Since pre-historic times, these islands have been the home of aboriginal tribes. But the first settlement by the British took place in 1789, which was later abandoned in 1796. The second settlement was basically a penal settlement, taken up in 1858, the year after the First War of Indian Independence, followed by the settlement of convicts, some criminal tribes from Central and United Provinces, refugees from erstwhile East Pakistan and Sri Lanka as well as ex-servicemen.The Andaman and Nicobar Islands stretch out almost 500 km in length, with the Andamans in the north and the Nicobars in the south. The main island, aptly known as Great Andaman, is divided into 3 portions – North Andaman, Middle Andaman and South Andaman. Port Blair is located on South Andaman.
Mid-January until mid-May sees the best weather, and often the best diving conditions. The days are mostly sunny at this time of year, and the sea sometimes flat enough to reflect the clouds. The monsoon usually hits around late May, lasting until the end of July, and is probably the worst time to visit the islands – strong winds, frequent rain and low visibility underwater. August through November some occasional showers and slightly rougher seas are possible but diving can still be great at this time of year. The weather often takes a turn for the worse for the month of December through early January.
DAY 01: ARRIVE TO PORT BLAIR
On arrival at Port Blair, our representative receive you at Airport /Harbour and escorted you to checkin to the hotel/Resort. After check-in at the hotel and little relax, we start the journey with Anthropological Museum, which displays the tools, models habitats, art and handcrafts of the aboriginal tribes of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. the Cellular Jail, Science Center and water sports complex. At evening, the Light and Sound Show at Cellular Jail where the saga of the freedom struggle brought alive.
Day 02: PORT BLAIR-THREE ISLAND TOUR
After breakfast, start for a full-day to Ross Island, North Bay Island and Viper Island by boat and same day return.
Ross Islands, the erstwhile capital of Port Blair during the British regime, is a tiny island standing as guard to Port Blair harbour.
Viper Island, The tiny, serene, beautiful island of Viper witnessed the untold sufferings the freedom fighters had to undergo. Dangerous convicts found guilty of violating the rules of the Penal Settlement, were put in fetters and were forced to work with their fetters on in this island. Freedom fighters like Nanigopal and NandlalPulindas, who had resorted to hunger strike at the Cellular Jail, were imprisoned at Viper Island.
DAY 03: PORT BLAIR - HAVELOCK ISLAND –NEIL ISLAND
Today, we start journey towards Havelock island via ferry from Port Blair. On arrival at Havelock Island, After breakfast, we proceed to Radhanagar Beach, which rated the #7 among the finest beach in Asia. It is an ideal place for swimming, sea bathing and basking on the sun kissed beach. After noon we proceed towards Neil Island (via ferry).
NEIL ISLAND An ideal island for eco-tourism in Andaman Islands.
With plenty of marine life. Neil Island dwells with lust green surroundings of paddy fields, banana plantations and tropical trees
DAY 04: NEIL ISLAND-PORT BLAIR
After breakfast, you can visit Sitapur viewpoint. Then go to Bharatpur Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Andaman by own as it is very near and you have the time till 3.30 pm to reach the ferry terminal. So it will be a very nice option to you.
In the evening our representative will escort you to the ferry terminal for your Port blair bound journey. Overnight at Port Blair
Day 05: BARATANG ISLAND
Early morning trip to Baratang, visit to Lime stone caves, boat journey through Mangrove Creeks & after Lunch trip to Mud Volcano and evening return to Port Blair, On the way see JARAWA’s ( the original Tribes of India).By evening return back to the hotel in Port Blair.
Day 06: JOLLY BOYE
Today after Breakfast (at 0800hrs), we proceed for a full day trip to Jolly Buoy/Red skin island, is a part of Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Wandoor has a nice beach and offers spectacular view of exotic corals, colourful fishes and under water marine life. It is one of the best destination for snorkeling, sea bathing and basking on the vide sandy beaches
Day 07: Port Blair-Delhi
Dropping to Airport with memories and terrific holidays at Andaman Islands.