The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, located in the east of the Indian mainland geographically, float in splendid isolation in the Bay of Bengal.
Port Blair is the gateway to the pristine islands. Port Blair an island town offering water-based activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, sea-cruises, and glimpses of the history and culture of the region.
Places to visit- Andaman
This three-storeyed prison constructed by Britishers in 1906 is a pilgrimage destination for freedom-fighters. Now dedicated to the nation as National Memorial.
CORBYN COVE BEACH
Corbyn’s Cove beach- the coconut-palm fringed beach six kilometers away from Port Blair town is ideal for swimming and sun-basking. Facilities like hotel, restaurant, bar, changing room, adventure water-sports are available here.
Hugged with coconut trees from all sides and covered with tropical jungle from both the sides, the Radhanagar Beach opens up a world of complete serenity and relaxation for its visitors.
Kalapathar beach is a long stretch of white silky sand with big black rocks beside the blue sea. Kalapathar offers a couple of umbrellas and wooden chairs. There is also a small picnic area with trash bins set in the shade of the trees.
Nestled deep within the mangroves and amidst the lush rainforest, the Limestone caves in Andaman are highly recommended to be on your Andaman itinerary.
MOUNT HARRIETT NATIONAL PARK
The main feature of Mount Harriett is its fauna and natural flora, which are up to now still unmatched. Just like a forest Mount Harriett is covered with greenery and Port Blair can be seen from the top of the mount’s peak.
THINGS TO DO- ANDAMAN
Andaman islands offer some of the best places to snorkel so you can easily explore the world of sea-dwellers. The highly populated ecosystem of shoreline in the isles is home to a wide variety of corals, both hard and soft that houses a plethora of beautiful fish species to gaze at.
BANANA BOAT RIDE
Banana ride is an inflatable boat that is shaped like a banana it connects to the speedboat, which pulls it along the water at high speeds. Expect a lot of laughter, thrill and refreshment as you experience this activity with your family.
Scuba diving is one of the most popular water sports activities in the world and Andaman islands aren’t untouched by that. The under water coastal belts surrounding Andamans is home to one of the densest ecosystem of coral reefs and formations.
- The most widely spoken language in the islands is not Andamanese or Nicobarese but Bengali followed by Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam.
- Dugong, the gentle sea cow, is the state animal of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
- Pandunus or Nicobar Breadfruit is a rare fruit found and widely eaten in Nicobar.
- The only active volcano in India, the Barren Island, is present in Andaman Islands.