This blog can be helpful to ones who wants to visit Andaman Island, It consists of most of the details that can guide you through the costing and must visit places.
Also you can visit my video blog: https://youtu.be/Ez-f4PDytvw
and my Scuba Diving video for North Bay Island https://youtu.be/TzTOAky66mc .Request you to share it if you find it useful.
Andamans aka Kalapani, well the reason behind calling Andaman as Kalapani comes from two words Kal(Death) + Pani(Water) which means Water of Death. Greatest freedom fighters has completed their conviction at Cellular Jail of Port Blair. Andaman was mainly meant for convicting the freedom fighters. Now it has become a famous tourist destination, well my intention through this blog is to share some details like places of interest, cuisine and budget for the entire Andaman Visit so that anyone who wishes to visit Andaman can get some help through this blog.
Total Budget for the Trip :
Well Andaman Trip can be completed in as low as 70,000 for two and as high as you would like to go. Let's get into the details later.
Ways to Reach :
Air or Water, Connectivity is to Port Blair by both routes. Travelling through sea can also be an adventurous trip but it's a no no for people who are prone to seasickness, better is you opt for Air.
Through Sea : Boat trips can be done either from Chennai,Vizag or Kolkata. Tickets cost can vary from 2500 to 8000 per person. Follow regarding further details. http://www.andamanbeacon.com/andaman_ship_schedule_fare.html
By Flight : Ticket cost can be from 3500 which is cheapest for Indigo flights but avoid weekend tickets as they can be costly, use HDFC smart buy or musafir or paytm for best discounts. Ticket costs are from Chennai, from kolkata it may vary by 1000 on the higher side.
Important Contacts to be kept in Mind:
1.For Cruise Bookings:http://makruzz.com/site/
Makruzz is the best option for inter island connectivity, donot opt for govt ferry till you have no option left.
2.For booking through sea to Andaman:http://www.andamanbeacon.com/andaman_ship_schedule_fare.html
3.For Scooter Booking in Port Blair:
For booking at Neil and Havelock hotel can easily help out.
4.Some important Contacts for Local Help in Andamans:
Apresh : 9531825883
Marry : 9531842168.
For Port Blair : If you are a bachelor and travelling with friends then guest houses are the best option like Kevin's Bed and Breakfast, Jaimathi Inn for budget concerns. For hotels some of the good ones are Sinclair's Bay View, J Hotel, Shompen Hotel etc. Please avoid OYO as properties are not at all good , you may encounter mice running all around the room and even cockroaches. And if you are with family better opt for a good hotel like Shompen, J Hotel, Airport hotel, Sinclairs Bay View, Keys Select or The Sea View Residency. Stay cost can go from 2000 to 8000 per night for the options i mentioned.Make sure to check out with Aparesh and Mary for good budget stay options , they are very reliable in this.
For Neil Island: For all-Best in budget is Holiday Inn Resort an excellent stay , make sure to book it from website where you can avail attractive discounts, also Summer Sands and Cocon Huts are good options. Stay cost can be around 2000 to 10000 per night.Well my stay was Holiday Inn Beach Resort.