Exploring Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Situated at the confluence of the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a beautiful archipelago. This archipelago consists of 572 emerald islands, rocks, and islets. Andaman & Nicobar Islands is a Union Territory of India, in which the Andaman Islands are accessible by tourists, whereas Nicobar is inhabited by tribes. This destination is physically located 150 km to the north of Aceh in Indonesia and is separated from Thailand & Burma by the Andaman Sea. The islands are roofed with dense forests and a wide range of exotic flowers and birds. While talking about the natural beauty and heritage these islands offer. It may interest you that, these islands house several primeval tribes such as the Great Andamanese, Jarawas, Onges, Shompens, and Sentinelese. Apart from that, the sea surrounding these islands offers excellent scope for water sports & activities like, island camping, scuba diving, and snorkeling, etc.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands have been recognized as a top-notch eco-tourist destination where one can explore the underwater treasures of marine life like corals, rare fauna, and flora. Each island in the Andaman’s territory has its own beauty and uniqueness. The water and beaches of these islands are very fresh and crystal clear which makes it popular amongst beach lovers. In fact, people from around the world specially come here to unwind in the purity of Mother Nature.
This place’s stunning beaches, turquoise blue & green waters, and well-preserved and exotic fauna & flora will keep you mesmerized during the visit. With its peaceful environment, virgin beaches, world-class hotels, and fine dining, Andaman makes to be a perfect destination for travelers of every cadre, be it newlyweds, adventurers, holiday-makers, or nature lovers. And, like any other tourist destination, Andaman and Nicobar Islands also have some popular tourist spots. Read on to the following write-up to know more about the famous tourist attractions of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Red Skin Beach
Displaying a wide blanket of underwater corals and sun-kissed beaches, Red Skin attracts tourists from all across the globe. This beach is situated on the premises of the famous Marine National Park this island is bequeathed with a wide variety of natural marvels and corals that simply stuns the onlooker.
Corbyn’s Cove Beach
The closest beach to the main city Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Corbyn’s Cove Beach is just 4 km east of the Veer Savarkar International Airport and 7 km south of the town. This place consists of a small curve of sand backed by palms. This beach is very famous for swimming, water activities, and sunset-viewing.
Often referred to as the Kala Pani Jail in the Independence Struggle History of India, Cellular Jail has been a colonial prison built on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This jail was constructed between 1896 and 1906 and used as a prison by the British, especially in exile of political prisoners to this remote archipelago. Many famous freedom fighters such as Veer Savarkar and Batukeshwar Dutt were jailed here during the struggle for independence of India. However, today this complex is a national memorial monument and a popular tourist place.
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park (MGMNP)
Established on May 24, 1983 (under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972), this national park is located in Wandoor on the Andaman Islands. It was built for the protection of marine life such as the corals and nesting sea turtles, which is rampant in this area. Located at a distance of around 29 km from Port Blair, this park covers over 281.5 square kilometers, which is made up of 15 islands and the open sea creeks running through the area.