Andaman & Nicobar at a Glance
Air: Port Blair is connected with Chennai and Calcutta by air. 2 km from city. Ph : 03192-232983

Ship: Regular passenger ship services are available to Port Blair from Chennai, Calcutta and Vishakhapatnam and back. The voyage takes about 50 to 60 hours and the ship normally berths at Port Blair for about two to four days. Further information on schedules and tariffs can be obtained from Ph : 03192-233778.

Area : 6,408
Population : 3,56,265 (Census 2001)
Rainfall : 3180 mm (Annual)
Climate : Max : 30.5C
STD Code : Andaman : 03192
Nicobar : 03193
1191 kms form Chennai



Port Blair is the chief community on the islands, and the administrative centre of the Union Territory. The Andaman Islands form a single administrative district within the Union Territory, the Andaman district (the Nicobar district was separated and established as a new district in 1974).Emerald Island - Floating in splendid isolation in the Bay of Bengal is the archipelago, of over 572 islands, known as Andaman & Nicobar Islands. This Union Territory is stretched over an area of more than 700 kms. from North to South with 36 inhabited islands. These undulating islands are covered with dense forests and endless variety of indigenous and exotic flowers and birds. These, along with silver-sandy beaches on the edge of meandering coastline and the excellent scope of water-sports, diving, carefree destination.

The Andamanese is a collective term to describe the peoples who are the aboriginal inhabitants of the Andaman Islands and Nicobar Islands, located in the Bay of Bengal. The term includes the Great Andamanese, Jarawa, Onge, Shompens, Sentinelese and the extinct Jangil.

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