December – March
A paradise in the Bay of Bengal is the Andaman & Nicobar archipelago. The pristine beaches of white sand, the clear blue waters, the opportunities for snorkeling, scuba diving and other water sports activities, the lovely sunsets, the natural wonders of limestone caves and the mud volcano at Baratang; are just some of the reasons why this destination is popular. Apart from the phenomenal natural beauty, this place also has historical significance.
The earliest archaeological evidence documented goes back some 2200 years. However, genetic and cultural studies suggest that the indigenous Andamanese people may have been isolated from other populations since 30,000 years ago. Since that time, the Andamanese have diversified into distinct linguistic, cultural and territorial groups. The kings of the Chola dynasty (1014 to 1042 CE) conquered the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The islands also provided a temporary maritime base for ships of the Maratha Empire in the 17th century. The history of organised European colonisation on the islands began when the Danish settlers of the Danish East India Company arrived in the Nicobar Islands in 1755. In 1789 the British set up a naval base and penal colony on Chatham Island next to Great Andaman, where now lies the town of Port Blair. During World War II, the islands were practically under Japanese control. It became part of India in 1950 and was declared as a union territory of the nation in 1956.
The British had been using the Andaman Islands as a prison since the days in the immediate aftermath of the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. During Indian Independence struggle they used Andaman as a colonial prison especially to exile political prisoners.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Soft
Group Size Small Group
- Visit to Cellular jail in Port Blair.
- Havelock Island – with its dazzling beaches and excellent snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities.
- Radhanagar – with its gorgeous white sand beaches and azure waters.
- Visit to Neil Island.
- Type of Tour : Road Trip
- Grade : Soft
- Tour Duration : 06 Nights
- Best Season : – Mar.
- Ex-Destination : Port Blair
- Accommodation (Nights) : Hotel – 06
- Food Plan : Bed & Breakfast basis.
- Travel & Transport : Transfers & sightseeing in small vehicles / SUV / MUV.
Transfers & sightseeing in SUV/MUV.
- Complimentary Sack & Cap.
- All entry tickets, Ship tickets, museum tickets as per itinerary.
- Goods & Service Tax as applicable.
- Travel to & from Port Blair.
- Any expenses of personal nature such as mineral water, laundry, liquor, etc.
- Any kind of insurance, such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation, etc.
- Tips to hotel staff, drivers, guides, etc.
- Any extra costs incurred due to extension/change of the itinerary because of natural calamities, flight delays, road blocks, vehicle breakdown etc. factors beyond the control of “Countryside Adventure Holidays Pvt. Ltd.” and its associates.
- Items not specified in the above in “Cost Includes”.
We can customize a similar tour to suit your requirements or if you are an independent traveller you can check our Countryside Fixed Departures.
Note: From 15th Dec. 2018 to 10th Jan 2019 – Season supplementary charges applicable.
Arrival in Port Blair; Sightseeing
Arrival at the Andaman Islands at Port Blair Airport. Meet & Greet service, our representative will transfer you from airport to Port Blair Hotel. Relax & refresh yourself. Then proceed to Corbyn’s Cove Beach, it is 7 km from the town, is the coconut-palm fringed beach, ideal for swimming, surfing and sun-basking. Visit the Cellular Jail. In the evening you can relive the saga of the heroic freedom struggle in the “Sound & Light Show” at the Cellular Jail. Overnight stay at the hotel in Port Blair.
Port Blair - Havelock Island
Today after breakfast you will be transferred to the jetty. Head to Havelock Island on board the cruise connecting the two islands! Havelock, about 54 kilometers northeast of Port Blair, the Island is a hidden jewel. Few Indians know of this stunning beach destination in their own backyard while heading for Phuket (in Thailand) across the waters of Andaman Sea. Havelock is a serene tropical island encompassing about 86 square kilometers. Its clear waters are rated among the best in the world for snorkeling and scuba diving. Close to 1000 different species of marine life inhabit the waters of the Andaman Islands. Scuba divers can see nudibranch, sea slugs and snails, varieties of ghost pipe fish, jaw fish and a number of different crustaceans of all shapes and sizes. With its serene beaches, 40 meters visibility underwater, colorful coral reefs and ‘far from the maddening crowd’ appeal, Havelock Island has emerged as a dream destination among discerning travelers. Overnight stay at the hotel in Havelock.
Havelock - Radhanagar Beach (or Beach No. 7)
Today after breakfast, proceed for Radhanagar Beach (or Beach No. 7) is the jewel in the crown of Havelock Island. Located on the western side of the island, it stands away from the cluster. The glorious white sand beach shot to global fame when Time magazine (in 2004) rated it as the finest in Asia. With lush tropical forests rising on a hill to one side, the draw of this white sand beach has steadily grown in the legion of avid beach buffs. The popularity of this beach has triggered cruises from across the Andaman Sea. A wide beach that runs over a few kilometers, Radhanagar is simply stunning. It lends itself to a variety of activities. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Havelock.
Havelock Island – Neil Island
Transfer from Havelock Island to Neil Island. Enjoy the untouched beauties of Rampur Beach, Sitapur Beach, Laxmanpur Beach & Bharatpur Beach. Overnight stay at the hotel in Neil Island.
Neil Island – Port Blair
In the evening return from Neil Island to Port Blair. Overnight stay at the hotel in Port Blair.
Port Blair – Visit to North Bay & Ross Islands
Today after breakfast embark on a day long two island cruise. One of the most sought after activities. It covers a panorama of seven harbors that include the North Bay and Ross Island. It leaves a lasting impression.
Visit Ross Island. Once the administrative headquarters of the British and capital of these Islands; the island is now under the Indian Navy. It stands now as a ruin of the bygone days with the old structures almost in debris. There is a small museum named Smritika which holds photographs and the other antiques of the British relevant to these islands. The island is famous for friendly flocks of deer and lush green walking trails.
At North Bay, the water lovers may enjoy snorkeling or take a glass-bottomed boat ride (Optional on direct payment) in its shallow waters with a chance to see corals up close. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Port Blair.
Drop to Airport. Proceed to your Home Destination with lovely memories.
End of arrangements…
Accommodation & Food:
Port Blair, Havelock & Neil Island: In a hotel on twin sharing basis; Bed & Breakfast Basis.
|Place||Premium Hotel or Similar|
|Port Blair||Sinclair Bay View or ITC Fortune Resort|
|Havelock Island||Silver Sand Beach Resort or Havelock Island Beach Resort|
|Neil Island||Silver Sand Beach Resort or Summer Sand Resort|