The Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is known
throughout the country as 'Kalapani' because it was a place for penal
settlement under the British Rule. The islands lie in a long and narrow broken
chain, approximately north-south sprawling like an arc. Andaman group of islands and
the Nicobar group of islands, have entirely different population and problems.
The dreaded 10o channel which is about 145 km wide and 400 fathoms
deep, separates the two groups. This territory comprises islands some of which are large such as North Andaman,
Middle Andaman, South Andaman, Baratang, Little Andaman in the Andaman group and
Car Nicobar. Situated in the Bay of Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar islands
constitute one of the most important union territories...read more
Port Blair is the capital
of the Union Territory Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
It is a small but picturesque place spread over
a number of hills from Haddo across Secretariat
Hill to Aberdeen Bazaar and South point...Read