The Andaman, an Indian archipelago in the Bay of Bengal, is a group of almost 300 islands blessed with tranquil beaches, pristine water with a diverse marine life. With white sand beaches, crystal clear water, amazing coral reefs, limestone caves, mangrove and tropical rain forest, the Andaman has the bag full of solace and adventure. It also hosts the only mud volcano and only active volcano (Barren Island) of India. To add to its glory, it has witnessed the sacrifice of our freedom fighters during their ‘Kalapani ki Saja’.
Andaman is divided into north, middle and south Andaman. Port Blair, Havelock, Neil Island and other major travel destination falls in south Andaman where as Diglipur, limestone caves and mud volcano is hosted by middle and north Andaman.
How to reach
Most common and easy route to reach Port Blair, the capital of A& N is by air.
Port Blair is well connected to Kolkata and Chennai by air. Most of the flights operate early in the morning as the airport is shared with Indian Navy as well.
Chennai- Port Blair- 2.30 hours
Kolkata- Port Blair- 2.30 hours
Things to keep in mind while planning the tour
• Start planning early so that you have enough time to book cheap flight tickets.
• Do check for weather conditions prevailing there, before starting your journey.
• Do take insect repellents, torch, sunscreen, and goggles with you to enjoy to the fullest.
• Hindi, English, Bengali and Tamil are well spoken here, so don’t worry about the language issues.
Best Time to Visit
What to Eat
Indian cuisines are available everywhere but prawn, crab, fishes and variety of other sea foods are preferred.
Now the journey starts