Why You Must Experience The Andaman And Nicobar Islands At Least Once In Your Lifetime.
Marooned in the Bay of Bengal, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands provide a remote tranquility promised by many island holiday destinations but matched by few. Upon arrival at the Islands’ main entrance point, Port Blair travelers have a choice of three main destinations.
Although they are technically under the ownership of India, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are in fact located far closer to Burma in South East Asia. In spite of this the Islands adhere to the same daylight saving hours as India, leading to slightly surreal 5 pm sunsets and blisteringly hot mornings due to the 4.30 am sunrise.
A prohibitive factor in terms of visiting the Islands is the fact that due to their Indian ownership travelers must first obtain an Indian visa before arrival. The cost and difficulties of obtaining an Indian visa may limit the region’s appeal as a short-term holiday destination; however a visit in conjunction with an exploration of the South of India is highly recommended and affordable
Havelock Island (Swaraj Island)
By far the most developed of the regions accessible Islands; Havelock Island officially Swaraj Island is world renown for the quality of scuba diving and snorkeling in its crystal clear waters.
A three-hour ferry journey from Port Blair, Havelock Island has the region’s best accommodation, clearest water and a burgeoning nightlife. Many reputable scuba diving companies have set up around the island and the cost is a fraction of rival scuba diving regions.
Neil Island (Shaheed Island)
For those seeking a more restful experience Neil Island provides a greater level serenity, with a less developed tourist Centre. Neil Island officially Shaheed Island, is significantly smaller than Havelock allowing visitors to navigate the length and breadth of the island on bicycle.
Though accommodation is in relatively short supply, there are some charming beach side options for the budget-minded as well as higher-end resort options.
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Little Andaman (North Andaman Island)
The most remote of the inhabited and fourth largest of the Andaman Islands, Little Andaman has seen the least development in terms of tourism. As a result Little Andaman is considered to be a destination for the more intrepid traveler.
Ravaged by the 2004 Tsunami the island has slowly begun to redevelop its tourist facilities and now boasts a modest number of small resorts and budget hotels.