After crossing #Baratong, the world around me changed all of a sudden, as if time took me some aeon back, where life is still easy going, un-rushed, people here are living a very simple life yet they are so happy. The journey of this odd 5.30 hours took my mind to somewhere outlandish, incognito perhaps. I had never seen this part of the globe. All of a sudden on our drive amid the lush green forest i could see a stationary shop; after 10 km may be, there is another or 2-3 shops, the locals enjoying a cup of tea, having small talk; then there is one or two thatched house by the road, with one bike and/or a four wheeler kept in the open garage; even many times I could see a bike kept at the side of the road, but no people around, many time a small 6 inches 'wide' byroads are lost somewhere in the jungle, our car driver told us those narrow roads would lead to a small village may be another 3-4 km away, cars won’t go to those remote places, hence many people keep their cars on the main road, and “it’s safe” to do that. wow!
Then the road opens into bright sunlight, there is the beach on my right and brown foothills on my left, and the car is driving past the azur beach. Aren’t all these so comforting to the eyes!! I always lose myself somewhere whenever i think of this journey.
As I said before life is very simple here just like rolling on an arm chair, so please go with a blank mind and don’t expect anything, only then this place can give you more, lot more than you can think off. Stopping by to a local tea shop , talking to the locals for a while; or having lunch at a local dhaba (you won’t get very lavish meals here, but for sure you can expect fresh food), the warmth of the people, every single thing touches the soul.
You can stay 2 nights in #Diglipur or 2 nights in #Rangat or 1+1 in #Diglipur + #Rangat. As on day 3 you have to start early from #Diglipur for Port Blair (may 4-5 am in the morning), from #Rangat that starting time can be 7-8 am in the morning, because you can’t miss the 2 convoys per day and here the timings are quite strict.