Andaman Isles Odyssey: 10 Nights, 11 Days of Tropical Wonder

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Highlights
  • Victoria memorial Kolkata
  • Corbyn's Cove Beach, Port Blair
  • Sound and light show
  • Visit Elephant Beach on Havelock Island
  • City tour of Chennai
  • The beautiful Andaman islands
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Overview

Experience two bustling Indian cities, Kolkata and Chennai, with the picturesque Andaman Islands in the centre, visiting countless landmarks and stunning beaches. The first Andaman island you visit is Port Blair, the islands' capital, where the historical British influence is visible. Havelock Island is more calm, allowing you to unwind and enjoy a day at the scenic Elephant Beach. The reef starts close to the coast here as well, so there is abundance of aquatic life. As your tour concludes in Chennai, you will have the opportunity to visit both historic and modern sites.

Itinerary

You will be arriving at Kolkata International Airport. After clearing Customs and Immigration, step into the arrivals area, where our representative will meet you and escort you to the hotel.

Accommodation: Taj Bengal or similar


Meals: None

After breakfast, go to the Victoria Memorial (closed on Mondays and national holidays). This marble-white monument is one of Kolkata's most intriguing monuments.Miniature paintings and photographs of Queen Mary, King George V, and Queen Victoria can be seen here. The Queen's clothes, the famed Rosewood piano, the Whispering Gallery in the dome, and several artillery pieces used in the Battle of Plassey are particularly noteworthy.

Major W.N. Forbes of the East India Company erected St. Paul's Cathedral in the Indo-Gothic architectural style in 1847. The Cathedral stands 201 feet tall. This Cathedral holds the unique distinction of being the world's first Episcopal Church. The top of St. Paul's Cathedral is modelled after the iconic Henry Tower of Canterbury Cathedral.After that, go to Mother Teresa's house, called 'Nirmal Hriday,' (closed on Thursdays and national holidays) and also Shishu Bhawan, which is close to her house. This centre is where Mother Teresa's remarkable work of caring for abandoned children on Kolkata's streets is carried out. With only one grin, you can make the children's faces light up.

Included activities:

  • Full day city tour of city

Accommodation: Taj Bengal or similar

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast transfer to Kolkata airport to board flight for Port Blair.

You will land at Port Blair International Airport. After passing through Customs and Immigration, proceed to the receiving area, where our representative will greet you and accompany you to the hotel.Arrive at the hotel and check in.Later, we will show you Corbyn's Cove beach, the only beach in Port Blair.In the evening, proceed to Cellular Jail for the exciting Sound and Light Show (at 1800 hrs or 1900 hrs, depending on light and sound show ticket availability) - where the heroic narrative of the Indian liberation struggle is brought to life.

Included activities:

  • Sound & Light Show at Cellular Jail

Accommodation: Sea Shell Port Blair or similar

Meals: Breakfast

Today we begin our journey to Havelock by ferry from Port Blair and visit Radhanagar Beach in Havelock. The ferry ride to Havelock takes 2.5 hours. Upon arrival, travel to your chosen accommodation and, in the evening, visit Beach No. 7* (Radhanagar Beach), which Time Magazine named the "Best Beach in Asia.”


Return to hotel for relax and unwind.

Included activities:

  • Afternoon visit Radhanagar Beach.

Accommodation: Taj Andaman (deluxe villa) or similar

Meals: Breakfast

Today we are going on an expedition to Elephant Beach. (The car will arrive at 07:00 hrs, and please be prepared since the boat will depart at 08:30 hrs, and the boat is a further 10 minutes distant.)Set out on the most unforgettable water sports adventure.

(Snorkelling and an underwater trek are optional extras.) It's also a terrific area to spend the day lounging on the beach. The beach is incredibly picturesque, with fallen trees and white sand, which provides the photographer with some fascinating photos. The reef begins fairly near to the coast at a depth of roughly one metre. The enormous reef is largely composed of hard coral and is teeming with marine life.


Note: Inclusive of car pick up and drop to jetty. (The trip may be changed to light house subject to weather conditions and visibility)

(Do note that incase guest is delayed for Elephant Beach No Refund will be offered if the boat has left)

Overnight in Havelock Island

Included activities:

Excursion to Elephant beach.

Accommodation: Taj Andaman (deluxe villa) or similar

Meals: Breakfast

Today no activities are planned, hence relax and unwind on Havelock Island. The beauty of Havelock Islands lies in the natural beauty and quiet pace of life. Walk down to the beach in front, relax, unwind, perfect the art of doing nothing. That is the best way to experience Andaman.

OR Choose from additional activity chart at Havelock (diving, mangrove visit etc) with costs.

Accommodation: Taj Andaman (deluxe villa) or similar

Meals: Breakfast

Today no activities are planned, hence relax and unwind on Havelock Island. The beauty of Havelock Islands lies in the natural beauty and quiet pace of life. Walk down to the beach in front, relax, unwind, perfect the art of doing nothing. That is the best way to experience Andaman.

OR Choose from additional activity chart at Havelock (diving, mangrove visit etc) with costs.

Accommodation: Taj Andaman (deluxe villa) or similar

Meals: Breakfast

Today no activities are planned, hence relax and unwind on Havelock Island. The beauty of Havelock Islands lies in the natural beauty and quiet pace of life. Walk down to the beach in front, relax, unwind, perfect the art of doing nothing. That is the best way to experience Andaman.

OR Choose from additional activity chart at Havelock (diving, mangrove visit etc) with costs.

Accommodation: Taj Andaman (deluxe villa) or similar

Meals: Breakfast

Today we check out from the hotel and transfer to Port Blair by Private ferry 10:00 hrs. Transfer to airport in Port Blair. Ferry takes 2.5 hrs. to cover the distance. Drop to Port Blair Airport to board flight for Chennai.

Arrive at Chennai’s International airport later this morning/evening. You are met at the airport by Creative Travel representative and transfer to the hotel for check in.

Accommodation: Taj Coromandel or similar

Meals: Breakfast

Take the late morning trip, which includes ancient and modern sites such as the Victoria Art Gallery, Bronze Gallery, and Madras Museum. Drive from Egmore to Georgetown, pausing at Fort St. George, which houses the State Parliament. St. Mary's Church, built within the fort's ramparts in 1680 AD, is Asia's oldest Anglican Church. The fort museum contains Raj antiquities. Drive down Marina Beach, stopping at San Thome Cathedral to see the mortal remains of St. Thomas Christ's apostle and Asia's first Christian missionary, St. Thomas the Apostle. The bright Kapaleeswarar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is your final visit, where you may mingle with worshippers and see Hindu rites.


Included activities:

Morning city tour of Chennai

Accommodation: Taj Coromandel or similar

Meals: Breakfast

In time transfer to international airport for flight back home. Check out time is 12 noon.

Meals: Breakfast

Price Includes

  • Accommodation for 10 nights based on Double sharing basis
  • Meal Plan – Breakfast basis
  • All transfers and sightseeing’s using Air-conditioned Toyota Innova.
  • Service of English speaking Local professional guide during the tour.
  • Entry tickets, and ferry tickets to all sightseeing places. Port Blair – Havelock – Port Blair by private ferry-subject to availability
  • All transfers by 01 Ac cars in Port Blair, Havelock & 01 Toyota Innova in Kolkata & Chennai
  • Entrance fees at the monument
  • All other services as mentioned above in the itinerary.
  • All currently applicable entrances at the monuments.
  • Camera fees will be extra (to be paid directly, wherever applicable).
  • The above prices include all current taxes.
  • Any hikes in these taxes or entrance fees will be extra.

Price Excludes

  • Does not include any beverages including mineral water, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks etc unless otherwise specified. It is more cost effective for us to bill you for all beverages based on actual consumption.
  • Any airfare or airport taxes
  • Vehicle at disposal at Port Blair & Havelock
  • Any camera fees at monuments and sites. This can be added in if desired
  • Any items of a personal nature such as beverages, tips (except for group meals and baggage handling), laundry, telephone calls etc
  • The prices do not include: undue escalation in fuel prices, new taxes levies on hotels and transportation services or any hikes in entrance fees. Any large tax hikes and new levies shall be payable extra and shall be billed accordingly with prior not

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