We have all seen pictures from the Andaman Islands promotional campaigns, with turquoise waters and pristine sands haven’t we? The good news is that, these pictures are not photoshopped. I don’t think any camera or any technology can truly capture the beauty this place has to offer. It is best seen with the human eye, best experienced with an open mind and a large heart.
I am going to spare you the details of the touristy things to do here. This post is about how one can get lost in Havelock and yet find yourself!
The husband and I holidayed in this lovely island to complete a scuba diving course. An island with no newspapers, no television, very poor signal for your mobile phone and no internet can be a little disorienting to begin with. Add to it an early sunset (it gets dark by 5 PM!), and you may wonder what you are going to do for the rest of the day! As you would imagine, electricity is scarce as well, so most resorts are big on conservation. One stormy night can disrupt supply of essential commodities from the mainland – grocery, petrol, beer and even bottled water!
Stay warned, if you are the kind who likes to live tweet / Instagram every breath you take on a holiday, or if you are really bothered about your klout scores, you might as well skip holidaying here. On the other hand, if your heart yearns for a holiday where you want to disconnect with the world and connect with yourself, Havelock is the place to go.
Oh, and I stand corrected about the internet. We did see a delightful little shack, which proudly advertised “Rs. 300 per hour, 512 kbps” J