Andaman Islands To Be Renamed After Netaji
Andaman Islands would no longer be referred as Andaman Islands and is set to be re-named after India’s famous freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. After changing Allahabad’s name to Prayagraj, this popular tourist destination is set to go under a major name change.
The three very popular and frequently visited islands like Ross Island, Havelock Island and Neil Island would be renamed as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, Swaraj Deep Island and Shaheed Deep Island. This announcement was made by PM Narendra Modi on 30th December which marks the 75th anniversary of Netaji. The change of name is indeed an ode to the country as a first territory freed from the visitors. As per the record books, Netaji hoisted the flag in Port Blair and had suggested to rename these islands during his time.
To give you a small brief, Neil Island gets its name from James George Smith Neill, a man from the British Army who was involved in killing several Indians. Ross Island gets its name from Capt. Daniel Ross who was a British Marine Surveyor while the very famous Havlock Island was named after Sir Henry Havelock, a British General involved in the killing of several Indians.
So, the next time you are planning to book your Andaman Tour Packages make sure you get the recent names right! Avail the Domestic Holiday Packages and indulge yourselves in some island hopping on one of the best islands which India boasts. Be it, Andaman or Netaji, this spectacular island would continue to draw tourists all-round the year.