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The Andaman & Nicobar Islands are a cluster of 556 stunning islands (Source: Annual Vital Statistics of 2013) located in the middle of the Bay of Bengal, south of the Indian sub-continent. A Union Territory of India, these gorgeous islands have since become much sought after holiday and tourist destination. Port Blair is the capital of these groups of islands and most of the inhabited islands are well connected via private as well as government operated ferries.

Acclaimed for their secluded white beaches, sapphire blue seas; home to an exquisite underwater world including vibrant coral reefs and a rare assortment of marine animals, this is a world-class destination for scuba diving and snorkelling. For those less proficient in swimming, there is option of enjoying glimpses of under sea paradise by means of underwater sea walk and glass bottomed boat rides. The local people of these islands are warm and friendly, possessing an enviable easy-going attitude towards life. With availability of a host of outdoor water borne activities such as jet skiing, surfing and game fishing, there is much to do for all water sports enthusiasts. For those more comfortable on dry land, guided tours, camping and hiking are great choices to indulge in these enchanting isles boasting lush rainforest like foliage and greenery.



How To Get There

Long gone are the days when these enchanted, sun-kissed islands remained undiscovered and its cool waters unexplored. After years of geographic isolation, the Indian Government has finally given impetus to eco-friendly tourism in these islands. However, Nicobar Islands continue to remain closed to Indian as well as foreign tourists. The advent of modern technology has made air travel both accessible and affordable and is the preferred mode of transport for majority of tourists visiting the Andaman Islands.

By Air

Both connecting and direct flights are available from the Indian cities of Chennai (South of India) and Kolkata (East of India) to Port Blair. As part of the package, Faraway Tree promises competitive and discounted air tickets through our Flight Resource partner- 'Fly Ostrich' coupled with seamless coordination with our local team who will receive you at the Port Blair airport and drive you to your pre-booked destination. The airport at Port Blair is named after Veer Savarkar; a much renowned and revered Indian freedom fighter who was imprisoned in 'The Cellular Jail' during the British rule.

Websites for Airlines that connect to Port Blair

By Sea

It is also possible to reach Port Blair by sea. Ships ply regularly from the busy seaports of Chennai, Kolkata and Vishakapatnam (Andhra Pradesh). Travelling by ship is a unique experience and the most eco-friendly way of getting to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. However, there are at present no luxury cruises to Port Blair and the amenities on board the passenger ships that currently ply these routes may prove to be a tad basic.

For further information and current shipping schedule and fares,
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 Flight Schedule

The below details are only indicative and request you to check on final schedule directly with airline by visiting respective Airline website.

Onward Flight To Port Blair

From Flight No Departure Arrival
Mumbai Chennai Port Blair G8 305 05:50 10:30
Chennai Port Blair G8 305 08:15 10:30
Delhi Kolkatta Port Blair G8 101 05:45 11:15
Kolkatta Port Blair G8 101 08:55 11:15
From Flight No Departure Arrival
Chennai Port Blair SG 601 11:10 13:20
Delhi Kolkatta Port Blair SG 251 06:20 11:15
Kolkatta Port Blair SG 251 09:00 11:15
From Flight No Departure Arrival
Chennai Port Blair AI 549 05:00 07:10
Kolkatta Port Blair AI 787 05:40 07:55
New Delhi Port Blair 9I 601 05:45 10:20
New Delhi Port Blair AI 487 07:00 10:20
From Flight No Departure Arrival
Chennai Port Blair 9W 613 12:00 14:05
Delhi Kolkatta Port Blair 9W 2263 02:10 07:15
Kolkatta Port Blair 9W 2263 05:05 07:15

Return Flight To Chennai/Kolkatta/Delhi

From Flight No Departure Arrival
Port Blair Chennai Mumbai G8 304 11:10 15:35
Port Blair Chennai G8 304 10:55 13:05
Port Blair Kolkatta Delhi G8 102 11:40 16:50
Port Blair Kolkatta G8 102 11:40 14:55
From Flight No Departure Arrival
Port Blair Chennai SG 602 13:50 16:00
Port Blair Kolkatta SG 733 11:45 14:05
Port Blair Kolkatta Delhi SG 256 14:55 19:55
Port Blair Kolkatta SG 256 14:55 17:10
From Flight No Departure Arrival
Port Blair Chennai AI 550 07:55 10:10
Port Blair Kolkatta AI 788 08:35 10:40
Port Blair New Delhi 9I 602 07:00 10:20
Port Blair New Delhi 9I 602 10:50 14:10
Port Blair New Delhi AI 488 12:50 18:05
From Flight No Departure Arrival
Port Blair Chennai 9W 614 14:40 16:55
Port Blair Kolkatta Delhi 9W 2264 07:50 13:05
Port Blair Kolkatta 9W 2264 07:50 09:55

Visa and Permits

Indian Nationals

Indian Nationals do not require a Restricted Access Permit. Valid Photo ID Proof like Drivers license, PAN CARD, Aadhar Card, Ration Card are valid documents for Indian Nationals to enter the Islands.

Foreigners / PIO/ OCI/ NRI Travellers

Foreigners/ PIO/ OCI/ NRI visiting Andaman Islands require a valid Indian Visa to enter the Islands. This also applies to tourists arriving directly to the Andaman Islands on private or chartered yachts/flights. Any of the above category travellers wishing to visit Andaman Islands require a Restricted Area Permit (RAP) which is issued on arrival by the Immigration department and only a valid India Visa is mandatory. The RAP is issued to tourists upon arrival at the Port Blair airport, or at the seaport of embarkation of ships leaving the mainland. This free of cost process takes about 20 minutes and travelers require no more than a valid passport and Indian visa. The RAP is issued for a 30-day stay and covers the municipal areas of the Andaman Islands.

Non-municipal areas of the Andaman Islands and almost all of Nicobar Islands are reserved under the jurisdiction of either the Forest Department or the Tribal Welfare Department. As a general rule, tourists are not issued permits to visit and stay in these areas. Please contact our team for further information.


Tourism being the primary source of income for most locals, both English and Hindi languages are extensively spoken and understood by the majority of the population. Bengali, Tamil and Telugu languages are also commonly spoken in these islands. Our team members speak a total of four languages between them, including English, Hindi, Bengali and Tamil and we will endeavour to make you feel at home.


Indian Rupee is the accepted currency in these islands and it is advisable to convert foreign currency whilst at the mainland. Hotels, independent merchants (including diving experts and local tour guides), retailers and restaurants do not accept foreign currency. Most hotels and restaurants at Havelock do not accept Credit/ Debit Card payments due to poor internet connectivity and it is advisable to carry sufficient cash. Please note that American Express and Diners cards may not be accepted at all outlets


The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are blessed with a tropical climate. The weather is mostly warm, with spells of sunshine punctuated by pleasant sea breeze almost throughout the year. Monsoon rains occur on the islands on two separate periods of the year; that is, mid-May to September and November/December during the retreating monsoons. The scenic beauty of these islands and warmth of the local people does not diminish even during the rains – which is also the time when you get the most competitive rates for travel and hotel! So rain or shine, don't miss out an opportunity to visit these islands and take away magical memories.

Ferry Schedule

The below time is only indicative and may vary on weather conditions.
From Via To Time Remarks
Port Blair Havelock 06:00 AM All Days
Port Blair Neil 06:20 AM All Days
Port Blair Neil Havelock 11:00 AM All Days
Port Blair Neil 01:00 PM All Days
Port Blair Havelock 02:00 PM All Days
Havelock Port Blair 09:00 AM All Days
Havelock Neil 10:00 PM Sun, Tue & Wed
Havelock Neil 02:45 PM All Days
Havelock Port Blair 04:30 PM All Days
Neil Havelock 01:15 PM All Days
Neil Port Blair 04:15 PM All Days
Neil Port Blair 09:00 AM All Days
Neil Port Blair 03:00 PM All Days
From Via To Departure Arrival Remarks
Port Blair Havelock 08:15 AM 09:45 AM All Days
Havelock Port Blair 04:00 PM 05:30 PM All Days
Second Sailing is subject to load factor
Port Blair Havelock 02:00 PM 03:30 PM All Days
Havelock Port Blair 10:45 AM 12:15 PM All Days
From Via To Departure Arrival Remarks
Port Blair Neil 07:30 AM 09:00 AM NA
Neil Havelock 09:30 AM 10:30 AM NA
Havelock Neil 11:00 AM 12:00 PM Morning Sailing
Neil Port Blair 04:15 PM 05:45 PM NA
From Via To Time Remarks
Port Blair Havelock 06:45 AM NA
Havelock Port Blair 03:15 AM NA

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