Andaman & Nicobar Islands – The Turquoise Islands of India

Andaman and Nicobar Islands are an eternally beautiful, peaceful and enchanting group of islands – almost a dreamland (actually a dream island!). If you have seen Goa, Chennai beaches & may be some more Indian beaches across East or West Coastline of India, you have seen nothing yet! Andaman & Nicobar is turquoise, navy-blue & green coloured by way of its flora fauna (in this case the sea life!). Adventure voyages, warm & honest local people, crystal clear waters & most amazing sea food – these are just few amongst the many adventures that you come across at Andaman & Nicobar.

Snorkeling will definitely bind you to this place forever, for the unimaginable and unseen sea life accessed through this activity is something you will never forget. Fishes, sea Anemones, Coral Reefs, Sea Cucumbers, Clams…the list is endless and colours are something you just can’t imagine. The vivid life of sea makes for a lifetime experience – how often do we dive into their world after all?

Nicobar island is equally beautiful, with an added attraction of the tribals that have inhabited the jungles of this island. A host of various tribals have inhabited these islands. One must take help of local guides while visiting Nicobar islands, as tribals are a protected under Government Laws.

About it: A&N islands are a group of around 360 smaller islands, in the Bay of Bengal

Getting there: Flights / Ship from Kolkata and Chennai

Climate: Tropical

Best months to visit: November to May

Accomodation: Complete info of Hotels is available on internet, but one may prefer Light House Residency for its affordability, proximity to jetty and amazing food.

Food: Veg food easily available, Heaven for Sea-food foodies, Anything that you desire to eat is available (Yes getting a hot cup of tea made from fresh milk is quite a problem, so either opt for regular skimmed milk or go without it.

Stock up on: Sun Blocks, Shorts, Slippers, Goggles, Small handy bag, Cap & Lots of Enthusiasm

Must see Places: Corbyn’s Cove Beach, Havelock Island (worlds’ 7th best beach Radhanagar beach & Elephant beach for snorkeling), North Bay, Ross Island, Viper Islands, Wandoor Beach, Cinque Islands. Also see the sound and light show of Cellular Jail, the fisheries museum: Samudrika, the Chatam Saw mill

High Point: Crystal clear, clean and unspoiled Turqoise beaches, Sea life at its best, Historic past of India, Very warm & honest people- a boon for tourists.

Need more reasons? Then just go there!

Source by Nidhi Mishra Jain