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Written by Shrinivas on June 18, 2020 Share on

All you need to know before planning a trip to Andaman

Andaman and Nicobar islands are one of the top tourist destination located in the Indian Ocean. To understand these splendid islands that have been inhabited for several thousand years now, a full proof Andaman and Nicobar travel guide is very essential. Through the vast majority of this time, the Great Andamanese people maintained their separate existence, diversifying into distinct linguistic, cultural and territorial groups. The islands do, however, welcome tourists every year. The climate on the islands is tropical. December to March months is warm, sunny days with optimal diving conditions and tortoise nesting, while October to December and March to mid-May months have a mixed weather bag with very few tourists and lower costs. And for experienced surfers, the months from February to August have the final pumping waves on Little Andaman. Andaman & Nicobar Islands Union Territory capital is Port Blair, which is the gateway to the pristine islands. This island town offers lots of water-based activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving and cruises at sea.

Andaman, India
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How to Reach Andaman

Via Air

There are flights to Andaman every day and week after week which is on time. The nearest and main air terminal is in Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Island.

Andaman island
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Via Water

There are three ports in India where you can sail to Andaman if you plan to sail by sea: Kolkata, Chennai and Vishakapatnam / Vizag. Each of these ports has different durations and timings.

Essential Info about Andaman and Nicobar

Mobile Connectivity

The only networks that work are Vodafone, BSNL and Airtel, with Vodafone taking first place. Jio and the networks in reliance are not working at all. You can buy an extra sim, too, to be on the safer. The places including Radhanagar Beach, Havelock ‘s Elephant Beach, and Port Blair’s Jolly Bouy have zero signal connectivity regardless of which sim you ‘re using.

Medical Facilities

Andaman has completely free and efficient health-care facilities throughout the islands. The prompt aids are available at any time of emergency with speedboats to rescue you. Health care facilities include physician assistance, pharmacy medications, hospitalizations, surgery and nursing.

ATM’s

Although a lot of ATMs are available in Andaman, it is still advisable to keep the cash in hand. The disruption to the network doesn’t make the ATM too reliable to go cashless.

Food Joints

A foodie’s paradise, Andaman has a variety of mouth-watering, especially seafood cuisines. The islands have a list of sea-facing food joints at your service which offer varieties of delicacies. Don’t worry if you’re a vegetarian, Andaman has something in store for everyone.

Best Time to Visit

Most of you might love to travel during the peak season when you go for a trip to Andaman, rather than the offseason. Andaman and Nicobar Island is a tourist destination all year round where people can enjoy it to the fullest. Temperature fluctuations occur, and at times the climate could change. The best time is Mid November through May during the month.

Neil Island, Andaman
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Monsoons may be a little disappointing to you as high tidal waves, incessant rainfall, and strong winds are set to appear. So whilst visiting Andaman, it is always advisable to avoid the monsoon time. Summers are considered the best time to visit this island, as it is mildly warm weather. One can enjoy the Little Andaman, Smith and Ross Island, Havelock Island etc.

Languages

Andaman is home to many tribes with rich topography and culture as well as a vast population. The total population according to the 2011 Census was 379,944. In Andaman and Nicobar Island the official languages spoken are Hindi and English. Bengali is the dominant language which is the most widely spoken language. Other languages are also spoken, including Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Nicobarese

Places to Visit in Andaman

Chidiya Tapu

In Andaman, there are plenty of places to visit but you’d want to know where to start first. This Andaman and Nicobar Travel Guide will help you find the best places to visit. Located 25 km from Port Blair, this place is famous for its panoramic views and surroundings. For a few, Chidiya Tapu is also called “Sunset Point” and “Bird Island,” because it offers the bird watchers a great view.

Cellular Jail

Cellular Jail in the Andaman was a pioneer jail. The facility ‘s development was worked out as a seven wing prison; each wing had an aggregate of about 663 cells. The prison was hailed for holding a portion of eminent people such as Batukeshwar Dutt, Yogendra Shukla and Vinayak Savarkar

Limestone Caves, Baratang Island

There’s another place in Andaman which is a must-visit for you. These sandstone caves are framed by rocks of enormous sediments. A wide stream can be reached from Baratang Island by taking the Nilambur Jetty Lime Stone Caves in about 30 minutes ride. This is one of the great places to go on a trip to Andaman Nicobar.

Anthropological Museum

If you’re a buff on history then the Anthropological Museum is definitely your place. This museum attracts a lot of tourists and offers some of the insightful and informative ideas about the locals. Some of the world’s oldest tribes reside in the islands of Andaman and Nicobar.

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park

If you’re a lover of adventure then this the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is definitely the best one for you. This park has gained a lot of attraction from the people around the world just off the Wandoor beach. The park is surrounded by 15 islands and is surrounded by tropical forest.

Andaman Islands
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