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About Andaman And Nicobar Islands

The Andaman and Nicobar Island, located in the east of the Indian landmass geographically, is a splendid islet in the Bay of Bengal. Once a hill range extending from Myanmar to Indonesia, these graphic undulating islets, islands numbering around 572, are covered with thick rain- fed, damp and evergreen timbers and endless kinds of fantastic foliage and fauna.
The Andaman and Nicobar islets have been declared as two of the 218 aboriginal raspberry area of the world. The Andaman Wood Pigeon, Andaman Padauk and Dugong are declared as State Bird, State Tree and State Animal independently. There are about 96 Wildlife Sanctuaries, nine National Parks and one Biosphere Reserve in the islets. These islets are blessed with the bounties of both south- west and north- east showers.
Utmost of these islets (about 550) are in the Andaman Group, 28 of which are inhabited. The lower Nicobars, comprise some 22 main islets (10 inhabited). These islets also boast of freedom fighting days ' historically significant milestones viz. Cellular Jail, Ross Island, Serpent islet, Hopetown and Mount Harriet.
Andaman and Nicobar islets have been recognised as aneco-friendly sightseer's destination. As a sightseer paradise, these islets have commodity veritably special to offer like Cellular Jail, Ross Island and Havelock Island. The Andaman tropical evergreen rain timbers, beautiful tableware flaxen strands, windy mangrove- lines creeks, marine life pullulating in rare species of shops, creatures, corals,etc., give a memorable experience to the excursionists. There's tremendous compass for enjoying nature in the sand resorts, water sports and adventure water sports, adventure tourism like touring, Island camping, Nature trail, Scuba Diving etc.

ISO 3166 Code

ISO 3166 code of Andaman And Nicobar Islands is "AN".

Culture & Festivals

The people, then, have an extraordinary and rich culture and traditions. It brings a lot of callers who are substantially attracted by the native population upholding the uproariousness, race and customs of the islets. The native population of Andaman and Nicobar islets are constituted by two distinct groups videlicet the Negrito in the Andaman and aborigines who are the Mongoloid Nicobarese and Shompen. They save a different culture with a unique style and quality which is appreciated and attracted by the excursionists. The major portion of the original people belong to the descendants who came then during early ages from the Indian landmass region. These settlers from different corridor of the country add to the culture and tradition of the region and the most appreciated factor about them is that both the class of people in both the regions lives in peace and harmony conserving their culture and traditions. The ethnical culture of the islanders of Andaman is comprised by the Negroids of the Paleolithic age who migrated from Africa a many thousands of times agone and further they include other ethnical groups like Andamanese, Onge, Jarawa and Sentinalese of Mongoloid origin wherein, the occupants of Nicobar comprise of the' Nicobarese' and the' Shompen' occupants. These lines have maintained their oneness amid relative insulation and thus have succeeded in maintaining the culture of the islets.


Sea food forms the dominant part of the cookery of the Andamanese. They're substantially non insectivores depending on ocean food. They also eat both red and white meat. Being nimrods by origin, the people of the islet quest catcalls and wild creatures and feast on them. originally the use of fire wasn't known to them. Other tropical food common to this area are Mango, banana, orange, pineapple, guava which are some common fruits set up in the requests. But still now Andaman getting a major sightseer fortune, the people are getting further used to the other foods like succulent Indian, Chinese and International food particulars.

Places of Interest

Important places to visit here are Corby's Cove Beach, Cellular Jail and Sound & Light show therein, Ross Island, North Bay, Marina Park, Baratang Island, Smith Island, Radhanagar Beach, Elephant Beach, Kalapatthar Beach, Neil Island (Laxamanpur Beach, Bharatpur Beach, Natural Rock Bridge) etc.

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