The must visit Union Territory, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
“To travel is to live.”- Hans Christian Andersen
Living the memories of the past through photographs is the most captivating experience and one is likely to feel so while having traveled to the serene Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This archipelago is blanketed with lush forests, incredible corals and the queen of sylvan beauty-marine life. The islet of Andaman and Nicobar is a home to several species of flora and fauna including 240 species of birds namely, the Andaman wood pigeon, the Narcondam hornbill, the Andaman scop’s owl, the blue-eared kingfisher and the fulvous breasted woodpecker. Others being, species of wild boars, feral elephants, four species of sea turtles and wild saltwater crocodiles.
Port Blair is the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a group of about 600 islands out of which only 9 of these atolls are open for the wanderlusts. The enthralling isle is divided into two groups of islands - the Andaman Islands and the Nicobar Islands and is located in the Bay of Bengal. This place is significantly popular for the scourging punishment of Kalapani that was given to people for the penal crimes done by them. The place is a dream come true for all the adventure enthusiasts and a treasure chest simply awaits for you to be discovered in these mystic islands.
Must-go places to visit in the picturesque islands
The sight to the crystal clear water kissing feet of Emerald atolls in the mystic island of Andaman and Nicobar is truly mesmeric. Andaman Tourism accounts for a major percentage of revenue in the tourism sector of India. This place is inhabited by Indians and immigrants of Myanmar and Sri Lanka.
These are some of the most riveting places in the union territory sited amidst the pastoral ambience.
• Cellular Jail:
This notorious place is significantly known for the lashing punishment of Kalapani. It was built in between 1896 and 1906 by the Britishers during the struggle for India’s independence. Today it is a national memorial of Freedom fighters and is open for tourists.
• Neil Island:
These bewitching islands are located in the Laxmanapur Village and hence the name. It is a picturesque waterfront, covering a long stretch of an area of the village. The white shell sand covering this isolated beach is quite a contrast to the blue sea and Corals and sea shells are found in plenty at the shore.
• Havelock Island:
Decreed as “Asia’s best beach” and “7th best beach in the world” by Time Magazine, this place sees a lot of tourists. The island is covered with white sand and impeccably colored blue waters, lined by lush forest and palm trees. This beach is popular for hosting underwater activities like snorkeling and scuba diving that lets the adventure seekers explore the colorful marine world.
• Guitar Island Beach:
This is one the unraveled beauties of the islet. It is long and barrow stretch of flawless blue colored water and the best places for couples who wish to explore themselves and the place in aloofness.
• Ross and Smith Island Beach:
The paradisiacal beauty is located at a few nautical miles from the Diglipur Jetty. The mystical aura of the beach of the connection of two aloof streams is truly a delight to the eyes. It is heaven on earth for the adventure seekers who seek for leisure and adventure activities like sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving.