The traveller you are!
There are various types of travellers across the globe! Some love adventurous trips, while some enjoy the romantic beauty of nature! Some explore the global markets greedily, while are content with the museums and archileogical history of a country! Today’s, post is dedicated for those travellers who love exploring the bounties of mother nature! They find solace in viewing the natural serenity and counting the unique inventions of nature in the form of flora and fauna! Its also for those wandering souls who love amazing around on natural beaches gazing the sun in peace! So, let’s explore the lush and rich islands today which also prides in having some really amazing beaches of its kind.
The Andaman and Nicobar islands.
Andaman and Nicobar islands, one of the seven territories of India that lies proudly between the Bay of Bengal and Arabian sea is actually a group of 600 kush islands in the Bay of Bengal with only 9 accessible to tourists. The one place that tend to have it all! From astounding coves to varied marine life, from lush,dense forests to crystal clear and pure water, from mangroves to a diversed wild life! You name it, this island is surely blessed in every manner!
The rich islands!
You can visit this amazing, rich gifted island to find around 6,400 species of fauna, approximately 240 types of stunning birds, rarely viewed animals like spotted deer, wild boar, gecko, Python,etc. The natural beauty with some extremely scenic views, some of the Asia’s best beaches and adventurous water sports are a part of this lovable island too.
Places to visit
Port Blair, the famous city with a history that takes you back to the pre British period of India . When here, you can explore the Chatham Saw mill, oldest and largest mill in Asia, check the Forest Museum, Fisheries Museum and Cottage Industries Emporium called Sagarika. The famous Cellular Jail which was called Kaala Paani back to the black and white days will transfer you back to time. The Andamans have the most exotic and some exceptional beaches that are famous round the globe. The Wandoor beach, Elephant Beach, Sitapur Beach, Bharatpur Beach, Laxmanpur Beach and Radhanagar Beach. The calmness and the serenity here together guarantees some perfect time spent out here.
You can also get a chance to try out a number of water sports such as Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Sea Walk etc. at any Radhanagar beach or Elephanta beach. The other beaches are open with these sports too.
A ferry to Havelock Islands gives you an amazing opportunity to gaze at the captivating, pure and crystal clear sea.
Where to stay:
The keys hotel aqua green, Hotel Sentinel, Hotel king saffire are some of the luxury stay options at Port Blair while hotel Horizon view, Dev mahal and Lal bagh ecofriendly resort are some of the budget stay options available.
Food plays an essential role when visiting any place. As each destination has its own staple food, so does the Andaman and Nicobar islands have too! Located amidst the sea from all the sides, sea food is their speciality and staple diet here. You can get a variety of unexplored sea food available at the local restaurants all of them tasting better than another. With the growing trend of tourism here, they have also adopted multiple cuisines like Chinese, North Indian cuisine, etc. You can try eating out at Annapurna restaurant, Waves, Corbyn’s Delight, Bay Island Hotel Restaurant, Hotel Kattabomman, Mehmaan- The Restaurant, Royal Palace and Vegan Creek.
When to visit
Although the islands and the serenic beauty here welcomes you with open arms throughout out the year, Oct-Jun is still the best time to visit Andaman & Nicobar islands. The weather here remains hroughout the year with summers heating upto 35 degrees and winters getting down to 15 degrees. However, October to May is more advisable to visit with mild, moderate climatic conditions.
Well, now you know where to plan your next holiday when you feel you need to destress and explore the botanic beauty some more!