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Best Unique things to do in Andaman

Updated: Oct 8, 2021





Andaman being a gem of the Bay of Bengal is a heaven to all travellers and nature lovers. Owing to its distinguished topography this place is home to many adventure activities, water sports, and much more. Let’s have a look at the places to visit and things to do in Andaman.


Andaman and Nicobar islands offer the best place for water sports.

  1. Sea Karting in Andaman

  2. Snorkelling under the clean water

  3. Sea walking with the fishes

  4. Swim with elephants

  5. Enjoy mangrove kayaking

  6. Dolphin watching

  7. Semi-submarine ride for newbies

  8. Glass water boating

  9. Fishing for the soul

  10. Volcano barren Island tour

  11. Island trekking for the travel junkie

  12. Bioluminescence in Havelock

  13. Rubber plantations visit

  14. Watch Turtle nesting

  15. Island hopping

  16. Romantic walks in Ross and Smith Island

Sea Karting in Andaman


Seakarting is a unique water sport todo in andaman
A couple enjoying seakarting


If you like to give yourself an adrenaline rush, then the first thing you need to try in Andaman is Sea Karting. Seakarting is becoming a popular water sport in Andaman. The major attraction of this water sport is that you get to venture into the deep ocean of Port Blair with speed and comfort without compromising on safety. You also get a chance to self-drive, as an instructor accompanies you along your ride.

Location: Port Blair, Andaman

Duration:1.5 hours approx.

Cost per person: INR 5000/-


Snorkelling under the clean water


Snorkelling is the best unique thing to do in andaman
A lady snorkelling under clean water

Snorkelling - the brother of Scuba diving. If you are afraid of diving into the deep ocean but still want to explore the inner sea, Snorkelling is the answer. It lets you swim on the surface of the water with the help of a breathing device and swim fins giving an experience similar to scuba-diving. Snorkelling in Andaman will be a unique and fun experience for you. It should rank at the top of your unique things to do in Andaman list.

Location: Havelock Island, Port Blair, Andaman, and Nicobar.

Duration:1 hour.

Cost per person: INR 1000/-


Sea Walking with the fishes


 A unique thing to do in Andaman is Seawalking
A man enjoying the company of fishes

It is a new fun activity introduced in Andaman recently. While Sea walking in Andaman you will be given a helmet where you can easily walk on the seafloor at a depth of 7 meters. It is a one-of-a-kind activity every fellow traveller should experience. It is indeed one of those unique things to do in Andaman.

Location: North Bay Island, Havelock Island.

Duration:1 hour

Cost per person: INR 4000/-


Swim with elephants


Swimming with elephant is the best unique thing to do in andaman
Rajan th elephant swimming in water

Swimming with elephants!! How cool is that! Here in Andaman, you are offered a fun yet thrilling swimming experience that you can cherish for the rest of your life. Rajan the elephant was the major attraction of this activity but he passed away in 2016. But there are 60 other elephants who are friendly and love the company of people. This is one of the inevitable activities to do in Andaman.

Location: Any beach

Duration:30 minutes


Enjoy mangrove kayaking


Mangrove kayaking is a unique thing to do in Andaman
A beautiful view of the mangroves

All of you must have heard of kayaking, But mangrove kayaking in Mayabunder is definitely going to break your idea of Kayaking. Did you know that ⅕ of India’s Mangrove is in Mayabunder? Kayaking through the lush green mangroves leaves us in Aww with nature. It is one of the best places to visit in Andaman. Being a secluded area this place is a resort to all peace and nature lovers.

Location: Mayabunder

Duration: 2.5 hours

Cost per person: INR 2500/-


Dolphin watching


Dolphin watching is the best unique thing to do in Andaman
The happy mammals posing for a family picture

Dolphins are known to be the happiest animals alive. Watching them dance, jump, and wade across the water, make us so happy. You also get a chance to play with these happy mammals. A lot of Islands in Andaman offers ample opportunities for Dolphin watching. Watch these happy creatures tease you as you watch them.

Location: North passage, Lalji bay

Cost per person: Free of cost.


Semi-submarine ride for newbies


Semi-submarine ride is a unique thing to do in andaman
An image of the semi-submarine

Marine life is astonishing and marvellous in itself. You should actually set out to explore the beautiful deep ocean at least once in a lifetime. Indulge in the marine life of Andaman by taking a semi-submarine ride. It will be the most memorable and cherishable moment of your life. Be ready to witness the fascinating marine life very close with uncompromised comfort. This is also an ideal activity for people who are scared to venture alone into the deep ocean. Make sure to add this in the things to do in Andaman with family list.

Location: Port Blair

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: INR 2000/-


Glass water boating


Glass water riding is the best unique thing to in Andaman
People having a peep into the ocean


If you are scared of Scuba diving or snorkelling in Andaman it is completely fine. Andaman has the right thing for you. Glass water boating does not urge you to have any special skills. It is open to everyone. You can view the serene beauty of the ocean just by sailing in a glass-bottomed boat.

Location: Port Blair

Duration:2 hours

Cost: INR 3000/-


Fishing for the soul


the best  unique thing to do in andaman is fishing
A man fishing in Andaman


Andaman being an archipelago is home to a plethora of fishes. If you like fishing you should try fishing in Andaman too. You will be taken to the middle of an ocean via cruise and you can engage in this fun activity.

Location: Any Island

Duration :3 hours


Volcano barren Island tour


A tour to the volcano barren island is a unique thing to do in Andaman
A beautiful image of the volcano barren island

The only active volcano in India is a major attraction of Andaman. Since the last volcanic activity happened recently tourists have been pouring into Andaman for a Volcano barren Island tour. The varied flora and fauna of this place make it the best places to visit in Andaman.


Island trekking for the travel junkie


The best unique thing to in Andaman is trekking
A man trekking through the tropical rainforests of Andaman

Being an Island we might think there is no scope for trekking in Andaman. But no! this is where Andaman stands out from the rest. You can go trekking into the deep woods in the Mount Harriet national park which offers a utopia of the tropical rain forest, exotic varieties of different plant and animal species.


Bioluminescence in Havelock


watching bioluminescence is a perfect unique thing to do in Andaman
The sparkling blue-tinted glow of water at night

When in Andaman you should definitely walk along the shores of Havelock beach. Because this place has something special for you when visited at night. The water here sparkles at night leaving you in a sea of blue-colored stars. The blue-tinted glow of the water is absolutely stunning. This is the best thing to enjoy the nightlife in Andaman. Make sure to enjoy this on a moonless night.

Location: Havelock


A visit to the rubber plantations


Rubber plantation visit is a unique thing to do in Andaman
A man tapping rubber

Did you know that Andaman had the largest rubber plantations in the world? A visit to the rubber plantation is one of the unique things to do in Andaman. A guided tour can help you get acquainted with rubber tapping and other related things. They even teach you how to make rubber sheets. You also get a glance at other plantations like betel nut, coconut, and other spices.

Location: Wandoor, Andaman

Duration:1 hour

Cost per person: INR 500/-


Watch Turtle nesting


A unique thing to do in Andaman is turtle nesting
A turtle nesting on the shores of Andaman

Watch turtle nesting on the shores of Ram Nagar Beach. The perfect time to see this is during the months of December and January. It will be a very different experience.

Location: Diglipur

Island hopping


Island hopping is a unique thing to do in Andaman
An image of boat

Traveling from one Island to another itself is a very exciting experience. Every Island in Andaman offers ample opportunities for Island hopping. Since Andaman is a collection of many islands one needs to go on a ferry ride to reach their destinations.


Romantic walks in Ross and Smith Island


Romantic walks in Ross and Smith islands are the best unique things to do in Andaman
A beautiful image of the Emarald waters and lush green forests

If Andaman is your honeymoon destination, you should not miss out on Ross and Smith Island. The sparkling blue water and the beautiful view make us fall in love with the place.


Andaman as you have seen is more than just an Island. The open skies, blue waters, tropical rainforest, marine life makes it a wonderful staycation destination. Next time you plan to visit Andaman make sure to include all these things in your list so that you don't miss out on the fun.