Travel to the Amazing Andamans: For Women Only – Jan 2016

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Be part of an experience which includes a host of water adventure activities: sea kayaking inside a mangrove forest where you can learn about its ecology; diving in the best dive site for amateurs to see some amazing underwater life; snorkelling around two uninhabited islands in the middle of the ocean; swimming & surfing at one of the best beaches in the world, and watch an amazing sunset. Packs in the best the Andamans have to offer in one trip. Be a part of this exciting adventure brought to you by Kunzum and Soul Purpose.

Locations/Attractions to be Covered
Port Blair, Havelock Island

Proposed Dates (5 Nights / 6 Days)
January 22-27, 2016

Who may join in this trip?
Women only!

Trip Leaders
Vidya Deshpande & Mimi Chakrabarti (Profiles appended at the end)

Maximum Group Size

Cost (Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis)
Rs. 47,000

Inclusions in Price

  • Accommodation in 3 star hotels
  • Sightseeing with experienced guide
  • Picnic lunch
  • Transport & group transfers
  • Ferry tickets
  • Taxes

Exclusions in Price

  • Airfare
  • Bank remittance fees
  • Personal shopping
  • Other personal expenses
  • Mini bar
  • Tips

For bookings, contact us at +91.9650 702 777 /

Any conditions / instructions for participants:
Knowledge of swimming is not essential for snorkelling or diving. Instructors will be there to assist you. Kayaking will be taught to you by an instructor.

Day-wise itinerary including location, activities, etc.

Day 1 (22 January): Port Blair (includes lunch)

  • Arrive in Port Blair, transfer to the hotel and check-in
  • Lunch at the hotel
  • In the evening, visit the Cellular Jail for a sound & light show
  • Drinks & dinner at a seaside restaurant by the sea

Cost of drinks & dinner to be borne by travellers individually

Inclusions: Lunch & transfers, tickets to Cellular Jail and sound & light show

Day 2 (23 January): Port Blair (includes breakfast & dinner)

  • Post breakfast, drive to Chidiya Tapu Beach to enjoy snorkelling
  • After lunch, visit Munda Pahad Beach to view the sunset
  • Transfer back to the hotel

Inclusions: Breakfast & dinner, transfers and cost of snorkelling

Day 3 (24 January): Havelock Island (includes breakfast & dinner)

  • Post breakfast & check-out, take the early ferry to Havelock Island
  • Enjoy kayaking in pristine mangroves near Havelock with a master instructor

Learn about the ecology of mangroves as you kayak through the forest

  • Evening at leisure

Inclusions: Breakfast & dinner, ferry tickets and kayaking session

Day 4 (25 January): South Button Island & Tamarind Bay (includes breakfast & lunch)

Take a boat ride to South Button Island & Tamarind Bay for snorkelling. These are two small uninhabited islands in the middle of the ocean. Enjoy a day of watching the most colourful fish in the ocean.

  • Enjoy a picnic lunch on Tamarind Island
  • Watch the evening sunset at Radhanagar Beach, one of the best beaches in the world

Inclusions: Breakfast & lunch

Day 5 (26 January): Havelock Island (includes breakfast & lunch)

This is your day to discover diving. You will be initiated into the process of scuba diving by skilled instructors.

  • Spend the morning diving in a beautiful coral reef and exploring life under the ocean
  • Post lunch, take the ferry back to Port Blair

Inclusions: Breakfast & lunch

Day 6 (27 January): Includes breakfast

  • Post breakfast, transfer to the airport for onward flights

Inclusions: Breakfast & transfer to airport

For bookings, contact us at +91.9650 702 777 /

Profiles of Vidya Deshpande & Mimi Chakrabarti – Trip Leaders:

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Vidya Deshpande: For more than 25 years, Vidya worked in a newsroom. Travelling to meet people or interviewing celebrities was all in a day’s work. She is now a travel and food writer for publications such as Lonely Planet, Economic Times and New Indian Express. She also took to running at the age of 49 and participated in her first half-marathon in 2014. Vidya put all these skills together to co-create Soul Purpose, a travel company that thrives on creating special experiences for women.

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Mimi Chakrabarti: Mimi has travelling in her heart and captures it on her camera too. She is a photographer who has done work for some top-notch clients, and is a certified diver. Mimi wears other hats too: she is a certified yoga teacher and spends time taking classes in Auroville. She recently moved to Auroville, leaving behind the hustle bustle of the city and opting for a more peaceful lifestyle. Mimi makes a fantastic travel companion, especially on water adventure trips.

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Vidya diving



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