Are you wondering/curious to know the correct answer for "How Many Islands in Andaman and Nicobar are there?" then you just ended up on the right place. A detailed list with images of all Islands is given below that are listed/named by Indian Government.
There are 572 islands total Andaman and Nicobar. With most of them are still existing without a name. Out of which 38 are permanently inhabited. The list also include the islands that are untouched by modern world and know as one of the most isolated places in world. It also include the only active volcano of India and home of the last uncontacted tribal people in the world.
The Andaman group has 325 islands while the Nicobar group of Islands has only 247 islands . Andaman and Nicobar Islands are separated from each other by a channel Called "the Ten Degree Channel".
The List is divided into two Parts One for Andaman Islands Group and another For Nicobar Islands Group.
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It is the only confirmed active volcano in South Asia and India.it has a barren landscape uninhabited by humans, though it has a small population of goats. A Government permit is required to visit the island.
It is home to the Sentinelese people who, often violently, reject any contact with the outside world, and are among the last people worldwide to remain virtually untouched by modern civilization. As such, only limited information about the island is known. Visting this island is prohibited
Rutland Island offers an ideal base for training open water divers. Prominent tourist spots on the island include Jahaji Beach, Bada Balu, Manner Strait, Photo Nallah and Dani Nallah.
The island is situated to the west of Austen Strait which separates North Andaman Island and Middle Andaman Island.One can travel by dinghy through Austen Strait from Mayabunder, with permission.
Jolly Buoy Island is the part of Mahatma Gandhi National Park, Andaman Islands. One Can reach Jolly Buoy Island from New Wandoor Beach which is 20 km from Port Blair.
To do Sea Walking you have to get to North Bay Island. You can buy tickets at Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports complex and get on a ferry to North Bay Island.
Aves is a perfect destination for basking in the sun and sea water by simply sitting in the water. The tall, thick coconut trees provide shade which saves you from scorching heat. Snorkeling is also a great activity.
Marg Bay and Lalaji Bay are 2 beaches popular as a picnic spot in this island. The island is a good location for beach camping. The hotels are mainly managed by the forest department. A visit to nearby Guitar Island is also popular.
Outram Island is thoroughly surrounded by silver, smooth sandy beaches. You can delight in just dozing, relaxing and basking in the sun on these beaches. If you are interested in fishing, you can take pleasure in wonderful fishing experience on this island along the edge of the reef.
The island is situated 3 km from Port Blair. The historic ruins are a tourist attraction.
Among the most popular destination in the Andaman Islands. Turquoise coloured waters, scenic views its an alternative to Jolly Buoy Island.
Neil Island is a tiny but beautiful island. With unexplored coral reefs, brilliant bio-diversity, white sandy beaches and tropical forest and vegetation, it is one of the hot tourist spots in the Andamans. Neil Island is known as the 'vegetable bowl' of the Andamans.
Viper Island is a serene beautiful tourist destination situated near Port Blair's harbour, and can be approached in 20 minutes from the Phoenix Bay jetty. It is famous for its Historic importance.
The Boat rides to the island are subject to weather and condition of the sea. There is a small channel between John Lawrence Island and Henry Lawrence Island that is lined with thick mangrove forests.
Baratang has plenty of private accommodations. Forest and PWD guest houses are also available.The major attractions are the limestone caves, the Mud volcano, Parrot Island, and Baludera Beach and home to the Jarwas Tribe.
Havelock island is a picturesque natural paradise with beautiful white sandy beaches, rich coral reefs and lush green forest. It is one of the populated islands in the Andaman group.
Unfortunately, at present these Island required Special Permit if one has to visit them. And it is quite hard to get as tourism department has limited staff in Andaman and is unable to provide the tourist support and security for the people visiting these Island. We hope they will be open shortly for all the people.
The Majority of Islands which are not open to People and Official Names are not disclosed yet.
Great Nicobar is the largest Island In Nicobar Group and in north of Sumatra. Indira Point – the southernmost point of India is in Great Nicobar. There is a 915m airstrip at Campbell Bay on the East coast.
from tourist point of view the place is mainly occupied by Indian Navy Officials and One can only visit there after taking permission from Authority as well as Indian Navy.
It was previously known as Tihanyu. Due lack of exposure with the rest of the world, outsiders economically exploited the local tribe.
To stop this the Indian Officials declared the Nicobar Islands an Aboriginal Tribal Reserve Area making it beyond reach of outsiders and even Indian citizen need a special tribal pass which is hardly provided to any.
The island famous for its rich fish life and belong to thetownship of Great Nicobar Taluk.
Currently No Outsider is allowed on the Island.
It is the northernmost of the Nicobar Islands. Car Nicobar is Mostly covered with coconut trees.
Ship service is available between Port Blair and Car Nicobar twice in a week. One can avail the ticket from the director Office at port blair.
Kalatapu is the main village on this island and local tribe approx 900 people stay on it. It is a restricted area for Outsiders as to Reserve the rights of the tribal people living there.
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