Before Visit You Should Know About Andaman
The Best thing to know how is Andaman and Nicobar island & conditions
Location: Bay of Bengal
Pin code: 744101
Weather: summer = 22°C to 33°C and winter = 21°C to 25°C
Languages: Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Nicobarese, Hindi and English
Currency: Indian Rupees (INR) Accept Mostly Cash
Best time to visit: October to July
Ideal duration to visit: 6 to 7 days
Things to do at Andaman:
Andaman Island is the perfect destination for tourists as this place includes various sunny skies, golden beaches, turquoise waters and untouched environments.
It is an ideal gateway and offers the various adventurous sports, water activities, activities for the nature lovers and sightseeing also.
People can enjoy the amazing Snorkeling at North way and Elephant Beach.
They can experience the beautiful thing that tiny lighted stars and galaxies floating under the feet.
This happens because of the presence of phytoplankton in the sea water. Andaman is the perfect place for Scuba Diving and divers can experience the tougher levels of Scuba diving.
Banana Boat ride is another fun – filled thing to do. Glass bottom boating is perfect for those who afraid of water.
Go for parasailing at Havelock Island and also can swim with elephants here.
Various other activities are also present here to do like trekking from Mt Harriet to Madhuban,
exploring limestone caves and many more.
Places to visit in Andaman:
Radhanagar Beach is the most famous tourist attraction in Andaman. This Beach is also referred to as the “Asia’s best beach”. According to Time Magazine it is the “7th best beach in the world”.
The view of Radhanagar beach has a remarkable beauty. It is totally covered with the lush forests and palm trees. People can enjoy not forgettable sunset and quick swim at this beach.
Cellular Jail is also known as Kala Pani. The construction of this jail was started in 1896 and completed in 1906.
This jail is the best sight for visitors when they come towards Port Blair and it actually greets the eyes of them.
Cellular jail was the house for freedom fighters, who were interrupted in the jail at that time. People can hire a guide for the knowledge of perfect history.
Elephant beach is situated at Havelock Island dock which will take approximately 20 minutes ride of boat.
This beach looks much beautiful with white sand along with blue green water that attracts the travelers to this amazing beach.
They can also see the light house while boat ride to Elephant beach. Several water activities are also present here to do like snorkeling.
Chidiya Tapu is very attractive for tourist as its name implies that it has rich collection of birds. This is the perfect place for nature lovers. They can also spot deer and orchids here.
Chidiya tapu is a small village that includes many lush green mangroves, tranquil Islands and forests with chirping birds. This is the perfect picnic spot for most people who visit Andaman.
Samudrika Marine Museum:
Samudrika Marine Museum includes all the prominent aspects of Andaman Islands like geography, history, anthropology.
This museum is divided into five rooms which highlights the different facets of Andaman. Visitors can also buy some souvenirs of trip or they can also take it to home.
This Museum gives the perfect view of Marine life.
Food at Andaman:
Andaman does not include any particular cuisine for visitors. Early people of this place were a hunter who was totally depends on the food produced by the forests.
Several people who are now living in Andaman give their own flavor and foods to the place. Andaman is a beautiful place which includes kinds of beaches and water places so people of this place are essentially rice eaters.
Soil of this place is not suitable for growing crops and other fruits and vegetables so these things are shipped in from Chennai.
Plenty of sea food is available and people can find various dishes of sea food. Tourists can also find the influence of the Hindu, Christian, Muslim and Sikh religions in the Traditional Food.
Shopping in Andaman:
Shopping in Andaman is a major activity for the tourists. It actually will be the delightful experience in Andaman. People have a lot of options for shopping in Andaman.
They can buy several things like corals, seashells, shell jewelry, tortoise shell, palm marts, coconut products like bowls, lamps and many others. Nicobarese mats, wood crafts and furniture are also famous here.
Numerous popular places for shopping in Andaman are Aberdeen Bazaar, Sagarika Government Emporium, Andaman Handicrafts Emporium, Goalghar and Junglighat.
Perfect souvenirs are also available in this place to buy and also to take home. Aberdeen Bazaar is the best place to purchase cheap clothes and favorable household goods. They can also get the pretty jewelry which is made up of shells such as earrings, bracelets.
How to reach Andaman:
There are two airports named as Veer Savarkar International Airport and Port Blair Airport which connects the Andaman with other parts of the country and world. People can take the regular flights up to Port Blair Airport and then from Port Blair Airport they can take ships to reach Andaman.
Andaman can also be reached by the sea route but it will take long time to reach there. People can go there from three or four ships which are operated every month from Kolkata and Chennai to Port Blair. From Vishakhapatnam, a ship also sails in a month. This journey will take approx 50 to 60 hours to reach the destination.
Distance from Major Cities:
Kochi to Andaman: 286 km
Kollam to Andaman: 282 km
Tiruvananthapuram to Andaman: 338 km
Munnar to Andaman: 173 km