The very idea of a tropical holiday looks pretty exciting and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands fit into it perfectly. It was not until recently that the islands were known to the rest of the world and this keeps it secluded and completely refreshing. The unpolluted greens and pristine waters make it a heaven for naturalists and all who wish to enjoy a rejuvenating holiday. Little islands in the Bay of Bengal, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands enjoy a hilly terrain with dense tropical forests and palm fringed beaches. Giving an impetus to tourism is its capacity to offer immunity adventure and thrill to tourists. Offering a concoction of all one would look for an exciting holiday, the Andamans have fast grown in popularity to become one of the best known holidaying destinations.
Counted amongst the most beautiful places on earth, the islands did not have the same fame earlier. In fact, they were infamous as Kala Pani or Black Waters, the hell that all offenders of the British rule landed into. The three storied Cellular Jail still stands as a testimony to the atrocities our freedom fighters were subjected to. It has now been dedicated as a National Monument.
Some three hundred odd islands in the Bay of Bengal, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands are rightly referred to as 'perfect tropical paradise'. The best thing that these islands have to offer to a tourist is its amazing marine life. The Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park at Wandoor can prove to be a heaven for all marine life enthusiasts. While tourists can enjoy a marine life surfing ride in a glass bottom boat, the more adventurous souls can go for snorkeling and scuba diving. Apart from this, the islands offer a lot more adventure and sporting opportunities. The Water Sports Complex is the best place to try out some exciting rides. Water scooters, speedboats and parasailing options are easily available here.
Apart from its exciting aquatic life and water-bound adventure options, Andaman & Nicobar Islands also offer a good number of other attractions too. The Chatham Saw Mill is an attraction itself for being the largest saw mill in Asia. The Samudrika Museum and Fisheries Museum are good places to look out rare aquatic species. The Marina Park close to the Water Sports Complex offers some good amusement rides, mean for adults and kids alike. The Gandhi Park too is a nice amusement arena. Its offers exciting amusement rides, thrilling water sports and refreshing nature trails. Remains of a historic Japanese Temple make the place interesting for history lovers too.
Most of the best known shopping arenas and eating out places in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands are concentrated in Port Blair. Being the capital of this Union territory of India, Port Blair is naturally home to most of the government offices and administrative headquarters. The Port Blair airport makes it the access point to the entire islands too.
Visit the Andaman & Nicobar Islands for the amazing beauty they offer. Serene beaches, mesmerizing aquatic life, dazzling corals, intriguing colonial past and immense tropical charm, make Andaman & Nicobar Islands an ideal place for refreshing and exciting holiday.