Seven places you must visit on your trip to Andaman and Nicobar Islands
There are so many things to do when you are in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands; the only limitation could be time.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands are India’s answer to beach countries like Seychelles and Maldives in the Indian Ocean. The archipelago of 572 islands in the Bay of Bengal is breathtakingly beautiful, out of these only 37 of them of inhabited. It is a heaven for water babies, who thrive near water bodies. As soon as you set foot on this land, you get awestruck by its turquoise blue waters, untouched golden beaches, green forests, marine life, aquatic animals and the splendid landscape of these islands.
So here is the list of seven places you must visit if you are travelling with a tight schedule.
- Port Blair: The capital city has a lot to offer to the tourists. The famous cellular jail is a must-visit destination for you. It is a bitter reminder of the supreme sacrifices made by the freedom fighters for India’s independence. If you have time in hand, you could also stop by places like Mahatma Gandhi Marine Park, Japanese Bunkers, Corbyn’s Cove, Anthropological Museum, and Chatham Saw Mill.
- Havelock Islands: You shall find the famous Radhanagar beach in the area. For the uninitiated, the beach was awarded as the best beach in Asia by ‘Time magazine’ in 2004. Your dream of gazing at the dazzling crystal clear waters and indulging in all the deep sea activities like scuba diving, snorkelling shall be materialized here. Don’t forget to pack your camera and capture the sunset view here; it’s a memory of a lifetime.
- Neil Island: Another gem hidden away in the sea, the place weaves its magic with its milky white shores and coral reefs. The ideal time to visit is mornings and evenings. You could pack a hammock with you to relax and nap along the beaches. If you like taking solitary walks and contemplate about the deeper truths of existence, the place will give you immense peace and chances of self-discovery.
- The Great Nicobar Island: the largest island in Nicobar, it has an area of 1, 045 square km in total. The place is known for its biodiversity and varied flora and fauna inside a rainforest, which is a part of the world biosphere reserve. If you are interested, you could also find out more about ‘Shompen’, an indigenous and ancient tribe in the region.
- Barantang Island: An exciting visit to the place shall give a glimpse into the antique culture of the ‘Jarawa’ tribe. Make sure you hire a tourist guide who could take you around the area. The place is also famous for limestone caves.
It’s time to chalk out your schedules, pack your bags and set out for the trip.