A group of about 600 islands in the Bay of Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands are known for their scenic beaches, dense forests and adventurous water sports.
Located in the Bay of Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands is an archipelago consisting of about 600 islands out of which only around 36 islands are inhabited. The archipelago is divided into two groups of islands - the Andaman Islands and the Nicobar Islands. Of these, only 9 islands in the Andaman Islands group are open for tourists. In earlier times, the islands were referred to as Kalapani for their notorious penal settlement. Pristine beaches, gorgeous corals, fascinating marine life, adventurous water sports and the remain of Stone Age culture draw multitudes of tourists to these islands every year. These islands are covered with lush forests and endless varieties of exotic flora and fauna. Incredible corals and marine life, crystal clear water and mangrove-lined creeks lure travellers to these picturesque islands. while the sandy beaches form as nesting homes to turtles, animals such as spotted deer, wild boar, gecko, crab-eating macaque and python can be spotted in the 86% area still covered by dense forests.
Day 1- Arrive at Port Blair, visit the Cellular Jail and then attend Sound and Light show.
Day 2- Visit Havelock Island, spend time at the beach and participate in adventure sports.
Day 3- Visit Radhanagar Beach, participate in Snorkeling.
Day 4- Cruise to Port Blair.
Day 5- Port Blair three island cruise.
Perfect Beach Holiday
Andamans have the most exotic beaches. These are Wandoor beach, Elephant Beach, Sitapur Beach, Bharatpur Beach, Laxmanpur Beach and Radhanagar Beach. Each of these beaches offers a peaceful ambience that would make you want to spend days here. These beaches also give the opportunity of trying out a number of water sports such as Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Sea Walk etc.
Relive the Independence Struggle at the Cellular Jail
Once a brutal prison, it has now been converted into a museum that depicts the entire struggle behind Indian Independence. This place is a must visit for everyone - Indian or not. The journey of Indian Independence will fill your heart with patriotism. Here, you must definitely check out Freedom Fighters Photo and Exhibition Gallery, Library on Freedom Movement, Old Photographs Gallery and an eternal flame of Freedom-Swatantrya Jyot erected in memory of all freedom fighters and martyrs.
Restaurants and Local Food in Andaman & Nicobar
The cuisine Of Andaman is like the island itself-tropical, exotic and refreshing. The sea that is all around has a defining effect on the island's culture, livelihood and cuisine. There is little here, in which you will not find traces of the sea. The food here, hence, is dominated by seafood preparations and you don?t want to miss the fish delicacies here. Other than seafood too, the staple diet is essentially non-vegetarian.
However, as the island is becoming an increasingly popular tourist spot, the resorts and other eating places will give you options of Indian, Chinese and a few more cuisines.
Also, the fruits here are popular and refreshing. You can find Mangoes, Bananas, Pineapples, Guava and more. One can also sip in the truly refreshing and tropical coconut water here.
Once you arrive at Port Blair, hop on the provided car and head to the hotel. Finish your check-in and rest at the hotel upon arrival. Later, visit the enthralling Sound and Light Show about the Indian freedom struggle at the Cellular Jail. The struggle and fight of the freedom fighters are enacted in this show.
After the show, get back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
In the morning, you set out for the most beautiful destination of the Andaman Islands, the Havelock Island, which is the best island in India. Depart in a ferry from Port Blair to the Havelock Island.
Once you reach Havelock Island, check-in and relax at the designated beachside resort. Later, you head straight for one of the best beaches of Asia, the Radhanagar Beach. Explore this beautiful white sand beach before returning to the hotel to turn in for the night.
Check out from the hotel and board on a premium cruise to Neil Island. When you reach the island, head to the respective resort. Rest in the designated resort for a while before proceeding to see the Bharatpur Beach, the Sitapur Beach and the Laxmanpur beach. The natural coral bridge is a must see from where you can witness the mesmerizing sunset.
Note: You will have to check out from the hotel/resort before the trip starts. Your luggage shall be safely kept in a kiosk. Your luggage will be picked up later by our representative before you board the ferry to return to the other island. The Ferry Timing from Havelock Island to Port Blair is around 10:00 AM.
In the morning, we return to board a ferry to Port Blair. Upon arrival, proceed to the hotel for check-in and take rest after that. Later in the evening, go for a shopping tour to purchase gifts for friends and family if you wish to. Return to the hotel to turn in for the night.
Begin your day with a sightseeing of the Andaman Islands that includes the Saw Mill, one of the oldest saw-mills in Asia, the Anthropological Museum, showcasing the tools, pictures and the history of the tribes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the Fisheries Museum that hosts varieties of fish of the Andaman Islands. Take a break at this point and refresh yourself with some great food. Visit the famous Cellular Jail after that.
Later in the evening, if you want, take a shopping tour and get yourself coral artifacts or purchase gifts for your friends and family. Later, return to the hotel for an overnight stay.