Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mayabunder

Situated in the northern part of Middle Andaman Island, Mayabunder offers excellent scenic beauty, mangrove creeks and beautiful beaches. Inhabited by settlers from Burma and East Pakistan. Mayabunder has a distinct culture. Beaches at Avis Island and Karmatang are fascinating.

Photo: Karmatang Beach, Mayabunder

Baratang Island


It holds the natures best treasures gifted to the Islands. It is one of the main islands of the Great Andaman group. Limestone caves, Active Mud Volcano, Tothatekri, Baludera Beach & Roglachang Beach are just a few of them. The Road journey from Port Blair to Baratang is through a dense jungle. It is the must-see Island for Eco Adventurers visiting Andaman Islands.

Photo: Baratang Jetty, Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Parrot Island

It is a natural habitat for parrots in this region. Thousands of parrots returning home before every sunset is a unique and must see view for all nature lovers. 

Photo: Parrot Island, Baratang

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ross & Smith Island

Ross & Smith Island: It is about 25 minutes by ferry from Diglipur in North Andaman Islands (Andaman & Nicobar). Though these are commonly referred to as twin islands, they are actually a single island sperated by a sand bar which makes it appear like two seperate islands.
You will need permission from the Forest officer to enter these islands. The forest officer can be found at the Aerial bay Jetty in Diglipur. There are ferries available from here to Ross & Smith Islands. There is a lagoon side and a sea side to the beach. If you like the waves go to the other side or if you prefer calmer waters stay on the lagoon side.
One who prefers to be away from the hustle and humdrum of urban life must come here to enjoy unhurried holidays.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Snake Island

Snake Island which is very near to Corbyn’s Cove Beach is a spectacular dive landscape of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It has a magnificient collection of corals on offer. This island has awesome rock faces and the marine life includes trigger fish, grunts, goatfish and rays. Although the currents in the water surrounding the island are pretty strong and swimming can be dangerous, one can Scuba Dive if accompanied with an instructor.

Photo: Snake Island, View from Corbyn’s Cove Beach, Port Blair

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Havelock Island

The island is named after Henry Havelock, a British general active in India. The island's current population consists of Bengali settlers.It is the Island with beautiful sandy beaches fringed with green canopy of the rain forest beckons every one to enjoy the fun at the azure sea. Vijayanagar beach, 5kms away from the jetty on the eastern side and Elephant beach, 10kms away from the jetty on the north western part of the Island are other breathtaking beaches.

Photo: Elephant Beach, Havelock Island.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Jolly Bouy Island

It is a breathtaking island with some of the most environment friendly policies such as – No Plastic. The practices are very strict and to be on the island you first need to show your plastic belongings at the Wandoor beach. You need to pack your bags with all the food items as there you will not get anything. This amazingly beautiful island is a perfect heaven for the scuba divers and the snorkeling lovers. However if you ant to enjoy any of these you need to bring in the swim suits. This no man’s land is just waiting for you with unlimited amount of fun and celebration.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy Forest Day!

Mother Nature has been extra generous to Andaman & Nicobar Islands in endowing it with phenomenally rich biodiversity which is displayed in its varied assemblage of flora and fauna on land and in water surrounding the islands. Their uniqueness lies in high degree of endemism, particularly, in avifauna. Forests cover about 84% of the islands’ geographical area.
The coastline of all the islands adds up to 1962 kms in length. It is bordered with luxuriant mangroves and magnificent fringing coral reefs.
A clean and pollution-free environment and lush green forests of the islands surrounded by blue sea water make Andaman & Nicobar Islands one of the most favoured destinations for eco-tourism.

Photo: Mangrove Canopy Walk, Way to Lime Stone Cave, Baratang.

Neil Island

This beautiful Island with lush green forest and sandy beaches is the vegetable bowl of Andamans. Connected by boat from Port Blair daily, it provides an ideal beauty holiday for eco-friendly tourists. One can feel the serenity of village life here. The beaches at Lakshmanpur, Bharatpur & Sitapur, and natural bridge formations on the sea-shore are fascinating . Snorkeling and Scuba Diving are activity options.

Photo: Bharatpur Beach

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Viper Island

The Island derives its name from the vessel 'Viper' in which Lt.Archibald Blair came to the Island in 1768 with the purpose of establishing a Penal Settlement. The Jail @ Viper, where prisoners deported from the mainland were confined, was built by the British under the supervision of Major Fort. Work on the prison was started in 1867. Owing to the working conditions, the jail earned the notorious name Viper Chain Gang Jail.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cricket @ Havelock

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Cricket is all over the world and the WC 2011 heat is still ON. See this video guys playing a tournament @ GSS Ground, Havelock

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ross Island

This small island stands right across Port Blair, encompassing in a way the entire life of Andamans. The Island served as the Capital from 1858 till 1941, when the Japanese occupied it and converted it into a PoW site. The ruins of the Church and the Chief Commissioner's house among overcrowding vines and aerial roots are the most evocative of the remains.

Islands in Andaman

Andaman & Nicobar Islands are rightly called as the "Emerald Islands". Find here the exciting details on these 572 Islands which lie as a long and narrow broken chain in the Bay of Bengal, approximately north-south over a distance of nearly 800 kms.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Green Andamans!

Furthering the green agenda in all possible ways to promote eco-friendly tourism in the islands. Also, to provide special communication collaterals to educate all tourists to the islands on the same.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Life in Andamans

Life in Andamans is an album which captures the human side of the emerald islands. Find here the everyday life that makes Andamans what it is!