Planning for Andaman and Nicobar Island trip? Check out the latest travel guide for Andaman & Nicobar Island

This union territory of India is made up of about 300 small and big islands, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It’s located in the Indian Ocean south of the Bay of Bengal. The capital here is Port Blair. The word Andaman is derived from the Malay language word Handuman, which is a modified form of the name of the Hindu deity Hanuman. The word Nicobar is also derived from this language which means the land of naked people.

It is also called the Garden of Eden. It is mentioned somewhere that 'Adam' was born somewhere around Sri Lanka. Due to the tropical rain forest and Bay of Bengal, the diversity and beauty of plants, animals and marine life is made here. The white marble beach here with palm trees on its edges looks as if there is a kingdom of heaven.

Despite this, tourists make unauthorized entry into their area by paying money to local urban people or fishermen. There can be many reasons for entering. The first is that they come to know from elsewhere that the tribal people here are 'wonders'. That's why they go to see them. The second is that some tourists visit him and his area for photography.

However, it has also come to notice that some people have started going there as part of their attempt to convert them. According to an estimate, about 2 lakh tourists visit here every year.
Best time to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands

 Being a tropical island, Andaman and Nicobar don’t get much winter so it will be distributed within the monsoon and summer seasons. The ocean breeze makes the atmosphere more pleasant for the tourists here.

Best Time to visit Andaman and Nicobar

The best time to go to Andaman and Nicobar is considered to be between October and May. The summer season is additionally considered to be the best for visiting Andaman and Nicobar. There’s no rain during this season and therefore the weather is ideal for diving and marine activities.

How to Reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Here you can reach it easily through the airport and sea route. Port Blair Airport is the main airport connecting Andaman to the rest of the world. In addition, sea lovers can book their tickets to travel by ship. Water ships regularly ply from Chennai, Kolkata and Visakhapatnam to Port Blair. Andaman and Nicobar cannot be reached by train due to their separation from the mainland of India and being in the middle of the sea.

Places to Visit in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

  • Ross Islands

Ross Island may be a beautiful destination to visit in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Ross Island was the headquarters of the British colony and today it houses its disintegration of the buildings that were built during the British period. The Islands century old trees have captured some popular landmarks by its wild vines, roots, and trunks like the Officers Quarters and rundown Church of the British times. Planning to Ross Island isn’t a difficult task, there are lots of ferry ride from Marine Park, Port Blair. To cover the entire Island in a day, it is wise to take a ferry within the morning and return back within the afternoon because the ferries run from 7 am to 3 pm.

  • Cellular Jail

Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani Jail, is a colonial prison built on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India. The prison was used by the British to imprison political prisoners on remote islands. Numerous freedom fighters like Batukeshwar Dutt, Yogeshwar Shukla, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, etc.  were kept in this Jail when India was fighting for independence. Today the premises of the jail have been given the title of National Memorial.

  • Radhanagar Beach

Radhanagar beach of Andaman was found in the list of 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. This was a trip adviser's list of 'World's Travelers' Choice Award-Winning Beaches'. Not only this. In 2018, it was at number one in the list of 'Top 10 Beaches in Asia'. Time magazine has also called it the seventh most beautiful beach in the world. This white sand beach will give you beauty like abroad. There is water of Faroese color here and there will not be much crowd of tourists here. It is 7 kilometers from Andaman's Vijayanagar beach and Dolphin Yatri Niwas. If you are planning an Andaman trip, do not forget to go here. Your trip will remain memorable.

  • Bareen Island Volcano

Barren Island is found within the Andaman Sea and lies about 138 km northeast of the Blair. Barren Island is a part of the Indian Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and is well-known as a Submarine emergent Volcano, which lies above the violation zone of India and Burmese plate.

 Additionally, nobody is allowed to land on the Barren Island. Even no night stay is allowed at Barren Island so one can plan for the early morning trip to the island like you can start at 3 or 4 a.m. It takes nearly 3 to 5 hrs to reach the island. Tourists generally travel through ships and without getting down on the island they get the entire charm feeling of the island.

  • Chidiya Tapu

Chidiya Tapu, which is in South Andaman, is located 26 km from Port Blair. The forests here are dense and have a beautiful beach. It is a fully populated village with birds. The sunset between the mountains is amazing. Favorite sport in Chidiya Tapu is snorkeling and boat ride. The industrial emporium at Sagarika is a shop for wooden handicrafts made by the government in Port Blair. This store displays a variety of furniture, wooden dolls, chairs, wooden utensils, and shell ornaments, wooden sticks made of wood and decorative lamps.

  • Wandoor Beach Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park

Wandoor beach and Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is a beautiful place located 29 km from Port Blair. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park has been constructed on these islands which is about 281.50g. Km People come here in coral reefs, deep sea animals and mangrove forests. The pristine beach adds beauty to the beach. Tourists will surely love the fun. A small port charter jolly boe and boats to the Red Skin Islands is the harbor of Mahatma Gandhi Park.  Clean sand and swimming pools add fun to these islands. The lifestyle of deep sea creatures can be seen easily.

History of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The Union Territory of India, Andaman-Nicobar Islands, was under the British Raj for 200 years. During this period, the British govt used to send rebels and dangerous criminals to the cellular jail here, which Indians know as 'Kalapani'. There are 572 islands in Andaman and Nicobar, out of which 37 islands are populated, the rest are empty.

It is home to several tribal and tribal groups from Africa and India. The Central Government has specifically declared the Jarawa tribe and their territory protected under a law of 1956 and prohibiting the entry of unauthorized people. The Indian administration empowers this community to live its own way. The Jarawa Reserve areas have been formed on the islands for the Jarawa people who hunt and feed.

10 Best Andaman Islands Resorts

  1. The Barefoot At Havelock
  2. Sea Shell Havelock
  3. Eco Villa Palm Beach Resort
  4. Sandyy Wavess
  5. Placid Garden Resort
  6. Sea Shell Samssara
  7. Taj Exotica Resort and Spa
  8. Sea Shell Neil
  9. Crossbill Resort
  10. Coconhuts Beach Resort

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