- Assistance on Arrival.
- Accommodation on double sharing basis with breakfast.
- The vehicle is available strictly as per the itinerary and not at disposal
- All entry permits, entry tickets included to all sight-seeing points, inter island ferry tickets unless any cruise goes into technical issues or sailing does not take place because of weather conditions and forest area permits wherever applicable
- All parking, road taxes, toll charges etc.
- Child below 5 yrs will be complimentarily.
- Experience Andaman travel expert’s assistance in all the islands.
- Additional Excursions Or Sightseeing Or Extra Usage Of Vehicle, Other Than Mentioned In The Itinerary.
- Any Expenses Caused By Reasons Beyond Our Control Including But Not Limited To Bad Weather, Natural Calamities (Landslides, Floods), Flight Delays, Excess Baggage, Rescheduling Or Cancellations, Any Accidents, Medical Evacuations, Riots, Strikes, War, Airline Or Hotel Policies Etc.
- Any Increase In Taxes Or Fuel Price, Leading To Increase In Cost On Surface Transportation & Land Arrangements, Which May Come Into Effect Prior To Departure.
- Meals Not Mentioned In The Inclusion
- Tour Guide Services At Any Sightseeing Place.
- All Water Sport Activities Like Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Glass Bottom Ride, Sea Walking Etc…
- Any Services Not Specifically Mentioned In The Inclusions.
- Camera Tickets Are NOT INCLUDED In The Mentioned Cost Of Sightseeing & Transfers.
- Any Portage At Airports And Hotels, Tips, Visa, Insurance, Alcoholic And Non Alcoholic Beverages, Mineral Water, Telephone Charges And All Items Of Personal Nature.
- Compulsory Gala Dinner On X’mas & New Year Eve If Applicable.
- Any Services Not Specifically Mentioned In The Inclusions.
- Card Surcharge If Payment Through Credit Card
- Peak Season Supplements And Charges
- All Applicable Government Taxes.
Note: Inclusion And Exclusion Of Customized Trips Will Be Provided On Request.
- Which is the best time to visit Andaman Island?
Situated in the Bay of Bengal, the islands experience a tropical climate. Andaman is a Year- round Destination, where fluctuations in temperatures are minimal and stay pleasant throughout. To enjoy the beauty of Andaman, summer and winter seasons are the best time as the weather is pleasant, just perfect for sightseeing, beach excursion and water activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, sea walking, etc. Monsoon is not recommended due to high tidal waves, strong winds and incessant rains, and during this season, the water activities are halted too.
|April to June
||24°c – 37°c
|July to September
||22°c – 35°c
|October to March
||20°c – 30°c
- Which mobile networks are available at Andaman?
Airtel, BSNL and Vodafone are the only network operators in Andaman.
- Is 4G and wifi Available in Andaman
Internet connectivity on mobiles is 2G and only in limited places, the internet is available. However, the speed is very slow.
- What is the currency of Andaman?
The Indian rupee is the currency of Andaman. Travellers can exchange currency at the airport, from the banks or currency dealers. Also, they can withdraw Indian Rupees from the ATMs there.
- Whether any ATMs are available in Andaman?
Andaman holds both national and international ATMs. Several Indian banks are seen on the Islands.
- Whether a Passport/Visa is required to visit Andaman?
What is a RAP?
- For Indians:No passport/visa/permission is required. They can stay in permitted areas for as long as they want.
For Foreigners:A passport is required with an Indian Visa to enter India. This is also applicable to foreigners entering Andaman directly from a charter/private yachts. Additionally, a Restricted Area Permit (RAP) is also required which can be availed on arrival to Port Blair from the Immigration counter at the airport or, embarkation of ships at the sea-port. RAP is issued for a 30 day visit to the islands, and is extendable up to 15 more days. Tickets can be rescheduled in Port Blair itself from the respective airline offices.
Under the Foreigners (Restricted) Areas Order, 1963, the entire union territory of Andaman and Nicobar has been declared as a ‘restricted area’. Every foreigner, except a citizen of Bhutan, who desires to enter and stay in a Protected or Restricted Area, is required to obtain a special permit from a competent authority, known as RAP or Restricted area permit. The Restricted Area Permit (RAP) is easily obtained on arrival at Port Blair. The procedure usually takes 15 minutes, is free of cost and is available to all foreign nationals.
Some Indian Visas issued carry a stamp that reads “Entry to restricted areas NOT permitted”. Should traveller Visa carry such a stamp, please contact the embassy and have the visa re-issued as traveller will not be allowed to enter the Andaman Islands.
How can extend visa in Andaman?
Most foreigners arriving at Port Blair are given a 30 day permit. Closer to the time of expiry (about 3 days ahead) this permit can be extended by another 15 days. This extension can be done either at the police station on Havelock or at the Immigration Office in Port Blair, and traveller will need to show a confirmed return ticket (for the journey within the next 15 days) in order to get this extension. Please note that it may not always be possible to get this extension in a few hours. Traveller may need to stay overnight to obtain the extension if they are applying in Port Blair.
Is Andaman safe to travel?
Andaman and Nicobar Islands is gradually becoming a favourite destination among global tourists. The quantum of tourist is increasing year on year and along with that security challenges are also increasing. The safety factors are being ramped up by the administration to manage the safety and security of the guests visiting the islands. Most of the islands are uninhabited and there are restrictions in travelling to several islands as they are under the protection of Indian Government and trespassing is strictly forbidden. The roads are safe. Some regions are inhabited by rare and ferocious primitive tribes and rules and regulations are to be followed while travelling through Andaman.
How many days are sufficient for visiting Andaman?
Ideally, duration of 5 to 7days is sufficient for covering the major islands of the Andaman. If anyone wishes to see all the famous tourists’ places such as Port Blair, Ross Island, North Bay, Neil Island, Havelock Island, and Baratang Island, then stay more than 8 days here.
Is it permissible to photograph the indigenous tribal people of Islands?
The tribes of the Islands cherish their peace and any kind of photography of them is strictly prohibited and even punishable.
Is vegetarian food available in Andaman?
Although the Island is not known for its vegetarian cuisine but with the inflow of tourists in Andaman, vegetarian food has become easily available. Almost all restaurants here serve veg food. There are a few pure vegetarian restaurants as well. Some of the well known pure veg restaurants are “Annapurna”, “Icy spicy” and “Punjabi Dhaba” in Port Blair and “Shakahaar” in Havelock.
Is imported alcohol available on the Islands?
Yes, alcohol is available in Andaman and Nicobar islands; availability of imported alcohol is extremely limited. Except for a few Indian Made Foreign Liquor bottles, the alcohol availability is restricted to mostly Indian brands. Some of the brands that are available easily are Black Label, Black & White, Bacardi, Smirnoff and Kingfisher beer. Traveller will also find alcohol being served at various high-end restaurants and bars in Andaman. However, there are certain restrictions in place in few parts of the state regarding consuming, buying, and selling alcohol.
How expensive are meals in Andaman?
The price of a meal depends entirely on where you eat and what you order. A nice quaint restaurant will cost you between Rs.300 to Rs.500 per person depending on what is ordered. Eating at the local village market will be much cheaper and most islands have a number of small eateries run by locals that work out easy on the pocket.
Sea food is more expensive in the Andamans compared to the mainland due to heavy demand and less supply.
Is there any nightlife in Andaman?
The night life concept has not really found on these islands, although many Hotels/ Resorts in Port Blair as well as at Havelock hotels/ resorts offer an ambience of bar. Travellers will not encounter loud music, disco lights, DJ’s or other parties here on a regular basis. Nights are usually quiet.
An exception however is during Christmas and New Year on popular islands like Havelock and Neil where travellers will find late parties at night, loud music and a lot of dancing.
What to do in case of a medical emergency?
Although, if traveller have been taking any routine medicine for some kind of disease, then it is advised to bring the complete dose of medicine along with him/her. Besides this most Islands have a Primary Health Centre (PHC). It is advisable to go to the nearest PHC first for immediate assistance and as soon as possible, move to the G.B Pant hospital in Port Blair which is better equipped. However at this hospital too, the treatment facilities are not what can be expected in mainland India and for any condition that could be serious, life threatening or needing special care, it is advised to fly to mainland India.
Are there any dangerous animals in the Andaman?
As such there are no dangerous predatory animals in the forests of the Andaman. So do not come here expecting to see tigers or lions. The forests here are inhabited by animals like wild boar, spotted deer, civet cat as well as numerous species of birds and butterflies. The vast forest canopy provides home to many different species of reptiles as well. Snakes both poisonous and harmless can be seen in the Andaman. Monitor lizards too inhabit these islands and the mangrove creeks provide shelter to ‘salties’ or salt water crocodiles.
Tourists are advised to pay attention to sign boards posted on beaches as well as watch their step if walking through dense jungle or mangrove areas.
What festivals do the local populations celebrate?
The Andaman has a mix of different religions, almost all festivals celebrated here as celebrate in mainland India. However, the biggest festival here is the ‘Durga Pooja’ due to the number of Bengalis on the islands.
Is there a postal service?
Indian postal services, in general, have a very good reputation, domestically and internationally. However, in the Andaman Islands, the postal service is not reliable and there have been many instances of parcels and letters not reaching their destination. Hence, it is advised to use postal services on mainland India rather than the postal services on the Island.
What is the difference between Andaman and Goa?
Goa is a crowded place while Andaman is one of the unspoiled islands in the world.
Goa state is popular for parties and beach activities whereas Andaman Island is famous its exotic beauty and various water sports.
What can buy from Andaman and from where?
Andaman is very famous for its exquisite pearls and offers a wide range of sea shell products and exquisite handcrafted souvenirs. For souvenirs and gifts for your family members or close friends, traveller can buy exquisite handcrafted items, Spices, Fishbone Articles, Timber Crafts, Shells, Jute Items, Coconut Handicrafts, Nicobari Mats, Sarongs and Hats, and Cane Goods.
The most famous market of Andaman is the Aberdeen Bazaar in Port Blair from where traveller can buy all above items and also daily essentials including fruits and vegetables.