This archipelago of 300 islands in the Bay of Bengal off the Indian mainland boasts of some of the most beautiful beaches and marine life that India has to offer. It is home to indigenous people like the Jarawa and Sentinelese who still lead a very isolated life. This is the place to go to if you want a beach holiday with a twist. Its unfortunate claim to infamy was that convicts during the British Raj would be exiled to imprisonment in the capital Port Blair - a life sentence known as Kala Pani.

Best Season:December, January, February, March
Popular Location: Port Blair, Havelock Island, Neil Island, Radhanagar, Baratang Island