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Written by Rhea Alex on May 12, 2020 Share on

Best Time to Visit Andaman – An escapade you’re sure to love

Being a tropical paradise in itself, ‘Andaman’ sees only two seasons through the year – Summer and Winter. Since the island is tropical in nature, the winter’s aren’t exactly considered winter to most people. Most tourists enjoy a summer visit to the island, as this is the most happening and refreshing season in Andaman; with herds of tourists wanting to experience the seasonal glory of the island. Let us know the Best time to visit Andaman!

Tourists enjoy a wide array of activities, water sports and even a lavish cruise during the Summer season. Whereas if you’re looking for a solitude vacation and a visit to offbeat places is on your list – count on the ‘winter’ season, which is essentially from October to March.

Andaman has predominantly two major seasons, so if you’re planning a vacation to the island; it’s important for you to know the right time and season to head towards the island. We’ve listed out everything you need to know about the various seasons, the seasonal activities during this time, the climate, the tourist attractions that you could visit – all you’d want to know and much more. Tourists can read the description below and take heart in knowing everything about the right season to plan your Andaman itinerary. 

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Best Time to Visit Andaman

Andaman in Summer

Andaman in Summer
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Summers in Andaman begin from April and extend all the way up to June. Surrounded by lush greenery, graced by the warmth, soothing sea breeze that breathes life into the place, tourists truly enjoy the tropical paradise at its best.

Water sports ranging from jet skiing, scuba diving, surfing, snorkelling, paragliding – you’re sure to have a fun-filled day.  Tourists also visit the acclaimed beauty of Radhanagar in Havelock, strolling by the sandy shores,  with the background of a remarkable setting sun. The Ross and Smith Island Beach, Laxmanpur Beach of Neil Island, and the Wandoor Beach in Port Blair are some other unmissable places to visit in the Andaman Islands.

Some of the most popular blogs, depicting stunning pictures of the island – have all been shot in summer; as it is truly the season when the island comes alive with lush tropical beauty. Tourists can treat themselves to a sunbath by the white sand shores of the beaches or spend a day resting in hammocks by the bay at one of the best times to visit Andaman!

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Andaman in Winter

Andaman in Winter
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Between the span of October to March, the climate on the island is very pleasant – with an average daytime temperature falling somewhere between 25 to 30 degrees celsius. Andaman doesn’t exactly experience winter at all.

So if you’re someone who’s looking for a nice winter chill and subzero temperatures to enjoy your vacation, Andaman isn’t the right pick. Having said that, tourists also need to keep in mind that the island does offer an astonishing range of water sports and Andaman sea cruises for you to indulge in. Tourists can visit the soothing beauty of Port Blair, Long Island, Clique Islands, Neil Island, Radhanagar Beach, Little Andaman Island, Havelock Island, Diglipur and many more!

If you’re a honeymooner, the ‘winter’ is also a great time to pay a visit to Andaman. With lower-than-usual prices and considerably lesser crowds of tourists; experience solitude and calm by the white sand shores of the crystal clear beaches during your winter visit to the island.

Also Read: Nightlife in Andaman — Coolest things to do in Andaman at night

Andaman in Monsoon

Andaman in Monsoon
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The second of the two seasons that grace Andaman, the monsoon in Andaman begins from July and lasts up to September. The temperature ranges from 24 to 32 degrees during the day and drops to about 22 – 27 degrees through the course of the night. Given the fact that Andaman is a tropical paradise, the island receives heavy rainfall during monsoons, making it an uneventful experience for tourists. The annual rainfall in Andaman has been recorded to be about 300 mm. Hence, it’s important for tourists to get their facts right if they’re looking for the best time to visit Andaman.

On the other hand, if you’re someone who loves the rains and the fall of raindrops on your skin – this could also be the perfect time for you to visit the island. Tourists witness the exceptionally heavy rains, slash through the lands of the island – it truly is a sight worth the experience. The view of the rains in a distance is beautiful for those of you, who love nature and everything that it has to offer. 

Tourists need to be well informed that water sports including – scuba diving, snorkelling, surfing, and jet skiing; are shut during the monsoon season, owing to the unpredictability of the weather and heavy rains that lash the island. Experiencing the outdoors, soaking up the sun, or even having a cocktail drink by the beach; becomes an impossible possibility with the incessant rainfall. All sea cruises and sea rides are also shut during this season. Unexpected flight delays make travel a daunting task for tourists. 

If you’re still looking to visit the island during the monsoon, treat yourself to luxurious and soothing indoor spas and massage centres. The resorts located on the island, also host several stimulating indoor activities for tourists to avail. 

The bottom line being, if you’re looking to enjoy a classic island experience, the monsoon season isn’t an advisable time for you to visit the island or the best time to visit Andaman. Your best time to visit the island would be during the summer or winter months so that you don’t miss out on what this amazing tropical paradise has to offer!! Tourists could also plan their trip right and be able to take part in the ‘Film or Food Festival,’ one of the major highlights of the island during this season. 

There are a plethora of activities and places for tourists to do and be part of in this scenic island. Be it a family trip or a honeymoon getaway, the island has something in it for everyone. Get ready to be surprised and taken aback in marvel as you witness some of the most scenic beaches, breathtaking views and so much more !! Enjoy Andaman during some of the best time to visit Andaman and come back with loads of memories t cherish.

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