#ATOZCHALLENGE DAY 12: L for Lesser Known Facts

Hello friends, just when you were getting to know about the beautiful Andaman and Nicobar Islands, I thought of giving you some more information that might interest you. 

So here i am , presenting you the LESSER KNOWN FACTS of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Have fun reading about it 🙂 

The widely spoken language in the islands is not Andamanese or Nicobarese, it is Bengali followed by Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. Hindi is majorly spoken in the capital Port Blair but rest of the islands like Havelock, Neil, Diglipur etc locally speak Bengali due to their large number of residents being from Bengal and Bangladesh settlers. 

Commercial fishing is banned in the islands. The only export of sea food that happens is authorized by the island’s administration. 

The 20 rupee note which is a currency in India depicts the scene from Andaman and Nicobar Island’s North Bay. Many tourist make a point to capture this exact click as a memory.  

During World War II , Andaman and Nicobar Islands were the only part of India to come under the Japanese occupation. 

These islands received the first sunrise of the millennium, year 2000 in the Katchal Islands. Many scientists and researches had gathered to capture the first rays of the millennium.

The extremely narrow limestone Alfred Caves are home to Swiftlet birds that make edible nests here. The Baratang islands is famous for the natural limestone caves which is a rare phenomenon and very few places in India are known to have this.

Baratang is also the only place in India with mud volcanoes.
Yes you read it right, just like lava these volcanoes erupt mud from the volcano hole.

“Jal Hans” , is India’s first commercial seaplane that was launched in the Islands and not the seaplanes of Mumbai.  

An aerial view of the damaged coast of Indira Point, India’s southern most point, 600 km (about 375 miles) south of Port Blair, in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago March 1, 2005. 

India’s southernmost point, the Indira Point, subsided by 4.25 metres during the 2004 Tsunami. 

North Sentinel Island is home to one of the most isolated paleolithic tribes of the world. They refrain from any human contact unlike the other tribes of the island Jarawa, Onge, Shompen. Their have been instances where in aerial images of the tribes shooting spear at them. They are thought to be directly descended from the first human populations to emerge from Africa, and have probably lived in the Andaman Islands for up to 60,000 years.

There you go, some facts about the islands. Happy friday 🙂 and yeah its New Year’s for many of Indian States like Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Punjab etc. So happy new year to all of you 🙂 It’s Vishu for me ❤  

Happy blogging!!! Live.Love.Laugh ❤ ❤ ❤ 

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