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).