Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Located to the east of India, the Andaman and Nicobar islands float remotely in the Bay of Bengal. Of nearly 600 islands, only nine are available for foreign travelers to visit, as aboriginal tribes still live amongst the islands. Many tribes remain un-contacted or resist contact with the outside world, the most well known being North Sentinel Island which is considered a sovereign area under Indian protection. The islands have a primarily tropical environment with rainforests as well as deciduous and evergreen forests, mangroves, and grasslands that are rich with a diversity of wildlife. Visitors will fly into Port Blair, an island town with historical attractions and British-colonial heritage, and gateway to the other pristine islands. The main attraction is the beaches and scuba diving, especially on Havelock Island and Neil Island, which harbor clear water lagoons, white sandy beaches, and coral reefs.
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Long stretches of sandy shores fringe most of the Andaman & Nicobar islands, beckoning visitors to its idyllic beaches. One can blissfully enjoy swimming in warm clear waters of emerald lagoons and sunbathing on a number of white powder beaches.
Snorkeling & Scuba Diving
Havelock island is home to a variety of diving sites with rich marine life, such as Seduction Point, Aquarium, Lighthouse, Pilot Reef, Mac Point, Minerva Ledge, and Turtle Bay. The ideal dive season is from December to May. Due to the calm and clear waters, snorkeling is also a great way to see schools of fish living amongst the coral beds.
Home to both aquatic and shore birds, the islands have an abundant variety of birds, many of which are endemic. Birdwatchers can fill their time visiting the numerous reserves and protected forests, from tropical rainforest to mangrove ecosystems, where these rare avian species thrive.
Calm creeks make safe waterways for easy and enjoyable kayaking through the islands’ waterways and mangroves.
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Andaman & Nicobar Islands
- Andaman And Nicobar Islands
- Arunachal Pradesh
- Bandhavgarh National Park
- Kanha National Park
- Nagarhole & Bandipur
- New Delhi
- Panna National Park
- Pench National Park
- Satpura National Park
This long-anticipated luxury resort destination is set on Havelock Island in the Andaman Sea and covers 46 acres of property. It is the first luxury beach resort to grace this tropical collection of picturesque islands, and it was created with the utmost care for the environment. Not a single tree was felled during construction, and an on-site bottling plant was erected to prevent the use of plastic bottles and to cement the resort’s status as eco-friendly. Fringed by a strip of mangroves and a river, the resort gloriously opens up to the famed Radhanagar Beach. Pristine beaches lie before guests while wildlife sanctuaries and ancient tribal sites await them inland. In terms of accommodations, the resort boasts 50 modern villas on stilts. These villas are inspired by Jarawa tribe dwellings and are luxuriously appointed with king-size beds and comfortable furnishings. The five-fixture bathrooms are fitted with rain showers and bathtubs, and decks receive an abundance of sunshine. As for dining, there are three restaurants that offer an array of gourmet regional and international dishes, and there is also a pool bar serving guests lounging around the Olympic-size infinity pool. The spa is exceptional with an array of treatments that range from Ayurveda therapies to aromatherapies. A 24-hour fitness center is on-site; yoga classes are offered in the mornings, and guests are encouraged to get away from the resort to kayak, scuba dive, hike, and snorkel. There is plenty of fascinating wildlife and enchanting ecology to see nearby, and the resort’s staff is more than happy to help guests discover it.
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Between the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, there are the Andaman Islands, a little bit of India in Southeast Asia well worth the journey.
The geographically isolated Andaman and Nicobar Islands are rarely visited by Western travelers, but recent years and hotel openings have seen this region’s popularity boom.
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