Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Andaman Tourist Places


The Andaman and Nicobar islands are a veritable Garden of Eden and a naturalist’s heaven. The clean environment, roads, greenery as well as unpolluted fresh air attract all nature lovers. The tropical rain forests and waters of Bay of Bengal are the home of a vast collection of plants, animals, and marine life. Topographically the islands are hilly in places fringed with coconut palm, covered with tropical jungle and interspersed with flat stretches of crescent shaped beaches. Adventure tourism like trekking, island camping, snorkelling, scuba diving etc. and other water sports are the real attractions. A marvellous mix of nature’s most precious delights, the Andaman and Nicobar islands are a once in a lifetime holiday experience.
Now the important tourist places in Andaman are many in number as the place holds a large variety of extended view of the island as a whole. Andaman tourist places however mostly include smaller islands
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They are as follows:
  • Neil Island: this beautiful island with lush green forest and sandy beaches is the vegetable bowl of Andamans. Connected by boat from port Blair four days a week, it provides an ideal holiday for eco-friendly tourists. Hawabill nest guesthouse of the directorate of tourism is situated here. One can feel the sincerity and serenity of village life here. Beautiful beaches at Laxmanpur, Bharatpur, Sitapur and the bridge formation on the sea-shore are the attractions.
  • Long island: connected by boat four times a week from Phoenix Bay Jetty, this island offers an excellent sandy beach at Lalaji bay, unpolluted environment and evergreen forests. The sea around the island is frequented by dolphin convoys. Lalaji Bay, 6kms. Away from the boat jetty, is accessible by 15 minutes journey in dinghies or trekking through the forest. Directorate of tourism offers island camping during season.
  • Rangat: one can enjoy the quite village life and solitude of virgin nature here. You can also breathe unpolluted air, a rare commodity for the city dwellers. Cutbert bat beach is a turtle nesting ground. One can view the nesting of turtles during December-February season. Hawksbill nest, guesthouse of the directorate of tourism, is near to the Cutbert bay beach and turtle sanctuary. Panchavati waterfall and amkunj beach are on the way to Cutbert bay. One can go to Mayabunder and diglipur from here.
  • Mayabunder: situated in the northern part of middle Andaman, Mayabunder offers excellent scenic beauty and beautiful beaches. Inhabited by the settlers from Burma, East Pakistan and ex-convicts, Mayabunder has a distinct culture. The beach at Avis island, Karmatand beach and mangrove lined creeks are the attractions. Karmatand beach is also a turtle nesting ground. One can see nesting of turtles during December-February season.

The above are some of the important tourist places in Andaman Island. There are more places that Andaman provides such as Diglipur, Little Andaman Island, etc which is equally fun to visit but the most important thing here is that it is still a part of India and yet somehow it feels so different. The Andaman Islands is a very wonderful holiday spot and must be visited if you are a nature lover.