Travel guide to Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Facts

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Local name
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Inhabitants
340.000

Travel preparation

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Best time to visit

The best time to visit the islands is from December to the beginning of April.

Literature

The Andaman Islands

Local conditions

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Time zone

When the time is 12:00 in England (summer time) it is 16:30 on the islands. When the time is 12:00 in England (winter time) it is 17.30 on the islands.

Culture and entertainment

In Port Blair the 10-day Island Tourism Festival is held. The festival takes place between December and February.

Accommodation / Hotel

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In Port Blair there are several kinds of accommodations; there are inexpensive hostels, middle rate hotels, and more expensive and comfortable hotels. On the different islands the possibilities vary, but there is usually a vacation resort or the like that rents rooms or huts. Book your hotel in Andaman and Nicobar Islands here

Local transport

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Taxi

There are many taxis in Port Blair and in some of the other cities on the island. They do not have meters, so it is a good idea to negotiate a price before starting the ride.

Other transport

There are busses on some of the islands they run between the cities and the main tourist attractions.

Special conditions

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Some of the islands are off-limits to foreigners. Furthermore, it is necessary to have permission from the local tourist agency to visit the islands, and you are only allowed to stay there for 30 days.
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