5 Must Buy Things to Buy from Andaman

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5 Must Buy Things to Buy from Andaman

Are you on a vacation to Andaman? Confused about What to Buy in Andaman? In this Article we cover the Complete Shopping Guide to Andaman. Whether you choose to gift it or keep it for yourself, the joy of souvenir shopping is different. The best and the most important thing about buying souvenirs is that you get to buy the things that are unique to the place and its culture. But, finding the best things in places you’re not familiar with can be a task. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of things that you should definitely cop when at Andaman. Checkout our Andaman Holiday Package to Book a Similar Trip.

Pearls

5 Must Buy Things to Buy from Andaman

Pearls are probably the most common and the most popular gifts to take back home from coastal areas. Andaman has a wide variety of options for you to choose from. These riches from the sea, are pretty cheap, easy to carry and also look splendid, which makes it great for gifting. These are widely available across the island and shouldn’t be much of a problem to find them. In order to avoid fakes, make sure you do a quick quality check before copping it.

 

Jute products

5 Must Buy Things to Buy from Andaman

Jute handicrafts are one of the most important industries in Andamans, which makes it a no brainer. The quality of the jute available in Andamans is one of the best in the nation, if not the best. Plastic bags have also been replaced by jute bags, which is an amazing initiative taken by the locals in order to protect the waters and marine life. Select from a wide variety of options available in the local markets. You could gift or get some eco-friendly products for yourself. Be sure to check them out.

 

Coconut products 

5 Must Buy Things to Buy from Andaman

We all love to chill with some coconut water that cools us down by the beach. In Andaman, the locals have found a way to make more money out of the coconut. They use the shells of the coconut to make handicrafts, such as bowls, lampshades, vases, etc, out of it. This would make up for a great souvenir as they are cheap and easy to carry. We don't know if there’s any other place in India, where this is practiced, making it even more special.

 

Nicobari Mats

5 Must Buy Things to Buy from Andaman

The tribals of Nicobar, infamous for being very unwelcoming and aggressive when it comes to anyone else other than their tribe members, are known to be skilled in weaving mats. Although we can’t visit the island due to the ban imposed by the government of India for safety reasons, you can buy these beautiful mats from select markets and emporiums in Andaman. The fact that these mats and tapestries are made by the tribals of Nicobar which makes it all the more special. If you ask us, be sure to cop them if you get a chance to. 

 

Spices 

5 Must Buy Things to Buy from Andaman

We Indians love our spices and Andaman is surprisingly famous for its spices too. You can buy superior quality spices and herbs such as cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla, and betel, that is grown in abundance in Andaman. These aromatic spices are some of the best things to buy in Andaman and Nicobar for your own home and for gifting to others. You’ll find various spice gardens and plantations in Andaman. And the best part of it is that you can choose to visit any of them to find the authentic flavors specific to the region.

 

Fishbone products 

5 Must Buy Things to Buy from Andaman

Although it may sound weird, fishbone articles are quite a rage when it comes to home and decor. To begin with, fishbone decorations make awesome souvenirs and gift items. Made from the bones of the fish that are dead, these unique items will surely look amazing on the wall and is sure to leave people wondering what it is actually made out of. Crafted by skilled artisans of Andaman, this is another great idea to reuse an item that would otherwise go to waste. Be sure to cop these unique products.


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FAQs

Andaman is a place where you can find a wide variety of seashell products, pearl jewelry, fruits, and vegetables. You can buy famous items from Andaman like Wooden artifacts. Coconut carved decoration pieces, Ornaments made of shells, Crafts made from Cane, Spices, Sarongs, and Hats, and Pearl Jewellery.
Cellular Jail is the most prominent place in Andaman. There are other small islands like Corbyn's Cove, Wandoor, Ross Island, Viper Island, etc.for which it is famous. The Andaman island is famous for its clear, white sandy beaches which are characterized by sparkling blue waters.
The best time to visit Andaman is between October and May. The weather is pleasantly perfect for sightseeing, water sports, and beach excursion. The temperature generally stays between 24 to 37 degrees Celsius during summers. Andaman’s weather is comfortable and cool and is perfect to indulge in activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, paragliding, surfing, trekking, and banana rides.
If you are planning for an Andaman trip then you should take around 5 days to have a complete tour. On the first day, you can visit Chidiya Tapu and enjoy some time with your family. The next day you can visit Radhanagar Beach and witness the beach life. Havelock island is where you can go next and can spend the day indulging in kayaking, scuba diving, undersea walks, or snorkeling. On the third day, you can visit Kalapathar beach for mesmerizing views of the sunrise. Then you can head to the Elephant beach for adventurous water activities. On the fourth day, you can explore the famous beaches like Sitapur Beach, Lakshmanpur Beach, Bharatpur Beach, and revel in the beach fun. On the last day of your trip, you can leave for your hometown.
The cost usually varies depending on the services or inclusions you buy. For a 5 days/ 4 nights trip to Andaman, the cost of the tour per person is nearly Rs 10,000. For a 6 days/ 5 nights trip, the cost will be nearly Rs 17,000 with flight charges. If you are planning for an 8 days/7 nights trip the costs may be around Rs 22,000 and so on.
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Suyog Chhetri
Last Updated : Jan 20,2021
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