India is definitely not the country which comes to mind quickly when it comes to visit an active volcano. You may not believe but there is an active volcano in India. Barren Island or Barren Volcano is the only active volcano in South Asia. It is the only active volcano between Myanmar and Sumatra regions among other volcanoes. It has definitely been popular over the years. 

Volcanic Island is located just around 135 km from Port Blair, which is the capital city of Andaman. The island has a huge crater of a volcano around ½ km from the shore and the island is stretched over 3 km. The crater is around 150 fathoms deep. As the name suggests, Barren Island is actually barren and uninhabited by humans. You can find a few rodent species like rats and bats and birds’ species which can survive in this extreme condition.  Read on to know what you should know about this destination for your Andaman holidays

Facts to Know about Barren Island 

It goes without saying that this active volcano is lesser known and less frequented by the tourists. Barren Island is not a touristy destination. Thanks to the recent events and eruptions, this volcano has gained its presence again. It is one of the hottest regions across the Andaman. Here are the things you should consider when planning to visit here – 

  • This island is just 3 km wide and it is not populated 
  • This island has a 2-km wide majestic crater with over 250m to 350m high walls of this volcano. 
  • The island witnessed its major eruption in 1991 despite being dormant for a long time. 
  • It also witnessed the same eruption in February 2017 when hot lava flew through the sea. 
  • Due to this recent phenomena, this island suddenly gained popularity among the tourists visiting Andaman Islands. 
  • The island has been opened for scuba diving as you can explore diverse marine life. It is definitely a great experience that shouldn’t be missed. 
  • In 2017, some stranded goats were found which were known to be left behind by a steamer in 1891. 

Getting There 

You can definitely have a great sight of the solitary guard by nature. Sightseeing is not that common across the island because you need to seek permission from the forest department. You can get around with several water boats and ferries. Night stay is not allowed here. So, you can start your trip from 4am in the morning and get there within 5 hours. You can also get there through seaplane from Port Blair. However, visitors have to get a view from the sea without arriving at the shores because the eruption is quite unpredictable. 

When to visit? 

You can get to Barren Island from November to February as the weather remains clear and you can easily see the volcano and the island. 

Things to See and Do 

Scuba Diving – Barren Island is truly a great location to enjoy this activity thanks to its bordering waters. It is truly a remote destination to witness. Its beautiful coral reefs, intriguing formations of basalt, and crystal clear waters are worth checking out. 

Watching Active Volcano – As discussed above, you can find the only active volcano here in Barren Island which is not found anywhere in South Asia. In 1787, the first eruption was recorded on this island. The volcano has since appeared 10 times over there. In September 2010, another eruption was recorded which lasted till January 2011. 

Explore the isolated and serene island – Barren Island is completely uninhabited and barren. Only a few tourists visit this island but it is really worth visiting. You need permission from forest authorities though. It is a great place to refuge from other tourist destinations. 

Nature Photography – You can find a small number of flying foxes, goats and rodent species. Only a few animals are able to survive here in extreme conditions here. The area is covered by serene and blue waters and it is truly a visual treat to behold. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Is it safe to visit Barren Island? 

According to an index in which volcanoes are rated on a scale of 1 to 8 for their strength and amount of eruption, the Volcanic Explosivity Index, Barren Island is listed at lowest. So, Barren Island is marked safe to visit. 

What adventure sport can you try at Barren Island?

You cannot enjoy any sport activity over there. But you can enjoy various activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, sea walk etc. on the way if you are getting there by private charter. Waters covering the Barren Island are also known for being one of the best destinations in the world for scuba diving. 

Why should you visit Barren Island?

At Barren Island, you can witness one of the most beautiful geographical locations. It is really worth exploring its beauty thanks to its mesmerizing views and it is the only active volcano here in South Asia. 

How many times has the eruption happened in Barren Island? 

The Barren Island has erupted 6 times since its first eruption happened in 1787. Later on, eruptions were recorded in 1789, 1795, 1803-04, and lastly 1852. The volcano erupted again after around 2 centuries in 1991. The recent eruption was recorded in 2004 because of an earthquake in Indian Ocean. 

What kind of volcano can you find in Barren Island?

Barren Island is the only active natural volcano in South Asia at the Volcanic Arc connecting Myanmar and Sumatra. It has a 1.6 km wide crater and is stretched over 3 km. Cinder cone is partly filled here and it is the source of the eruption. 

When was the last time when Barren Volcano erupted? 

The Barren Island erupted last time in 2017 after 2004. 

This guide is dedicated to all the globetrotters who want to explore Andaman without burning a hole in their pockets. Many people spread rumors that Andaman Islands are expensive. If you think so, you are wrong. 

Actually, the reason is that they are either uninformed visitors or luxury travelers who end up spending more than their budget. You can spend as much as you want as a luxury traveler. But you need to do your own research and explore Andaman Islands within budget. 

The budget depends highly on when you visit and accommodation you choose. If you are looking for a lavish stay, you will definitely want to spend more than the predefined budget. You will spend even more if you are planning a trip in peak season. So, it is a smart move if you travel in the off season when the crowd is less and hotels and flights cost less. 

No matter what many people have to say, you can go to Andaman Islands on a budget. You just have to make some compromises and plan in advance. You can spend as much on activities as your heart’s content if your budget allows. 

Basics You Need to Know 

Here are some of the details you need to consider before visiting Andaman Islands – 


As you know, Andaman and Nicobar Islands is an archipelago in Bay of Bengal and are categorized in two different groups. There is a 150 km channel which separates them, which is called Ten Degree Channel. The Nicobar Islands are located on the south and Andaman towards the north of the channel. 

The Andaman Sea separates these islands from Thailand, Myanmar, and Indonesia. These islands are closely located to India being the political part of India. There are a total 572 islands in Andaman and Nicobar, while only 37 islands are inhabited. They together form a group of islands or archipelago. 

Restricted Area Permit (RAP) 

You no need to have a permit if you are traveling from India. If you are a foreigner, you will have to apply for RAP before traveling there. You can easily get RAP when you arrive at Port Blair, which will be valid for up to 30 days. You can extend it from FRO or SP at Port Blair. They will grant you around 15 days more. Foreign Registration Offices are located in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi and Chennai along with Indian Missions where you can get RAP. In addition, airports in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata have immigration authorities which issue those permits.

Modes of Transport 

Port Blair is the official point of entry in Andaman. You can get there by either sea or air. Taking a flight is the cheapest way to travel. Port Blair is connected to several major Indian cities like Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bengaluru. If you are coming from outside India, you will have to land to India first and then take flight to Port Blair. 

You can also travel by ship from Kolkata, Chennai or Visakhapatnam, which take up to 3 to 4 days. But sailing is restricted to season. 

Best time to visit Andaman Nicobar 

You may visit Andaman at any time of the year. The islands receive warm tropical weather but it gets very humid in summers. On average, temperature hovers around 30 degree Celsius all the year round with erratic rainfall. Most travelers plan their 7-day itinerary to visit Andaman from January to February. 

But to save a lot, you can plan your trip in April or May. During this period, the sun is not too harsh and days are comfortable, even though these are summer months. It also doesn’t rain much in this period. There are also lesser chances of storms and high tides. 

All in all, you can travel to Andaman whenever you feel free. All you need to do your homework before traveling to this place. Avoid traveling in scorching heat and on monsoons. 

What about currency?

Indian Rupee (INR) is the only currency which is widely accepted and valid on the Andaman Islands. You can find a lot of currency exchange outlets in Port Blair and the airport. ATMs also work in the city area. However, you need to carry sufficient amounts of cash before traveling to Neil and Havelock Islands. 

How Much does it Cost to Travel Andaman?

You need up to Rs. 25000 to Rs. 30000 to travel to Andaman Islands for seven days, which is rounded up to US$363 or £324. It is recommended to book flights and hotels in advance to save more. Keep in mind that Andaman is not a budget-friendly destination actually. But you don’t have to spend too much. With proper planning and research, you can stick to your budget and enjoy the trip. 


You can dine out at several multi-cuisine restaurants in all leading islands. You can also find vegetarian restaurants offering authentic North Indian and South Indian cuisines. You can easily find a decent eating option in Andaman. 

Are there any safety issues? 

If you are heading to Andaman, you don’t have to worry about safety. You won’t face eve teasing, harassment, mugging or other such cases. However, Andaman had been prone to natural calamities in the past like earthquakes and tsunamis. So, it is recommended to visit the website of the meteorological department before visiting. 

How to look for cheap hotels?

You will find different types of luxury hotels in various tourist destinations in India. But Andaman Islands have limited accommodation options and their prices are also high. However, budget hotels are aplenty in Andaman. Choose the hotel wisely and invest some time choosing budget options online. 

Book whenever you find an ideal deal or you will end up losing it. Keep in mind that a budget hotel doesn’t mean cheap stays. You need to look for options that can provide a decent and comfortable experience without breaking your bank. 

Andaman and Nicobar Islands are usually known for their pristine beaches and heritage sites to attract tourism. But it has a lot of places of worship to attract a consistent flow of pilgrims. This archipelago attracts people from different religions. 

Cerulean waters, melodious sun, and soothing breeze caressing palm trees – these are the images that come to our mind when we think of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Andaman and Nicobar Islands are one of the most popular spots from different parts of the world. 

The archipelago is also famous for its amazing architectural landmarks along with its untouched beauty and both shouldn’t be missed. These landmarks are more than just places of worship. They are well known for their architectural brilliance. Thousands of tourists and devotees have gathered to these places over the years. Here is the detailed list of temples and churches in Andaman you must visit at least once. 

1. Roman Catholic Church 

This church is based at Phoenix Bay and is a great epitome of architecture in Andaman. It is very appealing and beautiful with intricate patterns to take you straight to the Victorian era. Located in the capital city Port Blair, Roman Catholic Church lies in proximity to the marine museum. 

2. Sri Karpaga Vinayagar Temple 

Located at Golghar, Port Blair, Sri Karpaga Vinayagar Temple has great spiritual value. Ganesh Puja is celebrated on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi (birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha) which is the most vital festival here. It usually falls in the month of September or early October. Lord Ganesha’s idol is built with black clay and adorning glittering ornaments. This event is celebrated for three days. The temple is well decorated. It is believed that all the wishes of devotees are fulfilled here. Book your Andaman and Nicobar Islands tour package during this time to get there.  

Sri Karpaga Vinayagar Temple is located on RGT Road at Golghar. It is located only 2 km from Port Blair airport. Timings are from 5am to 12pm and from 4pm to 9pm every day. 

3. Brethren Assembly 

Since January 1968, this church has been serving the Lord and was established by P.G. Samuel Thomas Phillip Kurien. The church is located only around 3 km from Port Blair Airport, one of the major landmarks in the island. This church offers its services in Hindi, Tamil, English and Malayalam. 

4. Police Gurudwara 

Located in the heart of Aberdeen Bazaar, Police Gurudwara is among the oldest gurudwaras. The gurudwara was built in 1937 by martyr Dr. Diwan Singh Kalapani. He sacrificed his life as a freedom fighter before independence. The Sikh shrine was built on an iron base and is made of wood. It is truly a great place to make a spiritual bond on the island. You can easily get here via RGT road by car as it is located in Aberdeen Bazaar on Mahatma Gandhi Road. It is located around 7 km from Port Blair. 

5. St. Joseph Catholic Church 

Located at Prothrapur Dist in Port Blair, St. Joseph Catholic Church has just been established in 2007. St. Joseph is the patron saint here. The Society of Jesus serves this church in the Andaman Islands. The community has around 2340 Catholics. It is gathered by both visitors and pilgrims every day and all the year round.

6. Vetrimalai Murugan Temple 

This ancient temple has always been the first choice for visitors and locals when it comes to heritage tourism. The temple is devoted to Lord Murugan. There are also shrines devoted to Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati located here. The pyramidal or ‘gopuram’ styled tower gate is adorned with beautiful paintings and the temple is built with Dravidian architecture. The outer precinct is known to have a beautiful garden in the temple. 

The temple is located near Gandhi Park, Port Blair on RGT Road and around 6 ½ km from Port Blair. The timings are from 5AM to 12 noon and from 4 PM to 9 PM. However, you can get there at any convenient time. 

7. St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church 

This church has been managed by the Society of Missionaries of St. Francis Xavier Catholic in Andaman Islands. Built in 1996 in Rangat, this church is devoted to parish Priest Father Pritam Toppo and patron St. Francis Xavier.  This beautifully adorned church has over 4152 Catholics. It is one of the best places to discover your spiritual side. It is usually the main reason why a lot of tourists and worshippers flock here all the year round. 

8. St. Ignatius Catholic Church 

St. Ignatius Catholic Church is well regarded as one of the oldest churches in the Andaman Islands. It is truly a great religious attraction in Diglipur. This church was founded in 1987 to worship in a serene and pleasant environment. Both travelers and worships flock here in this church. It is truly an architectural masterpiece with very intricate carvings and detailing. Its interior will definitely leave you stunned. In this church, St. Ignatius of Loyola is the patron saint and is served by the Society of Jesus.

9. Our Lady of the Catholic Church 

It is another most well-revered beauty in Andaman which is managed by Diocesan Clergy. It is well located in Oralkatcha region. In Baratang Island, it is an old Roman Catholic Church established in 1968. This church is associated with 2748 Catholics.

10. Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church 

This church was built recently in 2003 in Ramnagar. It has been served by the Society of Jesus. It has been associated with 843 Catholics and they really admire the same. 

Bottom Line 

So these were the most prominent and popular religious attractions in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. We hope you liked the above places and you would consider them for your next Andaman trip. 

Andaman and Nicobar Islands are truly rich in biodiversity, wildlife and natural attractions as the archipelago of plenty of islands. The national parks listed here in Andaman are considered as one of the hottest favorite destinations for wildlife photographers, activists and conservationists thanks to its fascinating coral reefs, marine life, and exotic underwater world.  

These national parks are scattered across the Indian Ocean in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. These national parks would definitely give you a magical experience on your trip. Read on and learn about these beautiful national parks to visit in Andaman. 

1. Mount Harriet National Park 

Mount Harriet National Park is well regarded as one of the most popular national parks in the archipelago and is considered as the most visited and exotic national parks. Stretched over 46 sq. km, Mount Harriet National Park is located around 383m and houses only few wildlife species like turtles, robber crabs and Andaman wild pigs. You can spend a great time in the wilderness and enjoy the world-class facilities in the wilderness. 

Location – Hope Town, Port Blair 

Timings – 7AM to 5PM, Everyday 

Entry – Rs. 10 for child, Rs. 25 per person (Indian), and Rs. 250 per person (foreigners) 

2. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park 

Located in the proximity to Wandoor Beach, Port Blair, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is a well known tourist attraction. You can get up close with lively coral reefs, vivid marine life and snorkeling attractions. This artificial national park has plenty of flora and fauna to explore. You can witness some of the rare species like wild boar, water lizard, and sea snakes. In addition, the national park is stretched over 15 islands having tropical rainforests and mangrove creeks.  

Timings – Open 24×7 from Tuesday to Sunday, Closed on Monday

Location – SH8

3. Campbell Bay National Park 

Campbell Bay National Park is over 190 km from Sumatra region and is sprawled over 426 km sq. This busy national park is rich in marine life and houses different wildlife species, such as Megapode, crab-eating macaque, Nicobar pigeon and robber crabs. If you want to explore nature at its best, cabin and camp facilities are also offered by park authorities to have a great day out.

Timings – 12 midnight to 12 Noon 

Location – Island of Great Nicobar 

4. North Button Island National Park 

The North Button Island National Park is a famous attraction among several popular national parks in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Stretched around 114 sq. km, this island is a great crowd puller in Andaman Islands thanks to its rich biodiversity and fauna species. You can explore it from December to March at its best and spot several rare species like water monitors, dugong, and dolphins. 

Location – North Button Island

5. Galathea National Park 

Galathea National Park is strategically located under Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve on Great Nicobar Island. It was established in the year 1992. It houses diverse species of animals and birds. The forest buffer zone stretched over 12 km separates it from Campbell Bay National Park. The forest also has a provision for watch towers to serve animal lovers to view different species like pythons, giant leatherback turtles, and Malayan box turtles. The national park also offers a lot of activities like sea walks, snorkeling, boating and scuba diving. 

Location – Island of Great Nicobar

Timings – 12AM to 12PM

6. Saddle Peak National Park 

Stretched over 85 sq. km, Saddle Peak National Park is located on the north of Andaman. It houses rare flora and fauna species, such as Andaman hill myna, wild pig, imperial pigeon, saltwater crocodiles, and water monitor lizards. It is truly a retreat for trekking enthusiasts. It features a long 8-km trek towards the mountain peak from its entry. 

Timings – 4AM to 5PM (Monday to Sunday) 

Location – Saddle Peak, Middle and North Andaman 

Frequently Asked Questions 

1. Does Andaman have India’s smallest national park?

Yes, South Button Island National Park is the smallest national park in India. It is stretched over just 0.03 sq. km. At No.2 stands Mandla Plant Fossil National Park in Madhya Pradesh, which is stretched over 0.27 sq. km. It is the smallest national park in mainland and second smallest in India. 

2. How many national parks Andaman Islands have? 

Andaman and Nicobar Islands have total 9 national parks. Mount Harriet National Park is one of the most frequented and exotic national parks among other national parks. 

3. What is the largest national park in India? 

Hemis National Park is considered to be largest when it comes to area. It is stretched over 3350 sq. km and is well located in Leh District of J&K. But when it comes to popularity, Jim Corbett National Park stands as the most diverse destination in India. 

4. What is the state bird of Andaman Island? 

The Andaman Wood Pigeon is known as the state bird of the archipelago. It is found in Andaman Islands only. It is endemic to such islands owing to dense green jungles. The color of the bird is a blend of darkish slate hues in upper and light blue grey in their underbelly. 

Bottom Line 

Presenting the true beauty and magic of nature, Andaman and Nicobar Island has plenty of beautiful national parks to make your trip even more exciting. You can plan your holiday beforehand to have a stress-free experience and relax and chill on your vacation. 

The capital city of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Port Blair is the first stop for everyone visiting this archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. Port Blair gets lion’s share of tourists thanks to its historical importance. If you are heading to this union territory, chances are you will first visit Port Blair. Today, Cellular Jail in Port Blair is a major tourist attraction, which was a British Penal Colony in pre-Independence era. It serves as a tribute to freedom fighters who were kept imprisoned here. 

After visiting this attraction, you can head to several interesting museums to learn about local tradition, culture and history. The Anthropological Museum is one of these places and it focuses mainly on its indigenous tribes.  

About the Museum 

Established in 1975, the Zonal Anthropological Museum is one of the best museums to visit in Port Blair. This museum is well maintained to introduce you to every detail of the history of local tribes in this island. These tribes are also known to be one of the world’s oldest tribes. There are six main tribes that live in the islands – Sentinelese, Onges, Andamanese, Jarawas, Nicobarese, and Shompens. They don’t connect to the world and there is very limited information about them on the internet. You cannot enter the tribal zones without special permission. Hence, the museum is the way to know and learn about Andaman’s tribal life. 

Timings – 9AM to 1PM and 1.30 PM to 4.30 PM. The museum remains closed on Mondays. 

Duration and Things to Do 

Basically you can spend 1 or 2 hours in the museum to have a complete tour. Here are few more things you can enjoy here – 

  • Learn about Paleolithic Islanders and their lives.
  • Watch several exhibits, including Jarawa chest guard and shamanic sculptures. 
  •  Other amazing items placed on display are arts and crafts, handicrafts, photographs, tools, clothing, and weapons dating back to ancient era. 
  • Learn about the lifestyle of tribes by looking at models made of clay and hay. You can learn about the utensils and equipment they have used, houses they had and ornaments they wore. 
  • Watch short films and documentaries on the social customs, lives of tribes, and culture of Andaman. 
  • Explore the souvenir shops across the museum and look for interesting and innovative books, journals, and other items here. 

Other Museums You Can Visit 

If you are a museum-goer and a history buff, you should definitely check out some of these amazing museums and add them to your itinerary of Andaman and Nicobar Islands package

Forest Museum 

It is another popular tourist attraction on the outskirts of the city. You can explore a huge range and collection of trees in the museum. The museum has artifacts made of oak, timber, and several types of wood. The museum also reflects flora across the islands. You can also find zoological gardens and zoos. Take your time and visit this beautiful museum. Timings are from 10 AM to 2 PM only. 

Samudrika Naval Marine Museum 

As the name suggests, Samudrika Naval Marine Museum is run and operated by Indian Navy in Port Blair. It is aimed to spread awareness of marine life and environment as well as aquatic ecosystems. You can explore a huge number of corals, vivid fishes and other species found on the islands. The museum describes the history of Andaman Islands in five different sections. It consists of archeology, geographical details, marine life and locals. When it comes to timings, the museum opens from 9 AM to 5 PM. 

Getting There 

Tourists can easily reach Anthropological Museum by riding a local bus or auto from any point in Port Blair to MG Road. Port Blair is well connected to Chennai and Kolkata through direct flights. You can also get there by water as passenger ships sail from Kolkata, Chennai and Visakhapatnam. 

Anthropological Museum – FAQs 

What is Anthropological Museum?

The Anthropological Museum describes the works done in the museums by anthropologists. They work full time or part time and are employed in various settings. 

What are the timings of Anthropological Museum?

Anthropological Museum opens every day except Mondays and the timings are from 9 AM to 4.30 PM. You can learn some interesting facts about Andaman and its tribes. 

What can you expect in an Anthropological Museum? 

You can visit the Anthropological Museum to see a lot of tools, artefacts, handicrafts, photographs, weapons, crafts and clothing which were used in ancient times. 

How to reach the museum? 

Getting to Anthropological Museum is very easy in Port Blair. The museum is strategically located on MG Road. Local bus and auto are always available to get there. 

Why should you get there?

Once you visit Anthropological Museum, you will directly get back to the previous era and dig deep in the past. You can learn a lot about the local tribes and get an insight to their lifestyle. 

Where else can you visit in Port Blair? 

After visiting the Anthropological Museum, you can also head to Samudrika Naval Museum and Forest Museum as they are well known and attract plenty of tourists all the year round. 

What about the entry fee to visit the Anthropological Museum? 

The entry fee to Anthropological Museum is very minimal. It is just Rs. 10 for adults and Rs. 3 for students with ID card.  

How much time do you need to visit the Anthropological Museum? 

You can easily explore the whole museum within one hour or two. Don’t miss the section where you can explore the life of Paleolithic Islanders. 

Bottom Line 

Anthropological Museum is one of the interesting museums to visit in Port Blair along with Forest Museum and Samudrika Naval Marine Museum. You should definitely add these museums to your itinerary. Book your Andaman and Nicobar Islands package to cover these attractions. 

Parrot Island is definitely the best choice to meet your dream to have a memorable and peaceful trip. It is an exotic destination but unlike other islands, it is a heaven for bird watchers as it has plenty of species of birds. You should explore this paradise of birds and never miss this place. You can get there and experience the beauty of nature. You can easily plan your trip with family and friends if you wish to explore this place. Before planning your visit, here’s what else you need to know. 

About the island 

It goes without saying that Parrot Island is known as one of the most exotic islands in Andaman and Nicobar. The island belongs to the Union Territory, Baratang Island. It has good road connectivity as you can easily get here by bus or car till Diglipur, which is 30 km away from Baratang jetty.  You can definitely explore a huge range of birds including several rare species. You are recommended to visit this island with family and friends to have a great time. 

The whole island is covered by dense mangroves and it houses several birds. Once you enter the forest, you will hear pleasing chirping of birds. It’s a great feel of being in a different world. The forest is known to be an ideal place to witness the wilderness. The more you explore the forest, the more you will fall in love with it. Birds start coming back to their nests during sunsets. You can explore a different scene. You can capture this serene moment if you have a camera. It’s like an achievement for lifetime if you get here. 

Best Time to Visit 

Winter is considered to be the best time to visit this island as temperature falls down and makes it ideal for roaming. The winter season usually starts in the month of October and lasts till April. You can hit the island by the evening in order to catch the picturesque sunset. It will literally blow your mind and give you the experience that is not easy to describe in words. This beautiful sunset is a great bonus in this trip. Don’t let this opportunity go away and get indulged in the lap of nature. 

This place is visited by many people all around the year. Winters are known to be an ideal time period when tourists can relax for a long time. You can enjoy peaceful and soothing evenings here. This place also looks beautiful in monsoon to witness the rain. Nature lovers visit the island even though it becomes difficult to go outside during the monsoon. 

Top Attractions in Parrot Island 

You can enjoy a lot of activities on Parrot Island when planning your trip. Here are some the adventure activities to enjoy in Parrot Island – 

  • Scuba Diving 

Scuba diving is definitely one of the great things you can enjoy here. You can take your experience to a whole new level. Once you enter the sea, you can find a lot of sea creatures. You can even feed them and touch them. You can enjoy this activity with the help of trainers. Don’t less this wonderful opportunity go out of your hands. 

  • Explore Nature 

If you visit a natural attraction and don’t explore nature at its best, your trip cannot complete. If you are done with all the activities and sightings, you can simply sit alone and relax while exploring the natural beauty across this place. It is not easy to describe its beauty. You can sip sweet and fresh coconut water on the beach which is truly a great experience.  

  • Bird Watching 

Bird Watching is the main and wonderful activity to enjoy in Parrot Island. You can explore a lot of rare species when you hit the island. Hear the peaceful chirping of endemic birds that will definitely make you forget all your worries. Be sure to spot some species and click beautiful pictures in various poses. 

  • Snorkeling 

You can opt for snorkeling here in Parrot Island, which is another great water activity. Witnessing the serene blue ocean is truly a matchless activity. You need to use some advanced equipment to enjoy this activity. If you have never enjoyed this activity, it’s a great time to go for it. 

  • Jet Skiing 

It is another wonderful water sport which is enjoyed by tourists who come to explore this island. You can learn this activity from several local trainers. You can enjoy this water sport in any kind of water. You can always have a great experience whether you know how to swim or not. However, you should learn how to float if you can’t swim.

Getting There 

You need to reach Baratang Island first of all. It has great connectivity through airways. You can easily get here from any part of the world. You can also reach Baratang Island by riding from Middle Strait ferry. You can easily access jetty services or ferries. Locals here are familiar with this type of transport. You can take the journey through salt waters before getting there. You can also visit the natural attraction which covers the whole area. It literally feels like you are into heaven. 

Bottom Line 

Parrot Island is truly a place which gives one of its kind experience. You can indulge in a lot of water activities here. Explore the tranquil blue sea on the white sandy beach which attracts hundreds of tourists from different parts of the world. It goes without saying that Parrot Island is a wonderful destination for both friends and family. Along with it, you can definitely visit this place if you are a honeymooner. You can have some great time with each other. So what are you waiting for? Book your Andaman and Nicobar Islands tourism package now and pack your bags.