An endless stretch of white-sand
The captivating blue sky above, the infinite stretch of coastline, and the shimmering turquoise water around make Andaman a popular island meant to amaze with its charismatic offerings. At the juncture of Bay of Bengal & Andaman Island, Andaman is thickly covered with dense lush forest, the archipelago with pristine reefs making it a paradise on earth. The sandy palm-lined shore, kaleidoscopic coral, vibrant atmosphere altogether makes Andaman a holiday paradise.
From relaxing on the sun-kissed beaches, relaxing watching the tranquil environment or enjoy the sunset, or indulge in adventure activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking there are a plethora of activities in Andaman. The island also stores some of the remarkable monuments from the past with the flavour of colonial history.
Andaman has a very intense history dating back to 2nd century AD, well the island established its actuality during the 18th and 19th century when Europeans turned themselves to the island with an aim to colonization. Later, the Britishers choose South Andaman which is now known as Port Blair as the site for the penal colony also known as 'Kalapani' or the Cellular Jail, and the prisoners comprised of freedom fighters and criminals who went against the East India Company and were forced to live in exile. Soon after the British rule, the islands (Andaman & Nicobar) formed a part of the India union and are now one of the union territories.
Andaman is bestowed with natural beauties and it also displays the creative aspects of the tribes through its handicrafts. There are multiple varieties of handicrafts available in the island created using the natural raw material available in the island. The cane basket, shell craft, articles out of coconut shells, baskets, and mats are some of the well-known handicrafts of the region and a must buy when in Andaman.
If you are a seafood lover, you are in the right place and if a vegetarian doesn't worry, Andaman has got a lot to offer. The fish curry is one of the amazing dishes with a lot of options for fish, in the row is Coconut Prawn Curry prepared in local spices. The other hot and delicious dish is Chilly curry and Barbeques both for vegan and non-vegan. Tandoori fish, Grilled lobster are a few of the mouth-watering delicacies found in Andaman.
Travel seems incomplete without shopping. The best creations of the locals are found in Sagarika Government Emporium, Andaman Handicraft Emporium sells pretty handicrafts whereas in Aberdeen Bazaar you will find almost everything. The MG Road is one of the exciting shopping markets, another amazing way of shopping in the Andaman is in the Beech market.
Places to Visit
Famous for beaches, Radhanagar Beach is a major attraction.
The Island is known for the ruins of Penal Colony, a British colony.
Paradise for adventure seekers, go snorkeling, and enjoy the coral reefs.
A classic amalgamation of flora and fauna, famous for turtle breeding.
Widely popular for its rainforest and diverse wildlife.
Famous for Cellular Jail, the capital reminds of many sacrifices of freedom fighters.
8,250 square km
October and May
Hindi, Bengali, English, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam
Nearest Railway Station
Veer Savarkar International Airport