The Andaman & Nicobar Islands Information

How to reach Here?

The gateway to reach Andaman and Nicobar is the capital city Port Blair.

Daily flight are available from Chennai & Kolkata to reach the capital city of Port Blair. Air India now operates flights from Vishakapatnam and Bhubaneshwar to Port Blair twice-weekly.

Passenger ships operate from Chennai, Kolkata and Vizag.

Ross Island

Historical Monuments
Church ruins at Ross Island

History of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

In December 1788 and 1789 Surveyor Lt. Archibald Blair surveyed the Islands. The area selected for settlement was Port Chatham (Present day Chatham Island).
After two years (1792) the settlement at Chatham Island was shifted to Port Cornwallis (Near Current Day Aerial Bay in North Andaman). Soon the settlement at Port Cornwallis was abandoned in 1796. In 1857 it was establised as a penal settlement. .

Activities at Andaman

Activities at Andaman


Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Water Sports, Sea Walk, Trekking, Mangrove Safari, Fishing

Attractions at Andaman Nicobar Islands

Various Attractions of the Islands


Havelock Island, Neil Island, Long Island, Little Andaman, Baratang, Mount Harriet, Ross Island, Wandoor, Collinpur, ChiriyaTapu, North Bay, Jolly Buoy Island, Red Skin Island