The Andaman Islands form an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal between India, to the west, and Myanmar, to the north and east. Most are part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are Union Territory of India, while a small number in the north of the archipelago, including the Coco Islands, belongs to Myanmar. Andaman is also known as the island of gold. Long fabled among travelers for its wonderful beaches, underwater and primeval location in the middle of nowhere, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are still the ideal place to get away from it all. The group of island has around 572 islands, of which only 36 are open to tourists people. The island population is an interesting one it is mixed of south Indian and Southeast Asian settlers. The name Andaman and Nicobar originate from the Malay language. The name Andaman is presumed to be derived from Hanuman, who was known to the Malays as Handuman. The language spoken in Andaman and Nicobar island are Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam and Telegu. The trade language in the Andaman is Hindi. Andaman tour packages covers all the places in the union territories.
How to reach Andaman
Port Blair is the Andaman’s major gateway which is well connected by air and sea while regular passenger ship services are available to Port Blair from the India’s major cities like Chennai, Kolkata and Vishakhapatnam, The best way to reach these exotic islands is to take flight from New Delhi, Kolkata & Chennai. 2 major domestic aircraft operators Air India and Jet Airways offer flight service to Andaman Islands Besides, Air Deccan and Air Sahara offer daily flight from Chennai and Delhi respectively to Andamans. Andaman tour packages
Only a few ships (3-4) are providing service to Andaman island on every month, from Chennai Kolkata and Vishakhapatnam. The ship names are MV Nancowry and MV Swarajdweep these two ships are providing services from Chennai. To reach Andaman and Nicobar Island it took 1,367 km from Chennai and 1,304 km from Kolkata. Andaman tour packages
Places to visit in Andaman and Nicobar island
Havelock island is a natural paradise with green forest and sandy beaches, this island is most populated among the other island in Andaman, and this Havelock island is located in northeast of Port Blair from 39 km away. Scuba diving is the main activity on Havelock island other than chilling out, lying on the beaches or hammocks and eating seafood. The seafood is awesome in this island. In this Havelock Island there are many training peoples for scuba diving. The normal price for scuba diving is around 4500. Havelock Island is the center of diving on the Andamans Island.
Diglipur Island is little bit far away from Port Blair. It is around 325 km and it took 12 hours by road from Port Blair. This island is famous for its orange rice and marine life. The saddle peak is the highest point of the island. You can feel the village lifestyle in the Diglipur Island. This is one of the best place in Andaman for the honeymoon couples. Any newly married couples planning for honeymoon trips we will suggest Andaman tour packages is the dreamed one.
Neil Island is a beautiful tiny island which is located around 37 km to the south of the Andaman. This tiny island is surrounded by sandy beaches and tropical forest and vegetation. If you want some relaxation after your long travel then this is the best place, you won’t see much crowd around you, but also this a hot tourist place in Andaman island. The 3 best beaches in Neil Island are Laxmanpur Beach, Bharatapur beach and Sitapur Beach. Also, get a chance to see the Natural rock formation which is one of the wonders of this island. Andaman tour packages will make you closer to the nature with excitement.
Long island is little near to Port Blair, this island having an area of 18 sq km. This is a modern village with banks, wireless facilities, hospital, forest office, even power house, well equipped boat building yard. Long island is a dreamland settlement without any road network. If you are looking for an adventure tourism then long island is one of them on Andaman island, with green hill, cozy caves, beaches and mangroves.
Guitar Island Beach
It is one of the most beautiful and less traveled Island in Andaman. It is in the shape of a guitar. As random tourists do not consider this beach in their sightseeing schedule, This Island actually looks like a guitar Shape. Guitar Island is the perfect place for musicians because of its looks and gave the same feeling when the musicians saw this place.
Guitar Island can be reached from Long Island by Dunghi, it took around 15 minutes to reach Guitar Island. The beach of the Guitar Island is long and creamy. Lots of sea creatures sand crab, hermit crab and shells came through to the beach. This is one of the best Place for the honeymoon couples to enjoy their honeymoon days with Andaman tour packages.
Wandoor Beach, Port Blair
Wandoor is a small village near the south part of Southern Andaman. There are some beaches and some accommodation places and this is a nice place to relax, and also it is more known as the gateway to the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. If you like to see the sunset or sunrise, then I will suggest you that this is one of them on Andaman Island. Wandoor beach is pretty popular in Andaman and Nicobar Island for the sunset and sunrise. This Island is also called as Red Skin Island. If you visit this place in April to June its very hot and humid, But the scenic beauty and landscape will soothe it.
Aamkunj Beach, Rangat
This beach is near to rangat, a distance of 8 km from rangat. Near to this there is an eco-park that provides a calm environment. You will get a fresh water from the nature that’s why this is being called as an ecopark. This park is unique because of the park is made up of woods and also the wood logs lying on the beach also made up of woods. This beach is famous for swimming, sunbathing and relaxation. If you are planning for Andaman tour packages then we will suggest bringing foods and snacks when you are visiting this place because you won’t see any shops or restaurant near to this beach.
Butler Bay Beach, Hut Bay Island
This island is little bit far away from Port Blair, it took around of 120 km far from the main city. This island is famous for elephant safari elephant blundering elephant calves, white sandy beaches. This Little Andaman has a beautiful beach suitable for sun basking, coral viewing, surfing, etc. Tourist huts are available on the. Netaji Nagar Beach is 11 km from the Hut Bay Jetty. The Andaman tour packages will make you more excitement.
Corbyn’s Cove Beach, Port Blair
This is one of the nearest beaches from the center of the city Port Blair. Corbyn’s Cove Beach includes scuba diving, surfing, and boating. And also a perfect spot for sunbathing, swimming and surfing. From here you can also move to snake island which is nearby distance, there you can see some of deadly snakes.
Limestone Caves, Baratang Island
This island is between the South and Middle of Andaman. It has beautiful beaches, mangrove creeks, limestone caves. These caves are nearer to Baratang Jetty, The sea journey starts from the other side of the sea called Uttara Jetty, it took around one hour to reach the caves. While you are travelling in a boat from Uttara Jetty to limestone caves, you pass through the narrow mangroves, which feels the journey into the jungle to the sea. The journey through these caves really mesmerizing, which covers all the way through tribal reserves. The best time to visit these caves is December to march .
Cellular Jail, Port Blair
The Cellular Jail, also known as KALA PANI, it is located in the main city of Port Blair. The prison was used by the British especially to exile political prisoners to the remote archipelago. Today, the cellular jail serves as a national memorial
The prison was constructed between 1896 and 1906. The bricks used to build the building were brought from Burma. The building had seven wings, at the center of which a tower served as the intersection and was used by guards to keep watch on the inmates. A large bell was kept in the tower to raise an alarm.
Even a wall in this prison can tell a lot of story about our freedom fighter. In March 1868, 238 prisoners tried to escape. By April they were all caught. One committed suicide and the remainder Superintendent Walker ordered 87 to be hanged. After Independence in 1947, many of the erstwhile Political Prisoners visited the islands, now it is a national memorial. Now we can see the Freedom Fighters Photo and Exhibition Gallery, Art Gallery, Netaji Gallery and a Library.
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, located near Wandoor on the Andaman Islands. It is also called as wandoor national park. The park was created 24 May 1983 to protect marine life such as the corals and nesting sea turtles prevalent in the area. The Labyrinth Islands and the Twin Islands are located new to this park. The park is home to birds like white-bellied sea eagle, parakeets, Andaman teal, heron , waders and swifts. The Marine National Park is highly diversified in terms of white sandy beaches, vegetation, and marine life.
The most excitement, adventures in this Island is scuba diving and snorkeling. If you have a plan to spend a holiday trip in Andaman then don’t miss this place because it is filled with Adventures.
The area includes a vast stretch of enchanting marine waters, vegetated islands, magnificent coral reefs and sparkling sandy beaches and mangrove forest. Rich marine life consists of a variety of coral reefs, colorful fishes, mollusks, shells, starfish, turtles, salt-water and crocodiles.
Mount Harriet National Park
Mount Harriet National Park is located in the Andaman and Nicobar Island . The park, established in 1969 covers about 4 km. The mount Harriet is about 383 m height which is the thirst highest peak in this union tertiary. The beauty of the park is covered with the Island and its own dense evergreen forest. You can see the nature beauty of Andaman in this park.
To reach from the city to the national park is with ferry service or by the road journey. The ferry service from Chatham and phoenix bay jetties take about 15 and 20 minutes respectively. The road link is via sippighat and chouldhari and it takes about an hour to cover approximately 40 km distance.
Katchal Island, Nicobar
Katchal Island was previously known as Tihanyu. Due to remote location and lack of exposure with the rest of the world. Nicobar Island has lots of cultural wonders to offer to their visitors. This Island is far away from the main city of Port Blair, its distance is about 302 km from the city.