A Trip To Remember in Andaman

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Recognised as one of the finest tourist destinations in India, it is lifetime experience to spend some luxury time and spend a holiday in the islands of Andaman and Nicobar. The Andaman and Nicobar group of islands is Union Territory of India and is spread over an area of 770 sq km situated in Indian Ocean. Formerly known as the punishment cell and imprisonment terror during British rule, the islands were used for captivating Indian freedom fighters to keep them confined and aloof from the entire country and their family members. But today this place see national and international tourist in millions every year who come to take a tour of these enchanting islands.

Andaman is situated in the southeast of Bay of Bengal. Although largely damaged by the murderous Tsunami that struck the Indian Ocean in 2006, the islands are still breathtakingly beautiful and most of the parts have rejuvenated and are thriving in tourist activity. There is no dearth of places to visit in these islands. You can spend hours in Little Andaman, the tribal village, Collinpur and the beaches of Andaman and the adjacent island of Nicobar. You can indulge in a number of water adventure sports such as scuba diving and snorkeling. Besides, you can also go for trekking on the hills and camp on picturesque locations. Moreover, rafting through mystic backwaters of Andaman is also a rewarding experience for nature lovers. The whole Andaman and Nicobar islands are a group of 572 emerald islands. 36 of these islands are inhabited.

Shining like pearls in the Bay of Bengal, the Island clusters are simply feast for the eyes. A wealth of natural beauty that lies on its sea-shores, astounding hill resorts and dense green jungles makes it a great treat for lovers of nature. White sandy beaches are nothing short of a paradise for beach lovers offering breathtaking vistas and a range of recreational activities. Andaman beaches make an ideal escape for sun-bathers, divers and swimmers. Forests cover over 70% of its total area, and afford a rich floral and faunal wealth.

Like the town of Goa, Andaman is equally famous for its history-laden towns. There are a number of structures of historic importance that you can visit during a tour of these amazingly beautiful islands. The most famous among them is the cell prison that housed a large number of Indian freedom fighters during the Indian struggle for independence. In addition, there are hill forts and you can never escape the haunting graves, the centuries-old churches and the informative monuments during your tour. Apart from these, some of the famous places which you must visit in Andaman are Port Blair, Havelock Island, Cinque Island and Diglipur.

One can reach Andaman through Airways and waterways services available from the famous ports in India especially Kolkata in West Bengal and Chennai in Tamil Nadu. In a nutshell, the great Andaman Islands are among the most geographically rich Islands and tourists from all over the world, who are interested in wildlife tourism, come over here to have a great time during their holidays.

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