At the confluence of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are an Indian union territory with 572 islands, 38 of which are inhabited.
The Andaman Sea separates the area from Thailand and Myanmar, around 150 kilometres (93 miles) north of Aceh, Indonesia. To the east is the Andaman Sea, and to the west is the Bay of Bengal. The Arakan Mountains are assumed to be submerged in the island chains.
The city of Port Blair serves as the territory's capital. The islands' total land area is approximately 8,249 km (3,185 sq mi). The region is divided into three districts: the Nicobar District, which is headquartered on Car Nicobar, the South Andaman District, which is headquartered on Port Blair, and the North and Middle Andaman District, which is headquartered on Mayabunder.
The Sentinelese people, an in-contacted tribe, live on the Andaman Islands. The Sentinelese may be the only people known to have not progressed beyond Paleolithic technology; however this is debatable because metalwork has been discovered on their island.
Because of the appeal of beaches and adventure activities like snorkeling and sea-walking, tourism to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is booming. In Avis Island, Smith Island, and Long Island, luxury resorts with government involvement are being planned. At Cellular Jail, there is a statue of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.
The Cellular Jail, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Andaman Water Sports Complex, Chatham Saw Mill, Chidiya Tapu, Wandoor Beach, Mini Zoo, Corbyn's Cove, Forest Museum, Anthropological Museum, Fisheries Museum, Naval Museum (Samudrika), Ross Island, and North Bay Island are some of the most popular attractions in Port Blair. The administration has shuttered Viper Island, which was previously visited Havelock Island is known for Radhanagar Beach, Neil Island is known for scuba diving, snorkeling, and sea walking, Cinque Island, Saddle Peak, Mt Harriet, and Mud Volcano are some of the other locations to visit. In 2018, Diglipur, in North Andaman, has grown in popularity, and more visitors have begun to visit North Andaman. Tourists have limited access to the southern group (Nicobar Islands).
Indian tourists do not need a permit to visit the Andaman Islands, but they must obtain a special permit from the Deputy Commissioner in Port Blair if they desire to visit any tribal regions. Foreign nationals must obtain permits. These are given to foreign nationals travelling by plane when they arrive in Port Blair.