Andaman to open uninhabited Aves Island for travellers to boost tourism
North and Middle Andaman district for travellers.
Often referred to as Coconut Island due to its lush green coconut plantation, Aves Island presently remains off-limits to tourists as it lacks accommodation facilities. However, the administration is now keen on opening up this island for travellers, and has put forth plans for a five-star eco-tourism resort on Aves Island through a public-private partnership.
Situated near Mayabunder town, Aves Island is dotted with various natural features, including live and dead coral flat beds, coconut plantations, forests, and a pristine beach with a 2 km coastline, making it an ideal destination for campers.
Visitors can explore the island by trekking through coconut plantations and small jungle trails, which will lead them to a lighthouse on the southern point. If reports are to go by, a part of land measuring 2.75 hectares is under the local administration's ownership, which will be leased to the Andaman and
Nicobar Islands Integrated Development Corporation Limited (ANIIDCO) for the project's development.
ANIIDCO Managing Director Nandini Paliwal expressed confidence in the success of the project, citing that they have received positive response from leading hospitality players during the Investor Conference held in Delhi on December 4. The initiative aims to position the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on the global tourism circuit, which will contribute to the socio-economic development of the region.
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