Andaman Covid 19 Tourist Guide: Andaman and Nicobar administrations have made it
mandatory for all travelers to carry a negative RTPCR report within 48 hours before the excursion. If the tourist tests positive after arrival at the island, they will have to undergo institutional isolation as per existing health protocols. Apart from that do carry masks and sanitizers and follow all the guidelines laid by the hotels and places you plan on visiting. For more information, please visit the COVID Travel Advisory for Andaman and Nicobar
About The Andaman Islands
If you are stuck in the rut and a spirit sapping life, then the idyllic tropical archipelago of the Andaman package is the perfect getaway and escape from the daily humdrum of a fast-paced life. The Andaman Islands is a heavenly paradise – serene and untouched. The Andaman tour packages are designed to ‘let your hair down, unwind and chill out, and recharge your batteries. So, whether it is a couples/honeymooner’s vacation, family vacation, holidaying with friends, or going solo – the Andaman and Nicobar will overreach, in fulfilling your dreams of a great vacation.
The Andaman packages are recognized globally, as one of the best honeymoon destinations in Asia. The Andaman tours offer exclusive packages for honeymooners and couples that include, serene and secluded virgin beaches, luxury hotels and resorts, cruise rides in the Bay of Bengal, candlelight dinner on the beach, and more. There are many pearly white-sand beaches included in the Andaman Nicobar packages, each more scenic than the other in its own unique and charming way. Quite a few of these beaches are ranked as amongst the best in Asia. These beaches with their scenic landscapes, peaceful ambiance, and chilled-out atmosphere offer the ultimate out-of-the-world experience.
Sea walkers, divers, and snorkelers are drawn like a magnet, to the attractive colorful shallow coral reefs, teeming with exotic species of aquatic flora and fauna. If you are an adrenaline junkie, then there are more exciting options for you, such as parasailing, jet-skiing, kayaking, banana and boat rides, swimming with elephants, game fishing, and camping. The gorgeous vistas of Havelock (Swaraj Dweep) and Neill islands, make them two of the more frequented islands, on the Andaman Island tour package. Keep your camera ready, to capture some exquisite memories of silvery beaches, aqua-green waters, beautiful sunsets, and tropical forests.
The Andaman Islands are about 1400 kilometers (km), off the eastern coastline of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, in the Bay of Bengal. Of the 572 Andaman and Nicobar Islands that constitute the Union The territory of India, only 38 are inhabited, of which, a few are open to tourists. On the South, Andaman Nicobar is Port Blair, the gateway to the archipelago, and the capital city of the Andaman Islands. The ball is now in your court. Book your Andaman Islands tour package and start packing your bags. Travel light though, because all you will need is beachwear, accessories, and other essentials!
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands have reopened for tourists from 27 September 2020. The re-opening comes with many rules and regulations, which need to be strictly followed by all tourists. There are certain guidelines that need to be followed by the residents and tourists who plan an Andaman tour. For more information, please visit the COVID Travel Advisory for Andaman and Nicobar
Andaman Tour Packages From City
The Andaman tour packages offer a host of options for you that range from scenic beaches and aqua-green waters, to active, dormant, and mud volcanoes, from lush green tropical forests to the mangroves, from Cellular Jail and Anthropological Museums to all kinds of water sports, rides and activities, from pocket-friendly stays to luxurious hotels and resorts. Take your pick of the Andaman packages, and have a ‘whale of a time! The Andaman Tour packages are connected from all major cities across India including Chennai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Hyderabad
Andaman tour experience average to very heavy rainfall during the monsoon season – June to September, which can make the Andaman and Nicobar a very wet place. Also, the waters will be quite choppy, due to the effects of the monsoon weather system. The recommended and ideal time to visit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is between October to May, when the weather is pleasant and the ambient temperature is between 25 degrees and 29 degrees Celsius.
If you coincide your visit with the Andaman Islands’ Annual Tourism Festival, in January, you can join the vibrant cultural festivities that exhibit the varied talents of the local artists and performers. The waters of the Andaman Islands are refreshingly warm and rejuvenating from October to May, which is perfect for water sports, adventures, and activities.
A typical Andaman Nicobar package would take at least 5-6 days, anything less will leave you wanting for more. Your travel time will take another 2-3 days.
Indian tourists do not need a passport for Andaman tour packages, they need a permit. However, foreign tourists will need a passport and a permit, from the concerned immigration authorities, to enter the Andaman and the Nicobar Islands.
Reaching Andaman by Air:
The most preferred and quickest way for your Andaman tour is a direct 2.5 hours (approximately) flight, from Kolkata, Bengaluru, or Chennai. Chartered planes fly directly to the Andaman Islands, adhering to all rules, regulations, and laws, as per the Andaman Islands’ authorities.
Reaching Andaman by Sea:
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands government website, provides information, about the sailing schedules that are announced 30 days in advance, of the passenger ships that depart from Chennai, Kolkata, and Vishakapatnam, for the Andaman Islands. Cruise liners and private boats can dock in, liaising with the concerned local Andaman Island authorities, after adhering to rules, regulations, and laws.
Below are some of the top places to visit in Andaman and Nicobar
Port Blair - A must on your Andaman tour packages
Port Blair, the capital of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, is the official overseer of the culture and heritage of the Andaman Islands. Some of the ‘must-visit sites in Port Blair are –
Cellular Jail: Also known as Kālā Pānī (Hindi for black waters), the Cellular Jail was a colonial prison, used by the British, to exile and silence political prisoners.
Corbyn’s Cove: Corbyn’s Cove is a scenic drive from Port Blair. One of the busier beaches of the Andaman Islands, it offers water activities, such as jet-skiing, diving, and semi-submarine rides.
Samudrika Naval Marine Museum: This museum represents a perfect amalgamation of historical and modern Andaman. The skeleton of a massive blue whale greets you, as you enter the museum. An aquarium displays a variety of fish species, from parrotfish to the rare and venomous species of stonefish, and corals.
Dinner cruise: ‘TSG Bella Bay’, which departs from Junglighat Jetty every evening, offers a luxurious dinner cruise and dancing under the stars, to the beat of the live band and DJ Dance, with your loved ones.
- Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep) – A quick trip to the island to be included on your Andaman Tour
Havelock Island is out to charm either a solo backpacker, a couple, a group of friends, or a family on vacation. Revel in the soft white sandy beaches, or dive into the aqua-green waters, with various options such as jet-skiing, snorkeling, and diving. Expect to see exotic fauna, such as emerald doves, long-tailed meerkats, and hanging parrots on this island. Some of the places to visit on Havelock Island are –
Radhanagar Beach: Known for its white sand beach, clear waters, and serene nature; you can lazeon the beach, go swimming, or enjoy some beautiful sunsets.
Kalapathar Beach: With amazing views and sunsets, it is an extremely relaxing location.
Vijaynagar Beach: This secluded and pristine beach is known for its serenity, calmness, and natural scenic beauty.
Neill Island (Shaheed Dweep) – Known for its Unparallel Biodiversity
Neill Island is a short ferry ride from Havelock Island. For those who seek solitude, serenity, and peace on their holidays, your Andaman Island tour package must include Neill Island. Let’s explore the ‘must-do activities on Neill Island.
Howrah Bridge: This is a unique phenomenon of mother nature, close to the Laxmanpur beach. It is formed by two corals, creating a naturally shaped bridge. It got its name from early Bengali settlers, on your Andaman tour.
Neill Island 3 Point Tour: Explore the three beautiful beaches of Neill Island –
Laxmanpur Beach: Experience spectacular sunsets, with the Howrah Bridge in the foreground. Be cautioned, it is not safe for beginners to get into the water, due to the strong currents and high waves.
Sitapur Beach: With a lush green backdrop on its three sides, it opens up to a wonderful cobalt-colored seafront. One of the quietest beaches on Neill Island, you could get lost in your own peaceful world.
Bharatpur Beach: Also called the ‘Sunrise Beach’, for its amazing sunrises. It is one of the most tranquil and picturesque beaches of the Andaman Islands.
Snorkeling and Scuba Diving: Snorkel or dive into small lagoons, around Ramnagar and Laxmanpur beaches, where you will find exquisite coral and marine life. You will be fortunate to spot a Dugong (Sea Cow), the state animal of the Andaman Islands.
Glass Bottom Boat Ride: If you are not comfortable snorkeling or diving, you can enjoy the corals and marine life, through the transparent glass-bottom boat rides.
Trekking: Hike through the rich flora and fauna of the dense tropical forest, on Neill Island. Hire a guide, so you do not get lost.