Andaman and Nicobar Islands Tourism
The islands of Andaman and Nicobar are affectionately dowered with the designation of 'emerald islands' owing to their unparalleled charm and breath-taking flora and fauna. Thus, state tourism in Andaman and Nicobar islands have flourished and expanded its network. Indeed, the exotic locales, the sun-kissed beaches, the alluring picnic spots and the various other marvels have truly taken the state tourism to another level.
Then there are beaches bequeathed with vast stretches of pristine and golden sands that has the power to rejuvenate your soul and mind and free you from all kinds of vexations. The most prominent are Radhanagar, Karmatang, Ramnagar, Harminder Bay and Corbyn's Cove Tourism Complex.
Next are the picnic spots like Chidiya Tapu, Mount Harriet and Corbyn's Cove Tourism Complex which cater delectable plots to unwind yourself and get experience the funnier and jollier facet of life.
The museums and monuments have also contributed a great deal to the state tourism at Andaman and Nicobar islands. Renowned museums include Forest Museum, Samudrika of Naval Marine Museum, National Museum and Anthropological Museum. On the other hand, monuments like the Cellular Jail and gallows at the Viper Island attract a lot of tourists.
Venues like Madhuban and the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park in Port Blair and Car Nicobar and Katchal in Nicobar also constitute an important appendage of the state tourism across Andaman and Nicobar islands.
The accommodation facilities are also quite outstanding as numerous star and deluxe hotels are found in these twin islands. There are many Government lodges and resorts that aim towards making your stay very memorable.
The varieties of water sports are indeed fascinating and you will just love to try your hands at them.
|Climate||Summer - Humid|
|Max Temperature||28 °C|
|Min Temperature||23 °C|
|Average Annual Rainfall||3,000 mm|
|Languages||Hindi and English|
|Religion||Hinduism, Christianity, Islam|
|Best Time to Visit||December to April|
|Clothing||Light cotton throughout the year|
How to Reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands
How to reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands should not be a matter of concern to a tourist. The union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is situated in the ocean of Bay of Bengal towards the south-east of the mainland of India. This secluded union territory of India is linked to the rest of India by both sea and air, thus facilitating travel to Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Although Andaman is more a place to swim, breathe fresh air, shopping in Andaman and Nicobar is a wonderful experience.
The main market for shopping in Andaman and Nicobar is in Port Blair. Multi-hued corals and seashell souvenirs in varied sizes abound in the shops. While shopping in Andaman and Nicobar, please look for popular artifacts such as :
- Shell jewellery like earrings, bracelets and objects d'art
- Mother of pearl jewellery and artifacts,
- Palm mats
- Coconut shell lamp-shed
- Woodcrafts like walking sticks, bowls and trays, ashtrays and furniture made of mostly local padauk wood
- Bamboo cane craft
- Nicobaree Mats
The main commercial center at Port Blair is Aberdeen Bazar. A few Government Emporia as well as innumerable private shops along with food joints and pubs offer you a delightful experience while shopping in Andaman and Nicobar.
Government Emporia include Cottage Industries Emporium and Gram Khadi Commission.
Other shopping centres are located at Goalghar, Junglighat, Prem Nagar and Delanipur all of which are maximum 3-4 kms away from Aberdeen Bazar.
Hotels in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The Union territory has hotels of star and non-star category catering to the needs of the tourists visiting the islands. Besides it has resorts, restaurants and cafes which cater to the needs of all segments of travellers. Some of the popular hotels in Andaman and Nicobar islands include Andaman Teal House, Hawabill Nest, Turtle Resort etc.
The islands of Andaman and Nicobar, being a prominent tourist destination, house numerous hotels ranging from luxurious to budget hotels. Mostly located in Port Blair, these hotels will ensure tourists a comfortable stay. More Details...
Cuisines to try in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andaman and Nicobar, being an island area, are mainly famous for varied sea food like crabs, fish, lobsters and prawns. Besides that vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine from India and China are even available. The renowned restaurants of these islands serve mouth-watering continental cuisine as well.
Places to Visit in Andaman
- Long Island
- Cellular Jail
- Anthropological Museum
- Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park
Places to Visit in Nicobar
- Indira Point
- Car Nicobar
- Great Nicobar Island
Last Updated on : December 23, 2016