Embracing Serenity of Sea in the Exotic Islands of the Andamans
Enchanting sounds of gentle waves kissing the sea shore, the serenity of lush green environs, the mind-blowing thrills of adventure sports, the mystifying exploration of cultures and societies whose origins date back to over thousand years – all that's just a quick snapshot of the pristine Andaman Islands, which are amongst India's topmost tourist destinations. Located in the Bay of Bengal separate from the India's mainland, these islands represent some of the most picturesque locations that India boasts of and are home to some indigenous tribes that still have no contact with the "civilized" world. The crystal blue colour of water at some of the beaches in the Andamans puts them at par if not above with some of the most exotic beaches of the world including Ibizza of Spain. Although a total of 600 islands comprise Andaman and Nicobar Islands, only 9 are reported to be open to foreign tourists. Considered one of the safest tourist destinations in India, these islands are well-connected to the Indian mainland through regular flights and sea route.
Places to Visit - Radhanagar Beach, Jolly Buoy Island, Ross Island, and Neil Island, Cellular Jail, Anthropological Museum
Main Attraction - Breathtakingly-beautiful beaches, underwater explorations of marine life, intriguing remnants of India's colonial past
Best Time to Visit - January-April
Highlights - The dense forest cover, which bejewels these enigmatic islands exposes a visitor to a plethora of flora and fauna, and makes one feel completely nestled in the lap of Mother Nature. The warmth and friendliness of the local people, the unique exploration of the culture of indigenous tribes, the deep sea expeditions to catch the glimpses of marine and coral treasures, the intriguing remnants of the British colonial era are some of the things one cannot miss if one's travelling to the Andamans.
Combinable With - Kolkata, Chennai (as most flights invariably transit through these cities)