Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andaman Nicobar is a very famous holiday destination situated in the Bay of Bengal. It is one of the last rain forest island left throughout the world. You can easily reach this island by taking a flight from India. It is only a 2-hour journey from India to Andaman and Nicobar Islands. People also call it beach capital of India. This place is gifted with heavenly beaches and greenery. Around 572 islands are contained in the territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and many of them are desolate. At this paradise land, you can see white sand beaches, coral reefs, fish museums, forest museums etc.
Climate: At any time of the year, it can begin to rain here, so be prepared with your umbrellas and raincoats while visiting this place. It has very humid weather and there is no winter season.
By Air: Nearest airport Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair, well connected to Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai and all the major cities of India.
By sea:Regular ship service available from Vishakhapatnam, Chennai and Kolkata. It will take around 50 to 60 hours to reach Andaman and Nicobar island.
Places of Interest
Location: 57 km from the capital city Port Blair in north east direction
Best month to visit: October to March
Havelock Island is the best place in the Andaman and Nicobar for scuba diving. Tourists come here to experience this adventurous activity. At this wonderful place, you can closely observe the underwater sea life. It is ranked as the seventh best beach of the world and the most excellent beach of Asia. The picturesque beauty of the place is very inviting with white sandy beaches, coral reefs and canopy of green forests.
Location: Bay of Bengal with India in the west and surrounded by Myanmar in the north and east
Best month to visit: May last to mid-September
Andaman Island is the most romantic and fascinating place. It consists of the most beautiful and amazing beaches like Elephant beach, Wandoor and Long Island beach. If you want to relax and unwind and enjoy a package of happiness, then this is best place to just sit and relish the beauty of beaches. Visitors can enjoy boating, scuba diving, fishing, snorkeling and elephant safari at this island.
Location: In Port Blair
Best Month to visit:All days of the week except Monday
Visiting Hours: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM to 4:45 PM
Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Island, is very popular for cellular jail memorial and museums. Cellular jail which is also known as Kala Pani was constructed in 1906. It is a prison where patriots of Indian struggle for independence were captivated. The prison bears a mute testimony to the atrocities and brutalities suffered by the Indian freedom fighters.
Samudrika Marine Museum
Location: 34 km from Andaman and Nicobar island in Port Blair
Best Month to visit: Open all days of week except Monday
Visiting Hours: 9 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm
Another famous destination in Port Blair is Samudrika Marine Museum. People also call it Marine Park. You can get an insight and holistic view about the marine life of Andaman. Here you can see shells and corals, interesting specimens of snakes and butterflies and much more. This museum is diversified into 5 sections that include marine life, geography of islands, archaeology, history of island and people. This is best place for those who are interested in knowing the history and other records of the island.
Location: Situated in Ritchie's Archipelago, 37 km to the south of Andaman Islands.
Best Month to visit: October to May
Neil Island is one of the most visited islands of Andaman and Nicobar. It is a hot spot for tourists who wish to explore white beaches, coral reefs, tropical vegetation and forests and amazing biodiversity. It is not a very large island and can be walked around in nearly two hours. This island offers a number of adventurous water sports like scuba diving, sea walk, snorkeling etc. It is a great option for a refreshing holiday tour with your family & friends or for honeymoon couples.