The Andaman & Nicobar Islands are unique. It is unlike any other place in India. Sprinkled in a tiny pocket of the Indian Ocean, the Andaman Islands are part of India but geographically closer to Myanmar (190 kms) and Thailand (150 kms). The Andaman Islands are a home to the only known Paleolithic people, the Sentinelese people, who have no contact with any other people.
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands consists of 572 emerald Islands, only 36 of which are inhabited. East of the Indian main land the Andaman & Nicobar islands are at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, and are a Union Territory of India. Port Blair is the Capital of Andamans and Nicobar islands. The Name Andaman is derive from “Hanuman” – The Hindu God, many times spelled Monkey God also by the people coming from The Western culture.
The Islands are shrouded in the mystery for centuries because of their inaccessibility. A paragon of beauty, these islands present a landscape of scenic and picturesque extravaganza, shimmering like emeralds in the Bay of Bengal (INDIA). Thickly wooded with rain forest and tropical trees, edged by mangrove swamps and pristine, palm- fringed, white sand beaches melt under flame and purple sunsets; coral reefs with beautiful marine life, these islands easily rival the like of the Maldives or the Caribbean in the terms of natural beauty.
The Sparkling clear water with clean isolated beaches makes it one of the best places in the world to explore the seabed; rare species – Dugong ( the state animal) , the marine turtles, tropical fishes, coral reefs, water activities like sea walking, Scuba diving, Snorkeling, Kayaking make it a ultimate tourist destination of India.