Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a group of 572 picturesque islands at the east of Indian mainland at the meeting point of the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, and are a Union Territory of India.
These Islands are known to most Indians by its Infamous name Kala Pani (Black Waters) because of the Cellular Prison; many famous freedom fighters were incarcerated here.
Most of the area in the Islands is filled with tropical rainforests of mixed floral strains and a diversity of animal life.
So far, about 2,200 varieties of plants have been recorded, out of which 1,300 do not occur in mainland India, also with 50 varieties of mammals and about 270 different species of Birds are found in the Islands.
The main tourist attractions though of these scenic Islands are its unexplored glistening white beaches and is its exotic marine life, main sources of nutrients for these coastal waters are Mangroves, sea grass and mud bottoms of the coastal area. These sea waters are home to numerous endangered species of dolphins and turtles along with famous shellfishes and plenty of other fish species.
The State animal of Andaman is the endangered dugong, also known as the sea cow.
These Islands are heaven for adventure junkies; there are always lots of fun activities to indulge in this small world.