LETS GO TO ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR

 Reasons To Love The  Andaman And Nicobar

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, geographically located east of the Indian mainland, float in spectacular isolation in the Bay of Bengal. Once a mountain range stretching from Myanmar to Indonesia, these picturesque islands are covered by about 836 islands, dense rainfed, moist and evergreen forests, and endless diversity of exotic flora and fauna. Most of these islands (about 550) belong to the Andaman group, of which 28 are inhabited. Little Nicobar consists of about 22 main islands (10 settlements). The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are separated by a ten degree channel which is 150 km long. Wide

These islands are also proud of the historically significant places in the days of the freedom struggle Cellular Jail, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, Viper Island, Hoptown and Mount Harriet. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been declared as two of the 218 endemic bird areas in the world. The island has 270 species and subspecies of birds, of which 106 are endemic. Andaman wood pigeons, Andaman paddocks and dugongs have been declared as state birds, state trees and state animals, respectively. The islands have about 96 wildlife sanctuaries, nine national parks and one wildlife sanctuary. These islands have abundant rainfall, both southwest and northeast.


Climate and Geography

The islands have a tropical climate. The southwest monsoon sets in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands at the end of May, and the northeast monsoon sets in November. No extreme heat, no severe cold, no water logging or traffic jams. For those who want to enjoy boating, swimming, snorkeling, sightseeing, there is a full 12 month season. When North Indians visit the island in May / June / July and December / January, they get relief from extreme heat and severe cold. The season for nature lovers is May to December when the forests are green and the waterfalls are at their peak. Divers can enjoy bird watchers best between December and April and during the winter.


Administration

Administratively, there are three revenue districts in the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Port Blair - The capital and gateway to the islands is located in the South Andaman Islands and falls under the South Andaman District. The latest North and Central Andaman districts, headquartered in Mayabandar, are separated from the South Andaman district by a drain. Car Nicobar is the area Headquarters of Nicobar region. There are piers in every one of the occupied islands. Be that as it may, huge boats can contact . According to the 2011 census of India, Andaman and Nicobar has a total population of 3,79,944 and a literacy rate of 86.27%.

History

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been inhabited for at least a few thousand years. The last archaeological evidence is still recorded around 2,200 years ago; However, studies of genetic, cultural and linguistic separation point to a settlement 30,000 - 60,000 years ago in the Middle Palais era. In the Andaman Islands, the various Andamanese peoples maintained their separate existence through the vast majority of time, diversifying into distinct linguistic, cultural and regional groups. When they first came into permanent contact with outside groups in the 1850s, the Andaman tribes were: the great Andamanese, who collectively represented at least 10 different subgroups and languages; Jarawa: Jungle (or Rutland Jarawa); onz; and Sentinel (the most different of all groups). The indigenous (unrelated to Andamanese) islands of Nicobar have an equally distinct and long-standing relationship. There are two main groups: the Nicobarese, or Nicobarese inhabit several islands; and Champagne, confined within Great Nicobar.


Normal rainfall in Port Blair: 3900 mm

Average minimum temperature: 23.2 C

Average maximum temperature: 25 °C

Average relative humidity: 80%


Port Blair

Port Blair is the capital of the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Port Blair is the gateway to the pristine islands. Port Blair, an Island town offering water,based activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, sea,cruises, and glimpses of the history and culture of the region. The Aberdeen Bazaar forms the centre of the town. Port Blair, an island city with water based activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, sea travel and a glimpse of the history and culture of the region. Aberdeen Market is in the heart of the city.

Best time to visit Andaman Islands:

Andaman experiences moderate temperature throughout the year, ranging from 23 C to 31 C. It has a tropical climate. There are no severe climatic conditions except tropical storms and rain at the end of summer and during the rainy season.

Summer (March to May) is hot but pleasant with sea breeze and humidity levels around 80%. It is suitable for all kinds of tourist activities.

Monsoon season is also recommended to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands as tourists can have more options both indoors and outdoors. No water logging or traffic jams. During the monsoon season, the green vegetation and natural beauty of the island prevail. Moderate to heavy rainfall occurs during monsoon (May to August) and post monsoon (September to November). Andaman hoteliers offer attractive discounts during the monsoon season.

Winter (December to February) is not cold and is ideal for sightseeing.


How to reach Andaman?

In the sky

Bir Savarkar Airport is an international airport located in the capital of Port Blair, the gateway to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is well connected by air to Port Blair, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Bangalore and New Delhi. Air India, Indigo, Vistara, GoFirst and SpiceJet airlines operate regular flights. Foreign chartered flights are also allowed to land at Port Blair, subject to the guidelines of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.

Intercontinental Connectivity - Find Online Boat Schedule by Ferry or Boat Click Here

The Department of Shipping, Andaman and Nicobar Administration operates regular ferry services from Phoenix Bay Jetty, Port Blair to inland and outlying areas connecting all populated islands/tourist destinations. The department operates vehicular ferries and several harbor ferries at major locations. The sailing program is published in the administration's newspapers - Daily Telegram (English daily) and Dwip Samachar (Hindi daily). All India Radio and Doordarshan announce the cruise schedule along with the official website. Tickets are issued through the Stars counter at the Phoenix Bay Jetty, operated by the Department of Shipping.

For tourists, private boats ply from Aberdeen Jetty (Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex), Port Blair to nearby tourist places like Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Island, Viper Island, North Bay, Harbor Cruise etc. Private tourist boats are also available at Vandoor (Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex). Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park) for Jolly Boy and Red Skin Islands trip. Private luxury tourist boats operate from Phoenix Bay Jetty from Port Blair to Swaraj Island and back in season, significantly reducing travel time.


Intercontinental Connection - By Air

Daily helicopter services are available from Port Blair to other inter-island tourist destinations like Shaheed Dweep, Swaraj Dweep, Diglipur, Hatbay etc.

Tourist Information Centres: 

1.

Andaman Tourism (ANIIDCO)

TTDC Complex, Wallajah Road,

Near KalaivanarArangam,

Chennai – 600102.

Mobile : 09841015934

Phone : 044-25360952, 24743238


2.

Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair

Phone : 03192-232414


3.

India Tourism Office

Junglighat, Port Blair


4.

Tourist Information Centre

Swaraj Dweep Jetty, Swaraj Dweep

Entry Formalities for foreigners

Foreigners are permitted to visit the following Islands without requirement of Restricted Area Permit- (1) East Island (2) North Andaman (3) Smith Island (4) Curfew Island (5) Stewart Island (6) Landfall Island (7) Ayes Island (8) Middle Andaman (9) Long Island (10) Strait Island (11) North Passage (12) Baratang (13) South Andaman (14) Swaraj Dweep (15) Shaheed Dweep (16) Flat Bay (17) North Sentinel Island (18) Little Andaman (19)Chowra (20) Tilang Chong Island (21) Teressa (22) Katchal (23)Nancowry (24) Kamorta (25) Pulomilo (26) Great Nicobar (27) Little Nicobar (28) Narcondum Island (29) Interview Island & (30) Wiper Island(Day visit only).

Citizens of Afghanistan, China and Pakistan, as well as foreign nationals of these countries, will continue to need a restricted area permit for travel to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. In such cases, the Restricted Area Permit (RAP) will be issued only with the prior approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs. If such a citizen is allowed to travel to these islands without a restricted area permit, the necessary disciplinary action will be taken under the relevant provisions of the Foreigners Act, 1946.
 

Myanmar nationals wishing to travel to Mayabandar and Diglipur can do so only with the prior permission of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
 
Travel to the tribal areas is allowed only after obtaining the tribal pass issued by the Deputy Commissioners of South Andaman, North and Central Andaman and Nicobar.
 
Forest inspection is subject to restrictions imposed by the Chief Wildlife Warden, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and guidelines issued by the Ministry.
 
To visit the national park, visiting teams must be accompanied by a guide nominated by the chief wildlife warden of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and follow the code of conduct in the park area.
 
In case of violation of National Marine Park Code, appropriate penalties may be imposed on the offenders by the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Administration.
 
Marine Park area travel is limited to small boats or glass-bottomed boats. Oil cannot be spread in the area.

 

Scuba diving and underwater photography are permitted in the designated area but no coral, fish or other objects are allowed to be removed from Marine Park.
 
Photography of tribal tribes (Jarwa / Prahari / Great Andamanese / Onge / Champagne) is not allowed in tribal sanctuaries. This is an offense punishable under PAT Regulation 1956.
 
Camping on the beach and sleeping in the woods are strictly forbidden.
 
No one should stay on the beach and in the forest after sunset.

 

Do not drive any vehicle without a valid international driving license. Wearing a helmet is mandatory for two-wheeler and rear seat riders.


For immigration connected info, please contact:
Foreigners Registration Officer
Immigration and Foreigners Branch,
Ground Floor, workplace of Superintendent of Police (South Andaman).
Phone Nos.: (03192)237793 and (03192)234472 with extensions 358 & 374.
 
In any emergency, please contact the involved police office of the world. the phonephone numbers are: Police room (for Port statesman Area) (100), postscript Swaraj Dweep (282405), postscript sufferer Dweep (282602), postscript Baratang (279503), postscript Kadamtala (267005), OP Long Island (278611) postscript Rangat (274239), OP Betapur (270111), postscript Billiground (270523), postscript Mayabunder (273203) postscript Diglipur (272223), postscript Kalighat (278149), postscript Hut Bay (284208),PS Katchal (293464),PS Teressa (294039), postscript mythologist Bay (263464), postscript Nancowry (263464).

Conclusion:

Most of these islands (about 550) belong to the Andaman group, of which 28 are inhabited. The southwest monsoon sets in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands at the end of May, and the northeast monsoon sets in November. For those who want to enjoy boating, swimming, snorkeling, sightseeing, there is a full 12 month season. When North Indians visit the island in May / June / July and December / January, they get relief from extreme heat and severe cold. Be that as it may, huge boats can contact . According to the 2011 census of India, Andaman and Nicobar has a total population of 3,79,944 and a literacy rate of 86.27%. The last archaeological evidence is still recorded around 2,200 years ago; However, studies of genetic, cultural and linguistic separation point to a settlement 30,000 - 60,000 years ago in the Middle Palais era. When they first came into permanent contact with outside groups in the 1850s, the Andaman tribes were: the great Andamanese, who collectively represented at least 10 different subgroups and languages; Jarawa: Jungle (or Rutland Jarawa); onz; and Sentinel (the most different of all groups). It is suitable for all kinds of tourist activities. No water logging or traffic jams.



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