Trip to Andamans-Pain of planning and the pleasure of perseverance

#391 Oct 25th, 2016, 09:47
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Trip to Andamans-Pain of planning and the pleasure of perseverance

Originally Posted by s.kum4r View Post Hi shreya ghosh

Really like to hear about your Andaman's i am planning to visit in jan-2017 .it would be very helpful if possible you share experiences .. to plan me ahead ..i like to follow your itinerary .. would appreciate if it contain details like tour operator recommendation (address/contact no./cost).. places to stay & their cost too..

thanks & regard
For how many days and total number of travellers?

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#392 Jan 12th, 2017, 00:40
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Loved you itinerary. I am going to use the same one I think. We are planning to visit in feb. We are a family of 3 with a 3year old. Wanted to know the following:

1. Tour operator whose services you used.
2. How was the experience with the operator
3. Cost
4. Did you have to negotiate etc.
5. Were the hotels etc chosen by hoim or you suggested
6. Did you suggest ferries/coastal cruise etc
7. Will this itinerary be hectic with a 3 year old. She needs 12 hours of sleep everyday.
8. Any places which you think should be added / removed keeping the kid in mind.
#393 Jan 12th, 2017, 16:51
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We are a vegetarian family of 3(including a 3 year old). Planning to travel in feb. Only return ticket is booked right now. I am ok in adding/reducing the number of days based on your suggestions.
this is how my itinerary is looking like

Day 1:
Bangalore to Portblair
Cellular jail
Light and sound show at Cellular jail

Day 2:
MG marine park
Jolly buoy-Snorkeling
Sagarika visit

Day 3:
Fisheries museum
North Bay -sea walking

skipping Ross Island & Chidiya tapu-Munda Pahar beach-Sunset

Day 4:
Portblair to Rangat using public transport & take rest there

(will skip Portblair-Bartang-Lime stone caves & Parrot Island-sunset, not sure if its good to go wit 3 yr old)

Day 5:
Rangat: Amkunj beach
Dhani Nallah
Move to Diglipur-Kalipur ( Can a taxi be hired in Rangat to take us to digipur and bring us back??)

Day 6:
Ross and smith Islands
Mud valcanos
Sunset-Diglipur jetty
visit turtle nesting site

Day 7:
Rangat to Havelock
rest in havelock

Day 8:
Scuba diving in havelock
(Skip Radhanagar beach-sunset, elephany beach)

Day 9:
Havelock to Portblair
Anthropology museum
Revisited Sagarika

Day 10:
Portbalir to Chennai
Chennai to bangalore

I want the trip to be comfortable and enjoyable for my lil one too. I am thinking of skipping Neil isalnd all together as I felt the pics didn't look any thing special.
Please suggest is it a good itinerary.
is it good to travel using publiock transport or should we book taxi?

Thanks in advance
#394 Jan 23rd, 2017, 13:36
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Hi djs,

Would not recommend to skip radhanagar beach. It is must visit while you are in havelock.

Had covered havelock islands and you can see the description of same in my signature link.
#395 Jan 23rd, 2017, 15:27
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Thanks.. we have completely modified our itinerary.

THis is how it looks like now:

Day1: Reach port blair, see samudrika, fisheries museums (Staying at andaman castle)
Day2: North Bay(may or maynot do sea walking)
Day3: Leave for havelock (stay in dolphin resort)
Day4: Scuba diving
Day 5: Radhanagar beach/elephant beach etc
Day6: Leave for portblair & reach ANET. MG marine museum & wandoor.may dos norkelling if available
Day 7: Mangrove ecosystem exploration
Day 8: Still needs to be planned
Day 9: Fly back to chennai and then train to bangalore

thanks everyone.
#396 Jan 31st, 2017, 18:58
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#397 Feb 24th, 2017, 12:17
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Accommodation points

Where do you stayed? tell us 2 or 3 stay point.

Originally Posted by sshiv View Post -As I was planning, the initial confusion was about the number of days for the trip.
-Initially planned for five days, should have been OK only for Port Blair and Havelock.
-Am I missing something?, am I hurrying up?.
-I need to cover Baratang. Yes I felt the period was short, extended to eight days.
-No ,still not satisfied, what about Ross and Smith islands?, what about parrot island?. And what about the beautiful Neil island?.
-I just could not say no to these, finally decided for 12 days including two journey days.
-As I was taking time to decide, the flight charges were slowly taking off the ground, I thought if not now I may find it difficult to book once they take off and are up above in the sky.
-Immediately before thinking anything else, booked tickets for me and my wife both to and fro . That was on 06-08-2013. Total fare for both of us for the round trip, I paid Rs. 13580/-
-The present fare when checked today, for the same is 39020/- only!!!!!!.
-I know you would not beleive hence attached the images. So decide early and book early.
#398 Jul 22nd, 2017, 01:07
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I am planning a family trip to Andamans on March 2018. We are a family of three (child aged 12years) with interest in seeing marine life and snorkelling. We haven't done any scuba before but interested in assisted scuba. I have prepared a preliminary itinerary but very much open to amendments, omissions and inclusions. we have 10-12 days at hand and want a leisurely holiday.

Reaching Port Blair at 9am check in
cellular jail.
Corbyns Cove beach-for sunset.
Light and sound show-7.00 pm.

Sea walking North bay and Ross Island, Viper island
Samudrika/Anthopological museum if time permits
Chidiya tapu-sunset

Day 3
Howrah bridge-sunset at Laxmanpur

Sunrise at Sitapur

Day 5
Neil -Havlock -By ferry.
Radhanagar beach-sunset

Elephant beach -Snorkelling/Scuba - -spend evening leisurely

Day 7
Havlock to Port Blair
Samudrika / Anthropological museum

book car go to jarawa tribe village, limestone cave, mud volcano

Wandoor/ MG marine park Gandhipark/ Jolly buoy

Day 10
Flight back

Please give your valuable opinion and also suggest places to stay at the respective placed.
#399 Jan 15th, 2018, 21:13
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Sorry for very laaate reply .
Appears quite OK, since you have kept buffer time, can manage visit to Samudrika, Anthropological museum depending on convenience.
You may not be able to cover all on day2, may have to drop one island, otherwise may be bit hectic
#400 Apr 13th, 2018, 02:37
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