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Andaman and Nicobar Island, best time, weather and places

Exotic Andaman and Nicobar, Know the best time to visit, visiting places and weather

Being a union territory of India Government is keep on promoting Andaman and Nicobar tourism for the last couple of years. Andaman is the home of tribes like Jarwa and Sentinels.

From not being visible clearly on the maps of India to being completely invisible on the world map, Andaman formed by a cluster of islands is a surprise, that has a lot to look out for. It is well balanced in lifestyle and extremely organized. It gives a paragon of beauty.

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are one of the best and youngest honeymoon destination in India, located at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. There are 572 islands in the territory which are blessed with a unique tropical rainforest, varieties of forest animals, exotic sea beaches and unique tourist attractions such as Cellular Jail, Barren Island, Corbyn's Cove Beach, and Mount Harriot.

Andaman and Nicobar islands map

Andaman and Nicobar islands map

Andaman and Nicobar Weather 

Andaman & Nicobar Islands has soothing weather most of the time through the year, but between October and May, but the best time to visit Andaman & Nicobar Islands is after winter and summer season. The weather stays clear and humid, but quite enjoyable. The temperature may differ based on season, but it is great for sightseeing, beach exploration, and water sports.

Monthly Weather in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C) January 24 29 February 24 30 March 24 31 April 26 32 May 26 31 June 25 29 July 25 29 August 25 29 September 25 30 October 25 30 November 26 30 December 25 29                                  Source: www.holidify.com

Andaman and Nicobar most attractive visiting places

Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island

Extolled as “Asia’s Best Beach” in 2004 by the TIME Magazine, the Radhanagar Beach is one of the must-visit beaches in Andaman that lies on the western coast of Havelock Island. The clean and the composed ambiance, far from the tourist humdrum, with farseeing white and silky and gleaming beneath the turquoise blue waters, is a perfect beachscape to take those long walks at an ideal sunset brimming over the horizon. Radhanagar Beach is also known for hosting underwater activities like snorkeling and scuba diving that lets the adventure seekers explore the colorful marine world.

Ross and Smith Island Beach

The unmatched and paradisaical beauty of the Ross and Smith Island beach, which is a natural sandbar connecting the two lonely islands, is yet another unruffled beaches in Andaman… rolling up beach lovers from all over the world. The Ross and Smith Island beach is a few nautical miles from the Diglipur Jetty and one can enjoy boat rides on the crystal clear blue water tinged with green. It is a haven for leisure and adventure activities like sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving.

Lalaji Bay Beach, Long Island

Another serene and spectacular beach in Andaman that is located on the western coast of Long Island and is well connected by regular ferries from Rangat, Middle Andaman, the Lalaji Bay Beach is a must-visit the destination for the skinny-dippers. From Long Island jetty one need to hire a Dunghi or walk for over an hour through a mangrove creek to reach the Lalaji Bay beach.

Wandoor Beach, Port Blair

Although it is one of the popular beaches in Andaman… the Wandoor Beach is still known for its scenic panorama that is ideal for swimming and coral sighting. Close to the Wandoor Beach… one can go for snorkeling and scuba diving at the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park that covers roughly 15 small nearby islands including Jolly Buoy, Boat, Alexandra, Red Skin, and Tarmugli and explore the beautiful coral world.

Casuarina Beach, Diglipur

The Casuarina beach is yet another sprawling white sand beach in Diglipur and is a retreat for adventure freaks heading to climb the Saddle Peak, which is the highest point in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Lamiya Bay Beach, Diglipur

Unlike other beaches in Andaman, the Lamiya Bay beach in Diglipur is little known to travelers and is layered with brown sand, rocks and dead corals. The environment of this beach builds an intense moment of solitude to travelers paying their visit. The Lamiya Bay beach can be reached via the same road that heads to Kalipur beach.

Corbyn’s Cove Beach, Port Blair

One of the closest beaches from Port Blair that is dipped in natural beauty, the Corbyn’s Cove beach is the most visited beaches in Andaman and is popular for several water sports and activities like jet skiing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and glass bottom cruises.

Limestone Caves, Baratang Island

Not to be missed!!! A real feast for the travelers’ eyes… the natural Limestone Caves in Baratang Island is among the major tourist attractions in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The route to these caves passes through the Tribal reserves and a dense forest that is crisscrossed by several creeks… making it an exciting trail. If you are lucky enough, you may catch a glimpse of a sun-bathing crocodile with its jaws wide open.

The Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve

access to this reserve requires a permit from the government as the island is home to the indigenous Nicobarese and Shompen people. Nonetheless… the reserve covers a vast area of about 885 square kilometers providing shelter to many endemic animal, bird, and plant species. Some of the major wildlife attractions are the Nicobar scrubfowl, the Edible-nest Swiftlet the Nicobar Long-tailed Macaque, the saltwater crocodile, giant Leatherback Sea Turtle, Malayan box turtle, Nicobar tree shrew, reticulated python and the giant robber crab

Cellular Jail, Port Blair

Built between 1896 and 1906 by the British, the Cellular Jail was used to exile political prisoners during the struggle for India’s independence. Today it is a national memorial and is open for tourists.

These islands can even change your lewd mood to an adventurous one as they provide you a host of splosh-gosh pelagic activities. And then you are out in the heathen emerald world… and your Jove-dove-judo persona will seethe to a treasure trove perk just when you enter the battle history of the ill-reputed ‘Cellular Jail’, which is now a World Heritage site and a memorial to the prisoner of the Indian Independence Movement.

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