Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a union territory of India comprises of 572 distinct islands and is located in the Bay of Bengal over a land area of 8073 square kilometers. Nature lovers throng to this part of the world round the year. Andaman and Nicober Islands are haven to a marvelous mixture of nature’s precious delights – tropical rain forests, vast collection of flora and fauna, distinct plants, animals and marine organisms. The exotic jungles fringed with packs of coconut palms, are interspersed with stretches of sandy beaches that reach out to the serene sea!
Andaman and Nicobar have a populace of distinct languages, ethnicity and religion living in harmony and peace! The unique culture exudes unity in diversity, and hence is dubbed as the Mini India. People hailing from different walks of life reside in the commercial hub, Port Blair – major Indian festivals are celebrated in agog across the islands.
Port Blair – The Capital Of The Islands
It is the largest town in the Andaman Island. Tours start off and end at Port Blair. There are a few museums, an exotic water-sport complex, and a cellular jail. The jail has now been declared as a national museum.
The water sport complex offers myriad activities like Scuba Diving, Water Skiing, Windsurfing, and other boat rides. You can opt for scuba diving or snorkel deep under-water and tread across the waters, get fascinated by the rarest varieties of marine organisms and corals, thus exploring the sea – deep inside! You can also ride water scooters, go kayaking in the sea, and para-sail as a frenzied adventure sport enthusiast!
Havelock Island: Located around 57 kilometers from Portblair, this island is home to two graceful beaches – Radhnagar and Vijaynagar Beach. Exquisite coral reefs are graceful and considered premier attractions!
Long Island: It is a remote island, the forest paths and roads are narrow; the dense forests and exotic beach add to the exquisiteness of your tour.
Clinque Island: This island is quite uninhabited; it requires special permissions from the local forest authority, to entrench in the serenity of this beautiful place and acquire unbridled happiness!
Ross Island: Located near to Port Blair, it has been inhabited over centuries. The British Administration Headquarter was established on this island in the 20th century. Though now in vehement ruins, the place is still home to species of deer and peacocks.
Rangat Island: A graceful island is an ideal place for nature lovers to visit. Packs of turtles nestle in this beach. The native tribals reside here in numbers.
If you are a naïve nature lover and love visiting the unexplored islands, pristine and unspoilt beauty, the lagoons and waterfalls,breathtaking blues of the Bay of Bengal and take back unbridled joys, look no beyond Little Andaman – it’s indeed paradisiacal! You can get best Andaman holiday packages from any of the leading India Tour Operator.
Radhnagar Beach: is one of the most popular beaches on Havelock and was named "Best Beach in Asia" by Time in 2004. It is filled with exotic golden sands, surrounded by lush green serenity!
Corbyn’s Cove Beach: It is situated merely 8 kilometers off the city and is duly filled with beautiful white, soft sand.
Elephant Beach: Located in the famous Havelock Island, one of the prime attractions is elephant training and bathing in the seas!
Long Island Beach: It is situated only 82 kilometers from Port Blair; tourists frequent this beach to watch dolphins!
Meeting The Tribals
The tribes in these islands are gradually getting extinct, unfortunately. Hence,there are no legal permissions to visit them; however, sometimes touring to the uninhabited islands may be deemed fortunate, as visitors might just catch a glimpse of queer tribals!