The Alluring Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Boundless blue sea with mind-blowing white sand beaches, fringed with green canopy of the rain-fed forests. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, are a group of enchanting islands at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands have a tropical rain-forest canopy, made of a mixed flora with elements from Indian, Myanmar, Malaysian and endemic floral strains.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands are developing into a major tourism hub with its ravishing scenery. The major tourist attractions here are, Swaraj Dweep, Shaheed Dweep, Long Island, Baratang Island, Mayabunder, Barren Island, Great Nicobar, Campbell Bay, and the Cellular Jail in Port Blair. The Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani, was a colonial prison in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Indian movie ‘Kala Pani’ depicted the history related to Indian independence and was pictured in Port Blair. The prison was used by the British especially to exile political prisoners to the remote archipelago.
Photo Courtesy: Martin Varghese