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Andaman Bluebay Holidays is a Registered Tour Travel And Holiday Company, Enlisted By Directorate of
Andaman Tourism Department, Andaman and Nicobar Administration, GOVT. of INDIA.
18TH September 2017
The Hon’ble Lt. Governor,
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Port Blair 744101
Sub: Tourism Related issues of Andaman Islands
It is, in the capacity of President Association of Tour operators, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, I would like to draw your kind attention towards the grievances of Travel Agents, Tour Operators and other related Service providers with a request to draw your immediate attention and to find quick solutions.
Here are some important issues raised by the Travel Agents, Tour Operators, Boat Operators and Car Operators for your kind consideration which have hindered, and which are hindering the tourism industry at the Islands.
1 . Closure of ATR Road- your Excellency, it has come to our knowledge that the administration is introducing sea route for Baratang, which the stake holders feel will definitely effect the livelihood of hundreds of unemployed youths who have purchased tourist vehicle through bank loan and drive their vehicle on Baratang route for their livelihood.
Your Excellency, everybody is aware of the shortage of Govt. boat in the present day and it is difficult to believe that Govt. which is short of boats will operate boats for Baratang.
Introduction of boat service will definitely create chaos among the visiting tourist as we feel all the tourist will not be able to visit Baratang due to shortage of boats.
Your Excellency we kindly request you to think of this un-employed youth before taking any major decision regarding ATR.As we feel the road to ATR should be open for vehicles to carry tourist.
2. Introduction of passenger service fee by PMB- Your Excellency , we would like to inform you that the port management board has started charging Rs 50/-and Rs 20/-per port from every tourist which comes around Rs 200/-as an extra burden for every tourist and as all the tour operators have already quoted their rates, to the guest, this additional charges will bring a bad reputation to the tourism industry.
Your Excellency, further we would like to inform you that PMB is charging passenger service fee without providing any service to the passengers.
We kindly request you sir , to reconsider the decision of charging of passenger service fee by PMB.
Your Excellency, in this regards AATO has already requested for exemption through AATO letter Dated 1st and 14 august 2017.
3. Basic amenities for tourists- Your Excellency, we request you to Improve and provide clean and basic amenities like toilet, change room, life guard etc., in all the tourist spots. Whether any agency has taken a complete stock of the situation and ensured these facilities for tourists at all tourist locations, Islands? Tourists have been complaining lack of these basic amenities, the Travel Agents/Tour Operators are facing the embarrassment!!
4. Inter Island Ferry services
a) Shortage of Boats- your Excellency ,it is always noticed that there is shortage od DSS Boats during peak tourist season for Neil and Havelock islands, sir every year we request the Govt. for plying of bigger boat for Havelock and Neil islands. But it is seen that for reasons unknown only small boats are operated by Govt. during peak season.
b) Plying of boats from Havelock to Neil Island- your Excellency, we would like to inform you that the DSS was plying a boat from Havelock to Neil island daily in the morning, which was a great help for the tourist which as stopped for reasons known to the Dept.
Your Excellency, there are two boats from DSS for Havelock daily morning and if this boats can be asked to ply from Havelock to Neil and to Havelock we are sure that lot of tourists will be benefitted.
Irrespective it is peak season, winter, or monsoon, enough fast boat services between the Islands like Havelock, Neil are essential. At present, there are hundreds of complaints from Tourists for not providing even Government run ferries for tourists. The entire system should be planned well and implemented, unfortunately this is lacking in the islands.
5. Lack of Coordination between Administration and Stake Holders- your Excellency, we feel there should be Equal participation of stakeholders in all matters related with Tourism .and also Coordination committee of Stakeholders should be made active and we request your participation in all such meetings for the development of Tourism.
Your Excellency, as on present date we feel all the decisions in tourism industry are taken and implemented without the consultations of any stake holders.
Your Excellency, At the end we would request you to kindly consider all our points for development of Tourism in this Islands as we know tourism is the only surviving industry of our islands and there are thousands of people Involved in this industry earning their livelihood.
Your Excellency, we look forward to you with great expectation and hope. As we feel this problems will definitely be an obstacle for development of tourism in our islands and also will bring negative publicity for Andaman tourism.
For Andaman Association of Tour Operators
(Shri. M. Vinod)
So here comes the best time to visit the Andaman Islands. Normally the season starts from October onwards. So in November it will pick up and December and January will be the best time to visit the Andaman Islands when the cost of almost everything goes high because of the huge influx of travelers to Andaman. December and January are among the best months to visit Andaman and most people celebrate holiday during this time of year because of Christmas and New Year. Thus in December and January, the cost of almost everything, the hotels, the ferry, the vehicle and the cruise ship increases.
There is an additional charge applicable in these months beyond the usual rates. On the 24th and 31st of December there is a mandatory surcharge for many hotels for the special dinner and karaoke arranged at the hotel / resort. So make sure that when your travel dates fall in December and January, get ready to pay this surcharge. Although only a handful of travel companies can provide you with the most competitive pricing during this time of the year as they have booked almost everything in advance for their customers. Andaman Bluebay is such a company. So what’s basically going on in October, November, December and January?
Although Andaman Island is a full season destination, however, October to January and even February to April is considered to be the best time to explore Andaman. Normally Dusshera goes public holidays in October. Dussehra is Bengal’s biggest festival, and in Andaman there is a lot of Bengali people both in Port Blair and Havelock Island. Now everywhere on the islands you will find people from Bengal from South Andaman to North Andaman. This time brings a lot of crowd to Andaman. Plus the island is lit correctly on different temples and specific pandals are created on all islands during this time of year. One of our Game Fishing in Andaman, Andaman Dusshera packages, operating in October, explains one of this trip.
Then November arrives, now usually around November, Diwali will be celebrated. Diwali is a festival celebrated throughout India, and in Andaman we celebrate it in a very nice way. All outbreaks of biscuits and candy are distributed among friends and family. The Andaman island is fairly diversified in its cultural perspective. People from all over India have settled in the islands, and so we have grown up here. There have never been any municipal matches, and everybody lives together and in peace and harmony. This is an aspect I love most about Andaman, and there are many who are honest. November is a very good time to visit the islands, and every attraction on the island is open to the tourists. All activities are operational, whether it’s Scuba Diving, Sea Walking or Cruise Rides all are operational during this time of year. Any new product or activity coming to Andaman will also be launched in October and November.
Now, December and January! What do I say about these months? These may be the best time to visit Andaman. Now there are several reasons to consider October to April as among the best time to visit Andaman. But among these months, if you ask me to choose 2-3 months for holiday in Andaman, I would like to emphasize in December, January and February. The clear crystal water, the blue luminescence is experienced during this period of the year, the visibility underwater is fabulous and the humidity ratio also decreases. See, in Andaman there is no such thing as summer and winter. Its a tropical climate in Andaman and throughout the year it is the same kind of weather. It’s just that the humidity goes down from October to January. Well there is monsoon season, although it happens during July and August the most.
With Christmas and New Year in December, the holiday season brings up and there is a lot of influx of travelers to Andaman. Although Andaman does not have much nightlife, you can experience some nightlife in December and January. Especially on Christmas and New Year’s Eve. I hope you get a hang of what I mean when planning a visit to Andaman in October, November, December and January. All hotels, tours and ferries will be booked during these months in good time. Do not wait until the last minute to get things done, as getting availability will be a big issue during these months. After arriving at the islands there is a reasonable chance that you will not experience some things because the tickets are sold out.
What can not be done during these months?
In fact, everything in the Andaman island is possible during these months. From Sea Walking, Scuba Diving, Glass Boat Ride, Semi Submarine, Snorkeling, Makruzz Cruise, Green Ocean and Coast Cruise, Kayaking, Turtle Nesting in North Andaman, Boat Trips to Ross Island, North Bay Island, Jolly Bouy Island and Baratang Island Will Everyone is operational and can be visited and experienced. Basically, you will come to the best time of year for Andaman.
Would it be too cold from October to January or February?
As I mentioned earlier, there is no mention of summer and winter in Andaman. Temperature usually remains the same throughout the year. It’s just that the humidity drops during this time of year. It does not get cold, but you can wear a light sweater, just if you are planning a walk by the beach at night.
Who do you recommend visiting Andaman during these months?
In fact, this time of year is good for everyone. You just want to love it here in Andaman.
Can I go for diving, lake hiking, snorkelling and other underwater activities?
Absolutely there is no doubt about it. You can enjoy all kinds of water sports in the Andaman Islands.
What are the best attractions to visit during these months?
Well, you can cover every part of the islands both in the south and north Andaman, also in the middle of Andaman. What that means, you must cover Port Blair, the capital of Andaman. In Port Blair you should visit Cellular Prison, Ross Island, North Bay Island, Chidiatapu, Jolly Bouy, City Museums and Corbyn Cove Beach. In Havelock Island you should cover all three attractions Radhanagar Beach, Kalapathar Beach and Elephant Beach. In Neil Island you should cover Laxmanpur Beach, Bharatpur Beach and Natural Rock Formation. In North Andaman, visit Diglipur with Ross and Smith Island, but to cover North Andaman you need about 10 days. If you do not have time, cover only Port Blair, Havelock and Neil Island. You can also consider a day trip to Baratang from Port Blair. Baratang is another good attraction on the islands. A travel plan should be a combination of all these destinations and attractions, so you can better utilize your time on the islands.
How do you recommend us to come to Andaman?
The best option is to take a flight from your city to Andaman. It is quite easy to get to the islands via a direct flight. You can now fly from Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata. Just see which sector the flight is in operation and you can easily get your tickets done to visit Andaman.
So if you want Andaman in October, November, December, January, February, March and April do not think much about arriving at Andaman at the best time of year and you will definitely enjoy it. Check out my various other blogs on how to plan things to do and about various water sports activities in Andaman to get an understanding of how to plan a visit to this exotic destination in India. You will definitely love your experience during your visit from October to April.
Is it ok to come to Andaman during the off-season?
Monsoon Andaman and beach holidays generally do not go hand in hand. But Andaman is a place where it’s always season. Here is why
The traditional ‘tourist’ season in Andaman is almost over. Come in mid May, monsoon will be over Andaman. Given the location and nature of attractions (beaches and sea activities), most people are discouraged from visiting the islands during the off season. Traditionally, this seems to be sensible. But stay there. Before you write off your Andaman visit between May and September, here’s what you need to know.
As you will see our website ” Game Fishing in Andaman “, we say Andaman – Sea. Sun. Anytime. And that’s right. The Andaman Islands are promoted by dept. Of tourism as a full year destination. Most of Andaman remain completely functional during the rain. In fact, except for walks in the ocean, you can do almost all the things that happen during the holiday season like scuba and snorkeling. There is a chance chance that heavy rains and uneven sea can occasionally cause cancellation, but in such cases you can come back when the sky is ready. If luckily do not hold, you get full refund.
Ferry services to islands and attractions like limestone caves remain functional during the rain. Local attractions such as cellular prison and Samudrika museum are also open to visitors.
Here’s a quick order of pros and cons that will help you understand better
1. The islands are less crowded with tourists
2. It’s low season – packages will be available in low season rates
3. Rooms across hotels will be easily accessible
4. All standard attractions will be open
5. Forget about sunkathed beaches. Everyone has done it. Go to the rainy experience
1. The evening sounds and the display of the mobile prison are exposed to weather conditions
2. Sea walks may not be possible
3. Some activities may be delayed if the weather changes
4. Treks may become slippery
5. You must drag an umbrella / raincoat everywhere
So, you see, the disadvantages are really not much. If you are a game for a little adventure, Andaman is perfect even in the rainy season. Just to say … monsoon Andaman is the romance of the season. That’s when nature is flourishing and the pitter-patter music makes wonders for the soul.
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We are running a stressful life where we discover no opportunity to respect the magnificence of living. On the off chance that you are sufficiently insightful then probably you would without a doubt discover opportunities to appreciate diversion at whatever point conceivable. Travel is one best wellspring of accomplishing preeminent bliss and excite. Each and every travel is an additional token of your travel diaries. To make your life worth living you merit these sorts of fun and exceptional minutes which stay unavoidable to grin at whatever point helped to remember.
So to make your travel sweet, then the goal you pick truly matters. There are many cool spots to chill you out from all life stress and stresses and I would set out to state that your decision could never turn out badly on the off chance that it is Andaman and Nicobar. It’s one such incident area that will beyond any doubt make you go damn insane.
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Andaman tour is an incredible skilled scene for the voyagers and pilgrims to have best circumstances of their life. You can catch multitudinous snaps of great views and scenes here, till your camera and you rest tired. So picture takers and camera insanities will tremble to go regularly and fulfill their hunger of upbeat clicking.
The most well known vacation destinations of Andaman are the Neil Island and the Havelock Island where you can discover a cluster of pleasures to continue engaging and energizing you. The whitish sandy shorelines clasping hands with the sparkling blue ocean is the most appreciating cut of the island that offers life to it.
Neil island supports morning as it’s best session as the greater part of the all around respected exercises like snorkeling, scuba jumping will trespass the viewers around then. On the rest of the hand of the shoreline, the sandy shore, you can discover individuals lying like a snail getting a charge out of the delight of unwinding. You are free to pick the way you yearning to move. There is another additional excellence of the Island, the “coral reef sees” and that is a great visual treat to the gathering of people. These claims to fame crown the Neil Island as the capital of Andaman Nicobar Islands tourism.
Next strides the Havelock Island and this is the ideal zone for all diversions particularly the scuba plunge. So normally it holds the credit of charging the tremendous number of traveler’s sight. Other than there are some other intriguing areas additionally like the Viper Island, Baratang Island and Lime stone caverns and so on which covers numerous guests.
The spots around the holes are few however yet excellent. One such prevalent action is the speed pontoon ride. A large portion of the general population love to go for that interesting ride and get a chance to visit all the wonderful areas that cruise by.
All these moving spots can be seen with significant cost of cost with the assistance of Andaman and Nicobar Tour packages. So make your excursion commendable holding Andaman and Nicobar Islands packages in your arm.
During your Andaman holidays plan your day out in such a way that there is not a single second get wasted. There are many tourist attractions that comes under must visit list and some of the beautiful moments like watching sun rise at the shore. Andaman tourism will leave no stone unturned. Lush greenery surrounded by water bodies and more breathtaking views will blow your heart away. In arm of nature, you’ll loose yourself and will lost into another world of peace. Everything will get slow and nature lovers would definitely not want to come back from such a heaven to hassle to city life.
Unleash the nature’s beauty and explore it’s creatures in one place.
Unwind yourself in one of the property and make use of all the possible amenities. Book your hotel with the best of facilities with andaman family tour packages and make your trip stress free.
Andaman tourismand Nicobar have lots of jewels that one should not miss .
Places to see in Nicobar
There are some more places to be visited during your stay in Andaman and Nicobar
2. Ross and Smith Island Beach
3. Laxmanpur Beach, Neil Island
4. Lalaji Bay Beach, Long Island
5. Guitar Island Beach
6. Wandoor Beach Port Blair
7. Aamkunj Beach, Tangat
8. Karmatang Beach, Mayabunder
9. Merk Bay Beach, North Passage Island, Long Island
10. Butter Bay beach, Hut bay Island
11. Pathi Level Beach, Diglipur
12. Causrina Beach Diglipur
13. Lamia Bay beach Diglipur
14. Raman Bageecha Beach, Rangat
15. Stewart Island Beach
16. Avis Island Beach, Mayabunder
17. Bharatpur Beach, Neil Island
18. Corbyn’s Cove Beach, Port Blair
19. Limestone Caves, Baratang Island
20. Mount Harriet National Park
21. The great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve
22. Kaala Pathar Beach, Havelock Island
23. Ray Hill, Mayabunder
24. Austin Creek, Mayabunder
25. Katchal Island, Nicobar
26. Samudrika Naval Marine Museum, Port Blair
27. Sri Vetrimalai Murugan Temple, Port Blair
Tourist places in Andaman and Nicobar Islands are famous for their calming and attractive beaches, a rich reserve of unique flora and fauna. Although it is a tough task to visit all the places in these island. The island is famous for its serene, white sandy beaches with crystal clear water.
Andaman and Nicobar is a perfect summer getaway. With an array of adventure activities one can take experience of different water sports, leisure facilities. It can be considered one of the best place for nature and for beach lovers too. It is also considered a preferred location for newly married couples for their honeymoon. Avoid visiting in Andaman and Nicobar in rainy season. Best time to visit Andaman and Nicobar if from December to May.
Shri M. Vinod, President of AATO along with Mr. PS Vijayan, General Secretary & Shri Shiva member AATO is attending the incredible India, Andaman Tourism investors meet being held at Vigyan Bhawan from 21/9/16. The members of AATO are a part of the team of Tourism Department which is headed by the Director Tourism. The summit was inaugurated by Shri Arun Jaitley, the Finance minister Govt of India and was attended by a large number of Ministers.
Take a short break from your busy and hectic life and getaway to the serene and exotic Andaman Islands. Andaman is one of the Union Territories of and is an incredible archipelago located in the Bay of Bengal. Andaman is a perfect holiday destination for vacationers. The Andaman Islands is the perfect place for the all the nature admirers. This spectacular island is known for its spectacular pristine emerald beaches, amazing flora and fauna, water sports, nature exquisiteness, architectural magnificence, and its rich culture. Because of the magnificence, Andaman attracts tourists and vacationers from across the globe.
Andaman Tourism has something to offer to everyone. The climate of the Andaman Islands is tropical but is moderated because of sea breezes. The temperature here varies from about 23 °C to about 30 °C.
Places to visit
Cellular Jail in Port Blair –this jail is known as Kala Pani. This jail was used by British to exile many Indian political activists during India’s independence struggle.
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Wandoor- here one can explore the amazing coral reefs.
Havelock Island is a beautiful group of the island which is paradise for water sports like scuba diving, snorkeling kayaking and much more.
Neil Island is an exquisite island where one can explore the magnificent sandy beaches, verdant green forest, and serene village life.
Limestone Caves located in Baratang Island where you will find different types of the natural deposits.
Enjoy Exotic Food
One can enjoy having local flavors and the exotic seafood at Andaman as the seafood is the specialty. Also, one can enjoy continental and Indian food that is prepared with fresh ingredients.
How to Reach Andaman
One can reach Andaman through Air or by Sea. The island is well connected by regular direct flights like jet airways, Indian Airways, and numerous ships that travel from Chennai, Calcutta Vishakapatnam etc. each day.
Where to stay in Andaman
There are numerous pocket-friendly hotels and resorts in Andaman. One can select any hotel or resort as per their choice, requirement, and budget. All resorts offer good service and have the serene environment. However, one must get their bookings done before to avoid inconvenience. One can easily book the hotel or resort of their choice through a reliable traveling website.
The best time to Visit
The best time to visit Andaman is between October-May as one can enjoy the amazing water sports and other tourist activities
The Directorate of Andaman Tourism will conduct a half-day orientation programme for Jet Ski Operator/Owners on Sept 7 in the conference hall of IP&T. The Jet Ski Operators/ owners have been requested to attend the orientation programme to upgrade their knowledge regarding operation of Jet Skies. The idea is to educate the Jet Ski Operators/Owners about the safety & security of tourist as well as operators undertaking such activities. The orientation programme would commence at 3 pm and conclude at 5.30 pm.
Andaman’s can be visited throughout the year as the islands have a moderate temperature throughout the year, ranging from 23 ° C to 31 ° C. Andaman’s have a tropical climate, there are no harsh climates, apart from tropical storms and rains in late summers and monsoons . But the best time to visit the Andaman Islands is from October to May when the climate is idyllic for sightseeing and enjoying all water sports. The best time to avoid your Andaman Tour is from June to September when the climate is prone to thunderstorms and heavy rain, which can make it hard for you to enjoy sight seeing, however at this time the off season discounts are very good.
Seasons in the Andamans
Summers – Summers in the Andamans is from March to May summers Andaman’s still hot, but it is combined with pleasant sea breeze. The humidity is high and is about 80%. Summers are suitable for all kinds of tourist activities.
Monsoons in the Andamans is from May to August and post monsoons season is from September to November. It is offseason as at this time there may be medium to heavy rains. But you can get special off-season discounts at this time.
Winters in the Andamans is from December to February. This is the best season to visit Andamans as the winters here are not cool and the weather is idyllic for sightseeing.