The Untouched Paradise

Tripoto
16th Sep 2019
Photo of The Untouched Paradise by Aaheli Roy
Day 1

The very first day in Andaman when I reached the airport at Port Blair from there I was taken to my hotel and after I got freshen up I took a tour around the city(Port Blair) and visited the Carbyns Cove Beach and came through few aquatic animals and beautiful corals in a museum.
Then visited the Famous Cellular Jail and watched the light show which took place in the evening.

Carbyns Cove Beach

Photo of Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India by Aaheli Roy

Blue Coral

Photo of Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India by Aaheli Roy

Stone Fish

Photo of Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India by Aaheli Roy

Sea Urchin

Photo of Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India by Aaheli Roy

Cellular Jail

Photo of Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India by Aaheli Roy

Cellular Jail

Photo of Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India by Aaheli Roy
Day 2

The next day I had to transfer from Port Blair to Havelock Island at 6:00 a.m in the morning. The transfer was through a ship which took almost 1 and a half hour and finally reached the dock. Then after having my breakfast I was taken to the Radhanagar Beach where I spent almost 4 to 5 hours and then head back to my hotel.

The next day I was taken to the Kala Patthar Beach and almost got 3 to 4 hours to spend on that beach before my next transfer. The kala Patthar Beach is one of the most beautiful beach I've ever seen. It's clean and mesmerising.

Radhanagar Beach

Photo of Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands by Aaheli Roy

Kala Patthar Beach

Photo of Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands by Aaheli Roy

Radhanagar Beach

Photo of Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands by Aaheli Roy

Kala Patthar Beach

Photo of Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands by Aaheli Roy

Kala Patthar Beach

Photo of Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands by Aaheli Roy
Day 3

At around 3:00 p.m of day 2 I got transferred to Neil Island through a ship. As it was raining very heavily, I still managed to take few photos of the places I visited. At first after getting down from the ship I was directly taken to the Natural Coral Beach where you can see dead corals and a huge amount of aquatic life. Some of which I noticed was a sea cucumber, an eel, snakes and many more.. It's almost a 45 minutes walk on the corals so watch your steps.

The next day I was taken to a beach wear I was about to do a boat ride. This was a very amazing boat ride wear you are allowed to watch the live corals and the aquatic animals through a glass sheet. The bottom of the boat was covered with a glass sheet so that 15 to 20 meters down could be seen. And you can enjoy the aquatic life.
At around 1 p.m I was taken back to the dock as my transfer to Port Blair was to be made through a cruise ship and it took around 2 to 2 and a half hour to reach back to port Blair.

Natural Coral Beach

Photo of Neil Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands by Aaheli Roy

Natural Coral Beach

Photo of Neil Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands by Aaheli Roy

Underwater Corals through a Glass Boat

Photo of Neil Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands by Aaheli Roy

Sea Cucumber

Photo of Neil Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands by Aaheli Roy

Then I was taken for a local tour to chidiya tapu where you can see varieties of birds and enjoy the sunset.

Chidiya Tapu

Photo of Chidiya Tapu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India by Aaheli Roy
Day 4

The next day at around 3 a.m in the morning I had to wake up as my trip to the Baratang Caves would Start. It takes around 2 hours to reach the checkpost where the vehicles are only allowed after 6 a.m to see the jarwa tribe. The Jarwa tribe is the oldest tribe residing in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. We had to cross a 45 km road through the forest which is also a little bit steep and narrow. And there are strict rules to not to get in any contact of the jarwas within those 45 km. Photography is strictly prohibited. You can see the jarwas on the way. Then after covering those 45 km you reach another checkpost from where you will be transferred through a ship (cargo mostly) and then you will be taken to the mangrove forest.
There will be a boat which will take you to the mangrove forest and it takes almost 30 minutes to reach the forest. Now you have to walk almost 1.5km to get to the Limestone cave. The road to the cave is a very risky path so you have to watch your step very carefully. As due to rain it was slippery and muddy. When I reached the caves it looked beautiful and as you get inside it, it gets narrower and narrower. It's a pleasing site to watch. Inside the caves you can see stalagmites and Stalactites and other limestone formatioms.
Then again we return through the same path and come back to Port Blair through the same road and the total journey to the Baratang Caves took around 12 to 14 hours.

Mangrove Forest

Photo of Baratang, Andaman and Nicobar Islands by Aaheli Roy

Inside the Mangrove Forest

Photo of Baratang, Andaman and Nicobar Islands by Aaheli Roy

The Road to the Limestone Cave

Photo of Baratang, Andaman and Nicobar Islands by Aaheli Roy

Stalagmites and Stalactites

Photo of Baratang, Andaman and Nicobar Islands by Aaheli Roy

Baratang Mangroves Forest

Photo of Baratang, Andaman and Nicobar Islands by Aaheli Roy
Photo of Baratang, Andaman and Nicobar Islands by Aaheli Roy
Photo of Baratang, Andaman and Nicobar Islands by Aaheli Roy
Day 5

The next day I visited 2 different Island. Ross Island and Northbay Island.
You will be taken on a boat from the Avardin jetty to the Ross Island and you will get 1 hour to take a look of the whole Ross Island. It is totally a historic view.

Ross Island

Photo of Ross Island, Port Blair, Ross Island Road, India by Aaheli Roy

Ross Island

Photo of Ross Island, Port Blair, Ross Island Road, India by Aaheli Roy

Ross Bakery

Photo of Ross Island, Port Blair, Ross Island Road, India by Aaheli Roy

Ross Clubhouse

Photo of Ross Island, Port Blair, Ross Island Road, India by Aaheli Roy

Ross Beach

Photo of Ross Island, Port Blair, Ross Island Road, India by Aaheli Roy

After 1 hour the same boat will take you to the North Bay Island where you can do existing water activities and watch the whole Island from the North Bay Watch Tower. The whole Island looks beautiful from there.

North Bay Island

Photo of North Bay Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India by Aaheli Roy

Lighthouse

Photo of North Bay Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India by Aaheli Roy

Lighthouse

Photo of North Bay Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India by Aaheli Roy
Day 6

The next day in morning I was back to the airport from where I had to leave and come back to my home town.

But this trip was a very exciting and adventurous trip and It is also a very beautiful place to visit.
But do not visit during the monsoons as half of the sites will be closed and most of the things you cannot enjoy at all.
So the best time to visit the Andamans is from October to March, from when the season starts.

It is indeed an Untouched Paradise.

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