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A Guide on Visiting the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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The gorgeous Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a perfect holidaying destination to spend some days in peace, away from the chaos and noise of the modern large cities. With shimmering azure waters fringed by forests, sun-kissed beaches, and sugar white sand, Andaman and Nicobar Islands tend to magnetise tourists from across the planet.  People commonly book Port Blair package tours in order to explore this enchanting destination. Port Blair is the capital and largest city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and features a number of important landmarks like the Cellular Jail.

Here are some of the best places to visit in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands:

  • Ross Island: Now renamed as the Netaji Shubash Chandra Bose Dweep, this island is an ideal sightseeing destination for travellers who are interested in history. Ross Island used to be one of the headquarters of the British colony, and currently houses the ruins of numerous colonial buildings. The century old trees of this island have captured a few key landmarks of the region with their wild roots, wines, and trunks, including the Officers Quarters of the British times. People visiting Ross Island might get to witness an interesting art light and sound show commissioned by the tourism department that provides a brief glimpse into the past of this island. 

  • Havelock Island: A part of the Ritchie’s Archipelago, Havelock Island is popular for its spectacular beaches and dive sites. The forested interior of this island is additionally home to birdlife like woodpeckers and white-headed mynas. The famous Radhanagar Beach comes in Havelock Island. This beach was ranked as ‘Asia’s Best Beach’ by the internationally renowned TIME magazine and was listed among the most spectacular beaches in the world as well. 

  • Cellular Jail National Memorial: This site tends to be one of the key elements of a Port Blair package tour. Often referred to as ‘Kala Paani’, Cellular Jail National Memorial often acts as a reminiscent of the British colonial era. A number of prominent freedom fighters like Batukeshwar Dutt Yogendra Shukla, and Vinayak Damodar Savarkar were imprisoned here during the colonial rule. Cellular Jail National Memorial is known to be quite a popular monument now, and serves as a memorial to the brave political activists and freedom fighter that fought for this nation.

Best time to visit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The time between October and May is considered to be ideal for visiting the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The weather conditions here are quite pleasant and bright during these months, making it perfect for day-long sightseeing tours. The tourists flock the beaches during this time to engage in water sports or take a dip in the water, as the waves tend to be quite gentle during this time. Visiting the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the months between October and May is considered to be especially perfect for people desiring to enjoy activities like sailing, sunbathing, and beach exploration, or plan on going on extensive sightseeing tours of the city.


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