Island Tourism Festival is an annual cultural event organized for the promotion of tourism and entertainment for islanders.
The main event is being held in Port Blair. A part of festival are also organized in other places like Wimberlygunj, Wandoor, Neil, Havelock, Rangat, Mayabunder, Diglipur, Hut Bay, Car Nicobar, Kamorta, Campbell Bay etc.
The ten-day festival is held annually from 5th January at ITF ground Port Blair.
The highlight of the festival at ITF ground is the exhibition depicting strides made by the Island Administration in various spheres and sale of general merchandise, food stalls, and stalls of interest to tourists, Floating Restaurant etc.
The main focal point, however, is the performance of mainland artists especially reputed music bands, Bollywood singers, dancers, performers etc.
Inaugurated by Lt. Governor Jagdish Mukhi at ITF Ground on 5th Jan, the 10 day mega event will see performances by the cultural troupes from mainland India to help the Islanders renew their cultural ties with mainland.
The cultural troupes from mainland as well as the Isles will also perform in outer Islands apart from South Andaman.
An International Cultural Group from Kazakhstan will also perform in this event. The other attractions of this event will be the food courts, fun games and handicrafts etc. Water sports competitions like Nicobari Hodi race are organized.