Why Visit the Andaman Islands
Why Visit the Andaman Islands
Whatever you have desired in a fascinating holiday the Andaman Islands has it. The island is a tropical fantasy in the Bay of Bengal and is blessed with endless beaches, natural wonders, historical monuments, culture, adventure sports, spas and shopping. So get inspired and enthralled as I share with you the major attractions of this magical place that willgive you a reason to visit the beautiful islands of Andaman’s.
While there are many places in India that offer sandy beaches but none can be compared to the gorgeous collection of sandy beaches with clear blue waters of the Andaman Islands. Visitors will feel relaxed the minute they set foot on any of the beaches and enjoy the sun, the waves, and the scenic beauty all around and indulge in a host of beach activities.
For the more adventurous and romantic couples it is ridiculously easy to find a deserted beach and call it their own for the day.
Here is a list of fantastic beaches to choose from: Radhanagar beach, Ross and Smith beach, Wandoor beach, Corbyn's Cove beach, Elephant beach, Long Island beach and many many more.
Untouched Virgin Islands :
Tourist can pack a picnic to one of the several untouched islands and have the island completely to themselves with pristine beaches and crystal clear waters; tourist can also explore the untouched island from within which is home to many rare species of flora and fauna.
Hire a boat and take your time in exploring every island in the vicinity, which are unique and have their own beauty and charm for every traveler to experience once in a life time.
Tourist can go island hoping as there are many islands to choose from and some of the most beautiful and visited islands are the Havelock islands, Ross and Smith islands, Hut Bay islands, Campbell islands, Avis islands and many more.
Explore the rich marine life :
The clear blue seas of Andaman are home to numerous water sport activities like snorkeling and scuba diving where divers can explore the treasure trove of coral reefs and the rich marine life in all shapes and sizes.
Even if you do not know how to swim you can still get an experience of the beautiful marine life as you will be escorted by experienced seas divers.
Best diving sites for Scuba diving and Snorkeling: Havelock Islands, Rutland Islands, Jolly Buoy, North Bay, Cinque Islands, Red Skin, Bala Reef and many more.
An excellent weather awaits you from winter to summer i.e. (December to April) when the weather remains pleasant throughout the day for sightseeing, beach activities and water sports.
Winter (December to February)
During winters the minimum temperature remains around 22 degrees while the average maximum is around 30 degrees making the daytime a bit warm.
Summer (March to May)
In summers the average minimum temperature remains around 24 degrees while the maximum temperature is generally in the mid-thirties making it a slightly uncomfortable time to visit.
Monsoon (June to September)
A visit to Andaman should be avoided during this time as the entire Bay of Bengal region is home to tropical storms and heavy winds. However, the post monsoon rain continues till December and the weather during this time remains hot and humid.
Food Lovers Paradise :
A paradise for sea food lovers, as the island offers them with fresh and wide variety of fishes, crabs, prawns, and lobsters to choose from.
Apart from sea foods both vegetarian and non vegetarian cuisines of Indian, Chinese, Thai, Continental, South Indian, Bengali and Israeli origins can be relished at some of the most popular restaurants of Andaman.
Adventure Sports Activities
Are you a water sports enthusiast? If yes, then you can't afford to miss this when in the Andaman’s, the Andaman Water Sport Complex offers all kinds of water sports facilities like Para-sailing, sail boats, rowing boats, water scooters, paddle boats, kayaks and water skiing, So gear up for your adventure trip and experience some adrenaline rush at the picturesque spots on the islands.
Take a trek through nature from Mount Harriet to Madhuban and get a firsthand experience of the forest life in Andaman’s which is home to some rare exotic flora and fauna.
Travelers can add more adventure to their trip by enjoying Island camping at Havelock Islands on the white sandy beaches and club Island camping with backpacking or hiking which will further enrich their trip to the Andaman’s.
Take a Wildlife Safari
Discover some enticing wildlife that is hidden deep in the jungles of the islands or in the lagoons surrounding the islands.
Andaman’s is home to famous National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries like Wandoor National Park, Saddle National Park, The Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve and Marine National Park. These Parks boast of a diverse range of wildlife and are a bird watchers paradise.
Turtle Nesting :
For some more adventure, visit the Kalipur beach in Diglipur and get mesmerized by this craggy island as this is the only place in the world that boasts of nesting by four types of sea turtles i.e. Leatherback turtles, Olive Ridley, Green turtles and Hawks Bill.
Apart from this beach, turtle nestling takes place at many other beaches in Andaman’s and the best time to get a glimpse of Turtle nestling is from December to February.
Relax and enjoy in solitude
Escape the hustle and bustle of the daily city life and come on a unhurried holiday into a different world where you can enjoy a quiet village life in solitude, in midst of lush green forests and sandy beaches and breathe fresh air and feel rejuvenated.
A Romantic Getaway
Getting Married? Are you planning your honeymoon and undecided where to go? Visit the Andaman Islands which is one of the top honeymoon destinations of India.
Be it a honeymoon or just a romantic getaway, couples can enjoy romantic moments on quite beaches, with clear waters and calm surroundings and share special moments of love with their partner.
Apart from being paradise for honeymooners, the island offers an exotic environment, world class hotels, privacy, fine dining and loads of adventurous activities for couples to remember for a lifetime.
Meet cheerful and kindhearted people :
Andaman is a unique tourist destination and has been home to no one particular religion, language or caste, but to people of all religions. Andaman’s is inhabited by people from different ethnic backgrounds like Tamil’s, Telugu, Punjabi’s and Bengali’s who now form the local population, Hindi is the common language and is used and understood by most, also the people here are very kindhearted and welcoming and value visiting tourist very much. Furthermore, the Andaman Islands is very safe to visit and solo female travelers can travel here without any worry.
With this post, I hope readers have enough reasons to visit the Andaman Islands, Get inspired and live their dreams.