Description

Amazing Andamans

14 to 24 yrs

 3rd to 8th May 2017

 Camp Overview

The name Andaman presumably comes from Handuman, which is Malay for the Hindu god Hanuman. The name Nicobar is Malay for land of the naked (people). There was a prison here in the British rule. The Indians imprisoned here referred to the Island and its prison as “Kala Pani.

Superb, near-deserted beaches, incredible corals and marine life, an intriguing colonial past and the remnants of a Stone Age culture lure travelers to these mysterious islands, 1000 km off the east coast of India in the Bay of Bengal.

Objective:

This camp serves dual purpose. Learning about the natural history of the rainforests on these islands is fascinating. Anthropology is an added input – learning about the aboriginal communities – some of them having no linkages to the modern civilization. The marine life is the other fascinating facet of Andaman’s.
Possible action:
The activity of building a raft with local material and then using the raft to cross a water obstacle. This activity is based on a team effort.

 

Geography: 
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands comprise around 572 islands (only 36 islands are inhabited) formed by a submarine mountain range, which separates the Bay of Bengal from the Andaman Sea. The islands attain maximum altitude at Saddle Peak (730 m), formed mainly of limestone, sandstone, and clay.

 

Distances:
Andaman and Nicobar Islands are located in the Bay of Bengal. This group of 572 islands lies 193 km away from Cape Negrais in Myanmar, 1255 km from Calcutta, and 1190 km from Chennai.

 

Location:
Andaman and Nicobar Islands is now a relaxed tropical island outpost that belongs to India but is geographically closer to Southeast Asia. The Andaman Islands are a group of islands in the Bay of Bengal, and are part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Union Territory of India. Port Blair is the chief community on the islands, and the administrative centre of the Union Territory. The Andaman Islands form a single administrative district within the Union Territory, the Andaman district (the Nicobar district was separated and established as a new district in 1974).
 

 

Brief itinerary flow:
The Andaman’s Camp takes the participants to the exotic islands of Andamans. They are exposed to the tall and lofty Harriet National Park. The rain forests here are imposing and give an insight to the ecology here. The Cellular jail visit leads the group to the tormented time that the prisoners faced. Neel Island gives an opportunity to peep into the marine wonderland. Snorkeling and also optional Scuba diving are both a life time opportunity.

For further information and booking, contact Pugmarks.

 

Day 1

Reporting at 11.00 pm at Congress Bhavan, next to PMC. Depart for Mumbai airport by road.

Day 2

Mumbai campers to report at airport at 04.00 am. Board Flight from Mumbai airport to Andaman. Arrive at Port Blair and transfer to Hotel. Explore Port Blair island. Visit Corbyn’s Cove Beach-swimming and games . Visit Anthropological Museum, Cellular Jail for Sound & Light Show! Stay at Port Blair.

Day 3

After b/f, visit North Bay island, swimming. Glass bottom boat ride. Lifetime experience of Snorkeling and view of  rare corals and under water marine life .Scuba optional

Day 4

Proceed by boat to Neil Islands –Visit CORAL BEACH one of the best beaches for natural corals, SITAPUR BEACH with natural cave and BHARATPUR BEACH. Swimming, Beach Combing, Games. Stay at Neil Islands.

Day 5

Check out & transfer to the jetty. Board the cruise to Port Blair. Visit Sagarika Emporium for shopping. overnight stay at Port Blair.

Day 6

Drop to Airport for onward journey to Mumbai. Arrive at Mumbai airport.Proceed to Congress Bhavan  by bus.

 

Rates and Discounts

Schedule Camp Fees Group of 6 dis.
3-8 May

Flight camp

Before 1 March After 1st March 600
18000 + Flight cost at actual

(approx. 22000)

20000 + Flight cost at actual

(approx. 22000)

For Camp booking pls click the link http://pugmarks123.com/pugsoft/cart.php?a=confproduct&i=0

or Call Pugmarks on 8879366191 / 192

 

The cost includes

 

  •  Pune-Mumbai-Pune by non AC bus
  • All meals (veg) included
  • Transfers by Govt. Ferry bet Port Blair & Neil Island
  • Sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
  • Snorkeling and Glass bottom Boat Ride
  • Services of escorts and professionals
The cost does not include

 

  • Economy airfare Mumbai- Port Blair- Mumbai
  • Meals during air travel.
  • Personal expenses such as telephones, drinks, mineral water, laundry, porter charges, insurance
  • Scuba diving fees
  • Medical, hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses
  • Any item not covered under the head ‘cost includes’

 

  • For full payment discount, pay by cheque/net transfer (no cash pl) 30 days prior to camp departure.
  • Balance amount is payable 30 days prior to camp departure.
  • Monitor the progress of the camp at campsinprogress on the website pugmarks123.com
  • Please check the website for Pre camp schedule and venue.
  • Please refer Important Notes regarding Air travel, discounts, payment terms, cancellation.
  • Itinerary is subject to change without notice.

 

Camp Kit 

  • One haversack and one small shoulder bag (NO TROLLEY BAG OR SUITACSE)
  • Comfortable clothes for the no. of days (track Pants, t-shirts, tops etc) (Avoid Jeans)
  • Suitable nightwear, shorts, 3/4 s, one shawl/ chaddar,
  • Undergarments, towel, napkin/ handkerchief, ladies sanitary sets
  • floaters/ crocs, slippers , Sun cap/ hat
  • Water bottle, Personal kit containing toilet accessories, sun screen, cold cream, odomos, sanitizer
  • Torch with fresh batteries
  • Sun glasses, camera, binoculars, (optional at your own risk)
  • Personal medicine, if any, with a note explaining doses, time, quantity etc. with the name of the child, No need to send any extra medicine
  • Pen, a small diary, a story book
  • Around 1500/- for meals during travel and for shopping,
  • Declaration required for  students under 18 yrs for Jumpin heights around 6000/- for Bungee, flying Fox, giant swing etc, signed consent  form by parents in case of age less than 18 yrs .
  • Please don’t send Mobile phone, music player etc. with the child.
  • original photo ID or to pay  penalty of Rs  2500 as railway fine
  • chain and lock for all train  camps
  • Snorkel recommended for Andamans/ Lakshadweep

 

Features 

Duration  6 Days
Meals  All meals veg
Accommodation  AC Hotel
Travel
  • Pune-Mumbai-Pune by non AC bus
  • Flight
Train Travel  NA
Flight  Yes
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