I am planning to visit Andaman in October. Can anyone tell me what to expect at the islands in the month of October?
The ideal time to visit the islands is from October to May. The reason behind this is, after the retreat of monsoons the Andaman Islands is fresh and colourful flowers are blooming all around. The freshness of season, clear blue waters, coral reefs and excitement of festival season makes it an ideal place to visit. One gets to celebrate Dussehra or Diwali in a traditional Bengali manner as there is a large population of Bengali’s in the area. Along with Dussehra, you will get to celebrate Durga Puja in the local Pandels. Port Blair and Havelock Islands is illuminated with lightning and localities celebrate the festive season with full enthusiasm and gusto. Along with festivals, water sports are also in full swing in Andaman in October month. You can enjoy snorkelling, scuba diving and swimming with elephants at Elephant beach. If you are not into water sports then opt for a banana boat ride that is fun and safe. Glass boat ride is also another option for people who want to