The Andaman Islands are an Indian archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. These roughly 300 islands are known for their palm-lined, white-sand beaches, mangroves and tropical rainforests. Coral reefs supporting marine life such as sharks and rays make for popular diving and snorkeling sites. Indigenous Andaman Islanders inhabit the more remote islands, many of which are off limits to visitors.
Arrival to Port Blair. Our representative will meet and assist you at the Veer Savarkar Airport. Board the waiting vehicles, drive to your hotel and check in. First half of the day is at leisure. Later in the afternoon visit Cellular Jail followed by Light and Sound Show. The Cellular Jail has a pride of place in India’s freedom struggle. Many a stalwart were imprisoned here. Declared a national memorial, this three storey prison constructed by Britishers in 1906, is a pilgrimage destination for freedom fighters. This colossal edifice has mutely witnessed the most treacherous of inhumane atrocities borne by the convicts, who were mostly freedom fighters. The day draws to a gentle close with the Sound and Light Show at the historic Cellular Jail which gives you a vivid experience of its strong association with the freedom fighters and their struggle for independence. Overnight stay at the Hotel. Please note : In case you are arriving on Monday, Ross Island will be covered in place of Cellular Jail on Day 01 and the later will be covered on the next available day of the itinerary.
Today after breakfast you will transfer to Jetty. Head to Havelock Island on board Cruise connecting the two islands! Havelock, about 54 kilometers northeast of Port Blair, the Island is a hidden jewel. Few Indians know of this stunning beach destination in their own backyard while heading for Phuket (in Thailand) across the waters of Andaman Sea. Havelock is a serene tropical island encompassing about 86 square kilometers. Its clear waters are rated among the best in the world for snorkeling and scuba diving. Close to 1000 different species of marine life inhabit the waters of the Andaman Islands. Scuba divers can see nudi branchs, sea slugs and snails, varieties of ghost pipe fish, jaw fish and a number of different crustaceans of all shapes and sizes. With its serene beaches, 40 meters visibility underwater, colorful coral reefs and ‘far from the maddening crowd’ appeal, Havelock Island has emerged as a dream destination among discerning travelers. Arrive at Havelock Jetty, you are met and assisted by our representative. Board the waiting vehicles and drive to the hotel. Check in at the hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.
Today after breakfast, proceed for Radhanagar Beach (or Beach No. 7) is the jewel in the crown of Havelock Island. Located on the western side of the island, it stands away from the cluster. The glorious white sand beach shot to global fame when Time magazine (in 2004) rated it as the finest in Asia. With lush tropical forest rising on a hill to one side, the draw of this white sand beach has steadily grown in the legion of avid beach buffs. The popularity of this beach has triggered cruises from across the Andaman Sea. travelers cruise over a few days from Thailand to experience the magic of this beach in particular. A wide beach that runs over a few kilometers, Radhanagar is simply stunning. It lends itself to a variety of activities. Optional Elephanta Beach. Proceed for snorkeling at Elephant beach. Elephant Beach is a small pristine beach, rather remotely located, it can be reached by boat. The beach is also an extremely good place for snorkeling with an easily accessible house reef, which boasts of beautiful corals and other marine life. The beach has also emerged as Havelock’s favorite spot for scuba diving. It is tailor made to be a beginners dive site.
Morning at after breakfast exiting expedition for Neil Islands. On arrival meeting and assistance at Neil Island jetty thereafter leave by surface to Resort. Afternoon trip to Laxmanpura beach and natural bridge. As we approach near the beaches the beaches appears in the form of a long arc. On the left side of the jetty is Bharatpur Beach and on the right Laxmanpur Beach. Centre of the island is Neil Kendra, a gently curving bay of white sand straddles the jetty, scattered with picturesque wooden fishing boats. Overnight stay at hotel.
Morning breakfast and visit Bharatpura Beach. Bharatpur is one of the best beaches known for swimming and coral watching with a vast sandy stretch. This beach is ideally recommended for youngsters because of activity options. One can hire glass bottom boats for coral viewing from private operator. The sea around the jetty area full of corals with schools of fishing swimming around. The color and form of vegetation along the beach soothe the senses. A natural rock formation in Lakshmanpur beach is locally known as the Howrah Bridge. You need to visit the place during low tide as the retreating sea leaves behind many a secret from its treasure trove. Evening return back to Resort. Afternoon Board the vehicles and drive to Neil Jetty. From here sail to Port Blair on board Cruise. Upon Arrival check into the hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to the Port Blair airport. This marks the culmination of a memorable trip to one of India’s natural wonders – the Andaman Islands.