Andaman Islands

The Andaman Islands are an archipelago in the northeastern Indian Ocean, approximately 130 kilometers southwest of Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady Region’s shores. The Andamans, along with the Nicobar Islands to their south, form a maritime barrier between the Bay of Bengal to the west and the Andaman Sea to the east. The majority of the islands are part of India’s Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, but the Coco Islands and Preparis Island are part of Myanmar’s Yangon Region. The Andamanese, a collection of indigenous people that includes a number of tribes like the Jarawa and Sentinelese, call the Andaman Islands home. While some of the islands can be visited with a permit, others are prohibited by law.