The Andaman & Nicobar Islands is among the top adventure destinations in India. Located in the Bay of Bengal, this group of islands is most well-known for its sparkling blue waters, white sand beaches and colorful coral reefs. Andaman is considered to be one of the best spots for scuba diving and snorkeling in India. Some of the best adventure tour packages in India include attractive offers for an all-inclusive trip to the Andaman Islands.
Here are a few of the best adventure experiences you can have in this dream destination.
The clear turquoise waters of Bay of Bengal are a heaven for scuba diving enthusiasts. With plenty of tropical fishes and colorful coral reefs found underwater, Andaman is one of the best scuba diving destinations in India. Dive into the depths of the ocean, and enjoy an intimate view of the exotic marine life. You can choose the best adventure tour packages in India for Andaman after the monsoon season, when the ocean waters are clean and fresh. Havelock Island is said to be one of the best diving spots in all of Andaman.
If you truly want to enjoy the best of underwater activities, there is no better destination than Andaman. After scuba diving, snorkeling is another one of the magical experiences you can have here. Swim along freely with the fishes and get a chance to touch the valuable coral reefs. Snorkeling in Andaman is offered in several locations including the Jolly Buoy Island, North Bay and Elephant beach.
When booking for adventure tour packages in India in Andaman, make sure your package includes a sea walking tour done at the North Bay Island. Imagine walking on the ocean floor, among the colorful fishes all around. Sea walking is a magical experience and Andaman provides you this memorable opportunity. There is no need to know swimming; an oxygen cylinder helps you to breathe underwater. As you walk on the sea bed, get a chance to witness a wide variety of marine life all in their natural environment.
Barren Island Tour
The only confirmed active volcano in South Asia is located in the Barren Island in Andaman. Tourists can have a chance to visit this volcanic site. Ferry rides for Barren Island are easily available from Port Blair. If you’re looking for thrill and adventure, nothing can be more exciting than witnessing the lava oozing out of this active volcano. A trip to and fro Barren Island takes about half a day.
Visit the Cellular Jail
The Cellular Jail in Port Blair is one of the most popular tourist attractions here. During the British rule of India, this colonial prison was used as a place of exile for many freedom fighters. It used to be known as ‘Kaala Paani’. National heroes like Batukeshwar Dutt and Veer Savarkar were imprisoned here. Presently, the jail stands as a memorial monument.
The Baratang Island falls under one of the must-visit spots in Andaman. The island is famous for naturally formed limestone caves found here. Jetty rides are available to reach the destination. Before you reach the limestone caves, the jetty passes through a thick cover of mangroves. Once you’re there, you are welcomed by the sight of big gigantic caves made of sedimentary rocks. Visiting Baratang and exploring these limestone caves takes about a full day.