Travelogue

May 30, 2018 , By Amit Sengupta

Andaman Adventure in the Monsoons and How to Travel in the Rainy Season 

Andaman Adventure in the Monsoons and How to Travel in the Rainy Season 

If you ask around, you will find that most of the people will dissuade you from travelling to the Andaman Islands during the rainy season. Believe me. I have stayed in the Islands for several years and also did solo trips right in the peak of monsoons. The entire journey through out the Andaman Islands during the rains makes for an unforgettable experience. 

(Wildlife of the island)

Cheap Flights and Hotels in the Monsoons 

 

Come and witness the magical Andamans during the monsoons. In fact, you can come with your family as well. However, solo travelers can make the most of the trip. The hotel tariffs during the monsoons are at the extreme bottom that will reduce your overall trip cost to a considerable extent. Additionally, the flight rates to Port Blair are at the lowest in the months of June and July due to less rush. Tourists tend to avoid these months and you would be one of the few travelers to get a flight ticket at a dirt cheap rate. Make the most of it.

 

Explore Offbeat Places

(Crystal clear waves at Ross and Smith Islands)

 

Explore offbeat places in your trip to Andamans. Ditch the usual Port Blair – Havelock – Neil Island circuit. However, try Little Andaman Islands and North Andaman Islands. Little Andaman is a hidden paradise. Take a ship ride from Port Blair to reach the Island’s headquarter Hutbay, where you can find basic tourist huts. There is one government accommodation as well which you can get with prior booking. You can also take a chopper from Port Blair to reach Hutbay in a jiffy. 

The beach that connects Ross and Smith Islands in Andamans)

 

In the North Andaman district, which will take about 10 hours of road trip from Port Blair, you will find tropical gems such as Diglipur and Ross and Smith Islands. The twin Ross and Smith Islands are connected by a white, sandy patch that gets covered by the sea water during high tide. During low tide, you can walk across the two islands in this sandy patch. 

(Mangrove walkway at Dhani Nallah in Rangat)

 

There are ample private and one government resort in Diglipur. Spend a couple of days here, visiting the Ross and Smith Islands, go for a slow paced journey. You can hire a scooter and go for a trek inside the forests. The lush green paddy fields, the mangroves will surely entice you. If you are a wildlife lover, there are ample vistas to bring out your camera. 

 

So next time, you plan to visit Andaman, make a trip in the monsoons. This is one risk, you will never forget in your entire life. 

 

Author Bio: Amit Sengupta is the co-founder of Blackboard, a travel blogger and filmmaker based in Kolkata, India. He is available at @traveleramit on Instagram. 

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