The Andaman Islands are the ideal vacation spot for Indians as well as for foreigners, all thanks to the sunny weather, beautiful beaches, lush forests, turquoise waters, and pristine natural surroundings. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are an Indian archipelago of nearly 300 islands in the Bay of Bengal.
Andaman is considered the perfect honeymoon destination for newlyweds as well as for adventuresome bachelors. There are many reasons to visit Andaman, and trying out a variety of exciting adventure sports is the best thing to do in Andaman. Apart from this, visitors can indulge themselves in water sports activities and Andaman sightseeing tours.
Everyone prefers to explore the northern Himalayan range in winter, but believe me, the charm of the turquoise ocean of Andaman is something from which you can’t take your eyes off. The temperature ranges between 23°C and 30°C and the weather remain perfect to explore the beauty of nature closely in Andaman.
If you are planning a trip with your family, friends, or partner, or want to visit solo this winter, then do consider Andaman for the best memories. In this article, we will tell you the best things to do in Andaman Nicobar to make your trip memorable and enjoy a peaceful time in the lap of nature.
1. Scuba Diving: Dive into the ocean to discover the sea life
There are so many water activities to do in Andaman, and scuba diving is the most popular among them. Scuba is a fantastic way to explore the underwater world. This activity allows visitors to explore their adventurous side and dive directly into the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean to scrutinize the coral reefs.
Havelock Island is the hotspot for scuba divers on Andaman Island. You will see a bunch of professional divers on the coastline to hire one and start your scuba diving in Andaman.
Entry fees: INR 3500 to INR 5000 per person
Best season: October till May
Time required: 1 hour (30 minutes for training and 30 minutes for activity)
Best Attraction: Clouds of colorful fishes and undamaged coral reefs under the water is the main attraction of scuba
2. Sea Karting: Feel the speed and adventure
Seakart has been recently added to the water sports in Andaman and Corbyn’s Cove Beach is the first and only place in India to offer a Sea Karting experience to tourists. When you are sea karting on a hybrid watercraft, it will literally make you feel like you are competing with the wind.
Tourists who want to add a thrilling experience to their Andaman trip without leaving their comfort zone can add Seakartin to their list. It gives you a perfect combination of speed & excitement with safety & comfort.
Entry fees: INR 3,499 per person on sharing of 2 people | INR 4,999 per person for 1 person
Time required: 1.5 hours (1 hour for training and 20 – 30 minutes for activity)
3. Take part in the annual Tourism festival at Port Blair
Andaman Island hosts a tourism festival annually to promote tourism, and this festival is held in the months of December and January. The island welcomes tourists half the year from October and May, but the main reason they celebrate this festival in December and January is that the Andaman welcomes the maximum number of tourists during this time.
If you want to explore Andaman culture, then you should definitely attend this annual tourism festival in Andaman.
Entry fees: NA
Time required: 2-3 hours
Best Attraction: performances of the various local troupes
4. Seawalk: Feel the ocean under your feet
Andaman Sea walking is one of the most popular activities performed by stouthearted ones. This underwater sea walk will make you feel like you are floating in the water while you are actually walking on the sea surface.
If you are looking for something thrilling to add to your things to do in the Andaman list, then add this water activity. You will get a chance to explore the Indian ocean’s vibrant marine life closely like nobody else.
Entry fees: INR 4500 per person
Time required: 30 minutes
Best Attraction: VIbrant marine life of Indian ocean closely
5. Snorkeling: Explore the beautiful marine life
After scuba diving, snorkeling is the next best thing to do in the Andaman Islands. It’s not as simple to snorkel underwater as it looks. But if you want to explore the beautiful marine life under the ocean closely then you should definitely go snorkeling in Andaman.
The crystal-clear water of Andaman offers a clear view of corals, colorful fishes, and countless species of aquatic plants.
Snorkeling is a great way to relax after exploring the land and getting a good workout. If you want to snorkel, you can go to any beach near the city.
Entry fees: INR 700 -1500
Time required: 1 Hour
Best Attraction: Clear view of corals, countless species of fish, and aquatic plants.
6. Chidiya Tapu Beach: Witness the serene sunset and beautiful birds.
Watching colorful birds at Chidiya Tapu is none less than a paradise for birdwatchers. As you reach the tapu, you will see dense mangrove forests all around you on which you will see colorful birds chirping in their melodious voices. The beach is located 25 km from Port Blair on the coastline from where you will get the best sunset view.
Chidiya Tapu beach is indeed one of the best places to visit in Andaman to witness the magnificent view of the sunset. Also, locals have witnessed crocodiles in the water, so they forbid anyone from entering the water.
Entry fees: INR 25 per person
Timings: 6 AM to 7 PM
Best Attraction: Colorful birds and amazing sunset views
7. Elephant watching: Elephant beach
Indeed you saw elephants on plains but have you ever seen a herd of elephants playing with water on a beach. Doesn’t it sound amazing? Well! Elephant beach on Havelock island is the only place in Andaman where you will get to see such scenes in real life. It is also one of the best places in the Andaman and Nicobar islands to visit in the summer.
Elephant Beach is one of the most popular places to visit on Havelock Island. The beach is 8.6 km from the Port Blair coastline, and you have to book a jetty to reach the beach. This popular beach in Andaman is equal to heaven for adventure sports lovers.
Location: Havelock Island, Andaman, and the Nicobar Islands.
Timings: 8 AM to 5 PM
Time required: 3 – 4 hours
8. Visit natural rock bridge: Capture glimpses of nature
Natural Bridge is another top place to visit on Neil Island to experience nature’s creativity. It looks beautiful how the rock jutting out from the main wall with a giant hole in it.
Just head to Bharatpur Beach and trek down to the beach to view the Natural Bridge. On the beach, you will see cuddled limestone rocks that have now roughly eroded due to salt waters.
Location: Bharatpur Beach, Neil Island, Port Blair.
Timings: 5 AM to 6 PM
Best attraction: Natural bridge and a few aquatic species, including starfish and sea cucumbers.
9. Banana Boat Ride: Feel the thrill
The Banana Boat ride is another adventurous and thrilling thing to do in Andaman. In this activity, you have to sit on a banana-shaped boat that is tied to the back of a speedboat. As the speedboat starts moving in the ocean, your banana boat will move along with it but the thrill of falling into the deep ocean is adventurous.
The activity is performed with the utmost safety and under the guidance of professionals hence you need not worry about your life. If you are in Andaman, then you should definitely participate in a banana boat ride in the Andaman Islands.
Location: You can take a banana boat ride in Andaman at multiple locations but the view at Havelock Island is fantastic.
Price: INR 600 – 1000 per person (banana boat, life jacket, and instructor included).
Time required: 2 Hour
10 Island Trekking: Explore lush greenery amid the island
Trekking is a great way to explore the natural beauties of Andaman. If you love adventure, then you should definitely participate in this activity in Andaman. The view of the ocean from the top of the island is stunning. Also, island trekking in Andaman is the best way for a nature lover to be near nature, and experience the sun and ocean. You can also do camping on the peak to capture the beauty of dawn from the island.
Price: INR 1000 to INR 2500 (depending on the location and facilities).
Time required: One day
Best Attraction: Jaw-dropping view of Dawn from the hilltop
11. Jet Skiing: Float on the water on a high-speed water boat
Jet skiing is another Fun-filled and adventurous activity to do in Andaman. Although this activity is accessible throughout India, particularly in Goa, Andaman is the best place in India to engage in it for a number of reasons.
You will feel the thrill on your own as soon as your speed boat starts splashing with the water. Jet skiing is one of the best things to do in Andaman for adventure lovers to add a thrilling experience to their trip.
Jet Skis grab you and propel you through the waves at a high rate of speed and power. It’s a family-friendly activity to do in Andaman.
Location: Carbyn’s Cove Beach, North Bay Beach, Elephant Beach, and Bharatpur Beach
Price: INR 600 per person
Time required: 30 minutes (20 minutes for training and 10 minutes for activity).
12. Parasailing: Dragging through winds
You should definitely try parasailing in Andaman to satisfy your adrenaline rush. This adventure activity is one of the best things to do in Havelock Island because it combines water and flying adventures. Also, Havelock Island is one of the best places in Andaman to try water sports.
You will be tied to a speedboat while wearing a harness and parachute, allowing you to soar after the boat as it accelerates into the water.
Location: Corbyn’s Cove Beach, Havelock Island, Port Blair, and North Bay Island
Prices: INR 3000 per person
Time required: 30 min.
I hope you enjoyed reading about the top adventurous activities to do in Andaman during your vacation. There could be many reasons to visit Andaman Island, but these thrilling activities will be an add-on to your trip. By participating in these activities, you will feel like coming one step closer to nature that you can hardly find in any other place in India. There are many other Andaman sightseeing locations to which you can take tourist packages for Andaman. Apart from the Andaman, there are so many other places in India where you can plan your summer vacation. So take help from this blog while planning your Andaman vacation or any other location in India and share your travel experience with us.