Getting There in Andaman and nicobar islands

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If you want to enjoy one of the best beaches in India then you must visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Getting There is possible only by air and sea. However, a special permit, Restricted Area Permit, is required to visit the islands if you are a non-Indian.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands by Air

Andaman has a domestic airport, Vir Sarvarkar Airport, in Port Blair which carters to the daily air service of domestic air carriers like Jet Airways, Kingfisher Red (Air Deccan) and Indian Airlines from Chennai and Kolkata on the mainland. However, the fares are pretty expensive as compared to the rates of the same carriers operating between cities on the mainland. There are no night flights to reach Andaman as the airport is handed over to the Indian Air Force after 3 p.m. 

Andaman and Nicobar Islands by Sea

You can also get here by sea from Kolkata, Chennai and Visakapattnam. However, it will take almost 4 days to reach Port Blair in Andaman. Therefore, it is advisable to take the journey only if you are comfortable with water transportation. Otherwise, you will end up with sea sickness.  The cruise ships are available 4 times a month from Kolkata and Chennai and once a month from Visakapatnam. The rate of a deluxe air-conditioned cabin is around Rs.6000/- which is the same as the air fare. The first class air-conditioned cabins cost around Rs.5000/-.


March 21, 2010 new by goadventurefreak

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