Andaman Islands

Domestic >>  Andaman Islands

Port Blair, like most islands, has superb beaches, a fascinating marine life and ample opportunities for water sports, bird watching and fishing.

Its brilliant tropical flora, evergreen rain forests and mangrove swamps on the water’s edge present a delectable spectacle. The exotic island of Andaman is an experience that will long linger in your minds.

Sunbathe, swim, snorkel or scuba dive in the pristine clear blue waters witnessing the vibrant marine life and the coral world or go together for a deep sea fishing trip or just relax under palm clusters with the gentle sea breeze whispering romantic secrets in your ears.

Honeymoon in Andamans is filled with dreams, fantasies and romance.

Fact File
Location Bay of Bengal 92o to 94o East Longitude 6o to 14o North Latitude
Capital – Port Blair
Districts – 3 (Andamans, Nicobars & North and Middle Andaman)
Languages spoken Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, Nicobarese, English
Temperature Tropical and Humid. Humidity ranges between 70% and 90% with a gentle breeze blowing at all times. The weather is generally pleasant with a minimum temperature of 23°C and maximum 30°C.
Best Time of Visit Ideal Tourist Season October to May For Monsoon Holidays June to September
Rainfall – 3000 mms (May to mid-September & November to January)
By Air Port Blair is connected with Chennai and Calcutta. The journey time is approximately 2hrs.
History European exploration and settlement started in the Canberra area as early as the 1820s. There were four expeditions between 1820 and 1824 White settlement of the area probably dates from 1824, when a homestead or station was built on what is now the Acton peninsula by stockmen employed by Joshua John Moore. He formally purchased the site in 1826, and named the property “Canberry”.

The European population in the Canberra area continued to grow slowly throughout the 19th century. Among them was the Campbell family of “Duntroon” their imposing stone house is now the officers’ mess of the Royal Military College, Duntroon. The Campbells sponsored settlement by other farmer families to work their land, such as the Southwells of “Weetangera”. Other notable early settlers included the inter-related Murray and Gibbes families, who owned the Yarralumla estate—now the site of the official residence of the Governor-General of Australia—from the 1830s through to 1881.

The oldest surviving public building in the inner-city is the Anglican Church of St John the Baptist, in the suburb of Reid,which was consecrated in 1845. St John’s churchyard contains the earliest graves in the district. As the European presence increased, the indigenous population dwindled, mainly from disease such as smallpox and measles

By Sea Regular passenger ship services are available to Port Blair from Chennai, Calcutta and Vishakapatnam. There are three to four sailings in a month from Calcutta and Chennai to Port Blair. There is a single sailing from Vishakapatnam once a month.

  • Chennai – Port Blair : Journey time about 60hrs
  • Kolkatta – Port Blair : Journey time about 66hrs
  • Vishakapatnam – Port Blair: Journey time about 56hrs
Shopping The best place to spurge on shopping in Andamans is Port Blair. Port Blair is dotted with shops brimming with multi-hued corals and seashell keepsakes. While shopping in Andamans, the popular items that you should look for include,

  • Jewellery like earrings and bracelets made of shell.
  • Mother of pearl jewellery and other handcrafted items.
  • Palm mats, and Eye-catching lamp shades made of coconut shell.
  • A number of artifacts carved out of wood that includes, walking sticks, bowls, trays, ashtrays and furniture.
  • Handicrafts made of cane.
China – Tour Itinerary
Day 01 Arrive at Port Blair airport. Meet and Greet services at Airport. Transfer to hotel. Check in and after a little relax, proceed to Corbyn’s Cove beach for own activities. Afternoon proceed to Anthropological Museum which displays the tools, models habitats, art and handcrafts of the aboriginal tribes. Evening, Sound and Light Show at the historic Cellular Jail. Overnight stay in Port Blair.
Day 02 Port Blair – Ross Island – North bay Island (Coral Island) – Harbour Cruise (Viper Island) – Port Blair
After Breakfast., move for an exhilarating journey (by boat) to Northway island (Coral Island) offering exotic coral and marine life (view colorful corals in glass bottom boat and also have the facility of snorkeling) and then to Ross Island (Ross Island, the erstwhile capital of Port Blair during the British regime). In the evening proceed for harbour cruise by a boat includes a trip to Viper Island. Return to port Blair and overnight stay at Port Blair.
Day 03 Port Blair – Havelock Island – Port Blair
At early morning (0630hrs) with pack breakfast proceed for a full day tour of Havelock Island via ferry. On arrival proceed to Radhanagar Beach rated #7 among the finest beach in Asia. It is an ideal place for swimming, sea bathing and basking on the sun kissed beach, etc and afternoon proceed back to Port Blair (via ferry) and overnight stay at Port Blair.
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PORT BLAIR – RED SKIN/JOLLY BUOY – PORT BLAIR
At early morning (0800hrs) proceed for full day trip to Jolly Buoy island, is a part of Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Wandoor has a nice beach and offers spectacular view of corals, fishes and marine life. An island in Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, it offers a breath taking underwater view of coral and marine life. It is an ideal place for snorkeling, sea bathing and basking on the sun kissed beach.
Day 04 Port Blair – Mount Harriet – Chidyatapu – Port Blair
After breakfasts at 900hrs we precede for Mount Harriet, the highest peak in the South Andamans (365metres high). During British Raj this highest peak was established as the summer headquarters of the Chief Commissioner during, this place is an ideal for a nice and fascinating over view of the outer islands and the sea. Afternoon proceed for Chidiya Tapu is the southern most tip of South Andaman. The lush green mangroves, forest cover with numerous chirping birds and the Sylvan Sands and the breath-taking sunset.
Day 05 Port Blair City Tour
After breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing of the Port Blair City. Visit the Chatnam Saw Mill, Forest Museum, Mini Zoo, Samdudrika, Fisheries, Cellular Jail, and Science Center. Then Afternoon to Sagarika emporium (handicraft), Gandhi Park, Marina Park, Water Sports Complex, Airport Hill, mount view of Port Blair City/ surrounding and the local markets. Return to the hotel and overnight stay in Port Blair.
Day 06 Depart Port Blair
Drop at Airport with memories and terrific holidays at Andaman Islands.
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