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The Southernmost Tip of Indian territory

The Final Day

Today with a heavy heart we let our Blogtrain finish its journey for 2019. I know many of you are geared for AtoZ challenge and so the station will now be shifted to some other platforms too. It was a wonderful, travelful, funfilled, bloggerful journey with all my teammates and the participants the #BharatXplorers.

Okay, so guys you remember in class 12th or college final year on the farewell day we use to tag our friends. well here too Supriya helped me with these. I am thankful to such a supportive host team of Aditi, Esha, Maheshwaran, PraGun, Preeti, Saba, Sanjota, Sudip, Suhasini, Supriya

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So Suhasini is calm and composed, Sanjota is dependable, Maheshwaran is mast maula and always helpful from around the globe, Esha is chulbul pandey, Preeti madam is our perfect organized teacher whom we look forward to for all solutions, Well many say that my name suggests I’m a boy but I’m super cool who takes life as it comes well thanks for that, Sudip is sidha sada but complicated “namo namo”, Aditi is a active member always and has handled BBI very well, Saba is a sound personality and insta guru and last but not at all least Supriya herself is our marketing guru telling, suggesting, sharing various options for taking our blogs to higher levels.

Ah! that was something… Now will share with you all our last but not the least post of #XploreBharat blog train with #BlogBoosterIndia.

The Last destination

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They say When in doubt head for a beach and which place better than Andaman & Nicobar islands The Heaven of India.
The Andaman and Nicobar islands are not just a symbol of India’s natural beauty, but are also like a place of pilgrimage for Indians, said Modi Southernmost, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced the renaming of three islands of Andaman and Nicobar archipelago as a tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
The Ross Island was renamed as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep, the Neil Island as Shaheed Dweep and the Havelock Island as Swaraj Dweep.

On December 30, 1943, Bose had suggested that Andaman and Nicobar Islands be renamed as Shahid and Swaraj Dweep respectively. During World War II, the Japanese had captured the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Netaji came here as the Azad Hind Fauz led by him was an ally of the Japanese force and made it the first territory freed from the Britishers. It was Bose, who hoisted the Indian flag at Port Blair and claimed the region from the British. It was during this time Bose suggested renaming of the Andaman and Nicobar islands as Shaheed and Swaraj, respectively.
“The historical event of 30th December 1943 has completed 75 years on 30th December 2018. Before this event, the prime minister visited the Cellular Jail and paid homage to those who were exiled and hanged as political prisoners in colonial India.

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Noticed that?

Above all have you ever noticed the scenery on a 20 Rupee note? The image of a picturesque bay lined with lush greenery captured on the red-coloured note is the North Bay Island and the same view can be seen on the way to Mount Harriet. Mount Harriet is the second highest peak in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago.

I recently visited Andaman Nicobar after 30 years, yes you read it right I had visited A&N when I was 8 years old and got the opportunity to visit again with my 8-year-old. Things have changed big time.

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Situated in the Bay of Bengal, is one of the last remaining virgin rainforest islands in the world. Andaman & Nicobar Islands are relaxed tropical islands on the outpost of India. These mysterious islands are blessed with a heavenly climate that soothes the body completely. Shimmering beaches, turquoise waters, and scenic landscapes make the islands a perfect reason to hunt for best Andaman Nicobar tour packages!

Superb, near-deserted beaches, incredible corals along with marine life and intriguing colonial past, lure travelers to these mysterious islands. The picturesque island is a favourite destination for honeymooners or even those looking for a perfect getaway.

Above all, It won’t be easy for me to take you on the complete tour of Andaman Nicobar island so for the sake of saying that All’s Well that ends well, I will take you to the Southernmost tip of Indian territory which is considered as Indira Point.

the last part of our Indian territory

Indira Point is the southernmost tip of India and is named after Indira Gandhi who visited the place during her tenure as the Prime Minister. A trip to Indira Point is not easy and will cost you a lot of time and money. But it is worth the effort, and you only realise that standing at the southernmost tip of India staring into the Andaman Sea!

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Also, there is a lighthouse located at Indira Point which provides illumination/ direction to the sea vessels traveling to Malaysia and Malacca via India. The Indira Point lighthouse was commissioned into service on 30 April 1972. Once in a lifetime, one has to be at this spot to capture this magnificent view all around.

The term Nicobarese refers to the dominant tribes of the Nicobar Islands. On each island, the people have specific names, but together they are the Nicobarese. They call themselves Holchu, which means “friend”

The Nicobar Islands are an archipelagic island chain in the eastern Indian Ocean. They are located in Southeast Asia, 150 km north of Aceh on Sumatra, and separated from Thailand to the east by the Andaman Sea. Located 1,300 km southeast of the Indian subcontinent, across the Bay of Bengal, they form part of the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India.
UNESCO has declared the Great Nicobar Island as one of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves

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Few Points about this tip of India
  • Indira Point is a village in the Nicobar district of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. It is located in the Great Nicobar tehsil.
  • The point was formerly known as Pygmalion Point and Parsons Point.
  • It was renamed in honour of Indira Gandhi during mid-1980s. On February 19, 1984, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi visited this place, a local MP suggested changing the name of this place on her name. The official renaming ceremony happened on 10 October 1985 after the death of Mrs. Gandhi.
  • Also, It is located 500 kilometers north of the epicenter of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.
  • The Tsunami reduced the height of Indira Point by 4.25 meters. Indira Point subsided 4.25 m and the lighthouse there was damaged.
  • many of the inhabitants went missing in the tsunami that followed. The Geography of this location changed due to the tsunami in December 2004.
  • Sri Lanka’s Talaimannar Island is just 20 KM. far from Indira Point.
  • The height of Indira Point from the sea level is 47 meters.
  • Dhanushkodi is the last Indian town in the Indian Territory. There is no settlement ahead of Dhanushkodi, only the road goes to Ramsetu point.

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Before I say Goodbye

In conclusion, On this note and post share, I hereby say goodbye to come again with another blog train with BlogBoosterIndia. I thank all the wonderful Bharat xplorers who beautifully covered Bharat locations. Check out all awesome locations by our Bharat xplorers here with #XploreBharat and #BlogBoosterIndia. Now On behalf of the whole XploreBharat hosts and with our two last destinations of Chitrakoot falls by Preeti and Indira point in Nicobar by me, I hereby take this opportunity to end the 70 destination blog train.

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26 thoughts on “The Southernmost Tip of Indian territory”

  1. I haven’t been to Andaman and Nicobar, but it is on my list. Many of my friends have visited it and had great things to say about this place. Didn’t know about the 20-rupee note scenery, after reading your post, I actually fished one note out of my wallet and saw it. Little things that we need to appreciate. Thanks for this post, Pragun, and also for the lovely bhraman around India.

    1. Thanks and its my pleasure you liked the journey with xplorebharat. Guess what all Indian currency notes have similar beautiful places do peep in.

  2. Such a fantastic post and equally beautiful location you have chosen. Love your gesture of sharing about your buddies in the last post as the train ends.

  3. A very informative, deatiled and heartfelt write-up, Pragun. I didn’t know all any of the details you’ve shared about the islads, neither the name change nor the 20 Rs Note having the pic. Hope to visit some day. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Pragun, this actually turned out to be one of my most favourite posts in this blog train. Not just because of the mesmerising location and the way you beautifully brought it out but also your description about each of the hosts. Their character and personality came out through your words so thank you!

    1. Thanks a lot for appreciating. Yes xplore bharat journey was awesome with my co-hosts and specially all bharat explorers who were with us in whole journey. Thanks to you for being a lovely co-passenger.

  5. Amazing informative post with good pics. I loved the Rs 20 note info. It is sad from tomorrow there won’t be any more places to cover. It was a worthwhile journey. Great way to finish with the southernmost part of the Country.
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