Tourism in Andaman & Nicobar

The Andaman & Nicobar Islands are a Garden of Eden and beautiful beaches. The clean environment, roads, greenery as well as fresh air attract all nature lovers. The tropical rain forests and waters of Bay of Bengal are the home of a vast collection of plant, animal and marine life. Adventure tourism like trekking. The major attraction here is the Cellular Jail, overgrowing with plants and moss. Today, the jail is a memorial to the freedom fighters, who laid down their lives to make the country independent. Every person salute to them who visit to this jail. The library here has some interesting books for those interested in knowing more about the indigenous tribes. The Anthropological Museum displays some tools, dresses and photos. An interesting place is the Marine Museum, which covers the history and geography of the islands and the Fisheries Museum displays the marine life of the Andaman Sea as well as different types of colorful fishes.

Port Blair, the only sizable town on the islands, which is the capital of this island.

The center of the town is the lively Aberdeen Bazaar. Constructed entirely of wood, it has been razed to the ground several times in the past. However, every time, reconstruction was completed in no time and now it is as colorful as ever. Port Blair is the only place to do some sightseeing. Beautiful beaches really attract you to come here again and again. During your tours to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands you must visit to the bewitching Mahatma Gandhi National Park with its extensive variety of corals, aquatic life, sea turtles and a number of other exotic flora and fauna.

The area is rich in bird life and the most popularly spotted varieties of birds in this area are the Swiftlet, Hornbill, Pigeons and Megapods. In fact there are more than 272 species of birds that inhabit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India.

Best Time to Visit Andaman.

Accorrding to tourist guide the best time to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands is in the months between October and May. Tourist can visit Andaman and Nicobar during the months of December and January, when the Annual festival of Island and the Subhash Mela are held there.

How to reach there:

The Andaman Nicobar Islands is well connected by Air and Sea. The regular local passenger ship services are available from Port Blair to Chennai, Kolkata and Vishakapatnam. Regular Domestic flight services operate to Port Blair from Chennai and Kolkata.

Climate

Andaman & Nicobar have a extreme climate to travel anytime in this Islands. The monsoon seasons starts from May to September and November to December in which heavy rain is recorded. The summers seasons start from April to July, the temperature in this Island reaches to a maximum of 33°C while it drops to a minimum of 24°C.

Tourist places in Andaman & Nicobar

Cellular Jail

Cellular Jail which is located at Port Blair, is a mute witness to the tortures meted out to the freedom fighters, who were capture in this Jail. The Jail, completed in the year 1906 and the name, 'cellular' because it is entirely made up of individual cells for the confinement of the prisoners.

Andaman Water sports Complex

This is a unique sports complex in India. There are facilities for water sports such as Rowing Boats, Paddle Boats, Kayaks, Aqua-cycle, Aqua-glide, Bumper boats, etc., and Adventure water sports such as Water-skiing, Water scooters. Germini boats, Para-sailing, Sail boats, Wind-surfers, Speed boarts, Glass-bottom boarts, etc., There are also Swimming pool, Nature-walk, Change Room, Food Plaza, also. There is an artificial water-fall earby.

Gandhi Park

This beautiful park at port Blair which has a facilities for children and it is also called children park, amusement park, entertainment park, deer and bird park, water sports, nature trail, lake, garden, restaurant and Japanese temple, as well as a bunker. The source of drinking water to Port Blair has been developed into Gandhi Park in short time of 13 days.

Sagarika Emporium

It is a Cottage Industries Emporium and Khadi and Gram Udyog Emporium display some of the rare shell-crafts, wood-crafts, cane and bamboo work, etc. Open on all working days.

Mini Zoo

Situated in Haddo, Port Blair, it houses is a house of breautiful birds and animals found in these islands.

Port Blair

Port Blair is the capital of the Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar. It is a great picturesque place which is spread over a number of hills. This territory of Andaman have a natural heritage, with huge evergreen dense forests. Today, Port Blair have become the most important tourism spot where many tourist visit to enjoy the clean beaches and natural beauty of this gorgeous Islands.

Mount Harriet

Mount Harriet lies on the other side of Ross Island which is the summer headquarter of the British Chief Commissioner during British rule. It is the highest hill around South Andaman (365 metres high) which is an place for a nice and fascinating over view of the outer islands and the sea. The hill top provides an tropical view of the Port Blair city and Ross Island. Here you can find endemic birds, animals and butterflies which you have never seen.

Madhuban

Madhuban is famous for trekking it is just 15kms from Port Blair. It provides a sea beach in front, Exotic endemic birds, animals, butterflies and elephant lumbering are the most interesting part of the trekking.

Collinpur

This place is situated near to Tirur, this place is famous for its beautiful sandy beach with shallow water which is good place for swimming, sun basking and viewing sunset which attact visitors to visit here.

Sippighat Farm

This farm spread over an area of around 80 acres it is a Government farm. Research and Development programmes for cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, coconut and pepper are conducted here. Research and Demonstration farm of the Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI) is just nearer to this place.

Chidiya Tapu

Chidiya Tapu is located at the southern part of South Andaman. The lush green forest cover with numerous chirping birds and Munda Pahar beaches attract visitors to make it an ideal picnic site. The oldest forest guesthouse situated on top of a hill provides a excellent view of Isolated Islands, and the sunset.