The fascinating array of coral islands, the secluded beaches, the colorful marine lives make it a gem of a destination. The archipelago lies in the Indian Ocean and its southern boundary reaches the Bay of Bengal. The island region also lies in close proximity to Myanmar and Indonesia.
The Andaman and Nicobar is an amalgamation of about 572 islands among which only 38 remains inhabited throughout. The Nicobar includes 22 islands. There are many islands in Andaman and Nicobar which are still inhabited by the aborigines of the region. The Andaman Island is one such destination in India, which consists of a versatile beauty. The water of the sea in Andaman and Nicobar is a spectacular vista in itself. They are known to change shades very often and it is really a treat to the eyes of all tourists.
There are several points of tourist attraction dispersed at length of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The most well known ones are Cellular Jail, The Zoo and the Forest Museum, the Samudrika Marine Museum and apart from that there are various other places, such as, Ross Island, Mount Harriet, Corbyns Cove, Chirya Tapu, Havelock Island, Long Island, Neil Island, the famous Radhanagar beach and many more.
It will be indeed a great vacation indeed, if you are planning for a trip to Andaman & Nicobar. Here is a brief overview on the various transportation modes by which one can reach the group of islands.
Travel to Andaman & Nicobar by Air
The Airport of Andaman and Nicobar is located at Port Blair and one can take a flight from Kolkata or Chennai Airport. There are daily flights available from these cities to Andaman and Nicobar, the main carriers being, Indian Airlines, Air Deccan and Jet Airways. Kolkata and Chennai are the two major metros of India and are connected to the other parts of the world. Therefore, it is very easy to reach Andaman and Nicobar from any place around the world via these cities.
Travel to Andaman & Nicobar by Ship
Another exciting way to reach the Andaman and Nicobar Island is by sailing through the Bay of Bengal. There are passenger ships available from Kolkata, Chennai and Vishakapatnam. The hours required to complete the voyage is 66, 60 and 56 hours respectively.
Travel in Andaman & Nicobar
There are various ways to visit the different places in Andaman. Taxi is a public vehicle popular throughout the inhabited parts of the Island. One can also hire car or motor bike to explore thorough the island. Inter island. Ferries operate from the Phoenix Bay Jetty. The Andaman Trunk Road constitutes the major roadway of the island. It runs from Port Blair to the Bharatrang Island in the north. Buses operate in this route.
So, have a charming island holiday in Andaman and Nicobar.