About Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Port Blair, the capital city of the Andaman Islands, consisting of more than 572 islands and islets is spread over 8,249 sq kms of the Indian Ocean. It's that rare phenomenon:an unspoilt beach resort, whose principal attractions are the clear sapphire waters of the sea, the golden shores, the breathtaking coral formations, the flora and fauna, the endlessly fascinating marine life and the native people.
More than 90% of the islands are dense forests and the bright green of the tropical vegetation gives the islands an emerald glow. The rustle of salt-laden winds through the coconut trees, the rush and murmur of the ceaseless waves, the rich melodies of birdsong… are all that disturb nature's tranquility.
To water sports enthusiasts, the Andaman Islands lay out a rich spread of para-sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling and kayaking.
Climate is tropical and humid, with a gentle breeze blowing at all times. The weather is generally pleasant, with Mean Min Temp 23°C and Mean Max Temp 30°C.
Clothing Cottons throughout the year.
Island Tourism Festival A fifteen day long festival is organized during December & January.
Port Blair is connected both by air and sea from Calcutta and Chennai.
By air : 2 hours.
By sea : ex Chennai - 60 hrs, ex Calcutta - 66 hrs.
Eating Seafood is the unique island specialty everyone craves. Port Blair’s restaurants offer north and south Indian dishes, as well as Burmese delicacies.
You wouldn’t really term Port Blair as a shopper’s stop. However, exotic handicrafts made of corals, seashells, woodcrafts and fine cane-crafts are some of the authentic collections here.
The Islands At Night
Andaman and Nicobar Islands don’t have too much of a nightlife. One can enjoy longs walks in the moon clad beaches or enjoy an outdoor romantic dinner. The hotels may organise some events at night for the guests. Some of the hotels have their own pub/ lounge bar/ discotheques, so one can check the schedule locally once they are there.