Budget Travel Ideas in Andaman and nicobar islands

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As tourism is pretty new to the otherwise virgin territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Budget Travel is a topic of question for many tourists. Compared to touring other beaches in India, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands can be pretty expensive. However, they are still far cheaper than island tours in other parts of the world. Below are some tips for saving money when traveling to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Reaching Andaman and Nicobar Islands:

By Air

Daily flights to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands run from Kolkata and Chennai only. Air services operating here include Indian Airlines, Kingfisher Red, and Jet Airways. Most of these flights charge more from foreign tourists compared to Indian tourists, with the exception of Kingfisher Red. Look for discount offers these airlines give every now and then. If you take advantage of these offers and make your reservation in advance, you will save considerable money on airfare.

By Sea

You can also reach the Andaman and Nicobar Islands by sea from Kolkata, Chennai and Visakapatnam. Cruise ships from Kolkata and Chennai are available four times a month; from Visakapatnam they are available once a month. For budget travelers, going by sea is best option, as it is far cheaper than flying. However, you must remember that it takes around four days to reach the Andaman and Nicobar Islands by boat, so take this journey only if you have the time. Also, you must note that the Deluxe AC cabins on the cruises cost almost same as an air ticket from Kingfisher Red.

Budget Accommodation in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Because these are small islands, budget hotels here do not have as much to offer as those on the mainland. However, you can still enjoy the basic amenities here, like attached toilets and air conditioning. Most of the budget hotels are in the main city area of Port Blair, with air conditioned rooms charging 800-1500 rupees. When choosing your hotel, take note of its location to make sure it's near your areas of interest, and make sure that the rooms have the minimum amenities you would like. This way you can still save money, but also have an enjoyable trip.

The Holiday Inn at Delanipur and the Hotel Abhishek at Goal Ghar in Port Blair offer scuba diving facilities with nominal charges for air conditioned rooms.

Getting Around

Auto rickshaws are the best means of transportation within the island, as they are readily available and comfortable. Also, they cost far less than hiring a taxi. You can also rent scooters or bikes for a very affordable price. Rental shops ask for a nominal security deposit, and charge around 350 rupees per day in Port Blair. 

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March 22, 2010 change by goadventurefreak

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