SIX FAMOUS PLACES OF ANDAMAN & NICOBAR
Located on the Neil Island one can find a lot of trees surrounding the whole vicinity of the island. This beach ranks and the 3rd best beach in Andaman and Nicobar islands. Soak in the stunning beauty of the region while you head out to this beach.
Highlights: This beach is very famous for couples who want some alone time with each other . It is also famous for snorkeling.
The island belongs to the Great Andaman Chain, and with an area of 242.6 square kilometres (93.7 sq mi) it is one of the main islandsof the group, a closely set archipelago in the Bay of Bengal, adjoining the Andaman Sea. Middle Andaman is to its north, and South Andaman to the south. Beaches, mangrove creeks, limestone caves, and mud volcanoes are some of the physical features. The islands of Ritchie’s Archipelago lie 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) to the east. Port Blair, the capital of the Indian Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is located approximately 45 kilometres (28 mi) from the southern tip of Baratang. Baratang contains the only known examples of mud volcanoes in India. These mud volcanoes have erupted sporadically, with recent eruptions in 2005 believed to have been associated with the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. The previous major eruption recorded was on 18 February 2003. The locals call this mud volcano jalki. There are other volcanoes in the area, the Barren Island volcano which is the only active volcano in South Asia, and the Narcondum volcano which is considered to be a potentially active volcano.
The Radhanagar beach on the Havelock island is another of the beckoning best beaches in Andaman which is a must visit for you. With the crystal clear waters and the gorgeous shoreline this beach is the 7th best beach in Andaman. One can’t overlook the spouting sound of waves or the salty punch noticeable all around, when you’re near the beach . Its white shining sands, turquoise waters, and extravagant green palm vegetation makes it an ideal place for a casual walk. Many people also visit this each to enjoy a small get together with their families.
Highlights: Radha nagar beach is very famous for snorkeling, scuba diving and also game fishing.
Location: The Radhanagar beach is located in Havelock island.
Another beach which is a must visit for you in Andaman and Nicober is the Little Andaman Beach. Head out to this exotic beach and get a chance to explore the beautiful little Andaman. This beach is considered as the fourth largest of Andaman Islands. Another interesting thing about this beach you can head out to the Surf waterfall and Whisper Wave waterfall which are accessible from the island too.
Highlights: Little Andaman beach is very famous for boat rides between the creeks, coral viewing and even an elephant safari. Also you can try snorkelling here as it is famous with a lot of tourist.
5.THE GREAT NICOBAR ISLAND
Great Nicobar island was severely affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake tsunami with many deaths, and was cut off from all outside contact for more than a day.The island of Sumatra is located 180 km (110 mi) to the south of Great Nicobar. The island covers 921 km2 (356 sq mi) but is sparsely inhabited, with a population of 8067, largely being covered by rainforest and known for its diverse wildlife.The island is home to the Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve, Indira Point – the southernmost point of India and INS Baaz naval air station near Campbell Bay under the joint-services Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) of the Indian Armed Forces. It is the southernmost air station of the Indian Armed Forces.The island is home to the Shompen people.The island has several rivers, including the Alexandra, Amrit Kaur, Dogmar and Galathea. Virtually all rivers flow in a southern or southwesterly direction, which is indicative of the general slope of the terrain across the island. There are undulating hills throughout the island, with the main range running in a north-south orientation. Mount Thullier, which is part of this range, has the highest elevation of any point in the Nicobars, at 642 m above sea level.
Indira Point (6°45’10″N and 93°49’36″E) is the southernmost point of the Great Nicobar Island and India itself. Indira Point subsided 4.25 m in the 26 December 2004 tsunami and the lighthouse there was damaged. The lighthouse was subsequently made functional.
6.THE NEIL ISLAND
Neill Island is an island of the Andaman Islands, located in Ritchie’s Archipelago. It belongs to the South Andaman administrative district, part of the Indian union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. the island lies 36 km (22 mi) northeast from Port Blair.Despite its minuscule tourist infrastructure, an increasing number of tourists have chosen to stay at Neill Island instead of neighboring Havelock Island. There are a handful of restaurants and basic beach hotels that cater to international and domestic tourists.