The weather is most cheerful and pleasant starting from October in Andaman. This month marks the beginning of tourist season and is a popular and favourable time of the year to have a memorable vacation in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. October marks the end of the monsoon season in the Andaman Islands. The weather is typically sunny, with warm temperatures. Average daytime temperature ranges from 30 to 32°C and night-time temperatures hover between 24 and 26°C. Compared to the monsoon months, the humidity levels in October are relatively lower, making it more practical and comfortable for outdoor activities. Clear skies and plenty of sunshine makes the enjoyment of the stunning beaches and water activities more joyful.
Why should you visit Andaman in October
- October is ideal for Water Sports such as snorkelling, scuba diving and swimming. The seas are calm with excellent underwater visibility making it a prime season for exploring the rich marine underwater world.
- October is the time for some prominent festivals in Andaman. Durga Puja festival is celebrated with pomp and glory here, especially among the Bengali community in the Andaman Islands. It offers an excellent opportunity to experience the local culture and festivities.
- Wildlife is rife and can be spotted at random during this time. This is a good time for the nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts to visit the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park and spot a wide variety of marine life, including colourful corals and fish.
- Though October is a popular time to visit, but yet there remains a few days before the crowds start gathering in large numbers. Thus October is not as crowded as the peak season months of November to April. You can enjoy the vacation to these islands with a bit more tranquillity and peace.
- Accommodations and flights remain readily available. On the one hand you will not feel the same level of booking competition as during the peak tourist season and on the other there would be plenty of options available as hotels and resorts start gearing up for the oncoming rush of the winter months.
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Mini Zoo, Port Blair
The Mini Zoo is located in Port Blair, which is a compact and fascinating facility dedicated to the conservation and display of indigenous wildlife species. The Mini Zoo serves as a valuable resource for wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers and tourists interested in learning about the diverse flora and fauna of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Located near the Chidiya Tapu Biological Park, this zoo is a shelter and home to various indigenous species, many of which are unique to the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago. Here, you can see a wide range of animals, birds and reptiles, such as the Nicobar pigeon, Andaman hill mynah, saltwater crocodile, Andaman krait, etc. The zoo not only showcases these animals but it also makes people aware about their importance and role in earth’s ecosystem and the need for their conservation. The Mini Zoo is well-maintained, safe and green and is an ideal place for exploring the local wildlife. Take a leisurely stroll through the zoo to enjoy the island’s natural beauty.
Munda Pahad Beach
Munda Pahad is a picturesque hill in Port Blair that provides a captivating view of the surrounding landscapes and the Andaman Sea as long as the eyes stretch. This hill is known for its panoramic vistas, which make it a popular destination for locals and tourists. The stunning views and a tranquil escape from the city’s hustle and bustle lends it a special charm. The hill can be reached by a short trek or drive. The hill summit offers breath-taking views of the city, the coastline and the azure blue waters of the Andaman Sea. The place has a special allure for nature enthusiasts, photographers and anyone looking for a serene setting to watch sunset or simply sit by the sea. Munda Pahad offers a peaceful retreat and is a perfect place to unwind and take in the untainted beauty of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Mount Harriet National Park
Mount Harriet National Park is a scenic and ecologically important national park located in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Mount Harriet National Park, situated on the southern part of South Andaman Island, offers a captivating blend of natural beauty, lush greenery and diverse wildlife. The park is named after Mount Harriet, which is also the third-highest peak in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago. This park charms its visitors through beautiful landscapes. Visitors will get an opportunity to explore its well-maintained trails, dense forests and stunning viewpoints of Mount Harriet National Park. It is a nature paradise alluring for nature lovers, birdwatchers and outdoor enthusiasts. This National Park is home to various unique species of flora and fauna. Reach this tropical paradise and enjoy hiking and trekking, allowing you to appreciate the island’s rich biodiversity and picturesque landscapes. Mount Harriet’s summit is a mesmerizing viewpoint that offers panoramic views of the surrounding islands and the Bay of Bengal. It is a photographer’s haven and has a serene ambience. Watch the Andaman wild pigs, saltwater crocodiles and plenty of bird species.
Sippighat Farm is an agricultural research and training centre in Port Blair that serves as an essential centre for agricultural research, education and experimentation. The farm is spread across a substantial area and is dedicated to the cultivation and study of various crops and agricultural practices thriving in the islands. Observe and learn about different crop spices, such as fruits, vegetables and various agricultural techniques. The farm’s mission is to promote sustainable farming methods, improve crop yields and develop beneficial farming practices. Learn about the unique agricultural challenges and opportunities in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Havelock Island hopping
A short stay at Havelock Island on an October trip to Andaman will be a good idea. Havelock is known for its stunning natural beauty, pristine beaches and a wide range of water sports and activities. It is also famous for Radhanagar Beach (Beach No. 7) which is Often rated as one of the most beautiful beaches in Asia, Radhanagar Beach is known for its soft white sands, crystal-clear waters, and breath-taking sunsets. It’s an ideal spot for relaxation and swimming. Also keep Elephant Beach in your itinerary as this beach is a popular destination for water sports, including snorkelling, scuba diving and sea walking. The coral reefs here are rich in marine life and give a stupendous show to underwater divers. Kalapathar Beach as the name implies is known for its picturesque black rocks and serene ambience. Kalapathar Beach is ideal for lazing idly or wandering about and enjoying quiet moments by the sea.
Overall, October is an excellent time to visit the Andaman Islands if you want to enjoy the beauty of the islands without the heavy rainfall of the monsoon season and before the peak tourist season sets in. It’s a great time for water activities and outdoor exploration.
How is the weather in Andaman in October?
The peak season of travelling to Andaman starts from October. A pleasant temperature of 30°C maximum and 24°C minimum is ideal to enjoy the beaches and water activities.
Is October a good time to go to Andaman?
The best time to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands is known to be between the months of October and May as the weather remains very pleasant. The weather is just perfect for sightseeing, water sports, island hopping and beach excursions.
Does it rain in October in Andaman?
The islands of Andaman archipelago are considered tropical paradise. The months from May to September fall under the rain-soaked monsoon season and dryer months with clear skies are found from October to April.
Is it crowded in Andaman in October?
The months from October through March mark the peak tourist season in the Andaman Islands and hence remain a bit more crowded than the rest of the year. But Andaman is quite secluded by itself and so it is never too crowded for travellers to be in discomfort. October is very pleasant and the natural grandeur can be enjoyed under the mild sunshine.