If there’s one place in and around the map of India where the geography seems to be entirely different and unusual, then it is definitely the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. It is a region of immense possibilities for travelers and tourists who seek an entirely new and happening experience. This is a union territory and it is replete with activities and things that you won’t be able to witness anywhere else.
Though the Andaman & Nicobar Islands have started luring too many tourists already, major portions of the land still remains unexplored. Here are few offbeat things you shouldn’t miss out while on your trip to the Islands.
Underwater diving at Cinque Island
You have to acknowledge the emerald green water where there’s visibility of 80ft and the wide variety of flora and fauna makes this island the perfect place for scuba diving in India. This place is an hour distance from Port Blair whether you go by boat or by car. You will however need permission from the Forest Department to visit this unexplored island and once you visit the place, you will get a taste of how special the place is.
Gaze at the Barren Island Plateau
Last year saw the latest volcanic eruption in the Barren Island and when the volcano is not exploding, this is a place to behold. The entire island has a diameter of around 3 km and it is replete by few of the toughest animals like some rodent species and goats, flying foxes and these are the few reasons to definitely visit this place.
Stroll around the shores of the Elephant Beach
Unlike Goa or the other popular beaches, this is a beach which will greet you with calmness and peace instead of dirt, litter and vendors walking around the beach. You will also find a 2 km long jungle from a point before Radha Nagar Beach to reach the place called Elephant Beach. You can also take a speedboat to reach this beach.
Havelock Island is the place to walk under the sea
Sea walking is one of the safest ways in which you can have extreme fun underwater and Havelock Islands form the perfect place due to the clear and calm waters. It seems to be the best thing for people who love the thrill and adventure of scuba diving which they’ve experienced in Cinque Island. This island is located 41kms from Port Blair and is touted to be one of the largest islands. Havelock Island also boasts of having the Best Beach in Asia.
Shop for souvenirs in the Aberdeen Bazaar
Are you looking forward to take back few souvenirs from the Islands? If answered yes, Aberdeen Bazaar is the ultimate place to be. It will cost you only Rs.7 from the Port Blair Airport to reach this bazaar by bus. Once you reach, you will get everything starting from sweets to Andaman t-shirts to wooden carvings.
Therefore, if you’re still not sure about the adventurous activities that you should do at the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, you should take into account the above mentioned points to create a memorable experience.