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Touristy things to do on a vacation on Andaman Island

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Andaman Beach hopping

Andamans is full of absolutely startling beaches such as Corbyn’s Cove Beach in Port Blair, Elephant Beach in Havelock Island and Long Island Beach. Visiting these pristine beaches and soaking up the sun and relaxing on the sand is a must-do touristy thing while in Andaman holiday package.

The Andaman beaches are perfect places to laze around for the whole day. These beaches are so pretty that they can leave you absolutely breathless. You shall love to settle in one of these secluded beaches with a favorite drink, a lovely book, a sunhat, sun shades, and some anti-sunburn lotions. You can sunbathe to your heart’s content, go for occasional swims into the sea or simply lie down without moving a muscle for hours. Watch the sunrises and the sunsets and revel in nature’s glory.

Cellular Jail, Port Blair

Cellular Jail is historically known as ‘kaala paani’. It is an infamous destination as it was the jail where the British rulers used to imprison political prisoners of the pre-independence era. It is a horrific revelation of the torture and inhuman treatment that was provided to these brave fighters of the nation.

The amazing story is narrated through a persona of an old peepal tree who acts as a protagonist (voice-over by the famous actor Om Puri) that takes us back to the days of India’s struggle for independence. The small and dingy cells have been preserved as it is and act as live and vivid reminder of the historical era gone past.  A visit to cellular jail is a must in your tour to Andaman and Nicobar islands.

Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Havelock Island of Andaman and Nicobar islands is truly blessed with divine natural beauty. It has several iconic beauties of beaches: Radhanagar Beach, Kala Pathar Beach, Elephant Beach, Vijay Nagar Beach. Havelock Island lives up to every tourist’s expectation of a sublime pristine beach reflecting the glory of sun and sand in its long stretch of powdery coastline, shallow blue waters replete with myriad colorful fishes and some best diving spots in the whole world. The coral reefs are exquisitely beautiful around this island and thus attract the best of exotic, mysterious and wondrous of sea creatures.

The blonde beaches and the thickly forested alcoves make Havelock Island an alluring destination. The Andaman Seas are an extension of the Bay of Bengal and is a part of the vast Indian Ocean and enjoys a lot of popularity among tourists and travelers worldwide.  This island is a travelers’ paradise and has some wonderful, luxurious and budget resorts to accommodate the lovers of nature and seas.

Neil Island

Neil Island has some extravagantly beautiful beaches such as Laxmanpur Beach, Sitapur Beach and Bharatpur Beach. The waters are absolutely crystal clear and full of colorful fishes. This island is known for Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Sea Walking and other fascinating beach activities. The beaches are known for their mesmeric beauty. It is a destination that will satiate the wanderlust of every searching soul. It will fill hearts with peace and beauty of the turquoise sea waters, well-preserved beaches, and clear blue sunny skies. Neil Island is very well connected from Port Blair and Havelock Island.

Most tourists and travelers while planning an Andaman itinerary definitely include Neil Island and Havelock Island in the Andaman tour package. While Laxmanpur Bridge is one of the best beaches to experience the sunset in the Andaman Islands it also has the marvelous natural rock formation called Howrah Bridge. Bharatpur Bridge is apt for swimming and coral watching by hiring glass-bottom boats. Sitapur Beach has a wonderful sunrise against an impressive backdrop of natural vegetation and limestone formations. Neil Island has farmlands and is known as the vegetable bowl of Andamans.

Bird Watching in Andamans

The famous bird watching the location of Andaman is the bird island or Chidiya Tapu. This island is covered with fresh greenery that has a mix of tropical forests, mangroves, and heavy undergrowth. This mixed vegetation is home to numerous species of birds. The region is filled with constant chirping of birds all through the day. It a simply a bird watcher’s haven filled with birds of all colors, shapes, and sizes. The beautiful birds are a treat to watch as they forage for food or rest in some shady branches.  

Birdwatching is one of the most amazing things you can indulge in when you are in Andamans for a holiday. Nature lovers adulate the bubbly parakeets, playful drongos, serene doves, mighty eagles and a lot of other pretty feathered friends that have made this island their home.

Scuba Diving and Sea Walking

When we think of scuba diving, we think of the stunning coral reef in and around the various Andaman Islands. Scuba diving, Snorkelling and Sea Walking are absolutely fun activities when one is traveling to the distant islands of Andamans. Out of the approximate 325 islands of the archipelago, only about 36 are inhabited. But even in these islands, the population is very scanty and nature remains majorly untouched by human interference and thus have preserved their natural beauty.

The marine reefs along the coasts of most accessible islands have pristine and safe diving sites. There are also expert professional diving institutions that conduct diving activities for curious and eager tourists. Some of the most famous scuba diving sites in Andaman include Havelock Islands and Neil Islands.

Sea Walking is also a unique experience where you touch the base of the ocean bottom several feet deep in the shallow parts of the reef and feed the sea creatures or just watch them close at hand. Walk hand in hand at the ocean bed and enjoy the veritable extravaganza of the marine exotica. Enjoy a protected and energizing submerged underwater walk with the extensive variety of fish swimming all around you in their natural habitat. Havelock Islands and Neil Islands are very suitable for sea walking.

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