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andaman & nicobar

INTRODUCTION

Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a union territory in India. It consists of 572 islands, out of which only 38 are inhabited. Port Blair is the capital city of the territory.

The islands in Andaman and Nicobar are famous for their palm-lined, white-sand beaches, mangroves and tropical rainforests.

Andaman & Nicobar Island has an active volcano called Barren Island which had last erupted in 2017. It is the only volcano in India.

ADVENTURE EXPERIENCES

There are numerous adventurous activities to do in Andaman. The territory has an abundance of white sandy beaches, turquoise lagoons, bright sunny days with occasional rainfall.

Some of the adventurous things to do in Andaman are Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Banana Boat Ride, Glass Bottom Boat Ride, Parasailing and Sea Plane Ride.

Attractions

Whether planning for a solo trip, family vacation, holiday with your friends or a honeymoon, Andaman has something for everyone. From stunning beaches and adventurous activities to historical museums and exotic food, Andaman offers everything to make your trip memorable and enjoyable.

If you are planning to visit Andaman, then below are some of the destinations which you shouldn’t miss:

  • Havelock Island
  • Neil Island
  • Baratang Island
  • Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex
  • Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park
  • Limestone Caves

Language

Although Hindi is the official language of Andaman, Bengali is the most commonly spoken language.

Besides these, languages like Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Nicobarese are also spoken across this island.

FESTIVALS

Andaman is not just limited to palm trees, white sand beaches and blue ocean. There is more to the Island. The people here celebrate their festivals with the same passion as on the mainland. They celebrate Kali Pooja, Durga Pooja, Ganesh Pooja, Ram Navami, Onam, Pongal, Diwali, Holi, Ramzan, Vasant Panchami and many other Indian festivals.

Travel/Transportation

There are many modes of transportation within Andaman & Nicobar, such as taxi/cabs, buses, and private vehicles like 2-wheelers and cars, or even cycling. For travel to other cities or countries, Andaman has 1 international airport, connecting to other states in India as well as other countries.

  • Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair

The nearest railway stations from this union territory are –

  • Paradip
  • Bada Bandha
  • Malatipatpur
  • Rahama
  • Puri

SHOPPING

People generally associate Andaman and Nicobar Islands only with beaches, oceans, and palm trees but they can also find some great shopping opportunities here!

Various items and souvenirs such as Pearls, Spices, Timber Crafts, Shells, Nicobaric Mats, Jute Items, Sarongs and Hats, Cane Goods, handicraft items etc. can be purchased from the abundant collections here to take home!

Food

Surrounded by water from all the sides, Andaman and Nicobar Islands is home to a variety of cuisines including South Indian, Bengali and Andhra varieties.

Some lip-smacking dishes from the cuisine of Andaman and Nicobar worth trying include:

  • Fish Curry
  • Amritsari Kulcha
  • Chilli Curry
  • Macher Jhol
  • Coconut Prawn Curry
  • Tandoori Fish