Indian Government Excludes 29 Islands from Restricted Area Permit for Foreigners
The government’s decision to relax the Restricted Area Permit to 29 islands in Andaman and Nicobar has opened new vistas for foreign tourists (excluding tourists from, China, Afghanistan, and Pakistan) to explore the bewitching islands lying in this Indian union territory. Earlier, foreign tourists needed to get permit granted from Indian government before entering Andaman and Nicobar Islands, but the recent decision to allow foreign tourists into the restricted islands is expected to give a boost to tourism in this quaint island destination in India.
Lying near the southeastern coast of India between the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, Andaman and Nicobar is home to some of the most stunning inhabited islands in India. The Islands of Andaman and Nicobar have a wide expanse of dense forests and white sandy beaches along the shores. The capital town of Andaman and Nicobar, Port Blair is the entry point to the islands of this union territory. It comprises of several small islands which offer plenty of options for tourists such as water sports activities, sightseeing, bird watching and trekking.
The stunning beaches of Andaman and Nicobar islands offer endless options for lovers of adventure. Snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, banana boat rides and surfing are some popular activities for adventure lovers. Lazing around the gorgeous beaches exploring the coral reefs is another way to spend your vacation in the magical islands. All these things have made Andaman Island Tour package, a popular option for tourists who wish to explore the unearthed beauty of this island destination in India. And now as the islands have been opened to foreign tourists, Tour operators of India are putting their efforts in designing tour packages to suit the interests of foreign tourists.
Read Also: Try something new exciting activities on – Andaman and Nicobar TourWith numerous national parks and sanctuaries situated on the dense rain forests housing exotic species of birds, animals and plants, the islands of Andaman and Nicobar are a paradise for nature lovers and are considered as one of the best destinations in India tour packages. Hopping through the different islands is the perfect way to see the life of rural people living on the island groups. Trekking in Madhuban is another activity which is sure to attract tourists to the islands. The untouched beauty of the dense rainforests around Madhuban offers mind-blowing views to the travelers.This place holds great significance in history as many freedom fighters were held captive in the cellular jail by the Britishers. This jail has now become a place of tourist interest. The light and sound show held every evening in the jail gives a glimpse of the freedom struggle during the British rule in India. There are many museums and art galleries around Port Blair which give a peek into the lives of countless freedom fighters who lost their lives during their struggle for freedom.
Read Also: On Your Next Visit, Explore the Ancient Tradition of India by Taking a Tribal TourMostly Travel Company in India starts the Andaman tour package with a visit to the important places in Port Blair which include Cellular jail and Water Sports Complex where tourists can take part in glass bottom boat rides, jet skis, and banana boat rides. The beauteous Havelock Island is the next destination where tourists get to visit the Elephant beach. The trip ends at Neil Island where the travelers can enjoy the splendid views of sunset at the beaches of the island before returning to Port Blair.