Andaman and Nicobar Island Tourism, Packages, And Best Time To Visit

Andaman and Nicobar Island is a Union Territory of India and does not require a visa or passport to visit. There are many tourism packages available on online sites ranging from a couple to families from different cities in India like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and Hyderabad. The best places to visit in Andaman and Nicobar Islands are beautiful beaches, historical places like cellular jail, Port Blair city, and museums. The best time to visit Andaman is from October to May.

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Andaman and Nicobar Island is a union territory of India consisting of 572 islands out of which only 37 are open to tourists. Among all the islands Havelock Island is the largest one. The island is famous for white sand beaches, palm-lined shorelines, crystal clear blue water, tranquility, coral reef, and marine life. All these factors are attracting tourists from all over the world. There are some private Island resorts that can provide luxurious holidays. There is no passport or permit required for Indian citizens to visit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Maldives and Andaman are equally good to visit. But the Maldives has private resorts and beaches for tourists. So the tourist prefers the Maldives as compared to Andaman.  Andaman has natural beauty.

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There are many online sites that have Andaman and Nicobar tourism packages.  You can book Andaman tour packages using these sites. On searching, you will get tourism packages at the best price, and the best warranty. There are different tour packages like Andaman tour packages, Couple tour packages, family tour packages, couple tour packages, and group tour packages for Andaman and Nicobar Island. The cost of the tour package will depend on the number of days you spend there, and the type of activities you want to do. The tour packages for Andaman and Nicobar are available from different cities in India like Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Pune, and Chennai.

Some of the famous online sites that has tour packages for Andaman and Nicobar island are www.andamanexcursion, www.pickyourtrail, www.makemytrip, www.thomascook, www.thrilophilia, www.yatra, www.andamantourism, www.traveltriangle, www.veena, www.sotc, and www.andamanblues

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Places To Visit

There are many places to visit for natural beauty and activities. Top attractions in Andaman and Nicobar are Ross Island, Port Blair, cellular jail, Radhanager Beach, Neil Beach, Makruzz, Baratanga island, Chidia Tapu, Barren Island Volcano, and Jolly Buoy Island. You can enjoy snorkeling at North bay Island, Jolly Buoy Island, Havelock Island, and Long Island. The place is popular as Kalapani means black water is the most beautiful destination to visit in India. Other places are Chatham saw Mill, Corbyn’s cove, and Samudrica Navel Marine Museum, the list is endless.

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Best Season To Visit

The best time to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands is the winter season from October to February. During this season the temperature ranges between 15 to 30 degrees Celsius. This weather is pleasant and best for sightseeing, water sports activities, and beach excursions. The summer season in Andaman and Nicobar Island is very hot and the temperature reaching to 40 Degree Celsius. But some people visit Andaman and Nicobar till May end. The monsoon season is from July to September is not the best time to visit Andaman and Nicobar Island because of high tidal waves, heavy rain, and strong wind.

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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.

Direct Flight

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.

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Most Spoken Languages

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


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 we remember, it is not the place for delicious food.

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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.

The Sun Rise And Sun Set Time

The timing of the sun rising and sunset is different 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.

How Many Days Foreigners Can Stay

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.

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.

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.

How To 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.

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.

 The Currency of Andaman and Nicobar

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

I hope this information will be useful to you for planning your next trip.

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