Andaman Islands, India Travel Guide : Food, hotel, Cost, Weather & geography, History, language, culture, things to see and do and how to reach

You can find about travel advice such as public places & services, best restaurants, activities, sightseen and other key facts of the Andaman Islands, India.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a union territory of India consisting of 572 islands, of which 38 are inhabited, at the junction of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.

The territory is about 150 km (93 mi) north of Aceh in Indonesia and separated from Thailand and Myanmar by the Andaman Sea. It comprises two island groups, the Andaman Islands (partly) and the Nicobar Islands, separated by the 150 km wide Ten Degree Channel (on the 10°N parallel), with the Andaman islands to the north of this latitude, and the Nicobar islands to the south (or by 179 km). The Andaman Sea lies to the east and the Bay of Bengal to the west. The island chains are thought to be a submerged extension of the Arakan Mountains.

The territory's capital is the city of Port Blair. The total land area of the islands is approximately 8,249 km2 (3,185 sq mi). The territory is divided into three districts: the Nicobar District with Car Nicobar as its capital, the South Andaman district with Port Blair as its capital and the North and Middle Andaman district with Mayabunder as its capital.

The islands host the Andaman and Nicobar Command, the only tri-service geographical command of the Indian Armed Forces.

The Andaman Islands are also home to the Sentinelese people, an uncontacted tribe. The Sentinelese might be the only people currently known to not have reached further than a Paleolithic level of technology, however, this is disputed, as evidence of metalwork was found on their island.

Foods in Andaman Islands :
(1) Fish Curry
(2) Amritsari Kulcha
(3) Chilli Curry
(4) Macher Jhol
(5) Chicken Tikka Masala
(6) Coconut Prawn Curry
(7) Barbeque Food

Weather & geography in Andaman Islands :
The climate of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is tropical but is moderated by sea breezes. Temperatures typically rise from the low 70s F (about 23 °C) into the mid-80s F (about 30 °C) daily throughout the year.

Per day Cost in Andaman Islands :
Average per day cost in Andaman Islands is 40$.

History of Andaman Islands :
Located on the trade routes from India to East Asia, the Andaman and Nicobar island groups have been known from earliest times. In 1858 they founded a new penal colony, named Port Blair. It was during a visit to Port Blair that Lord Mayo, viceroy of India (1869–72), was murdered by a convict in 1872.

Language in Andaman Islands :
Most speak Hindi or Bengali, but Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam also are common. The indigenous inhabitants of the Andaman Islands, the Andamanese, historically comprised small isolated groups all speaking dialects of the Andamanese language.

Culture of Andaman Islands :
The Andaman Islands are home to four 'Negrito' tribes the Great Andamanese, Onge, Jarawa and Sentinelese. The Nicobar Islands are home to two 'Mongoloid' tribes the Shompen and Nicobarese. People of Andaman and Nicobar speak many languages.

Place to visit in Andaman Islands :
(1) Elephant Beach
(2) Samudrika Marine Museum
(3) Ross Island
(4) Cellular Jail
(5) Radhanagar Beach
(6) Makruzz
(7) Barren Island Volcano
(8) Jolly Buoy Island
(9)Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park
(10) Chidiya Tapu
(11) Bharatpur Beach
(12) Laxmanpur Beach

Hotel in Andaman Islands, India :
(1) INN Residency

(2) Sea Hills Hotels & Resorts

(3) The Kingdom Hotel - Havelock Island

(4) Megapode Resort -Port Blair

(5) Wild Orchid Resort - Havelock Island

How to reach in Andaman Islands :
Being an island, Andaman is connected with India through sea and air routes only. The airport is located at Port Blair and there are direct flights from Kolkata, Chennai and Vishakhapatnam. Air India, Jet Airways, Go Air and Spice Jet airlines offer their services here.

Travel Guide for Andaman Islands : Food, Cost, Weather & geography, History, language, culture, things to see and do and how to reach. – Published by The Beyond News (Travelling).