Connect with us

Travel

Havelock Island – The Ultimate Travel Destination

Published

on

Island

Paradise lies not too far from the hustle and bustle of India’s large populated cities. The Andaman Islands are situated across the Bay of Bengal, in the Andaman Sea. The Islands belong to India and are yet to have their own international airport, meaning they can be difficult to access, but resulting in tranquil beaches practically untouched by the tourist trail.

Havelock Island Have Asia’s Best Beaches

Island

Via CruiseMapper

It is famous for its swimming elephants and unbeatable reef. Picture the white sandy beaches of KoPhaNgan before backpackers, full moon parties and internet cafés, and you have Havelock Island. For those searching for a peaceful escape, cut off from mobile phones, internet and commercial beach attractions, Havelock Island is certainly the next place to tick off your list. Note that there is no nightlife on the island.

How To Reach The Island?

Via Pinterest

Daily flights to Port Blair (the capital and main Andaman Island) depart from Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai. Round-trip fares can be as cheap as 3000 rs if booked in advance. Once you are in Port Blair, it is only possible to travel to Havelock Island by boat. You can take the government ferry service, which runs a couple of times a day and takes 2.5 hours. If you prefer the quicker and more luxurious option, the Catamaran Ferry takes just 90 minutes from Port Blair.

The Best Time To Visit

Via Swan Tours

Despite having their rainy season from May to September, the Andaman Islands experience mild winters and hot summers, making it an almost year-round destination to visit. From October to February, you can enjoy temperatures from 30-35 degree Celsius, the ideal months to enjoy the idyllic beaches and water sports.

Water Sports For Your Entertainment

Via Flickr

The Elephant Beach is the perfect place for snorkelling and water sports. For water sports and snorkelling, this is the best spot on the Andaman Islands. Activities offered include an underwater sea walk, scuba diving, Jet Skiing, glass-bottom boats and banana rides. It is most easily accessed by a 20-minute high-speed boat from the east of the island, a boat ride that offers stunning views of the island.

Explore The Underwater World

Island

Via Goomo

The turquoise crystal waters are perfect for a peek into the underwater world. Visit a PADI diving school to organize a scuba diving trip to see the Andaman’s rare marine life and enchanting coral reef.  Even if you are not a guest at Barefoot, contact the hotel to arrange a visit to see Rajan the Asian Elephant. Snorkelling amongst fish and swimming elephants is an experience you will never forget.

Other Exciting Adventures To Try

Islands

Via Thrillo phobia

Trekking through the Andaman jungle is a must-do while visiting. If trekking isn’t your thing, be sure to hire a moped for Rs 200 a day to explore hidden waterfalls and towering palm trees, home to exotic birds and beautiful wildlife. Due to strict government restrictions, Havelock Island is one of the only islands that tourists are permitted to drive and hire mopeds. The place is suitable for all kinds of people and their interests.

 

Related article- Best Places To Visit In September (2019) In India

 

 

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Travel

Best Travel Movies For You To Binge Watch!

Published

on

We all know how difficult the time has been lately due to COVID-19. Moreover, after WHO declaring it as a pandemic there has been extreme situations all across the world. The worst affected sector has been travel in terms of economically as well as mentally. It must be very difficult to calm your inner wandered during these tough times as well. Right now, the best you can do is sit at home and binge watch some travel movies!

Here, we present you some of the best travel movies to help you soothe your wanderlust- 


INTO THE WILD

An unimaginable true story of a fine student and athlete, the protagonist abandons everything and goes hitchhiking to the Alaska is a movie which will stay with you forever. This one movie should be your must-watch when it comes to theme of travel.

Travel movies

HIGHWAY

A movie which you wish never ended, Highway takes you to the beauty of India; not only has it showed the scenic beauty of the mountains and villages but also visits the plains of Delhi, Punjab and Haryana and has beautifully conveyed the essence of travel.

Travel movies

ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD

Antarctica is that one continent or place which has always fascinated us, and this movie is just here to fascinate you even more about this place. An incredibly beautiful and funny travel movie, it takes you on a tour of Antarctica and into the lives of people and animals living there.

Travel movies

ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA

A movie which holds a special place in the hearts of the Indians, takes you through a road trip in the country of Spain and the once-in-a-lifetime adventures like deep-sea-diving and the Tomatina festival. The movie is sure to encourage you to travel with your best people and discover yourself through all of this.

Travel movies

THE BUCKET LIST

A sentimental, predictable yet a movie which could make your heart feel warm; it inspires you to tick off your bucket list. Filmed in various locations of India, China, France and many more, the film is sure to give you some ideas for your next trips.

Travel movies
QUEEN

A movie which teaches self love, takes you and the protagonist to Amsterdam and Paris. She learns that you are enough and through the movie travels these places and discovers her identity and gains a new perspective of living life on own terms.

Apart from movies, you can also watch many interesting short films if you’re not much of a binge fan. Checkout the link give below!

Top 7 short films you can watch during lockdown.

Continue Reading

Travel

Your Mini-Guide On How To Be A Minimalist Traveller

Published

on

Minimalist Packing

The Minimalist Traveller packs only what she/he needs. The What-if thinking has made us all pack multiple bags that made our trips heavy… physically and mentally. Long holidays require small backpacks. Allow yourself to be free and truly enjoy the places you visit by becoming a minimalist traveller.

These little tips will help you decide what to and what not to eliminate. 

 

Packing like a minimalist traveller

Packing Minimally
Image via : thedeepdish.org

“He who would travel happily must travel light.” Antoine De Saint-Exupéry

A Small Bag Helps

Every minimalist traveller starts packing with a small bag in hand. Of course, the more space you have, the more unnecessary items you end up packing.

 

Can’t decide what to leave at home? These three questions will automatically make your bag lighter…

  • Items not used on the last trip? 

Like the extra formal dress you packed, the heels you did not bother looking at, your own shampoo, 5 packets of chewing gum, ( you better not take that to Singapore … ), a different accessory for every dress you packed, the list is endless.

Consider packing one pair of shoes that are good for your trip. This means choosing something that allows comfortable exploration. 

 

packing the absolute essentials

Packing the absolute essentials
Image via: exploring alternatives.ca

  • Is there a habit you want to let go of?

This “habit” could be as innocent as curling your hair every morning, or could simply be eating a lot of packaged items like chocolates, gums and Nachos. 

Minimalist travellers embrace their natural look whenever travelling. So their Toiletries-bag ends up being lighter than those who regularly style their hair. Also, enjoying the local cuisine would help enhance your experience of visiting the places on your itinerary.

  • Is there a smaller version of the things I use?

Consider swapping books you want to read while travelling with e-versions on your phone. It is also useful to create a check list for your essential items.

The Mindset of a Minimalist Traveller

Bringing memoirs back from trips has always been a cool thing to do, and has been a trend for a long time. So has our need to stick to things for mental comfort, which makes our life cluttered. Buying a lot of things along the way will reduce the ease with which you travel, especially on a long trip with multiple destinations.

 

Minimalist Travellers usually avoid buying items on trips until necessary. Consider making this your Mantra!

Want to know more about travelling?

Read:

Ethical Travelling Is The Need Of The Hour

 

Continue Reading

Travel

Top Seven Travel Books To Soothe Your Mind

Published

on

Travel Books

Books are a man’s best friend because if you love reading books, you will never be alone. They take you in a totally different world filled with imagination and magic. It is like living a parallel life without having to teleport. Apart from this, the other great thing in life is travelling. What if we combine the two? Yes, we are talking about those books that inspire you to travel.We may not be able to venture far right now, but these travel books, from classics to comic travelogues, take us on journeys around the world.

1. Eat, Pray, Love by Eliza Gilbert

This book always comes first when we talk about travel. It is the story of Eliza Gilbert who is a modern-day American woman, who leaves behind her life to examine different aspects of her nature. She goes for pleasure to Italy, for devotion in India and finally to Bali. While she travels the different countries, you would want to travel with her. This book is everything that will inspire you to explore your life while exploring the world around you.

2. In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson is a name which is synonymous to travel writing. You can’t pick up just one by him that’s good because they all are. This book chronicles his journey across Australia, as he goes from the east to the west, through tiny towns, coastal cities, and forgotten forests. He travels around the country in awe, and sometimes in fear. This book will make you want to travel to Australia!

3. The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton

With so much travel literature telling us where to go, we can lose sight of the purpose behind traveling at all. Alain de Botton’s, The Art of Travel” serves as a reminder of the how and why when it comes to hitting the road, said Michelle Halpern, travel blogger at Live Like It’s The Weekend. Many travel-themed books play to our daydreams about travel, but de Botton takes a brutally honest and philosophical look.

4. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Most travelers are searching for something on their adventures, whether it’s amazing archeological sites or the most delicious meal. But while you’re busy seeking something external, you usually end up discovering a piece of yourself you never knew was there. That’s exactly what happens in Paulo Coelho’s book, The Alchemist. 

5. Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle by Dervla Murphy

Few travel writers of any era compare to Dervla Murphy. Now in her late 80s, she’s been responsible for dozens of travel books, dwelling on destinations as varied as Cuba, Laos, Romania and Cameroon. Her 1965 debut remains her best known work, and tells the account of an astonishing solo bicycle expedition to Delhi.

6. Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City by Guy de Lisle

Canadian cartoonist Guy de Lisle is no standard travel writer and his books are far from standard travelogues. Using simple, unfussy, comic-strip illustrations, he recounts his first-hand experiences of living in some of the world’s knottiest destinations, from Myanmar to North Korea. The result is a series of graphic memoirs that brilliantly juggle the subtleties and oddities of being a stranger in a strange town.

7. Venice by Jan Morris

travel books

Recent reports suggest the now-quiet canals of Venice are at their clearest for 60 years, with dolphins and swans spotted in recent days. The city, of course, has always had a touch of fantasy about it. Venice is a cheek-by-jowl, back-of-the-hand, under-the-counter, higgledy-piggledy, anecdotal city, writes Jan Morris in this 1960 masterpiece. Read this book for a ray of hope.

 

Related content- How Coronavirus Is Affecting Travel Plans?

 

Continue Reading

Trending