Andaman and Nicobar Islands – An Unexplored Indian Territory
Contrary to popular belief, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are not the same as the Andaman Islands. While the Andaman Islands are located in the Bay of Bengal, in between India and Myanmar, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are actually an archipelago of five hundred islands located in the Indian Ocean, just north of Sumatra and Indonesia. These islands have remained unexplored by most of India and even many foreigners, mainly because they’re hundreds of miles away from any other landmass or city and because they contain sensitive ecosystems that are constantly threatened by tourism companies.
What is the capital city?
Port Blair is its capital city. The Andaman Islands have 3 districts: North, Middle, and South Andaman. The total area of all three Andamans is 943 square kilometers (368 sq mi). Spread across an archipelago of ten islands, covering a total area of 810 km2 (310 sq mi), it lies 688 km (242 mi) away from mainland India.
Where is it located?
Andaman and Nicobar Islands are located at a distance of 480 km (258 miles) southeast of Port Blair, India. It is about 1500 kilometers (932 miles) from mainland Asia. The Andamans are located at 10-13 N latitude and 92-96 E longitude, while the northern islands are located between 9-10 N latitude and 93-94 E longitude. They cover an area of 872 square kilometers (337 square miles). The total land area is 87 km2.
What are its attractions?
India has a lot of unexplored places. Andaman and Nicobar islands are those places that are unexplored by most Indians. It’s a union territory but it will be soon developed as a full-fledged state by the Government of India. Each year around 25000 tourist visits Andaman & Nicobars, mainly because of its natural beauty and tourist objects like beaches, nature islands, etc. Recently also mangrove forests in Andamans have also been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). So if you want to visit an unexplored area in India then definitely make your trip to these mesmerizing natural beauties called Andamans & Nicobars.
What are its natural resources?
The territory consists of two groups of islands, The Andaman Islands and The Nicobar Islands. The Andamans are located in the Bay of Bengal at about 780 kilometers from Kolkata, Chennai (Madras), or any other major city in India. It lies between 10° 50′ N and 93° 35′ E. Its north coast is at 12° 15′ N latitude. It is a mountainous archipelago made up of 572 islands strewn over an area of 8,107 square kilometers (3,146 sq mi). Its largest island is Great Andaman with its capital Port Blair.
What are some famous places there?
Havelock Island, Neil Island, Port Blair, etc. They are famous tourist spots in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Some places of Andaman & Nicobar are East Coast (Little Andamans), Middle Andamans, South Andamans (Middle & North), and Great Nicobars. There are many kinds of birds there such as the paradise flycatcher, white-bellied sea eagle, etc. There are also some types of animals in great Nicobars like dugong, elephant, etc. There is a total area of 480sq km which is 8% of India’s landmass is only covered by water i.e excluding territorial waters are 466 Square Km.
How can I visit?
If you are someone who is looking for adventure or planning a trip to India, then you should definitely visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands in India. Most people may not know that there are some parts of these Islands that have been declared as no-travel zones due to some political conflicts. The reason why you need to visit these islands is because of their hidden beauty, unexplored history, amazing beaches, friendly locals and so much more. So if you want to know how can I go there? we will talk about it in our post today.
Why should I visit?
There are many travel destinations in India, but very few have an idyllic mix of untamed natural beauty, rich culture, unique history, laid-back lifestyle, authentic food, and heaps of pure fun. Andaman and Nicobar Islands is one such travel destination that combines all these magical ingredients to give you a truly satisfying holiday experience like never before. Lying at the northeastern tip of India’s coastline, it comprises a group of more than 500 islands of which only 36 are inhabited. You can visit any island depending on your mood or just stay back home in Port Blair. To add to its perfect tourist map there is no pollution whatsoever so get ready for some quality air!