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Old 8th July 2010, 01:31   #61
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Know what??
We went by that ship Bambooka And returned by North Passage.
And I recognized that tilted tree also.
Man, I should have done fishing.
Keep the pics coming.
Hope more people get interested in exploring these places rather than madly buying tickets to Thailand and Singapore.
Hey download2live,

Nice travelogue

Relived some of my memories of Havelock through your Tlog & pix.

We were on Havelock in September 2009 and it was a wonderful experience. We were at the Barefoot resort, which is a few kms from the Orchid.

My travelogue is here: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...tamilnadu.html ('Xing'ing around ! - Andaman & Nicobar and Tamilnadu.)
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This is in reference to the trip MileCruncher is planning.

A good source of info will be IndiaMike.
A few tips for the Andamans - India Travel Forum | IndiaMike.com

Just back from Andamans - a tour report - India Travel Forum | IndiaMike.com

As far as accomodation, I stayed all the time on Havelock.
You can't go wrong with Wild Orchid. They have two kinds of accomodations, Emerald Gecko (budget accomodation) and the Regular one. Till september its lean season and hence as per their website rates are,
The Wild Orchid - Wild Orchid Resort - Rooms & Rates

But I will also suggest to check put govt owned Dolphin resorts. Cannot guarantee about the facilities but have got a cracker of a location.

In fact location wise the only resort which can beat it is barefoot resorts which happens to be the most expensive one also.

Don't know much about Port Blair since did not spend much time there.
But in Havelock make sure you do not miss the following:
1. Beach Sunsets
2. Snorkelling
3. Scuba Diving (swimming be damned)
4. Fishing (night time as poninted by witwiky)
5. Barbecued Red Snapper@Wild Orchid restaurant.

As far as other islands are concerned do not miss out on Smith island. Neil Island also is good.
Seems like there is also a spot for surfing. You will need to comb through IndiaMike for more details.

You went to Ladakh. With family?
Me jealous.

Guys who have been there do chip in with suggestions.
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download2live how did you go to andaman? thru travel sites or offline agents?

40 k seems to be of for the tipr and what was the time duration 5D/4N?
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download2live how did you go to andaman? thru travel sites or offline agents?

40 k seems to be of for the tipr and what was the time duration 5D/4N?
No travel sites, no agents.
Just planned the whole thing myself.
As I said the main expense was for flights, 20K in all. It was 5D/4N trip. 3 nights@4k per night in Havelock and one night in Port Blair. That will account for I guess around 14k. 6K odd remaining on Food and snorkeling and other things. Maybe 2K plus or minus. But my wife did not go on shopping spree coz there is not much to buy as in Singapore or Malaysia.

But stay away from agents. Plan your own trip so that you can go wherever you want wherever you want. Trips are for enjoying, not to see maximum in minimum amount of time with military precision.
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Trips are for enjoying, not to see maximum in minimum amount of time with military precision.
Very well said. Its precisely for this reason alone I prefer staying put at a location or two during a vacation rather than driving/running around all the time - which anyway we have to do during regular weekdays without an option.

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Very well said. Its precisely for this reason alone I prefer staying put at a location or two during a vacation rather than driving/running around all the time - which anyway we have to do during regular weekdays without an option.
Add me to that group! Pretty much the same when I am out with family.
When with friends, it is walking time to any destination!
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This is in reference to the trip MileCruncher is planning.

A good source of info will be IndiaMike.
A few tips for the Andamans - India Travel Forum | IndiaMike.com

Just back from Andamans - a tour report - India Travel Forum | IndiaMike.com

As far as accomodation, I stayed all the time on Havelock.
You can't go wrong with Wild Orchid. They have two kinds of accomodations, Emerald Gecko (budget accomodation) and the Regular one. Till september its lean season and hence as per their website rates are,
The Wild Orchid - Wild Orchid Resort - Rooms & Rates

But I will also suggest to check put govt owned Dolphin resorts. Cannot guarantee about the facilities but have got a cracker of a location.

In fact location wise the only resort which can beat it is barefoot resorts which happens to be the most expensive one also.

Don't know much about Port Blair since did not spend much time there.
But in Havelock make sure you do not miss the following:
1. Beach Sunsets
2. Snorkelling
3. Scuba Diving (swimming be damned)
4. Fishing (night time as poninted by witwiky)
5. Barbecued Red Snapper@Wild Orchid restaurant.

As far as other islands are concerned do not miss out on Smith island. Neil Island also is good.
Seems like there is also a spot for surfing. You will need to comb through IndiaMike for more details.

You went to Ladakh. With family?
Me jealous.

Guys who have been there do chip in with suggestions.
Thanks Man for the info!

Just happened to speak to Dolphin Yatri Niwas and booked myself for 3 nights in to their Super Delux & Semi Delux room. They are definitely in high demand as for certain dates they are already booked for their Delux suites. Also booked myself in the Andaman Teal house in Port Blair for 3 nights as I intend to visit Baratanga Island, Parrot Island & Mud Volcano.

Also came across this resort in Baratanga Andaman | Andaman Holidays | Andaman Vacations | Andaman & Nicobar Islands | Baratang Island | Havel. Reviews would be welcome if anybody has already stayed there.
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@download2live, beautiful pictures. 5D/4N for 2pax at 40K including airfare is reasonable, it would have been atleast 10K extra if driven through agent and again the military schedule to coverup places.
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Wow , was planning on doing a solo andaman trip . came across this thread .
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