With each passing year, the popularity of Andaman and Nicobar Islands keeps increasing. The white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, the luscious greenery surrounding it and a range of colourful corals have succeeded in taking the concept of holidays a notch higher. The Islands have turned into a tourist sensation! This lone tourist destination has already turned into one of the most favourite destinations of couples and family alike. Andaman and Nicobar Islands is an archipelago of 572 small and large islands located in the sprawling Bay of Bengal, situated to the East of the mainland. From beaches to historic spots the island is home to all sorts of attractions. In this write-up, we will be listing out the most popular attractions that have contributed a lot to the tourism of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. These places should never be missed. So, make sure you have it included in your tour package. Choose travel planners like Andaman Tour Travel where customised tour packages are designed at the lowest prices available. Moreover, you may also find packages that have all these mentioned destinations included in it. Such is the demand for these attractions among tourists.
True to its name, Chidiya Tapu is a safe haven for birds found in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. One can find a lot of unique migratory birds and local birds seen only in that particular region of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The beach is so popular that it comes in the list of the best beaches in Andaman. The beach is moderately crowded throughout the year but it gives a sense of serenity that is so soothing after a tiring travel. The beach is beautified by a stretch of evergreen forests on one side and a chain of hill ranges on the other. The Chidiya Tapu is not only famous for the huge variety of bird species but also for its very attractive sunrise and sunsets. You should never miss the sunsets of the Chidiya Tapu Beach for it is that amazing. A total of 46 endangered species of birds have been recorded. One can also find a variety of orchids and other seasonal plants in the area. Apart from bird watching, there are many other activities like snorkelling, swimming and boating which is conducted on the beach. The Chidiya Tapu Beach is just an hour away from Port Blair as it is located at a distance of 25 km from the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Havelock Island can be easily named as one of the best attractions of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Havelock Islands is the very hub of tourists, as it is blessed with beautiful beaches and lush green vegetation. The turquoise water of the beaches in Havelock Island deserves a special mention as it is so beautiful and is enriched with a great variety of marine life. Since Havelock Islands have grown so popular amongst travellers, a lot of hotels, resorts, homestays and inns have been constructed in large numbers to accommodate any number of tourists visiting the area. The arrangements done for stay and other basic demands of the tourists is incredible. Hats off to the administrative team! Eco-tourism is promoted with much vigour in the Havelock Island. The Havelock Island is located at a distance of 42kms away from the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar Islands which is Port Blair. There are several boat services connecting Port Blair and Havelock Islands, which has made travelling much easier for the tourists. The landmark of the island is a tall lighthouse that was built in the year 2005.
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Radhanagar is so popular all around the world that you could find it included in every tour package to Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The spectacular beach is ranked 8th amongst the top ten beaches of the world. Most of the travellers choose Radhanagar Beach as their first choice of destinations in Andaman. Situated in Havelock Island, the beach is a vast expanse of white glittering sand, turquoise waters and luscious green vegetation. The beach is also called beach number 7 as it is located close to the ferry tier of the Havelock Island. This beach is perfect for a nice family vacation with kids. There are coast guards present in the beach 24/7 and you don’t have to worry a bit about safety issues. There are many activities conducted in Radhanagar Beach such as parasailing, snorkelling, scuba diving, boating, swimming etc. which is enjoyed a lot by the tourists. The scuba diving experience in Radhanagar is particularly interesting as the clear waters give a proper view of a wide variety of the amazing marine life and the coral reefs underneath. The beach attracts both adventure and Nature lovers equally.
The Elephant Beach too is located on the famous Havelock Island. Probably now, you understand why the island is considered as one of the most popular islands and a tourist sensation. Elephant Beach, like the Radhanagar Beach, is a very popular and breathtakingly beautiful beach. If a quiet peaceful time is what you desire, then this beach is apt for you. The beach is never too crowded, which makes it a perfect romantic spot as well. The adventurous activities like scuba diving, snorkelling, sea walking etc. are conducted on the beach which is much loved by the tourists. If Radhanagar Beach is to scuba diving, Elephant Beach is to sea walking. Sea Walking can be experienced in the best way possible while in the Elephant Beach. The huge shoreline of the beach is one of the major factors that have been attracting tourists to the place. Monsoon season also brings in a lot of travellers to the beach as a few lucky ones to get a chance to encounter Elephants strolling in the white sands of the beach. Probably, this is one of the reasons why the beach is named ‘Elephant Beach’. Do not forget to visit the Elephant Beach when in Andaman.
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Cellular Jail is not just a tourist spot. It is much more than that. The jail represents the darkest times that the country has gone through and the sacrifices of our great freedom fighters. The Cellular Jail was often called as ‘Kaala Pani’ as many of the brave Indian soldiers were killed in large numbers by the Britishers at the time. The ‘Kaala Pani’ of those days was a worse Guantanamo Bay. This jail has witnessed the tyranny of the British rulers, the massacres and the undying efforts for freedom for the Motherland. Today, the Cellular Jail is considered as a tomb for hundreds of freedom fighters who laid down their lives for the sake of India’s freedom. The jail with its towering buildings and strong walls housed several numbers of cells. You should never miss visiting the Cellular Jail when you are in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is open to the public from 9 in the morning to 5 in the evening. In between, there is an hour’s break from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. The Cellular Jail is located in the Atlanta Point which is just 18 minutes away from Port Blair. The main attraction is the Light and Sound Show conducted to depict the history and stories behind the Cellular Jail.
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