The Andaman & Nicobar Islands strung along the aquamarine waters of the bay of Bengal, weaves a magical spell, even after millennia of upheavals, both natural and man-made. An integral part of the mountainous landmass running from Myanmar to the outer reaches of Indonesia, this emerald archipelago has 556 island, islets and rocks.
The Andaman and Nicobar group of Islands have their own distinctive identity. Port Blair in south Andaman Island is the capital of the union territory and is a bustling commercial hub.
The main landmasses in the northern group - the Andaman group of island – are North, Middle and south Andaman Islands which are separated by narrow water way. Smaller islands lie e dotted around these .further south across Duncan passage is Little Andaman. Northeast of Port Blair is Ritchie’s archipelago, in which lies, Havelock Island, boasting of beaches rated amongst the best in the world. Rising from the azure waters northeastof Ritchie’sArchipelago are two island of volcanic origin- Narcondum Island and Barren Island. The latter is India’s only active volcano.
The southern groups – the Nicobar Islands- are not opened for tourist. It is separated from the Andaman Islands by the Ten Degree Channel. The southernmost island, Great Nicobar, is the largest island in this group whereas the northernmost island, car Nicobar, is the administrative headquarters. Campbell bay, the headquarters of Great Nicobar Island is open to Indian tourists. The southernmost tip of India- Indira Point is accessible from Campbell Bay.Read MORE
Andaman and Nicobar Islands (also known once as Kalapani) at the juncture of Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea is also a Union Territory of India, is a beautiful holiday destination.
Dear friends,You can see my facebook profile for more picture of this city. This is the central point city of Andman and Niicobar islands. You can go there by plane or a ship. I preferred ship and it was an awesome experience.
Though surrounded by attractive lush forest and rugged coastline, Port Blair is more or less your typical Indian town that serves as the provincial capital of the Andamans.