Andaman & Nicobar Holidays

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Andaman & Nicobar Islands is a group of over 572 Islands, islets and rocks in the Bay of Bengal, South-East of the Indian mainland. The Andaman & Nicobar Islands is nearer to Myanmar, Indonesia and Thailand than to the Indian mainland.The majestic forests, and the sun beaming on exotic flora and fauna take your breath away. More than 86% of the islands area is forest cover which is home to animals like the spotted deer, wild boar, gecko crab-eating macaque and pythons. The glistening white beaches are nesting homes to turtles.Some of the large Islands are Middle Andaman, North Andaman, South Andaman, Baratang and Little Andaman islands. The northern most point is Landfall Island and the southern most, Indira Point

The capital of Andaman & Nicobar Islands is Port Blair. Most of the islands are in the Andamans group, 26 of which are inhabited. The Nicobars comprise some 22 main islands, 10 of which are inhabited. The Andamans and Nicobars are separated by the Ten Degree Channel, some 150 km wide.The territory's population as per the year 2001 Census of India is 356,152. The total land area of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands is approximately 8,249 Square kms. The total area of the Andaman Islands is some 6,408 km & that of the Nicobar Islands approximately 1,841 Square kms.

Location Bay of Bengal 92 to 94 East Longitude 6 to 14 North Latitude
Total Area 8,249 sq.km. (Andaman-6408 sq.kms., Nicobar-1841 sq.km.)
Total Islands 572
Inhabited Islands36
CapitalPort Blair
Districts 3 (Andamans, Nicobars & North and Middle Andaman)
Total Population 3,56,152 (As per Census-2001)
Literacy Rate71.07% (As per Census-2001)
ClothingCotton throughout the year
Languages spoken English, Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil,Telugu, Punjabi,Nicobarese