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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Kalapani Museum at Port Blair

Kalapani Museum at Port Blair
Date : 08 Dec 2021

A historical place located in Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Kalapani Museum will take you on a voyage to several crucial events of the past. Some of them include the following: 

  • Main settlement of the Andamans
  • Revolt of 1857
  • Board settlement beginning from early history
  • Antagonistic Aborigines
  • Development of cell imprison
  • Japanese occupation
  • Reoccupation by British 

All these are recorded via photographs and documentaries.

Our Package

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Overview

One of its kind history museum, Kalapani Museum in Port Blair takes is a three- storeyed building. It has a huge collection of rare archival photographs, paintings, and original documents from the British colonial and Japanese periods. The museum also houses documentaries and films related to the Andaman Islands as well as the Indian freedom struggle. This tourist place in the Andamans is open on all days and is a great addition to your itinerary if you want to see the history coming alive with its miniature and life size models and dioramas.

Visitor information

Timings: 9 AM to 7 PM (Open on all days)

Address

Kalapani Museum

Garacharma II, ATR, Before Susan’s Roses,

Garacharama, Port Blair,

Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744105

Nearby hotels

There are tons of hotels in the capital city of Andaman Islands but only a few offer sea-views. You can book a hotel at Foreshore Road, Aberdeen Bazaar, Junglighat, Goal Ghar, Middle Point, Dollygunj, or Phoenix Bay. The hotel tariff is on a higher-end at these locations but you have the option to go out and explore the place locally. 

Top Hotels & Resorts in Port Blair

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1-Star

  • Hotel Kavitha Regent
  • Hotel Shreesh
  • Hotel Rhishabh

2-Star

  • Sun Sea Resort
  • Hotel TSG Emerald View
  • Hotel NK International
  • Hotel Holiday Inn
  • Hotel Blue Sea
  • J Hotel 
  • Hotel Blue Mmarlin

3-Star

  • Hotel Aparupa
  • Hotel Sentinel
  • Peerless Sarovar Portico
  • The North Reef
  • Hotel Silver Spring
  • Hotel TSG Grand
  • Hotel SR Castle
  • Hotel Luxor Grand

4-Star

  • Sea Shell Resorts
  • ITC Fortune Resort Bay Island
  • Keys Select Hotel Aqua Green
  • Sea Princess Beach Resort

So many tourists make Sun Sea Resort their accommodation of choice when visiting Port Blair. The resort offers an array of amenities to its prestigious guests by providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience. Along with air-conditioning and free internet, it makes your stay more enjoyable with free breakfast and free parking as well. Popular points of interest such as Murugan Temple (0.7 mi), Aberdeen Clock Tower (0.8 mi), Cellular Jail (1.1 mi), Phoenix Bay Jetty (0.7 mi), and Jogger's Park (0.6 mi) are in close vicinity of the resort. These all are within walking distance of the hotel and should be included in your Andaman itinerary as well.

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Sun Sea Resort in Port Blair offers three types of rooms- Deluxe, Suite, and Family Room. All of these are fully furnished and are absolutely comfortable. These are neat and clean and offer all kinds of advanced facilities. The rooms offer a nice city view. Guests are promised a very nice stay here. They feel right at home while spending quality time here. Great accommodation and great services offered at affordable tariffs. 

Sun Sea Resort boasts of a multi-cuisine in-house restaurant Ha-O. Indian, Continental, and Chinese cuisines are served here. A wide variety of beverages and drinks are offered at Purple Bar at the resort.

Some of the offered facilities here are as follows:

  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Power Backup
  • Elevator Lift
  • Laundry Service
  • Newspaper
  • Restaurant
  • Bar

How to reach

There are two ways by which you can reach the capital town of the Andamans- via air and water. Let’s explore each option below:

Reaching Port Blair by air

Veer Savarkar International Airport, the only commercial airport of the Andaman Islands, is located in Port Blair. Direct flights to/from a few cities such as Chennai, Kolkata, and Bangalore are available easily. Flights are faster and more comfortable. Thus, it is a preferred option. However, you should know that there are no direct flights to Andaman Island from everywhere. For instance, if you are flying from Delhi or Mumbai, then you will have a layover in Hyderabad or somewhere else. From there, you will be flying to Port Blair, the capital of the island. 

As of now, no international ship or flight services exist in the Andaman Islands. However, Veer Savarkar Airport has been turned as an official immigration check post by the Indian government so that non-natives can enter and exit directly from there.

Pro travel tip- Taking an early morning flight will help you in utilising the rest of the day.

Reaching Port Blair by water

You can also reach Port Blair by sailing from the ports of Kolkata, Chennai, and Vishakhapatnam. Operated by the Indian government, the voyage via these ships takes nearly three to four days (50-60 hours). Haddo Wharf is the main seaport in the town. Three to four sailings take place from Chennai and Kolkata, and only one sailing from Visakhapatnam every month. You should know in advance that these passenger ships are not cruise liners and thus, do not have entertainment and food options. Moreover, booking can only be done from the shipping corporation offices in Chennai, Vizag, and Kolkata. The booking process is quite time-consuming. Online booking is not available. Ships are cheaper but general passenger ships are more troublesome. If you are travelling between May and October, then seasickness is also common. However, if you want to experience a voyage amidst the blue sea, then we recommend a ship journey. It is an unusual adventure in itself.

After reaching Port Blair, one can easily reach Kalapani Museum by a taxi, two-wheeler, or auto rickshaw. 

Contact Andaman Island Travels if you are planning to travel to this gorgeous union territory. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands is counted among the most beautiful destinations in India and visiting there is a complete joy. This reliable travel and tour company will make all your arrangements on your behalf so that you can have the vacation of your dreams in the Andamans.

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