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Andaman on a 5 Day Tour: How is that for a Change

Newlyweds are often choosing Andaman as their prime honeymoon destination and there are also the family vacationers. But is the place only for these two groups of holiday people? The answer is the most resounding no. You do not have to buy a grand Andaman honeymoon package to enjoy a solo holiday. By the way, traveling solo to Andaman is in vogue too. It is among the best ways to introspect and dive deeper into yourself.

Port Blair

It is the mecca for all the patriots who knew the struggles and tortures our freedom fighter went through. The place is as sacred as any pilgrimage. You either fly down to this capital city or deboard from a passenger ship. Either way, your enthralling journey through the landscapes of Andaman begins here on the eastern side of the South Andaman Island.

You get to see Cellular Jail (referred to as Kala Pani in the days of the Raj) as the very first thing on the list with the light and sound show performance. It tells the stories about the prisoners who gave their sweat and blood to secure our future.

If aboriginal history is your thing, the Anthropological Museum is an interesting place to get to know about the native tribes.


Next destination on our trip is Diglipur which is all the way up north of the Andaman Islands. A bus trip requiring 8 hours (more or less) is all that you need to get addicted to the faint jungle aroma and quiet chatter of the birds out there. The options of helicopter and ferry are also available. So choose what you must for the 300 Km of the journey.

Offbeat travelers get what they come here looking for, peace, serenity and a lot more time for self. Of course, life is a little less crazy and commercialized here than the much famed Havelock and Neil Islands that are found almost on all the Andaman tour packages.

Beaches in Diglipur

Lesser known yet most gravitating, the Kalipur Beach has brown mud and rocky formations to keep you amused for hours. Turtle nesting is also carried out here, but you need to be in season to get a glimpse of that, which is December-January.

The other beach that will definitely catch you off guard is the shoreline of the Ross and Smith Islands which are one in the morning during low tide and two by the evening during the high tide. Puzzled? Well, the two are separated by a fine sandbar which is walkable in the morning but gets sunk under water when the seawater rises. And this is not the Ross Island near Port Blair, of course.

Ramnagar Beach is another on the list. A definitely-not-miss beach is huge, expanding from one point to another.

Saddle Peak

For the hikers by nature, this is the place to flex some leg muscles. Here is some wilderness to get familiarised with. So it is time to hike the Saddle Peak at 732m, the highest of the Andaman Islands. And highest point often translates into bewitchingly spectacular view of the areas around. You just have to lay your eyes on the treasures lying below you.

This is going to be one of the best holidays on a great Andaman holidays package.

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Andaman on a 5 Day Tour: How is that for a Change


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