5 things you didn’t know about the Andamans
Sure it’s pretty, but what elsein Andamans?
White sands and azure waters aren’t the only things to know about Andamans.
1 There’s more than just watersports
Apart from being home to unique dive sites with lava formations and reefs, you can also explore limestone caves, mud volcanoes and do elephant safaris in the Andamans.
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2 The Japanese once controlled these islands
The capital of the Andaman Islands until an earthquake in 1941, Ross Island has a rich history— apart from housing a Presbyterian church and Chief Commissioner’s house (that hosted several balls in its time) during the British Raj, the base was turned into a POW camp by the Japanese.
Ross Island is an erstwhile British HQ.
3 It has a volcano!
Barren Island hosts South-Asia’s only active volcano, that dates back to 1787. The island is uninhabited by humans, but has a small population of goats.
4 A tribe has been living in isolation for 60,000 years!
North Sentinel Island in the Andamans is home to the Sentinelese, a dangerously violent tribe that has kept themselves isolated from human civilisation.
5 Vistara now flies to Port Blair
From Delhi and Kolkata! Arrival and departure timings at Port Blair align with ferry and catamaran services to Havelock Island.