This secluded jewel in the centre of the ocean exudes tranquillity right away. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are certainly a refreshing vacation to serenity, thanks to its beautiful natural features, not to mention the island’s history. The slow pace of the islands allows for complete relaxation, exploration of isolated beaches, and participation in several andaman luxury tours. The beautiful undulating archipelago is covered with lush rain-fed, wet, and evergreen woods, as well as an abundance of unusual flora and wildlife.
There is so much more to do here: adventure sports, water activities, outdoor activities, tourist locations, and discovering a plethora of colourful, beautiful aquatic life. The Andaman Islands can be reached by either air or sea. If time is not an issue, board a passenger ship from Chennai, Vizag, or Kolkata to Port Blair (takes 56 to 66 hours). If you plan on staying for a week, there are direct flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, and Kolkata to Veer Savarkar International Airport. In any case, Port Blair is where you will arrive in the Andamans. From here choices to explore are endless.
Day 1: Port Blair Arrival
The Cellular Prison, only 15 minutes from the airport, is the best piece of history on the Andamans. The jail chosen by the British to house freedom fighters in the late 1890s, known as Kalapani for the dread it instilled in those who were imprisoned there, chronicles the story of the war for independence. Get the services of a guide to learn everything there is to know about the Kalapani. Every evening, a light and sound show narrates the sacrifices of our independence fighters in the voice of former acting great Om Puri.
Get your ideal holiday package from un[travelAndaman ]’s Tour Packages and go offbeat in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Museums are another popular attraction on the mainland. The most informative are Samudrika, Anthropological, Fishery, and Kalapani. See the Chatham Saw Mill, one of the largest wood processors of its day, built by the British in the late 1800s.
Ross and Coral Island on Day 2
Ross Island is located a few kilometres off the coast of Port Blair. Tourists are transported here by ferry every hour, where the primary attraction is the ruins of the British Raj era. The old English architecture, reminiscent of Ankor Wat, is being overrun by fast-growing wild flora. This little, bustling island, formerly renowned as the Paris of the East, was devastated by an earthquake in 1941. The island, which was captured by the Japanese during WWII, also retains several Japanese barracks. It was taken over by the Indian Navy in 1979 and now houses the INS Jarawa, a tiny naval base; tourists must sign in and out to visit.
North Bay Island is a 15-20 minute ferry ride to the east of Phoenix Bay jetty (Coral island). It’s a snorkelling and scuba diving paradise, with long, shallow shoreline providing a magnificent opportunity to observe coral reefs and marine life. The beaches are equally lovely, with bungalows for relaxation and little cafés.
Havelock Radhanagar Beach on Day 3
Radhanagar Beach on Havelock Island is the most popular beach in the Andamans. Time Magazine named it the best beach in Asia and one of the top seven in the world. The Havelock Jetty is the closest entry point, and the beach is only 10 kilometres distant. Radhanagar Beach is a two-kilometer stretch of fine sand beach surrounded by emerald waters on one side and dense woodland on the other. Swimming and sunbathing are the main draws here. To protect the beach’s natural beauty, no activity using machinery or engines is permitted. Havelock Island will also captivate jungle trekkers. Most of the island is covered in rainforest, providing excellent opportunities for bird viewing. Pick andaman luxury tour packages to personalise your Andaman & Nicobar Tour and relax in paradise.