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20 Best Things To Do In Andaman

20 Best Things to do in Andaman

If you are thinking of planning a trip to Andaman for your next holiday then you have landed on the right article. The Andaman and Nicobar Island, located on the Bay of Bengal is the perfect destination for a fun and exciting holiday. With white-sandy beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters and rich marine, Andaman Islands offers a wide range of fun-activities and things to do. Beach Hopping, enjoying water sports, visiting historic sites and indulging in local cuisine are some of the best things to do in Andaman. For more things to do, check our list of top 20 things to do in Andaman and Nicobar Island.

List of top 20 Things to do in Andaman

Radhanagar Beach

Visit one of the most beautiful beaches in Asia and the best in India. This white sand beach is just perfect for a sunbathing session or a quick swim. You can also participate in various enthralling adventures here in Radhanagar Beach. Also, do not miss the sunset here, which is eye-catching and stunning.

  • Best Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Things to do : Sunbathing & Watersports

2. Sea walking in Andaman

Sea Walking in Andaman

Sea Walking can be one of the most unique things to do in Andaman. Because you can freely walk under the water with just a helmet on your head, you will appreciate nature’s magnificence and discover rare things about the underwater world during this fun activity. Do try this fun-filled activity on your trip to the Andaman Islands.

  • Location: Elephant Beach, Havelock Island
  • Price: INR 3500/-

3. Drive towards Kalapathar Beach

Kalapathar Beach

Kalapathar Beach in Havelock Island is one of the most serene and pristine beaches in Andaman and Nicobar Island. Tourists consider this beach perfect for leisure time with their families. The best thing about visiting this beach is the drive towards it. It has to be one of the topmost things to do in Andaman and Nicobar, along with your family. The coloured water on one side and the road on the other make the way picturesque.

  • Best time to visit: October to May
  • Activities to try: Paradiving & Boating

4. Witnessing Bioluminescence in Andaman

Witness bioluminescence in havelock Island, Andaman

Ever thought of how would it feel like to walk on the stars? Then, make it a reality on Havelock Island in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. You will get a chance to witness millions of stars in the Andaman Sea. You can also opt for night kayaking to enhance your experience of witnessing bioluminescence in Andaman. For the best sight of bioluminescence in Andaman, the new moon nights are considered the best occasion.

  • Location – Havelock Island
  • Best time: November to February

5. Snorkeling

Snorkeling in Andaman

Snorkelling is one of the best water activities and top things to do in Andaman and Nicobar Island. Snorkeling is often on tourists’ lists when they plan a vacation to this beautiful island. North Bay Beach and Elephant Beach are famous for this adventurous water activity. Although if you want to have the best experience of Snorkeling, then you should consider Havelock due to its more diverse underwater world.

  • Location: North Bay & Elephant Beach
  • Price Range: INR 600 – 4000/-

6. Trekking at Chidiya Tapu

Chidiya Tapu

Trekking at Chidiya Tapu is one of the best activities you can participate in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Trek to Mundapahad at Chidiya Tapu, Port Blair, is a favourite activity of sunset lovers. This one-hour trek will serve you some of the most outstanding views of the open sea of Port Blair.

  • Best time to visit: October to May
  • Price: None

7. Scuba Diving

Neil Island Scuba diving

Scuba Diving is the top thing to do in Andaman. It is often considered among the best and most exciting things to do in Andaman and Nicobar with friends and family. You will be exploring the exotic underwater life and witnessing rare coral reels. And one does need to know swimming for Scuba Diving.

  • Best time: November to May
  • Location – Havelock Island
  • Price: INR 3500/-

8. Sea Plane Adventure

Sea Plane Adventure in Andaman

 Sea Plane adventure is one of the most exciting things you can do in Andaman, especially with your family. This unique and adventurous ride will take you from Port Blair to Havelock Island. It would be a 15-minute flight which would cost around INR 2k per person (one way).

  • Location – Port Blair
  • Best time to visit: October to May
  • Price: INR 2000/-

9. Paragliding

Paragliding in Andaman

 Paragliding is another adventurous and thrilling activity in Andaman and Nicobar Island. It can be one of the best things you can do on your trip to Andaman with your friends. Glide through the sky and catch a bird’s eye view of the island.

  • Timing: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Price – 3500

10. Glass Bottom Boat Ride

Glass bottom boat ride - Best thing to do in Andaman

Glass Bottom Boat Ride is one of the most exciting as well as soothing things to do in Andaman. If you do not wish to do scuba diving and Snorkeling but also want to look at the underwater world, then this is for you. You can enjoy it on the north bay coral island and water sports complex at INR 500.

  • Location – North Bay Island
  • Prices: INR 600/-

11. Explore the Limestone Caves in Baratang Island

Limestone cave near Baratang Island - 1

Baratang Island is perfect for anyone exploring unexplored, mysterious caves. It can be one of the most unique things to do with your friends in Andaman. The majestic limestones can amuse anyone. Explore the narrow caves and get closer to nature here.

  • Best time to visit: October to February
  • Entry type – Free

12. Enjoying romantic walks with your partner in Port Blair

Romantic Walks near Port Blair

Who does not likes leisure walks with their partner on beautiful beaches? Havelock Island in Andaman is the best spot for a romantic walk with your partner or better half. The white sands, turquoise blue water, and soulful environment of Neil Island are perfect for relaxing and rejuvenating yourself.

  • Best time to Visit – October to May
  • Entry Type – Free

13. Kayaking

Kayaking in Andaman

Kayaking is a trendy water sport in Andaman. Especially the Mangroove Kayaking is quite popular here. You will explore the rich mangroves at Havelock Island by paddling the kayak. The price for kayaking starts from INR 3.5k usually, but it can vary from season to season.

  • Location: Havelock Island, Baratang Island & Port Blair
  • Price: INR 3500 

14. Light and Sound Show in Cellular Jail

Light and Sound Show in Cellular Jail of Andaman Island

Participate in one of the most happening light and sound show organized in Cellular Jail, Andaman. It is an extremely popular event which every tourists attend. Along with this show, explore the intense history of cellular Jail which is also known as “Kaala Pani”. This place is also one of the best sightseeing locations in entire Andaman and Nicobar Isalnd.

  • Timing: 7 am to 9 pm
  • Entry Fees: 30 rupees
  • Light & Sound Show Charges – 300 rupees

15. Visit the Barren Island

Barren Island - unique place to visit in Andaman

Looking to do something unique on your Andaman trip? Then visit Barren Island. A short trip to Barren Island for a volcano tour is a famous offbeat thing to do in Andaman. It has the only active volcano in India, with little to no human inhabitation here.

  • Location – Middle Andaman
  • Best Time To Visit: November to February  

16. Sunset at Neil Island

Sunset at Neil Island

Every sunset lover must for once visit Laxmanpur Beach at Neil Island in Andaman. Undoubtedly this beach has some of the most enchanting and breathtaking views you can ever witness during sunset. It is advised to carry your mat for a comfortable time on the beach.

  • Location – Laxmanpur Beach, Neil Island 
  • Best time to Visit: 9:oo am to 6:00 pm 

17. Turtle Nesting at Diglipur Island

Turtle Nesting Diglipur Island, Andaman

One of the most unique and offbeat things to do in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands has to be Turtle Nesting at Diglipur Island. Spotting the turtle and watching it lay eggs is an exciting thing indeed. Kalipur and Ramnagar Beach are the perfect spots for Turtle Nesting on Diglipur Island.

  • Location – Ramnagar Beach, Diglipur Island
  • Best time to Visit: October to June
  • Other Activities to try: Scuba diving & Trekking

18. Game fishing in Andaman

Fishing Game In Andaman

Another great activity to indulge in Andaman is Game Fishing. For fishing enthusiasts, It is a great option to spend leisure time. Havelock Island and Port Blair are two good places to indulge in this activity. The activity can be done from October to April with prior permission from the authorities.

  • Best Location – Havelock Island
  • Best time to visit – November to June

19. Taste Authentic food

Andaman Authentic Cuisine

Food is the most important thing anywhere we go. The food served in Andaman and Nicobar Islands is lip-smacking and delicious. You’ll be getting a wide variety of fresh and yummy seafood. You can also try other cuisines here, such as Indian, continental, etc.

  • Locations : Something Different – A Beach Side Cafe, Amaya & Full Moon Cafe

20. Stay in Beach Resorts

Beachside Resorts in Andaman

A trip to Andaman always stays incomplete if you don’t stay in a beach resort here. A beachside resort stay at Neil and Havelock Island can be one of your most exciting experiences. You’ll find luxurious as well as budget stays here. Staying here will make you feel more connected to nature for sure.

  • Best Resorts options –  Taj Exotica, Tilar Siro & Welcomhotel by ITC
  • Price Range: INR 12000 to 30000 per night

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Frequently Asked Questions About Andaman & Nicobar Island:

The top 10 things to do in Andaman and Nicobar Islands are scuba diving, Snorkeling, night kayaking at havelock island, visiting tribal reserves, hopping on various islands, enjoying sightseeing, watching light and sound shows at cellular jail, visiting the best beach of Asia, exploring Mahatma Gandhi National Marine Park, and try sea walking.

Yes, water sports in Andaman and Nicobar Islands are perfectly safe. All the water activities are done under trained professionals and their guidance. Strict safety measures are taken during any water activity, including scuba diving, Snorkeling, sea walking, kayaking, etc.

Some of the best things to do in Andaman and Nicobar Islands in December are Glass Bottom Boating, Sea Walking, Mangrove Kayaking, water activities enjoying the Light & Sound show in Cellular Jail, and celebrating Christmas and New Year’s here.

There are many things one can do in Port Blair. Visiting the cellular jail and enjoying the sound and light show there is one of the favourite things to do for tourists here. You can also visit Japanese War Bunkers, Viper Island, North Bay Island, Chidiya Tapu, Ross Island, Barren Island, etc. 

The beaches in Andaman and Nicobar Island are calming and mesmerising. The most popular beaches here are Radhanagar Beach, Elephant Beach, Kala Pathar, Wandoor, and Corbyn’s Cove. Sitapur Beach, Kalipur Beach, etc.

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