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Top 10 Adventures in the Andaman Islands you must explore

When you are bored with the grey and monotonous lifestyle of the city, all you need is a vacation to the most exotic islands of India, the Andaman Islands. The Andaman Islands are one of the best and youngest holiday as well as honeymoon destinations in India. Its pristine beaches and exuberant greenery will be the quickest stress-busters you will ever need. This group of islands can are even called the “Tropical Paradise.”

Andaman and Nicobar is an archipelago located in the Bay of Bengal and is a cluster of about 300 islands. Only a few of them are inhabited and the rest are free from any kind of human interference. We can say that the Andaman Islands are a treasure trove of delightful experiences and breathtaking visuals.

This destination will quench your thirst for adventure and you can have so much fun going trekking and doing various water sports like snorkeling, sea walking, parasailing jet skiing, etc.

The top 10 adventures that you can have in this place depicting nature’s bliss are:

  1. Kayaking in the Andaman

Kayaking can give you the ultimate thrill and an experience you can never forget. The best places to go Kayaking are Havelock Island and Mayabunder Island. Havelock Island can stun you with the view of the water gleaming with a zillion fireflies on a full moon night, a scene so surreal you would want to experience once in your lifetime. This island also consists of a large number of mangroves. Mayabunder Island, too, has a peaceful environment and you can cruise through its greenery at your pace.

2. Scuba diving in Andaman

It always feels serene to be surrounded by silence, water, corals, and colorful fishes swimming by your side. Who would not want to go to Andaman and not go Scuba diving? The overwhelming experience and the deep-blue background will deeply rejuvenate you. The best places for Scuba diving are Havelock Islands, Mac Point, Lighthouse, Neil Island, Barren Island, Barracuda city, and the Aquarium.

3. Snorkeling in Andaman

Andaman is undoubtedly the haven of the splendors of the Indian Ocean. People love to go snorkeling to explore the beauty of the Ocean and be baffled by what it has to offer. This adventurous sport is better to plan in the winter months as the temperature stays between 20 to 30 C.

Some of the best places in Andaman for this sport are Elephant Beach in Havelock, North Bay Island near Port Blair, Red Skin Island, Kalipur Village Beach, and Neil Island beaches.

4. Trekking in the hillocks

Because of the great coastal hillocks, the terrains of Andaman are nice for trekking. Through the mountains, you come across the exotic and rare flora and fauna of the hillocks of Andaman. The best places to go for trekking are Mount Harriet to Madhuban, Chidiya Tapu to Kala Pahad, Radhanagar to Elephant beach, Baratang to Limestone Caves, and Lamiya Bay Beach to Saddle peak.

All of these places are home to different varieties of endemic birds and insect species, moths, etc. the view from the top of Mount Harriet shows a glimpse of the Light House of North Bay Island amidst all the greenery. You would have often seen this particular view at the back of the 20 rupees note. Exciting, is it not?

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From the coastline through the woods to the peaks of these hillocks, you will witness the marvelous beauty of this place. Also, trekking in Havelock Islands is a treat to the adventurous zealots. You can also spot indigenous tribes of Middle Andamans called the Jarawa tribes when you are on your way from Baratang Islands to the Limestone Caves. The Limestone Caves have beautifully crafted calcite stones that change their structure with the changing seasons. If this activity will not help you feel light, what will?

5. Bird-gazing

The Andaman Islands is home to around 265 species of birds out of which 39 are endemic. Ornithologists from all around the world come to explore unique species like Andaman Serpeant Eagle, Andaman Crake, Brown Caucal, Andaman Scops Owl, Hume’s Boobook, and many more. The best places to be visiting for bird gazing are Mount Harriet National Park, Sippi Ghat, Chidiya Tapu, Farar Ganj, and the majestic Havelock Island.

Mount Harriet was originally a reserve for species like Andaman Cuckoo Dove, Andaman Wood pigeon, Andaman Treepie, Olive-Backed Sunbird, Pintail Snipe to name just a few.

The best time for this activity is the morning because the birds are most active and you can see them peeping out of the nests, feeding their young ones. The evening scene of the birds returning to their cozy nests is also adorable.

6. Game fishing in Andaman

Game fishing means fishing for leisure and adventure. This sport is aimed at spreading awareness for the conversation of fish species. The sport involves the conservation of fish species. The sport involves catching as well as releasing the fish. The anglers are provided with an opportunity to learn fishing. It is a very adventurous as well as a competitive sport. There are various species of fish that you can observe in the Andaman Islands like the Black and the Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, Dogtooth Tuna, etc. The best places to go for game fishing are the Neil Island coast, Havelock Island, Richie’s Archipelago, Long Islands, Cinque Island, and Ruth Islands.

7. Jet Skiing

You will feel that adrenaline rush while playing this venturesome sport. You can also see the colorful water creatures hiding in the kaleidoscopic coral structures while jet skiing and it is the most amazing feeling. This is a safe sport and best enjoyed during the summers, but is strictly prohibited during the monsoon season and storms. The best places in Andaman where you can enjoy jet skiing are Havelock Island and Neil Island both of which are instilled with wholesome delight. The picturesque beauty along with crystal clear and mesmerizing waters will no doubt tempt you to try this one out.

8. Parasailing

Would you not enjoy the view of the serene blue color spread both over and beneath you? Just how beautiful the coast looks while parasailing is quite hard to put in words. The activity is a blend of both air and water-borne activities which makes it so much more exciting. It also has the perk of being the safest and most thrilling water sport for non-swimmers. This daring sport tops the bucket list of whoever loves a pinch of adventure added to their vacation. The best places for parasailing are Havelock Island and Corbyn’s Cove Beach. The aerial view of both of these palm-fringed places with lovely beaches will steal your breath away.

9. Exploring Neil Island on a bicycle

The rustic Neil Island demands us to slow down a little and appreciate the beauty of the amazing range of flora and fauna this place has to offer. So, exploring Neil Island or the Shaheed Dweep on a bicycle is a must. This may sound like a slow placed activity, but it feels exhilarating as you wander on the roads surrounded by the terrain of Andaman.

10. Sea Walking

This one, too, provides an opportunity to non-swimmers so that they can enjoy themselves to the fullest in the sea. It is also the safest sport for people belonging to all age groups and lifeguards accompany them for guidance. Sea walking is most commonly allowed in the morning at the North Bay Island and in the afternoon at Elephant Beach. Elephant Beach, located in Havelock Island is the best place for Sea Walking in Andaman.

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The promotion of eco-tourism has increased the tourist interaction of this place but still, this place just offers peace to each and every person visiting the islands. Besides adventures and sports, there are several iconic and beautiful places to visit in the Andaman Islands like Cellular Jail, Havelock Islands, Neil Island, etc. So, if you are planning for an escape from your daily routine to land more like paradise, you should try out the Andaman Islands.

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