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Festivals at Andaman Nicobar Islands And Fairs at Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Subhash Mela, Viveknanda mela, block mela, Island Tourism Festival are few of the fair and festivals at Andaman Nicobar Islands.


Andaman & Nicobar Islands are a perfect example of unity in diversities. It is like a mini India where people of different religions, languages, ethnic , groups live peacefully, respecting each other’s belief. Port Blair the capital of Andaman & Nicobar has a cosmopolitan touch.

Some of the joyous festivals At Andaman Nicobar are celebrated here.

Island Tourism FestivalFestivals at Andaman
For 15 days every year, between December & January these islands have a festive look.
The islands Tourism festival is organized by the Andaman & Nicobar Administration where cultural Troupes 7 Artistes of national and international stature perform.
Also part of these festivities are local performers.
Water sports competitions and Nicobari Hodi race are a treat to watch. An exhibition depicting the progress made by these islands is worth a visit.
Other not to be missed attraction are the Floating Restaurants, Baby show, puppet show, magic show, Dog show, Scuba diving , canoe race etc.

Subhash Mela
Celebrated in the month of January. It is a week long organized every year in Havelock to commemorate the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

Vivekananda Mela
Celebrated in month of January. Celebrated at Neil Islands on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda’s Birth anniversary.

Block Mela
Celebrated in January/February. Organized at Diglipur to highlight the development of rural areas.

About Andaman Nicobar :

You will enjoy visiting the Andaman and Nicobar Islands also known as the Emerald Islands. An archipelago of 572 islands adrift in the Bay of Bengal, the union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands stretches over an area of more than 700 sq. km.
Since pre-historic times aboriginal tribes have lived on these islands. The Andaman group is inhabited by tribes of Negrito origin, while the Nicobar Islands are inhabited by the Mongoloid stock. The first settlement of the British took place in 1789 and later in 1858, it became a penal settlement.
Today, the people if all faiths live here -Hindus, Muslim, Christian, Sikhs and of course the tribes. This amazing linguistic and racial mix has resulted in a culture that is innately hospitable and uniquely distinctive.
For the nature lover the island offers rich and varied delights. The sea around offers ample scope for water sports while the islands themselves consist of their territory lush green forest cover extending over 86% of the territory. The rarest of rare flora and fauna have flourished undisturbed on these islands, more so because 36 out of these are inhabited.
Adventure sports like trekking, island camping, snorkeling and scuba diving are the not to be missed attraction. And for tourists who want to get away from the madding crowd, a visit to these islands remains etched in the memory forever.

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