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Tourist Info For Traveling To Andaman & Nicobar Island

Andaman & Nicobar Islands Map
The capital Port Blair in the last decade has been growing as hot spot for tourism activities and therefore number of hotels, tourist lodges and guest houses are mushrooming in the Islands. The capital offers several comfortable hotels, resorts, guest houses and circuit houses. After tsunami, the territory has recovered considerably well and several private sectors run resorts, cottages, and hotels. The taxi and ferry services connect Port Blair to other inhabited islands.

Star Hotels

Welcome Group Bay Island
Marine Hill, Port Blair
234101, 232198, 232065, 231555(F)

Sea Shell
Marine Hill, Port Blair, South Andaman
242773, 242774

Pokadera, Mayabunder
273270, 9434290714

Palm Grove Eco Resort
Prothrapur, Brichgunj Junction
260282, 260306, 9434282956 & 9933236487(M)

Budget Hotels & Resorts

Citi King Palace
Supply Line, Port Blair
233754,233320, 230766, Fax- 233166

Hotel Shompen
Middle Point, Port Blair
232360, 232644,232682, 232425(F)

Hotel Blair
Hindi Sahitya Kala,Parishad Complex,
Port Blair
238109, 237668, 234062(F)

Sea Princess Beach Resort
Wandoor, Port Blair
280002, 244915, 9434282891

Silver Sand The Beach Resort
Vijay Nagar Beach, Havelock
329499, 329368, 99332 39625, 94342 80295 Fax:233161

Government Accommodations

Andaman Teal House
Delanipur, Port Blair
232642, 234060, 234061

Hornbill Nest Resort
Carbyn's Cove

How To Reach

By Air

Port Blair is connected with Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata by air. Presently flights are operated by Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Kingfisher, Air Deccan, Jet Lite.

Charter flights are also permitted at Port Blair but need to take permission from from the Director General of Civil Aviation.

By Sea

Passenger ship services are from three cities of India that are Chennai, Kolkata and Vishakhapatnam. There are 3 to 4 ship services available in a month from Kolkata, Chennai and vice versa. From Vishakhapatnam there is only 1 ship service in a month. The travel time takes about 50 to 60 hours. Further information on schedules and tariffs can be obtained from:

Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.
Apeejay House, 4th Floor, Dinsa Wacha Road, Mumbai – 400 020
Tel: 2822101/2823316 Fax: (022) 2022438

Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.,
Shipping House, No. 13, Strand Road, Kolkata – 700 001
Tel: 2482354, 2488013, Fax: (033) 2482035, 2480377

Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.,
Jawahar Building, Rajaji Salai, Chennai – 600 001
Tel: (044) 5231401, Fax: (044) 5231218

The Deputy Director of Shipping Services,
A&N Administration, 6, Rajaji Salai, Chennai – 600 001
Tel: (044) 5220841/5226873

The Directorate of Shipping Services,
A&N Administration, Phoniex Bay Jetty,
Port Blair (For MV Nancowry and MV Swarajdweep)
Tel: (03192) 232528/232742 Fax: (03192) 230480

Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.,
Aberdeen Bazar, Port Blair – 744 101
Tel: (03192) 233347, 233590 Fax: (03192) 233778

M/s A.V. Bhanojirao and Garuda Pattabhiramayya & Co.,
Post Box No. 17, Vishakapatnam
(Agent – Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.)
Tel: (0891) 565597/562661, Fax: 566507/549224

Tips For Tourists
  • Permit is required for the foreign nationals and that can be obtained from the immigration authorities at Port Blair
  • Consult Life Guards before entering the sea.
  • Avail the service of Scuba Dive Instructors having certification of international professional organizations like PADI, CMAS, NAUI, BSAC or SSI for safe Diving experience.
  • Do not enter into restricted/tribal areas.
  • Do not light fire in forest areas.
  • Andaman &Nicobar beaches are quite conservative and government restrict nudity on those.
  • Do not swim in unsafe waters during monsoon.
  • Do not take video or film without permit, wherever such permits are required.

Andaman & Nicobar Islands - A Slice Of Paradise On Indian Ocean


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