Andaman Island Tour – 09nights 10days
Andaman Island Tour – 09nights 10days
Day 01: Port Blair Airport Arrival :
Arrival to Portblair. Our representative will meet and assist you at the Veer Savarkar Airport. Board the waiting vehicles, drive to your hotel and check in. First half of the day is at leisure. Later in the afternoon visit Cellular jail followed by light and sound show.
The Cellular Jail has a pride of place in India’s freedom struggle. Many a stalwart were imprisoned here. Declared a national memorial, this three storey prison constructed by Britishers in 1906, is a pilgrimage destination for freedom fighters. This colossal edifice has mutely witnessed the most treacherous of inhumane atrocities borne by the convicts, who were mostly freedomfighters.
The day draws to a gentle close with the Sound and Light Show at the historic Cellular Jail which gives you a vivid experience of its strong association with the freedom fighters and their struggle for independence. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 02: Port Blair – Ross island – Baratangh – Port Blair
After breakfast visit Ross Island.Once the administrative headquarters of the British and capital of these Islands, the island is now under the Indian Navy. It stands now as a ruin of the bygone days with the old structures almost in debris. There is a small museum named Smritika, it holds photographs and the other antiques of the Britishers relevant to these islands. The island is famous for friendly flocks of Deer and lush green walking trails.
Afternoon check out from Hotel and transfet to baratnagh. Night stay MileTilak at KV Firm Resort.
Day 03: Port Blair – Baratangh Island – Lime Stone Caves – Amkunj Beach – Curt Burt Bay Beach – Rangat
Early morning departure to Baratang Island : that’s a long 8 hours road drive, crossing the grand Andaman Trunk Road , covered with dense forests on both the side. Crossing two islands passages via ferry boats, comes a very exiting part of the journey; the mangrove creek journey by boat leading to the Limestone Caves.Then a short trip the mud volcano in Baratang Island. Move forward to Rangat, overnight stay. Mayabunder is a town and a county in the northern part of middle andaman Island. The place is basically associated of three cities : Diglipur, Rangat and Mayabander.
Day 04: Rangat – Mayabander – Diglipur
Early Morning From Rangat Island Proceed to Mayabander Island. Reach Mayabander take a Dinghie (Wooden Boat To Visit Avis Island, Afternoon return – Have lunch & Start for Diglipur Island. Mayabunder is a way station for several tourist attractions, such as mangrove lined tidal creeks, the beach at Avis Island (30 minutes by boat), and Karamatang Beach (13 km), a sea turtle nesting ground. Port Blair and Mayabunder are the only ports that can harbour passenger ships from mainland India. Administratively, Mayabunder is the headquarters of the North and Middle Andaman district, which is part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands territory. Over night in Diglipur Island
Day 05: Diglipur – Ross & Smith Island – Rangat
Early Morning Take a Dinghie to Visit Ross & Smith Island. Afternoon return from Ross & Smith Island & Rest and return back to Rangat. Over night at Rangat.
Ross and Smith Island (Smith and Ross) are about 25 minutes by boat from Diglipur in North Andaman Islands (Andaman & Nicobar). Though these are commonly referred to as twin islands, they are actually a single island sperated by a sandy stretch which makes it appear like two seperate islands.
Day 06: Rangat – Long Island – Rangat
Early Morning Visit Long Island to explore the virgin beaches of Andaman. Afternoon return from Long Island to Rangat or night stay at Long Island. Over night stay at Rangat.
Day 07: Rangat – Havelock
Today after breakfast you will transfer to Jetty. Head to Havelock Island on board Cruise connecting the two islands! Havelock, about 54 kilometers northeast of Portblair, the Island is a hidden jewel. Few Indians know of this stunning beach destination in their own backyard while heading for Phuket (in Thailand) across the waters of Andaman Sea. Havelock is a serene tropical island encompassing about 86 square kilometers. Its clear waters are rated among the best in the world for snorkeling and scuba diving. Close to 1000 different species of marine life inhabit the waters of the Andaman Islands. Scuba divers can see nudibranchs, sea slugs and snails, varieties of ghost pipe fish, jaw fish and a number of different crustaceans of all shapes and sizes. With its serene beaches, 40 meters visibility underwater, colorful coral reefs and ‘far from the maddening crowd’ appeal, Havelock Island has emerged as a dream destination among discerning travelers.
Arrive at Havelock Jetty, you are met and assisted by our representative. Board the waiting vehicles and drive to the hotel. Check in at the hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 08: Havelock – Radhanagar Beach (or Beach No. 7) – Neil Island
Today after breakfast, proceed for Radhanagar Beach (or Beach No. 7) is the jewel in the crown of Havelock Island. Located on the western side of the island, it stands away from the cluster. The glorious white sand beach shot to global fame when Time magazine (in 2004) rated it as the finest in Asia. With lush tropical forest rising on a hill to one side, the draw of this white sand beach has steadily grown in the legion of avid beach buffs. The popularity of this beach has triggered cruises from across the Andaman Sea. travelers cruise over a few days from Thailand to experience the magic of this beach in particular. A wide beach that runs over a few kilometers, Radhanagar is simply stunning. It lends itself to a variety of activities. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 09: Neil Island – Sitapur Beach – Bharatpura Beach – Portblair
Afternoon trip to Bharatpura beach and natural bridge. As we approach near the beaches the beaches appears in the form of a long arc. On the left side of the jetty is Bharatpur Beach and on the right Laxmanpur Beach. Centre of the island is Neil Kendra, a gently curving bay of white sand straddles the jetty, scattered with picturesque wooden fishing boats. Half a kilometer from the jetty, Bharatpur is one of the best beaches known for swimming and coral-watching with a vast sandy stretch. This beach is ideally recommended for youngsters because of activity options. One can hire glass bottom boats for coral viewing from private operator. The sea around the jetty area full of corals with schools of fishing swimming around. The color and form of vegetation along the beach soothe the senses.
The secluded beach of Lakshmanpurlies 2 kms north of the Neil Jetty. The beach is a broad spur of white shell sand with shallow water and offers a good snorkeling option. Sunbathing and swimming are other attractions.
The second Lakshmanpur beach is a rocky beach lies about 2 kms from the jetty with lots of coral formation ornamental fish, sea urchins, sea anemones, sea cucumbers, star fish etc., which are best suited for people of scientific temperament. The rocky surface can get slippery and one needs to be on ones guard. The main attraction here are the natural rock formations.
The Sitapur beach is exposed to the open sea and thus prone to higher tides. It is 5 kilometers to the south and at the tip of the island. This beach is best suited to watch the sunrise with an impressive backdrop of natural vegetation and limestone formations. The journey from the jetty to sitapur beach itself is refreshing with green fields and a variety of crops and forest trees.
A natural rock formation in Lakshmanpur beach is locally known as the Howrah Bridge. You need to visit the place during low tide as the retreating sea leaves behind many a secret from its treasure trove. Evening return back to Resort.Over night stay at hotel
Day 10: Port Blair Airport Departure
Departure from Andaman for onward journey with marvelous recollections of andaman.