Andaman Islands Itinerary

Part of the union territory of India, Andaman Islands is a group of 550 islands  located in the Bay of Bengal. The territory comprises 572 tropical islands (of which 36 are inhabited), with unique wildlife and lush forests, although the Nicobar Islands are off-limits to tourists.Port Blair being the capital is known for its historical significance during the Indian Independence.It is believed that the origin of the name Andaman is related to Hanuman, the monkey disciple of Lord Rama, the epic hero of the Ramayana.

Beautiful beaches, azure water, long stretched white sand, hilly regions dense forest add the topography of the Andaman Islands. It is a perfect location for many adventurous activities like Scuba diving, Snorkeling, Sea Walking and many other water sports. This is one of the rare tourist destinations in India in which one can enjoy the breathtaking views and secluded beach. Most of the islands are inhabited by tribes like North Andamanese, Jarawa, Onge.

More info on Andaman islands on HERE

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Places to Visit :

Here we share our 5-day Itinerary plan to get you started

Day 1: Kolkatta to Port Blair We took an early morning flight from Kolkatta and reached port Blair by 11:00 am, checked in at the hotel.Had our lunch and visited cellular Jain and Samudrika Museum.

Day 2 : Baratang Island + Limestone cave formation It was a full day trip to Baratang island.I could suggest instead of this you can opt  for  Jolly Bouy and Neil Island if you are more interested in island hopping and inclined to water sports.

Day 3 : Havelock + Radhangar Beach Reached Havelock Island by Makruzz from port Blair which took close to 2 hours. Spent the entire day lazing around the beautiful Radhanagar Beach and experiencing the beautiful sunset.

Day 4 : Elephant Beach + Port Blair Visited Elephant Beach did snorkelling and after having our lunch at Havelock island returned back to Port Blair

Day 5: Ross Island + North Bay Island Visited North Bay island in the morning which is good and a popular place for snorkelling,diving,sea walking, and other water sports activities and after lunch took a 30 minutes ferry ride to Ross Island. Will post the experience about each place in the upcoming posts soon. If your holiday is just about relaxation and spending time in nature’s lap then I could recommend proceeding straight to Havelock and explore other near by islands from Port Blair which are easily accessible by ferry and sea planes 🙂

Best Time To visit: The main tourist season in the Andaman is between November and mid-May with the absolute peak season being December to March. The months of June, July, August, and September are considered the rainy season. However, travellers at this time can get great off season prices and discounts at many hotels due to the low number of tourist influx.

How To reach : You can get direct flights from India from all metro cities like Mumbai,Chennai,Kolkatta etc

FYI:

  • Book your trip well in advance you might get quite cheap air fare
  • Book cruise travel from Port Blair to Havelock ( http://www.makruzz.com/site/)
  • No need to carry a lot of cash as there are lot of ATM’s all around the island
  • Book hotel accommodation well in advance from sites like Expedia,clear trip,MakeMyTrip etc
  • Carry Sun cream, mosquito repellent for Havelock (only required if you are travelling through’ forest or near Radhanagar beach after sun set)
  • Seafood rules on the Andaman Islands — Crabs, shrimp, lobster, and fish are available at almost all restaurants. However, do not expect sea food to be cheap here.
  • Basic medical kit.
  • Can easily rent bikes and explore the havelock island at a very nominal cost.
  • Do carry your swim wear, kaftans, cool shades, cap, camera, tripod and flip flops.

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    May 26, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Andaman Nicobar, a pristinely beautiful island is one of the seven union territories of India. It has been acknowledged as the most coveted destinations of India the beauty of which is still unspoiled and unexplored

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