Who Said It's Expensive? 12 Ways To Survive In Andamans On A Super-Tight Budget | HolidayIQ Blog

Who Said It's Expensive? 12 Ways To Survive In Andamans On A Super-Tight Budget

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Don't live in a misconception that an exotic destination like Andaman is meant only for the moneymakers. Here's how you can make the most out of your Andaman trip by shelling only a few bucks.

1. Take Government Ferries To Hop Across Islands

Take Government Ferries To Hop Across Islandssource: Wikimedia

Private Ferries Can Be expensive, go for government operated ferries to save some money. With hardly any scope to bargain for the ferry rides, the official bumpy rides on the sea are much cheaper. And yes, don’t forget the bus rides either, go for public transport.

2. Enjoy The Light & Sound Show At The Cellular Jail

Enjoy The Light & Sound Show At The Cellular Jailsource: Wikimedia

Inside the compound of the Cellular Jail a well maintained, beautiful garden has been created. There is a light and sound show every day at 5 pm in Hindi and 6 pm in English. HolidayIQ Traveller S.C.Chaudhary from Chennai shares, “If you miss the show in Cellular Jail means you have missed Port Blair, one of the best show in world. Ticket should be arranged in advance, heavy rush is there, seats are not comfortable, you will be in tears to know terrible life of our war heroes.”

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3. Take A Glass Bottom Boat Ride Near Jolly Buoy Island

Take A Glass Bottom Boat Ride Near Jolly Buoy Islandsource: visualitineraries.com

North Bay or Coral Island offers exotic coral, colourful fish and underwater marine life. We can view these beautiful corals & underwater marine life from a glass bottom boat and well, snorkelling. HolidayIQ Traveller Varun from Chennai shares, “Best part of our trip, enjoyed thoroughly, my son did snorkeling, it was fantabulous. He saw live corals & enjoyed well, we did glass bottom boat ride & it was great experience. We recommend to do both Snorkeling & Glass bottom boat ride, because both sites shows different fishes and corals.”

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4. Download The Offline Guide From The App Instead Of Hiring A Guide

Download The Offline Guide From The App Instead Of Hiring A Guidesource: HolidayIQ

The offline guide will help you know things about Andaman without the need to hire a guide. It works best with the app or you can read it using your native pdf reader on any device.

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5. Chill On Radhanagar Beach

Chill On Radhanagar Beachsource: Wikimedia

It is rated as one of the finest beaches in Asia. It is an ideal place for swimming, sea bathing and basking on the sun kissed beach. HolidayIQ Traveller Shilpi Gupta from Delhi shares, “Serene, romantic, less crowded, beautiful and clean beach. 2 wheelers available on rent in Havelock island, one can roam round the whole island 2-3 times a day. I had a wonderful time there with everlasting memories.”

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6. Enjoy Water Sports At Andaman Watersports Complex

Enjoy Water Sports At Andaman Watersports Complexsource: pixabay

Activities like sail boating, parasailing, paddle boating, water scooters, rowing, water skiing, etc. are possible in the water sports complex. Besides the water activities for all age groups, the monument commemorating the Battle of Aberdeen can be seen within the complex structures. The artificial waterfall in the region is also another attraction. There is a children’s park nearby. HolidayIQ Traveller Sunil Panwar shares, “I did all the watersports here, and compared to Goa it was cheaper. The water was soooo clear and blue, I could not resist myself. My partner also felt very special.”

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7. Visit Chidiya Tapu If You Want To Know What Beauty & Serenity Mean

Visit Chidiya Tapu If You Want To Know What Beauty & Serenity Meansource: Wikimedia

HolidayIQ Traveller Namrata Singh from Bangalore shares, “I will say it beat our expectations when we reached that place. It's a place where you have not seen before and can't find a copy of that anywhere else. I will say its one of the best place on Port Blair I have seen and will love to go again. Beautiful sunset, water and hills, nature at its peak of beauty. It's bit far from Port Blair around 25 km but its worth going. I had my honeymoon there and had some most memorable pics I ever had.”

8. Visit Asia’s Largest Sawmill In Chatham

Visit Asia’s Largest Sawmill In Chathamsource: manahotels.com

In the year 1883, a saw mill was established in Chatham Island to meet the demand for sawn timber required in various construction works at both Port Blair and Chatham Island. This saw mill, referred commonly as Chatham Saw Mill, is regarded as the largest and the oldest of all the saw mills in Asia. HolidayIQ Traveller Arnab Ghosh from Guwahati shares, “Nice place one must see this place, still worker working there, it's an old saw mill in Port Blair, in front of mill nice sea view really nice, near sawmill there is a jetty, from where one can move to mount harriet also.”

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9. Trip To The Mini Zoo

Trip To The Mini Zoosource: Wikimedia

HolidayIQ Traveller Mohamed Shah shares, “One of the most amazing places at Port Blair the wildlife here is amazing. If you come to the island this is one destination that you shouldn't miss!”

10. Shop At Sagarika Government Emporium

Shop At Sagarika Government Emporiumsource: go2andaman.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Sh Soni from Ahmedabad shares, “This is perhaps one of the best emporium in India run by Government. It provides various articles which are made locally at fair reasonable price. Staff housed at emporium are quite courteous and their communication skill is appreciable.”

11. Learn About The Island's Culture At The Anthropological Museum

Learn About The Island's Culture At The Anthropological Museumsource: tourmet.com

It has an exhibition of the tools and weapons that are used by the tribes as well as photographs showing the different tribes, existing and extinct. There are also items and collections showing the history of the island archipelago, a library with books of different types and by various authors who have written widely on the Union Territory. Sometimes, the museum also organises documentaries and short films showing the life of the tribes and the different social customs and cultures of the Union Territory. HolidayIQ Traveller Rushi Bakshi from Delhi shares, “Must see museum. The museum is very interesting specially because it gives an insight into the local tribal life and culture. Cameras not allowed inside, though.”

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12. Snorkelling Is Cheapest At Havelock Islands

Snorkelling Is Cheapest At Havelock Islandssource: WIkimedia

Havelock celebrates its rustic style and has earned a great place in the pages of the history of Indian Tourism. Some of the main attractions of Havelock Island are Vijay Nagar Beach or Beach No. 5 and Radha Nagar Beach or Beach No. 7. Both Vijay Nagar Beach and Radha Nagar Beach are recipients of A rating from the World Tourism Organization (WTO). Elephant Beach is famous for its coral reefs and rich aquatic life. HolidayIQ Traveller Rupankar Mahanta from Delhi shares, “Been there twice. I vote it as the best place to be in Andaman for a perfect relaxing island holiday. It has good facilities and hence activities like diving, snorkelling are cheaper here as compared to Neil. Also Havelock is better connected with Port Blair.”

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