We often think to escape from our messed up lives and visit a place where we could get eternal peace. A place where we need not to worry about the office projects, the daily traffic jam, salary credits, EMIs and all. We just want to relax and experience something new. And hence, we want to travel to some distant place and just get lost within the unseen territories. If you are planning to get lost, we offer you a peek into a place which you can never forget ever in your life – Andaman & Nicobar Island groups with the help of Andaman tourism.
How To Go Andaman Nicobar
You can start your journey from the coastal boundaries of South India and put your first step in the capital city i.e., Port Blair. There are two modes of transport. You may choose to go through water ways by boarding a ship from Chennai, Vizag or Kolkata. This journey could stretch up to 2–2.5 days but the experience would be very unique. Or, you may choose to go by air.
After You Reach Port Blair
When you finally get there, you won’t be able to stop your eyes from staring at the great scenic beauty of the place. You will stepped on a land whose splendor is simply
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impeccable. It is better to pre-book your accommodations through travel agents or travel management websites. And I would personally advise that instead of lavish resorts, one should go for sea-side cottages for an enhanced experience.
Now it’s time to reveal the places to visit in Andaman.
The Cellular Jail
The Cellular Jail was constructed in 1871 by the British government to detain prisoners. It was built to ensure solitary confinement with its small and dark cells.
It was a place where the famous freedom fighters Batukeshwar Dutt and Veer Damodar Sawarkar were locked up. This kind of imprisonment was notoriously referred to as Kalaa Pani. The whole building is now open for tourists to explore during the daytime, especially cell no. 10 where Savarkar was kept. In the evening time, there is a light and sound show which describes the history of this place.
Ross & Viper Islands
Since the whole union territory is a group of islands, you need to visit them to explore the hidden mysteries. There are motorboats or jetties available at ports where you can get your seats booked and have a tour to Ross and Viper Islands. Ross Island contains the remnants of British times. It got ruined because of an earthquake in 1941 and later due to Tsunami in 2005. Viper Island was also used by the British Government for imprisonment. The most mesmerizing thing about these places is the nature all around – greenery, a sound of the ocean waves, cool breeze and a pollution free area to chill.
The Water Sport and Under Water Marvels
Port Blair is a hub of aquatic sports. The Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex allows you to have as much fun as you can. At the beaches, you will find facilities to explore the underwater world through snorkeling and scuba diving.
Situated 96 Km away from the main township, Baratang Island is known for its naturally formed limestone caves. To reach there, you have to travel across the dense forests of the Jirkatang Island, which is the home of the Jarwa Tribes.
It is a tribe which lives far away from the mankind and survives on poaching. After crossing the Jirkatang Island you again board a ferry, go to the port, get a motor boat and explore the calm and quiet water bodies through the fascinating web of mangrove forests. You will just go crazy because this is something unimaginable.
The Anthropological Museum
Port Blair is also known for its numerous museums. The most famous among all is the anthropological museum located at Haddo. Set up in the year 1975, this place displays the complete history of the entire island. Tourists can find many pictures and models describing the existence of different tribes across the islands like the Jarwas, the Onges, the Sentinelese, the Shompens and the Nicobarese. Being one of the oldest tribes, it is very interesting to experience their livelihood so closely. This place is a historical delight and has plenty of reasons to become a must visit destination of Port Blair.
Neil and Havelock Islands
The two-day overnight trip from Port Blair to Neil Island and then to the Havelock is a delightful scenic exploration. Rich in natural beauty, the islands are a little far but are the two most quiet and calm islands to visit.
The Local Market: Aberdeen Bazaar
This is the main market place of the city and is situated at its heart. It is full of an amazing variety of goods which are worth going through. And if you are a brand lover then again you won’t be disappointed, there are certain brand retails stores as well. Mostly, the tourists buy the regional goods like the Jarwa idols.
The Delicious Cuisine
For a non-vegetarian like me, being on a beautiful island, surrounded by endless sea, is like being on a foodie fest. You can find numerous restaurants serving delicious coastal cuisines, which include crabs, prawns, lobsters, sea fishes, etc. Nothing could be more flavorsome than fresh fishes just caught from the sea and served hot.
After living all these incomparable moments, I can bet that these memories will remain with you and whenever you will recall them, they will only bring joy.