Monday, April 25, 2011

Andaman & Nicobar Islands Tourist Attraction

Located in the Indian Ocean and the Southern part of the Bay of Bengal, Andaman & Nicobar Islands is a part of Union Territory of India, attracting horded of tourists for its veritable natural elegance. The Islands are 70 percent covered by tropical rain forests and the seducing beaches are quite distinctive from other beaches in India. The Islands are the collection of diverse kinds of plants, and marine animals and interspersed with flat stretches of crescent shaped beaches. The place is also famous for various water sports such as snorkeling, Scuba diving and others. One can also find ample opportunities for adventure sports such as trekking, island camping etc. For tourists there are plenty of attractions dispersed throughout the Islands.


Jolly Buoy

Jolly Island is famous for renowned Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. The park offers several marine lives and corals. The Island is a hot spot for various marine water sports and trained personnel are there to help people to help in snorkeling, scuba diving etc.

Cinque Island

This island is famous for underwater coral gardens and virgin beaches. The main attraction is of course a sand bar that joins two islands that looks splendid. This is a very fine place for swimming, SCUBA diving, angling and island camping.

Havelock Island

This beautiful resort lies about 38 km from Port Blair, offering fresh air and fascinating beaches. Camping facility is available near Radhanagar beach. There is a guesthouse of Tourism Department available for the tourists.


Cellular Jail

Cellular Jail stood mute witness of tremendous struggle of Indian freedom fighters who were exiled in this jail. The punishment was called 'Kala Pani' or Black Water. The jail is situated at Port Blair and draw people to see the solitary cells where prisoners were kept for long years. It originally was a seven pronged, puce-colored building with central tower acting as its fulcrum and a massive structure comprising honeycomb like corridors. The place is now declared a National Memorial by Central Government.

Viper Island

Viper Island is yet another Prisoner's hell during the British regime. The convicts who are far more dangerous were put in fetters and forced to labor in the Island. Notorious freedom fighters like Nanigopal and Nandlal Pulindas who were once imprisoned in the Cellular Jail, resorted to hunger strike and transferred to this Island. The place has some relics of the past British administrative buildings.


Anthropological Museum

The Anthropological Museum is situated at Phoenix Bay, showcases the life of the Paleolithic Islanders. The museum houses models of the aborigines tribes and their tools. The museum remain closed on Monday and Gazetted holidays.

Samudrika (Naval Marine Museum)

This museum is built to create awareness on various aspects of Oceanic environment. The museum houses a large collection of shells, corals and a few species of colorful marine fishes.

Time: 8.30 AM – 12.00 Noon, 2.00 PM – 5.00 PM, Monday & holiday closed
Entry fee - Rs. 10/-

Adventure Activities

Mangroove Canopy Walk

A famous soft adventure activity is to walk around Baratang Island with the 240 meters long Mangrove canopy. While walking around the Island there are display boards that serves as an open mangrove interpretation centre. These boards helps tourists to know the detailed information about mangrove forests and importance and conservation of coastal areas.

Bird Tours

Andaman & Nicobar Islands are the bird watcher's paradise. There are number of known and unknown species of birds are seen in the Island. Bird watching is indeed an interesting subject if one is passionate about it. Bird watching is a new activity on the Indian adventure sports circuit still the popularity is fast growing up.
Snorkeling/ Scuba Diving

Snorkeling and scuba diving are the most sought after adventure water sports in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. There are government recognized who conduct water sport activities in different islands. Some of the addresses are as follows: -

Barracuda Diving India S-6023
C/o Cidade De Goa, Dona Paula
Panjim Goa 403 004

Andaman Scuba Club Pvt. Limited
P.O. Bag 9, Port Blair 744 101
Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India


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