Andaman Nicobar Islands, adorning the seas on the eastern side of Indian mainland, is the archipelago of 572 emerald islands, islets and rocks. The territory's capital is the Andamanese town of Port Blair.
The union territory is 150 km north of Aceh in Indonesia and separated from Thailand and Burma by the Andaman Sea. The northernmost point of the Andaman and Nicobars group is 901 km away from the mouth of the Hooghly River and 190 km from Burma. The southernmost island, Great Nicobar's southernmost point, called Indira Point, lies only 150 km from Sumatra in Indonesia.
It comprises of islands such as North Andaman, Middle Andaman, South Andaman, Baratang, and Little Andaman. It is a group of big and small picturesque islands in the form of a narrow broken chain which forms a north-south arc.