Unique Places in Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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    Visit Cellular Jail...!

    by AKHTARSAYYAD Written Mar 14, 2010

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    It is a century old cellular Jail...In which all political prisonners were kept in British Raaj ..! the punishment was called as KALA PANI that is dark black water punishment ...!
    It is now National monument..!
    Here at evening 5pm to 6 pm one Audio Vision Show is playing every day in which one can get the live information about the Jail ...!

    cellular jails one part. its length...! Its entrance...! Its graveness...! Prisoners were beated like this..!
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    Roads of Andaman & Nicobar Island

    by goutammitra Written Aug 17, 2009

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    This may sound unusual for many. A tip on off the beaten path on the Roads? But, yes, since I am from India, our roads are in horrible state except for in South India. I cound not stop making a tip on the roads by seeing the city, village road condition. They are just superb, that also mean, people are less corrupt there, who do not steal money from the contract job awarded to them. They build the roads honestly.

    In the begining, I was having the impression that they have built the roads near airport in a better way to impress the tourist but I found the busy market roads are also much better than our mainland streets!

    Next tip I am going to put the interior village & forest roads.

    Road from the Airport. Road goes outside the city towards Corbyn's cove b Road towards main Bazar Road of Main Bazar!

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    Cellular Jail: Light & Sound Show

    by goutammitra Written Aug 14, 2009

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    Every evening the Cellular Jail organises two Light & Sound show in Hindi ( 6pm to7 pm) and in English ( 7pm to 8 Pm). They have dramatised the incidents of the jail in and around on the lone witness the Pippal Tree in the campus. The ordeal and torture of the prisoners was witnessed by the tree which may be several hundred years old. This is a show, one is going to rememner for long time.

    Ticket : Rs.20/- per show.

    PS: Using of Camera, Cell Phone, Videography & Smoking is totally banned during the show. If you wish to take photo or video, you may do so during visiting hours from 9 AM to 5 PM. You need to buy ticket for photography ( Rs.10/-) Videography ( Rs.35/-)

    The Jail is lit with light in the evening. Me just before the show. Me just before the show. The Entrance ticket for Light & Sound show. Show timings and notice.

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    See The Under Water Coral At Redskin Island

    by kmohandas Written May 15, 2009

    The Redskin Island offers the lure of underwater coral gardens and unspoiled beaches. If you are really lucky you might even end up catching a view of the dolphins merrily playing in the emerald waters of the sea. This island is a great place for swimming, scuba diving and snorkeling.
    A boat departs Tues to Sun from Wandoor village to Red Skin and Jolly Buoy islands at 10 am (1½ hr) and returns around 5 pm. The boat should be booked in advance. It can be approved through a travel agency or your hotel.
    The Red Skin Island Tourist attractions is beautiful and there are some nice coral, colourful fishes and silver sandy beaches along the meandering coastline.

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    Anthropological museum in Port Blair

    by bradbeaman Updated Jan 17, 2009

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    There are some indigenous tribal people who live their life as if in the Paleolithic age.

    You can learn about the tribes by visiting the Anthropological museum in Port Blair. This museum does not allow pictures to be taken. The Marine Museum in Port Blair also has information of tribal and allows pictures. Ask around in the shops and you can get a video CD recorded by Anthropologist of the remote tribes.

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    A SECLUDED TREAT

    by Siddha3th Updated Feb 18, 2005

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    One of my Dad's buds from the Indian Navy, dude by the name of Baath, chucked up his job when he got sucked in by the undeniable pull of The Andamans. Now, he's one of the Islands' true characters.

    The photo alongside is the place he was planning to turn into a restaurant ( maybe he already has). Then, it had these charming wooden logs for chairs, and the tastiest seafood, whipped up by a scuba-diving chef! Baath himself had just opened up a diving school too, which is probably rockin' right about now!

    All this is at Wandoor, where he's a legendary figure. Let him buy you a beer, and sit back as he recalls how he and two other fellow scuba-divers were stranded at sea for 13 days (true story), and lived to tell the tale!

    Captain's Log (Cabin)
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    I WANDOOR WHAT IT IS ABOUT THIS PLACE

    by Siddha3th Updated Feb 18, 2005

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    So you're in Port Blair. You've woken up around 10, grabbed a cool shower, and stuffed yourself with a sinfully tasty Omlette Paratha. What next? Well, there's only one thing to do. Hop on a bike and ride down to Wandoor, more specifically, New Wandoor.

    This won't take you more than an hour, and you'll be zipping by some seriously beautiful scenery... lush green vegetation, lakes appearing out of nowhere, children happy in the cocoon of their wonder years.

    New Wandoor's got that sleepy coastal town vibe down to a fine art. Watch the floating driftwood, discover a hidden trail, ditch the bike for a boat... "go with the flow, anyone?"

    Through the leaves at Wandoor
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    THE ISLAND REMAINS UNNAMED...

    by Siddha3th Updated Feb 18, 2005

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    See that litle spot of green beneath the huge, billowy cloud? Well, that's my secret island. With it's lovely little stretch of soft sand. And a huge cliff that stamps itself with such menacing authority, oblivious to the people on the shore, since its leafy peak can only be seen when circling the island by boat.

    This piece of magic lies just off the shore of New Wandoor. Sure it's got a name.. some English sounding thing. Sure.. if I tried real hard, I might even remember what it is.

    But the illusion's even sweeter... of having an island to myself. Where I'll retire after plundering the rich trading ships. To evenings of gentle Spanish strumming & hard Vodka shots. Full Moon Fever rising...

    Little gem off the Wandoor coastline
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    Head north first!

    by Williebobs Written Jul 16, 2004

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    As soon as you arrive in Port Blair we recommend getting on a boat to Diglipur (north 19 hours). After a 4-5 day boat to get to the Andamans this may sound a bit daunting but it's really worth it. Then you can slowly work your way south by truck/bus/boat.
    Avis Island - nr Mayabunder. The more people you can get the cheaper the huts. The Burmese family who own the Sea and Sand restaurant in Mayabunder look after the island (and run a great restaurant).

    Salty sea dog off Avis  Island
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    Head north first!

    by Williebobs Written Jul 16, 2004

    As soon as you arrive in Port Blair we recommend getting on a boat to Diglipur (north 19 hours). After a 4-5 day boat to get to the Andamans this may sound a bit daunting but it's really worth it. Then you can slowly work your way south by truck/bus/boat.
    Avis Island - nr Mayabunder. The more people you can get the cheaper the huts. The Burmese family who own the Sea and Sand restaurant in Mayabunder look after the island (and run a great restaurant).

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  • Barren Island

    by dsantosh Written Jan 20, 2004

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    This Island is about 135 Kms. from Port Blair is the land of volcano.

    Barren Island, the only active volcano in India.

    The Island, about 3 Kms. has a big crater of the volcano, rising abruptly from the sea, about 1/2 Km. from the shore and is about 150 fathoms deep.

    Can be visited on board vessels.

    Barren island

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  • Havelock Island

    by dsantosh Written Jan 20, 2004

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    This Island is about 38 Kms. from Port Blair, and provides a great resort in the lap of virgin beach and unpolluted environment.

    Camping facility is available near Radhanagar beach.

    A guesthouse of Tourism Department "Dolphin Resort" is available for the tourists

    Havelock Island

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  • Islands of Andaman

    by dsantosh Written Jan 20, 2004

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    Jolly Buoy
    An island in Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, it offers a breath taking underwater view of coral and marine life. It is an ideal place for snorkeling , sea bathing and basking on the sun kissed beach.

    Jolly Buoy  Island
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    Elephant trail

    by RafaGoes Written Jun 6, 2003

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    Once in Havelock, ask for the elephant beach difrections, most people reach this beach by boat, cos its pretty good for snorkeling... but its also possible and worth to do by a trailwich cross a small forest, ususally is very muddy trail, but you can do it, if you like some little adventure (nahhh, its basic and quite ok, but always, take care) once you get till elephant beach, you can turn your left and keep on going , cross the rocks and keep walking and you'll end in beach number 7, BUT pay attention with high tide/ low tide variations, ok?

    I called
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    Hold the Jelly Fish In Your Hand

    by kmohandas Written May 15, 2009

    In Redskin Beach, you encounter lot of Jelly fishes. You can take them in hand and enjoy it's beauty. A wonderful experience

    Hold The Jelly Fishj
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