ISLAND TOURISM FESTIVAL
(Months : December - January) This fortnight long festival organized by the Andaman & Nicobar Administration every year during the months of December - January, is the main festival of the islands. The festival comprises an exhibition, cultural programmes, competitions, etc. Government agencies and private entrepreneurs from the islands and mainland India also attend the exhibition organized during the festival.
The exhibition highlights the developmental aspects of these islands. Cultural troupes and artistes of national and international fame are invited to perform during the festival apart from performances by the talents of the islands including tribals. The festival projects the image of the islands as an eco friendly tourist destination.
(Month: January ) Subhash mela is organised in Havelock Island every year on the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Its a week long festival filled with cultural programmes.
(Month : January) Vivekananda Mela is organised at Neil Island to celebrate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
(Months : January/February) Held at Diglipur, this festival highlights the developments that have taken place in the rural areas and displays the typical rural life of these islands.