Andaman and Nicobar islands, one of the most exotic of islands and popularly termed as “Veritable Garden of Eden”, is an archipelago of more than 500 islands in the Bay of Bengal. The tranquillized beauty of the oceans together with gleaming silvery beaches and fantastic coral reefs attract numerous tourists to this marvelous place throughout the year. Here is what you need to know about these islands!
Apart from the Andamanese people, one will be able to see the aboriginal “Jarawas”, and “Sentinalese” who are the tribal people of Andaman Islands. Comprising mostly of these isolated and serene tribal groups, this place is still mysterious and untouched by the fast moving world and other external cultural influences.
You can find the historical remnants of British rule at Viper and Ross islands. Cellular jail at the Andaman Islands is a must-see destination. The Palm Beach at Corbyn’s Cove has the ruins of Japanese bunkers. The Samudrika museum and Anthropological museum are some of the other famous places to visit.
Active volcanoes at Barren islands and inactive or extinct volcano at Narcondam islands are must-see places during this trip.
Neil islands and Havelock islands are other beautiful islands with thick forests and sandy, isolated beaches. Nature loving tourists will have a joyous time at Andaman and Nicobar islands.
You can enjoy the oceans and the rich marine life travelling in glass-bottomed boats. There are also numerous passenger ferries to take the tourists to each island.
Port Blair is the capital, a port city of Andaman Islands. The important places to visit are the Mahatma Gandhi National Marine Park, Sippighat farm, and coastal mangrove forests. The swamp and rivers host the famous salt-water crocodiles, which sometimes are spotted in the sea. Little Andaman Island and Andaman Strait are two of the islands where you can find numerous crocodile populations.
Things to Do
Surfing, para-sailing, snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, deep blue sea diving, sea cow spotting, ferry rides, coral watch in glass bottomed boats, are some joyous activities you can enjoy. Enjoy jungle trekking and overnight camping at the dense forest of the region. Another great ride through the Grand Trunk Road, takes you to the dense forests and you get to spot the Jarawa tribes of Andaman.
Mouth watering menu
Do not forget to taste the abundant seafood dishes, fresh coconuts, and the freshly prepared coconut milk from the islands.
A moderately sunny weather exists all round the year. The month of May experiences heavy monsoon and strong winds, which of course is not the right time to enjoy the pristine beauty if the islands. Tourists can enjoy mild showers from August to November and is the best time to visit the marvelous islands.
The breath taking natural beauty of this wide group of islands provide an unbelievable trip to all those who enjoy and love nature. The peaceful Andaman Islands are a paradise to honeymooners. The adventure options such as water sports, trekking and camping makes the Islands appropriate for youngsters and for all those looking forward to enjoy a perfect vacation.