One of the most famous holiday destinations, and one that lives up to the expectations is the beautiful Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is located at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea. It comprises of two island groups, the Andaman Island and the Nicobar Island. From honeymooners to families, you will find and meet a lot of tourists there, from all over the world. There are so many things to do in the Andaman and Nicobar islands! From getting a tan to visiting water bodies and the scenic beauty, everything is breathtakingly beautiful.
To reach Andaman and Nicobar Island, you can either go by flight or by boat, since it is located far off the Southern coast of India. Flights travel every day from Chennai and Kolkata to Port Blair, the only airport of Andaman and Nicobar. The flights providing service to reach the Island from India are Jet Airways and Alliance Air/ Indian Airlines. It is important to book tickets in advance due to heavy rush during holidays. There is one daily flight of Jet Airways from Chennai to Port Blair, while there are three weekly flights to Port Blair from Kolkata and Chennai. There is no need of a passport to travel to Andaman and Nicobar Island since it is a part of India. Also, you should book your place to stay there in advance to avoid any hassle later on.
If you are planning a trip to Andaman and Nicobar Islands and you are clueless as to which places to visit, I am here to help you. Below are a few places you should definitely not miss:
- Limestone Caves: You will be thrilled to watch these beautiful caves. They are formed by sediment rocks and are mesmerizing to look at. Its half an hour away if you travel by ferry from Baratang Island.
- Sea walking: You should definitely try sea walking in Andaman and Nicobar Island. You and your family are going to have lots of fun since it is a wonderful experience to see the underwater world with all the unique flora and fauna which you have never seen before.
- Cellular Jail: This place is a must visit if you are going to Andaman and Nicobar Island. It is also known as Kala Pani Jail. It has a history from the period of 1857 when a lot of people were kept detained here from the war period, and in inhumane conditions.
- Viper Island: If you are looking for some peace and quality time to spend with your loved ones, this is the place to go to. Its scenic beauty is mesmerizing to the core. It is located 4 kms west of Port Blair. The islands are well known for the ruins of a prison that is older than that of Kala Pani.
Other places to visit in Andaman and Nicobar Island are Elephant beach, Havelock Island, Wandoor beach, Rubber Plantations, Diglipuri Mud volcanoes, Forest Museum, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park etc.