The Andaman Islands are located in the Bay of Bengal and are a top hit amongst tourists and water-sport adventurers.
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The best places to visit in while wandering around the Islands include:
Ross Island (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Dweep)
An island with a rich British history since it was once the capital of the British in the Andaman. The island boasts of a rich flora and fauna, old water purifying plant systems. Ruins of age old buildings and churches and a mesmerizing scenic and shoreline beauty. It takes one back to the days when it was inhabited by the British officials. With the light-and-sound show it has to offer in both hindi and English languages.
The Cellular Jail
This historical prison, also called the ‘Kaala Pani’, now a national memorial open to tourists.Earlier, it was home to hundreds of Indian freedom fighters and was built between 1896 and 1908. It was built by the British in order to exile political prisoners. The jail is located in Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman Islands. The remote islands were considered to be ideal to punish the independence activists. Who were subjected to inhumane torture and those who were once imprisoned here were said to never return. The historical walls still cry out the stories of those who suffered. And the light-and-sound show grips one with feelings of patriotism and love for the country.
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Havelock Island (Radhanagar beach)
The Radhanagar beach has a stunning view to offer with the clean white sand at the shores and clear turquoise water. The beach is surrounded by palm trees. It offers a tranquil ambience to those who visit and was awarded the “7th best beach in the world” by the Times magazine. In near vicinity is a lush forest where one can take a rejuvenating walk after spending time across the beach.
The Havelock Island also provides adventure-lovers with an array of water sports such as scuba-diving, snorkelling, banana boat rides, jet skiing, parasailing and undersea walking along with fishes. All these activities are performed under expert supervision and presence with all required measures of safety undertaken.
The Baratang Island and Mangroves
The Baratang Island provides with an endless stretch of massive forests bordered by mangrove swamps. It is located about 100 kms away from Port Blair city. A plethora of exotic birds can be spotted along the trail of lush green swamp plantations. The mangrove creek leads to the magnificent limestone caves where millions of years old limestone formations can be seen which are sure to blow one’s mind.