The moment you hear the name Andaman and Nicobar, you start visualizing the turquoise blue sea, the silvery sand covered beaches, the vast range of the flora and fauna and most importantly the in numerous Aquatic animals. If you are planning to visit this wonderful place, then you must know the important facts about this place. The Andaman and Nicobar is a part of the archipelago, where most of the islands have not been explored yet. Only the 36 of the 572 islands are open for tourists. The name of the place Andaman has an interesting story behind it. As per the mythology, Lord Hanuman landed in this land while going to Lanka, and that’s why this place has been named after him (Andaman is a malay word for Hanuman). Here are the interesting facts about Andaman and Nicobar island tours.
Andaman and Nicobar is famous for having the largest sea turtles. The huge lather-back turtles come to Andaman and Nicobar with their flock and can be seen nestling in different areas of this place. It is an attraction for the tourists. While making a trip to Andaman, prefer the December-January timings and visit the middle and north Andaman to see the turtles.
Andaman, Nicobar are synonymous to mystery. There are actually various mysterious facts about these place and they are beyond any logic and explanation. The “Jarwa” tribe is one of them. They are less than 500 in number and they don’t talk to the outsiders. They are extincting over years but still the Sentinel island is home for them.
Volcano itself is a wonder of nature and if it is in India, that’s the biggest wonder. Yes! The only active volcano in the entire southern Asia is in Andaman and Nicobar Island. The name of the volcano is Barren Island, situated 135 Km away from the port Blair.
The Jal Hans
No it is not any creature. Jal Hans is India’s first amphibious aircraft which was launched in 2013. Jal Hans is an eight seater Cessna with modern navigation features and can travel upto 250 KM in an hour. So if you are planing for tours in Andaman and Nicobar island, take a ride in this seaplane.
The incredible animals and creatures
There are 197 different species of coral living under the sea along with in numerous species of fish, octopus and other aquatic creatures. If you are lucky enough, you may get a sight of the angle of the sea. The plumpy, large sea animal called dugong is the state animal of Andaman and Nicobar. They are very gentle and shy in nature and this cute animal is called the angle of the sea. They can be spotted at Ritchie’s Archipelago, North Reef, Little Andaman and parts of Nicobar. Apart from these animals there are coconut crabs(Robber crabs), and they are the largest living arthropod in this world. They live on the and during the night they climb up to the coconut trees and carve a whole to stay inside it.
The scenery on the 20 rupee note is for real
Did you know the fact? The scenery on the reverse side of the red colored 20 rupee note is for real.Yes! It is an image of a natural scene from Andaman.
Last but not the least. Don’t forget to visit the Cellular jail. We all have read about Kala pani so many times in our history books. Just go to that enigmatic British sculpture and witness the reminiscent of history.