Andaman

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Tourism (2018)

The drifting isles of exile and escapes

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Dec - Feb

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Andaman Tourism Guide (2018)

Andaman tourism is characterised by the exotic charm of islands, the scenic splendour of wildlife sanctuaries, the eternal silence of tropical rivers, and the oriental smell of spice shops.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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. Packages that take tourists to explore all Andaman and Nicobar Islands points of interest are the best ones to book. However, make sure to find out the best time to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands before going.

Shimmering blue waters, bright-coloured coral formations, desolate yet gorgeous islands, and pearly white beaches make Andaman and Nicobar a truly tropical holiday destination. All of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands destinations are places that are worth a visit, so make sure to buy a package that lets you explore completely. Shining like a gem in the The Bay of Bengal, the archipelago is situated more than 1,200 kilometres off the east coast of India. 

Port Blair Andaman

This tropical destination delivers what it promises to newlyweds on a honeymoon and families looking for a memorable holiday. 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 include Cellular Jail National Memorial, Ross Island, Rahiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex, and Viper Island.

Points of Interest in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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, Mount Harriet and Madhuban, North Bay Beach, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Diglipur, and Chidiya Tapu are notable attractions in Andaman.

Beaches in Andaman

Inviting stretches of sand such as Elephant Beach, Wandoor beach, Sitapur Beach, Laxmanpur Beach, Radhanagar Beach and Bharatpur Beach, thrilling water sports like snorkeling, scuba diving, sea walking, and banana boat rides as well as cruises to Port Blair, day trips to limestone caves in Baratang Island and Diglipur’s highest peak, and much more await for travellers in Andaman.

Scuba Diving in Andaman

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, 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.

Honeymoon places in Andaman

An Andaman Nicobar Honeymoon package is one of the most popular package for newlyweds. Make sure to explore nearby islands from Port Blair on a honeymoon in Andaman. The newlyweds can enjoy spa sessions, take evening walks on the beach after sunbathing, indulge in thrilling watersports, and shop for souvenirs in the local markets.

Shopping in Andaman

MG Road in Port Blair 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 the popular places to pick up souvenirs, handicrafts, beachwear, hats, jewelry, and paper mache products.


The best time to visit Andaman Islands is during the winter season, from November to March, as the weather stays pleasant. Tourism in Andaman is at its peak in winter as the weather makes it ideal for sightseeing tours and boat expeditions. Take along an Andaman Nicobar Map if looking to explore the place on your own. Take along an Andaman Nicobar Map if looking to explore the place on your own. The Andaman Islands have endless vistas of green and blue wherever the eye lands.

 

 

 

Travellers can also learn about craft and culture of native tribes. Most 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 with on your own or with your family and friends. If you’re looking for information on how to reach these islands, check out official Andaman and Nicobar tourism website. Best way to get around in the islands is taking a ferry ride to explore the hidden beauty of the Andamans. Pick from our Andaman and Nicobar Islands tourism packages that are customised for a honeymoon or a family holiday.

 

 

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By Air

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

total.

By Train

There are currently no trains available for Andaman.

By Road

Currently, it is not possible to travel to Andaman by road.

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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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