Are you a beach lover and planning a trip to Andamans?
My article might help you plan your trip to the beautiful islands. Our trip was mainly about the Open Water Diver Course. Little did we know that we were heading towards a marine world experience of a life time. Scuba is the most famous attraction at Andamans and most people visit the islands for a one time dive but we signed up for a Scuba course. I guess that made the difference, I found my nemo!
We landed Port Blair in the morning around 9, we had our ticket booked to Havelock the same day for 2 PM so we had a few hours to explore Port Blair. So that we don’t waste our time, we headed to Samudrika Naval Marine Museum which is run by Indian Navy that provides awareness about the environment in the ocean and introduces you to the marine life. Later we went to Cellular Jail also known as “Kala Pani” built by the Britishers to imprision political leaders; it gives one a glimpse of India’s freedom struggle.
We had delicious lunch at Syndicate mess near our Jetty, I would recommend you this place for mouth-watering Chicken biryani. After lunch we took a ferry to Havelock which was a 1.5 hour beautiful and relaxing journey through the ocean. After checking-in our hotel, we walked till we found our bikes. Commuting is not difficult in Havelock, you can easily hire bikes and scooters for 300 - 500 per day. The roads on this beautiful island are covered with trees hence riding is so much fun. You will find plenty of amazingly lit restaurants for dinner which offer amazing sea food. We ate at Anju Coco where you can binge on for delicious papaya salad and then ended our first day of trip listening to soothing music outside our cottage.
Note- One must book jetty tickets online in advance to not face any trouble after reaching there and especially during peak season
Where to eat- Anju Coco
Must have- Papaya salad