Set in the Bay of Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar group of islands are veritable tropical paradise owing to the copious greenery, unpolluted air and exquisite environs.The allure of Andaman Islands manifest in its tranquil beaches, swaying palm trees, exotic marine life and adventure water sports which makes this place a worthwhile visit.Andaman is also considered as one of the top honeymoon destinations in India in winter.
Holidays in Andaman Islands offer an assortment of options to choose from. Mentioned below are some of the major highlights and experiences which tourists could opt for during their tours to Andaman.
|Tours to Andaman: Rejoicing in Nature’s Treasure Trove|
Beaches in Andaman
Andaman Islands are home to some of the most serene and exotic sea beaches in India. The sandy beaches of Andaman lined with coconut trees are ideal place for sea bathing and sun basking. Corbyns Cove, Vijayanagar, Radhnagar, Ramnagar, Karma Tang and Harminder Bay are some of the famous beaches of Andaman Islands.
One of the major highlights of these beaches is turtle nesting along with the aquatic life which includes Leather Back Turtle, Green Sea Turtle, Hawksbill Turtle and Olive Ridley Turtle, Water Monitor Lizard, Salt Water Crocodiles and Reticulate Python.
Museums in Andaman
Museums in India are fine repository of country’s rich cultural heritage and belongings of the past. The museums of Andaman Islands let you explore those parts of Indian History which have not been explored.
Whereas the Anthropological museum displays various tools, handicrafts, photographs of inhabitants of Andaman, Fisheries museum exhibits species of marine life peculiar to these islands. Then there is Samudrika Museum which houses a good collection of shells, corals and various other sea creatures.
Forest Museum displays an exquisite collection of wooden handicrafts which includes Padauk, Marble, Peauma, Gurjan, Satin Wood, etc.
Adventure and Water Sports in Andaman
Any trip to Andaman Islands is incomplete until it doesn’t have a flavor of thrill and adventure. Andaman Islands offer an array of adventure and water sports which includes scuba diving, fishing, snorkeling and trekking.
Andaman Water Sports Complex offers all types of water sports such as sail boats, Para sailing, water scooters, rowing boats, kayaks, paddle boats, and water skiing facilities. While enjoying water sports, you can have vivid glimpse of colorful marine life and corals.
|Port Blair – Andaman & Nicobar Islands|
Planning a trip to Andaman Islands require a lot of research and planning for which suggestions from a travel expert would be of great help.
Whether you are an adventure enthusiast or someone looking out for spending secluded and private moments in the lap of nature, Andaman tours certainly beckons the traveler in you. With plethora of activities and sightseeing options, a trip to this natural paradise is certainly a fascinating holiday experience.
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Contributed by Nikhil Chandra
Thank you Simran for your wholesome appreciation. I agree that every picture is worth a thousand word. They add so much to the content be it travel or anything. As to your question Andaman Island remains open to tourists throughout the year but Nicobar Islands is normally out of reach to tourists.
Non-Indians need a Restricted Area Permit to visit the islands, but these are now issued on arrival at the Port Blair airport. Indian nationals do not require a permit to visit the Andamans. However, permits are required to visit Nicobar Islands and other tribal areas, which are rarely given.
Awesome photos. As they say every pictures tell a story and the pictures you have included in this post are each worth a thousand words speaking a volume about the pristine beauty of India's most well preserved islands. Andaman and Nicobar are perhaps even better beach destinations when compared to either Goa or Kerela. Also the deep sea diving and snorkeling in these islands make them an ideal place to visit for water adventure sport.
BTW, are these Island open to tourism throughout the year or are only open for tourism for certain months?