The lovely beaches and coral beds of Andaman islands are a traveler's delight. Adventure tourism like trekking, island camping, snorkeling, scuba diving etc are the real attractions. A visit to these islands is a unforgettable lifetime experience. The rare flora and fauna, underwater marine life and corals, with crystal clear water and mangrove-lined creeks, offer a dream-view of the exceptional blessings of nature. Forests are the green gold of the island and there are endless variety of flowers and birds. The Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands consists nearly 293 islands. The administrative capital of the Andaman and the Nicobar Islands is Port Blair that offers several spots worth visiting. The richness of the marine life at the Andaman and the Nicobar Islands can only be experienced and enjoyed. Nicobars are located southeast of the Indian subcontinent.
|Area||Andaman: 8,249 sq km., Nicobar: 1,841 sq km.|
|Languages Spoken||Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Nicobarese, Telugu.|
|Best Time to Visit||October to May.|
|Climate||Min 23°C, Max 31°C|
The name Andaman presumably comes from Handuman, which is Malay for the Hindu god Hanuman. The British used the islands as an isolated prison for members of the Indian independence movement. The mode of imprisonment was called Kalapani. In August 1947, and the English left our shores to go back to their island-nation, while Andaman and Nicobar became part of the dominion of India. The Island was constituted into a Union Territory of the Indian Union in November 1956. The Nicobar islands are believed to have been inhabited for thousands of years.
Regular passenger ship services are available to Port Blair from Chennai, Calcutta and Vishakhapatnam and vice-a-versa.
By AIR :
Port Blair is connected with Chennai and Calcutta by air.
Port Blair, Kalighat, Barren Island, Car Nicobar, Mayabunder, Neil Island, Cinque Island, Katchal Nicobar, Diglipur