The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, located in the east of the Indian mainland geographically, float in splendid isolation in the Bay of Bengal. Andaman is literarily a beach paradise for the travelers looking for Andaman Package Tour from Kolkata. Once a hill range extending from Myanmar to Indonesia, these picturesque undulating islands, islets numbering around 836, are covered with dense rain-fed, damp and evergreen forests and endless varieties of exotic flora and fauna.
How to Reach Andamans ?
The Veer Savarkar Airport, an International Airport is located in the capital town of Port Blair, the gateway to Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Port Blair, is connected with Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Bangalore and New Delhi by air. Air India, Indigo, Vistara, Go First & Spice Jet Airlines operate regular flights. Foreign chartered flights are also permitted to land at Port Blair subject to the fulfilment of guidelines of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
For tourists, private boats are operated from Aberdeen Jetty (Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex), Port Blair to nearby tourist places like Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Island, Viper Island, North Bay, Harbour Cruise etc. Private tourist boats are also available at Wandoor (Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park) for journey to Jolly Buoy and Red Skin Islands. Private luxury tourist boats are operating from Phoenix bay jetty, Port Blair to Swaraj Dweep and back during season, cutting down travel time considerably.
Inter-Island Connectivity – by Air
Daily helicopter services are available from Port Blair to other inter-island tourist destinations, such as Shaheed Dweep, Swaraj Dweep, Diglipur, Hutbay etc.
PLACES OF ATTRACTIONS IN ANDAMAN TOUR FROM KOLKATA
Beaches of Andaman : Radhanagar Beach, Elephant Beach, Kalapathar Beach, Bharatpur Beach, Lalaji Bay Beach, Vijaynagar Beach, Sitapur Beach, Pathi Level Beach, Avis Island Beach, Karmatang Beach, Butler Bay Beach, Sandbar Beach, Amkunj Beach, Stewart Island Beach, Corbyn’s Cove Beach, North Bay Beach etc
Island of Andaman : Havelock Island, Baratang Island, Ross Island, Neil Island, Katchal Island, Viper Island, Jolly Buoy Island, Long Island, Barren Island, Red Skin Island, Rutland Island etc
Places : Cellular Jail, National Memorial, Saddle Peak National Park, Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex, Samudrika Naval Marine Museum, Seafood, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Diglipur, Chidiya Tapu, Mount Harriet and Madhuban, Museum Circuit, Chatham Saw Mill etc
Best Time to Visit Andaman
As the Andaman and Nicobar Islands enjoy uniform and moderate weather almost throughout the year, you could visit them any time you like. However, you should avoid a trip during the monsoons, as many regions receive heavy rains and the seas can get rough and unpredictable.
Through the summer and winter seasons, the weather is pleasant and the days are clear, though humid. It’s a good time to enjoy the attractions the Andamans are famous for – sightseeing, relaxing on the beach and water sports. Both these seasons are the best times to visit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Andaman Package Tour Duration : 6 Nights | 7 Days
Destinations Covered in Andaman Tour from Kolkata : Port Blair-3N | Havelock-2N | Neil Island-1N
Pickup & Drop : Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair [IXZ], Port Blair
DAY WISE ANDAMAN PACKAGE TOUR PLAN FROM KOLKATA
Day 1. Arrival – Port Blair – Cellular Jail – Light & Sound Show
Arrival, Meet-Greet with our airport representative and Transfer to your booked hotel/ resort
Evening, visit to historic Cellular Jail followed by Light & Sound Show
Please note, we will drop guests at the parking area near the jail and guests must walk around 200 metre and return after completion of the L & S show.
Guests have to come out after visiting jail and re-enter for the L & S show, Guests can walk around the bay side in their free time.
L&S show timing is in between 1800 Hrs- 1900hrs subject to availability
The free time between jail visit L&S show can be utilised in self-exploration of illuminated Marina Park and Sea shore area, evenings are pleasant and happening here.
Day 2. Port Blair – Visit to Ross & North Bay Islands
Morning Breakfast, Pickup to water sports complex and board the speed boat
The historic Ross Island will take you through the era of Japanese and British period
An entry amount of Rs. 50 for adult and Rs. 25 for child is directly payable at the Island
North Bay Island is also known as Coral Beach is popular for water-based adventure activities such as Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Para Sailings, Dolphin Glass Bottom Boat ride, Coral Safari- Semi submarine etc.
In case “Ross & North” not operational due to bad weather conditions or Covid-19 reason, we shall arrange alternative sightseeing, or we will process applicable refund amount
Evening, you can (Optional- Direct Payment basis)plan Corbyn’s Cove Beach, you can experience an enthralling Sea Kart boat ride for the first time in India.
Day 3. Port Blair – Havelock – Radhanagar Beach
Pick up from hotel to Port Blair Jetty for your onward journey to Havelock
If you have morning ferry, ask hotel to provide Packed breakfast (Subject to hotel policy)
Arrival, Meet- Greet by our local representative and transfer to your booked hotel/ Resort
Afternoon, Visit to Blue Flag certified “Radha Nagar Beach”for swim and relaxation.
Do not forget to carry changing clothes and towel
It’s not permitted to board vehicles with wet clothes, please cooperate.
Make your own choice…. You can opt for Scuba Diving/ Kayaking/ Candid Photography at additional cost, booking in advance is recommended though our local representative also can assist you.
Day 4. Havelock – Elephanta beach
Morning, Breakfast and proceed for “Elephenta Beach” also known as Coral Beach.
Elephenta beach is popular for Snorkelling and other water-based activities such as Jet Ski ride, Banana Ride, Sea Walk.
Usually boat operators provide a 5-minute snorkelling experience complimentary, however the same cannot be guaranteed
You reach Elephenta beach via small 11 pax capacity sharing basis boat board at jetty
You will be allotted a time for boat a day before and you need to get ready accordingly
Do not forget to carry a water bottle, snacks and changing clothes.
Important:In case Elephenta Beach is not operational due to weather conditions OR COVID-19 reasons, we will provide a trip to “Kala Patthar Beach” OR We can refund the applicable amount.
Day 5. Havelock – Neil Island – Laxmanpura Beach, Bharatpura Beach & Natural Bridge
Morning, Breakfast & proceed to jetty for onward journey to Neil Island
Arrival, Meet- Greet by our local representative and transfer to your booked hotel/ Resort
Afternoon, proceed to visit the following places:
Bharatpura Beach:The white sand and shallow water beach is popular for swimming, relaxation, and water activities such as Snorkelling, Boat diving and boat tour.
Laxmanpura beach:The white sand Coral Beach offers stunning sunset view
Natural Bridge:Also known as Howrah Bridge the bridge has naturally formed by corals, its best seen during the low tide.
Sightseeing will be based on tide and local representative will brief the final schedule
Day 6. Neil Island – Port Blair
Breakfast, check out and proceed for jetty and onward journey to Port Blair
Arrival in Port Blair, Transfer to your booked hotel, Day free for shopping/ leisure.
Other places like Corbyn’s Cove Beach/ Chidiya Tapu/ Wandoor Beach/ Museums & Parks can be covered at additional cost subject to time and availability (Optional)
Day 7. Port Blair – Tour Ends
Breakfast, Transfer to airport, Tour Ends.
Port Blair airport is small with heavy traffic, we recommend you reach the airport at least 2 hrs prior to your flight timing.
Your Package Tour Price Includes:
Meet & Greet services by our local representatives at Airport & Jetty
Meal Plan: CP (Bed + Breakfast )
Airport & ferry terminal Transfers in Air-Conditioned vehicle
All Sightseeing as per itinerary in Air-Conditioned vehicle (Zylo/ Ertiga)
Island transfers by Private ferries Makruzz/ Green Ocean/ Sea Link etc (Subject to availability)
GST @ 05% included (in case of any changes in tax structure, cost shall be revised)
Trip to Baratang Island through tribal reserve forest (Full Day tour from Port Blair)
Vehicle Rs. 5500/- (6 Pax maximum)
Rs. 1300 Per Person Boat Charges
Trip to Jolly Buoy/ Red Skin Island
Full Day tour from Port Blair
Vehicle Rs. 3000/- (6 Pax Maximum)
Rs. 1300 Per Person Boat Charges
Prices are tentative and valid only for pre booking, subject to change without prior notice
Do’s in Andaman and Nicobar Islands Tour
Tourist information centers in the islands are actually very helpful. Contact them for any travel assistance required.
While driving, follow traffic rules and keep left. Carry legal documents like driving license, permit, passport, etc.
Do wear a helmet while riding a 2 wheeled motor vehicle. If anybody is caught driving a motorbike without a helmet, he/she will be penalized/fined.
Consult lifeguards before entering the sea.
Swim in safe areas only.
Learn more about reefs, other marine life, and tropical forests. Researching the islands before you land here will make your visit more enjoyable.
Use the dustbins and garbage receptacles for disposing of all garbage and rubbish. Do not throw them in parks, on beaches, into the sea, or in public places. Please help keep the Andaman Islands litter-free.
Carry important documents like passport, permit, and driving license with you while traveling in the Andaman Islands. It is not advisable to leave them at the hotel or resort.
Get necessary permits for visiting National Parks as they can be visited only with permission. Other permitted areas can be visited freely.
Be sensitive to the privacy of the tribes, Any attempt of interaction is punishable by law.
All the tourist attraction spots will carry notice boards about permission for photography and video filming. Obtain permits for taking video films and photographs wherever required.
Avail the service of only qualified Scuba Dive Instructors having certification of international professional organizations like PADI, CMAS, NAUI, BSAC, or SSI for a safe driving experience.
Inform local authorities/staff positioned in protected areas if you notice any undesirable activity.
Take care to stay within the permitted areas while snorkeling or scuba diving. You should take care not to stand on coral reefs. Doing so can damage the reefs.
Foreign nationals must keep their restricted area permit with them at all times. Whenever visitors are visiting Havelock or other islands like Neil, on arrival, the jetty police officers will check the foreign visitors’ restricted area permits and only then allow them to embark from the ferry and enter the islands.
Don’ts in Andaman and Nicobar Islands Tour
Do not smoke in public areas.
Do not use plastic bags. Plastic carry-bags are banned in the Andaman Islands. If anybody is caught with a plastic carry bag, he/she can be fined either Rs. 1,00,000 or imprisoned for six months or both.
Do not hunt any kind of birds and animals both on land and on the sea. Please help us in preserving the flora and fauna of the Islands.
Do not visit the Nicobar Islands or any other tribal reserve without a special pass. You can be severely punished for an attempt to mingle with tribal people without legal permission.
Staying on beaches or forest areas overnight is strictly prohibited. Take care to return to your hotel or resort after sunset.
Do not light bonfires on beaches or forests. Camping on the islands is a punishable offense.
Breaking, even touching a live coral is prohibited. Collecting dead coral is also not allowed. Whatever the size or condition of shells you find – in the sea or on the beach – taking them or even touching them is strictly prohibited. Do not collect shells. To own shells, you must buy them. Also, keep the receipt of purchase.
Do not take videos or photograph the aboriginal tribes of Andaman. This is considered a crime and is liable for punishment.
Do not swim when drunk. Avoid swimming during the monsoon in treacherous zones. Both are not safe.
Nudity is banned on all Andaman beaches and public spaces.
Do not overstay at the islands past your permit time.