December – March
A paradise in the Bay of Bengal – the Andaman & Nicobar group of islands. The amazing pristine white sand beaches, the turquoise blue waters, the opportunities for snorkeling, scuba diving and other water sports activities, the lovely sunsets, the natural wonders of limestone cave and the mud volcano at Baratang; apart from the phenomenal natural beauty there is some history attached to the Andaman’s.
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. Chola dynasty (1014 to 1042 CE) kings, 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 amazing turquoise blue water.
- Visit to Neil Island
- Visit to Baratang Island (Lime Stone Cave + Mud Voclano)
- Type of Tour : Road Trip
- Grade : Soft
- Tour Duration : 07 Nights
- Best Season : – Mar.
- Ex-Destination : Port Blair
- Accommodation (Nights) : Hotel – 07
- 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 to 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 Cellular Jail. At Evening time you can observe -The saga of the heroic freedom struggle is brought alive in “Sound & Light Show” in Cellular Jail. Overnight stay at 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, it 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.
North Bay, the water lovers may enjoy snorkeling or take a glass bottom 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.
Port Blair - Havelock Island
Early morning by Cruise you will be taken to Andaman’s most fascinating Island known as Havelock Island, famous for Radha Nagar Beach, one of the best beaches in Asia. It 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 forest 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 hotel in Havelock Island.
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 hotel in Neil Island.
Neil Island – Port Blair
At Evening return from Neil Island to Port Blair. Overnight stay at hotel in Port Blair.
Port Blair – Excursion to Baratang
Early morning proceed to Baratang Island, to visit the Limestone caves. Then proceed to see another marvel on Baratang Island, a mini volcano that spews mud. It looked like a small hill with mud oozing out of its crater. Overnight stay at hotel in Port Blair.
Port Blair - Sightseeing
After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a city tour covering Chatham Island and Saw Mill and various museums. Chatham is a tiny island with an old Sawmill. The island is connected by a bridge over a stretch of sea-water. It is also the major mainland – Island harbor. The other similar harbor is Haddo, which is nearby. The British time Saw Mill at Chatham is one of the biggest and oldest in Asia. In the premises there is a small museum which offers an insight into lumbering activities through scale models and displayed decorative pieces made of famous woods like Padauk, Marble, Peauma, Gurjan, Satin Wood, etc. Samundrika Naval Maritime Museum situated opposite to Andaman Teal House, Delanipur the museum is meant to create awareness on various aspects of oceanic environment. A good collection of shells, corals and a few species of colorful fishes found in these islands are on display. The place gives you an educational insight into the natural wonders of these islands. Your next stop over is at Anthropological Museum. These islands are inhabited by a variety of tribes that include four Negroid and two Mongoloid. Get a peek into their way of life. Museum depicts the life of the Paleolithic Islanders. It also houses the models of the aborigines and their tools. Later in the evening visit the market. Evening free for shopping. Overnight stay at 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|