Lying in the Bay of Bengal this tranquil group of islands has to be there in your travel bucket list in 2018. A major tourist destination is an ideal honeymoon getaway, also gaining popularity as a destination for family get-together and number one option for friends having adventurous time in Andamans.
1. Cellular Jail (Kala Paani), Port Blair
Take a trip down history as you visit the infamous Cellular Jail (aka Kalapani), in Port Blair. A memoir of penal settlement this colonial prison pays tribute to the Indian freedom fighters who breathe their last there. Undoubtedly, you rediscover the chapters of bygone era in a new light. There are also Hindi and English sound & light shows held here every evening, a Martyr’s memorial, a museum, a photo gallery and an art gallery.
2. Chatham Saw Mill
Aka one of Asia’s oldest and largest sawmills, Chatham Island is definitely not to miss. Setup in 1836 by the British and has seen workers and working elephants brought in from Burma during those times. It has also suffered bombing during WWII. Rediscover the magic of timbered air inside the mill and marvel the various wood masterpieces made of Andaman wood inside the forest museum.
3. Sea Walking
What more adventurous than walking on the seabed with vivid coloured tropical reef fish swim around you! It’s fairly unique yet uncomplicated activity is one of the most exhilarating experiences in andamans. No swimming skills required and people from age 7 – 70 years can enjoy this hassle-free. Rediscover NEMO, up-close and have a personal chat as well.
4. Lime Stone Caves and Mud Volcanoes at Baratang Island
A road drive from Port Blair to Baratang cutting through dense tropical forests which takes about 2 hours 30 minutes and covers 90 km transport you to a natural science laboratory where you can see the forces of mother nature in action. Natural structures of stalactites & stalagmites inside the Limestone Caves and Mud oozing along the fault line of the Islands are an experience of its own. While you head towards limes stone caves, the ride in a speed boat to the cave is thrilling with mangrove trees on both sides and the splashing water.
5. Saddle Peak (Trek)
Saddle Peak is the highest point in the entire Andaman and Nicobar archipelago, standing at a height of 732 meters and is surrounded by Saddle Peak National park. Quite popular amongst adventure enthusiast and nature lovers. 8 km long trek trail takes you through the gorgeous sub-tropical forests. Discover lost temples, perennial water streams, and spectacular tropical flora and indigenous fauna on the go. Views of the archipelago from the top are sure to take your breath away!
6. Havelock Island : Snorkeling & Scuba Diving
The picturesque coral reefs are a haven for scuba divers to explore the beauty of aquatic life. The Andaman & Nicobar Islands has probably one of the richest coral reef ecosystems in the world ! Needless to say, for snorkeling and scuba diving enthusiasts, the Andaman Islands are nothing short of paradise. The underwater world here offers countless species of marine life, coral reefs, remnants of old ships and hills created from volcanic lava.
7 Adventure Water Sports in Andamans
The islands have got lots to offer for the gutsy, adventurous kinds. A wide range of water sports and activities can get your adrenaline rushing. At Port Blair Andaman Water Sports Complex offers various activities. Besides Jolly Buoy Island, Havelock Island, Neil Island, and other places offer kayaking, speed boating, rowing, parasailing, water skiing, wind surfing together with snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities. Re-discover the adventurous side of you in Andamans !