20 Things To Know Before Visiting Andaman and Nicobar Island

Andaman and Nicobar Island is an Indian Territory consisting of 572 islands located in the Bay of Bengal. Port Blair is the capital and has the only airport. Port Blair has direct flights from Kolkata, Chennai, and Bengaluru. The Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telgu, Malayalam, and English are the spoken languages. There are many beautiful beaches in Andaman and Nicobar Island. Tourists from all over the world visit Andaman and Nicobar Island.

1. Where Is Andaman and Nicobar Located?

Andaman and Nicobar Island is a Union Territory of India located in the Bay of Bengal. It is 850 miles east of the Indian Subcontinent. It is closer to Myanmar and Thailand than India’s land. The distance between Andaman and Nicobar is approximately 150 km.

2. Which Is The Capital of Andaman and Nicobar?

Port Blair is the capital of Andaman and Nicobar island and is located in the Andaman Region of India.

3. What Is The Name Of The Airport In Andaman and Nicobar?

The name of the airport in Andaman and Nicobar Island is Veer Savarkar International airport. It is the only airport in Andaman and Nicobar Island. It is located in Port Blair. It is also called Port Blair airport. To date, there is no international flight.

4. Which Cities Have Direct Flight To Andaman And Nicobar?

The direct flights to Andaman and Nicobar Island are from Kolkata, Bengaluru, and Chennai. The time requires to reach Andaman is 2. 5 hours from these cities. These cities are connected to other major cities in India by air. The Spice jet, Vistara and Air India flights fly to the Andaman airport. There is no direct flight from Mumbai.

5. Which Are The Most Spoken Languages In Andaman and Nicobar?

Most of the people in Andaman and Nicobar Island speak Bengali and Hindi. The south Indian languages of Tamil, Telgu and Malayalam are also spoken. The people also understand and speak English. The original Inhabitant speak Andamanese. But tourists are not allowed to speak with them.

6. How Many Islands Are In Andaman and Nicobar?

The Andaman and Nicobar is a group of 572 islands out of which only 38 are inhabited. This island is divided into five regions – Great Andaman, Little Andaman, East volcano Island, Sentinal Island, and Ritchie’s Archipelago.

7. The Map of Andaman and Nicobar Island

8. What to Eat In Andaman and Nicobar?

Vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods are available in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. But you will not get the food of your choice. Because Andaman is not producing any types of grains or vegetables. The items required for preparing the food are coming from South India. So be remember, it is not the place for delicious food.

9. Is Liquor Available In The Andaman And Nicobar?

The alcohol is available in Andaman and Nicobar Island and is served in many hotels and bars. It is limited to Indian brands only. No foreign brand is available. Do not think it is cheap, it is costly there.

10. What Is The Time Of The Sun Rise And Sun Set In Andaman?

The timing of the sun rising and sunset is different as compared to the other part of India. The sunrise time is 5.00 am and the sunset time is 17.30. The traveler willing to visit has to wake up and sleep early. All-day planning of the trip, visiting places, and shopping has to be planned according to this time scheduled.

11. Do I Need A Passport to Andaman and Nicobar?

The Indian citizen does not require a visa or a passport or any permission to visit Andaman and Nicobar island. They can freely move in the permitted area of Andaman. For visiting Nicobar, special permission is required. If tourists want to visit the tribal area, then special permission has to be obtained from the Deputy Commissioner of The Andaman district. The foreigners require a visa and a permit to stay and visit the island.

12. How Many Days Foreigners Can Foreigners Stay In Andaman and Nicobar?

The foreigner can stay for 30 days in Andaman. But the stay can be extended by 15 days. They can obtain the permit from the Foreign Register Office located in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and Kolkata.

13. How Many Days Are Enough For Andaman and Nicobar?

That depends on the number of beaches to visit. But 5 to 6 days are sufficient to visit Port Blair, Neil Island, Havelock Island and any other island of your choice.

14. How To Reach Havelock and Neil From Port Blair?

The cruise runs between Port Blair to Neil and Havelock and vice versa. Also, cruises run from Havelock to Neil and vice versa. This is the only way of reaching from one island to another island. There are private as well as government-run cruises. The cruises start in the morning from the jetty located in respective places.

15. Are The Andaman and Nicobar Island Safe?

The place has not experienced any type of communal violence. There are adequate hospital facilities and transport for any health emergency. The local people are helpful and extend help for emergencies or any information required. They are very respectful of tourists.

16. Mode of Reach To Andaman?

The modes of reach to Port Blair are shipping and air. The road and train are not reachable. Shipping is available from Chennai and Kolkata. Traveling by shipping requires more days and also hectic travel. The maximum tourist prefers air travel.

17. Which Are The Famous Islands In Andaman and Nicobar?

Port Blair, Havelock Island, Neil Island. Viper Island, Joly Buoy Island, Elephanta Island are famous islands in Andaman.

18. Transport In Andaman

The transports in Andaman are pre-booked private cabs or public transport. There is no Ola or Uber service. Public transport is cheaper but time-consuming and hectic.

 19. What Is The Currency of Andaman and Nicobar?

 The Andaman and Nicobar is a part of India, so its currency is Indian Rupees.

20. Andaman and Nicobar packages

There are different packages of 5 nights, 6 nights, 7 nights. The packages depend on the number of places to visit. The main places are Port Blair, Havelock, and Neil island. The 5-day package is sufficient to visit these places. Other places to visit are Elephanta beach, jolly Buoy beach, volcano caves, and more places.

I hope this information will be useful to you.

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