ChalNikalPade: Andaman Islands on 20 - 24 August 2016
Yes, you have read it right. Andaman Island is a part of a cluster of islands to the east of India in the Bay of Bengal. Andaman and Nicobar Islands together are made of 500 big and small islands. A simple explanation to these beautiful land masses in the water would be north Andaman and South Andaman. This trip we shall explore South Andaman Islands which has its own airport. So that you could fly from major cities in India like Mumbai, Chennai or even Kolkata. The historic past about this place is easily available online.
Here are a few places to visit on your tour to Andaman Islands (South)
Do the Port Blair city tour
Chatham Island for his oldest sawmill
Ross Island to revisit history and the Ross Island Sound and Light show.
Cellular Jail to be inspired by Veer Savarkar. The light and sound show happens here too.
North Bay Island for this is where you understand what is on the flip side of an Rs 20.00 Indian currency note.
Travel distance you need to know:
Kolkata – Port Blair: Journey time about 66 hrs (1,255kms)
Vishakhapatnam – Port Blair: Journey time about 56 hrs (1,200kms)
Chennai – Port Blair: Journey time about 60hrs (1,190kms)
How to get to here:
Port Blair is the Andaman’s major gateway which is well connected by air & sea while regular passenger ship services are available to Port Blair from the India’s major cities like Chennai, Kolkata, and Vishakhapatnam. The best way to reach these exotic islands is to take flight from New Delhi, Kolkata & Chennai. At present, the regular domestic flight services are available from all these India’s major cities mentioned above.
BY SEA Regular passenger ship services are available to Port Blair from Chennai, Calcutta and Vishakhapatnam and back. The voyage takes about 50 to 60 hours. Shipping services - As the Andaman & Nicobar Islands lies in the Bay of Bengal it is a great experience to reach Andaman Islands by ship. There are regular passenger ship services for Port Blair from Chennai, Kolkata, and Vishakhapatnam. There are three to four trips every month from Calcutta and Chennai to Port Blair and vice-versa. Ships sail from Visakhapatnam once in a month. The voyage takes about three days and the ship normally berths at Port Blair for about two days. The journey time about of these respective places is mentioned below.
Other options: From Mumbai travel to Chennai by train on Indian railways, then fly till Port Blair or fly from Mumbai via Chennai to Port Blair
Arrival at: Port Blair
Departure: Port Blair
Duration: 4 Nights, 5 Days
Minimum count of Participation: 2
Maximum Participation: 10
Cost per Person on a triple sharing CPAI plan is Rs. 11490.00 option A
Cost per Person on a triple sharing CPAI plan is RS. 13695.00 option B
What is Option A and Option B?
Option 1:- 3* Accommodation in Airport Hotel Port Blair and Havelock Island Beach Resort in Havelock
Option 2:- 2* Accommodation in Westing Hotel Port Blair + El Dorado Havelock in Havelock
Andaman Island Package details:
Arrival at Port Blair. Transfer to hotel. Evening visit to Ross Island and watch the light and sound show. Return back to the hotel
After breakfast sail to Havelock Island, check-in the hotel. Visit Radhanagar beach.
Optional activity – fishing, candle light dinner.
A morning visit Elephant beach for snorkelling. Afternoon sail back to Port Blair.
Day 4: Visit Cellular jail, city tour of Port Blair
Optional activity: Trek to Mount Harvey or Chidyatapu
Day 5: Transfer to Port Blair airport after morning breakfast.
Event FAQ (Frequently asked Questions)
What is the event Inclusions?
3 nights stay at Port Blair
1 night stay at Havelock
Return tickets to Havelock by Govt Speed Boat. Breakfast at mentioned hotels
Taxes as applicable, all Transfers.
Sightseeing by A/c car at Port Blair & non A/c at Havelock
Entrance fees as applicable
Snorkelling trip to Elephant beach.
What CATEGORY HOTEL will I be staying in?
Hotel Airport or similar at Port Blair
Beach Resort or similar at Havelock Island.
How many person per room stay accommodation will be there?
It’s a triple sharing on bases stay. 3 Adults in one room.
What are the event Exclusions?
Air / Ship fare to and fro Port Blair, any camera fees, unspecified meals, personal expenses like phone calls, cyber cafe, laundry, extra excursions apart from the itinerary. Personal / Travel insurance. Daily meals (Lunch and Dinner) not included.
What is the cancellation Policy?
50 % refund if notified via email confirmation 30 days prior to the event date
No refund shall be provided after that. No show No Refund.
Please consult your family doctor before signing up for any adventure tour/activity.
Please carry one original photo identity (passport/driving licence/ Adhar card or PAN card). Please use the same Photo ID card for the entire tour.
Children below the age of 14 should be accompanied by one adult.
Child below 2 years: Complementary.
Child below 2 – 6 years without bed charges applicable. Child above 6 years with extra bed charges.
What's in it for me?
- Snorkelling, Leisure tour.
What are the things to carry?
Sun cap, sun screen lotion, beachwear clothes, lightweight footwear such as sandals / kitos / crocks. Please carry an umbrella. 4 set of clothes. Camera (optional), dairy and pen.
Missing any items from the recommended things to carry?
Call us and we shall help you in getting the best cameras, zoom lenses, telephoto lenses on hire (hire charges to be paid by the participants separately).
What to wear for this trip?
Cotton t-shirts, full sleeves recommended. Full-length trousers or track pants. Wear dry fit if possible. Dark and dull coloured clothes.
How do I make a payment?
One needs to deposit full payment into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.
Bank Name: State Bank of India
Account No: 30011210106
Account Name Muhammed Yahya Virani
IFSC Code: SBIN0007780
Once payment is done, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Transaction ID, Participant Name, email ID, cell phone number.
Can I pay on the spot?
Participation confirmation only via payment confirmation at the bank.
Rules and Guidelines for this tour:
Chal Nikal Pade reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
For any unforeseen conditions, Chal Nikal Pade or its partners in the Andaman Islands shall not be responsible.
Please carry your own personal medicines as per your family doctor’s advice.
Do think travelling light is recommended - maybe get the clothes done at local laundry?
There is no laundry available outside except those offered by the hotels. Carry clothes which can dry easily since you may frequent the beach. It’s better to travel light as the airline doesn't permit much.
What's the footwear you recommend?
Crocs are the best option, but anything that is beach friendly
How much would be required over and above the stay in expenses?
Completely depends upon what additional activities you like to do and the kind of food you want to eat. We have ATM's around so no worries.
Do you have a list of things to carry?
Mosquito repellent, umbrella/ wind-cheater, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion etc.
Is it compulsory to know swimming?
Who is the event coordinator?
Muhammed Yahya Virani.
What are his Contact Numbers?
Please call +919768143706 and +919970043706
What are the Disclosures on medical conditions and Evet Risk?
It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In a case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves. The cost mentioned above is for Indian citizens ONLY contribution payable in Indian Rupees ONLY.