When you’re in search of underwater adventure, there is no place better than Andaman & Nicobar islands in India! Yes, besides its beautiful landscapes, majestic hills and marvelous beaches, India is also home to some of the best scuba and snorkeling spots in the world. Lakshdweep, Goa and Andaman & Nicobar Islands are top draw amongst underwater adventurers from around the globe.
Andaman Nicobar Islands is an archipelago of 572 islands lying along an arc in the Bay of Bengal. Covering an area of 8,249 sq km from north to south, these quaint, unspoilt and pristine islands are home to some of the most mysterious aboriginal tribes. Rich in flora and fauna, diverse marine life and virgin beaches, these islands are becoming top tourist attraction around the globe.
Besides its exotic wildlife, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands are home to more than 1200 species of fish, 1000 species of molluscs, 350 species of echinoderms and many other forms of marine life. Coral and coral reefs are most bewitching part of marine life in Andaman & Nicobar islands. There are 179 species of corals found here. Vertebrates like dugongs, whales and dolphins are common sights. The sandy beaches of these islands are so soft that they are favorite nesting places for exotic species of turtles including Olive Ridley turtle, leather back turtle, green sea turtle and hawksbill turtle. Salt water crocodiles, water monitor lizards, reticulate pythons are also common.
With its breathtaking underwater views of marine life and coral reefs, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands is the best destination for snorkeling, fishing and scuba diving. Visit Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Carbyn’s Cove Tourism Complex, Havelock Islands and other islands such as North Bay, Rutland, Kachuadera, Barabalu, Tarmugli many more exotic islands with your India tour packages.
Scuba diving is available in most of the Islands and you don’t need to be a expert swimmer for scuba diving. Tourists can also avail of the various training courses offered by the hotels and resorts and tourism agencies. Many of these courses last from one day to a week. Havelock Island, Cinque Island, Fish RockIsland and many more are the popular scuba diving sites.
Besides underwater adventures, there is a lot to do and see at Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Cruise lining, sailing, deep sea fishing, adventure water sports, trekking, lagoon cruise, island camping, elephant safari and many more are other activities you can enjoy during your tour package to India.