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Written by Srinivasan on May 14, 2020 Share on

The top 10 must-do experiences on your first visit to the Andaman

Always dreamt of taking that extended weekend vacation from work and all other commitments but not sure where to go, worry not you have the option right in front of you. Yes, We are talking about the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The proud owner of white sandy beaches, world-famous timber crafts, and home to some of the oldest tribal people on earth. We will be focusing majorly on Top 10 Unmissable experiences in Andaman to be included in every Itinerary. Come, Let’s jump into to them straight away

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving in Andaman
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Ever wondered of how it feels being in Zero gravity and surrounded by magnificent Coral Reefs and colorful fishes with a deep blue background. Life after a dive in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. No prior experience is needed and a person 10 years and above can do the dive under the guidance of experts. There are more than 15 different diving sites in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and each has something different to offer in terms of the experience.

Sea Walking

One of the very popular activities in Andaman, Sea Walking is an enthralling experience and is completely different from all other water activities in Andaman. It is the perfect way to check out the Marine diversity and its beauty by Non-Swimmers. It is also one of the safest activities to take part as lifeguards accompany you throughout the walk. It can be done by all age groups ranging from 7 to 70 years old.

Mangrove Kayaking

Mangrove Kayaking
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Considered to be one of the adventurous and thrilling kayaking, Mangrove Kayaking in Andaman is unmissable in nature. The lush green mangrove of Andaman comprises 1/4th of total India’s mangrove forest cover. The best place to experience this activity is Mayabunder, Andaman, or Havelock Islands. Listen to the birds chirping and enjoy the greenery surrounding you!

Island Hopping

Andaman
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Can you believe only 36 Islands are habitable out of 572 Islands in Andaman and Nicobar but that doesn’t stop you from hopping off from one island to another to just spend some time with your loved ones? Imagine yourself taking nap on a hammock, shaded by palm trees and a gentle breeze putting you to sleep, We know it sounds tempting. You can start from the capital city of Andaman ‘Port Blair’ from there you can take the government ferries to travel to various other islands.

Stay In A Beach Resort

Resorts in Andaman
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If you are visiting an Island destination, Is it not mandatory to stay nearby the beach or on the beach. Andaman has some of the best beach resorts to offer with picturesque views of the unending horizons of the ocean. There are beach cottages that are super close to the beach offering an amazing perspective of the Andaman Sea, coconut palms, and pristine views of the distant ocean.

Island Trekking

For any outdoor adventure enthusiast and adventure lover, Trekking experience in Andaman is an experience of a lifetime. One can go trekking through the nature around Mt. Harriet to Madhuban and explore the uncommon woods life. There are some trekking courses too and they span between a day and two.

Havelock Island

Havelock Island in Andaman
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One of the most beautiful and tourist-friendly spots in Andaman, Havelock Island attracts more than a million tourists a year. Water sports that you have dreamt of all your life takes a form here and some major water sports activities include premium scuba diving, snorkeling, trekking, island camping, kayaking, sailing, jet ski, and collision rides, etc.

Cellular Jail National Memorial

Cellular Jail in Port Blair, Also known as Kala Paani (Hindi for black waters), was a colonial prison in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands during the British Era. The prison was mainly used by the British for the purpose of exiling political prisoners to the remote archipelago. The Cellular Jail conveys the story of infamous cruelty meted against Indian political prisoners by Britishers. The prisoners were made to work under extreme vagaries of nature without food and water. You can visit the museum inside the Jail which will give you a brief idea of how life was during those times to our freedom fighters.

Radhanagar Beach

Radhanagar Beach, Crowned as “Asia’s Best Beach” by the TIME magazine. This beach is well known for its mesmerizing sunsets, white sand, and turquoise-blue waters. If you are planning your Honeymoon this is a must-have in your itinerary. The best time to visit this beach will be from October to February. Radhanagar beach also has Resorts stay options and is considered as one of the finest stay options in Andaman.

Helicopter Tour

Helicopter ride in the Andaman is one of the most sought after activity/experience here so make sure to pre-book your slots for it. You will be able to view the majestic coastlines of the dense tropical forests and clear blues sea below you. The experience will take around 3 hours to complete and trust me it will be the best 3 hours of your vacation as I had personally experienced it.

We hope all this got you wanting to visit these beautiful and mysterious islands. Now thinking about having the perfect Itinerary, don’t worry we have got you covered there as well. Check out some of our personalized itineraries curated for you for your trip to Andaman at Pickyourtrail. Until then, Happy Planning!!

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