6 Indian islands which are no less than the Maldives


Here is a list of Best 6 Islands in India:

1. Havelock Island


One of the most beautiful Islands in India, Havelock Island is situated in the union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Situated 70 K.M from the capital Port Blair, Havelock Island has been in the spotlight of Andaman Tourism due to its mesmerizing beauty.
One of the most intriguing things about Havelock Island is its lack of urban density. The island has a very low population density, which makes sure you get as close to nature as possible.
Places to visit on Havelock Islands: Radhanagar Beach, Elephant Beach, kalapathar Beach, Vijaynagar Beach.

These beaches are known for white sands just like Maldives beaches. The awestruck sunrise and sunset will get the best of your soul making you at utmost peace. A perfect vacation spot, you can relax your mind as well as indulge in water sports activities like Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Kayaking, Jet Skiing.

The most intriguing thing about these beaches is that you will be welcomed by a shoreline covered with yellowish-white sand sandwiched between the signature havelock blue water on one side and dense greenery on the other. The beachside trees make the perfect spot to find shade and relax for a while after a day full of adventure.
Most of the beaches have a vibe of solitude combined with relaxing soft sea waves and a pure environment. The fine white sand beach, complimented with beautiful sea shells will give you a feeling of great calmness and a sense of self-affection which makes every moment remarkable.

2. Neil Island


Neil Island is one of the many beautiful islands in the Andaman Archipelago. Currently, it is known as Shaheed Dweep after PM Shri Narendra Modi renamed Neil Island to Shaheed Dweep on the 30th of December 2018. The island is located about 37 km by sea route from Port Blair and is another most beautiful Islands of Andaman and Nicobar.
The island has breath-taking coral reefs, thick tropical forests, and magnificent bio-diversity that is worthy of visiting. This island has the most enchanting beaches in the entire Andaman Islands; most of the tourists miss out on this island due to the overshadowing of the Swaraj Dweep (Havelock Island). Shaheed Dweep is alluring and nature here is at its utmost beauty.
Another thing that makes this island a must-visit place is that it has a low network and you will get some time off from your mobile phones and reconnect with yourself.
The Shaheed Dweep aka Neil Island can be reached via sea only as it is still developing.

3. Agatti Island


One of the most popular islands of Lakshadweep, Agatti Island is a 6 km long land terrain blessed with aquatic diversity. With coral growths, multi-coloured fishes and sea turtles, this island is a hub for marine life.
Agatti is popular amongst those looking for a bit of deep sea fishing, scuba diving, sailing, skiing and even kayaking. The island also serves as an ideal base for exploring the uninhabited and serene isles of Bangaram, Thinnakara, Parali-I and Parali-II which lie in close proximity.
It is also the most visited place on Lakshadweep Island. This is mainly because Agatti Island is home to an aquatic ecosystem which is diverse and comprises one of the most beautiful coral reefs in India.
You can also indulge in some of the most interesting water sports and adventure activities including snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, fishing, sailing and water skiing on the beaches.

4. Poovar Island


Poovar is located at a distance of about 30 kilometres south of Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala state. Unspoiled and unexplored, enveloped by the most serene backwaters, and opening out to the Arabian Sea and a dream golden sand beach, Poovar Island Resort is truly a window into paradise.
The rare phenomenon of a lake, a river, the sea and a beach meeting land happens at Poovar Island. This is also where the Neyyar river joins the Arabian Sea.
It is a must-visit place if you are planning to travel to South Indin. Poovar Island is truly a hidden gem where you can find your serenity while resting in the arms of nature. You can even opt for floating cottages in the nearby resorts.
It's a very beautiful experience, both the sides of the river covered with hundreds of coconut trees, pale blue water, the lovely sky above & there's nothing else as far as you can see. It feels like a scene plucked out of your dream.
Make sure you carry a govt. ID before visiting the place.

5. Grande Island


Grand Island is also popularly known as Ilha Grande or Bat Island or Monkey Beach. Grande Island in Goa is one of the most sought-after destinations, owing to its serene and tranquil environment and the availability of a plethora of thrilling activities like snorkelling, dolphin spotting, and scuba diving. The island can be reached through a short boat ride.
If you are lucky, you will spot dolphins twirling from here and there. It is just wonderful to watch these beauties in their natural habitat. Also, fishing is another water activity you can enjoy while you are on the boat.
You can enjoy snorkelling and scuba diving in Grande Island's blue waters.

6. Majuli Island


Unlike other islands, Majuli isn't an island situated amidst the sea. It is also known as the world's largest river island, located in Assam.
This picturesque river island is situated on the Brahmaputra River and had toppled Marajo in Brazil to clinch the top spot as the world’s largest river island. Apart from lush greenery and a huge variety of flora and fauna, one thing that makes Majuli purely a tourist hotspot is its vibrant culture.
You can reach Majuli Island by ferry. This island has been known as the ‘cultural capital of Assam’ since the 16th century because of the vibrant cultural scene that exists here.
All the major attractions around Majuli Island, exploring the Satras will be a soul-enriching experience. Some of the Satras that you should pay a visit to our Kamalabri Satra, Auniati Satra, Dakhinpat Satra, and Samaguri Satra. Apart from these, you can opt to relax at Tengapania, where you will be amid nature and away from the hustle of city life. The Golden Temple structure, which is built in the Ahom architectural style, is one of the most popular attractions of this place.

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