Hotel Shompen By (Singhotel Hospitality)
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
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... photograph them. We don’t know how much is true but they are the reason for all the extra permits required. There are many rules about where we can go when we are here and we can only go to 13 of the islands to stay, a further 10 islands can be visited during daylight only and 1 we can visit by boat but we are not allowed to get off the boat there. Everything else is off limits to protect the tribes.
Our first day we ...
... went for a walk to the ferry terminal in hope of an early morning ticket to Havelock or Neil. No such luck! All we sold by lunch time and the only ones remaining were for 1 or 2pm. We weren't too bothered about hanging around Port Blair for half a day so we went to see what our options were. Ross Island which we were wanting to visit was closed, so that was out too. Nothing seemed to be ...
Today we are being equally lazy and fast becoming the masters of sloth. It's 11am and Ian is still out swinging in the hammock under the palm. I am just back for my usual cool down under the air con. OK I did do some laundry this morning which is now almost dry, yes even the thick t shirts! Of course, having cursed at lugging a travel iron around India it would now come in useful...if only we had not left it in storage in Bangalore! We settle ...
... this...anyways it was time for us to get back.
Adip, the Hotel manager's brother greeted us at the dinner table. With pleasantries exchanged he offered if we would be interested in some Crab Hunting? We quickly agreed and after dinner we were struggling to peer through the darkness in the nearby forests of Laxmanpur beach. Adip had got us head mounted torches but they ...
... island naval harbor and the mainland vessels harbor.
Viper Island was the site of the jail where the British used to imprison convicts and political prisoners. It has the ruins of a gallows atop a hillock. The jail was abandoned when the Cellular Jail was constructed in 1906.
In any talk about Andaman and its role in the freedom struggle, it is the Cellular Jail that finds frequent mention. But, many years before the Cellular Jail was constructed, it was the jail at ...