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. It serves as the entry point for visiting 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. The Indian Navy, the Indian Coast Guard and Indian Air force have all set base in the town of Port Blair. 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. The main bus station is just west of the bazaar and the Port Blair Airport 4 Kms. to the south west.
Port Blair is the kind of idyllic towns that attract the rich. 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.
Day 1: Arrival at Port Blair
Arrival at Port Blair Airport & move to the hotel with our envoy. After lunch start the breathtaking trip to Corbyns Cove Beach, one of the most picturesque, coconut palm fringed beach, 7 kms away from Port Blair town, and to the Cellular Jail, a place of pilgrimage for all freedom loving people. One can also view the history of the heroic freedom struggle which is brought alive in a moving Light & Sound Show at the Cellular Jail. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2: Port Blair – Havelock Island
After breakfast, proceed to Portblair Harbour to take the onward ferry to Havelock Island (54 kms by sea from Port Blair). On arrival at Havelock Jetty, Transfer to Hotel. After rest proceed to the Radhanagar Beach, one of the most picturesque beaches 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 3: Havelock Island –Trip to Elephanta Beach
After breakfast enjoy tour to Elephant Beach, 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 or advised. Enjoy complementary Snorkelling Overnight stay at Hotel/Resort.
Day 4: Havelock to Port Blair
Entire Morning at leisure. After checking out from the Resort by 1000 hrs, leave your baggage at the Reception of the Resort and proceed to Kala Pathar by road. Get a glimpse of various Resorts & Dive centers enroute. Return back to your resort for lunch. Sail for Port Blair in the evening. Upon return from Havelock Island overnight stay at respective Hotel at Port Blair.
Day 5: Excursion North Bay (Coral Island), Ross Island & Back
After breakfast, embark on a daylong 02 island cruise (Ross Island & North Bay Island). Ross Island the erstwhile capital of Port Blair during the British regime and 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 6: Departure
After breakfast, drop 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 atrractions 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.