Andamans Trip – Blog 02

Day 03 & 04 in Andamans

Painting in anthropological museum andaman and nicobar islands

Day 03: The Museum Day

After spending Day 02 in ships and jetties, we decided to spend our day at Andamans exploring various museums and zoos. It is hard to believe but a tourist place like Andamans and Nicobar Islands, where Islands and historical monuments should suffice to keep tourists on their toes, Govt has kept no stone unturned to bring up beautiful museums and zoos too for visitors. It will certainly be unpardonable if one misses any one of these. 

Few Camera Trips for Bird Photography

  • Understand your composition.

  • Mind composition space.

  • Shift to AI Servo Mode in Canon & AF-C Mode in Nikon for continuous focus.

  • Use programmable mode.

  • Shoot in burst of two/three images.

  • Open both eyes while clicking.

  • Click bird being front lit by Sun.

  • Start Image Stabilisation.

Bird Watching

  1. Andaman serpent-eagle
  2. Andaman crake
  3. Brown coucal
  4. Andaman scops owl
  5. Narcondam hornbill
  6. Andaman woodpecker
  7. Andaman drongo
  8. Andaman treepie
  9. Andaman shama
  10. Andaman bulbul
  11. Andaman cuckoo shrike
  12. Central Nicobar serpent eagle
  13. South Nicobar serpent eagle
  14. Nicobar sparrow hawk
  15. Nicobar parakeet
  16. Nicobar bulbul
  17. Nicobar jungle flycatcher
  18. Nicobar scrub fowl
  19. Andaman woodpigeon
  20. Andaman cuckoo-dove
  21. Andaman hawk-owl
  22. White-headed starling

Zonal Anthropological Museum

This museum is multi floored museum having collection of amazing artefacts exhibiting development of life and lifestyle on these Islands. There are some really amazingly beautiful photographs of various tribes and their day today life routines. The photograph of Jarawa Tribes are really something which one would rarely get to see.

The museum also exhibits various tools and handicrafts used by tribes. Certainly not a complete day but the museum can to comfortably covered in 2 hours.

  • Entrance Fee:     10 for adults and Rs. 5 for children
  • Visiting Time:     9am to 4.30pm
  • Visit Duration:    2 to 3 hours

Mini Zoo

Entry fee is just Rs2/ person. Yes! you read it right, just Rs 2 per person. Star attraction of this zoo are one big python & crocodile. There are some tortoises, rabbits and few other animals too which can be see. Even though, the entry fare is too low, this zoo has a beautiful garden and one must not miss it.

Samudrika Museum

Its a small yet very nicely organised museum having a nice display of fishes and marine life. 

  • Entrance Fee:     Rs 50 for adults and Rs. 25 for children
  • Visiting Time:     9am to 4.30pm
  • Visit Duration:    1 hour

Day 03: Jolly Bouy

STEP-01

GO TO INFORMATION PUBLICITY & TOURISM OFFICE & BUY TICKETS FOR JOLLY BOUY.

 

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STEP-02

REACH WANDOOR BEACH BY 8AM NEXT DAY.

VISIT MAHATMA GANDHI MARINE NATIONAL PARK TOO

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STEP-03

PLAN A

BOARD SHIP BEFORE 9AM TO JOLLY BOUY.

 

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STEP-03

PLAN B

BOARD SHIP BEFORE 9AM TO RED SKIN ISLAND.


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Finally Day 3 & 4 came to an end. Although we started liking Andamans from day 1 but now the affection and affiliation started to grow even more stronger. 

It is often really pleasing when you break you monotonous routine and relax in these holiday destinations away from the madding crowd of metropolitan and cosmopolitan cities!

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