One of the professional areas of India, Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a breathtaking archipelago located in the Bay of Bengal. The exotic beaches blessed with coral reefs and amazing marine life doing landscape breathtakingly exquisite, meet a perfect Andaman Holidays away from the hustle and bustle of city life. This group of islands is an empyrean for nature admirers and adrenaline junkies alike.
Location: Andaman Nicobar Islands are located in the Bay of Bengal.
Highest point: The highest point on the Andaman islands Saddle Peak (732 meters), while Mount Thullier (642 meters) is the Nicobar.
Total area: The area covered by these islands is 8249 square kilometers in which, 8211 square kilometers are rural.
Capital: Port Blair
Religion: The biggest Andaman and Nicobar Islands religion termed
Animism. As of this religion Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the only deity responsible for everything that happens in the world is Paluga.
Tribes: Great Andamanese, Onge, Jarawa, Sentinelese, Nicobarese and Shompen.
Population: According to the 2011 Census of India, the population of the Union Territory Andaman and Nicobar Islands was 379,944. In this population, 202,330 (53.25%) are men and 177,614 (46.75%) are women.
Located on the clock trade route linking India to Myanmar, was the Andaman islands visited by the fleet brigade of the East India Company in the year 1789. In 1872, the Andaman Islands associated administrative Nicobar Islands by the British. During World War II, these islands occupied by the Japanese. This archipelago was the union territory of India in the year 1956th .
The terrain in Andaman and Nicobar Islands are part of the Southeast Asian land mass. It is a group of 3,000 islands. It includes chain of mountains and ridges with moderate heights and slopes. The geography of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the archipelago consists of North Andaman, South Andaman, Middle Andaman, and Little Andaman archipelago in the Andaman and Great Nicobar, Nancowry, Car Nicobar, Chowra and Katchal in the Nicobar group of islands.
Latitude 6 ° to 14 ° north.
Longitude: 92 ° to 94 ° east.
Temperature: 31 ° C (maximum) and 23 ° C (min)
Forest area: 92%
Biggest Island: Middle Andaman Islands (Andaman group) – (1,536 square kilometers) and Great Nicobar (Nicobar group) – (1,045 square kilometers) .
Smallest Island: Ross Island (Andaman) – (0.8 square kilometers) and Pilomillow Island (Nicobar) – (1.3 square kilometers)
The archipelago is blessed with lush plants, including evergreen tropical rainforest canopy. These forests usurp a handpicked a tangle of Indian, Malay and native flowers stretches. There are more than 2000 varieties of plants found here. This uncharacteristic woodland is made up of twelve types:
Giant Evergreen Forest
Andaman tropical Evergreen Forest
Southern Hilltop Tropical Evergreen Forest
Wet Bamboo Brakes
Andaman’s Semi-Evergreen Forest
Andaman’s Moist deciduous forest
Andaman secondary Moist deciduous forest
Brackish Water Mixed forest
Sub-Montane Hill Valley Swamp Forest .
These islands are very strong with fauna. About 50 species of forest mammals found here among which 26 rat species and 14 species of bats are primarily notable. Other than these, the most prominent mammal species can be spotted here Sus Scorfa (wild boar), spotted deer, barking deer wild elephants etc. Butterfly, moth and shells also enhance the charm of nature’s exquisiteness in Andaman and Nicobar. Coral reefs and marine life in this archipelago is a prominent factor attracts tourists from around the blue planet.
There is no shortage of activities to do in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. There is a wealth of things to do here and therefore make the trip congenial and pleasing. Wealth of adventure activities offered here. The large adventure activities that can be performed here are:
Being blessed with sublime landscapes and features beautiful markets, Andaman and Nicobar Islands are perfect destinations for sightseeing and shopping. Besides this, the Island Tourism Festival celebrated in Port Blair for 15 days between December and February attracts tourists to testify exuberance.
Places to see:
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are no less than a heaven for nature lovers and therefore exert a pull on a large number of tourists all year round. This archipelago is a beautiful place that caters a great holiday. Nicobar placed in the middle of a very small but fully furnished world itself.
Nature walk on the Nicobar refers to enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful beaches and mangrove forest. Andaman and Nicobar Islands is an ideal place for nature admirers. The contiguous areas of the coast is marvelous. The Nicobar Islands are abundant in marine life. In addition, many exemplification of architectural brilliance also be found here. Some of the places to see in Andaman and Nicobar Islands Neil Island, Havelock Island, Long Island, Cellular Jail, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Anthropological Museum, Indira Point, Car Nicobar, Katchal etc.
How to reach there:
A tourist can reach Andaman and Nicobar through air or ship.
By Air: There are direct day flights to Port Blair from Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata. On some days, there are few flights from Bhubneshwar well.
By ship: Ships sailing from Vizag, Chennai and Kolkata. Ship journey takes 50-60 hours to reach these islands.
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