About The  Place
ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLAND

FACT FILE

port blair arial viewEmerald Island-Floating in splendid isolation in the Bay of Bengal is the archipelago, of over 572 islands, known as Andaman & Nicobar Islands.  This Union Territory is stretched over an area of more than 700 kms. from North to South with 36 inhabited islands.  These undulating islands are covered with dense forests and endless variety of indigenous and exotic flowers and birds.  These, along with silver sandy beaches on the edge of meandering coastline and the excellent scope of Water Sports, Diving, Carefree destination. 1255 kms from Kolkata, 1200 kms from Vishakhapatnam & 1190 kms from Chennai.

andaman islandThe first settlement of British took place in 1789 and latter in 1858 it became panel settlement. Andaman group of islands consists of North Andaman, Middle Andaman, South Andaman and Little Andaman besides many small islands. Nicobar group of islands consists of Nicibal, Car Nicobar, Nancowry, Katchal and Chowra. The headquarter of the Union Territory is at Port Blair. Situated in South Andaman islands. The topography of the island is hilly and they abound in evergreen forest. Timber is plenty full and of as variety. Islands are covered with dense forest and endless variety of exotic flora and fauna.

HOW TO GO TO ANDAMAN

You can either fly or sail to the islands.

BY AIR

Port Blair is connected with Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata by air. Flights are operated by major companies like Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, KingFisher, Air Deccan, Jet Lite. Foreign tourist charter flights are permitted to land in Port Blair, subject for fulfillment of the Director General of Civil Aviation’s guidelines.

BY SHIP

The Andaman and Nicobar Shipping Services operates inter-island passenger-cum-cargo ferries/vehicle ferries from Port Blair. The Directorate of Civil Aviation operates Chopper services. Daily bus services run Port Blair to Rangat, Mayabunder & Diglipur, leaving Central Bus Stand, Port Blair, between 4.30 am and 11.30 am. How to reach Andamans: Passenger ship services are available to Port Blair from Chennai, Kolkata & Visakhapatnam. For travel by ship, contact the local offices of the shipping corporation of India