Places to visit near Andaman Islands, Tourist places Sightseeing
Details of tourist places to visit near Andaman Islands :
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Wandoor
29 kms. from Port Blair, this part is an adobe of dense mangrove forests, tropical forests, magnificent coral reefs, colourful under water marine life. Spread over an area of 281.5 sq. km. , it covers open sea, creeks and 15 small and large islands. It also offers a base for the tourists who want to visit the islands of Cinque, Jolly Buoy, Red Skin. Glass bottom boats are the best way to have a close look at the exquisite coral reefs.
One can also hire snorkeling equipment for a memorable experience.
For Conducted Tours contact :
Andaman teal House, Port Blair
Boats can be hired from Wandoor for going to the coral islands of Red Skin and Jolly Buoy. Regular boat service is also available.
Tropical rain forests, underwater marine life. corals, fascinating islands are all a part od Clinque, which has been declared a sanctuary.
The best part of it is the unique sandy beach with a sand bar that connects the islands of North & South Clinque.
Chartered boats with permit are available from Port Blair, Chidiya Tapu & Wandoor. It is top in the list of places to visit near Andaman Islands.
Popular as the Bird Island, it is located at the extreme south of South Andaman and is 25 kms. from Port Blair.
Lush green mangroves and the beaches add to its beauty. There is also a Forest House situated at the top of a hill which offers a bird’s eye view of the isolated islands, corals and the picturesque sunset. For conducted tours contact : Andaman Teal House, Port Blair.
The highest peak in the South Andaman towering at 365 mtrs. above sea level. Mt. Harriet was the summer headquarters of the Chief Commissioner during the colonial rule.
Trekkers can go up to Madhuban, enjoying the rare flora & fauna on the way. It is top in the list of places to visit near Andaman Islands.
A govt. farm spread over 80 acres, it is used for Research and Development of spices like cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and coconut. Also nearby is the Research & Demonstration Farm of the Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI).
This former seat of the British administration is just a boat ride away from the Phoenix Bay Jetty.
Ruins of a church and cemetery, the chief Commissioner’s residence, the swimming pool tells the story of the past.
This island also houses Smritika a Museum on Ross Island as it was during the days of British. Boats can be hired from Phoenix Bay Jetty at Port Blair. It is top in the list of places to visit near Andaman Islands.
Close to the Port Blair, it was the jail where the British kept the under trials. When the Cellular Jail was built in 1906 this was abandoned. It is top in the list of places to visit near Andaman Islands.
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