Tuesday, March 21, 2017

How to Self-Plan a 10 Night Leisure Trip to Andaman & Nicobar Islands?

“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca

You have come to the right place.

Note : I am an avid traveler and below is my own research and plan that I executed.

The best advantage of self-planning a trip is you save 30%-50% of the cost that you would end up incurring if you go through a travel agent.






Best time to visit Andaman & Nicobar Islands:

Winter is the best time to visit Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Winter starts from December to February. This would also be the peak season and hence most expensive.
To save costs, it would be a good idea to visit in November or March.

Itinerary

Below is the itinerary which you can plan easily and have leisure time in arguably the most beautiful islands in the world:

Day
Destination
Hotels/Accomodation
Activities/Sightseeing
Day 1
Arrive to Port Blair
Hotel Shompen
City Tour ,Light & Sound Show at Cellular Jail.
Day 2
Port Blair
Chaukhat B&B
Jolly Buoy Island & Wandoor Beach
Day 3
Port Blair
Chaukhat B&B
Mount Harriet National Park, Chidiatapu Sunset Trip
Day 4
Port Blair
Chaukhat B&B
Sea Walking in North Bay Island and Ross Island Trip
Day 5
Havelock
Symphony Palms Beach Resort
Radhanagar Beach
Day 6
Havelock
Blue Bird Resort
Elephant Beach
Day 7
Havelock
Blue Bird Resort
1/2 day Scuba Dive
Day 8
Port Blair
Hotel Shompen
Leisure Time
Day 9
Port Blair
Chaukhat B&B
Post midnight.. Go to Baratang trip and visit Jarawas
Day 10
Port Blair
Chaukhat B&B
Baratang to visit Limestone cave, Mud Volcano
Day 11

Depart from Port Blair






Hotels/Accommodation in Andaman & Nicobar Islands:



The below hotels were chosen based on current Tripadvisor ratings , price, luxury and reachability:

Destination
Hotel
Price Range
Link
Port Blair
Hotel Shompen
Rs 3,500- Rs 6,500
Port Blair
Chaukhat B&B
Rs 2,500- Rs 3,500
Seems to have shut
Havelock
Symphony Palms Beach Resort
Rs 4,500- Rs 10,500
Havelock
Blue Bird Resort
Rs 4,000 - Rs 6,000







Activities (Can be booked by self) :

There is an awesome portal www.experienceandamans.com where you can self book all the sightseeing tours and activities. Below are the ones worth considering for the itinerary above :

Day
Activity
Price
Links - ExperienceAndamans.com
Day 2
Jolly Bouy Island And Wandoor Beach Andaman Trip
Rs 2200
Day 3
Mount Harriet National Park and Chidiatapu Sunset Trip
Rs 1900
Day 4
Sea Walk in North Bay Island Andaman
Rs 3700
Day 7
Scuba Diving For Non Swimmers - 30 Minutes Underwater
Rs 3500
Day 10
Baratang Island Limestone Caves and Mud Volcano Andaman - Shared Trip
Rs 1700


The above itinerary will surely help you to explore Andamans in a relaxed manner!
Enjoy the Paradise!

For more places to visit in India, I recommend the below guide: