Friday, April 29, 2011

Cellular Jail - Andaman & Nicobar Islands

               Cellular Jail, located at Port Blair, stood mute witness to the tortures meted out to the freedom fighters, who were incarcerated in this jail. The jail, completed in the year 1906 acquired the name 'Cellular' because it is entirely made up of individual cells for the solitary confinement. It originally was a seven prolonged, puce-colored building with central-tower acting as its fulcrum and a massive structure comprising honeycomb like corridors. The building was subsequently damaged and presently three out of the seven prongs are intact. The jail, now a place of pilgrimage for all freedom loving people, has been declared a National Memorial. The jail museum here draws your memories back to those years of freedom struggle.

Photo: Cellular Jail under construction, 1990.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

North Bay Beach - Andaman

                North Bay Beach is just north of Port Blair.The beach and the snorkelling opportunities in its fringing coral reefs are the closest ones you will find to Port Blair, and therefore, it gets quite crowded. A ferry from Aberdeen Jetty at 9 am and 2pm will take you to North Bay. The corals at North Bay are rather good and spread over large area. you are very likely to spot many fish, or lobster or even calm and coral reef. Snacks and basic meals are available in some shacks on the beach.

Corals in Andamans

Andamans is one unique eco-system rich with coral gardens offering breath taking glimpses of the fragile creatures. See this album to believe and enjoy these other-worldly creatures.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Green Andamans!

             On this Earth day, take a pledge with Awesome Andamans to be more pro-earth, more eco-friendly and resource-saving. Let’s recycle and bicycle! Happy Earth Day, folks!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Snorkelling in Andaman - Album

Andamans is known for its water sports. and, water sports gets as friendly as possible in the Snorkeling format. This album lets you understand the snorkeling activities carried out across Andamans.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Flora & Fauna in Andaman - Album

Andamans offer you a great deal of flora - plants & tree species and fauna - great marine eco-system, with rare marine creatures and birds. The mahua, Andaman padauk and other flora are abundant in the Islands, making it a thickly vegetated geography. Explore more of them in this album!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Beaches of Andaman - Vijaynagar Beach, in Havelock Islands

Vijaynagar Beach, in Havelock Islands, is a long stretch of sand on the east coast of the Island, punctuated occasionally by rock section. Most of the beach is lined by mahua trees, whose trunk grow along he ground for many feet before they begin to climb vertically. Those trees have lent a distinct character to the sea front, and provide shades, close to the water. Vijaynagar beach is perfect for long walks along the sea.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Historical Places in Andaman

Andaman Islands share a great history with their mainland, India. This album is for those who love the past, for all its glory and gloom.

Natural Wonders in Andaman

Andamans is a bounty of natural wonders. This album takes one on a de-tour around the virgin wonders of Nature, which seems to have a very secret yet strong love for the Andaman archipelago.

Beaches of Andaman

Who said blue is one color? Andamans and their beaches will let you discover and be delighted about the thousands of blues – right up above the sky and the innumerous sea fronts. This album is just that – bringing you glimpses from the boundlessly beautiful Andaman beaches.

Friday, April 1, 2011


One can enjoy the quite village life and solitude of virgin nature in this part of Middle Andaman Islands. You can also breath unpolluted air, a rare availability for the city dweller. Amkunj beach and Cuthbert Bay beach are the beaches near Rangat. Cuthbert Bay is a turtle nesting ground. One can view the nesting of turtle during december-february season. One can also go to Mayabunder and Diglipur from here.

Photo: Reflection of Amkunj Beach, Rangat