The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a large group of nearly 600 islands in the Bay of Bengal. Although part of India politically, they are closer to Indonesia and Myanmar than to the Indian mainland. They were just north of the epicentre of the earthquake on 26 December 2004, and were the site of dozens of aftershocks. The Nicobars were badly hit by the resulting tsunami, while the Andamans escaped with a few bruises. With the exception of Little Andaman Island and the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, the rest of the tourist destinations are operating normally again.
- 1 Port Blair— the laid-back capital of the Andamans and the only entry and exit point. Spend a day or two here walking around and enjoying fresh seafood and seeing a couple of the nearby sites like Ross island, Wiper Island, Bambooflat Island leading to mount Harriet.
- 1 Diglipur— the largest town in the far north of the archipelago, it is a base for trips to the nearby Smith and Ross Islands.
- 1 Mayabunder
— Mayabunder is well connected to Port Blair via 240 km of Andaman Trunk Road. The distance is 136 km by ferry. Mayabandar is also a port of the Andaman islands
- 1 Wandoor— a relaxed destination, but known more as the gateway to the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park