Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Another new year with new tour plans must be already in your mind. If you have added The Andaman and Nicobar Islands in this list, then you have well-planned your tour list. If you haven’t added it, then add it on the top of the list. Because The Andaman and Nicobar Islands is amongst the top destinations visited recently. Since 2018 there are lots of changes and improvements made to attract more travelers and make them travel comfortably in the island.
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is one of the seven union territories of India, These are a group of islands where the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea meets. This is the best island for beaches and Honeymoon tour packages.
If you have planned your visit, then make it atleast a week tour. There are so many island and beaches to be visited which needs time to explore and enjoy the place.
If you are not sure how to travel and where to stay then check these links. These might help you a lot
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands have a tropical climate and can be visited any time of the year. The peak season in Andaman & Nicobar islands is from April till June, during this time weather will be very pleasant and warm. Next best time to visit Andaman & Nicobar islands is October to March in winter.
Each month it will give you a new experience. Just avoid travelling during monsoons, just because of heavy rain and wind. You can reach Port Blair, the capital city of the island either by air or by sea. There are flights connecting from Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi to Port Blair airport. If you like to travel by sea, then you can start your journey from Kolkata, Vizag and Chennai ports.
There are lots of activities you can indulge when you are on this island. There are lots of good Andaman island tours and travel packages. Plan well, also refer to the websites which I had mentioned to enjoy your holidays completely.
Beaches are the main attractions of this island. And the first and the best beach is Radhanagar Beach, This beach is the most beautiful beach in the whole country.
Next beach to be visited is Elephant Beach. Better take a guide and explore wildlife, forest and snorkelling. Don’t worry because there are no elephants in the forest here. Definitely, enjoy snorkelling which is the very famous activity of this island. Swim in the warm, shallow and clean water too.
Next beach is the most romantic beach, that is Kalapathar Beach. All the honeymoon packages, never miss adding this in their list. Enjoy your evening at this beach and don’t forget to have a candlelight dinner with your partner on this beach. There lots of well customised honeymoon packages available.
There are lots of places where you can involve yourself in water adventure activities. Don’t be scared to try any such activities. Enjoy it all. Scuba diving is one such activity and no other place is as good as this island. Never miss scuba diving whatever be the situation and the cost. You can spot coral reef easily during your scuba dive. This island is one of the best and scenic ecosystems in the world. Best Places to enjoy this activity are at Chidiatapu, Havelock Island, Neil Island and the North Bay Island.
If you don’t like getting into water or scared a bit then Dolphin Glass Boat at the Port Blair is the best.
I bet that this ride will definitely amaze you. And you will have lots of goosebumps. These glass boat rides are very fast, hold tight and sit tight and enjoy the beautiful sea view.
If you are still scared and don’t want this speedy boat drive, then North Bay Islands will surely suit you.
Try the beautiful sea walk at the North Bay Island. Explore the underwater world in the safest way. If you missed all the underwater activities, then definitely don’t miss this.
If you are a budget traveller then Jolly Buoy Islands is the best place You can enjoy all the activities at a reasonable rate here. Don’t worry about cleanliness because its cheap. The whole island is very clean and safe for the travellers. Please check about this place, because to preserve the reefs only a few months are allowed to visit this island.
Neil Islands, this is one more beautiful island you have to add in your list. Natural rock formation and beautiful sunrise are the main attraction of this place. Try to plan your visit to this island in January. Although the best time to visit is from October to May. In January Subhash Mela will be celebrated in the honour of the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. during this time the Island tourism festival will be held, and you can attend lots of shows and events which showcases everything about the island.
Sitapur beach, Laxmanpur beach & Bharatpur beach are the best place in Neil Islands to enjoy the sunrise from the beach
If you love nature then add this place to your list, Chidiatapu. Enjoy this place with bird watching and awesome sunset view. You can spend the whole day watching birds and then later relax watching the sunset here.
Next is Baratang Island which is famous for mud volcanoes and limestone caves. You will love being on this island and get attracted more when you travel through the lush green tropical rain forest and cross water channel. Limestones caves can be reached through beautiful mangrove creeks by boat. This cave can only be explored with forest department permission. Mud volcano can be approached by road from Nilambur Jetty. One more prime attraction of this island is Parrot Island. You can find thousands of parrots every evening on this island.
Havelock Island, This island is filled with lots of beautiful beaches, each one is different and special ones. Also, you can find many diving places on this island. Deep inside this island in the forest, you can find white-headed mynas and woodpeckers, the best place for birds lovers. You can reach this island from Port Blair by Government ferries. Even there are private luxury boats which ferry tourists to this island. Also there are services of seaplanes and helicopter between Port Blair and Havelock island
Ross Islands is an unique place in The Andaman and Nicobar Islands , here we can see the collision of two major cultures. It was a British Colony Capital many years ago. You can see all the remains of the British people living here. A good place to witness the reminiscences of old times. You can also enjoy the light & sound show at the evenings, which is a new attraction in this place.
Next, you can visit Diglipur, This is the most beautiful place in the North side of Andaman Island. Nature is always at its best in Diglipur.
Gandhi Park is the perfect place to enjoy seafood. Don’t miss to visit this place, you can enjoy all kinds of seafood just in this single place.
Helicopter rides, Kayaking & Parasailing, are some of the new activities which are recently developed and you can try all these activities to make your trip interesting and adventurous.
If you are luxurious traveller then rent a private yacht to go around the island, all by yourself.
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands is truly a gem of a destination and you will realize it only after you visit it.
If you like to travel by sea then there is a luxury cruise from chennai to Andaman and Nicobar islands.
So your next destination is fixed by now, i.e. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
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April 29, 2019 @ 3:43 pm
Nice Article Andaman and Nicobar Islands ..
Thanks for sharing ..