ABOUT ANDAMAN ISLANDS
The Andaman Islands are an Indian archipelago in the Bay of Bengal, between India and Myanmar (formerly Burma). Port Blair, the archipelago's capital, is on South Andaman Island and is a gateway to neighboring islands. The city's Cellular Jail is named for its myriad small cells, meant for the solitary confinement of Indian freedom fighters during the 1900s.
Nearby, Samudrika Naval Marine Museum is home to corals and colorful fish. The Anthropological Museum displays traditional weapons and clothing from the archipelago's tribes. The Chatham Saw Mill, linked to Port Blair by a bridge, has a museum exhibiting different types of wood from the islands. To the west, the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park comprises several islands surrounded by clear, fish-filled waters. Northeast of Port Blair is Havelock Island, with beaches like wide Radhanagar Beach and Elephant Beach, a popular snorkeling site. On North Andaman Island, Diglipur town's Kalipur Beach is known as a turtle-nesting ground.