Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a union territory of India consisting of 572 islands, of which 38 are inhabited, at the junction of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. The territory is about 150 km (93 mi) north of Aceh in Indonesia and separated from Thailand and Myanmar by the Andaman Sea. It comprises two island groups, the Andaman Islands (partly) and the Nicobar Islands. These roughly 300 islands are known for their palm-lined, white-sand beaches, mangroves and tropical rainforests. Coral reefs supporting marine life such as sharks and rays make for popular diving and snorkelling sites. Indigenous Andaman Islanders inhabit the more remote islands, many of which are off limits to visitors.
- lunches, dinners and drinks
- Additional sightseeing
Day 1 Arrive in Port Blair - Cellular Jail and Light & Sound Show
Fly in to Port Blair Airport. Our representative will meet and assist you at the Veer Savarkar Airport. Board the waiting vehicles, drive to your hotel / resort and check in.
First half of the day is at leisure. Later in the afternoon visit Cellular jail followed by light and sound show.
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. The day draws to a gentle close with the Sound and Light Show at the historic Cellular Jail which gives you a vivid experience of its strong association with the freedom fighters and their struggle for independence. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2 Ross Island and North Bay Island (Coral Island) Tour
Today, embark on a half day trip to two Island cruise. It covers a panorama of seven harbors that includes North Bay and Ross Island which will leave a lasting impression.
Ross Island - Once the administrative headquarters of the British and capital of these Islands, the island is now under the Indian Navy. It stands now as a ruin of the bygone days with the old structures almost in debris. There is a small museum named Smritika, it holds photographs and the other antiques of the Britishers relevant to these Islands. The Island is famous for friendly flocks of Deer and lush green walking trails.
North Bay - The water lovers may enjoy Snorkelling or Glass bottom boat ride (Optional) in its shallow waters with a chance to see corals up close and also has mesmerizing picnic spots with natural picturesque environment. Return to the hotel by evening for overnight stay.
Day 3 Full Day Trip to Mount Harriet & Chidiya Tapu with Private Transfers
Today post breakfast get a pick up from hotel at 09:30AM. The trip begins at Chatham ferry where you board a vehicle ferry that takes you to Bambooflat. We then drive around 15 Kilometres through the coast and later through the curvy mountain roads to reach Mount Harriet - the highest peak in the South Andaman archipelago. Its natural charm and beauty attracts a lot of visitors. The natural flora and fauna can not be matched. The greenery everywhere provides one an immense feel that one is in a deep forest. From the top of the peak, one can get a magnificent view of the Port Blair city, the Ross Island and the Havelock Island. You can even trek for some time around Mount Harriet. Later after completion we come back through the same route. Take your lunch and we proceed to Chidiya tapu around 30kms from main city; this place is famous for its sunset view and for bird watching. Varieties of birds visit this place.
Day 4 Port Blair to Havelock Island and Kalapathar Beach
Today after breakfast you will transfer to Jetty to board ferry/cruise to Havelock Island. Havelock, about 54 kilometres northeast of Port Blair, the Island is a hidden jewel.
Havelock is a serene tropical island encompassing about 86 square kilometres. Its clear waters are rated among the best in the world for Snorkeling and scuba diving. Close to 1000 different species of marine life inhabit the waters of the Andaman Islands. Scuba divers can see nudi branches, sea slugs and snails, varieties of ghost pipe fish, jaw fish and a number of different crustaceans of all shapes and sizes. With its serene beaches, 40 meters visibility underwater, colourful coral reefs and ‘far from the maddening crowd’ appeal. Havelock Island has emerged as a dream destination among discerning travellers. Arrive at Havelock Jetty, you are met and assisted by our representative.
Board the waiting vehicles and drive to the hotel. After check-in, relax a little. In the evening, proceed to Kalapathar Beach. Stay until sunset and return to hotel for overnight stay at Havelock.
Day 5 Visit Radhanagar Beach
Radhanagar Beach (or Beach No. 7) is the jewel in the crown of Havelock Island. Located on the western side of the Island, it stands away from the cluster. The glorious white sand beach shot to global fame when Time magazine (in 2004) rated it as the finest in Asia. With lush tropical forest rising on a hill to one side, the draw of this white sand beach has steadily grown in the legion of avid beach buffs. The popularity of this beach has triggered cruises from across the Andaman Sea. Travellers cruise over a few days from Thailand to experience the magic of this beach in particular. A wide beach that runs over a few kilometres, Radhanagar is simply stunning. It lends itself to a variety of activities.
Day 6 Transfer to Port Blair
Check-out from the hotel and proceed to the jetty to board ferry/cruise to Port Blair. On arrival, our representative will receive you and escort you to the Hotel to check-in.