Andaman Beach Tour
Duration: 3 Nights / 4 Days
Places Covered: Port Blair – Havelock Island – Neil Island
Day 1- Arrival at Port Blair and Sightseeing:
The Namaste India Trip representative will welcome you at the Port Blair airport (Veer Savarkar) and take you safely to the pre-booked hotel for check-in. Rest for some time in the hotel after which you will go for sightseeing to the places cited below.
‘Samudrika Museum’– This place is under the supervision of the Indian Navy. The various sections in it dedicated to Marine Life, Geographical information, the local people and archaeology. It also has an impressive colourful fish, shells and corals collection.
‘Anthropological Museum’– This place was built between1975-76 and depicts the Negrioto tribes of Andaman that include the Sentinels, the Jarawas, the Onges and the Great Andamanese along with the Mongoloid Nicobar tribes including the Shompens and the Nicobariese. This place describes the development of the people by stage and their present lifestyle. The display includes tools, handicrafts, weapons, photographs and other ‘art and crafts’.
‘Fisheries Museum’– This place houses over 350 marine life species. These are all placed on display and belong mostly to the Indo- Pacific Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. It is located just next to the ‘Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex’ in Port Blair.
‘Cellular Jail’ – This jail has a historic significance with its construction in the 19th century in the shape of a wheel that has 7 spokes. However, only 3 out of the 7 wings exist today.
‘Sound & Light Show’– You can opt for a ‘Sound and Light Show’ at the ‘National Memorial Cellular Jail’ in which the freedom struggle movement of India is depicted using sound and light. The show is presented in both Hindi and English.
Return to the hotel for night stay.
Day 2- Port Blair to Havelock (57Km):
Early morning on day 2 you will be taken to the ‘Phoenix Bay Harbour’ for boarding either the ‘MV Makruzz’ (1.5 hours) or the ‘Government Ferry’ (2.5 hours) to reach the ‘Havelock Island’.
‘Havelock Island’– This Island has been named after some prominent British ‘Army Officer’. Havelock Island provides facilities for scuba diving and snorkelling. The place is well-known for the transparent waters and white sand.
Once you reach the island you will be assisted in finding a proper restaurant to have your breakfast (in case you decided to have it after the ride) post which you will be taken to the Radhanagar Beach that is considered the 7th most beautiful beach in Asia. You can opt for swimming here or simply wet your feet while absorbing the scenic beauty.
Afterwards you will check into a pre-booked hotel where you will be served dinner and will spend the night.
Day 3- At Neil Island:
On day 4 you will have an early breakfast after which you will leave this island for boarding a ferry to the ‘Neil Island’.
‘Neil Island’– The Island is named after ‘James George Smith Neil’ who served in the British Army during the ‘Sepoy Mutiny’ of 1857. The island is also termed as ‘Vegetable Bowl’ as its produces high quality as well as quantity of agricultural products. The only jetty is available at ‘Bharathpur’ serving as the lone ‘entry-exit’ point. This island is perfect for those interested in ‘eco-tourism’ as it provides a wide variety of marine creatures. The well-konw beaches of this region include the ‘Lakshmanpur’ beach, the ‘Sitapur’ beach (popular for the ‘red sand’ here) and the ‘Bharathpur’ beach. These beaches remain unspoiled and purely natural. One other tourist attraction is the ‘Howrah Bridge’, a naturally formed bridge.
After a full day on the beach you will return to Port Blair and enjoy the changing sky colour in the evening and the sea breeze on the way back. You may even chance upon the flying fish and dolphins swimming next to your boat. Take rest for the night at the hotel in Port Blair.
Day 4- Port Blair Departure:
On the final day you will start with a hearty breakfast after which the Namaste India representative will take you safely to the Port Blair airport/ harbour for you to get back home with unforgettable memories.