Andaman is all about the various shades of blue, its many white sandy beaches and an island-hopping journey like no other. Settled in the vast oceans between India and Thailand, they are actually two large groups of more than 500 islands - a geography that is beyond most people's imaginations! The Andaman and Nicobar Islands belong to the Indian subcontinent and are home to about half a million Indians, countless fish, exotic corals, and lush tropical landscapes - you are not a beach bum unless you have holidayed here!
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Andaman is all about the various shades of blue, its many white sandy beaches and an island-hopping journey like no other. Settled in the vast oceans between India and Thailand, they are actually two large groups of more than 500 islands - geography that is beyond most people's imaginations! The Andaman and Nicobar Islands belong to the Indian subcontinent and are home to about half a million Indians, countless fish, exotic corals and lush tropical landscapes - you are not a beach bum unless you have holidayed here!
How to Reach Andaman & Nicobar?
Either you fly down or take a ship
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are protected areas within the Indian sub-continent and as a result, entry and exit is only possible from select Indian cities. Direct flights to Port Blair - the capital of the Andamans - are only available from Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai. Govt-run ships sail twice a month from Chennai, Visakhapatnam and Kolkata.
Flight to Andaman Nicobar
Ship to Andaman Nicobar
Indian nationals do not require a visa/passport to enter the Andaman Islands. They are free to travel and live in the islands as long as they please (except restricted tribal reserves).
Apart from an obviously valid Indian Visa, all foreign nationals are required to obtain a Restricted Area Permit (RAP) to visit and stay in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. RAP is issued free of cost on arrival at the Port Blair Airport (Veer Savarkar Airport) and at the Port Blair harbour (Haddo Wharf). The Restricted Area Permit is valid for 30 days and can be extended for 15 days (by the Superintendent of Police in Port Blair).
Read more on Restricted Area Permit & entry formalities to the Andamans here.
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WHEN TO VISIT ANDAMAN
Visiting Andamans between November to February
This is the most favourable time to visit the islands - temperatures are relatively pleasant, the rains are away and the water is at its best. December is also the start of the turtle nesting season. Do note, 15 December to 15 January is the peak of the holiday season and almost all services are expensive at this time.
Visiting Andamans in March - May
Temperatures definitely rise a little bit and the islands may also see slight showers. However, monsoon does not begin until June, the peak season crowds are gone and prices are reasonable at this time. Definitely a nice time for a summer vacation with the kids.
Visiting Andamans from June to October
June is when the monsoons begin - and the only words to describe rains in Andaman are beautiful and unpredictable. Expect everything from overcast skies, slight drizzles to thunderstorms or a perfectly peaceful sky - you'll never be able to tell for sure! Almost all hotels, resorts and activity providers offer huge off-season discounts. Also the best time to get some of the lowest airfares to the islands. Some boats/activities may not be available but scuba diving and snorkeling are mostly undisturbed.