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Mahatama Gandhi Marine National Park

   Mahatama Gandhi Marine National Park,Wandoor: This park is made up of open sea, creeks and fifteen small and large islands covering an area of 281.5 sq.kms.One can see mangrove forests along the creeks and magnificent tropical forests,beautiful beaches, fascinating coral reefs and schools of ornamental fish and marine life.Wandoor is the base to visit the islands in this park like Jolly Buoy and Redskin.Glass Bottom boats help to take a closer look at the coral colonies.A place suitable for scuba diving and snorkeling. Conducted tour to Wandoor is available from Andaman Tea House, Port Blair.

Cinque islands:

   Declared as a sanctuary these are enchanting islands with rare corals and under water marine life and tropical rain forest. There is a beautiful sand bar joining the North Cinque and South Cinque islands. Suitable for scuba diving and snorkeling.

Mount Harriet:

   The summer headquarters of the Chief Commissioner during the British Raj,this place is an ideal place for having a nice and fascinating over view of the outer islands and the azure sea. It is the highest peak in the South Andamans.One can trek from Bambooflat to Mount Harriet and from there up to Madhuban through nature trail. Mount Harriet is a national park also. Rare birds, animals and butterflies can be seen during the trekking. Conducted tours to Mount Harriet are available from Andaman Teal House.Enroute one can stop at Hopetown where Sher Ali killed Lord Mayo.


       


Chidiya Tapu:

   Chidiya Tapu is a farm sprawling over an area of 80 acres conducts research and development programmes for cultivation of spices like cloves,nutmeg,cinnamon,coconut and pepper.

Collinpur:

   Situated near to Tirur,this place has a beautiful sandy beach with shallow water. Suitable for swimming, sun basking and viewing sunset.

Madhuban:

   Madhuban is a trekking area on north eastern side of Mount Harriet in South Andaman Island.Exotic beach, endemic birds,animals,butterflies and elephant lumbering are the most interesting part of the trek.