It is around 120 Kms far from Port Blair. This island is rich with golden beaches, volcano & caves. The roadways journey for Baratang island is passing through beautiful jungle and connected with vehicle ferries. Lime Stone cave is around 8 Kms from Baratang Jetty via boats. This natural growing caves are made up of lime stone surrounding beautiful green forest. The boat passes through beautiful creek full of mangroves, it is great life time experience for tourists.The active Mud Volcano(found only in Andamans in the country) on the way is also a terrific sight for the tourists. This volcano is active through out the year.Baratang holds the natures best treasures gifted to these islands.
Rangat is a town on the Middle Andaman Island, Andaman Archipelago. It is also one of the three counties (tehsils) administrative divisions of the North and Middle Andaman district, in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands union territory of India. Its population, according to the 2001 Census of India, was 38,824 people, mainly of Bengalis and Tamils.
Rangat is 210 km from Port Blair and 70 km south of Mayabunder. The town is well connected by road and sea routes.
Mayabunder is a town and a county (tehsil) in the northern part of Middle Andaman Island, Andaman Archipelago, India. The name is also spelled Maya Bunder or Maya Bandar. As of 2001, the county had 23.912 inhabitants, of which 3182 were in the town. It was settled in the British colonial period by immigrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh and ex-convicts.
Administratively, Mayabunder is the headquarters of the North and Middle Andaman district, which is part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands territory.Even though Mayabunder is the administrative headquarters of North and Middle Andaman territory, the town is small with almost no tourist infrastructure. Locals do not readily speak English, so if you do not know Hindi or Bengali, information can mostly be sought only by asking the staff at the hotel you’re staying in.
Diglipur (Hindi: दिगलीपुर; sometimes spelled Diglipore) is the largest town of North Andaman Island, in the Andaman Archipelago, India.
The city is located on the southern side of Aerial Bay, at 43 metres above sea level, 290 km north of Port Blair. It is crossed by the Kalpong River, the only river of the Andaman islands. Saddle Peak, the highest point in the archipelago, lies about 10 km to the south.
The city also profits from tourism to nearby attractions in North Andaman, which include the Ross and Smith islands, the Saddle Peak National Park, the beaches at Ram Nagar, Kalipur and Lamiya bay, and mud volcanoes. Ram Nagar beach (15 km away from Kalighat) is famous for sea turtle nesting from December to February.
Chidiya Tapu or Bird Island is a tiny village on the southern most tip of South Andaman, about 25km from Port Blair. Its lush green mangroves and sandy beaches make a picturesque site. 0The forest guest house situated on the top of a hillock provides a fabulous view of islolated islands, submerged corals and the breath-taking sunset.
Just 07 Kms from the city the most picturesque sea-beaches called Carbyn's Cove. This beautiful beach is ideal for sea bathing and sun-basking with a facilities of fresh water bathing Room and changing Rooms.
The small island with its treasure of ruins in it become the hot tourists spot in the territory. People desire to know more and more about Ross Island. This Island the erstwhile capital for the most of Andaman Islands from 1858 until 1941. Ross Island was also the base for the British Administrator of the penal colony in Port Blair.In 1941, the Japanese converted the site into POW camp, and built war installations, remnants of which can still be seen. It now lies deserted, and the few signs of its colonial glory, such as the Chief Commissioner's house and the Anglican church, are dilapidated and overgrown. The area is now under the control of Indian Navy.
An island in the group of Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Museum, with bright sand breathtaking underwater view of coral and marine life. It is an ideal place for picnic, snorkeling, sea bathing and basking in the sun.
Located at Port Blair, stood mute witness to the tortures meted out to the freedom fighters, who were incarcerated in this Jail. The Jail, completed in the year 1906 acquired the name, 'cellular' because it is entirely made up of individual cells for the solitary confinement of the prisoners. It originally was a seven pronged, puce-colored building with central tower acting as its fulcrum and a massive structure comprising honeycomb like corridors. The building was subsequently damaged and presently three out of the seven prongs are intact. The Jail, now is a place of pilgrimage for all freedom loving people, has been declared as a National Memorial.The penal settlement established in Andaman by the British after the First War of Independence in 1857 was the beginning of the agonizing story of freedom fighters in the massive and awful jails at Viper Island followed by the Cellular Jail. The patriots who raised their voice against the British Raj were sent to this Jail, where many perished.
The Anthropological Museum at Port Blair presents culture of Andaman Tribes.It was started in 1975-1976, the museum is an enthographic museum.It illustrates the four Negrito Tribes of the Andamans, viz.., the Jarawas, Sentinelese, Great Andamanese and the Onges and two Mongoloid tribes of the Nicobar viz...,the Nicobarese and the Shompens. One can view the tools, photographs and models of weapons of the aborigines tribes of Andaman and Nicobar islands.
This Saw Mill is one of the largest and oldest Saw Mill in Asia, built on a tiny island, is connected to Port Blair by a bridge. It is a store-house of timber like Padauk, Gurjan, Marble, Satin Wood, etc. This Mill was built by the British Govt. in 1883. This island has the second largest wharf of these islands, where Island - mainland ships can berth.
This unique complex offers all possible aqua-sport facilities like Water-skiing, Sail boats, Windsurfing, Speed Boats etc., and safe water sports like Paddle Boats, Row Boats etc. There is a sea water swimming pool and a change room. There is also a Memorial for the Battle of Aberdeen fought between Britishers and Andamanee aboriginals in 1859. Nearby is anAmusement Park with Rollercoaster, Pleasure rides etc. and a children Traffic Park is adjacent to it.
Havelock, located 39 km. north east of Port Blair, a picturesque island with beautiful sandy beaches and rich marine life, offers variety of adventure water sports activities, such as scuba diving, Sea walk and snorkeling, fun ride on speed boat & jet ski. The water lovers may also take a glass bottom boat ride in its shallow waters to see corals colorful fishes & marine life.
"Radha Nagar" Beach, is one of the most popular beaches on Havelock and was named "Best Beach in Asia" by Time in 2004. Radhanagar beach is in Havelock island which falls in South Andaman district and is probably the most visited place in Andaman and Nicobar Islands group. The beach is about 7 kms away from the popular Vijaynagar beach and Dolphin Yatri Niwas, a beautiful government resort.
Radhanagar beach, Havelock Island is very well known for its vast spreading and long white, sandy beach that sprawls across a wide area. With lush green trees on one end and aqua green, clear water on the other end, one can truly take a walk midst nature and forget all his woes.
Scuba Diving is one of the popular water sports activity at Havelock Island. Scuba diving is form of
swimming underwater using SCUBA - Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. Using a cylinder of
compressed gas to breathe where divers can stay underwater much longer than usual for an hours. With the
assistance of equipment such as scuba masks, breathing regulators, buoyancy devices, fins, and gauges scuba
divers can explore the underwater world.
Dive into the sea, and experience the thrill of Scuba Diving. Havelock Island offer amazing areas of beautiful
untouched natural coral reefs, packed with marine life. With the assistance of equipment such as scuba masks,
breathing regulators, buoyancy devices, fins, and gauges scuba divers can explore the underwater world.
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The Kalapathar beach is situated on one corner of Havelock Island. The beach gets its name from the surrounding village, which is Kalapathar Village and the black rocks (known as Kalapathar in Hindi) that adorn the coastline here.
Kala Pathar beach is a relatively small yet lovely beach. Silvery sand and aqua green waters make the place exotic and exquisite. The beach, honestly is no where close to Radhanagar beach but nevertheless it is a beautiful place to visit. Sadly, there are no eco huts or shade with benches to sit so the best idea is to carry a hammock, tie it around a tree on the beach, lay down in the hammock and enjoy the view or read your favorite author.
Neil Island is an island in the Andaman Islands of India, located in Ritchie's Archipelago. It is apparently named after James George Smith Neill, a British soldier who had sternly dealt with the insurgents during the suppression of the 1857 Mutiny. It occupies an area of 18.9 square kilometres (7.3 sq mi). The island is located 40 kilometres (25 mi) north-east of Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. NEIL ISLAND An ideal island for eco-tourism in Andaman Islands.
Natural Bridge, also popular as the Howrah Bridge, is situated on Neil Island. It has two living natural corals formed just like a bridge. The rock formation was called by the Bengalis who settled in the island in the early days and they refer it as the Rabindra Sethu and later called it the Howrah Bridge. It is best seen during low tide.
It is the state animal of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Also known as sea cows.
It is a marine mammal found in shallow waters and feeds on sea grasses.
it grows up to 3 meters and 10 feet in length and has a long life span of about 70 years.
They surface only to breath. Gestation period is 13 months and lay single calf at three to seven years intervals.
Large, plump marine vegetarians with short, paddle-like front flippers, the gentle Dugongs can be found grazing peacefully on sea grass in the warm coastal waters of the Andaman and Nicobar Island.
Bharatpur beach is the beach that one gets to see as soon as you step onto Neil Island jetty.
Bharatpur beach is right at the Neil island jetty (about half a kilometer) and is wide, white beach. Most of the tourists visit this beach in the morning hours and do snorkeling as in the evening they get to watch the sunset at Laxmanpur beach.
The chief attraction of the place is the beautiful lush green vegetation and fishes. This destination is very famous place for activities like coral watching and swimming and an apt destination to enjoy the vacations with family.
The museum has a good collection of shells, corals, fishes and a few species of colourful fishes found in these islands. It is runned by the Indian Navy and is located near Andaman Teal House at Port Blair.
This beautiful park at Port Blair has facilities like amusement rides, safe water sports, nature trail around the lake, garden, restaurant and historic remains like Japanese Temple as well as a bunker.
Andamans is not really a place to go shopping. But Port Blair is coming up with some good markets, like the other Indian cities. Here you will find Handicraft products mostly made from Wood, Jute, Bamboos, corals, sea shells, etc are the speciality of the islands. The Sagarika Emporium/ Cottage Industry is the best point of shopping. The tribals are away from the civilised world so their handicrafts and traditional crafts do not come into the market. In Andamans one can look out for the decorative items and things made from the sea shells. Corals are also sold in the market in various sizes and colors.