Good reviews on our first blog on Northern Lights Chase in Norway from our friends and family has motivated us to blog more. Here comes our second blog on our 4-day trip to the beautiful Andaman Islands.
While we had pre booked our round-trip flight tickets from Chennai to Port Blair in December, we took time in deciding the perfect itinerary. The four major places which travelers cover in Andaman are Port Blair, Havelock Island, Neil Island and Ross Island. The only way to hop between these Islands is ferries. One of the things that excites us the most about travel is researching about the destination and customizing the itinerary ourselves. However, the ferry tickets are sold at the counter just 3 days before the date of travel. We were left with no other option than reaching out to tour operators at Andaman.
There are multiple tour operators providing different packages at various price ranges. We went ahead with Experience Andamans. We selected a 4-day package which covers Port Blair, Havelock and Neil Islands. (We had to leave out Ross Island as the tour operator suggested that most of time would be spent on ferries in hopping between islands)
Day – 1 : Port Blair
Itinerary set, bags packed, work schedules wrapped, we took an early morning flight to kick start our extended weekend for experiencing Andamans. We were happy to be received with a placard at the airport by the driver.
The driver dropped us at the hotel and informed us to be ready by 1 pm for sightseeing. Since we had a 3-hour window of time we visited anthropological museum. This is one of the places you must visit to get an idea about the culture and lives of Andamanese tribes. Later we headed to Corbyn’s cove beach. During our ride we were thrilled to see the sea in deep blue colour. Corbyn’s cove is a peaceful beach with few eateries and coconut trees along the shore. On our way to Cellular Jail, we were lucky to find a secluded spot on a cliff. The panoramic view of Andaman sea from this cliff was not only feed to our soul but also provided good pics for our insta feed.