You’ve seen incredible pictures of the Emerald Isles and heard diverse stories from your friends, but are you truly prepared to experience Andaman just yet? Let’s try to make your visit as adventurous as possible, while also being comfortable and well-planned, so that your friends and family can savor the real beauty Andaman has to offer. There are a bunch of things you’ll need to know first before you’re on track to becoming a seasoned hand at isle-hopping in the Andamans.
Fly into Port Blair Airport. Our representative will meet and assist you at the Veer Savarkar Airport. Board the waiting vehicles, drive to your hotel, and check-in. The first half of the day is at leisure. Later in the afternoon visit Cellular jail followed by a light and sound show. The Cellular Jail has a pride of place in India’s freedom struggle. Many a stalwart was imprisoned here. Declared a national memorial, this three-story prison constructed by Britishers in 1906, is a pilgrimage destination for freedom fighters. This colossal edifice has mutely witnessed the most treacherous of inhumane atrocities borne by the convicts, who were mostly freedom fighters. The day draws to a gentle close with the Sound and Light Show at the historic Cellular Jail which gives you a vivid experience of its strong association with the freedom fighters and their struggle for independence. Overnight stay at respective Hotel/Resort at Port Blair.
After breakfast gets transferred to Phoenix Bay Harbor to catch a ferry to Havelock. The Island (often just called Havelock) is one of the most beautiful and largest islands of Ritchie’s Archipelago and is a placid heaven like no other. Situated 57 km northeast of the South Andamans with an area of 92 sq. Kms offers a breathe taking trail of nature expeditions. The island is primarily populated by Bengali settlers. This picturesque Island with beautiful sandy beaches and a lush green forest is also rated as the seventh most beautiful island in the world. It hosts ONE of the world’s most renowned beaches;
After breakfast, today early morning will proceed to Elephant Beach by motorized boat which is famous for Water Sports Activities at Havelock. The Trip to Elephants Beach is inclusive of Snorkeling for one occasion with equipment and a Guide. Overnight in the Hotel.
After buffet breakfast, check out from the hotel. Transfer to the Havelock jetty to board the ferry for Neil Island. Disembark at Neil and transfer to the hotel. Post lunch (on direct payment), proceed to visit Bharatpur beach, Laxmanpur beach and Howrah Bridge (depending on tide conditions). Return to the hotel in the evening. Enjoy your dinner and a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
The morning after breakfast you will transfer to the jetty for the ferry to Port Blair. We Check-in into our Hotels and have lunch (direct payment basis)
Port Blair City tour includes museums. Anthropological Museum displays tribal essentials and artifacts and Naval Marine Museum (Samudrika) gives a good retrospect of the history, shells, Coral marine life, geography, and archaeology of these islands.
Return check-in at the hotel & overnight at the hotel.
Today, after breakfast we will proceed for a full day cruising toward Ross Island, & North Bay (Coral Island). Ross Island: First we start the exhilarating journey (by boat) to Ross Island the erstwhile capital of Port Blair during the British regime, it now stands as an imposing relic, with the structure almost in debris. A small museum displays photographs and other antiques of the Britishers, relevant to these islands. North Bay (Coral Island): From Ross Island, we proceed for a joyful trip to North Bay island (Coral Island) offering exotic coral, colorful fishes, and underwater marine life.
This morning after breakfast you will transfer to Port Blair airport in time to board your flight. Depart Port Blair with fond memories of these mesmerizing Islands.
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, located in the southeast of the Indian mainland geographically, float in splendid isolation in the Bay of Bengal. Once a hill range extending from Myanmar to Indonesia, these picturesque undulating islands, islets numbering around 836, are covered with dense rain-fed, damp, and evergreen forests and endless varieties of exotic flora and fauna.
By Air and Ship
The Veer Savarkar Airport, an International Airport is located in the capital town of Port Blair, the gateway to Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Port Blair, is connected with Chennai, Kolkata, New Delhi, and Bangalore by air. Air India, Go Air, Indigo, Vistara & Spice Jet Airlines operate regular flights. Foreign chartered flights are also permitted to land at Port Blair subject to the fulfillment of guidelines of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
Regular passenger ship services are available to Port Blair from Chennai, Kolkata, and Visakhapatnam, and back. There are three to four sailings every month from Kolkata and Chennai to Port Blair and vice-versa. There is only one sailing for Visakhapatnam in a month. The voyage takes about 50 to 60 hours during fair weather.
No, Indian citizens do not require a passport to visit Andaman.
The Andaman Islands, like other parts of the Andaman Sea, enjoy a tropical climate throughout the year. The average minimum temperature is around 23°C and it seldom goes much above 30°C. Humidity is relatively high at about 70% to 90%, however, with a gentle breeze blowing most of the time it is still quite pleasant.
Regular Govt. and Private Ferries are plying between Port Blair and Middle and North Andaman up to Diglipur. Regular Transport services are also available through Andaman Trunk Road (ATR) from Govt. and Private sectors.
The Andaman Islands are open for Tourists all seasons. The best time to visit the Andaman Islands is from the month of October to May and Monsoon tourism will be from June to October.
Much famed as the best beach for scuba diving and snorkeling, Radhanagar Beach is one of the cleanest beaches in Asia, and hands down the best beach in Andaman. Radhanagar beach also bagged the prestigious blue flag certification in 2020. A Blue Flag beach is an eco-tourism model endeavoring to provide tourists or beachgoers with clean and hygienic bathing water, facilities, safe and healthy environment. Other notable beaches include 1. Lalaji Bay Beach (Long Island) 2. Laxmanpur Beach (Neil Island) 3. Butler Bay Beach (Hut Bay) 4. Twin Islands: Ross & Smith Islands 5. Aamkunj Beach (Middle Andaman)
You can shop for items like Spices, Timber Crafts, Jute Items, Shall Crafts, Virgin coconut oil, Nicobari Mat (Chataai) and Coconut Handicrafts on your shopping spree in Andaman.
Yes, Indian Rupee (INR) is the currency used in the Andaman Islands. There are several ATMs and Bank branches on inhabited islands, so withdrawing cash is not a problem
Lot of Adventure Water Sports Activities that one can do in Andaman. This includes snorkeling, scuba diving, sea walking, boat cruising, speed boating, Sea kart, Jet skiing, Parasailing, and many more.