How To Get There
The Andaman group of Islands is well connected by air and sea. Passenger ship services are available to Port Blair from Chennai, Kolkata and Vishakapatnam. Domestic flight services from Chennai and Kolkata to Port Blair are regularly available.
• Jet Airways – daily flights.
• Air Deccan – daily flights.
• Chennai - Port Blair - Journey time about 60 hrs
This is the shortest route from Indian mainland. Chennai is located on the east coast of India. Those foreigners travelling to Port Blair can use this port as their starting point.
• Calcutta - Port Blair - Journey time about 66 hrs
Calcutta, the capital of West Bengal, is the port furthest from Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Being a big port, there are many facilities for passengers here.
• Vishakapatnam - Port Blair - Journey time about 56 hrs
This port is located in Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the largest natural harbours in the country. It is also a large industrial city.
Ships to Chennai and Kolkata are available about four times a month and to Vishakapatnam once in a month. The ships are MV Nicobar, MV Nancowry MV Swaraj Dweep, MV Harshavardhana and MV Akbar.
The white sandy beaches, blue waters, and coral reefs with lot of marine life including dolphins, turtles and fish are a great way to spend your evenings. It’s an ideal location for scuba diving.
The best way to enjoy underwater life is to go Scuba diving. Beginners as well as experienced divers can find a lot of places to dive. Different colours and varieties of corals can be seen here.