The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, situated in the east of the Indian mainland geographically, stand in enchanting position in the Bay of Bengal. These picturesque islands and islets numbering around 572, are covered with evergreen forests and exotic varieties of flora and fauna. The Andaman and Nicobars are separated by the Ten Degree Channel which is 150 Kms. wide.
The climate is typical of tropical islands of similar latitude. It is always warm, but with sea-breezes it becomes pleasant. Rainfall is irregular, usually dry during the north-east, and very wet during the south-west, monsoon. There is no fury of hot summer, no chilling winter, no water clogging or traffic jams.
The natural vegetation of the Andaman is tropical forest, with mangroves on the coast. Andaman is blessed with so many beautiful islands with dense forests and sandy beaches. It took one into a utopia away from the bustling city life. One can celebrate life in the lap of nature and feel like breaking the mundane chores to roam free with relaxing & laid back vibe. The quietude and calmness creates an ideal atmosphere to relax your mind. These islands also boast of freedom fighting days’ historically significant landmarks viz. Cellular Jail, Ross Island, Viper Island, Hopetown and Mount Harriet. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been declared as two of the 218 endemic bird area of the world. The Andaman Wood Pigeon, Andaman Padauk and Dugong are declared as State Bird, State Tree and State Animal respectively. There are about 96 Wildlife Sanctuaries, nine National Parks and one Biosphere Reserve in the islands. These islands are blessed with the bounties of both south-west and north-east monsoons.
Tourists can enjoy the best during December to April and bird watchers during winter times.
Port Blair is the capital of the Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Port Blair is the gateway to the pristine islands. Port Blair, an Island town offering water-based activities like snorkelling, scuba diving, sea-cruises, and glimpses of the history and culture of the region.
Havelock is a picturesque natural paradise with beautiful white sandy beaches fringed with green canopy of the rain-fed forests and fun at the azure sea.
This beautiful island with lush green forests and silver sandy beaches is connected by boat daily from Port Blair, which provides an ideal holiday for eco-friendly tourists.