What are some good places/activities not to miss?
Andaman & Nicobar Islands, they are thinly populated islands with religious and cultural diversity that rivals mainland India. Apart from the patriot’s pilgrimage center, aka, the Cellular Jail, the islands are known for their white sandy beaches, sparkling ocean, and a history which is amazing and intriguing at the same time. This article brings the best places from the most beautiful archipelago of the Indian Union, to help you bring back happy memories from your Andaman holidays.
Corbyn’s Cove Beach
This beach is located a few kilometers from Port Blair. Visiting this place will help you understand why Corbyn’s cove is the best place to begin your Andaman holidays. This place has white sandy beach lined with palm trees, clean ocean water to take dip, and excellent water sports facilities set against a serene environment. After a relaxing break, head for Viper island. This island houses colonial jails which form an essential part of the freedom struggle. Visit this island for its picturesque beauty.
Port Blair is house to the Andamans Water Sports Complex. It has everything to satisfy the adventure junkie inside you with aqua cycles, aqua glides, kayaks, and rowing boats. Take a ride to Ross islands in a glass bottom boat to get a mesmerizing view of the corals.
Be a Wanderer
Now conserve energy to explore the islands mindfully. Still your mind, and explore Port Blair, you can then absorb its charm and feel its spirit. Begin with a visit to the Cellular Jail. This jail was built by the British to torture Indian freedom fighters, the most famous among them being Veer Savarkar. The cellular jails are a pilgrimage for Indians and history buffs. The history and story of the cellular jails are told via light and sound show.
After the cellular jail, visit Asia’s oldest running saw mill—the Chatham Saw Mill. It was built by the British in 1836. This saw mill is connected to the island through a bridge, which happens to be the second largest wharf in the Andamans.
Understand the marine life around the Andaman and Nicobar Islands with a visit to the Naval Marine Museum. This museum is run by the Indian Navy and it provides the historical and geographical information about the islands. The museum also displays various sea shells, coral colonies, and fish.
Bird Islands of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The southern end of Andaman Islands has the Chidiya Tapu. It’s famous the world over for its glittering beaches, green environment, and its red horizon. This site is also famous for its excellent snorkeling locations.
Another islands located nearby are the Baratang and Jirkatang islands. These islands are home to the Jarawa tribe and numerous parrot species. You can see them return back to the islands at sunset.
Indulge with Andaman holidays to explore an alternate India—haven of natural beauty, rich history, and unforgettable memories.