Palm trees swaying in the breeze, beautiful white sandy beaches and an inviting blue ocean. Is this a postcard you’re looking at? Could be. But this perfectly describes your holiday in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This is where you cast off your worries as you squish the warm tropical sand between your toes on a relaxing beach walk.
But there’s more to Andaman and Nicobar than just the holidays. Its people celebrate their festivals with the same passion and fervour as on the mainland. They celebrate Onam, Pongal, Diwali, Holi and many Indian festivals. The festivals celebrated in Andaman and Nicobar Islands take on the islands’ hues.
Among the other festivals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands the fortnight-long Island Tourism Festival is an important Andaman festival. It showcases the island’s tourism and is marked by various cultural performances. Here are some of the festivals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands that are a celebration of joy and togetherness.
The Andaman and Nicobar festivals are a great time to be on the island for holidays. Simply pick an Andaman tour package from SOTC and join in the festivities.
This is the most important festival of the islands honouring Lord Vertimalai Murugan. People from all over the island come together to celebrate their devotion. Join in the festivities and watch from a safe distance as devotees walk on fire to test their faith.
This is among the biggest festivals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. You can be a part of the festivities as you catch the dance and drama performances. Try your hand at aqua sports or para sailing and spend your evenings in the markets hunting for that perfect souvenir.
Sway to the beats of well-known DJs as music takes over the islands during the Monsoon Music Festival. Bargain for some fabulous deals on local handicrafts as children enjoy the show put on by the Indian Airforce and the Navy.