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How Can i go to andaman and Nicobar Islands
There are only two ways to reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands that is either by Air or by Sea. The capital town of Andaman is Port Blair. Flight : Direct daily flights are available from Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, and connecting flights from cities like Kerala, Bangaluru, Hyderabad and other cities Ship : Weekly scheduled from Chennai, kolkata and Vizag. Note: Recommended to avail flight services as its generally on time and is easy to manage holidays Itinerary.
What is the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Capital City: Port Blair Polulation: 1.6 Lacs approx Area: 16.33 Sqkm Approx Population of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: 530000 Approx
Entry Formalities for Indian and Foreign Nationals
For INDIANS Andaman Nicobar is part of India, and there is no need of passport or permit for Indian citizens to visit Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Yes there are restrictions for entry to Tribel areas, prior permission is requitred. For Foreign Nationals All foreign nationals required a permit (RAP - Restricted Area Permit) to visit the Andaman Nicobar Islands, which is easily available on arrival at Port Blair by flight or ship from the Immigration Authorities for 30 days subject to availability of valid visa. This is extendable for another 15 days in certain cases with permission and the delegated authority to extend permission is the Superintendent of Police, FRO/CID, Port Blair. Please note that your visa should not be marked as Restricted area permits NOT ALLOWED The Restricted Area Permit can also be obtained from the Indian Missions overseas and also from the Foreigners Registration Offices at New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata and from the Immigration Authorities at the Airport of New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. Foreigners will not require RAP for visiting the following 30 Islands in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands viz. (1) East Island (2) North Andaman (3) Smith Island (4) Curfew Island (5) Stewart Island (6) Landfall Island (7) Aves Island (8) Middle Andaman (9) Long Island (10) Strait Island (11) North Passage (12) Baratang (13) South Andaman (14) Swaraj Dweep (15) Shaheed Dweep (16) Flat Bay (17) North Sentinel Island (18) Little Andaman (19) Chowra (20) Tillang Chong Island (21) Teressa (22) Katchal (23)Nancowry (24) Kamorta (25) Pulomilo (26) Great Nicobar (27) Little Nicobar(28) Narcondum Island (29) Interview Island and (30) Viper Island (Day visit only). All the foreigners arriving at Port Blair will have to show their passport at Immigration counters at Airport and Seaport for verification. Citizen of Afghanistan, China and Pakistan and foreign nationals having their origin in these countries would continue to require the Restricted Area Permit to visit Andaman & Nicobar Islands. In such cases, the Restricted Area Permit (RAP) would be granted only if the foreign tourists has obtained prior approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs. If any such national is found visiting these islands without the Restricted Area Permit, necessary penal action would be taken under the relevant provisions of the Foreigners Act, 1946. For visiting Mayabunder and Diglipur, Citizens of Myanmar will continue to require Restricted Area Permit (RAP) which shall be issued only with the prior approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs. Foreigners staying in hotels/ lodges/ guest houses, hostels, sarais, inns etc. in the islands, there is a mandatory requirement of submission of details of such foreigners in Form-C by the hotel keepers to the FRO, Port Blair, mentioning the date of arrival, departure and next place of visit. The Form-C may be submitted in offline mode to FRO whenever the Hotel keeper finds it difficult to submit in online mode. Hotels situated outside port Blair not having net connectivity should submit the form—C with concerned SHO’s within 24 hours and SHO’s should furnished the information to FRO office immediately. In order to access areas housing defence, paramilitary and other sensitive establishments in these islands, specific permissions from the competent authority shall be required. In case a foreigner stay is more than 180 days, he or she should registered with FRO Port Blair within 14 days. No foreigners shall remain in these areas after the expiry of travel documents / permit. Scuba Diving and underwater Photography is to be permitted in identified area, but no removal of Coral Fish or any other item from the Marine Park is to be permitted. Possession / sale / use / purchase / transportation of contraband drugs is liable for prosecution and shall result in imprisonment for up to 20 years. Camping on sea beaches and sleeping in the jungle is strictly prohibited. No person will remain on the sea beach and jungle after sunset. Do not stay in unauthorized buildings/ premises. Do not drive any vehicle without valid International driving license. Wearing of helmet is compulsory for two wheeler riders and pillion rider. Obscenity in public places is liable for prosecution. Also respect the culture and customs of the people of the area where you visit. No photograph of aboriginal tribes (Jarawas) while traveling by bus/cars through Andaman Trunk Road is allowed. It is a legal offence. Do not engage any un-authorized mechanized dinghy/boat/vessel to cross sea/ creeks etc. Obtain Immigration related information from Immigration Branch at Port Blair main office, located in the ground floor of the office of Supdt. of Police (South Andaman District)/ Foreigners Registration Officer. Phone No. 03192-237793 and 234472 extensions 358 & 374. In any emergency, please contact the concerned police station of the area. The telephone numbers are: Police Control Room (for Port Blair Area) (100), PS Swaraj Dweep (282405), PS Shaheed Dweep (282602), PS Baratang (279503), PS Kadamtala (267005), OP Long Island (278611) PS Rangat (274239), OP Betapur (270111), PS Billiground (270523), PS Mayabunder (273203) PS Diglipur (272223), PS Kalighat (278149), PS Hut Bay (284208),PS Katchal (293464),PS Teressa (294039), PS Campbell Bay (263464), PS Nancowry (263464).
Is passport required for Indians
For INDIANS Andaman Nicobar is part of India, and there is no need of passport or permit for Indian citizens to visit Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Yes there are restrictions for entry to Tribel areas, prior permission is requitred. For Foreign Nationals All foreign nationals required a permit (RAP - Restricted Area Permit) to visit the Andaman Nicobar Islands, which is easily available on arrival at Port Blair by flight or ship from the Immigration Authorities for 30 days subject to availability of valid visa. This is extendable for another 15 days in certain cases with permission and the delegated authority to extend permission is the Superintendent of Police, FRO/CID, Port Blair. Please note that your visa should not be marked as Restricted area permits NOT ALLOWED For More details read, Entry formalities for Foreign Nationals
What is the Currency of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The Currency of India, Indian Rupees is used in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Currency Symbol: 
What is the Language Spoken in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The People of Andaman can easily speak Hindi. A common man in Andaman can easily speak or understand Hindi, English, Tamil and Bangali Here there is mix a of culture, and intercast marriage is very common. Commercial Language: Hindi Official Language:English Time Zone of Andaman: India Standard Time (GMT+5:30)
Best time to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Best time to visit Andaman & Nicobar Islands Andaman & Nicobar Islands experience moderate weather almost throughout the year, but the best time to visit is between October and April end, the weather here stays clear and pleasant but humid. Rainy Season: From May - Sep
Is Andaman and Nicobar Islands Safe
Andaman and Nicobar Islands is now the best tourist destination in INDIA. To provide the assence of comfort, safety and security, administration is making available of tourist police and life guards at all Major beaches and tourist attraction spots. People of Andaman is very friendly by nature and will help you by the best means available. But recommended to book any Services throught proper agents only.
Best beaches of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The beaches of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is Just Amazing, there are many beaches in these Islands, some are open for tourist and some are restricted. Some common famous beaches are: a. Roos and Smith Island, Sand Bar (Diglipur) b. Cinque Island ( Sand Bar ), Port Blair c. Wandoor Beach, Port Blair d. Radhanagar beach, Havelock e. Bharatpur beach, Neil Island f. Laxmanpur beach, Neil Island g. Elephanta Beach, Havelock h. Chidyatapu Beach, Port Blair j. Amkunj Beach, Rangat Island k. Dhaninallah beach, Rangat
Mobile Network in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Mobile Network in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. a. BSNL b. AIRTEL c. VODAFONE Best mobile carrier here is BSNL, as they are present in Isolated Islands and areas also. Internet is a major challenge here, best is to have good quality time with your family and friends rather than wasting time on loading Icon..
Is Liquor available in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andaman and Nicobar Islands is not a dry area and liquor is allowed. There are government owned liquor shops which sale liquor sealed bottled only. There are some restrictions in some parts but in majority of the Islands liquor is available at government licensed stores only. Very few brands are available of IMFL. Mostly Restaurant and bar are avaialble in local market, and price is cheap compared to Mainland India. Clients can bring their own bottle max 2 (750ml) of liquor for self consumtion only. Clients can even carry liquor from Port Blair, Max 02- 04 bottles (750ml each), with proper bill.
Can I buy a property in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Any Indian national can buy land in Andaman and Nicobar Islands as they are part of the Union Territories of India However, buying and selling land in Tribal area is not permitted. There is absolute peace in these Islands. It comes under central government govenance, so state taxes are bypassed and price of fuel is cheap.

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