About Andaman
On landing at the Port Blair airport, the capital city of the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar islands, one discovers a new dimension of the variety of natural wealth India is proud to possess. The grand view of the mountain ranges amidst deep blue water is charming. The luxuriant growth of vegetation of these mountains is virgin unexplored forests. Above all, the spectacular under-water beauty of the colorful mystic sea of the region is simply fascinating.
This group of islands, because of its isolation from the mainland of Asia, possesses a large variety of endemic flora and fauna. The original human population of the islands for ages has also remained isolated from civilization of the mainland and retained its Stone Age characteristics. It is astonishing to know that various Negrito aboriginal tribes, belonging to the Stone Age, still occupy many islands of the Andaman archipelago, so far yet so near our modern metropolitan life and civilization.
The Andaman group of Islands are well connected by Air and Sea. While regular passenger ship services are available to Port Blair (the capital of Andaman & Nicobar Islands) from the Indian cities of Chennai (Madras), Kolkata (Calcutta) and Vishakapatnam (Vizag), there are regular domestic flight services to Port Blair from Chennai (Madras) and Kolkata (Calcutta).