News Latest Information on Travelling to Andaman Islands?
  • Andaman Tourism Opens

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    Andaman Tourism Opens: The Andaman & Nicobar administration has announced that all tourist spots in the South Andaman district will be opened for tourism activities with immediate effect 8 Feb 2022.

  • What is the advisory to travel to North & Middle Andaman District?

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    The tourists are allowed to visit Baratang/North & Middle Andaman on production of double dose covid certificate/ All other passengers viz. unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers (those who have taken only 1S1 dose of COVID vaccine) shall have to produce RT-PCR negative test report

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021
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  • All asymptomatic fully vaccinated persons coming to these islands from mainland are exempted from the requirement of carrying RT-PCR negative test report,irrespective of the type of vaccine received and country of origin. Such fullyvaccinated individuals shall produce the final vaccination certificate at the origin airport, sea port in the mainland and at Port Blair Airport / sea port.
  • Alt asymptomatic children below 5 years of age are exempted from carrying RT-PCR negative test report and further RT-PCR testing at Port Blair Airport.
  • All other passengers viz. unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers (those who have taken only 1S1 dose of COVID vaccine) shall have to produce RT-PCR negative test report to travel to Port Blair from the mainland, as is the practice now. Such an RT-PCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to commencement of journey from the origin airport connecting Port Blair. Such passengers will also have to undergo additional RT-PCR test on arrival at Port Blair. Such passengers shall remain in self-quarantine till the arrival of the test report.
  • If a passenger on arrival is tested positive then, the prescribed quarantine protocol is to be followed.
  • All Airlines shall ensure strict compliance of this order and observance of COVID Appropriate Behaviour. Any non-compliance shall invite action under Disaster Management Act and other applicable laws. 
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General Guidelines defined for traveling to Andaman Islands during COVID :

  1. The Tourism Activities are permitted only in South Andaman & North & Middle Andaman District except Nicobar District.
  2. Persons above 65 years of age, persons with home co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years advised not to travel for tourism purposes.
  3. Tourists/Visitors who are at higher risk due to some medical history are advised to take extra precautions.
  4. Tourists/visitors shall minimize contact with other staff and visitors as far as possible and zero contact policy should be followed at all tourist destinations.
  5. All tourists/visitors shall be briefed by the hotel concerned about do’s & don’ts to be mandatorily followed during their stay and movements.
  6. While travelling tourists/visitors should wear a face mask and carry their own sanitizer and wet wipes for personal use.
  7. At all tourist destinations, staff must wear face masks and wash/sanitize hands regularly while performing their duties.
  8. Arogya Setu App shall be mandatory for all incoming tourists/visitors.
  9. Respiratory etiquettes to be strictly followed. This involves strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing with a tissue handkerchief/flexed elbow and disposing off used tissues properly after use.
  10. The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/ visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels. However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received. In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&%N Administration, on rate as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid 19 care centre on case to case basis.
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What are the guidelines for testing for tourists coming to Andaman after August 03 2021?

On arrival at Port Blair :

1. The tourists need to carry COVID-19 negative test report from mainland based 1CMR approved lab using Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RTPCR). However, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to starting the journey from the origin station. (For e.g. if the tourist takes a flight from Delhi at 0600 hrs. on 1st September, 2021, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken not before 0600 hrs. on 30th August, 2021).

2. The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels. However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received. In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in
institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&N Administration, on rates as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid-19 care centre on case-to-case basis.

3. Tourists may also have to undergo random Rapid Antigen Test conducted from time to time on payment basis as prescribed by A8N Administration.

What if the tourists test positive after arriving at the Andaman Islands?


If the tourists tests positive during their stay in the Islands, he/she will need to undergo institutional isolation as per existing health protocols. The
cost of such isolation for govt. facility will be paid by the tourists as fixed by the administration from time to time.

If the patient wants to stay at hotels, he/she can stay in the hotels if all the conditions below are met:

a) Patients are not symptomatic and not more than 60 years old.
b) Request/ undertaking is made by patient in writing.
c)lf allowed by doctors.

Hotels will make necessary arrangements to designate a part of their rooms for institutional isolation for this purpose.

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  • Regular flights to Port Blair (the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) are operational now.
  • There are direct flights from Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Delhi.
  • Public transports like cabs, taxis, and bus services are also functional.
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Travellers should carefully follow social distancing norms and wear masks as well. Also, before making any booking, they should refer to the latest travel news on the government website of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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Gandhi Park at Port Blair

Gandhi Park at Port Blair
Date : 08 Dec 2021

Located in the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Gandhi Park is a lovely park that has a number of facilities like amusement rides, exciting water sports, nature trail around the lake, restaurant, garden, and significant historic remains such as Japanese temple and bunker that were constructed sometime during World War II. The erstwhile Dilthaman tank- the only source of drinking water for Port Blair (the capital town) and the surrounding area, has been improved and developed as Gandhi Park in just thirteen days. The park is open on all days. 

Our Package

Overview

Located in the heart of Port Blair, Gandhi Park is a nice place if you are seeking peace and relaxation. It is a naturally beautiful spot and you can visit here with your family or friends. If you are travelling with your kids, then they are sure to love the swings, the natural trail around the lake, boating, etc. There is also an imposing statue of Mahatma Gandhi. One can also see the remnants of the Japanese bunkers here. If you have a couple of hours in hand and you want to spend some quality time in the lap of nature, then just sit under the shade of a tree here and read your favorite book. Bird watchers will be able to spot different kinds of birds here. 

Overview of Gandhi Park at Port Blair

Highlight

Foodies are going to love this place as there are many vendors outside welcoming the visitors. There are pani puri stalls, ice cream carts, and Chinese fast food sellers. Gandhi Park is a peaceful and splendid tourist attraction in the Andaman Islands but it is recommended that you visit this place if you have enough time in your hand. Kids love this place a lot. Moreover, the entry to the park is free. Charges apply for water sports and amusement park rides.

Things to do

One can simply relax in the park or visit the Japanese Temple located inside. You can also consider visiting the Atlanta Park as well to see Cellular Jail, Marina Park, and Children’s Traffic Park. 

Water Sports 

There is no water sport available at Gandhi Park. However, there is Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex nearby and you can try your hand at the following exciting water sports there:

  • Jet Ski Ride- Jet skiing definitely stands out among all the water sports in the Andaman Islands. However, it is affected by weather conditions. It should not be done during a heavy downpour or a storm; otherwise it would be highly dangerous.
  • Banana Ride- Banana boat rides are known to have the perfect blend of fun and adventure. This splendid and exciting activity is a must-try in Andaman Island. These boats are shaped like a banana and are tied behind a speed boat to gain speed.
  • Parasailing- It is an incredible water sport that anyone can enjoy in the Andaman Islands. Parasailing offers a fantastic combo of water and airborne adventure. While harnessed in a parachute, you are tied behind a motorboat with a rope.
  • Kayaking- The charges for kayaking on the island start from Rs.3,500 per person. Along with the guidance of an expert, you will also be provided with gear, equipment, and a life jacket while you go for this soulful water sport.
  • Glass Bottom Boat- To do this, you have to be in a tiny boat with the bottom made up of glass. As it sails through the sea, you can have a glimpse of the water. You have to wear a life jacket. One of the finest sea sports, it is a magical experience for sure. When in the Andaman Islands, do not miss this activity. 

Highlights of Gandhi Park at Port Blair

Nearby hotels

There are a number of properties located nearby Gandhi Park that are ideal for all kinds of budgets. The best ones are as follows:

  • Blue Bridge Home
  • Ross View Hotels and Resorts
  • Andaman Vacations Home
  • J Hotel
  • Raja Monsoon Villa
  • Hotel Sea View
  • Hotel Royal Palace
  • Atlanta Cottage
  • Deer Park Homotel
  • NH Regency 
  • Sunnyvale Andaman
  • Hotel Aqua Breeze
  • Guru International
  • Hotel Serene Palace

Consider staying at Hotel TSG Grand, which is only six kilometers from Veer Savarkar International Airport. All the tourist hotspots are located in the close vicinity- Corbyn’s Cove Beach (4.6 kilometers), Anthropological Museum (7.5 kilometers), Gandhi Park (7.8 kilometers), Andaman Cellular Jail (8.2 kilometers), Water Sports Complex (8.3 kilometers), Mini Zoo (9.6 kilometers), and a lot more. Guests staying here can also book private cruise to enjoy quality time. If you want to roam around the city, then the hotel’s travel desk is also there to help you out. One can also avail leisure activities like sea walking, water rides, Ayurveda massage, game fishing, scuba diving, and tours.

The hotel has deluxe rooms (100 square feet) that are well-furnished and comfortable. These are well-maintained, neat, and equipped with modern facilities like air conditioner, TV, tea/coffee maker, Wi-Fi, refrigerator, and intercom. 

Hotel TSG Grand has an in-house restaurant that serves an array of lip-smacking food including seafood, North Indian, and different assorted delicacies. There is also a coffee shop that offers delicious coffee and other refreshing beverages. 

Some of the facilities offered by this property are as follows: 

Water Sports in Gandhi Park at Port Blair

  • Conference Room
  • Banquet
  • Indoor Games
  • Lawn
  • Reception
  • Seating Area
  • Gym (Personal Trainer)
  • First-aid services
  • Paid Pickup Drop
  • Paid Airport Transfers (Paid - Luxury Car)
  • Dining Area
  • CCTV
  • Safety and Security
  • 24-hour Security
  • In-room safe
  • Electrical Chargers
  • Doctor on Call
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge
  • Mail Services
  • Ticket Tour Assistance
  • Bellboy Service

Nearby restaurants

There are several good restaurants serving tasty meals near Gandhi Park. The names of some of them are as follows:

  • Icy Spicy 
  • Fortune Resort Bay Island 
  • New Lighthouse Restaurant
  • Ananda Multi-cuisine Restaurant

How to reach

Gandhi Park is located at the center of Port Blair. You can reach there easily by renting a taxi, two-wheeler, or auto rickshaw. The Aberdeen Market and jetty are situated only one kilometer away. The best time to visit here are the months between November and March. The weather is very pleasant during this time.

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