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Target OTBP[edit]

The way this is shaping up, this could be a great Off-the beaten path destination for next winter! It will be a first for India. — Ravikiran 05:49, 17 October 2006 (EDT)

The formatting is bad right now though. The list of major islands (7-9) should be restored, sights in Port Blair should go into Port Blair, and "See/Do" should just highlight (with links to detailed articles) the best things to see/do. Jpatokal 05:53, 17 October 2006 (EDT)
I totally agree, I was struggling with the formatting, still new at this... but please don't revert, we can clean it up shortly... a lot of the basic info that was here before my new updates was random... i'm trying to at least get it into groups that are actual islands, things that are in port blair, and things that are around port blair... give me another day or so then go to town on moving it around! and yes, OTBP! I want to give people info but am also scared to encourage TOO much because it isn't prepared for it yet. When I was there earlier this year I had to sleep in a hammock for 3 nights before I could even find a hut to sleep in... and it still feels really special and the locals aren't jaded, so encouraging mass tourism like Goa is yucky... but you should totally go... hehe... Cacahuate 06:15, 17 October 2006 (EDT)

Length of permits[edit]

Moved out from the article:

Update: in April/May 2009 the maximum allowed stay was 30 days, not 45. Visitors arriving without a return ticket were given a permit for 15 days, which could be extended to 30 days upon presentation of a ticket to the mainland. However, May also proved to be a busy time with mainlanders flying home and islanders going away on holiday, and air tickets were nearly impossible to come by. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs)

This sounds like it may have been an exception, has anyone else run into problems with getting the usual 30 day permit, which is extendable to 45 days? Was this a random fluke, or does it apply to everyone without a return ticket? – cacahuate talk 03:34, 18 May 2009 (EDT)
Dunno, our return tickets weren't even checked. However, we wrote our (booked) return flight date on the permit application, and thus received only a six-day permit — would have been wiser to write in a later date. Jpatokal 07:51, 18 May 2009 (EDT)