Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a union territory of India which lies in the Bay of Bengal. Port Blair is the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It consists of about 527 islands both small and large. The coastline of these Islands stretches for about 100 Kms. The Islands are covered with dense forests all around. The area of the Islands is about 8,293 square kilometres.
The Islands consist of 2 groups, the Andaman and Nicobar. These two groups are separated by about 300 Km the capital city is Port Blair. Of the total land area 92% of the land is covered with rain forests. Of the 527 islands, in only 38 islands we find the inhabitants. The rest of the land is barren.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands lie close to the Arakanmayo mountain range of Burma which lies to the sides of Sumatra of Indonesia. Andaman is a developing land, with people being cultured and literate.
Nicobar Islands Information
The Nicobar Islands are still inhabited by primitive tribes and backward communities. The population of the whole land is about 5 lakhs. Men and women populate equally. 2.5 lakh people have the right to vote. We can find high mountains, lush green forests, wide roads, new buildings and long coastline where are some entertaining features of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands which make it beautiful.
General Information About Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The people in the Islands speak many languages. Peace prevails all over as there are no political or communal riots or atrocities. Not only the beauty of nature and the various enticing features but the peace loving people have made the Andaman and Nicobar Islands a tourist spot for visitors overseas.
The people are given quality education. Medical facilities are qualitative. The people are very much aware of their rights and concessions and so do they abide and maintain their standards. The people enjoy a lot of freedom. They do not have any limitations. They live in harmony. This is a rare sight that one finds in India which is unusual as there are constraints, political and communal riots, and calm fewer situations in the other parts of India.
The people who dwell here are descendants of the prisoners put in from other parts of India, the refugees who settled down from countries like Bangladesh, Burma and Sri Lanka and Government officials and army personnel. There are people of various castes and creed but these differences have not thrust a difference in people rather as they have formed a harmonious society.
The great leader Mahatma Gandhi’s dream vision of finding a peaceful land has become a dream come true, a reality in the form of this new land, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. People of the various states and union territories have a free access to these Islands. If they wish to settle down in these Islands they are permitted to gain permanent resident status. Special permission is not needed to settle in these Islands. But tourists from other countries who wish to visit these Islands have to get prior permission from the Indian government. They are granted a visa for 30 days to visit the Islands.
Port Blair Information
Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the main commercial hub is a fine base to explore these beautiful Islands. some important places in port Blair are Cellular Jail, Gandhi Park, Corbyn's Cove, Anthropological Museum, Fisheries Museum, Samudrika Marine Museum, Andaman Water Sports Compled, Forest Museum and Chatham Sawmills etc.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Tourism Information
The Andaman tour visitors will enjoy Andaman and Nicobar Islands more during December and March as the climatic conditions and weather will be excellent. People visit the hill stations during the summer between April and June. Andaman and Nicobar Islands tourist plan from the months between December and March is ideal to visit. Andaman tourism Development Corporation arranges celebrations on this period.
Havelock Island is about 38km from Port Blair. This Island offers beautiful sandy beaches and lush green forest. Island campaign at Radha Nagar is a real exposure to the unpolluted nature for an environment lover. It is connected by boat daily from Phoenix Bay Jetty. Boat services from Port Blair are available daily.
Andaman water offers a fascinating world of under-water marine life. These can be explored through Scuba Diving. Details regarding the authorized scuba dive centres are available. The areas opened for scuba diving and the terms and conditions for operating scuba diving centres can be obtained from Directorate of Tourism.
Andaman Honeymoon Packages
Andaman is a one of the beautiful Honey moon destination in India. It attracts lot of married couples through its wonderful and admirable beaches. They are Radha Nagar beech and Corbyn’s cove beach etc.