President AATO Attends Incredible India Tourism Investors Summit 2016

Shri M. Vinod, President of AATO along with Mr.  PS Vijayan, General Secretary & Shri  Shiva member AATO is attending the incredible India, Andaman Tourism investors meet being held at Vigyan Bhawan from 21/9/16. The members of AATO are a part of the team of Tourism Department which is headed by the Director Tourism. The summit was inaugurated by Shri Arun Jaitley, the Finance minister Govt of India and was attended by a large number of Ministers.

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Best time to visit Andamans and Nicobar Islands

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Andaman’s can be visited throughout the year as the islands have a moderate temperature throughout the year, ranging from 23 ° C to 31 ° C. Andaman’s have a tropical climate, there are no harsh climates, apart from tropical storms and rains in late summers and monsoons . But the best time to visit the Andaman Islands is from October to May when the climate is idyllic for sightseeing and enjoying all water sports. The best time to avoid your Andaman Tour is from June to September when the climate is prone to thunderstorms and heavy rain, which can make it hard for you to enjoy sight seeing, however at this time the off season discounts are very good.

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Seasons in the Andamans

Summers – Summers in the Andamans is from March to May summers Andaman’s still hot, but it is combined with pleasant sea breeze. The humidity is high and is about 80%. Summers are suitable for all kinds of tourist activities.

Monsoons in the Andamans is from May to August and post monsoons season is from September to November. It is offseason as at this time there may be medium to heavy rains. But you can get special off-season discounts at this time.

Winters in the Andamans is from December to February. This is the best season to visit Andamans as the winters here are not cool and the weather is idyllic for sightseeing.

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DISCOVER YOUR TRAVEL TO ANDAMAN Nicobar Islands

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The fantasies of Andaman tourism can not be described in a few words. Exotic beaches, Foliage Beauty of Forest, incredible sight of sunrise and sunset, stunning glimpse of Underwater Living are among the petals of Andaman Nicobar Tours. Trip to Andaman Nicobar Island is a great trip to an island beyond our imagination. We can not stop our dreams to reach out exceptional places like Andaman Tours to explore the true meaning of exciting trips. Andaman Bluebay Holidays is here with you, with various Andaman Tour packages to fulfill your dream trip travel to Andaman !!

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For tourists and honeymooners plan tours to Andaman Nicobar, we have excellent facilities for exploring the exciting activities in Andaman above and below water. Our Andaman Holidays offers you many choices of activities in the Andaman like snorkeling, diving, trekking, a boat tour of the Creeks and many more that you travel to Andaman Island is a great success. Alternatively the popular islands of Port Blair, Havelock and Neil, Elephanta, Baratang, Radhanagar and many other islands that are known to explore the Andaman tours Andaman our economic tour packages. Now, Andaman Tour Booking is easy with the team from Andaman Bluebay Holidays .

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Explore the history in the majestic Chennai

Lying on the coast of charismatic Bay of Bengal, Chennai is a colorful city with a rich tradition that have been passed from one generation to another. A modern city, people of Chennai have juggled infrastructure and old traditions really well and maintained a balance between both of them. If you stay in Bangalore and are a history aficionado then Chennai is the place for you as it has some of the oldest temples in the world, traces of history are still present in Chennai and are very well preserved. Just check out Bangalore to Chennai train timings and fare to discover your inner peace in these historical places.

 

  1. Mahabalipuram temple: Though the modern state of Mahabalipuram was established in 1827, the place has has its history rooted from the times of Pallavas. Attracting most of the tourists coming to Chennai, Mahabalipuram keeps them invigorated in the ancient designs and architecture. With a number of hindu temples and monuments in the town, Mahabalipuram has gained a lot of admirers amongst the history, architecture, archaeology and cultural enthusiasts.  The historic town consists of various temples dedicated to Lord Krishna, Shiva and other various gods and goddesses. While in Mahabalipuram don’t forget to visit the beach, Pancha rathas and Krishna’s butter ball. Due to the presence of so many historical monuments and temples, they have been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  1. Jagannath Puri Temple: Devoted to the three gods namely, Lord Jagannath, Baladeva and Subhadra, Jagannath Puri temple is another famous tourist destination amongst pilgrims. The temple is magnificently carved giving it an astonishing beauty engaging tourists in its intimate opulence. Reflecting great art and architectural expertise of ancient times, the temple is built according to the Kalinga architecture. The temple’s stone carvings look more splendid as the granites and white marbles decorate the temple. Tourists can also visit the shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, Bimala and Ganesha. If you truly want to experience the grandness of this temple then come in the month of July when Rathyatra is in progress.

 

  1. Kapaleeshwarar Temple: One of the oldest temples in Chennai, the hugely significant Kapaleeshwarar temple is located in Mylapore. One of the most visited spot in Chennai, the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Architecturally sound, it also attracts a large number of arch students. Several deities are worshipped here in several mandapas and halls. If you want to see the ancient artefacts and beliefs, then Kapaleeswarar temple is the place for you. If you visit Chennai, then this temple has to be on your list as the temple is world famous.

 

 

  1. Valluvar Kottam: A traditional monument in Chennai, the memorial was built in the memory of a famous Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar. A 35 meter tall monument, it is formed in the shape of a chariot as a representation of Thiruvalluvar’s  great work of art.  The giant temple chariot is inspired by the Tamil poet’s main work Thirukkural. You can also see several inscriptions of his famous work Thirukkural written on the monument. All these things make this monument a must visit while you are in Chennai.

With so many historical places to explore in Chennai, the history lover in you will come out with it’s tongue wagging and force you to spend a little more time here. Just keep checking the Bangalore to Chennai train timings and fare so as to save money on travel.

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Explore Andaman Nicobar Islands with Tour Packages

There are numerous tourist destinations in India which are worth visiting. India is a great country which is flocked by large number of tourists from every nook and corner of the world. There are so many interesting places and attractions in this country which will surely give the visitor an enchanting experience. There is one unique place which is an island known as Andaman and Nicobar Island. If you are planning to make your holidays or honeymoon, travel to this beautiful group of islands where you will find complete peace and solace and also adventure activities which will add fun and excitement to your trip.

Andaman Nicobar Islands is located in the Bay of Bengal where thousands of tourists come from far and wide places. Andaman is in north while Nicobar is in south. It is a great place for holidaymakers and honeymooners. In fact, Andaman Nicobar Islands is an ideal place to have refreshing and amazing holiday.

These islands are famous for its natural and serene beauty. There are number of sandy beaches where you can enjoy on your trip to Andaman Nicobar.Here you can indulge in various adventure activities such as Scuba Diving, Island Camping, Trekking, Snorkeling etc. Some of the top tourist attractions to visit here include Cellular Jail, Port Blair Neil Island, Wandoor Beach and Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park etc. You can explore these places and enjoy your best with the help of Andaman Nicobar tour packages.

Andaman Island is a paradise for nature lovers. This island has breathtaking natural beauty with splendid beaches and azure waters that are guarded by coral reefs. Whether you are out for honeymoon or holidays, you can have wonderful time here. You can enjoy many water sports activities with your loved ones like kayaking, para-sailing, snorkeling, wind surfing etc.

In addition to this, Andaman Water Sports Complex is the unique complex as it provides all types of aqua sports like sail boats, row boats etc. and good amusement parks as well. Besides this, Andaman is famous for its exotic food, excellent hotels and hospitality. Andaman Tour Packages will give you an opportunity to enjoy its attractions and will give you blissful experience.

No matter whether you are looking for holiday packages or for Andaman Honeymoon Packages, you will get exclusive tour packages for Andaman Nicobar Islands from Andaman Bluebay Holidays . It is one of the well known travel booking sites in the world. Here you will travel packages at discounted rates and they are customized tour packages. Hurry up to book your Andaman Nicobar travel package online.

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Andaman Tour Package with Andaman Bluebay

Andamanbluebay, a reputed tour operator in India, with all services to make successful tours Andaman. Yes, we have wide range of Andaman Tourism packages for all of our customers, even worldwide. It is well known that Andaman Nicobar Island is the ultimate beauty of nature. Some of the islands are well known in the Andaman packaging, but are still not yet been explored among many groups in Andaman Nicobar. It is our duties to explore you need a tourist travel in his / Andaman and our packages will help them achieve the Andaman Tourism vein.

Andaman Bluebay is available to all our customers desperate Andaman Tour Package. If an organized type of travel Andaman is famous for the scandalous tourist Andaman, Nicobar and other types of organized trips to Andaman and Nicobar Island are popular for the exciting journey of adventure activities in the Andaman Islands. Our service is to balance these properties Andaman tours. So of course, our packages will be indelible Andaman for you and your near and dear ones.

Our travelers innovate for our customers to enjoy the wonderful Andaman Tour Package. Baratang Island is to be in the list of the tourist attraction in Andaman Nicobar. He has something different for tourists’ rainforest, mud, Parrot Island, volcano, limestone cave etc. So our packages to Andaman and Nicobar Island Baratang include it with other islands.

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Beautiful Island, Andaman Tour Package

If you go with Andaman Tour Package, you will be able to better manage your time, you will find all the amenities of these packages. Even people are going to provide a good layout of the vehicle. These packages include the most popular places like Port Blair and other islands and help to make in a week. It will also be able to find several packages that simply meant that the basic needs. Overall, the trip will be more successful with Andaman Tour Package.

With the help of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Holiday packages, couples can enjoy the incredible candlelight dinner and room decor is made with beautiful flowers and all services are excellent couples and is appreciable. Consequently, this wonderful island can be seen on the sandy beaches and green forests which happen to be the vessel of Andaman exciting and offers a better vacation for colourists.

This beautiful island with sandy beaches and lush forests that are present are really impressive for colourists. So candlelit dinner also takes place on the beaches and tourist demands. Meanwhile, excellent camp centre available on most beaches in the Andaman and Nicobar islands will get.

You can even get to Port Blair, which is very good for couples to have a good time. You can even do a personal best course in the country.

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Honeymoon Packages in India – Some WOW Destinations to Include

Honeymoon packages in India are flexible enough to include destinations that you wish to visit. So if you have the option to customize the existing packages or suggest your own choices to the tour make sure that you consider the following options. Of course, this will depend upon the part of India you would be visiting.

Do you know what connects all these destinations suggested below? They pack the WOW factor, which will make your honeymoon really special.

Honeymoon Packages in India – Some WOW Destinations to Include

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This, of course, is a part of myriad dedicated Andaman Honeymoon Packages in India, which woo the newly married. So you do not need any prodding to choose this as your destination. Here you not only get a romantic ambiance in a beach setting but also get a chance to come across the numerous legends and mysteries related to these picturesque islands. Shallow waters and shell white sands at Laxmanpur Beach are perfect for snorkeling. Similarly, for coral watching and swimming, head off to Bharatpur Beach. Here you will get a chance to spend your honeymoon with the world’s biggest turtles, if the time is right.

Things to do

Sail in a glass-bottomed vessel around the coral islands, walk along a live volcano nature trail, enjoy an intimate dinner as the sun sets in the horizon over a gold and purple sea, or shop together.

Ranthambore

Surrounded by the Vindhya and Aravalli mountain ranges, the meadows, lakes, and hills related to the national park and the surrounding areas are ideal for camping and trekking. Wild and very affordable this is one of the best honeymoon destinations in India. It is a great place for building up romantic memories, which are both refreshing and unique. Staying options include jungle luxury camps, tents, and resorts within the jungle.

Things to do

Take safari trips to view Nilgais, gazelles, tigers, deer, and leopards. Go for jungle trips, night walks, enjoy nighttime romantic campfires, visit Ranthambore Fort built in the 10th century among other things. This still magnificent if ruined edifice houses pavilions, 3 Hindu temples, and splendid monuments.

Coorg

Situated deep within Karnataka State this place is known for valleys covered with mist and coffee plantations set amidst magnificent mountains. Stay at private villas boasting of personal swimming pools or luxurious resorts, which are cocooned within green trees and forests. Wake up with your spouse to the aroma of fresh coffee sourced right from the surrounding estates followed by a quite breakfast as you enjoy the view of the mountains. Rent private cottages, dine at tree houses and while away your time by unspoiled streams at this most fantastic of honeymoon destinations in India.

Things to do

Visit Abbey Falls, walk along bridges stretching across the valleys, hike in cool weather, enjoy panoramic views from Raja’s Seat, watch the sunset, tour coffee plantations, take bird watching guided trips, or go on nature walks. So much to do!

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands: An Intriguing History

The history of Andaman and Nicobar islands has been a matter of many debates, with very little documented data available. The earliest known archaeological evidence, which has been documented, goes back to odd 2,200 years, although other data have unique indications. Genetic data and other cultural data that is available indicates that the actual indigenous Andamanese people where isolated from other populations some 30,000 years ago, which is also known as the Middle Paleolithic age.

The Earliest Known History

Long before Indians discovered these islands, it was the Malays who used to visit them frequently. The Malays have been known to visit here largely looking to enslave its inhabitants. The Malays are also responsible for the existence of the name Andamans. They primarily called the place as Handuman, after Hanuman.

The Nicobar Islands are believed to have been inhabited by a number of indigenous tribes from over thousands of years. There have been signs which show that Rajendra Cholan tried to win over the island and control them in order to put himself in a position where his kingdom became the naval super power. The Cholas too had captured the Nicobar Islands at some point and we know this because a mention of the same has been made at the Tanjore Temple (also known as Brihadeeshwara Temple).

About 1,000 years ago the Chinese were aware of the existence of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and called it by the name of ‘Yeng – t – omag’. Ptolemy, the 2nd century Roman geographer, too had placed this group of islands on the very first map that was ever drawn. He named them as ‘Angdaman Islands’ (or islands of good fortune). In the 6th century a Buddhist monk I’T Sing called these islands ‘Lo – jen – kuo’ (or the land of the naked). The islands have also found a mention by two Arab travellers back in the 8th century who knew it as ‘Lakhabalus’ or ‘Najabulus’ (also meaning the land of the naked). The famous traveller Marco Polo also knew about these islands and he called them as ‘Angamanian’.

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European Settlers

There have been several European settlers who tried to capture these islands. The very attempt for the same was made by the Dutch so much so that the Dutch East India Company went on to claim the Nicobar Islands and also ended up renaming the island as ‘New Denmark’. Another European country to stake its claim here was Austria. Although English are possibly the most famous settlers, they were the last one to come in here. These islands continued to remain under their control until 1950 when the Indian Government claimed it.

The Cellular Jail (or Kaala Paani as it is popularly known as) was constructed by the British to accommodate the ‘hardened criminals’ (the freedom fighters). These freedom fighters were tortured here and several were left to die.

The Four Periods

The history of the islands can be broadly classified broadly into 4 periods

  1. The seclusion period
  2. British regime
  3. Japanese regime
  4. Post – independence period

Although the history of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands can be traced back to several thousands of years, the modern history only began in 1789 when the then Governor General of India ordered to carry out a survey of the islands in order to figure out if they were suitable enough for human settlement. Hence a topo – cum – hydrographic survey was conducted which revealed that it was indeed suitable for humans to settle down.

Soon after the survey, the very first settlement arrived on the island at Port Blair (which was known as Port Cornwallis) in the year 1790 at the Chatham Island. They brought in criminals from the mainland of India. However they soon had to shift to North Andaman which they did in 1792. This was largely due to the high mortality rate that occurred due to malaria and also the frequent attacks that they had to face by the aborigines. However by 1796, they left the island due to the natural calamities.

Although much isn’t known about the activities of the Portuguese in these islands, what we do know is that the Christian missionaries began preaching the islanders after entering in the 17th century. A Portuguese influence is also seen in the Nicobarese language which possesses some Portuguese words.

The Dutch came here in the year 1756 and stayed put until 1787. The Dutch Government tried to build a colony in the region of Nancowry, albeit unsuccessfully, and in the year 1869 handed over the islands of Nicobar to the British.

It was only after the First War of Independence back in 1857 that the British tried to set up a penal code at Port Blair where for the first time, an initial lot comprising of 200 freedom fighters landed here. By 1858, the British has for the second time established their colony in the island. It was during this colonisation that the British officials as well as soldiers settled here in large groups.

The convicts from Burma and India were sent over by the British to these islands thereby separating those Indians who fought against the British to achieve freedom. These prisoners were chained and forced to work in the forests, any protest from them resulted in their death.

The very first prison and also Hangman’s noose were set up at an island known as the Viper Island. The number of cells in this prison was insufficient and this prompted the British to construct the Cellular Jail which was large enough to accommodate about 600 prisoners at one time.

During World War II, these islands were abandoned by the British and taken over by the Japanese with whom remained for 4 years post which it was taken over again by the British and at the time of independence was handed over to India.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose inside the Cellular Jail in Port Blair. Netaji arrived in Port Blair on December 29, 1943.

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Andaman Various water sports

You begin your day with a glorious panorama of the sunrise, and waits for a perfect day full of excitement and dangerous undertaking. A variety of water sports such as sport fishing, diving, snorkeling allows you to adopt the clean waters of the Bay of Bengal. While enjoying water sports, you can see the colorful corals, fish and marine life. In adding, you may experience a ride to the wildlife of the area, under the superintendence of the safeguard. Visit to Andaman Holidays may also include a visit to the Anthropological Museum, forest museum, cottage industries emporium, Cellular Jail, Corbyn Cove Beach, fisheries and Science Center and the mini zoo. Tourists can benefit from shopping in the local markets with craft materials and beautifully designed.

Each bit of your travel experience becomes very fun because the place has many surprises to offer to its visitors. The pristine beaches of the Andaman Islands, with many coconut trees surprised and gives you an amazing vacation that you will cherish for a lifetime. Young people can enjoy water sports and make the most of it. Andaman Tourism offers visitors a great vacation with beach visits. The place is popular for its beauty and uniqueness and tourists around the world can enjoy beach visits with friends and family.

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