Bestowed with unparalleled beauty, Andaman & Nicobar is an archipelago of as many as 527 island. Lying to the east of Indian mainland in the Bay of Bengal, it boasts of lush greenery and serene beaches and is thus the perfect destination for a leisure family vacation. Andaman family tour packages usually include Port Blair, Havelock, Neil, North Andaman, and Baratang Islands. These are a few of the few Andaman islands open to tourists. <readmore>
Andaman family packages offer a balanced mix of sightseeing, leisure time and light adventure. Families with kids always prefer minimal transfers and thus choose only two to three island combination at max. Most Andaman family tour packages include Port Blair and Havelock. Very few go further to Neil. Baratang and North Andaman are fairly popular, but are covered only in longer itineraries.
City tours, cab and ferry transfers, and few adventure sports are already included in the cost of Andaman family packages. However, due to uncertain weather, it is suggested to book them only after reaching the destination. Transfers are smooth and hassle free. All water activities are conducted under the guidance of experts and professional trainers.
Best time to visit Andaman is October to February. The weather during this time is pleasant and perfect for all kinds of water activities. Glass-bottomed boat rides are usually for young kids, whereas adults can go for Scuba, snorkeling and seabed walking. Best locations for these water activities are North Bay near Port Blair and Elephant beach in Havelock. Customizable family holiday packages for Andaman can be molded to include all of these activities and destinations.
Queries about Family Holiday in Andaman
One can either fly down to Port Blair from Kolkata, Chennai, or Delhi or take a ship from Chennai, Kolkata, or Vizag. The sea voyage takes about 50-60 hours.
The best time to go for a family trip to the Andaman Islands is throughout the year. However, Andamans see maximum number of tourists and vacationers during the months of October to May.
The ideal duration of family holidays in Andamans varies from 4 nights, 5 days to 7 nights, 8 days. Depending on the number of islands one wish to cover and number of activities one wish to partake in, the ideal stay duration varies greatly.
Given the fact that the Andamans has a mix of different religions, almost all festivals celebrated in mainland India including Christmas, New Year, Diwali, Eid, and Easter are celebrated here. However the biggest festival here is ‘Durga Pooja’ due to the number of Bengalis on the islands.
There a lot of shopping places in Andaman. Some of the best shopping places are Sagarika Govt.Emporium,Aberdeen Bazaar,Queen Sea Shell Craft,Shopping Singapore. In all of these places one can find crafty traditional handmade items like jewellery,bangles,flower vase,earrings etc.
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