Enjoy Fun filled Beach Holiday and Romantic Honeymoon in Andaman

When was the last time you have been overwhelmed and awestruck by the sheer beauty of a destination?

Visit Andaman & Nicobar Islands and you have your answer. Situated to the East of India in the Bay of Bengal, this chain of islands offers some unparalleled and picturesque sights of nature you could ever imagine. It is home to some exotic marine life, both flora and fauna, and boasts numerous locations of architectural and geographical interests.

What is an island without beaches? This place abounds with beautiful, scenic and serene beaches entertaining almost every type of individual who just wishes to unwind in his own way. Come, visit Andamans and be a part of nature and its unassuming beauty!


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Top 10 Beaches of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

1Corbyn's Cove Beach , Port Blair
2Wandoor Beach , Port Blair
3Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island
4Vijaynagar Beach, Havelock Island
5Govindnagar Beach, Havelock Island
6Elephant Beach, Havelock Island
7Harminder Bay Beaches ,Hut Bay Island
8Karmatang Beach ,Mayabunder
9Ramnagar Beach ,Diglipur Island
10Amkung Beach ,Nimbutala,Middle Andaman Island
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Top 10 Beach Resorts of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

1Peerless Sarovar Portico, Port Blair
2Hotel Sinclairs Bay view, Port Blair
3Sea Princes Beach Resort, Port Blair
4Fortune Resort Bay Island, Port Blair
5Hotel Sentinel , Port Blair
6Barefoot Beach Resort, Havelock Island
7Pristine Beach Resort, Havelock Island
8Eco Villa Palm Beach Resort, Havelock Island
9Munjoh Ocean Resort, Havelock Island
10Silver Sand Resort, Havelock Island
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Places ol Historical Interest in Andaman
1. Cellular Jail Atlanta Point
2. Shahid Bedi Humphrygunj, S/Andaman
3. Ross Island South Andaman
4 Viper Island South Andaman
Creeks
1 Kalighat North Andaman
2. Parangara North Andaman
3. Uttara Middle Andaman
4. Yeratta * Middle Andaman
5. Baratang Middle Strait
Beaches
1. Carbyn's Cove Port Blair
2. Sylvan Sands, Chidyatapu South Andaman
3. Cinque Island South Andaman
4. North Bay South Andaman
5. Wandoor South Andaman
6. Jolly Buoy South Andaman
7. Red Skin South Andaman
8. Rut Land South Andaman
9. Collinpur North Passage Island
10. Merk bay Neil Island
11. Sitapur Havelock Island
12. Radhanagar Havelock Island
13. Vijyanagar Little Andaman
14. Butler Bay Beach Middle Andaman
15. Amkunj (Rangat) Middle Andaman
16. Cutbert Bay (Rangat) Middle Andaman
17. KarmatangfMayabunder) Middle Andaman
18. Lalji Bay (Long Island) Middle Andaman
19. Avis North Andaman
20. Kalipur (Diglipur) North Andaman
21. Ram Nagar North Andaman
22. Sand Bar Joining (Ross & Smith Island) North Andaman
Trekking
1. Saddle Peak (Ultimetre-732 mtrs) North Andaman
2. Mount Harriet (Ultimatre-365 mtrs) South Andaman
3. Mt. Divalvo Middle Andaman
4. Mount Ford Rutland Island
Museum/Emporium in Andaman

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Anthropological Museum Near Directorate of IP&T
2. Cottage Industries Emporium Middle Point, Port Blair
3. Khadi Gramodyog Emporium Middle Point, Port Blair
4. Fisheries Museum Atlanta Point, Port Blair
5. Forest Museum Chatham, Port Blair
6. Naval Marine Museum (Samudrika) Delanipur, Port Blair
7. Smrithika Museum Ross Island .
8. Art Gallery (Cellular Jail) Atlanta Point, Port Blair
Garden/Park

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Zoological Garden Haddo, Port Blair
2. Marina Park Atlanta Point, Port Blair
3. Gandhi Park RGT Road, Port Blair
4. Radha Krishnan Park South Point, Port Blair
5. Biological Park Chidyatappu, Port Blair
e. Joggers Park Shadipur, Port Blair
Other Attractions

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Sound & Light Show (Cellular Jail) Atlanta Point, Port Blair
2. Andaman Water Sports Complex Atlanta Point, Port Blair
3. Children Traffic Park at Marina Park Atlanta Point, Port Blair
4. New Amusement Park at Marina Park Atlanta Point, Port Blair
5. Amusement Park at Gandhi Park RGT Road, Port Blair
6. Agricultural Farm Sippighat, South Andaman
7. Water Sports SAI Complex Sippighat, South Andaman
8. Chidyatappu South Andaman
9. Natural Bridge Formations at Neil Island Neil Island
10. Mud Volcano at Baratang and North Andaman Baratang Island and North
11. Lime Stone caves at Baratang Baratang
12. Waterfalls Little Andaman Island

Origin of Name Andaman and Nicobar

Ptolemy,the famous mathematician had mentioned ,a group of Islands occupied by tribes that he called Agadeamon. The name is redention of Agadeamon or Angdeman or Andaman. In Ramayana, the island as the first choice of a site for a bridge to Lanka to rescue Sita. This led to link of andaman with Hunuman,and to the Malayans calling the inhabitants Handuman,and thence Andaman.

Arab traveller visited the islands as early as ninth century. Marco Polo,Friar Odoric,Nicolo Conti,Caser Fredrick,Caption Alexander Hamilton has vistied andaman in thirteen,fourteen,fifteen,sixteen centuary were having the belief that islands were inhabited by cannibals . Marco Polo,Friar Odoric referred Nicobar islands as Necuverum,Nicoveran.In sixteen century Potuguse referred 'Nacabar' or 'Nicubar' from which modern day 'Nicobar' is derived.

Quick Facts
Area 8,249 sq.km. [Andaman(6408)Nicobar(1841)] Capital Port Blair (Gateway for andaman)
Best Season Oct to May ISD / STD 91 / 03192
Temperature Mean Minimum 23o, Mean Maximum 30oC Distance 1255 Kms from Kolkata,1190 Kms from Chennai
Highest Peak in Andaman Saddle Peak Highest Peak in Nicobar Mount Thullier (Great Nicobar Island)

Indigenous peoples of Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Tribes)

Andaman Islands Tribes

The Andaman Islands are home to 13 tribes.The ten tribes which start with "Aka" are commonly referred as one tribe,the Great Andamanese.

Territorial Distribution of Tribes of Andaman Islands

Tribe NameOccupied LandTraditional names of Land
Aka-CariLandfall Island and roughly the northern part of North AndamanTanmoker,Talrichiro,Taramikhu
Aka-KoraEastern part of North AndamanPuchambo,Karat ,Leyatmat,Meleich
Aka-BalawaNeil,Havlelock,Wilson etcTesjebjaru,Alarajaru,Ranalangta
Aka-BeaTarmughli,Rutland,west coast of South AndamanRaulardara,Taryeno,Ukatchang,Larofar etc
Aka-puchiwarNorth Passgae,Strait Islands,East and west coast of BaratangFiringkacho,Petaiant,Shiniburo
Aka-JulwaiWest coast of middle andamanCharujaru,Larofar,Yearatawin
Aka-KediInterview Island,southern part of of Middle AndamanTarafurai
Aka-Bo(Tabo)Western part of North AndamanChabelaracher,Rangorabui,Teraplcachera,Cokbilara
Aka-Jeru(Yere)Southern part of North AndamanTarabuo,Morak Loya,Kharchubulis
OngeLittle AndamanGwabe-L'Onges
JarawaInterior of South Andaman lying nort to Port Blair--
SenteneleseNorth Sentinel--

Nicobar Islands Tribes

Nicobar islands are home to 2 tribes,The Nicobarese and the Shompens.They are Mongoloid in thier somatic characteristics. They may be migrants from islands from South Esat Asia(Mayanmer,Sumatra or Indo-China)

Geography of Andaman and Nicobar Islands-

The Andaman and Nicobar Island are situated between the 92nd and 94th meridians of East latitude and 6th and 14th parallels of North latitude, from part of a long chain that seems to continue the Eastern Himalayan ranges through Myanmar's Arakan Yoma southwards in an arch over 1100 km of sea into Sumatra.The wide curve of Andaman and Nicobar Island encloses the Andaman Sea and separates it from the Bay of Bengal, with many channels for the waters to mingle.In the north, dividing it from the mainland of South Asia and Myanmar at Cape Negrais, is the Preparis North Channel, which stretches for a width of 103 km till Preparis Island, the first of the Island that Comprise the chain, in the south, the Great Channel stretching 144km, while providing safe passage for ships on the main sea route to Singapore, keeps the tip of great Nicobar Island from joining up with the northern point of Sumatra. In between, there are numerous straits that separate the 572 Islands. The biggest of this strait is the Ten degree channels, 139 km wide and 1399 meter deep, lying between little Andaman to its north and Car Nicobar to its South, divides the chain into the Andaman group of Islands and Nicobar group.

Except for the Islands namely Preparis Island and two Coco Islands, great and little, with their satellite Islands, Cow and Calf, Table and Jerry, Which were transferred to the Administration of the Chief commissionaire of British Barma in 1882 - The rest of islands, form integral part of India as the Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The Great Andaman Island is 222 km long; the length of entire Andaman group, from the tip of Landfall Island to that of little Andaman is 352 km. In contrast at its widest, on middle Andaman, the breadth is only 52 km.

South of Little Andaman and the 10 degree channel lie the Nicobar Islands in chain to 278 km long. The 841 square km of the land that this group covers is divided over the some 22 Islands, 10 of them uninhabited, and perhaps the only remaining example of the virgin equatorial jungle in the world. Car Nicobar Island lies at the northern limit of this group.

Geological Origin of Andaman :

Geological studies of these Andaman Islands support the theory of their origin as gigantic geological upheaval, and the continuation of the Fascinating twin geological phenomenon of subsidence of land due to volcanic activity and Simultaneous elevation by coral animals. The Andaman and Nicobar islands belong to an area of elevation that progresses from Bay of Bengal to the southern sea and has been formed as consequence of geological activity, beginning as early as90 million years ago in the upper cretaceous age.

The coast land of the entire chain of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is deeply indented and so broken by creeks, back waters and lagoons on both sides that the places the west and east coasts are but and isthmus away, and at more than one vantage points one may see the sea on both sides at same time.

This Geological phenomenon has given the Andaman and Nicobar Islands some of the best harbors in the world. In the Andaman's, the most famous, known to be among the world's safest harbors, is Port Blair. Equally good are Mayabunder harbor in the north Andaman and Diglipur harbor.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Climate :

For a region which is so close to Equator, temperature in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are moderate, most striking fact is the difference between maximum and minimum temperatures, which is as much as 30 - 40 degree Celsius, in most parts of Indian peninsula between average summer highs and winter lows, is because the slim width the land mass and the sea breezes, that blow cleanly through them from onside side to another.

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands get rain 8 months of the year, from the southwest monsoon from May till September and the northeast from November till January. The southwest normally arrives on 20th May, accompanied by high winds and gales and the possibility of cyclones from June to August there is persistence and heavy rains, winds up to 20 knots low visibility sudden squalls and the virtual cessations of all fishing activities. Temperature drop appreciably, making this season, which elsewhere in the country marks the summer ,here the coolest on the Island.

Andaman Nicobar Flora and Fauna :

The Mangrove forests, running along the coast land between high spring tide and mean sea level, around creeks, back waters and flat rocky shores, form a distinct barrier of vegetation that is the first peculiarity of the Andaman forest to hit the eye. Behind this first line of Mangroves rises the next set of species that thrives better in less saline water and greater stagnation such as bruguiera, luminitzera and aegiceras. A third, distal, tire, has the nipa fruity cans palm and such others as avicennia, heritiera and xylocarpus species. Behind the Mangroves and the age of sandy beaches are the littoral forests with the touring Mimussops Littoralis, known as Mohuwa as the most recognizable species with its long white bark trunk. Beyond this littoral zone lies the true, prime eval forest. The famous padauk is deciduous tree, as are the white dhoop, white chuglam, black chuglam, and the papitha.

Andaman Nicobar Medicinal Plants :

Another aspect of Andamanese flora generating great curiosity is the medicinal plantss found in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. A large part of this knowledge is obtained from Tribal culture. For example the plant Orophaea Katschalia Kurz, which the Onges use and Amomum Seuleatum with Jarawa's uses, these plants juices have a tranquilizing effect on the honey bee and makes honey collection a painless affair for both collector and the bee.

The faunal diversity and endemism are equally remarkable in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. More than 7000 species has been recorded. The marine fauna in Andaman could be divided into 5 main categories of marine life -meiofauna, phytoplaktons, Algie, marine, invertebrates and vertebrates. The land fauna of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is surprisingly devoid of carnivores that are found in Mayanmarese and Malay forest. Examples of mammals are Andaman wild pig, Crab eating macaque; Andaman masked palm civet, Terrestrial shrews.

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a bird watchers paradise. The endemic species of birds in Andaman Nicobar Islands are Nicobar megapod, narcondam hornbill, the Andaman teal, the Grayrumped swiftlet or hava-bill, and the Nicobar pigeon.

Despite the hilly terrain and abundance of rain, there are no perennial source of water in Andaman and Nicobar Island except for great Nicobar and little Andaman. The great Nicobar has 5 rivers all rising from Mount Thullier namely Alexandra, Dogmar, Amritkour, Galathea and Danes.

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