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List of 8 Things to Do and Visit in Andaman Island Tour

INDIA | Tuesday, 15 May 2018 | Views [23]

1. Scout through historical ruins at the 'Ross Island'

Found about 2 km, east of Port Blair, Ross Island is counted amongst the very best of andamans tour, bring in countless historians, archaeology enthusiasts and curious travelers from throughout the nation and abroad. As far as island's history is worried, it was developed as a full-fledged area and acted as administrative head office throughout the rule of British in the nation. Today, the stunning island stands as a statement to the past recollecting the colonial era with some of its gracious historical ruins that speak of the British glory. To reach this island, one can easily board a ferryboat from Aberdeen Jetty which takes only around 10 minutes to disembark you here. On landing, walk across its deserted streets and criss-crossed brick alleys associated remains of property and main structures, an old church, a bakery and a healthcare facility - nearly all edifices are today, in shabby condition, gradually being carried out by roots of banyan trees, wild plants and other creepers.

Few remnants of the bunkers set up by the Japanese soldiers when they caught the island during World War II, likewise make as distinctive destinations for the visitors here. Needless to state, if you are a passionate photographer, you are surely going to love a journey to this lovely island which leaves you shocked with its mesmerizing scenery dotted with blue-green waters and emerald forests; and not to clearly mention, the ruins siting against this sensational background do attend to outstanding cam shots and image opportunities. In case you are a history freak and would like to find out more about colonial past of the island, you need to certainly not miss out on a check out to the 'Ross Island Museum' which is being maintained by the Indian Navy and houses many interesting records throwing light on the island's extravagant antiquity.

 

2. Experience some fun of snorkelling at 'Elephant Beach'

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If you are up for some snorkelling experience in Andaman-Nicobar, there can be no better location than Elephant Beach to delight in this mind-blowing water sport. Located simply approximately 20 minutes ferry trip from the main docking station of the Havelock Island, the beach is fringed with incredible coral reefs and a breath-taking marine landscapes sprinkled with a variety of little and big colourful fishes, turtles as well as manatees, which absolutely offer a stupefying experience to all the passionate snorkelers. Rightly called the 'Snorkelling paradise of Havelock', the snorkelling website at this beach begins just a metre's depth from the shore, making it a lot easier for newbies and amateur scuba divers too to see and appreciate the lovely sea world on their own speed and will; even without signing up with any diving school, they can simply plunge down into the waters getting their own masks and fins and start swimming with schools of sweet lips, angel fish, polyps, butterfly fish and parrot fish. Typically giant turtles also come along to swim, making the whole experience much more amazing and exciting.

While undoubtedly, Elephant Beach is a fantastic snorkelling destination in Andaman, it certainly is a paradise for nature lovers too. The virgin beauty and unmatched tranquillity of the beach offers an exceptional setting to soak in peace and solitude right in the lap of Mother Nature. In case you aren't into adventure, just kick back on the sandy flooring and feel in the sapphire waters tickling your feet - I bet, nothing would be more peaceful and stimulating than this stupendous experience.

3. Attempt some browsing at the 'Butler Bay'

Just in case, you are a surfing lover, you would love the experience of this enthralling water sport in the spectacular waves of the Butler Bay Beach, considered to be among the best browsing areas in India. Located in Little Andaman, 14 km from the Hut Bay Jetty, the concave shaped beach, though a web surfer's paradise, also requires numerous nature enthusiasts owing to its bewitching surroundings lined with a fascinating stretch of golden yellow sand watched under high coconut trees. A 'White Surf Waterfall' near the beach just contributes to its unique charm and makes for an exceptional picnic spot inviting travelers to have a relaxing time after a strenuous browse workout. The thick tropical forests near the fall supply for excellent time to adventurers and travelers too, who are always in lookout for astonishing nature discoveries?

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There are small little huts likewise right on the sea front where you can go for an overnight stay listening to the music of mild waves and soaking your souls in relaxing aura of the place.

4. Proceed with an adventurous travelling adventure to highest mountain peak of Andaman, 'Mt. Harriet'

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are bestowed with the humane presence of numerous wonderful hills and virgin jungles making as respectable destinations for trekking. If you too are an ardent trekker and looking for a remarkable choice to quench your thirst for an exciting and exhilarating excursion throughout your trips here, a trek to Mt. Harriet, the highest peak in South Andaman archipelago is simply for your sorts and is undoubtedly going to leave you with some extraordinary memories to take back home. Beginning from the beautiful Madhuban Beach, the trekking trail meanders through dense jungles which are a treasure trove of bewitching wild splendour peppered with attractive charm of thick and old trees, captivating sights of colourful endemic birds and uncommon glimpses of a range of reptiles and amphibians.

Needless to say, besides this trek's beguiling beauty what influences you more is the wild experience enjoyable of strolling down the interesting tracks without any correct sunlight, wetness in the air and odd jungle noises to petrify you - does not it all seem to have made its way straight out from an experience show on National Geographic or Discovery? Well! That's precisely how the travelling expedition to Mt. Harriet is, in real life. So, if you have been yearning to live your dream of an exhilarating travelling experience, Mt. Harriet is 'THE' location to focus on during your journey to these exotic islands. And yes! Before venturing on the trek, always remember to make plans for the authorizations from the forest department as the area lies under the secured zone.

While Mt. Harriet trekking is really like a dream become a reality for lots of passionate trekkers and adventure enthusiasts, the top itself is a paradise for photography geeks; the breath-taking vistas of surrounding islands and Port Blair town from the peak are just to pass away for and make certain to provide you with some excellent electronic camera shots that will include as dazzling pieces to your photo albums. Ever discovered the picture of a lighthouse on the back of 20 rupees expense?

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Well! That's the one of the North Bay Island lighthouse, caught from this stunning peak, reminding everyone of its unrivaled enticing beauty that as soon as even captivated the heart of Robert Christopher Tytler, a British soldier and popular professional photographer of his times.

5. Witness the magic of an interesting underwater world through a 'Glass-Bottom Boat Ride' on 'Jolly Buoy Island'

Love to enjoy fishes but not a big fan of dropping into the water? If yes, the glass-bottom boat ride makes for a perfect activity to indulge into with your entire family and watch the lovely fishes and rainbow colored corals under the crystal clear turquoise waters without getting damp. Well! This is undoubtedly a terrific activity for kids too, as they do not have to snorkel to see the magical marine life.

In case you are searching for the best location in Andaman-Nicobar to venture on this enjoyable trip, Jolly Buoy Island just produces an excellent alternative. Untouched from commercialization and human intervention, the island is a piece of paradise on earth with pristine azure tones of sea glittering versus the contrasting background of green forests. Its growing coral life under the tranquil and clear waters has undoubtedly, made it one of the most demanded destinations for the breath-taking glass-bottom boat trip expeditions; being in the conveniences of these special boats you can actually see marvels of the sea up to 20 ft. depth with your naked eyes. For individuals who have actually just seen marine life in artificial fish tanks, it would surely be an experience to treasure for their whole lives.

In case you are preparing a journey to this remote island, be informed you have to very first reach the Wandoor Beach situated in Mahatma Gandhi National Park, roughly 30 km. from Port Blair. Ferryboats from this beach ply for the island sharp at 9.00 AM. Being strictly a no-plastic zone, rigorous security checks at the jetty can be well anticipated. A previous approval from the federal government authorities is likewise absolute necessary to visit this safeguarded island which opens to visitors only for a brief duration of time in the entire year. So, it likewise makes good sense to look for its ease of access ahead of time to prevent any last moment modifications in your itineraries.

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6. Embark onan enthralling caving exploration at 'Baratang Island'

A reasonably unexplored region in Andaman-Nicobar, Baratang Island is a location that mostly interests devoted cavers and geomorphologists owing to the presence of ancient limestone caves that have actually been standing here considering that millions of years. Dotted with stunning patterns of limestone and stunning stalactite and stalagmite structures, needless to state, these caverns captivate even most experienced of the cavers and geologists.

While these fantastic nature's wonders are themselves a real sight to witness and use a captivating experience to all the visitors, what leaves people here even more enthralled is the entire journey causing these caverns through the mysterious forests of Jarawa Tribal Reserve, the home of one of the world's most isolated primeval people. A substantially restricted zone, tourist automobiles are permitted to cross through the reserve just in company of an authority’s jeep in order to safeguard these tribes from the outdoors world and diseases to which they have little or no resistance. Though an aura of enigma and perplexity can be quickly felt in the air while travelling through the reserve, definitely making your journey even more adventurous, its tranquil natural splendour and deep serenity is something which requires a special mention and that is sure to take your breaths away in minutes.

If you think that's the most audacious part of the caving expedition to Baratang Island, wait! A fiber boat trip through narrow creeks amidst the heart of thick mangrove forests will make it all the more amazing and exciting. And yes! The area is plagued with a number of crocodiles, so, as your boat snakes through the creek, do view out for these aggressive reptiles that may offer you with an honest shot soaking and basking in the mellow sunshine. Your journey hasn't ended yet. At the end of the mangrove creek, a 1.5 k trek through a lovely rain forest awaits your arrival; high thick trees, lovely manufactured huts and handmade roadways supply with postcard perfect scenery. On either side of the roadway, are eco-huts with bamboo chairs and benches, which make as perfect hide outs to sit and unwind for a while, particularly when it is raining. A number of small stores selling lime juice and cool cucumbers look after your hunger pangs, simply in case you are bitten by any.

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So, needless to say, if you remain in pursuit of an unique adventure the approaching holiday, the limestone cavern exploration at Baratang Island is just for your sorts and makes sure to leave you totally satisfied and happy.

7. Take a cruise to witness the just active volcano in South Asia at the 'Barren Island'

If your quest for an offbeat excursion has not ended at the Baratang Island, you can certainly prepare a trip to the Barren Island where the only active volcano of South Asia has actually been drawing in visitors for rather a long time now. The island truly stands to its name without any human inhabitation and as far as wild life is concerned, it is the home of simply a meagre population of feral goats, flying foxes, bats and rodents, obviously the ones which can endure the island's rough conditions.

The volcano here, which has actually been approximated to be 1.8 million years of ages first, entered notification of volcanologists and seismologists when it appeared in 1787 after remaining inactive for lots of past centuries. Ever since, it has been continuously active with its last eruption recorded in 2015. If you are eager to visit this unconventional traveler destination in Andaman and Nicobar, many cruise operators offer an interesting voyage to the tiny little island that lies 138 km. north-east of Port Blair; though you cannot step down on the real volcanic site, a mere look of dark clouds of smoke spewing in the sky from 1161 ft. tall mount on the Barren Island, while sitting in the convenience of your ships at a safe distance, is simply enough to make your day. Needless to say, being a seismically sensitive zone, a previous permission from the Andaman Forest Department makes for a definitely necessity.

While the island is quite popular amongst brave travelers who are constantly in quest of doing something special and from package, its surrounding bays are gradually using up as exotic diving destinations calling out the ardent scuba and deep sea scuba divers from throughout the world, providing them a life time chance to swim in their remote crystal clear waters which are house to amazing coral gardens showcasing carpets of the most stunning fluorescent colours and a striking marine life that consists of Manta Rays, Turtles, Needle Fish and Reef Sharksand much more remarkable sea animals.

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8. Take a trip to 'Mayabunder'

Yet another of the excellent not-so-conventional traveler places in Andaman-Nicobar is the island of Mayabunder. Located in the Northern part of Middle Andaman, the island is a best retreat for those looking for a secluded vacation away from crowds and humdrum of the normal touristy destinations. The 'Karmatang Beach' at Mayabunder is truly a scenic heaven immersed in picturesque tranquillity, definitely perfect for honeymooning couples trying to find a personal time in each other's business. The beach is also described as the Turtle Paradise on Andaman bursting with giant sea turtles crawling easily on the beach.

In case you are preparing a journey here in during the months of December - February, you can even witness the unusual sight of turtle nesting and hatching right before your eyes. Another thing which makes Mayabunder an idyllic vacation spot is its mangrove fringed brooks dotted with exotic flora and animals; a boat flight through these creeks with creatively bended mangroves on either side would surely be a dreamy experience for all the love birds. And just in case you are a bird watcher, you are, even more going to have a fantastic time identifying the rare birds of the region consisting of Brown Coucals, White-Breasted Kingfishers, Red-Cheeked Parakeets and Edible Nest Swiftlets. Needless to state, the creeks are good for photography too and provide an incredible natural view worth capturing.

If you are in search of a good option for accommodation in Mayabunder, especially when you are on family vacation, the very best place would certainly be the 'Eco Village' located on the 'Ray Hill', simply a 20 minutes ferry ride from Mayabunder Jetty. Primary established to promote tourism in the area, the town provides a variety of activities like fishing, rock climbing and wilderness treks to keep their visitors entertained and busy. The popular 'Avis Island' likewise lies a short ride away from this location. Just in case, you are searching for a fun-filled picnic, the island with its beautiful blue waters fringed with coconut trees all around, would undoubtedly leave you with some extraordinary memories of your terrific holidays in Mayabunder.

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