Andaman and Nicobar Islands are the epicenters of tribes and other localities. These islands have a deep rooted history to reminisce since the colonization of the Indian Territory. It is one of the seven Union Territories of India. When the people are fed up of the normal course of life and want to attain serenity and relaxation from their busy lives, then they think of a place that is enriched in vegetation, the waterfalls, and filled with the beauty of the white sand. Andaman and Nicobar islands offer everything that people look for. It is, in other words, an emerald world. So if you are planning to set for a vacation, then pack your bags really tight because your flight will land to the ravishing islands of Andaman and Nicobar. Do you want to know the reason, why you should visit this place, then here, is a list of some interesting facts about the islands that will provoke you to fly to this land


5 places to visit in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

1. The islands’ beauty

Surrounded by the water masses all around, these islands are collections of a large number of islands. The Ross and Smith Island, Guitar Island, and the Long Island are few names of the islands that will blow you away. The sparsely distributed islands, with crystal clear water, and the water meeting the sky at the end of nowhere will entice your eyes. Your eyes will witness the mystical beauty of the island. If you are on a honeymoon, then this definitely ignite the fire of romance in your hearts. You will be lost in the infinite picturesque landscape of this area. Other islands like Havelock Island, Avis Island, and Baratang Island, all provide the spots for adventure sports like scuba diving, surfing, etc.

2. The Cellular jail

Where this island is famous for its beaches and sands, it is equally infamous for the Cellular Jail. Also called Kaala Paani Jail, the cellar has a brutal history of capturing the freedom fighters in the prison. The British colonization in India had led to the construction of this jail in 1896. It is ill-reputed for the kind of merciless punishments the prisoners were given during the old times. The jail had seven wings, and now it has been transformed into a hospital with 500 beds and 40 doctors. Visiting the building would definitely give you goosebumps because the callous treatment of prisoners would flash in your eyes. If you wish to take some break from the peacefulness of the beaches, then you have to visit this place.

3. Marina National Park and Aquarium

Close to the Wandoor beach is Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, which is inhabited by the endangered species in the world. You can get the opportunity to see the aquatic life that is ubiquitously stretched over an area covering 15 islands within it. You can enjoy the cruise ride on the glass bottom boats. This is a window to the land of glory. You get the fusion of the calm islands, the experience of the water world and the enthralling adventure of sports. Other park named Mount Harriet National Park is named after the third highest peak in Andaman Island. Surrounded by the dense mountainous forests, it offers the variety of flora and fauna to behold. You can’t leave the island without celebrating the beauty of the Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve, which gives a safari experience of watching the terrestrial and marine animals like Long-tailed Macaque, saltwater crocodile, and much more. Be mesmerized by the diversity of life, here, in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

4. The Limestone Caves

If you have the guts to pass through the dark and petrifying caves, then this is a treat to your eyes. Located on the way to the tribal reserve and the dense forest, these caves have weird engraving on the walls that will definitely make you feel spooky. You get a chance to see the sunbathing crocodiles with open mouths. Where else do you get to see that? Alfred Cave is another destination where you would love to go for such a dark adventure.

5. Museums

 To have a look at the art and culture of Andaman and Nicobar islands, you can visit the two spectacular museums namely Samudrika Naval Marine Museum and Anthropological Museum, which give an insight into the local life. Where Samudrika Naval Marine Museum, maintained by the Indian Navy, exhibits the coral reefs and variety of fishes to enlighten visitors about the geography of the island, on the other hand, the Anthropological Museum showcases the artifacts and models that depict the tribal life existing on the Andaman Islands. So, give yourself the honor of upgrading the knowledge of anthropology.

Get Ready for the Vacation

So, are you all set for the vacation? After knowing such attractive destinations in Andaman and Nicobar, you should be howling and convincing your family to visit the place. You will love the island! You will be captivated by the balmy beaches, the vastness of islands, the darkness of caves, the wildlife, and the marine life. Giving a historical twist to your vacation by visiting the cellular jail will make your vacation even more memorable. You will be showered with the gifts wrapped in luxury by the provision of some rich resorts and hotels. These islands are getting famous for their tourism as the islands are flooded with tourists throughout the year. Just don’t sit back at home and watch T.V., go out and experience the taste of life by exploring the Andaman and Nicobar islands.

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