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Andamans

Floating in splendid isolation in the Bay of Bengal is the archipelago, of over 572 islands, known as Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Stretched over an area of more than 700 kms, these islands are covered with dense forests and endless variety of indigenous and exotic flowers and birds. These, along with silver-sandy beaches on the edge of meandering coastline and the excellent scope of water sports, diving, carefree destination.

Area: 8249 sq. kms
Distance: 
From Kolkata 1255kms :: From Chennai 1190kms :: 
                
From Vizag 1200kms ::
Temperature: 
Min 23 Deg Centigrade, Max 31 Deg Centigrade 
Best Season: September to July

 

PLACES TO SEE

Chattam Saw Mill
A tiny island connected by bridge over a stretch of sea water, this Saw MIll was one of the oldest and biggest in Asia. It is a store house of rare specimen of timber including Padauk, Koko, Chuklam, Marble and Stain wood.

Forest Museum
Set up by the Forest Department, this museum displays the decorative places made of various types of timber found in these islands.

Mini Zoo
The Zoological garden has some of the rare species of animals and birds found in these islands and by large patronized by the children.

Samudrika (Marine Museum)
Here one can witness a wide range of shells and marine life, which creates an awareness for the conservation of marine life and different type of corals.

Fisheries Museum
Display of more than 350 species of Sea life museum gives an idea of the marine wealth that lies in the waters of these islands and types of fish.

Anthropological Museum
Display the habitat of aboriginals of these islands in miniature and types of tribal at Andaman. 

Cellular Jail (National Museum)
The Cellular Jail, now declared as National Memorial is situated at Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Its construction began in the year 1896 and was completed in 1906. Into this Horrid world were sent hardened criminal and patriots who dared to raise their voice against the British Raj.

 

Sagarika, Cottage and Khadi Emporium
Display a variety of handy crafts made in mother of pearl and local wood. Miniature Nicobarese Canoes and palm mats for floors and tables are also available here. There are a number of shell and wood craft unit interesting to see.

Ross Islands
Once the seat of British power and capital of these Islands, it stands now as a ruin of the bygone days with the old structure almost in debris. A small museum named 'Smritika' holds photographs and other antiques of the British's relevant to these islands.

Corbyn's Cove Breach
One of the picturesque sea beaches in the Island. It is ideal for sea bathing. The panoramic view of the seashore will delight the hearts.

Harbours Cruise/Viper Islands
Harbour cruise provide a unique experience of cruise along the harbour in a boat leaving from Phoenix Bay Jetty. The panoramic view of seven points from the sea, harbour, the floating dock, Viper Islands etc. are memorable.

Jolly Buoy/Redskin Islands
Jolly Buoy offers a breath taking view of underwater coral and marine life. Glass bottom boats help to take a closer look at the coral colonies. Ideal for sea bathing and basking in the sun kissed beach. The Redskin Island also offers the lure of underwater coral gardens and unspoiled beaches. An occasional dolphin may also be seen. A great place for swimming, scuba diving and snorkeling.

 


Gandhi Park
An amusement park with fun and frolics eapecially for children with water sport facilities.

Marina Park/ Andaman Water Sports Complex
A beautiful park on seashore with water sports complex and swimming pool.

Chidiya Tapu
Chidiya Tapu generally know as Birds Island is situated at the southern most tip of South Andaman. Its mangroves and beach make it an ideal picnic site and Sunset point

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