Andaman , Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Description

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a group of big and small, inhabited and uninhabited islands lying in the South Eastern Part of the Bay of Bengal. They lie 800 kms north to South along an arch in long and narrow broken chain.

The beauty of these islands, create in men a love of nature with a caressing tenderness, a wistful fondness for all its delicate nuances. With Coral reefs and white beaches, the unpolluted paradise is treasure for divers and snorkelers. It's a dream destination for beach lovers. The island is rich in flora and fauna.

 

Places to visit

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The Cellular Jail

The Cellular Jail, also known as Kalapani, was a colonial prison situated in the Andaman and Nicobar islands,India .The prison was used by the British especially to exile political prisoners to the remote archipelago. 

The building had seven wings, at the centre of which a tower served as the intersection and was used by guards to keep watch on the inmates;  the wings radiated from the tower in straight lines, much like the spokes of a bicycle wheel. A large bell was kept in the tower to raise an alarm.


Havelock Island

Havelock is situated 57 km north east of the capital city Port Blair.The island is named after an British General, Henry Havelock who served in India. Havelock Island has become a destination for honeymooners. 


Neil Island

Neil Island is an island in theAndaman Islands of India,located in Ritchie's Archipelago. There is a lone jetty at Bharathpur, which serves as the only entry–exit point of the island. 


Ross Island

Ross Island can be reached by a short boat ride from Water sports Complex.The island is controlled by the Indian navy, which requires every visitor to sign in on entering.

The small island, with its treasure of ruins, became the hot tourists spot in the territory. 


Baratang Island

Baratang island contains the only known examples ofmud valconoes  in India. These mud volcanoes have erupted sporadically, with recent eruptions in 2005 believed to have been associated with the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquack. 


Katchal

Katchal was earlier known as Tihnyu.This region belongs to the Indian territory and comes under the Nicobar district.

At sunrise on 1 January 2000, picturesque Katchal Island was in the news. Many rich and famous people from around the world had converged on it for a glimpse of the millennium's first sunrise.Katchal was one of the worst affected islands during the 2004 Tsunami. 


Barren Island

Barren Island is the only confirmed active volcano in south Asia.The first recorded eruption of the volcano dates back to 1787. Since then, the volcano has erupted more than ten times, with the most recent one which started in September 2010 and continued through January 2011.


Radhanagar Beach

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.


National Memorial Museum


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