Monsoon in Andaman

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands attract travellers throughout the year as they are known for their pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush green forests. The islands are subject to a unique monsoon climate, characterised by two distinct seasons - the Southwest Monsoon and the Northeast Monsoon.

The Southwest Monsoon arrives in May or June and last until September or October. During this season, the islands experience heavy rainfall, strong winds, and high humidity. The Southwest Monsoon is essential for the island's agriculture, as it brings much-needed moisture to the soil and replenishes the groundwater. The Northeast Monsoon occurs between October and December and is relatively mild compared to the Southwest Monsoon. This season brings sporadic rainfall and gentle winds to the Andaman Islands. The Northeast Monsoon is also the best time to visit the islands, as the weather is pleasant, and the sea is calm.

The monsoon season in Andaman offers a unique experience that one cannot find during the peak tourist season. The islands are less crowded, and you can enjoy the beauty of the Indian Ocean without any disturbance. Let's take a look at some activities/things to do during the monsoons.

A view of a beach with rocks and dark skies in the background
Barefoot at Havelock Havelock Island and39

Explore Rainforests

The Andaman Islands are home to some of the most biodiverse rainforests in the world, and the monsoon season is the perfect time to explore them. The heavy rainfall during this time makes the forests come alive with vibrant foliage and an abundance of wildlife. Mount Harriet Trail, Diglipur Trail, Elephant Beach Trail and Kalapathar Trail are some of the best treks in this Archipelago. The rainforests in this Archipelago are some of the best places to visit in Andaman in July if you are a nature enthusiast.

A view of a rainforest with mist covering
A waterfall with trees on either side and the water cascading into a pool


Andaman in September is the best time to check the waterfalls in and around the islands, as the southwest monsoon would just be ending its torrential rains. Some popular waterfalls include White Surf Waterfall, Whisper Wave Waterfall and Wimberley Guni Waterfall. You can either take a dip in the cool waters or enjoy the breathtaking cascading sight of the waterfalls.

Museums Tours

Andaman has a rich history, and you can explore the various museums on the islands, such as the Cellular Jail National Memorial in Port Blair, which showcases the history of India's struggle for independence. You can also visit the Anthropological Museum, Samudrika Naval Marine Museum, and Fisheries Museum to learn about the island's culture, biodiversity, and marine life.

Outside view of the Cellular Jail - one of the best places to visit in andaman in august
A woman getting a massage by a masseus in an open space

Relax and Unwind

Monsoon in Andaman can be a great time to relax and unwind. You can enjoy the tranquil atmosphere, listen to the raindrops falling on the lush greenery, and pamper yourself with spa treatments and massages.

Planning to visit the Andaman & Nicobar Islands during monsoons? Barefoot at Havelock can be the ideal place for you to stay. The accommodations here are heavenly and will provide you with all the comforts you require after a long and tiring day of exploring the islands. Explore more about places in and around Havelock here.