An archipelago of more than 500 islands, The Andaman & Nicobar Islands are perhaps among the most exotic and remote destinations on the planet. While a part of India, this group of islands is geographically closer to Thailand, and boasts some of the best beaches in Asia. There is always a mysterious air associated with Andaman owing to its esoteric culture, aboriginal tribes, mangrove creeks, cool blue waters and legends from mythology that claim that this is the land of Hanuman. For adventure and water sports enthusiasts, Andaman has several treats in store. Snorkeling and Scuba Diving are extremely popular, and you will find some of the world’s best dive sites in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.