• Andaman & Nicobar Islands

EDVENTURE EXPLAINED

Why did we choose Andaman and Nicobar Islands?

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands lie towards the east of the Indian mainland in the Bay of Bengal. Formed by the submerged peaks of a hill range extending from Myanmar to Indonesia, this archipelago stretches over a vast area serving as a boundary between the Bay of Bengal towards the east and South Andaman Sea towards the west. With 86% of its area covered by tropical rainforests, over hundreds of plant and animal species can be found there. The fabulous beaches, evergreen forests, and coral reserve ecosystem of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands make it a unique travel destination.

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What does this journey offer?

The Andaman & Nicobar Islands are replete with sandy beaches, rich lagoons, and tropical forests. This archipelago offers a peek into the colonial historical paradigm that unfolded in the last two centuries, contributing to the social, cultural, and economic milieu of the region. Established as a penal colony for Indian freedom fighters by the British, Port Blair offers an interesting insight into India’s colonial past. Moreover, it offers a plethora of experiences such as adventure water sports and an informative light-and-sound show.

Core Lessons/
Inspiration:

  • India’s Colonial Legacy
  • Coral Reef Ecosystem
  • Adventure Water Sports
  • Tropical Flora & Fauna

THINGS TO DO

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

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VISIT
  • Port Blair
  • Swaraj Dweep (Havelock Island)
  • Shaheed Dweep (Neil Island)
  • Netaji Subhas Chandra Dweep (Ross Island)
  • North Bay Island
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LEARN
  • Tropical Geography
  • Marine Life
  • Colonial Rule & Administrative Machinery
  • Tourism Infrastructure
  • Indian National Movement
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ENJOY
  • Snorkelling
  • Riding Glass-Bottomed Boats
  • Coral Viewing Experience
  • Birdwatching
  • Sunset Viewing at Beaches
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BE INSPIRED
  • Indian Freedom Struggle against the British
  • Underwater & Marine Life
  • Rehabilitation after Occurrence of Natural Disasters

ITINERARY

DAY 1: DELHI-PORT BLAIR

  • Arrival at Port Blair Airport
  • Pick up from Port Blair Airport and transfer to the hotel
  • Lunch
  • Journey Orientation and Team Division
  • Briefing on Student Media Projects
  • Visit to Cellular Jail (National Memorial)
  • Evening Visit for Sound and Light show
  • Overnight stay in Port Blair

DAY 2: PORT BLAIR-HAVELOCK

  • Breakfast in the Hotel
  • After breakfast proceed for leisure activities like Snorkeling trip and Scuba diving (availed at an extra cost) at Havelock Island
  • Lunch at nearby restaurant
  • Back to Hotel
  • Work on Student Media Projects
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Havelock

DAY 3: HAVELOCK

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Proceed to Neil Island via ferry from Havelock
  • On arrival at Neil Island, check in to hotel
  • Lunch in the Hotel
  • Visit to Bharatpur Beach and Laxmanpur Beach
  • Back to hotel for dinner
  • Overnight stay in Neil Island

DAY 4: HAVELOCK – NEIL ISLAND

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • After breakfast proceed to Neil Island via ferry from Havelock
  • On arrival at Neil Island check in to hotel
  • Lunch in the Hotel
  • Visit to Bharatpur Beach and Laxmanpur Beach
  • Back to Hotel For dinner
  • Overnight stay in Neil Island

DAY 5: HAVELOCK-PORT BLAIR

  • Breakfast in the hotel and check out
  • Proceed to Port Blair via ferry from Neil Island
  • Check in at hotel in Port Blair
  • Lunch in hotel
  • Visit to Naval Marine Museum and Anthropological Museum
  • Evening at Shopping
  • Work on Student Media Projects
  • Dinner and Overnight stay in Port Blair

DAY 6: PORT BLAIR – ROSS ISLAND- NORTH BAY ISLAND

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Day cruise with lunch for Ross Island and North Bay Island
  • Back to Hotel For Dinner
  • Work on Student Media Projects
  • Overnight stay in Port Blair

DAY 7: PORT BLAIR- HOME CITY

  • Early breakfast in the Hotel followed by checkout
  • Closing Ceremony: Certificate distribution
  • Drive to Port Blair Airport for departure
  • Arrival in home city

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q  Who can attend this program?

    A  

    Any student of your school in the age group of 7-17years (Class II- XII) is welcome to join this program provided the child faces no serious medical conditions which may be difficult to address satisfactorily during the journey. Also, any adult who is not a member of the school staff or management is not allowed to join the school group.

  • Q  What are the requirements for the accompanying teachers for a student group?

    A  

    As teachers are the legally appointed guardians of the students for the entire course of the journey, it is advisable that the selected teacher/s are experienced and have the capacity to address issues related to student safety, well-being and behavior. Physical fitness and travel experience are added advantage as most programs are fast-paced and hectic.

  • Q  What is the recommended teacher: student ratio?

    A  

    The accepted industry practice is of 1 adult per 10 students (1:10).

  • Q  What about our students’ safety during the journey?

    A  

    Underpinning each EdTerra journey is the concern to address student safety at all levels. Being an ISO 9001: 2008 company, EdTerra complies with globally accepted standards for efficient processes, including rigorous safety standards.

  • Q  How can the parents stay in touch with their children during the journey?

    A  

    The accompanying EdTerra Journey Mentor provides daily updates on the EdTerra Facebook page (like us at edterraindia), along with photographs of the day’s activities for parents to keep a track of the journey progress. Parents are also provided with contact details of the hotels where students will be staying during the journey. The school may permit students to carry their mobiles or share the number of the lead teacher.

  • Q  Can students meet/visit/stay back with their relatives or friends?

    A  

    On account of student safety, EdTerra does not allow any child to meet/visit any relatives during the journey. For every EdTerra journey the rule is simple, you move out of your school/city as a group and you return as a group.

  • Q  What kind of food can we expect during our journey?

    A  

    EdTerra provides wholesome and hygienic food during the journey. An ample variety of local cuisine is provided as a part of the travel experience.

  • Q  What kind of clothing should students carry for the journey?

    A  

    Depending on the location and time/season of travel, EdTerra will provide an exhaustive to-pack list, enabling students to pack appropriately for the journey.

  • Q  Do you undertake overnight travel?

    A  

    Depending upon the program selected, distance from home city and duration of the program, overnight travel may be considered as an option for travel to/ from the destination.

  • Q  What is the minimum group size required to conduct a journey?

    A  

    EdTerra journeys operate on a minimum group size of 30 paying pax, and multiples thereof.

GALLERY

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

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