Long famous beaches among travelers, for its world-class diving and distant location in the middle of nowhere, the Andaman Islands the ideal place to get away from city life.The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a territory of India although they are closer to Myanmar and Thailand geographically speaking. Badly hit in the 2004 tsunami, most of the tourist destinations are back and running. The island offer beautiful sand beaches and a heaven for nature lovers.The capital of the Andaman and Nicobar islands is Port Blair.International Visitors,will need a special permit to visit the islands which can be obtained easily in Port Blair. The permit does not give you access to all islands. For the Nicobar Islands you need a separate tribal area entry permit and this can be hard to get. Still, there is enough to keep you busy on the Andaman Islands.
Andaman has the famous Cellular Jail, a large prison from the early 1900’s which has become a monument to Indian freedom fighters who were imprisoned here.
Andaman offers a lot apart from beaches and Chatham Saw Mill is one such great place to visit.Asia’s biggest and oldest saw mill, Chatham Saw Mill, is situated at Chatham Island and is a popular tourist destination. The mill dates back to 1883 and was set up by the British.
Other places not to be missed in Andaman are the Marine Museum, the Anthropological Museum.
If you want an exotic fun filled activities, delicious food, and experience beautiful nature and get the international vacation feel then Andaman to Go.Surrounded with coral rocks that support marine life including sharks, its a destination for scuba diving and snorkeling. They're also popular for water skiing, windsurfing and fishing. Oceanside camping and hiking is possible on some islands.
Weather in Andaman is hot and humid tropical conditions with the rainy season from July to October.
Summers (March to May) are warm but pleasant with sea breeze and have humidity. It is suitable for all kinds of tourist activities.
Monsoon season is also recommended for visit to Andaman & Nicobar Islands as tourist can have more options both indoors and outdoors.The lush green vegetation and scenic beauty of the islands are more beautiful in monsoon.
Hotels in Andamans offer attractive discounts during monsoon seasons.Winters (December to February) are not chilly and ideal for sight seeing.
Getting To Andaman
Port Blair can can be reached from Kolkata and Chennai by air.
You can travel over sea to Port Blair from Kolkata, Chennai and Vishakhapatnam. In total, there are usually 4 to 6 sailings a month between Port Blair – once every two weeks from Kolkata to Port Blair (56 hours) and weekly in high season from Chennai to Port Blair (60 hours).Check the official tourism website. which usually posts an up-to-date schedule.There is usually a service once a month from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.