Everything that you know about Andaman and Nicobar

 Everything that you know about Andaman and Nicobar

Everything that you know about Andaman and Nicobar


Brief History of Andaman and Nicobar

The existence of Nicobar is known from the time of Ptolemy, but the place has a long unwritten history. The residents here had been in contact with the outside world through the trade of copra. However, the entry of the modern world into his life began after the famous Vasco da Gama Yatra in India. From the 17th century onwards, Portuguese and French missionaries tried to spread Christianity in the Nicobar Islands. The Danes took possession of these islands in 1756 and established their headquarters on the island of Kamorta, but they abandoned it in 1848. The British formally annexed these islands in 1869. In 1870 he established a panel settlement at Kamorta which closed in 1888. In 1871 these islands were placed under the Chief Commissioner of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This administrative system continued till the pre-independence period. In 1920, the British Government appointed Mr. E. Hurt was the first Assistant Commissioner of Nicobar. The effects of World War II and the resulting Japanese occupation of the islands from 1942 to 45 created great upheaval in the minds of the people.

Where is Andaman and Nicobar?

As you can see Andaman and Nicobar is not a single island, but a group of 572 islands. This is the reason why you have to use a ferry, ship, ship, or boat, again and again, to roam here.

 

When to visit Andaman and Nicobar?

Although the best time to go is from October to February, but we went in May and as such there was no problem. Yes, it was a bit hot, but being from UP, that was not a big challenge for us.


Everything that you know about Andaman and Nicobar


 

Yes, I will definitely say that it is not right to go there during the rainy season, and sometimes it starts raining from mid-May, so if you want to go for summer vacations, then go to April end or May beginning.

How much will the trip cost?

It is very difficult to tell this. Because it depends on many factors –

Which is the hotel?

What are you eating and drinking?

What activities are you doing? etc

But if we talk about a normal middle-class family, which plans and manages its own travel, then it is about Rs. Can do a week tour according to 25000 to 35000 per person, including air tickets and everything.

 

Go by booking travel packages or manage by yourself?

If you are not going in peak season then you can manage on your own. This will make you comparatively cheaper and you will have the option of choosing the right hotel, otherwise, you will have to take the same as the travel company has given. This can also be done in peak season, but due to the high crowd, it will not be easy to find the right hotel at the right price.

Everything that you know about Andaman and Nicobar


How to plan where to go on which day How to go?

The best way to do this is to call the travel companies and ask them to email you your plan. You can prepare your own plan by asking for two three plans or you can book from any one of them.

 

What to do with ferry/cruise/ship tickets?

Both government and private cruises run in Andaman and Nicobar. The price of government is about half that of private, but those tickets are difficult to get because there is no online booking for them, and it is difficult to get tickets after reaching there because all the tickets are already sold out.

You have many options in Private and you can book online.

Keep in mind that some cruise companies, such as Makruzz Company do not allow you to go on the deck of their ship… in that, you have to travel sitting in a closed space or you can stand by going to the side. You will not enjoy them as much… Government ships and some private ships, such as Green Ocean lets you go on deck and you will enjoy traveling on them.

Everything that you know about Andaman and Nicobar


Do I have to have a car to travel within the island?

Yes, in many places if you have Innova or a big family then you will have to travel tempo. And here the taxi is not booked for the whole day, the spot is booked, so it is expensive.

You can also travel by auto in Port Blair as both their availability and rates are very good, you will save a lot of money.

What to carry Andaman Nicobar?

That's what you should take to the beaches.

·       Sleepers, crocs

·       shorts and 3/4th pants,

·       hat or hat

·       goggles

·       Some Jeans- T-Shirts / Shirts (You won't always be in the water)

·       Sunscreen, especially when you are going in the summer because there is a lot of tanning here

·       Umbrella - Not necessary but it is ok

·       essential medicines

·       Sea-sickness medicine, many people have problems with it on the ship

·       And yes, you should always keep enough cash with you as you may face difficulty in getting ATM at many places.

 

Which mobile network will work? / Mobile Network in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

·       Vodafone

·       BSNL (most preferred)

·       Airtel

·       But this is just for talking, not for the internet.

 

Will internetwork in Andaman and Nicobar?

As of May 2019, the internet connectivity in Andaman is very poor. But you can do important work by going to a cyber cafe. The hotel's wi-fi can also work, but you cannot depend too much on it.

 

Not having internet also means that you keep a hard copy of everything, or download it on mobile before-

·       Tickets

·       Hotel bookings

·       Trip plan

How to reach Andaman Nicobar?

There are two ways –

·       by cruise or ship

·       by flight

From my point of view, it is better to go by flight. Because it saves you a lot of time. And since even after reaching there, you have to go from one island to another island ship, then you also get the fun of traveling on the ship.

We went to Port Blair by flight from Kolkata. Arrival Rs. 10,000 per person was imposed. You can also get a flight or cruise from Chennai to here.

What language is spoken in Andaman and Nicobar?

Hindi, Bangla, Tamil, English.

If you know Hindi then there will be no problem. However, many people from West Bengal and Tamil Nadu are settled here, so if you know Bangla or Tamil you will feel at home.

Where to stay in Andaman and Nicobar?

You need about 7-8 days to roam the Andaman & Nicobar Islands properly. So you have to take a base hotel in Port Blair. From here you will go to roam the rest of the island.

Yes, you may have to stay the night at one or two places. Like we stayed one night on Havelock Island.

Where to roam? Famous Tourist Spots in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

We covered these places-

 

·       Cellular Jail

·       Cellular Jail – Light and sound show (It would have been late evening)

·       Neil Island

·       Havelock Island

·       Radhanagar Beach (It was a lot of fun taking a bath here.)

·       Rouse Island (The trees here you will be able to see)

·       North Bay – ( best for Scuba Diving and this is where you can shop for local things, and salmon was cheaper than here)

·       Baratang, Lime Stone Cave (It was a lot of fun going here by speed boat. Charge Rs. 700 per person)

·       Jarawa Tribal Area

·       black Stone

·       Vadlur Beach ( very beautiful )

·       Elephant Beach

·       Saw-mill (another very good spot. You can also do some wood shopping here)

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What to do in Water Sports & Activities?

Scuba Diving- If we are given one thing to do in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, then it will be this….don't miss it if you are eligible, and if you do then definitely get your underwater video made, no extra charge for this.

Eligible??? meaning

Actually, not everyone is allowed to go scuba diving. If you have some of these then you cannot go scuba diving –

·       Asthma

·       ear piercing

·       Heart disease

·       blood pressure problem

·       Sugar

·       And many more that are told to you before diving.

·       Small children are also forbidden. I think people above 10 years can do it.

How much will be charged - 3000 per person in the month of May, do not know if the rate changes in peak times.

 

What if I am not fit to go scuba diving?

Even then it doesn't matter, you can do snorkeling (Rs. 1000 per person). This is done just below the sea surface and it is a lot of fun too. But if you are doing scuba then do not do it and if you are not doing it then you will not even leave it, no health conditions matter for this.

 

Apart from this you also do this –

 

·       Banana Ride (Rs. 800 per person)

·       Jet Ski (Rs. 800 per person)

·       Glass Boat (Rs. 700 per person) - Only those who are not able to scuba or snorkeling

     Have a great journey 

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