Backpacking in Andamans

Tripoto
1st May 2014

Exploring neil with bicycle as my company

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Wondering how many shades of blue are possibl

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Neil island

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Sitapur beach

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Jetty!

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Emerald Gecko. View of the place from the bal

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Neil island jetty

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Kalapathar beach, havelock

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Explore havelock in a scooty

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Food at barefoot

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Exploring

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Lemon fish grilled to be tried at the flying

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Day1: Landed at Port Blair at 12 PM. Made it to the jetty and got onto the bunk beds of the govt ferry to Neil at 1 pm. Moved to the decks as the weather was lovely and enjoyed the breathtaking view. Reached Neil after about 2 hours and took a rickshaw to Tango! ( FYI - discovered a better place called Sunrise resort at the other end of the island, in Sitapur beach which is much better value for money and got a good location as well).

Rent a bicycle for Rs 100 per bike and explore the whole island. 

Day 2: Swim in one of the beaches, Bharatpur beach for one.

Day 3: Tried hard to get the ferry ticket to neil for the 8am ship but failed miserably. Got the 1:30 pm ferry tickets and to while away time opted for the glass boat trip and a snorkeling trip. Happy, I went ahead with it as snorkeling in neil is actually the best. 

Reached Havelock after about an hour and a half ferry ride from neil. Checked into Emerald Gecko, really nice place with a good location, the beach was just 1 min walk from the cottage. Food at barefoot restaurant was good btw!

Day4: Explored Havelock in a rented scooty. Driving next to Kalapathar beach was an experience on its own. Food-wise, lemon grilled fish in The flying elephant is very delicious:)

Day5: Early morning trip to jetty counter to buy the 9 am ferry ticket to Port Blair. Luck was on my side, got the tickets and reached port Blair by 11 30 am and then made a dash for the airport as I had a 12:30 pm flight to catch.

Trip cost breakup:

Flight ticket: 7000

Ferry ticket:1200 + 800 ( wasted on makruzz as I missed the ship to stay a day longer in havelock)

Stay: 4000 to 5000

Others: rest of the expenses

Snorkelling: 400

Glass bottom boat: 300

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