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Written by Swathi on June 19, 2020 Share on

Best things to do in Andaman in 2021: A complete guide

The Andaman and Nicobar islands located on the Bay of Bengal is a true paradise on earth. From island exploration to shopping options, there are a plethora of experiences that you can look forward to. The best part about visiting the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is that you will experience leisure at its best. There is always a pleasant climate that looms over Andaman not exceeding 30 degree Celsius. It is an archipelago consisting of over 500 islands and has some great sightseeing options. The perfect time to visit Andaman would be between the months of October and May. To help you plan 2021 vacation, we have narrowed down on eight best things to do in Andaman.

1. Watersports for the win

While visiting an island, the instant thought is to indulge in water sports. The Andaman and Nicobar islands are the ideal water sport hotspot. You can choose from a wide range of water sport activities like snorkelling, scuba diving and banana boat ride. These activities can be taken up on an individual basis or even with the help of a guide. Apart from getting a dose of adrenaline, you will also get to explore the unseen part of the underwater world. So, when in Andaman, put on your diving costume!

Watersports in Andaman
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2. Ride over the water like a boss!

There are various rides like the glass bottom boat ride or the seaplane rides in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This is saving grace for people who do not know to swim. You can soak in the beauty of the underwater world whilst staying in the comforts of a boat. A seaplane ride in specific is a very unique experience. You can find these rides commonly in the archipelago of Maldives. As the name suggests, it is a plane which can be ridden over the sea. The glass bottom boat ride, on the other hand, will give you the perfect glimpse of nature underwater. The semi-submarine ride is again a very interesting activity that you can take up which provides panoramic views of the underwater world.

Suggested Read: Seaplane Ride in the Maldives

Seaplane ride
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3. Try your hand at an offbeat watersport

The speciality of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is that there is always variety. A new age water activity called undersea walking and Mangrove kayaking is gaining popularity. The best part about undersea walking is that you can enjoy the experience while breathing normally with the protective equipment. Mangrove kayaking is an interesting activity which you can take up for an offbeat experience. As the name suggests, you will be kayaking in the midst of Mangrove trees. The lush greenery that surrounds you will surely leave you with an enchanting feel.

Mangrove kayaking
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4. Explore the islands

As mentioned earlier, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is an archipelago. The best part about visiting any group of islands is that you can indulge in island exploration. Some of the best islands to explore are the Jolly Buoy Island and the Cinque Island. With the stunning coastline and turquoise waters, you can unleash the beach lover in you. With the whole island at your disposal, you can indulge in some coral reef expedition and explore the unexplored. These islands also act as great camping sites where you can spend some laid back time.

Also read: Island Hopping in Andaman

Jolly Buoy Island
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5. Go beach hopping

There are various beaches like the Aamkunj Beach, Vijaynagar Beach, Bharatpur Beach, Kalapathar Beach and the Lakshmanpur Beach in Andaman. The speciality of these beaches is that they offer beach hopping and beach tour options. Apart from being covered with pristine sands, the crystal clear water will surely unleash the adventure enthusiast in you. If you do not enjoy water sport activities, you can always bask under the sun. To while away some time, you can collect shells around the seashore with your loved one while soaking into the most stunning sunrise and sunset views.

Andaman beaches
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6. Explore active volcanoes

While visiting the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, you will get to witness the only active volcano in Southeast Asia. It is located on the Barren Island. The first-ever recorded eruption was back in the late 1700s which has kept researchers on their toes. It has attracted many tourists for the last few years. Close to the volcano, you can visit the Jarawa Creek where you can go on a boat ride to explore the volcano even further. This will be a completely offbeat experience that you can take up in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Barren Island
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7. Food and Accommodation

A major part of any vacation is the food and accommodation. With the Andaman and Nicobar Islands being an archipelago, you can look forward to a variety of beach resorts for accommodation. Being an island destination, a lot of seafood will be available at the restaurants. A resort with pristine beaches and scrumptious seafood will be the perfect combination on your vacation. From having picturesque views and mouth-watering cuisine, you can look forward to some leisure time in the company of your loved ones.

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Beach resort in Andaman
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8. Shopping and Nightlife

Andaman and Nicobar islands also offers some great shopping options and nightlife. You can shop for unique souvenirs like shell jewellery and handbags to take back home for your loved ones. Andaman also has local shops selling handicraft items. When it comes to nightlife, beach parties and island parties are every travel enthusiast’s dream. You can visit classy night clubs like Full Moon Cafe, Pink Fly Lounge Bar and Venom Cafe where you can dance the night away and end your Andaman vacation with a bang!

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

Nightlife in Andaman
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Do you need more reasons to visit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands? Start packing your bags right away and head over to this beautiful island. To help you in planning the best vacation possible, you can always rely on Pickyourtrail as we believe in customising your itinerary as per your requirements. Well, what are you waiting for? Plan your tour package today and read some more information about tourist attractions in India to pick the right trail!

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