DISCLAIMER: Internet barely works in any of the islands, so please don't expect highly quality social life. Only 2G works here and 90% be dependent on the WiFi provided by the hotel you stay in.
Hey folks, before I start this blog, let me clear few things about your travel to Andaman Islands. First things first, please plan your trip well in advance and then book your ferries, stay and cabs a week before your journey begins through traveling websites like tripoto, because the tickets for the ferries should be booked 4 days before you take the trip and also it will prevent you from the cab drivers ripping your pockets.
We were five of us going on trip. Abhishek, Bhargav, shristi, Roktim and surabhi.
Day 1: We had an early morning flight from Bangalore to port Blair, so that we don't waste one day of our trip in only traveling. We reached port Blair international airport by 7:30 in the morning and we had our cab driver waiting outside the airport with his Xylo. The driver asked what we wanted to do right then, we all at one tone yelled "breakfast". So the driver took us to Annapoorneshwari hotel located in central port Blair for our Breakfast. While we were having our breakfast, our main guide appeared and explained breifly about our itinerary at Andaman Islands for next 3 days.
The first thing to do for the day was, to take a ferry and reach Havelock island, where two of our three days were planned to be. So the driver dropped us off at passenger entrance gate of the port Blair commercial port. The driver had dropped us to the gate by 9 in the morning, forgotten to inform that the gates to the port only open by 10:30. So we were waiting at the gates with our luggage on the road till then.
Let's fast forward a little bit, our ferry was at 12:30 in the noon, so we checked in our luggage and waited patiently in the waiting room untill we board the ferry.
The ferry that our guide had booked was Green ocean which is semi open one. It had AC coaches or maybe cabins I can say with a TV for some entertainment. Our ferry left at exact 12:30PM and the journey to havelock was for around 3 and a half our long and we were not really inn for a movie, so we moved to the dekh to feel the fresh air.
The experience of cruising in the middle of the ocean is such an amazing one, you feel very different, your idealogy of this world changes dramatically once and for all. We've obviously heard about oceans being too big but unless you see it through your own eyes you won't believe what I'm saying. Your life and your existence seems so small.
I've posted pics of the journey from Port Blair to havelock below, please see them and feel a bit of it.