Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a paradise for eco-friendly tourists

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The group of 572 island/ islets lie in the Bay of Bengal, 193 kilometer from Cape Negaoris in Burma (Myanmar), 1225 km from Kolkata and 1,190 km from Chennai.

Originally inhabitants of the island lived in the forests hunting and fishing

Popularly known as the Emerland Isles, Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a paradise for eco-friendly tourists.

Originally inhabitants of the island lived in the forests hunting and fishing. There are 4 Negrito tribes, viz., the great Andamanese, Onge, Jarawa and Sentinalese in the Andaman group of island and two Mongoloid tribes, viz., Nicobarse and shompens in the Nicobar group of islands. Among these, the Jarawas and the Sentinalese have not yet lernt the concept of covering their bodies.

The group of 572 island/ islets lie in the Bay of Bengal, 193 kilometer from Cape Negaoris in Burma (Myanmar), 1225 km from Kolkata and 1,190 km from Chennai. Two principal group of islets are Ritchie's Archipelago and Labyrinth Islands.

Transport
Islands are accessible both by air and sea. Indian Airlines is operating four flights between Kolkata and Port Blair and three flights a week between Chennai and Port blair. The passenger ship ply between Port blair and kolkata/ Chennai/ Visakhapatnam. The Directorate of Shipping Services maintain regular inter -islands, fore- shore and harbor ferry services to cater to the need of inter-island commuters.

Tourism
The Nicobar Islands are situated 121 km from Little Andaman island. There are 36 inhabited Islands in the Andaman and 12 in the Nicobar District. Covered with dense forest and endless variety of exotic flora and fauna these islands have lovely beaches and charming under -water corals and marine life. Important tourist centers are: Cellular Jail, National Memorial, Anthropological Museum, Marine Museum, Water sports Complex etc.

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