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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Elephant Beach Trekking Trip at Havelock Island

Elephant Beach Trekking Trip at Havelock Island
Date : 18 Oct 2021

The Andaman Islands, the archipelago of hundreds of islands, is extremely rich in natural attractions, wildlife, and biodiversity. For wildlife activists, photographers, and conservationists, trekking places on the island are counted among top tourist attractions owing to spellbinding landscapes. These hotspots scattered over Havelock Island leave no stone unturned in casting a magical spell on travellers. These are 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. 

Elephant Beach can be visited via a boat in general. But for those travellers, who want to immerse themselves in the natural charm of Havelock Island, trekking to this beach is a great adventure and a must-do. You can trek to reach this gorgeous beach in around an hour, depending on how fast you are. There is marchland and mangrove forest to be covered before you reach this natural beauty in the Andaman Islands.

You can do the guided trekking or go on your own. The way is not that difficult. You can begin the trek around 8 AM. At this time, the temperature is moderate. After spending ample time at the beach, you can return by 1 PM. You can also indulge in various water activities.

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Owing to its splendor, crystal-clear waters, white sands, and exciting water activities, Elephant Beach in Havelock Island is one of the major tourist hotspots. It is a hub of water sports and is located around nine kilometers from the jetty. You can either take a boat ride or trek through the forest to reach this secluded part of northern Swaraj Dweep. If you choose to go via trekking, then the whole route is quite mesmerising. Elephant Beach lies between dense tropical jungles and is covered by tall green trees from all sides. 



Let’s wander where the WiFi is weak!

This quote is especially true when you set out on a trekking adventure. If you haven’t been to this amazing activity before, then hiking in Havelock Island (now known as Swaraj Dweep) can be your chance to make the most of your first trekking experience. On this gorgeous island, there are a number of hiking opportunities where you are accompanied by a trekking guide as well. He is highly experienced and has been in this enthralling activity for years. He is also well-aware of all the bits and tricks involved. Guided trekking is the best way to introduce yourself to this adventure if you are a first-timer.

There are wooden seating and benches at Elephant Beach and you can simply sit back and enjoy the incredible view with scrumptious snacks. After a long day of adventure, just enjoy the most amazing sunset here. The water currents at the shoreline are not harsh and the sand is soft as well. Therefore, kids can enjoy to the fullest.


Water sports

Apart from getting surrounded by an aura of magnificence here, you can also indulge in an underwater fun activity—sea walking. Jet skiing and glass bottom boat ride are also available there. This beach is known for offering a fabulous view of the underwater marine life. Earlier, scuba diving could also be done there but now that has been discontinued.

Nearby hotels

Havelock Island Beach Resort located in Swaraj Dweep welcomes your family to enjoy a memorable stay at its beachfront property. Our family suite has two king-sized beds that will comfortably accommodate the four of you. For your ease, the room has facilities like a mini-fridge and coffee/tea making machine. The hospitality staff ensures complete cleanliness and hygiene throughout your family’s stay. Also, don’t forget to enjoy the spectacular views from the window of your suite. For all your needs, there is an intercom in your room that connects you with the resort’s helpful staff.

All its available family suites include room service, electric kettle, Wifi, and a lot more to make your stay absolutely comfortable here. The dedicated staff will ensure a pleasant stay while you are in the Andaman Islands. These family rooms are aesthetically designed and offer glorious views, fresh air, and natural light in all its glory. All this will help guests in unwinding after a long day of exploration. At this beachfront resort, you will witness an abundance of lush green nature overlooking the pristine blue water of the Bay of Bengal. One of the best-located resort in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, it is for those families who seek luxury and comfort while vacationing. The resort offers breathtaking emerald sea views. These gorgeous views are the USP of the resort which also makes it the first choice for the tourists. 

Some of the facilities and room amenities at Havelock Island Beach Resort are mentioned below:

  • 2 king-size beds
  • LCD television
  • Separate washroom
  • Intercom
  • Shared balcony
  • Free Wifi
  • Air conditioner
  • 24/7 reception service 
  • 24/7 room service
  • Laundry service
  • Safety & security
  • Free car parking 
  • Cafe & restaurant
  • Breakfast included

Among all the islands in the Andamans Islands, the infrastructure for tourists is the best in Swaraj Dweep. You can choose to stay at a beach resort at affordable rates or a highly luxurious cottage at a premium cost. 

Mentioned below are properties that we recommend in Havelock Island and which are near the Elephant Beach:

  • Taj Exotica
  • Aparupa Sands Marina
  • Cross Bill Beach Resort
  • Silver Sand Beach Resort
  • Munjoh Ocean Resort
  • Barefoot
  • Sea Shell Resort
  • Flying Elephant 
  • El Dorado
  • Green Valley Resort
  • Gold Star Beach Resort
  • Orient Legend Resort
  • Emerald Gecko
  • Royal Palace
  • Wild Orchid Beach Resort
  • Symphony Palm Beach Resort
  • Holiday Inn Beach Resort
  • Coral Reef Resort
  • Havelock Holiday Beach Resort

How to reach

Located about 57 kilometers from Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, you can reach Havelock Island (now known as Swaraj Dweep) 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, and this is the best way to reach Havelock Island. You can choose as per your convenience and budget as both government ferries and private cruises are functional on the island. The ferries leave from Phoenix Bay Wharf.

After reaching Havelock Island, you can reach Elephant Beach via boat or trekking. 

Trekking experience from a traveller

“We left in a beachy dress and flip-flop, and headed towards Elephant Beach, not knowing that there is no road network to reach there. One has to take either ferry or trek for an hour to get there. We chose the latter and decided to do it on our own (without hiring a guide) because it was absolutely free of cost that way.

The 1.8-kilometer-long trek to the Elephant Beach has resulted in permanently ending my fear of crabs, lizards, seashell insects, and other creepy-crawlies that used to make me scream before. The muddy path was full of them. We had to just move ahead ignoring all of them. And all this was totally worth it. When we finally reached the beach, oh God, it was paradise. It was beautiful beyond any words. Also, there was nobody else at that time. The whole beach was ours!! It was like a huge, endless blanket of different shades of blue. The grandeur of bright green trees grown on white sand below the white clouds that looked like cotton candy tucked in a clear blue sky is indescribable. There were a variety of beautiful shells spread all over the place like jewels. The splendor of this beach cannot be described in any words or photographs. You get to feel it yourself by seeing it with your own eyes.” 

Trekking tests your abilities in many ways- mentally and physically. Across the globe, this activity has been the trendiest adventure activity as it lets people explore a lot about themselves and nature. Elephant Beach in Havelock Island is a place full of greens that offer you the most captivating views. It is home to a number of plants and animals. Some of them are yet to be discovered. That is why ecologists and nature enthusiasts often head to the dense jungles of Havelock Island with their research papers and equipment. Hiking has been a preferred activity among the clan of adventurers because of its raw nature. It takes you in the lap of nature. 

While vacationing in the amazingly beautiful Andamans, you should definitely include trekking in Havelock Island in your travel itinerary. You can witness a diverse variety of flora and fauna here along with some of the endangered species. Some places feature splendid mangrove creeks and tropical rainforests. You can have an adventurous day out if you are looking forward to getting close to nature.


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