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Best Time To Visit Port Blair

Best Time to Visit in Port Blair

Imagine the cold wind caressing your hair as you stand with your toes in the sand and watch the waves kiss the seashore.  Imagine building sandcastles with your family as the sea water sparkles in the sun. Port Blair is dotted with beaches and islands that are pretty as a picture. Rich in marine life, beauty, flora and fauna, Port Blair blooms in all seasons. 

The weather plays an extremely important role in deciding when to visit your chosen holiday destination. We, at Thomas Cook, will help you reach an informed decision by telling you what each season has in store for you. The ideal time to travel can only be decided once you weigh all the pros and cons of each season. We have also listed down the precautionary measures that you must take before you head out; be it summer, monsoon or winter. 

 

Peak Season – October to April 

Shoulder Season – March to May 

Low Season – June to September 

 

Travel Seasons

Min/Max Temperature

Season

March to June

24-30 °C

Summer - Pleasantly warm

June to September

24-33°C

Monsoon - Moderate to heavy rainfall

October to February

15-34 C

Winter - Pleasant weather

 

Port Blair in Summer (March – May)

Temperature - The air temperature during the season of summer ranges between 24°C and 30°C.

Weather – The sea water reflects the dancing rays of the sun. With the weather being comfortably warm and not harsh, it too allows one to engage in adventure and sightseeing activities. If you are a water baby, you are in luck! This season is just perfect for scuba diving. Head to Havelock island rich in marine life and great underwater visibility to explore the marine way of life. 

Significant events – Apart from its verdant landscapes, sandy beaches and rich marine life, Port Blair in summer has a lot to offer. The Beach festival held in the month of April entertains you with activities such as volleyball, kabaddi and tug of war. This festival goes on for three days and is organised by the tourism department. This is the perfect time to get rid of the lazy blues and spend some active time with your family, engaging in healthy competition. 

Why you should visit now – This time of the year is blessed with just the right amount of heat for you to set out on an adventure or simply soak up the sun at the beach. You could head to the Gandhi Park and watch the sunset as you sip on some hot tea or maybe read a book. Head to the Jolly Buoy island to look at the underwater sea life and coral reefs as you traverse along the sea water in a glass bottom boat. 

Things to know before the visit – Plan your itineraries and things to take accordingly. Book your tickets well in advance to stay on the safer side. 

Tips – Carry waterproof clothes, mosquito repellents and sports shoes if you plan to engage in adventure activities. Carry sunscreen and a pair or two of glasses. 

 

Port Blair in Monsoon (June – September)

Temperature - The air temperature during the season of monsoon ranges between 24°C and 33°C.

Weather – The weather of monsoon in Port Blair does have the occasional threat of a thunderstorm and hence the tourist season is rather lean at this time of the year. As the days go by, temperatures dip further. However, the sun kissed azure sea and the cushiony wet sand are luxuries you will have all to yourself with almost no tourists around. 

Significant events – As if the pitter patter of the raindrops were not music to the ears already, the Monson Music festival is now synonymous to the monsoon season in Port Blair. A major highlight of this season, this festival comprises musical concerts, DJ sets and dance programs. Moreover, the Indian Navy, Coast Guard, Army and the Air Force also arrange some shows that portray the might and vigour of the island.

Why you should visit now – This is the best time to visit in case you are looking for some quality time with your family, away from the rush of the tourists. Have a private beach party with your family since this time of the year is usually off-season, you finally won’t have to be worried about crowded beaches! You could also head to Bharatpur beach to engage in some snorkelling and lose yourself in the beauty of vibrant coral reefs and dense marine life.

Things to know before the visit – Since this is the off season, make sure you avail discounts and offers on tickets and accommodation. Do check the weather report before you plan your itinerary.

Tips – Carry umbrellas, warm clothes and raincoats. Keep a watch on the roads while travelling and also figure out alternate routes. 

 

Port Blair in Winter (October - February)

Temperature - The air temperature during the season of winter fluctuates between 15°C and 34°C.

Weather –The mild winters in Port Blair make it the perfect time to venture outdoors and explore this tropical paradise. This is a good time to plan out beach activities and water sports making it the best time to visit Port Blair in. The agreeable weather also allows for some bird watching. However, you will not feel any shivers down your spine since this season is hardly chilly. 

Significant events – The fact that this region is a tropical paradise, dotted with breezy beaches fit for families, lovebirds and solo travellers is not the only reason people flock here in this season. Port Blair has a lot more to offer than its beaches. A plethora of festivals and events unlike any other make Port Blair a holiday destination to remember. The highlight of this season is the fortnight long Island Festival held in the month of December. This festival aims to celebrate the culture of the island and promote tourism. A display of true Port Blair flavour, you will find everything from local handicraft items to collections of rare and indigenous flora and fauna. Local dance and music performances also display the heritage and way of life of this island and its people. Another festival that takes you deeper into the roots of this island is the Block Mela. This festival portrays the way of life of the rural population of Andaman and Nicobar. 

Why you should visit now – This time of the year is perfect for the adventure enthusiast since it is ideal to engage in water sports. It is difficult not to heed to the call of the clear and inviting sparkling waters of the various beaches dotted along this island. This season also brings with it, other thrilling and fascinating outdoor activities. Head to the Mount Harriet National Park, the tropical evergreen forest to engage in some bird watching. Visit the seven endangered species comprising of the Andaman wood pigeon, Andaman Scops Owl, Andamn Boobook, Andaman Woodpecker, Andaman Cuckoo Dove, Andaman Drongo and Andaman Treepie.

 

Things to know before the visit – Winter being the peak season, make sure you book your tickets and accommodation well in advance to avoid any hassle later. Even though the weather is usually mild, carry some light sweaters or shawls, just in case. 

Tips – Be wary of the prices as it is the peak season and book your tickets well before time. Do not forget to weigh your options. Plan your activities and itinerary according to the weather. While you pack, make sure you include warm clothes, a jacket, sunscreen and some glasses.

 

Tempted to leave everything behind and rush to this tropical paradise? All you have to do is make one stop at our website and go through the Port Blair packages that we offer. Contact us right away to book your tickets and accommodation! 

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