The white sand coastline of the Andaman and Nicobar islands is one of the greatest treasures to exist in India. It is a quintessentially dreamy destination endowed with a plethora of emerald sparkling beaches. With a total of 572 islands scatted in the pristine turquoise blue waters, out of which only 37 of them are inhabited, the Andaman and Nicobar islands are one of the most amazing yet undeniably isolated parts of the union territory of India.
Nicobar is embedded with Katchal Island, which was the first island to receive the first picturesque sunrise of this millennium, on January 1st, 2000. It is home to many tribal communities, among which the most isolated one has its home on the north sentinel island and does not allow travelers.
You can also enjoy the sights of the only active volcano in this country, along with many other fun experiences such as witnessing the largest sea turtles in the world, the leatherback turtles, and the sea cows that are referred to as dugong, which are the state animals of the Andaman and Nicobar islands. Here is our take on the top five off-beat things to do in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. For more you can check reviews of thrillophilia.
Collect souvenirs from the Aberdeen Bazar.
Collecting souvenirs is an integral part of any trip, and in the Aberdeen Bazar of the Andaman and Nicobar islands, shopping becomes a fun activity. Located in Port Blair, Aberdeen Bazar is the perfect destination to head towards if you want to collect souvenirs from your amazing Andaman and Nicobar tour.
Walkthrough the lanes lined with jam-packed shops and collect beautiful eyes for detailed, high-quality pearl necklaces and seashell bracelets. Fill your bags with gorgeous and quality products at the best-discounted prices. Collect home decoratives carved from the Andaman’s first wood by skilled and experienced artisans from that region.
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Surf at Butler Bay.
For surfing enthusiasts, the enthralling adventure of surfing the furious waves of Butler Bay Beach is a heavenly experience. The concave-shaped beach, located at a distance of 14 km from the Hut Bay Jetty, is a paradise for surfers and is considered to be one of the best surfing spots in India.
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Well, for all our nature lovers, the bewitching scenery of the fascinating beach and its golden-yellow sand shadowed by giant coconut trees calls for a visit. Surfers can also stay overnight in the mesmerizing little huts located right on the sea while listening to the gentle waves rushing against each other.
Go for a glass-bottom boat ride on Jolly Buoy Island.
Witness the scenic beauties of the world that lie underwater without soaking yourself into the waters. The glass bottom ride is an ideal activity that will allow you to witness the tranquil aura of the underwater while sitting on a boat and gazing deep into the crystal clear, turquoise blue waters of Jolly Buoy Island.
With a scenic backdrop of lush green forests, the pristine waters of the sea glitter as the soft rays of the sun fall upon them. Undeterred by any human interaction, the jolly buoy islands feel like heaven upon the earth.
Witness the only active volcano in South Asia.
The lone active volcano in South Asia is an attraction for many travelers. With absolutely no human inhibitions, the island is one of the most isolated amongst many. An estimated 1.8 million-year-old volcano has remained dormant for quite many centuries now, with the last eruption dating back to the year 1787.
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Though visitors are limited to the actual volcanic site, they can see a globe of furious smoke sweeping through the air from an 1161-foot tall mountain on the barren islands. The bays surrounding the islands are gaining attraction as exotic destinations for diving as they are home to spectacular coral gardens and exotic marine life that may also include manta rays, reef sharks, and many more.
Hop on for an adventurous excursion to the highest mountain peak in the Andaman Islands, Mount Harriet.
Endowed with the presence of many gigantic hills and virgin rainforests, the Andaman and Nicobar islands are great trekking destinations. Mount Harriet, the highest peak in South Andaman, will leave you with some of the most unforgettable memories to take home with you.
A true adventure. along the improper trails, with no proper sunlight and weird jungle noises that will petrify you. However, do not forget to seek permission from the forest department before heading out, as the area falls under the protected zone. You can also visit reviews for more such information.