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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the most useful tips and guidelines for a trip to Port Blair?

Anupriya Bedi DEC 10 2012
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Rather than leaving things to chance, smart travelers can always do with some quick tips and more. Be one with the snippets we have lined for you.


  • Clothing

If you intend to visit Port Blair in late summers, do not forget to carry an umbrella. Mild rains are frequent in monsoons, and it's good to be prepared for it while you step out. Also pack cotton clothes or wear material that breathes and dries easily.


  • Travel

You must not forget to take the boat ride to Ross Island even if it's raining at the time, for you are in for an unforgettable experience. Thunderstorms and heavy rains are a regular feature from June to September and can leave you with limited sightseeing options. So, plan your trip accordingly.

Taking a walk is the best option, if you wish to go for a lot of sightseeing. Some leisurely strolls around the town can get you the best of it. Moreover, auto-rickshaw fare is too high to shell out, so you can save on that as well. It's advisable that you spend some time at comparing the fare when opting for ferry rides, as you can be charged too heavily for a 15-minute ride.

If you are going to the Chidya Tapu for snorkelling, please remember that the last bus to the place is at 5 PM. Keep this in mind, while you plan your underwater adventure.


  • Stay

Make sure that you know the hotel policies really well, as many of the hotels in Port Blair follow the policy of checkout at 8 AM! If you are in a mood to venture around Port Blair, make sure that you are done with currency conversion in the city itself, because it's the only place where you can do so!

And, the best tip that we have for you is - ask for help from the localites; there's a smile for everyone and quick help, for that's the custom of Andamanese hospitality.



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