Andaman Islands

Munda Pahad – The southern tip of South Andamans

After waiting many years, I’m finally at Andaman Islands. Spent the last 3 days exploring the mangroves, chasing the endemic birds and snorkeling in some of the most breathtaking and clear lagoons of the islands. Tomorrow we leave to go up north to middle and north Andamans to check out the Edible-nest swiftlet caves.

More soon …


  1. Paul Williams · January 21, 2010 Reply

    Fantastic! Sounds like you’re having an incredible adventure. I look forward to seeing more of your Andaman photos. When are you going to take me? 😉

  2. vinayak · January 21, 2010 Reply

    Hi Kalyan,
    Did three yrs of school in the andamans, can’t wait to see the photos. it’ll be a trip down the memory lane.If you are going to be there long enough try to make it to Great Nicobar Island too.

  3. kaveer · January 21, 2010 Reply

    a awesome pic love it ……n ya do u need somebody to carry your tripod …..give it thought 🙂

  4. Shivakumar L Narayan · January 21, 2010 Reply

    Hey dude thats really fantastic.
    Wish you got a chance to shoot some under water stuff.
    Will be looking forward for more once you are back.

    Great going.


  5. Shreyas · January 22, 2010 Reply

    Awesome pic! Waiting to see the rest of the stuff.

    • Jewel George · September 12, 2017 Reply

      Andaman, one of my favourite tourist destination in India. Because this Island offers lots to enjoy, like snorkelling, under water diving, scuba diving, swimming and sightseeing etc.

  6. Anush Shetty · January 22, 2010 Reply

    Lovely pic dude.. looking fwd for more

  7. Vandan · January 22, 2010 Reply

    Love the photographs and awaiting to see more details from your trip…

  8. sandeep · January 22, 2010 Reply

    beautiful shot! cant wait to see the rest!

  9. Ratul · January 22, 2010 Reply

    Serine….await to see the snaps from your trip.

  10. Anilkumar GT · January 22, 2010 Reply

    Awesome dude…i have been wanting to go to andamans….will talk to you and get details once you are back….in the mean time, look forward to more amazing snaps…

  11. Monish · January 22, 2010 Reply

    Waiting for the great series of pictures…

    • Andaman Great Escape · September 19, 2017 Reply

      Amazing.. Andaman Nicobar is one of my favorite places. so many times I visited there.

  12. Anusha · January 23, 2010 Reply

    Looking forward to more lovely pics of the island!!

  13. Muthunarayanan · January 24, 2010 Reply

    Willing to play upfront if you are planning photoworkshop in the islands. Cant wait to get back there after a rain curtailed trip there last year.

  14. Roma · January 27, 2010 Reply

    Breathtaking picture. I love the bright green creepers on the rocks.

  15. Vishalakshi · February 1, 2010 Reply

    Hi Kalyan,
    Wanted to know what are your thoughts on the “Save our tigers” initiative by Aircel. And how do you think we can do our bit in protecting our tigers ? Are you doing any special photo shoots for the Indian tiger?

  16. Sarika · February 6, 2010 Reply

    Hello Kalyan,

    I have been following and admiring your work for the last 4 years or so. It is great to see your photographs. I was excited when I read you visited Andaman and Nicobar Islands and planned to visit the edible nest swiftlet site.

    One of my very good friends Dr. Shirish Manchi from SACON, Coimbatore works on the Edible nest Swiftlet conservation in the Andamans and was there around the time you were. I was wondering if you had a chance to meet him? Anyways, carry on the great work you are doing.

    Best Wishes,

    • Kalyan Varma · February 6, 2010 Reply

      Dear Sarika,
      It was thanks to Shirish, we even drove up to north Andamans. He is doing some amazing work over there and we were fortunate to visit two of his sites and even were able to go into one of the caves. We were suppose to have gone more than a year ago with Dr Ravi, but unfortunately he is no more. I will post his photographs very soon.


      • Sarika · February 9, 2010 Reply

        Hello Kalyan,

        I talked to Shirish right after I posted the comment and he told me about the visit. Its such a small world. I was introduced to your blog through Rahul Raguram (Bangalore) and have been following it ever since.

        It is unfortunate that you could not visit with Dr.Ravi, but hopefully this trip turned out fruitful.
        Will wait for the Andaman pics. Wishing you the best for all your future work.


      • eric · February 21, 2010 Reply

        Hi Kalyan Varma
        I am intrested in buying edible nests of Swiftlets.I would like to get details in respect with the legal formalities.Your help would be appriciated greatly.mail me at with subject “Edible nest Swiftlets”

  17. experienceanda · October 11, 2015 Reply

    Amazing! Sounds like you’re having a great adventure. I look forward to join you and go with andaman tour packages after reading this article.

  18. Tropical Andamans · December 15, 2015 Reply

    Hi kalyan,

    Great to hear that you got a chance to explore our wonderful islands ,We would love to hear your experience about your trip to the andaman Islands.

  19. Vivek · September 26, 2016 Reply

    Awesome Photo !! Indeed Andaman Island is a real gem which need days and years to explore to its best. All the very best for your Journey !!

  20. Prakash · May 25, 2017 Reply

    Wow, so much amazed by the photos. Andaman is such a heaven. My next destination would be Andaman without any doubt.

  21. Anju Arun · August 10, 2017 Reply

    Nice images. After reading this article I must make an Andaman visit.

  22. Milan Michael · August 10, 2017 Reply

    I am really happy to hear that you can make Andaman visit. Andaman is one of the beautiful travel destination in India. I make three times visit in Andaman.

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  25. Katherine George · August 16, 2017 Reply

    Awesome pic!!! Looking forward for more.

  26. Jiya Mariya · August 16, 2017 Reply

    I really love this place. I already visit Andaman 2 times. But I wish to visit Andaman again and again… Because the white sandy beaches, the water sports all are really superb..

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