Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Andaman and Nicobar Islands – A fun-filled holiday destination

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A group of more than 600 islands south of India, Andaman and Nicobar Islands is one of the best holiday destinations for people all over the world. The coral reefs and beaches lining the islands have managed to attract a good deal of tourists every year. The dense forests and beaches make it a host for many exotic animals and birds. It is considered as to be one of the best honeymoon destinations for its serene and calm atmosphere and exhilarating beauty. The summer months offer get best time for tourism as they can enjoy the warm atmosphere and indulge in activities such as diving and swimming.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The islands experience occasional showers throughout the year. Only a few islands are open for tourism as there are many native tribes and cultures that have remained isolated for many years.


Getting there

All on Indians who want to visit the place will first have to obtain a restricted area permit that allows them to stay in the islands for 30 days. However, the stay can be extended to another 15 days in special cases. The airport in Port Blair is the only mode of transportation by air. It has well connected flights from many popular cities and destinations. However, ships and ferries remain the most common and used mode of transportation. They are cheap and abundantly available throughout the islands. To get the best deals and offers on your travel, it is best to book and plan well in advance.

Places of Interest

1. Scuba Diving
Scuba Diving

Scuba diving has been the most popular source of attraction for Andaman over the years. The breathtaking marine life and reefs with clear water attracts a good deal of divers from around the world. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National park and South Cinque Island are some of the popular destinations in diving.

2. Surfing and Snorkeling
These fun filled activities are a great way to spend the day having fun outdoors. Little Andaman, North Bay and Jolly Buoy Island are some of the popular destinations.

3. Coral reefs
Coral reefs

Glass bottom boats can allow you to get a close and beautiful view of the coral reefs in many places in Andaman. Diving and snorkeling is also a common way to explore the reefs.

The laid back atmosphere and the many activities available have made Andaman one of the most popular destinations in India for holidays and leisure.