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Sightseeing  at Andaman

Advancture Sports at Andaman 

Nicobar Sightseeing

Islnads of Andaman

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Port Blair Airport

Island  of Andaman

Havelock Island
  
It is situated 57 kms North East of Port Blair. There are white sand beaches, turquoise waters, coral reefs with lot of marine life including dolphins, turtles and very large fish. The waters here are ideal for snorkeling & scuba diving. In the surrounding forests one can find elephants, brought to the island to work. Only one third of the Northern island is inhabited and each village is referred to by a number.

Barren Island:If you want to get close to India's only active volcano, then a 135 km day-trip to Barren Island is what you should make. The volcano erupted in 1991, after some 177 years, and again in 1994-95. Landing on the island is not allowed, but you can watch the smouldering volcano from the boat.

Cinque Island:Surrounded by pristine coral reefs, uninhabited North and South Cinque are among the prettiest islands in the Andamans. Regrettably, the construction of VIP cottages some years ago destroyed the coral near the island, and you now have to swim further out into the sea to find the best underwater scenery.
A specially hired boat costs Rs. 1000-1200 per person. It takes two hours from Chiriyatapu, and three-and-a-half hours from Wandoor. Unless you are going on a trip organised by a travel agent, special permission must be taken from the Forest Department.

Long Islands:
This island is 82 km from Port Blair by sea, and connected by a ferry thrice a week from Phoenix Bay Jetty. Enchanting Long Island is home to a lovely sandy beach at Lalaji Bay. It also has a beautiful forest patch and coconut plantations. A timber industry is located on the island.

Ross Island:The erstwhile administrative headquarters of the British was referred to in the early 20th century as the Paris of the East. Manicured lawns that led up to clubhouses, swimming pools, granaries, officers messes, tennis courts and a majestic church lie in ruins, reclaimed by nature after an earthquake in June 1941. Deer roam the islands today, peering from behind the thick bushes, and sometimes mustering up courage to eat biscuits out of your hand. A graveyard has headstones of army officers who died young, and that of an infant who lived for just 22 hours. It is an eerie place, now owned by the navy. Some parts are off limits for visitors. A small museum displays pictures of its old grandeur.
Open every day except Wednesday. Ferries from Phoenix Bay Jetty at 8.30 am, 10.00 am, 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm; return ferries at 8.45 am, 12.40 pm, 2.10 pm and 4.40 pm. A return ticket costs Rs 20 and the ride takes about 20 minutes. The island Can be explored on foot.

Neil Island:Neil Island is situated 36 kms east of Port Blair. The island's lush green forest and sandy beaches provide an ideal holiday for tourists. Beaches are numbered; the beach west of the village is popular with campers. One can also put up camps on the beach. There is excellent snorkeling and scuba diving opportunity to see beautiful corals & exotic marine life.

Rangat:About 90 km by sea and 170 km by road, Rangat is an ideal haven for a traveller seeking the sun, sea and fun. At Cuthbert Bay beach you will find a turtle nesting ground.

Red Skin Island:Another island in Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park has a nice beach and offers spectacular view of corals and marine life.

Jolly Buoy:An island in Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, it offers a breath taking underwater view of coral and marine life. It is an ideal place for snorkeling , sea bathing and basking on the sun kissed beach.

Viper IslandThe Britishers used to harbour convicts here. The first jail was constructed here which was abandoned after the construction of Cellular Jail. It has a gallows atop a hillock, where condemned prisoners were hanged. Sher Ali, who killed Lord Mayo, the Viceroy of India in 1872, was also hanged here.

Chatham Island:It has a Saw Mill lying on the tiny island connected by a bridge over a stretch of sea-water. This Saw Mill is one of the biggest and oldest in Asia. The main mainland -Island harbour is also here. The other harbour is Haddo, which is nearby.

Mayabunder:Situated in the northern part of Middle Andaman, Mayabunder offers excellent scenic beauty and beautiful beaches. Inhabited by the settlers from Burma, East Pakistan and ex-convicts, Mayabunder has a distinct culture. Beach at Avis Island (30 minutes boat journey from Mayabunder), Karmatang beach (13 kms.) and mangrove lined creeks are the attractions. Karmatang beach is also a turtle nesting ground. One can view nesting of turtles during December-February season. One can go to Kalighat (for Diglipur) by boat from here.  

Diglipur:Situated in North Andaman Island, Diglipur provides a rare experience for eco-friendly tourists. It is famous for its oranges, rice and marine life.  Saddle Peak, 732 metres, the highest point in the islands is nearby. Kalpong, the only river of Andaman flows from here. The first hydroelectric project of the islands is coming upon this river. One who comes by road from Port Blair has to take a boat from Mayabunder to Kalighat and from there journey by road to Diglipur (25 kms.), and from there to Kalipur (18 kms.) for viewing, Kalipur and  Lamiya bay beaches. The Water Sports Centre is near by. Those who want to go for trekking to Saddle Peak can collect trekking equipments on hire from Turtle Resort and start trekking from Kalipur. Ram Nagar beach (15 kms. away from Kalighat) is famous for Turtle nesting during December February season. One who comes by boat from Port Blair will reach Aerial bay jetty, which is very near to places like Diglipur and Kalipur.  

Little Andaman Island:This island has a beautiful beach at Butler Bay, a waterfall and plantation of oil palms.  Apart from this there are several sandy beaches all along the coastline of the island. The break water at Hut Bay offers an excellent view to the tourists. Little Andaman is the vegetable bowl for the Nicobar group of islands. The Onge tribals live in this island, so do Nicobarese apart from settlers from erstwhile East Pakistan and other places. However entry to tribal areas is restricted. Journey 9 hrs. by sea from Port Blair towards south. 

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