A group of islands lying in the Bay of Bengal between Myanmar on the East and India on the West. One of the world's most well known tourist destinations considering it's a proper island with the promise of great entertainment-the hub of Adventure and in particular, Water sports. Along with a fine set of islands like Havelock, Rangat and Neil Island which also serve as individual retreats. Andaman is one of the first places to hit if you are in for some serious fun and adventure.
Cellular Jail: Known to play the role of a mini-Alcatraz once upon a time for the British, who jailed many political prisoners here with repeated torture and executions making the prison facility highly infamous. The jail, today, is a monument which is open for sight seeing with guided tours and a wonderful Sound&Light show during the week.
Anthropological Museum: A famous museum which is open for most of the week, housing various artefacts and manuscripts which detail the history of the Andaman & Nicobar region.
Take a stroll along the beaches at Andaman include:
Radha Nagar Beach
The major things to here ,in the city as well as the islands include:
With certain places in and around the city of Port Blair and Havelock like Ross Island and North Buoy-playing hub for all these adventure activities.
Mandalay Restaurant: Located at the Fortune resort in Port Blair, the restaurant is set in a scenic spot and is well known for delicious cuisine and a fine menu of cocktails.
White Sand: Located at Radha Nagar Beach at Havelock island, this is an Italian restaurant run by a Russian lady which is well known for it's menu of Italian dishes with wonderful varieties of Pasta and Pizza which are worth the taste.
Emerald Gecko: The place is owned by the same people who run the Wild Orchid at Havelock. Has a confined menu of western, continental and Indian delicacies but the food is affordable and is known to taste really good.Lighthouse Residency: One of the most popular and crowded restaurants in the islands, located in Port Blair and running a packed house for most of the year. Known to serve some excellent Thai, Chinese and Indian delicacies. The place even has it's own bar, ideal for tourists and travelers as they can enjoy some fine brew along with a good, hearty meal.
There are plenty of shops in and around the islands like Havelock and particularly on the beaches that sell beach wear, custom made t-shirts, souvenirs, books and other articles at relatively affordable prices.
In Port Blair, you have the:
Aberdeen Bazaar: A well known crowded market place in Port Blair where you find a wide range of articles and supplies right from food to clothing to souvenirs, handicrafts and books.
Samudrika : A well known government emporium which sells some authentic local goods manufactured along the traditional styles.
Sagarika : Along with the Samudrika, the Sagarika completed the duo of government emporiums in the city which sells traditional handicrafts, textiles, books as well as souvenirs.
Port Blair is also well known for it's Adventure and Outdoor equipment shopping. Most of these are stores can be found in and around the city.
Language: Hindi, English, Andamanese, Bengali, Tamil.
Climate: Summers are known to be extremely hot and humid with good amounts of rainfall through the year while winters are known to be warm and pleasant during the day with relatively cooler nights.
Currency: Indian Rupee