Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Brief Information about Andaman & Nicobar Islands


Andaman & Nicobar Islands is a union territory of India. It comprises of 572 Islands of which 37 Islands are inhabited at the junction of the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea. The Andaman Sea lies to the East and the Bay of Bengal to the west. The Island Chains are predicted to be the submerged extension of the Arakan Mountains.

Fig 1. Andaman & Nicobar Islands is a group of Island Chains

The territory consists of three districts:

  1. Nicobar District
  2. South of Andaman District
  3. North and Middle of Andaman District

Andaman Islands & Nicobar Islands are separated by 150 km wide Ten Degree channel with Andaman Islands to the North of this latitude and the Nicobar Islands to the South.

Languages Spoken:

Fig 2. Speaking Languages of Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Hindi and English are the official languages. Bengal, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Nicobanese, Malayalam, Sadri, Kurukh, Munda, Kharia are the spoken languages.


Paddy is the main food crop cultivated in Andaman group of Islands. Coconut and Arecanut are the cash crops of Nicobar group of Islands. Field crops grown here are pulses, oilseeds and vegetables. Fruits grown on hilly regions include Mango, Sapota, Orange, Banana, Papaya. Pepper, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon spices are also grown here.

Food Delicacies:

Fig 3. Food Delicacies of Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Famous Food Delicacies of Andaman & Nicobar Islands are

  1. Fish Curry
  2. Amritsar Kulcha
  3. Macher Jhol
  4. Grilled Lobsters
  5. Coconut Prawn Curry
  6. Tandoori Fish
  7. Barbeques

It is the Seafood Lovers Haven for Cuttle Fish, Crabs, Lobsters, Prawns and fish of every kind that could be found in their cuisine. The Islands food cuisine is influenced from all cultures of India that includes South Indian like Andhra varieties, Keralites use of Coconut, spices, Coconut oil in the foods, East Indian Bengali type of foods and North Indian varieties like Naan, paratha, Mughlai dishes. Rice is the staple food along with fruits like Mango, Sapota, Pineapple etc.

Major Tourist Attractions:

Fig 4. Tourist Destination

We have already gone through some of the major tourist attractive places in the previous post which are nearby to the popular Hotel & Resort Stays. Apart from them, there are other Tourist attractions in Andaman & Nicobar Islands which makes your complete tour.

They are

  1. Cellular Jail
  2. Naval Museum (Samudrika)
  3. Andaman Water Sports Complex
  4. North Bay Island
  5. Corbyn’s Cove
  6. Viper Island
  7. Neil Island
  8. Anthropological Museum
  9. Cinque Island
  10. Fisheries Museum
  11. Saddle Peak
  12. Mt. Harriet
  13. Mud Volcano
  14. Diglipur

Note that tourists are not allowed in most parts of the Nicobar Islands. There are tribal areas that require special permit from the Deputy Commissioner in Port Blair. But for Andaman Islands, the tourists does not require any permit and are free to travel everywhere. Among the Beaches, Radhanagar Beach was chosen as the Asia’s Best Beach in 2004.

Be it for exploration, romantic holiday, adventurous sports or to be in peace with nature, have a HAPPY AND LONG REMEMBERING MOMENTS IN ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS.

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