Andamanescapades

Andaman Escapades : A Glance of Andaman Nicobar Tours


The union territory of Andaman Nicobar Islands is a group of Picturesque 574 Nicobar Islands like Smith Island , Ross Island, Havelock Islands some uninhabited some inhabited. Making it as Andaman District with District headquarters in Port Blair also the Capital of Andaman Nicobar Island and Nicobar group of Islands as a separate District with district headquarters at Nicobar.

Traveling in Andaman Nicobar Islands

The Andaman Trunk Road which is the largest Road network in Andaman Nicobar Island. Connects the Andaman group of Islands(Smith Island , Ross Island , Nicobar Islands, Havelock Islands). Right from Port Blair in the South to Diglipur island in the North. Nicobar group of islands are separate islands and are commuted by Ship and local ferries.


  • Historical Background

    Aberdeen Bazaar 1920 (Photo)
    Andaman derived its name from a Sanskrit word "Angamania "means the land of Naked People. And is a native of some of the oldest aborigines of the world. There is no evidence suggesting where from & when these aborigines came to the islands. But aborigines in the Andaman group of Islands resemble like the Negrites and aborigines from the Nicobar group resembles like the Mangolities. Among the first travelers to these islands Marco polo has also mentioned in one of his book about these sea side roaming naked people.

  • British in Andaman Islands

    British Vessel Carrying Officers to Ross island In the year 1789
    The British established their colony in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. But, the island was abandoned in the year 1796; yet, the British resumed control over the island in the 19th century used Andaman and Nicobar as a penal colony to convict crime against East India Company. Thus giving rise to the infamous name of "saza –a- Kalapani" But, with the end of the British rule, I.e., after the Indian Independence, the 'Kalapani' gave way to a conglomeration of beautiful islands. It was in 1947 that Andaman and Nicobar Islands formed a part

  • Japanese in Andaman Nicobar Islands

    The Second World War introduced the Japanese regime in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. On March 21, 1942, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands went under the Japanese regime and continued till October, 1945. The regime in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands maintained an amicable relationship with the aborigines at the initial level. In the years, succeeding their supremacy over the Islands,

    the Japanese regime at Andaman and Nicobar Islands had sympathy for the natives of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands; but, the scenario changed shortly. With the passage of time, the Japanese regime of Andaman and Nicobar Islands became harsh and lost sympathy for them. This gave rise to series of revolt in the island territory. Situation was rendered worse when the Japanese regime became suspicious of the natives: the aborigines took this as a form of insult towards them, and so started rebellion against the erstwhile government.
    The Japanese suspected the natives to have relation with the British, and so they tried to nip the problem in the bud. As a result, a fierce combat took place between the Japanese regime in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Many innocent people of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands were killed in the combat: the Humfreygunj massacre is one such combat, which saw the death of many people.
    But, the Japanese regime has also played a great role in making the natives of Andaman and Nicobar Islands self-sufficient. It was the Japanese regime that taught the aborigines of the Islands to grow crops and to use more and more land for cultivation. Moreover, the Japanese regime also constructed roads in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
    Thus, it can be said that the Japanese regime in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, played a great role in paving the way for a bright future.

  • Touristy Places and Sightseeing Places in Andaman Island.

    Sightseeing in Port BlairTourism in Andaman Nicobar is still at its preliminary stages & tourism Infrastructure is limited to only few selected islands.
    Any body who wish to get away from the hassle of city life .And want to enjoy the nature at its  best ,  Andaman is the right places
    Beaches in Andaman Nicobar Island are pristine, crystal clear & absolutely unattended. But is segregated throughout the Andaman Islands.
    Events like turtle nesting, Deep Sea Fishing, Snorkeling; tracking can be experienced at its best. Started in the year 2007 Andaman Escapades conducts exploration / Day excursion trips to bring you the local flavors of Andaman Islands. This trips moves around the national Parks, Wild Life Sanctuaries and remotest of the beaches. 

  • Cellular Jail

    Bowling Ross
    Sightseeing around the cosmopolitan city of Port Blair revolves around the Historical background of British era and Japanese occupation.
    Cellular Jail An imprisonment centre to convict the criminals of British East India Company. From 1896 the construction of Cellular Jail was started and it was completed in 1906 with 698 cells. The Jail was constructed with seven wings, spreading out like a seven-petal flower. In its centre it had a tower with a turret. Connected to this were the three storeys high seven wings with 698 isolated cells. This is why it is called the Cellular Jail. Every Day from 0530 hours a light and sound show is conducted in the Jail premises which explain the History and atrocities faced by the Freedom fighters.

  • Chief Commissioners Bungalow Ross island

    Ross Island, a few km from Aberdeen jetty at Port Blair, is yet another member of the Andaman group of islands. To any onlooker it may give the impression that it has no "life" — in the sense that there is no human habitation. But, a few decades ago, this island was the seat of "British power." Ross Island was the headquarters of the Indian Penal Settlement for nearly 80 years. It had everything — bazaar, bakery, stores, water treatment plant, church, tennis court, printing press, secretariat, hospital, cemetery and what have you. Today, everything has disappeared except some buildings, which housed some of these landmarks. Named after the marine surveyor Sir Daniel Ross, the Island soon became the base. Initially, crude barracks of bamboo and grass were put up for freedom fighters while the rest of the party stayed on board the ships that had brought them. Later, the freedom fighters built houses, offices, barracks and other structures at the Ross Island, after which they were promptly sent to Viper Island, where the first jail was built. The bungalow, meant for the chief of the Penal Settlement, was constructed at the northern summit of the Island. Called Government House, the large-gabled home had Italian tiled flooring on the ground level. Now, some remains of the flooring are there, of course in a decrepit condition.

    In 1872, the post of Superintendent was elevated to the level of Chief Commissioner and Sir Donald Martin Stewart, who was at Ross Island for one year, was made the first Chief Commissioner. Stewart held the post from July 1872 to June 1875.

    Waterfall, who became the Chief Commissioner in 1938, was captured by the Japanese in March 1942 when the latter invaded the Andaman and Nicobar Islands during World War II. He was held as a prisoner of war and his deputy, Major Bird, was beheaded by the Japanese at a clock tower in Aberdeen, Port Blair. Netaji hoists tri-colour

    The Japanese too left their imprint on the island which stood in the form of bunkers. The bunkers were used as watch points to safeguard the Island from any foreign invasion.
    After the War, the island came back under the control of the British but they never went back to the Island.

    About nine months before the Japanese take-over of the entire set of islands, Ross Island witnessed an earthquake, which made the people there to leave the place.

    In April 1979, the island was handed over to the Navy, which set up a small post, INS Jarawa, named after one of the indigenous tribes of the Andaman group of islands.

    Viper Island Visit on Harbour Cruise

    Named after British Surveyor "Archibald Blair "ship "The Viper Island "this island was used before the construction of Cellular jail. Since it was getting difficult to keep both the Male and Female inmates together and due to scarcity of water resources this islands was abandoned. After the construction of Cellular Jail.

    Today a Popular Sightseeing Spot covered during Harbour Cruise Viper Island has noting left to witness.
    But the evening cruise around the different harbour is some thing which anybody cannot miss. The scintillating view of Port Blair cubed with Sun Set in the middle of the Sea is amazing.

  • North Bay Coral Island

    The most nearest and popular Island to DISCOVER the underwater corals is North Bay Coral Island. Connecting the Mount Harriet national Park, this island is beautiful and the coral spread is along the vast majority of Area. One can even experience snorkeling as well.

    Snorkeling is the simplest form of Diving which doesn't require any special skills or equipments. And can be undertaken by anyone of any age group except the minor children.


    Time taken to cover North Bay Coral Island
    This island excursion trip is covered in a day's trip and returns back by afternoon.
    Things to consider while exploring the North Bay coral island

    North Bay is basically a small island, the beach around the Island is rocky and amenities are very poor.
    Hence it is advisable to be in very formal clothing and water resistant Shoes or Sandals. Along with some snacks and water.
    Andaman Escapades provides on rental basis the required snorkels and guide facility to venture this island.

  • Mount Harriet National Park

    Mount Harriet During the British Period.

    The Mount Harriet Island National Park is a national park  and the highest mountain peak in south Andaman Islands. named after the wife of Robert Christopher Tytler "Harriet ", a British soldierk, naturalist and photographer, who was appointed officiating Superintendent of the Convict Settlement at Port Blair in the Andamans from April 1862 to February 1864. It is known for its Andaman wild pigs, saltwater crocodiles, turtles and robber crab. ). Formerly it was the headquarters of the Chief Commissioner. The hill top provides an excellent view of the Port Blair city and the environs with the outline of Havelock Islands and Ross Island.

    While on the way to the summit by vehicle one can experience traveling through Vehicle ferries and can take a stop at the famous Rs20 point. The picture of the designated note is same as one can view from this point.

    Best time to Visit the sight is during the evening as watching sun set over the islands from Mount Harriet is amazing.

  • Wandoor Marine National Park

    Mount Harriet During the British Period.

    At a distance of 30 Kms from Port Blair. Wandoor Marine National Park OR Mahatma Gandhi Marine Nation Park is an ideal spot for Eco-tourism. The evening Sunset behinds the island is spectacular and a retreat to watch.
    Designated as a national park wandoor Marine National Park comprises of Some 15 to 16 Islands rich is fringed type of Corals and turtle nesting happens during the peak breading periods. The moment of tourist is restricted to all the islands except the Red Skin / Jolly boy
    Island. Which is rich in corals and good for swimming and Sunbathing.

  • Trips Conducted by Andaman Escapades

    Carboyn's Cove Beach 2010 

    One of the oldest and nearest beach in Port Blair Island. Carboyn's Cove beach is a delight for beach lovers; one can enjoy fabulous swimming and delicious meal at Waves restaurant nearby.

    At a distance of 30 Kms from Port Blair lies in isolation the effervescent beach of Collinpur. Small, calm, surrounded by many green forest and islands this beach gives you an absolute privacy and safe to spend you're Day. Make it more special with Andaman Escapades d Day
    Picnic trip, with your lunch & and beach chairs and umbrellas arranged exclusively for you in the beach.

    Other Sightseeing Spots in Port Blair

    Other than visiting the above few sightseeing Spots in Port Blair one can Visit the Numerous Museums. Craft Centers and the Chatham Saw Mill.

    Among the many museums, Fisheries Museum, Samudrika describes the marine ecology and the different species found in Andaman Nicobar Island.

    Anthropologica Museum is one of the best museum of Port Blair; it showcases the aborigines of Andaman Nicobar Island, their life style, House hold equipments, Marriage ceremony etc. One should not miss to visit this exclusive museum.

    Chattam Saw mill is the oldest Saw mill is Asia , where one can witness the logging process .

    Even though there is noting much to go shopping in Andaman But sea shells are some thing unique which is some thing unique in Andaman . And the best place to go shopping is
    Sagarika art and craft Govt emporium

  • Off beaten Paths in Andaman Islands

    Baratang Island

    Travel the off beaten paths of Andaman leaving Port Blair towards the Northern Andaman Islands to visit the eco-tourism destinations of Andaman Islands. Discover Baratang Island, Mayabunder, & Finally the Diglipur Island. Its almost 350 Kms of traveling covering first the Baratang island, then to Mayabunder island & and finally to Diglipur island. 

    Not much spoken about or visited by tourist these islands have some spectacular and amazing secrets to offer. Even though the infrastructure is week and you got to travel for at least 2 Nights to Cover this beautiful locals. But in the even the reward is memorable and you will cherish for long.

    Andaman Escapades conducts regular excursion and eco-trips in this destination. One can participate in environmental conservation programs of turtle Conservation of Andaman Escapades.  and become a part of a noble cause of Green Planet

    First in the list of eco-destinations and the nearest spot from  Port Blair is Baratang island. Traveling through the tropical Rain forest through the Andaman Truck road reaches the home to one of the primitive tribes of World. This place is regulated for travel as the tribes' moves along the jungles for hunting and gathering. Further traveling to 3 to 4 hour reaches
    Baratang Island. An island full of mysteries, greenerary and piece.

  • Off beaten Paths in Andaman Islands

    Baratang Island

    Travel the off beaten paths of Andaman leaving Port Blair towards the Northern Andaman Islands to visit the eco-tourism destinations of Andaman Islands. Discover Baratang Island, Mayabunder, & Finally the Diglipur Island. Its almost 350 Kms of traveling covering first the Baratang island, then to Mayabunder island & and finally to Diglipur island. 

    Not much spoken about or visited by tourist these islands have some spectacular and amazing secrets to offer. Even though the infrastructure is week and you got to travel for at least 2 Nights to Cover this beautiful locals. But in the even the reward is memorable and you will cherish for long.

    Andaman Escapades conducts regular excursion and eco-trips in this destination. One can participate in environmental conservation programs of turtle Conservation of Andaman Escapades.  and become a part of a noble cause of Green Planet

    First in the list of eco-destinations and the nearest spot from  Port Blair is Baratang island. Traveling through the tropical Rain forest through the Andaman Truck road reaches the home to one of the primitive tribes of World. This place is regulated for travel as the tribes' moves along the jungles for hunting and gathering. Further traveling to 3 to 4 hour reaches
    Baratang Island. An island full of mysteries, greenerary and piece.

  • Cut But Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

    Moving further towards north one can visit the Cutbut Bay wild life sanctuary. Even though Its is restricted for tourist moment. But can be visited with prior permission.  From November till February turtles nesting happen along the beaches of Cutbut Bay. One can do a day camping along the islands the beaches are crystal clear and beautiful.

    Mayabunder Island

    This small and sleepy island is the district head quarters of North Andaman Islands. And a perfect place for adventure travelers. Andaman escapades conduct trips like

    Lonely island Night Camping – Feel your self Lost in the scintillating sound island. This tiny island is just a 20 min ride from the main island and is surrounded by coconut trees. White sandy beach of the island with crystal clear water, and literally no infrastructure will remind you the movie “ LOST “

    Tracking – The “interview island “in the remote corners of Mayabunder is famous for Ferrous Elephants. Our tracking expedition of 7 hours will take you to the other corner of Interview Island. Upon reaching the island we will take forest permits and will proceed further along with two gun-men police escort as the island is very close to Burma and is frequented by Burmese porches regularly. On the way explore the Bat caves and many natural wonders.

  • Other islands in Andaman group of Islands

    Even though there are almost 572 islands in Andaman Nicobar of which islands in Nicobar is hard to visit because of lack of infrastructure, accessibility and time consuming. Same few islands in Andaman group is also very beautiful but difficult to access and becomes expensive when you charter a private yacht to visit. But because of Government effort and increase in tourism some of the islands are now easy to access and few of them are known throughout the world for its beauty. We brings few selected one which are inhabited and not so difficult to discover .

  • North Button islands

    Among all the islands of Andaman, an island which does not require any introduction where the beaches are rated by designated agencies, where candle light dinner are organized back on the beach Where once you reach you get lost . Havelock Island is awesome. Staying in the island one can go swimming at the Radha Nagar beach. Snorkeling or Coral watching at one of the best coral sites of Andaman “The elephant beach “ Fishing and Snorkeling at North Button Island

  • Neil Island

    Just a few Kms away from Havelock island lies The Neil island once again beautiful beaches, Amazing sites of Corals and lots of greenery. This island comparative to Havelock is less crowded and a Perfect place to do beach camping. It’s a paradise for Scuba Diving Community as well .

  • HUTBAY (LITTLE ANDAMAN) ISLAND

    Traveling for 4 hours in a ferry from Port Blair Comes the Hut Bay Island, another island with lots of beaches. Butlers Bay beach in the island is considered to be the best, visited by foreign tourist it is considered to a good beach for Wind Surfing. The winds are quite strong and appropriate for this activity. Do visit our site to have a multimedia presentation in Destination tab of HUTBAY ISLAND .