Many people think that visiting Andaman in September is a bad idea. Let us break it to you. It’s not! It may not be the best time to visit this island paradise located in the Indian Ocean for those who wish to try some adventurous water sports, but it’s still a great time to travel there. For once, there won’t be any scorching heat, in fact, the weather will be cool and pleasant with frequent showers and drizzles. The island will be covered in lush and refreshing foliage. And you will get your accommodation at half the price than during peak tourist season no matter which exquisite Andaman tour packages you choose to book your trip with. Here are a few of the best things you can do there in monsoon.

1. Bird Watching At Chidiya Tapu

This is great weather for bird watching at Chidiya Tapu, which happens to be the famous bird island in Andaman. The island is home to around 240 species of birds, and you can spot marvelous aviaries like parakeets, drongos, doves, eagles, and more. This is, without a doubt, one of the best things to do here for nature and wildlife lovers.

Location: Port Blair, South Andaman Island

2. Explore Limestone Caves

The enchanting Limestone Caves on Baratang Island are a unique spectacle of nature that you can’t miss on your trip to Andaman. It begins with a thrilling speed boat ride to the island that will get your heart racing. Once inside the cave, you will be able to witness unique formations of limestones in different shapes and sizes, here one might resemble an ice cream cone and the other might look like Lord Ganesha himself!

Location: Baratang Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Timings: 8 AM - 3 PM

3. Visit Ross And Smith

Located far away from the bustling metro of Port Blair, the Ross and Smith islands are two rather secluded islands that had taken the full blow of the Tsunami in 2004. They are linked to each other by a lean strip of sandbar, which is so tiny that the two islands actually appear to be two different islands at night during high tide. In order to tour both the islands, you need to cross the sandbar.

Location: Diglipur, North Andaman, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Timings: 6 AM - 2 PM

4. Climb India’s Only Active Volcano

Little do people know that the Andaman islands are home to India’s only active volcano which is located on Barren Island. You can charter a private boat to get here and spend a night on the island itself. It’s a unique experience to see this volcano and one shouldn’t leave without taking a tour of this island.

Location: Barren Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

5. Marina Park

This park is famously known as the necklace of the Andaman Islands and is a great spot for a family picnic or a session of adventure with your friends. If you do not wish to indulge in anything adventurous here, you can also just choose to sit on the pier and watch the sunset over the sea. The calm and peaceful atmosphere of this place makes it an ideal place for spending a relaxed evening with your near and dear ones. However, one needs to make sure that they visit this place either early in the morning or late in the evening when the weather is most pleasant and the views are spectacular. It’s essentially a tiny park with gorgeous views, a small play area for kids, as well as a long pier from where you can go boating or do some water sports. It’s located near the Aberdeen Bazaar and the Port Blair STS Bus terminus.

Location: Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Timings: 6 AM - 10 PM

Now that you know of all the blissful things during your Andaman trip in September, when will you book your trip? You just need to make sure you look into the right Port Blair packages from Delhi to be able to experience these.

Author's Bio: 

Coming from the ‘City of Joy’, Kolkata, Simmie’s sole motto is to explore life through journeys to unexplored destinations and knitting travel stories. She believes in creating memories, eating like a local, talking to the natives, understanding their way of living and capturing their smile in her camera. Be it quaint little Himalayan villages, grand forts in Rajasthan or serene beaches in Goa or ancient temples in Varanasi, all the destinations have an untold saga, which she tries to unfold! All her journeys, new or old, are etched on the canvas of her heart like a beautiful painting. Experimenting new dishes and experiencing different cultures are some of the things she enjoys the most. It's through travelling that she derives inspiration. An ardent reader, cinema lover and a nascent photographer, she wishes to listen and discover the myriad colours and sounds of nature