The Andaman Islands are an archipelago in India’s Bay of Bengal. These roughly 300 islands are known for their palm-lined, white-sand beaches, mangroves and rain forested interiors. Surrounded with coral reefs that support marine life including sharks and rays, they're destinations for scuba diving and snorkeling. They're also popular for water skiing, windsurfing and fishing. Oceanside camping and hiking is possible on some islands.
Like most islands in the Bay of Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar too has a tropical climate .The North East Monsoon sets in November where as the South West Monsoon towards the end of May.Whether remains more or less uniform throughout the year with neither extreme hot summers nor chilly winters, hence boating, swimming, snorkeling, sight seeing is open all 12 months an year. May to December is the season for nature lovers as the forest is lush green and water falls are at their prime. December to April is the best season for divers where as bird watchers enjoy mostly the winter months.
The 10° Channel (150 Kms. wide), separates The Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Out of 572 islands which comprise this Union territory, 38 are permanently inhabited. This includes 28 in the Andaman Group and the rest in smaller Nicobars.