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Twin Islands of Andamans: Ross and Smith Islands

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Ross and Smith Islands are known as the Twin Islands Andaman and Nicobar group of islands. Ross and Smith islands are actually two islands – Ross and Smith together to create a single group of islands. These are one of the must see places in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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These beautiful islands are North Andaman, a few nautical miles from Diglipur Jetty. What makes these islands really beautiful and separates them from the rest of the islands is that these two islands are connected by a natural sandbar. It’s like if you are both islands, you see a way kinda thing which is actually a sand bar linking the two islands. And so, while walking on the bar you can move from one island to another.

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This white, silky sand bar goes inside the sea in times of high tide and surfaces again during high tide.
One can easily reach these islands by taking a boat from Diglipur costing anywhere from Rs. 500 to Rs. 2000. Both runs from early morning until noon. The island also has a small wooden house, where you can climb and enjoy the serene beauty.

The islands also have a bit of coral in the water but they are not very well known and is present in the deep sea as a way coral life can not be experienced here. During high tide, the sand bar disappears leaving a trail of water between the two islands and during low tide the sand bar reappears makes the islands look majestic!

The water is crystal clear and pearl green color. Sunbathing in Ross and Smith Islands is a wonderful experience that can be had only after visiting them.
For questions Related Andaman Tourism , send e-mail to andamanbluebay@gmail.com . Getting Ross and Smith Islands: Rent a dunghi from Diglipur jetty.

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5 Compelling reasons to visit the Andamans This Monsoon

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With its sun-drenched beaches, azure waters and captivating view of the Andaman Islands is a picture-perfect getaway for travelers. Come monsoons (from late May to late July), and these islands, tucked away in a corner of the world, becomes even more magical. It is definitely the best time to visit Andaman. You ask why? Well, the lush green vegetation and scenic beauty comes alive, the tourist rush is over, and the hotel owners offer attractive discounts. What’s not to love?

And wait, we give you more five reasons to plan a trip to the Andaman during the monsoon season:

# 1 Enjoy a long walk on Radha Nagar Beach

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As you approach Radha Nagar Beach, all you can see is a hint of water and towering trees all around. Come closer and expanse of beach takes your breath away. The sun’s rays bounce off the pure white sand makes it glitter like diamonds sprinkled, and you immediately know why it is considered to be one of the best beaches in Asia. With almost no tourists around, you have the whole beach to yourself!

# 2 Revisit India’s Glorious history at Cellular Jail

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Built in 1906, Cellular Jail is or Kala Pani bathed in colonial and political history. On your visit, see claustrophobic prisons where notable Indian freedom fighters were once exile. The Light and Sound show that takes place in the evening offers an insight into the Indian freedom struggle and is available in both Hindi and English.

# 3 Snorkel at Bharatpur Beach

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Flights from Port Blair to any other island in the Andaman requires a degree of courage, we must say. The sea is choppy and the weather unpredictable, but we can guarantee that nothing beats snorkeling with a storm approaching. Go to Neil Island Bharatpur Beach and get lost in the colorful coral reefs and rich marine life. Bragging about this adventure to your friends later!

# 4 Take a walk on the Andaman Trunk Road

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While the Andaman Trunk Road remains a restricted zone for tourists, it is open to those who go to the limestone Alfred Caves in Diglipur. To reach the caves, you have to trek for about an hour, which is not very difficult. The caves assume a different shape during the monsoon season. On your day trip to Diglipur, you must also visit the Saddle Peak, the highest point in the archipelago.

# 5 Relish Delicious Seafood

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Apart from the many small cafes dotting the many islands in the Andamans, where you can sample everything from freshly caught fish to Israeli and continental fare, Port Blair is easily your best bet for quality seafood. Red Snapper and New Lighthouse Restaurant is worth a try.

Enjoy the beauty of the Andaman Tourism and create your very own monsoon memories! Do not forget to write back with your favorite moments from your trip.

MAYABUNDER…AN ESCAPE FROM THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF THE CITY!

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Mayabunder is located in the north of the Middle Andaman. Its distance from Port Blair by the road is 242kms and by the sea is 157kms. It is situated near Rangat in the Andaman.

Mayabunder is usually not in “must to visit” list of the visitors to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is a lesser known tourist spot. It will appeal to those travelers who are in escape from the crowded islands to an aloof and secluded island. It is a place to enjoy the bliss of natural beauty and exotic greenery.

Mayabunder is home to a large minority of former Burmese Karen tribes. Mayabunder is surrounded by mangrove swamps all around the island. The beaches on this island are a bit different from the others. One of the must visit beaches in Mayabunder is Karmatang beach. It is one of the most beautiful beaches all over the island. People can find long stretch of grey volcanic sand and shallow waters all over the beaches in this area. If you feel like exploring the true jungle experience, then you may head to the wild by the elephant inhabited Interview Island.

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It is linked via the Andaman Trunk Road from Port Blair to Baratang to Rangat. The bus service is available on the daily basis for the commuters. Another way to reach this place can be through the ferry. The ferry takes around 9 to 10hours, depending on the weather conditions. It is an exhausting journey via ferry. You may also see various tribes on the journey. It is highly recommended not to click their photographs and videos. Anybody found doing is will be highly punishable for the offence.

For commuting through the place, local transport like the bus service and jeep rides are available. There is no provision for hiring the two wheelers at this place. You can rent a jeep at the Sea’N’Sand.

There is limited accommodated in Mayabunder. It is slowly developing but not yet fully developed. The place is occupied with guesthouses owned by the locals. The best option for staying in Mayabunder is Sea’N’Sand. There are also various cheap lodges available. The only restaurant with the traces of multi cuisine is Kadai in Sea’N’Sand in Mayabunder. Seafood barbeque is also available.

There are small shops in the market for snacks, etc. the main market is always well stocked with fresh fruits and vegetables.

Andaman Holidays Mayabunder offers a plenty of activities like snorkeling, wild animal watching, and game fishing. A jungle trek is recommended for adventure lovers.

So if you are in the search of solace and want to enjoy the beauty of nature, leaving behind the luxuries of life, then this is the place for you. Mayabunder will definitely be a once in life time experience.

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LITTLE ANDAMAN ISLAND

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Little Andaman Island is situated in the south of the Andaman Island, 120kms by sea from Port Blair. This island offers the visitors with white sand beaches, exciting elephant safari, waterfalls, boating, surfing, elephant calves training, and much more.

This island is the best option for those who want to escape from the mundane and monotonous daily life and enjoy the beauty of nature and the greenery. The island gives you enormous options to elope in the beauty of sea, sandy shore, and the lush green.

The little Andaman is not directed through its name. It is nowhere little or small in space. It is one of the largest islands in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Its remote location makes it least visited.

The reach to the Little Andaman is possible through sea and by air services. Regular ferries travel from the Phoenix Bay and Haddo Wharf in Port Blair to the Hut Bay in the Little Andaman Island. The journey takes 6 to 8 hours depending on the weather conditions. It is recommended that prior booking for the ferry to Little Andaman will be better in the peak season. Another way to reach Little Andaman is by the air service. Seaplanes and helicopters travel from Port Blair to Little Andaman on regular daily basis. It is preferable to book your seats in the helicopter in advance, as there are limited seats in this service.

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Once you reach the Little Andaman Island, the accessibility throughout the island is made either through hired two wheelers, local jeep rides or through the local transport. The two wheelers are the most users friendly as you may travel at any point when you have them with you. The people can hire them for 300-400 per day, rest depending on the season. It is directed to all the two wheeler hirers that kindly get the gas refilled in the vehicle before 5pm, as all petrol pumps close after 5pm. Jeep ride also available in the Little Andaman. The cost may vary from 10 to 50 to 100 per person. The local buses are also available for commuting. Their rates are from 7 to 15.

The staying option at this island is very limited. There are only few guesthouses that are being run by the locals. You will mainly find bamboo huts with shared bathrooms.

The eatery options are quite limited, but the visitors are able to find suitable Indian food at some places. Some food shops also offer delicious pancakes and sandwiches also.

It is highly recommended to book in advance for the ferry and hotel if you wish to enjoy the natural beauty of the Little Andaman Island.

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Andaman Honeymoon Packages

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It is not just one of the best places to visit in Andaman Islands, yet it is likewise a standout amongst the most excellent islands you will ever see. Only an arrangement an outing with your recently andaman honeymoon, and our energizing wedding trip bundles will guarantee you have a brilliant time in Andaman.

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Andaman Tour: A Complete Travel Guide

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Some Travel Destinations are made of concrete and plate glasses. Some are made of dreams and dramas. A few are made of snow-capped mountains and fairy-tale theme forests. Rests are made of beautiful beaches, long coastlines and pristine lagoons filled with azure blue seawater. Put Bangalore, Lucknow and Mumbai in the first slot. In the last slip into a magic cloak, you will receive Pondicherry, Goa, and Andaman and Nicobar Island. Explore Andaman as a land of romance and mystery. You are sure to love the emerald Isles and white sandy beaches kissing the crystal clear water below cyan. Get out with your bag and baggage to explore the treasure-trove of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.  A well-planned itinerary does not take more than 3-4 days.  

If you look for an Andaman Tour in a tight schedule and a tighter budget, you can get started with a professional Andaman Tour Operator specializing in itinerary planning, organizing all required things en-route, and ensuring happy and pleasurable travel experience.

Best Time To Visit Andaman And Nicobar Islands

 

Taking a Trip To Andaman between October and May is always good as the water becomes crystal clear, perfect and placid after violently lashed by the monsoons and the west wind. This tranquil seawater encourages snorkelers and swimmers to partake in their favourite activities. Besides, this is the time for the annual tourism festival, too.

How To Reach in Andaman and Nicobar Island

 

BY AIR

 

Port Blair or Veer Savarkar International Airport is well-connected with many domestic and international airports spreading across the globe. Take a flight from your nearest Airport and get down here. Indians can get regular domestic flight services offered by Indian Airlines, Kingfisher Red, Jet Lite, etc.

 

BY SEA

 

For the Indians, there are many regular passenger ship services available from Vishakhapatnam, Chennai, Calcutta, etc. All of these will drop you at Port Blair.

 

Where to Check in


There are various budget and luxury hotels, guest houses, resorts and inns to check in.  There are some Andaman accommodations controlled by the Government of India. To honest and very frank finding an accommodation by you online or after reaching here is really a troublesome job. It reduces the time and pleasure of your Andaman Holidays.    

Getting Around

 

To get around the places of attractions according to your itinerary, you should choose private jeeps and minivans. Apart from that, you can take the advantage of buses and other means used for local transport. If you have a full family with you can choose Andaman Family Tour Packages. Many service providers include this service as a part of their family tour packages.

Places of Attractions in Andaman and Nicobar Island

There are a significant number of tourist attractions in this picturesque Island. These are a real feast for your eyes. A proper apprehension of these makes a beauty-seeker happy and pleased.

Given Below are These:

 

  • Port Blair
  • Cellular Jail
  • Limestone Caves
  • Bharatpur Beach
  • Havelock Island
  • The Great Nicobar Island
  • Viper Island
  • Neil Island
  • Marina Park and Aquarium

A Complete Andaman Tour should include in this ideal travel destination. 

Activities You Can Indulge in

 

There are many water activities like scuba diving, sea walking, snorkelling, deep-sea fishing, and kayaking. Reclining in a hammock with nothing but the azure blue is really a fun experience. 

 

Activities at Glance:

 

  • Snorkelling
  • Jet Skiing
  • Under Sea walking
  • Speed Boating
  • Parasailing
  • Deep-Sea Fishing
  • Angling
  • Scuba diving
  • Sport Fishing
  • Glass Bottom Boating
  • Diving or Snorkelling with Rajan

Eateries and Seafood Restaurants

 

There are many reputable eateries and seafood restaurants offering delicious dishes and gourmet cuisines in Andaman. You are sure to enjoy many continental and authentic Indian cuisines prepared from fresh vegetables and pure ingredients.  Get the best culinary experience with numerous seafood dishes.

Now it is the turn to return from Andaman Tour. Use Port Blair to come back home by air or on the sea.      

7 Best Tourist Places and Attractions in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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If you are imagining white sandy beaches on the Emerald Isles kiss the crystal clear water below cyan Pardon Me !!! You have no other choice than the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago. These islands can even change their state of mind lewd adventurous one as it will provide a lot of pelagic activities Splosh-Gosh. And then you are in the world of pagan emeralds … and your person jove-boiled pigeon-judo a treasure Perk just enter history whipped the disreputable ‘prison cell’, which is now a heritage humanity and a monument to the prisoners (freedom fighters) of the independence movement of India.
Indigenous cultural life of the original inhabitants have no halo of vehement apostasy. Some of the tribes have become extinct due to deforestation unregulated and some others, the Jawara and Sentinelese, have resulted in being nature fall, dragging survive against the outside world and few have assimilated in contemporary Indian society. The other people living in harmony sharpening stone pagans are Indians and immigrants from Myanmar and Sri Lanka. A treasure is just waiting to be discovered in these mystical islands.

Following are top beaches and places to visit in Andaman Islands:

 

1. Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island

 

 

Extolled as “Asia’s Best Beach” in 2004 by the TIME Magazine, the Radhanagar Beach is one of the must visit beaches in Andaman that lies on the western coast of Havelock Island. The clean and composed ambiance, far from the tourist hum drum, with farseeing white and silky sand gleaming beneath the turquoise blue waters is a perfect beachscape to take those long walks at an ideal sunset brimming over the horizon. The Radhanagar Beach is also known for hosting underwater activities like snorkeling and scuba diving that lets the adventure seekers to explore the colourful marine world.

2. Laxmanpur Beach, Neil Island

 

 

One of the popular beaches in Andaman, the Laxmanpur Beach, which is close to the Bharatpur Beach… is the perfect getaway on your trip to Andaman, as you are left with sufficient time and space to be on your own and enjoy the privacy even during the peak tourist season. The Laxmanpur Beach is comparatively longer and wider than Bharatpur Beach, hence ideal for a long and refreshing walk.

3. Ross and Smith Island Beach

 

 

The unmatched and paradisaical beauty of the Ross and Smith island beach, which is a natural sandbar connecting the two lonely islands, is yet another unruffled beaches in Andaman… rolling up beach lovers from all over the world. The Ross and Smith Island beach is a few nautical miles from the Diglipur Jetty and one can enjoy boat rides on the crystal clear blue water tinged with green. It is a haven for leisure and adventure activities like sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving.

4. Guitar Island Beach

 

 

 

One of the least travelled beaches in Andaman, the Guitar Island beach is a long, narrow and creamy beach that can only be accessed from Long Island Jetty by dunghi. This beach is an ideal escape for couples looking for some privacy and seeking to build some impractical romantic ideals and attitudes.

5. Karmatang Beach, Mayabunder

The party animals will turn this dull beach wild and eventful. Yes! There is nothing much to explore at Karmatang Beach BUT if you are travelling to Andaman with a group of hippies then this beach must not be missed. Nonetheless… the Karmatang beach, unlike other beaches in Andaman, is a beautiful and clean beach with lush coastal vegetation and having several small huts. It is approximately a 30 minutes drive from Mayabunder.

6. Raman Bageecha Beach, Rangat

 

 

The Raman Bageecha beach leaps out from the dense grove making it an ideal beach to relax and enjoy the seizing ocean breeze and eye catching horizon. The beach can be accessed by foot after a few minutes’ drive from Rangat Jetty.

7. Bharatpur Beach, Neil Island

 

It is another popular beach in Andaman that is famed for coral viewing. Leisure travellers can hire a glass bottom boat for coral viewing and further adventure seekers may go for activities like scuba diving and snorkeling to explore the coral world in details.

How to Choose Best Andaman Honeymoon Tour Packages?

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A honeymoon is probably the most desired event for almost all people who believe in love, compassion, devotion and dedication. This is the most eventful time for those who are madly in love and union. Honeymoon tour is the best option for the newlywed couples to recharge their body and soul before starting their new life together.  This is the right option and time to get lost into the world of madness before coming to the world of reality.  After returning from their honeymoon trip, they have to start a married life and live together. This is why a vast majority of newly married couples want to make their honeymoon tour spectacular, romantic, and restful. In order to do so, they look for the best package from a Reputable Honeymoon Tour Planner who can meet their need exactly.

However, choosing Best Andaman Holidays Tour Packages for meeting different honeymoon needs is not a cakewalk. There are a significant number of tour planners providing honeymooners with various Andaman Honeymoon Tour Packages. This is why choosing Best Andaman Honeymoon Tour Packages out of these packages require some basic knowledge and very good understanding. If you don’t have this, you need not be worried about it.

In this article, we shall discuss some important tips that can help newlywed couples choose the Best Andaman Honeymoon Packages.

Tips to Choose Best Andaman Honeymoon Tour Packages

Search on Google

This is the easiest yet most effective step for finding out the right package offered by a professional company. If you search on Google with “Best Andaman Honeymoon Packages”, you will find many service providers at the SERP of Google. Just write down their names in a notebook and visit their official websites (if they have) to shortlist a few company names based on their expertise, experience and areas of specialization.  Choose one organizer who has Andaman Honeymoon Tour in its areas of specialization.

Experience

This is another important thing to consider. Selecting an experienced company is always a wise decision. Here you just need to weigh and consider the total years of experience the company has. Now you should have a critical look at the “experience” in your desired domain. I mean you need to justify the Experience in Honeymoon Tour planning and organizing.   

Areas of Specialization

You must need to know the areas of specialization. To do so, visit the company website and click on the service sections and packages offered by it. If you find your desired service is in their core competencies, you should take the name in your shortlisted companies.

Expertise

You should know how efficient the company is in honeymoon tour planning, organizing, staffing and executing its duties, responsibilities and required activities to ensure a satisfactory service.

 Comments and Testimonials

Before choosing a company, you must read the comments and testimonials given to them by many direct users. More positive reviews are always better. However, you could cross-check few reviews and testimonials to know whether these are fakes. There are many review-posting websites online, you can check these all to get a clear cut opinion and view company.