Surat to Andaman by Ship, Train and Air

Aatika Fatima
August 22, 2018
Surat to Andaman by Ship, Train and Air

Surat is popularly known as a gemstone city, and the reason is almost 92% of the world’s diamonds are cut here. It’s vibrant, beautiful and the people out here prefer to lead a simple life despite prosperity. You will be amazed to know that’s the city of Surat is limited to the western influence. The dishes you get to eat here are mouth-watering, scrumptious and something that will keep reminding you of the place. It is a blessed land for the average temperature in Surat during summers reaches to a maximum of 37 – 38 degree Celsius – the place has everything, but one thing it lacks is the beauty of Andaman Islands.

The Andaman Islands are an Indian archipelago in the Bay of Bengal that falls between Indian and Myanmar. The Islands are blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches amidst white sand and palm trees. With a beautiful coastline, lush greenery and unbelievable diving possibilities the Andaman Islands are a perfect place to unwind in the arms of nature.

What are the major attractions of the Andaman Islands?

Visit Asia’s best – Radhanagar beach:

Radhanagar is rated as the best beach in Asia and comes in the list of top ten beaches of the world. This beach is everything you might have imagined of when you picture yourself having a perfect beach vacation. Visit here to witness the most beautiful sunrise and sunsets in the world.

Kalapathar beach:

It is another beautiful beach on the Havelock Island that is not be missed on your travel to Andaman. You won’t find shacks here, but it’s the perfect destination to take a dive into the sea or relax on the beach side. The drive to Kalapathar beach is just an out-of-the-world experience, where you get to see perfect blue, green waters spread across the distance as far as you see. The road to the destination is narrow, but it’s worth spending a couple of hours here.

Neil Island:

Another gorgeous place to visit when in the Andaman Islands – your trip to Neil should cover a visit to Laxmanpur beach, Bharatpur beach, Sitapur beach and Natural rock formation. The number of tourists visiting the Island has increased recently, and this is the reason several new hotels and resorts have come up here.

Chidiya Tapu – Port Blair:

If you are a nature lover and can spend hours bird watching, this is the place for you. Chidiya Tapu is also famous for its breathtaking sunset view.

Andaman Packages:

Andaman honeymoon tour with Havelock Island, Neil Island and Port Blair

It is a custom designed tour package for honeymoon couples. The package includes a visit to:

  • Carbyn’s Cove Beach
  • Chidiatapu Sunset
  • Cellular Jail Light and Sound Show
  • Neil Island and its exotic beaches
  • Havelock Island Radhanagar Beach
  • Elephant Beach + Snorkeling
  • Candle Light Dinner
  • Ross Island
  • Beach Resorts
  • Flower and Cakes
  • Enough leisure time
  • Cruise to Havelock and Neil

 Itinerary Overview:

3 Nights Port Blair – 2 Night Havelock Island – 1 Night Neil Island

DAY WISE DETAILS:

  • Day 1Airport Pick Up, transfer to hotel, and Later City Tour to Carbyne’s Cove Beach and Cellular Jail Light And Sound Show
  • Day 2Transfer from Port Blair to Neil Island In Cruise. Visit Beaches and Sunset Point
  • Day 3Transfer from Neil Island To Havelock Island In Cruise. Hotel check-in and then visit Radhanagar Beach. In the evening enjoy Candle Lit Dinner.
  • Day 4Visit to Elephant Beach, enjoy Snorkeling Trip and Boat Ride
  • Day 5Day at Leisure. Later Havelock Island To Port Blair In Cruise
  • Day 6Visit to Ross Island and North Bay Island. Later visit Chidiatapu, enjoy Sunset and then go for Shopping Trip
  • Day 7Airport Drop

4 Nights and 5 Days – Explore Havelock

The four nights and five days Andaman trip offers travelers ample time to rejuvenate in the lap of nature. The trip includes a visit to:

  • Carbyn’s Cove Beach at Port Blair
  • Cellular Jail Light and Sound Show at Port Blair
  • Visit Havelock Island at Radhanagar Beach
  • Visit Elephant Beach Boat ride and Snorkeling
  • Day 1 Airport Pick Up and transfer to hotel. Later visit Carbyn Cove Beach and Cellular Jail Light and Sound Show
  • Day 2 Transfer from Port Blair To Havelock Island In Cruise and visit to Radhanagar Beach
  • Day 3 Day at Leisure.
  • Day 4 Visit to Elephant Beach and indulge in Snorkeling. Later transfer from Havelock Island To Port Blair In Cruise
  • Day 5 Airport Drop

How to reach Andaman from Surat?

The best way to reach Andaman from Surat is by air. As there is no road connectivity to Andaman, so traveling by road is not possible. You can also visit Chennai, Kolkata or Vishakhapatnam and take a government operated ship from there to Andaman. It is an inexpensive alternative to air travel but takes more time, and some people might not feel comfortable traveling by it.

Major flights from Surat to Andaman are:

Flight                                                       Duration                             Type

 

9:25 PM – 8:00 AM

IndiGo                                                         10h 35m                               1 stop

5h 30m CCU

 

9:20 PM – 9:05 AM

Air India                                                       35h 45m                            1 stop

30h 25m DEL

 

7:10 AM – 7:50 AM+1

Alliance Air, Air India                                24h 40m                               2 stops

 

9:20 PM – 10:10 AM+1

Air India                                                   12h 50m                               2 stops

 

Please note: The timings are for reference only, actual timings may vary.

 

The Andaman Islands are a beautiful tourist destination for all those who are tired of the busy city life and want to take an escapade.

Written by Aatika Fatima

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