The List of Stunning Islands in India You Must Check Out 

The List of Stunning Islands in India You Must Check Out 

Plan your next adventure and immerse yourself in the rich culture, pristine beaches, and breathtaking landscapes that these islands have to offer.

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Do you ever dream of getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life and getting on a land that offers nothing but serenity? If the answer is yes, then this is your sign to get lost in the calmness of an island. And why look for a foreign escape when you can explore the hidden gems of India? Yes, this time around we’re all set to take you on a journey to the islands of India. The beauty and allure of these islands will bring back the liveliness and joy that sometimes gets lost in the hectic city life. From water sports to meeting new people and enjoying the peaceful vibe of the shores of the ocean, everything on these islands is a haven of tranquillity. This list of islands in India has some of the islands that are the untouched paradises of the land of India. So travel enthusiasts, get on with your vacation plans and step into the realm of calmness. 

Here is the list of 12 Islands in India That Are Beautiful 

Andrott Island 

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Clear sand, ocean waves, and a view that goes as far as the sight goes – this describes Andrott Island the best. Being the largest island in the region of Lakshadweep, this island is situated in the east-west location. You can enjoy the different hues of sunset on this island. The coconut trees and the fertile nature of this land make it different and special from other islands. The vibrant hues of sunset can be enjoyed while taking a stroll along the shore. 

Best time to visit: Any time of the year 

How to reach: For the convenience of people, there are ferry services that operate continuously, and this island can be reached by air and sea. Agatti to Andrott is also serviced by helicopter. 

Google map link: Andrott Island 

Where to Stay: Wundervoll Resort or Coraline Beach Resort   

Things to do:  Apart from admiring the island’s splendor, you can explore the Jumaat mosque and The Lighthouse, a well-known landmark on Androth Island.

Majuli Island 

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Enhancing the beauty of Assam, Majuli Island is one of the well-known islands that captures the hearts of visitors with its rich culture, heritage, and mesmerizing beauty. This is just the right place to experience the authenticity of Indian village culture. As some tiny villages can be traced through the sight, people can be seen lying in little bamboo huts. The welcoming nature of people is another factor that makes the visit to this island special and heartwarming. 

Best time to visit: October to December

How to reach: You can easily get to Majuli Island by air or by train. The nearest airport and railway station to Majuli Island is Jorhat. Near Jorhat is Nimihat Ghat from where you can easily take a ferry. It is advisable to confirm the ferry schedule in advance, as it is prone to modifications. 

Google map link: Majuli Island 

Where to Stay: River Wind Cottage or Okegiga Homes

Things to do: To see the island, rent a motorcycle. You can visit the local temples also known as ‘21 Satras’ to seek blessings, watch the making of masks and mesh artwork by local artisans and explore the Mishing Village.

Agatti Island

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The island that paints the world turquoise blue is Agatti Island. If you visit this place by air, you will get to witness the extreme beauty of this island from up there. This one surely deserves a place on this list of islands in India with its stunning vistas. These scenic views are made even more spectacular with the architecture that has a slight influence on Portuguese culture. This place is a great destination for those who really want to experience the visuals of hidden gems. 

Best time to visit: October to May  

How to reach: The easiest way to reach Agatti Island is by air at the Agatti Aerodrome. Flights operate from Kochi directly to Agatti. Another way is to take a ferry from Kochi to easily get to the island. 

Google map link: Agatti Island  

Where to Stay: Red Corals Beach Resort or Seashells Resort Agatti

Things to do: It is a great place to relax and chill, you can go for a swim and explore the beaches on the island. 

Munroe Island

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Also known as Mundrothuruthu, Munroe Island falls near the meeting intersection of the Kallada River and the Ashtamudi Lake of Kerala in the southern region of India. Munroe is known to be a cluster of 8 tiny islands that are separated by small canals and water bodies. These islands look nothing less than hidden pearls that look utterly beautiful. This island is a great place for visitors to see the coir activities like fish feeding, fishing, bird watching, and coir weaving. 

Best time to visit: October to May 

How to reach: The nearest railway station is Munrothuruthu Railways Station or Munroe Island Railway Station. For those coming by air. The nearest airport is the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) airport.

Google map link: Barren Island 

Where to Stay

  • Munroe Drive Inn Island Resort (for luxury lovers) 
  • Munroe Paradsie (for travellers on a budget)

Things to do: You can explore famous spots like Palaruvi Falls, M G Beach, and Jatayu Rock and also enjoy the Kallada Boat Race. 

Viringili Island 

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This magnificent island will surely catch your attention with views that are nothing but stunning. With coconut trees and bushes all along, this one on the list of islands in India is surely one of the best places to catch a sunrise or sunset. It is said that there is no other place in this world other than Viringili Island to witness the tinges of the setting sun. The rays falling onto the waves of water look like the most beautiful sparkling layers. 

Best time to visit: October to May 

How to reach: The entryway to Viringilli (in Lakshadweep) is Kerala. Boats and helicopters can be used to travel between the islands.

Google map link: Viringili Island

Where to Stay: Minicoy Island Beach Resorts

Things to do: Explore the scenic views at the Thundi and Maliku beach

Swaraj Dweep (Havelock Island) 

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Formerly known as Havelock Island, this is another hidden gem on this list of islands in India. Did you know this is the largest island of the Andaman Islands? Well, now you do know. The vibrant coral reefs and the crystal clear waters of this island make this one of the most famous islands too. As the sun sets, the island becomes a melody of charismatic views. Tiny terrestrial plants containing chlorophyll shine on the shores of the beaches that look like shining stars under the water. 

Best time to visit: February to June 

How to reach: The best way one can reach Swaraj Dweep (Havelock Island) is through a ferry from Port Blair, which happens to be the closest mainland to the island. 

Google map link: Swaraj Dweep  

Where to Stay

  • Havelock Island Beach Resort (for luxury lovers)
  • Shangri Las Beach Resort (for travellers on a budget)

Things to do: You can take a visit to Radhanagar Beach and Kalapathar Beach and explore Scuba diving and coral reefs on the beaches as well. 

Lakshadweep Islands

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The Union territory of India and its beauty is unmatched. Lakshadweep comprises many tiny islets that are clean to a level that you will be able to see what’s beneath the water. The beaches on this island are known for their exotic plants and the views that are worth witnessing during the dusk. Before visiting, make sure to enquire about the best time to visit Lakshadweep. The factors that make this island so special are the white sandy beaches, flora, and fauna of the region. Alongside, the calmness of this place for someone coming from a hectic lifestyle will surely enjoy this destination. 

Best time to visit: November to May

How to reach: The group of Indian islands has both Air and water access which allows visitors to reach the island easily. Kochi is the nearest mainland from where flights and ships are available. 

Google map link: Lakshadweep Islands  

Where to Stay: White Pearl Beach Resort or Bangaram Island Resort 

Things to do: you can try your hands on scuba diving at Kavaratti on different islands 

Diu Island

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One of the popular holiday destinations, Diu Island is widely known for its enchanting sceneries and an environment that reflects serenity. Visiting this place may take you on a journey of self-admiration as you get deep into the calmness of this place. You may also witness the rare species of birds while taking a stroll on the litter-free beaches. Diu is also on the list of islands in India for its exotic seafood dishes. One can enjoy the essence of the beach while trying the flavourful cuisine. 

Best time to visit: October to January

How to reach: Most major Indian cities have flights and road routes that lead to Diu. But, Diu does not have any railway station. Veraval is the nearest railway station.

Google map link: Diu Island  

Where to Stay

  • Hotel Cidade de Diu (for luxury lovers) 
  • Hotel Laabh Diu (for travellers on a budget)

Things to do: You can rent a two-wheeler and enjoy a ride while exploring the island and its beauty. You can also visit the Diu Fort. 

Umananda Island (Peacock Island)

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Another island in the lap of Assam is Umananda Island. This also happens to be the smallest Island. The name of the island was derived from Goddess Parvati, who was also known as Uma, and anand, which means joy. But this is not it. Once a British officer was so fascinated with the island’s feather-like structure that he named it Peacock Island. The dense bushes and many places to explore, this is another attraction in the list of islands in India. 

Best time to visit: October to May

How to reach: Guwahati is the nearest in terms of railway station and airport and is only about 7 kilometers away from Umananda Island. You can reach the island from the banks of the Brahmaputra River with a 10-minute ferry journey.

Google map link: Umananda Island 

Where to Stay

Hotel Rajmahal (for luxury lovers)

Hotel Lilawati Grand (for travellers on a budget)

Things to do: Visit the Umananda Temple to learn more about the spiritual connection of the island to the name. Also, try water activities available on the island. 

Barren Island

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The main fact about Barren Island is that it is popularly known as the only active volcanic island in the Indian suburbs. The natural beauty created by the lava rocks on the island makes this a special place on the list of islands in India. The island is located almost 140 km away from Port Blair. This one is undeniably the most beautiful island. Before visiting, get to know about the Andaman and Nicobar best time to visit. 

Best time to visit: February to May 

How to reach: On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, ships depart from Port Blair. Alternatively, you can fly from Port Blair by seaplane, which requires a minimum of 7 passengers. So, you can plan your travel accordingly.

Google map link: Barren Island

Where to Stay

  • Green Wood Beach Resort (for luxury lovers)
  • Blue Bird Residency (for travellers on a budget)

Things to do: When visiting Barren Island for the day, get into an exciting mood by going diving and barefoot scuba diving.

Kadmat Island

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Surrounded by large blue lagoons and comprising intense marine prosperity with creatures and flora, Kadmat Island is known to be one of the most stunning islands. This place will make you want to stay longer with its scenic views that are worth spending time at. The sounding waves of the ocean make this island a great travel destination to plan with family, friends, or with your spouse. 

Best time to visit: October to May

How to reach: The closest airport location is Agatti Island. You can reach Kadmat from Agatti Island by ferry.

Google map link: Kadmat Island  

Where to Stay

  • Kadmat Island Beach Resort (for luxury lovers)
  • Coraline Beach Resort (for travellers on a budget)

Things to do: Take on some adventure with Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

Pamban Island

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Next up on the list of islands in India is the Pamban Island which happens to be close to Rameshwaram. Popularly known for its white sand beaches, Pamban Island also has its roots connected to Indian history and mythology, while many British traders tried to invade the island, after independence, the island came under the regions of Tamil Nadu. 

Best time to visit: November to March 

How to reach: You can take the option of a train to Rameshwaram and get off at the Pamban Railway station.  The nearest airport to the island is Madurai Airport.  

Google map link: Pamban Island  

Where to Stay

  • Hotel Rameshwaram Grand (for travellers on a budget)
  • Daiwik Hotels Rameshwaram (For luxury lovers)

Things to do: Take a ferry voyage to discover this island’s natural beauty and visit APJ Abdul Kalam’s former home. 

Conclusion: 

While people love to explore the global islands, India has some hidden gems that are worth visiting at least once in a lifetime. If you’re also someone who loves to be on a land that is surrounded by water, these are the places you should plan your next vacation to. As we bring our exploration of India’s captivating islands to a close, it’s not merely the end of a blog but an invitation to embark on a journey. This curated list of islands in India includes details ranging from map links to the activities awaiting, and insights into where to find the perfect experience. This is your ticket to an island-hopping adventure. Each island invites you to delve into its history and embrace the serenity. So, whether you look for water adventures and sports, the calming days of relaxation, or the magic of sunsets and different shades, this blog has you covered. 

More to explore: 

  1. Clean and Best beaches in Kerala to explore. 
  2. Beaches In Andhra Pradesh to explore when visiting there.
  3. Best Places to visit in Andhra Pradesh that are worth exploring.

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