The technicolour palette of a few hundred shades of blue and green will cause you to wax lyrical, the second you set foot into Andaman's tropical terrains. On this intoxicating odyssey from the capital city of Port Blair to the uncharted lands of Diglipur, you'll find yourself driving past desolate beaches and islands bereft of any touristy frills. You'll stumble upon mangrove forests aquiver with the heady chorus of a thousand cicadas, bask in the magic of ivory-white coasts lapped by topaz waters and witness routinely crimson sunsets, that are sublime experiences in themselves. And punctuating the scenic terrains, are shacks boasting of an inspired cuisine of fragrant coconut-infused curries and afternoon sessions of warm repartee with the southeast Asian locals, that'll keep you coming back for more. You can plan your trip here.
So charge your camera batteries, grab your friends, and psych up for a journey through undulating hills, tumbling rainforests, impossibly blue skies and an omnipresent tropical breeze.
Our journey starts from the capital city of Port Blair, via the Grand Andaman Trunk Road. South Andaman Island is 29 kilometres away and takes under an hour to reach. We head to the limestone caves of Baratang next, and stop at Middle Andaman's Rangat for the day. The trail ends in North Andaman Island, at Diglipur.
This is a suggested route for the Andaman – Diglipur road trip:
Port Blair – Baratang – Rangat – Mayabunder – Diglipur
This itinerary is spread across four days: