Andaman and Nicobar islands are such a beautiful places for a travel. I have visited them in 2014, January with a set of my colleagues. I loved the place, the place is full with lots of green and coconuts every where. I have never imagined that, the place would be so beautiful and such an awe taking place to watch.
We have traveled from Hyderabad to Chennai in a flight and then traveled to Andaman in a flight from Chennai. It has taken almost 3 hours for us to reach Andaman which is nearer to Malaysia. You travel such far distance and you are still in India. Amazing. We were received by our travel agents from the airport and were transferred to the hotel in a jiffy. The road was very pleasant with so many coconut trees welcoming us.
The roads were clean, neat and the city Port Blair looked perfect. Very very pleasant and not much of pollution. People looked happy and the city center was busy with pearls and coral selling shops.The food served to us was excellent. Chicken and Sea Food are the specials you get at Andaman. Sea food has good variety of Crab, Lobsters and Fish. The coconuts were amazing in size and the water is as tasty as it can get.
We got into the Hotel and then we were taken to the famous cellular jail for a light and sound show. The show was not so impressive but getting into that historic jail gave me goose bumps. During those days (of war), reaching there would have been very difficult but getting back was next to impossible. During the next day, we have seen the jail again and the atrocities exercised on Indian war victims were horrible. We went inside the jail and have seen the cells.
People speak amazingly good Hindi and English. You would never ever face language problem in these Islands. The cost of living was high as one could expect it as the whole economy was dependent on travel and sea products. Indigo and Spice jet operate flights to Andaman. Visitors are not allowed to Nicobar Islands as some primitive tribes are still living there.
We went to various Islands including Havelock and Ross Islands. Havelock is the place for water sports and tourism attractions. Every where, hotels were kept neat and tidy and our travel agents were right on the money. The time maintained by them was good and not in a single place we felt like we were left out. Visit to the Anthropological Museum in Port Blair was another awesome experience. You could see the evolution of civilization in the museum. We went to Ross Islands in a ferry and every time with every move of ferry, you can feel your spine chilling.
Water Sports are amazing experience at Andaman. Havelock has amazing range of water sports including Scuba Diving, Snorkling and almost a dozen more. Going to Havelock in a cruise was never forgettable experience. That is the first time for me to travel in a cruise and it never felt like, we were going in a cruise. The travel was smooth and there were no much bumps en route. The beach was neat in Port Blair and we have taken a ride on speed boat.
For people who wanted to get surprised and want to totally be relaxed from the chaos of the city life, Andaman would be a nice destination for a travel.