Festivals in Andaman

Island Tourism Festival: Island Tourism Festival is a fortnight long festival organized by the Andaman & Nicobar Administration every year (December - January) gives a festive look to the Islands. Exhibitions, displaying arts and crafts, flora and fauna and marine life, are part of the event. Aqua sports and parasailing are added attraction. Andaman and Nicobar Islands have an unique culture, where all religions, languages, ethnic groups live in total peace and harmony and hence it is rightly called Mini India. Cultural troupes and artistes of national and international fame are invited to perform during the festival apart from performances by the talents of these islands including tribals. Water sports competitions like Nicobari Hodi race are organized.


Subhash Mela : Subhash Mela is celebrated at Havelock Island in Andaman District. It is held in the month of January. This colorful festival celebrates the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Various cultural programs are held, which charges the exhilaration of the people.


Vivekanada Mela : vivekanada Mela is celebrated at Neil Island in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is held in the month of January. This festival is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.


Block Mela: Block Mela is celebrated at Diglipur in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is held in the month of January or February. The festival draws attention to the rural development in the island. During this event, various aspects of rural lives in these areas are on display.