The Emerald Islands of India- Andaman, and the Nicobar Islands

The Emerald Islands of India- Andaman, and the Nicobar Islands

Tranquil shores, astonishing landscapes, lush green interior, thrilling snorkelling andscuba, and a scenic widespread location, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a perfect stress-free tropical getaway. Situated in the Bay of Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands are the most spectacular destinations for every traveller in India. The breathtakingly beautiful island is a favourite destination for honeymooners! At GoParyatak, the Andaman and Nicobar packages are perfectly crafted to provide you with an unforgettable vacation. Explore the picturesque Islands with the best Andaman and Nicobar packages available at GoParyatak.


Andaman and Nicobar Islands 

Ideal Duration

8 Nights – 9 Days

Ideal Season

October to March


June to September

Nearest Airports

Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair

Capital of the state

Port Blair (South Andaman)


The islands are situated at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea i.e. Bay of Bengal is on the Western Side and the Andaman Sea on the Eastern. Andaman and Nicobar groups of islands are separated by the Ten Degree Channel


Famous for

Exotic beaches, Tropical rainforest, white surf, waterfalls, Marine life, Coral reefs, Cellular Jail National Memorial, Anthropological Museum, Naval Marine Museum

What to buy

Seashells jewelry, Pearl jewelry Sarongs, Hats, Wooden/Cane artifacts


Elephant safari, Surfing, Scuba-Diving, Snorkelling, Para-Sailing, Sea Walk, Banana ride, Speed Motor Boat, Glass Bottom Boat, Jet Sky

What to carry while traveling

Insect repellent, Caps, Umbrellas, sunglasses, Medicines (Prescribed by doctors), Sanitizer, Water Bottle, Snacks, Phone Charger, Adapter, Power Bank, and Spacious bags, Enough Cash, Tissue papers, Mouth Fresheners, Flight tickets, Detailed Itinerary

Things to keep in mind while traveling


  • We recommend carrying enough cash for food/any extra activities like snorkeling/diving etc


  • Valid Photo ID is needed for check-in to the hotel and while entering the port area hence guests need to carry a valid Photo ID Proof.


  • Limited tickets are issued per agent for MG National Park, Ross Island Sound and Light Show, Cellular Jail Sound, and Light Show. Sometimes due to heavy rush tickets becoming sold out, we reserve the right to change the trip to an alternate itinerary.


  • Some Budget Hotels do not have a generator and only an inverter for power back up and in case of load shedding only fan and light will work on back up and that too for a few hours.


  • NO WiFi/Internet Facility is available at any Hotel at Havelock and only Deluxe/ Luxury/ Premium Hotels have WiFi/ Internet facility and that too in lobby only.


  • Please share the exact names as per valid Photo ID if there is a mismatch in the Ferry ticket and ID proof, a new ticket will need to be made and guests will need to pay for the same.


  • Elephant Beach/ Light House visits are decided by the Boat association subject to weather conditions.


  • It is prohibited to carry Alcohol on board the Inter-Island ferry (Private & Government).


  • The meals included in the package will start from the dinner on Day One which will be served at the restaurant of the hotel of stay. The enroute meals have to be avail by a guest on his/her arrangement and expenses.


  • Guests are requested to be soft & gentle with their drivers.


  • The Andaman Islands have a tropical climate and a light layer of clothing should be carried always. In monsoons, it is advisable to carry raincoats and umbrellas.


  • Ferry Cancellation happens sometimes (4-5 times) a year due to rough seas. It will be collected directly as per the actual expenditure incurred.


  • People with knees, heart, and blood pressure problems and having children below 10 years should avoid going diving unless they are carrying a MEDICAL Certificate from their doctor.


  • There are telephone lines but due to cable fault and weak signal, it is often out of order. Vodafone, Airtel & BSNL operates better in Port Blair, and at Havelock/ Neil Airtel and BSNL work Better. Mobile internet seldom works and is very slow.


  • Being a small island run by the Governor, many times Public Holidays are announced at a short notice for which we have no prior information due to which most Sightseeing Places are closed.


  • The guests are advised to maintain the schedule given for the sightseeing /transfers due to a shortage in space for parking.


  • We reserve the right to make changes or omit any place of a visit if it becomes necessary due to bad weather.


  • The security concerns, driver’s working hours, etc. will be kept in mind while planning the tour and sightseeing.


  •  We try to ensure that the sightseeing points do not fall on a closing day. In case due to an inevitable situation, if the sightseeing falls on a closing day, it will have to be left out. Conducting that particular tour or sightseeing point the next day will be subject to time availability.


  • Once the package is booked & confirmed no refund will be entertained.

Things to avoid while traveling to Sikkim

  • Do not carry unwanted baggage.
  • Stay away from drugs

Local languages

Hindi, English

ID Documents to carry

  • Indians: Two passport size photos and Original Photo ID proof with photocopy like passport, voter’s ID card, driving license, etc. ( PAN card will not be accepted as ID proof.)


  • Children: They will have to be accompanied along, with their parents and should have a Photo ID issued by the school authority. It is also advisable to carry a photocopy along with the original Birth Certificate of them children traveling alone.


  • Foreign Nationals – Apart from a valid visa a tourist requires a ‘Reserved Area Permit’ (RAP). These are issued only for 30 days and can be extended with valid reasons for 15 days but no foreign national can stay in Andaman and Nicobar islands beyond 45 days. Reserve Area Permit is available free of cost on arrival at Port Blair airport or Port Blair harbour. The permit can also be obtained from foreign registration offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, or Kolkata.

Ideal for

Honeymoon, Family


Suitable airlines



Sightseeing point remains closed on Central Government & Bank National Holidays.

The points which are closed
  • On Sunday – Chatham Saw Mill and Forest Museum.
  • On Monday – Cellular Jail (Light and Sound Show in the evening is open), Anthropological Museum, Naval Marine, MG National Park, and, Baratang.
  • On Wednesday- North Bay and Ross Island and Fisheries Museum.

Honeymoon couple

How to plan a perfect Honeymoon tour?

A honeymoon tour is a lifetime memory for all married couples. We all possess many expectations & imaginations about our dream vacation with our soulmate. The planning for a honeymoon tour should be perfect. Follow the suggestions given below to make your honeymoon tour memorable. These 13 tips on How to plan a perfect Honeymoon tour? will surely help you to enjoy your romantic trip without making some common mistakes

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Think about your dream destination

Decide on what experience you want to have. Take your life partner’s opinion into consideration. Where you want to go? Snow-clad mountains, sandy beaches, soothing backwaters, Cruise on the high sea, or lush green hill stations? Decide on this.How to plan a perfect Honeymoon tour?

Decide your budget

Before choosing any destination, finalize your tentative budget. Apart from just hotel booking and flight booking, there are many ad-hoc expenses. You should not compromise on your comfort and book lower category accommodations later just to fit your tour within budget.Budget

Finalize your tentative travel dates and duration

Before you start making your travel plan, decide travel dates and duration. This will help a lot while finalizing your destination. For instance, if your travel date is somewhere in July or August, you should not travel to south Indian travel destinations because of heavy rains in the region. Also, you should not plan for the Andaman trip if you only have 4 days in your hands as it is not possible to cover the important tourist attractions.

Decide your travel destination

Once you decide about your dream vacation, budget, travel dates, and duration, now you can decide your travel destination. You can choose your destination from within India or outside India. For example, if your dream destination was a beachside resort where you are relaxing with your partner, then you can consider Goa, Andaman, or Maldives, etc. as per your budget. If you had dreamt of lush green landscapes and you are all alone with your darling, you should decide to go to hill stations like Munnar, Ooty, Darjeeling, etc. 

Check local climatic & political conditions 

Once you decide on your travel destination, do not just process all the payments and blindly make all the bookings. Check current climatic and political conditions. It means that you should check if there is any natural disaster happening at the destination. For instance, Bali of Indonesia is always under the threat of volcanic eruptions. There are huge chances of flights getting canceled due to this natural calamity. So if you get an idea of such natural calamities in advance, this can save your money and efforts put into the booking process. Also, verify political conditions at the destination. If the destination is facing political, social unrest, and turmoil, better you should avoid traveling there.

Research the hotels properly before booking confirmation

As you are going on a leisure trip with your soulmate, your accommodation bookings should be simply perfect. Get an idea about booked room category, amenities & location from your travel planner, or visit the website of the property. This will help you in avoiding last-minute disappointments. Carefully check and book the accommodation which suits your budget and expectations.Checkin desk

Check for complimentary honeymoon inclusions being offered by resorts & your travel planner

Many resorts and hotels do offer complimentary inclusions or activities for honeymooners. Check with your travel planner or the property directly about these inclusions. For example, many resorts do offer 1 candlelight dinner, or 1-hour spa treatment, or a bottle of wine as a gift to newly married couples. You can avail these offers if you know about them.

Understand geography & demography before finalizing your itinerary

You should not finalize your itinerary without research. This may lead you into trouble. For example, when you go on a honeymoon trip to the Andaman Islands, you should not book a stay on day one at Havelock as it is almost three hours away from Port Blair and only a few ferries take you to Havelock per day. This may lead to mismanagement and wastage of a lot of time and money. Better, if you stay at Port Blair on day one and proceed to Havelock on day two will buy you some time to rest and relax at Port Blair. Similarly, when you are at Munnar, a minimum of two nights is required to explore all the sightseeing places at Munnar properly. Many times, people get the wrong advice and book only one night at Munnar. They end up only in traveling from one destination to another instead of relaxing and exploring the scenic landscapes.Destination

Don’t make your plan hectic

Just remember, you are on a leisure trip, where you want to spend some romantic moments with your life partner. Don’t make your plan hectic. Don’t try to cover an excessive number of tourist spots in a short time span. Instead, keep leisure time in your itinerary to relax so that you can spend quality time with your life partner. 

Make your flight bookings wisely

Don’t rush to book cheap air tickets. Instead, try to book flights which are reaching the destination earlier in the morning and departing in the evening while returning so that you can utilize both, first and last day. If available, try to book direct flights. If the direct flights are not available, at least try to book flights with lesser travel time. Book your seats in advance so that you will get seats beside each other.Air ticket

Book local transfers wisely

Booking local transfers in advance through a reliable travel planner can save you a lot of time & money. Don’t drag this point till the last minute of the travel. Book your transfers in advance.Cab

Keep local activities and meals on a direct payment basis

Local activities like watersports at Andaman or Skiing at Gulmarg on a direct payment basis. Due to local weather conditions, these activities may get canceled at the last minute. You may have to follow up multiple times with the local agent for refunds. Also, if you book activities locally, you can negotiate with the local agents and save some extra bucks. Just check the pre-requisites required for the local activities. For example, you should have a valid permit to travel to Nathu La pass, Gangtok & Rohtang Pass, Manali.

Special destination-specific experiences with your soulmate

Check if you can book your special experiences like beachside dinner or lake-side camping for your better half. Couple Dinner

You will enjoy your honeymoon tour if you follow these suggestions. Let us know your feedback if these points help you in tour planning. 

Scuba Diving

Water Sports at Andaman and Nicobar Islands

A wise man once said that happiness is counted by the experiences you have and not by the things you possess. Andaman and Nicobar Islands offer water sports experiences to cherish for a lifetime.

Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is one of the most popular water sports in Andaman. Untouched and alive coral reefs, vibrant fishes make the experience like none. Havelock Island, North Bay Island, Neil Island, and Port Blair are the best places to experience Scuba Diving at Andaman and Nicobar Islands, prices starting from Rs. 3000 approximately

Scuba Diving

Sea Kart

Sea Kart is the newest addition to the water sports of the Andaman Islands, introduced in 2020 itself. Only water sports vehicle which allows self-drive and takes you farther into the deep sea unlike jet ski and speed boats, sea is getting much love from tourists. Being new to the collection, sea Karts are available at the cost of around Rs. 4000 – 5000.

Sea Walk

This one is an altogether different type of experiencing marine life as you can literally walk through fishes, corals, and vibrant aquatic animals. Honeymoon couples are generally gifted with this in their package itself, otherwise one can book them for approximately Rs. 3500


Much more affordable than Scuba Diving, Snorkeling gives you the equipment experience if you’re afraid of depth. You can watch the sea surface through the instrument on your face with magnifying glasses, while do not need to go deep, just float and relax on the water. The average cost is Rs. 500 for this.

Glass Bottom Boat

Watch the aquatic life from close without getting wet. Having a self-explanatory name, this boat allows tourists to see fishes through crystal clear and transparent bottom. Open to all age groups, this ride is enjoyable with family only from Rs. 1500 to 3000.

Semi Submarine

Similar to Glass Bottom Boat, this ride takes you much deeper into the sea to experience exotic marine life. However, unlike Glass Bottom Boat, you can watch fishes from all sides as viewing dorm is one floor down and surrounded by water completely. The price range starts from Rs. 1500 onwards.


With dense forests and mangroves, kayaking is a “not to miss” experience in Andaman. Along with day kayak trips, night kayaking, bioluminescence night Kayaking is also available when pre-booked to get the unforgettable experience only from Rs. 3000.

TSG Bella Bay

It is a luxury cruise, introduced only in 2018, that lets you experience a perfect holiday luxurious gateway. It offers exotic food, music, and entertainment deep in the sea only to assure your happiness starting from Rs. 3000.


Available at many beach destinations in India, Parasailing at Andaman offers the scenic view of Andaman and Nicobar Islands from above the sea which makes it memorable than others. Experience flying into the winds and then take a sma`ll dip in the sea to get refreshed at Rs. 4000 onwards.

Jet Ski

Affordable than most of the water sports offers at Andaman and Nicobar Islands, jet skiing is the cheapest one in the category of casual water sports, which is available on all tourists’ places only at Rs. 500

Banana Ride

One of the very rare adventurous water sports that can be experienced with family and friends, this one attracts all being most affordable around Rs. 400-700.