Tourist Information - Andaman-And-Nicobar
A blank canvas rendered colourful by an artists imagination
It lies in the Bay of Bengal, midway between India and Burma. The two island groups i.e. the Andaman Islands
and the Nicobar Islands in turn comprise of 527 islands. The two groups of islands are separated by 10° N
parallel with Andaman lying to the north and Nicobar to the south.
Climate is tropical throughout the year. It has just two seasons i.e.summer (January to April) and the rainy
season. Humidity hovers around 70-90 percent.
The mean maximum temperature for the year is 31°C and the minimum is 23°C.
Monsoon - 300 cm from May to Mid September and then from November to Mid December.
Best time to visit
Is from December to March
Govt. of India Tourist Office
VIP Road, Middle Point,
A & N Administration,
Port Blair-744 101
Phone: +91-03192-20694, +91-03192-30933, +91-03192-20747
New Delhi Resident Commissioner
Andaman & Nicobar Admn.
Andaman & Nicobar Bhavan
Plot No. 12,Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi - 21
Phone: +91-011- 61195
A slight glance and you may ignore this tiny stretch of islands on India's map but be rest assured a trip to
Andaman and Nicobar islands would easily qualify as the trip of a lifetime. Sprinkled somewhere in the corner
of the Indian Ocean, this picture postcard locale seems totally inspired by an artists brush. White gleaming
sand set against the mesmerizing backdrop of turquoise water and plentiful sunshine to top it all adds to a
recipe for a holiday destination with no parallels.
It is believed that the name Andaman originated from the name of the Hindu Monkey God, Hanuman or Handuman (in
Malay) who is said to have used the island as a stepping-stone when he was on his way to Sri Lanka to rescue
Goddess Sita, consort of Lord Rama.
Hindi, English, Urdu, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Punjabi, Marathi, Konkani, Kannada, Oriya, Gujarati,
Karen, Manipuri, Assamese, Rajasthani, Nicobari, Tulu, Burmese, Barsi, Sindi, Dokri, Munda, Marwari, Nepali.
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