Thursday, April 28, 2011

Entry Fomalities for Andaman Islands

Foreign Nationals
           All foreign nationals can stay in the islands for 30 days. This can be extended by another 15 days with permission. They require a permit to stay from the immigration authorities. In addition, permits can also be obtained from: Indian Missions Overseas, Foreigner’s Registration Offices at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and the immigration authorities at the airports at Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta and Chennai.

          The places covered by this permit for night halt are: South Andaman Island, Middle Andaman Island and Little Andaman Island (except tribal reserve), Neil Island, Havelock Island, Long Island, Diglipur, Baratang, North Passage and islands in the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park (excluding islands – Boat Hobday, Twin, Tarmugli, Malay and Pluto) Night halt in the Park is with permission only.

For Day Halt
          South Cinque Island, Ross Island, Narcondum Island, Interview Island, Brother Island, Sister Island and Barren Island ( Barren Island can be visited on board vessels only).

Indian Nationals
          Indian nationals need no permit to visit Andamans. However, permits are required to visit Nicobar Islands and other tribal areas, which are given in exceptional cases. Application on a prescribed form may be addressed to the Deputy Commissioner, Andaman District, Port Blair.

How to reach Andaman & Nicobar Islands

By Air
                 Port Blair the Capital of Andaman & Nicobar Islands is connected with Chennai and Kolkata by air. Presently flights are operated by Indian Airlines, Jet Lite, King Fisher and King Fisher Red airlines. Indian Airlines, King Fisher Red and Kingfisher airlines are operating flights between Chennai and Port Blair on all 7 days of the week. For Kolkata-Port Blair –Kolkata sector Indian Airlines and Jetlite operates flights on all 7 days of the week. Jetlite operates flights between Delhi - Port Blair - Delhi via Kolkata on all 7 days of the week.
                We book flight tickets for all domestic and International airlines. To book flight tickets please email us at or call us at +91 3192 239595/234924 (Monday-Saturday 1000-1800 hours IST).

By Chartered Flights
               Andaman Holidays - Air Charter division can provide private jets of any size from any part of the World to fly in to Port Blair. The easiest and economic way is to reach Bangkok by a regular flight and from there travel by our private aircraft to Port Blair. For more information E-mail to 

 By Sea
              Regular passenger ship services are available to Port Blair from Chennai, Kolkata and Visakhapatnam and back. There are three to four sailings every month from Kolkata and Chennai to Port Blair and vice-versa. There is one sailing from Visakhapatnam in a month. The voyage takes about 50 to 60 hours and the ship normally berths at Port Blair for about two to four days.  

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Discover Andamans!

                 The Andaman & Nicobar are a group of picturesque Islands, big and small, inhabited and uninhabited, a total of 572 islands, islets and rocks lying in the South Eastern Part of the Bay of Bengal. They lie along an arc in long and narrow broken chain, approximately North-South over a distance nearly 800 kms. To discover more about Andamans Click

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Scuba Diving in Andamans!

            There is no greater adventure than diving. Whether you are a novice, or whether you have been diving for so many years, there is always something new, fascinating or challenging about venturing into the underwater world.
Diving in Andamans is a unique lifetime experience. The coastal water surrounding theses islands is the abode of one of the richest coral reef ecosystem is the world. The specialty is that, here the coral reefs and underwater formations are undamaged by human activity.
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Monday, April 18, 2011

Chartered Flights & Air Ambulances in Andaman Islands

Private aircraft charter has become an increasingly popular form of air travel, filling the need for enhanced levels of security, convenience, confidentiality and comfort.
Andaman Holidays can supply any type of aircraft, from helicopters and business jets, to commercial sized airliners for corporate group travel, from and to any airport of your choice worldwide. click for more info.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Snorkeling in Andamans!

Snorkeling in Andamans! Andaman Islands offers rarest varieties of corals and rich marine life. You can enjoy the under water marine life by snorkeling. Snorkeling in Andaman Islands is a unique lifetime experience. Snorkeling is possible in the islands nearby Port Blair and Havelock Island. Visit for more info

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sport Fishing

Sport Fishing in Andamans! Fishing in the untouched reefs of the Andaman Islands, for long inaccessible and untouched this Island group is the last frontier for true big game sport fishing. These tropical islands of rainforest, mangroves and deep drop offs, makes an ideal location for any form of saltwater angling. Experience fishing with Andaman Holidays! Visit for more info.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Luxury Yachting Services in Andamans!

Experience the Luxury Yachting Services with Andaman Holidays and many more. Visit for more info.

Andaman Trunk Road

ATR (Andaman Trunk Road) is the arterial road of the Andaman Islands. It runs from Port-Blair, the islands’ capital to Diglipur, the headquarters of the North Andamans. The length of the road is approximately 333 Kms. This covers South Andaman, Middle Andaman and North Andaman. The ATR cuts through dense vegetation and at places are punctuated by the inward sea waters. The fact that the ATR cuts through the aborigines’ reserve has made the Government to take serious steps to contain threats to the flimsy aboriginal population. Security Guards are provided on the State Government’s Transport Buses that ply the ATR. The ATR runs through forests that are abundant with trees like Andaman Padauk and the Mahua, some of which are even thousand years old. These forests also have some animals, like the pig and deer. There are three important Creeks – Nilambur creek, Kadamtala creek and Kalighat creek. Bus and boat facilities are provided for passengers. This road extends through important areas
·        Garacharma (Industrial area)                                       
·        Water Sports Complex
·        SippiGhat
·        ICAR Agricultural farm
·        Ferrarganj
·        Jirka Tang
·        Middle Straight Bakultala, Kadamtala
·        Rangat (Second township of Andaman)
·        Swadeshnagar
·        Billyground
·        Mayabunder / Austin Bridge Mohanpur / Kishorinagar to Diglipur
One has to travel by boat to visit Kalighat Creek, one of the three creeks that punctuate the ATR. At times, tourists enjoy watching crocodiles while sailing on the blue waters here. After visiting Kalighat, one can travel towards the last spot, Diglipur.
Here, tourists also get an opportunity to watch elephants lifting heavy logs with the help of their trunks. It is splendid in itself because it is impossible for hundreds of men to lift a log. Elephants do their work with skill. They dump those heavy logs in trucks that carry them from the dense forest to the road side. People watch elephants work with impeccable efficiency and are spell bound.
In their return journey, tourists prefer traveling by boats from Diglipur to Port Blair. If they are lucky, they have access to hundreds and thousands of Dolphins playing in velvet blue waters. At times group of Dolphins even follow the boats.
The islands of Middle Andaman and the North Andaman are connected with a fly over bridge “Chengappa Bridge” over the Austen creek. The Bridge on the picturesque ATR also is a tourist attraction.  
The journey along the ATR is soul-searching and a colorful experience, as one can come across the varieties of people, flora and fauna that’re unique to the Andamans. For taking on the ATR in the best way, please feel free to write to or visit call: 91 3192 239595. 

Sight Seeing in Andamans!

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