Saturday, 19 November 2016

Kalapathar

Kalapathar beach gets its name from the village located close by in Havelock Island, Andamans. Why kala (black)? Probably because the rocks on the beach have a black tinge.
Located at south-eastern edge of Havelock island, Kalapathar beach offers tranquility. It is a place where you discover yourself.

Silvery sand and aqua green water sooth your soul. Like the anonymous quotation "Let the sea set you free".
During the bus ride from our resort to Kalapathar beach, we noticed a dedicated cycling track on one side of the road. If only all the tourist spots could have such a facility, we can reduce pollution levels drastically. Please forgive the camera shake in the picture.
Our FFA gang (what is FFA, click here to browse) spent a forenoon at Kalapathar in September. The Sun was pretty strong and some of us used umbrellas for shade. High noon is not the best time of the day for photography. But due to tight schedule, we had no option. Pictures-- do read the captions.



Kalapathar beach is lined with mangrove forest. You may browse our earlier story on the mangroves and its importance for maintaining the marine ecological  balance. Here is another picture of 'a walking mangrove' tree!
















As we bid goodbye to Kalapathar beach, only one thought crossed our mind. Will its beauty and tranquility remain? Mankind is known to pollute and destroy Nature. Hope it doesn't happen in Andaman islands so that it remains a paradise on earth.

Watch out for our next story on 'Chidiyatapu'- a haven for birds.
Bye till then.

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    - Harsh-the-Ghumakkad/ 19th Nov 2016