Does Andaman in September sound like a bad idea to you? Well, we don’t blame you. The popular opinions have often made people change their mind about planning a romantic or family trip to Andaman during monsoons. And we wouldn’t lie. Yes, it’s certainly not the best time to visit Andaman for those wishing to indulge in water sports, and there’s a high chance of witnessing showers almost every day.
But, the icing on the cake is that Andaman season in September is still an ideal time to visit the island if you wish to witness the beauty of the place at its best, don’t want to spend much, and have a rejuvenating experience.
Still not convinced much? We bet that these 15 experiences will help you explore the best of the island, irrespective of whether you visit with your family, friends, or your partner!
1. Relax at the TSG Blue Resort near Radha Nagar Beach
Just a two-minute walk away from the Radha Nagar Beach, the best beach of Asia, this resort is a haven for experiencing luxury in nature. If you’re looking for an ideal leisure holiday in Andaman Islands in September, staying at this resort is all you need to do!
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2. Go for bird watching at Chidiya Tapu
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The weather of Andaman in September is a great time for bird watching at Chidiya Tapu, the famous bird island. Home to over 240 species of birds, you can spot beautiful creatures here like parakeets, drongos, doves, eagles, etc. This is undoubtedly one of the best things to do for those who admire nature and wildlife.
Ideal For: Nature admirers and bird lovers
Location: Port Blair, South Andaman Island
3. Be spellbound by the Limestone Caves on the Baratang Island
The fascinating Limestone Caves on Baratang are a rare beauty to be witnessed in Andaman in September end, and even after that. What makes this a thrilling experience is the speed boat ride that gets you here. But, do make sure you check the weather once before visiting the caves.
Ideal For: Adventure lovers and explorers
Timings: 8 AM to 3 PM (open every day except Mondays)
Location: Baratang Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
4. Take a tour of the twin islands – Ross and Smith at Diglipur
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Ross and Smith are the two secluded islands situated far away from the bustling main town, and are connected to each other by a thin strip of sandbar. These gorgeous twin islands appear as two different islands at night when a high tide takes over. You can take a tour of both the islands by passing through the sandbar.
Ideal For: Explorers
Timings: 6 AM to 2 PM (open every day except Sundays)
Cost: INR 50 for Indian tourists and INR 500 for foreign tourists with prior permission from the Forest Office
Location: Diglipur, North Andaman, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
5. Witness the only active volcano in India on Barren Island
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Andaman is also home to the only active volcano in India, which is situated on the Barren Island. You can visit here via a private charter boat, wherein the tour requires at least one night and two days. A trip to this island is perfect and a must, especially if you’re traveling in a group.
Ideal For: Adventure seekers and explorers
Location: Barren Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
6. Take a walk by the Marina Park
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Renowned as the necklace of the Andaman Islands, Marina Park is a great place to visit in Andaman in September. The calm atmosphere here makes it an ideal spot for spending a peaceful evening with your loved ones. Just make sure you visit either too early in the morning or late in the evening so that you can enjoy some privacy as well.
Ideal For: The romantics
Timings: 6 AM to 10 PM
Location: Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
7. Cruise from Port Blair to Neil Island
Neil Island is one of the most tranquil places to visit from Andaman in September, and so is the experience of cruising from Port Blair to this island. You can get on board a luxury cruise like Makruzz or Green Ocean, and sail through the waters. Just make sure you check with them and book your package in advance.
Ideal For: Honeymooners
Price: The price will vary depending on the room you book.
Best Cruise: Makruzz
8. Have a memorable candlelight dinner at Amaya in Port Blair
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Being one of the most romantic rooftop restaurants overlooking the sea, Amaya situated in the Sea Shell Hotel is the most ideal place for a candlelight date with your loved one. The views around are gorgeous and the food is delectable. If not with your partner, you can also visit here with your family or friends and enjoy a relaxing evening at Port Blair in September.
Ideal For: Couples
Cost: INR 1,000 for two
Location: Marine Hill, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
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9. Indulge in a relaxing Ayurvedic massage at Barefoot on Havelock
Barefoot, a popular luxury resort on Havelock Island offers rejuvenating Ayurvedic spa therapies overlooking the beautiful rainforests of the Andaman. Irrespective of whether you’re on a relaxing holiday or a thrilling adventure trip, this is a must experience here!
Ideal For: Peace seekers
Duration: 60 to 90 minutes
Cost: INR 2,800 to INR 4,500
Location: Beach N0. 7, Radhanagar Village, Havelock Island, Andaman Islands, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
10. Shop in Aberdeen Bazaar in Port Blair
Another amazing thing to experience in Andaman and Nicobar in September is shopping at the famous Aberdeen Bazaar. This market located in the heart of Port Blair has unique ancient artefacts and a range of other souvenirs to take back as memories. Make sure you visit here and shop your heart out!
Ideal For: Shopaholics
Location: Atlanta Point, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
11. Watch the light and sound show at Cellular Jail
The Cellular Jail is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Port Blair, and any visit to Andaman would stay incomplete without exploring the cells and architecture of this place. Though, what’s worth experiencing here is the light and sound show, which showcases the life of prisoners when the jail was operational.
Ideal For: History buffs
Timings: 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM for Hindi Show, and 7:15 PM for English Show (all days except Mondays)
Cost: INR 800 for adults and INR 500 for kids
Location: Atlanta Point, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
12. Go camping on Cinque Island
One of the best ways to enjoy the pristine forests of Andaman and escape the crowd is by camping with your loved ones on the Cinque Island. Lying under the star studded sky, listening to the sounds of the waves and the winds, this will surely be an experience like none other for you!
Ideal For: Thrill seekers and nature lovers
Location: North Andaman, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
13. Take a bike ride till the Little Andaman Lighthouse
Located some 14 kilometres east of Hut Bay, the Little Andaman Lighthouse is a place you shouldn’t miss visiting. You can take a bike ride to reach here within minutes, and admire the 41 metre high lighthouse that overlooks the sprawling sea and forests.
Ideal For: Adventure lovers
Location: Andaman and Nicobar Islands
14. Explore the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park
One of the primary attractions for tourists in Andaman, this museum cum park is home to rare species of flora and fauna, which are being preserved and protected here. You can visit this place with prior permission from the Forest Office with your family, partner, and even friends.
Ideal For: Explorers and science buffs
Timings: Open on every Sunday from 9 AM to 5 PM
Cost: INR 50 per person and INR 25 for carrying a camera
Location: SH8, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
15. Visit the Chatham Saw Mill
Situated on the Chatham Island, the Chatham Saw Mill is one of the oldest saw mills in Asia. The Forest Museum, built in the compound showcasing various handicrafts with intricate carving, designing, and skilled craftsmanship make this place worth visiting.
Ideal For: History buffs
Timings: 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM (open on all the days except Monday)
Cost: INR 10 for adults and free entry for kids
Location: Chatham Island, Port Blair, South Andaman Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Tips For Visiting Andaman In September
- Plan your trip itinerary after carefully checking the weather predictions of the days you’d be in Andaman.
- Pack your clothes accordingly, and don’t forget to carry an umbrella or a raincoat.
- If you wish to enjoy a cruise tour or stay, check with the cruise company well in advance and make your reservation in time.
- Schedule your visit to the famous attractions keeping in the mind the weather forecast of the day and the opening hours of the place.
- Don’t forget to take your camera along.
- Prefer wearing shoes while you’re on an island tour or visiting any attraction.
- Shopping in Andaman is a delight. So, make sure you have enough time to explore the markets and buy some souvenirs.
Hope these experiences have tickled your fancy and changed your mind about taking a trip to Andaman in September. In case it has and you’ve already started planning your holiday, don’t forget to customize your Andaman trip with TravelTriangle for a hassle-free and unforgettable experience!
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