Andaman and Nicobar Islands, union territory, India, consisting of two groups of islands at the southeastern edge of the Bay of Bengal. The peaks of a submerged mountain range, the Andaman Island and their neighbours to the south, the Nicobar Island.
The great majority of the area of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is sheltered with dense tropical forest, which supports a broad spectrum of flora and fauna. The islands are occupied by only a few dozen species of terrestrial and marine mammals, a number of which—such as the Andaman wild pig are endemic to the region. Other common mammals include macaques, spotted deer, civets, shrews, whales, dolphins, and dugongs . The territory is home to more than 200 species of birds, including many endemic varieties. Numerous types of snakes and lizards inhabit the forests, and saltwater crocodiles, fish, turtles, and sea snakes are abundant in the coastal waters. The vast majority of the population of the Andamans consists of immigrants from South Asia and their descendants. Most speak Hindi or Bengali, but Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam also are common. Agriculture is the occupation of most of the residents of the Andaman Islands. Principal crops include rice, coconuts, betel (areca nuts), fruits, and spices (such as turmeric). Rubber, oil palms, and cashews also are important. In addition to farming there is a small forestry sector on the islands, which focuses on production of sawn wood for domestic use; surpluses are exported to the Indian mainland. Popular historical attractions include remnants of the British colonial administration, such as the Andaman Cellular Jail , in Port Blair. The natural environment of the territory, with its many parks, gardens, and sanctuaries, is attractive to eco tourists and trekkers.
WEATHER : The island has humid weather and no winter season, the monsoon lasts up to 180 days and the rainfall varies from medium to heavy. The Monsoon sets in towards the end of May. There is no fury of hot summer or the chilling winter, nor water clogging or traffic jams due to monsoon. For those who want to enjoy nature, beaches, sightseeing and a pleasant holiday, throughout the year it’s a good season for vacation. The mean temperature ranges from 25-27°C.
FOOD : Andaman cuisine is heavily influenced by all the cultures that came into contact with the region. Like many other aspects of Andaman culture, the influence of the Hindu, Christian, Muslim and Sikh religions in the traditional food is very strong. You can observe this deep impact on the truly tasty and spicy cuisine of Andaman.
CURRENCY : Andaman currency is Indian Rupee. The Banknotes in circulation are 10RS/20RS/50RS/100RS/500RS/2000RS
VISA : All foreign nationals entering India are required to possess a valid international travel document in the form of a national passport with a valid visa obtained from an Indian Mission or Post abroad. All Individual visa seekers are requested to apply for the Indian Visa through Online application link , in order to make an application for getting the Indian visa
The duly signed physical copy of the application form completed in all respect and submitted succesfully, is to be submitted at the concerned Indian Visa Application Center (IVAC) or directly to Indian Mission/ Post, on the scheduled date of interview along with the requisite supporting documents. The instructions for filling the form and scheduling the appointment can be seen at Instructions for Online Visa Application. Important technical information for filling online Indian visa application can be referred at Technical Instructions
The applicants are also requested to visit website of the Indian Mission concerned for detailed information about Indian visa. https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/