The Andaman Islands form an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal between India, to the west, and Myanmar, to the north and east. Most are part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Union Territory of India, while a small number in the north of the archipelago, including the Coco Islands, belong to Myanmar. The Andaman Islands are home to the only known paleolithic people, the Sentinelese people, who have had no contact with any other people. The Andaman islands have been inhabited for several thousand years, at the very least. The earliest archaeological evidence yet documented goes back some 2,200 years; however, the indications from genetic, cultural and isolation studies suggests that the islands may have been inhabited as early as the Middle Paleolithic. The indigenous Andamanese people appear to have lived on the islands in substantial isolation from that time until the 18th century CE. Andamans are theorized to be a key stepping stone in a great coastal migration of humans from Africa via the Arabian peninsula, along the coastal regions of the Indian mainland and towards Southeast Asia, Japan and Oceania*
Type: Leisure Tour
Duration: 2 Nights at Port Blair + 2 Nights at Havelock
(2 Nights at Port Blair + 2 Nights at Havelock)
Day 1: Arrival + Ross Island + Light & Sound Show.
Arrival at Port Blair in the morning by flight and transfer to hotel, After lunch at 1400hrs visit Ross Island which is about 2 km east of Port Blair and can be reached by a short boat ride from Water Sports Complex. The island is controlled by the Indian navy, which requires every visitor to sign in on entering. Proceed back to your Hotel to freshen up and in the evening proceed to attend the enthralling Sound and Light Show at Cellular Jail - where the heroic saga of the Indian freedom struggle is brought alive.
Day 2: Port Blair – Havelock + Radhanagar beach.
Depart early morning via ferry from Port Blair – Havelock. The ferry takes 1.5 hrs to reach Havelock. On arrival proceed to selected hotel and in the evening proceed to Beach No 7* (Radhanagar Beach) rated as the ‘Best Beach in Asia’ by Time Magazine (N/Ac Car/ Jeep will be provided for pickup and drop, time spent 2-3 hours). Stay in Havelock overnight amongst sandy beach and lush green forest in a comfortable beach resort.
Day 3: Elephant Beach (Snorkelling)
Trip to Elephant Beach: Embark on the most memorable snorkelling trip, just 40 min by Boat this beach offers snorkelers calm blue shallow waters and is the perfect spot for beginner snorkelers. The boat goes right up to the beach and it’s so easy to slip on your gear and just start snorkelling. It’s also a great place to just spend the day lying on the beach and relaxing. The beach is very scenic with fallen trees and white sand giving the photographer some interesting shots. The reef here starts very close to shore at a depth of about 1 meter. The large reef is mostly made up of hard coral and has plenty of marine life. Note: Inclusive of snorkelling equipment and car pick up and drop to jetty. (The trip may be changed to light house or Aquarium subject to weather conditions and visibility)
Day 4: Havelock – Port Blair
Spend the morning at leisure. Return from Havelock Island in the afternoon and transfer to hotel in Port Blair.
(Please note that all hotels on Havelock have a early morning check out time and late checkout is provided at the discretion of the hotel management).
(Car will come at 0800 hrs and please ensure you are ready as the boat will leave at 0830 hrs and it is a further 10 min drive away to the boat)
Depart Port Blair with Fond memories of these mesmerizing Islands
What is included in the tour
- 2 nights stay at Port Blair at any of the mentioned Hotels.
- 2 nights stay at Havelock at any of the mentioned Hotels
- Welcome drink on arrival.
- Daily breakfast served in hotels.
- Return ferry ticket to Havelock on MAKRUZZ.
- Transfers and sightseeing at Port Blair by A/c Car
- Transfers at Havelock by Non A/c Car
- Snorkelling in Elephant Beach
- Entrance fees for monument charges
- All applicable Taxes.
Cost person on twin share on bases.
* Hotel Marine View / Similar at Port Blair
* El Dorado Beach Resort / Gold Star Beach Resort / Similar at Havelock Island.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Air / Ship Fare to and Fro Port Blair
- Camera fees
- Unspecified meals, Personal Expenses, Laundry
- Any extra sightseeing or extra excursions
- Personal Insurance
- Travel Insurance
How to get to here:
Port Blair is the Andaman’s major gateway which is well connected by air & sea while regular passenger ship services are available to Port Blair from the India’s major cities like Chennai, Kolkata and Visakhapatnam. The best way to reach these exotic islands is to take flight from New Delhi, Kolkata & Chennai. At present, the regular domestic flight services are available from all these India’s major cities mentioned above.
BY AIR Port Blair is connected with Chennai and Calcutta by air.
BY SEA Regular passenger ship services are available to Port Blair from Chennai, Calcutta and Visakhapatnam and back. The voyage takes about 50 to 60 hours.
Shipping services - As the Andaman & Nicobar Islands lies in the Bay of Bengal it is great experience to reach Andaman Islands by ship. There are regular passenger ship services for Port Blair from Chennai, Kolkata and Visakhapatnam. There are three to four trips every month from Calcutta and Chennai to Port Blair and vice-versa. Ships sail from Visakhapatnam once in a month. The voyage takes about three days and the ship normally berths at Port Blair for about two days. The journey time about of these respective places are mentioned below.
Kolkata – Port Blair: Journey time about 66 hrs (1,255kms)
Visakhapatnam – Port Blair: Journey time about 56 hrs (1,200kms)
Chennai – Port Blair: Journey time about 60hrs (1,190kms)
Bookings can be availed from:
13, Strand Road,
Kolkata 700 001 (INDIA)
Tel: +033-22482354 / 033 -22488013
Fax: +033-22482035 / 033 -22480377
"Jawahar Building" 17, Rajaji Salai
Chennai 600 001 (INDIA)
Tel: +044-25220841 / 044-25226873
From Mumbai travel to Chennai by Railways, then fly till Port Blair
Fly from Mumbai via Chennai to Port Blair