The Andaman and Nicobar islands are situated in the Bay of Bengal, with the Indian state of Tamil Nadu to the west and Myanmar to the north and east. The islands together make up an archipelago of 572 islands, that are famous not just for their clear turquoise water and golden sandy beaches but also for the large variety of adventure and water sports activities available here. Only a few of the islands are inhabited, some of them by various protected Andaman tribes that do not mingle with others. The main destinations within the Andaman Islands that are open for tourism are the capital city of Port Blair and its surrounding areas, and the two popular islands known as Havelock Island and Neil Island. These two Andaman islands have recently been renamed as Swaraj Dweep and Shaheed Dweep.