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Cellular Jail
Cellular jail Cellular Jail, located at Port Blair, stood mute witness to the tortures meted out to the freedom fighters, who were incarcerated in this jail. The Jail, completed in the year 1906 acquired the name “Cellular” because it is entirely made up of individual cells for the solitary confinement of the prisoners. It originally was seven prolonged, puce coloured building with central tower acting as its fulcrum and a massive structure comprising honeycomb like corridors. The building was subsequently damaged and presently three out of the seven prongs were intact. The jail, now a place of pilgrimage for all freedom loving people, has been declared as National Memorial. The penal settlement established in Andamans by the British after the first war of independence in 1857 was the begning of the agonizing story of freedom fighters in the massive and awful jails at Viper Islands followed by the Cellular Jail. The patriots who raised their voice against British Raj were sent to this jail, were they perished.
Ross Island
Ross island A small, 0.6Km. of land that’s short ferry ride across from Port Blair encompassed in a way the entire life of the Andamans. It was the home of the indigenous Great Andamanese whose numbers dwindled from 5,000 to just 28 within 20 years of the initial British Occupation. The island served as the capital from 1858 till 1941 during the Britishers regime. The ruins of the church and the Chief Commissioner’s house among overcrowding vines and aerial routes are the most evocative of the remains.
Viper Island
Viper island The tiny, serene, beautiful island of Viper witnessed the untold suffering the freedom fighters had to undergo. Dangerous convicts found guilty of violating the ruled of the Penel Settlement, were put in fetters and were forced to work with their fetters on this island. Freedom fighters like Nanigopal and Nandlal Pullinda, who had resorted to hungerr strike at the Cellular Jail, were prisoners deported from mainland were confined, was built by the British under the supervision of Major Fort. Work on the prison was started in 1867. Owing to the working conditions, the jail earned the notorious name Viper Chain Gang Jail. The islands derive its name from the vessel ‘VIPER’ in which Lt. Archibald Blair came to the Islands in 1768 with the purpose of establishing a Penal Settlement. The vessel, it is believed, met with an accident and its wreckage was abandoned near the islands. Gallows built on top of a hillock, visible to all prisioners in the islands, signified death. Sher Ali, the Pathan, guilty of murdering Lord Mayo, was condemned to death and hanged at Viper Island.
Neil Island (36 Kms by Sea from Port Blair)
Neil island This beautiful island with lush green forest and sandy beaches is the vegetable bowl of Andamans. Connect by boat from Port Blair daily, it provides an ideal holiday for eco-friendly tourists. One can feel the serenity of village life here. The beaches at Lakshmanpur, Bharat pur & Sitapur, and natural bridge formations of the sea-shore are fascination. Snorkeling and scuba diving are activity options. Private Resorts & Hawabill Nest Guest House of the Directorate of Tourism provides comfortable accommodation. Boat Tickets can be had from the Directorate of Shipping Services on working days from 09:00 am to 12:00 noon and from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Boat Services every day.
Havelock Island (50 Kms By Sea from Port Blair)
Havelock This island, with beautiful sandy beaches fringed with green canopy of the rain forest beckons everyone to enjoy the fun at the azure sea. Vijaynagar beach, 5 Kms. Away from the jetty on the eastern side and Elephant Beach, 10 Kms. From the jetty (including trekking through the forest) on the north western part of the island are other breath- taking beaches. Havelock is connected by daily speed boat services from Port Blair. Private Hotels & Resorts are provides excellent Accommodation, Dolphin Resort provides comfortable accommodation facilities at Havelock. Snorkelling and Scuba Diving facilities are offered by scuba dive centre, operates on seasonally.
North Passage Island (70 Kms By sea from Port Blair)
North bay This Uninhabited Island is famous for Merk Bay- a Coral, white sandy, shallow beach suitable for snorkeling, swimming ans sun-basking. The sea around the Island is famous for playful dolphins. The Island is not Connected by regular boat services. One has to hire boats from Long Island or Yeratta jetty- Rangat to reach Merk Bay. Suitable for day visit to enjoy the glorious solitude.
Long Island (82 Kms By Sea from Port Blair)
Long island This Uninhabited Island is famous for Merk Bay- a Coral, white sandy, shallow beach suitable for snorkeling, swimming ans sun-basking. The sea around the Island is famous for playful dolphins. The Island is not Connected by regular boat services. One has to hire boats from Long Island or Yeratta jetty- Rangat to reach Merk Bay. Suitable for day visit to enjoy the glorious solitude.
Baratang Island (100 Kms By Road from Port Blair)
Baratang This Island between South & Middle Andaman has beautiful beaches, mangrove creeks, mud-volcanoes and Limestone-caves. Andaman Trunk Road to Rangat and Mayabunder goes through this island. Lime stone cave can be explored with the permission of Forest Department (from Baratang) and proper local guidance.
Rangat (170 Kms By Road and 90 Kms By Sea from Port Blair)
rangat One can enjoy the quite village life and solitude of virgin nature in this part of Middle Andaman Island. You can also breathe unpolluted air, a rare availability for the city dweller. Amkunj beach (15 Kms. away from Rangat Bazaar/ Jetty towards Mayabunder) and Cutbert Bay Beach (20 Kms. Away from Rangat Bazaar/Jetty towards Mayabunder) are the beaches Near Rangat. Cutbert Bay is a turtle nesting ground. One can view the nesting of turtle during December-February season. One can also go to Mayabunder & Diglipur from Rangat.
Mayabunder (242 Kms By Road from Port Blair)
Mayabunder Situated in the Northern Part of Middle Andaman Island, Mayabunder offers excellent scenic beauty, mangrove creeks and beautiful beaches. Inhabitat by the settlers from Burma & East Pakistan. Mayabunder has a distinct culture. Beaches at Avis Island (30 minutes boat journey from Mayabunder) and Karmatang (13 Kms) are fascinating. Rampur beach is on the out skirts of Mayabunder town. Karmatang Beach is before reaching Mayabunder and is hidden from the road going past it by a rock outcrop and coconut plantations. The approach to the beach is also an unmarked, inconspicuous footpath. It, therefore gives the impression of secret hideout thats facing vast open sea. The place is quite enchanting. The water is clean, the waves not to rough and the sand is soft under the feet. Rampur Beach is smaller of the two and with less shade. It is right next to the road. Close to the beach, you can also see a portion of mangrove forest.
Diglipur (325 Kms By Road from Port Blair)
Diglipur Situated in North Andaman Island, Diglipur provides a rare experience for eco-friendly tourists. It is famous for its oranges, rice forest wealth and marine-life. Saddle peak (732 Meters), the highest point in Andamans nearby. Kalpong, the only river of Andamans flows from here. The first and only hydroelectric project of the islands in on this river. Trekking to Saddle Peak through the evergreen forest, Kalipur, Lamiya Bay & Ram Nagar Beaches and sand-bar joining Ross and Smith is a fascinating experience. Ramnagar beach and the Sand-bar joining Ross and Smith Island are famous for Turtle Nesting during December-February Season. One who prefers to be away from the hustle and humdrum of urban life must come here to enjoy unhurried holidays.
Barren Island (139 Kms By Sea from Port Blair)
Barren island The only active volcano in India is located in Barren Islands. The Volcano erupted twice in recent past, once in 1991 and again in 1994-95, after remains dormant for about 177 years. This Island is about 3 Kms in diameter, and has a big crater of the volcano, about half kilometre away from the shore. The Island can be visited by chartered boats only with the permission of Forest Department. Foreigners are restricted to on board vessel only and landing ashore is not allowed.
Cinque Island
Cinque island Twenty Six Kms form Port Blair declared as sanctuary, this is an enchanting Island with rare corals and under-water marine-life, fine sandy-beach and tropical rain forest. No scheduled ferry service to Cinque Island. Chartered boats of permitted category are allowed from Port Blair and Wandoor.
Little Andaman Island (120 Kms by Sea from Port Blair)
Little Andaman Little Andaman Island, located south to the South Andaman Island, has various attractions in store for the tourists. There are two waterfalls in the Island, both in the midst of the evergreen rain-forest. White surf waterfalls is 6.5 Kms. From the Hut Bay Jetty. One can enjoy Elephant Safari though the forest. The other water fall- ‘Whisper Wave’ is 20 Kms away from the here. Journey to ‘Whisper Wave’ includes 4 Kms. trekking through the forest. Butter bay, a beautiful beach is 14 Kms from the Hut Bay Jetty. The beach is suitable for basking, snorkelling and surfing. One can also see the elephant lumbering operation and elephant calves training inside the forest. Little Andaman is also famous for its red oil palm plantation. This can be visited while travelling between the White Surf waterfalls and Butler Bay Beach. The Onges and Nicobarese, the aboriginal tribes of the Islands and settlers from erstwhile East Pakistan and other places live in this Island. Entry to tribal areas is restricted. Hut Bay is the entry and exit point for tourists. There are normally three boat services a week from Port Blair. The journey takes 7 to 9 Hours.
Andaman Wood Pigeon- State Bird
Pigeon Andaman Wood Pigeon is an endemic Bird, which is found only in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The bird is of the size of a domestic pigeon with longer tail. This bird has whitish head with checkerboard pattern on neck. The upper parts are dark state grey in colour and under parts are pale blue grey metallic. Reddish bill with yellowish tip and purplish red orbital skin are identification characters. The bird lives in dense broadleaved evergreen forest.
Dugong- State Animal
Dugong Dugong, an endangered, herbivorous, marine mammal, also known as the Sea Cow is the State Animal of the Island. It mainly feeds on sea-grass and other aquatic vegetations. Dugong is distributed in shallow tropical waters in Indo-Pacific Region. The animal is about three meters length and weight about 400 kg. In India, Dugong is reported from Gulf of Kutch, Gulf of Mannar, Palk Bay and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Within Andaman & Nicobar Islands Dugong has been reported from Ritchie’s Archipelago, North Reef, Little Andaman and parts of Nicobar.
Andaman Padauk- State Tree
Padauk tree Andaman Paudauk is a tall deciduous tree found only in Andaman. It grows up to a height of 120 feet. The Timber is highly prized for making furniture. Burr and Buttress formations add charm to the tree and used in making unique furniture.
Shells Shells are perhaps the most colourful and fascinating objects known to man other than gems since time immemorial. The served as money, ornaments, and musical instruments, drinking cups and in the making of fine porcelains. They were also the symbols in rituals and religious observances, and the returning pilgrims wore them as a token of divine pardon. These islands are traditionally known for their shell wealth specially Turbo, Trochus, Murex and Nautilus. These shells are used for cottage industries producing a wide range of decorative items and ornaments. Shells such as Giant calm, Green mussel and Oyster support edible shellfishery; a few like Scallop, Clam and Cockle are burnt in kiln to produce lime. The soft baby animal, which lives inside the shell, is covered with a thick layer of specialize epithelium cells known as mantle, which in turn secretes a two tire shell material making the shell. The outer layer having a different colour pattern is organic in constitution, technically called ‘Periostracum’. Calcium ions from the environment are absorbed into the blood and deposited evenly under this layer. The next inner layer is called ‘nacre’ or ‘mother of pearl’ responsible for the pearly-luster common to many shells.
Corals Corals belong to a large group of animals know as Coelenterata (Stinging animals) or Cnidaria (thread animals). Corals grow slow. The massive forms may grow upto 2 cm. In diameter and upto 1 cm height in a year, whereas, delicate branching forms grow between 5 to 10 cm. Per annum. A true reef building stony coral may be unisexual or bisexual. They breed together once in a year at a pre-determined time after dusk. This process, at places is so interest that the water stays pinkish till next morning. A large number of baby corals are released in the open ocean this way. After sometime these baby corals settle over a suitable substratum and start forming new colonies through a sexual reproduction. The morphological features change with the environment in which they settle. Due to this peculiar character they are often called ‘plastic animals’. Stony corals could be broadly divided into reef builders and non-reef builders, the reef builders are called hermatypic whereas others are known as ahermatypic corals. The reef builders posses hard calcareous skeleton and need sunlight like plants to survive. On the other hand, the non- reef builders are devoid of a true stony framework and can live well without sunlight. A few among them are capable of making protein based solidified skeleton.