An Indian archipelago in the Bay of Bengal, the union territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is filled with nature, history, and the comfort of home. The crystal blue water of the Bay of Bengal, the massive expanse of golden sand, the bustling sea-huts always filled with people and bursting with music – all of these genuinely make the Andaman and Nicobar Islands “The Tropical Paradise.”
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a group of 300 islands scattered around the southern tip of India. Some of these islands are full of tourist spots, as seen in several Andaman and Nicobar tour packages. But, some of them are uninhabited and away from the public eye.
Four Places to Visit when you Make your Trip to Andaman and Nicobar:-
- Cellular Jail: Situated in Port Blair, this is where all history enthusiasts must be dying to visit. The Cellular Jail is a three-storeyed colonial-era prison. Also referred to as Kaala Paani, prominent freedom fighters like Batukeshwar Dutt, Diwan Singh Kalepani, and Shiv Verma were sent here as prisoners. The Cellular Jail had become a symbol of the oppression of the British Raj. Now, it is a historical monument with national sentiments attached to it.
- Ross Island: A compulsory tourist spot in the Andaman and Nicobar tour packages, Ross Island is now known as the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep. Originally named after Captain Daniel Ross, it is among the few convenient inter-island that one can visit in the Andaman. Ross Island has a significant history attached to it – in 1782, a sanatorium was built here by British officials. The ruins or remains of the houses which staged the Indian political prisoners line the island under the canopy of peepal and serie trees. Boasting picturesque beaches, man-caves dating back to pre-historic times, an ancient church, and a sanctuary that shelters various kinds of birds and animals – the Ross Islands will make your Andaman unforgettable.
- Scuba Diving: For people, Indonesia or the Cayman Islands have become synonymous with scuba diving. But, back home, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands have become a favorite for adventure enthusiasts with their blue water, a massive reserve of aquatic life, and professional scuba instructors. Several tour packages for Andaman and Nicobarnow include scuba diving in Havelock Island, Mac Point, Barracuda City, and Seduction Point. In Barracuda City, you can find sea turtles, rare dugongs at Mac Point, and several coral reef gardens.
- Havelock Island: This is among the most popular islands in Andaman. Located fifty kilometers north of Port Blair, Havelock Island is spread across 113.93 square kilometers. Havelock Island is comprised of five villages, namely Radha Nagar, Shyam Nagar, Krishna Nagar, Vijay Nagar, and Govinda Nagar. It is a well-developed island with a focus on sustainable development and the promotion of an eco-friendly environment. Coral gardens, blue skies, sandy beaches, divine sunrise and sunsets, and a promise of serenity and solitude – Havelock Island is now a recurring destination in all tour packages for Andaman and Nicobar.
So if you plan your next trip, make sure it’s for Andaman and Nicobar Island, where you shall find yourself amid a thrilling adventure and peaceful environment.