We reached the guest house and left for the airport. While heading back, we had mixed emotions. The good thing was we got an amazing break but at the same time we felt a little isolated without network and without being in touch with anyone. Blame our habits!
Something that started of as a celebratory trip turned out to be about facing our fears and experiencing something drastically different!
I hope you have such an experience too. Cheers!
Things to remember
Pre-book your ferry tickets - If you have an idea about the number of days you will be staying in one island, it is better that you book the ferry tickets online. There is a chance of them getting sold out during peak season.
No Network - There is hardly any network that has good reception. BSNL, Vodafone and Airtel are the only 3 network that has reception, but you won’t be able to access 3G or 4G. So it is better to do a proper research about the place and keep details of the hotels you will be staying in beforehand. If you are a social media bug or are addicted to social media, you will have a tough time. At the same time it is great to cut of yourself from the outer world.
Do you suffer from seasickness? - Please note that you need to take the ferry to go from one island to another, there are no roads that connect the islands. If you didn’t know this, keep this in mind and if you are seasick, don’t forget to carry your meds.
Things to do
Scuba Dive -You will get to dive at most of the beaches of Andaman. And if you have never done it, you should do it at least once.
Recommended -Eco Diver, Govind Nagar Beach or ScubaLove, Beach no. 3 Havelock.
Water sports - Some beaches like Bharatpur have water sports activities like jet ski, banana ride, boating, etc.
Submarine ride - There is a special submarine ride that a service offers in Port Blair, it is to opt for this than taking the transparent boat ride at Bharatpur.
Beaches - Radhanagar (Havelock), Kala Pathar (Havelock), Laxmanpur (Neil), Bharatpur (Neil)
Trek To Elephant Beach - Something that we missed out on because of the rains. One can trek to Elephant beach, 2km, from a point which is midway from Radhanagar and Govindnagar beach.
Natural Bridge (Neil) - A must visit site in Neil. Don’t miss it!
Port Blair - Ashiana Guest House
Havelock - Eco Villa Resort (on the beach)
Neil - Tango Beach Resort (on the beach) / Holiday Inn (opposite to the beach)
INR 50,000 (approx) for 2 people
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