Discover the tropical and colonial charm of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
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Andaman Islands Tourism
Replete with scenic beaches and lagoons of crystal clear water, Andaman tourism offers serenity and adventure at the same time. Shining like a gem in the Bay of Bengal, this archipelago is situated more than 1,200 kilometres off the east coast of India. From the capital city of Port Blair to stunning beaches on Havelock Island, tourism in Andaman allows a diverse range of activities.
Shimmering blue waters, bright-coloured coral formations, desolate yet gorgeous islands, and pearly white beaches make Andaman and Nicobar islands a truly tropical holiday destination. All of the Andaman and Nicobar attractions are places that are worth a visit, so make sure to buy a package that lets you explore completely. From once detaining political prisoners exiled from the mainland of India to now hosting visitors purposely seeking joyful isolation, the islands of Andaman and Nicobar have transformed their identity on the tourist circuit. This tropical destination delivers what it promises to newlyweds and families looking for a memorable holiday.
Port Blair in Andaman
The capital city of Port Blair is the main point of entry, for both flights and ships, to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. There are several places to see in Port Blair including: Cellular Jail National Memorial, Ross Island, Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex, and Viper Island. Direct flights to Port Blair are available from major Indian cities such as Kolkata and Chennai.
Notoriously known as the Kala Pani, this colonial prison in Port Blair imprisoned a vast number of freedom fighters in the British Era. A total of seven wings, each having 3 stories, made up the entire complex. Today it has been turned into a national memorial and tourists can attend illuminating light and sound show at Cellular Jail.
Covered by palm and coconut trees, this island is located about 3 km from Port Blair. Tourists can experience its laid-back vibes, explore historical ruins, and spot a variety of animals. It is named after a British Caption who first explored the region.
Aside from the main city of Port Blair, travellers should board a ferry to Havelock Island and Neil Island. Both are known for some of the best beaches and water sports in Andaman. Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, North Bay Beach, and Chidiya Tapu are some of the notable attractions in Andaman.
Sea Walk in Andaman
North Bay Island and Elephant Beach are top places to enjoy this unique activity. Tourists can step on the ocean floor to explore the rich marine life of the Andaman Sea. Even non-swimmers can enjoy this experience by simply putting on a helmet to explore underwater world. People can spot colourful coral reefs and feed small fish on a sea walk.
While North Bay Island and Nemo Reef are popular for shore diving in Andaman, Corbyn’s Cove Beach and Neil Island are known for boat diving. Cost for scuba diving in Andaman begins from INR 3500 per session. From snorkeling at Elephant Beach and North Bay Beach to witnessing bioluminescence at Havelock Island, partaking in scuba diving, riding a banana boat at Port Blair, trying the glass bottom boat ride, parasailing at Havelock Island, traveling in a seaplane, swimming with elephants at Havelock Island, attending the Light & Sound Show at Cellular Jail, going on nature walks, trekking from Mount Harriet to Madhuban and island hopping, there are plenty of things to do in Andaman.
Opt for a tour with your beloved to this archipelago of stunning islands, and enjoy a honeymoon in Andaman and Nicobar islands. Make sure to explore nearby islands from Port Blair, and enjoy spa sessions. Choose to stroll through enticing beaches after sunbathing, indulge in thrilling watersports, and shop for souvenirs in the local markets.
Besides lazing on sun-drenched beaches, a tour to Andaman and Nicobar islands also helps to indulge the shopaholic in you. Visit MG Road in Port Blair, for it is the best spot for value-for-money shopping in Andaman. Aberdeen Bazaar, Government Emporium, Sagarika Emporium, and Queen Sea Shell Craft are some of other popular places to pick up souvenirs, handicrafts, beachwear, hats, jewelry, and paper mache products. So, when you hop on an excursion to this amazing destination, then take delight to shop from a range of exquisite products and splurge extravagantly to take back home some memories along.
Travellers can also learn about craft and culture of native tribes. Most of the areas in the Nicobar Islands are off-limits to foreigners as the isles are ecologically fragile. Besides this, there are also several activities you can indulge in on your own or with your family and friends. The best way to get around the islands is via taking a ferry ride to explore the hidden beauty of the Andamans.
How to reach Andaman
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If you are traveling by air, you can take a flight to the Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port
Blair. There are regular flights from Kolkata Airport and Chennai Airport to the Port Blair
international airport. The two major aircraft operators that offer flights to Andaman Islands
include Jet Airways and Air India. There are also regular flights via Air Sahara and Air Deccan
from Chennai and Delhi to the Andamans. A flight from Chennai and Kolkata will take roughly
around 2 hours. If you are traveling via flight from Mumbai and Delhi will take about 5 hours in
There are currently no trains available for Andaman.
Currently, it is not possible to travel to Andaman by road.
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FAQ's of Andaman
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The ideal duration depends on how many islands you want to cover in the Andaman. Anything from 4 nights to 9 nights can be considered the ideal duration for a blissfull vacation in the Andaman.
Mostly there is not much of a nightlife in the Andamans. Some hotels, resorts and bars here do offer a decent nightlife. even though it is a little sedate. However, during New Year's Eve and Christmas, all of Andaman is decked up in fairy lights and the atmosphere can only be defined as electrifying.
Andaman is famed across the world for offering some of the greatest seafood of the country. The must try dishes here include crabs, prawns, shrimps, lobsters and a huge range of fish. Vegetarian options are alsos available and are just as good.
Once awarded as the most beautiful beach in Asia, Radhanagar Beach is a definite must visit when here. The other beaches of Andaman are also beautiful and warrant a visit.
There are no religious restrictions as such in Andaman, but general societal niceties and etiquettes are to be followed, such as asking people, read native tribes, before taking their photographs.
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