Andaman and Nicobar Islands Unveiling History and Landscapes With Adventur

by Mark Sheldon on Feb 3, 2022 Outdoors 86 Views

With winter lurking around the corner and a dip in temperature, a beach vacation sounds good. Looking beyond hot and happening Goa or sandy stretches in Kerala away from the crowd, choose Andaman and Nicobar islands. If you love solace and plan for an off beat vacation with family, this is your halt.

Midst sun soaked sands and bluish green waters, beaches lined with coconut and palm trees - Awesome landscape. Besides demography, the islands boast of a large variety of adventure sports and important historic destinations. Let's check out what's in store for tourists.

Stop at Port Blair: Visit the Cellular Jail, where our freedom fighters were deported during Indian independence struggle. Walk through the huge complex to check out the places where our soldiers were caged and later led to gallows. A light and sound show takes you down the brutal fate of out martyrs.

Splash! Andaman Water Sports Complex: This water park will spoil you with choices. Adventure sports at its best - kayaks, paddle boats, water cooters, water skiing, para sailing. One-of its-kind sea water swimming pool deserves a mention! Pretty enticing! An artificial waterfall can grab your attention too. Rush and let go of yourself! Apart from this there's a memorial which marks the fight between British and aboriginals here.

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park: Roughly 30kms from Port Blair, you get here through Wandoor, a fishing village, made of 15 islands. The Park has coral reefs, marine life with turtles, shells, starfish, crocodiles. Green islands, mangrove forests and beaches represent fabulous landscape!

You can explore underwater marine life and variety of corals in glass bottom boats. Snorkeling and scuba diving can be arranged under expert vigilance, give it a shot!

Anthropological Museum: Andaman is the abode of tribes - mainly Jarwa. The museum houses tribal artifacts, utensils, clothes.

Viper Island: Viper Island close to Port Blair holds a historic significance. It tells you about those dark days when convicts were housed in a jail here before being commissioned to Cellular Jail. The ruins of this jail show gallows, thus relating stories of brutal executions.

Havelock Island: Around 1.5hr drive from Port Blair will take you to Havelock island - the haven of snorkeling, scuba diving and swimming. Elephant beach and Radhanagar Beach is a must visit because of pristine landscapes. Havelock, lined with resorts, beachside pubs and food joints is the has a happening nightlife. Sea food with chilled alcoholic beverages top charts! Spending a few days at a beach beach resort with friends or family is advisable.

Neil Island: If Havelock rules with nightlife, marine life rocks Neil Island. Sunsets at neighboring Sitapur, Bharatpur and Lakshmanpur beaches are lovely. Tourists throng this place because of virgin beaches and splendid view of turquoise sea. Want to go fishing? You're at the right place. Go for angling, snorkeling. Make the most of beach fun!

Car Nicobar: Headquarters of Nicobar islands , Car Nicobar is lined with coconut trees. Being secluded from the crowd you can also enjoy evenings in reclining chairs, sipping into coconut water, sounds of gorging sea. A perfect weekend getaway from Port Blair.

Apart from these, Indira Point, Great Nicobar Island and Katchal island are still untouched. If you want to explore the virgin lands, do it before these get commercialized and a crowd puller. Nicobar is known for scenic splendor.

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