Andaman: A Nature Lover’s Paradise

Written By Go2andaman Editorial Team on January 23, 2021 Planning Your Holiday

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Andaman: A Nature Lover’s Paradise

Andaman is the land of blue treasures. Wherever you go you are guarded by hues of blue ocean set amidst a clear sky playing a plethora of colours. From dense green mangrove creeks to the thick forest to iridescent coral leaves and rugged beach stans everything spells of enchanting nature’s palette.

It’s a never-ending paradise for nature lovers. Sitting there you would feel the natural world that lies in the surroundings and be a part of it. Almost all the places in Andaman give you this experience but there are certain experiences which a nature lover in Andaman can’t miss. Let’s take a look at a few of such life-changing experiences.

If you are a nature lover, here’s a list of places you might love to visit in the Andamans:

1. Mahatma Gandhi National Park:

A diversity of marine species, including sea turtles, dolphins, and dugongs, can be found in the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, which is situated in the Andaman Islands. The park also has several islands, including Red Skin Island and Jolly Buoy Island, which are well-known for their crystal-clear seas and coral reefs.

2. Mount Harriet National Park:

On the South Andaman Island lies a national park called Mount Harriet, which is renowned for its thick woods and variety of species. Along with mammals like deer, wild pigs, and elephants, the park is home to several rare bird species.

3. Saddle Peak National Park:

Saddle Peak National Park is notable for its thick woods and Saddle Peak, the highest point in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is situated on the North Andaman Island. Numerous endemic bird species as well as mammals like the Andaman wild pig and the Andaman hill myna can be found in the park. 

4. Campbell Bay National Park:

The Great Nicobar Island’s Campbell Bay National Park is renowned for its distinctive environment, which includes mangrove forests, marshes, and coral reefs. The Nicobar megapode, unique bird species that constructs its nests in sand, as well as number of other endemic bird species can be found in the park.

5. Baratang Island:

The limestone caverns on the island of Baratang are home to swarms of swiftlets, who construct their nests from saliva and unusual rock formations. 

6. Ross and Smith Islands:

Popular for swimming, snorkelling, and diving, these twin islands are renowned for their immaculate beaches and crystal-clear waters.

7. Cinque Island:

Cinque Island is renowned for its coral reefs, which are home to wide variety of marine life, including sea turtles, sharks, and rays.

8. North Button Island National Park:

This national park, which lies on North Button Island, is renowned for having distinctive ecology that includes tropical evergreen woods, coral reefs, and  seagrass meadows.

Numerous endemic bird species live in the park, along with marine creatures including dolphins, dugongs, and sea turtles.

Go2andaman Editorial Team

Hello! We’re a bunch of content enthusiasts writing about all things Andaman. Our blogs are the result of our immersive first-hand travels to the Andamans and the experiences of those we know closely. We keep a close watch on the travel space in the Andamans, so we can always bring to you the most updated information. Hope you enjoyed reading this blog as much as we enjoyed writing it!