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Best Time to Visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Updated: Sep 28, 2022

If you are planning to spend your workstation or staycation in Andaman, we have you covered. We have narrowed down the best time to visit Andaman just for you so that you can make the most of your vacation.


You can visit Andaman all year round but as a popular saying" It is better to wait until you get the right thing, at the right time and in the right place; than to race for the wrong thing, at the wrong time and in the wrong place". If you want a complete experience of Andaman it's better to wait for the best time.

Workcation at the shores of Andaman waters.
A picture from Unsplash- Sebastine Jermer

Best Time to Visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands:

Winter season(October-February)


Best Homestay at Andaman.
A picture from Unsplash-Jeremy-bezanger

The best time to visit Andaman is from October- March. It is the time of Winter in Andaman. The Winter seasons are the best time to visit Andaman. The weather is calm and pleasant during the daytime with mild temperatures ideal for all the water and adventure activities. This is also the best time to visit Andaman for scuba diving.


But Andaman doesn't have a typical winter season as such. The temperature during this season ranges between 20-30 degrees Celsius which is perfect for sightseeing.

A bonus of this time is that you can witness turtle nesting during this season. Winter will be the best time if you are looking for an Eye-delight Vacation. If you are looking for a less crowded time to Visit Andaman, the Winter seasons are the best.


You can also take part in the Andaman film festival and the Island tourism festival if you visit Andaman during this time.


Most tourists flock to the Andaman Beaches in the winter after Goa for Christmas eve and New Year welcome Parties.


Considering the peak season for tourism, the prices are usually high during Year-end.


Best Things to Do:

  • Attend the film festival and tourism festival.

  • Celebrate and Welcome New Year's.

  • Best time to experience dry sports and activities.

Summer season(April-June)

A Sunny day at the Coast.
A pic from Unsplash- Ahmed Sayeed

Summer in Andaman starts in April and ends in July. The temperature during Summer in Andaman is slightly hot when compared to other seasons. Apart from that summer is also the best time to visit Andaman.


The minimum temperature during this time is 24 degrees Celsius maximum can go up to 37 degrees Celsius. So it is better to stay indoors in the afternoon. Since it is vacation time, people come pouring in during the summer season. The pleasant sunny and bright climate is ideal for all the water activities.


The clear skies bestow a better sky diving experience and balmy days offer great underwater views.


If you visit Andaman during the summer, you can witness the Andaman beach festival and Subhash meal to celebrate and commemorate the birth of renowned leader Subhash Chandra Bose. Plan an Adventure trip to Andaman


Best Things to Do:

  • Try hands-on Fishing and Scuba Diving(Fewer water levels).

  • Snorkeling and Sky Diving.

  • True colors of Marine life.



Monsoon season(July-September)

 Solitude at Andaman Islands.
A Picture from Unsplash- Mickey-o-neil

Monsoon season is not a very recommended time to visit Andaman. Monsoon in Andaman is a very unpredictable time to visit. The rainfall can be moderate or heavy but it is not the right time to enjoy and explore the island.


The Southwest Monsoon is from May-September and another Northeast Monsoon is from November to Mid-January affecting the Water activities.


The temperature ranges between 22 to 33 degrees Celsius with humidity at its peak. The tourist influx is comparatively less during this time but tourists still come to see and enjoy the different beaches and food festivals.


If you are someone who loves spending time close to nature, then this is an ideal season. You can be in the comfort of your room and enjoy the beautiful scenery and the iffy monsoon rains.


Best Things to Do:

  • Relish contemporary cuisines on water.

  • Spend less, experience more(Off-season).

  • Good time for Pre-wedding shoots.

Best time for Family and Group Trip:

A family time during summer vacation at Andaman, you can find your favorite little sports for all age groups like a safari at the national park, a Cruise experience, meals other n water, and camp nights.


A group trek to the hilltops, a deep dive into the waters, or a disco night at the club can be planned in April to expedite your plans.


Best time for Honeymoon:

The best time for the love birds to fly to these secluded places and plan their wedding shoots is during the Off-season from Mid-April to June end.


As it’s less crowded and prices are Comparatively less for the stays and resorts.


A few islands and water activities are closed due to high tides.


Best time for Solo Travel:

Traveling at the peak season with the most crowd would be good for hitchhiking and Safe travel for solo travelers.


April and the end of September can be a great time to land on these white sands and dunes with fewer tourists and activities to take part in.




FAQs

1.Do we need any special permits for Andaman?

A: Local do not need any permit yet for non-Indians to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands, The permits can be obtained from the immigration office at airport, or waterways port/stations for 30 days, subject to availability of valid visa.


2.What is the weather like in Andaman?

A: The temperatures an average hover from 24C-37C on in a year.


3.Cheapest flights for Andaman?

A: The Flights rate range between₹ 2,880 one-way, and ₹ 6,590 for round-trip.


4. How many Islands do we get to see in Andaman?

A: Out of 372 we get to see only 36.


Conclusion:

Andaman is beautiful all year round but more people visit Andaman during Summers and Winters.

The shining white sands and sparkling blue waters welcome tourists to make their Andaman Dairies Joyful.

If you want to visit Andaman and Nicobar islands I recommend visiting during the winter. Bon Voyage!




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