The Flair Of Port Blair

Overview

Welcome to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, lying 1000 km off the east coast of India, a tranquil group of tropical islands with an intriguing colonial past. The white sand beaches are superb and close to deserted, water is transparent, coral and marine life are incredibly diversified, hills covered in lush green forests, colonial past intriguing and the remnants of a Stone Age culture mysteriously captivating. It’s difficult to imagine that this pristine paradise was a feared penal colony set up during British colonial rule, for dissenters and independence fighters from the Indian subcontinent.

Places Covered: Port Blair – Ross Island – North Bay

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Hotel, Viper Island with Light and Sound show in the evening
Day 2: Trip to North Bay and Ross Island
Day 3: Port Blair City Tour
Day 4: Airport Transfers
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Long Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrival Port Blair – Viper Island Cruise – Sound & Light Show at Cellular Jail

On arrival at Port Blair, our representative will assist and transfer you to your hotel. After lunch, enjoy the Harbour Cruise, a 2-hour long leisurely cruise in a steamer along the sea encircling Port Blair, which also takes you to Viper Island – the first place of penal settlement in Andaman’s during British rule. Viper Island is so named after the ship wreck event of a British trading ship named “Viper” in 19th century. The ruins of an olden discarded jail, built by British in 1867, with yellow coloured bricks and the gallows are seen in this Island.

The Andaman Islands were part of the great Indian independence history and, being a penal settlement, had witnessed the sufferings and sacrifices of Indian nationals involved in freedom struggle. In the evening today, enjoy the spectacular Sound & Light Show at Cellular Jail, where the heroic saga of the Indian freedom struggle is brought alive.

Day 2:

Port Blair – Ross Island – North Bay

Today after breakfast at 8.30 am, set out on a trip to Ross Island (Closed Wednesdays). Ross Island is the place from where the British governed the entire Andaman and Nicobar islands, prior to India’s Independence. This island is an ideal destination for nature walks amidst sylvan surroundings with deer’s, peacocks, exotic birds, etc. Later, Ferry to North Bay at Coral Island to indulge in viewing amazing underwater life. See coral reefs, exotic varieties of beautiful ornamental fish and other marine life. Options available for sea walk, scuba diving and snorkelling at a supplementary cost.

Day 3:

Port Blair City Tour

After breakfast enjoy city tour of Port Blair (Closed on Mondays). You will tour the famous Cellular Jail, Chatham Saw Mill (one of the oldest and largest in Asia), Forest Museum, Fisheries (Marine) Museum, Naval Marine Museum (Samudrika). Don’t miss a visit to the Cottage Industries Emporium (Sagarika) – for shopping & souvenirs from this beautiful tropical island.

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Day 4:

Fly out – Departure

Bid goodbye to the heavenly beaches & proceed for your flight back home today.

Whats Included And Whats not

Inclusions
  • Accommodation in A/C Standard Room where category not mentioned as per category chosen
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast.
  • Sightseeing by Non A/C. Car
  • All Tickets, Permits and Ferry charges in Port Blair,
Exclusions
  • Government Service Tax @ 3.09%
  • The Services of Vehicle is not included on leisure days & leisure time
  • Guide fee, Camera fee,
  • Medical & Travel insurance
  • Extra meals or drinks ordered that are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any expenditure of personal nature such as telephone calls, laundry, mini bar or drinks, tips to driver, guide, helper, etc and Gratuity for guide and driver
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Inclusions”.
  • Additional costs due to flight cancellation, road blocks etc
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight/cruise cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control