Tourism Department

The Andaman & Nicobar Islands comprises of around 572 islands, out of which only 37 are inhabited. The rest are fully covered with reserve forests, with no human habitation. The Islands have been best described as "India's best kept Secret". The Radhanagar Beach in Havelock Island has been rated as among Asia's finest beaches by TIME Magazine. However, we beg to differ. There are even better beaches in Andaman which are probably not as frequently visited by tourists as they are relatively unknown.
              Tourists are allowed to visit only a few of these 37 islands, mainly because of the fragile ecology of the Islands and to preserve the environment. However plans are now on the anvil to open up few more Islands and beaches to the tourists.