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What to see at Andman Island

What to see at Andman Island

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ellular Jail

Cellular Jail, located at Port Blair, stood mute witness to the tortures meted out to the freedom fighters, who were incarcerated in this Jail. The Jail was completed in the year 1906 and was made up of individual cells. Hence it acquired the name, ³Cellular´. It originally was a seven pronged but was subsequently damaged and presently three out of the seven prongs are intact. On 3rd May, 1969, the Government of India declared it as a ³National Memorial´. Today, it is a place of pilgrimage for all freedom loving people. There is a special cell in which Veer Savarkar was kept prisoned separately. Also there is a Museum, an Art gallery, and a Photo gallery which are open for all.

Light & Sound Show

The saga of the heroic freedom struggle is brought alive in a moving Sound & light show. The show is conducted every evening in the premises of cellular jail which gives us a brief idea about the happenings in the jail prior to the independence.

Fisheries Museum (Aquarium)
Aquarium exhibits species of marine life peculiar to the islands and found in the Indo-Pacific Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. It¶s having 350 species of marine life, including live corals, sharks, polyps and starfish.

Anthropological Museum

The museum displays tribal essential and artifacts such as boats, weapons, baskets, clothing, photographs, models and records of exploratory expedition undertaken over the years.

Chatham Saw Mill
The Chatham saw mill, one of the oldest and largest wood mill in Asia. Built on a tiny island, is connected to Port Blair by bridge. It is a store ± base of timbers like Padauk, Gurjan, Marble, Satinwood etc. Now logging in the mill is banned and most of wood is imported from Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand.

Mini zoo

It houses some of the rare species of endemic birds and animals found in these islands wild pig, dear, monkey etc.

Naval Marine Museum (Samudrika)

The Samudrika is run by the Indian navy. The museum gives a good retrospect of the history, shells, Corals marine life, geography and archaeology of these islands.

Gandhi Park
This beautiful park at Port Blair has facilities like amusement rides, safe water sports and nature trail around the lake, garden, restaurant and historic remains like Japanese Temple as well as a bunker. The erstwhile Dilthaman tank, the then only source of drinking water to Port Blair has been developed as Gandhi Park.

Marina Park

Just adjacent to the water sports complex is the new amusement park offering rides for children and adults alike: giant wheels, paratrooper and dragon coaster. There is also a miniature botanical garden and a statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose here.

Science Centre

A small centre, situated at Goodwill Estate, provides a thrill and excitement for viewers interested in knowing about the islands, science, etc. It explains the science of oceans. The centre has many corners like Quiz Corner, Fun Science Gallery, etc.

Corbyn¶s Cove Beach

One of the most picturesque, coconut palm fringed beach, is 7 kms away from Port Blair town. Facilities like hotel, restaurant and bar, changing room etc., are available near to the beach. Historical remain like Japanese bunkers can be seen on the way to the beach.

Chidiya Tapu
Chidiyatapu is the southern most tip of South Andaman. As its name this is favorite destination for bird watchers. Its lush green mangroves, forest cover with numerous chirping birds and the Sylvan Sands make it an ideal picnic site. A very beautiful beach named Munda Pahad near by is very famous amongst the local people. There is a forest guest house situated on the top of a hillock providing a fabulous view of isolated islands, breath taking sunset also called the Sunset Point.

Mount Harriet
The summer headquarters of the chief commissioner during the British Raj, this is the Second highest point in Andaman islands, is an ideal place for a photography or a trekking up to Kalapathar, Mount Harriet has a Forest Guest House with lovely huts at a height of 365 mts from the sea level.

Ross Island
Ross Island, the erstwhile capital of Port Blair during the British regime, is a tiny island standing as guard to Port Blair harbour. The island presently houses the ruins of old buildings like Ballroom, Chief Commissioner¶s House, Government House, Church, Hospital, Bakery, Press, Swimming Pool, Cemetery and Troop Barracks, all in dilapidated condition.

Harbour Cruise

Harbour Cruise provides a panoramic view of different points around the harbour and includes a trip to tiny, serene, beautiful island called ³VIPER ISLAND´. Viper Island was used to harbour Convicts.

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park

It provides a unique view of open sea, beautiful corals, Tropical rainfed forests, attractive flora and fauna, creeks, marine animals for the eco-friendly tourists. It constitutes 15 small and large islands among which two islands i.e. JOLLY BUOY & RED SKIN is opened for tourists.

inque Island (39 Kms. by Sea from Port Blair): Declared as a sanctuary, these are enchanting islands with rare corals and under-water marine life and tropical rain forest. There is a beautiful sand bar joining the islands. It is suitable for scuba diving and snorkeling.

Havelock Island (38 Kms. By Sea from Port Blair): This island offers beautiful sandy beaches and lush green forest. Radhanagar Beach (Beach No.7), Asia¶s 7th most beautiful sea beach, is one of the attractive destinations for the tourists in the islands. Snorkeling & scuba diving facilities are provided in many beaches like Elephant beach etc. One can enjoy quite holidays in the lap of mother nature here.

Neil Island (40 Kms. By Sea from Port Blair) : This beautiful Island with lush green forest & sandy beaches is the vegetable bowl of Andaman. It provides an ideal holiday for ecofriendly tourists. Beautiful beaches at Lakshmanpur, Bharatpur, Sitapur & the natural bridge formations on the sea-shore are the attractions.

Barren Island (139 Kms. by Sea from Port Blair) : This is the only active volcano in India. This island is about 3 Kms. in crater of the volcano, about half km away from the shore. This island can be visited by special boats which are scheduled by the DSS weekly. Visit is restricted to on board vessels only. Landing ashore not allowed. Volcano type : Strato volcano Volcano eruption : Historical Summit elevation : 354 m 1,161 feet Latitude : 12.278 N 1216`40``N Longitude : 93.858 E 9351`30``E Middle Andaman
Baratang (105 Kms. By road from Port Blair)

The Island is reached after crossing the grand ANDAMAN TRUNK ROAD covered with dense forests. During the road journey you can see one of the famed tribes µTHE JARAWAS¶. The Island has beautiful beaches. Baludera beach is one among them. Mud Volcanoes, Limestone cave & Parrot Island are the most attractions for the tourists in this Island.
Parrot Island (105 Kms. By road from Port Blair).

The Island has beautiful beaches. Baludera beach is one among them. Mud Volcanoes , limestone cave & Parrot Island are the most attractions for the tourists in this Island.
Rangat (170 Kms. by road from Port Blair)

After crossing the Baratang Island one reaches this Island which holds immense potential for tourism. One can enjoy the solitude of virgin nature & also can view the nesting of turtles during Dec-Feb season in the Cutbert Bay beach. North Andaman
Mayabunder (242 Kms. by road from Port Blair).

This Island comes after Rangat, offers excellent scenic beauty & beautiful beaches. Beach at Avis Island (separate small Island travelled by local engine dingy), Karmatang beach and mangrove lined Creeks are the attractions for the tourists. This small Port Township offers immense scope for beach tourism.
Diglipur (328 Kms. by road from Port Blair)

Known as the µRice Bowl of Andaman & Nicobar Islands¶, reached after crossing Mayabunder. It provides a rare experience for ecofriendly tourists. Saddle Peak (732 Mtrs.) the highest point in the Islands is located near to Diglipur & excellent for trekking. Kalpong, the only river of Andaman flows from here. Ross & Smith, the twin Islands joined by a bewitching sand bar, is travelled from Diglipur by engine dingy. One who prefers to be away from the hustle and humdrum of urban life must come here to enjoy unhurried holidays.

6 Nights and 7 Days Andaman Package options
The Rates are valid from June 2009 till September 2009
All Rates mentioned are Per Person rates in A/C Car Except at Havelock Island & A/C Accomodation at all places with entry tickets and calculated in INR ( Indian Rupees )

If 4 If 6 Person Person s s If 2 Extra Package Person Perso Tour Code Type s n
6NPBH 6NPBH 6NPBH

Islands Included
6N Port Blair + Havelock 6N Port Blair + Havelock 6N Port Blair + Havelock

Extr a Child 5-12 yrs
5541 4471 3305

Extr a Child 4-5 yrs
3324 2683 1983

Superior Luxury Deluxe Standar d Econom y Superior Luxury Deluxe Standar d Econom y Superior Luxury Deluxe Standar d Econom y Superior Luxury Deluxe Standar d Econom y Superior Luxury Deluxe Standar d Econom y Superior

22162 17885 13219

20218 15941 11275

19570 15293 10627

8865 7154 5288

6NPBH

11081

9137

8489

4432

6N Port Blair + Havelock

2770

1662

6NPBH 6NPBB 6NPBB 6NPBB

9331 23522 19246 14580

7387 20444 16168 11502

6739 19418 15142 10476

3732 9409 7698 5832

6N Port Blair + Havelock 6N Port Blair + Baratang 6N Port Blair + Baratang 6N Port Blair + Baratang

2333 5881 4812 3645

1400 3528 2887 2187

6NPBB

12442

9364

8338

4977

6N Port Blair + Baratang

3111

1866

6NPBB 6NPBH1 6NPBH1 6NPBH1

10692 22291 17496 13608

7614 20347 15552 11664

6588 19699 14904 11016

4277 8916 6998 5443

6N Port Blair + Baratang 5N Port Blair + 1N Havelock 5N Port Blair + 1N Havelock 5N Port Blair + 1N Havelock

2673 5573 4374 3402

1604 3344 2624 2041

6NPBH1

11567

9623

8975

4627

5N Port Blair + 1N Havelock

2892

1735

6NPBH1 6NPBB1 6NPBB1 6NPBB1

9785 22550 18986 15098

7841 19472 15908 12020

7193 18446 14882 10994

3914 9020 7594 6039

5N Port Blair + 1N Havelock 5N Port Blair + 1N Baratang 5N Port Blair + 1N Baratang 5N Port Blair + 1N Baratang

2446 5638 4747 3775

1468 3383 2848 2265

6NPBB1

13316

10238

9212

5326

5N Port Blair + 1N Baratang

3329

1997

6NPBB1 6NPBH2 6NPBH2 6NPBH2

11858 22615 18079 14969

8780 20185 15649 12539

7754 19375 14839 11729

4743 9046 7232 5988

5N Port Blair + 1N Baratang 4N Port Blair + 2N Havelock 4N Port Blair + 2N Havelock 4N Port Blair + 2N Havelock

2965 5654 4520 3742

1779 3392 2712 2245

6NPBH2

13025

10595

9785

5210

4N Port Blair + 2N Havelock

3256

1954

6NPBH2 6NPBH1B1

11210 23004

8780 19926

7970 18900

4484 9202

4N Port Blair + 2N Havelock 4N Port Blair + 1N Havelock + 1N Baratang

2803 5751

1682 3451

6NPBH1B1 6NPBH1B1

Luxury Deluxe Standar d Econom y Superior Luxury Deluxe Standar d Econom y Superior Luxury Deluxe Standar d Econom y Superior Luxury Deluxe Standar d Econom y Superior Luxury Deluxe Standar d Econom y

18922 15811

15844 12733

14818 11707

7569 6324

4N Port Blair + 1N Havelock + 1N Baratang 4N Port Blair + 1N Havelock + 1N Baratang 4N Port Blair + 1N Havelock + 1N Baratang 4N Port Blair + 1N Havelock + 1N Baratang 3N Port Blair + 1N Baratang + 2N Diglipur 3N Port Blair + 1N Baratang + 2N Diglipur 3N Port Blair + 1N Baratang + 2N Diglipur 3N Port Blair + 1N Baratang + 2N Diglipur 3N Port Blair + 1N Baratang + 2N Diglipur 3N Port Blair + 3N Havelock 3N Port Blair + 3N Havelock 3N Port Blair + 3N Havelock

4731 3953

2838 2372

6NPBH1B1

14386

11308

10282

5754

3597

2158

6NPBH1B1 6NPBB1D2R M 6NPBB1D2R M 6NPBB1D2R M 6NPBB1D2R M 6NPBB1D2R M 6NPBH3 6NPBH3 6NPBH3

13219 22939 20801 18468

10141 17107 14969 12636

9115 15163 10411 10692

5288 9176 8320 7387

3305 5735 5200 4617

1983 3441 3120 2770

17399

11567

9623

6960

4350

2610

16524 22745 17690 15358

10692 20315 15260 12928

8748 19505 14450 12118

6610 9098 7076 6143

4131 5686 4423 3840

2479 3412 2654 2304

6NPBH3

13511

11081

10271

5404

3N Port Blair + 3N Havelock

3378

2027

6NPBH3 6NPBH4 6NPBH4 6NPBH4

11664 22874 16524 14969

9234 20444 14872 13316

8424 19634 14062 12506

4666 9150 6610 5988

3N Port Blair + 3N Havelock 2N Port Blair + 4N Havelock 2N Port Blair + 4N Havelock 2N Port Blair + 4N Havelock

2916 5719 4131 3742

1750 3431 2479 2245

6NPBH4

13219

11567

10757

5288

2N Port Blair + 4N Havelock

3305

1983

6NPBH4 6NPBH5 6NPBH5 6NPBH5

11340 23004 16913 16135

9688 20574 14483 13705

8878 19764 13673 12895

4536 9202 6765 6454

2N Port Blair + 4N Havelock 1N Port Blair + 5N Havelock 1N Port Blair + 5N Havelock 1N Port Blair + 5N Havelock

2835 5751 4228 4034

1701 3451 2537 2420

6NPBH5

14483

12053

11243

5793

1N Port Blair + 5N Havelock

3621

2172

6NPBH5

12571

10141

9331

5028

1N Port Blair + 5N Havelock

3143

1886

ABOVE PACKAGE COST IS PER PERSON COST AND INCLUDES * Air conditioned Accommodation on twin share basis at all places. * Sightseeing in Private AC Vehicle as per the itinerary in Port Blair & Baratang / Diglipur trip. * Sightseeing in Private Non AC Vehicle as per the itinerary at Havelock Islands. * Full Day Tour with All transfers including airport pick up and drop. * Entry Permits, entry tickets, ferry tickets & forest Area permits. * Daily Breakfast.

* All applicable taxes. ABOVE PACKAGE COST DOES NOT INCLUDE * Air/ Ship Fare to & fro Andaman * Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, camera charges & joy rides. * Lunch & Dinner Meal component to be added for meals to be provided at respective Hotel / Resort Superior Luxury Deluxe Standard Economy Rs. 450 per person per meal Rs. 400 per person per meal Rs. 225 per person per meal Rs. 200 per person per meal Rs. 150 per person per meal

HOTELS / RESORTS USED Hotels used in Superior Package ± Fortune Resort Bay Island (Port Blair) & Silversand Beach Resort (Havelock) & Dew dale (Baratang) OR Equivalent Hotels used in Luxury Package ± Hotel Sentinel / Sea Princess Beach Resort (Port Blair) & Seashell / Symphony Palms (Havelock) & Dew dale (Baratang) OR Equivalent Hotels used in Deluxe Package ± Hotel Sunsea / Megapode Nest (Port Blair) & Seashell / Symphony Palms (Havelock) & Dew dale (Baratang) OR Equivalent Hotels used in Standard Package ±Hotel Rishabh / Shompen (Port Blair) & Coral Bay Eco Resort / Dolphin Nest (Havelock) & Dew dale (Baratang) OR Equivalent Hotels used in Economy Package ± Palm Grove Eco Resort (Port Blair) & Coral Bay Eco Resort / Dolphin Nest (Havelock) & Dew dale (Baratang) OR Equivalent

Andaman Connections No. 38 - M.A Road 1st Floor MAM Complex Phoenix Bay Port Blair - 744101 9434282930 (BSNL) 9932085079 (Airtel) 03192-230012 (Telefax) mail@andamanconnections.com

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