Latest Information on Travelling to Andaman Islands?

  • A four week long curfew on the islands

    Updated: 26 May 2021

    There is an ongoing four-week long curfew on the island owing to rising COVID-19 cases.

  • Tourist attractions closed till further notice

    Updated: 29 May 2021

     Tourist attractions attracting large gatherings closed till further notice.

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 29 May 2021

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

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  • All passengers will be required to go through thermal screening.
  • All incoming passengers have to carry the RT-PCR negative test report issued from an ICMR approved lab. The test should have been taken within 48 hours. RT-PCR timeline begins from the swab collection time. Any passenger without it will be sent back to the origin. Also, handwritten reports are not acceptable.
  • Along with having the negative RT-PCR report, all incoming passengers will undergo Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) upon arrival at designated testing centers that are located within two kilometers of Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair.
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  • Activities attracting huge crowds such as the Light and Sound Show at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island and National Memorial Cellular Jail, water sports, beaches, and other such activities have been suspended across all three districts for another four weeks starting from May 20, 2021.
  • A new standard operating procedure for adventure water sports has been issued.
  • Travelling to North and Middle Andaman Islands, Nicobar group of islands, and Little Andaman Island is not allowed for tourism purposes as of now.
  • The ongoing night curfew has been extended by one hour from 9 pm to 5 am.
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  • Even if the test of the result conducted on arrival is negative, all passengers still have to home quarantine for a week.
  • Any passenger with a positive test result will be sent for institutional quarantine for further treatment.
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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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Cost of visiting the Andaman Islands from Bengaluru

Date : 06 May 2021
Categories: Andman island

Counted among the most intriguing places to explore you can ever find in India, the Andaman Islands are surrounded by miles and miles of sea. It is one of the best places in the country to try a number of water sports and activities. Its clear blue waters are popular for unparalleled and awe-inspiring underwater diversity. However, the major part of the sea and habitats fall under the forest reserve, but still there are a lot of locations available for adrenaline junkies like you who want to explore the deep depths of the Bay of Bengal.

If you are based in Bengaluru and are planning to travel to the Andamans, then read this blog to know the cost of visiting the Andaman Islands from Bengaluru along with other important details. 

Reaching the Andaman Islands from Bengaluru

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If you are travelling to the Andamans Islands from Bengaluru, then you should know in advance that it is going to be a very smooth journey. There are daily direct flights from Bengaluru to Port Blair, the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. There is only one airport in the Andamans—Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair. It takes nearly 2 hours 25 minutes to reach there from Bengaluru. The round trip costs approximately Rs.7,000. 

Best beaches to visit in the Andaman Islands

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The beaches of the Andaman Islands are counted among the most beautiful ones in India. These are like marvelous slices of heaven and are everyone’s favorites. You can’t get enough of them in just one visit. Beach hopping is a must-visit for every nature and beach lover. Your vacation is incomplete without including the splendid beaches in your itinerary. The white silky sand, emerald blue sea, and white foam waves make them a perfect spot for relaxing amid the natural beauty. There are lush and verdant trees on their sides. No water sports are allowed on some beaches in order to preserve their gorgeousness; so you can choose to either swim or sunbathe at such tranquil beaches. The rest of them offer so many exciting water sports that are a must-try here. Going there in the late afternoon will let you witness the loveliest sunset in the evening.

The beaches of the Andaman Islands are known for their extremely clean, turquoise blue waters, soft powder-like sand, and complete tranquility. They are favorites of beach bums where they can go for long strolls. At these serene beaches, don’t forget to go for a refreshing swim all by yourself in low tide. It will offer you an energising beach experience. Indulge yourself in their warm green and blue waters. You can swim here and get a perfect tan along with complete peace of mind. These are lovely places to sit and unwind on a bright sunny day. Now known as Swaraj Dweep, Havelock Island receives the maximum footfall in the Andaman Islands owing to its pristine beaches.

If you want to witness the wonderful marvel of nature, then you should undoubtedly include these beaches in your itinerary:

  • Radhanagar Beach
  • Laxmanpur Beach
  • Bharatpur Beach
  • Kalapathar Beach
  • Elephant Beach
  • Wandoor Beach
  • Sitapur Beach
  • Baludera Beach
  • Vijay Nagar Beach
  • Lalaji Bay Beach
  • Collinpur Beach
  • Corbyn’s Cove Beach

Cost of Water Sports in the Andaman Islands

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The Andaman Islands, 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, the island is popular for offering such activities that can be enjoyed by swimmers as well as non-swimmers. Its islands are 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. 

If you are visiting the Andamans from Bengaluru, then don’t forget to try your hand at various enthralling water sports offered here. The charges are also affordable. Go through the detailed rate list below:

S.No.

Water Sport

Price 

1

Parasailing

Starting from Rs.3,500 per person

2

Sea Walking

Starting from Rs.3,500 per person 

3

Snorkeling

Starting from Rs.1,000 per person 

4

Kayaking

Starting from Rs.3,500 per person 

5

Jet Skiing

Starting from Rs.750 per person 

6

Glass Bottom Boat Ride

Starting from Rs.600 per person 

7

Banana Boat Ride

Starting from Rs.1,000 per person 

8

Scuba Diving

Starting from Rs.3,500 per person 

9

Game Fishing 

Starting from Rs.13,000 per person 

10

Sea Kart

Starting from Rs.3,500 per person

11

Semi Submarine Ride

Starting from Rs.1,850 per person

Among all these water sports in the Andaman Islands, scuba diving is the most sought-after. Havelock Island is home to the best diving spots in India. You can witness the best of marine life here. Check below the most popular diving spots in Havelock Island:

Top diving sites in Havelock Island

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  • Barracuda City— the best spot for diving for beginners 
  • Turtle Bay—has plenty of sea turtles
  • Seduction Point— a huge underwater rock displaying an ample range of marine life
  • Mac Point—popular for hard corals and small groups of fish
  • Aquarium—houses fringing reefs crowded with large groups of colorful fishes
  • The Wall—covered with soft corals and a highly rich marine life
  • Minerva Ledge—an enormous block of hard corals in clear waters, with sea dwellers including sharks
  • Pilot Reef—abundant hard corals along with unique fish such as leopard and whitetip sharks, etc.
  • Lighthouse—perfect balance of vibrant fish and soft & hard corals

Other scuba diving sites in Havelock Island

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  • M4
  • Jackson’s Bar
  • Jonny George
  • Broken Ledge
  • Dicksons Pinnacle
  • Whitehouse Rock
  • MV Mars
  • Red Pillar
  • The Slope
  • Purple Haze
  • S.S. Inchkett

When it comes to bachelor celebrations like friends outings or bachelorette parties, then also the Andaman Islands are undoubtedly the one-stop destination for you. This Indian union territory has everything to make your special time even more fantastic- the white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, pleasant surroundings, and to top it all, cool people in stylish swimwear. Partying with your BFFs is definitely a treasured experience here!