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Mayabunder is a two-hour drive from Rangat (town on the Middle Andaman Island).This place sees practically no tourists but is a beautiful place. Geographically, it’s an arm stretching into the sea. So, you have the sea on both sides.

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Pack & leave! How to get there: There is a daily flight of Jet Airways from Chennai to Port Blair and three weekly flights from Kolkata and Chennai. Best places to stay: Peerless Sarovar Portico, near Corbyn’s cove, Port Blair (3 star at `5407/ AED 323 per night); Hotel Fortune Resort Bay (Welcome group), Port Blair (4 Star at `6575/ AED 393 per night) and The Wild Orchid, Havelock Island (`3000/ 178 AED onwards) I stayed in these places during my visit and found them to be reasonably good, a score of 3.5 on 5.

tropical storms and rains in late summer and monsoon. The best time to visit is from October to May. • Winter (December to February) are pleasant. The period is ideal for sightseeing, water sports and other tourist activities. • Summer (March to May) are warm with sea breeze. It is suitable for all kinds of tourist activities. • Monsoon (mid-May to August) and post monsoon (September to November) is not a good time for visit but the island looks very attractive in monsoon. June to September is prone to thunder storms and heavy rains.

Best time to visit: The Andaman have a moderate temperature all through the year within the range of 23°C to 31°C. There are no severe climatic conditions except for

Quick tips: Carry mosquito repellent creams and coils with you. If you are prone to sea sickness, carry your medical kit with you to be on the safer side.

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