Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a tropical paradise located in the Bay of Bengal. It is a group of 572 islands, out of which only 37 are inhabited. The islands are known for their pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, and diverse marine life, making it a popular destination for nature lovers, adventure seekers, and beach bums.
The islands have a rich history, with evidence of prehistoric human settlements found on some of the islands. The islands were under British rule for many years and served as penal colonies. The Cellular Jail in Port Blair, also known as Kala Pani, is a popular attraction that serves as a reminder of the islands' history.
Apart from its natural beauty and history, the islands offer a range of activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, trekking, and island hopping. The Radhanagar Beach on Havelock Island, known for its powdery white sand and turquoise waters, has been voted as one of the best beaches in Asia. The islands are also home to a variety of flora and fauna, including the endemic Andaman wild pig, Andaman horseshoe crab, and the Andaman pygmy woodpecker.
The islands are well-connected by air and sea, with daily flights and ferries available from major cities in India. The best time to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands is from November to May when the weather is pleasant and ideal for water activities.