Andaman and Nicobar Islands Travel Guide
Andaman and Nicobar island is one of the Union territories in India located on the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea. It has roughly around 570 islands out of which only 36 are inhabited. The islands are covered with white-sand beaches, mangrove trees and tropical rain forest. Port Blair is the sole entry and exit point and is the capital city. Tourism is one of the main industry in Andaman and Nicobar and is growing vastly in the area. The visitors are attracted by the fascinating beach destinations and by the rich flora and fauna in the area. It is a paradise for nature lovers and is a great place for water sport adventures, trekking, camping, scuba diving and other fun activities.
Some top places to be included in Andaman and Nicobar Islands travel guide are listed below :-
Havelock Island :
This is the largest and the most visited island, located 39km of north-east of Port Blair. Gifted with white sand beaches, lush green forest and colorful coral reefs makes it an ideal holiday destination for honeymoon couples and nature lovers. The famous beaches like Radhanagar beach, Elephant beach, Vijaynagar beach and Kalapather are in Havelock Island. Famous for its water sport activities like swimming, snorkeling, surfing, scuba diving, sun bathing, sailing, kayaking, trekking, fishing is a powerhouse for recreational activities. The Island is well-connected to Port Blair by government and private luxury boats. It’s an ideal place for any traveler and is one of the major tourist attraction place to be added in Andaman & Nicobar Islands travel guide.
Port Blair :
Port Blair is known as the gateway to the island is the capital of Andaman & Nicobar islands located on the east coast of South Andaman Island. The place is known for its pristine beaches, colorful coral reefs where one can indulge in water fun activities like parasailing, scuba diving, swimming, banana boat ride and other recreational activities. Port blair is also known for the infamously popular jail, Cellular Jail National Memorial which imprisoned freedom fighters and other national’s person. Today it serves as a museum and is widely visited. Port blair connects to some of the major islands like Ross island, Viper island and Havelock island.
Ross Island :-
A small island situated 3km east from downtown Portblair. It served as the headquarters for Britishers from 1858 to 1941. It forms an historic site and the major site of attraction are Chief Commissioner’s house, the Cathedral, Graveyard of the Britishers, Officers quarters and Church of the British time which are covered by roots and trunks of century old trees. Offering a panoramic view of the nearby island and sea with some beautiful animals and birds like peacock, deer and ducks can be sighted.
Neil Island :-
Neil island is a small island located on the northeast side of Port Blair. It is also known as the “Vegetable bowl” of the Andaman owing to farming practices done in the area. Beautiful white sand beaches, unexplored coral reefs, view of the sunrise & sunset with a silent atmosphere is an unmatched tourist destination for those seeking peace. Fun filled sport activities like swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, cycling, trekking can be performed.
Barren Island :-
As the name suggest Barren island has got nothing with no human’s settlement. The island is home to the only active volcano in India which erupted during the year 1991 and 1994. A sightseeing tour around the island can be arranged, only after the permission of forest department with visitors not permitted to land ashore. Rented ferries, boats or a Seaplane are available for sightseeing.
Long Island :-
Long island is termed as the modern village having its own facilities like power-house, bank, school, boat building yart, hospital, forest office, police outpost and wireless facilities. The stunning beaches, coral reefs, green mountains add more glory to the island. Tidal swamp forests and Evergreen forests flaunt the tropical green forest. Lalaji Bay beach, Merk Bay beach and Guitar island are some of the popular destinations to visit in the Long island.
Baratang Island :-
Situated 100km from Port Blair is a nature wonder filled with beaches and mangrove trees. It is set among a peaceful environment away from the rush of crowd. Limestone caves add to the list for tourist to visit this place. Mud volcano and parrot island are other destinations which are looked out for while visiting this island.
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This are some popular destinations that is famous among the tourist which can be undoubtedly added to the Andaman & Nicobar islands travel guide. The exotic location of the beach, surrounded by hills covered with lush green forest brings peace and captures an ever lasting memory. Tourism is blooming day by day in the island and so are the tourist, making it an ideal tropical holiday destination.
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