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Andaman Holiday Package with Water Adventure 6D 5N ₹ 20000 4.0 star View Details
7 Days Andaman Tour with Neil & Baratang Excursion 7D 6N ₹ 24850 5.0 star View Details
Romantic Honeymoon Tour of Andaman : a Voayge to Paradise 4D 3N ₹ 15150 5.0 star View Details
5 Days Andaman Honeymoon with Romantic Candle Light Dinner 5D 4N ₹ 21400 5.0 star View Details
Honeymoon Escape to Andaman: a Tropical Touch of Love 6D 5N ₹ 20750 5.0 star View Details
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    5N/6D: Port Blair - Havelock - Port Blair What will you see: Sound and Light Show at Cellular Jail, Coral reef, Marine life.What will you do: Swimming and bathing at the beach, beach activities, Snorkeling and other underwater activities.  The beaches in Andaman ho...

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    7 Days Andaman Tour with Neil & Baratang Excursion
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    About the Destination:A group of pictorial islands, stunning beaches and enticing water-fronts, Andaman and Nicobar Island is adorned by the beauty and splendor of the Bay of Bengal. Adding more to the mesmerizing appeal of these islands are its pristine beaches, lush gr...

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    About the Experience:Check out the unbelievable package of honeymoon in Andaman Islands amidst the beautiful serenity extravagantly created with the turquoise water and the extensive white sandy beaches. This is a trip for those who have tied their knots and waiting to c...

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    5 Days Andaman Honeymoon with Romantic Candle Light Dinner
    Port Blair
    d5 Days n4 Nights

    About the Destination:Unveil the crystal clear waters and scenic wonders of Andamans without giving a pinch to your pockets! While you tour this quarter you can traverse the major attractions of the destination and tantalize your taste buds with the lip-smacking cuisine....

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    About the Experience:It's time to make some beloved moments with your beloved while you head out to this 6 days honeymoon trip to Andaman.While you take this tour indulge in some thrilling activities and also explore some of the famous beaches.Visit the famous Havelock I...

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    Port Blair
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    The Andaman tour package from Delhi which you have been looking, that aligns with your desires of seeing what paradise actually looks like, is here. Speaking of paradise, Andaman actually somewhat closely resembles it, with all its beautiful beaches, the pristine coastli...

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    Port Blair
    d5 Days n4 Nights

    Andaman tour package from Kolkata takes you from the City of Joy to the island paradise in the Bay of Bengal, the archipelago of Andaman. One of the best and most beautiful places to visit in India, this place is where you can realize a horde of dreams together at the sa...

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    Port Blair
    d6 Days n5 Nights

    Visiting the Andaman Islands is a great adventure and you can enjoy it comprehensively with this Andaman tour package from Ahmedabad. This package is an immersive one that has been carefullycurated to allow for the best of Andaman’s tourist attractions. With this package...

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    Port Blair
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    This Andaman tour package from Pune is one of the best ways of visiting the new favorite tropical island destination in the Bay of Bengal. Andaman islands are truly one of the most beautiful additions to the Indian tourism map, and that can be seen very evidently in the ...

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    5 Days Andaman Honeymoon Tour: Create the Chapters of Love
    Port Blair
    d5 Days n4 Nights

    About the Tour:- Bringing you to the most romantic days of your life, this Andaman honeymoon tour package is full of amazing experiences that are bound to bring out the love between you two as you set exploring the beauty of marriage and this place.- On this honeymoon to...

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    Port Blair
    d6 Days n5 Nights

    About the Tour:- If spending time by the beach is your perfect image of a honeymoon, then this Andaman package is made especially for you. Experience the love rising between you and your partner over the course of these 6 days in Andaman.- Cover places like Port Blair, H...

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    Port Blair
    d7 Days n6 Nights

    About the Tour:- Andaman is a great place to spend the celebration of a married life with your partner, and this romantic honeymoon tour package makes sure that you and your partner fall in love with each other and the islands more every moment.- This tour package brings...

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    Port Blair
    d7 Days n6 Nights

    Travel Dates: 15th to 21st April About the Destination:The Andaman Islands is India's best tropical beach destination and offers its visitors some of the most amazing experiences of a tropical lifestyle. You can do a lot here in just a matter of few days, like sightseein...

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    Port Blair
    d7 Days n6 Nights

    About the Tour:Your Andaman tour package from Coimbatore is a seven-day long trip to some of the most popular places of Andaman, such as Port Blair, Havelock Island, and Neil island. The top highlight of the tour package is the light and sound show at the Cellular Jail i...

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    About the Activity:Andaman and Nicobar as all of us know is the region where nature itself finds shelter and because of what travelers in large numbers flood towards here.Select this sightseeing tour of Andaman islands to rediscover the pride possessions like the coral r...

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Havelock Island

Boasting of some of the most serene beaches, azure ocean waters and wonderful sites for diving, Havelock Islands is famed to be one of the most amazing tourist places in Andaman. The island boasts of many pristine places amidst its heavily forested landscape and charms the travellers with its most gorgeous natural surroundings. It is a dream come true for beach lovers who can visit the famous Radhanagar Beach, Kalapather Beach, Vijaynagar Beach and Elephant Beach here.

The landscape is truly beguiling and one can also look forward to indulge in activities like scuba diving, snorkelling and trekking when they are in Havelock Islands. Whether you are looking for adventure or wishing to soak in some tranquil moments to remember for a lifetime, Havelock Islands in Andaman is one of the most gorgeous places to be. One should try to visit Havelock Islands during the months from October to February as it is the best time to indulge in recreational activities. There are many beautiful hotels in Andaman, to provide the ultimate relaxation in holidays. Blessed with nature’s beauty, Havelock Islands is one of the perfect places for a beach vacation in Andaman.

A few of the major highlights of Havelock Islands include snorkelling at Elephant Beach and watching the sunrise at Kalapather Beach. Another of the driving forces to visit Havelock Island is enjoying a kayak tour into the mangroves and witness the natural phenomenon of bioluminescence.

Along with visiting the famous beaches like Radhanagar, Vijaynagar, Elephant and Kalapather, Havelock Island is famous for offering activities like beach combing, sunbathing, scuba diving, sea walk, snorkelling, surfing, swimming, game fishing, watching the sunset or sunrise, bird-watching, trekking, sailing, and kayaking.

Distance from Port Blair:
 The island is at a distance of 41 km from the capital city, 
Port Blair.


Chidiya Tapu

As the name suggests, Chidiya Tapu is the perfect haven for unseen migratory birds and common native birds found in the Andaman Islands. Recognized as the most enchanting beach in Andaman and tourists arrive here on a large scale as the beach extends the best ever sights for them including the eye catching sunrise and sunset views. This is a silent yet crowded beach encircled by evergreen forests on one side and the short hills on the other side. 

As it is considered to be the presenter of the most finishing touch of sunset and sunrise views, it is the main hub in Andaman Islands. The beach is filled with 46 varieties of endangered species of birds, and white spotted deer. There are a lot of seasonal orchids and other varieties of plants.

Highlights: The major attractions of Chidiya Tapu are the Chidiya Tapu Biological Park, the Sylvan Sands, the Munda Pahar Beaches etc. You will be able to stay at a forest guesthouse located nearby atop a hillock and from there, the panoramic view of Chidiya Tapu in detail.

Activities: Apart from sunset and sunrise views, plenty of people come for an Andaman and Nicobar trip to see this beach, to identify the rare species appear in multiple colours and size. Even though many of the birds are commonly found on the beach, you would find it as a unique and unnatural scene to find the colourful gathering of them.

Boating is an attractive activity done here as well as snorkeling and swimming are also a part of the adventure activities usually experienced by those who visit here.

Distance from Port Blair: It is located about 25 kms from Port Blair.


Neil Island

A tiny island located to the south of Andaman is Neil Island, brimming with less explore marine diversity, coral reefs, long beaches and bewitching greenery. Being one of the tourist destinations in Andaman, Neil is so happy to become the host with revealing all that it has.

A romantically silent island unlike the hustle of Havelock Island, Neil Island is termed as the vegetable bowl of Andaman. A perfect place to simply relax and chill is the beaches here and the deserted shores are favourite to those who love to relax in utmost peace.

In two hours, one can explore the island by walking around. It got the name Neil after the British Brigadier General James Neill who stubbornly dealt with the rebels during the 1857 Mutiny. The rich cultivation of paddy is found in Neil Island that belongs to the Ritchies’ Archipelago between Havelock Island and Rose Island. 

Highlights: One of the major highlights of Neil Island is Neil Kendra, a beautiful curving bay full of white sand and holding the major jetty of the island made attracting by disarraying numerous colourful wooden fishing boats. Known to be the heart of the island, Neil Kendra has Bharatpur Beach on its left and Laxmanpur Beach on the right.

The richest collection of marine lives and coral reefs have given Neil Island the peculiarity of being one of the most thrilling scuba diving sites on the island. In addition to diving, Neil Island is home to those who love snorkeling, swimming, birding, cycling etc.

Activities: Glass bottom ride and snorkelling are the major activities available on Neil Island though there are enough opportunities to do diving and other prime adventure activities.

Distance from Port Blair: The island belongs to the South Andaman district is located about 36 km northeast from Port Blair.

Accommodations: Neil Island hotels and resorts in Neil Island.


Radhanagar Beach

Radhanagar Beach in Andaman and Nicobar Islands has ranked 8th among the top ten beautiful beaches in the world based on travellers reviews and rating available on multiple sources and Radhanagar Beach deserves it for many reasons. One of the most ravishing beauty in Andaman with a lot of tourists visiting it every year, Radhanagar Beach is the gem of Havelock Island. 500 meters away from the beach, one can see only the expansive blue water and the lush green tropical forests but when you reach the beach, the sights are apparently awe-inspiring.

 Radhanagar is commonly called as Beach No.7 and this is one of the closest beach located near to Havelock Island ferry tier. The silky beach is kids friendly as well so that families are found in plenty on the beach to spend their vacation or a short holiday.

Highlights: There is nothing to be worried as the coast guards are roaming around always and the number of people here will be a pleasant sight to see. Andaman honeymoon packages itinerary always includes Havelock Island.

Activities: Snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, boating, parasailing etc are some of the most commonly seen activities on the beach and among them Scuba Diving is the best as it offers the clear interaction with the wide range of marine animals and coral reefs around living in harmony. 

The turquoise water gives a rejuvenating experience while you swim across or do snorkelling and since the number of tourists are relatively higher, the Government opens more opportunities for them to spend an ample time on the beach. As it is a superb place adventure lovers also would covet, the fame it has achieved international importance in no time. You must book a tour including  Andaman snorkelling, to make your holiday much more special.

Distance from Port Blair: From Port Blair it will take more than three hours to reach Radhanagar Beach as it is located about 72 kms away from the capital city.


Baratang Island

If you are in the hunt for undiscovered gems of Andaman, Baratang Islands should definitely be on your list. It is known for its dense mangrove forests, exotic fauna and its ethnic population. A haven for shutterbugs, Baratang Islands is one of the most panoramic places to visit in Andaman. Even though it is slightly underdeveloped, Baratang Islands is where you can have your full dose of adventure. Tucked between South and Middle Andaman, Baratang Islands is a place which you will love if you like things untouched and unspoiled.

It is home to one of the oldest existing human races- the Jarawa tribe and many virgin beaches to let you bask in nature’s beauty. Some of the most exciting places to see in Baratang Islands include its gorgeous beaches, mangrove creeks, mud-volcanoes and mostly its limestone caves. It is one of the must visit tourist places in Andaman if you are a nature lover and wildlife enthusiast for the diversity of things it offers to the tourists. For a comforting stay after a day full of activities, you must check the resorts in Andaman.

Highlights: This island is one of the most striking places in Andaman for nature lovers as it offers myriad attractions like its limestone caves, mangrove creeks, tidal swamp forests and its interesting mud volcanoes.

Activities: Being a nature’s paradise, Baratang Island is a delight for witnessing nature at its best and involving yourself in activities like trekking and bird watching. One can indulge in boat riding through the mangrove forests and explore the limestone caves here. For the beach lovers, there in Baludera Beach where one can swimming and snorkeling.

Distance from Port Blair: Baratang Island is about 100 km away from the capital city, Port Blair.


Elephant Beach

One of the most amazing places to visit in Andaman for water sports and leisure tour, Elephant Beach should not be missed from your Andaman holiday itinerary. Boasting of heavenly coral reefs and its enthralling underwater marine life, Elephant Beach is a great spot to spend your holiday time in Andaman.

Whether you seek relaxing or a bustling escape from the monotony of daily life, Elephant Beach will charm you in all the ways. It offers a number of water sports which include diving, snorkelling along with a range of other adventure activities like bird watching, trekking and kayaking.You must check other islands of Andaman consisting of great beaches and make your tour marvelous by visiting them.

Best visited during the months of November to February, Elephant Beach is an ideal place to watch the infinite sea and have an adventure with water activities. One should try to visit during the early morning and watch the sunrise in the sky at Elephant Beach. Along with the pristine natural landscapes, Elephant Beach is a great holiday respite to explore marine life, enjoy trekking and having a picnic at the beach. It is mostly known for its coral reefs and offers an unparalleled underwater fun for all the nature lovers in Andaman.

Highlights: In Elephant Beach, the most amazing attractions and things to do are snorkelling and sea walking. Along with that you can explore other beaches like Govindnagar Beach, Radhanagar Brach and Kalapather Beach. Some other exciting activities to indulge in at Elephant Beach include sunbathing, scuba diving, surf riding, fishing, swimming, gazing at the sunset or sunrise, bird-watching, trekking, kayaking and more.

Activities: Mirror boat rides, Snorkeling, Diving, Bird-watching, Swimming, Kayaking, Trekking, Gaze at the sunset or sunrise

Distance from Port Blair: The distance between Port Blair and Elephant beach is approximately about 70 km.


Barren Island

The one and only confirmed active volcano in South East Asia is on Barren Island and recently in 2017, it appeared in news all over the world as the eruption happened in the volcano once again. The name is completely suitable for the island as it does not promote any type of human inhabitants and it is completely barren. The first identified eruption on this island happened in the year of 1787 and then on, there were around ten eruptions happened here.

The volcanic island is placed in the middle of a volcanic belt and that too on the edge of the Indian and Burmese tectonic plates. The highest peak of the volcano stands up to 354 meters. But it is confirmed that most of the volcanoes on the island are found underwater.

Highlights: Since the island is inhabited by humans, there are a lot of animal species are found among which, some of them are really unique. The total diameter of the island is 3 kms and there you can find a big crater, about half km from the shore.

Activities: The sea plane ride above the island to enjoy the aerial view of the whole place is a recognized activity. For sightseeing and nature walk, this island is the best as you will come across the huge volcanoes and the nearby rock structures.

Distance from Port Blair: It lies around 138 kilometers northeast of Port Blair. There is a strict rule that the visitors will be allowed to go to the island only by the chartered boats with the permission of the Forest Department.

Here's our full guide on the top things to do in Andaman, which will help you in planning your trip. 


Cellular Jail

Also known as Kala Pani, Cellular Jail is one of the unmissable tourist attractions located at Port Blair in Andaman. The three storied building has 698 cells that are connected to each other in the shape of a starfish. The place is famous for offering a fantastic sound and light show in the evening offering a delightful insight into the historical struggle for independence.

It is one of the remnants of past colonial rule in India and today stands as a testimony to all those brave hearts who laid down their lives at the hands of British atrocities. Some of the famous freedom fighters who were captured here include Veer Savarkar and Bakuteshwar Dutt.

The place was one of the most infamous prisons of the past as the freedom fighters were punished inhumanly by the Britishers. The place is a must visit for history lovers to have a sneak peek into the history and struggle that went down in the construction of this jail. The place is recognised as a national memorial monument and owned by the Government of India.

Highlights: Tourists should try to explore the jail by visiting the picture gallery that houses a number of photos of freedom fighters. Often used as background for filming Hindi movies about the colonial past, the place has many fascinating remnants of history like the hanging cell and condemned cell. Some of the other unmissable attractions of Cellular Jail included its Exhibition Gallery, Art Gallery, Old Photographs Gallery, Gallery on First War of Independence and Netaji Gallery. There is also the Swatantrya Jyoti, an eternal flame of freedom keeps glowing in the memory of freedom fighters

Activities: One of the popular activities to do here is sightseeing and revisiting the history of the grim colonial past Of India.

Distance from Port Blair: It t
akes around 15 kilometers to go there from Port Blair.

Timing: National Memorial: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Closed on Mondays)

Entry Fee: INR 30

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Bhoj Chopra

23 June 2015

Great experience and unforgettable memories! Everything was well planned. We did whole lot activities in Andaman specially Scuba Diving was the best of all. Sound and Light Show at jail was very good ...

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Sanjeev Sanjeev

20 November 2019

"wonderful trip"

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Vishwamitra Johar

03 March 2015

A complete package to cover the best parts of such a beautiful island at a reasonable price. Ours was a honeymoon trip and both of us had a great time. The guide with us was really helpful and we did n...

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Anjali Malik

01 March 2017

A short trip but peaceful one. You can see a lot of colourful birds and relax by the beach of Chidiyatapu. Also the sunset views from the beach should be watched.

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07 December 2019

It was an amazing experience. I must say that Andaman is one of the most romantic places. We visited famous places like Port Blair, Havelock Island, and Neil Island. Everything was well managed and per...


Falak Dedhia

05 December 2019

The trip was awesome. The people out there was great. The tour operator chosen by your company was very professional, polite and made us super comfortable. The drivers and the people right out there we...


Kirti Dhurv

30 November 2019

it was amazing experience, team has coordinated well. people were so polite and gentle. they want to do everything to get you the best experience. Shashi and Atri has answered me as many time i asked t...



25 November 2019

First, they took us to the Ross Island, to witness the timeless memories of the colonial past here, before moving on to explore other places near Port Blair like Anthropological Museum, Samudrika Museu...



25 November 2019

I really appreciate the services Thrillophilia provides. It was a great trip and a wonderful experience. I recommend this trip to everyone who is willing to go to Andaman. This is the cheapest price I

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What You Should Know More About Tours in Andaman and Nicobar

  • Q. How can I reach the Andamans?

    Andaman Islands are accessible by air and boat. There are regular flight from Chennai and Kolkata. The island can also be reached by waterways.

    By Air: Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair is connected to Kolkata and Chennai aiport. Air India, Spice Jet, Jet Konnect, Spice Jet and GoAir are available flight services.

    By Sea: There are regular ship services leaving from Chennai, Kolkata and Vishakhapatnam to Port Blair. There are 2 ships- MV Nancowry and MV Swarajdweep - from Chennai and the MV Nicobar and MV Akbar from Kolkata. The journey takes 50-60 hours to reach its destination.

    There are inter-connectivity options to reach different islands on Andaman. Directorate of Shipping Services, A & N Administration operates regular ferry services from Phoenix Bay Jetty, Port Blair in the inter-island and foreshore sectors connecting all populated island/tourist places.

  • Q. Which is the safest route to travel to the Andamans? Which one is the shortest?

    The shortest route to reach Andaman is by Air (Port Blair is landing destination). Not that ships take atleast 3 Days to reach Port Blair. Ships from Kolkata takes a little more time. There are different classes in Ships. So airways is the fastest and shortest route.

  • Q. Do I need a passport/visa/RAP(Restricted Area Permit) to visit the Andamans?

    Visa is valid for Andaman for foriegn tourist, for Indian don’t need visa. It can be obtained from Indian mission, consulate and high commissions. Restricted Area Permit (RAP) is also important to get for Andaman visit because there are restricted areas which need RAP document. For RAP, the permit granting authorities are:

    • MHA & FRROS
    •All Indian Missions Abroad
    •Chief Immigration Officer, Chennai
    •Immigration Officer, Port Blair

    To get RAP for Andaman Islands, one must visit to Port Blair and is issued for free of cost to foreign travellers.

  • Q. What sort of climate can I find in the Andamans?

    The general climate of Andaman Islands is pleasant. However, the best season considered is October to April when monsoon isn’t forecasted and climate remains pleasant. Being surrounded by sea, the cool breeze helps to keep the temperature to range in between 23° C and 31° C. Monsoon brought by the southwest wind sets in during mid-May and continues till early October. Season for nature lovers is May to December when forest is lush green and waterfalls are at their prime. Divers can enjoy the best during December to April and bird watchers during winter times.

  • Q. How many days are sufficient for Andaman tour?

    The ideal duration trip to Andaman is 6-7 nights when you can explore multiple places around. You can create itinerary for the trip and keep it short and exciting. Tour package is the best way to plan your Andaman tour. One of the reasons why tour package is the best option is because you can customize the plan accordingly. It brings down the burden of choosing the location, day and time. Moreover, you can enjoy different activities offered in the island.

  • Q. What type of accommodation is available in Andaman?

    There are different accommodations available in Andaman Islands. From resorts and 5 star hotels to cottages, one can have varied options to choose. Havelock Island and Port Blair are the major stay destinations. Barefoot, The Jalakara, Andaman Galley, Havelock Island Beach Resort are some of the options for accommodation. There are luxury, premium and budget hotels to choose and stay. There are also private and government lodges too offered in affordable rate. These hotels are available in Havelock Island, South Andaman, Port Blair and few other regions. The rate of these hotels, lodges and resort differs as per the service.

  • Q. Which place is good for stay Port Blair or Havelock?

    Well, both are good options to stay at. Port Blair and Havelock have some good stay options which are mentioned above. So whether you visit Havelock or Port Blair, you no need to worry about the stay.

  • Q. How much it will cost me if I travel by plane/ship?

    The cost of the air and ship for Andaman depends on the service you're using.

    By Air: There are connecting flights by Jet Airways, Air India, Spice Jet, Go Air, Indigo and few others. The cost for connecting flights starts from INR 6K and goes to INR 12K. You can find some flight discounts and book tickets in advance.

    By Ship: The cost of the ship depends on the service and city from which you're boarding. From Delux to Bunk, you can have varied booking options. MV Swarag, MV Harshavardhana, MV Akbar and few others are some shop options. The price of the service starts from INR 2K and goes till INR 9K. Vizag, Kolkata and Chennai are three main destinations.

  • Q. What is the process to book a cruise?

    There are three ports in India from where you can sail to Andaman – Kolkata, Chennai and Vishakapatnam / Vizag. Each comes with different time durations.M. V. NICOBAR, M.V.NANCOWRY, M.V.AKBAR, V.HARSHAVARDHANA and M.V.SWARAJ DWEEP are major cruise service available. To book the tickets for Andaman you can follow below ways:

    Direct ship ticket booking via STARS: The tickets are available on first come, first serve basis. Most ticket bookings open a month in advance. You can either personally visit the port office in the cities from where you plan your journey or take the help of an expert tour operator. Get your two passport size photos, photo id proof, address proof, a full advance payment and the entry form duly filled out for submission ready.

    Booking ship tickets from Kolkata to Port Blair: Visit Shipping Corporation of India at Shipping Hosue,#13, Strand Road, Kolkata-17. You can check out their online website.

    Booking ship tickets from Vishakapatnam to Port Blair: Booking of both cargo and passengers is done by an agent of the Shipping Corp M/S A.V. Bhanoji Rao Garuda Pattabiramaiah & Co. Ltd.

    At the private ticketing counter Booking ship tickets from Chennai to Port Blair: MV NANCOWRY and MV SWARAJDWEEP go to the office of the Dy. Director (Shipping Services), Chennai adjacent to Gate No.1 of Chennai Port, Opposite Customs Office, Rajaji Salai, Chennai-1. MV NICOBAR, MV AKBAR and MV HARSHAVARDHANA go to the office of the Shipping Corporation of India(SCI) situated at Madras(chennai) Port Trust,Rajaji Salai, Opposite Customs Office, Chennai-1.

  • Q. Is it safe to travel by ship? Is it safe for solo female travellers to visit the Andamans?

    It is extremely safe to travel by ship. It is well equipped with all the medical tools and emergency tools. You’ll be given all the details about the ship journey and safety procedures.

    Yes, it is extremely safe to travel Andaman by solo female travellers. Government has strict rules and regulations as the only mode of income is Tourist. So female travellers can safely travel around.

  • Q. Are there proper medical services on the cruise?

    Yes, every cruise is equipped with medical services for travellers who have motion sickness. In some high-end cruise, there are medical experts available for emergency. Also pharmacy stocks are available on-board. However, it is advisable to carry medication along and know more about the medical services offered in the cruise.

  • Q. What is Motion/Sea Sickness? How to overcome it?

    Motion sickness is a feeling you get when the motion you sense with your inner ear is different from the motion you visualize. It happens when you travel by car, train, airplane and boat. Motion sickness progresses from a feeling of uneasiness to sweating and dizziness.

    To overcome the problem, one can take medication available over the counter. Also one can treat by changing the environment. Some patients respond well to biofeedback training and relaxation techniques. You need to check with your doctor before such trip and seek medication to avoid motion sickness.

  • Q. What documents one must carry while visiting the Andamans?

    For Indians: No passport/visa/permission is required. But it is important to carry RAP and ID proofs.

    For Foreigners: A passport is required with an Indian Visa to enter India. This is also applicable to foreigners entering Andamans directly from a charter/private yachts. Additionally, a Restricted Area Permit (RAP) is also required which can be availed on arrival to Port Blair from the Immigration counter at the airport or, embarkation of ships at the sea-port. RAP is issued for a 30 day visit to the islands, and is extendable up to 15 more days. Tickets can be rescheduled in Port Blair itself from the respective airline offices.

  • Q. What should my travelling luggage be like? What all things I must carry? What sort of clothes I should carry?

    It depends on number of days you’ll be travelling to Andaman. Moreover, it depends on the climatic condition of the place. Carry light clothes, especially linen and cotton shirts and some casual pair of trousers. If visiting during monsoon season, due carry umbrella. For winter, jackets are best. Swimming costumes are a must and carry loads of sunscreen, especially if visiting during summer season because harsh sunrays may effect your skin. Sunglasses, vital medicines and sunburn relief products. Along with these, do carry passport, spare passport photos and ID proof.

  • Q. What activities can I do in the Andamans?

    At Andaman, you can enjoy doing some thrilling water activities. With clear crystal waters, you can dive in deep to explore the colourful marine life underneath. Some of the water activities are-

    • Scuba Diving
    • Sea Walk in Elephant Beach Havelock
    • Andaman Dolphin Glass Boat Ride
    • Kayaking in Andaman around Mangroves
    • Trekking to Elephant Beach
    • Coral Safari Semi Submarine

    Apart from these, you can indulge in sightseeing too. Some of the tourist spots in Andaman are-

    • Saddle Peak National Park
    • Kalpong River Dam
    • Mud Volcano at Shym Nagar
    • Limestone Cave
    • Ross and Smith Island
    • Ramnagar Beach
    • Lamiya Bay and Kalipur Beach (Turtle Nesting)
    • Red Oil Palm Plantation

  • Q. Where can I do Scuba Diving? Is it safe to do Scuba Diving in the Andamans?

    Scuba diving is the major activity in Andaman Islands where you can explore the world beneath the blue sea. One can enjoy hours of scuba diving activity to explore the marine life and get close to them.

    It is completely safe to do scuba diving in Andaman. Each service here are equipped with safety gears and are professional helping you to perform the activity. SOS Kiosk (Emergency Assistance Booth) has been setup at Rajeev Gandhi water sports complex, Port Blair and other places. Make sure you wear life jacket before boarding the boat.

  • Q. What sort of fitness I must have to do Scuba Diving? Can small kids do it as well?

    One should not have any kind water phobia or health issues before getting into the scuba diving. You need to carry medical certificate to present it with the service providers for confirmation.

    There is age limit of suba diving. The minimum age is 10years. Having prior experience of this activity would be very helpful.

  • Q. How much does it cost to do Scuba Diving?

    The cost of the scuba diving differs as per the timing and the type of diving you would be doing. There are different Suba Diving services for swimmers and non-swimmers. For this, there is no swimming skills required, also one record personal videos at the end of the dive, also swimmers will be provided with a certificate.

    Scuba Diving For Non Swimmers: INR 3500

    Scuba Diving - Beginner Course with Boat Ride: INR 4500

    Scuba Diving for Certified Divers 2 Days 4 Dives:- INR 10800

    Night Diving for Certified Divers: INR 3700

  • Q. Can I Scuba Dive with contact lenses or spectacles? What if I have some allergies?

    If you've contact lens then its fine to use during scuba diving. There are disposable and soft contact lens that works perfectly underwater. If contact lens bothers you, then you can have alternatives:

    •Prescription masks can be custom made especially for your eyesight.
    •Corrective lenses can be made that fit in standard masks.
    •Small correction stickers that stick on the inside of the mask lens can be used.

    If you've allergies, then seek medical attention from doctor or diving professional to know if you're fit for diving.

  • Q. Do I have to be a swimmer to Scuba Dive?

    Not necessary, there are few scuba diving method of new swimmers. You can perform the available course to get practice of swimming.
    Scuba Diving For Non Swimmers: INR 3500. This one can help you to learn swimming and go deep into the sea.

  • Q. Is there any scuba diving institute in Andaman to get PADI certificate? What will be the cost?

    Barefoot Scuba, Scuba Dive Resort, Lacadives, Andaman Bubbles, Dive India are few of the companies in Andaman offering scuba diving courses. There is no specific course duration. The courses are generally performance based so you earn your certification as quickly as you are able to learn the scuba diving procedures.

    PADI Scuba Diver Course- In 3 days of duration, one can get water skills and 2 open water dives with maximum depth of 12 meters/40 feet. The license is valid worldwide. For this course, you need to carry certain swimming knowledge.

    Open Water Diver- This will allow learning underwater photography skills, night diving and deep diving. With the duration of 1-2 days, you can be Certified Open Water Diver. Minimum age is 10 years.

    Advanced Open Water Diver (1-2 days)- The course is designed to experience deeper dives for 18-30 meters/60-100 meters. Minimum age is 12 years.

    Master Scuba Diver- For 15 days, one will learn about Advanced Open Water- Rescue Diver and Minimum 50 logged dives.

  • Q. Can we go into deep while Snorkeling? Which places are best for Snorkeling?

    Yes, snorkeling in Andaman allows you to go deep into the sea and explore the marine life. In Andaman, there are different places where you can enjoy doing snorkeling.

    North Bay Island- Port Blair:The beach and the snorkeling opportunities in its fringing coral reefs are the closest ones you will find at Port Blair. You will spot many fish, a lobster, or even clams on the coral reef

    Elephant Beach- Havelock Island: The beach here offers calm blue crystal clear shallow waters and is an amazing spot for snorkelers. The reefs are in pristine condition and with little exploration you can find corals

    Jolly Bouy Island- Port Blair: Snorkeling here will help you see corals (red, blue, sponge corals etc). The time duration, is usually from November - April for Jolly Bouy Island

    Neil Island:Port Blair One of the most beautiful beaches, one can enjoy getting close varied corals and sea animals while getting deep.

  • Q. Which are some of the best places to do adventure activities in the Andamans?

    There are some amazing things that you can do in Andamans. You can go snorkeling or diving at the Havelock or Neil, you can witness bioluminescence at the Havelock, you can go scuba diving or ride a banana boat at Port Blair, and you can even opt for parasailing at the islands.

  • Q. Which are some of the best sightseeing spot in the Andamans?

    Some of the best and amazing sightseeing spots in Andaman are-

    • Cellular Jail National Memorial: It’s the former British prison that is now a shrine to the political dissidents it once jailed. Even though several parts of it have been destroyed by the Japanese during the World War II, it still stands tall reminding our brave and gallant forefathers.
    • Mount Harriet and Madhuban: Andaman offers best trekking experience for tourists. It’s a gorgeous route where you can witness exotic flora and fauna of the land amidst spectacular sceneries. Elephant safari is also an option at Mount Harriet.
    • Sea Walking at North Bay Beach: North Bay Beach you can walk under the sea and finally visit ‘Octopus’s Garden’. It is easy swim here and explore the underneath world.
    • Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park: The park covers area of 280 sq km with 15 islands of mangrove creeks, tropical rain forest and reefs supporting 50 types of coral.
    • Ross Island: Once called as the ‘Paris of the East’ by the Brits. But all it’s glory and tropical beauty was wrecked by the earthquake of 1941 and the Japanese invasion. It has English architecture and machine-gun nests that are great fun to poke finger in.

  • Q. What are some interesting things to do for children in the Andamans?

    For kids, there is no special place, but yes, they can enjoy water activities and sightseeing. Some of the activities for kids are:

    • Witnessing Bioluminescence at Havelock Island: Tiny lighted stars and galaxies floating under your feet instead of the blue sky above is worth an experience. Bioluminescence can be witnessed only on no moon nights. Kayak tours are arranged by experts, which are anyway few in Havelock.
    • Scuba Diving: If your kid is above 10years, then scuba is the best activity that can be done in different places of Andaman.
    • Riding a Banana Boat at Port Blair: Riding a Banana Boat is another fun-filled and thrilling thing to do in Andaman. At a time 6 people can ride the banana-shaped boats. You can include kids, but need to be very careful.
    • Trying the Glass Bottom Boat ride: In this, you get a good view of the corals beneath With proper safety gear, this one is good for kids as well.
    • Travelling in a Sea Plane: Taking off in a seaplane run by Pawan Hans is one of the exclusive things to do in Andaman. You can experience this unique ride while going from Port Blair to Havelock.
    • Attending the Light & Sound Show at Cellular Jail: Cellular Jail in Port Blair is among the must-visit attractions in Andaman. For kids, this is the best historical place to learn the history. The light & sound includes a Peepal tree’s narration, voiced by the veteran actor Om Puri, telling the poignant stories of the prisoners tortured to death in the jail. The timing is Tuesday – Sunday; 8:45 am – 12:30 pm & 1:45 pm – 5 pm.

  • Q. What all water sports I can enjoy in Andaman?

    You can go for snorkeling, scuba diving or ride a banana boat at the Andamans. Note that you should only undertake scuba diving after proper training Parasailing is also a popular sport along the beaches.At North Bay Beach you can walk under the sea and finally visit ‘Octopus’s Garden.

  • Q. How many Islands I can visit in Andaman? Which are must visit?

    There are total 572 islands in Andaman, out of which 36 islands are inhabited. Some of the must visit Islands in Andaman are:

    • Havelock Island

    • Long Island

    • Neil Island

    • Baratang Island

    • North Passage Island

    • Ross Island

  • Q. Which are the best beaches in Andaman?

    Beaches in Andaman are worth exploring because of their exotic look. The corals and marine life offer a beautiful underwater adventure. There are some amazing beaches in Andaman which includes-

    Elephant beach: It is known for unspoilt beauty. It is a must visit if you are going to Havelock, especially since it takes on 20 minutes from the dock.

    Guitar Island and Beach: It looks great from the Ariel view. This exotic island is tucked out of common tourist itineraries and is among the least visited islands.

    • Red Skin Island Beach: This isn’t your typical Andaman beach with a huge stretch of sand and blue waters. It is more like mangrove extension with a very narrow beach strip.

    • Chidiyatapu Beach:
    The beach is located in the southernmost tip of south Andaman about 30km from Port Blair. Called as Nightfall Point or Flying Creature Island, one can enjoy the best sunset in the Andaman.

    Badabalu Beach: Tucked away from tourist location, Badabalu looks a different from the traditional Andaman beaches. The sand is greyish brown and the water is a cool shade of blue.

    Little Andaman Beach: One of the most visited beaches; this is the fourth largest of Andaman Islands. You can go for boat rides between the creeks, coral viewing.

    Radhanagar Beach: It is known for turquoise blue waters and white sandy shores. Radhanagar beach was named as Asia’s best beach and the world’s seventh best beach by Time magazine.

  • Q. Can I go on cruise or yacht in Andaman? What will be the cost of cruise for one day?

    Yes, you can sail around Andaman in cruise or yachts. The sailing is usually for two-three days, where you will join dolphins and whales migrating across the open ocean. You’ll discover paradise beaches and unique wildlife swim with elephants and other animals. You can book a cabin in advance. West Coast Marine Yacht Service is the leading company offering charter and yacht service.

  • Q. Can I do a seaplane ride? What will be the cost?

    Yes, Seaplace from Port Blair to Havelock is available. Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd. in association with Andaman & Nicobar Administration introduced 9 seater Cessna 208A seaplanes in A&N Islands. Sea Plane takes approximately 25 Minutes to reach Havelock Island. Please note:

    • The price of the service is minimum INR 4500.

    • Sea Plane rides are subject to weather conditions

    • The plane can carry a maximum of 9 Persons

  • Q. What kind of food I can find in the Andamans? Are there any veg restaurants?

    Sea-food is the ethnic and main food found here in Andaman. Some of the foods you can enjoy are- Lobsters, Crab, Prawns, Cuttle fish, and fish of every kind is found here. Lighthouse Residency, Full Moon Cafe, Annapurna Restaurant and few others restaurants are available.

    When it comes veg restaurants, Icy Spicy, Annapurna and few others serve the best vegan foods.

  • Q. What sort of nightlife is there in the Andamans?

    Nightlife is prevalent in Port Blair; however, there is not much attraction in the city and even in the island. However, there are few parties and social activities takes place in Andaman, but very few times.

  • Q. Is Andaman good option for honeymoon? How much will be the cost of honeymoon?

    Yes, Andaman is good option for honeymoon. In fact, it is the ideal honeymoon destination because of its long stretched beaches, water activities and beautiful climatic condition. The cost of the honeymoon would depend on the package you take and days you would be enjoying.

    The package usually starts from INR 30,000 which would include travel fare, stay and activities to be done.
    Check here: Best of the Andaman honeymoon tour packages.

  • Q. What all romantic things which can be done in Andaman?

    Some of the beaches provide snorkelling, sea-side candlelight dinners and decorative beds. These are sure to make your honeymoon in Andaman romantic and beautiful. Have a tour to the Havelock beach to get relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Mangrove serves as a potential recreation site for fishing, boating, bird watching, sightseeing and photography. Also have a private dinner on the beach. You can ask for the same with the respective hotel. Go for a yacht tour to get elegant and luxurious experiences of the quaint beaches and islands of Andaman. Watch romantic sunset sitting on the boat while having a ride on the Andaman Sea.

  • Q. Is Andaman is good for family holidays?

    Yes, Andaman is not restricted to honeymooners, but also family can visit. There are tour packages for everyone. From water adventures to sightseeing, there are many things families too can enjoy.

  • Q. Can we go on a tour to meet tribal people? Is it safe?

    It is advisable to avoid meeting tribal people because they have shunned themselves from outer world. In fact, they come under restricted area. So you won’t be allowed to visit them.

  • Q. How to transport in Andaman? Can we rent a bike or car and what will be the cost?

    The transportation is quite good due to large number of tourist presence. If you want to rent a bike or bicycle then there is some good service. Two wheeler would cost Rs 500/-. Also there are cab services offered with minimum fare Rs 800/-. You can check with the hotel, if they have any contact with such renting services.

  • Q. What sort of ATM facility is available in the Andamans?

    SBI and other state banks ATMs are available in Andaman, Port Blair and Havelock. But you need to carry cash from your start of the journey to avoid any problems later.

  • Q. What kind of medical facilities are there in the Andamans? What should I do in case of any medical emergency?

    There are some good medical facilities in Andaman. GB Pant Hospital, INHS Dhanvantari, Chakraborty Hospital, Pillar Health Center, ACE Hospital and few others.