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10 reasons why Andaman Island is the perfect holiday destination this season

Things to do in Andaman

Andaman tour packages are not only famous among honeymoon travellers seeking some lonely time. But also among the family travellers who want to enjoy some time in natural surroundings with a lot of thrilling activities beyond the chaos of daily life. There are a few major reasons that make Andaman and Nicobar Island a perfect destination for holidays this season:

1. Unwinding at the beach

Neil Island

Your love for beaches and craving for having a good time with your loved ones will be fulfilled here. Very few beaches offer such a breath-taking view along with the solitude away from the madding crowd, it’s still an untouched beauty with clear water, amazing marine life and peaceful nature. You will forget the time while enjoying the tide and the children will feel at the top of the world while making sand castles. Don’t forget to visit Radhanagar beach, the unexplored beach on Neil Island which is voted as one of the best beaches in the world for swimming, you can also witness the beautiful sunset from there.

2. Enjoy your time doing nothing

Relaxing moments

Just spend some time doing nothing. Get your favourite book, bring out your sunglasses and just spend your day lounging at the beach soaking up some sunshine and getting tanned. Just relax and forget the worries of hectic city life.

3.
Witness Bioluminescence at Havelock Island


Bioluminescence

A rare phenomenon known as Bioluminescence is also one of the reasons that attract lots of travellers. The most magical and memorable sight. It feels as if the tiny stars are floating under your feet. This can be experienced in Havelock Island during no moonlight. The beaches glow because of the presence of phytoplankton that is visible during the months of Nov-Dec-Jan.

4. Enjoy the Seafood

Mouthwatering Seafood

As it is dominated by sea and beaches, the seafood is quite famous here. You will be amazed to discover the incredible seafood palate. Keep one of the evenings at leisure to enjoy some quality time with your family along with lavish seafood platter and a glass of wine. You will find lots of café with good quality of sea food, but Port Blair is the best place for quality sea food. You can also choose from Indian, South Indian, Continental, Thai, Israeli or Bengali cuisine. Even if you are not a foodie, it will tempt and attract you because of the unique variety & quality it offers and if you are a foodie just pack your bag as you have one more additional reason to visit this beautiful island.

5.
Adventurous Water Sports

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Sea Walking & Banana Boat
ride. 
Another major reason that attracts travellers is water sports. Andaman tour packages offer a good range of water sports. Scuba Diving & Snorkelling are most famous & many thrilling water sports, you will get a chance to dive deep in the sea and meet the beautiful marine life. If you are afraid of jumping in the sea and still want to experience the marine life Sea Walking is for you. You will get a helmet and transferred into the sea, enjoy the feeling of weightlessness and meet the fishes while walking in the sea. It’s a totally new and different experience. Banana Boat ride is another fun ride. The rider will take sudden twists and turns to make your ride more thrilling. You can also enjoy the Parasailing. Also, check out other water sport destinations in India.

6. Glass Boat Ride

Glass Boat Ride

This one is for kids, one of the must-do activities for children is Glass Boat Ride to experience coral reef in Andaman Island. If your child is too young to do the water sports Glass Boat Ride is the best available option to experience marine life. It’s a boat with glass bottom along with highly trained professionals who will help you with all the information and will not let you miss any of the important things from marine life such as freckled frogfish, fire goby and many more mysterious creatures hiding in the kaleidoscopic coral reefs.

7. Stay in a beach resort in Havelock/ Neil Island

Havelock Beach Resort

You can enjoy your stay in five-star hotels anytime and anywhere but forget
about the hotels and go for beach resorts in Havelock and Neil Island. It will be one of the most memorable stays of your life. Something that charms the travellers and gives them a reason to opt for Andaman tour packages.

8. Visit Cellular Jail

Cellular Jail

Along with the beaches and scenic beauty, Cellular Jail also attracts traveller. The jail was also known as Kālā Pānī and it was a colonial prison in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which was used by the British especially to exile political prisoners. It has a historical significance. The light and sound show at Cellular Jail is a must when you are here.

9. Elephant beach at Havelock Island

Elephant Ride

You can take a boat ride which will take approximately 30 minutes from
Havelock Island dock. It offers a great opportunity to watch the marine ecosystem. For a better view, you can trek to Elephant Beach, a guide will accompany you because he will be familiar with the area. It can be easily explored by boat, but only the walk amidst the mangrove forest and marshland will give you a true and most remarkable experience.

10. Turtle Nesting

Turtle Nesting

Andaman Island not only welcomes lots of tourists between Nov to Jan but it also welcomes varied kind of turtles between December to March for hatching. People seeking more adventure can visit turtle nesting site at Diglipur. It’s a fascinating site that will leave you mesmerised. This place is famous for its Jarawa Tribe too and offers lots of hiking tracks such as Alfred Caves and Ross & Smith Island etc.


The best season to visit Andaman Island is between Nov to Jan, when they
celebrate their annual tourism festival. So, if you are planning to go on
holidays, don’t give it a second thought, Andaman tour packages are the best holiday option available for you this season.

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20 most popular places to visit in India during Monsoon

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Monsoon is a great time to pack up your bags and do the outbound to observe nature at its raw best. Touring in a country like India, which is rich in its natural heritage. Here is the list of places you can visit to look for the pleasure of monsoon in India. These places are best to visit in India during July-September.

List of 20 most popular places one can visit during monsoon.

Saputara

Falls amidst greenery

Gujarat’s solitary hill station is a popular tourist spot as soon as the rains begin. With the tourism department organizing the monsoon festival every year. It is a perfect place for a weekend getaway. Relax at the lakeside with corn on the cob. Paddle boat with friends in the lake. Witness the magnanimity of Gira Waterfalls. Get awed by the variety of flora at Waghai Botanical gardens and get familiar with the Warli paintings and art, as you breathe in a bit of Gujarat.

Lonavala

Photo of Lonavala, Maharashtra

This one needs no introduction, as it stands out to be every Mumbaikar’s and Punekar’s favourite weekend destination. Located exactly at the midpoint of two cities, the journey is as pleasant as the destination. Mumbai-Pune express highway offers a completely different sight in the monsoons, with waterfalls mushrooming all along the road. Enjoy the long drives with near and dear ones while having a bite at the famous Chikki and jelly chocolates.

Matheran

Ways in Matheran. Clicked by Krutarth Vashi

India’s smallest hill station offers you the biggest of surprises in the monsoons. As the entire area gets covered with a blanket of greens, the viewpoints present a soothing view to sore eyes. The entire hill station is a no-vehicle zone. The only way to explore is by foot or horseback, which is an excitement in itself. Witness the sunrise and sunset behind the hills in the company of macaques while sipping a cup of tea among the clouds.  

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Lavasa

A planned city in Maharashtra

For those looking for a peaceful weekend, India’s first planned hill station is where you need to head to. On the banks of an artificial lake, stands a peaceful town, away from the hustle and monotony, with lovely views all around. There are lots of waterfalls on the way to the city and the valleys offer breathtaking views. In short, an ideal place to visit for spending a lazy weekend. Counting in the list of places to visit near Mumbai and Pune during monsoon.

Goa

For all those who think Goa is a beach destination, they must visit Goa during monsoon to see its other side. Charao Island, a little-known place just 30 mins from Panaji is the place to be in Goa when it rains. For hikers and nature lovers, Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is equivalent to a utopian society. But the cherry on the cake is the magnificent Dudhsagar Falls which offers a completely mesmerizing view of the monsoon. Explore an unknown side of Goa at a dirt cheap rate while devouring the Goan Fish Curry and nip of Fenny.

Agumbe

Forests in Agumbe

An absolute gem of a place in the heart of the Western Ghats. The serpentine roads lead you up to the peak which offers a breathtaking view of the forests. The ruins of Kaveladurg fort are perfect for a day out. Trek across the paddy fields enjoying the nature at its very best and hike all the way to the endpoint to witness a spectacular sight on three sides.  

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Kudremukh

Trek routes

A trekker’s paradise and a bike rider’s holy grail, Kudremukh National Park is yet another hidden gem of Karnataka. It springs to life during monsoon. If green pastures, misty backdrops & cool breeze are your things, Kudremukh should be on your bucket list. These places are best to visit in August in India. 

Gokarna

Beachside in Gokarna.

For those who feel that Goa is too mainstream, Gokarna is where you must head to. A few hours ride from Goa, Gokarna is an amalgamation of beaches and mountains. It has the lesser hustle and is more peaceful than any of the beaches in Goa. The beaches are secluded, peaceful and offer a beautiful view of the sun setting into the Arabian Sea. Relax on the shacks of the beachside cafes with chilled beer and Chicken Ghee Roast. Its the speciality of the region, while enjoying the stunning view around.

Munnar

Serene tea plantations

The gorgeous tea estates will escort you all through curvy roads of this tiny hill station hidden in the Western Ghats. More reasons to visit Munnar in August of 2018 is the blooming of  Neelakurunji, a rare blue flower that blooms once in 12 years, covering the region in a blanket of blue. Witness the raw beauty of nature at Eravikulam National Park. The enigma of nature in Neelakurunji Flowers, freshness of the tea gardens and the aura of the indigenous Nilgiri Tahr at Munnar this August.  

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Alleppey

Sailing houseboat.

Pristine and surreal backwaters surrounded by the beautiful paddy fields and coconut plantations on either side await you as you set your foot aboard the houseboats and sail lazily into them. August marks the harvesting festival, Onam, in Kerala and is celebrated with great pomp and gaiety. The snake boat races are the main attraction of Onam and it is one experience to witness them. 100-120 men row the boats in an absolute synchronization while singing “Kuttanadan Punjayile” in the spirits as high as the coconut trees surrounding the area. Such places are must visit in August in India with family.

Wayanad

Surreal steps in nature

Adorning the northern hills of Kerala is the beautiful district of Wayanad. This area is famous for its large amount of camping and trekking trails, breathtaking waterfalls, caves, bird watching sites, flora, fauna and an overall plethora of magnificent sights. At Neelimala’s summit, you can get a view of the Meenmutty Falls, the largest of its kind in Wayanad. Get delighted by the range of exotic products including spices, coffee, tea, bamboo products, honey and herbal plants available here. Release your tensions with the Ayurvedic massage and get refreshed by the aura of the place.

Andaman Islands

View from the Island. Clicked by Krutarth Vashi.

Far off the mainland, there are a group of 400 little islands collectively known as the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The volcanic islands are home to the best beaches in India. A rich underwater diversity makes it a top spot for scuba diving and snorkelling. Relive the moments of Indian Freedom Struggle at Cellular Jail. Witness the architectural genius at Ross Island. Get awed by the beauty of Radhanagar beach. Swim with fishes at North Bay Island and get lost in the mystical Chidiya Tapu beach while witnessing the unaltered beauty of nature.  

Meghalaya

Live root bridges.

‘It always rains in Meghalaya! That’s why it’s so beautiful!’ Meghalaya is gaining a reputation as a natural adventure playground, a prime destination for trekking, caving and canyoning and tribal encounters. Clouds and forests all around, Meghalaya has the best of the natural heritage in India. Be it the natural root bridges at Khasi hills or the clandestine caves at Jaintia. The magnanimous Nohkalikai waterfalls, these all are unique in their own ways. Experience the spectacle of rains and virgin beauty of the wettest place on earth like never before.

Valley of Flowers

Blooming flowers at the Valley

Perched at an altitude of 14000 feet above sea level, with the verdant beauty of the snow-capped Himalayas in the backdrop, the green meadows and cotton-like clouds blend in to make a dreamlike valley of flowers trek. Known as the most beautiful trek in the world with the blue Primula, Valley of Flowers Uttarakhand is a must do the trek for nature lovers. Blessed with exotic flowers, faunas and magnificent views this trek will take you to the world of snow clad mountains and high cliffs.  Listen to the sound of birds chirping and the musical sound of the stream during the trek. The soothing breeze and the enchanting beauty lure away nature and the photography lovers.

Rishikesh

It is every adventure enthusiast’s dream destination, Rishikesh offers you a plethora of options to try to satiate the adrenaline appetite. The gushing waters of Alaknanda create roaring rapids as you paddle your raft through them without ending up in the water. Rishikesh also hosts India’s highest bungee jump platform, paragliding, hang-gliding, kayaking and bridge slithering among various activities one can choose from. Camp by the riverside with barbeque and music for a perfect ending to a wonderful adventure. Also, soothe with some peace through yogic training.

Riverview in Rishikesh

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Hampta Pass Chandratal Trek

Five days of Hampta Pass & Chandratal Lake trekking will enable you to spend ample time amidst the flabbergasting serenity mixed with fun and excitement. The Chandratal Lake Trek is a treasure trove for the ardent as well as amateur trekkers and holds the charm and allurement like any other treks in the Himalayas. The scenic landscape exposes trails that meander through alpine forests, huge rock formations, and remarkably rich vegetation. Chandratal Lake trekking experience introduces you to the captivating beauty of the Himalayan meadows, flora and fauna of the Lahaul and Spiti valley. It also gets you close to the life and spirit amidst the lofty peaks. With easy gradients, climbs and descends, this trek will definitely satiate all your quench for trekking in the Indian Himalayas. It is the best place to visit in August in Himachal.

Trek Route at Hampta Pass

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Forts of Maharashtra

The forts have been strongholds of the Maratha rulers since the reigns of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Tactically built over hilltop overseeing the valleys, these forts provide a gem of a sight after the rains turn everything green. Lohgadh, Raigadh & Sinhagadh forts are the most famous of the forts, offering a stunning view alongside a brilliant architecture. Visapur fort, Harihar fort and Torna fort are a few other in this long list of breathtaking beauty and architectural marvel. Be amazed by the rich history and the magnificent view of the Maratha bastions this monsoon in Maharashtra.

Pondicherry

Magnificent view at Pondicherry

Bonjour’ is what you’ll say as you step foot on the erstwhile French Colony in India. The hotels, restaurants and ‘lifestyle’ shops sell a seductive vision of the French-subcontinental aesthetic, enhanced by Gallic creative types and Indian artists and designers. The internationally famous Sri Aurobindo Ashram and its offshoot just north of town, Auroville, draw large numbers of spiritually minded visitors. Pondicherry’s vibe: less faded colonial-era villa, more bohemian-chic, New Age–meets–Old World hang-out on the international travel trail. The beaches are just as peaceful as the city, making it a must visit place for seeking inner peace.  

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Udaipur

Lakeside palaces

Rajasthan’s best-kept secret, shining on the shores of the shimmering Lake Pichola and surrounded by the brilliant Aravali ranges, Udaipur has a romance of setting unmatched in all India. The grandiloquent palaces, havelis & the narrow streets add a human touch to the city’s natural charms. For a tourist, the tranquillity of boat ride on the lake, colourful bazaars, lively arts and the tempting shops along the lovely countryside that can be explored and enjoyed to the fullest. Make it more enriching while feasting on some of the most delicious street food the city has to offer.

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Kausani

Panoramic view of hills

Situated on a ridge, above a dense alpine forest, a small village in the Uttarakhand offers lovely panoramic views of the snow clad mountain peaks, fresh air & relaxed atmosphere. Kausani is a backpacker’s happy place and an author’s dreamland, offering exquisite views of the massive Nanda Devi and Panchachuli Peaks. The glory of the views reaches its pinnacle at dawn and dusk. Sun-rays turn the peaks into golden during sunrise and crimson at sunset, making a spectacle to observe and relieved in the memory box.

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There you have the best 20 places to visit this monsoon, so pack up your bags, pick up a place or two and blend in the surroundings of the mesmerizing places of our Incredible India. India is happening during New Year’s too. So also have a look at New Year celebrating destinations of India.

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