Andaman and Nicobar Islands make a union territory of India in the ocean between India and Myanmar. The islands have unique tropical rain forests, making them a popular tourist destination. Most of the plants on the islands are a mixture of plants that originated in India, Myanmar and Malaysia. There 2,200 plant varieties, and 200 of them are endemic In addition to the plants, this archipelago has many unique and rare animals. Some endemic animals on the islands include the Andaman eagle owl and the Andaman wild boar. The islands also have World War II sites and historical sites from when they were under British colonial rule. For those of you who love water sports, these islands are the perfect place to go diving, snorkeling and surfing.
Some of the most interesting places to visit are:
- Havelock Island
Havelock has a diversity of coral reefs, beautiful sand beaches, and other natural beauty. Havelock is also a great place to go diving. The best season for diving is December through April. The best beaches on the island are Radhanagar Beach, Kalapathar Beach, and Elephant Beach.
- Rutland Island
This island has a very extensive mangrove forest. For those of you who like eco-tourism, this is the perfect island to visit. Rutland has only been accessible to outside visitors for about a decade. There is one simple resort on the island to stay.
- Barren Island
The island is unique, because it has the only confirmed active volcano in South Asia. The island is uninhabited due to its natural state. But you can take a day trip to this beautiful island via Port Blair Sea Plane. You can book a tour through one of these aircrafts:
- Port Blair Ticketing Counter ANIDCO — Phone: +91-(0)3192-244312 email:
- Havelock Island Controlling Officer, Sea plane Operation, Havelock — Phone: +91-95318-28333
- Diglipur Island Controlling Officer, Sea plane Operation, Diglipur — Phone: +91-95318-28444
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