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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Madhuban at Port Blair

Madhuban at Port Blair
Date : 08 Dec 2021

Those travelling to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands should include Madhuban in their travel itinerary if they are seeking captivating woodlands. It has a tremendous influence on everyone, especially adventure lovers. This place is an ideal destination for thrilling trekking and similar adventure activities. There is a rocky stretch named Mount Harriet to Madhuban that extends from the magniloquent hammock. Highly blessed with exotic flora and fauna, you can also witness wild creatures and rare species in this particular area. 

Madhuban trek is a heaven for all kinds of travellers whether you are a nature lover, an adventurer, or a photographer. The place is loved by all ardent admirers of nature and the trek requires a sturdy and an athletic physical ability. When you are in Port Blair, don’t forget to include it in your travel plan. 

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Overview

A stretch of dense thickets and woods, Madhuban is located in the outlying area of Ferrargunj in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands of the Bay of Bengal. There is a foresty patch of Madhuban that belongs to the Mount Harriet National Park. Trekking here is a dream of every trekker across the country. On this gorgeous trek, one passes through a plethora of rare species of macro as well as micro-organisms, glimpses of wildflowers in full bloom, and a collection of visual retreats of a variety of butterflies and birds. You are sure to have an incredible time here in the company of melodious birdsongs and whispers of nature. If you are a trekker or an adrenaline junkie, then the picturesque Madhuban trek will help you increasing the thrill and lifting up the spirit of adventure inside the soul and heart.

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Highlights 

Walking through Madhuban means trekking through the forest that leaves travellers breathless. The distance of sixteen kilometers displays wilderness, immense collection of birds, butterflies, and similar creatures. This is a terrific trekking in the Andamans and is a must-visit for nature lovers, birders, and adventure seekers.

There are black stones on the way that make the whole journey a bit difficult but still, those having strong legs and enormous energy are going to enjoy this hike a lot. Madhuban belongs to Mount Harriet National Park and tourists have to reach there from Port Blair, the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. From there only further routes to Madhuban are opened.

One can spend quality time at the beach in Madhuban. It is a long, gorgeous stretch of white sand. You can also witness a rare sight of training given to logging elephants.

Things to do

When in Madhuban, you can indulge in a lot of activities. Some of them are trekking, bird watching, sightseeing, beach walk, hiking, and similar adventure activities. In short, it is a perfect place for those seeking peace and seclusion in the Andamans. There is not any fee as such for the Madhuban trek, but you have to pay for entering the Mount Harriet National Park. The entry fees are as follows: 

  • Indian adults: INR 25
  • Indian children: INR 10
  • Foreign tourists: INR 250
  • Basic camera: INR 25
  • Professional photoshoots/photographers: INR 200 
  • Film shoot: INR 3000 

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Nearby hotels

The best hotels nearby Madhuban are located in Port Blair. Whether you are a budget traveller or a luxury traveller, you can easily find your kind of property here. Some of the best properties are as follows:

1 Star

  • Hotel Kavitha Regent
  • Hotel Shreesh
  • Hotel Rishabh

2 star

  • Sunsea Resort
  • Hotel TSG Emerald View
  • Hotel NK International
  • Hotel Holiday Inn
  • Hotel Blue Sea
  • Hotel J
  • 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
  • Hotel Keys Aquagreen
  • Sea Princess Beach Resort

Located in the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Kavitha Regent is a budget hotel and is set in Port Blair. It is an excellent property for sightseeing, recreation, dining, and getting around if you are looking for an affordable place to stay nearby Madhuban. The property is thirteen kilometers from Mount Harriet National Park and only five kilometers away from Veer Savarkar International Airport. Guests opting for bed and breakfast can enjoy a la carte breakfast. The car rental service is also available at the accommodation. The staff speaks multiple languages and is always ready to help. A decent budget stay, the hotel is neat and clean and is nearby the local market as well.

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Kavitha Regent has two variants in rooms- Classic (room size: 252 square feet) and Executive (room size: 1550 square feet). It is a family-friendly cosy hotel that is known for offering good facilities and comfortable stays to tourists visiting the Andamans. The rooms have air-conditioning along with free internet access. It is not a very huge hotel but offers complete worth to your money.

The hotel has an on-site restaurant that serves multi-cuisine food like Indian, Chinese, etc. The food is rated good by the guests staying here. You should try seafood while you are here.

Some of the commonly available facilities at this property include below-mentioned:

  • Doctor on call
  • Power backup
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Full-service laundry
  • Luggage storage and assistance 
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Ticket tour assistance

How to reach

  • From Port Blair: Reaching Madhuban is very simple. Mount Harriet is nearly forty kilometers distant from Port Blair, the capital city. You can reach there by road and by sea. You can reach Madhuban by trekking or walking from Mount Harriet.
  • From Havelock Island: If you are in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep), then you cannot commute directly to Mount Harriet as there is no direct transport. Therefore, you first have to reach Port Blair via a ferry and the follow the same route beginning from there.

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