The neighbor of Thailand and Malaysia, Andaman and Nicobar Islands form a collection of 600 islands. These Indian islands preserve both untouched landscapes and tribal culture. On the Islands, there is an overdose of white sandy beaches. These beaches act as a beautiful backdrop to the colonial architecture which remains from the British colonization.  

HOW TO GO

Overseas visitors need a restricted area permit to enter the islands. Many tribal hotspots on the islands are even restricted to Indian citizens. Those who apply for a permit while booking their ticket to India get a full 30-day permit. The main airport here is in Port Blair, which receives flights from all the important Indian cities like, Chennai, Kolkata, etc. If you fancy a voyage to these islands, take a ship from Kolkata, Visakhapatnam, or Chennai.

WHEN TO GO

Avoid visiting during the monsoon season. Beaches are no good when the rain pours, and the sun does not shine. February through April and October through November are suitable times for a trip to the Andaman Islands. The summer months (May and June) are harsh in the tropics and the monsoons that come after, make the islands gloomy.

THINGS TO DO

Watersports lovers, beach seekers, eco-tourists, and culture tourists have a handful of things to do here. On the Neil Islands and Havelock Islands water sports are immensely popular. Neil Island, which is about 40 km away from the capital Port Blair, attracts eco-tourists who study its dense vegetation. For diving, you will take many risks on Barren Island which, is in fact, an active volcano. The Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park has many activities like surfing and scuba diving to offer tourists.

A relaxing holiday on the sunny islands sounds exciting. But why not bump up the excitement by taking a ride around the island to seek out the mysterious Jarawas Tribe. There are many tour companies and travel websites that give you a complete tour of the Andaman Islands. It is better to book with a reliable tour company like Yatra so that you do not face problem in the wilderness.

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December 16, 2017 1:01 am Published by

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