Andaman is a large group of nearly 550 islands that are spread across a sprawling area of 6408 sq. km in the Bay of Bengal. A part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a Union Territory of India, this archipelago is located at a distance of 1400 km from the mainland of the country. Apparently, only nine of the total islands are open to tourists while the rest comprises one of the remotest areas in the world. The main island, known as the Great Andaman, is home to Port Blair, which is also the largest city of the union territory. Most Andaman tour packages allow tourists to explore the famous attractions of the capital, like the Cellular Jail National Memorial, Anthropological Museum, Samudrika Marine Museum, Corbyns Cove, Gandhi Park and Jolly Buoy Island. Another worth-visiting place in Port Blair is a unique complex – Andaman Water Sports Complex – that offers a wide selection of adventurous water sports facilities to travellers.
Located in the northwest of Port Blair, this sports complex is a perfect spot for people who like to try hand at adventure sports. Many water sports facilities like paddle boats, bumper boats, kayaks, rowboats, water scooters, sail boats, aqua-cycles and Gemini boats are offered here for an enjoyable experience. Tourists can also indulge in thrilling activities like parasailing, water skiing, wind surfing and glass-bottom boating at this renowned complex.
Explore the Rich Marine Life
Characteristic of a rich marine life, this Indian Ocean archipelago is certainly a haven for snorkellers. Scuba diving is another major activity that tourists can indulge in during Andaman holidays to witness the rarest varieties of coral reefs in the region. Havelock Island offers the best location to explore the underwater world, besides other sites like the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park at Wandoor and the islands of Jolly Buoy, Red Skin, Rutland and Cinque.