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Why Famous
  • It is one of the many Union territories in India.
  • Andaman and Nicobar is home to some of the most primitive tribes.
  • Cultures, rarest flora and fauna, and the most exquisite destinations for tourism.
  • The sandy beaches on the edge of meandering coastline are fringed with coconut-palms that sway to the rhythm of the sea.
  • The sea around the islands offer excellent scope for water sports.
  • Real attractions-trekking, island camping, snorkeling, scuba diving etc.
  • A visit to these islands is a memorable lifetime experience.
Facts Destination
  • Territory located- Indian ocean, and geographically is considered part of southeast asia.
  • Comprises two island groups- Andaman islands to the north of this latitude and the nicobar islands to the south.
  • The name Andaman is derived from the name of Hindu God Hanuman.
  • Capital- Port Blair
  • Forest Cover- more than 92%
  • Ideal time to visit- December-March.
  • Wildlife- 96 Wildlife Sanctuaries, 9 National Parks and 1 Biosphere Reserve.
  • Mammals - Out of 55 terrestrial and 7 Marine mammal species reported so far, 32 species are endemic.
  • Reptiles - There are 76 terrestrial reptiles of these 24 species are endemic.

 

Area Info
  • The total land area of the territory is approximately 6,496 km² or 2,508 sq mi.
  • The andaman sea lies to the east and the bay of bengal to the west.
  • The seas surrounding these islands are absolutely perfect to indulge in sports.
  • Luxuriant mangroves, perhaps the richest in the world, occupy nearly II. 5 % of the territory.
  • Ninty Two Percent (92%) area is covered by forest.
  • There are 572 islands in the territory, of which only approximately 38 are permanently inhabited.
Why Visit
  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands is home to people of all faiths
  • The Andaman islands offer endless opportunities for nature lovers.
  • To pamper themselves with bird watching, relaxing on a secluded beach, or hiking in the islands unpolluted environments.
  • Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park -rich in corals,varieties of colored fishes, sea turtles etc., besides other marine life.
  • Specialities- Megapode, Swiftlet, Hornbill and Nicobar Pigeon.
Best Time
  • The best time to visit is is between mid November and April.
  • From May to October heavy rains flush the islands.
How to reach
  • The Andaman group of Islands are well connected by Air and Sea.
Transport
  • The island has its  domestic airports at Port Blair, which has regular flight operation from Kolkata and Chennai.
  • The Bay of Bengal is also a delightful experience to reach Andaman. Regular passenger ship services operate to Port Blair from Chennai, Kolkata and Vishakhapatnam.
  • There are now available on arrival at Port Blair\'s Veer Savarkar Airport.
Precautions

Do\'s

  • Foreign Nationals are required to obtain a permit from the immigration authorities soon after landing on the islands.
  • Visit only the permitted areas in the Islands.
  • Consult life guards before entering the sea.
  • Keep the beaches and environment clean.
  • Observe decency and decorum in dress.
  • For Scuba Diving avail the service of Scuba Dive instructions having certification of international professional organizations like PADI, CMAS, NAUI, BSAC or SSI for safe diving experience.

Dont\'s

  • Do not enter into restricted/tribal areas. Do not take video, film or photographs inside Tribal Reserve areas or of the indigenous tribes.
  • Do not carry sea fans and seashells unless specific permits are obtained from the Fisheries department. Do not collect dead coral or touch/break live coral. Do not stand on the coral reef while snorkeling/Scuba diving.
  • Do not enter the National parks without permission.
  • Do not stay on the beaches or the forest areas during nights by putting up own tents/hammocks.
  • Do not light fire in the forest areas.
  • Do not throw garbage and plastics in public places, beaches and into the sea.
Lifestyle
  • The recent culture of Andaman and Nicobar islands is a blend of varied religions, languages and ethnic groups.
  • The majority of Andamans are Hindus, but there are significant Muslims and Christian and Sikh minorities.
  • All people live here with peace and harmony and maintain a unique culture of the territory.