"Blue Emerald & You"- Andaman Package at Best Price

Destination : 3 Nights Port Blair + 2 Nights Havelock + 1 Night Neil Island

Duration : 6 Nights / 7 Days

Must see attractions in Andaman : Cellular Jail, Havelock Island, Radhanagar beach, Elephanta beach, Bharatpur and Laxman beach, Ross Island and water sports activities, Baren Islands, Light and Sound Show.

North Andaman : Baratang, Diglipur, Rangat, Mayabunder.

Best time to visit : The tourist season falls between November and mid-May and the peak season is between December- March. Monsoon season is between June and September. One should always expect light rains even during other seasons since its a tropical island.
Feb and March are considered the best for water sports due to low tides and better visibility.

Arrival and departure airport : Port Blair Airport

About

The Andaman Islands are an Indian archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. These roughly 300 islands are known for their palm-lined, white-sand beaches, mangroves and tropical rainforests. Coral reefs supporting marine life such as sharks and rays make for popular diving and snorkeling sites. Indigenous Andaman Islanders inhabit the more remote islands, many of which are off limits to visitors

Havelock Island (new official name: Swaraj Dweep), the most popular island among tourists, is located about 70 km north of the capital city, Port Blair.Swaraj Dweep (Havelock Island) has white sandy beaches, blue waters, and some of the best diving in the continent. Havelock(Swaraj) has well-justified fame for being a wonderland for travellers. Laze around on its secluded beaches, or explore its dense and serene mangroves; swim among exotic corals while you indulge in scuba diving or go out there and explore the wilderness on long jungle treks - Havelock has it all!

Thanks to the pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters, Havelock is the most visited island in the Andamans.

Has the best infrastructure for Scuba Diving to ensure everyone gets the best experience.

A relaxing atmosphere with a relaxed vibe is what the island has to offer. Cafes, resorts (both bamboo huts and luxury hotels), and dive centers line the beaches.

A wide range of activities like Snorkeling,Diving,water sports,Game fishing, jungle trekking and kayaking are available here

Around 1.5-2 hours away from Port Blair (by boat).

Best for all budgets. One can opt for small beach huts which cost around INR 1000 per night to luxury cottages and villas that range from INR 9,000 to 25,000 per night. Mid-budget accommodations are also available which range between INR 3000-5000

Neil Island is one of India's Andaman Islands, in the Bay of Bengal. Bharatpur Beach has coral reefs teeming with tropical fish. Laxmanpur Beach is known for its sunset views. Howrah Bridge is a natural rock formation accessible at low tide. Near the island's wharf is Neil Kendra village, with a curving, sandy bay dotted with boats. Off the southeast coast, the tiny Sir Hugh Rose Island is a sanctuary for turtles.

It is best known for its unparalleled biodiversity and unexplored span of dense tropical forests and greenery complemented by white sand beaches and rich coral reefs. Currently known as the Shaheed Dweep, this is a small island that spans over an area of 13.7 Sq. KM. only, most of which is covered with forest.

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HOTEL IN PORTBLAIR & HAVELOCK ISLAND

HOTEL - 4 STAR

Port Blair :Peerless/Silver Spring/ Similar

Hotel Peerless
Hotel Peerless
Silver Spring

Havelock :Sandy Waves/Symphony Palm/ Similar

Symphony Palm
Symphony Palm
Symphony Palm

Neil Island :Silver Sand/Summer Sand/ Similar

Hotel Marine View
hotel-shreesh, Andaman
Hotel Marine, Andaman

HOTEL - 3 STAR

Port Blair : GKM Grand Hotel/Runway Inn/ Similar

Hotel Marine View
hotel-shreesh, Andaman
Hotel Marine, Andaman

Havelock : Virgin Beach Resort/Havelock Holiday Beach Resort/ Similar

Havelock Holiday Beach Resort
Havelock Holiday Beach Resort
Havelock Holiday Beach Resort

Neil Island : Reef Valley/CS Empire/Tango Beach Resort/Similar

Silver Spring Resort
Silver Spring Resort, Andaman
Silver Spring Resort, Andaman


DIFFERENT DISTANCES Andaman TRIP

OriginDestinationDistances in KM
Port Blair Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep) 3 h 13 min (69.4 km)
Port Blair Neil Island (Shahid Dweep) 42.4 km
Port Blair Ross Island (Netaji Island)7 km
Port Blair Radhanagar Beach3 h 17 min (72.0 km)
Port Blair Baratang2 h 37 min (101.3 km)
Port Blair Elephant Beach3 h 13 min (69.8 km)
Port Blair Kalapather Beach3 h 10 min (67.5 km)

FLIGHT DETAILS EX: KOLKATA

FLT NOFROMDEP TIMETOARR TIME
G81101CCU1535IXZ1745
SG820IXZ0930CCU1155

Note:

Airfare subject to availability

15kg of check in + 7 kg of cabin baggage per person (Go Air+Spicejet)

FLIGHT DETAILS EX: BANGALORE

FLT NOFROMDEP TIMETOARR TIME
G8802BLR1210IXZ1445
6E738IXZ1415BLR1655

Note:

Airfare subject to availability

15kg of check in + 7 kg of cabin baggage per person ( Go Air + Indigo )

FLIGHT DETAILS EX: BOMBAY

FLT NOFROMDEP TIMETOARR TIME
G8305BOM0550IXZ1020
6E730IXZ1400BOM1830

Note:

Airfare subject to availability

15kg of check in + 7 kg of cabin baggage per person (Go Air+Indigo)

FLIGHT DETAILS EX: DELHI

FLT NOFROMDEP TIMETOARR TIME
AI485DEL0530IXZ0905
6E640IXZ1200DEL1545

Note:

Airfare subject to availability

15kg of check in + 7 kg of cabin baggage per person ( Air India + Indigo )

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Day 5 : NEIL ISLAND - INTER ISLAND FERRY TO PORT BLAIR [CELLULAR JAIL, LIGHT AND SOUND SHOW AND CORBYN'S CAVE]

Have your breakfast and check out from the hotel, keep your luggage in the hotel lobby then we will proceed to visit Sitapur Beach in the morning to witness the beautiful sunrise.
Sitapur Beach: is another beautiful beach in Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep). This beach is located 5 km to the South and is at the tip of this island. Sitapur beach is popular for its iconic sunrise that will stun you as it is primarily famous for sunrise. High tides are a common sight at the Sitapur beach since the beach is exposed to the open sea. This serene and clean beach will amaze you its charm, the shade of the skies changing from orange to lilac is a gorgeous sight that you should not miss. You can take a dip or two on the beach but the currents are wild and the tides might get high anytime so it is advisable to avoid swimming at this beach. Jump out of your beds early in the morning and take a walk at this beach and enjoy the beauty of the sun as it rises and the color tones of skies as it reflects on the water below. It is a great place for you to introspect and unwind yourself amid nature.
Then return back to your hotel, collect your luggage and then we will move towards the Harbor to board a ferry which will take you to Port Blair Island. At the harbor our representative will receive you and will escort you to your hotel.
Later, proceed for Corbyn's Cove Beach: The Corbyn's Cove, is a serene and unspoiled soft sandy beach, set in picturesque background of lush green coconut palms and pleasant blue sea. The main attractions of this beach are the inviting water sports. The Corbyn's Cove beach, situated 8 kms from the City center is the closest Beach from the city. This coconut- palm fringed beach, is ideal for swimming and sunbathing.
Cellular Jail: This historic building was built in the 19th century to look like a wheel with seven spokes. Today only three wings of the seven remain. It took 10 years to complete. It is called 'Cellular' because it is "Cells beyond Cells".
Light & Sound Show : At the National Memorial 'Cellular Jail' you can attend the Sound & Light Show where the heroic saga of the Indian Freedom Struggle is brought alive by the means of light and sound at the jail premises, presented in English and Hindi, which takes you back to the British Era. Overnight Stay at Port Blair.

Andaman  Package Tour in Summer

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MUST TO KNOW ?? TRAVEL FAQS

1. Do I need a passport/visa to go to Andaman?

For Indians:No passport/visa/permission is required. They can stay in permitted areas for as long as they want.

For Foreigners:A passport is required with an Indian Visa to enter India. This is also applicable to foreigners entering Andaman and Nicobar Islands directly from a charter/private yachts. Additionally, a Restricted Area Permit (RAP) is also required which can be availed on arrival to Port Blair from the Immigration counter at the airport or, embarkation of ships at the sea-port. RAP is issued for a 30 day visit to the islands, and is extendable up to 15 more days. Tickets can be rescheduled in Port Blair itself from the respective airline offices.

2. What is a RAP?

Under the Foreigners (Restricted) Areas Order, 1963, the entire union territory of Andaman and Nicobar has been declared as a 'restricted area'. Every foreigner, except a citizen of Bhutan, who desires to enter and stay in a Protected or Restricted Area, is required to obtain a special permit from a competent authority, known as RAP or Restricted area permit.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.
It has recently been brought to our notice that some Indian Visas issued carry a stamp that reads "Entry to restricted areas NOT permitted". Should your Visa carry such a stamp, please contact the embassy and have the visa re-issued as you will not be allowed to enter the Andaman Islands.

3. How do I extend my visa in Andaman ?

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 the 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.

4. Where are the Andaman and Nicobar Islands?

Andaman & Nicobar Islands are a group of 572 islands located in the Bay of Bengal. It is around 1000 miles away from the Indian subcontinent down South-East.

5. How do I get to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands?

Two ways - either take a flight to Port Blair from Kolkata, Chennai or Delhi or take a ship to Port Blair from Chennai, Kolkata or Vizag.

6. How long does it take to reach Andaman?

A flight from Kolkata/Chennai takes two hours, while the one from Delhi takes about five hours. Ships take as long as 50 hours (3-4 days roughly).

7. What is the best time to holiday in the Andaman Islands?

We believe holidaying in Andaman and Nicobar Islands can be done throughout the year - in summers/monsoon (no winter season there). However, tourist inflow is maximum during October to May.

8. Can I visit any island of my choice?

There are only 32 inhabited islands in a total of 572 islands. Tourists are permitted only in a list of islands. You can see the list here.

9. It is an Indian territory. So do I use Indian Currency?

Yes. Indian Rupee is used in the Andaman Islands. You can exchange currency at the airport, from the banks or currency dealers. Also, you can withdraw Indian Rupees from the ATMs there.

10. Is is safe/secure to travel to Andaman and Nicobar Islands?

The quantum of tourist inflow to the islands is a testimony of how safe tourists feel in the islands. These islands are one of the safest places to live/travel in the country.

11. Will I find vegetarian food in Andaman?

Andaman is not known for its vegetarian cuisine but with the inflow of tourists, vegetarian food has become easily available. So YES, if you are a vegetarian travelling to the island, you need not worry. In fact, there are a few vegetarian restaurants we recommend. You can see one of the most famous vegetarian restaurants in Port Blair here.

12. Can I make international calls and access the internet?

International dialing is available from most major hotels and ISTD booths in the markets. To make an international call, dial 00 followed by the Country Code followed by the Area Code followed by the Phone Number. Services tend to be reliable. Internet is available, though not as widely as in many other tourist areas and the connection is reputed to be very slow, but there is hope that things will improve in the next season. Roaming mobile signal is available in Port Blair but may be erratic on other islands. If you are planning to buy a new SIM card, we suggest you opt for BSNL as it has the best connectivity on the islands.

13. What type of behaviour & etiquette can I expect from the locals on the main Islands?

The Andaman Islands is a very relaxed place so the rules are simple as well. Act with respect and decorum, dress appropriately (especially away from the beach), and as anywhere, always ask permission before taking photographs of the local population. A beach destination does not mean that the locals are used to seeing women in revealing A beach destination does not mean that the locals are used to seeing women in revealing swimwear. Please be sensitive to the traditions of the locals and cover up when in areas where locals are present like jetty areas and village markets. Having said that, we would like to stress that the Andamans is a remote place and although the people are casual, one should not expect the kind of comfort or the level of service that is expected of a hotel/resortin mainland India.

14. What is the electricity supply in the Andaman Islands?

All of India has standard 220 Volts with sockets mixed between 3 round pins. While some sockets also take the two round pin plugs, to avoid confusion or disappointment, we suggest guests bring at least one travel adapter.

15.What is the religious stance in the Andamans?

India has a very mixed religious history and a reputation for religious tolerance. Hinduism is by far the most popular religion in the islands followed by Christianity and then Islam. Other religions that make up the total include Sikhism and Buddhism. Even in the Andaman Islands, there is quite a large mix, and while the Hindu festivals are the most celebrated ones, around Christmas time you will see small processions with Santa Claus' and followers.

16. What should I carry?

The usual personal effects along with clothes. Make sure you have personal accessories suited to the appropriate voltage. It is 220V in India. Carry prescriptions of medications and spectacles. Make sure you have the International drivers license if you wish to drive. Carry enough local currency equivalent to $100 worth at all times to pay for local services. Make sure your documents including cash, passport and credit cards and tickets are secure and keep a copy with you at all times.

17. How should I carry money?

Preferably carry travellers cheques and cash in Indian currency up to $100 at all times to pay for local services. Credit cards such as MasterCard, Visa, Amex are also widely accepted in Andaman.

18. Are credit cards safe and useful to carry ?

Yes. Using credit cards to withdraw cash is available at quite a few places in Andaman.

19. What is the position regarding use of drugs in Andaman?

Drugs are absolutely illegal in Andaman with severe penalties if caught in possession of even minute quantities.

20. What time zone do the Andaman Islands lie in?

The whole of India falls under the same time zone so the local time is GMT + 5A½ hours throughout the country, all year round. The Andamans are much closer to Thailand than India which means life in the the island happens a little bit earlier in the day, to make use of the day light hours.

21. Is there a postal service?

Indian postal services, in general, have a very good reputation, domestically and internationally. However, in the Andaman Islands, the postal service is not reliable and there have been many instances of parcels and letters not reaching their destination. Hence, it is advised to use postal services on mainland India rather than the postal services on the Island.

22. What can I do in Port Blair?

Port Blair is the capital city of Andaman and is of immense historical importance. There are many sights that are to be seen here and most do not require you to hire a guide. You can view a list of the places here (do in Port Blair). The ones we recommend have been marked.

23. Is there any nightlife in Andaman?

Although many hotels in Port Blair and other developed Islands have hotels and resorts that offer a bar, the night life concept has not really caught on in these islands. You will not encounter loud music, disco lights or parties here on a regular basis. Nights are usually quiet and most people get to bed soon to wake early and make maximum use of the day light hours. An exception however is during Christmas and New Year on popular tourist islands like Havelock and Neil where you will find parties going late into the night, loud music and a lot of dancing.

24. Is imported alcohol available on the Islands?

Although alcohol is available on the islands, availability of imported alcohol is extremely limited. Except for a few IMFL (Indian Made Foreign Liquor) bottles, the alcohol availability is restricted to mostly Indian brands. Black Label, Black & White, Bacardi, Smirnoff and Kingfisher beer are some of the brands that are available easily.

25. How expensive are meals in Andaman?

The price of a meal depends entirely on where you eat and what you order. A nice quaint restaurant will cost you between Rs.300 to Rs.500 per person depending on what is ordered. Eating at the local village market will be much cheaper and most islands have a number of small eateries run by locals that work out easy on the pocket. Sea food is more expensive in the Andamans compared to the mainland due to heavy demand and less supply.

26. What do I do in case of a medical emergency?

Most Islands have a Primary Health Centre (PHC); However, services here can be limited and poor. It is advisable to go to the nearest PHC first for immediate assistance and as soon as possible, move to the G.B Pant hospital in Port Blair which is better equipped. However at this hospital too, the treatment facilities are not what can be expected in mainland India and for any condition that could be serious, life threatening or needing special care, it is advised to fly to mainland India.

27. Are there any dangerous animals in the Andamans?

As such there are no dangerous predatory animals in the forests of Andaman. So do not come here expecting to see tigers or lions. The forests here are inhabited by animals like wild boar, spotted deer, civet catas well as numerous species of birds and butterflies. The vast forest canopy provides home to many different species of reptiles as well. Snakes both poisonous and harmless can be seen in the Andamans. Monitor lizards too inhabit these islands and the mangrove creeks provide shelter to 'salties' or salt water crocodiles. Tourists are advised to pay attention to sign boards posted on beaches as well as watch their step if walking through dense jungle or mangrove areas.

28. What is the food like on the Andamans?

Due to proximity to sea, seafood rules Andaman cuisine. Crabs, lobsters, fish, shrimps, and prawns are most eaten seafood on Andamans. However, the food here is decently priced, and not as cheap as expected on an island.

29. Are there endangered tribes in the Andamans and can tourists meet them?

The indigenous tribes are distinguished in two groups: the Onge, Sentinelese, Jarawa and Andamanese of Negroid descent living on the Andaman Islands and the Shompen and Nicobarese of Mongoloid descent living in the Nicobar Islands. Most of the tribes are on the verge of extinction. This sad destiny will most likely hit the Andamanese tribe first since their numbers in some cases are as low as thirty. However, it is strictly prohibited, and against the law as well, to enter the tribal reserves, meet or photograph the tribals. One should refrain from disturbing the peaceful haven of these tribes. Respect the tribes and adhere to the law.

30. Can anyone find Vegetarian Food on Andaman Island?

Yes, very sure. One can definitely give order of vegetarian food of his/her choice in almost any restaurant in Andaman. Some of the famous restaurants for serving vegetarian foods are Annapurna (Port Blair), IcySpicy (Port Blair), Full Moon Cafe (Havelock), Anju Coco (Havelock) etc.

31. Climate in Andaman ??

The Andaman Islands have pleasant climate throughout the year. The Islands experience monsoon twice a year- mid May to Sept. and Nov.to Jan. Therefore, one can visit these Islands in any season.

32. Festivals in Andaman?

As Bengalis make most of the population of Andaman therefore,the most celebrated festival is the 'Durga Pooja'. However,as Andaman has been home to people of all religion therefore festivals like Diwali,Christmas,Eid ,New Year etc.are also celebrated

33. Where is Andaman situated?

Andaman & Nicobar Islands are a group of 572 islands located in the Bay of Bengal. It is around 1600 km away from the Indian subcontinent down South-East.

34. Is Cellular Jail open on all days?

The Cellular Jail is open from Tuesday to Sunday but is closed on Mondays.

35. Must visit beaches of Andaman

At the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, one would a whole host of irresistibly beautiful beaches but the Radhanagar Beach is one of the most famous and rightly so. Once awarded as the most beautiful beach in Asia, one should definitely grab the chance to visit this heavenly beach.

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