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Little Andaman

Little Andaman is a 722 sq. km. large island in the Andaman district housing pristine beaches, sprawling palm oil plantations and water falls. The island has 4 gram panchayats. The population is primarily made up of people from Bengal and Tamil Nadu. There is also a Nicobaree village, 6 km from the jetty, housing 250 families. Cultivation and Fisheries are the two primary occupations of people on this island.

The tourist season in Little Andaman is between the months of November and April. This island is still virgin with a very low tourist inflow guesstimated at 90 nos. in a season. This translates to a low average of 0.5 tourists per day in season. The average stay period of a foreign tourist is put at a week to 10 days and the same drops to 1-2 days in case of a domestic tourist.

Entry into Little Andaman is only from Port Blair for which 7 - 9 hours voyage required.

Stay facilities are limited in Little Andaman. There is an ANIFPDCL guesthouse with a capacity to accommodate 10 guests. There is also the eco resort of ANIFPDCL at Butler Bay beach with cottages to accommodate upto 20 guests.

How to Reach
Attractions
Water Sports Activities
FAQ's

By Sea:

Ferries are the best way to reach this island and you can take ferries from Port Blair. The schedules and timings of these may vary according to the season hence it is advisable to enquire locally about ferries.

ADVENTURE SPORTS ACTIVITIES

Scuba:

Scuba diving is a form of underwater diving in which a diver uses a scuba set to breathe underwater. Unlike earlier diving, which relied either on breath-hold or on air pumped from the surface, scuba divers carry their own source of gas, usually compressed air, allowing them greater freedom of movement than with an air line. A scuba diver usually moves around underwater by using swim fins attached to the feet, but external propulsion can be provided by a diver propulsion vehicle, or a sled pulled from the surface.

Snockerling:

Snorkeling is the practice of swimming on or through a body of water while equipped with adiving mask, a shaped tube called a snorkel, and usually swim fins. In cooler waters, a wetsuit may also be worn. Use of this equipment allows the snorkeler to observe underwater attractions for extended periods of time with relatively little effort. Snorkeling is also employed by scuba divers when on the surface, and search and rescue teams may snorkel as part of a water-based search. It is also a means to an end in underwater sports such as underwater hockey, underwater ice hockey, underwater rugby and spearfishing.

Glass-bottom boat rides:

The Glass-bottom boat rides allow visitors to experience several fascinating aspects of marine life, and provide them a bird's eye view of the aquarium. Starting with the spectacular sight of Cownose Rays, which circle in flocks near the surface, the rides also offer an unprecedented overview of the various habitats of the diverse aquatic animals. Glass-bottom boat rides, which replicates an ocean environment, have their own marked territories at different levels of the tank, as they do at sea. Nurse Sharks, Fantail Rays, Guitarfish and all the small reef associated species are commonly found on the ocean's bed while the sharks prefer to be in the darker rocky areas and caves. Rays have a preference for being near the water surface, where they flap their wings and glide on in perfect poise.

Sightseeing Places in Little Andaman:

White Surf Waterfalls
White Surf Waterfalls is located in the midst of a tropical forest. ANIFPDCL, maintaining the area, also offer elephant safari during season
Whisper Wave Waterfall:
Whisper Wave Waterfall is the other waterfall available in the island.
Butler Bay Beach:
Butler Bay Beachis a virgin beach offering a long sandy shore. ANIFPDCL, maintaining this beach, offer Nicobaree style cottages for tourist stay at reasonable tariff. However, the sea is rough which makes access seasonal. It is also frequented by crocodiles. Boating from Buter Bay to Palm Oil Factory is an interesting journey.
Netaji Nagar beach:
Netaji Nagar beach is yet another interesting beach located along the roadside of village, whose name is shared with the beach.
Where is Andamans?

Andaman & Nicobar Islands are a group of 572 islands located in the Bay of Bengal. It is around 1000 miles away from the Indian subcontinent down South-East.

How can I reach Andaman?

Port Blair is the Andaman's major gateway which is well connected by air & sea while regular passenger ship services are available to Port Blair from the India's major cities like Chennai. But the major source of Accommodation is air service which takes 2 hour from Chennai by flight. But if somebody takes the sea root from Chennai it takes around 50 to 60 Hours to reach Andaman.

What is the best time to holiday in Andaman Islands and How is the weather there?

The best time of the year to visit the Andaman & Nicobar Islands is between October and May. It is also the time for the annual tourism festival. The waters are clear and relatively placid after the monsoons making them perfect for snorkelers and swimmers. The islands have a tropical climate with only minor fluctuations in temperature (23-30Degree C) and 80% humidity all around the year. There is medium to heavy rain during the monsoons twice a year from the month from May to mid September and November to mid December.

What is the formalities to enter Andaman?
Foreigners:

All foreign nationals can stay in the islands for 30 days. This can be extended by another 15 days with permission. They require a permit to stay from the immigration authorities. In addition, permits can also be obtained from: Indian Missions Overseas, Foreigner's Registration Offices at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Calcutta and the immigration authorities at the airports at Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta and Chennai.?

Indians:

Indian nationals need no permit to visit Andamans. However, permits are required to visit Nicobar Islands and other tribal areas, which are given in exceptional cases. Application on a prescribed form may be addressed to the Deputy Commissioner, Andaman District, Port Blair.

What is the Currency used in Andaman?

Indian Rupees is used in Andaman Islands. You can exchange currency at the airport, from the banks or currency dealers. Also, you can withdraw Indian Rupees from the ATMs there.

Is is safe/secure to travel to Andamans?

The quantum of tourist inflow to the islands is a testimony of how safe tourists feel in the islands. These islands are one of the safest places to live/travel in the country.

can I get seafood there?

The islands are known for their exquisite sea food delicacies and one can find a Burmese and Thai influence in the cooking. A variety of sea foods such as prawns, fish, lobsters; crabs and so on are available at most local joints. Seafood might be a little on the expensive side but it is well worth the extra cost. Most of the hotels have their own restaurants and every island will have something different to offer.

Popular Hotels

Aastha Eco Resort
AASTHA ECO RESORT between the aqua blue waters of the Andaman Sea and the green hills of Little Andaman. Built with the produce of the land, in authentic Andamanese style, The room are just a few metres from the sea.Read More
Rs600 /-
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