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South Andaman, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India - 744103

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About My Andaman Tour

A Group of promising and energetic members who provide an excellent hospitality and service which a guest hopes for, which includes a fascinating operating tour packages and guidance for Andaman islands. We specialize in inbound tourism into the Andaman Islands and we have a number of special interest tour options, apart from organizing usual tours. On these customized packages, we take our clients on expeditions all over the Andamans. Personalized service has always been our strongest point. Courtesy our all-equipped network of Tour Managers who have firsthand knowledge of the area in which they operate, we continue to enthrall our clients with our personalized services. Our attention to details, promptness in queries-handling, have helped us earn a reputation as the best and most efficient tour operator, among our clients and our overseas & Indian partners as well.

We also provide custom made itineraries depending on the specific needs of the clients. We simply need the month of travel, places to visit and the number of persons travelling. Our totally flexible itineraries could be followed individually or combined to make a full package. We started our business as an adventure tour company and today it has a name to reckon with in this field. With each succeeding year, we have also maintained quality service in adventure as well as other fields of tourism. Our treks are easy and enjoyable for beginners and equally good for experienced trekkers.

Building up from our strength in adventure tours, we have diversified into various other tours, especially cultural and general sightseeing tours and launched our Golden Tours, which has set new standards of quality , especially for individual travellers. The tours are designed to start from one of the four gateway cities and give the client maximum value for money with a choice of deluxe, standard, and economy accommodation to suit their specific needs.

The History

A clear history of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands can be had only from a British Survey of these islands conducted in 1777. The Andaman & Nicobar Islands remained the abode of the Negritos and the Mongoloids respectively, who occupied the Islands for centuries. These islands remained secluded from the mainland till the end of the 18th Century when people from the outside world first arrived. In the Second Century, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands were located in the maps prepared by the great Greek astronomer, mathematician and geographer, Claudius Ptolemaeus, which possibly is the earliest reference to these islands. The early history of Nicobar is not well known although these islands were familiar to traders in ancient times, the islands being situated close to the trade route to the Far East. Though little is known about Portuguese activities in these islands, it is evident that the Portuguese missionaries started preaching Christianity among the islanders. The Nicobarese language also reflects a few Portuguese words.

The British Regime

The history of the British in the Andaman and Nicobar islands began in 1788 when Lord Cornwallis, the then Governor General of India, thought of colonizing the islands and instructed Lt. Archibald Blair and Lt. R.H.Colebrook of the Royal Navy to Survey the islands and submit a report on their suitability for a British Colony. According to the recommendation of these two officers the first British settlement was founded in 1789 on Chatham Island , near Port Cornwallis (Now Port Blair). After the First War of Independence in 1857, the British Government thought of establishing a penal settlement here. In March 1858, the first penal settlement was established, with 200 prisoners, mostly rebels from the Indian Army. Initially the convicts were kept in a jail at Viper island, which is about 15 minutes boat ride from Port Blair. The island had a jail, gallows, Kutcheri, Doctor's residence, etc. Subsequently, this Jail was abandoned and the Cellular Jail at Port Blair was constructed. During the time of successive Superintendents, E.H.Man, General Steward, and Col. Cadell, the number of convicts increased and they were subjected to inhuman tortures at the hands of the British jailors. The foundation of the famous Cellular Jail was laid in 1896. The building was completed in 1906. Many changes, both in policy and practice, took place during Colonel Ferrar's time, which, inter alia, included concession to the convicts, mainland visit, etc.

The Japanese Regime

World War II brought another series of changes in the life of the Andamans. During the War, the Japanese occupied Andamans on March 21, 1942 and kept the region under their effective control till October 8,1945 . Initially the Japanese behaved cordially towards the locals, but became harsh and suspicious after instances came to their notice of some locals maintaining contacts with the British. As a result a large number of innocent people were killed. One such place where the massacre occured is Humfreygunj. But one good result of the Japanese occupation was making the Andaman Tourism self-sufficient, at least in food production. The naval blockade created an acute food crisis and the Japanese compelled the local people to bring more land under cultivation. They also constructed roads. Netaji Subash Chandra Bose arrived in Port Blair on December 29, 1943 and was given a ceremonial welcome. He hoisted the National Flag at Port Blair on 30th Dec. 1943 for the first time during the British regime in India . On October 8, 1945 , the Japanese surrendered to the South East Asia Command at Port Blair. The Government quickly restored normalcy in the area and started rehabilitation work. Port Blair, the capital City of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Port Blair is the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a union territory of India. It lies on the east coast of South Andaman Island and is the main access to every part of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Port Blair is a Headquarter of Andaman & Nicobar Andaman and Nicobar Administration.

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