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Travel to Andaman Nicobar

Palm leaves dancing in the mild breeze, powder white beaches, the sound of waves violation on a coral reef, lush, green rain forests and cheeping rare birds-this is what the Andaman and Nicobar Islands basically are. An archipelago of islands, islets and rocks, this Union Territory of India is home-grown to some of the oldest tribes in India. Though facilities for trekking, diving and snorkeling are available here, the best way to enjoy a tour to these islands is simply relax by the sea – a choice that we, the reliable Indian Tour Operators ensure for you.

Tourist Attractions in Andaman Nicobar


Sightseeing

The capital of the Andaman and the Nicobar Islands Port Blair offers several spots worth staying. The Cellular Jail where the freedom fighters of India were kept restrained has now become a memorial. The Marine Museum and the Fisheries Museum disclose the natural heritage of the Andaman and the Nicobar Islands. Then there is the Anthropological Museum that delivers an insight into the aborigines and their tools. The Aberdeen Bazaar is another milestone of Port Blair from where you may collect some shell and wood handicraft items for souvenir and gifts. We guarantee that our India Tour Package gives the best of adventure, suspense and excitement for you.


Marine Life

The lushness of the marine life at the Andaman and the Nicobar Islands can only be practiced and enjoyed. So, do choose the best Online Tour Operators in India to experience it in the right manner.

Talking of corals, you can come across the Brain coral, finger coral, antler coral, Plate coral, and leather coral amongst other corals at the Andaman and the Nicobar Islands. Fish, crab, sea urchins, shrimps, cleaner wrasse, anemone, clownfish are some of the cool spots at the Andaman and the Nicobar Islands. Here it is notable that the Andaman and the Nicobar islands are home to over 111 species of wild orchids. Various tribal reserves, national parks and wildlife sanctuaries dot the Andaman and the Nicobar Islands. The bird sanctuary at Chiriyatapoo is additional must visit at the Andaman and the Nicobar Islands.


Adventure Sports

Andaman and the Nicobar Islands are the best options for the adventure seekers and the merry makers alike. There are a range of water sports that you may indulge in while at the Andaman and the Nicobar Islands. The most common sports though are scuba diving and snorkeling. Make sure you get to understanding these popular sports at cost-effective rates with the right India Inbound Tour Operators. You must check out the Wandoor or the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Carbyn's Cove Tourism Complex and the Havelock Island for snorkeling at the Andaman and the Nicobar Islands. Likewise to enjoy the wonderful marine life and get tangled in the mysteries of the wrecked ships you may attempt scuba diving. The Andaman Scuba Club trains amateurs in scuba diving. In fact right from Water Skiing, Boats, Parasailing, Sail Boats, Wind Surfers, Speed Boats to Glass Bottom Boats For Coral/ Ship Wreck Viewing Andaman and the Nicobar Islands have it all. Elephant Safari, Island Trekking and Lagoon Cruises are other adventure activities you may enjoy at the Andaman and the Nicobar Islands.


Festivals

Port Blair the capital city of the Andaman and the Nicobar Islands rejoices an annual Island Tourism festival. The festivities of the Island Tourism Festival that contain exhibitions, cultural presentations and water sport races carry on for a fortnight in the months of December and January. In case you are at the Andaman and the Nicobar Islands in January you may even participate in the Subhash Mela and the Vivekananda Mela that celebrate the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and Swami Vivekananda at the Havelock Island and the Neil Island separately.


Other Tourist Spots

The Mahatma Gandhi National Marine Park, Wandoor at a distance of 30 kilometers from Port Blair is the home to check out the mangrove forests, awesomely attractive beaches, charming coral reefs and schools of decorative fish and marine life besides the right spot for Scuba Diving and Snorkeling. Jolly Buoy and redskin islands are additional traveller spots worth visiting in Wandoor.

You may visit some of the infrequent species of endemic birds and animals found in the Andaman and the Nicobar Islands at the Mini Zoo.

Among the numerous islands of the Andaman and the Nicobar group is the Ross Island with several memories of the British administration including a Church, Cemetery, swimming Pool et al. Likewise you may visit the Viper Island renowned for its old jail where the British used to keep the prisoners.

You may even visit the Sippighat Farm where the research & development programs for cultivation of spices are run by the government.

The nearby islands from the capital are Neil and Havelock. Small boats leave the Phoenix Bay Harbor four times a week to Havelock, usually docking at Neil on the way. One can be guided by a school of dolphins or spot giant sea tortoise and flying fish. It is value spending a few days on Neil. Basic accommodation is provided in the small settlement near the jetty.

Havelock, lying north of Neil is one of the islands selected by the government to turn into a lavish tourist destination. The coral reef here is still unbroken. Only the northern part of Havelock is populated. To make it easy to remember locations, they are numbered from one to seven. The boat docks at no 1. The best accommodation is at no 5 and when one plans to take a stroll on a lovely beach he should head for no 7 then turn left at the junction at no 3.


How to Reach Andaman Nicobar

By Sea: There are around four ships sailing between Haddo Jetty, Port Blair in the Andaman and Kolkata and Chennai on the mainland. There is one sailing from Vishakhapatnam every two months. The Shipping Corporation of India runs these sailings. The distances between Port Blair and some of the important cities on the mainland are Calcutta - 1245 km, Chennai - 1180 km and Vishakhapatnam - 1210 km.

Air: Five weekly (Daily except Wednesday and Friday) flights between Kolkata and Port Blair and daily flights from Chennai to Port Blair.


Entry Formalities for Andaman Nicobar

Foreigners: Foreigners need a permit to stay in the Islands, which can now easily be obtained on arrival at Port Blair (either by air or sea) from the immigration authorities for 31 days. In addition, permits can also be obtained from:- (i) Indian Mission Overseas, (ii) Foreigners Registration Offices at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata. (iii) The immigration authorities at the airports at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Calcutta.

The places covered by this permit for night halt are: South Andaman Island, Middle Andaman Island Little Andaman Island (except Jarwa Reserve), Neil Island, Havelock Island, Long Island, Diglipur, Baratang, Islands in the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Part (excluding Islands-Boat, Hobday, Twin, Tarmugli, Malay and Pluto) (Night halt with permission only) and North Passage.

The places covered by this permit for day halt are: Ross Island, Narcondum Island, and Barren Island.

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