The Andaman island are an Indian archipelago in the Bay of Bengal .There roughly 300 island are known for their Palm lined ,white sand beaches,mangroves, and tropical rain forests. coral reefs supporting marine life such as sharks and rays make for popular diving and snorkeling sites. The Andaman is divided into three parts north Andaman, Middle Andaman, and South Andaman. Let us know to discover each and every part of Andaman.
Starting from it is the northern island of great Andaman of the Andaman island. The island is lying 137 km(85 mi)north from Port Blair which is part of Indian Union territory. The island main town is a Diglipur It previously had an indigenous population of the Great Andamanese. The highest point of the island is the saddle peak at 738 meters. North Andaman has a fairly frequent larger earthquake. The island is part of Diglipur Taluk. one can visit north Andaman by a small port of Durgapur, 6 km (4 mi) north of Diglipur, with regular service from Port Blair. It’s known for its marine life. The islands main industries are rice and Orange growing.
A sandy beach of Andaman dreamland beach is situated on Ramnagar with the blue lagoon. It also includes a small town know as Mayabunder a nesting ground of turtles and it also has a public college named Mahatma Gandhi government college.
Part of Mayabunder and Rangat tehsils . its population consists of Bengali, Tamil, and Keralite settlers. The island is home to many Jarawa people .it’s main occupation is farming and agriculture.
The island host immaculate waterfalls and pretty beaches. Adventurous fun such as island camping, trekking, scuba diving, snorkeling, and other exciting water sports offer you a chance to indulge in real pleasure.
It has two main towns Rangat which has pretty beaches and waterfall and Mayabunder a nesting ground of turtles. South Asia only volcanoes known as Barren island are located in the Andaman sea, dominated by barren volcanoes, the confirmed active volcano in South Asia and the only active volcano along a chain of volcanoes from Sumatra to Myanmar.
It is the location of Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar island .it is the third largest in the island group other big cities are bamboo frat, Prothrapur, and Garacharma.
This is one of the best parts of your trip to Andaman belonging to the north and middle Andaman administrative district .the island is 150 km north of Port Blair. It another name is Ranchi Wales island. It contains the only known mud volcanoes. The mud volcanoes have erupted sporadically. There are other volcanoes in the area, the barren island volcano only active volcano in India and the Narcondam volcano which is considered to be potentially strong. It is part of Rangat taluk .one can reach the island by the Andaman trunk road to Rangat and Mayabunder with ferry crosses “bamboo trickery” jetty and “Nilamber jetty”.
The major attraction is the limestone caves, the mud volcanoes, parrot island, and Baludera beach.
Beach: Baludra beach, Merk bay beach.
Havelock island is part of Ritchie’s archipelago, in India’s Andaman island known for its dive sites and beaches like elephant beach with its coral reef .crescent shaped Radhanagar beach is a popular spot for watching the sunset .on the islands east side rocky section mark long tree-lined Vijaynagar beach. Radha Nagar beach is one of the most popular beaches on Havelock .one can reach there from port Blair by government-operated ferries and private cruises .helicopter services is also available.
Beach: Radhanagar beach, elephant beach, Vijaynagar beach, Kalapathar beach.
North Sentinel Island
The island is home of Sentinelese who often violently reject any contact with the outside world .surrounded by coral reefs and lacks natural harbors.
The island belongs to Ritchie’s archipelago and is located between Havelock and rose island. it is part of Neil Kendra panchayat of port Blair talk. There is private cruise ships such as Makuzz and coastal cruises. There are a handful of a restaurant and basic beach hotels that cater to international and domestic tourists.
Beach: laxmanpur ,sitapur ,bharatpur.
It is the capital of Andaman and Nicobar island. port Blair is connected with mainland India by both air and sea. It is the home to several museums and a major naval base INS JARAWA of the Indian navy. It is also famous for the historic cellular jail and other small islands like Corbyn’s cove, wander, ross and viper island etc
Beaches; Corbyn’s cove, wander beach.
The island is situated 3 km(2 mi ) east from downtown port Blair. named after the marine surveyor Capitan daniel ross, the island soon became the base. Ross island has thick forests, spotted deer and peacocks are mostly found on the island and the island is full of palm and coconut trees. In ross island, no civilian settlement is allowed by the authorities.
Beaches: sandbar between ross & smith island.
Little Andaman has white sandy beaches and bewitching waterfalls. The low lying island had widespread rainforest and several rare species of marine turtle. It was separated from Rutland archipelago in great Andaman by the Duncan passage. It is a counterpart of the great Andaman group.ITS lighthouse aka Richardson lighthouse is located 14 km south by road from Hutbay sport and is situated on the southern tip of Little Andaman island. It is home of Onge aboriginal tribe, who call the island Egu belong hut bay wharf, a deep-water wharf that can be approached through a gap in the coral reef, on the east coast of the island is the entry point of little Andaman island.
Little Andaman offers surfing, boating through creeks, elephant safari, elephant lumbering, and Elephanta caves training. it has more than 30 elephant safari through the jungle near the white surf waterfall.ANIFPDCL ha a build a guest house and tourists huts on the beach. coral can be seen on the nearby areas .white surf waterfall in the midst of the evergreen rainforests is 6.5 km from the hut bay jetty. The waterfall is 20-25 m high and there is small bamboo grass all around
Banana boat rides
Six people can ride these banana-shaped boats and people are tied behind a speedboat to gain rush. This boat is safe as life jackets and an instructor is always sent along on the trips.
Enjoy the amazing experience of snorkeling in Andaman island as the colorful reefs of Havelock island shimmer through goggles. Explore the underwater marine life and enjoy one of the best water activities in Andaman at the north bay island.
There are numerous scuba diving centers in Andaman from where you can get your PADI certificate and no, you don’t have to know swimming for that.
Another water sports in Andaman that nonswimmers can enjoy in Andaman you are tied behind a motorboat while harnessed in a parachute. It is a combination of water and air-borne. It’s a great fun to enjoy parasailing in Andaman.
In undersea walking, you get to walk on the smooth and clean sand of the sea floor with the helmet which offers a close-up view of the underwater world without any hassle and it is one of the most popular sport in Andaman island.
A RIDE IN A SEAPLANE
These seaplanes carry passengers at a time and fly between Portblair and Havelock island and it is the first place in India to recently to introduce commercial seaplanes.
Other water sports to enjoy in Andaman are jet skinning, speed boating, sport fishing, and glass bottom boating.
How to reach there
You can reach them by two way in Portblair capital of Andaman & Nicobar island either by sea or by air.
Direct flights to Portblair from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai , Bangalore and some flights from Vishakapatnam on certain days.
The whole journey by ship between Chennai and Kolkata to Portblair and vice versa while only one sail from Visakhapatnam.IT takes around 50 60 hours. At Portblair , the ships for three to four days.
Best time to visit
Weather in Andaman is good throughout the year with summer hitting up to 35 degrees and winter getting down to 15 degrees,however, October and may is more pleasant to visit the condition moderate climate.