The Andaman & Nicobar Islands, replete with picturesque shimmering beaches, lagoons with turquoise blue waters and a touch with history, are a little slice of paradise tucked about 1,400 km from India's east coast. A total of 572 islands constitute the Union Territory, of which only 37 are populated and a handful are available to visitors.
The capital of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Port Blair, is the gateway to the archipelago and is linked by many regular ferries to different islands. Havelock and Neil Island are some of the most popular tourist islands and are famed for their pearly white beaches, palm-lined coasts and some of India's finest snorkelling and diving opportunities.
The graph of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands has recently changed dramatically and is now known for its booming tourism industry, which especially attracts honeymooners, families and adventure enthusiasts, once known for its Cellular Jail- 'Kaala Paani' in Port Blair, which mainly incarcerated freedom fighters who were banished from the mainland of India during the British Period.
On the sandy beaches, you can either laze around and admire the mesmerising sunsets or try your hand at scuba diving and discover the colourful reefs of coral. In addition, to those wanting isolation and ataraxy, it even has virgin immaculate backwaters.
Water sports activities in Andaman
Of all the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Havelock Island is one of the biggest and most popular attractions. This one, blessed with sandy beaches and coconut groves, gives its visitors countless options for outdoor sports. There is no lack of exciting activities here, for the much-needed adrenaline rush, on an otherwise peaceful pleasure holiday, from snorkelling to parasailing, scuba diving and kayaking, etc.
Besides this, to get a taste of the local lifestyle, you should visit the bustling city of Port Blair. You can also browse the nearby markets and savour the traditional food, steeped in colonial heritage and boasting striking architectural monuments.
At the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, the famous islands of Andaman, scattered like an unsolved puzzle, are the archipelago of India that promises to amaze and captivate at the same time.There are 572 islands-Great Andaman, Little Andaman, Ritchie's Archipelago, East Volcanic Islands, and Sentinel Islands-mainly classified into five large groups.
Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and the finest islands with the most classy beaches are known as the Great Andaman, which is literally the perfect holiday spot for water sports events. There's nothing safer for aquatic life than the Great Andaman, which is home to the Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve. Somewhere like the cluster of islands of the Ritchie's Archipelago, popular for attractions such as Havelock Island, Neill Island, and Wilson Island.
One will enjoy water sports events such as Scuba Diving and Snorkeling at the Havelock Island of Ritchie's Archipelago cluster. Each Andaman Island is distinct from the others and has a special storey related to it. If one has historically important landmarks such as Cellular Prison, Ross Island, Viper Island, Hopetown and Mount Harriet, while the others are the home to remarkable bird species, the remains to which can only be found in the literature.
96 Biodiversity Sanctuaries, nine National Parks and one Biosphere Reserve are further added to the mystery, which makes this location much more enticing. The Andaman islands are also one-of-the-kind. Andaman's Desolate Island is the only active volcano in India. In 1991 and again in 1994-95, the volcano erupted once.
These islands are the treasure troves backed by the fascinating past and vibrant native inhabitants, just the right spots to literally hang out; engage in a nerve wrecking beach activities; ramble about, or literally bask in the sun toasted beaches.
Union territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, composed of two sets of islands on the southeastern edge of the Bay of Bengal. The tops of the underwater mountains, the Andaman Islands, and their southern neighbours, the Nicobar Islands, form an arc that extends southward between Myanmar ( Burma) and the island of Sumatra , Indonesia, for some 620 miles (1,000 km). The border between the Bay of Bengal to the west and the Andaman Sea to the east forms the arc. The Territorial Capital is Port Blair (on South Andaman Island).
Situated on the ancient trading route between India and Myanmar, the Andamans were visited in 1789 by the English East India Company's navy, and were administratively connected to the Nicobar Islands by the British in 1872. In 1956, the two sets of islands became the Republic of India's Union Territories.
The landscape of the Andamans is rugged, with hills enclosing small linear valleys, made of sandstone , limestone, and shale of the Cenozoic period ( i.e., made over the last 65 million years).Rivers of perennials are few. The islands' coral-fringed beaches are heavily indented, providing protected harbours and tidal creeks.
Best time to visit Andaman
The atmosphere is hot but moderated by sea breezes on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Temperatures usually increase during the year from the low 70s F (about 23 ° C) to the mid-80s F (about 30 ° C) daily. The territory receives nearly 3,000 mm (120 inches) of rain each year, primarily from the southwestern monsoon that blows from May to September, and from the tropical cyclones that follow in October and November.
Places to visit in Andaman
An old colonial prison located in Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is the Cellular Jail, also known as 'Kala Pani.' Built in India by the British during their colonial rule, the prison was used particularly to exile Indian political prisoners. The construction of the prison began in 1896 and was completed in 1906, after which many notable liberty fighters such as Batukeshwar Dutt, Yogendra Shukla and Vinayak Damodar Savarkar were used to house it.
The gaol complex is now owned by the Government of India and it is known as the national memorial monument that showcases the life of prisoners during the British period.
In the year 1857, shortly after the Sepoy Mutiny, the British started using the islands of Andaman and Nicobar as gaols to imprison the revolters. Due to their remote position from the Indian mainland, the secluded islands were selected. Thousands of Indians were imprisoned in the Cellular Jail during India's independence movement; many of them died because of inhumane circumstances, many more were hanged, and many died because of old age.
The Cellular Jail today is a solemn reminder of all the sacrifices undertaken by Indian freedom fighters while battling for independence, and is an important part of the history of India. The Jail today stands in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as a prominent tourist attraction where visitors can learn about its history and also enjoy a light show held in memory of all the prisoners imprisoned here.
Radhanagar Beach on Havelock Island with its turquoise blue waters and powdery white sands lives up to the nickname, and was awarded the title 'Asia's Best Beach' by TIMES magazine in 2004. Its vast shores of endless white grains extend over 2 kilometers, making it the Andaman and Nicobar Islands' prime attraction.
Located only 7 kilometres from the much-loved Vijaynagar Beach and about 10 km from the Havelock Jetty, this beach is Havelock Island's prime attraction. A popular activity here is swimming. On one side of the beach, Neil's cove offers a wonderful experience of snorkelling in its freshwater streams.
Visitors can also enjoy water sports such as boating, parasailing, and scuba diving, besides enjoying the spectacle of the beach and the mix of colours. On the edges of the beach, food stalls and vendors can be seen, keeping travellers refreshed with the provision of fresh and tasty seafood as well as drinks.
- Welcome to the Andaman & Nicobar Islands! Upon arrival at Port Blair airport, our representative will meet and assist you with your transfer to the hotel check-in, take little relax.
- After lunch visit the closest Corbyn’s Cove Beach, through a picturesque drive along the coastline, splashing waves of turquoise blue water.
- Later visit the National Memorial- Cellular Jail (inside) to witness the spectacular and Sound & Light Show -the heroic saga of Indian Freedom Fighters.
- Overnight at Port Blair.
- Following breakfast enjoy an awesome trip of two wonderful islands namely ROSS & NORTHBAY, which was British’s Headquarters from where they used to govern, Then transfer by Boat to North Bay Island also known as Coral Island to admire the Adventure amazing activities underwater world (Pay optional) viewing through Glass Bottom boats, Snorkeling, Scuba diving, Sea Walking (under water) Dolphin boat ride, semi submarine ride & etc which is an once in a lifetime experience, all are optional as per direct payment.
- Overnight stay at Port Blair.
- Early morning depart for Havelock Island 39 kms (2 hrs journey by cruise) and check-in Havelock Island resort, and after taking little relax and visit the famous for the amazing Radhanagar Beach (“Best Beach in Asia” by the ‘Time Magazine’ in the year 2004) on the basis of the quality of sand, sea, depth and other such parameters) .
- Overnight stay at Havelock.
- After breakfast pack-up the luggage and check out from resort and visit to Kalabathar beach and back to Port Blair.
- Overnight stay at Port Blair.
- After breakfast check out from hotel transfer to Veer Savarkar International Airport with wonderful memories of Andaman Islands to your home town.
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