May 22, 2013

Andaman Adventures - A paradise called Havelock

I am not much of a water person. I am more of a mountain person and have only been to the Beach a few times in my life. So my friends were very surprised when I signed up for a trip to the Andamans.
But I had heard  people rave enough about the virgin Islands and crystal clear waters of the Andamans. I wanted to see if it really lived up to its reputation ! 

And I was not disappointed.  Andaman is truly a paradise, a glowing emerald in the blue waters of the Bay of Bengal.

We spent most of our time at Havelock Island. The Island is breathtakingly beautiful and our days there were filled with walks along the beach, chilling out on hammocks facing the sea or in doing water sports.

This is the Ship that took us to Havelock Island from Port Blair.

   


The boat ride took us about 2 hours.The water  was a never ending blue and it was wonderful to watch the play of the clouds above.






And when we got tired of the monotony of the water tiny flying fish flew along our boat to keep us company. They were very small and we would just see a flash of silver before they would disappear in the water. It was fantastic to watch.

First view of Havelock.




The island is known for its beautiful beaches, Radha Nagar and Elephanta being the most popular. The Radha Nagar Beach is considered one of the most beautiful in the world.


 It had just finished raining when we left for the Radha Nagar Beach. Everything was a emerald green.



 The beaches in Andamans, unlike most of the beaches in our country are very clean. The sand is almost white and the water is crystal clear. I think this is because the Island is still lesser known as compared to other beaches. Its is unspoiled and totally pristine.


I walked along the beach, admiring the endless, never ending blue, and felt like a small  insignificant speck of humanity in this vast beautiful world that God has created. 





I simply couldn't get over the waves. I clicked pics after pics of them, wishing that I could somehow capture the roar of the water in the pics as well !






And then we saw the most glorious sunset ! 




The sky above, and the water below seemed to be on fire. 




36 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I surely missed this!

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  2. Ah!! The blue seems to serene :)

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    1. Yes it felt very serene sitting there !

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  3. This is gorgeous. Write a travelogue ... please do! You have the love for new places and the will to travel

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  4. I wanna go there..................soon! Lovely pics.

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  5. Beautiful pictures, Ruchira. I love the waters and the waves. On my trip to Lakshwadeep a few years ago I went clickety click in the hope of capturing the roar of the waves too.

    This looks like heaven!

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    1. I was totally in awe of the waves !

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  6. Ever since I saw your FB pictures, I've been eagerly waiting for this travelogue. Simply wow! I am not a beach person either, but your pics do persuade me to visit this place! Looks heavenly!

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    1. Its beautiful ! even if you are not a beach person you would love the natural beauty there !

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  7. Oh MY GOD!! This is such a fabulous place! This is surely on our must visit list. Amazing pictures!

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  8. The blue is magical and mesmerizing! May be some day I will make it there!

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    1. Sea Shell resort at Havelock - pics of the resort to follow !

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  10. I love beaches and its serene atmosphere. The pics are just awesome and love the pure blue colour of the water. After reading your post, I'm eager to visit Andamans.

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    1. Its a must visit if you love beaches !

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  11. I adore beaches ... and andaman has been on my list since forever! The travel time just makes me re-think every single time. In fact I want to do my PADI course there.

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    1. Its not too far - they have flights from every major airport ! Andamans is known for its water sports ! We did scuba diving and snorkeling !

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  12. This was a sheer delight to the eyes and mind. The calmness of the waters soothed me and left me mesmerized. Good that you did go.

    Joy always,
    Susan

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    1. Its indeed calming to the eyes and mind !

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  13. I was amazed at the cleanliness over there. The islanders are very environment conscious....so wonderful to see that!

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  14. Beautiful! I hope to visit the Andamans this year. :-) Thanks for the delightful photos Ruchira!

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  15. Beaches, chilling on hammocks, beautiful sunset; what else we want. Beautiful shots, I wish I can go there.

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  16. Radha Nagar Beach was my best experience during the whole trip of Andamans...we did not do our research properly and could only spent a day in Havelock...That was our greatest loss...Probably will go back there once more...with our daughter now..

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