Permits - Nicobar Islands

#1 Aug 26th, 2006, 10:21
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Hi,

I intend to go to the Nicobar Islands at the end of November. I am planning on tagging along with an Indian friend who is shooting a film for National Geographic there as I could 'join her crew'. But does anyone know what the permit situation is for foreigners (I have a research visa and hence a resident's permit), how to get them, how long it takes, etc?

Thanks!

Robin
#2 Nov 9th, 2006, 19:35
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I,m sorry but as a foreigner one cannot visit Nicobar Islands a but I heard they are just wonderful and I think you just should go there and let the Universe guide you.....

As a indian permission from the Goverment officals i needed for one to enter but one specific purposes only.Portbalir has a office where one can obtain one.

Have a good one my friend.

Will connect
#3 Dec 11th, 2006, 19:09
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Thumbs up A fellow traveller from down south gets valid permission to enter" Nicobar "

A fellow traveller from down south has obtained permission from by writing to the the Deputy Commissioner, Andaman District, Port Blair. Indian nationals need no permit to visit Andamans. However, permits are required to visit Nicobar Islands and other tribal areas, which are given in exceptional cases.

Application on a prescribed form may be addressed to the Deputy Commissioner, Andaman District,Port Blair.

Wish u luck my friend ,have a GOOD ONE .Say hello all there.

Stay connected.
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The other side of the world calling us all

To add , a friend just shared this with me

How to go : Inter island ships sail from Port Blair to Campbell Bay. Schedules are not frequent & certain

Where to stay : Government guest house

Permission to visit : A permit to visit Nicobars has to be obtained at Port Blair

Food : Few shops & hotels available.

What to see : Indira Point, Shompen settlement, Turtle Nesting grounds.

Best time to visit : November to February.
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I think the Nicobars, along with the Mergui Archipelago in Burma are maybe Asia'a last bunch of unexplored (by foreigners anyway), pristine islands........there's got to be loads of amazing beaches there......can't wait till they open up, I'll be over there like a shot......
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Allow me to play Devil's Advocate, Conor...

If, by your own admission, Nicobar and the Archipelago are "maybe Asia'a last bunch of unexplored (by foreigners anyway), pristine islands" do you not think they should stay that way?
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In an ideal world, yes, but I can hardly prevent the two governments from opening them up, which will surely happen in the future, can I?
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Everyone can make a difference but if you follow the crowd you only contribute to the problem. Who am I to criticise? Go for your life.
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Originally Posted by Conor M I think the Nicobars, along with the Mergui Archipelago in Burma are maybe Asia'a last bunch of unexplored (by foreigners anyway), pristine islands........there's got to be loads of amazing beaches there......can't wait till they open up, I'll be over there like a shot......
Same here :-)

I was "lucky" to see these islands from very near as our boat from Madras to Port-Blair decided to first drop/take passengers (surely some vip) in Nicobar. The place looked completely desolate, remote but so beautiful. Kind of magic...
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Can any one guide me :- (1) where from i can get the permission to visit Nicobar. I will travel all alone to freely feel the beauty ( I Am Indian).
(2) How are ships avaliable, From where and appox cost?
(3) Appx time require to visit the islands of nicobar?

Thanks in advance to u all
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Originally Posted by kamalaprosad View Post Can any one guide me :- (1) where from i can get the permission to visit Nicobar. I will travel all alone to freely feel the beauty ( I Am Indian).
(2) How are ships avaliable, From where and appox cost?
(3) Appx time require to visit the islands of nicobar?

Thanks in advance to u all
Try this: http://india.gov.in/howdo/service_list.php?state=AN
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Thanks Preana , for your help.............

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