Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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THE ANDAMANS ,The Emerald Blues

INTRODUCTION

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, located in the east of the Indian mainland geographically, float in splendid isolation in the Bay of Bengal. Once a hill range extending from Myanmar to Indonesia, these picturesque undulating islands, islets numbering around 572, are covered with dense rainfed, damp and evergreen forests and endless varieties of exotic flora and fauna. Most of these islands about 550 are in the Andaman Group, 28 of which are inhabited. The smaller Nicobars, comprise some 22 main islands 10 inhabited. The Andaman and Nicobars are separated by the Ten Degree Channel which is 150 Kms. wide. These islands also boast of freedom fighting days historically significant landmarks viz. Cellular Jail, Ross Island, Viper Island, Hopetown and Mount Harriet. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been declared as two of the 218 endemic bird area of the world. As many as 270 species and subspecies of birds have been reported existing in these islands, 106 of them being endemic. The Andaman Wood Pigeon, Andaman Padauk and Dugong are declared as State Bird, State Tree and State Animal respectively. There are about 96 Wildlife Sanctuaries, 09 National Parks and 01 Biosphere Reserve in the islands. These islands are blessed with the bounties of both southwest and northeast monsoons.

HISTORY

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been inhabited for several thousand years, at the very least. The earlier archaeological evidence yet documented goes back some 2,200 years, however, the indications from genetic, cultural and linguistic isolation studies point to habitation going back 30,000 to 60,000 years, well into the Middle Palaeolithic. In the Andaman Islands, the various Andamanese people maintained their separated existence through the vast majority of this time, diversifying into distinct linguistic, cultural and territorial groups. By the 1850 when they first came into sustained contact by outside groups, the indigenous people of Andamans were the Great Andamanese, who collectively represented at least 10 distinct sub groups and languages the Jarawa, the jungle or Rutland Jarawa the Onge, and the Sentinelesethe most isolated of all the groups. The indigenous peoples of the Nicobars unrelated to the Andamanese have a similarly isolated and lengthy association with the islands. There are two main groups,the Nicobarese, or Nicobari living throughout many of the islands, and the Shompen, restricted to the interior of Great Nicobar.

CLIMATE AND GEOGRAPHY

he islands have a tropical climate. The Southwest Monsoon sets in Andaman Nicobar islands towards the end of May and the Northeast Monsoon in November. There is no fury of hot summer, no chilling winter, no water clogging or traffic jams. For those who want to enjoy boating, swimming, snorkeling, sightseeing all 12 months is season. North Indians find relief from burning heat and chilling winter if they visit the island from May,June,July and in December,January. Season for nature lovers is May to December when forest is lush green and waterfalls are at their prime. Divers can enjoy the best during December to April and bird watchers during winter times.

Normal rainfall at Port Blair , 3900 mm
Mean Minimum Temperature , 23.2 C
Mean Maximum Temperature , 25 C
Mean relative Humidity , 80 Percentage

ADMINISTRATION

Administratively, the Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands has three revenue Districts. Port Blair, the capital and gateway to the islands lies in South Andaman Island and falls under South Andaman District. The latest North and Middle Andaman District with Mayabunder as headquarters lies separated from South Andaman District by a creek. Car Nicobar is the District Head quarter of Nicobar District. As per 2011 Census, the total population of Andaman and Nicobar stands 3,79,944 and the literacy rate is 86.27Percentage.

PORT BLAIR , The Capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Port Blair is the capital of the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Port Blair is the gateway to the pristine islands. Port Blair, an Island town offering water,based activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, sea,cruises, and glimpses of the history and culture of the region. The Aberdeen Bazaar forms the centre of the town.

RIGHT TIME TO VISIT

Andaman has a moderate temperature all through the year within the range of 23C to 31C. It has a tropical climate. There are no severe climate conditions except for tropical storms and rains in late summers and monsoons. Summers March to May are warm but pleasant with sea breeze and have humidity level about 80Percentage. It is suitable for all kinds of tourist activities. Monsoon season is also recommended for visit to Andaman and Nicobar Islands as tourists can have more options both indoors and outdoors. There is no water clogging or traffic jams. The lush green vegetation and scenic beauty of the islands are more predominant in monsoon. Monsoons May to August and Post Monsoons September to November accompany medium to heavy rain falls. Hoteliers in Andamans offer attractive discounts during monsoon seasons. Winters December to February are not chilly and ideal for sightseeing .

Destination Weddings in Andaman

Looking for an ideal beach wedding destination in India? Why not get married in Andaman? For a small exotic wedding, Andaman is one of the notable choices there is. Scroll down to know more. By Swastika Mukhopadhyay

Beautiful sandy beaches, gorgeous coral reefs, mangrove forests, clear blue water and an essence of solitude that the Andaman and Nicobar Islands offers make it a perfect destination for beach weddings.

Many couples, failing to realise the picturesque beauty of these islands opt for a destination wedding abroad, which makes Andaman less publicised. This place is perfect for a private wedding with a small gathering of at most 100 people. If you dream of having a fairy,tale wedding far away from the cities in seclusion and tranquility, Andaman is where it should be.

Best Spots On Andaman Islands To Conduct The Ceremony Havelock Island

Located around 41 km north,east of the capital city, Port Blair, Havelock Island is what we can call paradise on Earth. Imagine getting married at a beach against the backdrop of clear blue water, with your feet dipped in the white sand underneath a gorgeous blue sky. It sounds like such an exhilarating experience.

Port Blair

Andaman has many wonderful resorts, where couples can have their grand, luxury wedding. You can have the ceremony near the beach while you soak up all the sun and inhale the fragrant salty air from the turquoise sea. You can also have your wedding in the heart of the city.

Things To Keep In Mind Before Planning A Wedding In Andaman Islands Andaman Islands might be a model destination for an exotic beach wedding, but there are a few things you need to keep in mind. The place is ideal only for weddings with a small gathering. It is not suitable for the typical big fat Indian weddings, where the guest list has more than 200 names, as you might not find enough accommodation within the perimeter of the venue.

Also, not all varieties of flowers are found in Andaman. It would take some effort and research in finding the resources for a fancy, city,like wedding. On the brighter side, there are enough options and resources required for its smooth conduct. Bridal makeup artists and photographers can be hired on the island unless you have your own contacts. There is no compromise on the food options and liquor. You will find plenty of cuisine options for your wedding here.

Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, Andaman

Occupying 46 acres on the famed Radhanagar Beach at Havelock Island, Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, Andamans is a luxurious gateway to a globally significant biodiversity hotspot in the Bay of Bengal. Fringed by strip of mangroves overlooking the beach, the resort is a homage to the secluded Andaman and Nicobar archipelago stretching for 700 Kms from the southern tip of Burma towards the north of Sumatra, a magical medley of rainforests, national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, unspoilt beaches and ancient tribal cultures. After arriving on the island, guests are welcomed with a traditional song by our young Nicobari colleagues. Designed to showcase and nurture the islands natural resources, the resort is dotted with 54 modern luxury Villas on stilts under a canopy of Coconut and Palmyra trees, a contemporary haven built without cutting off a single tree.

Distance From Airport , 68 Km
Travel time , 185 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 54
Suites , 54
Swimming Pool , 1
Restaurant , 2
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 50
Event Venues,
The Deck , 100 Pax
Outdoor Venue , 200 Pax

SilverSand Beach Resort, Havelock Island

Welcome to Silversand Beach Resort, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, the most beautiful of all the whole Islands. Get away from the crowds and see nature as it should be. The way it used to be.From cottages to bungalows , our resort features newly constructed and beautifully decorated guest rooms in a breathtaking resort environment. We offer deluxe room settings for leisure travelers, business travelers, meeting attendees, honeymooners, small or large families, for groups and persons with special needs. Andaman and Nicobar islands are fringed with coconut palm beaches, covered with tropical jungle and flat stretches of crescent shaped beaches far better than any other beaches in India. Adventure in Andaman like trekking, Island camping, snorkeling, scuba,diving etc. are the real attractions for the Indian and foreign tourist.

Distance From Airport , 62 Km
Travel time , 177 Min
Category , 4 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 63
Suites , 63
Swimming Pool , 1
Restaurant , 2
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 50
Event Venues,
Conference Hall , 100 Pax
Outdoor Venue , 350 Pax

Munjoh Ocean Resort, Havelock Island

Luxurious Villas and Suites, nestled amongst swaying betel nut and coconut trees and a natural freshwater rivulet meandering through to the azure waters of the Andaman Sea on an exclusive beach front. Your Own private beach resort, with personalised service, unique luxury and comfort and complete guest satisfaction.

Only 100 m from Vijayanagar Beach, the resort offers rooms with wooden decks and sunken Jacuzzi, spa and candle light dinners. Location, At a stones throw away from Vijayanagar Beach 100m, Munjoh Ocean Resort is a luxury property located on the picturesque Havelock Island. Once in Port Blair, guests can reach Havelock Ferry Ghat in about 90 minutes by an air,conditioned catamaran ferry, followed by a 10,minute bike ride to the resort. Govind Nagar Beach 3 km, Elephant Beach 10 km and Radhanagar Beach 12 km are easily accessible from the resort.

Distance From Airport , 62 Km
Travel time , 176 Min
Category , 3 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 36
Deluxe , 20
Suites , 16
Swimming Pool , 1
Restaurant , 2
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 30
Event Venues,
Banquet Hall , 100 Pax
Beachside Venue , 200 Pax

Munjoh Island House, Port Blair

Nestled amidst gently swaying coconut palms, betel trees, mango, banyan and even a jackfruit tree, this unique hillside resort brings back luxuries from a bygone era for the absolute pleasure of the guest. The only 5 star resort in Port Blair with elegant villas and individual configuration of rooms, we are dedicated to those who enjoy detail and appreciate the finer things that life has to offer. Multi,Level pools with a cascading waterfall and swanky restaurants , one even with a mini museum, this resort is a delight to the weary city traveller.

A formal banquet hall and conference space makes those swish events extra special. Personalised attention and luxury are the centre of the brands ethos and this continues with the Munjoh Island House, Port Blair.

Distance From Airport , 60 Km
Travel time , 172 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 42
Deluxe , 30
Suites , 12
Swimming Pool , 1
Restaurant , 2
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 30
Event Venues,
Banquet Hall , 150 Pax
Beachside Venue , 250 Pax

Barefoot At Havelock

Pristine turquoise water, pearly beach, and a fringe of endemic greenery usher you into our threshold. Here, you experience the uncharted, the raw wilderness of untouched forests that stretch till the sparkling ocean. As you let the hauntingly rustic surrounding serenade , the feeling finally sinks in, you have stepped foot for an adventure of a lifetime. Welcome to Barefoot at Havelock resort.

An escapade from the necessities of daily life, the resort is tucked away in absolute serendipity. Crispy ocean,air coupled with the vistas through the trees envelops the resort with an idiosyncratic silence. The resort, being located on Radhanagar Beach, is full of opportunities. Watch the sun paint a myriad view over the sky, or test the water yourself. Stand Up Paddling, Kayaking, and Diving are just a few. Trek your way across the resort and cool off at the ocean. Bliss...

Distance From Airport , 68 Km
Travel time , 187 Min
Category , 4 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 31
Deluxe , 18
Suites , 13
Swimming Pool , 1
Restaurant , 2
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 30
Event Venues,

Banquet Hall , 100 Pax
Beachside Venue , 150 Pax

Fortune Resort Bay Island, Port Blair

The search for elegant hotels in Port Blair ends here. Located on one of the worlds last outposts of virgin, natural rain,forest islands, Fortune Resort Bay Island overlooks the pristine blue waters of the Bay of Bengal. With rooms overlooking the sea and a lighthouse, this hotel is ranked among the top 5 best hotels in Port Blair.

Fortune Resort Bay Island is a beautiful, sea,front family resort in Port Blair, at a distance of 15 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from the towns main shopping arcade. Being next to the sea, water sports, snorkeling, scuba diving activities can be easily organised from the hotel travel desk.

The hotel is built almost of the native Padouk wood, the beautiful red timber that is found only on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Designed by the late Charles Correa, the architectural style of the hotel reflects the native life of the Islands. It is the perfect getaway for guests looking for a pace that is genuine, relaxed and unhurried.

The hotels competent kitchen staff demonstrates the ability to whip out delicious and healthy meals, with a variety of local fare, at its multi,cuisine restaurants. At the banquet hall, visitors can arrange private parties as well as offshore corporate events for up to 100 guests. One can also relax by the pool with a tender coconut in hand, sit on the terrace to admire the sunset or enjoy a live karaoke performance at the bar.

Distance From Airport , 5 Km
Travel time , 10 Min
Category , 4 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 21
Suites , 21
Swimming Pool , 1
Restaurant , 1
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 20
Event Venues,

Milah Banquet Hall , 100 Pax
Beachside Venue , 150 Pax

Sinclairs Bayview, Port Blair

Located right on the waterfront, Sinclairs Bayview is Port Blairs only hotel to offer spectacular views of The Bay of Bengal from almost all its rooms. Refreshingly environment friendly and functionally decorated, the hotel is a quiet getaway for those who want to unwind and explore the Andamans. The hotel is 10 minutes away from the airport and the towns shopping center. The hotels 46 rooms and suites are more than sea facing, they are virtually on the sea, opening out to the crystal blue Indian Ocean waters. The Valentine rooms offer views of the blue ocean on one side, and Ross Island on the other.

The sea facing multicuisine restaurant has an open view to the garden surrounded by palm trees. A covered deck allows you to feel the cool sea breeze and hear the sound of waves. The Spanish bar has a relaxed old world ambience and offers snacks and drinks. Private candlelight dinners can be organised for your birthday or anniversary. On special request, we serve meals at the terrace adjoining the main reception area.

The freshwater swimming pool is open all year round. Our conference room is a unique pillar,less wooden house entirely made out of recycled wood. Few may know that the Andaman Islands were occupied by the Japanese for a few years during World War II. An attraction that is rare to find in any hotel in the world, is a Bunker made during the war which is located inside the hotel, with its canon still in place..

Port Blair is an inviting holiday destination round the year, and is a base to explore the Andaman Islands. The blue sea, rain forests and clean tropical air make it an ideal destination for nature lovers. For adventure aficionados, theres scuba diving and snorkeling to discover under,water marine life and rare varieties of corals.

Distance From Airport , 5 Km
Travel time , 10 Min
Category , 3 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 46
Deluxe , 43
Suites , 3
Swimming Pool , 1
Restaurant , 2
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 50
Event Venues,
The Woodhouse Hall , 150 Pax
Poolside , 60 Pax

Peerless Resort, Port Blair

Peerless Resort, Port Blair, is the only resort in Andaman which is located on Corbyns Cove beach, which provides the guests with a serene ambience. The lush green environment, a coconut palm beach with the sound of the waves makes one forget the hustle and bustle of the city life. This beach resort is a 50 key property fully equipped with modern day facilities.

A full service resort with 50 rooms, with exquisite interior offering a parodic view of the sea. Each room has amenities for a modern traveller. For the leisure traveler the resort is an ideal place to unwind and the corporate traveler, the resort offers splendid arrangement for large consortiums. The multi cuisine restaurant, Corbyns Delight offers excellent seafood delicacies besides Chinese, Indian and Continental which are its continuing delicacies. Apart from the multi cuisine restaurant, the well stocked Sea Sip, offers a wide variety of drinks.

Distance From Airport , 8 Km
Travel time , 15 Min
Category , 3 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 50
Deluxe , 46
Suites , 4
Swimming Pool , 1
Restaurant , 2
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 40

Event Venues,
Coral 1 Hall , 80 Pax
Coral 2 Hall , 30 Pax
Lawn , 500 Pax



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