Different Types of Plantations in Andaman and Nicobar Island

Different Types of Plantations in Andaman and Nicobar Island

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When we hear the name and Andaman and Nicobar the first image that runs into your mind will be of the shimmering rivers, cerulean seas bordered with palm-fringed trees swaying in the cool breeze, and amazing species of marine organisms and many more. Apart from them, there are many more captivating images in the shore that will lure your minds. Hundreds of travellers every year visit the iconic destination to explore its magnificent beauty of the sapphire islands. Most of the people avail of travel packages to the island to indulge in the enthralling aqua venture sports such as scuba diving, snorkelling, underwater sea walking, and glass bottom rides. If adventure activities are your passion then don’t forget to practise jet rides, parasailing, surfing and so on. Don’t think that the island is home only to enthralling game events along with it you can marvel your hearts with the eye-soothing images of thickly populated forest areas. Traversing through the emerald plantations will lure your souls. The islands of Andaman and Nicobar are enriched with mesmerising tall trees.

Palm oil Plantations
Red palm oil plantation is widely practised in the regions of Little Andaman. The island is capable to provide the annual rainfall of 3500-4000 mm for the proper growth of palm trees. The plantation is spread across 2000 hectares of land. Trekking through the thickly populated palm trees will give you a mind-blowing experience. To learn the extraction of oil from palm trees visit the only factory of the island established by the Andaman and Nicobar Forest Plantation Development Corporation (ANIFPDCL) in the year 1984. Travellers will have to gain special permission to visit the industry.

Rubber Plantations

If you want to see rubber trees in large numbers move either to the southern portions of the Andaman or Nicobar Islands. The favourable climatic conditions and excellent quality of soil make the Mangluttan rubber trees to grow thickly. In South Andaman, Wandoor beach is home varied species of rubber trees. You can reach to the plantation by availing of ferry packages at cheap rates from Port Blair. When you avail of tour packages to Wandoor do not forget to carry a high-resolution camera with you to capture the fascinating images of the rubber trees. If you are purchasing the services from Andaman Tour Travel the tour guide will give you the exact information about the tapping process of the rubber trees. While traversing through the splendid rubber forest you can quench your thirst by sipping the cold coconut milkshake and sweet tender coconut water. The beach is capable to empty your pockets by showcasing captivating items like spices such as cardamom, cloves, pepper and mustard and also many mind-blowing fancy items such as rubber products like seat cushions, mattresses, threads and gloves and so on that are not seen in the streets of Pune.

Coconut Plantations

Just like rubber and palm trees, even coconuts are extensively produced in the islands of Andaman. It is believed the coconut plantation first emerged in Indo Malayan nations such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Phillippines. Coconut plantations are mainly seen in Katchal Island, Campbell Bay, Car Nicobar, and various other regions of South Andaman. You can purchase various products formed from the coconut such as coconut oil, coir and coir products, handicraft items such as bowls and different types of toys and so on.

Mangrove tree plantations

The major portion of the Andaman and Nicobar Island is occupied by the lush green mangrove trees. Like any other trees, it does not grow on safe and clean waters instead they are largely found in muddy and salty waters. Due to the salt-water tolerance feature of the mangrove trees, they can live in brackish water for years! Roots of some of the mangrove trees grow above the ground and are particularly known as pneumatophores. It is being scientifically proven that the mangrove forest carries many amazing features. They have the ability to reduce the transpiration rate in the ecosystem. Mangroves are generally known as a habitat for wild animals and birds. Many materials can be produced from the mangroves such as chipboard, pulpwood, synthetic materials, tannin and dyes, and so on. The mangrove forest acts as a perfect backdrop for stunning photographs. Due to this hundreds of newly married couples flock to the region and click their lovely images into the camera. Other than photography you can also practise recreational activities such as kayaking, and nature explorations. Kayaking through the mangrove forest in Baratang Island will offer you striking experience. If you are lucky you can spot rare marine animals and also their breeding. To understand their ecological importance of the mangrove trees many research scholars travel to the astounding forest regions. As mangroves are considered to be endangered the deforestation and sale of mangrove trees is strictly prohibited by the government of Andaman and Nicobar.

 To learn more about the salient features about the various plantations and ecology avail of tour packages to the island. Andaman Tour Travel is the leading travel planner that incorporates the stunning places in the itinerary and also a plethora of aqua venture activities. They curate packages at cheap and affordable rates for the customers and also accept valuable suggestions from them. To know about their services and other activities contact the 24X7 customer support team and clarify all your doubts. So don’t be late to grab the packages as soon as possible before it expires.

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