The islands of Andaman and Nicobar are widely regarded as the world’s premier locations for ecotourism. There are just not enough words in the world to adequately convey the breathtaking beauty of the island. It provides numerous opportunities to get up close and personal with the fascinating marine life by participating in a variety of adrenaline-pumping water sports and activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, sea walking, jet riding, and others.
For this, we get inquiries about booking Andaman & Nicobar packages all year. We provide tour and vacation packages that are within everyone’s budget. We have fantastic Andaman and Nicobar packages for honeymoons, adventure, and luxurious holidays to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Our Andaman and Nicobar Packages include your accommodation on the island, sightseeing tours, candlelight dinners, cruise tickets for island transfers, and all essential entrance visas and permits, but they do not cover the cost of getting to Andaman and Nicobar. We propose that consumers arrange their own travel tickets to the islands since they are flexible and may be inexpensive.
Although some customers plan their trips like an expert, others fail to make their trip to the Andamans enjoyable and memorable. They either choose the most expensive or the longest route. In this blog, we’ll tell you the best routes to get to Andaman from Kolkata.
From Kolkata to the Andamans
One can get to the Andamans from Kolkata by either air or water.
Arrive In Andaman by Air
Assume you have booked one of our top luxury Andaman and Nicobar packages and are now impatient to experience its pleasures in the Andaman Islands. It is understandable that you would want to fly to the Andaman. Let’s explore which route will be the finest flight route from Kolkata to the Andamans.
The Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata is a departure point for flights to Port Blair, including non-stop direct flights, and acts as a hub for Air India. Jet Airways and Air India offer flights that take at least two hours and five minutes and go as far as 1,304 kilometers in the air.
So, air travel to Andaman Island is now easier and less taxing than it was in the past. It is in your best interest to steer clear of multi-stop flights since, despite the fact that the fares will be more affordable; the amount of time it will take to reach the first destination will exceed 13 hours. There are around 31 flights, some of which are direct while others have many stops, that depart from Kolkata and go to Port Blair.
Arrive in Andaman by Water
If you appreciate the journey as much as the destination, it is logical that you would choose the sea path to reach the Andamans. Let’s look at how to get to Andaman by sea.
The availability of direct ships to the Andaman Islands makes it possible to satisfy long-held desires to go on a trip by selecting a passenger ship service that travels from Kolkata Port to Port Blair. This is because there are no direct ships to the Andaman Islands. Despite the fact that Kolkata is one of the fewer destinations for a trip to the Andaman Islands, the ships MV Nicobar and MV Akbar will take longer than ships departing from other locations.
Before arriving at the island, the voyagers would have to spend about 66 to 70 hours, which is more than two days, cooped up inside the ship. Those passengers who are prone to motion sickness are strongly encouraged to find other means of transportation for their trip, since the same ship will take between two and four days to make its stop at Port Blair. The reservation process needs to be done about 15 hours before departure, and if the weather is bad, the departure time might be pushed back.