Nicobar and Andaman is a group of islands forming a disjointed arc in the Bay of Bengal which is about 800kms long. There are about 572 islands, some bigger in size, some tiny islets and uninhabited. Andaman islands form the major part of these groups of islands with its capital being Port Blair which has a flight service from Kolkata and Chennai.Havelock Island and Port Blair are the two popular destinations in Andaman where the tourists from all over the world flock in to experience the charm and subtleties of this tropical paradise surrounded by aquamarine waters and coral reefs.
Andaman tours usually include the airfare, boarding in three and four star hotels, breakfast and dinner and transport charges for sightseeing. There are many national and international travel agencies catering in the domain and the packages usually include a stay of six days and five nights. For instance, the standard package offered by these travel agencies includes a three nights stay at Port Blair and two nights stay at a beach resort at Havelock Island. The fare is around Rs. 20,000 per adult on a twin sharing basis. The price would include the round the trip airfare from Chennai to Port Blair, a hearty breakfast except on the arrival date and dinner except on the departure day. The sightseeing would be done on non-air-conditioned vehicles on a sharing basis and the entrance fees into monuments, parking fees, fuel charges are included in the Andaman tour package.
On day one you reach Port Blair, and after a sumptuous lunch you go out for sightseeing. Rest assured that you would be charmed by the pristine quality of the beach with sun-kissed soft sand silhouetted by the lush green of the tropical vegetation. You go for a trip to the Anthropological museum that has an endearing collection of artifacts of the aborigines who were the original inhabitant of the island. The way of life of the indigenous population with their original simplicity and a symbiotic existence with nature would perhaps inspire you to leave aside the encumbrances of post-modern lifestyle. The museum remains closed on Monday.
Andaman package tours must include a visit to the Andaman Cellular Jail, the notorious and infamous cells where the freedom fighters were kept in the pre-British period. There is light and sound show installed, and shows are conducted every evening to get you a peek into the Indian freedom movement and the sacrifices of the political prisoners and martyrs who had made the supreme sacrifice to the liberation of their motherland.
The next important destination in the Andaman honeymoon package is the Havelock Island named after Henry Havelock the British General. The Havelock Island presents a pristine beach lined with coconut trees where you can just relax and experience the rhythm of the surfs as the break asunder on the beach. The next day goes to the Elephant beach and enjoys a session of snorkeling. Snorkeling is a unique experience of diving underwater and enjoying the breathtaking beauty of underwater floras and faunas of the coral reef that would import a lasting impression on the diversity and colorfulness of life in tropical waters.