Andaman is a beautiful archipelago floating in shimmering turquoise waters. The islands are beguiling and fringed by primeval jungle. The seclusion of the group of islands lends the destination a typical charm. Andaman is also a favourite destination of couples for honeymoon. The various activities that keep the enthusiasm and spirits of the tourists alive are scuba diving, sea walk, swimming, angling, powerboat rides, glass bottom boat rides, parasailing and the various water activities. The heart-warming sunsets and sunrises that sets the sea water under fire and the cool breeze that fans the soul and cools your senses — all of it makes the vacation in Andaman a completely memorable experience and will tempt you to return to its exoticism and perfect holiday escape.
Visit North Bay Island
North bay Island is situated close to Port Blair, the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. North Bay Islands is famous for various types of activities that are conducted in its beaches. North bay Island has a lighthouse and this island is the famous Island that is found being depicted on a twenty rupee note (Indian currency). North Bay Island has some happening beaches where you can go for a basketful of beach and sea activities such as snorkelling, sea walking, glass bottom boat rides, Dolphin ride, which is a semi-submarine, parasailing, ringo rides and banana boat rides and more. North Bay Island has some of the best coral reefs that leaves the visitors simply amazed.
Watch Bioluminescence in Havelock
Havelock Island is very popular among all Andaman islands and is visited by nearly all the tourists who come to Andaman from far and near for a vacation. Havelock Island has various different attractions and one of the very special attractions is to watch the strange and unique phenomenon of Bioluminescence. Bioluminescence occurs due to the presence of phytoplankton in the sea waters. And it can be witnessed clearly only when it is absolutely dark, that is, on no moon nights. Havelock Island has experts who organize Kayak tours into the darkness of the night. On new moon nights, these guide-driven kayak tours take you around the waters and mangrove forests far out into the seas to watch these strange phenomenon. As you row across your way and the oars touch the waters and disturb the calm seas, the phytoplankton sizzle and glisten and create a unique sensational scene where you can see a million fireflies burning in the ocean waters. The phytoplankton shine and create bioluminescence.
Travel in a Sea Plane in Port Blair
Travelling in a sea plane in Andaman is no more a dream. It can be given the shape of reality by booking a ride from Port Blair to Havelock or vice versa. Getting airborne in a seaplane run by Pawan Hans is one of the most exciting things to do in an Andaman trip. The sea plane ride is around INR 4500 one way. The seaplanes are capable of carrying only nine passengers at a time. The flight time is around 15 minutes. This same distance, if travelled by sea via ferry, takes approximately 2 hours. While you get airborne, it is 15 minutes of pure bliss. You can enjoy the stunning aerial views of the gorgeous Andaman and the entire group of islands while flying in this seaplane. Travelling in a Sea Plane to and from Port Blair and Havelock is undoubtedly one of the most adventurous things to do in Andaman!
Havelock Island, Parasailing
What it is to view the spellbinding beauty of the Andaman islands from high up in the air! Go for a nice air lift in a parasail over the azure blue seas of Andaman Islands to have an experience of watching the beauty of the islands from high up. Parasailing is a very popular adventure activity in Andamans where you are tied behind a motorboat while being harnessed to a parachute. As the boat speeds off into the sea, you are airborne and you fly like a kite getting dragged behind the boat as it zooms across the blueness of the ocean. Experience the adrenalin rush and the thrill of this adventure activity during your visit to the Andaman island. The charges for parasailing depends on the season and varies a bit from one location to another. There are single and dual parasailing ventures, where you are harnessed alone or with a partner. Parasailing also depends on the speed and direction of winds and weather. It is not possible to parasail on a rainy day. Also, parasailing requires a certain degree of physical fitness and some bit of expertise and following of instructions during take-off and landing.
Visit Cellular Jail in Port Blair
Port Blair is the connecting point of between Andaman and its group of islands and the rest of the world. Port Blair is where the visitors from the outside world come in touch with the ways and tradition, cultures and natural beauty of Andaman. Port Blair is connected with all the other islands of Andaman by sea route and also by air. Port Blair has various attractions for the tourists and Cellular Jail is a primary attraction. Cellular Jail was built in 1896 during the British rule in India. This jail was built for activating solitary confinement of political prisoners. This was one of the worst and most dreaded colonial prison built ever in the history of mankind. The Cellular Jail still stands today as a dark reminiscence of the cruelty of British rulers over Indian and the inhuman treatment meted out to the people who dared to raise their voice against the wrongs done by the rulers. The great and immortal freedom fighters such as freedom fighters like Batukeshwar Dutt and Veer Savarkar were incarcerated in Cellular Jail. There is a heart-rending light and sound show that occurs in the evening spelling out the pitiful story of the struggle of the prisoners that shall take you back to the age the colonial rule.