Comprising of two groups of Islands and covering a total area of 8,073 sq kilometers, Andaman & Nicobar is one of the seven union territories of India. Located in the east of India geographically and drifting in wonderful isolation in the Bay of Bengal, this place is address to picturesque landscapes, elegant sunsets, golden beaches and enriched coral reef ecosystems. This almost 5oo kms long stretch, with Andaman in the North and Nicobar in the South, these islands are having is having a tropical climate. These charming islets, numbering around 572, are covered with thick rain-fed, damp and evergreen forests and never ending varieties of interesting flora and fauna. This eco-friendly tourist spot also boast thrilling water-sports, challenging trek, amazing bird watching, essence of historically significant landmarks, exotic wildlife safaris, silver sandy beaches, limestone caves and marine parks. Havelock Island, Neil Island, Long Island, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, little Andaman, Cellular Jail are few of the numerous places of interest. Visit of Barren Island, the only volcano of India, is genuinely a soul warming experience.
Capital: Port Blair
Main languages: Hindi, English, Tamil, Telegu, Malayalam, Bengali
When to go: October to May
Getting There & Away: How to reach Andaman
Air: Veer Savarkar International Airport, located at Port Blair is well connected with cities like Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi and Bhubaneswar through different Airlines. Foreign Chartered Flights also land here.
Sea: Regular passenger Ship service is available from Kolkata, Chennai or Vishakhapatnam.