Never forego your vacations because they give you the memories and help revive the fresh feeling in your mind. It is an investment everyone should make and the head of the family has the responsibility of picking the destination that thrills and has many affordable options. In this case, you are in the cushy seat with a ticket for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Fill Your Vacations to the Brim
Do plenty of activity – you can do some of them only at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. But, planning ahead helps you make the right choice in case something crops up and suddenly find yourself short of time. So, go through the entire list and see which activities you must not miss and which ones you can afford to.
Trekking and snorkeling are among the best pastimes on Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Elephant Beach at Havelock Island is one of the best places for snorkeling. The name for the beach comes from the huge number of elephants on the beach. You can ride them if you want to.
South Button is an island, a small distance away from Havelock that is wonderful for snorkeling. It costs 4000 INR for one snorkeling trip. If you prefer a less-crowded option, then go to Neil Island. You will have the freedom or exploring beaches by yourself. The North Bay Island, Port Blair is also good for snorkeling. But, you will have more tourist rush here because it is so close.
Aquarium is the best place for scuba diving for beginners. The depth is not more than 30-35 feet and you have lots of fish and marine life here. This is on Havelock Island. If you are an expert diver, then head for Barracuda City. The depth of the waters here is 80-90 feet and you will find many secrets in the unexplored depths here.
For a secluded experience, head to Neil Island. The best place is Bus Stop that has small reefs with sandy bottoms. The depth of the water is 50-60 feet. And experience night time scuba diving at Lighthouse. This is at Havelock Island and the water depth is 20-40 feet. You get to see many different fish species such as the Humpback Parrot fish, lobster, and octopus.
Trekking to Munda Pahar
The Munda Pahar beach is 25 kilometers from the capital city Port Blair. This is famous as a trekking trail and is close to the Chidiya Tapu beach. This is the best sunset point in the Andamans. You can see many kinds of birds here giving it its name.
Chidiya Tapu meaning ‘Island of Birds.’ Coral viewing and fishing are the other two activities for the tourists. You can trek to the southernmost point of South Andaman through the lush forests on the beach at Chidiya Tapu. If you go by afternoon, you can return in time to watch the sunset. You will not have any restaurants but if you go to the entrance, you can see a few food stalls.
You get to see orchids and the white-spotted deer here. Other than that, you will find an astonishing collection of seashells here. You can go up to the forest guest house on top of the hillock and get a commanding view of the setting sun from there.
Kayaking in mangroves
Havelock is a wonderful kayaking destination for holiday makers. The two to three hours sea-kayaking trip costs 2500-3000 INR. They also have night kayaking for the more adventurous spirited. The Andaman Mangroves is one-fifth of the total mangroves in India. They give you refreshments and a life-jacket and you will be accompanied by an instructor. This is a wonderful experience but the weather must hold if you wish to go kayaking. They do not allow kayaking in bad weather.
You need not know swimming for this underwater seawalk. You go to Havelock Island Dock and take a boat to Elephant Beach. Then, you wait for your turn for the Sea Walk. They place a helmet on your head. This has breathing apparatus attached so you can breathe underwater. The instructor will accompany you and take photographs if you want them. The walk lasts for 20-30 minutes and costs 3500 INR per adult.
Coral Safari Semi Submarine
The Coral Safari is a boat that takes you to the deep sea and allows you to see the underwater life from the comfort of your air-conditioned cabin. This is possible because the bottom of the 100-seater boat has glass windows. You get to see colorful corals and rare species of fish from close range. It is a remarkable experience. The cost for this is about 1800 INR.
Indulge in the best watersport of all time, fishing at Andaman and Nicobar Islands. You have coral trout, grouper, red snapper, sailfish, bluefin, and more in the clear waters surrounding the island. Many of these weigh more than 20 kilogram. You have many jigging points around the island. Choose a good vessel and you are good to go.
The entry point for all island hoppers is Port Blair. All boats reach here early in the morning allowing you to move to the other islands before it gets late. Neil Island is an unspoilt island that has plenty of activity like scuba diving and trekking. The ticket price from Port Blair to Neil Island is 196 INR. You can buy them once you are aboard.
The other islands include Long Island that has dense forests and a decent beach. This remote island has no tourist infrastructure. The roads are narrow and you must walk all the way. Again, the price by boat is 196 INR. When you travel north you come to the village of Kalipur on North Andaman. Here you can experience peaceful village life.
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Take plenty of pictures and upload them to the web. This is easy because most smartphones have decent cameras and a decent storage space. Share your experience not only with your friends but also others you do not know because they will benefit by it. You can post these to popular social networking websites through Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp.