The Andaman & Nicobar group is a cluster of islands that are a union territory of India and are situated in the Bay of Bengal, 1000 km off the east coast of India. The rocky area near the sea is a bit risky so traveling is restricted in that area. Tours to some of the Andaman and Nicobar islands, which are open to tourists, are a feast to the eyes with their lush green flora, exquisite fauna, lovely beaches and widespread lagoons enclosed by exotic coral reefs. You can travel to the Andaman and Nicobar islands by Air or by Sea from Calcutta or Chennai, on mainland India.
Places to visit in Andaman and Nicobar
Samudrika Naval Maritime Museum
This museum has complete collection of different shells and corals found in the Andaman and Nicobar islands
Tours of this historic prison where the British jailed freedom fighters, seeking to liberate India, are a journey back into colonial times. The Jail is now dedicated to the nation as a National Memorial
If you travel 35 Km south of Port Blair you will find this island, also known as Bird Island, which has a Bird Sanctuary.
Is a coconut-palm crescent shaped beach ideal for swimming, sun basking and surfing.
On a tour of this island you can find the remains of old British buildings that date back to the days of colonial rule in India.
The highest hill around South Andaman (365m), lying on the other side of Ross Island, provides an excellent view of the Port Blair City.
Mini Zoo at Port Blair
When you tour this zoo you will see rare species like Nicobar Pigeon, Andaman Pig. The zoo provides with favorable breeding ground for the Crocodiles, which are bred through Saltwater Crocodile Breeding Programme.
A long shallow beach basically used for timbering operations.
It is the center of activity of the Forest Department. It has perhaps the biggest Saw Mill of its kind in Asia.
Has derived its name because of the presence of Viper snakes in the past. It was once a full-fledged jail but was abandoned after the establishment of Cellular Jail
Is a small island to the north of Great Nicobar and is known for good canoes
Is the most developed island with the majority of the population as Scheduled Tribe. The soil is most suitable for Rubber Plantation.
An extremely beautiful island known for copra and betel nuts
When you travel 15 kms from Port Blair, and reach a place with a sea beach in front and hills behind, you will be in Madhuban - used as a training ground for elephants by rangers