Andaman and Nicobar Islands are developing into a major tourism hub with exotic-looking beaches and pristine islands having equally exotic names, wonderful opportunities for adventure sports like snorkelling and sea-walking.
In Port Blair, the main places to visit are the Cellular Jail, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Andaman Water sports complex, Chatham Saw Mill, Mini Zoo, Corbyn's cove, Chidiya Tapu, Wandoor Beach, Forest Museum, Anthropological Museum, Fisheries Museum, Naval Museum (Samudrika), Ross Island and North Bay Island. Viper Island which was earlier visited is now kept closed by the administration. Other places include Havelock island famous for Radhanagar Beach, Neil Island for Scuba diving/snorkeling/sea walking, Cinque Island, Saddle peak, Mt Harriet and Mud Volcano. Diglipur, located at North Andaman is also getting popular in 2018 and many tourists have started visiting North Andaman as well. The southern group (Nicobar islands) is mostly inaccessible to tourists.
Casual, comfortable and light
Day 1: Arrival Port Blair - Visit Cellular Jail and Light & Sound Show(Monday closed)
Arrival at Port Blair in the afternoon and transfer to respective Hotel. After lunch visit the National Memorial-Cellular Jail, Designed especially for solitary confinement it earned the Islands the dreaded name of Kala Pani.The Cellular Jail has a pride of place in India’s freedom struggle. Many a stalwart were imprisoned here. Declared a national memorial, this three storey prison constructed by Britishers in 1906, is a pilgrimage destination for freedom fighters. This colossal edifice has mutely witnessed the most treacherous of inhumane atrocities borne by the convicts, who were mostly freedom fighters.
In the evening witness the enthralling Sound and Light Show at Cellular Jail - where the heroic saga of the Indian freedom struggle is brought alive. The Light and Sound Show provides you with a vivid experience of its strong association with the freedom fighters and their struggle for independence. Stay overnight at Port Blair.
Day 2: Portblair to Havelock Island - visit Radhanagar Beach
After breakfast and as per ferry timing transfer to Jetty to take the onward ferry to Havelock Island. On arrival at Havelock Island, our representative will receive and escort you to check-in to the respective hotel / resort. After checkin, proceed to the Radhanagar Beach, one of the most picturesque beaches on the Islands. The beach has also been ranked 07th among the beaches of Asia by the TIME magazine. Return to hotel / resort. Stay Overnight at Havelock Island.
Day 3: Havelock Island to Elephant Beach with Snorkelling
After breakfast proceed to Elephant beach in a sharing fiber speed boat, this beach offers snorkelers calm blue shallow waters and is the perfect spot for beginner snorkelers. It’s also a great place to just spend time lazing on the beach. The beach is very scenic with fallen trees and white sand giving the photographer some beautiful pictures to take back home. Stay Overnight in Havelock Island
Day 4: Havelock Island to Neil Island.
After an early breakfast and as per ferry timing proceed to the Jetty to take the Ferry to Neil Island. After check-in at hotel, proceed for sightseeing of this lush green Island is known for its plantations and tropical forests. The pristine white sandy beaches at Sitapur, Bharatpur and Lakshmanpur are worth a visit. The breath-taking view of sea and the lush green forests on the island rejuvenate the senses. Return to hotel. Overnight at Neil Island.
(Note: Neil island sightseeing / stay will be subject to sailing of Ferry’s availability)
Day 5: Neil Island to Port Blair
Morning at leisure. Later in the afternoon transfer to Havelock Jetty to take the return ferry to Port Blair as per ferry timing. Upon return from Havelock Island, transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay at respective Hotel / Resort at Port Blair.
Day 6: Port Blair to Ross Island and North Bay(Closed on Wednesday)
After Breakfast visit the Administrative Capital Prior to Independence from where the Britishers governed the entire A & N Islands-ROSS ISLAND, A destination for Nature Walk amidst friendly Deer’s & Peacocks. Smritika Museum, records the life of its political prisoners. Excursion to North Bay -Coral Island with Glass Bottom Ride & Snorkeling (optional at additional Cost) one can explore the Coral reefs underneath. Stay Overnight in Port Blair.
Day 7: Baratang Island day trip - Limestone caves (Closed on Monday & National Holidays – ETD at 0430 Hrs)
Early morning departure to Baratang Island (On sharing Basis) by road (110Kms) which holds the nature’s best treasures gifted to the Islands. Limestone caves is a must see point for nature lovers & leisure travellers alike. The Road journey from Port Blair to Baratang involves crossing through creeks and dense equatorial forest. This involves a creek journey in small boats. After getting down from the boat, trek through a small village to reach the caves. Return to Port Blair. Overnight in Port Blair.
Day 8: Port Blair - visit Wandoor Beach - Portblair Drop
After Breakfast proceed to Wandoor Beach, 30kms ride from Port Blair city through the Tsunami affected area, once used to be paddy land now fully covered with water resembles like a lake, one can have a glimpse of migrated wet land birds, now become an attraction for birds watchers. Drop at Airport. Return home with memories of a wonderful holiday.