8 Dec 2013

Visit the Fabulous and Tranquil Islands of Andaman and Nicobar

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are aptly referred as the Garden of Eden. The cluster of islands, located in the Bay of Bengal, east to the mainland of India, is a fascinating tourist destination. Andaman and Nicobar Islands has covered a long journey, from being called as ‘Kalapani’ during the colonial period, to being considered as one of the best tourist destination of India.

The cluster of islands was chiefly inhabited by indigenous tribes until the beginning of the British rule. Now, the majority of the population of this place consists of mainland settlers who live in and around Port Blair, the capital of South Andaman.

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands comprises of 572 of islands that are dotted with lush green forests and countless varieties of striking flora and fauna. Fascinating corals, wide range of marine life, crystal clear water and mangroves makes this place into an attractive destination for the tourists from all over the world. Moreover, the place is a favorite among the nature lovers due to its clean environment, roads, unpolluted fresh air and greenery all around. Topographically of these islands consists of hilly regions at places, dotted with coconut palms and tropical jungle, which is occasionally intercepted with long stretches of crescent shaped beaches. One can enjoy numerous number of adventure activities at this place like trekking, island camping, snorkeling, scuba diving and many more. Shopping is another lucrative activity that one can enjoy at these islands.

Most of the tourists who come to this place, mainly visit to enjoy the scenic as well as tranquil surroundings of its beaches. Over here, scuba diving is the most popular activity among the tourists, especially on Havelock Island and Neil Island. Neil Island is a stunning island with lush green forests and glittering beaches. It is located at a distance of around 36 km from Port Blair. It is an ideal destination for eco-tourists.

The only place with the historic significance is the Port Blair, which houses the British era Cellular Jail. At this jail, freedom fighters from India were kept in solitary confinement during the colonial period. Port Blair also houses a few number of World War II bunkers, dating back to the brief Japanese occupation.

There is much more to explore and enjoy in the islands of Andaman and Nicobar.

The food of this region mainly comprises of delicious varieties of sea foods. The inhabitants of this place are chiefly non vegetarians due to the abundant availability of sea foods. A variety of fruits that are found in the abundant forests of the region also make as the main item for the people living at this place.

Due to the increasing popularity of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands among the tourists from all over the world, the region has developed several quality restaurants where one can enjoy scrumptious Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes.

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands offers a fabulous variety of nature’s extravaganza, which will certainly make your trip to this place a memorable one.

Even with the growing popularity of the islands and the surge of infrastructural developments, the islands have maintained their unspoiled natural beauty and plenty of marine life yet to be explored.

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