Andaman & Nicobar

A Havelock Holiday – Guide to Havelock Island, Andaman

Now that you have planned your Andaman holiday trip, you will have Havelock Island in your must visit list. However short may your holiday be, Havelock should definitely be on the bucket list. So Tale of 2 Backpackers presents a handy Havelock Island Travel guide for planning your stay at the beautiful Havelock. Out of the 572 islands in the Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago, only a handful is inhabited. Havelock Island is the part of the Ritchie’s Archipelago in Greater Andaman and is the most tourist friendly. It has the most picturesque beaches, rich coral reefs, mangrove forests and...

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Andaman – A Complete Travel Guide

Pristine beaches, clear blue waters and exquisite marine life – when you think of all these the place that comes to the mind is Andaman. The virgin island provides a lot of attraction for the tourist and backpackers alike. Andaman has the best of beaches, most virgin natural trails, mesmerising sunsets and its history; the place has been one of my favourites. Andaman is one of the most beautiful places of India and I strongly recommend all pay a visit to the place. This archipelago of 572 islands lies in the Bay of Bengal, about 12000 km from the...

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Exploring the Ross Island – Andaman

My love for heritage and history had often taken me to some offbeat and unique places. On our visit to Andaman, we went to the Ross Island, Andaman. This time I had not researched much about my trip and we went for a visit to North Bay Island and Ross Island at the suggestion of our hotel. I only knew that Ross Island was the erstwhile capital of the Andaman during the British rule in India. I only found out the beauty of the island when I landed there. Ross Island is infact a ghost town now having a...

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Infographic : Baratang – The land of natural wonders

Baratang island in Andaman & Nicobar island is truly a land of natural wanders starts from mud volcano, natural lime stone caves, lesser known exotic beaches, underwater marine life to tropical rain forest. Baratang Island is the gateway to the rural district of north and middle...

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Tranquility at its best: Neil Island

Imagine a view of turquoise blue seas along a golden sandy beach, frolicking in the blue waters at heart’s content! An awesome sunset is viewed at the backdrop natural rock bridge and the clearly a paradise for the scuba divers and snorkelers. Neil Island located in Ritchie’s archipelago of Andaman and Nicobar islands boasts of all these things and much more! The island covers an area of mere 18.9 square kilometers and stretches to a maximum length of 5 kilometers. But Neil springs surprise for travelers, tourists and backpackers alike in its offerings. The Island comprises of 5 villages...

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Kalapaani – Cellular Jail, Port Blair, A & N Island

My first introduction to the life of Indian freedom fighters was through stories told by my uncle during my childhood. Gradually, I came to know more about them through our history text books. Bollywood movies too played a major part. It always intrigued me how could these people undergo such torture and sufferings. How could one undergo such pain and sacrifice? I had often made up images in my mind about the way the freedom fighters lived, worked and inspired others by their own sacrifice. I finally had a tryst with the picture I had painted about them on...

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She turned her cant’s into cans, and dreams into plans

One of the best things of travelling is that we get to meet a lot of people. People of different culture, background, values will cross our way. Each person we meet has something or the other to teach us – be it a valuable knowledge or a warning that we ought to remember. There are people who would inspire us and broaden our horizon. I write of such a lady whom we met during our travel to Neil Islands in Andamans. Andaman Islands is itself a paradise in itself and Neil Island is a jewel in the archipelago. We...

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Let the sea set you free – Scuba Diving at Andamans

During all these years of travelling together, we have always preferred the mountains. We hiked, trekked and travelled mountains and hill stations. The sea seemed to elude us. But this time, we could not avoid the calling of the seas and with our backpacks headed for the beautiful Andamans… Being in Andamans is itself a singular experience, but the best thing we discovered at Andamans is the underwater marine life. Nothing could be as exquisite and surreal than going 12 metres down the sea and watching the corals, anemones and the fishes playing by your side. I always had...

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