Sparsely-populated beaches that give way to an ocean brimming with interesting marine life and coral gardens are just one of the reasons to visit the beautiful Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a Union territory of India, are a group of islands at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. 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: Nicobar District with Car Nicobar as capital, South Andaman district with Port Blair as capital and North and Middle Andaman district with Mayabunder as capital.
Havelock and Neil Island are some of the most famous islands among tourists and is known for pearly white sands, palm-lined shores and offer some of the best snorkeling and diving options in India. Once known for its Cellular Jail- ‘Kaala Paani’ in Port Blair which primarily imprisoned the freedom fighters who were exiled from the mainland of India during the British Era. Havelock Island is one of the largest and the most popular attraction. Blessed with pristine beaches and coconut groves, this one offers myriad adventure sports opportunities to its guests. From snorkeling to parasailing, scuba diving and kayaking etc., there is no dearth of thrilling activities here, in addition to this a visit to the bustling city of Port Blair to get a glimpse of the local lifestyle. Steeped in colonial history and boasting of striking architectural monuments, one can also browse the local markets and savor the traditional cuisine.