From the day I remember my parents used to celebrate mine and my sister’s birthdays, small and big achievements and festivals. As we are grown up it is our turn to return those special moments to them. We were commencing to the auspicious day- the 25th wedding anniversary of our loving parents. We both wanted it to celebrate in a special way. On ours every special occasion, they used to marvel our hearts with surprises and precious gifts. So this time we decided to surprise with a wonderful gift. At first, we thought of presenting them with expensive dresses or ornaments. By god’s grace, they have enough and more. After spending 2 days we reach a decision to send them for a trip. And now the question raised where to send? Many places’ names ran into our brains. Suddenly my younger sister remembered the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. They had once shared with us they really wanted to celebrate their honeymoon at Andaman but due to lack of money they couldn’t afford the tour package and were forced to drop the trip. We thought it would be the best occasion to send them to the Andaman Islands. Now the next step was to find the best travel partner who curates packages to the island. Without doing much research we decided to select Andaman Tour Travel Company. The sincere feedbacks received from the travelers were enough for us to trust them. I probably think it was 1 month before the anniversary we disclosed the surprise it is because we wanted them to cut their anniversary cake on the island. After hearing our gift, tears started rolling down from their cheeks. They never expected such a wonderful surprise from us. With joy in their hearts, they said they are really proud of us. But they put forward one condition that they need us with them. We tried our best to get rid of it. But they warned us if we do not accompany them they will not accept the gift. We did not have any other option finally we were forced to join them. We again approached the Andaman Tour Travel and discussed our family trip. They with a pleasing smile said they have the latest family package and like to sell it for exciting discount rates. Then and there itself we grabbed the package. We didn’t forget to ask whether any water activities were inculcated in the package. A wide range of aqua venture sports are incorporated in the package they replied.
Two days prior to the anniversary we boarded the flight to Veer Savarkar International Airport at Port Blair in Andaman from Madurai International Airport. We had a warm welcome at the airport. From there we proceeded to one of the classy hotels in the capital city, Port Blair. On reaching the hotel we were greeted with fresh cool drinks. We were then guided to our rooms. Our rooms were really spacious. Balconies were attached to our rooms from there we were able to witness the panoramic view of the city. After relaxing for a few hours we were asked to get ready for the sightseeing. My sister reminded me to carry the camera to click auspicious moments of our family. As per the itinerary of the package we were first taken to the Cellular Jail. Over there we were able to capture the golden moments of history. Followed to it we stroll through the historic streets and did a little bit of shopping. To ease our trip a tour guide was allocated to us. He shared valuable information. He commented that Port Blair is one of the busiest islands in Andaman and it is known as the seat of government. It also comprises the only airport of Andaman. By the evening we returned back to our rooms for unwinding and relaxing.
The next day we moved to Neil Island. It is considered as the vegetation bowl of Andaman and Nicobar Island. The serene nature and soothing climate lure not only us but thousands of travelers to the island. The island is well-renowned for its smooth sandy beaches. Rampur Beach, Sitapur Beach and Laxmanpur Beach are a few among them. These beaches were named after the mythological characters of the holy book Ramayan. I and my sister participated in various water sports such as snorkeling, scuba diving, jet riding, and parasailing. I exactly don’t remember I think we cut the cake at Sitapur beach. On our special request, the authorities had made all the necessary arrangements. On that glorious moment, our dad gifted a Kancheepuram saree to my mom and a golden necklace too. In return, my mom presented him with a fast track watch, golden ring, and a dress also. That evening we remained in the Neil Island itself.
The next day we moved to Havelock Island. The main purpose of the visit was not only to witness awesome nature but also to provide a chance for our parents to participate in sea walking. As it is the only game that they can indulge at this age, therefore, we insisted on the guide to first take to Elephant beach and then to Radhanagar Beach. Under the special guidance of the professional experts, we all participated in sea walking by wearing a helmet. It is really difficult to express the feeling which we experienced under the water while walking in the sea. We were able to meet many rare and gorgeous aquatic organisms and coral reefs of various patterns and colors. After relishing mouthwatering traditional Andaman foods we moved to Radhanagar Beach. It is declared as the most beautiful and cleanest beaches in Asia. We really had a family time under palm-fringed tress by watching the sea waves wiping the beach. Over here we had arranged a candlelit dinner for our parents (due to lack of time it was not possible in Neil Island). We hope the dinner might have helped them to recollect their good olden days. From Havelock Island also we did a little bit of shopping and moved back to Port Blair. By the evening we boarded the flight to our native from Veer Savarkar International Airport. Tour coordinators dropped us to the airport. We really had a wonderful time in Andaman. Thank you Andaman Tour Travel for making our trip awesome.