Monday, January 31, 2011

Best sights to see in Port Blair

Port Blair is the largest city of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is the capital & the right place to start your travel in the Andamans. It is well connected with almost all places in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Cellular jail, Anthropological Museum, Naval Marine Museum (Samudrika), Sound & Light Show, Ross Island, Fisheries Museum, Science Centre, Chatham Saw Mill, Corbyn’s Cove Beach, Chidiyatapu, Collinpur, Wandoor, Jolly Buoy Island, Red Skin Island, North Bay Island, Viper Island, Mount Harriet and Andaman Water Sports Complex are few of the places to visit in and around Port Blair.See them here....

Saturday, January 29, 2011

For people who love endless beaches and Island locations

The Andaman Islands have a lot of Awesome Beaches & Islands to explore.Here are some Awesome Sightseeing locations: Port Blair, Havelock Island, Baratang Island, Neil Island, Rangat Island, Mayabunder and Diglipur and the places of interest related to them. Check some unknown secrets about these locations here….here...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Happy Republic Day!

I go to Andaman islands for _______ !

Andaman and Nicobars Islands are well known for exotic beaches, green forests and blue marine life.Some people say that Andamans are best for Honeymoon, some people  says that they are best for Holidays,some people say that Andamans are best for Adventurous watersports,some people say that Andamans are having best nature and wild life.Please help us in finding what Andamans are best in. Tell us...  
I go to Andaman Islands for ______!
A) Honeymoon B) Holiday C) Adventure D) Exotic Nature E) All

Monday, January 24, 2011

Trip Timetable to Jolly Buoy/Red skin Island

The Forest department of Andamans took decision to limit the no.of trips to Jolly buoy/Red skin Island. In order to reduce  damage to the marine life and congestion in the beach, the no. of trips to the Island is fixed accordingly. These trips are from Wandoor Jetty. Tourists can get entry permits one day in advance. The entry permits are limited.This timetable is applicable except on Mondays.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Great experiences come from great adventures and then it’s the time for Scuba Diving.

Self-Contained-Underwater-Breathing-Apparatus is the full form of SCUBA. Scuba Diving is an underwater adventure. This adventure introduces you to the beauty of marine life. This adventure makes you experience the thrill & beauty beneath the water.The untouched waters of Andamans introduce you to the wide variety of marine life. Become a discoverer yourself instead of watching the life on Discovery Channel.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

First Freedom to India!

Andamans are the first Indian Territory to be freed from the British rule on December 30, 1943.Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose had hoisted the National flag for the first time at gymkhana grounds in port Blair. Government of the Azad Hind was formed under the leadership of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on 21st October 1943.This happened with the help of Japan against the British during the Second World War. The British forces re-occupied Andamans in 1945.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Aberdeen Bazaar - the best Shopping spot in Port Blair!

Aberdeen bazaar is the place in Port Blair which is best known for shopping. The bazaar consists of many roadside stalls and even Government Emporiums.Souvenirs made of sea shells & wood-carvings, Handicrafts made by local artisans, Port Blair t-shirts and jewelry can be found here. Food items such as local vegetables and Sea foods are available here. There are restaurants offering different cuisines. Here the shopping is available at cheaper and reasonable prices.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Enjoy the best Eco-tourism in Awesome Andamans!

Eco-tourism is the main strength of Andamans which made them Awesome. Andamans are filled with lots of Greenery, Wild life and Marine life.This huge biodiversity in Andamans made it the suitable place for Eco-tourism.The Government of India started taking  proper steps to promote and manage the Eco-tourism in Andamans.These  islands untouched and uninhabited  for long time made them more natural and friendly place for Eco-tourism.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Magnificent Mangroves of Andamans!

Mangroves are found mainly in tropical,sub-tropical and inter- tidal regions of the world.They are the salt-tolerant forest ecosystems, and can grow in shallow and muddy salt water.They mostly grow along the shore lines and estuaries.Mangroves are evergreen with thicker, leathery leaves designed to minimize transpiration.The total area of mangrove vegetation in Andamans is around 966 Sq.kms.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Know Andamans...

Andamans are the group of  around 570 islands stretched out almost upto 500 KM in length. North & Middle Andaman,South Andaman and Nicobar are the 3 districts of Awesome Andamans and are divided into 9 thehsils.  Andamans are having 7171sq KM of Forest area. The population of  Andamans is 35,6,152 (2001Census). Bengali and Telugu are mainly spoken languages. Tamil, English and Hindi are widely understood by the inhabitants of the islands where tourists are allowed.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

You Know? North Bay Island is also known as Coral Island!

North Bay Island is also known as coral island. It takes around 45 min travel through water from Port Blair, on the way we can find colourful corals. One can enjoy the corals by travelling in a Glass bottomed boat. Here, number of beautiful fishes along with colorful Corals can be found. Snorkeling in the waters of North Bay Island is an awesome experience.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Be a Sport! Go Sport Fishing in the waters of Andamans!

The waters of Andamans are having a rich marine life suitable for salt water angling. Many exciting fish varieties such as  Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Yellow fin Tuna, Dogtooth Tuna and Dorado, Marlin, Giant Trevally, Coral Trout and along with them the Dogtooth Tuna(in a size that made world records) can be found here. The other nocturnal varieties like Giant Grouper, Snappers, Swordfish and Shark can also be found.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Sagarika Emporium

The Government of Andamans established an emporium in Port Blair called “Sagarika Emporium” which sells products made by local self-employed people. Handicrafts made of Seashells, Jute and Wood are available in this shop. These products are beautiful souvenirs that you can take back home and remember, the shop is a source of livelihood to many poor artists.

9:00 am to 7:00 pm Sunday Holiday
Sagarika Emporium,Opp. State Library,
Middle Point, Port Blair. Phone No: 03192-234774

Friday, January 7, 2011

You know? The Andaman Padauk is Andaman’s state tree and exclusive to Andamans!

Andaman Padauk (Pterocarpus dalbergioides) also known as East Indian mahogany is a tall deciduous tree. It is found only in the Andamans. It grows up to a height of 120 feet. The timber of this tree has huge prominence in the making of unique furniture. The wood of Andaman Padauk is exotic and durable. In 1880s, convicts sent to Andamans were made to supply the wood of Andaman Padauk to the craftsmen worldwide.The wood of Padauk is red in color and when exposed to sunlight it turns brown.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

People hated to go to Kalapani before independence, but now people go there and revere the martyrs!

The British government used Andamans to imprison the Indian freedom fighters and to torture them. This made Andamans a dreadful destination for the people of those times. But now, the ghosts of the past are no more. Only the 698-celled cellular jail remains as a testimony to the sacrifices made by patriotic and selfless martyrs. The jail had witnessed human right violations that are no less than the ones carried out in Auschwitz and Alcatraz. A place every Indian should visit at least once in his/her lifetime.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Find the Olive-Backed Sunbird, an endemic bird in the lush green forests of Andamans!

Olive-backed Sun bird mostly feeds on the nectar of flowers and occasionally on insects. It gets nectar by piercing the base of the flower than getting it from the upper side. They are well adapted to humans; they can build their nests even in the human dwellings.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Catch a panoramic glimpse of Port Blair from the Joggers Park!

Jogger’s Park is one of the highest points in Port Blair. It provides a panoramic view of the Port Blair in the landscape mode, which gives an excellent perspective of the area. Witness the city of Port Blair basking in the Sunset while enjoying the cool, breezy winds, of course!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Awesome White Surf Waterfall in the Little Andaman!

The White Surf Waterfall is in the heart of an evergreen rainforest, situated about 7 kms away from a town called “Hut Bay” in the Little Andaman. White surf used to be a huge water fall before the Tsunami hit. Post- tsunami, the waterfall has broken into two small falls. The Waterfalls is surrounded by thick vegetation, and a walk to the water falls through the woods is an awesome experience.