The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal comprising 572 islands out
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal comprising 572 islands out of which only 36 islands are inhabited. The Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar spans a total land area of 8249 square kilometers. Hindi, Bengali, and Tamil are the most spoken languages here. Formerly known as the Kalapani, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands were used as a penal settlement for the people who raised their voices against the atrocities of the Britishers. The infamous Cellular jail at Port Blair stands as a mute spectator of the atrocities borne by the Britishers on our freedom fighters. Port Blair is the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The islands are mainly divided into two groups: the Andaman Islands to the north and the Nicobar Islands to the south, separated by a 10-degree channel. Besides breathtaking natural beauty, pristine beaches, and diverse marine life, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are also home to some indigenous tribes, like the Great Andamanese, Onge, Jarawa, Sentinelese, Shompen, and Nicobarese. These tribes have lived in isolation for years and maintained their own culture and way of life. The government has implemented strict regulations to protect them from any external influence, preserving their cultural heritage. The islands are also known for their stunning beaches, turquoise water, and white powdery sand like Radhanagar, considered one of the best in Asia. The rich underwater marine life with vibrant coral reefs is equally mesmerizing, attracting tourists across the globe to explore this God’s heaven on earth. With dense rainforest, these islands are also home to many rare and extinct Species. Whether you are seeking relaxation at pristine beaches, underwater adventure, or a glimpse of Andaman’s rich cultural heritage or historical monuments, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands offer an array of experiences that perfectly blend nature, history, and adventure in an unforgettable way.