The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, are a group of islands at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea. It is one of the seven union territories of India. The island population is an interesting mix of south Indian and Southeast Asian settlers.
Port Blair is the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Island. Serving as the entry point for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands,Port Blair is connected with mainland India by both air and sea. The most common language here is Bengali followed by Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. The town of Port Blair has a tropical Monsoon climate with rainfall throughout the year. You can enjoy shopping in Port Blair at the Aberdeen Bazaar which is the centre of the town. Most of the restaurants and hotels are around this area. Port Blair is that kind of idyllic town that attracts people from all parts of the world. It is a town where the waiters and restaurant owners will know their customers by name. You will have a lot of fun visiting this town and the larger island. Come and enjoy Andaman with us.
Things to do in Port Blair:-
- Sightseeing in Port Blair:- Cellular jail, Gandhi Park, Chidiya Tapu
- Resorts in Port blair:- Megapode Camping resort, Anugama resort, Palm Grove eco resort.
Havelock is a picturesque natural paradise with beautiful white sandy beaches, rich coral reefs and lush green forest. This island, with beautiful sandy beaches fringed with green canopy of the rain-fed forests beckons everyone to enjoy the frolic and fun at the azure sea. Radhanagar Beach on the western coast is one of the most popular beaches on Havelock.
Things to do in Havelock:-
Beaches near Havelock: Radhanagar beach, Elephant beach, Kaala Pathar Beach
Scuba diving & snorkelling: Blue Corals dive, Dive India, Doongi dives
Day 01: Arrival at Port Blair
Welcome to land of “Sun, Sea & Sand”. Upon arrival our representative will greet you at the Veer Savarkar International Airport. Drive to your hotel and check in. First half of the day is for leisure. Later proceed to the Cellular Jail, well known for its punishment of Kaala Paani. One can also view the history of our heroic freedom struggle which is brought alive in a moving Light & Sound Show at the Cellular Jail. Overnight stay at Port Blair Hotel/Resort.
Day 02: Port Blair – Neil Island
After breakfast, proceed to Port Blair Harbor to board cruise connecting to Neil Island. It’s a marvelous Island with plenty of marine life, an ideal location for eco-tourism. Neil Island is triangularly shaped with lust green surroundings of paddy fields, banana plantations and tropical trees. On arrival at Neil Island jetty transfer to hotel.
Later proceed for Neil Island sight-seeing and visit Bharatpur Beach which is a serene, calm and white sandy beach. It is well known for its coral reef which is undoubtedly beautiful in Andamans. Another attraction of this beach is the beautiful lush green vegetation and fishes. This is the only place in Neil Island where water sports are being conducted and therefore is ideally recommended for youngsters. The beach is popular for activities like coral watching and swimming. One can hire glass-bottom boats for viewing the corals under water.
Later visit Sitapur Beach which is a serene seafront with natural limestone formations situated at the tip of Neil Island. After that proceed for Laxmanpur Beach where there are two living natural corals formed just like a bridge. Laxmanpur Beach too is a beautiful and white sandy beach. The beach is a broad spur of white shell sand with shallow water and offers a good snorkeling option. Sunbathing and swimming are other preferrable activities. Enjoy the beautiful sunset. Evening is free to enjoy on your own. Overnight stay in Neil Island.
Day 03: Neil Island – Havelock Island
After early morning breakfast, proceed to Neil Island Harbor to board cruise connecting to Havelock Island On arrival at Havelock Jetty, Transfer to Hotel. After rest proceed to the Radhanagar Beach, one of the most picturesque beach on the Islands. The beach has also been ranked 07th among the beaches of Asia by the TIME magazine. Return to hotel / resort. Overnight at Havelock Island.
Day 04: Havelock Island – Port Blair
After breakfast enjoy the day at your own. (Guests have an option to go for Elephant Beach Tour at a supplement Cost, which is just 40 min by boat. This beach offers snorkelers calm blue shallow waters and is the perfect spot for beginner snorkelers. It’s also a great place to just spend time lazing on the beach. The beach is very scenic with fallen trees and white sand giving the photographer some beautiful pictures to take back home). Please do not forget to take snacks for the trip and lots of drinking water & changing dress for the day trip is advised. Afternoon proceed to Havelock Jetty to board cruise to Port Blair. Overnight stay at Port Blair Hotel/Resort.
Day 05: Port Blair – North Bay (Coral Island) – Ross Island – Port Blair
After breakfast, embark on a daylong double island cruise to Ross Island & North Bay Island. Ross Island, the erstwhile capital of Port Blair during the British regime,now stands as a ruin of the bygone days with the old structures almost in debris. North Bay (Coral Island) offers beautiful scenic view of open sea and provides lifetime experience of Snorkelling (Optional) and view of colourful rare corals and underwater marine life through glass bottom boats. Return back to Port Blair. Overnight stay at Port Blair Hotel/Resort.
Day 06: Port Blair – Wandoor Beach – Chidiyatapu – Port Blair
Early in the morning, proceed to the beautiful Wandoor Beach which is located 27 kms from Port Blair and is ideal for swimming and sun bathing. Later visit Chidiyatapu Island which is the southernmost tip of South Andaman Island. The lush green mangroves and forest provides shelter to numerous chirping birds and provides a perfect view during sunset. Later return back to Port Blair via Joggers Park which is situated at one of the highest point in Port Blair and provides panoramic view of the Port Blair Airport. Evening is free to explore on your own or shopping. Overnight stay at Port Blair Hotel/Resort.
Day 07: Departure from Port Blair
After breakfast we will drop you at Port Blair airport & return home with memories of a wonderful holiday.
How to reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands?
There are two ways to reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands.either fly down to Port Blair from Kolkata, Chennai or Delhi or take a ship from Chennai, Kolkata or Vizag.
What is the best time to holiday in the Andaman Islands?
The best time to holiday in Andaman Islands is during October to May.
What are the different activities one can do in Andaman?
Snorkeling,scuba diving,sea walk,boat cruise,speed boating, jet skiing and many more.
What are the must visit tourist attractions in the Andaman and Nicobar Island?
Andaman is well known for its immaculate beaches and islands like Havelock and Neil Island, but the Cellular Jail which is a national memorial is a famous tourist attraction.
Where can one shop in Andaman?
Some of the best shopping places are Sagarika Govt.Emporium, Aberdeen Bazaar, Queen Sea Shell Craft, Shopping Singapore.