Hidden in the turquoise stretches of the Bay of Bengal a thousand kilometers from mainland India, the jungle-covered Andaman Islands sparkle like forest-green emeralds in the crown of the magnificent Indian Ocean. Ribbons of white sand slip into glass-clear waters backed with spectacular coral reefs. Tide pools teaming with crabs give way to mangroves full of mudskippers.
This is India’s version of the Galapagos. Fragile and fabulous, endangered and enchanting, the Andamans provoke visitors with profound questions of their own impact on nature’s surviving treasures.