A visit to Andaman & Nicobar

0
86
Andaman

Introduction

A comprehensive itinerary for a 7-day Andaman Nicobar tour is given here. This online visitor guide will enfold Havelock, Neil, and Port Blair in the Andaman Nicobar Islands.

1: PORT BLAIR – CITY TOUR

2: HAVELOCK ISLAND

3: HAVELOCK- SCUBA

4: NEIL

5: ROSS ISLAND AND NORTH BAY FROM PORT BLAIR

6: PORT BLAIR 

7: RETURN 

INTER-ISLAND FERRY

So in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, inter-island ferries are available to get from one island to another, and in Ireland ferries, there are both private and government possibilities. The Phoenix Bay jetty is the major jetty in Port Blair, hence the distance from the airport to the Phoenix Bay jetty is just around 4 kilometres. 

Transport 

You can book private ferries in advance; however, there may be restrictions, such as not being able to travel to the open deck area or paying government fees.

So the locals get priority for obvious reasons because this is their only mode of transportation from one island to another and the government ferry prices are lower. There are about 400 to 600-speed boats and their normal birds. 

The speed boat takes around 2.5 hours to reach Havelock island from Port Blair, while the normal boat takes around 4 hours, and if you go via Neil island, it will take one hour longer.

HAVELOCK JETTY

Havelock Island is the most famous island in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, with beautiful beaches, crystal clear water, and a laid-back feel. 5 You’ll find a lot of people in their cafes and restaurants, and most notably, Havelock Island is favoured for scuba diving and other water activities such as snorkelling, kayaking, and so on.

After arriving on Havelock Island, you’ll find a lot of auto rickshaws there; you can take one for your drop to the accommodation, and while on the way, you’ll see lots of shops to rent scooters, or you can ask about your accommodation

They usually charge 400 to 500rs for 24 hours. 

RADHANAGAR BEACH

Now there is a petrol station near the market area on the way to the Radha Nagar beach, where you can have petrol for 400 rupees for 24 hours, which I believe should be enough. 

It’s a perfect island. The first place is the lovely Sunset Beach, which you can visit for Rs 400 for 24 hours. I believe that should be ample.

There are many food stalls you can also have local lunch over there or enjoy some coconut water tea coffee snacks fruits etc but this area is normally crowded. However, you can stroll along the beach or within the forest area which runs along the beach which is our favourite.

KALAPATHAR BEACH

So, next to Radha Nagar beach is the Kalapathar beach, which is named after the enormous black colour drops that can be found there. It is also a lovely sunrise beach where people gather to watch the sunrise. At the main entrance to the beach area, there are many food stalls, souvenir shops, restrooms, and a Coast Guard station.

ELEPHANT BEACH

If you want to perform some fun water sports like jet skiing, Elephant Beach is the best place to go. It’s a lovely beach with gorgeous Bluewater in the afternoon, so there are two ways to get there.

One, you can take a boat from Havelock jetty for around 950 per person, and the other, and more popular, is to trek to Elephant Beach, which takes about 40 minutes and is an effortless trend that even the elderly and children can do. You cross the village area, then the forest area, then the mangrove forest, and then you arrive at the beach.

NEMO BEACH

Scuba diving is performed at Beach Number 2 (also known as Nemo Beach) in the Vijay Nagar area, where there is a government resort called Dolphin Resort, which is the major hub area with lots of cafes and restaurants in Govind Nagar and Vijayanagar Beach. If you are not staying on a beach property it is very hard to find the passage to go to the beach.

If you visit these beaches during the high tide, you will find a turquoise green sea, but if you go during the low tide, you will find the coastline moving fairly fast, exposing the dead coral and it will not be an incredible sight, so manage your time to spend a nice holiday at Havelock island.

WHERE TO EAT?

There are many caf├ęs and eateries in the Havelock Islands. If you truly want to have some local seafood at a reasonable price, the squid restaurant in the market area is nice. However, Radha Nagar beach can be a great idea to check out some local lunches at a very reasonable price.

BUDGET BREAKUP

How much will it cost you to tour Port Blair, Havelock Island, and Neil Island for 6 to 7 days? The first thing to see is the airfare fee, which will cost between 5000 and 10,000 rupees one way. After flights to Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Bangalore, and New Delhi, inter-island boat options are now available. 

So, from Port Blair to Havelock, the personal fairy would cost between $1300 and $1400 per person, and from Havelock to Neil Island, it would cost around $1100 per person, and from Neil Island to Port Blair, it would price around $1300 per person. Now, the price of a boat from Aberdeen to Ross Island and North Bay is 750 per person, and on Havelock Island, the price is 750 per person.