• Capital: Port Blair
  • Formation: The Andaman and Nicobar Islands became a Union Territory of India on November 1, 1956.
  • Lieutenant Governor: Admiral D.K. Joshi (as of my last knowledge update in January 2022)
  • Area: Approximately 8,249 square kilometers
  • Population: Over 3.8 lakhs (as per the last census in 2011)
  • Density: Approximately 46 persons per square kilometer
  • Official Language: Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam
  • Major Islands: Port Blair, Havelock Island, Neil Island, North Andaman Island, and Little Andaman
  • Geographical Location: Situated in the Bay of Bengal, the islands are closer to Myanmar and Indonesia than to the Indian mainland.
  • Andaman Sea: The eastern boundary of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is defined by the Andaman Sea.
  • Nicobar Islands: Comprising 19 islands, the Nicobar group is separated from the Andaman Islands by the Ten Degree Channel.
  • Three Chains of Islands: The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are divided into three groups: the Great Andaman, Ritchie’s Archipelago, and the Nicobar Islands.
  • Biodiversity: Known for rich biodiversity, the islands are home to various species of flora and fauna, including unique marine life.
  • Indira Point: The southernmost point of the Republic of India, located on Great Nicobar Island.
  • North, Middle, and South Andaman Islands: The main islands in the Great Andaman group.
  • Ross Island: Known for its historical ruins and as the administrative headquarters during the British era.
  • Cellular Jail: Also known as Kala Pani, it was a colonial prison used by the British to exile political prisoners.
  • Barren Island: The only active volcano in South Asia, known for its periodic eruptions.
  • Jarawa Tribe: An indigenous tribe living in the Middle and South Andaman Islands, known for their unique culture and language.
  • Saddle Peak: The highest point in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, situated on North Andaman Island.
  • Elephant Beach: A popular destination on Havelock Island known for its coral reefs and clear blue waters.
  • Radhanagar Beach: Often ranked among the best beaches in Asia, located on Havelock Island.
  • Dugong: The sea cow, or Dugong, is found in the waters surrounding the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  • Campbell Bay National Park: Located on Great Nicobar Island, it is known for its diverse ecosystems and wildlife.
  • Cinque Islands: A group of islands known for coral reefs and marine life, accessible from Port Blair.
  • Mud Volcanoes: Found in the Andaman Islands, these natural formations are a unique geological phenomenon.
  • Tribes of Nicobar: The Nicobar Islands are home to various indigenous tribes, including the Nicobarese and Shompens.
  • Baratang Island: Known for its limestone caves, mangrove creeks, and the limestone sedimentation mud volcano.
  • Little Andaman: The fourth largest island, known for its pristine beaches and waterfalls.
  • Lighthouse at North Bay Island: An iconic lighthouse offering panoramic views of the Andaman Sea.
  • Aberdeen Bazaar: A popular market in Port Blair known for its vibrant atmosphere and local products.
  • Neil Island: Known for its serene beaches, coral formations, and biodiversity.
  • Mount Harriet National Park: Located on South Andaman Island, known for its flora, fauna, and trekking trails.
  • Marina Park and Aquarium: A recreational spot in Port Blair, featuring an aquarium and water activities.
  • Andaman Trunk Road: Connects Port Blair with the northern and middle Andaman Islands, passing through dense forests.
  • Jolly Buoy Island: Known for its coral reefs and underwater marine life, accessible by boat from Wandoor.
  • Viper Island: Historically significant as a site where the British used to jail convicts before the Cellular Jail was established.
  • Chidiya Tapu: Known as the “Bird Island,” it is famous for its sunset views and diverse bird species.
  • Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park: Comprising several islands, it aims to protect marine life and coral reefs.
  • Katchal Island: One of the Nicobar Islands, known for its scenic landscapes and cultural diversity.
  • Havelock Island Jetty: The main entry point to Havelock Island, a hub for transportation to neighboring islands.
  • Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Island: Formerly known as Ross Island, named after the freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
  • Chatham Saw Mill: One of the oldest and largest sawmills in Asia, located in Port Blair.
  • Interview Island: Known for its biodiversity and as a part of the Great Andaman Chain.
  • Corbyn’s Cove Beach: A popular beach near Port Blair known for its tranquil environment.
  • Dhaninallah Mangrove Nature Walkway: A wooden walkway through mangrove forests, providing an eco-friendly experience.
  • Campbell Bay: The southernmost settlement in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  • Red Skin Island: Famous for its coral reefs and snorkeling opportunities, accessible by boat.
  • Car Nicobar: The headquarters of Nicobar district, known for its scenic beauty and cultural heritage.
  • Andaman Islands Inhabitants (Protection of Aboriginal Tribes) Regulation: Enacted to protect the indigenous tribes from unwanted interference and contact.
  • Wandoor Beach: Known for its white sandy shores and as the gateway to the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park.

  1. Snake Island: Also known as Two Brother Islands, it is famous for its underwater coral formations and diverse marine life.

  2. Dolphin Resort: Located on Havelock Island, it offers a unique experience of staying in eco-friendly cottages.

  3. Sambudweepa: The Sanskrit name for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, meaning “The Abode of Peace.”

  4. Mount Diavolo: One of the peaks in the Andaman Islands, offering trekking enthusiasts a challenging trail.

  5. Guitar Island: Known for its unique shape resembling a guitar, it is a serene destination for nature lovers.

  6. Harminder Bay Beach: A secluded beach on Interview Island, offering a tranquil retreat.

  7. Wooden Ship Building Yard: Located in Port Blair, it is where traditional ships are built using age-old techniques.

  8. Aerial Bay: Known for its historic remains, including the ruins of old structures and British-era architecture.

  9. Andaman Water Sports Complex: Offers a range of water activities, including parasailing and jet skiing.

  10. Anthropological Museum: Showcases the rich cultural heritage and history of the indigenous tribes of the islands.

  11. Amkunj Beach: A pristine beach on Little Andaman, known for its natural beauty and surfing opportunities.

  12. Butler Bay Beach: Located on Little Andaman, it is known for its vast coastline and coconut plantations.

  13. Dhani Nallah Mangrove Nature Walkway: A boardwalk through mangrove forests, providing an immersive nature experience.

  14. Ross and Smith Islands: Connected by a natural sandbar, these twin islands are a unique natural wonder.

  15. Neil Kendra: The main market area on Neil Island, offering a glimpse into the local way of life.

  16. Old Gurudwara Sahib: Located on Ross Island, it is a historic Sikh place of worship with a unique history.

  17. Manglutan Village: A picturesque village known for its serene environment and traditional lifestyle.

  18. Forest Museum: Showcases the rich biodiversity of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

  19. Coral Reefs of Ritchie’s Archipelago: Home to vibrant coral formations, providing excellent snorkeling opportunities.

  • Baludera Beach: A pristine beach on North Andaman, known for its natural beauty and tranquility.

    1. Fisheries Museum: Located in Port Blair, it displays the marine life of the region and the fishing industry.

    2. Hut Bay: The administrative headquarters of Little Andaman, known for its scenic landscapes.

    3. Natural Bridge, Neil Island: A unique rock formation resembling a bridge, created by natural erosion.

    4. Tussock Island: Known for its diverse birdlife, making it a haven for birdwatching enthusiasts.

    5. Pilot Reef: An underwater reef near North Andaman, contributing to the region’s marine biodiversity.

    6. Bamboo Flat: A village on North Andaman, known for its natural beauty and simplicity.

    7. Cuthbert Bay Wildlife Sanctuary: A nesting ground for the endangered Olive Ridley turtles.

    8. Bharatpur Beach: Located on Neil Island, it is known for its clear turquoise waters and vibrant coral reefs.

    9. Parrot Island: Famous for the congregations of parrots at sunset, creating a spectacular natural display.

    10. Balapunji Beach: A secluded beach on Little Andaman, offering solitude and natural beauty.

    11. Neil Island Jetty: The main entry point to Neil Island, bustling with activity during tourist seasons.

    12. Katchal Beach: A pristine beach on Katchal Island, known for its untouched beauty.

    13. Bala Reef: An underwater reef near Long Island, providing excellent diving opportunities.

    14. Inglis Island: Known for its mangrove creeks and diverse bird species.

    15. Panchavati Hills: Offering panoramic views of Port Blair, it is a popular trekking destination.

    16. Mount Harriet National Park: Known for its trekking trails and diverse flora and fauna.

    17. Mud Volcano in Baratang: One of the natural wonders where mud erupts from the ground.

    18. St. John’s Island: Known for its clear waters and coral formations, popular among snorkelers.

    19. Little Andaman Lighthouse: Providing panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.