Given below are some useful travel tips for tourists visiting Andaman and Nicobar.
Travel Tips for Andaman
Travel Tips for Andaman - Andaman and Nicobar are a group of islands located in the Bay of Bengal. The islands are blessed with immense natural beauty and are known for their white sandy beaches, clear azure waters and tropical evergreen forests. Andaman is also a hub for under water activities like snorkeling and scuba diving. You can have a peek at the beautiful under sea creatures and the pristine coral reefs that ring majority of the islands. Large number of tourist visit Andaman and Nicobar islands every year. Given below are some valuable travel tips and a list of Do’s and Don’t for tourists planning a trip to Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Travel Tips for Andaman and Nicobar Islands
- Andaman and Nicobar Islands are known for their white sandy beaches but sometimes these beautiful beaches can hold hidden dangers. Always make it a point to check the water depth before going into the sea. Don’t run and dive into the sea from the beach. Some of the beaches have strong currents called rips; avoid such places.
- Don't swim alone in the sea at night, directly after a meal, or under the influence of alcohol.
- Some of the islands near Havelock are crocodile habitats and there has been an incident in the past where a tourist was attacked by the crocodile. While visiting such islands follow safety rules and avoid going into the waters.
- In case you are planning a trek, check the distance and difficulty of the trek. It’s always advisable to use a local guide for the treks. While going on a trek ensure that you are wearing protective footwear, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent. Don't forget to take wet weather gear, topographic map and plenty of water.
- For those of you who are interested in scuba diving, it is advisable that you avail the services of scuba dive instructors who have certification of international professional organizations, such as CMAS, BSAC, NAUI, PADI or SSI.
- Foreign nationals need to obtain the required permit from the immigration authorities as soon as they land in island at Airport/Harbour.
- A permit from the Chief Wildlife Warden is required to carry out photography / videography inside a sanctuary or a marine national park.
- Not all areas of the islands are open for the tourists. Don’t enter the restricted areas and visit only the permitted areas.
- Taking photographs of airport, defence establishments, and other government installations is prohibited.