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History of Andaman Island

Andaman and Nicobar experienced a gruesome past during the Indian Independence struggle. The region was addressed as “Kala Pani”, meaning black water. The Cellular Jail of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is its most popular spot and that’s where nightmares came to life. During the Sepoy Mutiny or the first Indian freedom struggle movement, British blindly fired the crowd and even tied them in cannons and blew them away.

 They perhaps thought it was not enough and decided to establish a penal settlement, which took place in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Here they transferred the convicts far away from home amid the ocean, where they could not, by any means, contact their families. They locked them in singular cells and prohibited communication between the prisoners.

The Cell had a hanging area with a room below it, where the corpses fell. The scenario was dreadful with blood and screams seeking mercy.  But in the middle of everything, there were selfless and adamant people taking all the pain and giving their best shot to free the country from British Raj. Steadily after massive massacres, India became an Independent country. Now, Andaman and Nicobar is only known for its enchanting beauty and serenity.

Today, you can give yourself the much needed pampering and escape to Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The capital of Andaman is Port Blair and Nicobar is Car Nicobar. This Indian National Union Territory has about 200 islands strewn over an area of 8,249 km2. Out of these 200 islands only 37 are inhabited or are touched by human activities. Being this said, Andaman and Nicobar is pristine and unexplored.


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