Today we are gonna know the most amazing tourist places to visit at Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands is one of the union territories of India and it is situated at the Bay of Bengal region of India.
Andaman is derived from the word Hanuman few say it means Island of god Andaman is home for many tribal people Andaman is an archipelago with 500+ islands but only a few are allowed for tourists.
Hindi and Tamil are widely spoken here as far as we’ve seen……
Andaman and Nicobar islands are crowded during the best season it attracts tourists from many countries so it gets costly during that season If you’re planning for a budget trip then go during summer.
You can roam freely with fewer tourists during this season. It pours heavily during June and July.
Water activities might be interrupted because of that If you’re planning during that season confirm with your tourist agent about the water activities.
If you’re planning to visit Andaman for the first time with your family or friends, and if it’s less than a week trip
Then I suggest you explore South Andaman these places will keep you occupied for a week Place to see in South Andaman are Cellular Jail:
These places where British rulers prisoned our Indian freedom fighters.
They also show light and sound show in the evening about the struggle our freedom fighters have gone through during this period.
If you love to know about history then Cellular jail is a must visit the place.
If you want to dive deep into history then you can learn about the Andaman tribal people
It is located in Portblair’s Zonal Anthropological Museum and It showcases how these tribal people hunt, what they eat, How they construct a house, What languages they speak etc.
Commercial fishing is banned in Andaman and Nicobar islands so, You get to see more sea creatures here.
You can learn how they look, their habitat, tactics they use for reproduction,
How coral reefs are formed, For how many years can they survive, etc?
You can learn them in the Aquarium in Portblair Travel for 3 hours on the ferry, reach Asia’s best beach Radhanagar and watch sunset there.
It is located in Havelock Island Since water is clear here this is the best place to try Scuba diving and other water activities.
Put up in a good resort near Kalapathar beach in the evening and watch the Sunrise next morning and have a refreshing day.
It takes 1 hour on the ferry to reach Neil Island. Watch the Naturally formed bridge and witness both Sunset and Sunset there.
If you are looking for an adventurous place then Go to North Bay island.
Since it is located near Port Blair, It costs less to travel there Also spend the rest of the day in Ross Island which Was ruled by the British.
Then conquered by the Japanese during WW2 and then destroyed by a massive Tsunami.
Some tips for Andaman and Nicobar Islands trip
There are no staying options here, so keep this as a one day trip If you are a beach lover then Drive from Port Blair through the coastal roads and Visit Corbyn’s Cove beach.
From there go to Wandoor Beach and spend some time with your family there.
Travel 1 hour from there and reach Chidiya Tapu and trek to the highest point in South Andaman.
In the evening watch and Enjoy the Sunset in Chidiya Tapu Beach.
There are other few places like Jolly Buoy, Red Skin Island watch them if you have time.
If you’re planning a trip for more than a week then After completing the South Andaman places, go to Middle and North Andaman.
After Crossing the tribal forest, cruising through the sea you will reach Limestone caves which are being formed naturally for thousands of years.
The main places to see in Middle Andaman are Aamkunj beach, Morice Dera Beach, and another beach after you walk through the ‘Dhani Nallah’ Mangrove forest.
You can then travel to Diglipur in North Andaman Go to Ross & Smith island which are two different islands connected by a Sandbar.
You can take a walk on that path and roam around these two islands.
Water is crystal clear here so it is good to have a nice bath on the beach.
Return from there though a ferry and in the night watch turtle nesting in Kalipur beach.
The next day trek to the highest point in Andaman – Saddle Peak Alfred caves, Mud Volcano, Creagy Island are few other places that you can visit. South Asia’s only active volcano lies in Andaman.
This barren island volcano is only allowed for visitors when it is active. Spend your extra days in ‘Little Andaman’
It takes more than a month to watch entire Andaman so Just pick your favorite destinations from what I’ve shown and plan for those places.
I’ve already posted a detailed video of most of the places I suggested, Check for the links in the description.
If you’re planning a budget trip then you can use a bike to travel inside Andaman.
They charge around 500 per day. or hire Cabs when necessary. Book the ferries in advance because it gets filled quickly during peak seasons.
Networks are weak here, you get only 3G internet at 2G speed 😛 So plan things appropriately.
Cost in Port Blair is cheap compared to other island’s Seashore resorts which can cost Rs. 3500 for 2 members.
How safe is Andaman?
Andaman and Nicobar Islands are very safe but Earthquake hits often 😛 Last Tsunami was in 2004. Avoid traveling at night time on bikes because roads are full of potholes except for the highway.
If your planning to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands For your Honeymoon or planning a Family Trip What will be the Budget, Flight charges, hotel charges…
Food expenses, local transfer expenses including water sports, and more.
So I will let you know, how can you plan a budget trip to Andaman I will let you know everything in detail…
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Let’s get started the first thing is flight, If you traveling from the northern part of the country then flight cost for one person would be approx 15000 INR (return airfare)
If two persons are visiting, then you can easily calculate But if you are traveling from the southern part of the country
And especially if you are flying from Chennai then you can easily get a cheaper flight to Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Per Person to return airfare would cost you around 9 to 10 thousand (Appox) And if you are thinking to take a flight from Chennai …
…instead of Delhi or any other cities in the northern part of the country.
It would be the same thing, as you will have to pay for additional flight charges.
Now we will talk about Hotel There are two options. One book 3 to 4-star hotel.
Then charges for per night would be around 7 to 10 thousand including breakfast Apart from this if you are talking about a 2-star hotel.
Then …. Approximate you will have to pay 3000 to 4000 per night including breakfast charges
Apart from this, if you are thinking about a luxury stay and want to stay in a better hotel or resort then there is one option available
And it is Taj Exotica But charges to stay in Taj Exotica is around 40 to 50 Thousand and you will get only breakfast along with the room.
And for lunch and dinner, you will have to pay separately Now,
Food You will easily get an Indian Food without any problem also there you will find Italian or any other type of food and you can also enjoy a variety of Sea Food.
And definitely you will love it And if we talk about the cost of Food (Including lunch and dinner)
Then it will cost you around 1500 to 2000 INR for two. like you normally eat in any Indian restaurant Now.
We will talk about Water sports or what would it cost if we are visiting an island Like Havelock and visiting monuments, sightseeing, etc…
What would be the extra cost? this said extra cost would be around 20K
Because hiring a boat is a little expensive adding everything it will cost you some extra bucks.Follow me for latest updates