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    General info

    Since pre-historic times, these islands have been the home of aboriginal tribes. But thefirst settlement by the British took place in 1789, which was later abandoned in 1796.

    The second settlement was basically a penal settlement, taken up in 1858, the year afterthe First War of Indian Independence, followed by the settlement of convicts, somecriminal tribes from Central and United Provinces, refugees from erstwhile East Pakistanand Sri Lanka as well as ex-servicemen

    Location

    Location Bay of Bengal

    Longitude 920 to 940 East

    Latitude 60 to 140 North

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    Altitude (Highest Point)

    Andaman Islands

    Saddle Peak (North Andaman Island) 732 Metres

    Nicobar Islands

    Mount Thullier (Great Nicobar Island) 642 Metres

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    Area

    Total Area Sq.km 8249

    Andaman District" 6408

    Nicobar District" 1841

    URBAN AREA" 16.64

    RURAL AREA" 8232.36

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    Length and Breadth

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    Length and Breadth of Andaman Islands

    Total Length467kms

    Maximum Width52 Kms

    Average Width24kms

    Length and Breadth of Nicobar Islands

    Total Length259 Kms

    Maxiimum Width58 Kms

    Biggest Island in Andaman Group

    Middle Andaman Island1536 Sq.Km

    Biggest Island in Nicobar Group

    Great Nicobar Island1045 Sq.Km.

    Smallest Island in Andaman Group

    Ross Island

    0.8 Sq Km.

    Smallest Island in Nicobar Group

    Pilomillow Island1.3 Sq.Km

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    Distance

    Distance by Sea (In Kms.)

    Between Port Blair & Chennai1190

    Between Port Blair & Calcutta1255

    Between Port Blair &

    Vishakapatnam1200

    Distance by Air Kms.

    Between Calcutta & Port Blair1303

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    Between Chennai & Port Blair 1330

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    Administrative Unit

    Administrative Unit No.

    District2

    Sub-Division4

    Tehsil7

    Town1

    C.D.Block5

    Lok Sabha Seat1

    Municipal Council1

    Municipal Ward18

    Panchayat67

    Police Station15

    Panchayat Samiti

    07

    Zilla Parishad01

    Island/ VillageNos.

    Revenue Village204

    Census Village547

    Inhabited Village504

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    Uninhabited Village43

    Inhabited Island36

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    Climate

    Normal Rainfall at Port Blair3180 mm

    Actual Rainfall at Port Blair during1999

    2975.0 mm

    Rainy days at Port Blair during 1999 209

    Mean Minimum Temperature at Port

    Blair during 199922.80 Celcius

    Mean Maximum Temperature at Port

    Blair during 199929.80 Celcius

    Mean Relative Humidity at Port BlairDuring 1999

    81%

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    Population

    TOTAL POPULATION

    1971 1981 1991 2001

    115133 188741 280661 356265

    Male70027 107261 154369 192985

    Female 45106 81480 126292 163280

    RURAL POPULATION88915 139107 205706

    Male53195 78401 111986

    Female35720 60706 93720

    URBAN POPULATION26218 49634 74955

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    Male16832 28860 42383

    Female9386 20774 32572

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    RELIGION-WISE POPULATION

    Religion 1971 1981 1991

    Hindu 70134 121793 189521

    Christian 30342 48274 67211

    Muslim 11655 16188 21354

    Sikh 865 991 1350

    Buddhist 103 127 322

    Jain 14 11 17

    Others 2020 1357 886

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    LITERACY RATE

    (As per Census of India - 1st March 2001)

    Male Female Total

    A & N Islands 1,46,536 1,06,409 2,52,945

    TROPICAL ANDAMAN

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    Enjoy 06 Days / 05 Nights in Port Blair & Havelock

    Standard

    price 23,395per person

    TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

    All transportation throughout the tour by Private car.

    Snorkelling at Elephant beach.

    1 Romantic candle light dinner.

    Port Blair, like most islands, has superb beaches, a fascinating marine life and ample opportunities for watersports, bird watching and fishing. Its brilliant tropical flora, evergreen rain forests and mangrove swamps on thewater's edge present a delectable spectacle. The exotic island of Andaman is an experience that will long lingerin your minds. Sunbathe, swim, snorkel or scuba dive in the pristine clear blue waters witnessing the vibrantmarine life and the coral world or go together for a deep sea fishing trip or just relax under palm clusters with thegentle sea breeze whispering romantic secrets in your ears. Honeymoon in Andamans is filled with dreams,fantasies and romance

    Day 1 | Arrive Port Blair * Visit Chidiya Tapu

    Welcome to your'Tropical Andaman' tour !Arrive at Port Blair in the morning by flight / ship and transfer to

    hotel. On arrival, check into hotel. Afternoon visit Chidiya Tapu - about 31 kms from Port Blair covered withlush green mangroves and beautiful beach with breath-taking sunset - all of which creates a mesmerizingenvironment. In the evening, enjoy shopping in local market.Rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities.Overnight in hotel.

    Day 2 | In Port Blair * Visit Jolly Buoy

    Today enjoy a Full day excursion to Jolly Buoy (35 kms / approx. 1 and half hour)Today after breakfast enjoy a full-day Excursion to Jolly Buoy/Red Skin (Coral Island) - to see coral reefs,exotic varieties of beautiful ornamental fishes and other marine life. The glass bottom boat ride helps one to takea closer look at the vast coral colonies.Rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities.Overnight in hotel.

    Day 3 | On to Havelock (57 kms / approx 1 and half hour)

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    This morning you will proceed to Havelock Island. Afternoon visit Radhanagar Beach.Early morning departure by inter-island ferry to Havelock Island. Stay here overnight amongst sandy beach andlush green forest in a comfortable beach resort. After lunch, proceed to the Asia's Best Beach "RadhanagarBeach."Rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activitiesOvernight in hotel.

    Day 4 | Havelock * Visit Elephant Beach

    Today proceed for Half day trip to Elephant Beach for Snorkelling.After breakfast, proceed to half day trip to Elephant Beach for adventurous snorkelling experience. Snorkellingis leisure water sports in which a person swims on the surface of water wearing the face mask and view in theunder water corals. Return to Havelock. Rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities.Overnight in hotel.

    Day 5 | On to Port Blair

    Today morning is at leisure on own. Return to Port Blair in the evening. Check into hotel.Rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities.Overnight in hotel.

    Day 6 | Depart Port Blair

    Return home with happy memories. Today bid farewell to Tropical Andaman tour as you are transferred toAirport / Harbour for return flight / voyage.

    Hotels

    Standard

    City Hotel No of Nights

    Port Blair TSG Emerald View / Megapode Nest or Similar 03

    Havelock Sea Shells / Symphony Palms or Similar 02

    Price

    Rates Valid forTropical Andaman

    Standard

    Ex - Port Blair Valid From - 01, October 2011 Valid To - 31, March 2012

    Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis 23395.00

    Note

    Cox and Kings Terms and conditions apply.

    Please contact our sales staff to give you best flight deals.

    Do carry comfortable walking shoes.

    All sightseeing / excursions are subject to weather conditions, political conditions in the destination.

    All the prices are for Indian Nationals only, unless specified.

    Travel Insurance, included in our package cost, is valid for age group up to 70 years only.

    The hotel confirmed will be as per the brochure or an alternate hotel of similar category.

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    Your airport transfers and sightseeing / excursions are based on a private vehicle as per the

    itinerary.

    The vehicle is for point to point travel and not at disposal.

    Any increase in fuel cost, government taxes, intra and interstate taxes etc, the tour price will be

    amended in accordance.

    It is mandatory to carry a valid photo identity card (Passport / Driving Licence / Voter ID card). The prices are not valid for travel during trade fair period, festival dates, special events and long

    weekends.

    Inclusions

    1. Accommodation - On twin share basis in the hotels.

    2. Meals - Daily breakfast and Dinner at the hotel/resort on the fixed menu.

    3. All transfers in a AC Swift Dzire / Scorpio / Tavera at Port Blair & transfers at Havelock in a NAC Jeep /

    Omni.4. To and Fro Catamaran ferry tickets for Havelock.

    5. Entry / ferry tickets at sight seeing places.

    6. Snorkelling trip to Elephant Beach at Havelock and Jolly Buoy/Red Skin Island at Port Blair.

    7. All excursions in a general ferry.

    8. Meet and Greet on arrival / departure.

    9. Travel Insurance.

    10.All taxes except 2.58% Govt service tax.

    Note

    Cox and Kings Terms and conditions apply.

    Please contact our sales staff to give you best flight deals. Do carry comfortable walking shoes.

    All sightseeing / excursions are subject to weather conditions, political conditions in the destination.

    All the prices are for Indian Nationals only, unless specified.

    Travel Insurance, included in our package cost, is valid for age group up to 70 years only.

    The hotel confirmed will be as per the brochure or an alternate hotel of similar category.

    Your airport transfers and sightseeing / excursions are based on a private vehicle as per the itinerary.

    The vehicle is for point to point travel and not at disposal.

    Any increase in fuel cost, government taxes, intra and interstate taxes etc, the tour price will be amended in

    accordance.

    It is mandatory to carry a valid photo identity card (Passport / Driving Licence / Voter ID card).

    The prices are not valid for travel during trade fair period, festival dates, special events and long weekends.

    Exclusions

    1. Government Service tax.

    2. Any meals / enroute meals unless specified.

    3. Any rides, safaris, boating charges, additional sightseeing tours other than those mentioned in theinclusions / itinerary.

    4. Permits, Entrance fees, Camera fees, Guide charges, unless specified in the inclusions.

    5. Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, room heater charges, alcoholic and non alcoholicbeverages, mineral water, room service,tea / coffee etc unless specified.

    6. Any hike in fuel charges, tax structure (luxury tax, transport tax or service tax).

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    through SCUBA diving.

    Contacts

    Stay

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    No.

    Name of the

    HotelType of accommodation Tariff Phone Nos

    2. Megapode Nest

    Standard Room

    Deluxe Room

    Nicobari Cottage

    Extra bed

    Existing Rates2000/-

    2500/-

    3500/-

    450/-

    232076 232207

    FESTIVALS & CULTURE

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    Andaman and Nicobar Islands have an unique culture, where all religions, languages, ethnicgroups live in total peace and harmony and hence it is rightly called Mini India. Port Blair hasa cosmopolitan character where people of all walks of life live together in peace and tranquility.

    All major festivals are celebrated with equal ze al andfervour and attended by all religious groups. Certain fairs and festivals, which are special tothese islands, are:

    Island Tourism FestivalA fortnight long festival organized by the Andaman&NicobarAdministration every year (December - January) gives a festive look to the Islands.Govt. agencies and private entrepreneurs from the islands and Mainland India also attend theexhibition organized during the festival. The exhibition highlights the developmental aspects ofthese islands. Cultural troupes and artistes of national and international fame are invited toperform during the festival apart from performances by the talents of these islands includingtribals. Water sports competitions like Nicobari Hodi race are organized. Other attractions areMagic show, Puppet show, Floating restaurant, Baby show, Dog show, Canoe Race, ScubaDiving etc. The festival projects the image of the islands as an eco-friendly tourist destination.

    Subhash Mela -January every year

    Organised in Havelock every year on the birth anniversary of Netaji SubhashChandra Bose. A week long festival filled with cultural programmes.

    Vivekanada Mela -January every yearOrganised at Neil Island to celebrate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanada.

    Block Mela - January/February every year

    Held at Diglipur, this highlights the developments that have taken place in the ruralareas and displays the typical rural life of these islands.

    Places of Interest in Nicobar

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    Comprising of 28 Islands, with an area of 1,841sq.Kms. the Nicobar Islands are separated fromAndamans by the Ten Degree Channel.. TheNicobars abound in coconut-palm, casuarinaand pandanus. Great and Little Nicobar havethe Giant Robber Crab, Monkeys with long tail,

    Nicobarese Pigeons in plenty. Megapode, a rarebird is found in Great Nicobar. Thesouthernmost tip of India is not Kanyakumarias has till recently been considered, it isINDIRA POINT in Great Nicobar Island. Nicobargroup is out of bounds for foreigners atpresent. Indians may be given permission inexceptional cases on application.

    Car Nicobar: (Area 126.9 sq. km., Distance270 kms. by sea)

    A rustling fan, Car Nicobar is the headquartersof Nicobar District. It is a flat fertile islandcovered with cluster of coconut palms and

    enchanting beaches with a roaring sea allaround. The Nicobari huts, built on stilts havingentrance through floor with a wooden, ladder,are unique to this island. 16 hrs. journey bysea from Port Blair.

    Katchal (425 kms. by sea)

    Katchal is a tiny island in the Nicobar group. Itwas this island, which heralded the new

    millennium with the first sunrise on 1st January

    2000. This island has beautiful beaches at Eastbay, Jhula and West bay.

    Great Nicobar (540 kms. by sea)

    The southern end of the Nicobars, this island

    has Indira Point (formerly Pygmallion Point)

    the southern most tip of India. The beach nearGalathia is the nesting ground for GaintLeather Back Turtles. This island also has

    biosphere reserve area. 50-60 hrs. journey bysea from Port Blair.

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    HOW TO REACH

    BY AIR BY SHIP Ship Sailing Schedule

    HOW TO GET SHIP TICKET

    BY AIR

    Port Blair is connected with Chennai and Calcutta by air. Presently flights are operatedby Alliance Air/Indian Airlines and Jet Airways.

    Alliance Air: City Office: Middle Point, Port Blair, Tel: 233108 Airport: 232983

    Jet Airways flights are operating every day on Chennai - Port Blair - Chennai sector.

    Jet Airways: City Office: Junglighat, Port Blair, Tel: 236922/236933 Fax: 236944,Airport: 235911,235944, Web Site: www.jetairways.com

    Air Fare

    Journey originating from Port

    Blair

    Journey originating from

    Kolkata/Chennai

    Alliance Air/Indian Airlines

    Port Blair -Chennai

    Rs. 10460/- Rs. 11540/-

    Port Blair -Kolkata

    Rs. 11315/- Rs. 12510/-

    Jet Airways

    Port Blair -Chennai

    Rs. 11540/- Rs. 11540/-

    Foreign tourist charter flights are also permitted to land at Port Blair subject to

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