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Charming Andaman
Itinerary: 5 Days/4 Nights
Port Blair-Havelock

Day 1: Reach Port Blair
Pickup fromt Port Blair Airport and transfer to hotel.
After lunch, visit the Corbyn’s Cove Beach (9 km) – a coconut palm fringed beach, ideal for swimming, sun-basking & bathing.
Go for Port Blair (City Tour) – covering the famous Cellular Jail, Anthropological Museum, Fisheries (Marine) Museum, Naval Marine Museum (Samudrika), Andaman Water Sports Complex (for water & adventure sports like water-skiing, boats, water scooters, tube rides, etc.) and the Cottage Industries Emporium (Sagarika) – for shopping & souvenirs.
In the evening, attend the enthralling Sound and Light Show at Cellular Jail – where the heroic saga of the Indian freedom struggle is brought alive.
Overnight stay in Port Blair.

Day 2: Port Blair to Havelock
Early morning travel to Phoniex bay Harbour to take a private catamaran M V MAKRUZZ / Coastal Cruise which takes one and half hour journey for Havelock Island.
Checkin to resort.
Post Lunch start for sightseeing of places in and around Havelock.
Radhanagar Beach: After lunch vehicle will be in the resort to take you to the Radhanagar beach- Asia’s Best Beach and rated amongst world’s top ten beaches. Radhanagar Beach (Beach #7) is the most beautiful on the island and was rated as the best in Asia by Time in 2004. Avail the opportunity of wonderful swimming and great snorkelling facilities. Enjoy the fascinating sunset here.
Overnight in Havelock.

Day 3: Havelock to Port Blair
After Breakfast proceeds to Elephant Beach Embark on the most memorable snorkeling 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 snorkeling. It’s also a great place to just spend the time 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 metre. The large reef is mostly made up of hard coral and has plenty of marine life.
In the evening return from Havelock Island and transfer to hotel in Port Blair.
Overnight stay in Port Blair.

Day 4: North Bay-Ross-Viper Island
After breakfast visit Andaman Water Sports Complex from where ferry will starts for North Bay- to see coral reefs, exotic varieties of beautiful ornamental fishes and other marine life.
Optional Activities – Snorkelling, Glass bottom boat ride, Swimming, Trekking.
From North bay start for Ross Island – from where the Britisher’s governed the entire A&N islands, prior to India’s Independence. This island is an ideal destination for nature walk amidst sylvan surroundings with deers, peacocks, exotic birds, etc.
Then proceed for a leisurely cruise (Harbour Cruise) in a steamer along the Port Blair Harbour – which takes one to Viper Island. The gallows a top a hillock here is sight to watch.
Return to Port Blair.
Overnight stay in Port Blair.

Day 5: Depart from Port Blair
Drop at Airport for return  journey.

Romantic Andaman
Itinerary: 6 Days/5 Nights
Port Blair-Havelock

Day 1: Reach Port Blair
Pickup from Port Blair Airport in the morning by flight and transfer to hotel.
After lunch, visit the Corbyn’s Cove Beach (9 km) – a coconut palm fringed beach, ideal for swimming, sun-basking & bathing.
Go for Port Blair (City Tour) – covering the famous Cellular Jail, Anthropological Museum, Fisheries (Marine) Museum, Naval Marine Museum (Samudrika), Andaman Water Sports Complex (for water & adventure sports like water-skiing, boats, water scooters, tube rides, etc.) and the Cottage Industries Emporium (Sagarika) – for shopping & souvenirs.
In the evening, attend the enthralling Sound and Light Show at Cellular Jail – where the heroic saga of the Indian freedom struggle is brought alive.
Overnight stay in Port Blair.

Day 2: North Bay-Ross-Viper Island
After breakfast our company’s vehicle will be there in the Hotel to pick you up for Andaman Water Sports Complex.
Ferry starts here for North Bay- to see coral reefs, exotic varieties of beautiful ornamental fishes and other marine life.
Optional Activities – Snorkelling, Glass bottom boat ride, Swimming, Trekking.
From North bay start for Ross Island – from where the Britisher’s governed the entire A&N islands, prior to India’s Independence. This island is an ideal destination for nature walk amidst sylvan surroundings with deers, peacocks, exotic birds, etc.
Then proceed for a leisurely cruise (Harbour Cruise) in a steamer along the Port Blair Harbour – which takes one to Viper Island. The gallows a top a hillock here is sight to watch.
Overnight stay in Port Blair.

Day 3: Port Blair to Havelock
After breakfast at Hotel at Port Blair Or Packed Breakfast get ready  on  07:00-Early morning for Phoniex bay Harbour to take a private catamaran M V MAKRUZZ / GOVT FERRY which takes one and half hour journey for Havelock island. In Havelock Island our Company’s representatives will be there to meet you at the Harbour.
After lunch drive to the Radhanagar beach- Asia’s Best Beach and rated amongst world’s top ten beaches. Radhanagar Beach (Beach #7) is the most beautiful on the island and was rated as the best in Asia by Time in 2004.
Gorgeous, silky white sand backed by a forest that provides welcome shade looks out over turquoise water, some stretches with a sandy bottom good for swimming and some with excellent coral reefs that are great for snorkeling – a great combination indeed.
Sunsets here are often spectacular and it’s a popular time to be at the beach.
By evening return to beach resort.
Overnight in Havelock.

Day 4: Havelock to Port Blair
After breakfast Checkout from the Resort and proceed for Kalapather beach-it is also one of the well-known beach at Havelock & is considered to be one of the spectacular beaches, White sand of the beach, greenish and blue Sea as the back ground looks really inviting for a tourist and the scene is unique for a tourist as all sea does not look like this coloured.
After spending some memorable hours in this pristine beach,  proceed to Havelock harbour to take ferry for Port Blair. Reaches Port Blair by evening.
Overnight in Port Blair.

Day 5: Visit Red Skin/Jolly Bouy
After breakfast set out for Jolly Buoy island- famous for under water corals and the pristine clear beach. This place is one hour journey from Wandoor beach. Snorkeling and scuba diving are available here.
To reach Jolly buoy island we will pick you up for Wandoor beach. This is located in Mahatma Gandhi National Park. Wandoor beach is 30 Kms from Port Blair by road.
Overnight in Port Blair.

Day 6: Depart Port Blair
Post breakfast transfer to the airport to board the flight to your destination.

Exciting Andaman
Itinerary: 6 Days/5 Nights
Port Blair-Baratang-Havelock

Day 1: Reach Port Blair
Pickup from airport and transfer to hotel.
After lunch, visit the Corbyn’s Cove Beach – 9 kms from Port Blair – a coconut palm fringed beach, ideal for swimming, sun-basking & bathing + start for tour of places in & around Port Blair (City Tour) – covering the famous Cellular Jail, Anthropological Museum, Fisheries (Marine) Museum, Naval Marine Museum (Samudrika), Andaman Water Sports Complex (for water & adventure sports like water-skiing, boats, water scooters, tube rides, etc.) and the Cottage Industries Emporium (Sagarika) – for shopping & souvenirs. In the evening, attend the enthralling Sound and Light Show at Cellular Jail – where the heroic saga of the Indian freedom struggle is brought alive.
Overnight in Port Blair.

Day 2: Port Blair to Baratang
Early morning departure to Baratang Island (110Kms) by AC Cab which holds the nature’s best treasures gifted to the Islands limestone caves & the road journey from Port Blair to Baratang involves crossing through creeks and dense equatorial JARWAS RESERVE forest in a convey (Photography not allowed). From Baratang proceed to Limestone Caves by speed boat. These ancient caves are located about 30 minutes (by sea) away from Baratang jetty. A wonderful journey by boat to the limestone caves through the creek lined on either side by mangroves.
Overnight stay in Port Blair.

Day 3: North Bay-Ross-Viper Island
After breakfast our company’s vehicle will be there in the Hotel to pick you up for Andaman Water Sports Complex from where ferry will starts for North Bay- to see coral reefs, exotic varieties of beautiful ornamental fishes and other marine life. Optional Activities – Snorkelling, Glass bottom boat ride, Swimming, Trekking. From North bay start for Ross Island – from where the Britisher’s governed the entire A&N islands, prior to India’s Independence. This island is an ideal destination for nature walk amidst sylvan surroundings with deers, peacocks, exotic birds, etc. Then proceed for a leisurely cruise (Harbour Cruise) in a steamer along the Port Blair Harbour – which takes one to Viper Island. The gallows a top a hillock here is sight to watch.
Overnight in Port Blair.

Day 4: Port Blair to Havelock
Morning around 8:00 Hrs departure by inter-island ferry to Havelock Island (57 kms by sea from Port Blair) by Luxury Catamaran Ferry + Visit to Radhanagar Beach(Declared as Best Beach in Country) at Havelock Island , in evening Visit to Kalaphathar Beach at Havelock.
Stay overnight in Havelock.

Day 5: Havelock to Port Blair
After Breakfast proceeds 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 time 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 metre. The large reef is mostly made up of hard coral and has plenty of marine life. Evening Return from Havelock Island in the afternoon.
Overnight in Port Blair.

Day 6: Depart Port Blair
After breakfast transfer to the airport to board the flight to your destination.

Glimpse of Andaman
Itinerary: 7 Days/6 Nights
Port Blair-Baratang-Havelock

Day 1: Reach Port Blair
Pickup from Port Blair in the morning & transfer to hotel.
After lunch, visit the Corbyn’s Cove Beach – 9 kms from Port Blair – a coconut palm fringed beach, ideal for swimming, sun-basking & bathing + start for tour of places in & around Port Blair (City Tour) – covering the famous Cellular Jail, Anthropological Museum, Fisheries (Marine) Museum, Naval Marine Museum (Samudrika), Andaman Water Sports Complex (for water & adventure sports like water-skiing, boats, water scooters, tube rides, etc.) and the Cottage Industries Emporium (Sagarika) – for shopping & souvenirs. In the evening, attend the enthralling Sound and Light Show at Cellular Jail – where the heroic saga of the Indian freedom struggle is brought alive.
Overnight in Port Blair.

Day 2: North Bay-Ross Island-Viper Island
After breakfastpick you up for Andaman Water Sports Complex from where ferry will starts for North Bay- to see coral reefs, exotic varieties of beautiful ornamental fishes and other marine life. Optional Activities – Snorkelling, Glass bottom boat ride, Swimming, Trekking. From North bay start for Ross Island – from where the Britisher’s governed the entire A&N islands, prior to India’s Independence. This island is an ideal destination for nature walk amidst sylvan surroundings with deers, peacocks, exotic birds, etc. Then proceed for a leisurely cruise (Harbour Cruise) in a steamer along the Port Blair Harbour – which takes one to Viper Island. The gallows a top a hillock here is sight to watch.
Overnight stay in Port Blair.

Day 3: Port Blair to Havelock Island
Morning around 8:00 Hrs departure by inter-island ferry to Havelock Island (57 kms by sea from Port Blair) by Luxury Catamaran Ferry + Visit to Radhanagar Beach(Declared as Best Beach in Country) at Havelock Island , in evening Visit to Kalaphathar Beach at Havelock + Stay overnight amongst sandy beach and lush green forest in a comfortable beach resort.
Overnight in Havlock Island.

Day 4: Havlock to Elephant Beach
After breakfast Pick up from the Resort and proceed  To Elephant Beach (Snorkelling Trip) After breakfast Proceeds to Elephant Beach Embark on the most memorable snorkelling trip, just40 min by Boat this beach offers snorkelers calm blue shallow water sand 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 time 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 metre. The large reef is mostly made up of hard coral and has plenty of marine life + Stay overnight amongst sandy beach and lush green forest in a comfortable beach resort at Havelock Island.
Kalapather beach-it is also one of the well-known beach at Havelock & is considered to be one of the spectacular beaches, White sand of the beach, greenish and blue Sea as the back ground looks really inviting for a tourist and the scene is unique for a tourist as all sea does not look like this coloured.
Overnight in Port Blair.

Day 5: In Port Blair (ChidiyaTapu)
After lunch, visit ChidiyaTapu – about 31 km’s from Port Blair – generally known as the “Bird Island” covered with lush green mangroves and beautiful beach with breath-taking sunset – all of which creates a mesmerizing environment. Overnight stay in Port Blair.

Day 6: VIsit Baratang/Jolly Bouy
Early morning departure to Baratang Island (110Kms) which holds the nature’s best treasures gifted to the Islands limestone caves & the road journey from Port Blair to Baratang involves crossing through creeks and dense equatorial JARWAS RESERVE forest in a convey (Photography not allowed). From Baratang proceed to Limestone Caves by speed boat. These ancient caves are located about 30 minutes (by sea) away from Baratang jetty. A wonderful journey by boat to the limestone caves through the creek lined on either side by mangroves. Overnight stay in Port Blair.
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After Break Fast proceeds to Wandoor By Car then transfer by Ferry to visit The mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park Full Day excursion (Please Note – Jolly bouy Visit is subject to weather Condition one can visit Either Jolly Bout or Red Skin Island).

Day 7: Depart Port Blair
After breakfast transfer to the airport to board the flight to your destination.

Perfect Andaman
Itinerary: 7 Days/6 Nights
Port Blair-Havelock-Neil

Day 1: Arrival at Port Blair
Upon arrival at Port Blair Airport drive to your hotel and check in.
First half of the day is at leisure. Later visit Cellular Jail and at 6.00pm view the Light & Sound show. Overnight stay at Port Blair Hotel/Resort.

Day 2: Day trip to North Bay & Ross Island
Start after breakfast for a full-day Excursion to North Bay (Coral Island)- to see coral reefs, exotic varieties of beautiful ornamental fishes and other marine life. Optional Activities – Snorkelling, Swimming, Trekking + visit Ross Island – from where the Britishers’ governed the entire A&N islands, prior to India’s Independence. These islands are an ideal destination for nature walk amidst sylvan surroundings with deer’s, peacocks, exotic birds, etc.
Overnight stay at Port Blair.

Day 3: Port Blair to Havelock Island
Early morning with packed breakfast at 6.00 am, proceed to Port Blair Harbour to board cruise connecting to Havelock Island. Havelock Island with Beautiful sandy beaches fringed by green canopy of rainforest, Havelock Island beckons everyone to enjoy the fun of azure blue sea.
On arrival at Havelock Jetty, Transfer to Hotel, Later proceed to world famous Radhanagar Beach. Later Back to hotel.
Overnight stay at Havelock Hotel/Resort.

Day 4: Havelock to Elephant Beach
After breakfast, proceed to Elephants Beach, Reroute if interested you can go for snorkelling. Elephant beach offers beautiful white sand beach along with an amazing coral reef which starts at a depth of less than a metre. This beach is a great place for lying on the beach and relaxes. The scenic beach with fallen trees and white sand gives the photographer some interesting shots. The large reef is mostly made of hard coral with plenty of marine life. After spending luxurious time in this pristine beach then proceed to Havelock harbour to take a ferry for Port Blair and reaches Port Blair by evening. Transferred to the Hotel / Resort in Port Blair.
Overnight in Port Blair.

Day 5: Neil Island Tour
After breakfast departure by inter-island ferry to Neil Island. Post lunch proceed to Neil Island tour that is much less commercialized. Visit to Sitapur Beach, Bharatpur beach, Laxmanpur beach, Natural Bridge.
Overnight stay at Neil Island.

Day 6: Neil Island to Port Blair
After breakfast check out from the Resort & proceeds to Port Blair by Morning ferry and Check in at port Blair Hotel. In the evening, visit Cottage industry emporium sagarika to buy souvenirs of Andaman.
Overnight stay at Port Blair.

Day 7: Depart Port Blair
Depart Port Blair.

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Andaman

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, located in the east of the Indian mainland geographically, float in splendid isolation in the Bay of Bengal. Once a hill range extending from Myanmar to Indonesia, these picturesque undulating islands, islets numbering around 572, are covered with dense rain-fed, damp and evergreen forests and endless varieties of exotic flora and fauna. Most of these islands (about 550) are in the Andaman Group, 28 of which are inhabited. The smaller Nicobars, comprise some 22 main islands (10 inhabited). The Andaman and Nicobars are separated by the Ten Degree Channel which is 150 Kms. wide.

These islands also boast of freedom fighting days’ historically significant landmarks viz. Cellular Jail, Ross Island, Viper Island, Hopetown and Mount Harriet. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been declared as two of the 218 endemic bird area of the world. As many as 270 species and sub-species of birds have been reported existing in these islands, 106 of them being endemic. The Andaman Wood Pigeon, Andaman Padauk and Dugong are declared as State Bird, State Tree and State Animal respectively. There are about 96 Wildlife Sanctuaries, nine National Parks and one Biosphere Reserve in the islands. These islands are blessed with the bounties of both south-west and north-east monsoons.

Tourist Destinations

Port Blair

Port Blair is the largest town and a municipal council in Andaman district in the Andaman Islands and the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a union territory of India. It lies on the east coast of South Andaman Island and is the main entry point to the islands.

Port Blair is the headquarters for the Indian district of South Andaman, and the local administrative sub-division, which is also called Port Blair. It is home to several museums and a major base for the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard and Indian Airforce. It is also the headquarters of the Tri Services Command. Port Blair is famous for the historic Cellular Jail and other small islands which were once home to British colonists.

Havelock Island

This easy accessible island is most popular for its beaches, laid back vibe and great scuba diving. Being most visited island the Government is promoting Havelock for Eco-friendly tourism development. The coral reef here is still intact it makes snorkeling a great pleasure.

The gorgeous, silky white Radhanagar Beach is the most beautiful on the island and was rated as the best in Asia by Time in 2004. The place is good for swimming with some excellent coral reefs. An ideal place for snorkeling.

Elephant Beach is very popular with Indian tourists. The shoreline here was largely swept away by the 2004 tsunami. However the coral you can see here is probably the best on the island. The beach is on the north of the Radhanagar beach.

Baratang Island

Baratang is renowned for Limestone caves,Active Mud Volcano, Tothatekri, Baludera Beach & Roglachang Beach etc. Drive from Port Blair to Baratang through dense green forest is a fascinating. It is the must-see Island for nature lovers visiting Andaman Islands.

Ross Island

Ross Island, Port Blair was the seat of the British Administration. This Island was once the capital for the most of Andaman Islands from 1858 until an earthquake in 1941. Important ruins include a church, swimming pool and a Chief Commissioner’s residence. A small museum of Indian Navy, SAMUDRIKA, has a good collection of old records.

The Japanese converted the site into POW camp, and built war installations, remnants of which can still be seen. It now lies deserted, and the few signs of its colonial glory, such as the Chief Commissioner’s house and the Presbyterian church, are dilapidated and overgrown. The area is now under the control of Indian Navy.

Viper Island

Viper Island was the old jail were the Britishers used to harbor convicts. The place is close to Port Blair. It has ruins of gallows on a small hill. After the construction of cellular jail this establishment became abandoned.

Jolly Buoy & Red skin Island

Jolly Buoy is the best place to watch underwater coral and marine life. Red Skin Island is also ideal for coral viewing and for catching an occasional glimpse of dolphins. Both these islands are renowned for sea bathing and basking.

Jolly Buoy is a No Plastic Zone. In Jolly Buoy Island nothing is available. Visitors are supposed to carry all items required for them like, food, water etc.

Neil Island

This beautiful island is known as the Kitchen garden of Andaman Islands. The Neil Island with lush green forest and sandy beaches offers an ideal holiday in an Eco-friendly surrounding. Take a 2/3 days trip to Neil Islands.

Natural Bridge is a small strip of land that connects the mainland to a small (3*3) island of sorts (not worth it but the rockpools around this at low tide are worth checking out).

Sitapur Beach is remarkable for Snorkeling plus a small cave to check out. Lots of shells around if you are a shell collector. Lovely sunrise. Serene Beach. Good for a swim.

Little Andaman Islands

Little Andaman is located at the southern end of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands opposite the Great Andaman Island This beach site offers the beautiful beach at Butler Bay, a waterfall and plantations of oil palms. As the area is the residence of the Onge Tribes entry to the tribal area is restricted.

A major part of Little Andaman was affected badly by the Tsunami in the year 2004. The island is still recovering from the loss.

Mayabunder

Situated in the northern part of Middle Andaman, it has excellent it has excellent oceanic beauty and good beaches. The beaches have a mangroove ecosystem which not only appeals the eco-friendly tourists but also attracts the general eye. Inhabited by the settlers from Burma, the area near East Pakistan and exconvicts, Mayabunder has a distinct culture. Mayabunder is Headquarters of North Andaman, a must visit spot.

The best beaches of Mayabunder are Avis Island which is a 30 minute boat ride from Mayabunder. Karmatang which is 13 kms away from Mayabunder. Known for turtle nesting ground.

Diglipur

Diglipur is situated further North of Mayabunder, it provides a rare experience of sea, sun and fun for Eco-friendly tourists. Rich in flora and fauna, is famous for rice, oranges and marine life. Bird lovers may experience a good variety of exotic birds. Ross and Smith is beautiful sandy beach which are two seperate Islands during High tide but become one during low tide (connected by a sand bar). Kalpong, the only river of Andaman flows here, on which the first hydroelectric project of the islands was installed. A must visit Island for Nature lovers and Adventure seekers.