DAY 1: ARRIVE PORT BLAIR - CORBYN'S COVE BEACH + LIGHT & SOUND SHOW
Our representative will receive you at Veer Saverkar Airport, Port Blair and will escort to the hotel, he will also assist you to do hotel check-in formalities. Late afternoon we will proceed to Corbyn's Cove Beach – a serene beach set in picturesque backgrounds of lush green coconut palms and pleasant sea. Later, in the evening proceed to attend the enthralling Sound and Light Show at the Cellular Jail – the saga of countless martyrs of the Indian independence struggle. The show conducted in the premises of Cellular Jail, gives us a brief idea about the happenings in the jail prior to India's independence. Overnight at the Hotel.
Note: Incase Light and Sound show at Cellular Jail is called-off due to weather and maintenance conditions, efforts will be made to arrange for alternate sightseeing and also to arrange for the show at some other time during the itinerary, only if time permits.
After early breakfast in the hotel, depart at 0900 from Water Sports complex in a boat to see under- water marine life and varieties of corals at North Bay (Snorkeling and Glass Bottom at extra cost). After North Bay, proceed to Ross Island (Closed on Wednesday). Once the administrative headquarters of the British and capital of these Islands, the island is now under the Indian Navy. It stands now as a ruin of the bygone days with the old structures almost in debris. There is a small museum named 'Smritika', it holds photographs and the other antiques of the Britishers relevant to these islands. The island is famous for friendly flocks of deer and lush green walking trails. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
After breakfast proceed to Radhanagar beach. Radhanagar Beach (or Beach No. 7) is the jewel in the crown of Havelock Island. Located on the western side of the island. The glorious white sand beach shot to global fame when Time magazine (in 2004) rated it as the finest in Asia. A wide beach that runs over a few kilometers, It is an ideal place for swimming, sea bathing and basking on the sun kissed beach.Overnight Stay at Havelock Island.
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and transfer to the jetty to board the Govt. ferry/ Private ferry to Neil Island. Upon arrival, transfer to the Hotel in Neil Island and check-in. Set out for a sightseeing trip to Laxmanpur Beach and Bharatpur Beach & Natural Hawda Bridge .Overnight stay at the hotel in Neil Island.
After breakfast check out. Transfer to the jetty to board your Govt. ferry / Private Cruise to Port Blair. On arrival at Port Blair, transfer to hotel. After lunch proceed to Chidiyatapu –about 31 kms from Port Blair covered with lush green mangroves and beautiful beach with breath-taking sunset - all of which creates a mesmerizing environment. Overnight stay at Port Blair.
Early morning departure from Port Blair to Baratang Island by road (which is around 120 kms.) Through the dense tropical forest and Jarawa Tribal reserve in a convoy. Often you might see a member of the Jarawa Tribe while passing through the tribal reserve. At the end of this forest journey you would reach Baratang jetty. Enjoy the breathtaking fiber boat ride through a fascinating Mangrove drive, which leads to the start point of the trek to Lime stone caves. Trek through dense forest to reach the Limestone Cave. (Closed on Mondays).
Move to Jolly Buoy Island in Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park at Wandoor. It provides a unique view of open sea, beautiful corals, Tropical rain-fed forests, attractive flora and fauna, creeks, marine animals for the Eco-friendly tourists. Return to the Port Blair for overnight stay. (Closed on Mondays).
After breakfast proceed for visit Mount Harriet. The summer headquarters of the Chief Commissioner during British Raj, this place is an ideal for a nice and fascinating over view of the outer islands and the sea. Overnight stay at Port Blair.
After breakfast, start for a tour of places in & around Port Blair (City Tour) - covering the famous Cellular Jail*( a witness to the freedom struggle), Chatham Saw Mill (one of the oldest & largest in Asia), Forest Museum, Anthropological Museum, Fisheries (Marine) Museum, Naval Marine Museum (Samudrika). Shopping - In the evening, we proceed to Sagarika (the Govt. Emporium of Handcraft) and local market for shopping. Overnight stay will be at Port Blair.
After breakfast at hotel, Check-out and transfer to the Port Blair airport. This marks the culmination of a memorable trip to one of India’s natural wonders – the Andaman Islands. Tour Ends.