Who doesn’t like taking a break from their busy schedule and enjoy quality time with their loved ones during a vacation? And these days, one place that is on the top of every traveller’s wishlist is the Maldives. This beautiful country in South Asia is known for its beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs. While taking a dip in the clear water of Maldives must have been your dream, a trip to this tropical nation can burn a deep hole in your pocket. Not just the air tickets but the stay in the Maldives is also very costly. Don’t get upset as we have a backup plan for you. If you wish to go on a beach-cation, then head to the beautiful Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
For the unknown, the Andaman Islands are an Indian archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. There are roughly 300 islands that are known for their palm-lined, white-sand beaches, mangroves and tropical rainforests. Apart from admiring the picturesque views, one can also try many water sports such as diving and snorkelling.
While Andaman and Nicobar Islands have numerous beaches, the most famous amongst them are the Elephant beach and Radhanagar beach. Famous for its coral reefs, the Elephant beach is on Havelock Island, which is one of the most touristy and serene places in the Andamans. Radhanagar beach, on the other hand, is a white sand beach nearby the Elephant beach, perfect for diving.