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Places To Visit In Andaman And Nicobar

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A perfect summer getaway, Andaman and Nicobar, is an archipelago at the confluence of the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea. With an array of thrilling water sports , leisure facilities, and a host of activities , a vacation in Andaman and Nicobar can be as relaxed or filled with adventure as you’d like it to be.

Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island
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Radhanagar is Without a doubt the most famous beach in the Andaman Islands. Crowned as “Asia’s best beach” and “7th best beach in the world” by Time Magazine, this place sees a lot of tourists. It truly is an unforgettable curve of white sand with perfectly coloured blue waters, all lined by lush forest and palm tress. It is easy to enjoy this postcard perfect beach – lie down and marvel at the sunset, or go in for a quick swim.

Mangrove creek, Baratang Island
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Baratang Island is located about 100 kilometres away from the Port Blair city and offers a boat-safari, amidst the nature-made tunnel of thick mangrove plantations. A variety of exotic birds can be spotted along the lush trail of dense tree knots and canopies. This mangrove creek leads to the magnificent Lime Stone Caves, for which you must carry a torch with you.

Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex, Port Blair
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Its an awesome place to be, blue waters and aquatic species which are rare to find. Its a pure visual treat. The Water Sport complex provides you various adventure activity which includes Scuba-Diving, Jet Ski, Kayaking, Snorkeling etc

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park
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Covering approximately 282 square kilometers and dotted with 15 small islands, the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is home to some of the endangered marine species including the sea turtles. Activities like scuba diving and snorkeling at the Jolly Buoy and Red Skin Islands respectively… allows tourists to explore the beautiful and colourful aquatic world. Further… a leisurely cruise on the glass bottom boats makes it an ideal way for children and elderly people to seek the beauty of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park.

The Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve
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Some of the major wildlife attractions are the Nicobar scrubfowl, the Edible-nest Swiftlet the Nicobar Long-tailed Macaque, saltwater crocodile, giant Leatherback Sea Turtle, Malayan box turtle, Nicobar tree shrew, reticulated python and the giant robber crab.

Food
Food
The islands are known for their exquisite sea food delicacies and one can find a Burmese and Thai influence in the cooking. A variety of sea foods such as prawns, fish, lobsters; crabs and so on are available at most local joints. Seafood might be a little on the expensive side but it is well worth the extra cost. Most of the hotels have their own restaurants and every island will have something different to offer.

The sea food Andaman and Nicobar Islands is usually found in the most unlikely of places. The restaurants at the various hotels are expensive and unless you are staying there it doesn’t make sense to eat at these places. The best bet is to ask the locals and figure out a cheap place to eat. Most of the shacks along the beach offer fresh catch.

Drink
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The Andaman Islands hotel, bars and pubs are popular watering holes and it might not be a good idea to visit the local bars. They are usually eerie and poorly lit. Fresh coconuts are available throughout the islands and these are a perfect accompaniment for any sea food dish. Most of the main islands have retail liquor outlets and you can pick up alcohol from here.

Shopping
Shopping

Go to Sagarika for shopping.Mainly you will get shells and wood items.

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