- Shivani Singh
Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Heaven on Earth
Andaman and Nicobar is one of the Union Territory in India. It is an amalgamation of some 572 breathtaking islands located in the Bay of Bengal. However, only 28 out of so many Island are inhabited and are open to visitors. These islands are covered with dense, and evergreen forests and endless varieties of exotic flora and fauna.
Its exotic beaches blessed with coral reefs and amazing marine life makes the landscape exquisite and enticing. Andamans can be a perfect beach holiday away from the hustle and bustle of your regular life – with limited network.
Andaman is just not confined to beaches. The islands are blessed with lush flora including evergreen tropical rainforest canopy making it one of most beautiful islands in the world.
Some of the best places to see in Andaman and Nicobar Islands are Neil Island, Havelock Island (it is a must!), Ross Island, Cellular Jail, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Anthropological Museum, Indira Point and Car Nicobar
The island has no scarcity of adventure activities. There are various adventurous activities that are offered here like Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Camping, Surfing, and Trekking. Being blessed with sublime landscapes and equipped with wonderful flora and fauna, Andaman and Nicobar Islands are perfect destinations for vacation away from home.
I was there for around 10 days which were more than sufficient. The islands are very small and you can cover 1 island each day. But I will still suggest to keep atleast 3 days Havelock Island – because it is a beauty to watch, explore and enjoy! Its clear beaches will take your breath away – trust me.
I booked my vacation through Make my Trip and loved the way they planned things for me – I had a driver at my disposal so I cannot comment on the local transport. But I will suggest to hire a cab.
There is a problem of mobile network at most of the places (apart from Port Blair which is the main city). The islands has tropical monsoon climate which means you can visit it throughout the year. However, the best time to visit is the summer and winter months (from October to May) as they are ideal for tourist activities. You also find glimpses of the history and culture in the region.
The Aberdeen Bazaar forms the centre of this town that is a good spot to stroll around and shop
Though there are many beautiful beaches in Andaman – but there is one beach I would really like to recommend. It is Radhakrishna Beach! I have never seen a beach like that – its beauty is indescribable. It is just awesome. Other beaches that you can think about are: Elephant beach, Vijayanagar Beach and Wandoor Beach.
Also, when you are in Ross Island – do not forget to go at the back side of the island – it is a little long walk but worth it. The view from there is breathtaking!
Do let me know in comments if you are planning a trip to Andamans – Let us see if I can help you plan it better 🙂