VISITING THE ANDAMAN ISLANDS
Indian Airlines connects Port Blair three times a week with Madras, Delhi and Bhubaneswar and four times a week with Calcutta.
The ships M.V. Andamans, T.S.S. Nancowry, M.V. Harshavardhana and M.V. Akbar operate to Port Blair from Calcutta, Madras and Visakhapatnam. The crossing takes’ two to three -days. Schedules are irregular.
WHERE TO STAY
The Andaman Beach Resort, Corbyn’s Cove, South Andaman
The Welcomgroup Bay Island Marine Hill, Port Blair.
The Nicobarese Cottages approximately Rs. …./- per cottage (additional charges for air-conditioning)
The Megapode Nest, per person and the Tourist Home.
Bookings for these three hotels . through—Deputy Director, Tourism in Port Blair. At Chiriya Tapu and Wandoor Beach there are Forest Rest
In middle Andaman there are Rest Houses at Betapur, Kundantala and Kangal. North Andaman has Rest Houses at Aerial Bay, Diglipur, Kundantala, Mayabunder, Parangara and Tugapur.
There is a ferry service three times daily "around South Andaman Island from the Fisheries Jetty, Port Blair.
For local boat charters contact the Marine Department or. Oceanic Company, M.G. Road, Middle Point.
Ferries operate between Port Blair and other islands in the Andaman and Nicobar groups.
Foreigners need a permit to visit the Andaman Islands.
This can be obtained on arrival at Port Blair. The permit is valid for 15
Foreigners are not permitted to visit Nicobar and other southern islands. You can apply for a permit from overseas to the Deputy Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs. In Madras a permit can be obtained from the Chief Immigration Office, 9 Village Road, off Nungambakkam Road.
The Government of India Tourist Office is at Middle Point.
The State Government Directorate of Information, Publicity and Tourism is at