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Andaman

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a Union territory of India comprising 572 islands of which 37 are inhabited, are a group of islands at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.

The territory is about 150 km (93 mi) north of Aceh in Indonesia and separated from Thailand and Myanmar by the Andaman Sea. It comprises two island groups, the Andaman Islands (partly) and the Nicobar Islands, separated by the 150 km wide Ten Degree Channel (on the 10°N parallel), with the Andamans to the north of this latitude, and the Nicobars to the south (or by 179 km). The Andaman Sea lies to the east and the Bay of Bengal to the west.

The territory’s capital is the city of Port Blair. The total land area of the islands is approximately 8,249 km2 (3,185 sq mi). The islands host the Andaman and Nicobar Command, the only tri-service geographical command of the Indian Armed Forces. The territory is divided into three districts: Nicobar District with Car Nicobar as capital, South Andaman district with Port Blair as capital and North and Middle Andaman district with Mayabunder as capital.

The Andaman Islands are home to the Sentinelese people, an uncontacted people. The Sentinelese are the only people currently known to not have reached further than a Palaeolithic level of technology.

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POPULAR DESTINATIONS

Port Blair         Havloc Island   Ross & North Bay Island         ChidiyaTapu

Kalapatthar Beach                  Elephant Beach                       Neil Island

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HOW TO REACH ANDAMAN

By Air

One can take a flight from major cities of India to Port Blair Airport (IXZ). Veer Savarkar International Airport (IXZ), also known as Port Blair Airport, is the main gateway to the Andaman Islands. You can choose a suitable flight to Andaman to reach these exotic islands. There are regular Air India flights from Delhi to Portblair as well as various other airlines also offer direct services between the two capital cities. These airlines are GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, and Vistara. The average Delhi to Portblair flight duration is about five hours. Taxi rentals and shuttles are available at the airport in Port Blair for tourists.

By Train

No Train Connectivity to Andaman & Nicobar Island, one can reach to Kolkata OR Chennai by train & then take flight to Port Blair Airport (IXZ).

By Road

No Connectivity.

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We describe best way to reach Andaman as, to reach Port Blair Airportby Flight from any part of India & our representative will receive you from Airport & will execute the trip.

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DO’S & DON’T IN ANADAMAN

  1. Always wear life jacket before boarding the Boat.
  2. Check passenger capacity while boarding the Boat. Ensure that Tourists/crew on board is not more than the prescribed capacity.
  3. The Boat operator should be in sound condition, if found under influence of Liquor immediately disembark and inform us.

Andaman & Nicobar Islands have many sandy beaches and coral reefs.  But only some of these beaches are supervised for safe swimming, snorkelling and diving.  Though Andaman water is generally safe for swimming and looks inviting, it also has some potentially dangerous marine animals, which may come in conflict due to mistaken identity such as prey or to defend their territory.  Though such incidents are extremely rare, visitors are advised to observe the following precautions for a safe and enriching swimming experience.

LIST OF DO’S IN ANADAMAN

  1. Find out about safe swimming or diving area from the Tourist Information Center, Local Tour Operators and Forest Department Staff.  Do not swim in Protected Areas to avoid dangerous animals.
  2. Look for the safety sign boards. They help you to identify potential dangers.
  3. Ask a lifeguard on duty for some advice on swimming conditions like local currents, tides, visibility, and the presence of dangerous marine creatures etc. Swimming conditions can change quickly, so seek prior advice from a lifeguard before entering in water in an unpatrolled area.
  4. Get a friend to swim with you so that you can look out for each other’s safety and get help, if needed.  Children should always be supervised by an adult.  Avoid swimming in the dark.
  5. Raise your hand up for help if you get into trouble in the water. Stay calm and wave your arm for help.

LIST OF DONT’S IN ANADAMAN

  1. Do not dangle your arms or legs in the water during boat rides.    
  2. Do not swim under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  3. Shiny jewellery or bright colored clothes resembles fins of small fishes and may attract predatory fishes. Avoid such accessory or clothing while swimming.  
  4. If you have an open wound, please avoid swimming. Many predatory fish are attracted to blood odour.
  5. Avoid diving or swimming amongst school of fish. This may attract predatory fishes such as sharks.       
  6. Avoid night swimming or diving.

LOOKOUT FOR HARMFUL MARINE ANIMALS

Jelly Fishes :Their sting may cause pain and giddiness.  Don’t touch or play with them.  Get ashore if you see a large school of Jelly Fish.  In case of a sting, apply vinegar or an ice pack. Do not rub.

Sharks: Normally present in open sea and some parts of coral reef areas.  Avoid swimming or diving alone and don’t enter the water with open wounds.

Sea Snakes :Some sea snakes are poisonous and are usually recognized by their paddle-like tail.  They can be aggressive if handled or stepped on.  Stay well away from them.

Stone Fish :Present in shallow coral and rocks or camouflaged in mud and sand.  It has venomous dorsal spines and its sting could be lethal.  To avoid sting never walk on coral reef area.  Never lift rocks or corals.  Wear sturdy sandals while walking in shallow coastal waters.

Salt water Crocodiles : Noticed in creeks, mangrove areas, sheltered waters and mouths of creeks.  Please avoid swimming or diving in these areas.  If you spot a crocodile, get ashore and alert the authorities. Crocodiles also move large distances in the open sea and can be found in coral reefs as well.

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