12 days in Chennai & Andaman and Nicobar Islands Itinerary

12 days in Chennai & Andaman and Nicobar Islands Itinerary

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12 days in Chennai & Andaman and Nicobar Islands Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Chennai
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Port Blair, South Andaman Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Havelock Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h 30​min
4
Neil Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Chandigarh

5
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Venture out of the city with trips to DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu) and Mahabalipuram (Mahishasuramardini Cave, Sea Shore Temple, & more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Parthasarathy Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Poondi Madha Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Besant Nagar Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chennai trip itinerary planning site .

Chandigarh to Chennai is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In November in Chennai, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Blair.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, Poondi Madha Church, DakshinaChitra Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

2
nights
Port Blair, South Andaman Island

Port Blair ©
The capital and largest city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair acts as a gateway to the landmasses that lie in the Bay of Bengal.
On the 7th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Corbyn's Cove, then head off the coast to Ross Island, then don't miss a visit to Cellular Jail, and finally appreciate the history behind Rajiv Gandhi's Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Anthropological Museum, examine the collection at Samudrika Marine Museum, then don't miss a visit to Aberdeen Clock Tower, and finally identify plant and animal life at Chidiya Tapu.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Blair trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Port Blair takes 4 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Port Blair can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Havelock Island.

Things to do in Port Blair

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ross Island ©
Ross Island
Cellular Jail ©
Cellular Jail
Corbyn's Cove ©
Corbyn's Cove

2
nights
Havelock Island

Havelock Island ©
Known for its scuba diving spots, picturesque beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, Havelock Island stands out as the largest island in the archipelago, and one of the most tourist-oriented places in the Andaman Islands.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stroll through Elephant Beach and then kick back and relax at Radhanagar Beach. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalapathar Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Havelock Island travel route site .

Drive from Port Blair to Havelock Island in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Neil Island.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Radhanagar Beach ©
Radhanagar Beach
Elephant Beach ©
Elephant Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Neil Island

Neil Island ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stroll through Laxmanpur Beach, snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, then kick back and relax at Bharatpur Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at Neil Island Jetty.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Neil Island vacation builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Havelock Island to Neil Island. On the 12th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Neil Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bharatpur Beach ©
Bharatpur Beach
Laxmanpur Beach ©
Laxmanpur Beach
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

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