Image behind the Rs. 20/- note

North Bay Island / Coral Island, Andaman

Allright, now that you have read the title of this post and seen the image, I want you to quickly grab your wallet and pull out the Rs. 20/- note from it and flip it and look at the photo on the back side of the note. Shocked ? Surprised ? atleast i was when i visited Andaman islands late last year when i saw this first. During the first couple of days of local travel within and around the main Portblair city, my guide/driver took me to this place to show the exact frame which is behind the Rs. 20 note. This exact scene can be witnessed when you are on your way to Mt Harriot and there is one small opening which gives the exact view. The island what you see on the far end is the North Bay Island / Coral Island which is a very well know tourist place in Andaman island especially for the ease at which you can see the corals and carry out a round of snorkeling. I personally have no reference or pointers to how exactly the person who designed the note decided to include this frame behind the note, but nevertheless once you relate such things which you see in your day2day transactions and relate it to something within nature – it really brings out a nice smile.

And for all those of you ( just like me on that particular day ) who dont have a Rs. 20 note handy and want a quick reference, check the image below.

Feel free to share this amongst your friends and see them raise their eyebrows 🙂

While you are here dont forget to see the short video/timelapse montage i made in Andaman – Sand, Sea, Sky & Serenity

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14 comments on “Image behind the Rs. 20/- note
  1. urvee says:

    but our guide said that it is ross island

    • Shivakumar Lakshminarayana says:

      Ross island is totally on the opposite side. Also Ross island looks totally different from what is there in the note. We infact even went to this place where we did Snorkelling.

  2. Nikhil says:

    I cant recollect, but the watch tower in this picture has some relevance in our history and thats how this picture has been picked.

  3. SURESH P E says:


  4. Swati Gupta says:

    yup..when we noticed the same on the way to Mt Harriot. Even we got shocked to know abt this…

  5. Xeno says:

    The image behind 20rs is Kovalam Beach, Trivandrum.

  6. Raj Singh says:

    The view is Coral Island

  7. Kamlesh hirapara says:

    It’s amazing …… I visited this place……it’s wonderful ……

  8. Navneet SHarma says:

    This picture is taken from hotel Fortune bay Island resort in port blair Andaman. We stayed there for three nights and they have made a separate cabin to show this place to its guests..

  9. ram says:

    This is in Andaman & Nicobar’s NorthBay Island/coral island and we can view this on the way to Mount Harriot.

  10. Ajith says:

    Design Mount Harriet and Port Blair light house as viewed from Megapode Resort, Port Blair

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