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Andaman Islands

The bigger part of Andaman and Nicobar union Territory, Andaman Islands comprises of more than 550 small islets with Port Blair as its administrative centre. The Islands Cover a total area of nearly 6,408 sq. km. Situated on the northern part of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, only 26 of these islands are inhabited. Port Blair is home to the only airport in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Thus most people visit Port Blair first, before travelling to other areas. The major tribes that are found here are The Great Andamanese, Jarawa, and Onge. The main attractions of the islands are the adventure options that are present here. One can indulge in Scuba diving, Snorkeling and trekking in Andaman Islands.

Havelock Island
Situated at a distance of nearly 38 km from the capital Port Blair, Havelock Island is virtually a heaven for tourists. The virgin beaches strewn with shimmering sands, shallow blue waters, and a lot of colorful marine life, no where can it be better for adventure activities like scuba diving and snorkeling. Only a small portion of the Havelock Island is inhabited, with most of the land covered with deep jungles. Radhanagar Beach is the most famous and picturesque beach of not only Havelock, but entire Andamans. For tourists wishing to stay among the splendors of Havelock, there is a resort named Dolphin resort which is run by the Tourism department. Havelock Island is conveniently connected to Port Blair by regular ships.

Ross Island
If most of the Andamans is made beautiful by nature, Ross Island is one place where man has shown his talent in making a place picturesque. Once the erstwhile administration of headquarters of the British, and often referred to as 'The Paris of the East', Ross Island is full of well cut lawns leading to clubhouses, swimming pools, grand churches and lush green tennis courts. Some parts of the island is not open to visitors so make sure you are aware ofrestrictions on the island if you are on your own. One can visit the island on all days except Wednesday.

Neil Island
Covered with deep forests and long and empty beaches, Neil Island is a haven for tourists looking for a tranquil vacations. Situated approximately 36 Km from Port Blair, Neil Island is most popular with campers. Visitors put up camps on the beach and enjoy day adventure activities. Lagoons around Neil Island are rich with marine life including live and colorful corals. This makes snorkeling and Scuba diving here a really memorable experiences.

Viper Island
Viper Island came into prominence after the revolt of 1857. The British deported all the political prisoners and convicts to this island which became one of the most dreaded prisons in India. The first jail was constructed here which was abandoned after the construction of Cellular Jail. It has a gallows atop a hillock, where condemned prisoners were hanged. Sher Ali, who killed Lord Mayo, the Viceroy of India in 1872, was also hanged here.

 

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