Most of us would have heard about the most beautiful archipelago of India called the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Situated on the shores of Bay of Bengal the island always captivates the tourists with its astounding beauty and marvelous landscape imbibed with numerous natural resources. From the above lines do not think that I have visited the island several times. For the first time when I came to know about Andaman and Nicobar Islands is from my history books. Even though the island is famous all over the world for its beauty and climate, I came to know about it when I studied about the infamous cellular jail situated on the island. It was the place where many innocent and brave freedom fighters were imprisoned during the colonial days. Over there they were brutally tortured physically and mentally. From then onwards I had a concept that the entire Andaman and Nicobar Island comprises of many infamous places. Such misunderstandings were wiped off my mind when my best friend shared the pictures of the island, where they celebrated their exotic holidays. From here, I came to know many astounding features of the mind-blowing island. Even though both Andaman and Nicobar comprise of 572 islands out of them only 37 islands seem to be inhabited by humans. Due to geographical constraints, the islands seem to be unapproachable by humans. Only it is the only place where you could find aboriginal tribes namely Jarwa and Sentinel. They are the ones who love to follow the ancient lifestyle and hesitate to interact with modern people and bring changes in their lifestyle. Considering their privacy the governments have strictly prohibited to visit those areas. Apart from these two islands Andaman and Nicobar provide a plethora of opportunities to participate in various kinds of aqua venture activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, underwater sea walking, jet skiing, and so on. She told me that most of the travelers avail of tour packages to marvel their hearts with the surreal beauty of the island and also to be part of the enthralling games.
On returning from Andaman and Nicobar Island she shared the sweet memories she experienced over there. For her it was really difficult to describe the beguiling charm of the island in mere words. Yet she said no other place in the world could be compared with that of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. As she visited the island at the end of December, she was able to participate in different festivals celebrated by the islanders. I exactly do not remember all the festivals of the island. Only a few I remember and that I would like to share with you. Island Tourism Festival is one of the prominent tourism festivals celebrated every year on 5th January in major parts of the island. Even though the festival is celebrated mainly in Port Blair, other islands such as Kamorta, Havelock Island, Neil Island, Diglipur, Hut Bay, Wimberlygunj, Campbell, Rangat, Mayabunder and so on also contribute to the festival and increase its beauty and grace. The inaugural function of the festival would be hosted by the honourable Lt. Governor. Followed to the inaugural function there would be an array of cultural programmes performed by the versatile and eminent actors of Bollywood. Along with it, one can witness the live music concerts of both classical and semi-classical. The islanders would not allow you to be as a spectator throughout the event. They will ask you to participate in various enthralling games such as scuba diving, parasailing and so on and win attractive prizes from the Island authorities.
Monsoon music festival conducted annually during the monsoon season grabs hundreds of travel enthusiast and art lovers from various corners of the world. To make the event well-renowned across the globe many eminent singers from different nations perform and increase its elegance. The festival is usually conducted during the monsoon season and mainly in Port Blair. Along with the cultural event to attract the tourist, they also conduct a free show of Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air force. Beach festival is another fascinating festival celebrated during the scorching summer days i.e. in the month of April. The festival not only attracts international travellers but also a domestic travel enthusiast. The main events practised over there are Volleyball, Kabadi, tug of war and also musical chair. Females irrespective of age could participate in musical chair competitions and win attractive prizes.
Whatever be the festival one could find unity and brotherhood among the islanders. Along with various competitions, the locals of Andaman and visitors could also get a chance to relish many traditional and local dishes of the island prepared by experienced chefs. As the island is surrounded by waters on the four sides one will get immense opportunities to savour the plates of seafood prepared in different styles. Hearing this much I was not able to control my emotions and I expressed my wish to visit the island. I inquired how to visit the island without spending huge bucks. She said that it was Andaman Tour Travel she purchased the tour packages. They are the one who curates the packages at cheap prices. As we were hailing from Chennai they gave the provision to book the packages via online. What makes the travel agency is they provide excellent hospitality services. Also, they curate excellent itineraries by inculcating best sightseeing destinations. The customer support team of the agency are so helpful that they provide full support and also clarify our doubts each and every moment.