Ever wondered what it feels like to just sunbath at a beach or just taking a deep dive into the water (scuba diving) looking at the beautiful rare fishes or the rare delicate corals. Well, you can experience that all in just one place the wonderful island of Andaman&Nicobar. Andaman&Nicobar islands is a union territory that’s located on the east coast of India. The Andaman&Nicobar island comprises of 572 islands out of which 32 are inhabited and some of them are open for the tourists. It’s one of the best places for tourists to visit it’s really cheap and it is the kind of experience every person deserves once in his lifetime. And whenever you visit this there are 5 things that you can’t miss out on.
5 things to do or 5 places to visit in Andaman&Nicobar island-
Scuba diving is one of the tourist attractions in Andaman&Nicobar one can take dive into the calm clean waters near the islands and get a really exclusive of what it is like deep down. To undertake scuba diving one has to undertake a course to learn or it might turn into a life-threatening experience. One of the best schools to learn diving are Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI), British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC), Scuba Schools International (SSI) as some of the internationally acclaimed diving institutions. Other than that for amateurs, they have to hire a professional whose cost varies according to the destination and duration. Ideally, January is the best time to go for scuba diving as the waters are calm and it’s pretty hot. There are various different dive spots some of them are Havelock Islands, Neil Island, Port Blair, North Island, Clinique island, etc. But one should definitely explore this once in their lifetimes.
The cellular jail is basically a jail that was made during colonial times to keep the freedom fighters so that they wouldn’t escape. This jail is also known ”Kala paani”. Now I really think it’s important and a must-visit place in port Blair. Because it reminds us of the struggles and the dark times our freedom fighters faced to get our nation free from the clutches of the Britishers. The jail narrates of dark and horrifying stories from the past. It is called Kala Pani because people say that the prisoners here were tortured and weren’t even allowed to see the sun or anything. It’s a place everyone should definitely visit.
3] Rajiv Gandhi water sports –
Well, Andaman&Nicobar being a cluster of several islands is obviously home to various water sports. Rajiv Gandhi sports complex also known as Andaman Water Sports Complex is the only place you can find water sports at. This is like a must-visit place for all the adventure junkies. Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex hosts activities like paddle boats, rowboats, banana boats, parasailing, speed boats, snorkelling, scuba diving, sea walking and much more.
4] Beaches –
Andaman&Nicobar is home to a lot of beaches. One can have a really fun time on the beaches. They can probably just lay in the sand and sunbathe whilst looking at the wonderful calm seas and have the most enchanting time of their lives. Kids and parents can set up a picnic have fun with their kids make sandcastles, etc . Get their skins tanned etc. The best beaches to visit here are Wandoor beach, Radhanagar beach, Elephant beach, Kala Patthar beach, Sitapur beach, etc.
Other than the beautiful picturesque views the island is also famous for its little small cute markets. The markets of Andaman are famous for seashell products. From the beautiful pieces of jewellery made out of the shell to the exquisite home decor, you would find various creative products made out of shells that would make you light up your wallet soon enough. One can find some really good spices like black pepper, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves are always in high demand here. Other than that one can shop for jewellery, bamboo artefacts, handicrafts, etc.
The following are the things one shouldn’t definitely miss out on other than this one do a lot of other things here too. It is definitely a place for all adventure lovers.