Andaman Island Odyssey
away in one corner of the Bay of Bengal is an archipelago of island called
the Andamans. Here are pristine islands of tropical forests lightened jewel
like on the velvet blue of the sea, perfect for a holiday on its golden
mangrove beaches. The Andaman and Nickobar groups of 293 islands stretch
over 700 kms. Rich evergreen rain forests abound the island, which have
abundant bird life and a multi colour under-water world of sea life. The
water in exotic shades of green, blue and turquoise is like a sheet of clear
glass through which one can view the coral beds.
The local Islanders or the tribal people are aboriginese who have Negroid
They have their home in the jungles. Seemingly cut off from the world, the
Andaman and Nickobar Islands are one of the last frontiers that have
resisted the onslaught of civilizations. There are areas here where no one
is allowed to visit, for Island support tribals who lives the way making did
thousands of years ago, but islands where you can visit offer the lure of
underwater coral gardens, unspoiled beaches and watersports like diving,
windsurfing, fishing, angling, water skiing, sailing, snorkeling, collecting
rare shells on the beaches and studying underwater marine life. Truly
a tourists fun holiday".
Day 1 : Port Blair
Arrive Port Blair from Calcutta or Madras by air. Transfer to hotel. Half
day city sight-seeing tour of on thropological museum which displays the
tools, models habitats, art and handcrafts of the aboroginal tribes, the
marine museum where over 350 species of sea life are carefully preserved.
Harbour cruise of Rose Island and Viper islands, once used to harbour
convicts. Evening son-et-lumiere at the cellular jail, the Bastille of
India, a relic of bygone days. Overnight at Port Blair.
Day 2 : Port Blair
in the morning for Mt. Harriet by boat surface. Drive up to the peak of Mt.
Hamlet at 1200 ft to get a kaleidoscope view of the whole of Port Blair. 2
hrs drive to Middle Strait passing through tropical forests and tribal area
enroute pausing to view lumber operations by elephants. Evening at leisure
on the beach. Overnight at Port Blair.
Day 03 : Port Blair
Full day tour of the national marine park including tour of Redskin and
Jolly buoy group of picturesque stands offering exotic coral and marine
life. Its virgin scuba beaches and crystal clear waters are ideals for
snorkeling and diving. Optionally at leisure for sunbathing or basking the
sunkissed beach. Overnight at Port Blair.
Day 04 : Neil and Havelock
Morning motor boat cruise to Neil and havelock Islands. Day free at the
beautiful sandy beaches. At leisure to explore the lush green forest or
underwater coral life. Overnight at Neil.
Day 05 : Cinque Islands
Boat cruise to the beautiful underwater coral gardens and unspoiled beaches
of north Cinque islands. Great place to swim, snorkel or for scuba diving.
The hillock provides a fabulous view of the isolated island, submerged
corals and the scintillating sunset. Overnight at Neil.
Day 06 : Port Blair
free in the lush mangroves surrounding the island. At leisure at the
picturesque beach and creeks. Later arrive at Port Blair. Check into the
beach resort. Overnight at Port Blair.
Day 7 :
Fly Port Blair / Calcutta or Madras / Delhi.
» Options and Extensions -
By sea Madras / Port
Blair /Madras with South India extension
» Possible Variation -
Shorter itinerary possible by
staying at Port Blair and doing day other island.
» Best Time -
October to May