Andaman Islands and Leh-Laddakh are world class tourist destinations in India, in my vew, and this itinerary details our 2013 journey to this paradise on the Earth. With their crystal clear water, serene beaches, lush greenery, unmatched sunrise/sunset view, abundance of seafood and sea life Andaman Islands are must visit, nay, repeat visit destinations for anyone. For Indians, Kala Pani and Cellular Jail add fairly poignant bit of history as well.
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Overall things to note
* Islands are only accessible with ship or airplane, and hence things are expensive than mainland India
* They suffered tsunami in 2004 but recovered well, though event may still bring out unpleasant memories for residents
* Restaurants aren't very common, and roadside shacks or your hotel's restaurant which serve food may need advance notice to prepare, specially in non-peak seasons
* Many places don't allow plastic bags, so you need to carry clothes bag for your food and other things, and will be advised not to throw trash on islands
* Don't forget to carry mosquito repellent/net, sunscreen, and swim wears
* Carry plastic pouch for phones and cameras given so much of trip is around water
* Many government museums and places are closed on Monday, so you can plan not to be in Port Blair on Monday
Flights, Hotels, and Local Travel
Being closer to equator, islands are pretty hot place in summer. Peak tourist season in Nov-Jan which is comfortably warm there. We visited in March which was fairly hot in parts, and this impact on our skin colour due to sun exposure was very visible from first to last day of the trip! Before arriving, we had booked flights with Spice Jet and hotels online.
* SUV for airport transfers, local travel, sightseeing as per itinerary
* Boat Tickets to Viper Island, Jolly Buoy Boat + Permit, North Bay, Rose Island
* Tickets to Cellular Jail Museum and Light & Sound Show
* Ferry - Port Blair to Neil Island, Neil to Havelock, Havelock to Port Blair