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.