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Andaman And Nicobar Islands





Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Introduction

If you love the sight of wispy coconut palms swaying in the breeze...
the feel of soft white sand under your bare feet..
the gash of birds vivid against the blue sky...
the play of green shadows in the forest..
the infinite variety of underwater marine life ..


you will enjoy visiting the Andaman and Nicobar Islands also known as the Emerald Islands.

An archipelago of 572 islands adrift in the Bay of Bengal, the union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands stretches over an area of more than 700 sq. kms.

Since pre - historic times aboriginal tribes have lived on these islands. The Andaman group is inhabited by tribes of Negrito origin, while the Nicobar Islands are inhabited by the Mongloid stock. The first settlement of the British took place in 1789 and later in 1858 it became a penal settlement. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Today, people of all faiths live here Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikh and of course the tribals. This amazing linguistic and racial mix has resulted in a culture that is innately hospitable and uniquely distinctive.

For the nature lover the islands offer rich and varied delights. The sea around offers ample scope for water sports while the islands themselves consist of their territory ush green forest cover extending over 86% of the territory. The rarest of rare flora and fauna have flourished undisturbed on these islands, more so because 36 out of these are inhabited.

Adventure sports like trekking, island camping, snorkelling and scuba diving are the not to be missed attractions. And for tourists who want to get away from the madding crowd, a visit to these islands remains etched in the memory forever. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
General Information

Location Bay of Bengal. 92" to 94
East Longitude 6" to 14"
North Latitude Area Total Area: 8,249 Sq. Kms.
Andaman District: 6,408 sq.km
Nicobar District: 1,841 sq.km. Capital Port Blair Distance 1,255 kms. from Calcutta
1,200 kms. from Chennai
1,200 kms. from Vishakhapatnam Altitude Varies from sea level to 732 metres Highest Peak Saddle Peak - 732 metres. Temperature Minimum temperature23C Maximum temperature31C Climate Tropical throughout the year.

Humidity is relatively high at 70% to 90% with gentle breeze blowing round the year. The weather is generally pleasant with an average annual rainfall of 3,000 mm (May to mid - September and November to January).

Forest Cover 86% Best Season October to May Cotton throughout the year. Clothing Cotton throughout the year ISD Code ++91- 3192 (STD Code - 03192)
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How To Reach

By Air

Port Blair is connected with Chennai and Calcutta. Presently, flights are operated by Alliance Air on Chennai Port Blair Sector on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and Calcutta Port Blair Sector on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Jet Airways flights operate daily from and to Chennai.

Further details regarding the flights can be obtained from the respected offices of Alliance Air and Jet Airways. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
By Sea

Regular passenger ship services are available to Port Blair from Chennai, Calcutta and Vishakhapatnam. There are three to tour sailings in a month from Calcutta and Chennai to Port Blair. I here is a sailing from Vishakhapatnam once a month.

Further details regarding the schedules can be obtained from

(1) Shipping Corporation of India Limited
Apeejay House
4th Floor
Dinsa Wacha Road
Mumbai - 400020
Telephone: 022 - 2822101, 2823316.
Fax: 022 - 2022438.

(2) Shipping Corporation of India Limited
Shipping House
No 13 Strand Road
Calcutta - 700001.
Telephone: 033-2482354,2488013.
Fax: 033-2482035,2480377.

(3) Shipping Corporation of India Limited
Jawahar Building
Rajaji Salai
Chennai - 600001.
Telephone: 044 -5231401 to 5231410
Fax: 044 - 5231218.

(4) The Deputy Director of Shipping Services
A&N Administration
6 Rajaji Salai
Chennai - 600001
Telephone: 044 - 5226873, 5220841

(5) The Directorate of Shipping Services. A&N Admn.,
Phoenix Bay, Jetty
Port Blair (for Chennai - Port Blair sector only).
Telephone: 03192-32528, 32742.
Fax: 03192 - 0480.

(6) Shipping Corporation of India Limited
Aberdeen Bazar
Port Blair - 744101.
Telephone: 03192 -33347, 33916, 33590.
Fax: 03192 - 3778.

(7) M/s A.V. Bhanojirow and Garuda Pattabhiramayya & Co.
P.O.Box 17
Vishakhapatnam (Agent Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.).
Telephone: 0891565597/562661.
Fax: 0891566507/549224.

Bookings done seven days prior to i he sailing date on first come first serve basis. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Entry Formalities

Foreigners

Foreign nationals can get a 30 day permit to stay at the islands of their arrival at Port Blair from the immigration authorities. In addition, permits can be obtained from

(a) Indian Mission Overseas.

(b) Foreigners Registration Office at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai anal Calcutta.

(c) The immigration authorities at the airports of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Calcutta.

(d) and from the Director, Ministry of Home Affairs (ANL Division), Govt. of India, II Floor, North-Block, New Delhi - 110001 through Indian Mission atleast 3 months in advance.

The permit for night halt is valid for a month in:

(a) South Andaman including Port Blair

(b) Havelock Island

(c) Neil Island

(d) Baratang Island

(e) North Passage Island

(f) Long Islands

(g) Diglipur

(h) Middle Andaman

(i) Little Andaman excluding tribalreserve areas.

This permit allows a day's visit toplaces like

(a) Ross Island

(b) Interview Island

(c) Sister Island

(d) Narcondum Island

(e) Brother Island

(f) Barren Island (only on vessels) Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Indians

Indian nationals do not require a permit to visit the Andamans. However, visiting the tribal areas requires a special permission granted by the Deputy Commissioner, Andaman District, Port Blair.
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Inter Island Transport

Sea

I here are inter island passenger cargo vessels operating between Port Blair and other islands like Neil, Havelock, Long, Little Andaman, Car Nicobar, Long South Islands.

For regular commuters, ferry services are also available.

Details on shipping schedules and tariff can be obtained from the Directorate of Shipping Services, Port Blair.

Telephone: 32426/33690. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Road

Rangat (170 Km), Mayabunder (242km) both in the Middle Andaman are connected to Port Blair through the Andaman Trunk Road. State Transport Service operates direct express bus services from Port Blair to and from Rangat and Mayabunder.

The buses pass through dense forests and Jarawa Tribal Reserve and there is a restriction for travellers to disembark in the reserved forest.

Buses are also available for Diglipur (290 kms.) which includes crossing of three creeks by boat. Private buses are available from Port Blair. Buses leave from Central Bus Stand, Port Blair. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Tour Operators

1.Sagar Tours & travels Pvt. Ltd.,
7 Krishna Building
Haddo
Port Blair.
Telephone: 03192 - 33703/33704.
Fax: 03192 - 33318.

Chennai: 044-8229017

Calcutta: 033-4646333

Delhi: 011-5744544.

2. Island Travels
Aberdeen Bazar
Port Blair.
Telephone: 03192-33358/33034

3.Siva Laxmi Tours & Travels
Aberdeen Bazar
Port Blair.
Telephone: 03192-33723.

4. K.L.M. Tours & Travels (Tourist Boat Operators)
10 & 11, Andhra Association Complex
Port Blair
Telephone: 03192-32111 /33182.

5. Shompen Travels
2 Middle Point
Port Blair.
Telephone: 33028/32644.
Fax: 0319232425 Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Conducted Tours

The tourism department conducts regular tours from Andaman Teal House, Delanipur, Port Blair. Services of approved tourist guide are also available.

Telephone: 34060/32642/32694.

City Tour

Chatham Saw Mill, Mini Zoo Samudrika, Anthropologic Museum, Industries Emporium Cellular Jail, Fisheries Museum can be reached by buses running daily at 0830 & 1700 hrs.

Corbyn's Cove Tour

Conducted by buses running daily at 0830 & 1700 hrs.

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Wandoorcan be reached by buses running daily at 0830 hrs.

For visiting the coral islands of Red Skin & Jolly Buoy, boats are available daily. The boats leave wandoor at 10.00 hrs. Private boats can also e hired on all days. Advisable to carry food and water.

Chidiya Tapu can be reached by regular bus service. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Mt.Harriet is a full day tour luring which it is advisable to carry food & water.

Regular tours are also operated by Directorate of Shipping Services from Phoenix Bay Jetty.

Telephone: 32725/32742.

Ross Island can be reached by boats, available daily except Wednesdays.

Harbour Cruise and Viper Island can be reached by boats running daily.

Buses
Regular city & suburban bus services run by the State Transport Service and Private Operators are available from the Central Bus Stand near Aberdeen Bazar.

Telephone: 32278.

Other Conveyance

Taxis/Auto rickshaws are available in the city for travel in and around south Andaman.

Motorbikes, scooters and Mopeds are available on hire from M/s T.S. Guruswamy & Sons, Aberdeen Bazar, Port Blair.
Telephone: 32894. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Accomodation

The Directorate of Tourism provides cosy and comfortable accommodation at affordable prices at:

(i) Andaman Teal House.
(ii) Horn Bill Nest at Port Blair.
(iii) Dolphin Yatri Niwas - Havelock Island.
(iv) Hawks Bill Nest at Rangat.
(v) Swiftlet Nest at Mayabunder.
(vi) Turtle Resort at Diglipur.
(vii) Hawa Bill Nest at Neil Island.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Integrated Development Corporation (ANIIDCO) runs the Megapod Neat/ Tourist Home Complex at Port Blair.

For reservations contact:

General Manager
Andaman & Nicobar Islands Integrated Development Corporation Ltd. (ANIIDCO)
Vishranti
Port Blair - 744101
Telephone: 32098/33695
Fax: 03192-35098, 32702

Besides this, there are hotels providing star category facilities like:

(1) Hotel Bay Island (Welcome Group)
(ii) Peerless Beach Resort
(iii) Hotel Shompen
(iv) Hotel Sinclairs Bay View.
(v) Hotel N. K. International
(vi) Hotel Abhishek.

There are many other lodges, guest houses, a youth hostel where comfortable accomodation is provided at affordable prices. For reservation, the respective hotels should he contacted. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Adventure Tourism

Island Camping

For those who want to enjoy a quiet holiday in close proximity nature, the Island Camps are just the perfect choice. Tents can be hired at Radhanagar Beach is Havelock Island.

Other islands also provide camping facilities at nominal rate between October and May, depending on the weather conditions. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Scuba Diving

A fabulous & a splendid world of marine life exists in the waters of Andaman. To explore them all, scuba diving is the best option. For scuba diving, you can contact: Andaman & Nicobar Scuba Diving School, Wandoor. Private divers are also available at Samudra.

Telephone: 33159, 32937 and Andaman Scuba Club, No.7
Havelock Island.
Andaman Divers,
Pearless Resort,
The Samudra Divers,
Sinclairs Bay View Hotel. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Snorkelling

Have a memorable glance at the colourful under water world that is simply beyond imagination, with snorkelling.

Snorkelling can be done near the Andaman Water Sports Complex Corbyn's Cove Tourism Complex, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Havelock and other island. Snorkels are available on hire. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Trekking

Certain trekking routes have been identified for nature lovers. The prominent one running between Mt. Harriet to Madhuban. Andaman Teal House provides trekking equipment and tents. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Places Of Interest

Cellular Jail

Built by the Britishers in 1906. Because it was entirely made up of single cells to keep prisoners in solitary confinement, the prison acquired the name, 'cellular.'

Originally it was a seven pronged structure, with a dominant central tower with a honeycomb of corridors.

Today only three prongs are left standing - a witness to the that were perpetrated by the British rulers on the Indian freedom fighters during the colonial period.

For those who love freedom and are aware of the heroic saga of the Indian Freedom struggle, the Jail is now a place of pilgrimage and was declared a National Memorial on 30th December, 1997.

Watch the sun set lumiere shown daily at 6p.m. (Hindi) at 7.15p.m. (English). The light and sound show brings to life the stirring story of the Indian freedom struggle. There is also a Museum and an Art Gallery open on all days except Monday from 9.00 a.m. to ' noon and 2.OOp.m. to 5.00 p.m
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Andaman Water Sports Complex

A sports complex with a difference which has facilities for adventure filled water sports like Kayaks, Aqua Glide, Bumper boats, Rowing boats, Aqua Cyle and a Saline Water Swimming Pool. Enjoy nature walks, food plazas, changing room.

Also there is a memorial built as reminder of the Battle of Aberdeen, which was fought in May 1859 between the British Army and the Andaman Aborigines. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Children's Traffic Park

Set up by the Traffic Police to create awareness about traffic rules among young children. The joy ride on a toy train makes the trip 'sere even more enjoyable.
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Gandhi Park

Dilthaman Tank, the only source of drinking water in Port Blair, was developed into Gandhi Park within just 13 days. Facilities include Children's Park, Deer & Bird Park, Water Sports, Japanese Temple, Bunker Restaurant and a lake.
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Corbyn's Cove Tourism Complex

Just 7 kms. away from the town, Corbyn Cove is the beach for those who love swimming, surfing and sun basking. Facilities include: water sports, change room, restaurant and bar.
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Chatham Saw Mill

One of the oldest & the largest saw mills in Asia - the Chatham saw Mill is built on a small island. A bridge connects it to Port Blair.

It is a storage house of countless varieties of timber like Satinwood, Padauk, Marble and Gurjan. This island also houses the second largest wharf of Andaman islands which facilitates shirr to berth here.
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Mini Zoo

Here can be seen some of the Andamans and Nicobar Islands' rare species of endemic birds and animals. It is situated in Haddo, Port Blair. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Anthropological Museum

Open 6 days a week except Mondays and other public holidays, this museum is a terrific encyclopedia on the life of the Palaeolithic Islanders. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Samudrika (Naval Marine Museum)

Located close to the Andaman heal House, Port Blair, it is an deal place to understand the different aspects of oceanic environment. On display, are various varieties of shells, corals and colourful fish. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
ZSI Museum

Lies close to the Andaman Teal House, Delanipur. At the Zoological Survey of India Museum and Research Library every possible information on the different varieties of butterflies, corals, centipedes, sponges etc. is readily available.
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Excursion Trips

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park - Wandoor

29 kms. from Port Blair, this park is an abode of dense mangrove forests, tropical forests, magnificent coral reefs, colourful under water marine life. Spread over an area of 281.5 sq. km., it covers open sea, creeks and 15 small and large islands.

It also offers abase for the tourists who want to visit the islands of Cinque, Jolly Buoy, Red Skin. Glass bottom boats are the best way to have a close look at the exquisite coral reefs.

One can also hire snorkelling equipment for a memorable experience.

For conducted tours contact:

Andaman Teal House
Port Blair.
Telephone: 34060/32642.

Boats can be 'sired from Wandoor for going to the coral islands of Red Skin and Jolly Buoy. Regular boat service also available. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Cinque Islands

Tropical rain forest underwater marine life orals, fascinating island ire all a part of Cinque, Which has been declare a sanctuary.

The best part of it is the unique sandy beach with a sand bar that connects the islands of North South Cinque.

Chartered boats with permit are available from Port Blair, Chidiya Tapu & Wandoor. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Chidiya Tapu

Popular as the Bird Island, it is located at the extreme south of South Andaman and is 25 kms from Port Blair.

Lush green mangroves and the beaches add to its beauty. There is aIso a Forest Guest House situated at the top of a hill which offers a bird's eye view of the isolate islands, corals and the picturesque sunset. For conducted tour, contact:

Andaman Teal House,
Port Blair.
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Madhuban

75 kms. by road and 20 kms. by ferry and road from Port Blair, it is an ideal place for trekkers wh want to explore the exquisite flora and fauna of North East South Andaman. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Mount Harriet

The highest peak in the South Andamans towering at 365 metres above sea level, Mt. Harriet was the summer headquarters of the Chief Commissioner during the colonial rule.

Trekkers can go up to Madhuban, enjoying the rare flora & fauna on the way. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Sippighat Farm

A government farm spread over 80 acres, it is used for Research and Development of spices like cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and coconut. Also nearby is the Research & Demonstration Farm of the Central Agricultural Research lnstitute (CARI). Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Ross Island

This former seat of the British administration is just a boat ride away from the Phoenix Bay Jetty.

Ruins of a church and cemetry, the Chief Commissioner's residence, the swimming pool tells the story of the past.

This island also houses Smritika - a museum on Ross Island as it was during the days of the British.

Boats can be hired from Phoenix Hay Jetty at Port Blair. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Viper Island

Close to Port Blair, it was the jail where the Britishers kept the under trials. When the Cellular Jail as built in 1906 this was abandoned. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
You Can Also Visit

Neil Island

36 kms from Port Blair, it is connected to Port Blair by a boat service running four days a week. This island epitomises the essence of the Andamans with green forest covers and beautiful beaches. Accomodation is available in the Hawabill Nest guest house run by the Directorate of Tourism.

Telephone: 82630 Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Havelock Island

54 kms. from Port Blair, this landscape beauty attracts tourists with its sandy beaches, untouched forests, panoramic views. The Radhanagar beach is really worth a visit.

Boat services are available from Port Blair daily.

Accomodation is available both in private and government sector. Dolphin Yatri Niwas is a guest house run by the Directorate of Tourism.

Telephone: 82411, 82444.

The private sector accomodation includes:

(i) M.S. Guest House
Telephone: 82439

(ii) Sea view Tourist Complex
Telephone: 82367.

(iii) Jungle Resort
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Long Island

From Phoenix Bay Jetty, one can take a boat which is available thrice a week to visit this island.

Lalaji Bay, a beautiful beach with lush green forests is a hot shot tourist spot.

It is situated 82 kms. from Port Blair. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Rangat

For an ecologically conscious tourist, Rangat is worth a visit. Here one can explore the untouched nature, clear blue seas Curtbert Bay beach nearby is a turtle nesting ground also. Accommodation is available at Hawksbill Nest. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Mayabunder

Known for it, fascinating scenergy and beautiful beaches, Mayabunder is inhabitated by people who migrated from East Pakistan, Burma and also by ex-convicts. There is also a turtle nesting ground at Karmatang Beach.

To reach here, boat and bus services are available from Port Blair which is 242 kms. by road and 136 kms. by sea.

Accomodation available w Swiftlet Nest, Telephone: 7349. And APWD Guest House. Telephone: 73211. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Diglipur

Known for its Juicy oranges, exotic rice and marine life, this island is to the north of Mayabunder.

One can also visit the Kalpong beach at Ramnagar.

The highest point on the Islands. Saddle peak, 732 m. high, is quite close to this place.

Andaman's only river Kalpong, flows from here. The first hydro electric project of the island is being set up on this river. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Barren Island

India's sole active volcano is situated here. It erupted last in 1994-95 and once in 1991, after remaining dormant for almost 177 years.

The island has a diameter cal approximately 3 kms. and has a big crater.

Tourists can visit here by special boats which are not allowed to land ashore. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Little Andaman Island

The Onge tribe, inhabits these islands along with the Nicobarese and other settlers from erstwhile East Pakistan and other places. A waterfall, beach and coconut plantations add to its charm. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Nicobar

Nicobar

A group of 28 Islands in an area of 1841 sq. km., it is separated by a ten degree channel from Andamans.

Coconut, palm, casuarina and pandanus are found in abundance here.

Dark crab eating monkeys and pigeons are a common sight at Great & Little Nicobars.

Great Nicobar is also famous for the Megapode - a rare bird.

Indira Point in Great Nicobar Island is the southern most tip of India. Surprised! Yes, it is not Kanyakumari as generally considered.

Foreigners are not allowed to visit these islands at present. Indians also need special permission to visit these islands. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Car Nicobar

Area: 126.9 sq.km.

Exotic golden beaches, roaring sound of waves, coconut trees all around- this is the charm of Car Nicobar.

Another unique feature of Car Nicobar - huts built on stilts which have the entrance through a wooden ladder.

It takes almost 16 hours to reach Car Nicobar by sea from Port Blair. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Great Nicobar

This island located at the southern " end of Nicobar, has a beach near Galathia which is the nestling round for Giant leather Back Turtles.

This island also has a biosphere serve area and the famous Indira point. It takes almost 60 hrs to reach here by sea from Port Blair. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Fairs And Festivals

Andaman & Nicobar Islands are a perfect example of unity in diversity. It is like a mini India where people of different religions, languages, ethnic groups live peacefully, respecting each other's beliefs. Port Blair the capital of Andaman & Nicobar has a cosmopolitan touch. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Some of the joyous festivals celebrated here

Island Tourism Festival

For 15 days every year, between December and January these island have a festive look.

The Island Tourism festival is organised by the Andaman and Nicobar Administration where Cultural Troupes & Artistes of national and international stature perform.

Also part of these festivities are local performers.

Water sports competitions and Nocobari Hodi race are a treat to watch. An exhibition depicting the progress made by these island is worth a visit.

Other not to be missed attractions are the Floating Restaurant, Bay show, puppet show, Magic Show, Dog Show, Scuba Diving, Canoe race etc. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Subhash Mela

Celebrated in the month of January.

It is a week long festival organised every year in Havelock to commemorate the birth anniversary of Netaji Subash chandra Bose. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Vivekananda Mela

Celebrated in month of January.

Celebrated at Neil Island on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Block Mela

Celebrated in January / February. Organized at Diglipur to highlight the development of rural areas. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
You Can Buy Handicraft Treasures At :

* Sagarika

* Cottage Industries Emporium and

* Khadi Grammodyog Commission

Other good shops can be found at Gol Ghar, Middle point, Junglighat, Aberdeen Bazar.

Also pick up some interesting stuff like shell crafts, bamboo, cane crafts, wood crafts etc., Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Points To Remember

- Do not enter the National Park without permit.

- Foreign Nationals are requested not to enter the Islands without Permit.

- Do not take video or film without a permit.

- Persons committing breach of any of the conditions of the wildlife protection shall be punishable with a fine upto Rs.25,000 or a prison term that may extend upto 3 years.
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Information Centres

Directorate of Tourism
A & N Administration.
Telephone: 32694/32747/31346
Fax: 30933/30234.

Tourist Information Centre
Lamba Line Airport.
Telephone: 32414 (During flight days & time)

Tourist Information centre
Andaman Teal House
Delanipur.
Telephone: 32642/34060

Govt. of India Tourist office
189, Junglighat Main Road.
Telephone: 33006. Freeindia > Tourism > Andaman And Nicobar Islands
Important Telephone Numbers

Raj Niwas 33333 Chief Secretary 34087/33110 Secretary (Tourism) 32801 Principal Chief Conservator of Forest 33321 Development Commissioner 33205 Chief Engineer, APWD 30215 Deputy Commissioner 33089 C.M.D.AANIDOC shipping 33377 Supritendent of Police 33077 Other useful Telephone Numbers Indian Airlines Off: 33108/34744 Airport, Port Blair 32983, 35944 Jet Airways 36922/36933 Fax 03192 - 36944/ 36911 Shipping Corporation of India 33347/33916 Directorate of Shipping 32528/31794 Govt. of India Tourist Office 33006 Railway Reservation 33042 Bus Terminus 32278 G.B.Pant Hospital Complex 32102/33473 (OPD) Police Head Quarter 33077/32100
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Other useful Telephone Numbers

Indian Airlines Off: 33108/34744 Airport, Port Blair 32983, 35944 Jet Airways 36922/36933 Fax 03192 - 36944/ 36911 Shipping Corporation of India 33347/33916 Directorate of Shipping 32528/31794 Govt. of India Tourist Office 33006 Railway Reservation 33042 Bus Terminus 32278 G.B.Pant Hospital Complex 32102/33473 (OPD) Police Head Quarter 33077/32100
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For Further Details Contact

Director Information Publicity & Tourism A & N Administration
Port Blair - 744101
Telephone: 30933, 32747 & 32694
Fax: 03192 - 30933

Resident Commissioner A & N Administration
Andaman House 12
Chanakyapuri (near Chanakya Cinema)
New Delhi - 110001
Telephone: 011-6871443/6878120
Fax: 011-6882116/6880237

Dy.Resident Commissioner A & N Administration
3-A, Auckland Place
Calcutta - 700017.
Telephoneefax: 033-2475084

Dy.Resident Commissioner Andaman & Nicobar Administration
Andaman House
North Main Road Ext.,
Anna Nagar West Ext.,
Padi Village
Chennai - 600101
Telephone: 044-6259295
Fax: 044-63580292
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Government Of India Tourist Offices

In India

Agra (Uttar Pradesh)
191, The Mall
Agra 282 001
Telefax: (0562) 363377, 363959
E-mail: goitoagr@nde.vsnl.net.in

Aurangabad (Maharashtra)
Krishna Vilas
Station Road
Aurangabad 431 005
Telefax: (0240) 331217
E-mail: gitoaur@vsnl.com

Bangalore (Karnataka)
KFC Building, 48
Church Street
Bangalore 560 001
Telefax: (080) 5585417
E-mail: goitoblr@satyam.net.in

Bhubaneswar (Orissa)
B/21, B.J.B. Nagar
Bhubaneswar 751 014
Orissa.
Telephone: (0674) 432203

Calcutta (West Bengal)
Embassy, 4
Shakespeare Sarani
Calcutta 700 071
Telephone: (033) 2821402, 2821475, 2825813
Fax: (033) 2823521
E-mail: caltour@cal2.vsnl.net.in
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Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
154, Anna Salai
Chennai 600 002.
Tamilnadu.
Telephone: (044) 8524295, 8510459
Fax: (044) 8522193
E-mail. goirto@vsnl.com

Kamaraj (Domestic) Airport
Telephone: 2340386

Anna International Airport
Telephone: 2345801

Guwahati (Assam)
G.L Publication
G.S. Road Complex
Guwahati - 781007
Telefax: (0361) 547407
E-mail: rosingh@gwl.dot.net.in

Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh)
3-6-369/A-30
Sandozi Building
2nd Floor, 26
Himayat Nagar.
Hyderabad 500 029.
Telephone: (040) 7630037
E-mail: goitohyd@hd2.dot.net.in

Imphal (Manipur)
Old Lambulane
Jail Road
Imphal 795 001
Telefax: (03852) 221131

Jaipur (Rajasthan)
State Hotel
Khasa Kothi
Jaipur 302 001
Telefax: (0141) 372200
E-mail:goitojpr@satyam.net.in

Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh)
Near Western Group of Temples
Khajuraho 471 606
Telephone: (07686) 42347, 42348
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Kochi (Kerala)
Willingdon Island
Kochi 682 009.
Telephone: (0484) 668352
E-mail: gitochn@satyam.net.in

Mumbai (Maharashtra)
123 M Karve Road
Opp. Churchgate Mumbai 400 020
Telephone: (022) 2033144, 2033145, 2074333/4
Fax: (022) 2014496
E-mail: gitobest@bom5.vsnl.net.in

Naharlagun (Arunachal Pradesh)
Sector CL
Naharlagun 791 110
Telephone: (03781) 44328

New Delhi
88, Janpath
New Delhi 110 001
Telephone: (011) 3320342, 3320005, 3320008,3320266
Fax: (011) 3320342
E-mail: rdnorth@ndf.vsnl.net.in

Domestic Airport Counter
Telephone: (011) 5665296

International Airport Counter
Telephone: (011) 5691171

Panaji (Goa)
Communidade Building
Church Square
Panaji 403 001
Goa
Telephone: (0832) 223412
E-mail: goito@goa.goa.nic.in
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Patna (Bihar)
Sudama Palace
Kankar Bagh Road
Patna 800 020
Telefax: (0612) 345776

Port Blair (Andaman & Nicobar Islands)
VIP Road, 189
2nd Floor
Junglighat PO
Port Blair 744 103
Telephone: (03192) 33006

Shillong (Meghalaya)
Tirot Singh Syilem Road
Police Bazaar
Shillong 793 001
Telephone/Fax: (0364) 225632
E-mail: mandol@dte.vsnI.net.in

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)
Airport Counter
Telephone: (0471) 451498
E-mail: gitotvm@satyam.net.in

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)
15-B, The Mali
Varanasi 221 002
Telefax: (0542) 343744
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Overseas

Argentina (Buenos Aires)
Av. Cordoba - 950-9 "A" - Capital
Federal. Buenos Aires
Argentina
Telephone: 0054-11-43265391
Fax: 0054-11-43265143
E-mail: turindia@vianetworks.net.ar

Australia (Sydney)
Level 2, Piccadilly
210 Pitt Street
Sydney
New South Wales- 2000
Australia.
Telephone: 0011-61-(2)-92644855
Fax: 0011-61-(2)-92644860
E-mail: indtour@ozemail.com.au
Website: www.tourismindia.com

Canada (Toronto)
60, Bloor Street (West) Suite 1003
Toronto
Canada. M4W 3 B8
Telephone: 001-416-962-3787/3788
Fax: 001-416-962-6279
E-mail: india@istar.ca
Website: www.tourindia.com

France (Paris)
1113 Bis Boulevard Hausmann
F-76009 Paris
4 France
Telephone: 0033-145233045
Fax: 0033-145233345
E-mail: goitopar@aol.com

Germany (Frankfurt)
Basolar Strasse 48,D-60329
Frankfurt AM MAIN-1
Federal Republic of Germany
Telephone 0049-69-2429490
Fax. 0049-69-24294977
E-mail: info@india-tourism.com
Website: www.india-tourism.com

Israel (Tel Aviv)
Sharbat House - E-5
4,Kaufman Street
P.O.Box.No-50138.
Tel Aviv-68012
Israel
Telephone:00972-3-5101407
Fax: 00972-3-5100894
E-mail: goitota@netvision.net.il
Website: www.tourisminindia.com

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Italy (Milan)
Via-Albricci 9, 21022
Milan
Italy
Telephone:0039-2-8053506
Fax:0039-2-72021681

Japan (Tokyo)
Pearl Building 9-18-7
Chome, Ginza
Chuo-Ku
Tokyo 104-0061
Japan
Telephone: 03 - 3571- 5197 / 5196 / 5062 / 63
Fax:03 -3571- 5235
E-mail : indtour@blue.ocn.ne.jp
Website: www.tourindia.com

Netherlands (Amsterdam)
Rokin 9/15, 1012 KK Amsterdam
Telephone: 0031-20-6208991
Fax: 0033-20-6383059
E:mail: info.nl@india-Tourism.com

Russian Federation (Moscow)
20, Petrovskie Linii, Building-1
Suite 30
Moscow-103051
Telephone: 007-095-2003581/2003579
Fax: 007-095-2003071
E:mail: goito@com2com.ru

Singapore
20, Kramat Lane
# 01-OIA Unit House
Singapore-228773
Telephone: 0065-235-3800
Fax: 0065-235-8677
E-mail: tourgoito.sing@pacific.net.sg

South Africa (Johannesburg)
P.O. Box - 412542
Craig Hall 2024
Johannesburg-2000
South Africa
Telephone: 0027-11-3250880
Fax 0027-11-3250882
E-mail: goito@global.co.za
Website: www.goirto.com
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Spain (Madrid)
Avenida Pio XII 30-32
Madrid 28016
Spain
Telephone: 0034-1-3457339
Fax: 0034-1-3457340
E-mail: turindia@accessnet.cs

Sweden (Stockholm)
Sveavagen 9, 8th Floor
11157 Stockholm
Sweden
Telephone: +46-8-101187
Fax: +46-8-210186
E-mail: info.se@india-tourism.com
Website: www.india-tourism.com

UAE (Dubai)
Post Box 12856
NASA Building
AL Maktoum Street Daira
Dubai
UAE
Telephone: 00971-4-2274848, 00971-4-2274199
Fax: 00971-4-2274013
E-mail: goirto@emirates.net.ae
Website: www.goirto.com

UK (London)
7 Cork Street
London WIX 2LN
U.K.
Telephone: 0044-207-7346613, 0044 -207-4373677
Fax: 0044-207-4941048
E-mail: info@indiatouristoffice.org
Website: www.indiatouristoffice.com

USA (Los Angeles)
3550 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 204, Los Angeles
California 90010-2485
USA
Telephone: 001-213-380-8855
Fax: 001 -213-380-6111
E-mail: goitola@aol.com

USA (New York)
1270, Avenue of Americas
Suite 1808 (18th Floor)
New York
NY 10020-1700
US
Telephone: 001-212-586-4901/2/3
Fax: 00 1 -212-592-3274
E-mail: adny@tourindia.com
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