Andaman and Nicobar Islands are very beautiful and wonderful islands in our country India. There are also many wonderful and wonderful places to visit in this place. The islands have now become popular tourist attractions. This place also comes in the top 10 adventure destinations in India. The Andaman group of islands, a part of the Indian Union Territory, is often considered as expensive as traveling abroad. But, how sure are you that a trip to these islands will be cheaper than any other vacation? Here, we have curated a complete 8-day itinerary for you to experience Andaman for less than Rs 30,000.
ADVANCE BOOKING OF THE FLIGHT TICKETS:-
Advance booking is the best way to start traveling on a low budget. Because the prices are low in advance booking but if the booking is done a day or two before the trip then the flight prices will increase and in advance booking, people can also cancel their booking 20 or 30 days before the date of booking and they do not have to lose their money.
USING THE SERVICES OF A LOCAL TOUR OPERATOR:-
Local tour operators have the best and cheap deals in which people can spend their holidays in Andaman and Nicobar Islands on a low budget. They will provide us with the best accommodation for hotel stays and sightseeing. Since the tour operators are professionals, they will help those who want to travel on a low budget.
CHOOSE NON AC CAR TRAVEL:-
People should opt for non-AC cars or any other vehicle as the cost of non-AC vehicles is less than compared to AC vehicles. The destination for sightseeing is hardly 10 to 20 minutes away from the hotel. People can enjoy the fresh air in non-AC car travel and it will bring joy to all.
CHOOSE MAY MONTH TO VISIT ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS:-
The month of May would be the most suitable month to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands on a low budget. In the month of May, the hotel prices are low, there is no rain and the beach of this place also looks perfect. Also in the month of May, the sea is calm so people can indulge in adventure sports like scuba diving, snorkeling and more. From October to January, this place will be very crowded and the rates will be high and out of our budget. So people should choose their holiday in the months between February to May.
CHOOSE 2 STARS HOTEL AND SHARED BOATS:-
People should choose 2 star hotels and not 5 star hotels to travel on a low budget. The facilities offered in both hotels are largely similar. But the main difference between both the hotels is that a 2 star hotel will provide facilities at a lower cost and a 5 star hotel will provide facilities at a higher cost. People should choose North Bay Beach and not Elephant Beach because the prices of North Bay Beach are less as compared to Elephant Beach. If people go to Havelock Ghat from Hathi Beach then they should opt for shared boats. Using shared boats Rs.700 to 800 but if people use private boats then it will cost Rs.3000 which would be out of our budget. Both options include guide and snorkeling fees.
OPT FOR SNORKELING OVER SCUBA DIVING:-
If people want to do adventure sports on the water then they should choose snorkeling instead of scuba diving and it will be within their budget. Because the cost of scuba diving is Rs.The cost of 3500 or more per person while snorkeling is Rs.450 to Rs.800 per person. It will depend on whether people want to do underwater photography or not. If people want to do underwater photography then the price will increase and otherwise, the price will remain low.
BOOK THE FLIGHTS WHICH ARRIVE EARLY:-
People should choose the flight which arrives before 11.00 am. This will save their day and money which is a must for low-budget travel. People can go to Havelock to stay there and from Havelock, they can go to Neil Island and Port Blair. Choose flights that are affordable and get to Andaman and Nicobar Islands early.
TOTAL DAILY BUDGET FOR 7N, 8D – INR 3600:-
The daily budget is around INR 600 per day. (Except accommodation including food, local transport and activities – not adventure activities)
You will be surprised to know that most of the tourist spots in Andaman are natural spots. Thus, these spots are free to enter, saving you a lot of money. However, you will eventually pay for food and adventure activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving. These activities come highly recommended in Andaman.