Indian Nationals do not require a passport or any special permit to visit the Andaman Islands. There is also no restriction on the duration of stay on the islands. All foreign nationals must have a valid Indian Visa to enter Port Blair. On arrival, all foreign nationals are issued a Restricted Area Permit free of cost at the airport or port. The procedure is simple and takes about 20 minutes. The permit will allow you to stay for a period of 30 days only. This validity can be further extended in Port Blair or Havelock closer to the date of expiry by an additional 15 days provided you have proof of a return ticket. No further extensions are possible.
There are ship rides from Kolkata, Chennai and Vishakhapatnam ports to Port Blair. However, the one-sided journey takes about 4 days to complete.
Andaman’s only airport is in Port Blair, called ‘Vir Savarkar International Airport’. There are regular flights by many domestic operators originating from Kolkata, Chennai and all major metro cities.
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Port Blair is a treasure house of marine life thriving on its wide starched coastal beaches. Known for famous beaches and eye catching vistas, this place was witness to a dark history and is a heaven for travellers.
One of the few islands that is inhabited, truly a natural paradise, dotted with white sand beaches, coral reefs with a colourful array of aquatic life, palm trees, as well as dense forests in the interiors.