Best local experiences one can’t afford to miss on Andaman Island

Best local experiences one can’t afford to miss on Andaman Island

The enchantment of this unique archipelago comprising 572 islands never ends. The islands contain surreal beaches, pristine islands, secluded dense tropical jungles, mysterious caves, enigmatic mud volcanoes, active volcanoes spewing ash and clouds and an unmatched natural beauty that attracts tourists and travellers from far and near. Andaman offers an astonishing variety of amazing and unique activities that is meant for all age groups and all kinds of travellers. Andaman is connected well to the rest of the world by air as well as by water. Veer Savarkar Airport in Port Blair caters to both national and international flights and there are ships connecting Port Blair with some major metro cities of India such as Chennai, Kolkata and Vizag. 

The best of local experiences while in Andaman tour is a perfect amalgamation of thrill, joy, fun and relaxation.  The local island experiences would indicate knowing the way of life. To enjoy Andamans like a local would entail much more than mere enjoying the island tours and excursions. You should carve out the chances to leave the comfort of your resort behind and travel deep into the heart of the islands. Set sail, grab the reins, explore lush peaks and witness the indigenous ways of life of the various tribal communities which will eventually turn into lasting memories. The travellers enjoy the best of Andaman tourism packages that showcase the unique culture, beauty and natural resources of Andaman archipelago. Some of the important attractions are Port Blair, Havelock Island, Neil Island, Diglipur, Rangat, Barren Island and Cinque Island. Travel out into the open seas cruise past some remote Islands.

Andaman Sightseeing

Andaman is famous for the untouched beauty of the glorious and secluded beaches. Apart from spending considerable time drinking in the beauty of the beaches and enjoying the thrill of water sports and adventure activities, you can also have a gala time exploring the hidden beauties of the islands. Sightseeing tours across the various islands is a much-loved activity to experience the beauty and charm. Island hopping, visiting the popular tourist attractions like Cellular Jail National Memorial, Samudrika Marine Museum, Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex in Port Blair, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Ross Island, North Bay Island, Parrot Island, exploring the mud volcanoes of Baratang and active volcano at Barren Island are a part of the most intriguing sightseeing tours included in Andaman tourism packages.

Snorkelling 

Snorkel at the mysterious and enigmatic coral reefs and blue waters of Andaman to have a visual treat of the colourful marine flora and fauna residing underneath. Snorkelling forms a popular activity along the shores of the various islands of Andaman. Snorkelling beside the Elephant Beach at Havelock Island is absolutely an exquisite experience where you can get very clear views of the unique corals and exotic marine life in crystal clear waters. 

Scuba Diving 

Scuba diving is another very popular water activity where the skill of swimming is not needed to explore the surreal world of underwater marine creatures. Dive into the depths like a fish and get lost in the enigma of mystery and magic of unknown, beautiful and mysterious creatures lurking or basking in almost every corner in the faint sunlight streaming in from the surface. 

Parasailing

Get secured by harness and get airlifted in a parasail as you are tugged by motorboats at high speed across the azure blue sea waters. You float up into the clear sky and feast your eyes in the blueness of the seas around with splashes of deep, dark green islands. Parasailing off the coast of Havelock Island is fun and enjoyable for all thrill seekers. 

Ride in Sea Plane

Seaplane rides can be enjoyed to travel from Port Blair to Havelock or back from Havelock to Port Blair. The plane is run by Pawan Hans and carries 9 passengers simultaneously in one trip covering the distance between the two islands in 15 minutes. A ferry ride connecting the two destinations is a 2-hour ride. Single way costs approximately INR 2,000 per person. 

Trek from Mount Harriet to Madhuban 

Trekking across uncharted lands across wilderness and ancient forests calls for an adventure activity to satiate all adrenalin pumping junkies. This trek extends  through a sprawling plot of land that is forested with captivating woodlands sheltering a variety of wild creatures and exotic plant species. Mount Harriett is the third highest peak in the Andaman archipelago and offers wildly exciting panoramic views. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Madhuban beach where you can witness the interesting process of training elephants in the camp.

Island hopping

Go for an Island hopping spree exploring the curious aspects and unravelling the mysteries of the dispersed island bodies in a ferry or boat. Popular islands include Neil Island, Havelock Island, Viper Island, North Bay Island and still more solitary, well preserved and pristine beauty of Jolly Buoy Island, Ross & Smith Islands, Guitar Island, Long Island and Stewart Island.

Bioluminescence

This is a stunning phenomenon of bioluminescent phytoplankton lighting up the dark seas which you can witness by embarking upon a kayaking expedition along the mangrove forests of Havelock Island. This is a mesmerizing sight of a thousand stars floating in the water and can be best experienced in a no-moon night. 

lass Bottom Boat Rides

This is your chance of exploring the underwater exotic marine life of the Andaman coral reefs without even wetting a strand of hair. Just sit cosy in a glass bottom boat and watch  beautiful marine life underneath. Boats sail between Water Sports Complex and North Bay Coral Island as well as between Port Blair and Jolly Buoy Island. 

Bird watching at Chidiya Tapu 

Bird watching at Chidiya Tapu is a coveting nature activity for bird lovers. Chidiya Tapu is at a distance of 25 kilometres from Port Blair and is home to a multitude of bird species such as parakeets, emerald doves and sea eagles.