In 70 years, Andamans have evolved from a colonial penal settlement to being a favorite tropical getaway. India’s furthest outpost, 1000 kms off the east coast in the Bay of Bengal, Andamans have all the fixings of an island paradise. Miles of unspoiled beaches, well-preserved sights of colonial past and relics from pre-historic settlements make Andamans a vacation to savor.
Meet and greet our representative, who will receive you at Port Blair Airport. Check-in, and head to Corbyn’s Cove, one of the best beaches in Port Blair. With changing rooms and restaurants available at hand, it’s a perfect getaway for those afternoon hours. In the evening, watch the Independence Movement brought alive with a Light & Sound show at the historic Cellular Jail. Overnight stay in Port Blair.
Enjoy a filling breakfast, before boarding a luxury cruise or a Government ferry to Havelock Islands. The luxury cruise takes 1.5 hours, while the Government ferry takes 2.5 hours. Admire the vast panoramas that envelope the islands on the way. On arrival, check-in. Soon, head to Radhanagar Beach, which was named the Best beach in Asia by Time Magazine. Swim, bathe and laze around like there is no tomorrow, in this isolated seaside haven. Overnight stay on Havelock Island.
Day 3 begins with a sumptuous breakfast. The rest of the day is about soaking in the spirit of a seaside vacation, with snorkelling and scuba diving facilities available. Also on offer is a trip to Elephant Beach, about 10 kms from Havelock. It has some of the most vivid coral formations and marine life on these islands, with equipment for snorkelling and scuba diving. Return to a relaxing evening. Overnight stay on Havelock Island.
After breakfast, head to the harbor to board a Government ferry or luxury cruise to Neil’s Island, a mostly rural island in the Ritchie Archipelago. Arrive and check-in, before immersing yourself in the splendid isolation of this island at the Laxmanpur Beach. Next, sample more pristine white sands and wide emerald blue vistas at Bharathpur Beach. Call it a day with a relaxing evening. Overnight stay on Neil Island.
Check out after breakfast and set off on the smooth sail back to Port Blair. Watch the shades of the sky, and islands beneath it, change slowly as the sun moves across the sky and dolphins and flying fishes keep pace with you. Arrive and check-in to hotel. Overnight stay in Port Blair.
Port Blair beckons after breakfast. First up is Marina Park, a calm promenade with a jetty walkway. Visit Jogger’s Park and 130-year-old Chatham Saw Mill, which still works. The Forest Museum has all specimens of plant life found here, like Naval Museum has naval memorabilia. Anthropological Museum remembers the ancient inhabitants. At Fisheries Museum and Water Sports Complex, indulge the local love for water. Witness the perfect sunset at Chidiyatapu Beach. Overnight stay in Port Blair.
With breakfast, it’s time to bid goodbye to the pristine islands of Andaman and head to the Port Blair airport to return home, laden with memories of a special vacation.