- Andaman and Nicobar Islands
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- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel accommodation
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Meals as per Itinerary
- Speaking tour guide
Andaman Islands – 4 Nights/5 Days
Floating in splendid isolation, east of the Indian mainland in the Bay of Bengal is the archipelago of 572 Emerald islands, islets, and rocks known as the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The sandy beaches on the edge of the meandering coastline are fringed with coconut palms that sway to the rhythm of the sea. The sea around the islands offers excellent scope for adventure water sports. The rare flora and fauna, underwater marine life and corals, crystal clear water, and mangrove-lined creeks, offer a dream view of the rare gifts of nature.
Mythological, the name Andaman was presumed to be derived from Hanuman, who was known to the Malays as Handyman. Since Prehistoric times, these islands have been the home of aboriginal tribes. The tribes of, the Andaman group of islands are the Great Andamanese, Onges, Jarawas, and Sentinatese, all of Negrito origin, while the tribes of Nicobars are the Nicobarese and Shompens, both of Mongoloid stock. The first settlement by the British took place in 1789, which was later abandoned in 1796. The second settlement was basically a penal settlement, taken up in 1858, after the First War of Independence, followed by the settlement of convicts, Moplas, some criminal tribes from Central and United Provinces, refugees from erstwhile East Pakistan, Burma, and Sri Lanka as well as ex-servicemen.
Day 1: Port Blair Arrival – Cellular Jail + Sound & Light Show at Cellular Jail
On Arrival at Port Blair Airport, Transfer to the hotel for check-in. After some rest, visit the famous Cellular Jail, an old colonial prison situated in Port Blair also known as ‘Kalapani’.Overnight stay in Port Blair.
Day 2: Port Blair – Havelock (Swaraj Dweep)
On arrival at Havelock (Swaraj Dweep), Proceed to Beach No. 7 (Radhanagar Beach) rated as the “Best Beach in Asia” by Time Magazine to unwind, relax and enjoy the pristine white sand beach. Later drop back to the hotel. Evening at leisure.
Day 3: Havelock (Swaraj Dweep) – Elephant Beach/ Lighthouse
Transfer to Taj Exotica. Embark on the most memorable excursion to Elephant Beach or Light House by sharing a boat. The journey time is 30-45 mins and you can also opt for some water sports activities like Snorkeling, Sea Walk, Jet Ski, Glass bottom Boat, Banana Boat Ride, Sofa boat ride, Parasailing, etc. on direct payment. Later en route proceed to Something Different – A Beach Side Cafe (Highest Reviewed Restaurant on Tripadvisor.com). Later proceed to the hotel and evening at leisure.
Overnight stay in Havelock.
Day 4: Havelock (Swaraj Dweep) – Port Blair – Sound & Light Show at Cellular jail
Departure to Something Different – A Beach Side Cafe (Rated #1 on tripadvisor.com) and the only multi-cuisine beachside cafe that offers a fabulous view along with a fun play-zone for kids, a book-reading corner, and lots more.
Afterward, proceed to the Havelock jetty to board the Private ferry (HL – PB) – Journey time is 1.5 / 2.5 hrs. On arrival at Port Blair, and then proceed to the Port Blair Hotel Welcome Bay Fortune Resort. Later proceed to the enthralling “Sound & Light Show”, where the heroic saga of the Indian freedom struggle is brought alive. Overnight stay in Port Blair.
Day 5: Port Blair Airport – Departure
Proceed for City Tour and later head straight to the airport to board the departure flight.