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Top Reasons not to leave the Andaman Islands from Travel Itinerary in India
Most who love to travel, India is a sort after destination for them. India is a historical land with cultural divergence after almost every 100 km throughout length and breadth of the land. Thousands of Forts, Monuments, Museums, Temples are located for which even a month or year is not enough!
Today I am going to take you on a journey to Andaman & Nicobar Islands located in the Bay of Bengal which most of the tourists whether Indian or foreigners just ignore. Its a place worth visiting at least once in a lifetime it is short on resources but big on pleasant surprises.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands consist of more 500 medium and small Islands, most are uninhabited. Lush Green tropical rain forests, white sand beaches with vast coral reefs with indigenous Islanders will leave you thrilled, boundless.
The Port Blair is the capital of the Islands also the entry point for visiting this pure gem of India. Air connectivity is available from New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkatta, Hyderabad, Bhubneshwar and Vishakapatnam. In 1789, the British named Port Blair in honor of Archibald Blair of the East India Company.
It is home to enormous Cellular Jail which was constructed between 1896 to 1906 to put mostly political prisoners of the Indian freedom movement. The Cellular Jail was also known as ” Kala Pani ” or Black Water by Indians because it was considered to be a No return prison. A convict would be tortured,ill-treated, starved or hanged without getting a chance to see his family again.
Cellular Jail, Port Blair
The Airport at Port Blair gets the name ” Veer Savarkar Airport ” as an honor to countless political prisoners who laid down their lives for the freedom movement amongst the was a tall leader Mr.Vinayak Damodar Savarkar who was one of the prisoners here.
Kala Pani Torture of Prisoners
Just 3 km from the Port Blair is Ross Island named after a marine surveyor Captain Daniel Ross. This place is famous for ancient ruins of a Bazaar, Church, the Chief Commissioner’s residence, Grand Ballrooms, Barracks etc.
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The Church, Ross Island
You can visit this Island from morning to evening with small ferries which carry visitors. No civilian settlement is allowed on the Ross Island. In the evening a spectacular sound, light and video show is organized which has been created especially for the Island describing in detail about its past. The show will leave you mesmerized. The Island has a thick forest, roots so enormous that they are coming out of the land and itself looks like some big tree. This is an amazing sight you cannot see anywhere in the World.
Roots of Enormous Proportion
The Island is full of Big Palm, Coconut trees hundreds of feet high. The Island is inhabited by Spotted Deers, Birds and Peacocks.
Spotted Deer, Eye Candy for Children
North Bay Island
It is situated just 3 km from the Ross Island. It is famous for snorkeling, scuba diving. The corals in the North Bay Island are present over a large area.It’s a nice place to do some Sea Sports as well.
Scuba Diving In North Bay Island
This Island is more beautiful than words can ever express, it is something once in a lifetime moment. It has a magical picturesque view with white sand beaches, rich coral reefs, lush green forests. The combination of white sand with huge green tropical palm trees will take your breath away.
Radha Nagar Beach
The Radhanagar beach lies on the south coast of this Island. This is outstandingly beautiful and is also rated as one of the best beaches in Asia by TIME magazine. It is two km long with an average width of 30-40 meters.
This beach lies on the East coast of the Havelock. It has Mahua trees whose trunks grow along the ground for many feet before they begin to climb vertically. It stretches many kilometers and is perfect for a lonely, peaceful walk along the beach.
Corals Elephant Beach
This is rich in underwater marine life ideal for snorkeling and scuba. You can reach here by boat from Havelock Jetty in about 40 minutes.
Havelock has many scooters renting shops take one for a day and feel the Island throughout length and breadth. It will take around 30 minutes by scooter to reach Silver Sandy Kalapather beach. It is a less visited beach but if you are looking for some relaxation come here its ” the place ” for you. There are few shops selling handicraft and souvenirs. Buy some stuff from here for memories of this magical place.
Neil Island, Long Island, Baratang are other Islands worth a visit in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
There are 572 Islands in total which are divided into 5 broad categories
1. Great Andaman
2. Little Andaman
4.East Volcano Islands
further adding to the intrigue are 96 wildlife sanctuaries,9 National Parks and 1 Biosphere reserve that makes this cluster of Indian Islands even more appealing. Barren Island has the distinction of being the only active volcano in India. Please visit this link for booking your Hotel.
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