To the east of the Indian mainland, in the blues of the Bay of Bengal, floats the splendid group of islands of Andaman and Nicobar.
Once a hill range extending form Myanmar to Indonesia, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands today are a group of 572 near deserted Islands , Islets (small islands). and rocks Its majestic forests, exotic flora and fauna take your breath away. More than 86% of the islands’ area is forest cover which is home to wild animals like the spotted deer, wild boar, gecko , crab-eating macaque and pythons , 240 species of birds ( 14 are endemic species ) and 225 species of Butterflies & Moths ( one of the largest & most spectacular in the world ) . Its pristine white beaches are nesting homes to turtles.
The jewel in the crown, however, is the marine life. The elegance of the crystal clear blue waters, incredible corals, and the myriad creatures that inhabit the ocean makes Andaman Islands one of the best Sea Holiday destination in the world .
Andaman & Nicobar Islands are also home to paleolithic aborigenal tribes , who are believed to live in the region for more than 30,000 years and remained untouched by the outside world , untill the the British arrived . In the early 18 th century the estimated population was more than 10,000 individuals , but within the intial 4 years (1789-1793) the majority of Islands were depopulated by the Epedemies carried by the British settlers , the preplanned massacre of the tribesmen to occupy more territorry and obviously because of the introduction of Alcohol & Opium by the British