Andaman & Nicobar Islands

The Andaman Islands are an archipelago in India’s Bay of Bengal, fast emerging as one of the world’s sought-after tourist destinations. It is the dream destination for the eco-friendly tourist and has an interesting history through the British and Dutch occupation of India.

Roughly made up of 572 islands stretching over 800 km, the Andamans are known for their palm lined, white sand beaches, mangroves and rainforests. Rare species of flora & fauna make these pristine islands a paradise for vacationers. Surrounded with coral reefs that sustain marine life including sharks and rays, these islands are popular for scuba diving and snorkeling. The islands also offer water skiing, windsurfing and fishing. Exploring the marine life first-hand guarantees an enriching experience of coming close to nature.

From an action packed beach vacation to just doing nothing, the Andamans have plenty in store for everyone! The Indian government is also promoting tourism on these beautiful islands through various initiatives.

Attractions: Beach sports, deep sea diving, snorkeling, canoeing, para sailing, beach hopping, giant fish, marine parks, swimming elephants, the cellular jail, an active volcano, local culture and cuisine. Museums, limestone caves and some islands that allow ocean side camping and hiking are also a must-visit.

Shopping: Shop for sea shells, handicrafts, jute products, wooden furniture and artifacts at government run emporiums and private shops. Accessibility: Well connected by air travel. Many leading airlines connect to Port Blair.

Best time to visit: December to early April, when the weather is pleasant.

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