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Best Time To Visit Andaman – Everything You Need To Know

The tropical archipelago is subjected to very less alteration in temperature. The temperature swings between 20 to 35 degree Celsius throughout the year. The serene climate is one of the reasons why Andaman is a tourists’ favourite. You can say Best Time To Visit Andaman – Its all round the year. Andaman basically has two seasons only- Monsoon and Summer. The weather is mostly breezy and delightful sans humidity. You can totally chill watching the waves flirt with the beach as it moves to and fro.   ANDAMAN FROM JANUARY TO MAY: The ideal season to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Summer in Andaman stretches from January to May. If you are an adventure enthusiast this is the season for you. You’ll love sea walking, diving, snorkeling in this pleasant weather and discover to the world underwater. The temperature fluctuates between 25 to 35 degree Celsius during this period. You should visit Andaman during this time to witness it at its best. Do you love festivals? Well, lucky for you because Andaman offers Island Tourism Festivals and Subhash Mela for tourists! Sounds great, right? So pack your bags for the beach and palms are summoning you, what are you waiting for? book your tickets now! ANDAMAN FROM JUNE – DECEMBER: Surprisingly, Andaman receive monsoon twice- one that lasts from November till January and the other lasts from May to September. The temperature keeps on fluctuating ranging from 22 to 30 degrees. This is the best time to visit Andaman if you are a Monsoon lover. Sipping coffee in your cozy hotel room isn’t that bad idea either. Also, it’ll be the perfect time for you to take a break and spend some quality time with your family and enjoy the perfect island monsoon. So what are you waiting for. Plan your trip to Andaman now. Use the WhatsApp button below to get your perfect trip planned.  
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Top Honeymoon Places in Andaman Nicobar Islands

Top Honeymoon Places in Andaman Nicobar Islands

Andaman conjures up turquoise water, palm trees and serene white sand. The perfect aura for a romantic tryst for you and your partner, being surrounded by tranquility, tropical mangroves, walking bare feet on the ivory sand and having the time of your lives, sounds quintessential. In recent years, Andaman has become a honeymoon hotspot. A romantic escape with your spouse to this gorgeous archipelago serves the perfect idea of honeymoon. So, to all the honeymooners, sit back and relax because we just made your job a bit easier by shortlisting all the spots in this dreamy island you just can’t miss. To be honest, Havelock island must be your first choice, right? We understand, since it is the most hyped one. Yes, Havelock Island probably has been popularised more than any other island in Andaman. Port Blair, Neil, Baratang and Diglipur are underrated but shouldn’t go unnoticed. Keep on reading to know more… 1. CHIDIATAPU, PORT BLAIR: We bet you won’t be able to take your eyes off the stunning picturesque at Chidiatapu. 30 km from port Blair, Chidiatapu is den of rare exotic birds. Also, sunset at Chidiatapu looks marvelous. Now you know where to start your trip from. 2. FOR HISTORY FANATICS: Back in British era, freedom fighters were carried to the Cellular Jail A.k.a where they were severely tortured and punished. Overwhelming light and sound show at the Cellular Jail will surely add up to the excitement and leave you amazed. Also, we’d suggest you to book the tickets in advance. 3. NORTH BAY AND ROSS ISLAND: Take a INR 20 note. You see that island? Well, that’s North bay Island. North Bay and Ross island are extremely popular among tourists for Coral Safari in Semi Submarine, Scuba Diving, Sea Walking. You’ll be awestruck by these bonny islands. A mere INR 30 and INR 10 maintenance fees are charged at Ross Island and North Bay Island from the visitors. 4. NEIL ISLAND: Neil island is a paradise in disguise. Board a Government ferry from Port Blair and you’ll reach Neil island within 2-3 hours. Though it’s comparatively smaller than Havelock island, Neil island is ethereal. 5. HAVELOCK ISLAND: Last but not the least, watch the various hues of blue in Havelock island. It’s the largest of all the islands and is 25 miles away from port Blair. You can never get enough of its scenic beauty. The best way to end your Honeymoon would be a candle light dinner with your love.
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Why Andaman and Nicobar Islands Are The Current Favorite For Destination Wedding

Destination wedding is currently in vogue. And beach wedding is an absolute dreamy affair. Getting married with the love of your life away from the city rush, a small congregation witnessing the beginning of an eternal bond, waves moving back and forth, foliage and palm trees dancing to the beach breeze, under the azure sky. Sounds ethereal, right? When it comes to destination wedding, we bet there’s no other place you’d rather be than Andaman island! The exotic virgin island with tropical white sand is probably the best wedding destination. The concept of destination wedding is gaining popularity, couples from around the world come to this exquisite island to tie knots. Wondering what’s so special about this island? 1. THE CLIMATE IS SERENE: The temperature varies between 20 to 32 degrees Celsius in Andaman throughout the year. Although, monsoon wedding (June to September) wouldn’t be a great idea. The best time to get married in this island is between November to April when the sky is clear and looks happy with sunshine. 2. AN INTIMATE AFFAIR: Ditch the conventional Big Fat India Wedding. Make this beautiful event of your life indelible with close friends and family, a small gathering of important people away from home to be a part of this auspicious occasion. 3. A BIT UNCONVENTIONAL: Treat your guests with the scrumptious sea food and Andaman delicacies, add adventure to the wedding by planning sea walking, snorkeling and various other underwater adventures to make the wedding a bit more exciting. WHEN TO PLAN? Start planning 4-5 moths before the wedding. THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO PLAN -The number of guests: 80-100 people are easily manageable. The smaller the circle, better the functioning. You need to plan prior if you are coming to the island with a gigantic group. IDEAL LOCATION FOR THE WEDDING: 1. HAVELOCK ISLAND: 25 miles northeast from Port Blair, Havelock island has an impressive picturesque. The colour of the ocean keeps on changing owing to angle of sun. Sunset in Havelock island is a stunning view. 2. PORT BLAIR: Port Blair, being the capital, is affluent with resources. Accommodations are easily available here. Create a fairytale wedding with the beach on the background.
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Traveling to Andaman with Kids? Things You Must Know

Planning for an odyssey to Andaman with your munchkins? Taking a break from the daily hustle and bustle once in a while with your family unwinds your mind and beach is always a good idea. In case you’re having qualms about this trip we are here to help. Enlighten yourself with some of the things you ought to know about travelling with kids to Andaman. To all the worried mommies and daddies out there, Andaman is absolutely safe for children. Kids are totally going to love building lego houses on the beach with the white sand under the clear blue sky. Andaman is a heaven in disguise. Fun never ends when you’re in Andaman. There are plenty of other activities for your kids to indulge into and places to be in. Still curious? Scroll down… 1. BE SUPER CAUTIOUS WHEN IN: -ELEPHANT BEACH AT HAVELOCK ISLAND: The bumpy ride from Havelock dock to Elephant beach is stretched with coral reefs throughout the way so, managing the ride might get difficult when you’re travelling with an infant. -BATARANG ISLAND: Here the deal, the whole trip extends till 3PM and starts from 3AM which is clearly hectic for children or even elders. 2. UNDERWATER WORLD EXPLORATION FOR CHILDREN- Sea walking is a must experience for your munchkins if they are at least 7 years. It doesn’t require one to know swimming. It’s much safer compared to scuba diving. So why not! However, if your kid is above 10 years then he can surely avail for scuba diving. 3. A VISIT TO HAVELOCK ISLAND IN A PRIVATE CRUISE OR A GOVERNMENT FERRY This visit is something you shouldn’t miss in Andaman. 4. BEACH VIBES: Asia’s Best Beach, Radhanagar Beach, definitely has to be in your list. Bask in the glory of sun and witness the paradise with your kids and create unforgettable memories. 5. SEAFOOD LOVER? ANDAMAN IS ZION OF SEAFOOD. Some of the best Sea Food restaurants are in Andaman. You can check with the guide to take you there. 6. LIGHT AND SOUND SHOW IN CELLULAR JAIL This enlightens one about the legends who fought for independence are definitely going to be an enthrallingly enriching experience about history for your kiddos. 7. SAVE A DAY FOR MUSEUM SPREE: Samudrika Marine Museum maintained by the Indian Navy, Anthropological Museum-all about the tribal culture in Andaman, Kalapani Musuem-treasury for quaint photographs and original documents are the three museums to visit with kids when in Andaman. 8. ROSS ISLAND, Currently under the control of Indian Navy, is a must visit. Seize the moment in the calm island and have the time of your life with your children 9. Oh, Visit the location – 20 Rupees Note backside Andaman Photo Don’t forget to mention to your kids that North Bay island is the island that we see at the back of INR 20 note.
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How to Plan Perfect Honeymoon in Andaman

Andaman has the perfect aura for a romantic tryst for you and your partner. After all, beach honeymoons can never go wrong. Soft wind rushing through your hair and gently patting your face, turquoise water and resting under the azure sky, being surrounded by tranquility, walking bare feet on the ivory sand and having the time of your lives, sounds quintessential, right? So, what are you waiting for? How about a secret little rendezvous in the archipelago with your bae? For the couples scratching their heads wondering where to plan their honeymoon. Andaman is the answer. Let this new phase of your life commence in a resplendent manner. 5 nights and 6 days package in this dreamy island is a good idea, exploring Port Blair and Havelock Island and making memories. PLACE TO VISIT 1. Carbyn’s Cove Beach 2. Cellular Jail Light and Sound Show 3.Havelock Island – Radhanagar Beach 4. Elephant Beach + Snorkeling 5. Chidyatapu 6. Port Blair City Museums 7. Ross Island 8. Cellular Jail PLANNING THE EXPEDITION 1. ARRIVAL: Arriving at the hotel and kick starting the journey by visiting Carbyn’s Cove Beach. It has numerous casual eateries and kiosks nearby to shut the hunger pangs. The beach is located 8 km away from the City Centre. The beach brims with coconut palm trees and is absolutely suitable for basking in the glory of the sun. Sound and Light Show at Cellular Jail is something you just can’t afford to miss, so head straight to Cellular Jail next to witness this enticing experience. 2. AT BEACH WITH BAE: A ferry ride from Port Blair to Havelock takes approximately 2-3 hours. On reaching Havelock, make sure you visit Asia’s Best Beach. Yes, we’re talking about Radhanagar beach. 3. THE THALASSIC LIFE: Elephant Beach offers thrilling snorkeling experience. Observing the marine life that’ll leave indelible memories, snorkeling is a breath taking adventure. Apart from snorkeling, you can try out banana boat rides, speed boats and swimming as well. TOO MUCH FUN! 4. BEING A WANDERER FOR A DAY: Put on your favourite sunglasses and en route to Ross island. A ferry from Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex drops you there. Feel the history come back to life as you wander amidst the historic wrecks. 5. STILL A LOOK MORE: There’s so much in store left-Chatham Saw Mill, Forest museum, Fishery Museum and shopping at the Aberdeen Bazaar, Government Emporium. Reserve the fifth day for a wee yet some of the significant places of the Andaman archipelago. 6. ONE LAST TIME: The last day is for biding adieu to this gorgeous island and take back home a bag full of reminisce. You can also customize you Honeymoon with Ghummo Andaman by adding your special requirements. Just use the Whatsapp button below to plan the most memorable Andaman and Nicobar Honeymoon Package for You and your Bae.
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7 Lesser Known Facts About Andaman And Nicobar Islands

Are you a Thalassophile? Are you fond of archipelagos?  Then, Andaman and Nicobar island must be in your travel list. The azure sky, turquoise water, and white beaches are definitely a treat to the eyes and beyond bliss. Whether you’ve been to Andaman and Nicobar or are planning to be there sometime soon, here’s what you need to know. Presenting to you 7 quite unfamiliar facts about these bonny islands: 1. The name is derived from Malayam language: One of 7 union territories, Andaman and Nicobar have a significant story behind its name. “Andaman” originates from the word Hanuman, the Hindu deity and “Nicobar” stands from being the land of naked people. 2. Andamanese or Nicobarese aren’t the most popularly spoken languages here: As ironic as it might sound, Bengali, Hindi, and English are mostly spoken by people in Andaman and Nicobar. According to the Census 2001, the top 3 linguistic constituency in Andaman and Nicobar is as follows- a) Bengali- 25.7% b) Hindi-18.2% c) Tamil-17.7%… 3. The Sentinelese prefer remaining isolated, detached from the outsiders: The tribe has remained a resident of these islands for the past 60,000 years. In spite of recurring efforts of Government the tribe prefers to remain in isolation. They use bows and arrows to hunt, stay in houses made of trees. Aftermath the tragic 2004 tsunami, about 300 people of this race continue to live and the Indian Government wants to preserve this tribe and its culture. 4. Home to the largest sea turtles in the world: Andaman and Nicobar, being rich in flora and fauna population, continues to be the home to several endangered and rare marine species, one of which is the leatherback turtle. Addition to this, it also hosts a range of green turtles and hawksbill turtle as well. 5. Andaman and Nicobar is a no-fishing zone!: In order to preserve the marine life in Andaman, the Government has prohibited commercial fishery. Also, because Andaman and Nicobar is one of the very few places in the world where fish actually get to live their entire life and die at the right age. 6. Slice of Andaman in our currency: Take an INR 20 rupee note and what do you see? Well, you guessed it right, the scenery depicts Andaman and Nicobar! Bet you didn’t know that! 7. Do you know what’s the state animal of Andaman and Nicobar island? It’s Dugong. The dolphins-like marine mammal is especially hunted for its meat and oil. However, not in Andaman, though!
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Surprising Details About Barren Island – The Only Active Volcano in India

A trip to Andaman can never ever be complete unless you’ve paid your visit to the only active volcano in South Asia. A must visit place for every Andaman Goer. Here are some of the surprising details that you probably don’t know about Barren Island. The Barren Island is located about 86 miles north-east to Port Blair, the volcano last erupted on 23rd January 2017 leaving ash laden clouds drifting through sky and red pungent lava moving downhills though it was barely a 2 on the scale. Abhay Mudholkar and B. Nagender Nath from the NIO saw the episode from a mile away and observed the frequent eruptions every 5 to 10 minutes. However, 1991 eruption had an unsolicited obnoxious impact on the flaura and flora population. Aftermath the dreadful eruption, only 6 out of 16 species of birds were noticed and only one species of rat remained. An active lava is believed to erupt at least once in every 10,000 years. The dauntingly Delphic volcano lies on the Indian and Burmese tectonic plates and the island is stretched over 3 km. You might be wondering why it’s called “Barren Island”. Well, the name justifies the fact that it has zero vegetation and is bleak with its only residents as hardy goats, birds, bats and rats who’ve braved all the anomalies and morbid conditions. The mysterious part about it is how the goats got into this island. Barren Island is renowned for its scuba diving around the world for the abundant marine life and corals. It’s difficult to take your eyes off the underwater marvels. Bet you’ll make indelible memories as you swim with school of fishes in the clear profound turquoise water. What makes this island more gorgeous is the purple-black toned bedrock. It’s distinct and one of a kind. HOW TO GET THERE? Ships from Phoenix Bay Jetty, Port Blair leave for Barren island thrice a week. The fare and schedule vary as per the number of passenger and weather. Or you can take a seaplane from Port Blair to get the picturesque view from up.
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10 Commonly Asked Questions About Andaman And Nicobar Islands

If you’re reading this article then you’re probably planning an expedition to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. We are here to quell your curiosity and let you know all the things you need to know about this magic ethereal island. Q1: Do we need a passport to go to Andaman? Depends. If you’re a resident of India, you don’t need a visa/passport. However, for foreigners, passport with India Visa is mandatory. A Restricted Area Permit (RAP), issued for 30 days and expandable for 15 more days is also requisite. Q2: What is RAP? Any foreigner sans citizen of Bhutan who wants to visit a restricted area, has to obtain a RAP from the authority. It is obtained after arriving at Port Blair and the whole process is a matter of 15 minutes and costs nothing. Q3: How to extend the VISA? Foreigners are officially permitted a 30 days VISA that can be extended to 15 at most by seeking permission from 3 days before. The Havelock Police Station or Immigration Office in Port Blair is where you need to go if you desire to extend your holiday. Q4: How long does it take to reach the archipelago? Ships take about 3-4 days to reach whereas, a flight from Kolkata or Chennai takes just 2 hours and 5 hours from Delhi. Q5: Do we have access to all the islands? Tourists have access to only 32 selected islands. Q6: Can we use Indian currency there? Of course, it is an Indian union territory. Q7: What are the stuffs is need to carry with myself? Clothes, medicines, driver license (if you wish to), important documents, enough cash and your cards. Credit card is accepted in quite a lot of places. Q8: Is there a prevalent nightlife? Usually, nights are tranquil and calm. No disco music and lightings, however, during New Year and Christmas you’ll get to see a lot of lively parties. Q9: Do we get imported alcohol in Andaman? Imported alcohol is scarcely available, though alcohol is available in Andaman. Black Label, Black & White, Smirnoff, Bacardi and Kingfisher beer are available. Q10: Is very food expensive there? Do we get vegetarian food? Depends on what you eat and how much you eat. Decent restaurants range from INR400-INR 600, however, local eateries run by locals serve at a lesser rate and do not burn a whole in the pocket. Owing to the high demand, sea food costs comparatively higher. Yes, vegetarian foods are easily available. So, no worries!
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Top 57 Things To Do In Andaman [2018 Update]

The Andaman Islands or the Andaman Archipelago is one of the most amazing places you’d want to visit for a perfect Vacation. And when we say that, we have a reason for it! That being not just the beauty but the amazing experience you’ll have after discovering the varied cultural and diversified beauty of the Andamans which are inclusive of the Havelock Islands, the Neil Islands, Port Blair, the Baratang Islands and the Diglipur Islands. Through this post, we will give you innumerable reasons to unleash the beautiful discovery of visiting every part of the Andamans on your next Vacation, right from the South Andaman to the North Andaman as mentioned above. And trust us, you will love it! So here goes the list of Things to do in Andaman as to what you can try to discover in the Andamans, the next time you visit that beauty: – Take the Window Seat at your Flight to Port Blair Now, first thing’s first! Before you land in the beautiful islands of the Andaman to discover its enigma, make sure you take the window seat in your flight to Port Blair, because the aerial view of the same is just as beautiful and something you won’t want to miss. A Ride to the Kalapathar Beach near the Havelock Ferry Ghat The Kalapathar Beach is one of the most loved beaches among the ones that lie close to the Havelock Islands not just because of the beauty and peaceful atmosphere that it has but also because of the drive to reach this attraction making it an unforgettable journey. The lovely turquoise waters on the left side of the beach along with the rocky beachside with the backdrop of other islands make it a must to visit and spend a few hours of leisure time at the place. The best way to reach these islands is by using a two-wheeler but a cab can also be hired for the same. You can visit this place during any time of the year. Riding in the Andaman Dolphin Glass Boat, Port Blair A ride in the Andaman Dolphin Glass Boat in Port Blair would be the perfect thing for those who are scared of water activities or are willing to avoid them because of other issues. This boat which is made with a central Glass Bottom is the perfect way to explore the Coral Reefs without having to go underwater. So, now you can enjoy the beautiful reefs even if your health or certain other issues don’t allow you to. However, people with back problems would need to avoid this due to the high speed at which this boat runs. You can enjoy the ride during any time of the year. The White Sand Beach—The Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island The Radhanagar Beach in India is worth paying a visit because of the beauty of its white sand which is as smooth as the finely ground flour is. Sunbathing and swimming are just a few of the things which we can suggest you to take advantage of while you visit this beauty to make memories for a lifetime. If you’ve decided to pay a visit to the Andamans, this beach is the one which you must visit for sure! And if you need some more reasons to do so, here they go: This beach has been rated as the best beach in India by those who paid a visit to the same, so you don’t need to worry about fake ratings. And if you’re a photographer, this will prove to be a blessing for you because you’ll get to click pictures which will prove to be ethereally beautiful. You can visit this place during any time of the year. Visit Little Andaman Little Andaman, one of the remote islands in Andaman are a perfect destination for surfing as well as for enjoying its Waterfalls and wildlife (especially lagoons) that you get to see here. Boat Ride, Do Snorkeling as well as Trek to the Elephant Beach, Havelock Island The warm, shallow and clear waters of this place are perfect for Snorkeling and thus, it is a great option if you are willing to visit the Elephant Beach, and this especially if you take a trip with a boat to this place. Another reason for the same is the development of coral reefs. Things you can do here are trekking up to this place or just spending hours of leisure observing its beautiful marine ecosystem. The mysterious wildlife that lies deep in the forests of the Havelock Islands can also be explored while you trek up to this amazing place. The most favourable times to visit this place are the months of January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December. Shop at the Havelock Islands Coconut shells are the material used for making ornaments sold in the Havelock Islands. And we are sure you’d get some great gifts that you can shop for some of your loved ones from here. Scuba Diving—An Unforgettable experience You might have heard about the amazing adventure experience of Scuba Diving in books or in movies. But ever thought of doing it yourself in real life? Sounds thrilling! Doesn’t it? In the Andamans, you can enjoy this experience of a lifetime at the North Bay Island, Havelock Island, Neil Island and Chidiatapu. And don’t worry to miss this out if you don’t know how to swim because you don’t need to be a pro at swimming to experience this. So now even the people with a little or even no experience of swimming can explore the beautiful underwater coral reefs in Andaman. These reefs have been divided into two for scuba diving for both beginners and professionals at swimming. For advanced courses, swimming skills as well as in some cases a certificate of your previous diving experience may be required. Even if this is a new experience to you, this will be conducted in a controlled environment with guides who’ll be with you during the whole time of the activity. This can be explored during any time of the year. Riding the Coral Safari Semi-Submarine—Port Blair If not for the real submarine, you can always try out the Coral Safari Semi Submarine which becomes another option for you to view the beautiful reefs and the rich marine life, if you want to avoid water activities. You can enjoy the ride during any time of the year.   Cellular Jail, Port Blair—A Visit to the Historic Past of Andaman Colonization of the Islands by the Britishers resulted into the freedom struggle and made for its Historic Past. So, if you’re visiting the islands, you’ll for sure want to explore its history and to do so, the Cellular Jail at Port Blair is the place you need to visit. This place has a lot to say about the same, because as they say, people may come and people may go but history stays embedded in the architecture of the places. It is advisable to visit this magnanimous place in the presence of a guide who’ll be able to make you aware of its Historic Past with fidelity to help you gain an insight into the tumultuous past and struggle this place has witnessed. This experience can be unfolded during any time of the year. Go Bird Watching Islands are a place where you find a huge species of birds. And if you love to watch these lovely creatures? Andamans are one of the most suitable places for the same. Just gather all your snacks, mat and binoculars to spot the most amazing birds you’ll ever find. Explore the ultimate natural beauty of Andaman with Andaman Birding Buddies  Snorkeling and Boat Ride to the Jolly Bouy Island, Port Blair A perfect place for a family visit is to which you can snorkel as well as Boat Ride to enjoy the beauty. We say so because of the cleanliness and safety that the place provides especially for children. Coming under the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, there are a few prerequisites you’ll need to keep in mind before you visit this place. These are that this is a no-plastic zone so you won’t be allowed to carry any of those plastic materials to this place. Well, the second thing we would advise is to carry an extra pair of clothes because umhmm the waters here are way too tempting! The last and the most important thing that you need to keep in mind is that this place is open for only 7 months in a year as we have listed down below (this is mainly done to protect the beautiful coral reefs). At the other times of the year, that is, when this place closes, The Red Skin or the Tarmugli Island (also a part of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park) opens. This place can be visited during the months of: January, February, March, April, May, June, October, November and December. Explore the Forests of Andaman The forests in Andaman be one of the remotest and therefore, the most unexplored places. This makes these rich in their natural heritage. Who wouldn’t want to visit such a rich environment, right? And there are added brownie points to this. With only a few people having settled in these forests, you can actually learn how they spend their lives there along with the conduction of their day to day chores. Visiting the Joggers Park at Port Blair to View the Andaman Airport If you haven’t got the chance to view the entire runway, and will be most happy to do so then Joggers Park is just the right place for you tick this wish off your bucket list. You can now view the complete runway of the Andaman Airport from the Joggers Park in Port Blair. You can visit this place during any time of the year. Enjoy a Massage to relax yourself a bit Havelock Island is known for the professional Massage and Spa that can be availed by the visitors. We can assure you that it’ll be an experience of a lifetime, and it’ll relax your muscles after all those tiring water activities. Ross Island, Port Blair—An Amalgam of two Different Cultures Yes, you read that right! The Ross Islands in Port Blair have a perfect reason for you to visit these. Because of once being colonised by the Britishers and to top it, being the capital of their colony, this place has a number of British Vestiges in the area along with an old British Church, a bakery and some beautiful wildlife features to please your eyes, like deers, peacocks and other birds in a diverse variety. But though this is a collision of two cultures as we said, don’t expect restaurants or food joints to be a part of this place. You’ll need to carry snacks with yourself to enjoy the expenditure of a good 3-4 hours at the place. While if you visit these in the evening you can also enjoy the Light and Sound at this island. You can visit this place during any time of the year. Wed in the Andamans The wedding is the most awaited and pious occasions of one’s life. And what can be better than getting wed in the beautiful islands of Andamans? If you have around 40-70 people with you at the bash, the Andaman Islands would turn out to be the perfect destination for either your wedding or pre-wedding bash, to help you make memories of a lifetime. Ride the Government Ferry While riding the Government Ferry may not seem to be a luxurious ride, it sure is an amazing experience as these are considered to be the lifeline of the Andamans. You must try and explore the Ferry Ride once you’re trying to explore the Andamans. The Neil Islands The initially unexplored beauty of the Neil Island has now gained recognition in about the past two years. With the opening up of new Hotels and Resorts, people can now enjoy the amazing delicacies of this place along with getting to stay here for a prolonged time. The itinerary of the Neil Island covers major attractions like the Bharatpur Beach, the Laxmanpur Beach, the Sitapur Beach and the Natural Rock Formation. The two things that you wouldn’t want to miss here are: trekking to the Natural Rock Formation (which can only be done during low tides), and watching the early morning Sunrise at the Sitapur Beach to hold back the mesmerizing beauty in your heart. This experience can be unfolded during any time of the year. Go Candid Now, that’s so obvious that while living in the century of the Selfie, you won’t want to miss out on the same while you visit all these beautiful places. But how about trying something different to make this experience an all the more memorable one? Yes, we are talking about getting candid with those photographs. Just hire a photographer who can click your candids so you won’t have to worry about those photos and miss the experience of being at those places at the same time. Enjoy the Chaat at Gandhi Park, Port Blair The Gandhi Park at Port Blair has a lot more to offer than just its beauty. The best street food item you can get here is the Pani Puri and Chatpati Chaat. So, if you are to visit this beautiful place, let your taste buds remember the place too instead of just your mind doing that. Well, who needs to think of the time to eat Street Food? That’s right because you can enjoy this feast during any time of the year. Explore Kayaking at the Havelock Island One of the activities that have recently acquired fame in the Andaman Islands is Kayaking and Havelock Island is a great place to give yourself a chance to explore the same. Though no prior experience of kayaking is required to do this activity, this is only seasonally operational. Another thing that affects its operation is weather conditions. Otherwise, it is operational at all times during the year except for the months of July, August, and September.    23. Explore the Islands around the Havelock Islands John Lawrence, Peel Island, Wilson Island, and Inglis Island are just some of the names of the beautiful Islands you can explore around the Havelock Islands. Just charter a boat and explore the enigma that these Islands have to offer.    24. Experience the Mesmerizing Sunset at Chidiatapu, Port Blair Are you a nature lover like the Romantics? Or a poet who would love to write in the lap of nature? If yes, then this is the perfect place for you to visit. Chidiatapu, has been named so for a reason, it being the high activity of the birds at this place in the morning, making it a great place for bird watching. Not only that, it is a perfect place to spend hours of leisure in the lap of nature with your partner because of the soothing and peaceful nature of it. Watch the Sunset for a mesmerizing and unforgettable experience to take with you for a lifetime. Though the Sun here usually sets around 4 p.m., in the month of October it sets around 5 p.m. So, that would be just the right time for you to visit this place for enjoying the beautiful sight. This experience can be unfolded during any time of the year.    25. Sea Walking in the waters of North Bay Island, Port Blair and Elephant Beach, Havelock Island Now, water activities aren’t restricted to just swimming, scuba diving or boating. There’s a lot more you can do in the waters especially when you visit the North Bay Island, Port Blair or the Elephant Beach, Havelock Island to explore its beautiful waters inside out. Enjoy the unspoiled and untouched marine wildlife through sea walking under the waters of these beautiful places. And once again, you don’t need to know swimming or scuba diving for this because you’ll be given a proper suit with a helmet to give to a constant supply of oxygen along with assistance to explore the waters. Trust us—this is an experience you won’t want to wish! The most favorable times to visit this place are the months of January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, and December.    26. Sea Scooter (Not yet Operational) Though sea scooter is not yet operational in the Andamans, it will be launched as soon as it gains approval.    27. A walk towards the Beauty of Nature Andamans provide you the perfect Natural setup to walk through the peaceful forests or by the beautiful beach shores to get the feel of being in the lap of nature all through the time spent there.    28. Saddle Peak, North Andaman Saddle Peak being the highest points of the Andaman Islands should be a sure thing in the visiting list of the tourists visiting the Andaman Islands. While, these take at least 4 hours of trekking for you to reach the peak, it is totally worth it.    29. Ride the Helicopter While sea planes are no more operational in the Andamans, you can still opt for a Helicopter ride. And you might be really lucky to get the chance of getting to ride a helicopter in the Andamans because the seats are only six, and there are no pre-bookings. So, you need to book your tickets right on the day of departure.   30. Go shopping at the Sagarika Emporium, Port Blair The Sagarika Emporium at Port Blair is a Government operated one and thus, one of the most genuine shops that sell Coral wood artifacts. You can visit this place during any time of the year.    31. A Beach Resort stay in Havelock and Neil Island Both, Havelock and Neil Island are known for their beautiful beaches. So, while you visit these Islands, do try to stay at one the beach resorts here to make the experience a memorable one.   32. Neil Island—The Sunset Point The Laxmanpur beach at Neil Island is the perfect place to adore the beautiful Sunset for it offers the most amazing view of the same.   33. Go Trekking to the Mundapahad at Chidiatapu, Port Blair While Chidiatapu is mostly loved by visitors for its beautiful sunset and bird watching features, another great and a lesser explored feature is trekking to the peak of the location. While this just takes an hour from the shore to reach the peak through trekking, it will turn out to be one of the most amazing experiences for you in the Andamans.    33. Pay a visit to the Long Island One of the offbeat and thus, peaceful places you’ll get to visit in Andaman are the Long Islands. With the most basic infrastructure, this takes you one step closer to nature.    34. Swim and Dive with Dugong Dugong, a non-dangerous sea cow, is the National animal of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. A few places in the Neil Island allow you to swim and dive with this animal as long as you’re with a guide to help you be in control.    35. Visit the Limestone Caves in the Baratang Island The Baratang Island is a must visit when you go to the Andamans. The Limestone Caves are one of the most visited attractions and you might want to give it a try.    36. Sea Food—A must Try For all the Non-vegetarians, there’s a treat that the Andamans have to offer. As is widely known about the diverse marine wildlife of the Andamans, there is a huge variety of some amazing and mouth-watering sea food available here. We bet you wouldn’t want to miss out on the same.    37. Cruise Ride If you are planning to visit the Havelock and the Neil Islands, you should definitely try a cruise ride to the same from Port Blair. You can try the Makruzz or The Green Ocean Cruise to make your ride worthwhile. These cruise ships are operational at all times throughout the year.    38. Walk through the Beaches of Havelock Island You’ll love to walk to walk through the Beaches at Havelock Island, especially beach number 3 and 5.    39. Watch the Turtles Nest at the Diglipur Islands Diglipur Islands are visited by turtles for the process of hatching, during the month range of December-March. So, if your visit to the Andamans is about a 6 Day long one or maybe more, you can try to visit this place to watch the turtles nesting.    40. A Resort Tour The Andamans have a huge variety of resorts. And when you are experiencing the natural beauty at its best with such a huge variety, we think you’d love to visit the different Resorts too while you stay in the Andamans.     41. Enjoy a Candle Lit Dinner by the Beach Sounds like the sequence of a Romantic Movie? Don’t worry because the Andamans will make it worth all the hype. A candle lit dinner by the beach side of the Havelock or the Neil Island is worth giving a try for the most mesmerizing experience if you are visiting the Islands with your partner.     42. Visit the Sunday Local Market in Port Blair Now that you know, Port Blair has a lot to offer. One of these things being the Sunday Local Market. Every Sunday, sellers from different islands in the Andamans gather at Port Blair to sell a number of local goods like crops and fruits. It is a treat to visit this market and you can surely enjoy an hour at the market if you’re at Port Blair on a Sunday.      43. Photos are Calling Now anywhere you go, photos are a must! And your social media needs a taste of all the places you’ve visited too. So, grab your phone, open that camera, and get photo ready.      44. A Beach Resort—That’s Where you should Definitely Stay Beaches are so amazing. And what can be better than staying at a beach resort while you are in the islands of Andaman and Nicobar? (Rhetoric!)     45. A Visit to the Second Highest Peak in Andamans—Mount Harriet, Port Blair Have you ever wondered about the actual location of the places whose photographs are etched behind the Indian Currency notes? If yes, then one of the answers is right here. What you might have seen behind the twenty-rupee note is a spot of the Mount Harriet in the Andamans. Being the second highest peak in the Andamans, Mount Harriet is apt for going trekking or for bird watching.     46. Visit the Mud Volcanoes—Baratang Islands The Baratang Islands have eight Mud Volcanoes, out of the total eleven Mud Volcanoes in the Andamans. Andamans is one of the very few places to have these volcanoes so you might want to give the visit a try. No special permission is required to visit this place.     47. Explore the Andaman Archipelago through a Luxury Yacht Avail the facility of a luxury yacht to explore the islands in the Andaman Archipelago.     48. Go Fishing Fishing is another great feature worth giving a try in the Andamans. Both, Port Blair and the Havelock Islands are great for trying this activity. Trying to catch your own fish gives you just another kind of a thrilling experience and you wouldn’t want to miss the same. The only things you’d have to keep in mind before you give it a try is that prior permission is required for both Indians and Foreigners to experience fishing in the Andamans and also that it can be a little expensive. But all of it is worth it! This is operational at all times of the year except for the months of May, June, July, August and September.     49. The Ross and Smith Islands, Diglipur The North Andamans, to be more specific, the Ross and Smith Islands at Diglipur are one of the most amazing features to be explored by visitors. In fact, it is recommended that you take a tour of the most amazing places at Diglipur if you are there for a longer stay.      50. Walk the Evening in the Marina Park at Port Blair One of the most romantic and peaceful places to spend an evening with your partner is the Marina Park at Port Blair. Walk through this beauty which is also known as the Necklace of the Andaman Islands.      51. A Visit to the Only Active Volcano in India, Barren Island The only Active Volcano in India, Barren Island is worth a visit but again, it needs some mettle to visit the destination. If you do visit this place you’ll have to do so by hiring a private charter boat from Havelock Island or Port Blair to Barren Island to visit the Volcano. You cannot land on this place due to laws passed by the Government keeping in mind the safety concerns. No night stays are allowed at the Barren Islands, so you will have to make a visit only during the day time. This place can be visited at all times of the year except for the months of July, August and September.     52. The Beach calls for Relaxation With the presence of innumerable beaches in the Andaman Islands, which prove to be an absolute beauty, you can spend hours of leisure time to relax yourselves while in the lap of nature.     53. A visit to the Cinque Islands A visit to the Cinque Islands is what should definitely be in the list of places you’d want to visit in the Andamans. While you’ll need to take prior permission for landing on this island, a private boat or a helicopter needs to be chartered to visit this destination. As per the new norms announced by the Government, the only time when you can visit this place is during the day. Night stays have been prohibited. This place can be visited at any time of the year except for the months of May, June, July, August and September.     54. Hired a Vehicle? Take it through the Vehicle Ferry The localists of Andaman take these ferries to travel from one island to the other, especially when vehicles have to be taken from one island to the other with ease. If you wish to experience these, you can do so very easily in Diglipur, Mount Harriet or Rangat.    55. View the Rising of the Sun in the Andamans While sunrise can seem...
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Water Sports in Andaman

9 Most Thrilling Water Sports in Andaman

The Andaman Archipelago being one of the most stunning places you can go to for a Vacation has acquired such fame because of the thrilling activities, especially water sports, you can be a part of during your visit to this place. And guess what, you don’t need to know swimming for getting indulged into these sports! So, if you’re a non-swimmer than this proves to be a cherry on the cake for you. Doesn’t it? So, now instead of just gawking at your friends while they’re enjoying these fun-filled sports, you can enjoy these along with them. Here’s a list of 11 of the most thrilling water sports that you can explore while in the Andaman, even if you don’t know swimming. 1.Snorkeling Snorkelling—An adventure once experienced lasts with you as a memory of a lifetime. This is something you’ve got to try if you love the reefs or want to explore them even if you don’t know swimming because it is just as safe an experience for non-swimmers as it is for swimmers, the presence of a guide or instructor at all times of the experience being one of the reasons behind it. The North Bay Island and the Havelock Island are two of the best places to indulge in this beautiful experience and discover the beauty of the marine wildlife of the Andaman waters. Book Snorkeling now 2. Jet Skiing Now comes Jet Skiing. But wait, because while most of the other activities are an absolutely safe thing, when Jet Skiing is concerned, you will need to make sure that you are not going for it in extreme weather conditions like heavy rainfall or stormy conditions as that can be an invitation to danger. However, if things be in your favour and the climatic conditions be perfectly alright on your visit to the Andamans, giving this activity a try would be totally worth it. 3. Angling or Sport Fishing Another one of the thrilling water sports you can give a try to, that too without having to go inside the waters, is sport fishing also known as Angling. This is going to be one of the most adventurous things you can try doing in the Andamans. So, go catch your own fish. And yeah, you can have that as your meal too! 4. Scuba Diving If you think that the knowledge of the skills of swimming is one of the necessary assets to get to experience the beauty of scuba diving, then it’s time to bring the truth upfront. No, you do not need to be well versed with the concept of swimming to explore this activity which is a part of almost everyone’s bucket lists. It can be enjoyed by people who have minimum or even no knowledge of swimming with the company of a guide who will be their while you are going for it. But, if you want to go for advanced courses, prior experience of swimming along with certificates will be a necessary requirement. Certificates of PADI will be another necessary thing that you’ll need to get issued by the Government of Andaman to indulge in this activity. The PADI certificates are again, issued to both beginners and professionals, so you don’t need to know swimming for this. 5. Parasailing Parasailing—an experience which is an amalgam of both, water and air type adventures. Being so, it will just double the amount of fun you have while you are tied behind a motor boat from one side of the setup and with a parachute from the other to help you sail in air while you have that humongous water body right under your feet. Sounds thrilling! Doesn’t it? And again, you don’t need to be a swimmer for this. 6. Speed Boating If you’re scared to try the jet ski, don’t worry because we have something as interesting and speedy for you. That’s right. It is the speed boat that we are talking about. Now you can enjoy that speedy ride without having to let the waters touch you, in this safe and secure speed boat. 7. Banana Boat Rides Banana Boat Ride—A ride that enables six people to explore the thrilling experience of rushing through the waters of the sea while sitting on a boat built in the shape of a banana. This is made to rush through the waters by being tied to a boat that pulls it through this offbeat riding experience. And there’s no need to worry for those who haven’t tried this before because it is a totally safe ride and one that is worth it. Your safety is ensured not only by you being provided with a life jacket but a guide/instructor is also sent along with each group willing to take the ride, on the ride. So, you can now enjoy a fun filled ride without having to worry! 8. Undersea Walking sports in Andaman is Undersea Walking. Trust us—this is an experience you won’t want to miss! 9. Glass Bottom Boat Riding A ride in the Andaman Dolphin Glass Boat in Port Blair would be the perfect thing for those who are scared of other water activities or are willing to avoid them because of some health issues. This boat is made with a central Glass Bottom. It is the perfect way to explore the Coral Reefs without having to go underwater. Other than Port Blair you can ride this boat from Water Sports Complex to North Bay Coral Island. Caution: People with back problems would need to avoid this due to the high speed at which this boat runs. So, these were some of the best and the most adventurous water sports you can enjoy in the Andamans. Hope you will! Now, water activities aren’t restricted to just swimming, scuba diving or boating. There’s a lot more you can do in the waters especially when you visit the North Bay Island, Port Blair or the Elephant Beach, Havelock Island to explore its beautiful waters inside out. Enjoy the unspoiled and untouched marine wildlife through sea walking under the waters of these beautiful places. And once again, you don’t need to know swimming or scuba diving for this because you’ll be given a proper suit with a helmet to give to constant supply of oxygen along with assistance to explore the water.
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