The Bay of Bengal has one of the largest union territories, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the chain of several islands. A total area of 8293 sq km is scattered with 527 big and small islands, situated close to the mountain range of Burmese Arakanmayo. Heavy rainfall is received during the monsoon by these islands because they fall under the tropical zone. The dense and evergreen forest of the islands filled with tropical trees show the beautiful effect of the monsoon this area receives. Around 7171 sq km of the total geographical area is covered by vegetation.
The government is concerned about the natural treasure of these islands, and thus it has established, 9 national parks, 96 wildlife sanctuaries and 1 bio reserves, all full of the virgin flora and fauna. Around 55 terrestrial species, 7 marine mammals, 246 species of rare of the rarest birds and 76 species of reptile dwell safely in these sanctuaries and national parks. The tourism department of the union territory has started Eco tourism, after taking under consideration the effects of tourism on the environment.
Nature lovers praise A & N Islands as the paradise full of evergreen forests, stunning shiny sandy beaches, meandering mangrove-lines creek, marine life rich in the rare species of plants, corals, animals and many more. Cellular Jail, the place for prisoners during the colonial period, is the major tourist attraction in the union territory. If someone wants to go for beautiful corals and silvery beaches, Hoss Island and Havelock Island are the best place for that. These beaches also offer different kind of beach sports like Island camping, trekking, nature trail, scuba diving and nature beach resorts.
In the place of natural beauty that surrenders you under the spell, there are many other striking locations also, such as the Anthropological museum, water sports complex, North Bay, Gandhi Park, Viper land, Marine Museum, Corbyn’s cove beach, Red Skin Island, Ross Island and Chidiya Tapu (a place for birds). While you enjoy the beauty of the vast ocean, Andaman Nicobar Beaches steal your heart and make your leisure time an unforgettable one.