Andaman & Nicobar TRAVEL GUIDE

One of the union territories of India, Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a breathtaking archipelago located in the Bay of Bengal. The exotic beaches blessed with coral reefs and amazing marine life making the landscape breathtakingly exquisite, cater a perfect beach holiday away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. This group of islands is an empyrean for both nature admirers and adrenaline junkies alike.

Capital: Port Blair Location: Bay of Bengal

Best Time to Visit Andaman:

Planning a holiday tour to Andaman & Nicobar Islands during the months of December to February (winter season); during April to June (summer season) or May to September (monsoon season) is considered to be best.

Why Visit Andaman:

Beaches, Water sports, Honeymoon, Luxury Tours, Trekking

Temperature
  • 24°C to 33°C

    Summer
    April - June

  • 22°c - 35°c

    Monsoon
    May - September

  • 20°c - 30°c

    Winter
    December - February

An Insight into Andaman & Nicobar Tourism

Andaman Nicobar Islands are located in the Bay of Bengal. The area encompassed by these islands is 8249 square kilometers in which, 8211 square kilometers is rural. The Union Territory is home to tribes like Great Andamanese, Onge, Jarawa, Sentinelese, Nicobarese and Shompen. The major Andaman and Nicobar Islands’ religion is termed as animism. As per this religion of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the sole deity responsible for everything that happens in the world is Paluga.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a group of 3000 islands, which includes chain of mountains and ridges with moderate heights and gradients that are indeed the major tourist attractions here. The geography at Andaman and Nicobar Islands states that the archipelago comprises of North Andaman, South Andaman, Middle Andaman, and Little Andaman in the Andaman group of islands, as well as Great Nicobar, Nancowry, Car Nicobar, Chowra and Katchal in the Nicobar group of islands. Amongst all the islands, Great Andaman and Ritchie Archipelago are the top tourist destinations with some surreal beaches for the holiday. Andaman features thrilling watersports like snorkeling, sea walks and scuba diving amongst several others in many of islands’ beaches, hence calling adventure junkies from far and wide. Visitors would also enjoy their time basking in the sun on the white sandy beaches overlooking the azure blue waters while sipping on a refreshing drink. Witnessing the sunrise and sunset is certainly an unbeatable experience, which indeed adds to a memorable beach holiday here.

The tourism of Andaman is not only confined to a memorable beach holiday as the archipelago is also blessed with lush flora including evergreen tropical rainforest canopy making a holiday for nature lovers quite a memorable one too. These forests engross an assorted a jumble of Indian, Malaysian and indigenous floral stretches that attract a lot of wildlife lovers. There are more than 2000 varieties of plants found here. These islands are extremely profuse with fauna and around 50 species of forest mammals are found here among which 26 rat species and 14 bat species are primarily notable.

Other than these, the prominent mammal species that can be spotted here are Sus Scorfa (wild pig), spotted deer, barking deer feral elephant, etc. Butterfly, moths and shells also increase the charm of nature's exquisiteness in Andaman and Nicobar. Coral reefs and marine life of this archipelago is a prominent factor attracting the tourists from all around the blue planet.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands are ideal for family tours, honeymoon couples as well as solo travellers as well . The contiguous areas of the seashores are marvelous that allure beach lovers a lot. Moreover, many exemplifications of architectural brilliance are also found here. Therefore, history buffs also has ample to explore here as well. Some of the best places to see in Andaman and Nicobar Islands are Neil Island, Havelock Island, Long Island, Cellular Jail, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Anthropological Museum, Indira Point, Car Nicobar, Katchal, etc.

There is indeed no scarcity of adventure activities to do in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. There is a plethora of things to do here thus making the trip congenial and gratifying. Multitude of adventure activities are offered here. The top attractions for adventure here are Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Camping, Surfing, and Trekking. Being blessed with sublime landscapes and equipped with beautiful markets, Andaman and Nicobar Islands are perfect destinations for sightseeing and shopping. In addition to this, Island Tourism Festival is celebrated in Port Blair for 15 days between December and February attracts the tourists to witness exuberance.

We, at Tour My India would be happy to help you enjoy your Andaman tour, and therefore, offer to you best holiday packages and a detailed travel guide. With our best travel packages, you can rest assured for a hassle free and memorable holiday in Andaman, while our holiday guide can offer you a virtual glimpse and useful information of this stunning destination.

Best Tour Packages for Andaman & Nicobar

Offering a wide array of watersports and an amazing underwater life, Andaman & Nicobar Islands are the perfect holiday destination in India. And as a lover of sun, sand and beach, a visit to the islands is a must. Find the best tour packages for your Andaman & Nicobar holidays with us, where we promise to cater to all your travel need. Choose from the assorted travel packages that are designed keeping in mind different choices and travel styles. Get the best holiday deals so that your vacation to Andaman & Nicobar becomes something to cherish forever.

Top Hotels & Resorts in Andaman

Andaman have accommodation options that satiate the desire of every beach lover. Where the luxury travellers are spoilt for choices from resorts and hotels built in close proximity to gorgeous beaches, the budget travellers can also find plenty decent accommodation serving the basic need just right. The luxury resorts in Andaman boasts private entry to the beach, spa and wellness facilities and setting up of tables for fine dining on the beach. One can find good options in Port Blair, Neil Island, Havelock Island and Wandoor. There are some value for money guest houses as well that offer satisfying services and airy rooms close to the main attractions. There are also some Bed & Breakfast and Apartments available that have everything to keep things comfortable during a trip.

Popular Tourist Attractions in Andaman

The beautiful and pristine islands are home to number of gorgeous beaches, rich flora and fauna and underwater life. Amongst the top attractions of the islands are Barren Island, which is the only confirmed active volcano in South Asia; Neil Island, Havelock Island, Long Island, Cellular Jail, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Anthropological Museum, Indira Point, Car Nicobar, Katchal. The islands are perfect for a holiday and have stunning beaches like Radhanagar, which is amongst the top beach destination in Asia.

Top Things to Do on Your Holidays to Andaman

The islands of Andaman & Nicobar are perfect place to keep one engaged during a holiday. There is indeed so many things to do that can make your vacation on this perfect holiday destination quite delightful. Enjoy cruises, swimming with the elephants, gliding in a seaplane, nature walks, caving, island hopping and birdwatching amongst many other activities found on Andaman & Nicobar.

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    Island in Andaman

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    Island in Andaman

    Boasting more than 300 big and small islands, Andaman & Nicobar Islands is a perfect getaway for the beach lovers and adventure junkies. The islands in this Union Territory flaunts surreal landscape, long coastline, rich marine and wildlife.

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    Beaches in Andaman

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    Beaches in Andaman

    Undoubtedly, Andaman houses some of the most pristine surreal beaches in the world. Adorned with scintillating white sand and aqua green and azure water that are sometimes flanked with palm trees and thick mangroves, the beaches of Andaman are perfect for any seaside holiday lover.

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    Museums in Andaman

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    Museums in Andaman

    Andaman has handful of museums but each is important in its own way. The Islands boasts of a jail-converted-museum, Cellular Jail, Marine Museum, a Naval Marine Museum, a Forest Museum and an Anthropological Museum, all of which are steeped in history and the diversity of Andaman.

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    Heritage Tourism

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    Heritage Tourism

    Andaman & Nicobar Islands oozes glorious history of India. A heritage tour in Andaman along with offering an insight to rich history of the country also promises a glimpse of the opulent and unique marine life, which has been adorning the islands for hundreds of years.

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    Wildlife Tourism

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    Wildlife Tourism

    Wildlife in Andaman is exclusive and of course abundant. It is home of some unique species of flora and fauna and houses few incredible national parks and biosphere reserves that conserve wildlife brilliantly. The islands are also perfect for birdwatching.

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    Religious Places

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    Religious Places

    Andaman is home to several religions like Hindu, Christian, Islam, Jainism, Buddhism and Bahais and thus one can find a number of place of worship of different faiths here.

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    Water Sports

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    Water Sports

    Andaman & Nicobar Islands make the visitors spoilt for choices with its wide array of sports both under and over the waters. The islands satiate the thirst for thrill with offering water activities like snorkeling, sea walking and scuba diving, banana-boat ride, jet skiing, parasailing and speed boating.

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    Scuba Diving

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    Scuba Diving

    Scuba diving in Andaman is a popular water activity that allows one to swim in the midst of coral reefs and colourful fishes that dwell in the azure waters of the Islands. The scuba diving experience in Andaman is certainly memorable as it offers the chance to witness the calming yet diverse underwater life.

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    Snorkeling

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    Snorkeling

    Snorkelling in Andaman is one of the best recreational activities enjoyed by marine lovers. This popular water sport is in the Andaman Islands gives an incredible opportunity to witness the varied colourful coral reefs and many unique fishes.

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    Trekking

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    Trekking

    Andaman’s rocky stretches, thick forests and beautiful seascape make it one of the best trekking destinations in India. Amongst the major trekking trails in Andaman are Mount Harriet to Madhuban; Chidia Tapu to Kala Pahad; Havelock to Elephant Beach; and Diglipur Island to Raman Caves and Saddle Peak.

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    Mangrove Creek Safari

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    Mangrove Creek Safari

    Andaman invites the wildlife and nature lovers for an extravagant experience of exploring the beauty of the rich mangroves and one of the best way to do it, is to book a Mangrove Creek Safari, which is indeed one of its kind experience.

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    Bird Watching

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    Bird Watching

    A leisure day out with the birds is definitely a relaxing activity to partake while in Andaman Islands. Birdwatching tour in Andaman is certainly a pleasant and a memorable experience as the Islands alone has more than 270 exotic bird species flocking around.

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    Game Fishing

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    Game Fishing

    A fishing adventure in Andaman is one of its kind experience. The islands of Andaman & Nicobar is famed for popping and jigging activities in South East Asia due to a large quantity and size of the fish weighing more than 20 kg.

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    Forest & Beach Camping

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    Forest & Beach Camping

    There couldn't be a better destination for forest and beach camping in India than Andaman Islands. Adorned with scintillating white sand, azure blue waters and thick woods, Andaman is the place that compels travellers round the world to enjoy a good dose of adventure and rejuvenation and one such way is forest and beach camping.

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    Sea Walk

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    Sea Walk

    To get up close and personal with the marine life, the islands of Andaman introduces Sea walking activity. This must try water adventure activit allows one to walk between different corals and explore the rich marine life that Andaman is blessed with.

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    Seafood

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    Seafood

    Seafood adds to the exoticism of the dining experience in Andaman. Inarguably the main ingredient of the Andaman cuisine, the fresh seafood has a variety of usage and in each case it only enhances the taste. From lobster to crabs, fish to shrimps, there is so much to satiate your appetite in Andaman.

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    Fairs & Festivals

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    Fairs & Festivals

    Andaman celebrates its flourishing tourism; and thus one can see a number of festivals that are held to promote more footfall in the islands. Expect to witness joyous celebrations with dances, dramas and art displays in almost every festival in Andaman that can surely make you fall more in love with the islands.

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    Shopping in Andaman

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    Shopping in Andaman

    A shopping experience in Andaman is forever to be cherished. From bamboo cane craft to coconut shell; from shell jewellery to Nicobarese mats and from woodcrafts and furniture to lamps and bowls, Andaman Islands make one spoilt for choices when it comes to shopping.

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Andaman & Nicobar at a Glance

Find the relevant and authentic information on the how to travel to Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Get details on how to reach by different means of transport along with information on various flights and local means of transport. Find details on the best time to visit Andaman & Nicobar Islands with average temperature in different seasons. Also find information on best places to explore and tourist attractions in the state through a map made easy for you to navigate.