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10 Things You Must Do While in Andaman

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Located about 1000 km off the eastern coast of India in the Bay of Bengal, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands is one of the most beautiful and exotic destinations of this country. This group of small and large islands is well-known for their white sand beaches, clear blue waters, palm trees, mangrove forests, coral reefs, and even an active volcano. All this makes the Andaman Islands one of the best adventure places in India. Water sports such as scuba diving or snorkeling are a big attraction on these beaches.

The 10 must-do activities in Andaman are:

Island Hopping:

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A paradise for nature lovers, Andaman is ideal for a family vacation. The turquoise waters and virgin beaches paint a serene and calm picture. The surrounding tropical forests and exciting marine life adds to the allure of these islands. The Radhanagar Beach located in Havelock Island is popularly considered to be the “best beach of India”. For photography lovers, the clear blue water and the surrounding lush greenery make for an awesome click. Other famous islands to visit are Ross Island, Long Island, Baratang Island, and the beautiful Neil Island. Discover true natural beauty as you hop from one island to the other.

Scuba Diving:

Andaman & Nicobar is regarded as a prime destination for adventure tourism in India. It is among the best places for scuba diving in India. Dive deep into the ocean and get a chance to experience underwater life. Witness the amazing beauty of multi-colored coral reefs and other marine life. Havelock Island is considered the best spot to enjoy scuba diving in Andaman.

Snorkeling:

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Visit the Cellular Jail:

Famously known as the Kaala Paani, the Cellular Jail in Port Blair is one of the major tourist attractions in Andaman. The structure was used by the British to exile political prisoners. Several freedom fighters like Batukeshwar Dutt, Veer Savarkar, Yogendra Shukla and many more were imprisoned here. It is a testament to our freedom struggle. Today, the jail stands tall as a memorial monument. During the evening, a light and sound show is held to tell the history of this place. It can be a fun educational experience for children visiting with their families.

Dolphin Watching:

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The young ones in your family will love this part of the trip. Dolphins are playful creatures loved by people of all ages, especially kids. Havelock Island is the most favored spot for dolphin watching. Take a jetty and sail to the middle of the sea. With luck on your side, you can witness a pack of dolphins playing around in their natural environment.

Sea Walking:

Andaman has earned a reputation for adventure tourism in India thanks to the various adventure activities offered here in the islands. One of the most thrilling activities is the underwater sea walk conducted at t North Bay Island and Havelock Island. What makes this activity so popular is because the person need not know any swimming. Tourists are given a helmet attached to an oxygen cylinder, allowing them to breathe normally. Enjoy a walk at the bottom of the sea as a multitude of fishes floats above your head. It is truly a once-in-a-life opportunity, one that cannot be missed.

Seaplane Ride:

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Get a taste of Bollywood life as you travel in a seaplane. Witness a bird’s eye view of the islands and be marveled at the tremendous natural beauty. Appreciate the top view of the major islands of Port Blair, Neil Island, Havelock Island, Long Island and many more.

Barren Island Tour:

The Barren Island in Andaman is the site of the only active volcano in India. Lying along a chain of volcanoes from Sumatra to Myanmar, this is the only confirmed active volcano in South Asia. This is undoubtedly one of the best adventure places in India. A visit to Barren Island is one of the must-do activities to do for your family in Andaman.

Bird Watching:

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Bird Island, locally known as Chidiya Tapu, is one of the best spots for bird watching. Bursting with rich flora and fauna, the place is home to more than 46 species of birds including parrots, macaws, doves, parakeets, eagles and much more. This island is also famous as the Sunset Point. As the sky changes colors from orange to crimson, it is one of the best places in Andaman to catch a beautiful sunset. It is ideal for a relaxed evening outing with your family.

Limestone Caving:

The gigantic limestone caves found in Baratang Island are a natural wonder that must be visited. Formed out of massive sedimentary rocks, an excursion to these mysterious caves can be enjoyed by the whole family. From the Baratang jetty, tourists can hire a boat that navigates through a mangrove creek. Then you walk for another 2 km to reach the caves. It is a day’s worth of adventure.

So what are you waiting for? Spend your days lazing around in the picturesque beaches, or take a deep dive under the sea. Andaman offers something exciting for all members of your family. Now hurry and book a seat for your Andaman adventure with Kiros Travels adventure tour package to the Andaman Islands. Happy Travelling!

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