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

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    From 3rd August 2021 Tourism activities re-open in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. In view of the steady decline in cases of COVID-19 in Andaman Nicobar Islands an order has been issued by the Director of Tourism Department today regarding reopening of all Tourism activities in South Andaman and North Middle Andaman District from today.

  • 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 subject to compulsory RAT testing for Andaman Trunk Road commuters which will be carried out at Forest check post on the spot / same day on payment of applicable charges

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021
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  • The tourists need to carry COVID-19 negative test report from mainland based ICMR 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. 
  • 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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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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Parasailing in Andaman Islands

Parasailing 

One incredible thing that you will experience while you are in Andaman will be the experience of parasailing. This activity is a blend of both air and water borne activities which makes it more entertaining. To parasail, you need to wear a parachute pulled by a motorboat to sail through the air. During parasailing, you can experience your body being weightless up in the air. To satiate your adrenaline rush, take a dip in the sea by parasailing. Your heart will skip a few beats with this perfect blend of water and airborne adventure.

How to fly?

You will be attached to a large colourful parachute called Parasail wing. Then, the chute is pulled over by a speed boat racing over the turquoise waters of Andaman Sea. Fly like a kite tied behind to a parachute. As the boat speeds up, you will experience a sudden drift which is the most thrilling experience in Andaman. The activity of parasailing is a perfect blend of heavenly sky and calm waters.

Tips

  • Timings are subject to change based on different weather conditions.
  • The activity is available most of the days in a year.
  • You are required to wear light and comfortable clothes for the ride to go smooth. Safety instructions are a must while you go for parasailing.
  • The price for parasailing ranges from 3500 to 4000 per person.

Overview

As an adventurous activity enjoyed by most of the travellers, it is the safest and thrilling water sport activity for the non- swimmers. Experience this water activity in Andaman to have the best of your times on this island. Once in your lifetime, you should go for parasailing in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. You can add spice to your life by including parasailing in your bucket list. 

Where in Andamans

Havelock Island

Havelock Island is the most beautiful island in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Parasailing is a thrilling activity to do here as it takes you for a ride in the sky while you watch your reflection in the ocean below. The beautiful coast is the testimony of your memorable experiences from the sky. Within a few seconds of the ride, you start to fly like a kite. The thrill involved in parasailing is doubled by the captivating views of that you get to behold.

Corbyn’s Cove Beach

Corbyn’s Cove is a sandy, palm-fringed beach in the capital city, Port Blair. The breathtaking view from the sky in the Corbyn’s Cove Beach is to die for, figuratively. The aerial view gives a scintillating experience to your adventurous spirit. It is the best place for dihydrogen monoxide activities in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Parasailing at Corbyn’s Cove Beach is entirely safe as life jackets are provided to do the activity. One jump from the sea and you will fly above the sky. You are requested to report at the selected time slot for parasailing. Parasailing is an outdoor adventure where it is necessary keeping in mind the mandatory guidelines. Corbyn’s Cove Beach is also ideal for swimming and bathing. The scenic drive around the beach can give you lots of beautiful memories for a lifetime.

Andaman Islands FAQs

  • Q1.   Where is Andaman and Nicobar Islands?

    A union territory of India, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands consist of as many as 572 islands. Of these, only 38 are inhabited. The island is at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. Nearly 150 kilometers north of Aceh in Indonesia, the territory is separated from Myanmar and Thailand by the Andaman Sea. Two island groups are comprised in it— the Andaman Islands (partly) and the Nicobar Islands. The 150-kilometer wide Ten Degree Channel (on the 10°N parallel) separates them.

    Port Blair is the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The total land area of the islands is around 8,249 square kilometers. It is divided into three districts:

    1. The Nicobar District with Car Nicobar as its capital
    2. The South Andaman district with Port Blair as its capital
    3. The North and Middle Andaman district with Mayabunder as its capital
  • Q2.   Why should I go for parasailing in the Andaman Islands?

    Parasailing in the Andamans is sure to give you a chill down your spine. It is an incredible water sport that anyone can enjoy in Andaman Island. The whole experience is extremely enthralling! This activity is something that you should not miss at any cost in Andaman Island. This thrilling activity will let you fly over the waters of the tropical Andaman Sea.

  • Q3.   I don’t know swimming. Can I go for parasailing in the Andaman Islands?

    Not a swimmer but do you still want to indulge in a water sport while vacationing in the Andaman Islands? If your answer is yes, then parasailing is your best bet. You are not required to know swimming to try your hand at this adventure activity. You just need to follow the instructions given in the training.

  • Q4.   What exactly is parasailing in the Andamans?

    Parasailing offers a fantastic combo of water and airborne adventure. For gliding you through the wind and along the waters at the same time, there is a specially designed canopy that is tied behind a motorboat. For a safe and fun experience, you will be strapped by the experts with all the necessary safety requirements. While harnessed in a parachute, you are tied behind a motorboat with a rope. As the boat speeds off into the sea, you start flying like a kite in the sky! You may get to dip into the water as well. 

  • Q5.   What is so special about parasailing in the Andamans?

    While vacationing in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, give in to your wild side and indulge in parasailing—an adventurous water sport. Whether you are alone or with family and friends, this exciting activity should be on your to-do list in the Andamans. Fully harnessed, you will ride into the ocean and will be let upwards gently at the right time. Bringing you to a high altitude, the wind will take your parasail higher. You don’t need any prior experience to go for parasailing. 

  • Q6.   Which are the best places for parasailing in the Andaman Islands?

    The most sought-after places to try parasailing on the island are Corbyn’s Cove Beach, Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex, Havelock Island, and North Bay Beach. If you love speed, then parasailing is the best water sport in the Andamans for you. Feeling the thrill as the boat zips through the waves in a criss-cross way would definitely be an amazing experience. It will be even more memorable and charming when you feel the cool wind all over your face.

  • Q7.   Is it safe to do parasailing in the Andamans?

    It is completely safe to go for parasailing on the island. The difficulty level of this adventure activity is medium. You are briefed about the most important aspects before you actually go for it. You just need to follow the instructions given by the experts. And yes, wear clothes in which you can move comfortably. This is the perfect water sport for you. While the speed boat splashes through the waters at a fast pace, you will be up above the ground, absolutely safely. While parasailing, you can experience the thrill but still be completely safe.

  • Q8.   How much does it cost to do parasailing in the Andaman Islands?

    The charges for parasailing on the island start from Rs.3,500 per person. Not burning a hole in your pocket, this enthralling water sport is sure to give you complete worth for your money. Swimmer or otherwise, you just cannot miss this water activity when in Andaman Island. A highly thrilling adventure, you should indulge in this amazing experience while vacationing on the island.

  • Q9.   Can I have a look at the beauty of Havelock Island via parasailing in the Andamans?

    If you want to witness the scenic beauty of Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep) from the sky, then parasailing is must-try activity. Imagine surfing with the wind and taking small dips in the ocean with every thrust of the wind! You are sure to feel refreshed. You soar high in the sky with that one long pull from the boat. You are sure to be left mesmerised and awestruck by the gorgeous beauty that you encounter through the aerial view of Havelock Island.

    While parasailing, you are into a different space flying free above everyone else and witnessing dazzling views of the island. This adventure activity offers you an amazing experience that stays with you for a lifetime. It is an incredible water sport that anyone can enjoy in Swaraj Dweep. 

  • Q10.   I have never done any adventure sport in my life, and that’s why I am quite scared. Will it be okay if I do parasailing in the Andamans?

    There is absolutely no need to be afraid. The expert crew members will give you a brief training about the practices to follow during parasailing. The paragliding chute will be secured around your waist and chest. It will be connected and locked to the pulling apparatus on the boat. And finally, you will be taken to the open sea where your magnificent venture will begin. Also, a life jacket will be given to you. Just follow the instructions so that you can enjoy to the fullest.

  • Q11.   Do weather conditions affect parasailing in the Andaman Islands?

    Parasailing definitely stands out among all the water sports in Andaman Island. 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. Therefore, before heading out to enjoy this superb activity, don’t forget to check the weather conditions first. And for your own safety, follow all the given instructions carefully.

  • Q12.   Can anyone try their hand at parasailing in the Andamans?

    If you are looking for a high adrenaline rush, then parasailing is an ideal activity for you. Children as well as adults can do this water activity easily. Before commencing the activity, you are given a life jacket and proper instructions. Just follow what is told and you are good to go. It is extremely simple! 

  • Q13.   For how long one can indulge in parasailing in the Andaman Islands?

    Usually, this fun-filled activity is for half an hour in the Andamans. The whole experience is extremely thrilling. You don’t have to be afraid of sharp curves and turns as the boat is absolutely safe. There are so many water sports in the Andamans that you can enjoy but parasailing is among a few that holds a very special place. It is known to have the perfect blend of fun and adventure. 

  • Q14.   What is the minimum age to go Parasailing in Havelock Island?

    The minimum age to go parasailing in Havelock Island is ten years. This splendid and exciting activity is a must-try in the Andaman Islands. If you fulfill the age criteria, then don’t hold yourself back and go for this activity when in the Andamans. It is rated among the top adventure sports on the island, and thus is a must-do for everyone. 

  • Q15.   Is there any special training given for parasailing in the Andamans?

    Yes, everyone going for this adventure activity is given a training session first. The skillful experts familiarise you with the basics of parasailing once you reach there. And after the training session, you will zoom through the challenging sea waters and hustle against the breeze. This will surely satisfy adrenaline junkies’ hunger for adventure. 

  • Q16.   What makes parasailing a popular water sport in the Andaman Islands?

    Parasailing is a very famous adventure sport in the Andaman Islands. while doing this, you get to fly above the sea along the coast of the island. Giving you a combination of speed, excitement, safety, and comfort, it is a unique hybrid adventure activity. Go for this sport above the turquoise waters of the Andamans if you are seeking some thrill. Feel the adrenaline rush running through your veins as you indulge in parasailing. You will feel pure joy and ecstasy throughout your flight. It will be an incredible feeling when you look down, knowing that you are floating above suspended by just a canopy and a harness.

  • Q17.   Can a non-swimmer go for parasailing in the Andamans?

    Parasailing is an incredible water sport that doesn’t require you to be a swimmer. In the Andaman Islands, doing this adventure activity is even more memorable. You don’t need to know swimming for trying your hand at this sport. Just follow the instructions given by your instructor before you go for parasailing.

  • Q18.   What exactly is parasailing in the Andaman Islands?

    An ideal blend of water and airborne adventure, parasailing in the Andamans lets you glide through the wind and along the waters at the same time. A specially designed canopy is tied behind a motorboat and it drags you. You will be strapped by the experts with all the necessary safety requirements. You are tied behind a motorboat with a rope while harnessed in a parachute. You begin to fly like a kite in the sky when the boat picks up speed. You may also choose to dip into the ocean.

  • Q19.   Is the Andamans a good destination for parasailing?

    Giving you a chill down your spine, parasailing in the Andaman Islands is an incredible experience. Anyone can enjoy this water sport on the island and have an extremely thrilling experience. It is a must-do in the Andamans. This enthralling sport will let you soar over the waters of the tropical Andaman Sea.

  • Q20.   What is so special about parasailing in the Andaman Islands?

    Give in to your wild side and indulge in parasailing when in the Andamans. It is an adventurous sport that is a must-try on the island. This water sport is suitable for people of all age groups. Fully harnessed, you will ride into the ocean and will be let upwards gently at the right time. The wind will take your parasail higher bringing you to a high altitude. The best thing is that you don’t need any prior experience to go for parasailing.

  • Q21.   Where in the Andamans should I go for parasailing?

    The best locations for parasailing in the Andaman Islands are Corbyn’s Cove Beach, Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex, Havelock Island, and North Bay Beach. Parasailing is the best water sport in the Andamans if love speed and adventure. Feeling the thrill as the speedboat zips through the waves in a criss-cross way is a memorable experience. While parasailing, you get the bird’s view of the naturally beautiful Andamans.

  • Q22.   Is parasailing in the Andaman Islands safe?

    Parasailing in the Andaman Islands is an absolutely safe water sport. Having a medium difficulty level, anyone can go for it. Moreover, you are also briefed about important instructions in advance so that you can get familiar with the activity and feel safe while doing it. During parasailing, wear clothes in which you can move comfortably. While the speed boat splashes through the waters at a fast pace, you will be up above the ground. While parasailing in the Andamans, you can have an amazingly thrilling experience and be totally safe as well.

  • Q23.   Is parasailing in the Andamans costly?

    Parasailing in the Andaman Islands starts from Rs. 3,500 per person. Light on your pocket, you are sure to get complete worth for your money. This water sport on the island is the most sought-after activity among adrenaline junkies as it involves so much thrill and excitement. Trying your hand at it will be a priceless experience for you.

  • Q24.   Can I witness the views of Swaraj Dweep via parasailing in the Andaman Islands?

    If you are willing to have the bird’s eye view of the splendid Havelock Island, then parasailing is your best bet and definitely a must-try. Surf with the wind and take small dips in the ocean with every thrust of the wind. When you soar high in the sky with that one long pull from the speedboat, you are sure to feel revitalized. The aerial view of Havelock Island is so gorgeous that you will be left awestruck and mesmerised. Having such an experience is going to be unforgettable. You are into a different space flying free above everyone else and witnessing dazzling views of the Andamans. Doing this incredible water adventure activity in Havelock Island would be a great idea as it is one of the best locations for it in India.

  • Q25.   I am completely new to parasailing. Will it be okay if I parasail in the Andamans?

    Even if you haven’t done any adventure activity in the past and are willing to try parasailing in the Andamans, you will be absolutely fine. The expert crew members will give you a brief training about the practices to follow during parasailing. The paragliding chute will be secured around your waist and chest. It will be connected and locked to the pulling apparatus on the boat. You will also be wearing a life jacket. To enjoy to the fullest, just follow the instructions given by your instructor. Your enthralling venture will begin when you are taken to the open sea.

  • Q26.   Is parasailing in the Andamans affected by weather conditions?

    Parasailing is the most preferred water sport on the island. And yes, it is affected by extreme weather conditions. You should not be doing it during a heavy downpour or a storm; otherwise, it can be highly dangerous. Don’t forget to check the weather conditions first before heading out to enjoy this superb activity. Also, follow all the instructions for your own safety.

  • Q27.   Can adults also try their hand at parasailing in the Andaman Islands?

    Parasailing is an ideal activity for you if you are looking for a high adrenaline rush. Whether you are young or an adult, this water sport can be done by anyone without any trouble. Before you actually go for it, you are given crucial instructions that you are required to follow. Just focus on enjoying the panoramic view of the island while keeping in mind the instructions.

  • Q28.   What is the time duration of parasailing in the Andamans?

    In the Andaman Islands, parasailing can be enjoyed for 30 minutes. This half an hour is extremely adventurous. Just enjoy the sharp curves and turns in the sky. The island is the hub of fantastic adventure activities and water sports, and paragliding holds a special place for sure. It is the perfect combo of adventure and fun. You are sure to forget about anything else while parasailing.

  • Q29.   Is there any age restriction to go Parasailing in Havelock Island?

    Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep) is counted among the top locations for parasailing in the Andaman Islands. The minimum age to go for this adventure sport here is ten years. It is a must-try on the island, and don’t hold yourself back if you fulfill the age criteria. It is rated among the top adventure sports in the Andamans.

  • Q30.   Do I need to undergo any special training before parasailing in the Andaman Islands?

    A brief training session is held first for everyone going for parasailing in the Andamans. The skillful experts familiarise you with the basics of the activity once you reach there. After that, you are ready to zoom through the challenging sea waters and hustle against the breeze. Adventure lovers are sure to satisfy their hunger for a thrill with this activity.

  • Q31.   What makes parasailing a popular water sport in the Andamans?

    Parasailing is quite a popular adventure sport in the Andaman Islands. Giving you a combination of speed, excitement, safety, and comfort, it is a unique hybrid adventure activity. You can feel the adrenaline rush running through your veins as you indulge in parasailing. It will be an unbelievable feeling when you look down, knowing that you are floating above, suspended by just a canopy and a harness.

  • Q32.   I want to stay in Havelock Island after my parasailing session. What are my options?

    After you are done with parasailing, you can stay at a beachfront property in Havelock Island. It has a lot of options to choose from. The resorts here offer ocean views and they are quite affordable as well. Havelock Island Beach Resort is one such lavish property that is sure to leave you spellbound with its excellent hospitality and modern amenities.

    Other top hotels and resorts in Havelock Island are as follows. You can pick anyone as per your budget. 

    1-star

    • The Kingdom Resort
    • El Dorado
    • Radhakrishna Resort

    2-Star

    • Green Valley Resort
    • Gold Star Beach Resort
    • Orient Legend Resort
    • Emerald Gecko
    • Royal Palace
    • Wild Orchid Beach Resort

    3-Star

    • Symphony Palm Beach Resort
    • Holiday Inn Beach Resort
    • Coral Reef Resort
    • Havelock Holiday Beach Resort
    • Aparupa Sands Marina
    • Cross Bill Beach Resort

    4-Star

    • Taj Exotica
    • Silver Sand Beach Resort
    • Munjoh Ocean Resort
    • Sea Shell Resort
  • Q33.   Is the Andamans a good destination for parasailing?

    Parasailing in the Andaman Islands a very popular adventure activity. This sport is a combination of water and air-borne activities. Adventure lovers love parasailing so much as it offers them panoramic views of the natural beauty of the island.

  • Q34.   How is the overall experience of parasailing in the Andaman Islands?

    For parasailing, you are required to wear a parachute that is pulled by a motorboat while it sails at a high speed. You will experience weightlessness while you are up in the sky. You can also take tips in the ocean while you are parasailing. This water sport is sure to give you the much-needed adrenaline rush and thrill.

  • Q35.   Where should I go for the best experience of parasailing in the Andamans?

    Port Blair and Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep) are the best locations for trying your hand at parasailing in the Andamans. These destinations have the perfect weather conditions and the required infrastructure for parasailing. The cost of parasailing varies between INR 3,500 and INR 4,000 per head.

  • Q36.   What things to keep in mind before going for parasailing in the Andaman Islands?

    The most important thing to know is that the timings for parasailing are subject to change if the weather conditions are not well. The activity is mostly available throughout the year. You should wear light and comfortable clothes while going for parasailing. A brief session will held before the actual activity so that you can get familiar with it. Keep those instructions in mind and follow them carefully.

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