A new year has already started and we all are ready with our plans to explore new places in the world; there are a lot of regions that are witnessing great demands. The Andaman tour package in the year 2018 seems to enjoy great popularity amongst the travel buffs. A lot of changes have been made into the Andaman Tourism sector to make it more attractive and comforting for the travelers. There are so many things to do when you are on this Island so that you can see the best of it.
Here we have covered all the important islands and activities that you need to see and do to make your vacations amazing. The best tour packages for Andaman cover everything from the north to the south of the Andaman Islands, to offer the travelers with a complete Andaman traveling experience. So, if you are not sure about how to travel in Andaman then you can book the guided Andaman holiday packages from reputed tour operators or you can read this short Andaman tour guide, for help.
Andaman is a year round destination and is always lovely. Although, the best time to visit Andaman would be from Novembers to May. It is suggested to avoid traveling to this island during the monsoons because of the strong winds, high tides and nonstop rains. In case, you are wondering about ways to reach to this island then there are only two answers for the question – “How to reach Andaman?” You can land on Port Blair which is capital of this Island, either by sea or air. Direct flights are available from Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi. You can sail to Port Blair, as well from Kolkata, Vizag and Chennai.
Once you have reached the island, now you must thinking, what things you must see or do here to make the most of your vacations. Therefore, here’s a list of things that you must do while you are in Andaman –
Radhanagar Beach – Being known as the best beach of India, it is must to be visited in any Andaman tour package. The travelers can swim in the waters or enjoy sunbathe on the sand which is smooth and white like wheat flour. Since, it has been voted as the best beach of the country, therefore there must be reasons behind it, and on a trip to Andaman you get a chance to discover those reasons. You can even click some of the best pictures of your lifetime at this beach.
Kalapathar Beach – This beach is a famous sightseeing place where the travelers can enjoy some lazy hours at the Havelock Islands. You can enjoy the turquoise shades of water while you ride to reach to this beach. Being a romantic spot, most of the Andaman packages for honeymoon, include this destination on their list. You can arrange a candle lit dinner on the beach for your partner to make some memories that you can cherish for lifetime.
Elephant Beach – One of the best activities in Andaman is snorkeling, especially when you are at the Elephant Beach. You can reach the beach through a boat and enjoy snorkeling in the warm, shallow and clean water. The coral reefs in this area are very famous, thus, you can enjoy the beauty of marine life in its purest form. If you want you can reach this beach through trekking, as well with the help of trained guides. You can even explore the local wildlife and forest, at this beach. Most of the travelers get confused by the name of this beach, but there are no elephants, over here to spot.
Scuba Diving at Andaman Islands – Do not miss scuba diving at any cost when in Andaman. There are many travelers who fear water activities but the islands here are blessed with Baracuda’s, coral reefs and GT’s that can be easily spotted during your dive. You can enjoy this activity at Chidiatapu, Havelock Island, Neil Island and the North Bay Island. The activity is performed in a controlled way along with providing complete training before the actual fun, starts. The best tour packages for Andaman will definitely have scuba diving on their list. The islands here possess one of most scenic marine ecosystem in the world, so it would be a waste if you don’t see them while on a trip to Andaman.
Cellular Jail – If you are a history buff and you really want to know about the past events and real life stories, then visiting this jail located in Port Blair is a great idea. The Andaman holiday Packages offer guide services to assist the travelers in learning about the past historical events regarding this island. Thus, this Jail has a lot to say about the perplexed past of this island.
Jolly Buoy Islands – This is the best place to enjoy a comfortable and relaxing stay. You can get pleasure from snorkeling and many other affordable fun activities in this region which is why Jolly Buoy Islands are included in the most of the cheapest Andaman tour packages. This area is very clean and safe, which makes it best for family vacations. It is open for seven months only, during a year. The main purpose of this destination is to preserve the reefs. You must carry some extra clothes with you, here because you won’t be able to stop yourself after looking at the clean water.
Ross Islands – If you want to look at the collision of two major cultures, then this island is one of the best places to visit in Andaman. Once this region was known as the British Colony Capital! Today, it has a lot of remnants of their times such as bakeries, churches, etc. You can even spot exotic birds and beautiful deer, over here. This island is a perfect example of reminiscences of old times. The calm environment and friendly animals offer the travelers with a chance to spend a perfect leisure time. You can even enjoy the famous light & sound show at the evenings.
Neil Islands – Most of the South India tour packages to Andaman include this island in them because of its natural rock formation attraction and beautiful sunrise. Travelers enjoy the beauty of this island. The major attractions of this region are Natural rock formation, the sunrise at Sitapur beach, the Laxmanpur beach & the Bharatpur beach. At Natural rock formation, the tourists get to see the natural procedures. Enjoying the early sunrise at the Sitapur beach is a beautiful thing to do, when in Andaman.
Chidiatapu – For the nature lovers, the Chidiya Tapu is the best place to visit in Andaman. The evacuated and driftwood trees planted on the sandy land look absolutely wonderful. To enjoy the scenic bird watching experiences and beautiful sunsets, this is the best place on this island. Try to visit the place between 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., to catch the sunset. For bird watching, try to come during the morning time.
North Bay Islands – If you are too scared to dive into the water then how about trying a sea walk at the North Bay Island. Yes, it gives an experience of walking on the bottom of the sea with guides and protective helmet to provide oxygen. You can explore the world under the water in the safest way, of course. This is an experience that you must not miss at any cost.
Dolphin Glass Boat at the Port Blair – The travelers who do not like to enter into the water, then this is something that will definitely amaze you. It is a high speed boat with glasses around it so that you can explore the marine life from inside of the boat. The people with back problems must avoid such rides as the boat is very fast.
Gandhi Park – The street food (chatapati, paani puri, etc) of this area cannot be missed at all. You will surely love it especially the vegetarians. For non-veg lovers, it is one of the best advices that please do not leave the islands without trying the sea foods, here.
Different types of Rides – You can try to get tickets for the helicopter rides to enjoy an adventurous trip in Andaman but the seats are always limited, so book as soon as possible. You can even try the cruise rides from Port Blair to Neil Islands to enjoy traveling over the waters. You can even travel on the Government ferries to explore the island. If you are not limited on budget then you can rent a private yacht to go around the island, all by yourself. Many travelers rent a private charter to visit Barren Island to look the only active volcano present in the country. Thus, there are many rides available for you to explore the islands, choose according to your needs and budget.
Baratang Islands – You get a chance explore the jungles here along with looking at the very famous Mud Volcano and the Limestone Cave.
Diglipur – If you want to see the most beautiful place in the north side of the Andaman Island, then the Ross & Smith Islands are the best place for you. You will never see something like this again, try it for sure.
Kayaking & Parasailing – these are some of the recently developed fun activities that you can try to make your trip interesting.
Conclusion – Hope, this short and complete guide will help you in planning your trip to Andaman, in the most convenient way so that you can enjoy all activities along with taking out some time for relaxation, as well!