Awesome beaches of Andaman Nicobar Island

Posted By Kailash on June 13, 2014 at 8:43pm | Blog

Awesome beaches of Andaman Nicobar Island

1. Andaman Island Cluster

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a group of islands between Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea.The territory’s capital is the Andamanese town of Port Blair. The capital of Nicobar Islands is Car Nicobar.  Andaman Island  has many beautiful beaches  and has many water sport options with perfect mix of action and relaxation. The tour operators have many good andaman packages and andaman tour which can guide the tourists from different cities of India.

When you touch down at Port Blair’s Veer Savarkar airport of Andaman islands  you are in an Indian territory that is farthest from the mainland. Geographically closer to half a dozen other countries, the strategic importance of Andaman and Nicobar is evident in the special care and attention this Union Territory receives. The result is a tension free life in a crime free region (fire arms are banned here) that approximates into a welfare state. There are no beggars and the auto rickshaws do not loot.

People at Andaman Island are tourist-friendly and multilingual and one can get sailing with a mixture of English, Hindi, Bengali and Tamil. To Book a Hotel in Andaman island use the link below:

Port Blair is also the starting point of many little islands which form the archipelago. Capital of the Union Territory, the town has enough to keep you busy for a day or two, after which one can visit the many islands that form the archipelago. A visit to the Cellular Jail will fill every Indian with a sense patriotism. Rajendra Chola I (1014 to 1042 CE), one of the Tamil Chola dynasty kings, conquered the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to use them as a strategic naval base to launch a naval expedition against the Sriwijaya Empire .This island was also called Tinmaittivu meaning impure islands in Tamil.

1. Andaman  tour should  include  locations for Jogging , walk the beaches, cycle on the roads or Travel thru the forests.

Beaches of Andaman island

Beaches of Andaman island

 It was at Andaman island  that our freedom fighters were tortured and kept in isolation but nothing could break their spirit. The Sound and Light show is held Cellular Jail Port Blair Andaman. Seats on the left flank of the open auditorium offer an unhindered view of the dynamic lighting.) Another listed attraction is the Chatham Saw Mill, the largest in Asia. While inside, watch out for logs on the assembly line-there are no protective fences.

  2. Andaman Package – Visit to Niel Island

  Neil Island is an island in the Andaman Islands of India, located in Ritchie’s Archipelago. It is apparently named after James George Smith Neill, a British soldier who had sternly dealt with the insurgents during the suppression of the 1857 Mutiny.  Niel island is located 40 kilometers north-east of Port Blair.   There is a lone jetty at Bharathpur, which serves as the only entry–exit point of the island.

Andaman  Package Niel Island

Beautiful Beaches if Niel Island

 

3. Andaman Island Tour

Andaman package - Joly Bouy Island

Andaman package – Joly Bouy Island

 

Andaman package – Joly Bouy Island

There are a few islands worth a day trip. The Joly Bouy Island is one hour by road to Wandoor and an hour and a half on cruise is a favorite among tourists and is known for its fine white sand, shallow waters and corals, making it ideal for snorkeling. I was surprised to see most of the location of Andaman and Nicobar island completely plastic-free, thanks to sensible and strict restrictions well enforced. Then there is Ross Island, the erstwhile British head quarters, where deer and peacocks roam fearlessly among the crumbling ruins, now held together by tree branches and roots.

4. Havelock island –  The Best Location for honeymooners

The island is named after a British general active in India. The island’s current population consists of Bengali settlers. Kala Patthar Beach is one of the few places that the administration of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands union territory of India has permitted and encouraged development of tourism, with a focus on promoting eco-tourism. Havelock Island avoided much of the devastation which was visited upon most of the shores affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and its resultant tsunami, and there were no documented casualties. 

Havelock island-package

Havelock island-package

Beach No. 7 on the western coast, better known as “Radha Nagar” Beach, is one of the most popular beaches on Havelock and was named “Best Beach in Asia” by Time in 2004. Other  beaches include Elephant Beach on the northwest coast and Vijaynagar Beach (No. 5), Beach No. 3 and Beach No. 1 on the east coast.  If you are planning to travel to Havelock we have given you the link to booking resorts.

Hotels in Havelock Island  

Havelock Island has become a destination for honeymooners. The island has a lot of resorts by the beach to cater to the tourist, one of the famous one being Symphony Palms Beach Resort located at Govindnagar Beach. The five villages are Govinda Nagar, Bejoy Nagar, Shyam Nagar, Krishna Nagar and Radha Nagar. Havelock and Neil Islands hold the most unforgettable  memories of my Andaman Package during a  holiday. Here the sun rises early, around 4.30 a.m. Thankfully, most resorts have their waterfronts – and dogs that accompany you to the beach by natural instinct. They are welcome company in unfamiliar territory, as in dim light the mangroves, the floating logs and the partly submerged rocks momentarily and give build up submerged rocks momentarily and give build up shapes like a prehistoric to still active reptiles. Soon the magic of daybreak plays out.

Every sunrise is a unique work of art.  Each day here is made up of repeating action-relaxation cycles. There are no monuments to visit, just beaches for sunbathing and bathing. Jog or walk the beaches, cycle on the roads, hit the forests where, literally, you make your own road. There are no murderous wild animals but one needs some company or lots of courage – ideally both. Wandering on the islands, walking the foot paths is to become aware of the foot paths is to become aware of the chirping of birds, and recognize a variety of plants and flowers that urbanization in the main land has swallowed up. On the beaches, children can watch fleet-footed sand hoppers tattooing delicate patterns on the sand Children also build castles with wet sand, secure in the knowledge that no neighborhood bully will smash it. Families enjoy their private space, in the safety of numbers on the beach.  

Water Sport at Andaman and Nicobar Island

Water Sport in Andaman island

Water Sport in Andaman island

Andaman and its many beaches are filled with unending water sports options. The adventurous make it by boat to Elephant beach, for water sports, galore. For those who do not want to risk much, a ride on a glass bottomed boat, watching the corals and a variety of fish within touching distance is and ideal option. This can also be an appetizer for snorkeling. Floating with the help of a life buoy at Andaman Beaches, you bite on the snorkel, breath through the mouth and dip your face in the water. Soon, the magic underwater world unfolds itself. It is a beautiful scene of multi-coloured corals lit by the sun rays that filter through crystal clear waters. The variety of fish seen; dull to the vivid, some cute and slim, intimidating, some in shimmering shoals, some loners-no aquarium visit is a substitute for this experience, which is also an eye-opener to the amazing biodiversity (and food bank) hidden under the waters that cover 72% of earth’s surface.   Snorkeling is for the beginners, whereas scuba diving is more serious, involving training certification and levels of proficiency. Scuba divers typically describe the underwater experience as “fantastic”, “unbelievable” or “unforgettable”.  

Holistic Cleansing  at Andaman Island  – Andaman Tour Packages

 island_resorts

Exhausted bodies can look forward to Nirvana on hammocks, as they are treated to the soothing combo of sea breeze and refreshing sips. The serious minded can be seen on the beach, under the mangrove shade, lost in their own world, with iPods or books. Time is told by just two needles-the sun and one’s hunger. It is life close to its basic, original form and hence cleansing in a holistic and most natural way. Immersed in unadulterated nature, what follows is an involuntary suspension of working day responsibilities. Neil Island can be a one-day affair whereas Havelock is worth more idyllic days of guilt-free existence.

Most of the resorts in Havelock are along the eastern coast, well served by the main road connecting the ferry point on the  northern tip with Kala Pathar down south, past villages and thick woods. Havelock is ideally explored on motor bikes, gearless scooters (daily rental Rs.350/-), or bicycles. When was the last time you rode a two wheeler without honking? You can do it in Havelock. You can also feast on authentic yet reasonably-priced-sea food. However, a word of caution. Do not promise to call home, cell phones also take their holiday here. And, along with mosquito repellents and sun cream, pack in a tube of quick fix glue. There are no cobblers in Havelock and mine came handy. By the way, you will not mind walking aimlessly on the clear sandy beach here just soaking in the beauty of nature.   Andaman Packages   You can locate very good holiday Packages from the following search Box

Local Travel in towns of Andaman Nicobar Island:

As part of Andaman Package you should try Hiring cycle or motorbike would be great way to travel in Havelock. I would recommend cycle for Havelock and motorbike for Port Blair

Have a Great Holiday in Andaman and  Nicobar Island

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