States Andaman Heritage Tourism Andaman & Nicobar Island

Heritage Tourism Andaman & Nicobar

Andaman & Nicobar Islands are historically significant, and one can figure it out from the fact that the place it was the naval base of the Britons. It was on Chatham Island in Great Andaman where the Britons established their Base, which is currently known as Port Blair. The capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair features the UNESCO world heritage, and tourism mascot - Cellular Jail. A former British prison, Cellular Jail National was somewhere like a holy place for the freedom fighter, who exchanged books, ideas, and debates despite walls and wardens. The Light and Sound Show in the evening is a must see. Chatham Island was also under the control of Japanese during the World War II. The Aircraft of RAF bombed the establishment of the Island. However, it was reconstructed when the British occupied it again. Balidan Vedi, located in Baratang Island stands as a symbol of Japanese reign of terror in the islands.Another historically prominent attraction one must visit over a holiday in Andaman is the Ross Island, which is also known as Paris of the East for the old buildings, and monuments that one can see here.

On a heritage tour to Andaman & Nicobar Islands, tourists should also visit the Viper Island, which once had a jail where British used to imprison convicts and political prisoners. The jail was abandoned when the Cellular Jail was constructed in 1906. Britons have even left their traces in the form of heritage sites at Mount Harriet, which was the summer headquarters of the Chief commissioner. At Mount Harriet, one can find many colonial-era buildings that are a must visit over a heritage tour in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Netaji Flag Hoisting Memorial is yet another attraction that one must visit see. This was the places where Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose hoisted the Tricolor on 30th December 1943 for the first time, much before India attained Independence. This place instantly provokes a patriotic feeling somewhere like the Param Vir Chakra Memorial, a memorial made as a testimony to the sacrifices made by soldiers has been dedicated to the nation.

Heritage Tourism in Andaman

Andaman & Nicobar at a Glance