By Aarti Patil
Shimmering like emeralds in Bay of Bengal, the Andaman Islands is an ideal place to get away from it all. They are unique in their beauty long fabled among travelers for its legendary beaches, world-class diving and far-flung location in the middle of nowhere. Here is the list that makes you irresistible to explore it all.
1. Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island – Asia’s Best and World’s Seventh Best Beach.
Yes ! You read that right. Not many know that an Indian beach has been named as the Asia’s best beach and the world’s seventh best beach by Time magazine! The reputed Time magazine named it as Asia’s best beach in 2004 This beach as a whole feels like a poet’s fancy. This beach has got the finest hue of unending sky, frolicking waves, thick sands, flora and fauna.
2. Jarwa Tribes
The Andamans are home to one of the oldest uncontacted tribes. Along with other indigenous Andamanese peoples, they have inhabited the islands for at least several thousand years. Their present numbers are estimated at between 250–400 individuals. Since they have largely shunned interactions with outsiders, many particulars of their society, culture and traditions are poorly understood. Their name means “people of the earth” or “hostile people”
3. India’s First SeaPlane operates in Andamans
It can take off and land on water and as well as on land! This is Sea Plane that has seen it’s first ever operation in India – in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
4. Narrowest Limestone Findings
This feature is least known in Andaman and Nicobar Islands despite the fact that it has the potential of beating Discovery Channel’s narrowest limestone caves findings.The narrow limestone Alfred Caves are the nature’s best gift to Andamans.
5. India’s only active Mud Volcanoes – in Andaman and Nicobar Islands!
Andamans can be proud of is ACTIVE MUD VOLCANOES! These are active volcanoes that spill out mud. There are two active mud volcanoes in entire Andaman and Nicobar region.