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November 21, 2018
transportation in andaman and nicobar islands

Transportation In Andaman and Nicobar Islands

AIR: Inter-island travel can be easy with Sea Helicopter. The breathtaking aerial view will keep you glued to the window for sure! However, the service isn’t meant for tourists although you can try your luck by applying a day before the Directorate of Civil Aviation office. BOAT: Be ready to face long frenzy waiting queues at the ferry ticket office. You can pre-book ferry tickets only if you’ve an island permit. Hotels can do that on your behalf. Porters charge about INR 50/bag so if you aren’t carrying something heavy, it’s better to carry them yourself. There are frequent boat services from Havelock Island to Neil Island. More queries? Dig deeper at: www.andamans.gov.in. BUS: Mohanpura bus terminus is the central terminus. Buses are available throughout the day. South, Middle and North Andaman, all are linked by roads. Bus services are available from Port Blair to Wandoor, North to Baratang, Rangat, mayabunder and Diglipur. PRIVATE VEHICLES: Travelling solo or in pair? Best option would be to avail for motorbikes from port Blair that charge a minimal amount of INR 300/day. However, a car driver will charge INR 600 per 35 km. North and Middle Andaman is prohibited for foreigners to explore owing to the tribals’ aversion towards foreigners.
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CLIMATE You can imagine how pleasant the weather remains throughout the year when we say that the temperature flickers between 20 to 32 degree Celsius with a humidity of about 80%. The southwest monsoon is especially wet and occurs between the mid-May and early October, whereas the northeast monsoon is comparatively dry and occurs between November and December. Andaman experiences no winter. The beginning of March marks the entry of Summer in Andaman which lasts till the mid-May. Summer is an absolute favourite season for tourists since they get to explore the archipelago to the fullest, go for sightseeing, enjoy the underwater adventures like scuba diving, sea walking and snorkeling. TIME ZONE No, Andaman doesn’t belong to a different time zone. It follows the same time as the rest of the India, that is, GMT 5 hours and 30 minutes. FORMALITIES -Residents of India, don’t need a visa/passport. However, for foreigners, passport with India Visa is mandatory.
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