Andaman And Nicobar Islands

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a well visited tourist destination of India. It is a group of islands and alluringly located in the Bay of Bengal. It is a Union Territory of India. The islands are detached by the Andaman Sea from Thailand and Burma. The whole place contains two islands named the Andaman Islands and the Nicobar Islands. The islands are beautifully placed as the Bay of Bengal comes to its west and the Andaman Sea lies to the east. Port Blair is the capital of the the Andamanese town where Car Nicobar is the capital of Nicobar Islands. The islands stretches over an area of 6,496 km2. The place was inhabited by the aboriginal tribes in the pre-historic times. Based on the historical proofs the place relates 2,200 years back. The place is a group of almost 550 islands. Among them it is said the 26 are inhabited by human. The place has a mythological significance as it is believed that once it was the place of Hanuman, a disciple of Lord Rama in the epic Ramayana.

Many historical events are closely associated with this lands. The name Andaman was mentioned in the Arab literature of 9th century. The place was dominated by many rulers and used as a camping location of military soldiers. The Cellular Jail in Port Blair is a well marked place during the time of Indian Independence struggle. several freedom fighters were imprisoned here. The place is famous for eye soothing lush green environs and enticing sea coasts. The sun kissed coasts offers a spectacular view along with the scenic decoration of coconut palms and natural snoring sea waves. The place is encircled with a hilly regions covered with dense wood lands. Several rocky mountains arise here along with the presence of beautiful islets. It is really a visual treat for the tourists. Diglipur is the highest point and well visited by the tourists as it offers a overwhelming view of majestic sea which passionately embracing the pristine shores. Andaman rain forests comprises a good variety of flora included orchids, ferns and a good numbers of woody climbers. The surrounding places and the water of Bay of Bengal are the home of many marine life and animals.

This unpolluted and unexplored beaches are the main attraction of this place. It is a hub of many adventurous people. The place offers many activities included Snorkeling, Trekking, Camping and scuba diving. the place offers a breathtaking views along with a peaceful natural ambiance and adventurous activities and these options make this islands a well destined place for tourists. Samudrika Marine Museum, Viper Island, Andaman Water Sports Complex, Parrot Island, Corbyn’s Cove, Chatham Saw Mill, Cellular Jai, Forest Museum, Smith Islands, Mud Volcano at Baratang Island, Neil Island, Little Andaman Island, Cutbert Bay Beach, Little Andaman Island, Science Centre,Radha Nagar Beach, Sippighat Farm, Ross Island are some well visited places of attractions. Durga Pooja and Mari Amman festivals are most visited festivals of this place. Island Tourism Festival generally celebrates in December-January month and it is an another praise worthy festival which allures many tourists. Hindi is the predominant language of the century past islands. Andaman’s airport is located at Port Blair. By air the place is connected with Chennai and Kolkata. The Islands are well linked by sea. cruises are available and make this place accessible from Kolkata and Chennai. The place belongs to a moderate temperature and October to May is referred as the ideal time to visit this place.

Barren Island

Barren Island is located in the most eastern part of Andaman Islands. It is included as a part of the Indian Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is considered as a confirmed active volcano and it is the only one volcano in its kind in South Asia. It is 135 km far from the Port Blair, the capital city of this territory. For the last time the volcano was erupted in May 2008 and still continues. Being a tiny island in the Indian Ocean, it is known for its active volcano. The place stretches over an area of 10 km?? and holds 3 km diameter. It is located at an altitude of 305 m above sea level. The highest elevation of this land is 354 metres. The volcano is specified as Strato-Volcano with characteristic pyroclastic cones. Along with the depth of 150 fathoms it is located half km far from the seashore. Here Narcondum is a dormant volcano and Alcock and Sewell are volcanic sea-mounts. Barren Island experienced the first volcanic eruption in 1787. Another eruptions were recorded in 1789. Again it was happened gradually in 1795, 1803, 1804 and 1852. After a period of abeyance, the another eruption was happened in 1991 and it lasted for six months. This eruption made a considerable damage as it was followed by a series of eruptions. The eruption happened in 2005 – 2007 is said to be connected with the Indian Ocean Earthquake held in 2004. Located in the volcanic belt at the edge of the Indian and Burmes tectonic plates. Studies suggest that it possesses inner volcanic arch stretching from Sumatra to Myanmar. Related to geological, geothermal studies it is believed that the island lies on the crowning point of a 2250 m high strato-volcano placed on the sea floor. Studies also suggest that it was existed in the late Pleistocene period. 250 – 350 m high pre-caldera deposits are seen here which resembles as 2 km wide walls. The name is well significant with the nature of the place as it is a departed place. Feral goats few rodent species like rats and birds are seen here. The place holds two freshwater springs and these are the main water source. Vegetations are seen in a few part of inner caldera and outer it is the only active volcano so it is a prime tourist attraction of this place. The place is visited by the board vessels.

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