Things to know when traveling to Andaman Islands

Tranquil shores, astonishing landscapes, lush green interior, thrilling snorkelling and scuba, 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 an unforgettable vacation. Explore the picturesque Islands with the best Andaman and Nicobar packages available at GoParyatak.

Ideal Duration8 Nights – 9 Days
Ideal SeasonOctober to March
Off-SeasonJune to September
Nearest AirportsVeer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair
Capital of the statePort Blair (South Andaman)
LocationThe islands are situated at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea i.e. Bay of Bengal is on the Western Side and Andaman Sea on the Eastern. The Andaman and Nicobar group of islands are separated by the Ten Degree Channel.
Famous forExotic beaches, Tropical rainforest, white surf, waterfalls, Marine life, Coral reefs, Cellular Jail National Memorial, Anthropological Museum, Naval Marine Museum
What to buySeashells jewellery, Pearl jewellery, Sarongs and Hats, Wooden/Cane artifacts.
ExperiencesSurfing, Scuba-Diving, Snorkelling, Parasailing, Sea Walk, Banana ride, Speed Motor Boat, Glass Bottom Boat, Jet Sky
What to carry while travelingInsect repellent, Caps, Umbrellas, sunglasses, Medicines(Prescribed by doctors),Sanitizer, Water Bottle, Snacks, Phone Charger, Adapter, Power Bank, Spacious bags, Enough Cash, Tissue papers, Mouth Fresheners, Flight tickets, Detailed Itinerary.
Things to keep in mind while travellingWe recommend carrying enough cash for food/any extra activities like snorkelling/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 rights 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 backup 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 as 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/ LightHouse visits are decided by the Boat association subject to weather conditions. 

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

The meals included in the package will start from the dinner on Day One which will be served at restaurants or hotels. The enroute meals have to be available 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 it is advisable that light-layer 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. Expenses incurred for diversion, due to this or any other reasons will be collected directly as per 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 operate 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 of 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 AndamanDo not carry unwanted baggage.
Stay away from drugs.
Do not travel without pre bookings of Ferry tickets and hotel bookings
Local languagesHindi, English
ID Documents to carryIndians: 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 the children traveling along.

Foreign Nationals – Apart from a valid visa a tourist require 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 forHoneymoon, Family
Suitable airlinesIndigo, Goair, Spicejet, Vistara from Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata & Mumbai
Holidays 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.

Things to know before traveling to Kerala

Geography: Flanked by the Arabian Sea on the west and the mountains of the Western Ghats on the east, Kerala is undoubtedly the most beautiful place one can ever experience. This peninsular poetry sits in the southernmost  lap of India and extends north-south along a coastline of 580 km with a varying width of 35 to 120 km approx. Imbued in the hot and wet coastal plains gradually rising in elevation to high hills of ever so soothing western ghats. Kerala has access to numerous backwater lagoons and lakes that put a surge on the beauty quotient of the place. Vembanadu lake living in the state of Kerala with an area of 260 turns out to be the longest lake of India.

About Kerala: Blessed with plush beaches and some of the most exotic places, it has got all the ingredients to acquire peace in today’s stress bloating life. Serene geographical features, impeccable cultural heritages and world class hospitality makes it a standard bearer for all the other getaway destinations.

Climate: Kerala stands in midst of greenery and mostly dons tropical climate. Situated in tropic region, it experiences humid tropical wet climate by major part of Earth’s rainforests. Kerala receives an average rainfall of 118 inches (3,000 millimeters) annually. Summers (February-May) and Monsoon (June- better part of October), it carries pleasant whether which easily dissipates all the hassles of life and put you in the state of peace.

You must know below points before you travel to Kerala

Ideal Duration6 Nights – 7 Days
Ideal SeasonBetween September to March
Off SeasonApril to Aug
Nearest AirportsCochin, Trivandrum, Kannur, Calicut
Capital of the stateTrivandrum
Neighbouring statesThe Indian state of Kerala borders the states of Tamil Nadu on the south and east,
Karnataka on the north and the Lakshadweep Sea coastline on the west
Famous forTea-Coffee Plantations, Serene Beaches, Fishing, Dams, Backwaters and dense forests
What to buySpices, Banana Chips And Cashew Nuts, Tea and Coffee, Aroma Oils, Coir Handicrafts,
Shell Showpieces, Kathakali Masks, Jewelry, Nettipattam, Kasavu Mundu And Dresses
ExperiencesAyurvedic treatment, Backwater cruising, Boating, Elephant ride, Jeep Safari, Aqua Tourism
What to carry while travelingInsect repellent
Light, loose, cotton or linen clothes
Woolens, scarf/muffler, caps, jackets
Swimming costumes
Comfortable footwear – Flip Flops
Medicines(Prescribed by doctors) like Avomin to avoid vomiting in ghats
Water Bottle
Power Bank
Spacious bags
Enough Cash
Tissue papers
Mouth Freshers
Flight tickets
Detailed Itinerary of the tour plan
What not to do while traveling to KeralaDo not carry Unwanted baggage
Avoid unlicensed “massage parlours” masquerading as Ayurveda health clinics.
Avoid country hooch. Stick to beer
Avoid hole-in-the-wall eateries
Take off your footwear when you enter a place of worship or someone’s home
Do not dress in revealing clothes
Don’t point at people
Don’t drink water from random places
Don’t make physical contact with strangers
Don’t wander alone at night
Do NOT litter, and DO bathe every single day
Make your own drinks or in front of your eyes even at a public place
Stay away from secluded places (though there are none now, but still!)
Stay away from drugs
Do not do any “romance” in the public if you go with your partner
Local languagesMalayalam, English
Useful Keywords forHello: halēā Hello Namaskaram 
Yes: Athe
No: Venda, Alla
Thank you: Nanni
Welcome: Swagatham
Pure veg: Sudha sasyabukh
Non Veg: Mamsa buk
Eggs: Motta 
Vegetables: Pachakkari
Stop: Nirthu
Move: Adangu, Chalikku
Slow: Pathukke
Fast: Vegam
Cost: Vila
Medicine: Marunnu
ID Documents to carryIndians: Aadhar Card, Driving lisence, Passport
Foreigners: Passport and valid visa
Ideal forHoneymoon, Family
Suitable airlinesIndigo, Spicejet, Air Aisa, Air India
Public Holidays (Regional) Tentative*Jan: 
Mannam Jayanthi
Maundy Thursday

Kara amkkadaka Vavu

Ayyankali Jayanthi
First Onam

Third Onam
Fourth Onam
Weekly Off for tourist placesMondays ( For most of the tourist places)

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When you visit the below mentioned Top 5 Indian states from the tourism point of view, these unique tips may help you a lot while planning your tour and actually traveling to these destinations.

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