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andaman and nicobar FAQs

What is the best month to visit the Andamans?

The best month to visit the Andamans would be anyone between November and May. The monsoons can be erratic with high tidal waves and strong winds. The greatest time to visit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is during its annual tourism festival, which takes place in January.

Do Indians need a passport to visit the Andamans?

Indian citizens don’t need a passport to visit the Andamans, international travelers do. However, a permit is mandatory for Indian citizens without a passport to visit some of the destinations.

How long is the cruise to the Andamans?

You set sail from Chennai, Kolkata, or Visakhapatnam for Port Blair. The voyage ideally takes 3-4 days.

Is it safe to visit the Andamans?

Yes, Andaman is plenty safe. However, gaining some practical knowledge about the place is essential to be meticulous about the worst-case scenarios.

Which is the main airport in the Andamans?

Veer Savarkar International Airport, situated near Port Blair is the main airport of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

How many islands make up the Andaman and Nicobar Islands?

Andaman and Nicobar comprise 572 islands in total, out of which 38 are inhabited. North, Middle, and South Andaman, known collectively as Great Andaman, are the main islands.

Which languages are spoken in the Andamans?

Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, and English are the main languages spoken in the Andamans

Do I need special permission to visit the Andamans?

There is no need for a passport or permit for Indian citizens to visit the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Specific permission with details about the visit is however required to visit notified Tribal areas (e.g. research, educational, etc.).

Do I need a diving license to dive in the Andamans?

No, you don’t need a diving license but shall be offered pre-training.

How many days does one need for a vacation to the Andamans?

To cover all of the major sightseeing activities, a 5-night/6-day trip is recommended. You can take 9 nights and 10 days Andaman tour package to visit all of the islands and activities at your leisure.

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