A highly sought-after destination down South, Andaman & Nicobar Islands is indeed pristine. Port Blair, being the capital is obviously the entry point to these islands and the base to explore all the areas. There is a lot that you can see and do here. Visit the Cellular Jail, one of the most important landmarks in India’s freedom struggle. Port Blair also has a number of interesting museums that showcase the history and culture of this island’s evolution. Andaman is also home to a number of adventure activities, such as snorkeling, scuba diving and glass-bottom boat rides.
Day - 1 - Arrive Port Blair
Arrive at Port Blair either by flight or ship in the morning. Transfer to hotel selected. Visit Corbyn’s Cove Beach after lunch. This lovely palm fringed beach is 9 kms from Port Blair and is ideal for swimming and sun-basking.
The beach visit is followed by a leisure Harbour Cruise that takes you to the Viper Island. A major attraction here is the gallows atop a hillock.
After breakfast, take a full-day tour of places around Port Blair. City tour includes Forest Museum, Mini Zoo, Cellular Jail, Chatam Saw Mill (one of the oldest & largest mills in Asia), Anthropological Museum, Fisheries (Marine) Museum, Naval Marine Museum (Samudrika), Science Centre, Andaman Water Sports Complex and the Cottage Industries Emporium (Sagarika). You can also shop for souvenirs here.
Day - 3 - Port Blair – North Bay – Port Blair
After the breakfast enjoy a full-day tour to the North Bay or Coral Island. The place is good to view coral reefs, ornamental fishes and other water animals. A glass bottom boat ride is available to have a close look at the coral colonies. You can indulge in snorkeling, swimming and trekking too. In the evening, view the Sound and Light Show held at the Cellular Jail, which showcases the story of the Indian Freedom Struggle.
Day - 4 - Port Blair – Ross Island – Port Blair
Visit Ross Island after breakfast – this is where the British ruled the islands during the pre-independence era. The island abounds in deer and bird population and is ideal for taking leisure walks. A trip to Chidiya Tapu or Bird Island (31 kms from port Blair) after lunch is next on the schedule. Densely covered with mangroves, the island has imposing greenery and a beach that offers mesmerizing views of the sunset.
Day - 5 - Depart Port Blair
Transfer to Airport or Harbour for return journey.