Top 5 Things To Explore in Andaman And Nicobar Islands

An isolated group of around 572 islands, Andaman and Nicobar float in the Bay of Bengal with its mirror-like waters, sky-touching trees, and paradisiacal view. If you’ve always wanted to explore this undulated beauty, remember, the islands won’t walk up to you; you’ll either have to book an Andaman Honeymoon Package or an Andaman Holiday Package to witness the serenity of these islands.

To give a sneak-peek into the number of islands, around 570 islands are in Andaman, out of which 22 are uninhabited. The rest of the 22 islands are in Nicobar, out of which 10 are uninhabited. Both these islands are separated by the Ten Degree Channel which is 150 km in width.

That will explain why everything major is situated in Andaman itself. Now, while getting your package booked, you know where to focus all your energy on.

5 Major Things – Shortlisted For Ease

Since any reliable, budget-friendly Andaman Tour Package is of 5 to 6 days, we have shortlisted some of the major things you need to explore without which your trip will remain incomplete.

  1. Water Activities

EVERYBODY is always in dire need of Vitamin SEA. No living human can deny that. And what can be more thrilling than getting that in abundance while having a gala time experiencing the water activities in one of India’s best destinations for water sports.

There are around 10 water activities in Andaman that you can do among which, the one activity you can’t afford to miss is Scuba diving. This is because Andaman is one of the world’s best locations suited for it. While Banana riding, Jet skiing, and Parasailing can easily be experienced at places that give the same pleasure everywhere, the pleasure of Scuba diving in Andaman is unmatched.

The best Scuba diving place in Andaman is undoubtedly Havelock.

Suggested Read: Best Time In Andaman For Scuba Diving

Heritage Places

Andaman and Nicobar Island has a rich heritage that makes it one of the favourite places for historians to visit. The most talked about place, however, is the Cellular Jail. Built in 1906, the jail had 693 cells where prisoners were kept in solitary confinement. What made this jail famous was that there was absolutely no communication that could be carried out between the prisoners because the front of a cell was the back of the other. This three-storied building was the first of its kind in India where famous freedom fighters were imprisoned. Your Andaman Nicobar tour package will be incomplete if it doesn’t have this place in its itinerary.

If you’re somebody who loves to explore history and has interest in the how(s) and why(s) of the past, you must visit Netaji Flag Hoisting Memorial where Netaji Subash Chandra Bose hoisted the tricolour for the first time even before the independence in 1943. Other places that evoke patriotic feelings are Chatham Island, Viper Island, and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Island.

Anotherremarkablelocation to visit is Balidan Vedi which is a mute symbol for the terror created by the Japanese reign in this region.

. Museums

The best travellers are the travellers who visit the place not just for fun but to observe every detail of the local areas and to extract the information of the past which carved its present.

If you are one such traveller, you’d love visiting the Anthropological Museum which exhibits the four Negrito Tribes of the Andaman and two Mongoloid Tribes of the Nicobar. And if you are curious about the aquatic life endemic to the island, Fisheries Museum will give you the right information. Zoological Survey of Indian Museum will inform you about the different varieties of corals, sponges, butterflies, and centipedes.

While all these are all government museums, Andaman has a private museum named Kalapani Museum which holds a rare collection of documents from the colonial and Japanese rule. Besides this, it has some very informative documentaries and films regarding the freedom struggle and the island. These museums will give you a deep insight into the rich culture and history of the islands. You don’t necessarily have to visit all, choose one that matches your interest and hit it up.

. Islands

As already discussed, there’s a cluster of islands in Andaman and Nicobar and deciding which islands to visit and which ones to not can be a tiring activity. But you don’t have to worry a bit. We’ll tell you 4 major islands that will cover up everything. You just need to include these in your package and you are sorted. The four major islands are-

Havelock, Neil, Baratang, and Barren Island. Because Barren Island is the only active volcano in South East Asia uninhabited by humans for obvious reasons, a sea plane ride to have an aerial view of the island becomes an adventurous activity. While water sports can be done best on Havelock and Neil Island, Limestone caves and mud volcanoes can be observed at the Baratang Island.

. Beaches

What if not beaches would a cluster of islands have? Among the chain of beaches, the most famous is the Radhanagar Beach which stands 8th in the list of the top 10 beaches in the world based on travellers vote. Its picturesque view is awe-inspiring, especially because of the turquoise water and the ambience it creates. Being Havelock’s gem, a number of water activities can be done here.

Next in line is the Elephant Beach which is the perfect spot for people running from the monotony of life. This beach will charm you in ways you can’t possible imagine.

Third in the list is the Kala Pathar Beach which is comparatively more silent than the other beaches, making it a must visit for honeymoon couples where they can roam about hand-in-hand while talking their hearts out. If you want to chillax and are not really concerned about the tourist destinations, come here and embrace the emerald of the water and soak its mesmerising view.

While the above mentioned beaches are all in Havelock, Bharatpur Beach is along the Neil Island. This beach looks like poetry in motion. The beauty of the beach is so vibrant that it embraces all the known hues and beyond. It paints the imagination so well that you’ll instantly want to read out a poem or want somebody to read it out to you. There are a lot of other beaches as well but these beaches are undoubtedly the best.

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