Places to visit in Andaman and Nicobar
Fascinating to the hilt, as beautiful as heaven and high on entertainment quotient, such are the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Imagine yourself in a world of lush green vegetation, fresh air, picturesque surroundings, azure sea dotted with numerous islands and salubrious climate. Sounds overwhelming!
Andaman and Nicobar are a cluster of islands (more than 500) located in the south eastern region of Bay of Bengal. Lined with palm trees, these islands are covered with forests and punctuated with crescent shaped beaches. They are famous for their natural beauty (Port Blair), rich marine life and adventure sports. Plan Andaman and Nicobar Island Tour and surely its golden memories will remain etched in your heart forever. Travel to India and enjoy the Andaman and Nicobar attractions to crown your holidays with golden memories.
The Nicobar Islands consists of 19 mesmerizing islands. The thick coconut groves are an impressive feature of these islands. Its incredible natural beauty, fascinating marine life and exciting adventure sports leave the tourists enchanted.
Chatham Saw Mill
It is one of the Asia’s largest saw mills where tourists can witness the entire process of cutting wood for free. It was established by the Government.
Once served as the capital of the British in Andaman and Nicobar, Ross Island is a wonderful attraction. It houses ancient churches, government offices, market, museum and Gymkhana club.
Wandoor Beach and Mahatma Gandhi National Park
This picturesque beach is hemmed in by 15 islands. Mahatma Gandhi National Park is another attraction located here where tourists can treat their senses with breathtaking views of marine animals, coral reefs and mangrove forests.
There are several museums here dedicated to different themes. Forest Department Museum displays wooden handicrafts; Samudrika museum houses corals, fish, sea creatures, shells, weapons and Navy costumes; Anthropological Museum displays pottery, wooden boats, hut models, pictures of the native tribes and Fisheries Museum houses fish and other sea creatures. These museums are the must visit destinations of this place.
Adventure Sports and Activities
For nature and adventure lovers, Andaman and Nicobar have a lot to offer. Here you can indulge in activities like bird watching, creek safari, mangrove canopy walk, island camping, scuba diving and trekking.
Renowned as the Asia’s biggest jail, Cellular Jail was constructed in the year 1906. It is the place where the British used to send the Indian freedom fighters to be kept in isolation and to be tortured endlessly. This jail is popularly known as ‘Kala Pani’ (black water) as no prisoner could ever come back alive from this jail.