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South Andaman and the Marine National Park - Just an hours drive from Port Blair to the southern tip of south Andaman, one can appreciate the panoramic view of the Islands all along.

Beach Holidays in Andaman Nicobar

Corbyn?s Cove - One of the most picturesque beaches, it is ideal for sunbathing. The white sandy beach and palm fringed further enhance the look of Corbyn?s cove.

Mount Harriet - Mount Harriet is set at 365 mts and regular trips are scheduled.

Black Rocks - Just 2 kms from Mount Harriet are the Black Rocks

or Kala Pathher, the spot where prisoners were pushed to death. The place is also the point from where various nature trails start.

Ross Island - Once the seat of British power and capital of these islands, it now stands as an imposing relic, with the old structure almost in debris. Earlier, it was the residence of the chief commissioner but now it has been converted into a museum that displays photographs and other antiques from the time of the Raj.

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park - The Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park at Wandsoor is just 30 kms from Port Blair and covers an area of 281.5 sq kms. Well worth a visit, this marine park is made up of open sea, creeks and 15 islands. Coral reefs, a plethora of exotic coral fish and other marine life abound in this area. Moreover, it offers lots of water sport options like swimming, diving, scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing and camping.

Ritchie?s Archipelago - Lying between 20 kms to 40 kms off the coast of south Andaman and Baratang Islands. A very beautiful island - one of the major attractions here is the Havelock island - it boasts of virgin beaches, and unpolluted environment.

Middle Andaman

The only road to middle and north Andamans from Port Blair is the Trunk Road. Regularly scheduled buses ply on this road and therefore transport is not a problem.

Attractions in Andaman Nicobar

Rangat - Situated at Amkunj Beach, this place is serenely beautiful. Just the right jaunt for nature lovers.

Mayabunder - To reach Mayabunder one has to sail through Port Blair, 157 kms from this point. Mayabunder is the administrative center for the middle and the north Andamans Some of Mayabunder?s attractions like Anis Island, Interim Islands, Barren Islands are idyllic holiday spots.

North Andamans

Attractions in Andaman Nicobar

Kalighat - It is a small and a peaceful stopover between Port Blair and north Andamans. This is certainly is one of the best places for bird watching and treating the eyes with the beautiful landscapes all around.

Diglipur - Diglipur, formerly known as Port Cornwallis, is a commercial center which foreigners can visit to shop at the fairly well stocked market.

Aerial Bay - Last attraction before returning to Port Blair. It is a quite and a peaceful place from where one can visit the Smith and Ross islands, the ideal place to camp and have fun on the beach.

Little Andaman Islands

South of Port Blair lies the little Andaman Island. Heavy deforestation has left much of the island almost devoid of trees though red palm, betel and banana plantations are aplenty. Camping is not recommended, as there are hardly any tourist facilities available. Infact, you might even have to carry drinking water, as there is no bottled water available.

Nicobar Islands

Only Indians are allowed to visit Car Nicobar, that too with a permit. The rest of the islands like Katchal, Nancowry, Indira Point and Campbell Bay are closed to foreign visitors. The Nicobarese population consists mainly of tribals who stay in thatched huts on stilts. The Destination Facts at a Glance History Orientation Attractions Quick Getaways Activities Events Getting There & Away Getting Around .
  

 


Activities in Andaman Nicobar

Port Blair offers its visitors a long list of activities for leisure. Water sports like sailing, paddling boating, winging, surfing and paragliding. One can also go for shopping at Sagarika cottage emporium and other small local shops.


Events in Andaman Nicobar

Watch out for the Island Tourism festival at the end of February. This has 10 days of music and dances from all across the country and even showcases local food and crafts. Diglipur in North Andamans hosts a special mela (festival) during January - February .

 

Getting There & Away

There are regular flights from Calcutta and Chennai to the Lamba Line airport, 3 kms south of Port Blair. Taxis or buses are easily available for transport to the town. There are also regular ships sailing from the mainport jetty. The trip usually takes 3 to 4 days.


Getting Around Andaman Nicobar

Port Blair has a good city bus service as a reliable taxi service. Moreover, one can hire a motor bike or a scooter to get around.

Bizarre

The Andamanese language is different from most other languages. It is probably the only language that uses two concepts to define numbers - ?one? and ?greater than one?!

 

   
   
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