The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a group of islands that cover an area of about 8,073 square kilometers and are technically a part of the republic of India. Andaman and Nicobar Islands are among the most sought after tourist destination in the world, and boast some of the most pristine and unspoiled sandy beaches, stunning forests, diving spots, rich flora and fauna, clear turquoise waters, and gorgeous corals. However, it’s not just the Islands’ beauty that makes it the perfect go-to destination. There are a lot of things to do in Andaman and Nicobar Islands including, but not limited to; water activities, sightseeing tours, adventure sports, activities for nature lovers, and more. In this article, we are going to take a look at 5 things you should try in Andaman and Nicobar Island, India;
1. Visit the RadhaNager Beach
Also popularly known as Beach No. 7, Radhanagar is 1 of the best golden beaches on the planet, and you have to check it out to really understand why. With pristine sandy beaches, serene environment, and turquoise waters, Radhanagar beach is just the place to be for a relaxing day. Termed as Asia’s best beach by TIME’s magazine in the year 2004, Radhanagar beach is renown for retaining its’ serene, rustic and peaceful charm. The beach is quite popular for lovers or couples as it’s almost vacant and its’ serene climate adds to the romance. You can relax or stroll around while soaking up in the sun, or you can also go swimming in the calm, pristine waters. Alternatively, if you’d like some shade, Radhanagar beach is situated next to a stunning forest that is filled with high mahua trees. You can go and find a beautiful open shelter in the forest, or you can find a bench where you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular views.
2. Sea Walking
Sea Walking is among of the biggest attractions in Andaman. You do not need to be a swimmer to try out sea walking. The underwater sea walk is a real once in a lifetime experience for everyone who visits these amazing islands. You basically need to wear a helmet which lets you breathe in, and the trained staff and lifeguards will guide you. The sea walk lets you see the gorgeous corals and fish, up close and personal; you will have all kinds of fish floating alongside you, and hovering over your head as you’re sea walking. North Bay is the most popular Island for sea walking and has fantastic spots with amazing coral reefs and brilliant fauna and extensive varieties of fish where you can enjoy this walk.
3. Sport Fishing
Andaman and Nicobar offer world class sports fishing. There is a wide variety of fish in the Islands’ pristine waters including but not limited to; blue marlin, black marlin, sailfish, dogtooth tuna, dorado, and yellowfin tuna. If you like sports fishing, then Andaman is certainly the ideal destination for you. You simply need to bring your spincast reel, fishing line, and spinning rod, and you will enjoy fishing in some of the world’s most well-preserved waters.
4. Visit Cellular Jail Memorial
Formerly known as Kaala Paani (meaning, black waters), Cellular Jail memorial in Port Blair is a must visit attraction in Andaman. The jail was originally used by the British as a prison for the political prisoners. Today, the memorial is reminiscent of the struggle India went through to attain freedom. The most famous Indian freedom fighter to be jailed here was V D Savarkar.
5. Bird Watching
Another great thing to try out in Andaman is bird watching. Chidiya Tapu is Andaman’s bird island and is home to lush forests, mangroves and lots of species of birds. You can spend your day listening to the constant chirruping of the birds, watching birds of all colors, sizes and shapes flying from 1 tree to another, or you can try to find some fascinating birds like parakeets, drongos, sea eagles, emerald doves, among other birds.
A vacation in Andaman and Nicobar islands will give you a chance to witness nature’s rare beauties and an absolutely extraordinary landscape. These group of islands is the perfect holiday spot for spending quality time while discovering and enjoying nature’s stunning beauty. Whether you’re traveling with your better half, family members, friends, or alone, the sheer beauty and appeal of these magnificent islands, will give you unforgettable memories, you will cherish for the rest of your life.
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