BEST ANDAMAN TOUR IN 6 DAYS (PORT BLAIR - HAVELOCK ISLAND - ROSS ISLAND - NORTH BAY ISLAND)

City | Historical & Heritage | Adventure / Trekking | Beach

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ITINERARY SUMMARY

Trip Starting Point:

Mode of Travel: Car (or Cab)

Trip Duration: 6 Days

Ideal Start Time:

Total Places Visited: 11

Day 1 Destinations | Day 2 Destinations
DAYS

DAY 1 : TRAVEL TO PORT BLAIR & LOCAL SIGHTSEEING

Beach

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry

At a distance of 6 km from Port Blair Central Bus Stand, the Corbyn's Cove is a serene and unspoiled soft sandy beach in Port Blair. Located picturesquely with the backdrop of lush green coconut trees and majestic sea, Corbyn's Cove Beach is a must visit place for the ones who want to experience nature at its best in Andamans.

Corbyn's Cove Beach was named after well-known Henry Fisher Corbyn and is an ideal spot for sun basking and swimming. The beach is renowned for its glass-bottomed cruises, scuba diving and snorkeling, which is a perfect treat for an adventure enthusiasts. During the Japanese occupation of Corbyn's Cove, pill boxes and bunkers were made which can be still seen on the beach. A major part of the beach was washed away and destroyed in the tsunami of 2004.

Corbyn's Cove Beach is the closest beach from the city of Port Blair. Facilities like hotel, restaurant, bar, changing room, adventure water-sports are available here. Historical remains like Japanese Bunkers .....

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 9 AM to 12 PM & 1.30 PM to 4:45 PM except national holidays.Light & Sound Show: 6 PM to 7 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 30 for Adults, Rs. 200 for Camera, Rs. 1000 for Video & Rs. 50 for Light Show

At a distance of 1.5 km from Port Blair Central Bus Stand, the Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani, was a colonial prison located at Port Blair in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The prison was known to house many notable Indian activists during the struggle for India's independence. Today, the complex serves as a national memorial monument and also one of the top places to visit in Port Blair.

The construction of the Cellular Jail was started by the British in 1896 and was completed in 1906. The penal settlement was established in Andamans by the British after the First War of Independence in 1857. It was the beginning of the agonizing story of freedom fighters in the massive and awful jails at Viper Island followed by the Cellular Jail. The prison was used by the British especially to exile political prisoners to the remote archipelago. Many notable freedom fighters such as Batukeshwar Dutt, Bhagat Singh and Veer Savarkar, among others, were imprisoned here during the struggle .....

Overnight Stay in Port Blair

DAY 2 : VISIT ROSS ISLAND & NORTH BAY ISLAND

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 8.30 AM to 3 PM on all days except Wednesday.Light & Show: 5.30 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 75 for Adults, Rs. 25 for Child. Light Show - Rs. 100 for Adults & Rs. 25 for Child

At a distance of 3 km from Port Blair, Ross Island is a small island situated in the South Andaman district of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Now, the island is under the control of the Indian Navy and also one of the famous places to visit in Andaman tour.

The name of the island was derived from the name of a marine surveyor, Sir Daniel Ross. In 1857, the British took possession of three islands around Port Blair and Ross Island was one of them. This small Ross Island served as the capital of the Andaman Islands from 1858 to 1941 under the British rule. An earthquake in 1941 shook the island and huge buildings collapsed due to the natural calamity. After that, the British shifted their capital to Port Blair, near Ross Island. From 1942 to 1945, the island was under the occupation of Japanese. The British reoccupied the island in 1945 and later abandoned it.

The island presently houses the ruins of old buildings like Ballroom, Chief Commissioner's House, Church, Hospital, Bakery, .....

Adventure / Trekking | Beach

Duration of visit: 3 Hours
Timings: Boat Timings: 9 AM in the morning and return boats starts only after 3 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 150 for Ferry, Rs. 1700 - 3500 for Scuba diving, Rs. 300 for Snorkeling & Rs. 3200 for Sea walk

At a distance of 28 km by ferry from Port Blair, North Bay Island is an island lies north of Port Blair in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. This island is famous for its beaches and mainly for water sports activities. This island is also one of the most visited places in Andaman Islands.

North Bay Island is a lovely place to go for a day trip. This is one of the uninhabited islands of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The wide array of water activities available at the island attracts more tourists to this beautiful place. Almost all kinds of water sports activities like jet ski, speed boat ride, snorkeling and underwater sea walk can be covered here.

The corals at North Bay are spread over a large area. During snorkeling one can spot many species of fish, often lobsters and even clams on the coral reef. One can also trek to see the Lighthouse in the North Bay Island. However, sometimes the light house is closed for outside travellers.

North Bay Island can be reached by 30 - 40 .....

Overnight Stay in Port Blair

DAY 3 : TRAVEL TO HAVELOCK ISLAND & VISIT RADHANAGAR BEACH

Travel from Port Blair to Havelock Island

Beach

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM,Boat Timings to Havelock: 6. 20 AM & 2 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry, Boat Cost: Rs. 500 for Adults & Rs. 100 for Children (0 - 2 Years)

At a distance of 65 km from Port Blair Central Bus Stand (road + ferry) and 11 km from Havelock Ferry Ghat, Radhanagar Beach, also known as Beach #7, is situated on the south coast of Havelock Island and is the most famous Andaman Beach. Radhanagar Beach is rated as Asia's best beach and among top 10 beaches in the world by Time Magazine.

The most visited place in Andamans, Radhanagar is very well known for its vast spreading and long white sandy beach that sprawls across 2 km length and an average width of 30 to 40 m. It is truly an unforgettable curve of white sand with perfectly coloured blue waters lined with lush green forest.

Due to its reputation and popularity one would expect large crowd of tourists rushing to the beach, but amazingly the Radhanagar mostly remains isolated and secluded. The beach is also very safe for swimming. There are no water sports but it is known to be one of the best places for nature lovers as it offers a wide range of flora and fauna.

The .....

Overnight Stay in Havelock Island

DAY 4 : VISIT ELEPHANT BEACH & TRAVEL TO PORT BLAIR

Resume Havelock Island Sightseeing

Adventure / Trekking | Beach

Duration of visit: 4 Hours/Half Day
Timings: 9.30 AM to 4 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry, Boat Cost: Rs. 750 - 1500 per person for round trip & snorkeling

At a distance of 65 km from Port Blair Central Bus Stand (road + ferry) and 10 km from Havelock Ferry Ghat, Elephant Beach is the most secluded beach and also one of the most popular beaches in Havelock Island for day trips. This is one of most popular places of Andaman Tourism.

Elephant Beach is an ideal site for snorkeling. It has a rich coral reef formation and amazing underwater marine life. The corals here remain one of the best on the island with the reef being close to the shore, making this an excellent spot for snorkeling. The beach is also famous for water sports activities like jetski, scuba diving and underwater sea walk. Glass bottom boats are available to watch the coral reefs through these boats. The shoreline of the Elephant Beach was largely swept by the 2004 Tsunami.

One can reach Elephant Beach by small cruise boat from Havelock Jetty in about 30 minutes. By road one can go up to the Forest Camp which is 8 km from the Jetty towards Radhanagar Beach and from .....

Overnight Stay in Port Blair

DAY 5 : PORT BLAIR LOCAL SIGHTSEEING

Resume Port Blair Sightseeing

Museum & Gallery

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 9 AM to 1 PM & 1.30 PM to 4.30 PM on all days except Mondays and on Govt. holidays
Entry Fee: Rs. 10 for Adult & Rs. 3 for Child

At a distance of 1 km from Port Blair Central Bus Stand, Anthropological Museum is an ethnographic museum situated in Port Blair. Maintained and managed by Anthropological Survey of India, Anthropological Museum is one of the top places to visit in Port Blair.

The Anthropological museum in Port Blair was started in the year 1975-76. This small museum offers a profound and informative portrait of island's local community of tribes like Jarawas, Sentinelese, Great Andamanese and the Onges. These tribes are considered as one of the oldest in the world.

The museum is showcasing wide collection of tools and weapons used by Andaman tribes. An ancient Jarawa chest guard, a skull discovered from the Sentinelese, the Shamanic sculptures created by the Nicobarese, the boats of different shapes and sizes, the coconut or palm tree leaves baskets, clothes of Andamanese are the popular attractions in the museum.

The museum also encloses many photographs of different tribes and aborigines .....

Museum & Gallery

Duration of visit: 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Timings: 9 AM to 12 PM & 2 PM to 5 PM on all days except Mondays & on National Holidays
Entry Fee: Rs. 50 per person

At a distance of 2 km from Port Blair Central Bus Stand, Samudrika Marine Museum is a museum situated in Haddo area of Port Blair in Andaman Islands. The museum is run by the Indian Navy and is one of the popular places to visit during Port Blair tour.

Also known as Naval Marine Museum, Samudrika Museum create awareness on various aspects of oceanic environment and houses a vast collection of cells, corals and a few species of colourful fishes of the sea around the islands. The main attraction of the museum is the large skeleton of a blue whale. This museum is a perfect place to know about the various aspects of marine ecology.

The museum has five sections presenting history of Andaman Islands, Geographical information, people of Andaman, Archaeology and Marine life. In the first section visitors would know the essential facts about Andamans like volcanoes, tribals, types of wood, insects, type of forests in Andamans. The second section, the aqua sections features an aquarium .....

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 8 AM to 2.30 PM on all days except Sundays and on Public holidays
Entry Fee: Rs. 10 for Person & Rs. 50 for Guide

At a distance of 3.5 km from Port Blair Central Bus Stand, Chatham Saw Mill, the biggest and the oldest mill across Asia, is situated in Chatham Island of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in India. It is owned by Forest Department and is one of the popular tourist places in Port Blair.

The Chatham Saw Mill was established in 1883 by the British with the second hand imported machines to meet the local requirement of timber for construction works. During the West colonial period, British used this mill to convert huge quantity of timber for catering the various needs of London, New York and various other cities.

During the Second World War, Japanese bombarded and destroyed the mill in 1942, in which the many workers were succumbed to death. Later on, after the year 1945, the Japanese occupied the islands and the mill was revived again. During 1950s and 1960s, people from Sri Lanka, East Pakistan, Burma and different states of India settled in the islands and it increased the requirement .....

Beach

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 6 AM to 7 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry

At a distance of 25 km from Port Blair Central Bus Stand, Chidiya Tapu, also known as 'Bird Island', is the southernmost tip of South Andaman Island. This is one of the top places to visit in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Chidiya Tapu is a small village with lush green mangroves and tranquil islands. It is famous for bird watching, sunset view, panoramic scenic beauties, and many colours of oceanic view. The area is filled with around 46 species of birds namely, drongos, hanging parrot, scarlet minivet, emerald dove, long-tailed and red-breasted parakeets, white-bellied sea eagles and grey-fronted and imperial green pigeons to name a few.

Popularly known as Sunset Point, Chidiya Tapu is one of the best places to see the sunset in Port Blair, the main hub of the Andaman Islands. The main attractions here include the Chidiya Tapu Biological Park, Chidiya Tapu Beach, the Sylvan Sands and the Munda Pahad beaches. There is also a forest guest house at the top of the hillock that provides .....

Overnight Stay in Port Blair

DAY 6 : TRAVEL TO AIRPORT AND END ANDAMAN TOUR

Travel from Port Blair to

END OF THE TOUR

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