexplored beauty of Port Blair with Holiday in Waves and embark on an adventure that promises tranquility, natural splendor, and unforgettable memories.