Andaman tour packages from Chennai
|WEEKEND GETAWAY||3 NIGHTS / 4 DAYS||Rs. 14,999||View More|
|EXOTIC ANDAMAN PACKAGE||4 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS||Rs. 19,999||View More|
|BLISSFUL ANDAMAN PACKAGE||6 NIGHTS / 7 DAYS||Rs. 29,999||View More|
|FAMILY ANDAMAN PACKAGE||7 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS||Rs. 31,999||View More|
|ANDAMAN RUNAWAY||8 NIGHTS / 9 DAYS||Rs. 34,999||View More|
Alluring Andamans for the people of Chennai
Plan an idyllic and lazy holiday from Chennai to Port Blair. Distance from Chennai to Port Blair is about 1,160 kms. Travels options are dual, both by air and sea; that is by flight and also by ship. Both journeys are equally pleasurable depending on which mode the tourists prefer. Duration of the journey from Chennai to Port Blair is about 60 hours by ship as compared to 2 hours 15 minutes approximately by flight.
The far-flung location and the sun-kissed beaches of Andamans make for an ideal vacation. The beauty and thrill both combine to give the ultimate satisfaction of a vacation to travellers and tourists. The heavenly weather of Andamans is a great relief from the strong sunny clime of Chennai.
Facts that attract and strike the tourists from Chennai
The journey from Chennai to Andamans is the journey from the Health Capital of India to the heavenly land of Emerald Isles. Chennai, the ninth-best cosmopolitan city in the world (courtesy Lonely Planet), has a linguistic and ethnic basis of Tamil nationalism. Thus the people of Chennai could relate well with the land and people of Andamans that contain a huge population of Tamils. Andamans also provide a respite from the “hottest city” tag of Chennai. The people of Chennai travel from one of the largest urban economies of India to a land of virtually no perceptible economy of Andamans. This striking contrast is a pleasant change for the people who visit the laid back economy of Andamans. Chennai is no doubts one of the most developed cities of India. It is the capital of the progressive state of Tamil Nadu. Chennai has even been chosen as one of the 100 Indian smart cities. Thus the tourists from Chennai find the secluded and isolated isles of Andamans very alluring and far off from the modern and chic native city. Chennai was also the capital of the British in the pre-independence era and the people find the lot of interest in the history of British-owned Andamans and love to visit the remnants of the British era remaining in some of the isles few and far between.
Chennai shows remarkable similarity on account of sharing the same seas. It is noted that the southern coast of Chennai comprising Tiruvanmiyur to Neelangarai are the nesting grounds for the endangered species of Olive Ridley sea turtles. This phenomenon is seen in Diglipur Andaman’s island. The eggs generally are laid every winter. Similarly, a large number of cattle egrets and pond herons as well as other aquatic birds can be seen in the rivers of Cooum and Adyar. Chennai sees about 75,000 migratory birds every year. Andamans also is blessed with lavish tropical forests and houses innumerable species of birds that is a matter of interest for tourists from Chennai.
Things to do in Andamans
The food and weather of Andamans attract Chennai tourists
People of Chennai not only enjoy the weather, they also enjoy the food in Andamans. Chennai itself is named as the land of second best place for food by national Geography. Andamans well matches the food expectations of the people of Chennai. Let’s have a peep at some of the culinary delights of Andamans. Being an island destination, Andaman has several restaurants that specialise in seafood. The seafood prepared in these eating joints is caught fresh and is a must-have for any visitor. Different varieties of fish are available for tourists cooked in a variety of ways, roasted, grilled, curried or steamed. Accordingly, the side dishes can be chosen. Having a meal on the pristine beaches of Andaman from the innumerable beach shacks is something travellers would not want to miss out.
New Lighthouse Restaurant is a great place to have breakfast as it serves delicacies like grilled fish, lobster and crab. Waves Restaurant, Lighthouse Residency located in Aberdeen Bazar in Port Blair, Rony’s in Beach 5 of Havelock Island are sumptuous options for people who want to have good seafood. Adi Bengali Hotel at MA Road in Port Blair is a Bengali’s delight with its pleasant array of seafood dishes and curries. Andamans has everything in its platter. It is a delight for the lovers of coastal cuisines and seafood. It is also equally a delight for honeymoon couples who would want some intimacy and private space of meals served with love in natural surroundings without much crowd to set you off-mood.
There is no dearth of options for the people of Chennai: both for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. One can also choose the eating places according to ones travel budgets. Andamans has all types to suit all needs. Starting from the cosy and hygienic beach shacks to the plush and the enjoyable ambience of the four-star and five-star restaurants, Andamans has everything to satisfy all taste buds. There are quite a few restaurants that specialize in authentic North Indian and South Indian cuisine much to the delight of the most Indian travellers. Vegetarians need not be heartbroken too as there are plenty of options to pick from. Whether it is Indian, continental, Italian or Mexican Andaman has all. You dream, you get. The veg thalis are worth trying for in Annapurna Cafeteria in Port Blair in the Aberdeen Bazaar Area, The Icy Spicy in Port Blair or the Gagan restaurant are all worth trying for. The Full Moon Café, Anju Coco or the Fat Martin, all located in the Havelock Island, serve delectable veg cuisine.
Places to Visit in Andamans
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q - What is the best time to visit Andaman from Chennai?
Andaman has a Tropical Climate. The islands are always warm with pleasant sea-breeze. The weather from October to April is often pleasant and is considered the best time to visit the place. If traveling from Chennai, you might want to visit the place in the winter months from December to February when the weather is mild and pleasant. The resorts and beaches organize many activities like Banana Boat Rides, Beach Volleyball, Jet Skiing, Speed Boating, etc. The islands see a major outburst of tourists in this season and in the month of January the islands also celebrates the popular Island Tour festival.
Q - How to reach Andaman from Chennai?
Andaman is easily accessible from Chennai through flights and ships. Go Air, IndiGo, SpiceJet all have regular non-stop flights operating from Chennai to Port Blair. These are usually morning flights and cost around Rs. 4000-Rs. 6000. The ships fare range from Rs. 2000-Rs. 6000. There are five ships that sail from mainland of India to Andaman and Nicobar Island. These are M.V.NICOBAR, M.V.NANCOWRY, M.V.AKBAR, V.HARSHAVARDHANA and M.V.SWARAJ DWEEP. Usually, there is one ship sailing from each port every week. There are two port offices in Chennai from where you can book the tickets- Dy. Director (Shipping Services), Chennai adjacent to Gate No.1 of Chennai Port and Madras(chennai) Port Trust,Rajaji Salai, Opposite Customs Office. You have to book the tickets one month in advance or take the help of a tour operator who can help you purchase the tickets at the right time and at a great price.
Q - How long does it take to reach Andaman from Chennai?
A journey via flight from Chennai to Port Blair takes around 2hrs 15mins and a journey via ship to Port Blair should take around 60 hours from Chennai.
Q - What currency is used in Andaman Island?
Indian Rupees is used in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. If you are visiting Andaman Islands from outside India you can exchange currency at the airport, or from banks and currency dealers.
Q - What is the food like in Andaman Island?
Sea food is the main cuisine in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Lobsters, Crab, Prawns, CuttleFish, Andaman is heaven for seafood lovers. Mango, Pineapple, and Guava and fruits that are commonly grown here. The place has a large Bengali and Tamil population and this reflects in there food as well. Besides Indian Cuisines, Thai and Chinese food are also common in Andaman. Tandoori fish is one of the most delicious dishes that you must try when in Andaman.