About Andaman & Nicobar
Andaman and Nicobar Islands is an union territory (equivalent to a state/province), located in the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Chennai, South India. It is also called as ANI or A&N Islands.
With dense forests, pristine beaches, clear waters and Mother Nature to take care, it presents an enchanting picture and is among the most unspoiled of places on this earth! Read more about Andaman and Nicobar
Reaching Andaman Nicobar
It is located in the Indian Ocean, in the southern reaches of the Bay of Bengal. It is comprised of two island groups -the Andaman Islands and the Nicobar Islands. The capital of this Union Territory is the Andaman town of Port Blair. It can reached either by air or sea.
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Places to see in Andaman Islands (In and around Port Blair)
Port Blair, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Havelock Island, Corbyn's Cave are some of the attractions here. Here's a complete list of places to see in Andaman Islands
Places to see in Nicobar Islands
Nicobar Islands is out of bounds for foreign tourists and sees less visitors compared to the much popular Andaman Islands. However there are a few picturesque spots here including Indira Point, India's southernmost tip. Read more about places to see in Nicobar Islands
Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Coral Reef Exploration, Nature trips, Trekking etc are some of the adventure sports in Andaman. Read more about adventure holiday activities in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
History of Andaman & Nicobar
Andaman and Nicobar's history is probably rooted during the pre-independence period where several prisoners where sent to the much feared Cellular Jail here. Prior to that it was a quaint island inhabited by local tribes. Learn about the history of Andaman & Nicobar
Inhabitants of Andaman Nicobar
The Jarawa, Onge, Nicobarese and the Sentinalese were the original inhabitants of this island. Thier numbers are comig down because of modernization. Learn more
Wildlife and Plants in Andaman & Nicobar
Andaman & Nicobar Islands are blessed with a unique luxuriant evergreen tropical rainforest canopy, sheltering a bio-reserve, comprising of Indian, Burmese, Malaysian and common floral species. Presently, about 2200 varieties of plants have been recorded. 200 of them are common. 1300 are not found in mainland India. Read more about wildlife and nature in Andaman
Festivals of Andaman & Nicobar
Island Tourism festival and Diglipur Block Mela are the two major festivals celebrated here. Read more about festivals in Andaman and Nicobar
Foreigners need to obtain permission to visit ANI. The 30 day (Maximum) permit allows foreigners to stay in South Andaman, Middle Andaman, Little Andaman (tribal reserves are out of bounds), Long Island, North Passage, Bharatang, Havelock and Neil Islands.
In the North Andaman, foreigners may stay only in Diglipur. For air travelers permits are issued on arrival at Port Blair. Those traveling by ship need to obtain permit before buying the ticket. On arrival ship passengers must immediately report to the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) at Aberdeen Bazaar in Port Blair. The permit will be stamped again when the foreigner visitor departs.