ANDAMAN ISLANDS -3
4 Nights / 5 Days
Spend this holiday relaxing in the Andaman Islands - explore Port Blair surrounding beaches, islands, harbors, ports and coves. Easily one of the top tourist destinations in South Asia, the Andaman Islands are an archipelago paradise. Silky white sand beaches, turquoise water, coral reefs - swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving are the order of the day...after lazing around savoring seafood delicacies. The shortest of tours to the Andaman Islands will surely be as memorable as the longest one.
Itinerary Route: Rates And Accommodations - When To Visit - Entry Visa
Day 1: Port Blair Arrival
After hotel check-in, enjoy an afternoon Viper Island Harbor Cruise. Viper Island is the site of the jail where the British imprisoned convicts and political prisoners - the ruins of a gallows remains atop the hill. Along the way, visit seven different ports and enjoy the view of Port Blair from the water. In the evening, near the Phoenix Bay Jetty, attend the Cellular Jail Light & Sound Show - the saga of the heroic freedom struggle is brought alive giving a brief idea about the jail's activities and atrocities prior to Independence. Spend the evening as you wish.
Day 2: Port Blair - Excursion to Coral Island in North Bay
Snorkeling enthusiasts can take the opportunity to enjoy some of the most colorful coral reef in Asia in North Bay. Glass bottomed boats provide tours to view the wonders of the underwater life surrounding the island. On the return, visit Ross Island, the former residential and administrative center of the British during their rule of South East Asia. Destroyed in an earthquake, the ruins still make for an interesting stopover. The island, while ideal for swimming, is also a birdwatcher's paradise. In the evening, visit Corbyn's Cove Beach - a coconut-palm-fringed beach 7 km from the town - ideal for swimming, surfing and sunbathing.
Day 3: Port Blair City Tour
Sites to visit today may include:
Cellular Jail - which now serves as a symbol of colonial oppression
Mini Zoo - which houses some rare species of endemic birds and animals found in the Andaman
Chatham Saw Mill & Forest Museum - a storehouse of many varieties of timber such as Padauk, Gurjan, Marble and Satin Wood. The Museum offers a look at forest activities and displays beautiful decorative pieces made of local woods
Andaman Water Sport Complex - hosts a variety of water sports including paddle boats, row boats, glass-bottom boats, aqua glides, kayaks and water cycle. For the more adventurous, snorkelling and scuba diving.
Archaeological Museum - houses artifacts of the Andaman Negrito tribes and the Mongoloid tribes of Nicobar
Marine Museum (Samudrika) - houses a huge collection of corals, shells and about 350 species of marine life
Day 4: Trip to Wandoor Beach
Take a day's trip to Wandoor Beach, the gateway to the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. En route, stop off at Sippighat Agricultural Center, just outside of Port Blair, which performs R&D on agri-horticulture crops while also operating a Water Sports Complex near the beach offering a variety of water sports to enjoy. From Wandoor, catch a boat to Jolly Buoy Island or Red Skin Island - both ideal for viewing the lively coral reef from glass-bottomed boats. The beaches are ideal for swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing. Watch the sunset over Wandoor and return to Port Blair.
Day 5: Port Blair Departure
Check-out for departure.
Extend or Customize Your Tour: We would be happy to assist with additional travel and hotel arrangements. Changes to this tour can be added as an inclusive part of the package.
Extend or Customize Your Tour
We would be happy to assist with additional travel and hotel arrangements. Changes to this tour can be added as an inclusive part of the package.
Accommodation as per the package chosen
Arrival & Departure Transfers
All applicable Taxes
Full Day Tour & Sightseeing on all days (as per the Program below) by an exclusive Non-AC Car with chauffer cum guide
Water Activity Charges
Water Sports Complex Fees
WHEN TO VISIT
Mid-January thru Mid-May - temperatures remain steady in the low 80s, the seas are calm, the skies are blue - perfect conditions for snorkelling and diving. While not considered peak season, August thru November sees showers with some ocean turbulence - good diving can be enjoyed during this period as well.
ENTRY VISAS AND PERMITS - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
All foreign nationals require a Restricted Area Permit (RAP) over and above the Indian Visa to enter the Andaman Islands. The Indian Visa is to be obtained in your country of residence prior to arrival in India.
NOTE: ENTRY VISAS (RESTRICTED AREA PERMITS) ARE FREE AND ISSUED UPON ARRIVAL
Indian passport holders do not require a permit to visit and stay in the populated areas of Andaman Islands, including Havelock Island.
Non-Indian Passport Holders however require an Indian visa to visit the Andaman Islands.
The Restricted Area Permit (RAP) is easily obtained on arrival at Port Blair. The procedure usually takes 15 minutes, is free of cost and is available to all foreign nationals.
Should your Visa carry an "Entry to restricted areas NOT permitted" stamp, please contact the embassy to have the visa re-issued as you will not be allowed to enter the Andaman Islands.
Most foreigners arriving at Port Blair are given a 30 day permit. Closer to the time of expiry (about 3 days ahead) this permit can be extended by another 15 days. This extension can be done either at the police station on Havelock or at the Immigration Office in Port Blair, and you will need to show a confirmed return ticket (for journey within the next 15 days) in order to get this extension. Please note that it may not always be possible to get this extension in a few hours and you may need to stay overnight to obtain the extension if you are applying in Port Blair.
It is rare that tourists are given less than 30 days on the permit. However it does happen to a few and it is recommended that you check the expiry of the RAP when the official hands it to you just in case it has been given only for a few days.
Diplomats are usually not given the full 30 days and usually get between a week and 15 days.
If you plan to stay more than 15 days and want to avoid having to go back to Port Blair to get an extension, we recommend that you purchase a return ticket for that specific date prior to your arrival in Port Blair. Be sure to show this return ticket to the Immigration Officer right away at the Port Blair Airport even though he does not ask for it.
Showing the official that you indeed have a return flight booked for a specific date beyond the 15 day period will get you the 30 day permit. Currently it is not possible to get direct 45 day permit on arrival under any circumstances.
Foreigners holding a valid entry permit into the Andaman Islands are allowed to visit and stay at municipal areas of Port Blair, Havelock, Long Island, Neil Island, the Islands of South Andaman and Middle Andaman (excluding tribal reserved area – 5 km away from Constance bay to Luis Inlet bay – western coast tribal reserve), Baratang, Rangat, Mayabunder, Diglipur, North Passage Island, Little Andaman (excluding tribal reserve) and all islands in the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park except Boat Island, Hobday Island, Twins Islands, Tarmugli, Malay and Pluto Island. Tourists can also visit Jolly Buoy Island, S. Cinque Island, Redskin Island, Mount Harriet, Madhuban, Ross Island, Narcondam Island, Interview Island, Brother & Sister Islands and Barren Island during the day. (Visit to Barren Island is restricted on board the vessel with no landing ashore).
Tourists holding multiple entry Indian Tourist Visas (having visited and exited once) need to stay out of India for a minimum of 2 months or 60 days before re-entering the country. Should you leave India and return before this 60 day period you will not be allowed entry. Although a new rule, it has been put into effect and hence we advise you to ensure a minimum of 60 days between visits to India.
Endless accommodation options in Andaman and Nicobar Islands to cater all types of vacation budgets and tastes. From five-star to budget hotels from...
Endless accommodation options in Andaman and Nicobar Islands to cater all types of vacation budgets and tastes. From five-star to budget hotels from premium hotels to lodges and resorts, Andaman and Nicobar Islands offer plenty of hotels and beach side resorts for tourists. Please contact us to know more about unique accommodation and exclusive offers.
October to March - temperatures are warm during the day and cool at night. You can experience mild winter 15°C - 32°C (60°F - 90°F) April thru...
October to March - temperatures are warm during the day and cool at night. You can experience mild winter 15°C - 32°C (60°F - 90°F) April thru June (Summer) 25°C - 39°C (78°F - 102°F) April to May months become diver`s paradise and better to avoid traveling from June to September because of heavy rain and thunder storm.
Andaman ,being an island, can be reached in only two ways – By air or by sea.Flight: You have direct daily flights to Port...
Andaman ,being an island, can be reached in only two ways – By air or by sea.Flight: You have direct daily flights to Port Blair (capital of Andaman) from Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai. Some flights also fly from Bhuwaneshwar on certain days.
Ship: They sail from Chennai, Vizag & Kolkata. There are usually 3-4 sailings every month and the tentative sailing schedule can be found here. Ship voyage takes about 50-60 hours.
Seafood is the specialty of these islands. The restaurants displays their fresh catch of the day with varieties of fish, crabs, lobsters, prawns...
Seafood is the specialty of these islands. The restaurants displays their fresh catch of the day with varieties of fish, crabs, lobsters, prawns etc. so you can choose your own. Also North Indian, South Indian, vegetarian, continental, Chinese dishes are also easily available.
Cellular Jail, Ross Island, Scuba - snorkeling, the beaches. Plenty to keep you busy...or just kick back and relax at the shore.
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