To be honest, it feels good imagining backpacking and exploring places. But when you have a regular job, at times it is quite a stressful process to make each trip a successful one! Had wanted to visit this place for some time now but thanks to our 12 days per year Casual Leave system, it had always been a ‘to be plan’.
Finally realizing that making a 7 day itinerary might only delay this trip, I decided to go for it when the holiday list showed 4 days off in a row! So here I am sharing a straight, plain and not so exotic 4 day trip to the Andaman Islands.
Flights from Kolkata to Port Blair start as early as 5.30 am (so do the ones from Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad). Two hours of flight and I was welcomed by the turquoise blue waters and the amazing cluster of islands.
Having read somewhere that while landing, the view from the left side of the plane is better, I had checked in and reserved a window seat accordingly. Sleepy as I was, an alarm on my cellphone made sure I woke up before the flight descended towards the destination. And the alarm was a wise choice indeed! The view beyond the window was one which would be etched on my mind forever.