How to reach Andaman
Discover the tropical and colonial charm of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
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How to reach Andaman
Explore the scenic beaches, dense forests and pristine islands of Andaman and Nicobar and have a fun and mesmerizing time. Relax on the glistening beaches like Elephant Beach, Wandoor beach, Bharatpur Beach, Sitapur Beach, Radhanagar Beach and Laxmanpur Beach.
These beaches are also perfect for watersports like snorkelling, scuba diving and sea walking where you can get that adrenaline rush and have an enjoyable holiday. The best time to visit Andaman is during the winter season from November to March and the weather generally stays cool and pleasant.
For those planning a trip here and wondering how to reach Andaman, you should read on to find out more. There are only two ways to get to these islands: by air and by sea as they are situated off the Southern coast of India.
For those who are wondering how to reach Andaman by sea, you can travel by three to four ships every month that all leave from Kolkata, Vizag and Chennai. There are at present 2 ships - MV Swarajdweep and MV Nancowry- from Chennai and the MV Akbar and MV Nicobar from Kolkata. You can also travel by ferry to Andaman from both Kolkata and Chennai and Kolkata ports and the best ferry service in this regard is the MV Harshavardan. Ships generally take about 3-4 days to reach the Port Blair deck.
There are several permits required to enter the Andaman islands for both foreigners and Indians. If you are a foreign national, you can stay in the Andaman and Nicobar islands for 30 days. If you want to extend it by another 15 days, you will have to take permission to stay from the immigration authorities. In addition, you can also get permits from Foreigner’s Registration Offices at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Calcutta and Indian Missions Overseas as well as the immigration authorities at the airports at Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Calcutta.
You can get a permit for night halt at Middle Andaman Island, Little Andaman Island (except tribal reserve), South Andaman Island, Neil Island, Long Island, Havelock Island, Baratang, Diglipur, North Passage and islands in the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park (excluding islands – Twin, Boat Hobday, Malay, Pluto and Tarmugli).
You can get a permit for day halt at Ross Island, South Cinque Island, Narcondum Island, Brother Island, Interview Island, Barren Island and Sister Island.
If you are an Indian national, you will need not any permit to visit the Andaman islands. However, you will need a permit to visit Nicobar Islands and other tribal areas. You can apply on a prescribed form and address it to the Deputy Commissioner, Andaman District, Port Blair.
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.
|By Air||By Road||By Train||By Sea|
|New Delhi to Andaman||4.55 hours||-||-||-|
|Mumbai to Andaman||5.15 hours||-||-||-|
|Kolkata to Andaman||2.15 hours||-||-||-|
|Bangalore to Andaman||5.0 hours||-||-||-|
|Pune to Andaman||8.3 hours||-||-||-|
|Chennai to Andaman||3.0 hours||-||-||-|
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Lavnesh's 8 days trip to AndamanLack of knowledge about the hotel's room. If you ask for the difference they don't know. I did the full payment almost 2 weeks earlier from my trip date and asked for hotel and cruise tickets. But they didn't give me until the last date of the trip.
Tarun's 6 days trip to AndamanIt's pleasure to visit a beautiful place "Andaman" with your partner and we are glad we choose Jubilant Travel as our guider, Miss Anita..as a guider, as a supporter ..she has delivered her best and we got the best. Thank you Miss Anita for choosing wonderful hotels for us & special thanx for your extraordinary support, as your were available on phone calls/message every time to suggest us where to eat , where to go for best shopping etc!! The itinerary which you suggested was appropriate & the experience we had in Havelock & Neil island was amazing, wonderful sunset view @ Laxmanpur beach (Neail -island) We had best experience at Elephanta beach for water sports activity , people in Andaman have very co-operative nature ..we went there via speed boat..again a nice experience.. MAKRUZZ GOLD, wonderful view..and a great experience. ..!!
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Rathi's 6 days trip to AndamanEverything was good Except the hotel at havelock.it was the worst there was no proper ac and shower. And they charged me 1500 extra for flower decoration at hotel.
Aakash's 6 days trip to AndamanCab drivers in port Blair was not updo the mark Havelock sland co coordinator was to much supportive. We enjoyed there a lot...as well as we enjoyed at Neil island. But coordinator was not that much supportive
Pratik's 7 days trip to AndamanYour agent Shalu Saxena did not receive a single call of us, when were at port blair jetty when no cab was there for pick up and local coordinator was not receiving call. Later we called severely time to her but she never answered call. Very poor service...
Satendra's 6 days trip to AndamanThe whole package given by travel triangle was excellent. I have enjoyed alot. All hotels and arrangements was very good.
Kumar's 5 days trip to AndamanTrip was good but not as expected bcoz after arivel at airport we gone to hotel zambnb at 10 am but there was no arrangements, Room was very bad and smelting badly and geyser was not working we have wait for two hours and staff told us that electrician is coming but at last after 2 hour they give us another room which was comparatively good. And trip was also not managed properly we can spent almost 3 days at Havelock and not visit Neil island, we have plenty of time at Havelock but Ascot travel advisor not advised us as they should be. Havelock is very good place and we have enjoyed scuba dive which is the best part of this trip I have never experienced
Prathdotdj's 5 days trip to AndamanMy Parents enjoyed the service provided by Travel triangle for 5 days.
Rajkishorprasad's 5 days trip to AndamanIt's was amazing Scuba diving and radhanagar beach
Ekbote's 7 days trip to AndamanJourney was really good rather u can say awsome bt the hotels that has been booked was not so good.
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FAQ's of Andaman
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Good time to visit Andaman is between October and May which constitutes summer and winter season in Andaman which is ideal for sightseeing and water sports activities.
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