The picturesque Andaman and Nicobar Islands happen to be one of the seven union territories of India. These islands stretche over a length of more than 700 kms from North to South floating on the Bay of Bengal and consist of 572 islands out of which only 36 are inhabited. Some of the historical landmarks from pre-independence days like Cellular Jail (Kala Pani Jail), Viper Island, Hopetown, Ross Island and Mount Harriet are located on these islands. The capital of the islands is Port Blair which lies in South Andaman and falls under South Andaman District. Car Nicobar is the District Head quarter of Nicobar District. According to the 2011 Census, the total population of the islands is 3,79,944 and the literacy rate is 86.27%.p>When it comes to accommodation options, almost all the hotels are located at Port Blair.In the category of best hotels, <html><body><b>Hotel Sentinel</b></body></html> is a perfect pick. Located in the heart of Port Blair at Phoenix Bay, this luxurious boutique hotel is the ultimate place for honeymoon couples as well as leisure travellers. Overlooking the sea, another worth staying luxurious hotel is <html><body><b>Megapode Resort</b></body></html> that majorly attracts vacationers. In case of affordable hotels, <html><body><b>Blue Sea Hotel</b></body></html>, located close to the airport is a smart choice. For travelers, looking for lowest price hotels, Port Blair offers accommodations like Andaman Residency and Hotel Island Pride.