Tourism Related issues of Andaman Islands By AATO

PORT BLAIR
18TH September 2017

To,

The Hon’ble Lt. Governor,
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Raj Niwas,
Port Blair 744101

His Excellency,

Sub: Tourism Related issues of Andaman Islands

It is, in the capacity of President Association of Tour operators, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, I would like to draw your kind attention towards the grievances of Travel Agents, Tour Operators and other related Service providers with a request to draw your immediate attention and to find quick solutions.
Here are some important issues raised by the Travel Agents, Tour Operators, Boat Operators and Car Operators for your kind consideration which have hindered, and which are hindering the tourism industry at the Islands.

1 . Closure of ATR Road- your Excellency, it has come to our knowledge that the administration is introducing sea route for Baratang, which the stake holders feel will definitely effect the livelihood of hundreds of unemployed youths who have purchased tourist vehicle through bank loan and drive their vehicle on Baratang route for their livelihood.
Your Excellency, everybody is aware of the shortage of Govt. boat in the present day and it is difficult to believe that Govt. which is short of boats will operate boats for Baratang.
Introduction of boat service will definitely create chaos among the visiting tourist as we feel all the tourist will not be able to visit Baratang due to shortage of boats.
Your Excellency we kindly request you to think of this un-employed youth before taking any major decision regarding ATR.As we feel the road to ATR should be open for vehicles to carry tourist.

2. Introduction of passenger service fee by PMB- Your Excellency , we would like to inform you that the port management board has started charging Rs 50/-and Rs 20/-per port from every tourist which comes around Rs 200/-as an extra burden for every tourist and as all the tour operators have already quoted their rates, to the guest, this additional charges will bring a bad reputation to the tourism industry.
Your Excellency, further we would like to inform you that PMB is charging passenger service fee without providing any service to the passengers.
We kindly request you sir , to reconsider the decision of charging of passenger service fee by PMB.
Your Excellency, in this regards AATO has already requested for exemption through AATO letter Dated 1st and 14 august 2017.

3. Basic amenities for tourists- Your Excellency, we request you to Improve and provide clean and basic amenities like toilet, change room, life guard etc., in all the tourist spots. Whether any agency has taken a complete stock of the situation and ensured these facilities for tourists at all tourist locations, Islands? Tourists have been complaining lack of these basic amenities, the Travel Agents/Tour Operators are facing the embarrassment!!

4. Inter Island Ferry services
a) Shortage of Boats- your Excellency ,it is always noticed that there is shortage od DSS Boats during peak tourist season for Neil and Havelock islands, sir every year we request the Govt. for plying of bigger boat for Havelock and Neil islands. But it is seen that for reasons unknown only small boats are operated by Govt. during peak season.

b) Plying of boats from Havelock to Neil Island- your Excellency, we would like to inform you that the DSS was plying a boat from Havelock to Neil island daily in the morning, which was a great help for the tourist which as stopped for reasons known to the Dept.
Your Excellency, there are two boats from DSS for Havelock daily morning and if this boats can be asked to ply from Havelock to Neil and to Havelock we are sure that lot of tourists will be benefitted.
Irrespective it is peak season, winter, or monsoon, enough fast boat services between the Islands like Havelock, Neil are essential. At present, there are hundreds of complaints from Tourists for not providing even Government run ferries for tourists. The entire system should be planned well and implemented, unfortunately this is lacking in the islands.

5. Lack of Coordination between Administration and Stake Holders- your Excellency, we feel there should be Equal participation of stakeholders in all matters related with Tourism .and also Coordination committee of Stakeholders should be made active and we request your participation in all such meetings for the development of Tourism.
Your Excellency, as on present date we feel all the decisions in tourism industry are taken and implemented without the consultations of any stake holders.

Your Excellency, At the end we would request you to kindly consider all our points for development of Tourism in this Islands as we know tourism is the only surviving industry of our islands and there are thousands of people Involved in this industry earning their livelihood.
Your Excellency, we look forward to you with great expectation and hope. As we feel this problems will definitely be an obstacle for development of tourism in our islands and also will bring negative publicity for Andaman tourism.
Thanking you,
For Andaman Association of Tour Operators

(Shri. M. Vinod)

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Alternate Sea Route to Baratang to Commence from Oct 1 2017

The Chief Secretary, A&N Administration, Anindo Majumdar on Friday cleared that the work for Alternate Sea Route connecting Port Blair and Baratang has been completed. He said that the route will commence from 1st of October 2017, with government boats starting to ply in the sector to begin with. The Chief Secretary also said that the Administration is working on modalities to bring in private boat operators to ply in the sector after the route commences. Opening up of alternate sea route by the Andaman & Nicobar Administration is being taken up in compliance with the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India’s verdict. The Administration will be shifting tourists from the road to sea as per the commitment made before the Hon’ble Supreme Court, he said. Meanwhile the road that passes through the Jarawa Reserve Forest will remain open for islanders, he added. 

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Andaman Tourism Which Participated in The Ongoing TTF at Surat

Andaman Tourism Bags Award.

Andaman Tourism which participated in the ongoing TTF at Surat along with Andaman Islands Tourism stake holders has bagged the award for The Most Innovative Product for the presence of Under Water Sea Walk at Andaman Island.
The award was presented by Mr / Rajiv Agarwal ,Managing director of Fairfest Media Ltd and was received by Shri Basudev Halder ,Manager , Andaman Tourism.

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How is Andaman going in October, November, December and January?

So here comes the best time to visit the Andaman Islands. Normally the season starts from October onwards. So in November it will pick up and December and January will be the best time to visit the Andaman Islands when the cost of almost everything goes high because of the huge influx of travelers to Andaman. December and January are among the best months to visit Andaman and most people celebrate holiday during this time of year because of Christmas and New Year. Thus in December and January, the cost of almost everything, the hotels, the ferry, the vehicle and the cruise ship increases.

There is an additional charge applicable in these months beyond the usual rates. On the 24th and 31st of December there is a mandatory surcharge for many hotels for the special dinner and karaoke arranged at the hotel / resort. So make sure that when your travel dates fall in December and January, get ready to pay this surcharge. Although only a handful of travel companies can provide you with the most competitive pricing during this time of the year as they have booked almost everything in advance for their customers. Andaman Bluebay is such a company. So what’s basically going on in October, November, December and January?

Although Andaman Island is a full season destination, however, October to January and even February to April is considered to be the best time to explore Andaman. Normally Dusshera goes public holidays in October. Dussehra is Bengal’s biggest festival, and in Andaman there is a lot of Bengali people both in Port Blair and Havelock Island. Now everywhere on the islands you will find people from Bengal from South Andaman to North Andaman. This time brings a lot of crowd to Andaman. Plus the island is lit correctly on different temples and specific pandals are created on all islands during this time of year. One of our Game Fishing in Andaman, Andaman Dusshera packages, operating in October, explains one of this trip.

Then November arrives, now usually around November, Diwali will be celebrated. Diwali is a festival celebrated throughout India, and in Andaman we celebrate it in a very nice way. All outbreaks of biscuits and candy are distributed among friends and family. The Andaman island is fairly diversified in its cultural perspective. People from all over India have settled in the islands, and so we have grown up here. There have never been any municipal matches, and everybody lives together and in peace and harmony. This is an aspect I love most about Andaman, and there are many who are honest. November is a very good time to visit the islands, and every attraction on the island is open to the tourists. All activities are operational, whether it’s Scuba Diving, Sea Walking or Cruise Rides all are operational during this time of year. Any new product or activity coming to Andaman will also be launched in October and November.

Now, December and January! What do I say about these months? These may be the best time to visit Andaman. Now there are several reasons to consider October to April as among the best time to visit Andaman. But among these months, if you ask me to choose 2-3 months for holiday in Andaman, I would like to emphasize in December, January and February. The clear crystal water, the blue luminescence is experienced during this period of the year, the visibility underwater is fabulous and the humidity ratio also decreases. See, in Andaman there is no such thing as summer and winter. Its a tropical climate in Andaman and throughout the year it is the same kind of weather. It’s just that the humidity goes down from October to January. Well there is monsoon season, although it happens during July and August the most.

With Christmas and New Year in December, the holiday season brings up and there is a lot of influx of travelers to Andaman. Although Andaman does not have much nightlife, you can experience some nightlife in December and January. Especially on Christmas and New Year’s Eve. I hope you get a hang of what I mean when planning a visit to Andaman in October, November, December and January. All hotels, tours and ferries will be booked during these months in good time. Do not wait until the last minute to get things done, as getting availability will be a big issue during these months. After arriving at the islands there is a reasonable chance that you will not experience some things because the tickets are sold out.

What can not be done during these months?
In fact, everything in the Andaman island is possible during these months. From Sea Walking, Scuba Diving, Glass Boat Ride, Semi Submarine, Snorkeling, Makruzz Cruise, Green Ocean and Coast Cruise, Kayaking, Turtle Nesting in North Andaman, Boat Trips to Ross Island, North Bay Island, Jolly Bouy Island and Baratang Island Will Everyone is operational and can be visited and experienced. Basically, you will come to the best time of year for Andaman.

Would it be too cold from October to January or February?
As I mentioned earlier, there is no mention of summer and winter in Andaman. Temperature usually remains the same throughout the year. It’s just that the humidity drops during this time of year. It does not get cold, but you can wear a light sweater, just if you are planning a walk by the beach at night.

Who do you recommend visiting Andaman during these months?
In fact, this time of year is good for everyone. You just want to love it here in Andaman.

Can I go for diving, lake hiking, snorkelling and other underwater activities?
Absolutely there is no doubt about it. You can enjoy all kinds of water sports in the Andaman Islands.

 

What are the best attractions to visit during these months?
Well, you can cover every part of the islands both in the south and north Andaman, also in the middle of Andaman. What that means, you must cover Port Blair, the capital of Andaman. In Port Blair you should visit Cellular Prison, Ross Island, North Bay Island, Chidiatapu, Jolly Bouy, City Museums and Corbyn Cove Beach. In Havelock Island you should cover all three attractions Radhanagar Beach, Kalapathar Beach and Elephant Beach. In Neil Island you should cover Laxmanpur Beach, Bharatpur Beach and Natural Rock Formation. In North Andaman, visit Diglipur with Ross and Smith Island, but to cover North Andaman you need about 10 days. If you do not have time, cover only Port Blair, Havelock and Neil Island. You can also consider a day trip to Baratang from Port Blair. Baratang is another good attraction on the islands. A travel plan should be a combination of all these destinations and attractions, so you can better utilize your time on the islands.

How do you recommend us to come to Andaman?
The best option is to take a flight from your city to Andaman. It is quite easy to get to the islands via a direct flight. You can now fly from Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata. Just see which sector the flight is in operation and you can easily get your tickets done to visit Andaman.

So if you want Andaman in October, November, December, January, February, March and April do not think much about arriving at Andaman at the best time of year and you will definitely enjoy it. Check out my various other blogs on how to plan things to do and about various water sports activities in Andaman to get an understanding of how to plan a visit to this exotic destination in India. You will definitely love your experience during your visit from October to April.

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Monsoon Andaman: Off-Season Vacation – What to Expect

Is it ok to come to Andaman during the off-season?

Monsoon Andaman and beach holidays generally do not go hand in hand. But Andaman is a place where it’s always season. Here is why

The traditional ‘tourist’ season in Andaman is almost over. Come in mid May, monsoon will be over Andaman. Given the location and nature of attractions (beaches and sea activities), most people are discouraged from visiting the islands during the off season. Traditionally, this seems to be sensible. But stay there. Before you write off your Andaman visit between May and September, here’s what you need to know.

As you will see our website ” Game Fishing in Andaman “, we say Andaman – Sea. Sun. Anytime. And that’s right. The Andaman Islands are promoted by dept. Of tourism as a full year destination. Most of Andaman remain completely functional during the rain. In fact, except for walks in the ocean, you can do almost all the things that happen during the holiday season like scuba and snorkeling. There is a chance chance that heavy rains and uneven sea can occasionally cause cancellation, but in such cases you can come back when the sky is ready. If luckily do not hold, you get full refund.

Ferry services to islands and attractions like limestone caves remain functional during the rain. Local attractions such as cellular prison and Samudrika museum are also open to visitors.

Here’s a quick order of pros and cons that will help you understand better

Benefits

1. The islands are less crowded with tourists

2. It’s low season – packages will be available in low season rates

3. Rooms across hotels will be easily accessible

4. All standard attractions will be open

5. Forget about sunkathed beaches. Everyone has done it. Go to the rainy experience

Cons

1. The evening sounds and the display of the mobile prison are exposed to weather conditions

2. Sea walks may not be possible

3. Some activities may be delayed if the weather changes

4. Treks may become slippery

5. You must drag an umbrella / raincoat everywhere

So, you see, the disadvantages are really not much. If you are a game for a little adventure, Andaman is perfect even in the rainy season. Just to say … monsoon Andaman is the romance of the season. That’s when nature is flourishing and the pitter-patter music makes wonders for the soul.

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Get the Best of Andaman Tourism through a Right Selection

An Indian archipelago and one of the seven union territories of India, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is now one of the most sought after travel destinations in India. Despite the horrid reputation and blasphemous name “Kalapani” during the colonial period, Andaman has been a dream destination for the honeymooners, beauty seekers, travellers and adventure seekers.

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Now a group of more than 300 islands, Andaman and Nicobar Islands are loved passionately by globetrotters for their beautiful natural phenomena, clean water, vibrant atmosphere, fresh air, white sandy beaches, and countless water sporting activities. A vast majority of people from India and abroad is interested in Andaman tourism. This is why the tourism industry in Andaman and Nicobar Islands has received a sustainable growth. Many travel groups, companies and agents have involved them in it.

Andaman Tourism adds a significant amount in country’s economy. This is why many government, non-government, private, and public organizations have been promoting Andaman Tourism. These organizations provide adequate information about the destination accommodations, places of attractions, transportation, and other services to make the trip smooth and highly successful.

Given below are the places of attractions there

Cellular Jail

Cellular jail, also known as KaalaPaani (black waters), was the most infamous name for the Indian freedom fighters. It took 10 years to complete the construction of the jail.   The construction was started in 1896 and completed in 1906. Construction material came from Burma.  The building has 7 wingsdesigned in a criss-cross pattern. It includes a tower for the guards to keep a close lookat the prisoners

Many renowned freedom fighters including Veer Savarkar and BatukeshwarDutt were imprisoned here. Presently cellular jail has been converted into a hospital of 500 beds and 40 doctors to serve the local population.

Bharatpur Beach

Located very closeto Neil islands, Bharatpur beach is a famous beach known worldwide for its coral reefs and white shores. Mornings and evenings are the best time to visit there. Those who love to indulge in snorkeling and enjoying the spectacular view of the coral reef, they can choose the morning as the best time for them. Snorkeling enthusiasts can surely go to Neil islands called as the coral capital of Andaman.

Limestone Caves

It is one of the must-visit sites in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is nothing but a huge deposit of limestone and some of these have taken the form of caves. There are more than 300 small and big deposits of limestone. The speed boat journey on the water full of sea crocodile is really enjoying.

Radhanagar Beach

Radhanagar beach is Beach no. 7 located on the western coast of the Havelock islands. This popular beach is only 12 kilometers away from the Havelock islands. The sparkling blue water, lush forestand lined palm trees are the main attraction here. There are a huge number of activities for youngsters like scuba diving, snorkeling, boating, fishing etc.

The Great Nicobar Island

Spreading an area of 1,045 sq kilometers, The Great Nicobar Island is the largest of the Nicobar Islands in India. With a population of over 10,000, this Island offers the World biosphere reserve and a diverse range of wildlife. There is arainforest area offering a unique home to several unique species of fauna and aqua fauna.

Needless to say almost all places of Andaman and Nicobar Islands are famous for their natural beauty, vibrant atmosphere, quaint beaches, and a rich reserve of flora and fauna.However, one thing you should keep in mind that you need to make a right choice of the organization. A right organization selection for getting adequate information about the places of attractions, accommodations, transportation, and other services is a must to make the trip successful. This is the key to extracting the best of Andaman Tourism.

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Activities in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Diving

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Diving is the main activity on the Andaman & Nicobar other than lying around and eating seafood. The best season for diving in the Andaman & Nicobar is from December to April.

The exhilarating experience of diving is a major tourist attraction. You can see the fascinating marine life among the world’s great bodies of water, colorful fish and amazing coral. You can explore the wonders of diving and can have the rare experience mixed with adventure. But diving in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands is still in its infancy.

The Indian government takes a serious approach to protect its marine resources. As a result, marine life populations are robust, and divers are often surrounded by fish. In places like Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park in Wandoor, clouds of surgeons and barracuda gather in the middle of the water, snapper and sweet lips swarm over rocky reefs and large fish such as Giant trivial and Bump head Parrotfish seen on almost every dive. Giant Grouper and schooling Modula Rays also make regular appearances. Many sites are home to endemic species like the Andaman Damselfish, Andaman Sweet lips, and the characteristic Indian Ocean Spine cheek anemone fish.

Diving centers have all the facilities and equipment needed for a great experience of scuba diving. Adding to this, there are many talented trainers who can help tourism in getting into the deep of the sea.

 

Sea Walk

 

Now everyone can go under the sea and experience the fascinating Underwater World

A safe and exciting Underwater Adventure!

Sea Walker gives you an opportunity to observe the underwater world by superficial. Depth (between 3 and 7meters) without swimming skills.Participants walk on the ocean floor, while many fish and sea life surrounding them. Guest will have about 25 minutes of amazing marine life below.

 

Snorkeling

 

Snorkeling is an adventure activity that is very popular off the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. One can enjoy the underwater marine life and view the rarest varieties of corals by snorkeling in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. You can snorkel pristine and undamaged coral reefs, right off the white sandy beaches. Equipped with a mask, snorkel and fins, snorkeling offers you the experience of studying the exotic wonders of coral reefs. Snorkeling is an exciting sport that lets you rub shoulders with some unique marine species.

For some best snorkeling action you can also take a ride in one of the open fishing boats that offer excursions from different islands in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Underwater, kaleidoscopes of coral colors showcase a variety of reef fish, turtles, sharks and rays. Many visitors have never seen fish in such densities before, is confused by the large number of fish in the large shoals that populate the reefs.

The best snorkeling site in Andaman & Nicobar Islands are on Havelock Islands. The sea around Havelock Islands, showing an incredible abundance and diversity of marine life in the oceans, which sometimes seems to almost boiling with fish. The other best places for snorkeling in the Andaman & Nicobar is Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park near Wandoor, Jolly Buoy and red skin Islands. Cinque Island is another place with some amazing coral. Snorkeling is also possible off Port Blair on the Andaman Water Sports Complex. The underwater corals in Andaman island beaches are very colorful. One can experience the live coral at Jolly buoy, red skin, North Bay, etc.; People who do not know swimming can also experience the underwater marine world in which they will be escorted by experienced person. We will take you to all the best snorkeling spots in Andaman & Nicobar.

Game Fishing in Andaman 


Andaman surrounding water has been known for game fishing. Fishing in the pristine coral reefs in the Andaman Islands, a long inaccessible and pristine this island group is the last frontier for true big game sport fishing. These tropical islands of rainforest, mangroves and deep drop offs, makes an ideal place for any kind of saltwater angling.

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Turn Your Vacation with Your Amazing Andaman Tour Packages

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We are running a stressful life where we discover no opportunity to respect the magnificence of living. On the off chance that you are sufficiently insightful then probably you would without a doubt discover opportunities to appreciate diversion at whatever point conceivable. Travel is one best wellspring of accomplishing preeminent bliss and excite. Each and every travel is an additional token of your travel diaries. To make your life worth living you merit these sorts of fun and exceptional minutes which stay unavoidable to grin at whatever point helped to remember.

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So to make your travel sweet, then the goal you pick truly matters. There are many cool spots to chill you out from all life stress and stresses and I would set out to state that your decision could never turn out badly on the off chance that it is Andaman and Nicobar. It’s one such incident area that will beyond any doubt make you go damn insane.

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If you are happy to pack bags then we are here to blessing you many offers and satisfying rebates through our unique Andaman tour packages particularly for the exceptional individuals like you.

Andaman tour is an incredible skilled scene for the voyagers and pilgrims to have best circumstances of their life. You can catch multitudinous snaps of great views and scenes here, till your camera and you rest tired. So picture takers and camera insanities will tremble to go regularly and fulfill their hunger of upbeat clicking.

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The most well known vacation destinations of Andaman are the Neil Island and the Havelock Island where you can discover a cluster of pleasures to continue engaging and energizing you. The whitish sandy shorelines clasping hands with the sparkling blue ocean is the most appreciating cut of the island that offers life to it.

Neil island supports morning as it’s best session as the greater part of the all around respected exercises like snorkeling, scuba jumping will trespass the viewers around then. On the rest of the hand of the shoreline, the sandy shore, you can discover individuals lying like a snail getting a charge out of the delight of unwinding. You are free to pick the way you yearning to move. There is another additional excellence of the Island, the “coral reef sees” and that is a great visual treat to the gathering of people. These claims to fame crown the Neil Island as the capital of Andaman Nicobar Islands tourism.

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Next strides the Havelock Island and this is the ideal zone for all diversions particularly the scuba plunge. So normally it holds the credit of charging the tremendous number of traveler’s sight. Other than there are some other intriguing areas additionally like the Viper Island, Baratang Island and Lime stone caverns and so on which covers numerous guests.

The spots around the holes are few however yet excellent. One such prevalent action is the speed pontoon ride. A large portion of the general population love to go for that interesting ride and get a chance to visit all the wonderful areas that cruise by.

All these moving spots can be seen with significant cost of cost with the assistance of Andaman and Nicobar Tour packages. So make your excursion commendable holding Andaman and Nicobar Islands packages in your arm.

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Best Places to visit in Andaman

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During your Andaman holidays plan your day out in such a way that there is not a single second get wasted. There are many tourist attractions that comes under must visit list and some of the beautiful moments like watching sun rise at the shore. Andaman tourism will leave no stone unturned. Lush greenery surrounded by water bodies and more breathtaking views will blow your heart away. In arm of nature, you’ll loose yourself and will lost into another world of peace. Everything will get slow and nature lovers would definitely not want to come back from such a heaven to hassle to city life.

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Unleash the nature’s beauty and explore it’s creatures in one place.

Unwind yourself in one of the property and make use of all the possible amenities. Book your hotel with the best of facilities with andaman family tour packages and make your trip stress free.

Andaman tourismand Nicobar have lots of jewels that one should not miss .

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Places to see in Andaman Tour

  1. Long Island
  2. Cellular Jail
  3. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park
  4. Rajiv Gandhi water sports complex
  5. North Bay Beach
  6. Digilpur
  7. Anthropological Museum

Places to see in Nicobar

  1. Indira Point
  2. Car Nicobar
  3. Katchal
  4. Great Nicobar Island

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There are some more places to be visited during your stay in Andaman and Nicobar

 

  1. Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island

2.       Ross and Smith Island Beach

3.       Laxmanpur Beach, Neil Island

4.       Lalaji Bay Beach, Long Island

5.       Guitar Island Beach

6.       Wandoor Beach Port Blair

7.       Aamkunj Beach, Tangat

8.       Karmatang Beach, Mayabunder

9.       Merk Bay Beach, North Passage Island, Long Island

10.   Butter Bay beach, Hut bay Island

11.   Pathi Level Beach, Diglipur

12.   Causrina Beach Diglipur

13.   Lamia Bay beach Diglipur

14.   Raman Bageecha Beach, Rangat

15.   Stewart Island Beach

16.   Avis Island Beach, Mayabunder

17.   Bharatpur Beach, Neil Island

18.   Corbyn’s Cove Beach, Port Blair

19.   Limestone Caves, Baratang Island

20.   Mount Harriet National Park

21.   The great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve

22.   Kaala Pathar Beach, Havelock Island

23.   Ray Hill, Mayabunder

24.   Austin Creek, Mayabunder

25.   Katchal Island, Nicobar

26.   Samudrika Naval Marine Museum, Port Blair

27.   Sri Vetrimalai Murugan Temple, Port Blair

 

Tourist places in Andaman and Nicobar Islands are famous for their calming and attractive beaches, a rich reserve of unique flora and fauna. Although it is a tough task to visit all the places in these island. The island is famous for its serene, white sandy beaches with crystal clear water.

Andaman and Nicobar is a perfect summer getaway. With an array of adventure activities one can take experience of different water sports, leisure facilities. It can be considered one of the best place for nature and for beach lovers too. It is also considered a preferred location for newly married couples for their honeymoon. Avoid visiting in Andaman and Nicobar in rainy season. Best time to visit Andaman and Nicobar if from December to May.

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Andaman & Nicobar Islands Tourism Overview

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One of the professional areas of India, Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a breathtaking archipelago located in the Bay of Bengal. The exotic beaches blessed with coral reefs and amazing marine life doing landscape breathtakingly exquisite, meet a perfect Andaman Holidays away from the hustle and bustle of city life. This group of islands is an empyrean for nature admirers and adrenaline junkies alike.

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Facts:
Location: Andaman Nicobar Islands are located in the Bay of Bengal.
Highest point: The highest point on the Andaman islands Saddle Peak (732 meters), while Mount Thullier (642 meters) is the Nicobar.
Total area: The area covered by these islands is 8249 square kilometers in which, 8211 square kilometers are rural.

Capital: Port Blair
Religion: The biggest Andaman and Nicobar Islands religion termed

Animism. As of this religion Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the only deity responsible for everything that happens in the world is Paluga.
Tribes: Great Andamanese, Onge, Jarawa, Sentinelese, Nicobarese and Shompen.
Population: According to the 2011 Census of India, the population of the Union Territory Andaman and Nicobar Islands was 379,944. In this population, 202,330 (53.25%) are men and 177,614 (46.75%) are women.

History:
Located on the clock trade route linking India to Myanmar, was the Andaman islands visited by the fleet brigade of the East India Company in the year 1789. In 1872, the Andaman Islands associated administrative Nicobar Islands by the British. During World War II, these islands occupied by the Japanese. This archipelago was the union territory of India in the year 1956th .

Geography:
The terrain in Andaman and Nicobar Islands are part of the Southeast Asian land mass. It is a group of 3,000 islands. It includes chain of mountains and ridges with moderate heights and slopes. The geography of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the archipelago consists of North Andaman, South Andaman, Middle Andaman, and Little Andaman archipelago in the Andaman and Great Nicobar, Nancowry, Car Nicobar, Chowra and Katchal in the Nicobar group of islands.
Latitude 6 ° to 14 ° north.
Longitude: 92 ° to 94 ° east.
Temperature: 31 ° C (maximum) and 23 ° C (min)
Climate: Tropical
Forest area: 92%
Biggest Island: Middle Andaman Islands (Andaman group) – (1,536 square kilometers) and Great Nicobar (Nicobar group) – (1,045 square kilometers) .
Smallest Island: Ross Island (Andaman) – (0.8 square kilometers) and Pilomillow Island (Nicobar) – (1.3 square kilometers)

 

Fauna:
The archipelago is blessed with lush plants, including evergreen tropical rainforest canopy. These forests usurp a handpicked a tangle of Indian, Malay and native flowers stretches. There are more than 2000 varieties of plants found here. This uncharacteristic woodland is made up of twelve types:
Giant Evergreen Forest
Andaman tropical Evergreen Forest
Southern Hilltop Tropical Evergreen Forest
Cane Brakes
Wet Bamboo Brakes
Andaman’s Semi-Evergreen Forest
Andaman’s Moist deciduous forest
Andaman secondary Moist deciduous forest
Littoral Forest
Mangrove Forest
Brackish Water Mixed forest
Sub-Montane Hill Valley Swamp Forest .

 

Flora:
These islands are very strong with fauna. About 50 species of forest mammals found here among which 26 rat species and 14 species of bats are primarily notable. Other than these, the most prominent mammal species can be spotted here Sus Scorfa (wild boar), spotted deer, barking deer wild elephants etc. Butterfly, moth and shells also enhance the charm of nature’s exquisiteness in Andaman and Nicobar. Coral reefs and marine life in this archipelago is a prominent factor attracts tourists from around the blue planet.
Activities Forum:
There is no shortage of activities to do in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. There is a wealth of things to do here and therefore make the trip congenial and pleasing. Wealth of adventure activities offered here. The large adventure activities that can be performed here are:
Diving
snorkeling
camping
surfing
trekking
Being blessed with sublime landscapes and features beautiful markets, Andaman and Nicobar Islands are perfect destinations for sightseeing and shopping. Besides this, the Island Tourism Festival celebrated in Port Blair for 15 days between December and February attracts tourists to testify exuberance.

 

Places to see:

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are no less than a heaven for nature lovers and therefore exert a pull on a large number of tourists all year round. This archipelago is a beautiful place that caters a great holiday. Nicobar placed in the middle of a very small but fully furnished world itself.
Nature walk on the Nicobar refers to enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful beaches and mangrove forest. Andaman and Nicobar Islands is an ideal place for nature admirers. The contiguous areas of the coast is marvelous. The Nicobar Islands are abundant in marine life. In addition, many exemplification of architectural brilliance also be found here. Some of the places to see in Andaman and Nicobar Islands Neil Island, Havelock Island, Long Island, Cellular Jail, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Anthropological Museum, Indira Point, Car Nicobar, Katchal etc.
How to reach there:
A tourist can reach Andaman and Nicobar through air or ship.
By Air: There are direct day flights to Port Blair from Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata. On some days, there are few flights from Bhubneshwar well.
By ship: Ships sailing from Vizag, Chennai and Kolkata. Ship journey takes 50-60 hours to reach these islands.

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