With remarkable societal and cultural diversity. The Islands of Andaman and Nicobar encompass a variety of contemporary and traditional art forms that attract travellers from all around the globe. All of this coupled with picturesque landscape, serene coastline and long beach’s make Andaman an ideal destination for honeymooning. You can customise your Andaman honeymoon package from a wide range of Andaman Nicobar tour packages available online.
Here’s a list of activities that will give you a sense of the culture of Andaman:
Places of historical significance
Visit the legendary Cellular Jail in Port Blair. Witness the dark past that is brought to life by the famous Light and Sound Show. The show chronicles the revolutionary struggle of our freedom fighters during their stay in the prison. It evokes an overwhelming sense of patriotism.
Local festivals and music
The Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar conducts a series of beach and music festivals to promote tourism. There are about six primary festivals including the famous Island Tourism Festival and the World Tourism Day. (celebrated annually on 27th September) The Island Tourism Festival takes place in Havelock, Wimberlygunj, Neil, Rangat, Diglipur, Hut Bay, Car Nicobar, Kamorta, Campbell Bay, Wandoor and Mayabunder for fifteen days in January. Move to the beats of music and the dance shows performed by several artists from Bollywood and popular pop/rock bands.
If you are a foodie, visit the ITF ground near VIP Road, Port Blair, during the four-day-long food festival in September. Enjoy a wide range of mouth-watering culinary delights. Other notable festivals include a film festival in November and a beach festival in April.
Stay with a Burmese family and learn cooking their cuisine
Andaman is home to a large Burmese population. Stay with a Burmese family and enjoy their warm hospitality. There are many homestays in Andaman that are run by traditional Burmese families. They offer visitors an opportunity to experience their unique traditions and culture. Learn the art of authentic Burmese-style cooking. All about their lifestyle and interact with the locals to find out why these first-generation communities from Burma chose to settle in the islands of Andaman.
Go fishing with the locals
Fishing is more like a tradition among the locals for centuries. The fact that tourists can also participate in this activity with the locals, makes up for an unbeatable experience. Fishing enthusiasts can expect to discover more than 280 species of fish including sailfish, giant trevally, bluefin, wahoo and coral trout in the clear waters of the Andaman Sea on their fishing expedition.
If you are up for fishing, visit Andaman between October and April. Since these are the months when you can expect to see the maximum variety of species of fish. Also, you need to carry your own fishing apparatus, if you wish to go fishing with the locals. Otherwise, you can sign up for the Game Fishing sport, which aims at catching the fish and then releasing it. You will have a company of professional help who will guide you to take the best catch during the fishing tours.
Art and handicraft of the locals
Explore the various beach markets and discover some beautiful knickknacks. They are made from raw materials. They are locally accessible and available in local markets. From exquisite wooden and cane handicraft to the accessories made from seashells and pearls. The street shops in Andaman offer an array of attractive souvenirs. Palm mats and cane handbags of Andaman are popular souvenirs among the tourists.
Best places for shopping in Andaman: Aberdeen Bazaar, Goalghar, Government Emporium, Delanipur.
Andaman is an ideal destination for a family vacation. While here, do try the Andamanese cuisine that majorly includes seafood.
There are many Andaman tour packages available online. They keep in mind your needs with the highest care for all age groups. In case you are thinking about how to reach Andaman, Port Blair is reachable both by sea and air. Many direct flights operate daily from Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai. You can also sail to Port Blair from Chennai, Kolkata and Vishakhapatnam in 56 to 70 hours on an average.