15 Most Beautiful Islands in India to Explore

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India has the most diverse weather, places, and cultures. All these things make India an incredible and must-have place to visit. India has the Himalayas at North and Indian Ocean in the South. So, it has wonderful beaches and blissful mountains to visit in any season. The Mountains, lakes, sand dunes, waterfalls, and Islands in India makes this country incredible.

Along with these natural beauties, India also has beautiful Islands. Did you know, India has the largest river island in the world named Manjuli. Yes, India has a few most amazing and wonderful natural Islands that no one can ignore.

Here, I am sharing this list of the most beautiful islands in India that you must visit. If you want to visit an Island in India, do visit these islands once in your life.

Best Island to Visit in India

Here is the list of best islands to visit in India. The best time to visit the Indian island is from November to February. This is the season when you can fully enjoy your stay on the Indian Islands without feeling much heat.

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Most Beautiful Islands in IndiaState where it located
Havelock IslandAndaman and Nicobar
Diu IslandGujrat
ManjuliAssam
Agatti IslandLakshadweep
Kavvayi IslandKerela
Munroe IslandKerela
Baratang IslandAndaman and Nicobar
St. Mary’s IslandKarnataka
Rameswaram Island or Pamban IslandTamil Nadu
Divar IslandGoa
Vanxim islandGoa
Willingdon IslandsKerela
Ilha Grande or Grand IslandGoa
Kadmat islandLakshadweep
Neil Island Andaman and Nicobar

1. Havelock Island:

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Havelock Island is one of the best beaches in Asia. It is the largest island of the Great Andaman in the Andaman Islands. The island is famous for its beauty, unbeatable reef, and swimming elephants. Those who are searching for a peaceful escape from their crowded cities and want to cut off from mobile phones and the internet, Havelock Island is certainly the best place for that.

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2. Diu Island:

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Diu Island is on the south coast of Kathiawar peninsula which is in Gujarat. If you are searching for peace then this island is perfect for you. The Island also has a perfect place for swimming, surfing, and parasailing. Naida Caves, Nagoa Beach and Gangeshwar Temple are the main tourist attraction in Diu.

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3. Majuli:

largest island in the world

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Majuli is a river island in the Brahmaputra River, Assam. It is a natural paradise in the middle of the Brahmaputra river where you can fall in love with God’s creation. In the year 2016, it became the first island to be made a district in India. It’s heartbreaking to know that its area is decreasing constantly. At the beginning of the 20th century, the area of Manjuli was 880 square kilometers but in 2014, it was about 352 square kilometers.

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4. Agatti Island:

agatti Island

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Agatti Island is situated on a coral atoll called Agatti atoll in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, India. It is famous for its mesmerizing scenic beauty. You can spend your days in the sun, the white sand with crystal clear water under clear blue skies. Agatti Island is one of the most beautiful Islands in India and a paradise for beach lovers and offbeat travelers.

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5. Kavvayi Island:

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Kavvayi Island is an unexplored paradise in Kerala, India. Kavvayi Island or Kavvayi Kayal is one of the most fascinating backwater destinations in India. This Island is located near payyannur town and the government boat service is available to get there. It is a wonderful place to visit when you are in Kerela and want some peace and relaxation.

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6. Munroe Island :

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Munroe Island or Mundrothuruthu island is a hidden pearl in the backwaters which is located at the confluence of Ashtamudi Lake and the Kallada River, in Kollam district, Kerala. It is a cluster of 8 islands and all have blissful beauty.

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7. Baratang Island:

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Baratang Island is wonderful between South and Middle Andaman. It has beautiful beaches, mangrove creeks, mud-volcanoes, parrot island and limestone caves which makes it the king of Island in India. The mangrove forests which encircles the caves are the real attraction at this place.

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8. St. Mary’s Island

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This beautiful St. Mary’s Islands is also known as Coconut Island and Thonsepar. St. Mary’s islands are a set of four small islands in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Malpe in Udupi, Karnataka, India. The island is about 500 m (1,640.4 ft) in length and 100 m (328.1 ft) in width. There is no habitation on this Island.

9. Rameswaram Island or Pamban Island

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Rameswaram Island which is also known as Pamban Island is an island located between peninsular India and Sri Lanka. There is a Pamban road bridge between the town of Mandapam and Pamban Island which comes in one of the famous road trips in India.

10. Divar Island

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The Divar Island is situated at the bank of Mandovi River in Goa. This island is home to beautiful people and culture. Many people who visit Goa don’t know much about it and those who know about this place come here to celebrate the famous festivals named Bonderam and Potekar. If you want to enjoy more than beaches and parties in Goa, go to this island.

11. Vanxim island

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Vanxim island can be reached by taking a ferry from Divar Island. This island is very small and is enclosed by mangroves on every side. There are just 40 families who are living on this island and they do farming and fishing for their livelihood. There is a small church Santo Cristo on this island which was built sometime in 1879 AD.

12. Willingdon Islands

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Near the jetty at Kalpeni Island
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Willingdon Island is not a natural island but an artificial island. It is the largest artificial island in India. This island is in Kochi, Kerala. It was built in 1936 during the construction of the modern port. It was made by soil which was dredged while deepening Vembanad Lake to accommodate the new port.

13. Ilha Grande or Grand Island

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Ilha Grande or Grand Island is one of the famous island in India. It is located in Goa and you can plan a half-day trip to this island from North Goa. The best time to visit this island is from October to March. It is famous for snorkeling, Dolphin sighting, swimming the mid-sea and many more water sports.

14. Kadmat island

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Kadmat Island is also known as Cardamom Island. It belongs to the Amindivi subgroup of islands of the Lakshadweep archipelago in India. You can see the coral reef with seagrass and marine turtles here.

You can enjoy various water sports here like scuba diving, snorkeling, speed boats and many more. Do visit other islands in Lakshwadeep during your trip.

15. Neil Island

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Neil Island is located in Ritchie’s Archipelago. It is an island of the Andaman Islands and situated at 36 km northeast from Port Blair. This island was renamed Shaheed Dweep in December 2018 as a tribute to Subhas Chandra Bose. Before that is was named after British Brigadier general James Neill.

Also, Read Best River Island in India

These are the most beautiful Island that you can see in India. Never stop traveling as you only live once.

Experts Answers to FAQs

Q. How many islands are there in India?

A. There are a total of 1,208 islands in India. This number includes both uninhabited and inhabited islands.

Q. Which is the most famous and beautiful island in India?

A. This choice depends on person to person. In my opinion, Havelock Island in Andaman is the most beautiful island in India.

Happy traveling.:)

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