About Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a group of over 600 islands put together. They are located down south in the Bay of Bengal. These clusters of islands are in fact quiet far away from the Indian coast, yet they are a part of India and governed by its government. Of the many islands present only a few are open to the public. These are mostly In the Andaman region. The other islands are habituated by the local tribes, most of whom have never had contact with the outside world.
Places to visit in Andaman and Nicobar islands
The beaches are the main attraction here. Besides, some people enjoy scuba diving at the Havelock and Neil islands. The capital Port Blair has a historical importance for the country. It holds the many British era buildings which housed the people and also the jails. The islands are the perfect holiday destination and provide a laid back ambience for the tired soul.
The Samudrika Naval Maritime museum has a great collection of shells and corals found on these islands. The cellular jail is the place where many an independence fighters were imprisoned during their struggle for freedom and is now a war memorial. At Cirya Tapoo is a place where you will find a bird sanctuary with a variety of birds to check out. The Corbyn’s cove provides an ideal ambience for swimming, surfing or sun bathing in the quiet of the beach.
The Mount Harriet which lies on the other side of the Ross Island provides an excellent place for viewing the scenic beauty of the city of Port Blair. There is a mini zoo in the city which houses some rare species of animals found on the islands and provides an ambient surrounding for their breeding. The Kondul Island is known for its great cones and the beautiful rides. The Madhuban area a few kms away from the capital provides an area for the training of the elephants. Besides there are many other pristine beaches which are full of wonder and extreme beauty.