Housing scintillating beaches, rich history, and gorgeous white sands decorated with mangroves, Andman is a perfect destination for a laid-back and memorable vacation. There are various things to do in Andaman and especially for beach lovers, this is the ideal place to be! Also, I heard that this wonderful destination boasts some of the best beaches across Asia and just to verify that I planned a 9 days trip to Andaman. Moreover, I wanted to spend some days for mind refreshment in the lap of nature.
When planning a vacation, a travel organizer plays a vital role and at no cost, we wanted to make our trip any less splendid. I’ve been following TravelTriangle on Facebook for a long time now. I reached out to several travel websites, but thankfully, the quick & best response from TravelTriangle came to my rescue. Here is a glimpse of my action-packed vacation.
Details Of My 9 Days Trip To Andaman
Trip Type: Solo Trip
Cost: INR 49500
Duration: 9 Days
Inclusions: Breakfast, Taxes, Water Sports, Airport Transfer, Sightseeing
Exclusions: Lunch, Dinner, Visa, Personal Expenses, Insurance, Airfare, Ferry Transfers
My Andaman 9 Days Itinerary
Day 1: Hotel check in & explore Cellular Jail & Corbyn Cove Beach
Day 2:Visit Havelock Island
Day 3: Visit to Howrah Bridge on Neil Island
Day 4: Explore city and visit Chidiya tapu
Day 5: Visit to Baratang Island
Day 6: Visit to Ross & Smith Island
Day 7: Explore Ross & Smith Island
Day 8: Sightseeing & shopping in Port Blair
Day 9: Departure
Weather In Andaman
I planned my 9 days trip to Andaman in the month of February and the weather was utterly pleasant. Ideally, the best season for visiting Andaman is from October to March. In fact, I would say August is really Good time to visit Andaman. But, enjoying the activities in the rainy season is also not less than any adventure. So, to get a taste of adventure, you must visit in August and try our various water sports in Andaman.
Some Highlights Of My 9 Days Trip To Andaman
While indulging in various experiences, I made the most of my Andaman trip. Here are some excerpts from my electrifying & soul soothing vacation.
1. Port Blair
I started off my journey while visiting Corbyn Cove Beach & Cellular Jail. Talking about the beach, it was a cozy beach where there wasn’t much of a crowd. Apart from this, Cellular Jail is a place one should not miss while visiting Andaman. Right when I entered this site, I could feel the patriotism all over the place. There was also a light and sound show which took the audience back to the history of the freedom struggle. Next, I watched a Movie in a multiplex in port Blair & went to Chidiya tapu in the evening which is famous for the sunset & sunrise.
2. Havelock island
Is you want to try water sports in Andaman, then Radhanagar Beach is the place to be. With a private ferry I reached Radhanagar Beach which is on Havelock Island. With crystally white sand, this beach is touted as one of the best beaches in Andaman. What I liked most about the beach was the cleanliness around it. Tourists as well as locals have been taking care of this beach. Like many, I also tried my hands on various water activities and believe me, the experience was out of this world!
2. Neil Island
Next, I visited Howrah Bridge on Neil Island. It was such a fantastic day for me. The bridge is indeed a natural wonder. I felt that walking on the dead corals was a bit uncomfortable, but the beauty of the place was worth the effort. There were many guides who were showing travelers various kinds of corals and marine life. Also, on Neil Island, my accommodation was in Summer Sand beach resort where I had a sea view room. And while staying there, I could spend a blissful time while hearing the sound of waves in my room. Needless to say, I had such a fantastic time!
4. Ross & Smith Island
My next and last stop was Ross and Smith Island what was again a was out of the world experience. These two unique islands are connected by a sand strip and interestingly, during high tide, it vanished. The island is surrounded by water in the middle of the sea and the best part was that one can walk in between two islands which is divided by the sea. I would definitely recommend travelers to visit this place to see the best of Andaman. Also, this is a remote island, so you cannot stay overnight.
Suggested Read: 13 Thrilling Water Sports In Andaman Which Require No Swimming
Locals And Hospitality In Andaman
Needless to stay, locals in Andaman are really cordial and are always on their toes to assist travelers. Out of several wonderful experiences, meeting with the Localities was also a superb experience that I came across.
My Personal Expenses In Andaman
For a solo traveler like me, approximately 20k was enough for personal expenses. In my package, there was only breakfast included, so I spent a big chunk on food. Apart from this, I really didn’t have to spend much on anything and TravelTriangle covered almost all the experiences that I wanted to have.
Shopping In Andaman
I had a great shopping experience while visiting various markets in Andaman. I purchased some Nicobari stuff & T-shirts with having Map of Andaman on it. Mostly goods are made in Nicobar in port Blair. I would recommended travelers to buy statues of Jarwa tribes which are worth to purchase.
Restaurants In Andaman
I found Light House to be one of the best restaurants in Port Blair. I used to eat twice a day there because the food was really tasty with a pocket-friendly budget. One should definitely try Pomfret Fish which is the specialty of that restaurant. You can have the pomfret fish in 700INR. Apart from that, you can have a beer to get chill with super tasty food there.
Hotels In Andaman
I am little travel freak guy, so I believe in exploring the things. I Booked multiple hotels so that I can explore the hospitality, service and all. During my 9 days trip to Andaman, I stayed at various restaurants including GB Oceania, Marina Manor, Island Tourister, GKM grand, Hotel Shompen, Symphony Palm Beach Resort, and Summer Sand Beach Resort. Also, I felt that Summer Sand was the best amongst mentioned in the list. Be it the services, hospitality or hygeign, everything was upto the mark.
How To Reach Andaman
There are two ways to reach Andaman. One is by Cruise/ship (mostly Cargo cruise) and the other one is by air. As per my convenience, I chose to take a flight to Andaman. I live in Gurugram so, I reached the airport by cab and then boarded a flight to Port Blair.
What To Pack For An Andaman Trip
- Don’t forget to pack your swimsuit
- Carry a sunscreen or sunblock to stay fight against UV rays
- A mosquito repellant
- Some over the counter medicines and a mini medical kit
- Pack light linen or cotton clothes
Andaman Travel Tips
- Have Seafood, have beer(in limit :p) spend some quality time on the beaches
- Have a smooth walk in Mangroves
- Don’t forget to travel in ferry for a wonderful experience
- Never walk without slippers after 5pm on the beaches,
- Never take a bath after 6 pm in the beaches
- I suggest fellow travelers not to travel through Govt. ferry
- To get hotel & flights at cheaper prices, book your trip prior to months of your travel date.
- Hire Bikes to explore nearby areas in Havelock & Neil Island and stay away from the coral species while doing water activities
My Experience With TravelTriangle
Travel Triangle is a great platform to choose the best vacation all over the world. I Checked the mouthshut rating of TravelTriangle which is greater then Make My trip & Yatra. I got a fully customized package according to my requirements only and I got exactly what they committed me without any hassle.
The agent was also proactive and agent played a very important role to make my trip memorable. The agent gave me proper assistance before booking the package & also after booking the package. Also, the surprise flower bouquet was really great which was given by the agent on my arrival at port Blair.
Further Read: Trekking In Andaman: 6 Trails To Uplift Your Spirits
Dinesh’s 9 days trip to Andaman was all about self-love. He gathered some wonderful moments while visiting various popular attractions and trying out new experiences. If you got motivated by his electrifying vacation, then reach out to TravelTriange and plan a Trip to Andaman!
Common Queries You May Have
A. The Cellular Jail is positioned at Atlanta Point in the city of Port Blair. Travelers wanting to visit here can hire a private cab from the hotel they’re staying in.
A. Yes, Andaman is considered as one of the safest destinations in India. Hence, vacationers can spend as many days as they wish to without worrying about safety and security.
A. If you want to visit the best attractions in Andaman, they plan a vacation of at least 6-7 days.
A. Vodafone, BSNL, and Airtel are the three prime mobile networks that are extensively used Andaman.
A. Unfortunately, cab services like Meru, Ola, and Uber are not available in Andaman. However, there are several tour operators that let you book a vehicle in advance. Other than this, auto services are also great in Andaman.