Week of Andaman Exploration
OverviewLying 1000 km off the east coast of India, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are 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. In this week-long Andamanese exploration, discover the jungle-clad lost city of Ross Island, the former administrative headquarters of the British Andamans. Wander through its Victorian English ruins full of history. The Andaman’s are lined with wonderful beaches and parks where you can just have a walk in the evening. Enjoy the cool sea breeze of Marina Park and Gandhi Park or the picturesque Corbyn’s Cove Beach.
Places Covered: Port Blair, Havelock Island, Ross Island, North Bay
Short ItineraryDay 1: Transfers to Hotel with Light and Sound Show in the evening
Day 2: Port Blair to Havelock ferry, Overnight stay at Havelock
Day 3: Trip to Radhanagar Beach
Day 4: Elephant Beach with departure to Port Blair in the evening
Day 5: Port Blair City Tour
Day 6: Trip to Ross Island and North Bay
Day 7: Leave for Airport
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Week of Andaman Exploration Day 1:
Arrival Andaman’sOn arrival at Port Blair you will be met by our representative & transferred to the hotel. After Lunch we proceed for Harbour Cruise, a leisurely two-hour long cruise in a steamer along the sea encircling Port Blair – which also takes one to Viper Island; the first place of penal settlement in Andaman during British rule. Viper Island is 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 Island was considered as the place of penal settlement for the freedom fighters of India. This Island was part of the great Indian independence history and had witnessed the sufferings and sacrifices of Indian national involved in freedom struggle. In the evening enjoy the spectacular Sound & Light Show at Cellular Jail, where the heroic saga of the Indian freedom struggle is brought alive. Overnight at the hotel in Port Blair.
Week of Andaman Exploration Day 2:
Port Blair – HavelockToday, after breakfast take a trip to Havelock Island by Private Ferry / Inter Island Government Ferry. Havelock Island is the largest of a chain of islands to the east of Great Andaman in the Andaman Islands. The island is named after Henry Havelock, a British general active in India. The island is well known for its two world famous beaches namely Beach No. 5 and 7. These beaches have received A+ rating from the World Tourism Organization (WTO), making Havelock Island an ideal destination for a relaxing beach holiday as well as a paradise for scuba diving and snorkelling.
Week of Andaman Exploration Day 3:
HavelockThis morning, after breakfast we take a trip to Radha Nagar Beach No. 7. Beach No. 7 on the western coast, better known as “Radha Nagar” Beach, is one of the most popular beaches on Havelock and has held the title of “Best Beach in Asia”. Day at leisure to roam around the beach.
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Week of Andaman Exploration Day 4:
Havelock – Port BlairCheck out from your Resort after breakfast and morning at Leisure. Take an optional Tour to Elephant Beach for Snorkelling (at a supplement cost). Evening depart for Port Blair. Overnight at Port Blair
Week of Andaman Exploration Day 5:
Port Blair City TourAfter breakfast enjoy city tour of Port Blair (Closed Mondays). The City Tour covers the famous Cellular Jail, Chatham Saw Mill (one of the oldest and largest in Asia), Forest Museum, Anthropological Museum, Fisheries (Marine) Museum, Naval Marine Museum (Samudrika) & the Cottage Industries Emporium (Sagarika) – for shopping & souvenirs.
Week of Andaman Exploration Day 6:
Port Blair – Ross Island – North BayToday we start for Ross Island after breakfast (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 take the ferry to North Bay (Coral Island) to indulge in viewing incredible underwater life – coral reefs, exotic varieties of beautiful ornamental fish and other marine life. Options available for snorkelling, scuba, sea-walk and jungle treks at a supplement.
Week of Andaman Exploration Day 7:
Fly outAfter breakfast transfer to Airport for your onward flight back home with fond memories of this paradise-like island.
Whats Included And Whats not
- Week of Andaman Exploration 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,
- Week of Andaman Exploration Exclusion
- Government Service Tax @ 3.09%
- The Services of Vehicle is not included on leisure days & after finishing the sightseeing tour as per the Itinerary
- 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, etcGratuity for guide and driver
- Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.
- 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