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The Trip Up North

The Journey: Day 1A trip with school friends. Something we all plan for ages but it never happens. But when and if it does, be assured that it's going to be one of the best trips everrrrrrrrrr! 

So ever since we finished school and started college in 2013, we plan a trip every single year without fail. And it fails every year, without fail. So this year when we started planning, most of us were pessimistic that it's not going to happen. As always. But this time the universe was on our side and it let it's magic work. 
Yes, we were finally going. 6 of us. It was all set. We wanted to it be offbeat. The road not taken. Very Robert Frost-y (If you know what I mean)! So very wisely we chose to go to Himachal Pradesh in late December. With all the snow and the cold. We're smart. Really
Our 7-day trip began from Delhi, by car and we went to Manali via Chandigarh. The highway is packed with ostentatious and mighty pricey 'dhabas' (They look super sexy but they don'…


By now I have learnt that I'm a complete ocean-o-philic. 

BTW, Please have patience. This one is going to be LONG!

When I got my open water licence (by PADI) for deep sea diving in the US, I immediately looked up diving sites near India.

And that's how I came across the Andamans. Considered one of the most beautiful coral reef islands, it is the perfect place for diving.

Last year in Pondicherry when I went diving, my instructor told me that I should go diving at the Havelock Islands. So I did. And hence, this post.

Like always, let me start from the beginning.

My 2nd professional MBBS exams were a nightmare. Mostly cause they lasted two months. And before that we had two months preparatory leave (seriously!). I am not exaggerating. Obviously, I needed something to look forward. To get through the excruciating exams. So, my college roommate and I decided that we need to go backpacking after exams. And our heart was set on the Andaman and Nicobar islands. If you google them, you will…