When you’re surrounded by Bay of Bengal, unspoiled beaches, diverse cultures, traditions and ethnicities, and amazing people, there are so many different things you can do! In Andaman, there’s no place for a frown or a dull moment as every corner or rather every direction has something new to offer you. Though tourists are allowed only in a few islands, the number of islands that allow you to ensure you have a whale of a time for as long as you’re there.
As Indians, we have very little exposure to spelunking and even fewer places to venture into it. However, Andaman lets you get hands-on with the adventure activity in its limestone caves and it’s the closest you’ll get to cave exploration in India after the caves of the northeast. Besides, you also have the amazing Havelock Island, one of the few islands allowed for the development of tourism by the authorities. There’s also the NeilIsland and attractions like the Cellular Jail, Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex, Barren Island, and more exciting water sport activities like banana boating, parasailing, scuba diving and more await you. For those of you looking for interesting and unique things to do in Andaman, a visit to the Barren islands will have most of your adventure goals ticked off.
A place so diverse cannot be without its fair share of shopping avenues and popular bazaars. The shopping centers or rather streets offer everything tourists look forward to buying in a new place – fresh organic indigenous produce of fruits and vegetables, souvenirs, seashells, pearls, wooden products, cane products, scarves and more. One of the exciting activities apart from watching volcanoes and caves is hitting the local market and simply checking out the products on the store. The markets in Andaman bring you closer to the culture, traditions and the diversities in the islands and also connect you with the locals who offer insights and information for free.
One of the most common concerns or things travelers look forward to in a holiday destination. In Andaman, however, this is never a concern because the place is as Indian as it gets. Though catering to tourists from around the world, the restaurants, food joints and eateries are Indian at heart and satisfy the taste buds of every class of traveler. So, regardless of whether you love seafood, eggs, vegetarian dishes, continental or purely non-vegetarian, Andaman has surprises lined up for you. Besides, the islands also have local cuisines on offer that have a distinct tropical flavor in their delicacies.
People at Andaman are mind-blowing. They don’t just know how to live in harmony with nature and conserve them for the generations to come but also enjoy other aspects of life – like partying. They have some really happening nightclubs and restaurants in the islands that ensure tourists and visitors don’t end up feeling homesick when it comes to partying. The scenic oceans that awe visitors during the day also acts as a magnificent backdrop for parties at night. The continuous waves hitting the shore dance to their own rhythm and tunes while trying to catch up with the contemporary manmade forms of music. All these make Andaman the perfect destination for nightlife too.