, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are the tops of an Indian Ocean mountain range, and most of them are hilly, with heavy rain forests.
A permit is required to visit
the Andaman Islands, and can be obtained - with the presentation of passport and visa - at the Port Blair Airport. The permit is valid for 30 days.
Travel to Nicobar Islands is restricted to Indian nationals.
In the Andamans, besides beach activities and prolific fishing venues, tourism highlights include mountain trekking, snorkeling and scuba diving.
A visit to Port Blair, Andaman's capital, should include stops at the Cellular Jail, the Anthropological Museum, Chatham Sawmill and the Marine Museum.
Excursions to the beautiful islands of Wandoor and Jolly Buoy are recommended as well as a trip to the bird sanctuary at Chiriyatapoo.
Accommodation choices are fairly simple with a few good eco resorts now available.
PASSPORTS - TRAVEL VISAS - WARNINGS:
- Calling Code: 91, then 3192
- Electricity: 230V, 50Hz
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The Andaman and Nicobar Islands enjoy tropical weather year-round, with humidity running on the high side.
High temperatures throughout the year average near 87°F (31°C), while lows are near 73°F (23º C).