Apart from its mesmerizing scenery, Andaman and Nicobar Island is packed with rich marine life. Swanked with coral gardens, the twin islands are located at the confluence of Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea.
The serenity of the island is emphasized with its multicultural past. Popular amongst the honeymooners, the Indian union territory offers splashing varieties of water sports.
Destination Covered :
Cellular Jail, Ross Island, Port Blair.
Day 1 Depart from Chennai, Arrival at Port Blair.
Fly in from Chennai by direct flight to Port Blair. Yatra representative will assist you at the Veer Savarkar International Airport on arrival. Get aboard the waiting vehicle and transfer to Jetty. Head to Havelock Island on-board MV Makruzz, the most luxurious cruise boat connecting the two islands! Havelock, located 38 km from Port Blair, is well known among snorkelers, scuba divers and discerning beach lovers worldwide. The island's Radhanagar Beach was rated as the best beach in Asia by Time, the world's premier news magazine, in 2004. Travelers from the West and South East Asia have long enjoyed this scenic beach. This is a leisurely day on your own to enjoy one of the jewels of the Andaman archipelago. Dinner and stay overnight at the Hotel.
Today morning time is at leisure to enjoy the resort surroundings, later in the afternoon visit island's showstopper - Radhanagar Beach. This crescent shaped beach is simply a sight for sore eyes. With lush tropical forest on one side, the draw of this white sand beach is legendary. It is an ideal beach to unwind with an intoxicating combination of white sand, crescent hill and lush forests. While Radhanagar is a beach lover's paradise, snorkeling buffs head for Elephant Beach. After a relaxed evening by the beach, return to hotel, dinner and stay overnight.
Day 3 Havelock - Port Blair
After breakfast, start the day with a visit to the Elephant Lumbar Camp. Elephants are used for a variety of purposes in the Andaman. They play a major role in transporting forest produce in the jungles for human consumption. The tourism industry also employs them. One particular elephant has also picked up the art of swimming, and is a big draw. After this we visit to the nearby Kala Pathar Beach as part of the morning activity.
Later transfer to the jetty and back to Port Blair onboard M V Makkruz. On arrival, board the waiting vehicles and drive to your hotel in Portblair. Rest of day is at leisure. Dinner and stay overnight at the Hotel.
Tourists are welcome to use this day as they please. While some might like to laze by the beach, others might want to shop and still others might want to wander around the bylanes of town. But for those who would like to use this day for specific activities, we recommend a visit to either Barathang or Jolly Buoy as OPTIONAL TOURS.
Barathang is an island with dense tropical forests. From tidal swamp forests and littoral forests by the coast to a mud volcano and limestone caves, this trip is meant for those who enjoy experiencing the wild in its raw form.Jolly Buoy Island, on the other hand, is pristine diving territory. Renowned for its corals in crystal clear water, the place also offers serene beaches. For those with a yen for snorkeling and scuba diving, this is a must. Snorkeling is relatively easy and can be attempted by any swimmer while scuba diving requires specialized expertise. Return to the hotel. Dinner and stay overnight at the Hotel.
Day 5 Port Blair
Day begins with a visit to Ross Island. Once the administrative headquarters of the British, this island is now under the Indian Navy!In the afternoon proceed for a relaxing excursion to North Bay. Water lovers will enjoy snorkeling in its shallow waters with a chance to see corals up close.
Return to the hotel. Dinner and stay overnight at the Hotel.
Day 6 Port Blair
Today, discover the spirit of Port Blair. Embark on a city tour, first up is a visit to the picture-postcard Corbyn's Cove Beach. Tall swaying coconut trees, white sands and the emerald sea welcome you here. Mind and body at ease, your next stop over is at the Anthropological Museum. These islands are inhabited by a variety of tribes that include four Negroid and two Mongoloid. Get a peek into their way of life. History beckons next. The Cellular Jail has a pride of place in India's freedom struggle. From Veer Savarkar to Batukeshwar Dutt, many a stalwart were imprisoned here. Later a visit to Chantam Saw Mill gives you a panoramic perspective about the natural wonders of Andaman Islands. After a long day, return to hotel happily tired, rejuvenated and pondering over the newly acquired local knowledge. Dinner and stay overnight at the Hotel.
Day 7 Port Blair
After a leisurely morning we start the day with a visit to Samundrika Naval Maritime Museum, the place gives you an educational insight into the natural wonders of these islands. Later in the afternoon proceed for Harbor Cruise one of the most sought after activities. Starting from Phoenix Jetty, it covers seven islands that include the floating dock, Viper Island and Chatham Island. It leaves a lasting impression. The day draws to a gentle close with the Sound and Light Show at the historic Cellular Jail which gives you a vivid experience of its strong association with the freedom fighters and their struggle for independence. Return to the hotel for dinner and stay overnight.
Day 8 Port Blair - Chennai
Morning departure transfer to the Port Blair airport to board your respective flights to Chennai. This marks the culmination of a memorable trip to one of India's natural wonders - the Andaman Islands.