If Andaman is your next holiday destination, you have made a perfect choice! With summers approaching soon, there can be no better choice to enjoy the cool winds at Andaman's incredibly picturesque white sand beaches with their crystal clear blue waters. But, if you think Andaman is all about sands and beaches, you are completely wrong. There is so much to do on the island that you may have never thought of. This complete guide will help you through all that you can see, do, and eat at Andaman.
What to see at Andaman?
Obviously, beaches are the first thing that one can see at the Andaman. With a number of beaches spread across the archipelago, there are certain beaches you should not miss out while you are there. These include Radhanagar Beach, Wandoor Beach, Corbyn's Cove, Elephant Beach, and Laxmanpur Beach.
Next, you can not afford to miss out on the Cellular Jail in Port Blair. This place signifies the Indian freedom struggle and showcases how prisoners lived during those times. While you are there, do not forget to check out the Netaji Gallery, Veer Savarkar's Cell, and Library on Freedom Movement. You must also attend the Light & Sound Show held at the Jail every evening, which is the saga of the heroic struggle of the revolutionary men during India's freedom struggle.
One of the most amazing things you can see at Andaman is the active volcano at Barren Island – the only active volcano in South Asia. This is a 100 million old volcano that erupts even today.
Another amazing experience you can get on the Baratang Island when you visit the Limestone Caves and mud volcanoes.
What to do at Andaman?
Scuba diving – Have you experienced going down to the waterbed and exploring the amazing marine life and water being species? This is your one chance to do so and appreciate Mother Nature's beautiful work!
Snorkeling – Too scared to go all the way down? Worry not! You can opt for snorkeling, where you just need to go a little below the water surface to encounter the fishes swim by your face.
Water sports – Apart from the two most popular water activities of snorkeling and scuba diving, you can also indulge in other water sports like jet skiing, parasailing, underwater walking, and glass bottom boat riding.
Trekking – Something unexpected on the beautiful island! Along with beaches and waters, you also get to walk through the dense mangrove forests and arrange for a memorable trek from Mount Harriet to Madhuban, so making your Andaman trip even more adventurous.
What to eat at Andaman?
It goes without saying that you can get scrumptious seafood at the Andaman. It could have the fresh fried fish at an island in the archipelago during the early mornings, or the special whole lobster at New Lighthouse Restaurant and the seafood platter at Red Snapper. However, if seafood is not something that excites you, you also have amazing options of Indian, Thai, Continental, and Italian cuisines at the island!
How to travel in Andaman?
If you are wondering how you would travel while you stay on the island, or how you would travel from one island of the archipelago to another, worry not! We have all of it covered for you. You can have private jeeps, minivans, and motorbikes rented to take you sightseeing. And, when you plan to move around between Havelock Island, Neil Island, and Port Blair, you can have a cruise to Neil Island and Havelock from Port Blair and back. Another option is booking a ferry to Havelock and Neil Island.