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Map of Andaman

Andaman Map

A general map of Andaman & Nicobar Islands always comes handy while planning for your Andaman vacation. This map shows the entire Andaman & Nicobar and places a marker of our resort for your reference.

Mangroves of Andaman

Mangroves are salt-tolerant forest ecosystems found mainly in tropical and sub-tropical inter-tidal regions of the world. They are trees or shrubs that have the common trait of growing in shallow and muddy salt water or brackish waters, especially along quiet shorelines and in estuaries. They exhibit remarkable capacity for salt water tolerance. Typically they produce tangled masses of arching roots that are exposed during low tides.

Coral Reefs of Andaman

Diving in Andaman is a unique lifetime experience, for the warm waters of the Andaman Sea are home to one of the richest coral reef ecosystems in the world. Many of the islands are surrounded by fringing reefs, often several hundred meters wide and separated from the shore by a lagoon of similar width. There are also more steeply undulating hills of raven volcanic lava, which makes for some unusual diving. There are plenty of steeply sloping and shallow reefs suitable for snorkelling. Large pelagic are plentiful in these waters, as are a variety of sharks.

Caves of Andaman

The origin of limestone caves is complex and scientists are not in complete agreement as to the sequence of their formation. Limestone is a sedimentary rock formed at the bottom of the sea. It is formed by the compression over millions of years of the gradual deposits of many ingredients such as marine life, shells, skeletons and coral. The primary source of calcite in Limestone is most commonly the marine organisms. These organisms exuded shells that settle out of the water column and are deposited on ocean floor as pelagic ooze or in coral reefs.

Dining in Port Blair

The traditional cuisine of the island was, naturally, based around the food available locally. This included fish such as Yellowfin and Dogtooth tuna and coral trout as well as crabs, lobster and prawns. The native tribes also hunted wild pig etc. Today because of its geographical location in the Bay of Bengal the cuisine of this group of Islands is naturally influenced by India to the west, Burma to the north, Thailand to the east and Indonesia to the south. You will encounter restaurants focusing on the cuisine of Northern India, such as Tandoori Chicken and Rogan Josh.

Tribes of Andaman & Nicobar

Andaman is the home to the only surviving palaeolithic people on earth. It means people who's origin dates back to anywhere between 2.6 million years to 12,000 years from now. here is a quick introduction to the tribes of Andaman & Nicobar Islands

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