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Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Travel Answers

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 20, 2015
Can bikini be worn in Havelock island?  (5 Answers)

We are going to Andaman in December and my better half wanted to wear a bikini there on hav

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 13, 2015
Andaman in September  (2 Answers)

Hi, We are planning for Andaman in the month of September, So just want to know about the whether and the water sports that we can plan for?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 16, 2015
andaman tour initiary  (3 Answers)

we 4 adult planning to go to andaman this december 1st week...planning to stay 9 days....want a good initiary from expert members...want to do snorkelling and scuba it necessary to book hotels before going there?....what places should we visit...please help us....thanks to all.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 12, 2014
What all do I need to carry for trip in May end  (3 Answers)

Hi, I have taken a family tour for port blair and havelock for the last week of May. Can any body just help me out by telling what all do i need to take with me specially for water sports and climate conditions.
Is this the good time to visit.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 19, 2014
is april and may right time to travel to andaman  (2 Answers)

i want to visit andaman this month end or in may , is the weather good enough to travel these time?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 12, 2014
Help with planning a trip to Andamans  (4 Answers)

We are a family of four, planning a trip to Andamans in end-June-early July. I would appreciate advice with the following issues:

1. Is this a good time to travel there? If not, what's the best time?
2. What's the shortest distance if one decides to take a ferry, from Chennai or Kanyakumari?
3. Can one try/learn scuba diving if one doesn't know swimming? Would you recommend any particular company? and, island?

Please help! Much thanks, Navnita

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 08, 2014
august in andaman  (2 Answers)

going in august for 5 days
is a good weather
can do water sports then
where to go and where to stay

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 18, 2013
Package deal from  (9 Answers)

I found this package today. Is it worth the price of about 10000 INR? Can I get anything cheaper?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 17, 2013
Andaman Islands  (5 Answers)

I am planning to visit the islands of Andaman and Nicobar. Is it worth staying there for more than a day? Read the wikitravel pages, and there seems to be very little to see. I am not into snorkeling or scuba diving.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 24, 2013
Andaman visit permit  (6 Answers)

Hi friends,
So far I know those coming to Port Blair airport by a flight receives permit (for non-Indians) after arrival to P. Blair but what about the travelers coming at harbour by ship ? Can it be issued there at harbour or from Kolkata shipping office or at very beginning during visa process ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 24, 2013
Travelling Andaman by ship from Kolkata  (11 Answers)

I'm planning to make a trip to Andaman with a group of 2 families having 2 kids in each(age 5 and 12 yrs) . Would anybody pl help me give some ideas answering the following questions-
1. How feasible it would be to have a ship journey from Kolkata to Andaman with kids of this age ?.
2. If I want to return back by flight (one way), would I be able to get the air tickets (of 8 persons) from Port Blair to Kolkata on the spot without any advance booking ?
3. On which month there are less travelers in Andaman, when the hotel rooms are available without prior booking and rates are cheaper.
4. Can you give me an idea of the flight rates from Port Blair to Kolkata and vice versa ?
Hi, I am looking forward to have the reply and if anybody expert on Andaman travel contact me to my personal e-mail address at [email] as a friend

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 16, 2012
Trip in march  (2 Answers)

Weather of Andaman and nicobar in march,
suggestion for clothes,
hotels, resorts

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 24, 2012
Andaman Trip In May  (1 Answer)


Myself and wife want to visit Andaman in May to celebrate our anniversary. We want a nice recommendation for hotel and places so below questions so far:

1> Weather during May

If it is raining then I would prefer a really nice hotel recommendation - 4 stars or similar
If not then a convenient nice hotel would be good. 3 star or even lower

2> We are flexible in dates maybe 7 days. So should teh split be 5 days port blair, 2 days Havelock as most sites and packages are offering

3> Hotel recommendations in both places to book online

4> Travel within the islands - is it simple to arrange once there or booking a package is important?

Appreciate the help. We like becah side hotels if the weather is going to be sunny.

appreciate any help.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 14, 2012
Planning a visit  (4 Answers)

I am planning a visit to this beautiful island from Chennai. want to know the ship fare details and accomodation facilities.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 28, 2011
Some questions about getting to Andaman Island  (3 Answers)

I guess the first and most important thing is if the permit is still available on arrival? I am a lone male Canadian traveler wanting to go there during Chinese new year. Will i be able to get eth permit on arrive at the airport there or should it be arranged ahead of time? if can get it there, is there a delay period or same day?

I am also having trouble finding flights to this island. I Have been checking sites like but so far not having luck, makes em think i am getting the destination name wrong.

I am traveling from Taiwan and probabyl going to go to Kuala Lumpur as its the cheapest flight from here that can then go to many places. Not many cheap flights direct from Taiwan this time of year. But I am assuming that there are still only direct flights form India to these islands, right?

My maximum travel time form leaving and returning to Taiwan is Jan 21-29, so pretty short. My reason for going here is to photograph the plants and animals, especially geckos.

Thanks a lot for any current info :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 17, 2011
Budget Hotels on Havelock Island  (1 Answer)

I will visit A&N on November. Could you reccomend me any budget hotel on Haveloc Island?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 09, 2011
Andaman activities  (2 Answers)


Did anyone have been to Andaman Islands?? I want to know what all are the activities and the adventurous sports in Andaman that can be availed by us. And also suggest me the sightseeing option around the island and the reasonably prized packages for the same.

Thanx 

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 14, 2009
Anyone Goes to Andaman Islands  (5 Answers)

Hi IS anyone has gone to andaman islands or nicorba islands.pls let me know information...Air travel and visa etc....


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 16, 2009
june  (2 Answers)

How are the islands in June in terms of weather

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 08, 2009
is april a good time to visit andaman?  (3 Answers)

m planning on andaman as a destination to visit with my hubby.
but the trip been planned in april.
have been wanting to visit andaman for long time
is april a good time o visit andaman?
will one be able to enjoy all benefits tat the island offers ?

i have heard island quite hot during april..


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 24, 2009
Havelock island, Eco Villa Palm beach resort. Any reference?

Hello, we have reserved a cotage at Eco Villa Palm beach resort for 7 days in Havelock island. Also stuf proposed to pick up from airport Port Böair and orange ferry tickets for us. Its sounds very nice! isn't it?

Please give to us a reference about Eco Villa if any one have been there or passed via?

We are a couple with child.
thank you in advance,

Caline, Eric and little Gael

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 07, 2009
any inf about "Island Camping " in Havelok island on Andaman?  (2 Answers)

Hi everyone,
We are searching for accomodation on the Readha Nagar Beach #7 on the Havelok island of Andaman
In Lonely planet book i finded only Island Camping and Barefoot resot. Resot is luxureos so its not our style ;-) But what do you know about "Island Camping "??? any an other solutions?

Thanks in advance,

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 06, 2008
Andaman-is good place to stay for family with child?  (6 Answers)

hello, we are a family with child of 3 y.o. will fly to India (Delhi) we would like to spend 2 weeks to see Agra and Varanasi and later stay on the beach.
1 years ago we spent 1 month in Goa. We like very much!
Please feel free to give an advices about family holydays in Andaman.
Travel period will be in december and january

thank you in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 22, 2008
Super markets and shopping


I will be visiting Port blair from 5th Oct to 12th Oct and staying at Bay Island Hotel.

Would like to know the following, is there any supermarkets near by this hotel to buy provisions. I do not want to carry heavy baggage while on travel, thinking of procuring whatever i need from local market.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 28, 2008
Flights to Port Blair  (3 Answers)

This question has been asked previously but upto date information will be really useful. I am hoping to fly from either Kolkata or Chennai to Port Blair just before Christmas returning just after New Year, something like December 22nd to January 2nd. I have checked various sources for flights and cost seem to be in the region of £150 to £200 return including all taxes and charges if I book now from the UK.

My question is should I book now or will I be able to pick up cheaper flights in India, or in fact will the flights be really busy over Christmas and New Year?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 03, 2007
Permit length for Andaman Islands.  (2 Answers)

I appreciate the helpful replies I received in response to my previous question. I am now wondering if anyone knows how long the permits are good for.


Dentisto Dave

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 21, 2007
Visiting Andaman Islands  (5 Answers)

Is it necessary to have a special permit over and above an Indian Visa to visit the Andaman Islands.

Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 22, 2007
Royal Thai embassy  (2 Answers)


Can anyone tell me if there is a Royal Thai embassy on either one of the Andaman or Nicobar Islands? I have been dreaming of this trip for a long time, got the visa for the islands now I only need to make sure I can get back to Koh Samui were I’m doing an Internship. For this I will need to renew my Non ED visa for Thailand and was hoping to do this on one of the islands or somewhere on my way to or from there.

Ps: any information on how to get there from Thailand and on were to find the best surf around half September would be greatly appreciated as well!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 13, 2007
Andaman in July  (2 Answers)

Could someone tell us wat the weather could be like in july?
Should we expect a heavy moonsoon and a lot of mosquitos?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 16, 2007
Activities to Perform and places to Visit  (1 Answer)

I will be visiting A&N with my Fiancee during end of June.
what are some of the good places to visit. What other fun
activities are available. What would make an exotic stay.

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