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Andaman Tour India




Andaman

According to mythology, the name Andaman was presumed to be derived from Hanuman, who was known to the Malays as Handuman. Since Prehistoric times Andaman was the home of aboriginal tribes. The tribes of, the Andaman group of islands are the Great Andamanese, Onges, Jarawas, and Sentinatese, all of Negrito origin. However, the first settlement by the British took place in 1789, which was later abandoned in 1796. The second settlement was basically a penal settlement, taken up in 1858, after the First War of Independence, followed by the settlement of convicts, Moplas, some criminal tribes from Central and United Provinces, refugees from erstwhile East Pakistan, Burma and Sri Lanka as well as ex-servicemen.

All about Andaman :The Union Territory Andaman floats beatifically towards the east of the Indian mainland. This place is stretched over an area of more than 700 Km. from north to south with 36 inhabited islands and is divided into two districts - Andaman to the North and Nicobar to the South. Andaman is abundant in evergreen forests.

An Andaman tour will take you to the sandy beaches on the edge of meandering coastline which are fringed with coconut-palms that sway to the rhythm of the sea. The sea around the island offer excellent scope for water sports. The unique flora and fauna, underwater marine life and corals, with crystal clear water and mangrove-lined creeks, will surely leave you bewildered by its charismatic beauty. Moreover, the clean and wide roads, free of filth as well as unpolluted fresh air will leave you speechless and you can have the most amazing and refreshing vacation that you always wanted.

No matter what your interests are, Andaman Tour has something for everyone. From nature lovers to adventure buffs, from foodies to religious travelers and many more, just name it and you will have it.

Places you should not miss out: Few spots which you should not miss out while on your Andaman Tours are the breath taking beautiful beaches. Walk on the golden sand, let the fresh air sway your senses and the clear water refresh your soul. Visit the beaches of Andaman and we can less assure you that you will leave the place with lots of amazing memories. Few famous beaches in Andaman are Radhanagar Beach, Vijayanagar Beach and Corbyns Cove Beach.

If you are planning your next vacation in Andaman, you should not rule out the visit to the amazing islands. Marvel at the beautiful nature. Few famous islands are Havelock Island, Jolly Buoy Island, Redskin Island, Viper Island, Cinque Island, Ross Island, Barren Island, Baratang Island, Chatham Island.

And for all those who are looking for a fun time with the family, you can visit the picnic spots. They are Mount Harriot, Chidiya Tapu.

Best time to visit : Andaman has a moderate temperature all through the year within the range of 23°C to 31°C. It has a tropical climate. There are no severe climate conditions except for tropical storms and rains in late summers and monsoons.

Summers start from March and stays till May. They are warm but pleasant with sea breeze and have humidity level about 80%. It is suitable for all kinds of tourist activities.

Monsoons stretch from May to August. Post Monsoons which from September to November accompany medium to heavy rainfalls.

Winters prevails from December to February are not chilly and ideal for sight seeing.

However the best time to visit Andaman is from October to May.

How to Reach :By Air: Andaman’s airport is at Port Blair. It is connected to Chennai and Calcutta. There are number of flights from Port Blair to other Airports. During the tourist seasons discounted airfares are provided by the airlines.
 
By Sea: The Islands in Andaman are well linked by Sea. Cruises are available from Chennai and Kolkata to Port Blair, which takes about 60 to 66 hours journey.


Andaman Tour India
(09 Nights - 10 Days)
Chennai - Potblair - Havelock Island - Chennai

Day 01 : Arrive Chennai On arrival at the airport you would be welcome by the Indian Horizons representative and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Chennai.

Day 02 : In Chennai
After breakfast Indian Horizons guide would escort you to the full day excursion to Mahabalipuram famous as a major seaport of the great Pallava Kings between 08 and 10th century AD and noted for its rock carvings and the shore temple. Overnight at Chennai. Andaman Tour India

Day 03 : Chennai - Port Blair
After breakfast Indian Horizons representative would escort you to the Chennai airport in time to connect flight to Port Blair. On arrival at the airport Indian Horizons representative would meet you and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon sight seeing tour of Port Blair visiting Cellular Jail a mute witness to the tortures meted out to the freedom fighters, Chatham Saw Mill, Gandhi Park, Anthropological Museum, Fisheries Museum, Samudrika (Naval Marine Museum). Evening experience the saga of the heroic freedom struggle is brought alive in a moving Son-et-Lumiere, shown daily at 7.15 PM. Overnight at Portblair. Andaman Tour India

Andaman Day 04 : In Port Blair
Full day excursions to Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Wandoor (29 Kms from Port Blair) and Cinque islands. Overnight at Portblair.

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is made up of open sea, creeks and fifteen small and large islands covering an area of 281.5 sq. Kms. One can see mangrove forests along the creeks and magnificent tropical forests, fascinating coral reefs and rare under-water marine life. The Park is the base to visit islands like Jolly Buoy, red Skin and Cinque famous for exotic marine-life, rare colourful under-water corals and mangrove creeks. Glass bottom boats help to take a closer look of the coral colonies, a memorable experience.

Day 05 : In Port Blair
After breakfast half day city tour of Chidiya Tapu (25 Kms. From Port Blair). Generally known as Bird Island, at the southern most tip of South Andaman, the lush green mangroves and the beach make it an ideal picnic site. The forest guest house situated on top of a hillock provide a fabulous view of isolated islands, submerged corals and breath-taking sunset. Overnight at Portblair. Andaman Tour India

Day 06 : In Port Blair
Full day at Andaman water sports complex. This is a unique sports complex in India in its own kind. There are facilities for safe water sports such a rowing Boats, Paddle Boats, Kayaks, Aqua-cycle, Aqua-glide, Bumper boats, etc., and Adventure water sports such as Water - skiing, Water scooters, Gemini boats, Para-sailing, sail boats, Wind-surfers, Speed boats, glass-bottom boats. Overnight at Portblair.

Day 07 : In Portblair
Morning after breakfast half-day tour of Corbyn's Cove Tourism Complex located at 7 Kms from the town is the coconut -palm fringed beach, ideal for swimming, surfing and sun -basking. Facilities like water sports, restaurant and bar, change room, etc., are also available. Overnight at Portblair.

Day 08 : Port Blair - Havelock Island
Morning after breakfast overnight trip Havelock Island (54 Kms from Port Blair). This Island offers beautiful sandy beaches and lush green forest. Island camping at Radha Nagar beach is a real exposure to the unpolluted nature for an environment lover. Overnight at Havelock Island.

AndamanDay 09 : Havelock Island - Port Blair
Morning boat transfer to Portblair. Overnight at Portblair.

Day 10 : Port Blair - Chennai - Flight Back Home
Morning after breakfast transfer to the airport to connect flight for Chennai and on arrival connect your flight back home.

Note : Entry Requirements
All foreign nationals can stay in the islands for 30 days. This can be extended by 15 days with permission. They require a permit to stay, which can easily be obtained on arrival at Port Blair (either by air or sea) from the immigration authorities. In addition permits can also be obtained from:
  (1) Indian Mission Overseas.
  (2) Foreigners Registration Offices at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Calcutta.
  (3) The immigration authorities at the airports at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Calcutta.

 
 



 
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