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Eco-tourism should get priority: Lieutenant-Governor
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands' Lieutenant-Governor, Ramchandra Ganesh Kapse, while identifying tourism as one of the focal points of development of the Islands, stresses that the local people, especially youth, should enjoy the fruits of ...


Nature's beauty
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, popularly called Emerald Islands, float in splendid isolation and lie east of the Indian mainland. Once a hill range extending from Myanmar to Indonesia, these undulating islands are covered with dense forests and ...
Places of interest
There are numerous places of tourist interest in the Bay Islands, another name of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Andaman Islands Neil Island (about 35 km from Port Blair by sea) is a virgin island and beaches, ...
A `mini-India' along a palm-fringed beach
Port Blair, as a taluk, occupies a very small area of about 2,020 sq. km, compared to the country's total area of over 32,87, 260 sq. km. But, in terms of its demographic composition, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, can be called a ...
A memorial to the freedom fighters
The forbiddingly high walls conjure up fearsome visions of a by-gone era. Any mention of the Andamans brings to the mind the infamous Cellular Jail, where Indian freedom fighters underwent unspeakable brutalities. And for many, many ...
The rise and fall of Ross Island
Ross Island, a few km from Aberdeen jetty at Port Blair, is yet another member of the Andaman group of islands. As in the case of its sister-islands, it also has thick forests. To any onlooker it may give the impression that it has no "life" ...
Notorious once, it stands shrouded in silence now
In any talk about Andaman and its role in the freedom struggle, it is the Cellular Jail that finds frequent mention. But, many years before the jail was constructed, it was the jail at Viper Island that was used by the British to inflict the ...
The eternal flame
If every brick of the Cellular Jail in Port Blair stands testimony to the inhuman treatment and torture meted out the freedom fighters who challenged the might of the British rulers, the `Swatantrya Jyot' (Flame of Freedom) will keep alive the ...
The islands of good fortune
The popular impression is that the history of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands begins with the arrival of the British. But the history of the islands dates back to much earlier. Legend has it that the name Andaman is derived from Hanuman, an ...
Potential for eco-tourism
The Andaman and Nicobar administration has identified four potential circuits, which can be promoted for eco-tourism— South Andamans, Baratang, Ritchie's Archipelago and Long Island. Little Andaman also figures in the administration's ...
How to reach, where to stay
Flights are operated by Indian Airlines and Jet Airways. Indian Airlines/Alliance Air operate frequently on both Chennai-Port Blair-Chennai and Kolkata-Port Blair-Kolkata sectors. Jet Airways operates services from Chennai to Port Blair on ...
Keeping in touch
"Connectivity, Anytime-Anywhere ... ." Such are the slogans widely used now in telecommunication sector and they may not mean much to many in a place such as Chennai or New Delhi. But, they have immense meaning to those in an area surrounded by ...
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