Travel Outfit Ideas: The Andamans Lookbook

Located at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands will win your heart with its exotic beaches, unique tropical rainforest and pristine beauty. We had decided to go the Island for Amma’s 60th Birthday in September. While I was super excited for the trip, I knew I had a long list of to-dos! And needless to say shopping topped that list! I wanted something light and breezy and at the same time Insta-worthy! 🙂 I went to the local markets in search of the right dresses, browsed through numerous online portals and mall-hopped! My search finally ended with a whole lot of combination of all those trips and places – Dressberry, FabAlley, Rare, Max Lifestyle, Lakme (I loved their 9 to 5 matte collection, especially Rosy Sunday and Red Chaos and their 9 to 5 primer matte collection – maroon mix) and the local shops.…

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A Mountain Girl On An Island

Travel for me has always been a simple act – pack a bag and leave! And the first choice has always been hills. I am a complete mountain baby and I run to the hills at the very first chance that I get. But this one was different. It was Amma’s 60th birthday and we had to plan something special for her. After a lot of brainstorming, we finalized on Andamans. I was extremely apprehensive – this was my first exotic trip to the beaches and also, what are beaches in comparison to mountains, right?! But all this and many other doubts and worries were about to be shattered in this 5 day trip. Here is one such trippy account – A Mountain Girl On An Island. We started our journey at 3:30am on a Saturday morning. Our (Go Air) flight was at 5:30am, a connecting one – with a…

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Scuba Diving In Andamans

It was day 3 of our Andamans trip. We were staying at Symphony Palms. It seemed like a perfect morning to do something legendary! And the last I checked, Scuba Dive totally qualifies for that! I don’t know to swim and to top that I am a hydrophobic. My partner in crime, my sister, is claustrophobic and the idea of having a mask tied around her face with all the other oxygen tank jingbang was probably killing her! But we still decided to go for it. We were at ocean dive center in Havelock – we filled out an extensive form (that kept saying IF YOU DIE, IT WON’T BE OUR RESPONSIBILITY a multiple times) and watched a short informative video that walked us through the actions for communication under water. Our instructor, Mr. Sajan walked us through the actions again and other members of the team helped us get…

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