Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a land with rich natural beauty and old traditional culture. The pristine nature and crystal clear water bodies allure tourists and travelers across the world. Though the distance is longer compared to some of the most preferred tourist places, it stands top in the line of travelers who want to be with themselves and enjoy at the utmost level. This article briefs about the few must-visit places, local culture, and style in the Andaman Islands.
The local culture of the Andaman Islands is inherited from the 2,200 years old history. In these years, people and styles have significantly changed, but specific communities still follow the same old traditions. Their style replicates the origin of people in the Andaman Islands. Furthermore, the local architecture, buildings, and structures portray rulings of the British during the Indian Independence. Cellular jail, constructed to sentence the Indian freedom fighters, is a three-storeyed building with a central watchtower and seven wings of unequal lengths. The top view of the building resembles the shape of a wheel with finely crafted spokes. The design confines the concept of the ‘Pennsylvania System or Separate System’ theory, where it is difficult to predict the inmates of the prison. In other words, it is said to be an isolation chamber with the non-existence of communication between prisoners in similar or different wings. Today, the cellular jail is converted into famous national monument showcasing the hardship and prison life of great Indian political prisoners. The night light and sound show is the narration of local historical events and the darkest chapters of British rule.
Andaman Island is the home of tribal culture. It harbors one of the planet’s most isolated tribes believed to be migrated from Africa over ten thousand years ago. The visit to these Islands is restricted, or contact is strictly prohibited to protect people from the aftermath. But a simple walk across the Andaman and Nicobar city provides a gist about tribal people tradition, culture, and lifestyle. The friendly tribal is found to be the “great Andamanese” and the Onge. However, they are allowed to visit the Andaman land for tradings, but still follow their century-old culture and retain their traditions. If you are lucky enough, you can see them on the streets. The other chance of perceiving tribal is a boat journey through the mangrove forest.
The primary source of Income in Andaman is tourism and handicrafts. The pristine nature, British architects, unique water sporting activities, and the fusion of indo-seafood style are major attractions. Especially it is the paradise land for seafood lovers. The continental menu includes cuttlefish, crabs, lobsters, prawns, and the all-time favorite Red snapper. The night stay around beachside creates a unique experience of watching the sunset into the darkness, creating a path for a clear view of glistering stars, chill wind, and the whisper of the calm sea. The memories take back to the childhood of digging in the sand to building castles. The reflection of ocean colors and movement of fishes through the imagination mimics the true beauty of nature. It tempts all the visitors to put in a toe inside the water and feel the emotions of calm and azure blue water.
Fish sales and handicraft products occupy the central market area of shopping in Andaman. The archipelago of the island shows a long stretch of water covering all four sides with the sea. It is the best place for fish cultivation. The handicraft products from Andaman are idiosyncratic and attract customers with a novel design. Every product, including small to big, is finely crafted and carved to represent its real beauty. The shopping basket includes a series of products manufactured using wooden artifacts, coconut carved decoration pieces, shell ornaments, cane extract crafts, pearl jewelry, sarongs, and hats.
Portblair is known to be the primary center for a shopping complex in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This is a beautiful place in Andaman that is filled with large varieties of goodies, can buy simple household items to unique handicrafts, and the most preferred location for shopaholics. Sagarika government emporium is the hub of invention for arts and crafts from local people and displays the local talents. The other local shopping locations include a shell-based product's market selling jewelry bags, lamps decorated with seashells.
Apart from that, the eye-thrilling and enchanting moments in Andaman are the nightlife. Either attend the events or throw a party, have a lovely time with loved ones, enjoy stress-free and relaxing life for a while. The dim light restaurants offer exquisite dining options, a dance stage, and booze with your gang of friends.
The adventures and thrills that surprise you throughout the journey are Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Get an expert with you, tighten your seat belts, and book the tickets now to Andaman to experience the real beauty that words cannot explain.