Andaman & Nicobar Islands are one of best tourist spots in Asia. This island comes under Indian government Union Territory. It has actually 300 islands but only 12 islands are opened for tourism. Andaman tourism is one of the main sources of income for Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The Andaman Islands are situated in the Bay of Bengal. Roughly 300 islands are known for their palm-lined, white-sandy beaches, mangroves and tropical rainforests. Coral reefs following sea life such as sharks and rays make for popular diving and snorkelling sites. Whenever we discuss about Andaman, what comes first to the mind is the cellular jail. Now this has become a heritage site and memorial for freedom fighters of Indian independence movement and a popular spot visited on Andaman packages.
Here are some interesting places that can make your Andaman holidays magical:
Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island
This beach was selected as the Asia’s best beach in 2004. Radhanagar beach is the one of the most visited beaches in the Andaman Island. This beach lies to the west coast of Havelock Island. This beach is well-known for its neatness and ambiance among the tourists on Andaman tour. The white sand and blue water gives the beach a romantic backdrop to whole place. It is an ideal place for a long walk by the sea and the sunrise and the sunset. This beach is also famous for its adventure activities like scuba diving in Andaman and snorkelling.
Rose and Smith island beaches
These are the most beautiful beaches to visit on Andaman honeymoon. The paradise beauty of Rose and Smith island beach has a connecting sandbar between the two islands. Beach lovers from all over the world come there to enjoy. Rose and Smith Island is few nautical miles away from Diglipur jetty and you can enjoy the boat cruise to Andaman in crystal clear blue water with green tint. It is also a haven for people who enjoy underwater activities and adventurous sports. It is best for sunbathing and swimming.
It is located near the jetty of Neil islands. This beach is famous for coral reefs and white sands. This beach should be visited either in the morning or in the evening during your honeymoon in Andaman. This beach is known for morning snorkelling and for the vivid coral reefs. Because of the variety of colourful coral reefs found here, it is also called as the coral capital of Andaman. If you are not much interested in adventurous sports, you can have a look and enjoy the calm and smooth cold sea breeze while reading. There are lots of benches were you can sit and relax and have coconut water during your Andaman Islands tourism.
The cellular jail is also known as Kalapani or black waters perhaps one of most important but infamous leftovers of Indians freedom movements. It is also one of the most popular of Andaman tourist places. This jail is located at Port Blair which is the capital of Andaman Islands. Construction of this jail started in 1896 and was completed in 1906. The bricks were imported from Burma. This building has 7 wings which were made in criss-cross pattern with the centre being a tower which was used by the guards to keep a close watch on the prisoners. The wings were built in such a way that face of the each cell can only see the back side of other cells. Many freedom fighters like Veer Savarkar and Batukeshwar Dutt were imprisoned in this colony. This prison is now made into a hospital and doctors serve the local population. The garden in front of the jail is a must-visit on honeymoon packages in Andaman.
These caves are located at Diglipur and Baratang Island. This site is the must visit place in Andaman and Nicobar islands. This is a place included in all Andaman tour operators travel itinerary. There is not much to see inside the cave but this natural wonder is a great visit. The speed boat journey is actually worth it. The forests in which these caves are found are also the home for Jarwa tribes. Need to be really careful, since there are sea crocodiles in the creek water through which you reach the cave. Inside the caves, stalactites and stalagmites will attract you and the corrosion has formed some unique shapes inside the caves. But if you have an experienced guide, Andaman holidays will be more enjoyable.
Marina Park and Aquarium
This park is located at Port Blair. This Marina Park is known as Samudrika Marine Museum and is one of the popular tourist places in Andaman. This comes under the Indian navy. This park is maintained to know the conservation of aquatic life of Andaman Nicobar islands. If you go there you can get a clear picture of Andaman and Nicobar Islands life styles of both tribes and local people. Five sections are there in the park that is geographical information, archaeology, people information, history of Andaman Islands and marine life. Here you can see the miniature models of the islands in big tanks with full of natural coral reefs and different aqua flora and fauna which is very unique. For the tourists on Andaman tour packages from Bangalore and other cities, the operating hours of the park is 9 to 12 and 2 to 5 pm.
The Great Nicobar Island
The Great Nicobar Island is another popular destination for Andaman Nicobar tour packages. This island is having a population of 10000. This area was heavily affected by the 2004 Tsunami. This island almost lost their connection with the world for 2 days. This area is mainly known for rainforest that houses a different wildlife and this made it a home for unique flora and fauna. This island also has local tribe called ‘Shompen’. This tribe is one oldest in the world. The wildlife photographers on Andaman Nicobar islands honeymoon can go to Camphell Bay where they can see number of unique fauna and crab-eating macaque, giant robber crab, megapode and Nicobar pigeon.
Though Andaman honeymoon packages are quite popular among the honeymooners in India and from abroad, there are many who come on family holidays and solo trips too. There’s a lot these islands can teach you about nature and many nature lovers and photographers visit the islands on Andaman tour packages to know more about the landscapes, beaches and wildlife here. The beaches and the lone islands create the best ambiance at Andaman for honeymoon holidays wit