The Andaman Islands are in the tropical region, so a tropical climate prevails here throughout the year. December to May third week will be the perfect time to visit Andaman. From May last week to November the monsoon season will be in force bringing thunderstorms and cyclonic winds. December to February is the winter season and the nights will be too cold to enjoy. The temperature may fall below 20 -degrees Celsius. The summer season in March will be the perfect time to visit Andaman for water sports activities and trekking. The temperature will go up to 35 degrees Celsius during summer.
A large backpack will be perfect as you will be in ships, local boats, buses, and taxis. Never forget to pack your camera and accessories. A first aid kit with insect and mosquito repellent is advised to carry. You can also pack a sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen cream.
3. Currency: money exchange
Being an Indian Island territory, Indian rupee is valid in Andaman. Currency exchanges are available in the capital city of Port Blair and Savarkar International airport.
4. Commutation in Andaman
Boats are the major mode of transport in the Andaman Islands. Government ferry service is available for fare charges. Boat services are available during the day hours only. The last boat will leave by 5 pm. Government buses, taxis, autos, etc are available on the NH 4 or Andaman Trunk Road. Road travel will be the best to enjoy the scenic villages of Andaman.
5. Stay in Andaman
Many luxurious and budget-friendly beach front resorts are available in Andaman Islands. Many eco-friendly huts and food inclusive homestays are also available near the beach side and offside too. It is advised to book your hotel before reaching Andaman as there will be a price hike with respect to seasons.
6. Connectivity in Andaman Islands
There are only a few network providers operating in the Andaman Islands. Communication while on boat and NH will be difficult
Andaman is a paradise of seafood. Local vendors will be preparing delicious seafood at an affordable price. Seasonal seafood is advised to eat because of its availability. Veg hotels are also there in Andaman. Foods in resorts will be expensive compared to hotels and local restaurants.
8. Water sports
Water sports activities like Banana Boat Rides, Snorkelling, scuba diving, parasailing, and kayaking are available in Andaman. One of the important tips to note before your trip is to pre-book your water activities.