Arrival at Port Blair in the morning/afternoon by flight and transfer to hotel. Then proceed to visit Carbyns Cove Beach (the only beach in Port Blair) to relax and unwind. In the evening proceed to attend the enthralling Sound and Light Show at Cellular Jail – (at 1800 hrs or 1900 Hrs, depending on light and sound show ticket availability) where the heroic saga of the Indian freedom struggle is brought alive.
Depart at 0900hrs from Water Sports complex to visit North Bay in a boat (Closed: Wednesday). If you wish to see under- water marine life and varieties of corals at North Bay, you may choose to snorkel or take a glass bottom boat ride (Rs.350 per person extra), or may even choose to do a sea walk or scuba dive (extra charges apply). After North Bay, proceed to Ross Island (Closed: Wednesday) which is about 2 km east of Port Blair and can be reached by a short boat ride from Port Blair (Ferry leaves at 1400 hrs and returns at 1600 hrs); the erstwhile capital of Port Blair during the British regime. The island presently houses the ruins of old buildings like Chief Commissioner House, Government House, Church, Bakery, Press, Swimming Pool, Cemetery, etc. and all in dilapidated condition. The island is controlled by the Indian navy, which requires every visitor to sign in on entering. Please carry a change of clothes. Evening is free for shopping.
Note: The order of visit between North Bay and Ross Island is subject to change and at discretion of the boat operator.
After breakfast, start for a tour of places in & around Port Blair (City Tour – most locations are closed on Mondays) – covering the famous Cellular Jail*(a witness to the Indian freedom struggle), Chatham Saw Mill (one of the oldest & largest in Asia – closed Sunday), Forest Museum, Anthropological Museum, Fisheries (Marine) Museum and Naval Marine Museum (Samudrika). If, owing to late arrival of flight, you were unable to visit Carbyns Cove Beach on the day of arrival, we will take you to visit Corbyn’s Cove, the only beach in Port Blair to relax and unwind and then proceed for some local shopping.
Depart Port Blair with Fond memories of these mesmerizing Islands.
Additional Points to Note:
Above packages are quoted as net rates inclusive of GST. Rates are Net and non-commissionable.
If the guests’ flight arrives in the evening there will be no sightseeing possible on Day 1 except Sound & Light Show at Cellular Jail.
All packages involving Port Blair- Havelock-Neil-Port Blair sector are costed based on Privately operated Ferry (Makruzz or equivalent).
All packages include transfers by AC Car except at Neil Island.
The above rates are valid from 1 October 2016 to 30 June 2017 with the following exceptions:
Rates are not valid between 10th December and 20th January when most hotels apply peak season surcharges
Occupancy on 24th December, 25th December and 31st December may come with further compulsory Xmas and New Year Gala event surcharges
Notes regarding closure of monuments and facilities which may be part of the itinerary:
City Tour including Cellular Jail, Anthropological Museum, Naval Museum, Fisheries Aquarium: Closed on Mondays & Public Holidays.
Chatham Saw Mill: Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays.
North Bay, Ross Island, Viper Island: Closed on Wednesdays & Public Holidays and when Port Authorities deem sailing unsafe.
Elephant Beach: closed when Port Authorities deem sailing unsafe.
Baratang Island / Mud Volcano / Limestone Caves: Closed on Mondays & Public Holidays.
Jolly Buoy/Red Skin/MGMNP: Closed on Mondays & Public Holidays and when Port Authorities deem sailing unsafe.
Watersports Complex: Closed on Wednesdays & Public Holidays and when Port Authorities deem sailing unsafe.
OPTIONAL EXTRA ACTIVITIES AT ADDITIONAL COST (NET PRICE NOT INCLUDING SERVICE TAX @4.5% AND NOT INCLUDING TRANSFERS):
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