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Island Tourism Festival Date 2017 

Island Tourism Festival is a 10-day long festival celebrated in Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.In 2017 Island Tourism Festival will celebrated  January 6 till January 15.

About Island Tourism Festival2017

Island Tourism Festival celebrated in Port Blair at Andaman and Nicobar Islands.The Island Tourism Festival, Andaman is arranged every year by the Andaman and Nicobar Administration for a minimum period of ten days during the winter months of December or January. This festival invites the tourists to watch performances of dance, music, drama and art & craft exhibitions. The rich marine life and the flora and fauna collection of the island are also promoted during the festival.

The main intention of the festival is to promote and propagate the culture and traditions of the native Andaman Islands. The festival has large number of visitors from the Government Departments and Private organizations from across the country. It is believed that this festival is to keep intact the local dance forms and music which are forgotten these days.Adventure enthusiasts also have an opportunity to enjoy aqua sports and parasailing while attending Island Tourism Festival in Andaman. Kids can enjoy the magic and puppet shows as well as take part in the baby shows too.Government agencies and private entrepreneurs from the islands and Mainland India also attend the exhibition organized during the festival.

The exhibition highlights the developmental aspects of these islands. Cultural troupes and artistes of national and international fame are invited to perform during the festival apart from performances by the talents of these islands including tribal. Water sports competitions like Nicobari Hodi race are organized.Other attractions are Magic show, Puppet show, Floating restaurant, Baby show, Dog show, Canoe Race and Scuba Diving. The festival projects the image of the islands as an Eco-friendly tourist destination.

Highlights and Live Telecast of Island Tourism Festival 2017

The inaugural function is telecast live in DD Bharati and is beamed for telecast in many countries. The highlight of the festival at ITF ground is the exhibition depicting strides made by the Island Administration in various spheres and sale of general merchandise, food stalls, and stalls of interest to tourists, Floating Restaurant etc. The main focal point, however, is the performance of mainland artists especially reputed music bands, Bollywood singers, dancers, performers etc. Artists of East Zone and South Zone Cultural Centers are also invited by the Art & Culture department and performed simultaneously in outlying islands. Hasya Kavi Sammelan is also organized by the official language department of Administration to delight the crowd.

Hotels to stay During Island Tourism Festival 

There are many hotels, sea side resorts and guest houses in Port Blair that offers a wonderful stay in various budgets. Check out the different travel portals for hotel reservations. Here is some Hotel available.

Sea Princess Beach Resort
Sinclairs Bay View, Port Blair
Fortune Resort Bay Island
Seashell Port Blair

How To Reach Island Tourism Festival 

By Air: Port Blair, on South Andaman, has fights from Kolkata (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) and Chennai (Monday, Wednesday and Friday).

By Sea: There are ships sailing from Kolkata and Chennai every alternate week and Vishakapatnam once every month or so.

By Road: There are many public and private vehicals available of Port Blair Bus stand available to reach Island Tourism Festival .

Contact Address of  Island Tourism Festival

Assistant Secretary (GA)
Andaman and Nicobar Administration,
Port Blair
Phone :03192-236572

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