If your idea of spending the vacation is just lazing around on a beach with not many onlookers, Andaman would surely be on your holiday wishlist. However, if you want to explore adventure tourism, the islands are a great destination for that too. To add to this, the best time to indulge in these water activities is November to April. So this winter, we recommend a trip to this magical place.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a union territory of India. There are a group of 572 islands located in the Bay of Bengal of which only 36 are inhabited. Most of these are still inaccessible and in the British era, the Cellular Jail was used to exile Indian freedom fighters (kaala pani ki saza) on account of this inaccessibility itself. Ironically, this feature of being cut off from the rest of the world is proving to be a big advantage for tourism in the Andaman.
Natural beauty at its best
The pristine white sands, breathtakingly beautiful beaches, and turquoise water will transport you to a different land altogether.
Going under the waters to see colorful marine life is truly rejuvenating and calm your senses. One has a new experience every single time one ventures into the sea. Being surrounded by colorful fishes and other marine life is an amazing experience and what better place for this than the coral reefs of Andaman.
Popular adventure water sports in the destination include activities like Scuba Diving, Skiing, Sailing, Parasailing, Wind Surfing, Snorkeling etc.
There are various organizers that offer diving courses for the novice divers and the experienced divers. Some of them are Dive andamans, Andaman bubbles and Barefoot.
Andaman Water Sports Complex in Port Blair also offers water sports facilities like sail boats, para sailing, water scooters, rowing boats, kayaks, paddle boats, water skiing facilities etc. Boating from this complex up to the Ross Island is really an exciting experience.
One can enjoy the under- water marine life and view the rarest varieties of corals by snorkeling in the North Bay, Jolly Buoy, Red Skin, Havelock, Elephant Beach, Chidiyatapu and other islands.
Other places to visit:
One can do day excursions from Port Blair to Coral Island and Ross & Smith Island and from Havelock to Neil Island.
Other offbeat places which one can visit are Baratang to view the limestone caves or Madhuban and Mount Harriet to view some fauna. You have trekking options there as well.
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