Best Time to Visit Andaman Island
Andaman and Nicobar Islands are one of the most popular beach tourist destinations in India. Being surrounded by the Andaman Sea to the east and the Bay of Bengal to the west, this place is crowded with tourists from across the globe. The ideal season to visit these Islands is during the months between October and May. You will feel calm and soothing amidst fresh air and heart warming sun with temperatures exceeding up to 30°c. This season is also famous for its annual tourism festival that takes place in the month of January. To know more, we have separated the three seasons below for better understanding.
Summer: April to June (24°c - 37°c)
This season is said to be one of the preferred times to travel to Andaman as will be surrounded by warm and pleasant breeze giving the perfect opportunity for tourist to indulge in fun summer activities. The temperatures during summers range from 24°c - 37°c and you can partake in water sports like surfing, scuba diving, paragliding, snorkelling, banana ride, and you can also take a trekking tour to explore its flora and fauna. Some common leisure activities that you can enjoy anytime of the day is by taking a stroll along the shoreline, drink refreshing drinks as you lay in the white sand beach, or take a long massage for an eventful evening in the Island. Besides, summer is not an ideal holiday season, you can always enjoy the off season amidst its beautiful attractions and budget hotels.
Monsoon: May to September (22°c - 35°c)
This season is not an eventful time to visit the Islands with the annual rainfall exceeding between 200 to 300 mm. Andaman and Nicobar experience big sea waves and heavy rainfalls during the monsoon season. Hence, the transportation via sea will be will be inaccessible including the flight to be delayed for several hours. The travellers hopping from miles across may face endless waiting hours. However, you can have a quite time in the resorts itself with soothing massages and indoor activities.
Winter: December to February (20°c - 30°c)
Best time to visit the Islands is during the winters when the temperature ranges between 20°c - 30°c. The weather during winters stays mild and pleasant throughout. In this season you will witness the Island packed with many tourists, the resorts, and the beaches will be celebrating with various beach activities like banana boat rides, beach volleyball, jet skiing, speed boating, water zorbing etc. You can also take up underwater activities like snorkelling, scuba diving, parasailing, undersea walking etc. Basically, this season is the most joyous period throughout the year and the days are often sunny and the sea is sometimes calm enough to reflect the clouds above. During this season you can visit its many wildlife attractions like Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Mount Harriet National Park, Arial Island Wildlife Sanctuary, Belle Island Wildlife Sanctuary etc.