While you are planning to visit the Andaman, most of you might be thinking about the pantheon of adventure activities which are in store. With a long list of things to do in Andaman, the place has become one of the most sought after destinations across the globe.
The place offers you activities ranging from parasailing to deep sea diving, from trekking the islands to sea walking; there is plenty to do where you would lose yourself completely. If you happen to be one of those people who loves to click picture, well this is one place which you have to visit.
Andamans have roughly about 300 islands out of which only 36 are inhabitable and most of the places here are untouched and offer some of the most beautiful natural settings. If you love to spend time counting the waves, then simply head to the beaches which are around you. So to make things easier, we bring you some of the best things to do when you are in the Andamans.
1. Mangrove Kayaking
Mangrove kayaking is something one must try at Mayabunder in the Andaman. The green mangroves of the Andamans comprise of 1/5th of India's entire mangrove cover. While sea kayaking is very popular amongst the visitors here, mangrove kayaking is also something which is gaining popularity here and attracts visitors from across the globe for the same.
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2. Sea Walking
Sea walking is one of the latest additions in the Andamans which is becoming common now. The underwater sea walk stands out from the other activities and is one of its kind, which you must experience while taking a tour through the islands. One can see the sublime marine life, the underwater fauna, corals and large variety of fish moving around freely in their own home grounds.
3. Island Hopping
Begin your journey from Port Blair, the capital of the group of islands. From here one can make use of the ferries owned by the government to travel to various islands. The Neil Island, Havelock, etc. are some of the most important islands for one to explore.
These islands have a large number of water sports, in which scuba diving is one of the must dos and every island has something different and unique to offer; the islands are also surrounded by some of the most beautiful beaches of the country.
4. Glass-bottom Boating
If snorkelling and scuba diving are not your cup of tea, but you want to witness the colourful marine and coral lives? Well the perfect solution to that is glass-bottom boating. As the name suggests, it is a boat ride with a transparent bottom where you would get to see the beautiful corals and the marine life of the Bay of Bengal. One of most well-known destinations for this activity is the Dolphin Beach in Havelock Island.
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5. Seaplane Ride
A ride in the seaplane is one of the best experiences which you would come across while visiting this cluster of islands. The seaplane ride offers a beautiful and breathtaking view of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands through the major islands of Port Blair, Neil Island, Havelock Island, Long Island and many more.
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6. Watch The Dolphins
Dolphin watching is another must-do activity in the Andamans. Those who are keen on spotting these friendly mammals, head to the Lalaji Bay Beach on the Long Island or Jolly Buoy Island inside the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park in Havelock Island and watch these playful creature tease you as you interact with them.