Andaman Packages - Sightseeing/Activities/Places of Interest
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Andaman IslandsCrystal clear waters, spellbinding natural vistas and a dash of history conspire to make the islands of Andaman a picture-perfect haven for travellers.
Important Places to Explore
Port Blair-Picture this - lazy beaches fringed with palms, lighthouse sprinkled islands everywhere you look, and an inviting turquoise blue sea. That’s Port Blair for you!With tropical rainforests covering almost 90 per cent of the city, Port Blair is a paradise for nature-lovers and adventure seekers alike. You can experience nature’s bounty in the palm lined Corbyn’s Cove or the exotic marine life at Viper Island. Tourists throng the sparsely populated city for a trek up Mount Harriet and relish numerous water sports like scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking and more.
Havelock Island-Havelock is the hidden jewel of the Andaman Islands. A one-and-a-half hour ferry ride from Port Blair covering 54 kilometres on the sea, Havelock will welcome you with its silver beaches, crystal clear waters and lush green forests. An eco-tourism hub, Havelock will surprise you with its pristine surroundings. Havelock’s most popular beach is the Radhanagar beach.Havelock is where time stands still for you to take it all in!
Neil Island-Unlike its vibrant counterpart, Havelock; Neil Island is a peaceful island, which will charm you with its deserted beaches that are perfect for complete relaxation. Head out to the beautiful beaches at Sitapur, Laxmanpur and Bharatpur. While you are here, simply sit by the beachside, soak in the cool breezy air, read a book and sip the natural coconut water. While shopping and nightlife might not be your pick here but you would not complain as most of the travellers visit Neil Island to unwind from the hectic city life and absorb the stillness of the natural environ.
History of Andaman
Apart from the sandy white beaches, Andaman has quite a rich and somewhat dark history. It could be a reason why tourists have always been fascinated by this island. The history of modern Andaman Islands can be traced back to the late 18th century. The island was captured by various nations and repeatedly abandoned due to frequent outbreaks of Malaria. The British left the island for the same reason in 1796.
It was in 1858 after the Sepoy Mutiny that the British captured the islands once again and settled in large groups. It was then that they started transferring the Indian freedom fighters to the islands by ships. They were chained, tortured and hanged to death. The Cellular Jail is a testimony of the dark past during the British rule.
Later, during the World War 2, the Japanese forces advanced and made the British abandon the islands. There was starvation among the islanders during the Japanese rule as the allied forces blocked all sea links.
On October, 1945, the Japanese forces surrendered to Indian infantry brigade leading to the merger of these islands with India after its independence in 1947.
Weather in Andaman
March to May - These months are considered a diver’s paradise. Even though these are the summer months, the temperature only ranges between 28 degree Celcius and 30 degree Celcius.
June to September - Andaman experiences heavy rainfall and thunderstorm during the months from June to September. It is a good time to strike great deals on hotels as not many visitors flock the island during the rain.
October to February - October marks the onset of winter with the temperature generally ranging between 15 degree Celcius and 34 degree Celcius. A preferred season for honeymooners, this is also an ideal time to indulge in adventure activities.