There’s a saying in Hindi- Der Aaye Durust Aaye, translating to ‘Better late than never’ in meaning (not literally, though!!). So here I am with my Andamans travelogue (I shared a teaser post long back). Apologies for all the delay. And well, the memories of this trip are still so fresh and clear in my mind that I will be able to finish up this series on the blog with much ease. This was one unforgettable trip! Without much ado, here we go, to Andamans!
We reached Port Blair, the capital city, around noon, and after lunch, we first had to visit the emergency department at the Hospital since Dad got a neck sprain during the flight. It was quite a stressful time for us, and we had almost planned to take the next flight back home. Anyhoo, all was ok and we continued the trip, with much care ofcourse!
By the time we got free from the hospital, it was time for us to visit the Cellular Jail. Take a look below:
Each cell which housed a convict had just a small door, and a small window of sorts on the side which could only be opened from outside- for the jail authorities to pass on the food to the convict inside. Jailed persons were only allowed to come out twice a day, at fixed times, to attend to the call of nature.
The cells, from inside and outside. Tube-lights are obviously new additions!
The view from the top:
A wall-hanging with a beautiful quote:
This is where the convicts were hung 🙁
And that’s me, overlooking the prison from the highest point. In deep thoughts 😐
Later in the evening, we went to Corbyn’s Cove Beach around sunset (and I must tell you that the sun sets around 6 pm in Andamans) and some boating, etc. Basically, after a very hectic day, it was time for us to chill, finally!
After reaching a little far off in the ocean (on boat, you see another small island body in the middle of, well, nowhere! Below 🙂
The water is crystal clear everywhere. If you look closely at the pic below, you will be able to see corals around the bottom of the pic 😀
A piece of coral that I picked up at the beach, only to realize it had baby crabs in it! Ouch!
Will post about where we stayed, etc. in another post soon. Lots of Andamans travel posts coming up!