Andaman honeymoon packages from Kolkata
Honeymoon in Andamans can be exclusive and blissful. There are abundant destinations in all the parts of the islands in all nooks and corners that are spellbinding, charming, serene and beautiful and make for the most romantic getaways. A veritable treasure house of nature’s abundance, the lopsided overtly beauty-laden seas and sands, the mellowed trove of golden sands and the picturesque local settlements with the quintessential Indian households, the glistening turquoise waters and the wondrous remnants of ancient architecture and abandoned civilization, the gently blowing moist sea air, the quiet and intense solitude – Andamans surely make for a unique destination. It is a favourite of the people when we discuss Andaman tour packages from Kolkata and Andaman travel by honeymoon couples.
Extensive Bengali Community make Andaman tour packages from Kolkata more coveted
The Bengali community settled in Andamans make Andaman tour packages from Kolkata even more attractive. They have built an exclusive community and have preserved the Bengali culture and authenticity of food and lifestyle over years. Apart from Hindi and English, which are the official languages of the islands, Bengali is the next most spoken and predominant language in these parts. A huge population comprising an amazing 26% of the local inhabitants communicate in Bengali. This factor makes the islands a next-to-home like destination for the constantly flowing travellers and tourists from West Bengal or Kolkata.
Neil Island is a special favourite destination for the people travelling from Kolkata. It is smaller and quieter in comparison to Havelock or Portblair islands. The island has a wide variety of accommodation options. People love to be in this island for a day at least even if they do not get a chance to stay over. Neil Island has a famous natural rock formation that is a bridge-like structure and is even named Howrah Bridge after the famous bridge of Kolkata. The rock connector is made of limestone that has originated in the Miocene age and looks truly beautiful.
The approach to the beach is a bit slushy and watery and spotted with rocks. The rock formation can be approached only in low tide. As you edge your way through the semi-submerged rocks, you will spot a variety of small sea fishes and starfishes, crabs and sea cucumbers, fascinating snails and mussels and might even encounter sea snake.
The unique characteristics of these splendid lands allure the curious travellers of Kolkata to its embrace. It would be fun to spread and share a few fun facts about this beautiful island group.
- The words ‘Andaman’ and ‘Nicobar’ were derived from the Malay language, in which Andaman signifies the mighty and popular Hindu God Hanuman and Nicobar refers to the land of naked people (rightfully so when we consider the aboriginal tribes of Andamans staying in seclusion and preserving their unique culture and civilization).
- You will be surprised to know that the most widely spoken language in these parts of the archipelago is not Andamanese or Nicobarese but Bengali. Then in line after Bengali come Hindi, Tamil, Telegu and Malayalam.
- There are a few very mysterious islands where lies the deep secrets of ancient tribes fiercely protected. These tribes do not interact with the outside world. Mainly the Jarawa tribe has been a topic of unending curiosity since ages but they have pushed away the offers of civilization ferociously time and again. Now these tribes live securely under the protection of the Indian government, in seclusion and remain undisturbed. The total number of tribes has dwindled to an alarming less than 500 and needs dire protective measures.
- Commercial fishing has been banned on the Andaman Islands to save the water ecosystem and discourage incessant killing of diverse species of the rich Andaman Islands.
- The largest and the most stupendous living arthropod Birgus Latro (commonly known as coconut carbs) resides here. These crabs are fascinating and you can watch quite a few in the various museums of the various islands. They have derived their name from the fact that they love feeding on tender coconuts. They are quite large measuring up to 16 inches and weighing up to 4 kilograms and surprisingly hate water. If you want to meet one, do visit the fascinating Andamans
- Andamans is the home to the largest of sea turtles. The largest sea turtles nest in and around these lands. The fascinating huge in size species Dermocheleys Coriacea flocks to Andamans to nest every year. To add to the richness of marine diversity, the Olive Ridely turtles too come to the Andamans for nesting. Kalipur Beach and Ramanagar Beach in Diglipur, Karmatang Beach at Mayabunder and even Radhanangar Beach in Havelock Island are especially famous for watching turtle egg hatching when hundreds of newly hatched turtles crawl on the white sands inching their way to the salty seas.
- Did you ever notice the scenery on our red coloured 20 rupee note of Indian currency? Amazingly, the scene depicts a natural scene of the North Bay Island with its light house, a famous island of Andaman and Nicobar archipelago.
- Andaman and Nicobar islands is the only Indian territory to have been occupied by the Japanese during World War II for as long as three years. One can still see the remnants of the war occupation in the form of war bunkers and other structures.
- Dugong the state animal of Andaman and Nicobar islands is a special sea mammal that falls under protected and endangered species. These mammals are extremely shy to mate. Andaman is one of the only five breeding centres worldwide for these sea mammals. These interesting sea creatures can be spotted in Little Andamans.
- Andaman and Nicobar Islands is the home to hundreds of butterflies that flock together from nearly tropical islands.
- Andamans is lucky to experience the very first sunrise of this millennium. The Katchal Islands received these lucky first rays of the millennium.
- The Barren Islands of Andaman is the fascinating home to the only active volcano in India. Travel 135 kilometres from Port Blair to see this exclusive live inferno.