Some of the islands in Andaman and Nicobar are hilly in places, covered with tropical jungle and with flat stretches of beaches. Adventure tourism like trekking, Island camping, snorkeling, SCUBA diving are the real attractions.
The places of interest include Cellular Jail, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Water Sports Complex, Fisheries Museum, Chidiya Tapu, Mount Harriet and Samudrika Museum. It is also famous for its only active volcano, Barren Island. It also has many state of the art hotels to cater to its ever-booming tourism industry. Spectacular mix of nature's most prized delights; the Andaman & Nicobar Islands are a once in a lifetime holiday experience.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands State Information
|Date of formation||1. Nov. 1956|
|Lt. Governor||Lt. General Bhopinder Singh|
|Tourist attractions||Cellular Jail, Ross Island, Havelock Island, Marine Museum|
|Festivals||Andaman and Nicobar Tourism Festival, ethnic tribal festivals|
|Languages||Hindi, Nicobarese, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu|
|Size||8,249 sq. km|
|State animal||Dugong (Sea Cow)|
|State bird||Andaman Wood Pigeon|
|State tree||Andaman Padauk|
|Major crops||Paddy, coconuts, nuts, banana, mango|
|Factoids||It is located in the Bay of Bengal.|
|It is composed of 572 Islands.|
Last Updated on : 22/07/2013