The Magical Neil Island

I know, I know the hiatus is unjustifiable. It’s literally been two years since I wrote last post. I think I can blame it on the Life !!! It’s been a rough spell. However, I don’t want to really focus on that.

I have decided to stay committed and continue action this time, may be write at least one blog post a week (or a month 🙂. There’s so much I want to share with my blogging fraternity. And, I am going to relaunch my blogging journey with one of my favorite destinations – Neil Island.

Happy Feelings

Some moments find a cozy corner in your heart to be treasured forever, the treasure that is cherished and loved. Every time you reminisce about these enchanting moments, it lifts you up. I’m certain you have experienced a feeling like that.

I totally adore these enchanting little moments that are so unpredictable and can happen anywhere… during the day, while traveling, on the mountains or by the Sea.

I love the little things that nurture the bond. Happy conversations, which are not limited by words, in fact sometimes they don’t even entail verbal communication. Sharing some endearing moments….‘One Beautiful Evening’ by the Sea.

This pulls my heartstrings every single time!!!
Like Father Like Son!

So, where is this pretty Island?

Neil Island is part of the Andaman Islands located in the Bay of Bengal. Neil Island might look minuscule on the world map (you can go ahead and try finding it on Google Map) but it is mighty when it comes to natural beauty. It has abundance of it. The beaches are serene and always spring up with some surprises. One can spend endless hours here losing all the sense of materialistic world. When we planned out trip to Andamans, we spent maximum days on Neil (on purpose).

The place has this rustic charm which can’t be defined in words. Our daily routine consisted of spending hours on the beach morning as well as evening and resting in the noon. I can’t hold back from sharing some heartwarming pictures, so here we go ….

How to reach Neil

There’s only one way, a ferry runs from Havelock to Neil, almost on a daily basis. However, one needs to plan and book in advance to avoid any hassles later. The cost of the ticket is INR 1100 per person one way to be paid in full at the time of booking (for the private ferry). Just for information, the cost for the government ferry would be much lower, we didn’t go for that option though. But one can opt for either option as per the suitability.

Did you know Neill was named after a British Official?

Here’s something really interesting, Neill Island was originally named after British Brigadier James Neill, who had fought on the side of the British East Indian company in the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. In December 2018, the island was renamed as Shaheed Dweep as a tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. (Source: Wikipedia)

Keep Exploring Untraveled Routes 🙂 and here’s an itty-bitty video of one of the beaches you might like – Lakshmanpur Beach .

9 thoughts on “The Magical Neil Island

  1. Looks like a great time. Lovely photos. I applaud you listening within and posting as guided. I’ve always been random regarding posts….just posted as I’m guided to.

    Thanks for following my blog. I appreciate it.

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  2. Congratulations on getting back on the blogging horse. Neil Island looks stunning, such great photography here including the touching shot with your son. Appreciated the historic context too, I aways enjoy finding out the stories behind places. Best of luck with your relaunch.

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    • You’re too kind. Sometimes, I can’t believe it’s been such a long time, however the truth is after surviving severe ligament injury (and long period of recovery), sun seems to be shining again. I am humbled that you liked the post and photography. Indeed, the stories infuse places with meaning. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and choosing to follow along 🙂

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