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How To Reach Andaman
Andaman and Nicobar Islands, erstwhile named Shaheed and Swarajya by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, are a heavenly beach getaway in the Bay of Bengal. With its glistening sands and crystal waters, Andaman becomes a coveted spot for sightseeing as well as adventure sports. Reaching Andaman Islands is today easier than ever, with regular direct and stopover flights to Port Blair and ferry and cruises leaving the Indian docks every day.
The best way to get to the Andaman Islands is by air. With only one airport on the islands, i.e. Vir Savarkar Airport in Port Blair, you can fly there from Kolkata, Chennai and from Delhi via Kolkata. Also keep in mind that only daytime flying is allowed, as the airport is under the control of the Indian Air Force. Since 2009, there are talks of opening up flights from Bangkok, which can change the state of affairs in the islands a great deal. Flights like Indian Airlines, JetLite, Spicejet, and Go Airlines fly regularly to Port Blair.
Your second option in order to get there would be by sea, and although that takes much more time, it will also make possible sailing past picturesque sunsets and tranquil seas. You have the choice of taking a ship from Kolkata, which will take around 60 hours to reach the Andamans. If you sail from Chennai or Visakhapatnam, you will need 4 days to arrive in Port Blair. Sailing is less expensive than flying, but it might cut your trip short.