Andaman Tourism- Best Places to visit and things to do (2021)
With turquoise blue water, a bit of history, and tucked away around 1,400 km from the east coast of India, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands are a little slice of paradise. Port Blair, the capital, has a major airport and a seaport and is connected to the rest of the country and various tourist islands by multiple daily ferries. The Havelock and Neil Islands are popular with tourists for their white sandy beaches and diving opportunities.
The union territory of Andaman & Nicobar consists of 572 islands, of which only 37 are inhabited and a few are open to tourists. Havelock Island is one of the largest and most popular islands in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Travelers typically stay on Havelock and Neil Islands, which offer some great resorts.
Weather and Ambience
Andaman weather is mostly sunny with occasional drizzle. As a result, you will never need a blanket at night or an air conditioner during the day. From shell-collecting to snorkeling to watching the diverse flora and fauna of the ocean, Andaman Island is a life-changing experience filled with beauty in the smallest details.
When planning a trip, one of the first things that come to mind is the cost, don’t worry trip to Andamans is not going to be harsh on your pocket and will surely lie in your budget. You will find a good budget hotel with all the amenities you need. Other adventure activities are also reasonably priced. Local transportation is easily accessible and inexpensive.
You Never Run Out of Things to Do
There are several adventure sports you can try here that can give you an adrenaline rush as you lay on the beach listening to the rhythm of the waves. Adventure sports include parasailing, snorkeling, sea walking, and scuba diving. You can visit one of the numerous beaches and just lay there for hours on end without feeling bored.
When 'adrenaline junkie' is your middle name, other places can't compare with Andaman. In addition to parasailing at speeds between 40-70mph against strong winds, you can walk on the seafloor amongst fishes and turtles, go kayaking amongst the mangroves, take a banana boat, or even go jet- skiing in the ocean.
Visit to Elephant Island
An amazing place to go with your family or a gang of friends, who finally made it to the trip, is the Elephant Island. It is one of the few islands that allow swimming, with supervision of the lifeguards, of course. It also harbours activities like snorkelling, sea walking and speed boating.
You will never forget seeing this beach in your lifetime, if you go during sunrise or sunset, you can see many colors in the sky and ocean, since it is the cleanest beach in Asia. You can jump over the waves because they are so high. There are several food stalls nearby, so try some local snacks.
Little Things you could do All the Time!
On the banks of the endless ocean, stroll along the shore, watch the sunset with your loved one, or curl up on a hammock and read that book you have been yearning to read. Swim in the sun or ditch the suntan bottle and lie like a lobster all day. If you're lucky, you might even find the prettiest shells. Tourists can also find pearl oysters! You can participate in shell ornament and jewelry design activities at North Bay and Havelock Island.
Isn't it great that you never run out of things to do? You can cruise near the trenches where dolphins move in packs and if you're lucky, you can stop and pet them. Dolphin watching is one of the most exciting activities you can do there.
Swimming with Elephants
There is a friendly elephant, Rajan, who is 60+ and still young on Elephant Island and Havelock Island. You could even go swimming with him since he loves splashing around. Since he's a celebrity, you'll need to make an appointment in advance. Again, it depends on whether you enjoy the thought of engaging in such an activity or not. This is up to you.
A trip is incomplete without a trip to the local markets to buy something as a souvenir. The street markets in the Andaman Islands offer a wide range of souvenirs, including cane handicrafts, wooden decorative items, and accessories made from seashells and pearls.
The Cellular Jail Light Show
You should get tickets for this show if you are visiting the cellular jail in the evening. Om Puri describes the experiences of the prisoners throughout the struggle for independence, the sacrifices, and the torture that took place before independence in the book. It will send shivers down your spine to experience this life.
FOOD to Enjoy
Andaman's food is not what you would expect. There is more to it than just seafood. Because Andaman is a place of diverse cultures, there are many different kinds of food to choose from, from Bengali fried fish to South Indian dosa to Rajasthan's Dal Bati Churma to Kashmiri tea. Nonetheless, mussels and squid lovers will find solace in Andaman.
Visit to Havelock Island
One of the famous islands of the several hundred islands of Andaman. In one of the cottage hotels, you can book separate rooms for the different members of your traveling party. You can go scuba diving at Havelock, and the seafood is to die for. Havelock is famous for its flora and fauna.
You should go glass boating if you love the marine environment. As you move through the water, you can see fish, corals, and other creatures through the glass floor of the boat. It is one-of-a-kind experiences where you travel and experience beautiful sees creatures of the ocean.
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