Island Adventure: Best Places for Adventure Lovers in Andaman
Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a beautiful bowl of green in the middle of the blue oceans. A group of islands remotely placed in the Bay of Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Island is well connected to the major cities of Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Vizag, Mumbai through its airport at the capital of Andaman sin Port Blair.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands is an archipelago and consists of 572 islands and possesses a legendary beauty comprising pristine sandy beaches fringed with coconut palms. The seas around the islandsare a vast expanse of azure and calls for a relaxing vacation complete with beach fun and excitement of various different thrilling water activities.
The beauty of Andamans has got a mystery and aura associated with it because of its remoteness and also because of being sparsely populated. Also, the fact that it is inhabited by some of the most primitive human races the ferocious tribes that have still protected themselves from the vagaries of worldly progress, makes Andamans a yet more coveted destination. It has got a significant biodiversity, a rich coral bay that is a hotspot for underwater viewing.
The capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is famous for holding the Cellular Jailwhich is a national memorial monument. The Cellular Jail is a mute witness to the prison life and hardships faced by great Indian freedom fighters of yesteryears. It also has sound and light show narrating the historical events of the struggle and the brave spirit of the prisoners.
Havelock Island is a perfect destination to enjoy pure beach beauty. The Radhanagar Beach of Havelock Island has been rated as one of world’s best beaches. This island has exclusive points of interest for family holidays, honeymoon tours, adventure packages, beach activities and more. It is heavenly in terms of scenic beauty.
The Island hasa rich cover ofverdant, luxuriant, evergreen tropical rainforest. The powdery white beaches with the meandering coastline have a long stretch palm trees contrasting the blue sea. The islandisa picturesque extravaganza and is ideal for indulging in snorkelling and scuba diving on account of the rich marine coastal reef. The dense forest cover and the rich variety of exotic flowers and birds create a land of peace and tranquil beauty.
Neil Island opens up infinite avenues of adventure and fun activities in its crystal clear cool waters. Scuba diving under the waters among the colourful corals and diverse marine life takes you to a wonderland full of mysterious animals and plants. It is like a giant aquarium.
Bharatpur beach is known for other adventurous activities such as Jet skiing and glass bottom boat rides. Cycle through the island, laze at the beach, watch the sunset and sunrise and eat plenty of fresh and delicious food while you stay in one of the island resorts.
Ross Island is a small but significantly interesting island close to the capital of Andaman and Nicobar, Port Blair. Ross Island was the Administrative Headquarters for the island group for 85 years before it was ruined by an earthquake in 1941. The headquarters was then shifted to Port Blair. This island is full of rich ancient heritage of the colonial days.
It still contains the ruins of the church, Chief Commissioner’s house, the Cathedral and graveyard of the British era all of it now stand in silence as mute witness to all the whimsies of nature and men. The ruins are encumbered in wild vines and ancient roots and trunks of century old trees.
North Bay Island
North Bay Island is situated close to the Port Blair city and has a very good connectivity through ferries plying at regular intervals. North Bay Island is a very attractive destination and is famous for a wide variety of water sports such assnorkelling, scuba diving, sea walk, boat rides and a lot more. North Bay Island offers exciting opportunity for other rides such as banana boat ride, glass bottom boat ride, submarine or Dolphin ride that takes you underwater and shows you the marine world without touching the waters and getting wet.
Jolly Buoy Island
Jolly Buoy Island has untouched coral reef and offers a breath-taking underwater view of coral and marine life. Jolly Buoy Island also is an ideal place for snorkelling, sea bathing and basking on the sunny beaches. ThisIsland also offers the opportunity to see heavily populated coral reef through glass bottom boat ride.
Diglipur is that Craggy Island across Kalipur Beach that lures many a curious traveller from the far corners of earth. It is a queer little island known for its great variety of colourful fishes and corals. From this remote yet beautiful island, you can visit the famous Ross and Smith Islands also called the twin Islands that is uniquely bridged by pristine white sandy beach.
To one side of the bridge thereis a calm and quiet lagoon ideal for a swimming spree and on the other side there is the haven of asnorkeler’s paradise. The enigmatic jungles of Diglipur lead to the crazy mud volcanoes that can be visited after a length of jungle trek.
A similar trek across the primitive jungles leads to the amazing group of 41 Alfred Caves that are absolutely a treat to visit. The adventure heightens when you realize that the caves are home to a den for swiflets and fruit eating bats.Diglipur also fascinates the visitors with its turtle nesting grounds in the winter months from December till the summer months of May.
Baratang situated around 100 kilometres from port Blair offer the mystic boat ride among the dark, dense mangrove creeks. The journey through these mangrove maze is ethereal. The island also boasts of beautiful, scintillating solitary beaches. Another nature’s magic can be felt in the limestone caves of Baratang that can be reached by a moderate hike across the jungles of the island.