Akshaya India Tours & Travels (P) Ltd.,
Andaman
 
   
Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India

The Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Stretches over a length of more than 700kms from North to south floating in the clear blue waters of Bay of Bengal, Jolly Buoy IslandEast of the Indian main land and consists of 572 emerald Islands (36 of which are inhabited), islets and rocks.

Since pre-historic times aboriginal tribes have lived on these Islands. The Andaman group is inhabited by tribes of Negrito origin, while the Nicobar Islands are inhabited by Mongloid stock.

The topography of the  islands is hilly and they abound in evergreen forests. Timber is plentiful and of a vast variety. These undulating islands are covered with dense forests and endless variety of exotic flora and fauna.

Fact File:

Geographical Location:

Bay of Bengal, 92° to 94° East. Longitude 6° to 14° North Latitude.

Area:

Andaman District:  6,408sq.kms.
Nicobar District:     1,841sq.kms
Forest Cover:        86%

Capital:

Port Blair

Climate:

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.

Ideal Tourist Season:  October to May
For Monsoon Holidays: June to September
Altitude:                     Varies from sea level to 732 meters.

Entry Formalities:

Indians:

Indian Nationals need no permit to visit Andamans. However, visiting tribal areas of Andaman and Nicobar Districts is prohibited. Permits to visit the tribal areas can be granted by the Deputy Commissioner, Andaman District, Port Blair in special cases on receipt of application in prescribed form.

Foreigners:

Foreigners require a permit to stay in the islands, which can easily be obtained on arrival at Port Blair (either by Air or Sea) from the Immigration authorities for 30 days. This can be extended by 15 days with permission. In addition, permits can also be obtained from: Indian Mission Overseas, Foreigners Registration Offices at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkatta and the immigration authorities at the airports at Delhi, Mumbai  Chennai and Kolkatta.

The Places covered by this permit for night halt are:

South Andaman Island, Middle Andaman Island, Little Andaman Island (except tribal reserve), Neil Island, Havelock Island, Long Island Diglipur Island and Baratang Island.

The Places covered by this permit for day halt are:

Ross Island, South Cinque Island, Narcondum Island, Interview Island, Brother Island, Sister Island and Barren (can be visited on board vessels only)

Getting there:

By Air: Port Blair is connected with Chennai and Calcutta. The journey time is approximately 2hrs. Presently, flights are operated by Indian Airlines (Flights operate on Daily basis expect on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) Jet Airways (Flights operate from and  to Chennai on Daily basis).

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


 

Package cost includes:

  • AC Room accommodation on twin sharing basis at the above mentioned hotels except at Hotel Shompen with Breakfast.

  • Arrival / Departure transfers

  • Sightseeing for 4 Nights package includes Ross Island, Viper Island, Jolly Buoy Island, Carbyn’s Cove Beach, City Tour, Water Sports Complex, Gandhi Park.

  • Sightseeing for 5 Nights package includes Ross Island, Viper Island, Jolly Buoy Island, Carbyn’s Cove Beach, City Tour, Water Sports Complex, Gandhi Park and Chiriya Tapu.

  • Sightseeing for 6 Nights package includes Ross Island, Viper Island, Jolly Buoy Island, Carbyn’s Cove Beach, City Tour, Water Sports Complex, Gandhi Park, Chiriya Tapu and Mount Harriet.

  • Sightseeing by Car / Omni Van (Minimum 2 persons) for Hotel Packages Fortune Bay Island Resort , Peerless Resort and Megapode Nest.

  • Sightseeing by Car / Omni Van (Minimum 6 persons) for Hotel Packages Hotel Abhishekam, Hotel Gem Continental, Hotel Hornbill Nest, Hotel Shompen.

Package cost does not include:

  • Air fare / Ship fare

  • Expenses of personal nature such as telephone calls, room service, bar bills, laundry, porterages etc.

Clients from Bangalore, email your queries to: blr@akshayaindia.com

 

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