During schooldays we had to write Essays as part of the curriculum and I remember my father helping me in writing those long essays which was always a tough thing to remember and pen down. Still I remember a paragraph from an Essay “Bhraman” where my father wrote – “it’s not necessary someone has to travel long distance to enjoy the beauty of mother earth. Morning sunrays falling on a paddy field when the grass is still wet with morning mist can too bring captivating joy and happiness”.
This year, we were not sure where to go after Durga Puja and in September also we were battling and not being able to decide. Suddenly this sentence from my old schooldays came to my mind and in search for this joy and romance, we finally landed on Andaman. The first view of cluster of islands from GoAir G8-101 took us to a different world and I thanked myself for choosing Andaman as our destination.
Andaman has 325 islands which cover an area of 6,408 km2 (2,474 sq mi), with the Andaman Sea to the east between the islands and the coast of Burma. North Andaman Island is 285 kilometres (177 mi) south of Burma, although a few smaller Burmese islands are closer, including the three Coco Islands. The Ten Degree Channel separates the Andamans from the Nicobar Island to the south. The highest point is located in North Andaman Island (Saddle Peak at 732 m (2,402 ft)) Continue reading “The Serene Andaman”