The Andaman Islands, located below the southern tip of India, offer an exclusive lifetime opportunity to see the true beauty of nature, at its best. Tourists from all over the world visit the island any time of the year. There are numerous historical sites, vast white sandy beaches, verdant rain forests and thrilling adventure sports spots here.
If you have been waiting for a chance to visit the Andaman Islands but were held back by time constraints and a restricted budget, then this efficient s day itinerary for Andaman tourism will push you along to make the decision.
How to Get Started?
There are three locations in India from where you can efficiently travel to the Andaman Island – Vizag (Vishakhapatnam), Kolkata and Chennai. Andaman tourism experts advise planning your embarking point from Vizag as the sea journey takes the least time from here.
Irrespective of where you choose the embarking point from, always make sure to factor in at least two additional days stay in the city, because of your ship’s schedule.
There are currently five ships operating between mainland India and the Andaman Islands – MV Nicobar, MV Akbar, MV Harshavardhana, MV Nancowry and MV Swaraj Dweep.
How long will it take to reach the Andaman Islands?
Normally, it takes around 55 to 70 hours, for you to reach Port Blair, the capital of the island territories. The exact time for this journey mainly depends on the specific embarking point you leave from.
From Vizag to Port Blair it takes around 56 hours (1,200 km) of the journey over the sea. From Kolkata to Port Blair it takes around 66 hours (1,255 km), while it takes around 60 hours (1,190) to travel from Chennai to Port Blair.
What to do in the Andaman Islands?
Once you reach Port Blair, there are plenty of activities to do and place to go to. These are the best options for you to do when you plan a 3-day trip to the Andaman Islands.
Check out the vast variety of options you have to make your journey to the Andaman Islands a memorable experience:
Radhanagar Beach – Havelock Island
Undoubtedly, the best beach in India, the Radhanagar Beach offers an awesome vista of the blue ocean while you walk on the soft bright white sands. It provides a beautiful backdrop for memorable pictures.
Elephant Beach – Havelock Island
The Elephant Beach is popular for various tourist activities, including snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of the islands. The vast coral reefs are vibrant and filled with colourful exotic marine life.
Take a boat trip to Elephant Beach in Havelock Island to enjoy snorkelling in the pristine waters of the ocean. If you wish to explore more of the uniquely verdant terrestrial ecosystem, then you can also choose to trek through the jungle with a reliable and proficient guide. View the preserved natural beauty of the rainforests on this island paradise with your own eyes.
Scuba Diving – Havelock Island, North Bay Island, Neil Island, etc
Scuba diving is one of the most popular activities on the Andaman Islands. There are extensive coral reefs along most islands in the cluster, which offer the greatest first-hand experience of the indigenous marine ecosystem that surrounds these waters.
You can choose to go scuba diving at several places in the Andaman Islands, including Neil Island, Havelock Island, North Bay Island and Chidiatapu (Sparrow Island).
To ensure that you get the best out of your Andaman tourism trip, get assistance from reliable and renowned tourism agencies. It makes your planning more efficient and allows you to explore the beautiful island paradise in the