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andaman and nicobar FAQs

1)What is the best month to visit the Andamans?
The best month to visit the Andamans would be any one between November and May. The monsoons can be erratic with high tidal waves and strong winds.

2)Do Indians need a passport to visit the Andamans?
Indian citizens don’t need a passport to visit the Andamans, international travellers do. However, a permit is mandatory for Indian citizens without a passport to visit some of the destinations.

3)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.

4)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.

5)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.

6)How many islands make up the Andaman and Nicobar islands?
Andaman and Nicobar comprises of 572 islands in total, out of which 37 are inhabited.

7)Which languages are spoken in the Andamans?
Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi and English are the main languages spoken in the Andamans

8)Do I need special permission to visit the Andamans?
There is no need of passport or permit for Indian citizens to visit Andaman & Nicobar Islands. A specific permission with details about the visit is however required to visit notified Tribal areas (e.g. research, educational etc.).

9)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.

10)How many days does one need for a vacation to the Andamans?
Anywhere between 5-9 days is sufficient for touring the Andamans.

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