Andaman / Nicobar Islands is a Union Territory, extended from north to south over an area of more than 700 km. with its 36 inhabited islands. They are a cluster of more than 500 islands, many of which are still uninhabited. These islands are developing fast and will become a major tourist resort in coming time.
islands enjoy the magnificent tropical vegetation flourish with evergreen
dense forests of tropical trees and mangrove marshland on the water's edge.
Besides its lush green flora the island have a hilly terrain with coastal
areas of white sand beaches and coral reef. Its pristine shimmering water
offers its visitors an excellent water sports adventure.
In addition to its adventure sports, also explore the hidden wealth of the
oceanic population, luxuriate in its marine life - enjoy the sights of
Dolphins and experience the splendor of the coral beaches. The idle time to
visit these islands is between mid November to April. December and January
are the peak seasons to come here.
Adventure in the Island
The island is arrayed with its rich under-water treasures. Explore its
marine population- the great diversities of resplendent fishes, unique coral
reefs, esoteric residue of sunken ships, etc. This entire water paradise can
be explored through Scuba diving.
The Andaman / Nicobar Scuba Diving Society at Wandoor offers Scuba Diving
opportunities to its tourist, there are also private divers who assist you
in taking up this sport.
The island also facilitates the Snorkeling activity to view its marine-life
and also to explore the coral fields. Andaman Water Sports Complex, Corbyn's
Cove Tourism Complex, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Havelock and
other islands are the idle locations for taking up Snorkeling activities
every day from sun rise to sun set.
The outer Islands of the Andaman Archipelago are the pure jewels for
challenging adventures, stocking clandestine fortunes for surfing
enthusiasts. The crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean imbibe the Andaman
The unique live-aboard-sailing cruises facilitate big wave surfing around
these tropical islands. Port Blair- the capital of the Andaman Islands takes
your surfboard to join the sailing yachts, for an enduring experience of
Mt. Harriet to Madhuban offers the awesome trekking trail, the complete
track is lined with rich and meager forest life, flora and fauna. Trekking
equipment and tents are available on hire from Andaman Teal House.
Andaman Water Sports Complex
The complex has recently merged as a center of attraction among the sport
lovers. It offers safe water sports such as Rowing Boats, Paddleboat,
Kayaks, Aqua-cycle, Aqua-glide, Bumper boats, etc. Besides this, the complex
also facilitates adventure through Water-skiing, Water scooters, Gemini
boats, Para-sailing, Sailboats, Wind-surfers, Speedboats, Glass-bottom
Island camps are gaining lot of attraction from the tourist worldwide. They
are the perfect dwellings for those who have traveled miles to luxuriate in
the cam and gracious environ of natural splendor and wants to enjoy sun, sea
and divine vista of island right on the beach. Visiting, working elephants
in the jungle logging camps is another highlight of camping tours- elephants
swimming and enjoying in the water from one island to another their mahouts
To access the island from the main land one has to come to Port Blair the
capital city of the island. By taking up the local transport available one
can reach the other islands. Port Blair is connected by Indian Airlines with
Chennai, Kolkata and Car Nicobar.
Regular ship transport is available from Kolkata, Chennai, Visakhapatnam.
The cruiser from Visakhapatnam is very unpredictable. Locally one can take
boats to various islands.
Railway transport is nor available in the island, therefore main source of
travel is through waterways. One can also hire taxis and auto-rickshaws in
the city. It is advisable to have own transportation to explore the island.
Bicycles are available at very low rate. Private boats can also be hired.