Latest Information on Travelling to Andaman Islands?
  • Runway Status for Port Blair Airport From October,22 to February, 23

    Updated: 19 Sep 2022
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  • Andaman Tourism Opens

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    Andaman Tourism Opens: The Andaman & Nicobar administration has announced that all tourist spots in the South Andaman district will be opened for tourism activities with immediate effect 8 Feb 2022.

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    A negative RT PCR report has to be presented by all passengers on arrival.

  • What is the advisory to travel to North & Middle Andaman District?

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    The tourists are allowed to visit Baratang/North & Middle Andaman on production of double dose covid certificate/ All other passengers viz. unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers (those who have taken only 1S1 dose of COVID vaccine) shall have to produce RT-PCR negative test report

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  • All asymptomatic fully vaccinated persons coming to these islands from mainland are exempted from the requirement of carrying RT-PCR negative test report,irrespective of the type of vaccine received and country of origin. Such fullyvaccinated individuals shall produce the final vaccination certificate at the origin airport, sea port in the mainland and at Port Blair Airport / sea port.
  • Alt asymptomatic children below 5 years of age are exempted from carrying RT-PCR negative test report and further RT-PCR testing at Port Blair Airport.
  • All other passengers viz. unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers (those who have taken only 1S1 dose of COVID vaccine) shall have to produce RT-PCR negative test report to travel to Port Blair from the mainland, as is the practice now. Such an RT-PCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to commencement of journey from the origin airport connecting Port Blair. Such passengers will also have to undergo additional RT-PCR test on arrival at Port Blair. Such passengers shall remain in self-quarantine till the arrival of the test report.
  • If a passenger on arrival is tested positive then, the prescribed quarantine protocol is to be followed.
  • All Airlines shall ensure strict compliance of this order and observance of COVID Appropriate Behaviour. Any non-compliance shall invite action under Disaster Management Act and other applicable laws. 
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General Guidelines defined for traveling to Andaman Islands during COVID :

  1. The Tourism Activities are permitted only in South Andaman & North & Middle Andaman District except Nicobar District.
  2. Persons above 65 years of age, persons with home co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years advised not to travel for tourism purposes.
  3. Tourists/Visitors who are at higher risk due to some medical history are advised to take extra precautions.
  4. Tourists/visitors shall minimize contact with other staff and visitors as far as possible and zero contact policy should be followed at all tourist destinations.
  5. All tourists/visitors shall be briefed by the hotel concerned about do’s & don’ts to be mandatorily followed during their stay and movements.
  6. While travelling tourists/visitors should wear a face mask and carry their own sanitizer and wet wipes for personal use.
  7. At all tourist destinations, staff must wear face masks and wash/sanitize hands regularly while performing their duties.
  8. Arogya Setu App shall be mandatory for all incoming tourists/visitors.
  9. Respiratory etiquettes to be strictly followed. This involves strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing with a tissue handkerchief/flexed elbow and disposing off used tissues properly after use.
  10. The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/ visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels. However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received. In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&%N Administration, on rate as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid 19 care centre on case to case basis.
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What are the guidelines for testing for tourists coming to Andaman after August 03 2021?

On arrival at Port Blair :

1. The tourists need to carry COVID-19 negative test report from mainland based 1CMR approved lab using Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RTPCR). However, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to starting the journey from the origin station. (For e.g. if the tourist takes a flight from Delhi at 0600 hrs. on 1st September, 2021, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken not before 0600 hrs. on 30th August, 2021).

2. The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels. However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received. In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in
institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&N Administration, on rates as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid-19 care centre on case-to-case basis.

3. Tourists may also have to undergo random Rapid Antigen Test conducted from time to time on payment basis as prescribed by A8N Administration.

What if the tourists test positive after arriving at the Andaman Islands?

If the tourists tests positive during their stay in the Islands, he/she will need to undergo institutional isolation as per existing health protocols. The
cost of such isolation for govt. facility will be paid by the tourists as fixed by the administration from time to time.

If the patient wants to stay at hotels, he/she can stay in the hotels if all the conditions below are met:

a) Patients are not symptomatic and not more than 60 years old.
b) Request/ undertaking is made by patient in writing.
c)lf allowed by doctors.

Hotels will make necessary arrangements to designate a part of their rooms for institutional isolation for this purpose.

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  • Regular flights to Port Blair (the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) are operational now.
  • There are direct flights from Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Delhi.
  • Public transports like cabs, taxis, and bus services are also functional.
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Travellers should carefully follow social distancing norms and wear masks as well. Also, before making any booking, they should refer to the latest travel news on the government website of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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  • Is Port Blair worth visiting? If yes, then how many days should you spend there?

    Travellers often think about these questions when they decide to travel to the Andaman Islands. We know that the best beaches are in Havelock Island, but Port Blair is known for its rich history. So, most of the people think should they skip it and head directly towards Havelock Island or spend some time there as well. We would recommend you to make up your mind to stay in the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for two days at least. Ultimately, apart from knowing about the historical events that this place has witnessed, you will also see a fair share of nature and beauty in Port Blair. Most importantly, you can witness an interesting phenomenon that occurs in an unusual place. You should definitely add it to your itinerary, but let us tell you in advance that it requires more time and money. But you should not miss it at any cost. It definitely deserves a place in your travel bucket list. So, what it is? Find out yourself…   

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    Where to stay?

    When in Port Blair, you would want to stay near a beach far away from the hustle-bustle of the city. Is that correct? The best part of staying in beachfront accommodations is that they are just a few minutes’ walk away from the beach that is surrounded by coconut trees. But let us tell you that such hotels are located in seclusion and also there is no market nearby in some cases.  

    What to see?

    Cellular Jail

    Port Blair is famous for the historic Cellular Jail that was built by the Britishers in ten years. It was constructed as solitary confinement for Indian political prisoners. This was the most dreaded and grueling colonial jail, which was also referred to as Kala Pani. It has witnessed the most atrocious punishments imposed on innumerable freedom fighters of India. Open to the public as a national memorial, you can see the whole place soaking in the misery and pain of the revolutionaries. You can climb the stairs, walk through the corridors, get inside the cells, and see the gallows where execution was done by hanging. You will get a glimpse of India’s struggle for freedom.

    Timings and fees for Cellular Jail and Jail Museum (Open all days except national holidays)

    09:00 am to 12:30 pm

    01:30 pm to 04:45 pm 

    Entry Fee: Rs. 30, Camera: Rs. 200, Video Camera: Rs. 1000, Film shooting per day with prior permission: Rs. 10000

    Son-et-Lumiere (Sound and Light Show) at Cellular Jail

    The show presents the saga of the heroic freedom struggle. The entry fee for kids is Rs. 25 and for adults, it is Rs. 50. You can choose any of the following timings to watch the one-hour show:

    05:30 pm to 06:30 pm

    06:45 pm to 07:45 pm

    08:00 pm to 09:00 pm 

    09:15 pm to 10:15 pm 

    Corbyn’s Cove Beach

    You can go there on the first evening of your trip. After a long day, all everyonewants is to take a leisurely stroll surrounded by peaceful beach vibes. One of the most famous beaches in Port Blair, people come here for boating, water scooters, and jet skiing as well. It is easily accessible, and you can spend hours here while relaxing, shopping and eating.  

    But let us tell you that this beach is nowhere near the pristine beaches of Havelock Island. 


    If you want to see something extraordinary, then don’t forget to include Barren Island in your travel itinerary. Located in the Andaman Sea, the Barren Volcano is the only confirmed active volcano in South Asia. Also, along a chain of volcanoes from Sumatra to Myanmar, this is the only active volcano. It is located nearly 138 kilometers from Port Blair. If it’s a lucky day and if you are also fortunate enough, then you can see the volcano erupting lava and ash. Its first eruption was recorded in 1787.

    Getting there

    If you are willing to have a sightseeing tour around the Island, then you can do so by renting boats/ferries. However, visitors are restricted to land ashore. A seaplane tour from Port Blair can also be opted to look around the island. Getting approval of the forest department and necessary permits is mandatory as this island comes under the restricted zone.

    Best time to visit

    Usually, November to February is considered the best time to visit this island. The weather is clear during these months giving a good possibility to see the island and the volcano. 

    Other places to see when in Port Blair

    If you have more time, then you can visit these places as well: 

    • Ross Island
    • Viper Island
    • North Bay Island
    • Chidiya Tapu
    • Baratang Island
    • Jolly Buoy Island
    • Anthropological Museum
    • Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex
    • Wandoor & Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park
    • Samudrika Naval Marine Museum 
    • Marina Park & Fisheries Museum
    • Chatham Saw Mill

    If you are in the planning stage of your vacation in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, then contact Andaman Island Travels to make all your bookings. A well-known and trusted tour agency, it is located in Port Blair and is committed to help you in planning the holiday of your dreams as per your budget and requirements. Whether it is your accommodation, any adventure activity that you want to do, or hire a car, it will take care of all your needs in the best way possible.

  • The Andaman Islands, located in the Bay of Bengal, are a mesmerizing archipelago in the Indian Ocean. Known for their breathtaking natural beauty, these islands boast pristine beaches, lush forests, and a rich marine ecosystem. With a tropical climate and a diverse range of flora and fauna, the Andaman Islands offer a unique and enchanting environment for adventure seekers and nature lovers alike. The islands are home to indigenous tribes, each with its own distinct culture and heritage. 

    Trekking is an exhilarating outdoor activity that involves exploring natural landscapes on foot. It is a form of adventure travel that allows individuals to immerse themselves in the beauty of untouched terrains and experience the thrill of conquering challenging trails. Trekking offers a unique opportunity to connect with nature, escape the hustle and bustle of urban life, and challenge personal limits. It requires physical endurance, mental resilience, and a spirit of exploration. 

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    So if you want to go trekking in the Andaman Islands, keep reading this article to find out everything about it. 

    The Andaman Islands: A Trekker's Paradise

    The Andaman Islands are truly a trekker's paradise, offering a plethora of natural wonders and adventurous trails to explore. With their untouched beauty and diverse landscapes, these islands provide an unparalleled experience for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path trekking adventure.

    One of the captivating aspects of trekking in the Andaman Islands is the sheer geographical diversity they possess. From pristine white sandy beaches and turquoise waters to dense tropical rainforests and rugged hills, the islands offer a wide range of terrains to traverse. Trekking through these varied landscapes allows trekkers to witness stunning panoramic views, discover hidden caves, and encounter unique flora and fauna found nowhere else in the world.

    Popular Trekking Routes in the Andaman Islands

    1. Trekking options for beginners
    • North Bay to Mount Harriet: This is a relatively easy trek that takes you from North Bay Island to Mount Harriet, the highest peak in the Andaman Islands. Along the way, you'll pass through lush forests, enjoy stunning coastal views, and have the opportunity to spot exotic bird species.
    • Chidiya Tapu to Munda Pahar: Starting from Chidiya Tapu, known as the "Bird Island," this trek leads you to Munda Pahar, a hill offering breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding islands. The trek is moderate in difficulty and rewards you with mesmerizing sunsets and a chance to spot various bird species.
    1. Moderate-level trekking routes
    • Diglipur to Saddle Peak: This moderate-level trek takes you through the forests of Diglipur to the summit of Saddle Peak, the highest point in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The trail is known for its rich biodiversity, including endemic flora and fauna. The trek offers stunning views of the surrounding islands and the opportunity to explore the unique ecosystem.
    • Baratang Island - Limestone Caves Trek: Baratang Island is famous for its limestone caves, and this trek offers a thrilling experience through dense forests to reach these natural wonders. The trek involves crossing creeks and walking on wooden planks, adding an element of adventure to the journey. Inside the caves, you'll witness stunning stalactite and stalagmite formations.
    1. Advanced-level treks
    • Long Island to Lalaji Bay: This advanced-level trek begins from Long Island and takes you through dense forests, mangrove swamps, and secluded beaches to reach Lalaji Bay. The trek can be challenging, involving steep ascents and descents, river crossings, and camping in the wilderness. The reward is the pristine beach at Lalaji Bay, where you can relax and enjoy the untouched beauty.
    • Mount Harriet to Madhuban: For experienced trekkers seeking a challenging adventure, the trek from Mount Harriet to Madhuban is an excellent choice. The trail offers stunning views of the surrounding islands and takes you through dense forests, uphill climbs, and rocky terrain. Along the way, you'll have the chance to spot unique wildlife species, including the Andaman wild pig and the Andaman serpent eagle.

    Steps to Obtain Permits for Trekking

    • Research and plan your trekking route: Determine the specific trekking routes you intend to explore in the Andaman Islands. It's essential to gather information on the permits required for those particular routes.
    • Contact local authorities or trekking agencies: Reach out to the Andaman and Nicobar Administration or authorized trekking agencies for detailed information regarding the permits needed for your chosen routes. They can provide guidance on the specific permits required and the application process.
    • Complete the permit application form: Obtain the necessary permit application form from the Andaman and Nicobar Administration or authorized agencies. Fill in the required details accurately, including personal information, trekking dates, and the chosen route.
    • Provide supporting documents: Prepare the required supporting documents, which may include a copy of your passport, visa, itinerary, and a letter of undertaking stating your understanding and commitment to following the rules and regulations during the trek.

    Benefits of Hiring Local Guides for Trekking Expeditions

    • Local knowledge and expertise: Local guides possess in-depth knowledge of the Andaman Islands, including the terrain, flora, fauna, and cultural heritage. They can provide valuable insights, navigate challenging trails, and enhance your overall trekking experience.
    • Safety and emergency preparedness: Experienced local guides are well-versed in local safety protocols, weather conditions, and potential risks. They can assess and mitigate risks, ensuring your safety throughout the trek. In case of emergencies, they can provide immediate assistance and coordinate rescue operations, if needed.
    • Cultural immersion and interpretation: Local guides can offer cultural insights, share stories about the indigenous tribes, and help you understand the local customs and traditions. This adds depth and authenticity to your trekking experience.
    • Support local communities: By hiring local guides, you contribute to the local economy and support sustainable tourism practices. Local guides often have strong connections with local communities and can ensure that your trekking activities have a positive impact on the environment and local livelihoods.

    Let’s Go Trekking!

    When you go trekking in the Andaman Islands, be prepared with the right gear, follow responsible trekking practices, and respect the environment and local culture. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders, capture breathtaking views, and create unforgettable memories in this tropical paradise.

    So, pack your bags, tie your shoelaces, and get ready to explore the captivating trails, lush forests, and pristine beaches of the Andaman Islands. Let the beauty of nature, the thrill of adventure, and the warmth of the local hospitality make your trekking journey an unforgettable one. Start planning and get ready to embark on an extraordinary adventure in the Andaman Islands!

  • The Andaman Islands, a tropical paradise nestled in the Bay of Bengal, offer breathtaking beauty, pristine beaches, and a rich cultural heritage. With its turquoise waters, lush green forests, and vibrant coral reefs, the archipelago has become a popular destination for travelers seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure. One of the best ways to experience the Andaman Islands is through island hopping, a journey that allows you to explore the diverse islands, each with its unique charm and attractions. 

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    In this article, we will delve into the fascinating world of island hopping in the Andaman Islands, highlighting the must-visit islands, activities, and experiences that will make your trip truly unforgettable.

    • Havelock Island
      Our island-hopping adventure begins with Havelock Island, the most famous and accessible island in the Andamans. Renowned for its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and abundant marine life, Havelock offers a range of activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, and beachcombing. The highlight of this island is the world-famous Radhanagar Beach, often regarded as one of Asia’s best beaches. Whether you choose to relax on the sandy shores or explore the vibrant coral reefs, Havelock Island is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts alike.
    • Neil Island
      From Havelock, we move on to Neil Island, a tranquil paradise that offers a serene and laid-back atmosphere. With its secluded beaches, lush greenery, and charming village life, Neil Island is perfect for those seeking a peaceful retreat. Here, you can visit the breathtakingly beautiful beaches of Bharatpur and Sitapur, where you can relax, swim, and marvel at the stunning coral reefs just off the shore.

      Don’t miss the natural rock formations at the famous Natural Bridge, a unique geological wonder that will leave you in awe of nature’s craftsmanship.
    • Baratang Island
      Continuing our island hopping adventure, we arrive at Baratang Island, known for its dense mangrove forests, limestone caves, and indigenous tribal communities. The journey to Baratang takes you through a fascinating boat ride amidst the lush mangrove ecosystem. Once there, explore the mesmerizing limestone caves, where nature has sculpted intricate formations over thousands of years.
      Another highlight is the mud volcano, an unusual geological phenomenon that adds to the island’s charm. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions of the Jarawa tribe, one of the indigenous tribes that call Baratang home.
    • Ross and Smith Islands
      Next on our island hopping itinerary are the twin islands of Ross and Smith Islands. Located near Diglipur, these islands are connected by a natural sandbar that emerges during low tide, creating a breathtaking sight. You can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and beachcombing on the sandy stretch, while the turquoise waters offer excellent snorkeling opportunities.
      Explore the lush green forests of Smith Island, home to diverse flora and fauna, and hike up Mount Harriet for panoramic views of the surrounding islands. Ross and Smith Islands are truly a hidden gem in the Andaman archipelago.

    • North Bay Island and Jolly Buoy Island
      Our island hopping adventure wouldn’t be complete without a visit to North Bay Island and Jolly Buoy Island, both known for their vibrant coral reefs and underwater marine life. These islands are a paradise for snorkelers and divers, offering a chance to swim alongside colorful fish, vibrant corals, and even sea turtles.
      Explore the underwater world and witness the beauty of nature’s underwater kingdom. North Bay Island is particularly famous for its coral gardens, while Jolly Buoy Island is known for its clear waters and the opportunity to spot exotic marine species like parrotfish and clownfish.
    • Long Island
      Continuing our journey, we arrive at Long Island, a hidden gem that offers a perfect blend of adventure and tranquility. The island is blessed with stunning beaches, dense forests, and scenic hiking trails.
      Embark on a trek through the tropical forests to reach Lalaji Bay, a secluded beach where you can unwind and soak in the natural beauty. Long Island also offers opportunities for kayaking, fishing, and exploring nearby mangrove creeks, allowing you to connect with nature on a deeper level.
    • Cinque Island
      Our island-hopping expedition concludes with a visit to Cinque Island, a paradise for diving enthusiasts. Located off the coast of Wandoor, this uninhabited island boasts pristine beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and an abundance of marine life.
      Dive into the turquoise waters and discover a mesmerizing underwater world filled with colorful corals, schools of fish, and even sightings of majestic manta rays and sea turtles. Cinque Island offers a surreal experience for those seeking to explore the unspoiled beauty of Andaman’s marine ecosystem.
    • Port Blair
      Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman Islands, serves as the main gateway for travelers. Before embarking on your island hopping journey, take some time to explore Port Blair itself. Visit the Cellular Jail, a historical monument that offers insights into India’s struggle for independence. Additionally, you can explore the Anthropological Museum, and Samudrika Naval Marine Museum, and enjoy the local cuisine.
    • Barren Island
      Barren Island is a unique addition to your island hopping itinerary. It is the only active volcano in South Asia and offers a rare opportunity to witness volcanic activity. While visitors are not allowed on the island itself due to safety concerns, you can take a boat trip around the island to observe the volcanic landscape and, if you’re lucky, witness smoke or ash emissions from the volcano. Barren Island is a testament to the raw power of nature and a thrilling experience for adventure seekers.

    When Are You Going to the Andaman Islands?
    Island hopping in the Andaman Islands is an adventure that takes you through a world of breathtaking landscapes, vibrant cultures, and unparalleled natural beauty. From the stunning beaches of Havelock and Neil Island to the enchanting caves of Baratang, each island offers a unique experience that will leave you captivated. 

    Whether you are an adventure enthusiast, a nature lover, or a seeker of tranquility, the Andaman Islands will undoubtedly enchant you with its charm. Embark on an island-hopping journey, immerse yourself in the beauty of the Andamans, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Scuba Diving-- an adventure you should grab the chance to experience. If you are someone who would love to try new things in new places to add charm to your life, it’ll make you happier while scuba diving. Besides, if you are a water animal and are visiting Andamans, don’t miss out on the thrill and rush the dive can give you. It will be a memory cherished for a lifetime. Whether with friends, family, or alone, take on the spirit and courage to experience something new. Because you deserve a break from the hustling life. You need to add life to your life. So, let’s help you understand the top 10 reasons why scuba diving in Andamans is the best for you.

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    Know The Basics

    Imagine yourself existing underwater. You will enter a whole new world beneath the waves with self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA). It's like you're flying weightlessly, gracefully gliding through the mesmerizing blue waters, becoming one with the majestic realm of underwater life.

    This magical adventure of scuba diving is a highly recommended activity for everyone. Our planet is an ocean playground, and the open waters are calling out to you. Don't worry about complexity or feeling like it's not for you; scuba diving is surprisingly safe and enjoyable for people with various physical characteristics and capabilities. So why not take the plunge and experience the wonders that await you beneath the surface? You'll be amazed at what you'll discover!

    Scuba Diving

    Why do Scuba Diving in the Andaman Islands? 

    Are you looking for a thrilling escapade into the depths of the ocean, surrounded by pristine waters and exotic marine life? Well, look no further than the mesmerizing Andaman Islands! Nestled in the Bay of Bengal, these tropical islands offer a scuba diving experience like no other. Today, we're diving (pun intended) into the top 10 reasons why scuba diving in the Andaman Islands is an absolute must-do!

    1. Pristine Marine Biodiversity

      Oh, the Andaman Islands are a true treasure trove of marine life! You won't believe the diversity underwater – it's like stepping into a real-life Finding Nemo movie! From the adorable clownfish to the majestic manta rays and even the elusive dugongs, there's no shortage of exotic creatures to discover. And let's talk about those vibrant coral reefs – they're like underwater cities bustling with life! Every dive is a chance to meet something extraordinary, and I promise you'll be left in awe with every encounter!

    2. Visibility Like Nowhere Else

      Picture this: You slip beneath the surface, and suddenly, you're in an underwater wonderland! The waters around the Andaman Islands are like nothing you've seen before – crystal clear and incredibly inviting. With visibility often surpassing 30 meters, you'll feel like you're floating in a dream. The marine life and breathtaking corals come into full view, as if welcoming you to their secret world. No obstacles, no murky waters – just pure, surreal clarity. It's like stepping into an aquatic paradise, where every dive becomes an unforgettable adventure!

    3. Perfect for Beginners and Experts Alike

      Hey, whether you're a pro or a newbie, the Andaman Islands cater to all diving levels! Beginners, you'll love the shallow waters and easy currents, making your first dive a breeze. And experts, get ready for an adrenaline rush with deeper sites and thrilling drift dives. The variety here ensures that everyone gets to explore the mesmerizing underwater world at their own pace. So, collect the essentials, put on that wetsuit, and let's dive into the adventure of a lifetime!


    4. Enchanting Coral Reefs

      Enter into a scuba diver's wonderland! The Andaman Islands are home to some of the most incredible coral reefs on the planet. It's like stepping into a living painting of vibrant colors and fascinating shapes. Swimming through these coral gardens is like wandering through an underwater metropolis. And the best part? You get to witness the fascinating connections between the corals and the marine life that call them home. It's seriously mind-blowing and will leave you in absolute awe. So, if you're a fan of breathtaking beauty and amazing natural wonders, the Andaman Islands are calling your name!

    5. Thrilling Wreck Dives

      Hey, thrill-seekers, get ready for an adrenaline-pumping adventure in the Andaman Islands! You can dive into the depths and open the secrets of World War II wrecks resting beneath the waves. These sunken ships and aircraft have become fascinating homes to a myriad of marine creatures, making every dive an awe-inspiring encounter with history and marine wonders. It's like stepping back in time while being surrounded by the vibrant life of the present ocean. So, if you're up for an exhilarating journey through time and mystery, the Andaman Islands' wreck dives are calling your name!

    6. Warm Waters All Year Round

      Hey there, underwater explorers! The Andaman Islands are an absolute dream for scuba diving enthusiasts, and you know why? Well, the tropical climate keeps those waters warm and inviting all year round! Yup, you heard it right no matter when you plan your diving adventure, the temperature down there will be just perfect. Visualize yourself diving into crystal-clear waters, surrounded by marine wonders, and basking in the comfortable warmth. It's like a never-ending summer vacation beneath the waves! So, pack your gear, and get ready to dive into the ultimate underwater paradise of the Andaman Islands.

      Warm Waters All Year Round

    7. Dive with Gentle Giants

      Picture this: you're underwater, surrounded by the vastness of the Andaman Sea, and suddenly, a majestic presence glides gracefully past you. It's the incredible whale shark the world's largest fish. These gentle giants are regular visitors to these waters, and encountering them while scuba diving is an experience like no other. They evoke both awe and humility, leaving you in complete wonderment. Swimming alongside these magnificent creatures is an absolute privilege, making the Andaman Islands a truly unique and captivating destination for every adventurer seeking an encounter with the enchanting gentle giants of the deep.

    8. Dive Sites for Every Mood

      No matter what mood you're in, the Andaman Islands have got you covered with their diverse dive sites. Want to be mesmerized by vibrant reefs bursting with marine life? They've got it! Craving an adrenaline rush while drift diving through underwater canyons? Oh, they've got that too! If you're seeking serenity and tranquility, you can find it in the calm spots. But if you're up for an exhilarating adventure with strong currents, they've got just the thing for you.

    9. Professional Dive Operators

      You won't believe the fantastic dive operators we have in the Andaman Islands! We're proud to be one of them, and we've got something for everyone. From beginners to experts, our team ensures your safety while giving you the time of your life underwater. We take care of all the nitty-gritty, so you can just focus on the mind-blowing marine wonders around you. So, if you're ready to dive into the magic of the Andaman's underwater world, we've got your back! Let's make some unforgettable memories together!

    10. Unparalleled Underwater Photography

      You won't believe the mesmerizing shots you can capture during your Andaman Islands scuba dives! Whether you bring your own underwater camera or opt to book a skilled photographer, the opportunities to freeze those awe-inspiring moments are limitless. From vibrant nudibranchs to inquisitive sea turtles, you'll have a treasure trove of captivating photos. Want to make sure you never forget these incredible experiences? Our photography services are here to help, allowing you to collect these cherished memories and create unforgettable travel books to relive the magic whenever you want. Don't miss out on capturing the beauty that lies beneath the waves!

      Unparalleled Underwater Photography

    Scuba Diving in the Andaman Islands: Tips for Your Adventure

    Are you excited about starting an exciting scuba diving experience in the captivating Andaman Islands? If you're gearing up for this thrilling underwater escapade, we've got some fantastic tips to make your trip absolutely unforgettable. So, let's plunge straight into the heart of it all!...

    1. Choose the Right Season: The Andaman Islands offer excellent diving opportunities throughout the year, but the best time is generally from November to April. The water is clear, and the weather is relatively calm during these months, providing the perfect conditions to explore the vibrant marine life.

    2. Get Certified: If you're not already a certified diver, fret not! The Andaman Islands have plenty of diving schools that offer beginner-level courses. Obtaining your certification beforehand will allow you to make the most of your diving adventure.

    3. Book in Advance: As the Andaman Islands are a popular destination for scuba diving, it's essential to book your diving excursions in advance. This way, you can secure a spot with a reputable dive center and avoid last-minute disappointments.

    4. Pack Wisely: While it's easy to get carried away with packing, remember that scuba gear will be provided by the dive centers. Focus on essentials like comfortable swimwear, sunscreen, hats, and a waterproof camera to capture those breathtaking moments.

    5. Respect Marine Life: The Andaman Islands boast incredible biodiversity, so be a responsible diver. Avoid touching or disturbing marine creatures and refrain from collecting souvenirs like shells or coral. Let's protect the beauty that we've come to admire.
  • Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is a destination that offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, historical significance, and adventurous opportunities. With its turquoise waters, verdant landscapes, and diverse cultural heritage, Port Blair is a must-visit location for tourists. Whether you're a curious about history, an adventure junkie, or simply someone looking to relax in beautiful and stunning beaches, Port Blair has something for all your whims and fancies. 

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    Let’s dive into the top 30 things to do in this tropical paradise.

    1. Go Back into History at Cellular Jail 

    Start your journey by visiting the infamous Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani. Built by the British colonial rulers during the late 19th century, the Cellular Jail served as a dreaded penal settlement for political prisoners. Today, the jail stands as a national memorial and museum, inviting visitors to step into the shoes of those who suffered within its confines. The light and sound show, primarily available in Hindi, is held every evening at the jail premises and recounts the history of the Indian freedom struggle. 

    Timings: The Cellular Jail is open to visitors throughout the week except on Mondays. The visiting hours are usually from 9 AM to 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM to 4:45 PM. The light and sound show starts after that. There are usually three shows: the first show begins at 5:50 PM, the second show starts at 6:50 PM, and the third show starts at 7:50 PM.

    Entry Fee and other costs: The entry fee for Indian nationals is ?30 per person and ?100 for foreign nationals. You’ll have to pay extra for taking a camera or video camera inside. For non-professionals, the cost of carrying a camera inside is INR 200; for professionals, the rate is INR 1000. 

    The cost for the light and sound show is separate. Adults have to pay INR 300 per person for the show and the fee for children (aged 5-11) is INR 150. 

    This table captures the schedule and entry fees for the Cellular Jail, Port Blair

    Cellular Jail Schedule


    Entry fee for India Nationals (INR)

    Entry fee for Foreign Nationals (INR)

    Days Open

    Tuesday to Sunday



    Morning Visiting Hours

    9 AM to 12:30 PM



    Afternoon Visiting Hours

    1:30 PM to 4:45 PM



    Light and Sound Show

    5:50 PM, 6:50 PM, and 7:50 PM

    300 (extra); 150 for children (5-11)

    300 (extra); 150 for children (5-11)

    Camera Charges


    Professionals -1000; Non- professionals - 200

    Professionals -1000; Non- professionals - 200

    Cellular Jail, Port Blair
    1. Explore Ross Island 

    Once the administrative headquarters of the British during their rule over the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ross Island, now also known as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, was a bustling centre of activity. The ruins of ornate buildings, including the Chief Commissioner's House, the church, hospital, and more, paint a vivid picture of the island's former glory. Ross Island offers a sound and light show in the evening starting at 5:30. The show is available both in English and Hindi. 

    How to reach: The most common and convenient way to reach Ross Island from Port Blair is by taking a ferry. You can take a ferry from Port Blair’s Aberdeen Jetty, which has multiple ferries operating to and from Ross Island. The ferry ride typically takes about 20 minutes. 

    Cost: A ferry ride to Ross Island cost you around INR 100-150. You’ll have to pay an entry fee of about INR 30 (Indian Nationals). There’s also a light and sound show in the island which may cost around INR 300 for adults and INR 75 for children (aged 5-11). 

    This table captures the schedule and entry fees for Ross Island (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island), Port Blair

    Expense Category

    Cost (INR)

    Ferry Ride


    Entry Fee


    Light and Sound Show (Adult)


    Light and Sound Show (Child)


    1. Enjoy the Sun and Sand in Corbyn's Cove Beach 

    Spend a leisurely day at Corbyn's Cove Beach, known for its calm waters and scenic beauty. The crescent-shaped bay is framed by lush green hills and swaying palm trees. The gentle waves and shallow waters make Corbyn's Cove Beach a haven for swimming and water sports. The beach is also dotted with cafes and shacks that offer a variety of local and international cuisine. The beach does not have any specific timings, so you are free to enjoy your time chilling. While Corbyn's Cove is not famous for water sports, you may still be able to enjoy some jet skiing here. Tour operators usually charge around INR 800-1000 for jet skiing at Corbyn's Cove. 

    How to reach: Corbyn's Cove Beach is located just about 8 kilometres from the city centre of Port Blair. An auto rickshaw ride from Port Blair to Corbyn's Cove Beach can cost you around ?150 to ?200. You can also take a private taxi which will cost you around INR 300. 

    1. Snorkel and Dive at the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park

    Imagine plunging into the azure waters of the Andaman Sea, the sunlight filtering through the surface and illuminating a world of vibrant corals and marine life. The Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, with its stunning underwater landscapes, beckons both snorkelers and scuba divers to explore its hidden treasures. The national park covers about 281.5 square kilometres and is made up of open sea, creeks, and 15 small and large islands.

    How to Reach: The national park is situated near Wandoor, around 29 kms southwest of Port Blair. You can take a bus or taxi to Wandoor, which should take you 1-1.5 hours. The cost is INR 40-80 by bus and INR 1200-1500 by taxi. From Wandoor you can take any boat to explore islands like Jolly Buoy for snorkelling. The ride takes around 20 minutes to reach the islands. Expect to pay around ?1000 to ?1500 for a round trip.

    Snorkelling can cost you around INR 2500-3500 while scuba diving will cost you INR 3500-5000 or more depending on the type of dive you want to do. 

    1. Enjoy the Sunset at Chidiya Tapu 

    Head to Chidiya Tapu, also known as Bird Island, to witness breathtaking sunsets. Take along your binoculars and take a leisurely stroll along the designated trails that wind through the tropical forests. Each step takes you closer to the hidden world of chirping, fluttering, and vibrant plumage. The best place to visit in in Chidiya Tapu is the Chidiya Tapu Biological Park which is like a mini zoo. There are many signboards in the zoo to help you figure out the best spots for birdwatching. Make sure you reach early in the day as the best time to spot birds is early morning around 6 PM. Don’t worry if you cannot make it at that time, as the place visited by bords throughout the day until sunset, which on most days is around 5:30 PM to 6 PM. 

    Entry fee: While there is no entry fee for visiting Chidiya Tapu, you’ll have to pay a small fee for visiting the biological park. For adults, the entry fee is INR 20, while for foreign nationals, the fee is INR 50. The fee for children is less at INR 10. If you want to carry a video camera inside, you may have to pay an additional INR 50. 

    How to reach: Chidiya Tapu is around 30 kms away from Port Blair, and the most convenient way to reach it is by hiring a taxi. The journey takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour. Hiring a cab may cost you around INR 1500-2500. You can also take an auto rickshaw, which may cost you around INR 1000 or slightly less. 

    1. Visit the Samudrika Naval Marine Museum 

    Visit the Samudrika Naval Marine Museum to learn about the rich marine life, indigenous tribes, and the geography of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The diverse collection includes preserved marine specimens, models of marine animals, and even a life-size replica of a blue whale skeleton, which offers a staggering visual representation of the ocean's giants. 

    The entry fee to the museum is around INR 50 for adults and INR 20 for children aged 5-11. You may have to pay an additional fee of INR 50 if you carry a camera inside. The museum timings are from 9 to 5 PM on all days of the week except for Mondays. In most cases, it would not take you more that 2-3 hours to explore the museum and all its wonders. 

    The museum is located near the Haddo Jetty and is easily accessible from the main market centres of Port Blair. You can easily get a taxi or auto to the Samudrika Naval Marine Museum. In most cases, you’d have to pay around INR 100-300 depending on your mode of transportation. 

    1. Explore Wandoor Beach 

    Wandoor Beach greets visitors with a serene atmosphere that is as calming as it is captivating. The powdery white sands stretch along the coastline, inviting you to take leisurely strolls, build sandcastles, or simply bask in the sun's warm embrace. Whether you're lounging under the shade of palm trees or listening to the rhythmic lullaby of the waves, Wandoor Beach's natural beauty sets the stage for a peaceful retreat. If you are in for a lazy day, you can easily spend the day in the beach and watch the sunset around 5:30-6 PM. 

    If you want more adventure, head for the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. Wandoor beach not only boasts a scenic beauty but also serves as the starting point for a journey into the underwater world of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park with its many stunning islands. 

    How to reach: The distance from Port Blair to Wandoor Beach is around 20 kms. You can take a bus or taxi from Port Blair to Wandoor beach. It should take you around 1.5 hours to reach the island and cost you around INR INR 80 (bus) to INR 1500 (taxi).

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    1. Unravel Andamans’ Cultural History in the Anthropological Museum

    Delve into the diverse cultural heritage of the indigenous tribes of the islands at the Anthropological Museum. The museum showcases the traditions, lifestyles, and artistic expressions of various tribal communities that have inhabited these lands for centuries. From the Onge, Great Andamanese, and Jarawa tribes to others, each community has contributed to the islands' culture.

    The museum is around 7 kms from Port Blair’s city centre, so it should take you around 15-20 minutes to reach it by cab or taxi. Depending on your mode of transportation, you’ll probably have to pay INR 100-300. The museum can be covered within 2-3 hours. 

    Timings: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

    Entry Fee: INR 10 for Adults and INR 3 for students. If you carrying a camera, you’d have to pay INR 20 towards the entry fee. 







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    1. Enjoy Water Sports at North Bay Island 

    Indulge in adrenaline-pumping water sports at North Bay Island. From snorkelling through vibrant coral gardens to going on glass-bottom boat rides, North Bay Island caters to both seasoned adventurers and first-time explorers. The crystal-clear water is also great for activities like sea walking, where you can stroll on the ocean floor surrounded by marine life. You’ll be charged around INR 1000-2500 for snorkelling, while a glass bottom boat ride may cost you around INR 1000 for 15 mins. You can cover most of the activities within 2-2.5 hours. 

    How to reach: Boats to North Bay Island depart from the Aberdeen Jetty in Port Blair. It takes around 30 minutes to reach the island, and the boat ride will cost you around INR 500-800 round trip. 

    Ross Island is also very close to North Bay Island at just 4 kms. This is why travel packages to both Ross and North Bay Island together are popular among tourists. You should be able to cover both the places within 4-5 hours and the cost should be around INR 4000-5000. 

    1. Relax at Munda Pahar Beach 

    Escape the crowd and unwind at Munda Pahar Beach. Situated on Chidiya Tapu's southern tip, this beach offers a retreat into serenity and solitude. As you lounge on the sandy shores and listen to the symphony of nature, your worries gently ebb away with the tides. While the beach does not have any strict timings, it is usually open from 6 AM to 5 PM for swimming and sunset views. 

    How to reach: You can first travel to Chidiya Tapu by bus or taxi from Port Blair. Chidiya Tapu is around 30 kms from Port Blair, and it will take you around 30-45 minutes to reach the tapu. Most taxis charge around INT 1500-2500 to go to Chidiya Tapu, while an auto ride cab cost you around INR 1000. The Munda Pahad beach is just 1.5 kms away from Chidiya tapu’s bus stand, so you can easily make the journey on foot or you can ask your taxi you drop close to the beach itself!

    Munda Pahad Beach

    1. Visit the Fisheries Museum 

    Explore the fascinating world of marine life at the Fisheries Museum in Port Blair. The Fisheries Museum in Port Blair is a captivating tribute to the deep-rooted relationship of the Andamans with the sea. The fisheries museum showcases the fishing traditions of the Andaman Islands and the vital role of fisheries in the region's cultural and economic landscape. It is known to have more than 350 species of fish. While the museum is sufficiently large, you wouldn’t need more that 2-3 hours to explore it. 

    The museum is close to the Aberdeen market — just around 4-5 kms. You can get an auto for around INR 100-200 to reach the museum, or you could just walk if you want to keep exploring Port Blair on foot. 

    Entry fee: The entrance fee for adults is INR 5 for adults and INR 3 for children aged 5-11. 

    Timings: The museum is open from 9 AM to 5 PM every day except for Mondays. 

    1. Try Local Cuisine 

    No visit to Port Blair is complete without embarking on a culinary adventure that explores the flavours of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. From fresh seafood delights like crab curries and fish Amritsari to unique dishes like banana flower sabzi and coconut-based preparations, each plate tells a story of the islands' history and traditions. Indulge in a seafood feast at the Aberdeen Bazaar, where numerous eateries offer an array of fresh catches cooked to perfection. You can have satisfying meals for as less as INR 150-200 or indulge in food that can run up to thousands. It all depends on your budget. 

    1. Explore Viper Island 

    Just a short boat ride away from Port Blair, Viper Island holds within its shores a wealth of historical significance and captivating stories from the past. Named after the British vessel HMS Viper, this island has witnessed the trials and tribulations of colonial rule and the resilience of those who once inhabited it. 

    Viper Island is just 20 to 30 minutes away from Port Blair by ferry. You can get a ferry at Phoenix Bay Jetty. The ferry ride can cost you around INR 75-100 on one side. The island is open between 6 AM to 5 PM. You don’t have to pay any entry fee for viper island. 

    1. Visit Campbell Bay National Park

    The Andaman Islands, the archipelago of hundreds of islands, is extremely rich in natural attractions, wildlife, and biodiversity. For wildlife activists, photographers, and conservationists, Campbell Bay National Park is counted among the top tourist attractions owing to its rich nature and spellbinding underwater world. This park leaves no stone unturned in casting a magical spell on visitors. This is the perfect place for you to spend your holidays if you crave adventure and thrill. The invigorating wildlife of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is sure to take your breath away with its richness and uniqueness. 

    The months between March and October are the best time to visit Campbell Bay National Park. The weather is quite pleasant and orchids and other wildflowers are in full bloom during this time. The park is located in Island of Great Nicobar, Nicobar Islands. 

    The park is open all the time and people can visit between 12 AM to 12 Noon on all days. There is no entry fee. 

    How to reach: To reach Campbell Bay National Park, you have to take a ferry ride. The whole journey in itself is quite adventurous as the inter-island boat service will take you through Little Andaman, Nancowry, and Car Nicobar. Tourists can book a seat in a government-run boat like MV Campbell Bay or MV Sindhu, which runs from Port Blair to Campbell Bay once a week and takes 24 hours to reach the Island. It may cost you anything between INR 2000-5000. 

    Campbell Bay National Park

    1. Take a Scenic Drive to Mount Harriet 

    For those seeking an enchanting escape into nature's embrace, the scenic drive to Mount Harriet from Port Blair offers a journey through the beautiful landscapes of the Andaman Islands. The road winds through verdant forests, revealing breathtaking vistas at every turn. The climax of your journey rewards you with stunning views from Mount Harriet's peak, where the Andaman archipelago unveils its pristine beauty in all its splendour.

    How to travel: You can take a ferry ride to Mount Harriet from Port Balir, given that the sea route is the shorter route at 11 kms. If you take a ferry, you should reach Mount Harriet within 45 mins. Many people prefer travelling by road, which can take you around 2 hours since the distance is around 48 kms. Hiring a taxi will cost you around INR 2500-3000. The taxi will take you to the Chatham Jetty, from where you’d have to take ferry (vehicle ferries are also available) for around INR 100. The view promises to be beautiful. 

    1. Witness the Limestone Caves at Baratang Island

    Hidden beneath the dense foliage of Baratang Island lies a breathtaking spectacle that nature has meticulously crafted over millions of years – the Limestone caves. These caves boast intricate stalactite and stalagmite formations that captivate visitors with their unique beauty. Inside the cave, you're transported to an underground chamber adorned with a myriad of formations. The Limestone caves are a must-visit if you are traveling to the Andaman Islands, as offering a blend of adventure and stunning sights.

    Timings: The Limestone Caves are open from 7 AM to 3 PM on all days of the week. There is no entry fee. If you prefer taking a guide, you will have to pay a separate fee to them. 

    How to reach: The distance between Port Blair and Baratang is approximately 100 kms, and the journey usually takes around 3-4 hours by road. You should ideally hire a cab which will charge you around INR 7500-9500. Taking a bus will cost you around INR 150-200. In Batarang, you’ll have to go to Neelumbur Jetty and take a short speedboat ride through the mangrove forest to the Limestone caves. The boat ride will cost you around INR 1000 and usually covers the entry fee to the mangrove forest. 

    The entry to the limestone cave is around 1.5-2 kms away from the jetty where the speedboat drops tourists, which can be easily covered by a short walk.

    1. Visit Chatham Saw Mill

    Visit one of the oldest and largest sawmills in Asia, the Chatham Saw Mill. You can take a guided tour through the mill, which was built in the 19th century, to learn about timber processing and the role it played in the history of the Andaman Islands. You'll come across many vintage machinery, and towering timber stacks. The mill is also a starting point for exhilarating activities such as zip-lining and rappelling. The entry fee to the mill is around INR 10 without a guide. For a tour guide, you’ll have to pay extra INR 50. You can pass 1-2 exploring the mill. 

    The mill is close to the city centre of Port Blair at just 11 kms. You can hire an auto or taxi from the market at INR 100-300. You can also take a bus, which you cost you around INR 30-40.

    Timings: The mill is open to tourists from 8 AM to 2:30 PM every day except for Sundays. 

    1. Take a Trip to Jolly Buoy Island

    Jolly Buoy Island is a pristine paradise that beckons nature enthusiasts and beach lovers alike. Located within the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, this enchanting island offers a quintessential Andaman experience, combining marine life and unspoiled landscapes. It is definitely a snorkeller’s delight, but is also famous for glass bottom boat rides. Snorkelling here can cost you around INR 1000-2500, and a glass bottom boat ride can cost you around INR 750 for 30 minutes. Note that you mayb not be able to snorkel here if there is a low tide. The island is usually open for water sports from 8 AM to 2 PM. 

    How to reach: Jolly Buoy Island is around 40 minutes to 1 hour away from Wandoor beach in Port Blair. The ferry ticket could cost you around INR 1000 one side. 

    Jolly Buoy Island

    1. Visit Sippighat Agricultural Farm 

    The Sippighat Agricultural Farm is a verdant haven that showcases the agricultural heritage of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This lush retreat is a captivating blend of tropical flora, sprawling plantations, and serene landscapes that invite visitors to immerse themselves in the island's agricultural legacy. You can easily spend around 1-2 hours in the farm. The farm is 15 kms from Port Blair on the way to Wandoor, so you can easily take a bus or taxi, which can cost you INR 50-500 depending on the mode of transportation you take. The entry to the farm is free, but you will have to pay for any farm produce you may want to buy from there.

    Timings: The farm is open between 9 AM to 1 PM in the afternoon. 

    1. Visit Gandhi Park 

    Amidst the vibrant streets of Port Blair, Gandhi Park stands as a serene oasis of peace and reflection. Named after the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, this lush expanse offers locals and visitors alike a space to unwind, connect with nature, and pay homage to the ideals of peace and nonviolence that Gandhi espoused. You can spend 1-2 hours in the park. 

    Timings: Gandhi Park opens at 8 AM in the morning and there is no entry fee.

    1. Have Fun with Family at Marina Park and Aquarium 

    Spend quality time with your family at Marina Park and Aquarium. Marina Park's scenic beauty is an ideal backdrop for leisurely strolls, picnics, and relaxation. The Aquarium at Marina Park is a captivating journey into the underwater realm, offering a kaleidoscopic display of marine life that thrives in the Andaman Sea. From vibrant fish to intricate coral formations, the exhibits showcase the breathtaking diversity of the coastal ecosystems in the islands. 

    The park is just 3km away from Aberdeen market, so you can take an auto or just walk to the park, An auto ride can cost you between INR 50-100. 

    Timings: The park is open from 9 AM to 3 PM. There is no entry fee. 

    1. Visit Murugan Temple 

    Pay a visit to the Murugan Temple, dedicated to Lord Murugan. The temple’s architecture is a testament to the timeless beauty of Indian temple artistry. Elaborate carvings, intricate sculptures, and vibrant murals narrate stories from Hindu mythology and symbolise deeper spiritual teachings. The temple also hosts various festivals and events that celebrate religious traditions.

    Timings: The temple opens at 5 AM and closes around 9 PM. There is no entry fee. 

    Murugan Temple

    1. Participate in Local Festivals 

    If your visit aligns with local festivals, seize the opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural celebrations and rituals of the islands. Events like the Island Tourism Festival, held annually, offer a showcase of the islands' cultural richness through performances, exhibitions, and art displays. 

    1. Go on a luxurious Cruise Trip

    Cruises from Port Blair often present the opportunity to explore multiple islands, each with its unique charm. Imagine hopping from one idyllic destination to another, discovering hidden coves, pristine beaches, and cultural gems that define the beauty of the Andamans.

    For thrill-seekers, some cruises offer more than just relaxation. Activities like snorkelling, scuba diving, and kayaking bring you up close and personal with the sea's treasures. The starting prices of a day trip on a cruise is around INR 2500, which can go up to INR 10,000 or more depending on the facilities. The cost of any activity is separate. Cruises can leave from the Phoenix, Aberdeen, or Haddo jetty depending on where you want to go. 

    1. Shop at Sagarika Emporium 

    Shop for unique handicrafts, souvenirs, and local artefacts at Sagarika Emporium. Sagarika Emporium is a great place for those seeking to take a piece of the Andaman Islands. This bustling marketplace is a treasure trove of authentic local handicrafts, souvenirs, and cultural artefacts that capture the essence of the heritage of the island. The emporium is open between 9 AM to 7 PM every day. 

    1. Visit Barren Island Volcano

    The Barren Island volcano, located approximately 135 kilometres from Port Blair, is home to one of South Asia’s only active volcanoes that can be visited by tourists. As you approach the remote and inhabited Island, the rugged landscape and the imposing silhouette of the volcano come into view. The sight of the smoky plume rising from the volcano's caldera is a reminder of the forces that shape our planet. 

    While you can take a cruise or speedboat to Barren Island, you are not allowed to get down on the island. 

    How to reach: Boat trips to Barren Island are organised by a few tour operators in Port Blair. The boat ride usually takes about 4 hour and you get to spend around 1-2 hours around the island. The trip may cost you around INR 12,000-20,000. Private charter boats can cost you upwards INR 10,0000. 

    1. Learn about World War II History in Japanese Bunkers

    Exploring the Japanese bunkers in Port Blair is like stepping back in time to a period of global conflict and intrigue. During World War II, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands were occupied by the Japanese forces, who established a network of bunkers. Exploring these bunkers allows you to trace the footsteps of soldiers and immerse yourself in the history of the war. You can spend around 1-2 hours in the bunkers, and if you like photography, the sunset from the bunkers is a great canvas for your pictures. 

    1. Step into the Colourful Aberdeen Bazaar

    The bustling Aberdeen Bazaar is a display of the cultural diversity of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is a shopper's delight, where colourful stalls line the streets, offering an array of goods that range from traditional handicrafts to modern fashion apparel. There are also many street food stalls and eateries in the bazaar that serve up delectable local cuisine. The market is open from 9 AM to 9 PM every day.

    1. Visit the secluded Rangat Island: 

    Rangat is one of the lesser-visited destinations in the Andaman Islands, and that's what makes it so charming. It offers a tranquil environment, beautiful beaches, and a glimpse into the local way of life, away from the commercial hustle of more popular spots.

    How to reach: You can hire a taxi to reach Rangat from Port Blair by road, which is a journey of approximately 4-5 hours as the distance is almost 160 kms. Hiring a taxi may cost you around INR 7500-9000. You can also take a bus from Aberdeen bus stop, which you cost you around INR 300-500. 

    1. Visit the Bustling Clock Tower 

    In the heart of Port Blair, the iconic clock tower also known as the Aberdeen Clock Tower stands as a testament to the history of the Andaman Islands. The Clock Tower's history dates back to the colonial era when it was constructed to commemorate the visit of Lord Chelmsford, the Viceroy of India. Today, the Clock Tower serves as a central gathering point for both locals and visitors. 

  • Andaman and Nicobar islands, a union territory of India, comprises of 572 islands out of which 37 are inhabited. Interestingly, these islands are closer to Myanmar and Indonesia than with the Indian mainland, which is more than 1300 km away.
    Andaman Islands offer a picturesque view of sun kissed beaches, amazing sea creatures and beautiful sunsets. One of the best ways to explore the aquatic beauty around is to take a glass boat ride in Andaman.  

    There are multiple options to choose from on what to do when you are in Andaman’s, from deep sea diving at Havelock Island to captivating sunrises and sunsets to indulging in amazingly tasty local cuisine at Port Blair. However, nothing beats the experience of witnessing the marine life through Glass boat ride in Andaman.

    This is a must do activity for anyone traveling to Andaman and will definitely be a memory to cherish for an entire lifetime. It’s very rare to get this close to a dolphin or a fish while riding a boat and sitting in the company of your loved ones.

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    What is Glass Boat Ride?

    Glass Boats are beautiful small boats / ferries adorned with transparent bottom allowing the occupants to experience the marine life in their own natural habitat.

    The boats can accommodate 4 to 6 people and as it sails on the pristine clear water of the Andaman Sea, lets you have a closer view of the beautiful and mesmerizing sea creatures and scenic corals.

    You can get onto these boats from different places within Andaman.  The ride can be between 15 minutes to an hour and the charges depend upon the length of the ride.  The longer the ride, the more expensive it will be.

    However, the thrill of riding a boat, sailing on crystal clear water while you witness the wild sea life inside is simply sublime, worth every minute of it.

    Why take a Glass boat ride in Andaman?

    The desire to satisfy the experience of watching enchanted exquisiteness of the underwater empire of Andaman without having to wet your body or take a dip inside the sea, is possible with this glass boat ride.  
    You not only get to have a close encounter with corals and fishes swimming around your face but also get to see dolphins, fire goby and freckled frogfish from a very close distance.

    The ride is also an excellent option for children and elderly to experience the aquatic diversity without any risk.  The central transparent portion of the boat allows everyone to have an uninhibited view of the sea underneath.

    People with families or on special trips can enjoy the adventure without any risk while satisfying the thrill of an adrenaline rush and encounter exotic aquatic species.  A must do activity when you are in the Andaman and wish to experience its genuine beauty.

    Popular Places for Glass Boat ride in Andaman

    There are umpteen number of places within Andaman offering this ride.  Some of the popular places to enjoy your Glass boat ride in Andaman include:

    Havelock Islands

    Falls in Ritchie’s archipelago and has one of the most famous Elephant beach along with rich accumulation of coral reefs and marine life.  Radhanagar beach in Havelock Island is known for its ethereal sunset while the interiors of the island is dotted with thick tress housing various birds chief among them being white headed mynas and woodpeckers.
    The Havelock Island is popular for glass boat rides, which can be booked online too.

    Port Blair

    Viper Island just 4 kilometers from Port Blair still has ruins of the first jail, which came up in Andaman’s even before the now famous Cellular Jail.

    The place is now used to ferry people on boats to give them a closer view of the sea creatures living off the seawaters of Bay of Bengal. This place is also the capital city and here too tourists can enjoy the famous Andaman glass boat ride.

    Neil Island

    It lies close to Havelock islands and just like other places in Andaman has beautiful beaches to explore and enjoy.  Bharatpur beach in Neil Island has a rich marine life with colorful fishes & coral reef at one end of the beach.

    This is another place offering Glass boat rides to the tourists.

    Ross Island

    This falls in south Andaman administrative council and is only 3 kilometers from Port Blair.  In addition to the glass boat rides, you can also enjoy the historical ruins of the place, which are a big tourist attraction here.

    These ruins were the war installations of Japanese POW camp.  The Presbyterian church is also a popular spot to visit.

    North Bay

    One of the best places to admire the marine life with an abundance of coral reefs, splendid white sand beaches and awesome natural beauty.  The place is also referred to as coral islands because of the huge presence of coral reefs here, which makes it an ideal place to visit and spend time in.

    The best time to visit it is from September to May, however the summers too are cooler than most of the other parts of India.  
    People can indulge themselves in Suba diving, snorkeling, sea walking and of course glass bottom boat rides at North Bay.

    Safety Precautions

    Although, the ride is safe it is important to follow the directions of your guide.  They are the ones who know everything about the boat and the safety processes to be followed in case of an emergency.  Some of the basic dos and don’ts of glass bottom boat ride at Andaman that you can follow are:

    Always carry your water bottle. You may not have access to water during the ride and its important to remain hydrated.
    Always listen to the details provided by the guide or the operator while you are in the midst of the ride.
    Do not step on the glass portion of the boat.
    Do not move unnecessarily inside the boat.
    Do not put your hands or legs out of the boat, as it can be dangerous.

    These are some of the basic precautions one can follow while relishing the glass boat ride. Although, the guide will explain everything before you step inside, its important to follow their instructions even while you are in the midst of the boat ride to have an experience to remember.  

    So, the next time, you think of visiting Andaman, remember to enjoy the quintessential Andaman glass boat ride and experience the thrill of being in close contact with our exotic friends from the sea.

  • The pandemic crisis brought almost the whole world to a standstill. Nations went into lockdown and everyone was restricted to their homes. Companies relying heavily on an office presence for the completion of their tasks found a way to work from home. But this was temporary as industries had to open to prevent an economic meltdown. The world as we know it can’t function at such a slow pace.   

    There were a lot of changes. And most importantly, something had to change from our regular way of doing things. As a result, the way we travel changed, the way we communicated modified, and we even altered our way of greeting each other.

    Far away from the hustle and bustle of the world, our amazingly beautiful and lavish beachfront property, Havelock Island Beach Resort, is nestled in the remote Andaman Islands. Located in Havelock Island (now known as Swaraj Dweep), our resort follow elevated safety protocols and stringent hygiene standards. Also, we conduct mandatory temperature checks for staff and guests on daily basis in order to ensure your safety and a worry-free stay. In case you are willing to go for a vacation to get rid of all the work stress, then a secluded paradise would be a great destination.

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    New norms to be followed while travelling to the Andaman Islands

    COVID-19 testing

    Every passenger is required to either go through a Rapid Antigen Test at Port Blair airport (Veer Savarkar International Airport) or get an RT-PCR test report from the mainland, the sample for which must be given within 48 hours of arrival. The same can be used to board the ferry to Havelock Island. The test is not that costly and the result is given in nearly half an hour. All this will ensure the safety of the island for travellers.
    Things to remember

    Everyone has to wear a mark keeping their nose and mouth covered at all times, especially when in public settings.

    Social distancing should be maintained. You should avoid close contact by staying at least six feet apart (about two arms’ distance) from anyone who is not with you.

    Regular sanitisation of hands is mandatory. We have dispensers installed across the resort.

    Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth, especially after touching other surfaces.

    Wherever available, use contactless payment and no-touch trash cans and doors. Rather than by hand, the cash or card should be exchanged by placing them in a receipt tray or on the counter, wherever possible.

    Stay away from crowded spaces as much as possible. Avoid group gatherings.

    Get thermal checking wherever required, including at our resort and activity centres.

    Carry your own essentials such as water bottles, personal sanitizers, etc.

    The safety rules set by concerned authorities are there to ensure the wellbeing of everyone in the wake of the pandemic. Kindly follow them for your own and others’ safety.

    Important points for tourists travelling to the Andaman Islands

    The COVID-19 test report has to be from within 48 before starting the journey. It will not be valid if the date of testing is more than 2 days before landing at the Port Blair Airport.

    If you have tested negative either through RTPCR from an ICMR approved lab, then no institution or home quarantine is needed.
    Travellers going to and from Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep) and Havelock Island will not be required to test again if they have a negative test report.

    If you start developing symptoms, then you have to immediately report to the nearest PHC/CHC. Necessary testing will be done as per the doctor’s advice.

    If a tourist tests positive after arrival, then they have to be in institutional isolation as per existing health protocols. The cost of such isolation will be paid by the tourist as fixed by the administration.

    If the positive-tested person wants to stay at a hotel, then the hotel has to make the required arrangements for designating a part of their rooms for institutional isolation for this purpose. They can stay there provided they meet the below-mentioned conditions:

    -If allowed by doctors
    -Request/undertaking is made by the patient in writing
    -Patients are not symptomatic and not above the age of 60

    There will be thermal checking and scanning at every entry and exit points.

    Now you need more time in hand to visit tourist places in the Andamans as the timings of most places are changed and the opening hours are reduced.

    No group photography is allowed in any place.  

    How to Reach Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)?

    Located about 57 kilometers from Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, you can reach Havelock Island via sea only. It takes nearly two to three hours to reach Havelock Island from Port Blair. There are frequently available ferries and cruises operating between the two places. You can choose as per your convenience and budget as both government ferries and private cruises are functional to the island. The ferries leave from Phoenix Bay Wharf.

    Now known as Swaraj Dweep, Havelock Island receives the maximum footfall in the Andaman Islands owing to its pristine beaches and turquoise waters. It has also the best infrastructure for a number of water activities, thus ensuring an incredible experience for everyone. You can try scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and a lot more. The island offers a relaxed atmosphere with tropical vibes. The beaches of Havelock Island are amazingly gorgeous. They are dotted with PADI diving centers, cute cafes, and luxurious beachfront properties. You can reach this island by sea. Private and government ferries operate from Port Blair and Neil Island, which are the neighboring islands. These are the lifeline of the Andaman Islands as they connect so many islands with each other. The same can be booked through Andaman Island Travels for an easy and worry-free experience.

  • Who doesn’t love the Ocean? What if your other half also loves the Ocean? Then, go underwater for a romantic proposal that can spark the rest of your lives! Underwater romances have always been the substance of blockbuster movies. Just imagine experiencing the extra special moments with your special someone surrounded by the stunning coral reef and the most bright, colorful marine life, in your homeland. Yes, Andaman Island is the best place to express your love for your partner in a unique scenario.

    How to Plan your engagement proposal?

    Proposal ideas differ from person to person, depending on their lifestyle. It is the hardest thing in this world to do which, needs a lot of planning. The best way to do it is by planning special activities for the rest of the day and keeping your proposal a blissful moment.

    Beach is the romantic location where you can experience an amazing underwater proposal. If you and your partner are adventure junkies then this could be the right choice. Plan a bunch of activities all through the day, this will excite her to jump in the water with you. Now, dive together into the turquoise waters, take pictures together, and after arriving at a wonderful spot, draw out the ring carefully before your young lady or guy notice asking him/her the inquiry. If your photographer is waiting underwater then you get quality pictures to cherish the moment for life.

    Proposing to your love in this unique and creative way while letting the marine creatures witness this extraordinary moment is one of the great and remarkable memories in your happiness. So plan your proposal around what will make her feel safe and confident about the future.

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    Choose a creative underwater photographer

    The photographer you pick should be creative and think-out-of the box. For extra adventures, couples whose proposals and weddings are near the ocean are heading into the sea to capture the unique moments in underwater photography. Whether your photographer uses a drone to get overhead or just rely on underwater cameras he must be willing to run with anything that comes their way.

    Underwater photography not just gives you stunning and artistic photos that celebrate your love yet an experience that you have never experienced before. 

    Think about how you will pop up the question

    When it comes to popping the question timing is everything. Asking your loved ones to marry you is probably the most important question you will ever ask and is the most nerve-wracking moment! You’ve decided to pop the question? Know that you cannot use your voice underwater. Instead, there are a lot of possibilities either you can make underwater signage with you underwater, or write a message on the side of the boat. The answer to your question can’t be heard underwater but seeing the smile on her face would surely bring you the assurance you’ve been waiting for.

    To give your partner the proposal of their dreams this unique and personalized proposal is the one-of-a-kind proposal that you want.

    So what’s included?
    Scuba dive sessions for two
    “Will you marry me?” underwater signage
    Rental equipment’s
    Underwater photography
    A bottle of bubbly with champagne

    Just bring out your creativity and be as romantic as possible. This proposal story is going to be retold a lot. So make sure it’s a story worth- telling to your family, friends, and your future children.

  • The capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair is famous for the historic Cellular Jail that was built by the Britishers in ten years. It was constructed as solitary confinement for Indian political prisoners. This was the most dreaded and grueling colonial jail, which was also referred to as Kala Pani. It has witnessed the most atrocious punishments imposed on innumerable freedom fighters of India. Open to the public as a national memorial, you can see the whole place soaking in the misery and pain of the revolutionaries. You can climb the stairs, walk through the corridors, get inside the cells, and see the gallows where executions were done by hanging. 

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    At present, the entrance block of the national memorial houses freedom fighters photos and an exhibition gallery on the ground floor. An art gallery (Netaji Gallery) and a library on the Indian freedom movement are on the first floor of the building. Galleries on the first war of independence and another one displaying a rare collection of old photographs are also on the premises. In memory of all freedom fighters and martyrs, there is an eternal Flame “Freedom-Swatantrya Jyot” that has been erected in the vicinity of the jail. 


    Timings for Cellular Jail and Jail Museum: 9 am to 5 pm (Open all days except national holidays)


    • Entry Fee: Rs. 30
    • Still Camera: Rs. 200
    • Video Camera: Rs. 1000
    • Film shooting per day with prior permission: Rs. 10,000

    Address: Atlanta Point, Port Blair, Andaman, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, 744104, India


    The Light and Sound Show at Cellular Jail is a must-see when in Port Blair. Son-et-Lumiere (Sound and Light Show) presents the saga of the heroic freedom struggle. The entry fee for kids is Rs. 25 and for adults, it is Rs. 50. Along with the language (Hindi or English), you can also choose any of the following timings to watch the one-hour show:

    • 05:30 pm to 06:30 pm
    • 06:45 pm to 07:45 pm
    • 08:00 pm to 09:00 pm 


    The construction of Cellular Jail began in 1896 and was completed in 1906. This unique three-storied structure was the first of its kind in India. Spread as seven spokes of a bicycle wheel, it had 693 cells specially built for solitary confinement of the prisoners. The front of the row of cells faced the back of the other. Thus, there was a complete absence of communication between prisoners housed in different wings. 

    Near the entrance of the jail, a two-storied building on the left side was built to be used as the hospital. The Martyr's Column now stands on the plinth of this building. At the right side of the main entrance near the compound wall, there are gallows where three persons could be executed simultaneously. There was a separate door in the outer compound wall to carry the corpses.

    Cellular Jail imprisoned many freedom revolutionaries of India. Savarkar brothers, Babu Ram Hari, Pandit Parmanand, Ullaskar Dutt, Bhai Parmanand, Prithvi Singh Azad, Trailokyanath Chakravarthy, etc. were incarcerated here among many others. Many charismatic freedom fighters involved in Alipore Bomb case, Lahore Conspiracy Case, Inter-Provincial Conspiracy Case, etc. were also brought to this jail under long terms of imprisonment.


    Water Sports 

    There is no water sport available at Cellular Jail. However, there is Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex nearby and you can try your hand at the following exciting water sports there:

    • Jet Ski Ride
    • Banana Ride
    • Sofa Ride
    • Parasailing
    • Kayaking
    • Glass Bottom Boat


    Nearby Hotels 

    Cellular Jail is a major attraction in Port Blair and there are a number of hotels located nearby. Some of them are as follows:

    • Blue Bridge Home
    • Ross View Hotels and Resorts
    • Andaman Vacations Home
    • J Hotel
    • Raja Monsoon Villa
    • Hotel Sea View
    • Hotel Royal Palace
    • Atlanta Cottage
    • Deer Park Homotel
    • NH Regency 
    • Kevins
    • Sunnyvale Andaman
    • Hotel Aqua Breeze
    • Guru International
    • Hotel Serene Palace


    Nearby Places To Eat 

    There are various good restaurants near Cellular Jail. Some of the best ones are as follows:

    • Icy Spicy - a vegetarian restaurant specializing in Indian and Chinese cuisines
    • New Lighthouse Restaurant - popular for its mouth-watering seafood dishes
    • Fortune Resort Bay Island - a high-end restaurant known for its great hospitality 
    • Ananda Multi-cuisine Restaurant - specializing in seafood and Indian cuisine 

    How To Reach

    Located in Port Blair, Cellular Jail is easily accessible. Just about 7.8 km from the center of Port Blair via RGT Road, it is located in a very good area. To reach there, you can either hire a cab or take any local transport like taxi, auto, bus, tuk-tuk rickshaw, and minibus. You can also easily hire two-wheelers and cycles in Port Blair. However, travelling via a cab is the most recommended option. Cellular Jail is well-connected and once you are here, you can visit other tourist hotspots as well. 

    Best Time To Visit

    The Andaman Islands are known for their warm and pleasant tropical climate round the year. Thus, you can visit this paradise at any time of the year. April to June is the summer season here and the weather is sunny. So this is the perfect time to visit Cellular Jail if you don’t mind sweating a bit. The duration from June to November is the rainy season here. Generally, it is the offseason here and it is quite secluded at this time of the year. Hotels and resorts offer great discounts during this period and thus, it is also the cheapest time to visit the island. You can travel to the Andamans at this time if you are not scared of getting a little drenched in the rain. The most popular season to visit Cellular Jail is the winter season—from November to March. The climate is not too hot and is quite pleasant for tourists to explore the whole place. 


  • You can go to this popular beach in Port Blair on the first evening of your trip. After a long day, all everyone wants is to take a leisurely stroll surrounded by peaceful beach vibes. One of the most famous beaches in the capital town, people visit Corbyn’s Cove Beach here for boating, water scooters, and jet skiing as well. It is a secluded and unspoiled beach that is not so far from the city center. A prominent sightseeing place in the Andaman Islands, the beach has azure waters and verdant green coconut palms. You can go there to relax and enjoy various enthralling water sports that are available on the beach shore. It is an ideal location for enjoying sunbathing and swimming as well. There are hotels and restaurants nearby Corbyn’s Cove Beach where you can get refreshed and enjoy mouth-watering food. 

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    Whether you are a nature lover or an adventure enthusiast, Corbyn’s Cove Beach in Port Blair is a place where everyone is sure to have an unforgettable time. It is the most visited beach of the capital town as it offers one of the most delightful sceneries on the islands. Stretching up to 1.5 kilometers in length with a fairly wide area open on both sides, it has one of the longest constructed shorelines in Port Blair shaped in a crescent. The water of the beach is clear and has the perfect amount of waves for a great swimming experience. There are no underwater reefs and the sand has the right amount of stiffness. Thus, your feet are safe from cuts and sea creatures while you swim. 

    Things To Do

    Along with relaxing and going for various thrilling water activities at Corbyn’s Cove Beach, you can also take a tour of the bunkers, which were built by the Japanese army during World War II.

    Water Sports

    Corbyn’s Cove Beach is popular for swimming and strolling. However, if you are an adrenaline junkie, then there are some water sports available here to give you the much-needed rush. These are mentioned below:


    • Jet Skiing

    Jet skiing definitely stands out among all the water sports at Corbyn’s Cove Beach. However, it is affected by weather conditions. It should not be done during a heavy downpour or a storm; otherwise, it would be highly dangerous. Therefore, before heading out to enjoy this superb activity, don’t forget to check the weather conditions first. And for your own safety, don’t stand up while driving the jet ski.

    If you love speed, then jet skiing is the best water sport at the beach for you. Feeling the thrill as you zip through the waves in a criss-cross way would definitely be an amazing experience. It will be even more memorable and charming when the cool wind and ocean water will be sprinkled all over your face. The skilful experts will familiarise you with the basics of jet skiing once you reach there. And after the training session, you will zoom through the challenging sea waters and hustle against the breeze. This will surely satisfy adrenaline junkies’ hunger for adventure. 


    • Speed Boat Ride


    If you are someone who wants to glide on the waters but doesn’t want to get in, then speed boating is particularly for you. By speed boating at Corbyn’s Cove Beach, you can experience the thrill but still be completely safe. This is the perfect water sport for you. While the speed boat splashes through the waters at a fast pace, you will be inside, safely and in your life jacket. Swimmer or otherwise, you just cannot miss this water activity when at this beach in Port Blair. 


    • Scuba Diving


    This is the best water activity not only at Corbyn’s Cove Beach but across the Andaman Islands. It is the most sought-after place in Port Blair for scuba diving. Its waters are perfect for diving and exploring the underwater world. This enthralling water sport is carried out near Snake Island that has patches of both hard and soft corals as well as an ideal amount of marine life. From the left side of the beach, you will take off on a boat and will be taken near this tiny island where licensed divers will train you and accompany you under the water for your incredible experience. 

    Corbyn’s Cove Beach is not the best place for scuba diving on the island. However, it does offer a fairly decent experience to the divers. The best part is that anyone can go for this enthralling activity as you don’t need to know swimming to witness the diverse marine life of the ocean.


    • Sea Kart


    For trying your hand at sea kart, Port Blair is the place where you need to be. The ride begins from the beautiful Corbyn’s Cove Beach, takes you near Ross Island, and brings you back. On the way, you can ride the kart and enjoy exploring the gorgeous coasts of the capital town of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Starting from Rs.3,500 per person, a sea kart ride on the island is light on your pocket. The overall experience is absolutely fun-filled.


    Nearby Hotels 

    Some of the best properties near Corbyn’s Cove Beach are as follows:

    • TSG Emerald View
    • Peerless Resort Port Blair
    • Lemon Tree Hotel
    • Hotel GKM Grand
    • Sinclairs Bay View
    • Sea Shell Coral Cove
    • Hotel Sentinel
    • Ripple Resort
    • Hotel Shompen
    • Hotel King Safire
    • J Hotel
    • Ami Grace
    • Hotel Horizon Hues
    • Sea Hills Hotels & Resorts
    • Sun Sea Resort



    How To Reach

    The beach is only seven kilometers from the main town. You can either rent a two-wheeler or take an auto-rickshaw (costing nearly Rs. 150) to reach there. 

    Best Time To Visit

    The best time to visit and chill at Corbyn’s Cove Beach is December to early May. During this time, you can witness the amazing flora and fauna of the place at their best. It is also a good time for trying your hand at various adventure water sports as well.


  • Whether you are an adrenaline junkie or a history buff, including Ross Island (renamed to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island) and North Bay Island in your Andaman travel itinerary is a must. Ranging from exciting water sports to witnessing rich history, going on an excursion to these two islands would be an excellent idea. At North Bay Island, you can try your hand at various adventure water sports whereas at Ross Island, you can look at the ruins of the place that was the administrative capital of the British in the past. When in the Andaman Islands, these two destinations should not be missed at any cost.

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    A few miles from Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ross Island was the administrative headquarter for the Britishers at one time. In 1941, an earthquake rocked this island, and the British left it and settled in Port Blair. The island could never recover from the damage since then. Nature began to take its toll slowly but steadily. The buildings were engulfed by the banyan trees present there, and this replaced the man-made structures. Making you nostalgic, Ross Island takes you back in time. Some of the old buildings have been turned into bakeries and local stores by the Indian Navy. From here, you can buy souvenirs as memories.

    Also known as Coral Island, North Bay Island is counted among the top destinations in Port Blair. The stunning beach and thrilling water activities in its fringing coral reefs are the major highlights here. Lovely corals are spread across a large area here and if you are lucky, then you can spot various fish, lobsters, or even clams on the coral reef. North Bay is a perfect place to relax and enjoy.

    A fee of Rs. 30 at Ross Island and Rs. 10 at North Bay Island has to be given after you have reached there. Advance payment is not possible. 



    The ruins of the old buildings constructed by Indian prisoners can still be seen in Ross Island. These are textured by thick roots of peepal trees that take all the visitors back to an era that is long gone yet still remembered. The place gives out a unique vibe that cannot be found anywhere else in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. You can witness magnificent man-caves, the old church, and a grim history. The whole experience gets further memorable with its protected forest that is a sanctuary of diverse birds and animals including peacocks and deer. So you are definitely going to have a good time there if you love walking around and enjoy your time in the lap of nature under the shade of tall tropical trees.

    If you are a nature lover or marine life enthusiast, then you will be amazed to see the lovely coral reefs that are extremely appealing. If you consider yourself a water baby and ocean is your second home, then North Bay Island should be your next stop. The splendor of coral reefs is sure to take your breath away. This island is a paradise for adventure seekers. Here, you can spend some quality time enjoying the sights of nature while basking under the sun. Adrenaline junkies can indulge in activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, sea walking, and more.

    Top Things To Do in Ross Island

    • Explore the ruins

    There is a lot of history associated with Ross Island, and this is the top reason to visit this extraordinary place. The island is home to some of the oldest British and Japanese structures in India showcasing the lavish life of Britishers after the occupied Andamans. The island also served as the residence of the old Chief Commissioner. All operations in the isles, including the construction of Cellular Jail, were overseen from Ross Island.

    The ruins include the following along with many others:

    • Church
    • Secretariat
    • Government House
    • Chief Commissioner's residence
    • Long strips of luxury gardens
    • Swimming pool
    • Grand ballrooms
    • Tennis court
    • Water treatment plants
    • Hospital
    • Printing press, etc.

    Looking at these remnants of our unforgettable past will take you back to the penal settlement age and remind you of our struggle for freedom.

    • Attend the light and sound show

    This show will take you back to the past by presenting the history of how everything was planned and constructed in the islands. The show majorly showcases the penal settlement period including how Britishers came to the islands, what they focused on constructing, and setting the administration to rule the isles. The luxurious lifestyle of the Chief Commander and his family is also showcased in the show. It will also explain the difficulties faced by the inmate Indian workers who build the jail, only to be thrown in their cells later on. We recommend attending this show if you want to add a pinch of history to your vacation.

    • Visit the sanctuary

    Located in the middle of the island, the sanctuary is home to deer and peacocks, which are protected under the Andaman administration. Their population across the Andaman Islands is the highest at Ross Island as these animals are taken care of on a daily basis by a caretaker appointed by the government. They live inside a reserved area filled with large tropical trees including coconuts and palms. Also, they can come out of the reserve to play around with visitors. Feeding or harming animals in any way is strictly prohibited here. If you are an animal lover and want to have a close encounter with them, then you should definitely visit this place.

    • Explore the man caves

    These man caves are uniquely interwoven, and these were built all around Ross Island for helping the prominent British officers escape in case of an attack. Now, these caves are abandoned as they have run out of their purpose. At present, they act as a display of outstanding skills, effort and hardships faced by Indian workers in making them. The crucial offices and constructions throughout the island are connected by theses caves that follow several joint paths. If you decide to explore them, then you will be presented with a very mysterious vibe. In order to ensure safety and swift return and to avoid any complications that may occur, it is highly recommended that you visit there with a guide with you.

    • Visit the pond

    There is no specific name and it is called a pond only! It is a huge pond where the water gets collected and stays for long periods. It has turned into green color. Used by the British a long time ago, there are a few small ruins near the pond. Tall trees surround the place from all sides. There is a comfortable little place where you can sit, relax, and appreciate the view. By following the signs in less than fifteen minutes of walking, you can easily reach this point of attraction. 

    • Enjoy a calming lunch

    There are a number of huts and small sheds built across Ross Island where tourists can take a break and spend some quality time amidst the shade of tall trees and shrubs. There is a diverse variety of bird species present on the island. They chirp and play around the visitors and present a wonderful scene. It is a good place to relax and have your lunch. 

    Top Things To Do in North Bay Island (Water Sports)

    Andaman Island, the untouched Indian union territory, is a storehouse of adventure sports for adrenaline junkies from all over the world. Especially famous for its water sports, North Bay Island is popular for offering such activities that can be enjoyed by swimmers as well as non-swimmers. The island is famous among adventure seekers owing to the diversity of water sports one can experience here. Having a multitude of activities available for one and all, no one can get bored on this little piece of paradise. 

    We present here some of the famed water sports in North Bay Island that you should definitely try during your vacation here. The below-mentioned are some of the enthralling activities that you can try on the island:

    • Scuba diving

    The Andaman Island is the hub of popular water activities, and North Bay Island is counted among the top five places to experience them. Beyond the shallow waters above the shoreline, it offers the richest and diverse underwater world that presents a great world for the divers. The underwater currents are moderate. Some of the very rare species of fishes can be spotted there more often than not.

    • Snorkeling 

    Haven’t tried snorkeling yet? No problem! Probably, you were destined to do this water activity at the best place in India. You will notice the colorful reefs of the ocean shining through your underwater goggles. You can have a look at the marine life and the rarest corals while performing this activity in Andaman Island. 

    • Parasailing

    It is an incredible water sport that anyone can enjoy in North Bay Island. Parasailing offers a fantastic combo of water and airborne adventure. While harnessed in a parachute, you are tied behind a motorboat with a rope. As the boat speeds off into the sea, you start flying like a kite in the sky! You may get to dip into the water as well. The whole experience is extremely enthralling! This activity is something that you should not miss at any cost in Andaman Island. And yes, don’t forget to wear clothes in which you can move comfortably. 

    • Sea walking

    A superb fun adventure sport, absolutely no experience is required to do this. There is not any complicated equipment to handle. Just wear the helmet and walk on the smooth and clean sand of the seafloor. You will get a close-up view of the underwater world without any hassle. The instructors are there by your side at all times, thus it is perfectly safe to do. Neither your contact lenses/glasses nor your fancy hairdo will get messed up under the water. No wonder it is one of the most preferred water sports! 

    • Dolphin glass-bottom boat

    Glass bottom boat rides from dolphin is perfect for those tourists who don’t want to get wet or for families who prefer to adventure together. The boat starts from the Jetty and explores the ocean surrounding the islands. While sailing, you can explore the vast sea, flying through the waves. You can watch the sea through a transparent bottom, making the experience wonderful and enjoyable for yourself. Kids and elders enjoy this activity a lot.

    • Semi-submarine ride

    Coral Safari offers a semi-submarine ride in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. If you want to experience the wonderful underwater world of corals and fishes from the comfort of your cabin, then you should definitely try this activity. The submarine takes you to the best-known spots of coral belts around the North Bay Island. You can look at and appreciate the treasure of corals without having to worry about safety or equipment. Unlike scuba diving and snorkeling, the semi-submarine ride can be enjoyed by both kids and elders. It is an adventurous as well as family-friendly activity. It offers a good experience if you are seeking something unique. 

    Nearby Hotels 

    An important thing to know is that the civilian settlements of any kind are prohibited by the administration at both these islands. Therefore, there is no place to stay at night there. Everyone must leave the island before dawn. The nearest hotels to Ross Island and North Bay Island are in Port Blair. 

    • Sinclairs Bay View
    • Welcomhotel By ITC Hotels, Bay Island
    • Seashell Hotel
    • Hotel Megapode Nest
    • J Hotel
    • Ami Grace
    • Haywizz
    • Ashiaanaa Residency Inn
    • Hotel Semtinel
    • Sunray Homes 

    Where To Eat 

    While travelling to these two islands, you can have a good meal at Ross Island. You will see a small cafeteria and restaurant in Ross Island that serves both tourists and defense personnel. As the goods are transported there via a boat, the prices are a bit high when compared to Port Blair, the capital city. Don’t expect so many dishes. However, the restaurant serves vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian food with a decent menu. There are a lot of small vendors as well who offer fresh coconut water near the jetty. You can buy some refreshments on the island from them. Also, you can have some snacks when you reach the Water Sports Complex on your return trip. In case you ever need to refill your water bottle, there is an RO water purifier near the jetty.

    How To Reach

    Just take a ferry from Phoenix Bay Jetty, Port Blair. It will take nearly fifteen minutes to reach Ross Island. The island is located very close to Port Blair. In fact, you can see the whole island from the Water Sports Complex. It is completely disconnected by land. Thus, it is not possible to reach there by road. You can reach Ross Island by taking a boat or ferry from the Water Sports Complex. It will take you directly to the jetty in less than fifteen minutes. The ticket fare varies from Rs. 150 to Rs. 500 based on the size and seat position. As the tickets get sold out very fast, you should make the booking in advance in order to ensure seamless travel. You can buy the tickets easily by visiting the Directorate of Shipping Services office, located at Aberdeen Bazaar. There is no place to stay on the island. Therefore, ensure to get a return ticket as well. Also, remember to keep your identity proof with you as it will be required for booking tickets. In case you are not an Indian citizen, then you need to carry your passport.

    You can easily reach North Bay Island via a boat. The number of large ferries available for transportation is less in number. Generally, the trip includes a visit to Ross Island but private boats can be booked if informed earlier. The boat begins the journey from Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex and reaches North Bay via Ross Island in around half an hour. To make sure that you are absolutely safe during the journey, life jackets, instructions and other measures are taken strictly. Generally, there is a travel guide who will accompany you on your journey. He explains about the history of the islands and the significance of the isle you are about to visit. The boat may take off from the Junglighat Jetty sometimes. But there is nothing to worry as your vendor will notify you about this when you book the ticket.

    Best Time To Visit

    The best time to visit Ross Island and North Bay Island is from October to March. During these months, the weather in the Andaman Islands is clear and there is no chance for sudden rainfalls. Thus, you can do sightseeing without any problem.

  • This little tranquil island derived its name from the vessel ‘Viper’ in which Lt. Archibald Blair came to the islands in 1789. He arrived here for establishing a penal settlement. It is believed that the vessel met with an accident and its remains were found near this island. The island is one of the islands of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands groups that are a part of the Indian subcontinent. The site was known during British colonial rule. They used this place as a jail where they imprisoned convicts and political prisoners. With a lot to see, Viper Island has become a popular tourist destination in Andaman Islands

    Viper Island is the proof of countless sufferings the freedom fighters had to go through. Convicts were put in fetters and forced to work on the island. Known freedom fighters including Nanigopal, Nandlal Pulindas Sher Ali, and many more were imprisoned on this island. You can still see the ruins of the jail and gallows on Viper Island. 

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    If you are a true nature lover and want the much-needed ‘me-time’ surrounded by nature out there, then there is a long list of things that you can do and see. Trust us, the list is more than just lazing around on the beaches, soaking in their natural beauty and appreciate the greenery. You can spend your day sunbathing, swimming, and a lot more. 

    The island has a pleasant and humid atmosphere throughout the year. However, you can visit this amazing place between the months of November and February. During this time, the humidity is almost zero. 



    Let’s get ready to dive into this amazing jewel of the Bay of Bengal! Get set go for an ultimate journey! When you are having a vacation in Viper Island, follow the tips mentioned below for a fun and safe trip:

    • As the weather is hot and the temperature might be a little high, always wear light-colored clothes. 
    • Wear shoes that are comfortable to walk in.
    • In order to keep yourself energetic throughout the trip, you should carry water bottles and a few snacks. 

    Things to do in and around Viper Island

    To make your trip memorable and exciting, there is a lot to do and see in and around Viper Island. You can take a walk to the ruins of the jail that was built by the Britishers. The Jail has historic importance to Indians and you can learn about each and every bit here. You can also explore the island on foot and witness views of the neighboring islands, ocean, and harbor.

    • The Jail


    This is one of the most important places on the island. Forming an integral part of the history of India, it is now in ruins. Britishers used this place during their colonial rule to imprison convicts and political prisoners. Because of its incapacity to hold the number of freedom struggle participants, this use of this jail was stopped. Thus, another jail was constructed known as Cellular Jail.

    • Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park


    In order to protect the aquatic flora and fauna of the Andaman Islands, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park was constructed, and it is a big attraction near Viper Island. The place offers adventurous activities like scuba diving and snorkeling that are among the favorites among the tourists visiting the island.

    • Anthropological Museum


    It is an essential part of tourism in Viper Island. This museum is under the control of the Anthropological Survey of India and is located nearby. You can see here a wide variety of Andamanese tribal weapons and other traditional things. The museum is a great place to visit if you are interested in knowing about the cultures, traditions, artifacts, and livelihoods of the tribes and people living on these islands.

    • Forest Museum


    Travellers visiting the Andaman Islands include this museum as well in their itinerary. This museum is under the control of the Forest Department of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. You can see here various artifacts made of timber, gurjan, padauk, oak, and satinwood. The museum was built significantly to make people aware of the forests and their importance.

    • Marina Park and Aquarium


    Next to the famous Water Sports Complex, Marina Park and Aquarium is a major attraction that is a popular picnic spot. Surrounded by trees and plants, the place allows people to enjoy nature while they spend good quality time with their loved ones. Amazing all the visitors, the aquarium showcases some of the best flora and fauna found around the Andaman area.

    Water sports 

    Located near Viper Island, the Water Sports Complex is a key attraction among tourists. It offers a variety of water rides that let the visitors enjoy the whole day. You can have a fun-filled time here and create unforgettable memories. The following water sports and activities are available there:

    • Paddle Boats
    • Rowboats
    • Water cycles
    • Glass-bottom boats
    • Bumper boats
    • Jet skiing
    • Parasailing
    • Banana boat rides
    • Speedboat rides
    • Windsurfing

    Nearby hotels

    The nearest hotels to Viper Island are located in Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. These are as follows:

    • Lemon Tree Hotel
    • Sea Shell Coral Cove
    • The North Reef
    • Driftwood Hotel & Resort
    • Hotel Mansha Regency
    • Sinclairs Bay View
    • TSG Emerald View
    • SR Castle 
    • Haywizz
    • Hotel Blue Mmarlin
    • Hotel Megapode Nest
    • TSG Grand
    • Hotel Harriet View Bed & Breakfast
    • Hotel Horizon Hues
    • Hotel AT Villa 

    How to reach

    Situated inside the Port Blair harbor, you can reach Viper Island via boat in twenty minutes. It is approachable via road and sea from Port Blair city. Including the time taken to cross the stretch of sea, it takes nearly 45 minutes to reach Viper Island via road. The journey can be started from the Phoenix Bay jetty that takes about 20 minutes to reach Harbor Cruise. The cruise plies to and fro from the jetty. It also gives a tour of various points of the harbor and makes a trip to Viper Island.

  • When travelling to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, your first stop is Port Blair—the capital town. Though the nearby islands of this Indian union territory in the Bay of Bengal successfully allure the visitors, Port Blair is also popular for offering an ideal combination of nature and history. The vibrant town has various interesting museums for those tourists, who are willing to know more about culture, history, and tradition. One of the most famous tourist hotspots in Port Blair is the Anthropological Museum that focuses mainly on the indigenous tribes of the island.

    Anthropological Museum is one of the most-visited and the best museums located in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It highlights the informative and profound portrait of the island’s local community of tribes. These tribes are counted among one of the oldest in the world. The museum is located at the Middle Point in Port Blair (the capital town) and is a must-visit sightseeing place on the island for everyone, especially for history buffs. It is surely a delight to explore the life of Paleolithic Islanders there. Jarawa chest guard, shamanic sculptures, etc. are the major exhibits of the Anthropological Museum. Here, you can gain so much knowledge about the primordial eras of Jarawas, the Onges, the Sentinelese, the Shompens, the Andamanese, and the Nicobarese. Therefore, there is a myriad of reasons in include this museum to your Andamans travel itinerary. 

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    There are specific timings to visit Anthropological Museum in Port Blair. You can go there from Tuesday to Sunday and from 9 am to 4:30 pm in the evening. You can gain knowledge about some of the most incredible facts about the Andaman and Nicobar Islands there. You can see various handicrafts, tools, weapons, photographs, clothing, crafts, etc. that date back to the olden times. Reaching there is also quite simple. Just catch an auto or a local bus to reach MG Road. The museum is located there itself. 

    Anthropological Museum teleports you to an earlier era where you can dig deep in history. You can know a lot about the tribes, how those people live, their cultures, customs, and traditions. That is why this museum is very popular and attracts a lot of tourists every year. To explore the whole place properly, you will need at least two hours. Make sure to explore the section about Paleolithic Islander’s life. The best thing is that the entry ticket is very affordable. To take a tour inside the museum, adults will have to pay Rs. 10 whereas students have to pay Rs. 3 only.



    Established in 1975, the Zonal Anthropological Museum in the Andamans is one of the best museums in Port Blair. This well-maintained museum features the history of the island’s local tribes. The six main tribes native to the island are Onges, Sentinelese, Jarawas, Andamanese, Shompens, and Nicobarese. There is not so much information available about them as these maintain minimal contact with the world. No visitor is allowed to enter the tribal areas and special permission has to be taken for the same. Therefore, if you are curious about knowing their way of living, then this museum will tell you a lot.

    • Timings: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The museum is closed on Monday.
    • Entry fee:
    • Adults: INR 10
    • Student (with ID): INR 3
    • Camera: INR 20

    Things to do

    One to two hours are sufficient to take a complete tour of the Anthropological Museum in Port Blair. Mentioned-below are some of the things to do there:

    • Know about the life of Paleolithic Islanders.
    • Watch the various exhibits including shamanic sculptures, Jarawa chest guard. and more.
    • Handicrafts, arts and crafts, tools, photographs, weapons, clothing, etc. dating back to the older times are some of the most interesting items to observe here.
    • You can also watch short films and documentaries made on the lives of these tribes, their social traditions, and the culture of this union territory. 
    • Observe the way of living of the tribal people with the help of the displayed models that are made up of hay and clay. They showcase the kind of ornaments they wore, the utensils they use, the houses they lived in, and so much more.
    • You can visit the souvenir shop of the museum and buy informative and interesting books and journals along with more such items. 

    Nearby hotels


    Whether you are on a budget trip or a luxurious vacation in Andaman Islands, properties Anthropological Museum in Port Blair cater to all requirements when it comes to accommodation. It is highly recommended that you make your booking in advance as the prices may shoot up during peak season and the best places will get full. 

    • Low Budget- INR 500- 3000 (per night)
    • Mid-range- INR 4000- 8000 (per night)
    • Premium stays- INR 9000- 12000 (per night)

    Some of the best hotels and resorts near the Anthropological Museum in Port Blair are as follows:


    • Hotel Kavitha Regent
    • Hotel Shreesh
    • Hotel Rhishabh


    • Sun Sea Resort
    • Hotel TSG Emerald View
    • Hotel NK International
    • Hotel Holiday Inn
    • Hotel Blue Sea
    • J Hotel 
    • Hotel Blue Mmarlin


    • Hotel Aparupa
    • Hotel Sentinel
    • Peerless Sarovar Portico
    • The North Reef
    • Hotel Silver Spring
    • Hotel TSG Grand
    • Hotel SR Castle
    • Hotel Luxor Grand


    • Sea Shell Resorts
    • ITC Fortune Resort Bay Island
    • Keys Select Hotel Aqua Green
    • Sea Princess Beach Resort

    How to reach

    Reaching the museum is very easy. It is located on the MG Road in Port Blair. You can take a bus, auto, or any other transport to reach there from anywhere in the city. To reach Port Blair, flights are available from all the major cities of India. If you are willing to travel via water, then passenger ships are available from Chennai, Kolkata, and Visakhapatnam. However, taking a flight is the most convenient and comfortable option. 

  • Located in Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Jolly Buoy Island is home to colorful corals and rich underwater life. Whether you want to go for snorkeling or get a sun-kissed tan, its beaches are perfect for both. The island promises you a long stretch of pristine white sandy beaches with hues of turquoise waters fringed with a drool-worthy coastline. Rich in exotic corals and marine life, the island is adorned with surrealism and tranquility where one can find nature in its purest form. It is covered with mangrove swamps and tropical rainforests that provide it with a tranquil landscape and a touch of incredible appeal. You can enjoy the spellbinding beauty of nature here and enjoy seclusion at its best. 

    One of the fifteen beaches found inside the Marine National Park of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Red Skin Island is located adjacent to Jolly Buoy Island. This island is like a tiny paradise on earth where you can enjoy relaxed quality time. Tourists from all over the world visit Red Skin Island owing to the picturesque beach and adjoining forest that make it a picture-perfect holiday. The island is home to abundant red coral reefs, aquatic animals, tropical plants, white sandy beaches, and azure water. It is also located in the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. Its beautiful beach offers an impressive view of corals and marine life. Thus, it is popular among snorkelers. Red Skin Island is a great day trip from Port Blair if you are looking for a fun day at a secluded beach. 

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    Red Skin Island is located inside the Marine National Park in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. One of the 36 inhabited islands of the union territory, Red Skin Island and Jolly Buoy Island are often considered alternatives to each other as they are located adjacent to each other. 

    The most special features of Red Skin Island are as follows:

    • It is a must-visit to one of India’s most safeguarded eco-friendly beach.
    • Have an amazing journey through the thick wilderness encompassing the ideal perfect ocean.
    • You can watch rich marine life and miraculous submerged corals from glass-bottomed vessels ride
    • You can spend your time amidst the flawless pristine blue waters. Go for a swim and watch the white sparkling sands wash your feet.

    Jolly Buoy Island has adventures that an adrenaline junkie seeks as well as pure beauty that a nature enthusiast looks for. It is the perfect spot for both. If you want to enjoy everything that it has to offer, then you should visit here when the weather is pleasant so that you can try all the water sports as well. You can go for all the thrilling activities and also relax at the turquoise beach without worrying about rain. You can relax at the shimmering beach while getting the perfect tan. 

    You can easily plan a trip to Jolly Buoy by gathering the below-mentioned three important permissions and tickets:

    • First, obtain the required permissions from the local authorities and forest department.
    • Second, you can go for booking the boat tickets by visiting the Wandoor Beach.
    • Third, you can book the return ticket as well from the island for a seamless travel experience.



    You cannot visit Jolly Buoy Island at any time of the year like other islands in the Andaman Islands. It remains closed for six months in the year for the preservation of the corals. In 2019, the island was open from November to April. During these months, the temperature remains moderate, neither too hot nor too cold. Therefore, you can easily engage yourself in different enthralling water sports during this time. You are required to obtain a proper permit from the Wandoor beach along with the ferry ride for entering the Jolly Buoy Island. Moreover, it is closed on Mondays.

    Water sports & activities 

    Jolly Buoy Island and Red Skin Island are perfect destinations to enjoy various adventures in the lap of nature. They are nestled away from pollution and dirt. To get an insight into the best adventures to enjoy on these islands, stroll through the list below:

    • Snorkeling

    On your Jolly Buoy Island and Red Skin Island tour, snorkeling would be the most fantastic adventure activity to get indulged. The island gives amazing underwater opportunities to snorkelers for enjoying exotic corals and marine life in the turquoise waters of the island. The place is highly rich in corals and has crystal clear waters. You can appreciate the beauty of marine life from close and capture the memories forever in your heart and mind.

    • Glass Bottom Boat Ride

    If you are a little faint-hearted and don’t want to go under the water, then this activity is specially designed for you. A glass-bottom ride will allow you to experience the exotic marine world without indulging in arduous activities like snorkeling and scuba diving. The activity is extremely popular among kids as they get to witness the real beauty of the underwater world. These special boats have a glass enclosure through which you can have a look into the underwater world while sitting in the boat.

    • Scuba Diving

    You should make the most of your island trip by undergoing a scuba diving adventure. Keep your fear aside and let your adrenaline rush get high. Get bewildered at the beauty of nature by having a glimpse of the colorful world of marine flora and fauna. One thing to note is that you should know the weather conditions beforehand undertaking scuba diving. It is not recommended to try it during the high tides on these islands as it can be dangerous.

    • Enjoy sunbathing

    Under the glistening rays of the sun, the spellbinding scenic landscape of the island calls for nothing but just relaxing and enjoying sunbathing. This is the best place for soaking yourself in the sunshine and admiring the pristine aura of natural beauty. You can also go for swimming at its beach. 

    Nearby hotels

    Jolly Buoy Island is a very small island, which is protected by the forest department. Thus, there are not places to stay there at night. You will be required to leave the island in the evening. 

    There is no hotel available in Red Skin Island as well. Night stay is not allowed. Thus, you have to come back to Wandoor or Port Blair by the end of the day.

    How to reach 

    To reach Jolly Buoy Island and Red Skin Island, you need to take a boat from Wandoor Beach, which is located 30 kilometers southwest of Port Blair. You have to take a taxi from Port Blair to reach Wandoor Beach. The route is a scenic drive covered with a lush green forest. Keeping the map of both the islands with you is highly recommended. From the Wandoor beach, take a ferry ride to reach these islands. You can also choose to do snorkeling for a while as it is included with the ferry ride.

    • Jolly Buoy Island ferry timings- 9 am
    • Jolly Buoy Island ferry cost: INR 850 including permit charges
    • Jolly Buoy Island entry ticket: For Indians, the permit fee cost to visit Jolly Buoy Island is INR 50 and for foreigners, it is INR 500.

    One can buy the tickets only one day before the trip begins. If you have made the bookings via a tour operator, then the company will provide you the tickets as these may be included in the package. Before you board the boat, the tickets will be handed over to you. Please note that the tickets are subject to availability. 

    Pro tips for travellers while visiting Jolly Buoy Island & Red Skin Island

    • Do not plan a visit to the Jolly buoy Island on Monday as it is closed on this day. Also, there are no ferry services available to Jolly Buoy Island on Mondays.
    • Remove all the plastic items such as bottles, plastic bags, etc. before going to Jolly Buoy Island as the island comes under the plastic-free zone.
    • You cannot enter the island without taking a proper permit from the administration. Permit to visit the island can be obtained at Wandoor Beach.
    • There are no eateries and water facilities available there. So carry your own eatables and water bottles (not plastic ones) before heading here. 
    • You are not allowed to carry any shells, corals, and any other thing from underwater before the prior permission from the government.
    • Make sure to carry a sim card of either Airtel or Vodafone while visiting there as these two networks work comparatively better on the island. 
    • Carry all important things like sunscreen, extra clothes, insect-repellent, power bank, sunglasses, and medicines. There is no accessibility to all these things on the islands.
    • You should reach the Wandoor Beach before time as all the ferries leave from the beach for the island at 9 am sharp. No ferry is available after this. 
  • Do you know the Andaman Islands, the union territory of India located in the Bay of Bengal, comprise nearly 600 islands, islets, and rocks? Among these, only around 40 are inhabited to date. Along with major tourist attractions, there are so many other pristine islands also that are capable of mesmerising travellers from around the world. One of them is Cinque Island that promises 360-degree entertainment to you whether you are a history buff, a beach bum, or an adrenaline junkie. Here, you have the most fabulous photo opportunities, enthralling water sports activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, and so many others, along with secluded destinations that are waiting to get explored by adventurers like you.

    Let us expand your horizons giving you ideas about what all you can do here and make it a superb beach vacation. Here is a detailed guide to know more about Cinque Island and escape to the gorgeous land of white sandy beaches and azure waters. Are you ready to embark on the most incredible journey of your life? Just hop on!

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    Cinque Island is known for its untouched coral reefs and turquoise waters. It is among the loveliest islands in the Andaman Islands. Adorned by the shimmering crystal clear waters and enclosed by the lush-green jungles, this island is a land of hidden treasure. With enormous diving options and lazing down at the white sandy beaches, there is a vast option for the water babies to enjoy and explore around. The hidden paradise of Cinque Island is yet to come into limelight for most of the people. Segregated into North Cinque and South Cinque Islands, it is an untouched beauty of the Andamans that every nature enthusiast must include in the travel itinerary. 

    This part of the archipelago remains untouched and inhabited as it rests at a distance of 26 kilometers from Port Blair, the capital city. This island is further divided into North and South Cinque islands. It is located between the Passage and Duncan Island towards the north side. These islands also share boundaries with Wandoor Marine National Park. It is a charming experience to explore this place. Cinque Island is home to the beautiful surroundings along with some of the rich and exotic marine life which includes coral reefs, fishes and turtles, and starfishes. 



    If you crave sunny skies, white silky sand beaches, azure waters and swaying trees, then Cinque Island is the best travel destination for you in India. It is better to leave for the island in the early morning and spend the whole day. You can indulge yourself in some enthralling activities and return in the evening. The island is a tropical region. In order to make sure that your skin is saved from getting tanned, keep a sunscreen, swimsuit, extra set of clothes along with basic medications. 

    Cinque Island enjoys a tropical climate and thus, it is a year-round destination. It is an amazing travel destination for all kinds of people. It is a perfect spot for both- adrenaline junkies and nature lovers. If you want to enjoy each and everything here, then make sure that you visit it when the weather is pleasant so that you can try all the water sports as well. October to May is a good time to visit this place, as during this time, you can go for all the enthralling activities as well as relax at the azure beaches without stressing about rain. Make the most of your beach holiday by relaxing at the pristine beaches, trying the local cuisine, and indulging in various water activities. 

    Cinque Island is a hub of water adventure sports. You can do so many activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, etc. along with exploring the untouched beauty of marine life. 

    P.S. Quick medical facilities are available in Cinque Island despite being inhabited. The tour operators carry a first aid kit in case of emergencies. Also, the island is close to the Gandhi Marine National Park that makes it easily accessible to medical aid. In case of special medications, it is highly recommended to carry your own medicines in order to avoid any mishap.



    Being a traveller, one of the primary thoughts in one’s mind is ‘Does this place have enough engaging and enthralling activities to keep me occupied happily?” When you think of Cinque Island, the loveliest part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the answer to this question is a resounding ‘Yes!”. The island is a piece of paradise on earth and a perfect destination for solo travellers, especially if you are a nature lover or an adrenaline junkie. If you love to explore places on your own, then a visit to Cinque Island is likely to be the most unforgettable and awesome trip on your travel list. Its beauty and magnificence are appreciated all across the world owing to its oozing gorgeousness. 

    Cinque Island is a highly preferred travel destination among honeymooners and families because of its natural marvels. But you should know that the island has a lot to offer to a solo traveller as well. The place is extremely safe for everyone. Let’s dive right into its awesomeness and see how you can have the best time here during your vacation. 

    Water sports

    Adrenaline junkies, good news for you! The depths of the waters are waiting to be explored by scuba diving that is guided and instructed by the PADI divers. You can also try other water activities like sea walking and snorkeling. There are so many things to do here in this isolated haven. You are sure to fall in love with its splendor.

    Nearby hotels


    The civilian settlements of any kind are prohibited by the administration in Cinque Island. Therefore, there is no place to stay at night there. Everyone must leave the island before dawn. The island is an uninhabited place that is located inside the premises of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. Therefore, there are no resorts pr hotels on the island. Tourists are only allowed for day trips.

    The nearest hotels to the island are in Port Blair. You can consider the following properties:

    • Sinclairs Bay View
    • Welcomhotel By ITC Hotels, Bay Island
    • Seashell Hotel
    • Hotel Megapode Nest
    • J Hotel
    • Ami Grace
    • Haywizz
    • Ashiaanaa Residency Inn
    • Hotel Sentinel
    • Sunray Homes 

    How to reach 

    It takes two hours from Chidiyatapu and nearly four hours from Wandoor via boat to reach this charming island. However, the boat service is not regular. Also, special permission from the Forest Department has to be taken to visit Cinque Island.

    Cinque Island is located at a distance of 25 kilometers from Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The island rests within the vicinity of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. There is a simple way to reach from Port Blair to Cinque Island. After reaching Port Blair, take a boat or a chartered ferry that transfers to Cinque Island. These ferries run on the same route multiple times a day. The cost of the ferry varies according to the season. If you are traveling through a travel agent, then the cost is usually included in the package.

    Cinque Island is a fascinating virgin island in the South Andaman region. It is surrounded by turquoise blue waters and a shore full of white sands. The two island portions of North and South Cinque Islands are connected by a spectacular sand bar. It was once broken and affected by the tsunami but has reformed naturally over the years. It is a wonderful sight!

    Don’t you want to escape to this unexplored heaven and get set in a mood to holiday at the beaches? Do keep this handy and quick guide with you while you travel to Cinque Island.

  • Veer Savarkar Park is located right in front of the Cellular Jail in Port Blair, the capital town of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. You can come here to get some rest after your visit to the jail or while you are waiting for your chance to attend the light and sound show. You can witness the pride of the past in the form of a really good collection of statues of our freedom fighters. Refreshments like green coconuts and tea are sold by vendors there. The park also has a few rides for kids. 

    The pandemic crisis brought almost the whole world to a standstill. Nations went into lockdown and everyone was restricted to their homes. Companies relying heavily on an office presence for the completion of their tasks found a way to work from home. But this was temporary as industries had to open to prevent an economic meltdown. The world as we know it can’t function at such a slow pace.

    There were a lot of changes. And most importantly, something had to change from our regular way of doing things. As a result, the way we travel changed, the way we communicated modified, and we even altered our way of greeting each other.

    Now when travelling is slowly gaining pace, we would like to recommend that Veer Savarkar Park is a nice place to visit when you are in Port Blair. After getting some time from Cellular Jail, you can include this park in your itinerary of the Andamans. 

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    Veer Savarkar Park is open for tourists throughout the year. However, the best time to visit there is from October to April when the weather is pleasurable. Most of the people preferring to come here plan their visit during this time. The summer season is likely to be avoided. Visitors can travel to the park at any time as it witnesses comforting weather throughout the year. But when comes to choosing the best season to visit there, winter stands tall as one of the best times of the year to visit the secluded isle. With the dry weather facilitating easy commutation, the summer season is also beneficial for tourists.

    • Recommended duration: 30 minutes
    • Address: Atlanta Point, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744104, India

    Mobile connectivity at Veer Savarkar Park 

    Visiting Veer Savarkar Park in Port Blair and spending some time there is surely a great idea, but you should know that mobile connectivity is a major concern for tourists visiting the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Almost all networks fail to function properly there and the ones that work, offer very basic services, Call drop, bad network, not being able to download applications, etc. are some of the issues that you may face at the island. However, it is found that BSNL provides better service than other networks here. So, make sure that you carry a BSNL sim card on your trip to the Andaman Islands. It is recommended to take the help of a tour operator in order to avoid any kind of risk. In case of an emergency, you can also carry some extra sim cards that you can use. 

    Nearby hotels


    There are all kinds of properties near Veer Savarkar Park, ranging from budget to luxurious. The best ones are as follows:

    • Lemon Tree Hotel
    • Sea Shell Coral Cove
    • The North Reef
    • Driftwood Hotel & Resort
    • Hotel Mansha Regency
    • Sinclairs Bay View
    • TSG Emerald View
    • SR Castle 
    • Haywizz
    • Hotel Blue Mmarlin
    • Hotel Megapode Nest
    • TSG Grand
    • Hotel Harriet View Bed & Breakfast
    • Hotel Horizon Hues
    • Hotel AT Villa 

    Things to remember when visiting Veer Savarkar Park during COVID-19

    • Everyone has to wear a mark keeping their nose and mouth covered at all times, especially when in public settings.
    • Social distancing should be maintained. You should avoid close contact by staying at least six feet apart (about two arms’ distance) from anyone who is not with you.
    • Regular sanitisation of hands is mandatory. There are dispensers installed everywhere.
    • Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth, especially after touching other surfaces.
    • Wherever available, use contactless payment and no-touch trash cans and doors. Rather than by hand, the cash or card should be exchanged by placing them in a receipt tray or on the counter, wherever possible.
    • Stay away from crowded spaces as much as possible. Avoid group gatherings. 
    • Carry your own essentials such as water bottles, personal sanitizers, etc.
    • The safety rules set by concerned authorities are there to ensure the wellbeing of everyone in the wake of the pandemic. Kindly follow them for your own and others’ safety.

    How to reach

    You can easily reach Veer Savarkar Park from anywhere in Port Blair. You can take any public transport such as an auto or a bus to reach there. There is an option of reaching here via a taxi as well if you need more comfort and safety. 

    There are no direct flights to the Andaman Islands from everywhere. For instance, if you are flying from Delhi or Mumbai, then you will have a layover in Hyderabad or somewhere else. From there, you will be flying to Port Blair, the capital of the island. Its airport is Veer Savarkar Airport. However, there are direct flights also from a few cities such as Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, and Kolkata. 

    Andaman Island Travels is a reliable tour agent located in the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands—Port Blair. The union territory is a perfect holiday destination whether you an adventure lover, nature lover or wildlife lover. Our dedicated staff specialises in preparing customised holiday packages as per your requirements and budget. The holiday experts will make sure that you have a magical vacation time. Moreover, we understand the importance of nature and wildlife, and thus we strongly support environmental conversation.

  • The Andaman Islands is all about pristine beaches and enthralling water activities. But do you know that this union territory is also the one-stop destination for shopaholics? Along with offering the most amazing rejuvenating experiences and exciting adventure sports, the Andamans houses some of the prettiest and the most exciting markets that you just cannot miss. The shopping lover in you would be completely excited to see the cute little shops that are going to catch your attention for sure. When in the Andaman Islands, be ready to feel your wallet getting lighter as you splurge on some really delightful and exciting items here.

    Sagarika Government Emporium is the place to visit in Port Blair if you want to see some of the best creations of the locals. A platform for showcasing the talent and selling beautiful creations is provided to the locals via this emporium. The people sell handmade stuff that is primarily made with wood, seashells, and jute. You will find everything here ranging from handicrafts to wooden items, mirrors, and even apparel. Everything sold here is completely authentic and stunning that you will not be able to resist. 

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    The markets in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands range from the very popular Aberdeen Bazaar to the unique Andaman Handicraft Emporium. A wide variety of items can be bought from here that you can take back home as cute souvenirs or something that you can gift to your loved ones. The markets are an absolute delight and something you can’t miss out on. You can buy wooden artifacts, pearl jewelry, some really fancy hats, and a lot more. 

    Sagarika Government Emporium is a moderate budget market that is best visited with for its exclusive handicrafts. Whether you are on your own, or with your family, partner, or friends, this is a great place to spend fun time. It is closed on Mondays. An important thing to know in advance is that you should carry cash as cards may not be accepted here.

    Sagarika Emporium has to be your perfect place for shopping if you are willing to buy some pretty handicraft items. Visiting this place should definitely be in your travel itinerary if you plan on visiting the Andaman Islands. One of the most famous markets in the islands features this emporium. It is a paradise for those looking for some pretty seashell articles and handicraft items.

    • Location: DAG Colony, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744101
    • Timings: 9 AM to 7 PM (every day except Monday)
    • Recommended duration: 3 hours 



    Sagarika Government Emporium is located on MG Road in Port Blair. This shopping complex in the Andaman Islands is popular for selling wide variety of lovely handicraft products. These handcrafted items made with bamboo, seashells, coconut shells, and wood are perfect souvenirs, and you can take them back for your loved ones. With its unique heritage of aboriginal tribes, the islands are quite popular for them. If you are a shopaholic, then Sagarika Government Emporium is not less than a dreamland for you. You can purchase many amazing items for sale such as coconut lamp shades, murals made out of sea shells, and tribal artifacts. There is an entire complex dedicated only for the Nicobari tribes found in various islands of the Andaman archipelago. An ideal place for grabbing beautiful souvenirs of your sojourn in the remote islands, Sagarika Emporium has a fixed price policy. Thus, you don’t need to stress about bargaining with the shopkeepers. 

    It is a unique market in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands where you will find all kinds of seashell items ranging from mementos like bamboo cane crafts to very beautiful coconut shell lamps, and many other famous items. You can buy the best variety of seashell earrings, bracelets, lockets, and keyrings here. If you love accessories, then you are sure to lose track of time here. 

    Things to do

    Drop by Sagarika Emporium if you are hunting for souvenirs or gifts for your family and friends back at home. This government-run market offers a wide variety of local goods at fixed prices. The stores here are stocked with handicrafts, furniture, and carvings made from padauk wood. Tribal masks and lampshades made from coconut shells are sought-after items here. You will be amazed to see the products made by self-employed locals. Using mother-of-pearl and seashells, they can create salt and peppershaker sets! You will also find products here that are on sold on discounts. When you are in Port Blair, keep a couple of hours to visit Sagarika Government Emporium.

    Nearby hotels


    Sagarika Government Emporium is one of the best markets in the Andaman Islands. Tourists from all over the world come to visit this market when they are in the Andamans. Here, you can buy a wide range of products ranging from plain and simplest household goods to some very fancy and distinctive household goods. Your vacation in the Andaman Islands will be complete only after visiting this famous market. 

    Some of the best hotels located nearby the emporium are as follows:

    • Sinclairs Bay View
    • Welcomhotel By ITC Hotels, Bay Island
    • Seashell Hotel
    • Hotel Megapode Nest
    • J Hotel
    • Ami Grace
    • Haywizz
    • Ashiaanaa Residency Inn
    • Hotel Sentinel
    • Sunray Homes 
    • Hotel Shreesh 
    • Hotel Landmark

    How to reach 

    Sagarika Government Emporium is easily accessible from anywhere in Port Blair. Just take an auto or a taxi to reach there. 

    This emporium portrays Andamanese culture in the most amazing way possible. This place is counted as one of the most famous markets in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Ranging from common household items to luxurious items, you can find everything here. You are sure to find something for yourself here even if you are on a budget trip. It is quite vast and showcases a diverse variety of shops. The emporium is located in the close vicinity of various popular eateries and restaurants that you should definitely try.

  • The Andaman Islands, the archipelago of hundreds of islands, is extremely rich in natural attractions, wildlife, and biodiversity. For wildlife activists, photographers, and conservationists, Campbell Bay National Park is counted among top tourist attractions owing to its rich nature and a spellbinding underwater world. This park leaves no stone unturned in casting a magical spell on visitors. This is the perfect place for you to spend your holidays if you crave adventure and thrill. The invigorating wildlife of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is sure to take your breath away with its richness and uniqueness. 

    The months between March and October are the best time to visit Campbell Bay National Park. The weather is quite pleasant and orchids and other wild flowers are in full bloom during this time. The park is anyway gorgeous but during this period, it is even more stunning.

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    While vacationing in the beautiful Andamans, you should definitely include Campbell Bay National Park in your travel itinerary. This national park extends across an area of 426 square kilometers. It is located at a distance of about 190 kilometers from the Sumatra region of the Indian Ocean. Campbell Bay National Park is rich in aquatic life and is home to species like Megapode, crab-eating Macaque, Nicobar Pigeon, and Giant Robber Crab. The park authorities also offer camps and cabin facilities for an adventurous day out if you are looking forward to getting close with nature. The national park is counted among the best spots to visit whether you are visiting with your family, spouse, friends, or alone. 

    The climate at the national park is hot and humid. However, it has moderate temperatures in comparison with most parts of India with the mercury reaching 20 degrees Celsius in the winters and 31 degrees Celsius in the summers. You should wear lightweight cotton clothes that are suitable for hot weather conditions while visiting here.



    Established in the year of 1992, Campbell Bay National Park is known for its beautiful variety of orchids and various flowering plants. It is located in an area that is strictly reserved for the betterment of wildlife and biodiversity. Activities like developmental, forestry, poaching, hunting, and grazing on cultivation are illegal here. Their boundaries are well marked and circumscribed. The national park is one of the 96 sanctuaries on the islands. There are a total of 572 islands that form the Andaman and Nicobar stretch.

    The national park has sprawling vegetation of tropical and mangrove forests. It is located in the Great Nicobar Island of the archipelago. Travellers from all over the country visit Campbell Bay National Park owing to the stunning variety of orchids and flowering plants. During the spring season, it looks extremely gorgeous as all the flowering plants in this area are in full blossom. Thick tropical evergreen forests and tree ferns dominate the landscape with beautiful orchids for a wonderful photography experience. The rich ecosystem of the national park is further enhanced with mangrove forests that have their unique ecosystems. The vegetation of this park comprises tropical evergreen forests, orchids, and tree ferns. There is the provision of watchtowers in the forest from where travellers can watch various species of birds.

    Location: Island of Great Nicobar, Nicobar Islands

    Timings: 12 AM to 12 Noon

    Entry Fee: NA

    Things to do


    The national park is known for its abundant wildlife and if you are fortunate, then you can spot wonderful birds and animals here. It is rich in aquatic life along with flora and fauna. Orchids and tree ferns are present in abundance here. Thus, it is not less than a heaven for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.

    Wildlife that can be spotted here includes the following:

    • Crab-eating Macaque
    • Megapode
    • Giant Robber Crab 
    • Nicobar Pigeon
    • Olive Ridley Turtles
    • Leatherback Turtles
    • Wild Boar
    • Deer 
    • Civet Cats
    • Nicobar treeshrew
    • Malayan box turtle
    • Andaman wild pig
    • Saltwater crocodile
    • Reticulated python
    • Fruit bat
    • Palm civet
    • Hawksbill turtles
    • Nicobar serpent eagle
    • White-bellied sea eagle

    Some of the best things to do in Campbell Bay are mentioned below:

    • Trekking
    • Sunbathing
    • Bird watching
    • Wildlife spotting
    • Taking a nature walk
    • Relaxing in the lap of nature
    • Enjoying views from the watchtower
    • Visiting Indira Point—the southernmost point of India's territory 

    Places to visit near Campbell Bay National Park are Little Andaman, Nancowry, and Car Nicobar.

    Nearby Hotels

    There are provisions for shacks at Campbell Bay where tourists can stay overnight. But if you want to stay at a luxurious place and do not want to compromise on your comfort, then the best option would be to book a hotel or resort in Port Blair. From there, you can travel to the national park.

    How to reach

    To reach Campbell Bay National Park, you have to take a ferry ride. The whole journey in itself is quite adventurous as the inter-island boat service will take you through Little Andaman, Nancowry, and Car Nicobar. Tourists can also book a seat in MV Campbell Bay, which is a government ship vessel. 

    Campbell Bay National Park showcases the natural magic and beauty at its best. You can make your island vacation even more memorable by including this spot in your travel itinerary. And if you want to just chill and relax while having a stress-free vacation, then contact Andaman Island Travels to get the best of everything. If you are in the planning stage of your vacation in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, then contact Andaman Island Travels to make all your bookings. A well-known and trusted tour agency, it is located in Port Blair and is committed to help you in planning the holiday of your dreams as per your budget and requirements.

    Booking everything in advance when travelling to the Andaman Islands is a great idea. Everything cannot be booked in advance and thus, you should trust a local tour agency to make all the bookings on your behalf. Contact Andaman Island Travels today to get the best deals.

  • To have a look at the rustic beauty of the pre-independence days, you should go and see Chatham Saw Mill in Port Blair. The mill was set up in 1883 by the British administration. It is a popular wood processor in Asia. The saw mill is one of the top places to see in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. It is the biggest and oldest sawmill not only in the country but also in the whole of Asia. Holding a great value in the Indian history, the saw mill is owned by the forest department. It is counted among the top places to visit in the capital town.

    Port Blair is the entryway to the rich expanse of beauty and serenity that the islands have to offer. Here, you can visit various museums, and explore flora and fauna along with the rich marine life. Along with that, when in Port Blair, you can know about the significant history of India by visiting a place like Chatham Saw Mill. The months from November to March are the best time to visit the mill. Between June and September is the monsoon season. However, light showers can be expected even during other seasons in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 

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    Provides timber to furniture units and other industries across the world, Chatham Saw Mill is known for building the largest production of timber with raw materials that are procured from the forest of Chatham Island. There is a museum inside the mill that offers a glimpse into the history of this island along with its diverse biodiversity. A wonderful collection of wood-work and carvings depicting the perfection in craftsmanship is showcased at the mill. Don’t forget to include Chatham Saw Mill in your travel itinerary when you are in Port Blair.

    Constructed in the nineteenth century, Chatham Saw Mill is the oldest sawmill in Asia. The museum here has photographs of different phases the mill has witnessed. Producing nearly 20000 logs every year, the mill generates employment to nearly 800 people in the local community. 

    There are a number of good eateries and restaurants located near Chatham Saw Mill. So when you are free from there and want to eat something delicious, you can go ahead and try the following spots:

    • Amaya: Specialties include Indian, Seafood, and Asian. It is located 2.2 kilometers from the mill.
    • Milkyway: Serves Indian and fast food. Located at a distance of 1.4 kilometers from the saw mill
    • Annapurna: Serves Indian and Asian. Located at a distance of 3 kilometers
    • New Lighthouse Restaurant: Located three kilometers away and serves delectable seafood
    • Cafe Rebel: 2.2 kilometers away from Chatham Saw Mill, it serves international cuisine like American cuisine.



    The majority of the tourists visit Port Blair as a port of transit to other islands but the capital city has so much to offer than it has been credited for. The place has it all ranging from historical museums to water sports. One such incredible place is Chatham Saw Mill.

    The colonial regime built Chatham Saw Mill was constructed in 1883 in order to meet the local requirement of timber for construction work. Huge quantities of timber was later started getting exported by the British for meeting the needs of London, New York, and several other cities. However, later during the years of Japanese rule, the islands were invaded by the rulers and these were bombed in 1942. That led to the collapsing of the saw mill.

    The island was reclaimed after World War 2 and at that time, Chatham Saw Mill witnessed its rebirth. Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma, along with various Indian states settled in the islands. They increased the timber producing capacity of the mill. At present, the mill is a storehouse, which is probably the biggest one for different varieties of wood. For the government as well as private agencies, Chatham Saw Mill functions as the major source of timber.

    • Timing: Tourists can take a tour of the Chatham Saw Mill in the first half of the day—8 am to 2:30 pm. It is open on all days except on Sundays and public holidays.
    • Time required: You will need a couple of hours to see the whole place.
    • Entry fees: Rs. 10 per head and Rs. 50 for a tour with a guide

    Things to do in/near Chatham Saw Mill

    One can choose to indulge in various activities in and around the same area as Chatham Saw Mill. Travellers can indulge in the following:

    • Visiting and learning the historical importance of Cellular jail, followed by attending the entertaining light show there
    • Wildlife spotting at Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park
    • Relaxing, swimming, or sipping a beer or two at Corbyn’s Cove Beach
    • Paying a visit to Port Blair’s famous church—Roman Catholic Church
    • Visiting museums located close to Chatham Saw Mill 

    Nearby hotels


    Some of the best properties near Chatham Saw Mill are mentioned below:

    • TSG Emerald View
    • Peerless Resort Port Blair
    • Lemon Tree Hotel
    • Hotel GKM Grand
    • Sinclairs Bay View
    • Sea Shell Coral Cove
    • Hotel Sentinel
    • Ripple Resort
    • Hotel Shompen
    • Hotel King Safire
    • J Hotel
    • Ami Grace
    • Hotel Horizon Hues
    • Sea Hills Hotels & Resorts
    • Sun Sea Resort

    How to reach

    • From Port Blair: Located very close to the capital town, Chatham Saw Mill is just at a distance of eleven kilometers. You can take any public transport, mainly a bus, to reach there. Two-wheelers can be rented or a cab can be hired easily in case you want to commute via a private mode of transport.
    • From Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep): Government as well as private ferries run between Port Blair and Havelock Island. You can take any kind of ferry to first reach the capital town and then hire a local cab to reach the saw mill. You can also hire a two-wheeler in Port Blair at pocket-friendly charges.
  • One of the most famous tourist destinations in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chidiya Tapu Beach is an amazing place to explore. Spend a few hours at this stunning place if you are on a trip to the islands. A haven for bird watchers, Chidiya Tapu Beach is known for its diverse range of birds. Indigenous and migratory birds can be seen flying high in the skies here. That’s why if you are an enticing nature lover or a wildlife enthusiast, then you should include this place in your Port Blair travel itinerary. It is a treasure trove of thick forests and stunning views of the ocean. 

    Since you are there, you can also visit Chidiya Tapu Biological Park. At this biological park that was established in 2001, you can witness the rich biodiversity that comprises beautiful tropical flora and fauna of the Andamans. It aims towards the study and conservation of different species of animals and plants that are found only here. Covered with dense green jungles, the place provides natural habitat to the animals. It overflows with natural beauty and charm.

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    One of the most famous tourist destinations in the Andaman Island, Chidiya Tapu Beach is great place to unwind. Spend a couple of hours at this serene beach to rejuvenate yourself. It is majorly famous for its wide variety of birds and thus, it is a paradise for bird watchers. The clear skies here get decorated by indigenous and migratory birds. Nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers should definitely visit this beach when in Port Blair as they will get to see endemic and endangered species of plants and animals in their natural habitat.

    • Timings: 10 am to 5 pm, open from Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Mondays
    • Time required: Two to three hours
    • Entry fee: Rs. 20 for Indians and Rs. 50 for foreigners

    There are many hidden gems in Chidiya Tapu that you may otherwise miss. Thus, it is recommended that you get yourself a guide. In just Rs. 1500, you will get to know all the relevant details of the place. 



    Chidiya Tapu Beach is a treasure trove of thick forests and gorgeous views of the azure ocean. At every turn, you are welcomed by the jaw-dropping views of the thick lush green blanket and cobalt seawaters. The dense mangroves cover the entire island and the peaceful aura gives you a sense of peace. If you want to take a break from your hectic lifestyle back in your hometown, then don’t forget to take a stroll through the verdant jungles here. 

    A must-see island in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands that promises to make your vacation super special is Chidiya Tapu Island. The corals spread over this extensive region are majestic. You can spot different fishes on the coral reef. While you are here, you can appreciate the natural beauty of the whole region. If you are a nature lover or marine life enthusiast, then you will be amazed to see this extremely appealing spot. 

    Things to do

    • A paradise for nature enthusiasts, Chidiya Tapu is the perfect place for bird watching. The beach is popular all over India for being the best place to spot a wide variety of bird species. Some of them are endemic and endangered as well. Along with the indigenous ones, one can also see exotic migratory birds. 
    • Adventure lovers can indulge in various enthralling water activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, pearl hunting, boating, and undersea walking. 
    • A quiet picnic in the biological park will be an ideal getaway if you are holidaying with your family.
    • Chidiya Tapu is also famous as The Sunset Point. You should not miss the sight of colorful hues splashed around the sky in the evening. 

    Water sports

    Chidiya Tapu is an attractive option for adrenaline junkies. Its underwater sea life is very rich and it comprises colourful corals and vibrant marine creatures. You can try your hand at snorkeling or scuba diving if you want to witness the splendor of the underwater world. You can swim with majestic sea turtles, get caught in the whirlpool of tiny fishes, and explore the labyrinthine reefs under the ocean. You can also go for sea walking if you want an easier option. An experienced diver will be with you at all times under the water. So you are in safe hands.

    Nearby hotels


    There are several options for a luxurious stay if you have enough time in hand. An ideal blend of modern facilities and stunning views, Sea Princess Beach Resort is a great choice. The property is only fifteen kilometers from the island. Thus, you can go for sightseeing whenever you want. Hotel Blue Marlin is also a great choice if you are looking for spacious and airy rooms at an affordable price. If you are a luxury traveller, then you can stay at Comfort Inn Blue Waves where you will get a truly pampering stay. For backpackers, The North Reef is a cheap and cosy hotel. 

    How to reach

    From Port Blair: Located around 30 kilometers from Port Blair, Chidiya Tapu can be reached easily. You can take a bike and ride to reach the island. The serpentine road is known for spectacular views and lovely vistas. Appreciate the spellbinding beauty of the dense jungles, rolling hills, and the rocky beach of Kalapathar if you choose to take this route. A taxi can also be hired to reach Chidiya Tapu from the capital town.

    From Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep): There is no direct route between Chidiya Tapu and Havelock Island, and you have to reach go there via Port Blair. There are many routes from Havelock Island to Port Blair such as taking a government tourist ferry that leaves thrice a week. You can also go there via an exciting helicopter ride that offers wonderful views of the islands. You can reach Chidiya Tapu Beach via a bike, taxi, or ferry once you reach Port Blair.

  • Enjoying a romantic candlelight dinner on a luxury cruise in the pristine waters of the Andaman Islands is something that not everybody gets to experience in their life. When the cool breeze in the atmosphere touches your face while you take a sip of your favorite wine and eat the delectable dishes, all your worries will vanish in no time. As you enjoy the comforts of this excursion, appreciating the reflection of the moon on the sea would be a memorable experience. 

    An extension group of islands is formed with the island of Andaman and Nicobar. Located in the Bay of Bengal, the capital of the Indian union territory is a small town known as Port Blair. Andaman Island is one of the most remote yet beautiful tourist destinations in the country. It is a perfect vacation place for people who love seclusion or those who seek a little peace and quiet.

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    Out of more than 500 islands in the Andaman and Nicobar group, only around 40 islands are inhabited. Dense rain forests cover the remaining islands. They are home to nature’s best-kept secrets. When going for a dinner cruise, you can get a glimpse of this hidden paradise. Being away from human habitation, it is an ideal getaway for nature lovers. You are going to be spellbound by the serenity of Port Blair (the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) for sure. So, are you ready for romance on board?

    Having a dinner cruise in Port Blair is a unique yet preferable option as it offers an extravagant experience that is less likely to be found in any other kind of dinner. The feeling of being on a voyage while sipping on your favorite drink like you are on top of the world is totally worth your money. There are so many cruise packages in the Andaman Islands and you can choose any one of them as per your budget. From the right venue to the right menu, a cruise dinner has everything you desire. 



    There are a number of dinner cruise packages available for you as per the varied requirements. Whether you want to party hard with your besties, enjoy a sunset cruise, or wine and dine with your significant someone, Andaman Islands promise to offer you all these. Imagine being on a lavish cruise for a couple of hours, sipping wine and having a delicious dinner. In the background, melodious music is being played. And the decorations are as per your chosen theme. Wouldn’t it be the most fabulous dinner you have ever had?

    Then there is an option of going on a sunset cruise. You can enjoy the evening tea with snacks while you look at different shades of orange and the setting sun in the sky. Soft music soothing your soul! Moreover, you can get beautiful pictures clicked by a professional photographer while you are having the time of your life. And finally, a mouth-watering dinner is served.

    There is absolutely no need to get worried about your safety even a single bit. The boats are well-equipped with all types of safety devices as per the government norms. They adhere to the prescribed speed limits and follow all safety rules. Moreover, for your enhanced safety and security, lifeguard and security are present on the boats. 

    Things to do

    If you are a party animal, then experiencing a cruise dinner party is something that you have to enjoy at least once in your life. Imagine being a part of an exciting deck party where live music is being played. The decoration is absolutely stunning that serves as a lovely background for the pictures clicked by a professional photographer. Imagine enjoying your favorite drink amid the natural beauty of Port Blair. And finally, a buffet dinner comprising different vegetarian and non-vegetarian food items is served for guests with varied preferences.

    The best seafood can be enjoyed by you while you are having a dinner cruise in Port Blair. For vegetarians, the menu also has some of the best authentic dishes. There will be an in-house chef who will prepare hot and appetising food for you on the boat. To get the fresh food served on board, you can choose from the vast menu before your cruise starts. If you are a foodie, then you are surely going to love the whole experience. 

    Pickup & drop from the hotel

    Complimentary pickup from your hotel in Port Blair to the boarding point can be arranged in luxury cars. Your safe return will also be ensured. With absolutely no hassle at all, you should just focus on enjoying your dinner cruise. The rest will be taken care of.

    How to reach

    To go for a dinner cruise, you have to first reach Port Blair. There are no direct international flights to the Andaman Islands. There are direct flights to Port Blair from Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata. 

    If you also want to have the experience of going on a dinner cruise in the Andaman Islands, then you need a local tour operator who can make all the arrangements for you. The peak season is extremely busy here and availability becomes a major concern. Thus, associate yourself with a reliable tour operator who would make arrangements for everything including flights, stays, transfers, etc.

    A trustworthy name, Andaman Island Travels, offers a diverse variety of cruise packages across the islands that are carefully designed to keep in mind the requirements of its esteemed clients. These packages can be customised also to suit individual preferences. The tour operating company has a reputation for planning flawless yacht and cruise dinners and parties in the Andaman Islands. Its experienced team of professionals makes sure that everyone onboard has a gala time. It understands that such a special dinner is among the most awaited days in one’s life and that’s why, the company ensures that all your wishes are fulfilled when it comes to a dinner cruise in the Andamans. It makes sure that even the tiniest thing is taken care of.


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