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5 Facts You Didn’t Know about Andaman

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been a mysterious destination for quite a while, owing to the unique tribes that have made these islands their home for hundreds of years.

Andaman tourism is slowly developing as more and more tourists are exploring this destination. If you are also someone who would like to visit this exotic place, read on to know interesting facts about Andaman.

Source: https://www.sotc.in/blog/5-facts-you-didn-t-know-about-andaman

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It was the launch site of Jal hans

It was the launch site of Jal hans

Jal Hans, is India’s first operation for Sea Planes. Sea planes are aircrafts that can take off or land in water as well as on the ground. They are known as amphibious aircrafts. This operation was launched by Pawan Hans. The plane connects Hutbay, Havelock, and Diglipur and works every day except Sunday. Locals and tourists can take advantage of this service and this is definitely a great experience to have on your Andaman trip.

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It has mud volcanoes

It has mud volcanoes

The Baratang Island has a mud volcano and even witnessed its first explosion in 1983 in Nilambur Village. A mud volcano is a fascinating formation that comes around because of the emission of pore water that has been depressurized and natural gases that are released from decaying organic matter that is present underground. These are often accompanied by loud explosions and fire flares. This leads to the formation of a miniature volcano that has a top with rich and creamy mud.

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SOS kiosks have been established

SOS kiosks have been established

Swimming in the ocean is a part of almost all Andaman tour packages. However, you need to be very careful and follow the safety guidelines that have been established. In fact, for tourist’s safety, the government has established SOS Kiosk (Emergency Assistance Booth) at a variety of popular spots like Corbyn's Cove, Rajeev Gandhi water Sports Complex, Havelock, Port Blair, Neil, and Baratang. These may be used by tourists for any information and guidance.

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It has volcanoes under the ocean

It has volcanoes under the ocean

The Andaman Basin has several submerged volcanoes, strong seismic waves, and hydrothermal activity as well. The small volcanoes form a sort of chain which is called the volcanic arc. The volcanoes have formed because of the rise of magma that was formed deep in the Earth’s mantle. This magma is actually the melted part of the Indian Ocean’s crust that was sub-ducted.

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It has the remotest place on Earth

It has the remotest place on Earth

The remotest place on Earth is the North Sentinel Island. It is situated to the north of the Andaman Islands. The highly aggressive Sentinelese tribe lives here. According to reports, the director of a National Geographic team that went to document the tribe was speared in his thigh. In 2006, this tribe also shot two fishermen who had accidentally wandered near the island.

The months from December to March are the best time to visit Andaman. So pack your bags and go on a trip to these wonderful and unusual islands. You will definitely leave with memories to cherish a lifetime.