DAZZLING ANDAMAN ISLANDS

Trip Commences From: Port Blair
Trip Ends At: Port Blair

Day 01

Arrival at Port Blair

Arrival at Port Blair in the morning/afternoon by flight and transfer to hotel. Our representative will be waiting at the airport exit with your name on the placard. Kindly collect your luggage and walk to the exit gate point.

After some rest, visit the famous Cellular Jail (entry closes at15:45 hours). [Cellular Jail, also known as Kalapani, is an old colonial prison situated in Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Constructed by the British during their colonial rule in India, Cellular Jail was used particularly to exile political prisoners where they were subjected to many atrocities at the hands of the British. The jail complex is now maintained by the Government of India and is recognized as a national memorial monument that showcases the life of prisoners during the British era.]

Later, attend the enthralling light & sound show at the Cellular Jail, where the heroic saga of the Indian freedom struggle is brought to life. The light & sound show at the Cellular Jail is presented as a conversation between an atma (spirit) and a Peepal (sacred fig) tree in legendary Indian actor Om Puri's voice. The show runs for 45-50 minutes. Later, return to the hotel.

Our Tour Manager will brief you daily. On the first day, they will take you through the itinerary in detail and request you to spare time for the same.

Important points to note:

▪ In case your flight lands in the afternoon, we may take you straight from the airport to Cellular Jail so that
you are able to watch the sound and light show.
▪ Once the visit to the main Cellular Jail is over, you will need to exit the jail premises and wait at the garden
opposite the jail and re-enter just before the light & sound show commences.
▪ You can avail of refreshments like tea, coffee, samosa, coconut water, etc near the garden on direct
payment basis.
▪ Please note that vehicles are not allowed to stop outside Cellular Jail, hence guests will be dropped
approximately 400 meters before the jail and will have to walk from the parking point till the jail entrance.

Once the Cellular Jail visit and light & sound show is over, guests will need to walk again to the parking point
to board their vehicle.
▪ You can attend the light & sound show at 18:00 hours or 19:00 hours, depending on ticket availability.
▪ Cellular Jail is closed on Mondays.

Day 02

Port Blair - Havelock

Departure by private/government ferry from Port Blair to Havelock (PB-HL). The ferry takes 1.5-2.5 hours to reach Havelock, which is also known as Swaraj Dweep.

Proceed inside the jetty with your own luggage since outside staff is not allowed inside the jetty. Once you enter the jetty, proceed to the ferry counter, show the printout of your ticket, get the boarding stamped and then wait for the boarding announcement. Then proceed with your luggage towards the ferry; big luggage to be handed over to the ferry staff and hand luggage to be carried on board. Once you reach the destination, collect your luggage outside the ferry and proceed towards the exit of terminal. Our representative will be waiting at the exit of the gate with your name on a placard. Proceed to your hotel.

Between 14:30 and 15:30 hours, proceed to Beach No. 7 (Radhanagar Beach), rated as the ‘Best Beach in Asia’ by Time Magazine. Unwind, relax and enjoy the pristine white sands of the beach. To get the best view of Radhanagar Beach, we recommend that you wade into the water till hip level. Once you are in this position, turn around and you will see the clean blue water, the mystic white sand and the magical green trees. This is the best view one can have of Radhanagar Beach. There are some local shops where guests can purchase snacks and refreshments.

Spend the evening at leisure.

Important points to note:

▪ Kindly remind the hotel to provide packed breakfast at Port Blair since the same is not included at Havelock.
Carry a valid photo identity (PAN card is not acceptable) as the same is checked before boarding the ferry.
▪ Alcohol cannot be carried on board the inter-island vessels (private/government).
▪ Guests cannot swim in the water after sunset.
▪ Only limited cars are available on Havelock Island. Accordingly, guests are requested to adhere to the
timelines specified by the Tour Manager.

Day 03

Excursion to Elephant Beach / Lighthouse

Embark on the most memorable excursion to Elephant Beach or Light House by shared boat. [Elephant Beach was named after an elephant training camp run by the Forest Department in the 1990s. The same is not operational now and there are no elephants at Elephant Beach.]

The journey time is 30-45 minutes. Spend some time on the breathtaking white sands of Elephant Beach; you can enjoy a variety of fruit chats, coconut water, samosa chat, jhalmuri, etc on direct payment basis. You can also enjoy water sports and activities such as snorkelling, sea walk, jet ski, glass bottom boat, banana boat ride, sofa boat ride, parasailing, etc on direct payment. It is also a great place to just spend the day lying on the beach and relaxing. The beach is very scenic with fallen trees and white sand giving photographers some interesting shots. The reef here starts very close to shore at a depth of about 1 metre. The large reef is mostly made up of hard coral and has plenty of marine life. Return back after three (3) hours in the same shared boat back to the Beach No 1.

Our tour manager will meet & greet and assist with car transfers to proceed to the hotel. Spend the evening at Leisure.

Important points to note:

▪ The boats to Elephant Beach are managed by a boat association who need individual guests to fill a consent
form after which boats are allotted based on rotation and sharing basis.
▪ Due to limited boats, guests may need to wait until their boat is allotted. We have no control over the wait
time.
▪ Please carry a change of clothes, towel, cap, sunglasses and sunscreen, and wear comfortable clothing for
this trip.
▪ In case the Elephant Beach trip is not operating due to sea conditions, then guests will be taken to the
Lighthouse.
▪ Guests can purchase water and snacks from shops near the counter before proceeding on the trip as
nothing is available at Elephant Beach.
▪ Do not litter the beach and throw waste in dustbins only.
▪ Consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited at Elephant Beach.

Day 04

Havelock - Neil Island

Check out and return from Havelock Island to Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep) by private/government ferry (HL-NL) The ferry takes one (1) hour to reach. Once you reach the destination, collect your luggage outside the ferry and proceed towards the exit of terminal where our representative will be waiting with your name on a placard. Transfer to the hotel in Neil Island and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay. Spend the evening at leisure.

Important points to note:

▪ All hotels on Havelock Island have an early morning check-out time. Late checkout is provided at the
discretion of the hotel management.
▪ Guests should arrive at the private ferry counter for check in at least one (1) hour before the vessel
departure time.

Day 05

Neil Island - Port Blair

Wake up in the quaint and mesmerizing Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep), also known as the Vegetable Bowl of the Andamans. Check out and then proceed for a three-beach visit covering Bharatpur (famous for water sports including glass bottom boat ride, jet ski, snorkelling, scuba diving, speed boat ride, etc on direct payment basis), Laxmanpur Beach (famous for its views: on a clear day, one can see Havelock Island on one side and Port Blair on the other), and Natural Bridge (also known as Howrah Bridge by the locals; this can be accessed only during low tide).

Return to Port Blair by private/government ferry (NL-PB) from Neil Island. Our representative will be waiting at the exit of the harbour for meet & greet and then and drop you to your hotel in Port Blair. Spend the evening at leisure.

Important points to note:

▪ The beach visit is subject to tide schedule and our local representative will update you on the preferred time
to visit.
▪ All hotels on Neil Island have an early morning check-out time. Late checkout is provided at the discretion of
the hotel management.

Day 06

Departure from Port Blair

Check out from Port Blair hotel as per check-out time after which we will take you straight to the airport to board your departure flight.

Depart with sweet memories of these stunning islands.

Important points to note:

▪ All hotels in Port Blair have an early morning check-out time. Late checkout is provided at the discretion of
the hotel management and subject to availability.
▪ Port Blair Airport is a small airport with heavy rush. We request all guests to be at the airport at least 1.5
hours before the time of flight departure.

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