About the Island• Andaman & Nicobar Island is an archipelago of nearly 600 Islands.• Located in the Bay of Bengal, it is close to Myanmar and Thailand than to India.• It is a popular for its Exotic Marine life, Flora & Fauna, History and 3S vacations.• Its also a popular destination for Honeymoon travelers, Photography, Adventure, Water sports and Spa’s.
Some more About the Island • Out of nearly 600 islands, only 9 are open to tourists. • Best time to visit the Island is from January to June. • Major cities are Port Blair, Diglipur, Rangat, Mayabunder.
Get in• The Island can be reached by Air or Sea.• By air the island is connected to New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, etc.• Major Airlines are Indian Airlines, Spice Jet, Indigo, Jet Konnect and Go air.• By Sea, the island can be reached from Chennai, Vishakpatnam and Kolkata.
Stay • There are a number of beautiful resorts throughout the Island chain. • Some popular resorts are Kaala Pani resorts, Silver sands resorts, Munjoh Ocean Resorts, Fortune Resort bay island, Sea Princess Resorts, Tropical Beach Resorts, etc. • The rates vary depending on the season and location.
Port Blair• Largest city in the Andaman & Nicobar Island.• It connects the Island chain to the rest of the world.• Popular places to visit are Cellular jail, Corbyn’s cove, Anthropological Museum, Japanese Bunkers, Chatam Saw mill, etc.• Local cabs are available for city tours
Popular Tourist destinations Havelock Island • It is the most visited of all the Islands. • Best place for relaxing, Scuba diving, beaches, etc. • Elephant Beach is a popular beaches in the Island. • Other activities include Snorkeling, Trekking, Mangrove Safari and Fishing.
Popular Tourist destinationsNeil Island• Neil has long beaches good for relaxing and chilling out after the bustle of Havelock Island.• Best way to get there is by a ferry.• Local sight seeing include Sitapur beach, Sunset Point, Natural Bridge, etc.
Popular Tourist destinations Wandoor • Wandoor is a small village in the Southern tip of South Andaman. • Popularly known as the gateway to the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. • Other place to visit are Jolly Buoy and Red Skin Island.
Popular Tourist destinationsBaratang Island• Baratang Island is about 90km from Port Blair.• It is famous for mud volcano, mangrove forests and limestone caves.• Also has a deserted beach to chill out.
Popular Tourist destinations Long Island • Long Island is a small island in the Andaman sea. • Popular for its Eco-huts which are run and managed by a group called Blue Planet. • Much of the island is forested and unexplored. • It is advisable to visit with a guide.
Popular Tourist destinationsBarren Island• Barren Island is the only active volcano in India.• Day trips are arranged to the island.• No additional permits are needed to visit the island, however it is not possible to set foot on the island, only view it from the far.
Eat & Drink• Seafood is the order of • Fresh coconut waters are the day. popular and widely• From upscale restaurants available. of Port Blair to the Small • Alcohols are also available Dhabas of Havelock in some restaurants and Island, fish & shellfish in the “English Beer & abounds. Wine Shop” in Port Blair• Local Indian and and Havelock Islands. International dishes are • There are no Pub culture also available on the or Dance Clubs. mainland and some of the • Local Arracks are Islands. available in beach side shacks.
Travel information• Foreigners need a Restricted Area Permit to visit the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.• A return ticket is a must for all foreigners before arrival.• Permits can be extended by 15 days in Port Blair, for a maximum single stay of 45 days• Indian nationals do not require a permit to visit the Andaman Islands.• It is advisable to book tickets and reserve hotels well in advance to ensure smooth trip.• Also advisable to carry suns-cream lotion , dry fruits, torch , medicine, etc.
IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS• Raj Niwas :33333• Chief Secretary :34087/33110• Secretary (Tourism) : 32801• Principal Chief Conservator of Forest : 33321• Development Commissioner :33205• Chief Engineer,• APWD : 30215• Deputy Commissioner :33089• C.M.D.AANIDOC cum shipping :33377• Superintendent of Police : 33077
Other useful Telephone Numbers• Indian Airlines : Off: 33108/34744• Airport, Port Blair : 32983, 35944• Jet Airways : 36922/36933 Fax :03192 - 36944/ 36911• Govt. of India Tourist Office :33006• Railway Reservation :33042• Bus Terminus : 32278• G.B.Pant Hospital Complex :32102/33473• Police Head Quarter :33077/32100