8 places to visit in Mayabandar County of Andaman

Andaman and Nicobar Islands have a wealth of tourist attractions. It is a perfect destination for tourists with different tastes as well as travelers from all over the world.

The Andaman archipelago is home to some of the most exotic islands and tourist attractions, which can compel travelers to return again and again to this tourism treasure.

Mayabandar, also known as Maya Bandar, is a picturesque county with several villages in the North Andaman Islands, about 242 kilometers from Port Blair and 136 kilometers by sea.

Mayabandar County consists of 71 villages and 8 gram panchayats with the main town of Mayabandar.

The entire county or taluk has a total population of 23,912 inhabitants with the only port other than the main town, Port Blair, having provision to receive ships departing directly from mainland India. Mayabandar

There are many tourist spots nearby which make it a hot bed for major tourism. It can be traversed by buses departing from Port Blair or by cruises with individual cabins available.

Although the journey can be a bit tiring, but once you reach the place, you will realize that it was worth the trouble. So let’s find out which are the best places to visit in Mayabandar region.

8 places to visit in Mayabandar

1. Karmatang Beach

Karmatang Beach is one of the most visited tourist spots in this region of Andaman.  It is the nearest beach to Mayabandar city, just 12 kms.

The beach is surrounded by clear blue water, is very rich in coral reserves, has a few mangrove lined tidal bays and is one of the nesting grounds for sea turtles.

2. Mangrove creeks

Mayabandar region has some of the most beautiful natural wonders, located within it, which are not found anywhere else in the Andaman and Nicobar region  .

It is home to mangrove fringed tidal bays that provide an exquisite cruising experience for visitors. Passing through these creeks offers an ideal treat for nature lovers, bird watchers, explorers and educational tours.

3.;Pokhadera Beach

Another beautiful beach within the Mahatma Gandhi National Park is the Pokhadera Beach near the Mayabandar Jetty. With white sandy shores and clear blue waters, it is a great place for coral viewing, snorkeling and of course swimming.

4. Ray Hill

A unique Eco Village is located within Mayabandar which has been developed primarily to boost tourism in the region. The Eco Village is located at Ray Hill, just 20 minutes by boat from the local jetty.

The place offers many exciting activities like rock climbing, elephant safari, angling, wilderness trekking and a small library. The place is fun for kids and has guesthouses available for overnight stay.

5. Avis Island

If you are in the mood for a family picnic, Avis Island is the ideal destination for you. This small island, also known as Coconut Island, is a great picnic spot, surrounded by a mini beach surrounded by pristine blue water and is just 15 minutes by boat from Mayabandar town.

6. Austin X Island

Located about a 25-minute boat ride from the local town jetty,  Austin X Island  is another beautiful place to visit in the Mayabandar region.

The island is made exotic by beaches fringed with palm trees and bays lined with mangrove belts. The entire island is surrounded by shallow blue waters and can make a great spot for picnics, trekking and nature photography.

7. Anmol Driftwood Museum

Being a developing city,  Mayabandar  also has several museums, one of which  is the Anmol Driftwood Museum  . Run by a private entrepreneur of the place, this museum displays an interesting and unique collection of wooden works, which can attract many artists and craftsmen.

8. Forest Museum

Last but not the least,  Mayabandar Nagar is home to   a great forest museum located very close to the jetty  . The museum is also an interesting place for nature lovers and biologists as it has a rare collection of exquisite and unique flora and fauna, found only in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

A tour of the Forest Museum becomes more interesting as it has an information center that informs visitors about the collections preserved in the museum. Mayabandar

A visit to the county can give tourists a complete tour and understanding of the Andaman Islands, its culture, its people, its uniqueness and its natural beauty. So a cruise port, Andaman can definitely add some grand and memorable moments to your vacation or holidays.

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