The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a Union territory of India comprising 572 islands of which 37 are inhabited, are a group of islands at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.
Day 1: Arrive in PortBlair
Located about 3 km east of downtown PortBlair. Visiting Ross Island where you find ruins of the glorious architecture of British Rule and amazing flora and fauna.
The island presently houses the ruins of the state Ballroom, the Chief Commissioner’s House, the Government House, Church, and the old ‘Andamanese Home’, which was Hospital, Bakery, Press, Swimming Pool and Troop Barracks, water distillery all in dilapidated condition.
How to Reach Ross Island: Board Ferry from Sports Complex and Ticket is Rs. 100 /person last ferry timing available at 2 O’clock and maximum time to spend on the Island is 1.5 Hrs.
But you will come back with the beautiful visuals of ruins.
Enjoy the sparkling sea-green water while the ferry takes you away from the Island of ruins and after coming back from the Ross Island, fill your belly with the street food available on the roadside of Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex Area.
After coming from Ross Island, visit the Cellular Jail, which gives you a spine-chilling experience that what our freedom Fighters went through during “KalaPani ki Saza” in the journey of Freedom.
Feel their agony during the struggle for India’s independence in the evening Light & Sound.
- Museum Timings
- Morning – 9:00 am -12:00 noon,
- Afternoon – 1:30 pm – 4:45 pm.
- Light and Sound Show:
- Hindi Show – 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
- English show – 7:15 pm – 8:00 pm
- Closed on Mondays
Corbyn’s Clove Beach
Located 8 km away from the main city, beautiful serene beach closest to the city & perfect place to get over your jet lag once you land in PortBlair.
For a perfect sunset in the city, this is one place where to sit and enjoy the bliss.
Speed boats, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, and Jet Ski rides sports are available here but not advisable to do the same here because you will get them at the cheaper price in Havelock and Elephant Island.
Take a stroll on the beachside & enjoy street food & shop souvenirs around.
Day 2 : Leaving for Blue Lagoon – Havelock Island
Havelock Island can be only reached by ferry rides from Haddo Jetty or Havelock Jetty Point.
- Private Ferries
- Green Ocean
- Sea Link Cruise
- ITT Majestic Cruise
- Government Ferries
We stayed at Beach No. 2 and having the private beach gives ample time to stare at the calm sea and listen to waves, who tries continuously to kiss the shoreline, no matter how many times it is sent away.
Riding a bike in a dense forest at one side and having beautiful seashore on the other side which is will give you the feeling of nirvana and for riders, it’s heaven close to the seashore and the effect will be more than being doped rather doped with nature and its endless beauty.
You can stop by anywhere, where can get the chance to soak your feet in the salty water and fill your eyes with the view of white sand and shimmering glittering sea which almost looks like one large blue sapphire which is endless to watch and gives you a feeling that this is the place where you just want to sit and relax and think what you want from yourself and from life. Time for yourself and time to rediscover yourself.
Radha Nagar Beach
“There is no place like the beach… where the land meets the sea and the sea meets the sky”
Radha Nagar is without a doubt the most famous beach in the Andaman Islands. Crowned as “Asia’s best beach” and “7th best beach in the world” by Time Magazine, this place sees a lot of tourists and It can get a bit crowded straight down at the entrance but if you walk few meters to the left or right you will be alone again and can enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of aqua green choppy water.
Day 3 – Havelock Island
Kala Pathar Beach
Kala Pathar Beach small yet lovely beach to spend a day there, if you just want to sit and enjoy the Silvery sand and aqua green water and most of the tourists prefer to go to Radhanagar Beach so Kala Pathar is almost isolated yet very beautiful.
Coral reefs represent some of the world’s most spectacular beauty spots, but they are also the foundation of marine life: without them, many of the sea’s most exquisite species will not survive. Spot dead corals on the beach and sit and enjoy the breeze and the sand and spend a day in solitude with nature and its beautiful color.
Elephant Beach with beautiful corals and bare trees add beauty to this beach and most ideal for snorkeling and sunbath. The shoreline of the Elephant Beach was largely swept by the Tsunami that occurred in 2004. At present, the existing beach is a fraction of what it used to be.
TIP:- DO LISTEN TO THE LOCALS AND LEAVE THE BEACH BEFORE IT’S TOO DARK BECAUSE THE WATER TOUCHES THE SHORE BY 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM IN THE EVENING AND FILLS IN THE MANGROVES AND IT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO HIKE IN THE JUNGLE BECAUSE OF VARIOUS REPTILES AND INCREASED WATER LEVEL PLUS NO LIGHTS.
Day 4 – Leaving for Neil Island
After breakfast, take the ferry to Neil Island. Shaheed Dweep, formerly known as Neil Island, is an island of the Andaman Islands, located in Archipelago. The island lies 36 km (22 mi) northeast from Port Blair.
Howrah Bridge, Laxmanpur Beach
Natural Rock Formation is the most captivating sight on this beach. Locally known as the Howrah Bridge, named so by the erstwhile Bengali settlers to as “Chota” Neil (small Neil), it has wildlife sanctuary and a turtle -nesting ground. Also, you can spot various corals, fish, pearls, shells on this beach.
Experience the Picturesque sunset at this beach and shop the souvenirs from the local shops on the beachside.
One of the famous beaches of Neil Island to experience the sunrise in the backdrop of natural vegetation & limestone formations. You can reach by auto or taking bike/scooty on rent. You can experience splendid sunrise with morning tea & Maggie.
Day 4 – Neil Island
This beach is ideally recommended for youngsters because of water sports activities available here. One can avail from here glass bottom boats for coral viewing. The private operators charge Rs.350/- per person for a 10 minutes ride in glass-bottom boats. The Sea around the Jetty area is full of corals with schools of fishes swimming around. The vegetation along the beach is simply soothing.
Ram Nagar Beach
This is an unexplored beach which is far away from hustle and bustle of the main city and gives a lot of privacy to swim & be on your own. But no eatery joints in the vicinity so it is advisable to carry own stuff to eat & drink. After 5 pm it is better to get out because when the sun goes down it becomes almost pitch dark and you can spot various reptiles in the area.
How to reach: – There are regular ferries services from Port Blair that connect to Havelock Island and ferry from Havelock Island to Neil Island.
Transportation: – Hire a cab or rent a motorcycle/Scooty in Rs. 500/- to 700/- and drive to the beaches and enjoy the roads of Havelock & Neil Island having jungle at one side and another side the sparkling blue seashore.
What to Eat: – All types of fishes and crabs and lobsters basically Paradise for Sea Food and can get chicken also. All kinds of fruits are available here.
Budget Range: – 75000- 85000 INR including Hotel, food, transportation & water sport activities scuba & snorkeling & Glass Boat ride & including all ferry rides. Hotel preferred were 3 Star properties for a twin sharing basis.
Port Blair –
Havelock Island – Havelock Island Beach Resort
Neil Island – Pearl Park Resort
- There is only one petrol pump on Havelock Island and one on Neil Island, which closes by sharp 5’O Clock in the evening.
- One Liquor shop in the Havelock Island in the main bazaar, near SBI ATM, which opens in the morning from 7’O Clock – 12 O’ Clock noon & in the evening by 5’O Clock – 8’O Clock.
- Amenities are limited like ATMs. Neil has only two ATMs, both at the bazaar – Syndicate Bank and Cooperative Bank. Both also have a branch each; however, no money exchange options available.
- In Neil Island, there is a bar inside the bazaar, which has a quiet ambiance and becomes a little crowded in the evening, as this is a favorite spot when evening comes. Visitors should bring their cash, as there are no available money exchangers in the island.
- Neil is connected to both Port Blair (1.5 hours) and Havelock (45 minutes) by private ferries and to Port Blair, Havelock, and Rangat by Government ferries.
- Neil has a small, local market, made up of small shops selling all essential commodities. From stationary to common medicines, simple clothing to the grocery. fresh fruits and vegetables are widely available in this market.
- The Internet is mostly unavailable in Neil. If lucky, one can find a patchy BSNL data network on phone.
- Like the rest of the island in Andaman, the Indian Rupee is the currency used.