State: Andaman and Nicobar Islands (AN) Statehood: 01 November 1956 10319 Views
South Andaman is one of the main islands in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago, located in the Bay of Bengal, off the east coast of India. It is the southernmost part of the Andaman group and is the largest island in the Andaman district. South Andaman is known for its natural beauty, rich biodiversity, and cultural diversity.
The island is home to the capital city of Port Blair, which is the gateway to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Port Blair is a bustling city that serves as the administrative, commercial, and cultural center of the archipelago. It is also a popular tourist destination, offering a range of attractions such as historical monuments, museums, and beaches. One of the main attractions in South Andaman is the Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani. This colonial-era prison was used by the British to incarcerate Indian freedom fighters during the struggle for independence. The jail is now a national monument and serves as a museum that showcases the history of the Indian freedom movement.