It’s time to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and make your holiday an intriguing travel destination. Then you may take note of this lovely island destination which is none other than the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The beaches of this remote archipelago are unlike any other on the continent. Those vibrant hues seen on each of the archipelago’s locations, which could be lush foliage, pristine white sands, or turquoise blue ocean waves, offer an out of this world characteristic. The seashores of these islands are a popular destination for water sports like snorkelling, sea walking, scuba diving, and many more. Explore more of them by booking one of our specially crafted Andaman tour packages from Bangalore.
How to travel from Bangalore to Andaman?
The quickest and easiest method to go to Andaman from Bangalore is to take a direct flight to Port Blair. Other options for getting to the islands include travelling by water, train, or car. Meanwhile, if you are travelling by train, you may arrive in Chennai via Perambur and Royapuram. Once you are in Chennai, you may take a ferry to Port Blair, which is 2 day and 12 hours of journey. They will, however, only be accessible once a week. Furthermore, you have the option of driving up to Chennai and then taking this ship. Again, this will take you 18 hours and 15 minutes of commuting time.
Details about flights to Port Blair from Bangalore
It would take 2 hours and 30 minutes to fly from Kempe Gowda International Airport (BLR) to Veer Savarkar International Airport (IXZ). Direct flight services are offered by GO FIRST and Indigo Airlines. Meanwhile, other airlines such as Air India, SpiceJet, and Vistara will have layovers, extending your flight time. It is now usually advisable to buy direct airline tickets to Andaman rather than those with layovers. Even if you plan a ticket with a layover in another major Indian city, you will be charged additional fees. And if that happens to be during high season, getting tickets to Andaman would be much more challenging.
Is it safe to visit Port Blair for the tourists coming from Bangalore?
Yes, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are safe to visit as long as you properly adhere to the government’s health procedures. Most of the islands’ tourist attractions have reopened, and tourism is back up and running after several shutdowns. In any case, now that you have decided to visit the islands, you will be required to follow the Covid 19 regulations released publicly by the Andaman Islands’ health department. It will entail social isolation, the use of face masks, and the carrying of a portable sanitiser.
What could be the Covid-19 guidelines to be followed by tourists holidaying in Andaman?
There are a few yet crucial things to be noted once you had arrived at Port Blair from Bangalore. It would include, submitting the certificates showing that you are fully vaccinated to the concerned officials at the airport. Otherwise, you will be expected to submit the negative results of the RTPCR test which is not more than 48 hours old. This is not mandatory for children below 2 hours of age. Since February 8th 2022, all tourist places have been reopened and while visiting them tourists will be expected to follow Covid-19 guidelines such as the mandatory wearing of face masks and maintaining social distance.