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Andaman and Nicobar Tourism Guide

Andaman & Nicobar Islands spread over area of more than 700 km from North to south floating in the clear blue waters of Bay of Bengal, East of the Indian main land and consists of 572 emerald Islands, islets and rocks, sleets and rocksDue to accessibility of islands, these beautiful islands are less visited by tourists. But these are paradise for scuba diving, wonderful marine life and marvellous beaches.

Andaman Nicobar Tourism Guide

Tourist Places in Andaman and Nicobar

Cellular Jail, Port Blair

Cellular Jail of Port Blair is declared as National Monument for the sacrifice of freedom fighters such as Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Dr. Diwan Singh Kalepani, Yogendra Shukla, Bhai Parmanand, and Maulana Ahmadullah. The original structure of the jail had seven wings with three storied buildings. Now only three wings and central tower remains and these are converted into a National Memorial. The complex has a Museum, an Art gallery, and a Photo gallery. Read More

Chatham Saw Mill

The Chatham Saw Mill is one of the oldest in Asia, built on a tiny island and connected to Port Blair by a bridge. The museum by the Forest Department within the Saw Mill compound has provide an insight into forest activities through scale models and display decorative pieces made of Padauk, Marble, Peauma, Gurjan, Satin Wood etc. Read More

Gandhi Park, Port Blair

Gandhi Park has nature trail around the lake, garden, restaurant and historic remains like Japanese Temple as well as a bunker. The erstwhile Dilthaman tank, which was the only source of drinking water to Port Blair, and the area around it has been developed Gandhi Park in an as unbelievably short time of 13 days. Read More

Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex

Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex offers aqua sports facilities, water sports and adventure sports within one water sports complex. Water sports offered by the complex are paddle-boats, row-boats, glass-bottom, bumper boats, Jet Ski, parasailing, banana boats, speed boats etc. The complex houses a memorial of the Battle of Aberdeen' fought between the British and the Andamanese aboriginals in 1859. It also has a saline water swimming pool, Food Plaza, Change Room, Toilet and Children Traffic Park. Read More

Beaches of Andaman Nicobar

Ø Collinpur Beach, Tirur

Ø Corbyn's Cove Beach, Andaman & Nicobar

Ø Elephant Beach, Havelock Island,Andaman & Nicobar

Ø Govind Nagar Beach (Beach No. 3), Andaman & Nicobar

Ø Lalaji Bay Beach, Long Island, Andaman & Nicobar

Ø Munda Pahar Beach, Chidiya Tapu

Ø North Bay (Coral Island) Beach, Andaman & Nicobar

Ø Radhanagar Beach (Beach No. 7), Havelock Island

Ø Vijay Nagar Beach (Beach No. 5), Andaman & Nicobar

Ø Wandoor Beach, Port Blair

Wildlife in Andaman Nicobar

Andaman Mini Zoo

Andaman Mini Zoo houses some of the endemic birds and small number of animals of Andaman Nicobar. It also has children play park and crocodile rearing farm. Read More

Chidiya Tapu Forest

Chidiya Tapu Forest is the southernmost tip of South Andaman Island and known for bird watching, sunset view and scenic nature beauty. Munda Pahar Beach and Bird Island Biological Park are another attraction of Chidiya Tapu. Read More

Fisheries Museum, Port Blair

Located close to Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex, Fisheries Museum exhibits species of marine life found on the islands and the Bay of Bengal. More than 300 species of sea creatures are properly preserved in the museum. Read More

Madhuban

Madhuban is known for natural beauty and mind blowing trekking route. Exotic endemic birds, animals, butterflies are interesting sights of the trek. Read More

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Wandoor (Andaman Nicobar)

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is spread over 281.5 km of open sea, creeks and 15 small and large islands. Watching of rare corals and underwater marine life through glass bottom boats, scuba diving and snorkelling are amazing experience. Tourists are allowed to spend two and half hours in Jolly Buoy Island or Red Skin Island as a part of conducted tours. Read More

Samudrika Naval Marine Museum, Port Blair

Samudrika Museum of Indian Navy has five sections such as history of the islands, their geography, people, marine life and archaeology. The Museum also houses an impressive display of coral and shells, species of colourful fishes of the islands, relief map of topography in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Read More

Zoological Survey of India Museum

Located near Andaman Teal House, Zoological Survey of India Museum displays several varieties of sponges, coral, butterflies and centipedes etc. Read More

Trekking Spots in Andaman and Nicobar

Mount Harriet National Park, Andaman

Mount Harriet is the third highest peak in the Andaman and is named after Harriet Tytler, the second wife of Robert Christopher Tytler, a British soldier, naturalist and photographer. Mount Harriet is famous for nature trails/treks and known for its Andaman wild pigs, saltwater crocodiles, turtles and robber crab. Read More

Cultural and Art Galleries in Andaman

Anthropological Museum, Port Blair

Started in the year 1975-76, the Anthropological museum near the Directorate of Tourism, Port Blair is an ethnographic museum. It illustrates the four Negrito Tribes of the Andaman viz. the Jarawas, Sentinelese, Great Andamanese and the Onges and two Mongoloid tribes of the Nicobar viz. the Nicobarese and the Shompens. Read More

Other Information about Andaman

Ø Andaman and Nicobar Government Tourism Offices

Ø Official Website of Andaman & Nicobar Tourism- www.andamans.gov.in

Ø Entry Formalities

Indian national needs no permit to visit the Andamans. However, visiting tribal areas in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is prohibited.

Foreign nationals require permit to visit the Andaman Nicobar Islands, which is easily available on arrival at Port Blair by flight or ship from the Immigration Authorities for 30 days. This is extendable for another 15 days with permission and the delegated authority to extend permission is the Superintendent of Police, Andaman District-Port Blair. The Restricted Area Permit can also be obtained from the Indian Missions overseas and also from the foreigners Registration offices at New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata and from the Immigration Authorities at the Airports of New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata.

More Information - http://www.andamans.gov.in/EntryFormality.aspx

Ø How to Reach Andaman and Nicobar

Regular flights are available from Chennai, Bhubaneshwar, Kolkata and other major cities to Port Blair. Regular passenger ship services are available to Port Blair from Chennai, Kolkata, Visakhapatnam and it takes around 3-4 days.

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