Enjoy Your Exciting Holiday Break in Andaman IslandsMar 06, 2018
You may be surprised that India’s distant archipelago, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands have several exciting and interesting holiday prospects for vacationers. The islands are on the east of India in the Bay of Bengal and are almost 572 in number but only 36 islands are open to visitors. The islands are a haven for rare wildlife such as the largest sea turtles and the endearing Dugong is the state’s national animal among several other animals.
The beauty of the ocean, the flora, fauna, tropical climate, beaches, adventure sports and water sports all combine to make this a beautiful and popular global traveller destination. There are plenty of activities for tourists or honeymooners in this beautiful holiday destination, so anybody can plan an exciting and interesting holiday on these islands.
Delightful Water Activities
If you have a passion for water related activities, Andaman Islands give you enough opportunities to indulge in snorkelling in the beautiful turquoise blue ocean and view beautiful coral reefs and aquatic life. Go scuba diving and see different types of marine life and even a sunken ship from different dive points. Sea walking is a newly introduced activity for tourists and is gaining popularity here. Visitors can also try game fishing on specially designed boats.
Adventure oriented tourists can take off on a trekking tour through dense forests and along the coastline and observe different types of flora and fauna along the way. The track goes through thick jungle and small hills and takes about an hour to reach the south west corner of the island. Mount Harriet to Madhuban is another trekking trail of about 16 kilometres.
There are plenty of beautiful beaches you can visit in Andamans if you are a beach lover and among these the Radhanagar beach and Elephant Beach on Havelock Island, Sandbar Beach, Chidiyatapu Beach, Wandoor Beach and Corbyn Cove Beach are excellent choices. The combination of turquoise blue ocean and silvery white sands, verdant greenery and overall stunning vistas make these beaches attractive to tourists from across the globe.
Visitors can go to Ross Island which has important landmarks and see the sound and light show which has a narration about the history of the islands. The Cellular Jail is a major tourist attraction in Port Blair where freedom fighters were incarcerated, tortured and treated with brutal cruelty. There are several other interesting museums such as the Anthropological Museum, The Fisheries Museum and the Kalapani Museum which provide fascinating insights into the tribal, marine life, historical artefacts related to the islands’ history and the Freedom struggle for Independence.
You can reach the islands by flying to Vir Savarkar Airport at Port Blair or by sailing from Chennai, Visakhapatnam or Kolkata and the best time to travel there is from May to October. Travel companies offer exciting holiday package deals which suit your budget and preferences.
Andaman Islands is an attractive holiday destination if you love marine life, spectacular tropical scenery and want to escape from the urban life for an interesting tropical oceanic holiday.