Andaman and Nicobar Islands – Part 1

Andaman and Nicobar Islands : A perfect destination to make beautiful memories

Over a whole year of tiring schedules and work, it was time for a family holiday! When it comes to holidaying, my family prefers a place with less crowd and peaceful environment. With all the word of mouth reviews from relatives and friends, Andaman & Nicobar Islands was a destination we always wanted to visit. So, with a mindset of visiting the so called ‘Mini India’ we booked our flight from Chennai to Port Blair through Jet Airways. The round-way trip ticket charges were around Rs 12,500 per person when booked two months earlier. It is always best to book tickets much earlier (almost three months or so) or during the off-season, so that you can save a lot of money and spend it on shopping, of course! November to February is supposed to be the peak season at Andaman and attracts a lot of tourists.

We had booked 7 days’ & 6 nights’ package which covered staying, traveling, entry tickets, etc. except food. The travel package charges were 9000 per person. Here’s the agenda of our travel, which proved to be super-exciting:

Day 1: We flew from Kamraj International Airport, Chennai and reached Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair.

Andaman from air

With less than 2 hours of travel, we made our descent to Port Blair. The aerial view of the islands with different colors of water was exquisite. It seemed to us that our flight was making its way through the colorful islands.

Fifteen minutes of breathtaking view and we landed in Port Blair at about 1:30 pm. In Port Blair, our rooms were booked in Amit Lodge which had an amazing view of the sea. The lodge was near to the cellular jail and a walkable distance to the market which had ATMs and a number of restaurants, facilitating modern lifestyle.

Port Blair

Finishing our lunch with the tasty Andaman Sea food dishes, we began our journey to find out what Andamans had in store for us. Read on to know every place we visited and what excited us…

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