Andaman Islands – a Hidden Indian Paradise on Earth
Located in the Bay of Bengal, the archipelago of 576 islands offers white beaches, spectacular backdrops, and lush forests. “A hidden paradise on Earth” That of the Andaman Islands is a real made of a very blue sea and soft and white beaches like talcum powder.
This archipelago, which belongs to India despite being much closer to the coasts of Burma ( SEE THE MAP), is predominantly mountainous and completely covered by dense and lush tropical vegetation and rainforest.
Its islands, with their coasts considered among the most inaccessible, suggestive and beautiful in the world, have all the conditions for a dream vacation. In addition to the spectacular white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, the Andaman is surrounded by breathtaking coral reefs with enchanting backdrops. A dream for diving and snorkeling enthusiasts who can admire the variety of fish and corals that populate this area.
For those who prefer to relax on the beach, here you can get lost among endless and solitary coasts, surrounded by impenetrable jungle. Already known at the time of Alexander the Great, the Andaman’s are made up of 576 islands and islets, most of which are uninhabited. Among the major: South Andaman, Middle Andaman, North Andaman, Little Andaman, and Havelock. Port Blair is the capital as well as a bustling shopping center.
Near Port Blair, there is the island of Rutland, famous for its incredible beaches, and Cinque Islands, one of the most spectacular places in India. The population is also composed of some aboriginal tribes that reject civilization and are protected by the Indian government in tribal areas not accessible to tourists.
The Island of Havelock you can Swim together with the Elephants
On the island of Havelock, one of the 576 of the Andaman archipelago, to the south of India, you can have a unique experience in the world: swimming with elephants.
These pachyderms that on the mainland would terrify anyone because of their size, in the water of the ocean become nice playful.
Elephants here love to plunge into the water and do it twice a day on average. They also know how to swim and, despite their size, they swim at least 500 meters.
The eldest of the elephants is Rajang, who is 63 years old, and seeing him stretch his legs for hours is truly a sight.
You cannot go to the Andaman without watching the elephant show swim. Mass tourism has not yet discovered these islands, which remain outside the large tourist business of other localities in the area, such as the Laccadive Islands or the very popular Maldives.