If you’ve got sunny skies, golden beaches, sparkly seas and quaint environs on your mind, get your bags packing for a trip to Andaman!
Owing to the ever welcoming weather and the serene shorelines there’s a wide array of fun and outdoorsy things to do in Andaman. Not to mention scrumptious seafood and the long list of mind-boggling places to visit in Andaman that’ll make your holiday absolutely unforgettable. A haven for honeymooners, adventurous spot for diving lovers and an idyllic island for a peaceful family getaway. These places will greet you with charming experiences on your Andaman Holiday.
But then again, if you still wonder: why Andaman? Here’s my answer:
1. Cellular Jail National Memorial -Reminiscent of the Colonial Era
I know, this may sound a bit dark and depressing but you wouldn’t regret one moment of your time spent here. The dreadful word “Kaala Pani” that we’ve heard since our childhood actually referred to this place. Yes, it’s the former British prison that is now a shrine to the political dissidents it once jailed. Even though several parts of it have been destroyed by the Japanese during the World War II, it still stands tall reminding us of our brave and gallant forefathers.
Visiting hours for the Cellular Jail are between 9:00am to 5:00 Pm
Light and Sound show timings: 5:30 Pm – 6:30 Pm (Hindi) & 6:45 Pm – 7:45 Pm (English)
Admission cost is Rs.10, and an extra fee of Rs.25 and Rs.100 is applicable for using cameras and video cameras respectively.
Tip: The jail remains closed on Monday and during Public Holidays.
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Indulge in snorkeling or scuba diving to see magnificent coral reefs or stay in beach resorts at Havelock island. Visit Port Blair, Ross Islands, Neil Islands, Gandhi marine park, and Cellular Jail. Book memorable holiday packages on TravelTriangle.
2. Havelock’s Gem- Radhanagar Beach
It’s been over a decade since this beach has been crowned as ‘Asia’s Best Beach’ by TIME magazine, however, it’s charm hasn’t dropped one bit. Famed for the white sand, breathtaking sunset and turquoise blue waters, Radhanagar beach is amongst the most beautiful places to visit in Andaman and one of the best places in India to visit before you turn 30 . Surely, you’ll end up clicking thousands of selfies as the landscape is just picture-perfect!
3. Explore What’s Underneath the Turquoise Waters of Havelock Island
Havelock Island is like the Holy Grail of scuba diving and snorkelling! And it is also one of the most popular things to do in Andaman among travellers. The Barefoot Scuba Resort is where you’d want to go if you’re a scuba enthusiast. Whether you’re a rookie, a professional diver, looking for some fun diving or want to get PADI certified Barefoot has a hell lot of options for you.
Tip: If you wish to dive in the waters of Andaman, plan your trip between November to Mid-April.
4. Mount Harriet and Madhuban- Winding Across a Picturesque Terrain
Trekking is another awesome thing to do in Andaman especially if you’re travelling with friends. And if you are trekking buff, then you’re going to love this 16 kilometre trek from Mount Harriet to Madhuban. It’s a gorgeous route where you can witness exotic flora and fauna of the land amidst spectacular sceneries. Elephant safari is also an option to explore the forest of Mount Harriet.
5. Go on a Museum Circuit
A museum tour is a great way of getting to know the history and culture of a place. And since these islands are soaked in history you’d find the museums to be few of the greatest places to visit in Andaman. Take a tour down the Anthropological Museum giving insights into the lives of the indigenous tribes of the place and the Samudrika Naval Marine Museum in Port Blair that offers glimpse into the biodiversity of the marine life.
6. Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex- Strictly for the Water Junkies!
Banana rides, parasailing, jet skiing, rowboat paddling, speed boat rides, you name it and you got it here at Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports complex. To all the water babies out there: coming here is the first thing to do in Andaman right after you land at Port Blair!
Regardless of whether you’ve tried your hands on watersports or not, the service providers do a great job in giving instructions and providing safety equipments.
Price: The watersports activity price here starts from INR 300 and reaches up to INR 5000
Suggested Read: 15 Most Amazing Things To Do In Andaman
7. Sea Walking at North Bay Beach
In the North Bay Beach you can walk under the sea and finally visit ‘Octopus’s Garden’! Colourful school of fishes, coral reefs and various other marine life forms you’ve never seen before would be swimming right by you. After all, North Bay Beach is the finest place for sea walking in Asia.
Also, you don’t have to know anything about swimming for this activity! You can normally breathe under the glass helmet. In fact, this is a convenient location for this activity as it is safe and there is no air pressure that bothers.
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