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A Perfect 5 Days Itinerary to the Andamans

Before you dive into this blog, read my previous bog to know all the information before you plan your trip to the Andamans.
Here’s the link : https://akhilamaram.com/andaman-guide/

For all the first timers out there just like me, are you looking for a perfect relaxation trip with lots of water activities? Then Andaman is your destination!!
This 5 Days itinerary is your perfect guide to plan out your trip and cover all the famous beaches and picturesque locations in Havelock, Neil and Port Blair. From Scuba Diving in blue waters, enjoying delicious food to watching the various shades of red and blue at the same time during sunsets, this guide will cover everything you need to know.

ITINERARY

    Arrival at Port Blair 

On arrival at Port Blair in the Morning around 11 AM, check in to your hotel and put all your luggage in your rooms. Have your lunch get ready to start off your adventure. 

Hotel to stay

  • Lemon Tree Hotel – It’s located exactly opposite to the Airport and is near to all the tourist locations.
  • Symphony Samudra Beachside Jungle Resort and Spa – If you are someone who wants to chill at a resort then this should be your choice. Located at a distance of 21.7 km(36 mins) from the airport, this jungle themed resort is a perfect getaway from the main city to relax and take a break from the city’s hustle.
    (Note that in google it shows the resort is located near the airport itself but it’s not correct. It’s far from the airport, so choose this resort only if you want to relax and take a break.)

Places to Visit

First location –  Flag South Point

This flag point is of great historical significance as this is the exact spot where Netaji Subash Chandra Bose hoisted the Indian flag for the first time in Indian soil on the 30th December 1943. Today, at an altitude of 150 feet in the South point area in Port Blair stands a flag pole proud and tall. 

Time required : 30 mins
Distance from Airport : 12 min (4.4 km)
Cost : Free

Second location – Cellular Jail

Cellular Jail is a good visit to learn about the pain of the past in India where freedom fighters and educated people were tortured. This place remains intact as a tribute to those who were held there as prisoners.

Time required : 1 to 2 hours 
Distance from Airport : 12 min (3.8 km)
Entry Ticket : Rs. 30

You can see a Light and Sound show in the evening at the Cellular Jail which tells the story of the great freedom fighters. I did not get tickets on the same day, so I booked tickets for this show on the last day.

Time required : 1 hour
Cost : Rs. 300 (for adults), 150 (for kids)

After the show enjoy your dinner at your hotel itself or explore the place and try out different food. Later return back to the hotel for an overnight.

    Arrival at Havelock Island

Wake up early as the sunrise and sunset is very early in the Andamans, this way you can cover all the locations soon if you start off your day early. Finish your breakfast and head to the Phoenix Bay Jetty to take the onward ferry to Havelock Island as per ferry timing. Book your ferries online and make sure you arrive an hour early as the queue is too much. In private jetty is takes about an hour and half to reach Havelock, but in government jetty is takes about 4 hours. After reaching Havelock, check in to your hotel and head out to scuba center.

Hotel to stay

  • Sea Shell Havelock Resort – The location is very good as it’s a 13-minute walk from the Havelock ferry terminal. The property was clean and the staff was friendly. You will definitely find great food in the inhouse cafe. It’s a little expensive and can be improved as per the expensive tariff. 
    I would suggest looking out for other options too as there are great resorts in Havelock which are budget friendly and near the tourist locations.

Places to Visit

First location –  Diving Center

This diving center is amazing and they provide all the services like gear, costume, photography and videography to make your scuba diving experience worth while. It’s located 10 mins from Sea Shell Resort.

Time required : 2 hours (includes training + dive)
Distance from Jetty point : 10 mins
Cost : Rs. 3500

After the dive have your lunch at a good restaurant, I had gone to a restaurant called Shakahaar, it’s a  Pure Veg Restaurant. You could try out different ones around Havelock to get your hands on various sea foods. If you are commuting in a car then your driver itself will suggest you all the locations to visit for eating and diving.

Second location – Radhanagar Beach

Asia’s best and World’s 7th best beach is in Havelock Islands, Andaman. If you are coming to Andaman then you simply cannot miss Radhanagar Beach. one of the most scenic beaches on the Islands. You can spend some quality time and have fun alongside this naturally beautiful beach. Witness the various shades of blue and red during sunset.

Time required : 1 to 2 hours 
Distance from Jetty point : 20 mins

After witnessing the sunset return back to the resort/hotel for an overnight stay and enjoy your dinner in the hotel itself or explore the street food outside the Radhanagar Beach.

  Havelock Island – Elephant Beach

Wake up peacefully and finish your breakfast by 9 AM and head to leave for the Elephant beach in a sharing fibre speedboat. You will have to board in at the same jetty where you arrived. It takes around 30 mins to reach the beach and you have only 3 hours time given to you by your boat to enjoy in this beach.

This beach offers  blue shallow water to  snorkelers and anyone who wants to try out various water activities like Parasailing, Sea Walking, Jet Ski, Banana Ride etc. 

The beach is very stunning with white sand and fallen trees offering an ideal opportunity to photographers.

Time required : 3 hours 
Distance from Jetty point : 30 mins

Cost of Activities :

  • Free 10 mins Snorkeling session
  • Rs. 3500 (Sea Walking)
  • Rs. 3200 (Para Sailing)
  • Rs. 500 – 1000 (For Water activities)
  • Rs. 1000 (Advanced Snorkeling)

Later, return back to the hotel/resort at Havelock Island for an overnight stay and enjoy in the pool and private beach in your resort followed by a delicious dinner.

Or visit Kalapathar Beach and enjoy the rest of the day there followed by a delicious dinner.

  Arrival at Neil Island

Wake up early  finish your breakfast and catch the ferry to Neil Island from Havelock Jetty according to the ferry timings. It takes about 1 hour 30 mins travel.
On arrival at Neil Island, go to your hotel, freshen up and start off your adventure.

Hotel to stay

  • Symphony Summer Sands Beach Resort – The location is very good as it’s 2 km from Sitapur Beach, 3 km from Bharatpur Beach, and 5 km from the Natural Bridge rock formation. The rooms are very spacious and the view from every room is beautiful. The buffet food is delicious and you will surely be tummy full.

Places to Visit

First location –  Bharatpur Beach

At this beach, you will find clear blue water and you can try out different adventure sports here too. But I would recommend you to try out all the water sports in Havelock itself. Enjoy your lunch over here itself as there are not many good restaurants in other locations. 
You can shop various shell and pearl made jewellery, bags and many more.

Time required : 1 to 2 hours 
Distance from Jetty point : 1 min (400.0 m)

Second location –  Natural Coral Bridge

The Natural bridge formation in Neil Island is a rock out from the main wall with a giant hole in it created by the continuous lashing waves over the years.  This bridge is also known as Howrah Bridge locally, a name given in jest by the Bengali settlers. You will find live corals with beautiful fishes and much more. You can visit this place with a guide to understand the marine life even better.

Time required : 1 to 2 hours 
Distance from Jetty point : 6 min
 (2.4 km)
Cost of guide : Rs. 500

Third location –  Laxmanpur Beach

This beach is clean and the walk to the sunset point is beautiful as you will be walking on white sand with water to the right and rocks to the left, however, it is not recommended to swim at this beach. Laxmanpur beach has the best sunset viewpoint in  entire Andaman Islands without a doubt.

Time required : 1 to 2 hours 
Distance from Jetty point : 6 min (2.5 km)

All these beaches are worth visiting. Later, return back to the hotel at Neil Island for an overnight stay. You can eat at your hotel itself or explore the local food.

  Back to Port Blair

If you are not tired from all the adventure you have had, then wake up early and witness the sunrise at Sitapur Beach.

Time required : 1 to 2 hours 
Distance from Jetty point : 12 min (5.9 km)

Finish your breakfast and catch the ferry to Port Blair according to the ferry timings. It takes about 1 hour 30 mins travel.
On arrival at Port Blair, go to your hotel (hotel suggestions are at the top), freshen up and start off your adventure to either Ross Island and enjoy the complete day there. You have a Light and Sound show even here, you can visit the places in Ross island and then head to the show.

Or visit the Corbyn’s Cove Beach and chill there for a while. Have some yummy food and relax.
As we did not witness the Light and Sound Show on the first day, we headed back to Cellular Jail from the beach to witness the show.

Have your dinner and enjoy a night stay at Port Blair. 
Catch your flight the next day for your home destination. Your trip ends here.

Overview

 
  • Day 1:  Port Blair – Cellular Jail & Flag South Point
  • Day 2: Havelock – Radhanagar Beach and Scuba Diving
  • Day 3 : Havelock Island – Elephant Beach
  • Day 4 : Neil Island – Bharatpur Beach, Natural Coral Bridge and Laxmanpur Beach
  • Day 5 : Port Blair – Corby’s Cove Beach

Overall, I loved visiting the remote islands, viewing some wonderful beaches and trying out different water activities. I’d highly recommend the Andamans for everyone out there.
Hope you found this guide helpful. Let me know about your experiences in the comment section below!

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Akhila Maram

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