Famous for its sun-kissed beaches, interesting tribal cultures, spell-binding vistas and friendly locals, the Andaman Islands are a pristine haven for holidaymakers. When monsoons hit this part of India, the destination turns all the more magical. However, due to heavy downpours, the sea gets rough and sightseeing becomes inconvenient. To discover the Andamans’ magical charms sans the rain and thick crowds head to the destination right after the monsoons. This is the off peak travel season in the Andamans and you may find attractive discounts on flights, hotels and other holiday deals. Besides, the weather is fabulous after the rains. Isn’t it tempting?
Here are some reasons why this Indian archipelago deserves to be your next holiday destination.
The Pristine Charm of Radhanagar Beach
Radhanagar Beach’s reputation as one of the best beaches in Asia is well known and well deserved. A gorgeous blend of the sun, sand, and the surf here leaves a spell-binding effect on visitors. With almost no tourists around, especially during this time of the month, the beach becomes the perfect spot for peace-loving people and romantic couples.
The Historical Cellular Jail
Cellular Jail, infamous as Kala Pani, was built in 1906. The jail has many small cells, where Indian freedom fighters were held. Now, it is a popular historical attraction. Apart from its unique architecture, the Light and Sound show here intrigues visitors. The show is held in the evenings.
Enjoy Local Culture and Food
There are many tribal communities in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and tourists may interact with some of tribes. The Jawaras, for instance, are known for their friendly behaviour and interesting traditions. Many local agencies organize tours to meet the tribals and learn about their intriguing, age-old customs. The Andamans is also popular for its delicious food, especially the fresh seafood.
Snorkelling at Nail Island
The picturesque Neil Island is just a short ferry ride from Port Blair. Apart from the breathtaking vistas of surrounding beaches and forests, the place is popular for its exotic marine life. Come and explore enchanting coral reefs and abundance of other aqua creatures at the diving sites near Bharatpur Beach. Both novices and experts can dive here.