Thursday, February 3, 2011

Important Places to visit in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar is group of Islands situated in Indian Ocean. Only few islands of Andaman and Nicobar islands are inhabited and rest are totally natural islands with no human population. Tourists need permits to visit many of Islands in Andaman and Nicobar; therefore, it is advisable to plan in advance if you are visiting any of these Islands. There are many beautiful and historical locations available in front of tourists to visit in Andaman and Nicobar. To make it simple for tourists, I am adding list of tourist places which are very famous in Andaman and Nicobar and one should not miss these places in Andaman and Nicobar.

1) Historical Celluar Jail, Port Bliar- It is historical cellar Jail associated with Indian freedom struggle and Kala Pani ki saja. This jail is now converted in to a national monument. Light and Sound show is organised every evening in this jail to replicate what happened during freedom struggle of India and how British jailers committed crimes against Indian freedom fighters.
2) Beach Port Blair- It is an average beach situated 3 KMs away from Port Blair. Pictures of Beach Near Port Blair
3) Ross Island- It is a small island situated opposite of Port Blair. Ross Island was once capital of Andaman and Nicobar during British rule. This Island is presently under the control of Indian Navy and Indian Navy charge nominal fee to visit this Island. People approximately need two hours to circle around this Island. This Island is also converted in to a monument. Ross Island Pictures
4) Viper Island- This is another monument in Andaman and Nicobar because of its association with Indian freedom struggle. Indian freedom fighters were forced to perform hard punishments on this Island and this island was also used for hanging them.
5) Northway Island- This private island to view live coral. People can watch live coral through snorkelling or glass bottom boats. Northway Coral Island Pictures
6) Floating Dock- Indian Navy’s only floating dock situated in Andaman
7) Havelock Island- Havelock is second biggest island in Andaman and Nicobar. In Havelock, people can see some of best beaches present in Andaman and Nicobar like Radhanagar beach, Elephant beach, beach no 5 etc. People can easily do activities like snorkelling, scuba diving and boating in Havelock. Daily ship service is available between Port Blair and Havelock Island. It takes 2 and half hours to reach Havelock Island from Prot Blair and Vice versa. Ship ticket cost between Rs 180 to Rs 250.
8) Radhanagar Beach- This beach is also known as Beach no 7 and it is situated at Havelock Island. It is one of best beaches in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Radha Nagar Beach Pictures
9) Elephant Beach- This beach is also situated at Havelock Island and it is very popular for marine life and corals.
10) Lime Stone Caves- One of major attraction of Baratang Island and it is situated in Middle Andaman. Baratang is 100 KM away from Port Blair on only National highway of Andaman NH223.
11) Mud Volcano- Active mud volcano is situated in Baratang Island.
12) Tribes of Andaman and Nicobar- People can watch Jarawa tribe of Andaman while reaching Baratang Island by road. Tribes of Andaman do not mix with people and maintain their own traditional life style.
13) Jolly Buoy Island- This Island is situated 50 KM away from Port Blair. On this Island, people can enjoy best of golden beach, snorkelling and scuba diving experience.
14) Cinque Island- This Island is popular tourists destination for snorkelling, scuba diving, sunset viewing and camping activities.
15) Red Skin Island- Best place to enjoy beautiful beach and marine life.
16) Barren Island- On this Island, people see the only active volcano in India.
17) Chatham Island- Asia’s oldest saw mill is present on this Island.
18) Ramnagar Beach- - A beautiful beach situated in Diglipur Island.
19) Karmatang Beach- This beach is situated at Mayabunder. This beach is popular for Turtle nesting.
20) Harminder Bay Beach- This beautiful beach is situated at Hut Bay Island.
21) Parrot Island- This Island is situated in Middle Andaman and near Baratang Island. Thousands of Parrots live on this uninhibited Island.
22) Fisheries Museum- People can see marine world by visiting this museum.
23) Saddle Peak- Highest peak in Andaman and Nicobar. It is situated in North Andaman.

There are many other untouched and unexplored places in Andaman and Nicoabr which are slowly becoming popular.

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