Forget Cellular Jails in the era of Cruises and speed boats and head straight towards Andaman and Lakshadweep islands for an amaranthine ferry boats experience.
Mt Harriet & Madhuban
Opt for a ferry services from the Chatnam wharf to Bamboo flat is one experience unmatched. Just 365 kms to Mt. Harriet lies headquarters of the British Chief Commissioner at one time.
Sailing on sometime clam and sometime turbulent waters of Andaman Sea move to Ross Islands. Once again major headquarters of the British, Ross gives an attic of ruins of the printing press, church, bakery, tennis courts, swimming pool, and the cemetery.
A smooth sail of seven kms from Ross takes you to one of the most magnificent beaches of Andaman Islands famed for its beauty of moonlit splendour. Close to island lies Snake Islands famous for sun bathing and sun basking.
Jolly Buoy Island
A unique magic of water is displayed here and it offers world's most spectacular coral reefs. The water is perfect for under water sports. The most enchanting part of Cruise vacation here are glass bottom boats that help you view the sea in close quarters.
Your next voyage trip takes you to Sippighat Farm a Government owned farm basking in spice breeze. This farm is 15 kms from Port Blair and has new variety of Cinnamon, Pepper, Nutmeg and Cloves.
After spices now is the turn for variety of fishes on next cruise stop at Havelock Islands. Variety of Dolphins, Turtles and very large fishes languid playfully on shacks here. Get yourself snapped with these friendly dolphins and turtles.
As soon as cruise to Barren Islands your boatman will never miss a word explaining India's sole active volcano island. The last volcano erupted in 1994-95 after remaining dormant for 177 years. The Island has a diameter of 3 Kms and has a big crater. Tourists can visit here by special boats but forget landing as it may result accidental.
A cycloramic vista comprising 28 Islands, with an area of 1,841 sq.kms is flanked by coconut-palm, casuarina and pandanus. Inhabited with wealth of wild animals like Giant Robber Crab, Monkeys with long tail and Pigeons. Megapode, a rare bird, the Nicobar Islands are feast for tourist who travel all the way here from faraway places.
- The island has its domestic airports at Port Blair, which has regular flight operation from Kolkata and Chennai. Cruising through the Bay of Bengal is also a delightful experience to reach Andaman. Regular passenger ship services operate to Port Blair from Chennai, Kolkata and Vishakhapatnam
- October to May are the apt months to visit the Islands.