The cure for anything is salt water : sweat, tears or The Sea ...My journey to Lakshadweep

Tripoto
15th Jan 2017
Day 1

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So, where do I begin. I had been waiting for this particular day for a long long time. My MBBS final year ended and I could finally go to one of my dream destinations - The beautiful Lakshadweep
Let's start with the airport, you know you are in a fairytale as soon as you look down your window and see the most mesmerizing sea view with the sparkling blue lagoon along the shore at the center of which stood the runway . I got so excited I could barely contain myself. From there we went to the jetty location in a car. The jetty was supposed to take us from Agatti island to Bangaram island.
The jetty ride was very adventurous since it was the hour of the high tide and the current was against us. I enjoyed every bit of it. And guess what, all of a sudden we see dolphins jumping in a group in the deep sea. Imagine seeing them in the wild. Free of humans, in their marine world, pleasing your senses aesthetically.
We reached our small tear drop shaped Bangaram island which has only one resort with an approximate population of just 100 or maybe even less. Cute cottages for the guests and small huts for the workers and their family. The whole island was open to us. We were told that we could explore the whole place whenever and where ever we wanted to.
We ate our lunch and headed to our rooms.
In the evening, I got out to explore bare foot. I swear to god the sand there is so soft, you don't even need a footwear. We were informed regarding the sunrise and sunset timings and their points so we could have a good satisfying view. And trust me, that day I saw the most beautiful sunset just over the horizon. We explored the whole island in about 2 hours. It was so much fun and so damn interesting, I completely lost the track of time.
We headed back to our cottage to freshen up. Post that I watched the serenity of the sea lying on a hammock witnessing the captivating bright moon, strong enough to cast a shadow.
It was time for dinner and I was famished. Candlelit tables and chairs were placed out in the open just next to the sea shore for a fine dining experience. I didn't expect a lot from the food as I knew I was going to a small island in the middle of the Arabian sea where the complete supply depended on the sea situation and c'mon how many times can a small boat travel for supplies of a whole island which is under no privatization. But hear me out, I was surprised! They served fantastic food. You want butter naan, cheese naan, paneer, fish, vegetables, fruits, noodles, rice ...they got it all. After dinner I sipped my tea under the stars and was ready to have a good nights sleep in my den.

Day 2

Woke up to the birds chirping and realized I had to see the sunrise. Maybe too good to be true. I enjoyed my tea walking along the shore, eager for the new day to begin. My brother and I looked through the list of water sports and decided to try kayaking post breakfast. Initially I was pretty scared as I'm a bad swimmer but it was wonderful. We also went out for some fishing in the resort's yacht in the deep sea.
After getting enough of vitamin D and the island tan for the day, we had our lunch and
took some rest.
In the evening we went out for a swim. I am more of a floater. Lol. My brother helped me learn better. The water near the helipad is a little shallow so we decided to  swim there. Witnessed yet another delightful sunset from the water and then headed back for a shower.
Early dinner, some tea sipping, some good soft music and reminiscence, we hit the sack planning the next day which was also my last day, in advance.

Day 3

Remember I said I'm a bad swimmer? Well here was the day for snorkeling and scuba diving. I was panicking. But I knew its now or never. I got myself together and went for it. 
We did wrecked ship snorkeling. As I calmed myself, I could see all the beauty underneath. Different colors of fishes, different sizes, different shapes. They had built their homes around the ship wreck. We fed them bread and I guess I touched a cute blue one too. Then I hopped back on the boat and rode back to the island. We had our lunch then rested for a short while.
Now it was time for some scuba. I was shit scared. The instructor guided me and explained every bit of information there was. I felt at ease and was ready to hit the crystal clear water. As I descended in the sea, I kicked fear out of my mind and saw the alluring coral reef spread across widely underwater with the fishes swimming in little groups all around me. I was ecstatic at that very moment. No noises, no worries, no havoc; only the fascinating silence of the sea and the world it contains. I was HAPPY!
I got out of the water, sat on the sun bed and just looked at the sea recalling everything once again. I had one of the best 3 days of my life with new experiences and meeting new people. The locals working there were so friendly and sweet. We interacted with other Swedish guests and some Indian guests too. All of us had a magnificent time in Lakshadweep.
I packed my bags and was already feeling nostalgic but I was also so damn tired that I slept off as soon as I laid in bed.

Day 4

Woke up, had my bags put in the jetty , had a good meal and was ready to say bye to the people and the island.
Hopped on the jetty which takes about an hour to reach Agatti island.
Boarded the flight and looked out of my window to the same exquisite blue lagoon and the deep sea waving back at me. At that very moment, I knew all that wait for a vacation was completely worth it and I will cherish every bit of the sand, the sea, the people and the feeling.

Photo of The cure for anything is salt water : sweat, tears or The Sea ...My journey to Lakshadweep by Nidhi Sumnyan
Photo of The cure for anything is salt water : sweat, tears or The Sea ...My journey to Lakshadweep by Nidhi Sumnyan
Photo of The cure for anything is salt water : sweat, tears or The Sea ...My journey to Lakshadweep by Nidhi Sumnyan
Photo of The cure for anything is salt water : sweat, tears or The Sea ...My journey to Lakshadweep by Nidhi Sumnyan
Photo of The cure for anything is salt water : sweat, tears or The Sea ...My journey to Lakshadweep by Nidhi Sumnyan
Photo of The cure for anything is salt water : sweat, tears or The Sea ...My journey to Lakshadweep by Nidhi Sumnyan
Photo of The cure for anything is salt water : sweat, tears or The Sea ...My journey to Lakshadweep by Nidhi Sumnyan
Photo of The cure for anything is salt water : sweat, tears or The Sea ...My journey to Lakshadweep by Nidhi Sumnyan
Photo of The cure for anything is salt water : sweat, tears or The Sea ...My journey to Lakshadweep by Nidhi Sumnyan
Photo of The cure for anything is salt water : sweat, tears or The Sea ...My journey to Lakshadweep by Nidhi Sumnyan
Photo of The cure for anything is salt water : sweat, tears or The Sea ...My journey to Lakshadweep by Nidhi Sumnyan
Photo of The cure for anything is salt water : sweat, tears or The Sea ...My journey to Lakshadweep by Nidhi Sumnyan
Photo of The cure for anything is salt water : sweat, tears or The Sea ...My journey to Lakshadweep by Nidhi Sumnyan
Photo of The cure for anything is salt water : sweat, tears or The Sea ...My journey to Lakshadweep by Nidhi Sumnyan
Photo of The cure for anything is salt water : sweat, tears or The Sea ...My journey to Lakshadweep by Nidhi Sumnyan
Photo of The cure for anything is salt water : sweat, tears or The Sea ...My journey to Lakshadweep by Nidhi Sumnyan
Photo of The cure for anything is salt water : sweat, tears or The Sea ...My journey to Lakshadweep by Nidhi Sumnyan
Photo of The cure for anything is salt water : sweat, tears or The Sea ...My journey to Lakshadweep by Nidhi Sumnyan
Photo of The cure for anything is salt water : sweat, tears or The Sea ...My journey to Lakshadweep by Nidhi Sumnyan
Photo of The cure for anything is salt water : sweat, tears or The Sea ...My journey to Lakshadweep by Nidhi Sumnyan
Photo of The cure for anything is salt water : sweat, tears or The Sea ...My journey to Lakshadweep by Nidhi Sumnyan
Photo of The cure for anything is salt water : sweat, tears or The Sea ...My journey to Lakshadweep by Nidhi Sumnyan
Photo of The cure for anything is salt water : sweat, tears or The Sea ...My journey to Lakshadweep by Nidhi Sumnyan
Photo of The cure for anything is salt water : sweat, tears or The Sea ...My journey to Lakshadweep by Nidhi Sumnyan
Photo of The cure for anything is salt water : sweat, tears or The Sea ...My journey to Lakshadweep by Nidhi Sumnyan
Photo of The cure for anything is salt water : sweat, tears or The Sea ...My journey to Lakshadweep by Nidhi Sumnyan
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Hey nice to read about ur trip. Can u pls share the name of the resort that u stayed in and how to book it? Also how easy is it to commute between different islands? Can u also give an idea about the cost incurred? Thsi would help in budgeting out the trip. Thanks.
Tue 10 31 17, 11:27 · Reply · Report