Is Andaman on your mind for your next vacation? That’s a great idea! The first thing that we do while planning a vacation is book our tickets first. So, when it is Andaman, how do you plan to reach? There are two options that can lead you to Andaman – air and water. What is your choice?
Some people feel comfortable travelling by flight, while others find a sea trip relaxing. Some people feel very uneasy in a flight, while there are others who feel seasick while longer at sea. So, this helps you make the ideal choice.
If you are comfortable with both air and sea, then the net concern should be the number of days you have for your vacation. If you have enough time, it is recommended that you travel to Andaman by sea to have a lifetime experience. But, if you are short of time, a flight is the best choice.
By air – Flights can take only a few hours to help you reach Andaman. There are daily flights from Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, and Bengaluru to the Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair. The fares vary depending on how early you book; so make sure to book as early as possible (in fact as soon as you decide). It would be the best if you can plan 2-3 months in advance so that you can get great deals and discounts on your air fare.
By ship – Located far off the southern coast of India, travelling by ship is another great way to reach Andaman. There are 3 to 4 ships that leave every month from Chennai, Kolkata, and Vishakhapatnam. One disadvantage of travelling by water is that it gives you limited options of dates to choose and also takes a few days to land you in Port Blair. Vishakhapatnam to Port Blair takes around 56 hours; Chennai to Port Blair takes around 60 hours; and Kolkata to Port Blair takes around 66 hours.
Ships generally take somewhere around Rs. 2000 to 8000, depending upon your location and the type of stay you choose for your journey; and flights only begin from 5000-6000. So, definitely flights make you reach faster, but they are very expensive too when compared to ships. In any case, if you want a budget friendly trip, approach Andaman Holiday Packages.