Romance - Andaman
More than a thousand kilometers off the coast of
Indian mainland, the islands of Andaman and Nicobar provide an ideal
place for a romantic getaway. Andaman is very easily accessible
and you can reach it by sea and air. From the capital city of Andaman,
Port Blair, passenger liners sail to almost all major cities in India like
Kolkata, Chennai, and Vishakapatnam. There is also regular flights
connecting Calcutta and Chennai to Port Blair.
to Andaman almost always make it a point to visit the Andaman Cellular
Jail, one of the remnants of the instrument of oppression during
the colonial rule. The Prison is three storeies high and has a total
of about 700 cells.
Today the jail has become a primary tourist
spot. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is at Wandoor at a distance
of 29 km from Port Blair and the beauty of the park attracts thousands
of visitor every year.
This is one of the finest places for scuba diving and
snorkeling. You can also enjoy a breathtaking view of the rare corals
and marine life from a glass bottomed boat. At the Andaman Water
Sports Complex, just outside the cellular jail you can hire
a water scooter or a speed boat and roar across the waves. At the
fisheries museum in Port Blair, you will have the opportunity to
see more than 350 species of fish. Anthropological Museum at Haddo
in the northern part of Port Blair, displays artifacts that are
essentially used by the tribals. There is also a well stocked library
that provides invaluable information on tribal culture.
From Mount Harriet, you can watch the beautiful sunrise
and sunset. There is a forest guest house with lovely huts and you
can enjoy the beauty of nature with all its splendor. At the
mini zoo in Haddo, you can see some rare species of birds and animals
found in the island. For a romantic retreat in an island there is
no better place on earth than Andaman.