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Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar Islands is formed with several islands on the ocean of Bay of Bengal. These islands are divided in two groups namely the Andaman Islands and the Nicobar Islands. These islands entirely called as "Andaman & Nicobar Islands". It is a union territory of most south-eastern corner of India and it covers an area of 8,249 Sq Km and about 379,944 people reside here according to the census report 2011.

The capital city of Andaman-Nicobar Islands is Port Blair, as well as it is the largest city of the state located in Andaman Islands group. Other major cities of the territory are Car Nicobar, Diglipur, great Nicobar, Mayabunder, Rangat, Veer Savarkar, Bumbooflat and Garacharma. This Union Territory is build up with three administrative districts, namely North and Middle Andaman district, South Andaman district and Nicobar District. Read more...

Andaman and Nicobar Islands, sea beach

(A Sea Beach in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands)

Climate of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar Islands is placed in the Torrid or hot climatic zone. So, there have no winter season but rain is a common attribute throughout the year. The weather seasons of the union territory can be divided in two major types namely monsoon and summer.

Weather in summer: Normally the summer season of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is continued from end of January to mid of mid-June. Average temperature in summer varies from 22°C to 31°C and some destructive storms hit this territory during this season.

Weather in monsoon: Normally the monsoon season of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is continued for a long term. It starts from mid-May and continues to November. Rain and cloud is very common to this state and it receives more or less rainfalls not only in monsoon but also in all seasons of the UT. The average annual rainfall of the UT is approximately 280 cm.

People Language and Religions

Major Languages: Basically the people of Andaman & Nicobar Islands mainly belongs to several linguistic groups like Bengali (32.65%), Hindi (25.92%), Tamil (17.82%), Telugu (18.93%) and some other languages include Malayalam, English and Nicobarese with less percentage.

Major Religions: The majority of the people in Andaman and Nicobar Islands mainly follow Hinduism. But some other community groups also inhabit infrequently in this territory like Christian, Muslim, Sikh and some native tribes.

Major Festivals: The people of Andaman and Nicobar Islands traditionally practice a rich culture with several attractive religious and cultural festivals. Some festivals are so enjoyable that thousands of traveler journey here to enjoy those festivals.

Among them most attractive are Subhash Mela at Havelock Island (per year in January), Vivekananda Mela at Neil Island (per year in January), Block Mela (January or February per year) and Krishna Janmashthami.

Tour Spots in Havelock Islands

Radhanagar Beach (No. 7) is most popular sea beach not only in India but also in Asia by visitor choice. It is located just 12 km South-West from Havelock jetty. Sunset view at the beach is so beautiful that will remain etched in your mind rest of your life.

Vijaynagar Beach (No. 5) is a long stretch sandy beach located just 4 km South-East from jetty. The major property of the Department of Tourism, Dolphin Resort is situated close to this beach.

Elephant Beach, another beautiful beach of the Island located about 45 minutes walking distance from Radhanagar. Snorkeling is a memorable and lifetime experience in Elephant Beach. 

Kalapathar Beach is a beautiful lush white sand beach in the high tide and a Black stone beach located 10 km away from jetty. Kalapathar Beach is a lonely spot not many tourists come here honeymooners pay attention to visit here.

Other tour Spots in Andaman

Spots in Maya Bunder : Major tour spots at Maya Bunder are Karmatang Beach, Avid Island and Rampur.

Spots in Diglipur: Ross & Smith Island, Saddle Peak, Kalipur Beach, Diglipur National Park, Ram Nagar Beach, Mud Volcano, Craggy Island, Raman caves, Kalighat Creek and Lamba Bay Beach are the major spots of Diglipur.

Spots in Long Island: Several beautiful Beaches like Lalaji Bay, Marg Bay With the facilities of snorkeling, raw-boating, fishing, picnicking and different types of water sporting are facilitated in Long Island.

Spots in Neil Island: Several beautiful Beaches located at Laxmanpur, Bharatpur and Sitapur in Neil Island. Lots of religious places like Kalibari, Ramakrishna Temple, Murugaon and Radhakrishna temples And Buddhist Monastery.

How and where to go in Andaman ?

Port Blair, capital city of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is main destination city for a tourist. There have two medium to travel namely Air ways and water ways.

Travel by Ship
Port Blair is directly connected to Chennai, Kolkata and Vishakhapatnam by waterways. Regular Ship services are available here between Port Blair to these cities.

Travel by Air
Port Blair is directly connected to Chennai and Kolkata by Airways. Available flights of the city Airport are Indian Airlines and Jet Airways.

General Information of Nicobar District

There is a table of approximate distance between Port Blair (capital Town of Andaman & Nicobar Islands) to other major cities of India. These table data provides you an idea of road distance in the scale of Kilometer (km) from Port Blair to rest Indian parts.

Distance Port Blair to -

Major CitiesKilometer (km)Major CitiesKilometer (km)
Visakhapatnam 1,185 Bhubaneshwar 1188
Kolkata 1286 Chennai 1336
Durgapur 1419 Madurai 1585
Bangalore 1631 Nalbari 1640
Hyderabad 1641 Anantapur 1650
Patna 1724 Thiruvananthapuram 1740
Nagpur 1765 Varanasi 1813
Mangalore 1926 Lucknow 2072
Kanpur 2081 Pune 2140
Indore 2144 Mumbai 2256
Agra 2288 Surat 2339
Jaipur 2425 Ahmedabad 2451
New Delhi 2459 Delhi 2462