The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are the island allied territory of India. The population is 356 thousand people in 2001. The area is 8249 km ². The capital and largest city is Port Blair. The territory is located in the south-eastern part of the Bengal gulf of the Indian Ocean. For many centuries, the inaccessible Andaman and Nicobar islands were surrounded by a halo of mystery. Their exotic landscapes amaze with their bright colors. These islands can be called emeralds of the Bay of Bengal. Dense forests, covering the islands and an amazing variety of exotic flowers and birds create a poetic and romantic atmosphere. "The white beaches bordering the coast are covered with palm trees that swing in the rhythm of the ocean. The silence is filled with the fight of native drums, colorful fish dissecting crystal clear water.” This combination of beauty and exotics creates a wonderful romantic atmosphere.