A sparkling stretch of clean blue sea as far as the eye can go. A sight to behold, isn’t it? Andaman is a paradise for beach lovers and nature enthusiasts. Tropical greenery, the beautiful coral reef, the exquisite marine life, and the innumerable beaches. Vijay and his wife were looking for a tranquil getaway and Andaman seemed like the perfect choice! Read on to find out how they made the most of their holiday with TravelTriangle!
My wife and I had been planning on taking a little break from hectic schedules to enjoy some quality time together. What better way to relax than enjoy the cool ocean breeze with a refreshing drink in your hand? We went for Andaman not only for its scenic beauty but also because there’s a lot your enjoy. Beach activities like snorkeling or sea walking was just the kind of fun we were looking for.
The shimmering blue waters, smooth silky sands, lovely cottages, and exciting water sports had us looking for Andaman tour packages already. Here’s when we came across TravelTriangle. Now that my trip is over and I’m back home, I have to say they really did exceed my expectations. More on that later, but here are a few details of my trip before we get into the story!
Details of our romantic trip to Andaman
Trip Type: Romantic Trip
Cost: INR 54500
No. Of People: 2
Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights
Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Airport Transfer, Ferry Transfer, AC Cab, Water Sports
Exclusions: Lunch, Dinner, Airfare, Personal Expenses
Here are some of the best experiences from our romantic trip to Andaman
1. A patriotic evening at the Cellular Jail
Look it up anywhere and this is one of the must-have experiences when you’re in Andaman. I can’t describe it in words, but if you’re an Indian you’re going to be moved by the portrayal. It’s a beautiful depiction of the era of struggle that will give you goosebumps. Actors like Om puri have voiced the show which further adds to its beauty.
2. Beach life is the best life!
We spent our first day in Andaman at the Carbine’s Cove Beach where we enjoyed the mesmerizing views and the cool water. On our trip we also happened to catch the sunset at Radhanagar Beach which I’ve got to say is an experience of its own. They don’t call it the 7th best beach in the world for nothing. You just can’t skip out on this one when in Andaman.
3. Jump, Dive, Explore!
Of all the things to do in Andaman, the water sports are the most exciting part! Taking a dive into the ocean and exploring the exotic marine life is a serene experience. The Elephanta beach in Havelock Island has some wonderful beach activities. We went for snorkelling and it was a thrilling experience. Both my wife and I had a blast! We also happened to enjoy a jet ski ride which was just as fun.
4. The beauty of Neil Island
If you are one for marine life, this is the place to be! Colorful fishes, beautiful coral reefs, sea cucumbers, star fish and so much more that you can spot. We got some really great photos here, right next to one of the major attractions on the island which was the natural bridge and rock formation. The island is quite peaceful compared to the other ones and simply a great place to relax and enjoy some time with your special one.
5. Get set to trek!
While we covered most of what Andaman had to offer, my wife and I also decided to take the trek to Chidiya Tapu. It was quite a walk (3 km) but once you’re at the top, it all seems worth it. A good life lesson, if you will? On our way up, the weather was pleasant and we surrounded by beautiful trees and birds chirping all around. Once we reached the top, we head to the sunset point, which my-oh-my was a beautiful sight and a great way to end our little holiday on this beautiful island nation.
Here is what our customized Andaman itinerary looked like
Day 1: Arrival and visit to the Carbyn’s Cove Beach and Cellular Jail
Day 2: Transfer to Havelock Island and a visit to the Elephanta Beach and Kalapathar Beach
Day 3: Leisure Day at Radhanagar Beach
Day 4: Transfer to Neil Island and a visit to Sitapur Beach and Laxmanpur Beach
Day 5: Trek to Chidiya Tapu
Day 6: Departure
A few travel tips that you can take from us
- Hire a guide if you want to enjoy a more memorable sightseeing experience and learn more about the island and its history.
- Don’t take the corals or seashells from the beaches it is forbidden. Instead, you can get them at the nearby shops.
- Don’t carry plastic bags with you as they are banned.
Our experience with TravelTriangle
Everything was perfect. The communication and response to my queries were prompt and all the booking were managed efficiently. The places, resorts, guides, tours were top notch. It was amazing and exceeded my expectations. Travel Triangle and its agents made our tour the memorable and relaxing, and we couldn’t have asked for more.
Answering your questions
Q1. How much does it cost to go to Andaman for one week?
I personally recommend travelers for 5N & 6D to the Andaman. A decent 5N & 6D trip including flight tickets would cost you around 35k. In this package, you will visit Port Blair (02 night), Havelock island (02 night), Neil Island (01 night). It includes room accommodation in 3-4 stars hotels/Resorts, cab for sightseeing, ferry transfer, airport pickup and drop. Very genuine rates and worth every penny.
Q2. What can you buy in Andaman?
There are shops and stalls in every nook and corner of the island. Local beach markets, government emporium, handicrafts emporium are just a few places where you can grab some great souvenirs to take back home. If you are one for home decor, these markets are just the places to explore. There are also a large number of shops with beach accessories and swimwear around the beaches.
Q3. What kind of food is popular in Andaman and Nicobar?
The eateries near the beach offer plenty of seafood options with a wide variety of delicacies. However, Andaman has a heavy Indian influence and so you can find Indian cuisine at many restaurants. There are plenty of vegetarian options as well, you won’t have to worry about that. Oh and definitely make sure to try some of the exotic fruits of the island.
Q4. What should you carry to Andaman?
I think packing light is key here because the weather is usually warm and pleasant. Light cotton clothes would be the way to go and don’t forget to pack your swimwear! If you’re planning on the trek, bring along your sports shoes as well.
Q5. How many days are sufficient for Andaman?
For us, a 6-day trip was enough to cover the major attractions of the island. If you’re looking for more of a long holiday retreat and want to discover some hidden gems then a longer trip would be ideal.
Andaman is a beautiful blend of scenic beauty, vibrant markets, and tropical greenery. The island nation has a lot on its platter and we are sure you’re going to love every second that you spend here. If you too want to enjoy a peaceful yet exciting getaway, head over to TravelTriangle and customize your own Andaman package.