Kisiwa: Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands were shrouded in mystery for centuries because of their inaccessibility. These are the paragon of beauty and present a landscape full with scenic and picturesque extravaganza. These islands shimmer like emeralds in the Bay of Bengal. The dense forest which cover these islands and the innumerable exotic flowers and birds create a highly poetic and romantic atmosphere. "Here the white beaches on the edge of a meandering coastline have palm trees that sway to the rhythm of the Sea. The beat of tribal drums haunt the stillness and technicolour fish steer their way through crystal clear water." This addition of strangeness to beauty which is responsible for creating the infinite romantic impact may be described in the following famous lines of Keats.

"Charmed magic casement opening on the foam Of perilous seas in fair lands forlorn." The scenic beauty of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, would create a sense of dissatisfaction and the human mind would rebel against "the whole mass of the motley facts of life". He would be guided by an irresistible desire to this paradise on earth, with invincible faith on the philosophy of Wordsworth: "Our cheerful faith, that all which we behold is full of blessing". Read more...

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal are an archipelago of approximately 527 islands, islets and rocks. This underwater mountain range manifests itself above water as a chain of emerald islands of exceptional beauty and conservational importance. The islands’ immense biological diversity is a result of ocean boundaries enclosing a wide range of ecosystems - open oceans, shallow seas and reefs, sandy beaches, rocky shores and sea caves, mangroves and wetlands, littoral forests, giant lowland evergreens and hill top forests on this 6000sq km land. ANET’s aim is to further the understanding of the islands’ biological diversity and to actively contribute towards their conservation through education, research and the development of sustainable resource utilization. Read more...

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