Latest Information on Travelling to Andaman Islands?
  • Andaman Tourism Opens

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    Andaman Tourism Opens: The Andaman & Nicobar administration has announced that all tourist spots in the South Andaman district will be opened for tourism activities with immediate effect 8 Feb 2022.

  • What is the advisory to travel to North & Middle Andaman District?

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    The tourists are allowed to visit Baratang/North & Middle Andaman on production of double dose covid certificate/ All other passengers viz. unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers (those who have taken only 1S1 dose of COVID vaccine) shall have to produce RT-PCR negative test report

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    A negative RT PCR report has to be presented by all passengers on arrival.

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  • All asymptomatic fully vaccinated persons coming to these islands from mainland are exempted from the requirement of carrying RT-PCR negative test report,irrespective of the type of vaccine received and country of origin. Such fullyvaccinated individuals shall produce the final vaccination certificate at the origin airport, sea port in the mainland and at Port Blair Airport / sea port.
  • Alt asymptomatic children below 5 years of age are exempted from carrying RT-PCR negative test report and further RT-PCR testing at Port Blair Airport.
  • All other passengers viz. unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers (those who have taken only 1S1 dose of COVID vaccine) shall have to produce RT-PCR negative test report to travel to Port Blair from the mainland, as is the practice now. Such an RT-PCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to commencement of journey from the origin airport connecting Port Blair. Such passengers will also have to undergo additional RT-PCR test on arrival at Port Blair. Such passengers shall remain in self-quarantine till the arrival of the test report.
  • If a passenger on arrival is tested positive then, the prescribed quarantine protocol is to be followed.
  • All Airlines shall ensure strict compliance of this order and observance of COVID Appropriate Behaviour. Any non-compliance shall invite action under Disaster Management Act and other applicable laws. 
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General Guidelines defined for traveling to Andaman Islands during COVID :

  1. The Tourism Activities are permitted only in South Andaman & North & Middle Andaman District except Nicobar District.
  2. Persons above 65 years of age, persons with home co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years advised not to travel for tourism purposes.
  3. Tourists/Visitors who are at higher risk due to some medical history are advised to take extra precautions.
  4. Tourists/visitors shall minimize contact with other staff and visitors as far as possible and zero contact policy should be followed at all tourist destinations.
  5. All tourists/visitors shall be briefed by the hotel concerned about do’s & don’ts to be mandatorily followed during their stay and movements.
  6. While travelling tourists/visitors should wear a face mask and carry their own sanitizer and wet wipes for personal use.
  7. At all tourist destinations, staff must wear face masks and wash/sanitize hands regularly while performing their duties.
  8. Arogya Setu App shall be mandatory for all incoming tourists/visitors.
  9. Respiratory etiquettes to be strictly followed. This involves strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing with a tissue handkerchief/flexed elbow and disposing off used tissues properly after use.
  10. The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/ visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels. However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received. In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&%N Administration, on rate as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid 19 care centre on case to case basis.
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What are the guidelines for testing for tourists coming to Andaman after August 03 2021?

On arrival at Port Blair :

1. The tourists need to carry COVID-19 negative test report from mainland based 1CMR approved lab using Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RTPCR). However, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to starting the journey from the origin station. (For e.g. if the tourist takes a flight from Delhi at 0600 hrs. on 1st September, 2021, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken not before 0600 hrs. on 30th August, 2021).

2. The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels. However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received. In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in
institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&N Administration, on rates as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid-19 care centre on case-to-case basis.

3. Tourists may also have to undergo random Rapid Antigen Test conducted from time to time on payment basis as prescribed by A8N Administration.

What if the tourists test positive after arriving at the Andaman Islands?


If the tourists tests positive during their stay in the Islands, he/she will need to undergo institutional isolation as per existing health protocols. The
cost of such isolation for govt. facility will be paid by the tourists as fixed by the administration from time to time.

If the patient wants to stay at hotels, he/she can stay in the hotels if all the conditions below are met:

a) Patients are not symptomatic and not more than 60 years old.
b) Request/ undertaking is made by patient in writing.
c)lf allowed by doctors.

Hotels will make necessary arrangements to designate a part of their rooms for institutional isolation for this purpose.

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  • Regular flights to Port Blair (the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) are operational now.
  • There are direct flights from Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Delhi.
  • Public transports like cabs, taxis, and bus services are also functional.
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Travellers should carefully follow social distancing norms and wear masks as well. Also, before making any booking, they should refer to the latest travel news on the government website of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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  • Counted among the most intriguing places to explore you can ever find in India, the Little Andaman Island is surrounded by miles and miles of sea. It is one of the best places in the country to experience the best beach vacation. Its clear blue waters are popular for unparalleled and awe-inspiring underwater diversity. However, the major part of the sea and habitats fall under the forest reserve. Its rich marine heritage is something that you should not miss at any cost during your visit to this lovely heaven on earth. The untouched Indian union territory is a storehouse of amazing surfing opportunities for adventure lovers from all over the world. Famous among explorers owing to water sports and natural splendor, no one can get bored on the island.

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    Highlights of White Surf Waterfall

    After the rainy season, the water is highest and the waterfall is voluminous. You can visit throughout the year and swim in the freshwater ponds. However, you should know in advance that saltwater crocodiles are spotted here. If you want to relax yet see something different in the Andaman Islands, then this waterfall is an incredible place to explore.

    There are a few things that you should keep in mind when visiting White Surf Waterfall in order to avoid any end-minute hassle there. Be aware of the latest weather forecast reports from a reliable source before you head to Little Andaman Island. Keep your phone and wallet safe. Keep yourself alert and updated about your surroundings. Keep emergency contact numbers handy with yourself. It is highly recommended that you should have a local tour operator by your side if you want to explore a place in the best possible way. 

    Highlights of White Surf Waterfall

    Overview of White Surf Waterfall

    An amazing tropical waterfall, White Surf Waterfall is tucked inside dense rainforests. It is located nearly seven kilometers from the Hut Bay town in Little Andaman. The falls used to be a huge waterfall before Little Andaman was hit by the Tsunami. But still, it is one of the main tourist attractions across the island. Locals say that the waterfall got divided into two smaller falls post the Tsunami earthquake and doesn’t carry as much water as earlier. However, the spot looks gorgeous even today. 

    White Surf Waterfall is clean and surrounded by lush greenery. If you want to experience nature at its best, then take a walk through the deep woods to the waterfall. It is a pleasurable experience for sure. The entire place is filled with sounds of nature and you will feel that nature exists in its purest form here. 

    Things to do in White Surf Waterfall

    Things to do in White Surf Waterfall

    You can trek to the top of White Surf Waterfall via a slippery terrain to reach a tiny pool. The stream settles here before falling down like a waterfall. During the hike, you will see signboards stating “Watch out for the crocodile”. You need to be a bit cautious about that and there are chances that you will spot these incredible creatures. 

    While traveling from Port Blair to Hutbay Island, one can choose to stop at the magnificent White Surf Waterfall in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. You will get an opportunity to meet the tribal people (known as Onge) on the island. Earlier, there were a large number of snakes and crocodiles but that is not the case anymore. The chances of spotting them are very low now.

    South Andaman and Little Andaman are separated by Duncan Passage. Even though Little Andaman Island had lost its pace to the 2004 tsunami, it has now returned to its natural environment and is attracting more tourists than ever. Almost the entire island was ravaged at that time but it has bounced back now. A couple of small hotels and resorts have been also built. Of all the islands open to tourism in Andaman Island, it is one of the largest but its remote location makes it the least visited. If you travel to this hidden gem, then you will stumble across pristine beaches, waterfalls, oil palm plantations, and good surfing opportunities. The most fascinating thing is that if you are visiting Little Andaman Island during the off-season, then you will likely be the only tourist on the whole island! 

    How to Reach White Surf Waterfall

    A natural lovely hidden sight in the midst of an evergreen forest, White Surf Waterfall is located nearly seven kilometers from Hut Bay. You can easily reach there via the main road. You need to turn right before the island-only petrol station. You will reach the entrance after about a kilometer. The entry fee is Rs. 20 plus a parking ticket of Rs. 10 (two-wheelers), Rs. 20 (three-wheelers), and Rs. 30 (four-wheelers). 

    You can easily reach Andamans by boarding a direct flight from any of the metro cities such as Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Bangalore. There is only one airport there and it is in Port Blair, the capital town. It connects you to the rest of the island. The flights from Kolkata and Chennai take less time to reach the island. 

    If you are in the planning stage of your vacation in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, then contact Andaman Island Travels to make all your bookings. A well-known and trusted tour agency, it is located in Port Blair and is committed to helping you in planning the holiday of your dreams as per your budget and requirements.

  • Rangat Island in the Andamans has got a lot more to offer than you can imagine. You are sure to get a myriad of experiences there. Rangat is a very good example of an eco-tourism initiative in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. All the attraction spots are more or less equidistant from Rangat. Speaking of the town, you will see some shops, a well-stocked market, food stalls, and tea sellers. 

    A must-visit, Panchvati Hills surrounded by rocks fall in the outskirts of Rangat Island. Trekking is not advised on this small hill as a serene waterfall flows gently through the hills, making the rocks very slippery. The route to reach Panchavati is very scenic and photogenic as it is surrounded by agricultural farms. The major means of livelihood of the locals are agriculture and fishing. The culture and traditions followed here are influenced by the southern states of India.

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    Highlights of Panchavati Hills at Rangat Island

    The waterfalls are the prime points of interest at Panchvati Hills. These are located in an area that is a little bit difficult to access. There are multiple small and beautiful waterfalls and springs at Panchvati hills. For the major part of the Middle Andaman, these springs are the source of water supply. A huge piece of land is covered with coconut, areca nut, and coffee. Botany enthusiasts take so much interest in the rich vegetation of the agricultural farm. December to March is the best time to visit Panchvati Hills. During this time, the temperature remains between 23 and 30 degrees Celsius. 

    Rangat Island is home to various pristine and secluded flawless beaches, several turtle nesting grounds, and evergreen waterfalls. A true example of “Reduce, Reuse & Recycle”, it also houses a very unique presentation of the diverse mangrove ecosystem along with a nature walk. If you are a true nature lover and want the much-needed ‘me-time’ surrounded by nature out there, then there is a long list of things that you can do and see. The list is more than just lazing around on the beaches, soaking in their natural beauty, and appreciate the greenery. 

    Highlights of Panchavati Hills at Rangat Island

    Things to do in Panchavati Hills, Rangat Island

    Spending some time at this amazingly gorgeous spot enveloped in natural beauty is a true bliss when you are in Rangat Island. In order to get a better way of the lush greenery, one can indulge in trekking activities (be careful as the rocks are slippery because of the waterfall). You can join locals while they are fishing. Most often, they are more than happy to include tourists in their process. Photographers can click postcard-perfect pictures here as the place is straight out of a fairytale. 

    If you are an adventure lover and want to relax inside the water, then don’t forget to carry an extra set of clothes with you. Just float around the exquisite water and indulge in exciting water sports with your travel companions. You can also choose to go for a local farm short trip. The locals of the place will show you how their farm produce is organic and better. You can buy these local products as a remembrance. If you feel like stopping for a bite, then there are nice eateries nearby. 

    Things to do in Panchavati Hills, Rangat Island

    Nearby Hotels in Panchavati Hills, Rangat Island

    For a hassle-free stay, it is highly recommended that you book the accommodation in Rangat Island well in advance. The best and the most convenient thing to do would be to contact Andaman Island Travels to book your stay on your behalf. Hotels nearby Panchvati Hills are as follows:

    • Hotel Avis
    • Hotel Ross and Smith
    • Hawksbill Nest
    • Hotel UK Nest
    • Hotel Priya International
    • Hotel Laxmi Villa

    How to Reach Panchavati Hills, Rangat Island

    You have to take the entry from Port Blair to visit Rangat. To begin via any mode of transportation, the origin point will be Port Blair only. You can reach there via buses run by the private sector. Take the bus around 4:30 am or earlier and reach Rangat in nearly eight hours. The buses are available in air-conditioned and non air-conditioned segments. Non-AC ones are costlier than the government buses due to obvious reasons like comfort and seating arrangements. There is no facility for online booking. Since it has several pick-up points on the ATR, you need to enquire at the ticket counter for your nearest pick-up point. 

    Present in Rangat Island, Panchvati Hills are nearly 200 kilometers from Port Blair and are located in the middle Andaman region. One can reach there via public transport as it is connected to the capital city by a good road network. So you can take a bus or an auto rickshaw. Other ways to reach the spot are bikes and cabs. 

    If you want to reach Rangat from Havelock Island or Neil Island, then you will have to take a government ferry to Rangat Island from Havelock Island. This is the same ferry that sails from Port Blair to Rangat. The voyage ends at Long Island after stopping in Rangat. The same applies to visit Rangat from Neil Island. From there also, you need to take the same boat to Rangat Island. 

    At least two days are required to visit all the tourist attractions on the island. When on this island, don’t forget to include Dhanni Nalah Mangrove walkway, Morrice Dera Beach, Yerrata Jetty, Amkunj Beach, Raman Bagicha, and Curtbert Bay in your travel itinerary. You can visit Rangat as a day trip on your way to North Andaman Islands. It boasts of the best of natural beauties flourishing in India. Along with being a nesting hub for sea turtles, the island is one of the most enchanting towns in the Andaman archipelago as well. You can visit Rangat from Port Blair. Bus and private cabs are the most preferred option to reach there. Government ferries are also available but not on regular basis. As it has become one of the most loving tourist places all over the world, security has also been increased more than before. Female solo travellers are most welcomed in Rangat Island.

    How to Reach Panchavati Hills, Rangat Island

  • One of the most offbeat locations in the archipelago, Long Island in the Andaman Islands is yet not fully discovered by many who know about this union territory. There are so many reasons for that. The remote locality of Long Island and the poor connectivity of this destination is the foremost reason for many. Along with that, there are very limited accommodation facilities available on Long Island. This place had decent popularity among foreign nationals until 2019. The majority of the Indian travelers don’t include this island in their itinerary as a trip to this point of attraction requires a total of ten or more days’ stay in the Andaman Islands. 

    Long Island is a small rural settlement that is not connected by any road network to any of the islands. There is no blacktop road on the island. Different parts of the area are connected by a concrete footpath only. A mud road leads towards the wood. If you are a nature enthusiast, then you would love the Casuarina trees (popularly known as the Jhau tree or she-oak) alongside the footpaths that make it an adoring natural walkway. As the island is amidst the open sea, these trees also act as windbreaks for it. In Long Island, all movements are on foot. 

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    Highlights of Long Island, Rangat Island

    Long Island was a much busier beach when it was the home to Kitply Industries Limited. However, not many tourists visit this beach nowadays and thus, the natural flora and fauna are thriving on this Island. The beaches around Long Island remain unexplored and are mesmerising like a tiny piece of heaven in India. The island provides a very quiet and calm place to escape the buzz of tourists in the Andamans as it is isolated and still remain unveiled by tourists. 

    Until the arrival of settlers in the 1970s, the island was inhabited. A plywood factory was set up near the jetty that is closed now. There is a small village nearby the jetty which is populated by settlers and factory workers from various parts of the country.

    Highlights of Long Island, Rangat Island

    Overview of Long Island, Rangat Island

    This enchanting island is home to a stunning beach at Lalaji Bay six kilometers north from Long Island jetty. It is popular for its beautiful forest cover and coconut plantations. It can also be considered as the gateway to many hidden and unexplored spots like Guitar Island and the Merk Bay Beach at North Passage Island. Here, you can have the best of both worlds—the exotic and untouched virgin beaches as well as the lush green tropical forests. Long Island is a golden feather in the crown of the Andaman Islands. It is a paradise for bird lovers if you visit it during the right season. The island has a unique marine eco-system as well. 

    The tropical weather and vibes of this island make it a perfect romantic spot. You can spend quality time here amidst the splendor of this destination. 

    Overview of Long Island, Rangat Island

    Things to do in Long Island, Rangat Island

    On this island, you can spend your time experiencing its beauty and serenity. You can enjoy quality time swimming, lazing around in the beaches, island hopping in a private chartered boat, taking nature walks, trekking, viewing a splendid sunset from the island, indulging in nature photography, and a lot more. You can soak yourself in the essence of being in the lap of nature.

    Also, there are diving centres of Havelock Island offering safari trips to explore the dive sites of Long Island. Snorkeling is quite popular here owing to good underwater visibility. 

    There is a serene trek that goes through the main village, plantations, fields, regenerated forest, and primary rainforest. If you love hiking, then you should definitely include this in your travel plans. This six-kilometer trail begins at the jetty and ends at Lalaji Bay. There is one more trail that runs north from Lalaji bay, which leads to a secret cove with calm water, corals and a white sandy beach. So if you want to snorkel or sunbathe in complete privacy, you know where to go!

    Things to do in Long Island, Rangat Island

    Nearby Hotels in Long Island, Rangat Island

    There is a government accommodation known as Surmai Resort and a private property named Blue Planet in Long Island. You can stay at any one of these properties. Surmai Resort has more facilities and is recommended for Indian travellers visiting this island or for any traveler who has planned this trip as a family holiday. On the other hand, Blue Planet is more of an eco hut of thatched roofing and walls. It has only low-lying mattresses and mosquito nets as their major amenities. Thus, backpackers can consider this option.

    As online things won’t work properly for Long Island, you will be requiring assistance for local companies to get your accommodation booked. When in Long Island, do not expect any luxurious or modern accommodation. The facilities are very basic and kind of eco-stays. 

    How to reach Long Island, Rangat Island

    Over 80 kilometers from Port Blair and 35 kilometers north of Havelock Island, Long Island is connected by ferry from Port Blair, Neil Island and Havelock Island. It is connected by road from Diglipur and Port Blair. 

    Have you made bookings for hotels and now looking for a reliable vehicle for harbour transfers? Be absolutely relaxed! Andaman Island Travels is the one-stop destination to book a car for your harbour transfers or sightseeing on the island. The pre-arranged transportation will be provided to you between the port and your desired destination, whether it is a hotel, cruise port, or another local point of interest. You can also book the transfer at the end of your trip when you have to head back to Port Blair to catch the flight to return home.

    Long Island can be visited at any time of the year as it has a moderate climate. But the best time to plan a vacation is between October and May. During this time, the weather is extremely pleasant there thus making it the best time to enjoy water sports at the beaches. The sky is clear and the temperature is pleasing.

  • Lalaji Bay Beach is a serene and peaceful beach in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands that allures travellers owing to its gorgeous beauty. Located in the west coast of Long Island, it is closely connected to Middle Island and Rangat. To reach this charming beach, you will be walking through the mangrove creek and this is in itself quite an adventurous activity. Tourists should carry their own drinking water and snacks with them as the facilities here are limited.

    A private and secluded tourist hotspot, Lalaji Bay Beach is an incredible addition to your vacation. It is advisable that you leave from there before 8 pm as there. View mesmerising sunrise sitting by the beach. Witness orange hues of the sky during sunset. If you want to spend some quality time in the lap of nature, then this beach is the perfect spot.

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    Highlights of Lalaji Bay Beach, Rangat Island

    The waters of Lalaji Bay Beach are azure and the shore is enveloped with verdant trees that make it look like straight from a fairy tale. To refresh and rejuvenate your mind, you can take a relaxing walk at this lovely beach. You can enjoy quality and peaceful time with your travel companions here. Moreover, if you are fortunate enough, then you can also spot dolphins coming out and jumping.

    Highlights of Lalaji Bay Beach, Rangat Island

    Overview of Lalaji Bay Beach, Rangat Island

    Located in the west coast of the Long island, Lalaji Bay Beach is the pride of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It offers its visitors lovely sandy coastlines and revitalising vibes that you will never forget in your life. You can easily reach this beach via ferries from Central Andaman and Rangat. There is unique mangrove creek lining on your way to this beach and the whole journey via ferry is an altogether exciting travel memory.

    Things to do & Water Sports in Lalaji Bay Beach, Rangat Island

    Lalaji Bay Beach in the Andamans is considered an exemplary beach destination having various adventurous water activities. Skiing, snorkeling, swimming, and diving top the chart. If you want to explore the rich marine life, then go for scuba diving at Lighthouse that is known for giving a memorable diving experience as it has lovely coral formations welcoming you into the deep sea. This is a must for every diving junkie. 

    There are not many shopping opportunities at Lalaji Bay Beach, but if you are a shopaholic, then you can pick beautiful souvenirs for your friends and family from Port Blair, Havelock Island, and Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep). These places have quaint little shops from where you can buy a variety of things. 

    Are you looking for beach camping or beach hopping? If yes, then Havelock Island is a great option in the Andamans. This will add more adventure and fun to your island vacation. 

    Things to do & Water Sports in Lalaji Bay Beach, Rangat Island

    Nearby Hotels in in Lalaji Bay Beach, Rangat Island

    Whether you are a business traveller, a solo wanderer, a romantic couple, newlywed couple, friends; group, or a family group, the properties near Lalaji Bay Beach are perfect for every kind of tourist. Coral Reef is an ultra-luxury resort that is a true symbol of luxury and comfort. Suitable for both leisure and business activities, The North Reef is also an ideal choice. Hornbill Nest Resort is located near Zonal Anthropological Museum and you can easily reach there from the central bus stand. You can also consider staying at The Shine View Hotel. It has twenty rooms that are well-equipped with modern amenities.

    If you are willing to stay at the best accommodations as per your budget, then contact Andaman Island Travels to make all the booking for you. Its holiday experts will take care of all your requirements and will offer you the best of everything.

    Nearby Places to Eat in Lalaji Bay Beach, Rangat Island

    Excel Restaurant is the most preferred restaurant near Lalaji Bay Beach. It is a vivacious restaurant that offers breath-taking views of the ocean. One can enjoy multiple cuisines all day here. If you want to eat local and authentic cuisine, then head to Red Snapper and Something Different as both these places serve a rich variety of exclusive seafood delicacies. If you are looking for moderately priced budget friendly options, then try Kerala Café and Nemo Café. These are located on the beach and are popular for lip-smacking food items on their menus. Vegans should try Fat Martin Café as it has delightful meal options. Andamans is a paradise for food lovers as they have a lot to explore here.

    How to Reach Lalaji Bay Beach, Rangat Island

    One can reach Lalaji Bay Beach quite easily from Port Blair (the capital town) as well as Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep). One can also take a two-hour trek through lush forests to reach there if you love adventure and the wild. 

    From Port Blair: From the capital city, Lalaji Bay Beach lies at a distance of about 90 kilometers. It is connected to Rangat Island via ferries that take people to and fro. If you are not willing to take a long ferry journey, then you have an option of taking a bus from Rangat and then taking a ferry to reach the beach directly. 

    If you take a bus, then it will take nearly eight hours from Port Blair to reach Rangat. After that, the jetty ride will be of 1.5 hours that will surely be a mesmerising experience. You can also take a direct route from Port Blair to reach the beach. There is an option wherein you can directly sail from Port Blair. However, it would be a little expensive.

    From Havelock Island: Lalaji Bay Beach is just 35 kilometers from Swaraj Dweep, which is yet another tourist hotspot popular for picturesque beaches and enthralling water sports. From here, you have to take a government ferry to reach Long Island. This is the same ferry that tourists take from Port Blair to Havelock Island. It picks up those travellers who are venturing from the stop.

    For all ferry bookings across the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, contact Andaman Island Travels to save yourself from the hustle. The Port Blair-based travel agency is committed to offer you the best travel experience of your lifetime.

  • Guitar Island is one of the most exquisite but uninhabited islands of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is a gorgeous destination about which not many people know. If you want to enjoy a stunning day trip from the main island, then this place is your best bet. It is known for its brilliant blue water and tropical greens everywhere. 

    As many as 38 islands out of a total of 572 pristine islands of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are permanently uninhabited. These islands are mostly visited by those tourists, who like to explore offbeat destinations that are away from the crowd of tourists. 

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    Highlights of Guitar Island, Rangat Island

    Guitar Island is one of the hidden gem of the Andamans. It is a small patch of green in the cobalt blue waters of Indian Ocean, and is in the shape of a guitar. An aerial view reveals that the island looks exactly like a guitar from the top, complete with a sound hole of water in the middle. It also has the long neck and the headstock. 

    Highlights of Guitar Island, Rangat Island

    Overview of Guitar Island, Rangat Island

    You should target low tide time if you want to take a leisurely stroll along the sand bars to Guitar Island. You can know whether it is low tide or high tide at that time from the boatmen at the Long Island jetty. 

    Make sure that you do not litter Guitar Island by throwing plastics or food leftovers. The Andaman Government takes every possible step to maintain these natural treasures, and as tourists, it’s your duty to help its efforts.

    If you want to enjoy seclusion at a beautiful setting far from the hustle and bustle of the city life, then visit Guitar Island that is an exotic destination. 

    Overview of Guitar Island, Rangat Island

    Things to do in Guitar Island, Rangat Island

    The best thing to do on Guitar Island is to cherish the lovely ambiance. Readers can read a book there in peace. Photographers will find unlimited opportunities to capture the beauty of this secluded island. Take a stroll along the sandy beach and collect beautiful seashells. Relax on the soft sand and look at the fishing boats at a distance. Enjoy the surging and crashing of waves while dipping your feet in the azure water of the ocean.

    You can also enjoy swimming on the island as the water is perfect here. The sea is not very deep and is ideal for a good swimming session. Soak yourself in the beauty of this less-frequented place in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and make the best of your holidays. 

    Places to See Nearby Guitar Island, Rangat Island

    You can see another small island from Guitar Island. It is known as Small Guitar Island. When the tides are high, the gap between both the islands gets covered with seawater. And when the tide ebbs, sandbanks are left between connecting the two. You can go to that island as well. Simply ask your boatman to take you there. It is much smaller and looks more or less like Guitar Island, but is still an incredible place to see when you are in Rangat Island.

    You can also go to Long Island from where you have to catch your ferry to Guitar Island. It is a gorgeous tourist destination where you can have a great time. At Lalaji Bay Beach on Long Island, tourists often indulge in beach camping. You can also travel to Havelock Island that is considered one of the best places to see in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 

    Best time to visit in Guitar Island, Rangat Island

    One can visit Guitar Island at any time of the year, except for the monsoon season. There is rainfall between July and September. The schedules of the boats are dependable on weather. Moreover, you will not be able to enjoy at the beach when it is raining.

    The best time to visit Guitar Island is during the autumn-winter-spring stretch, which is from October to March. On an average, the temperature ranges from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius. Thus, the weather remains mild and pleasant at this time. Summers are also fine here except for the long boat journies as the raging sun may leave you uncomfortable.

    There are no accommodations at the Guitar Island. Thus, you cannot stay there at night. You will have to come back to Long Island while there is still light. It would be safer as sea journey in the dark will not be a favorable experience.

    How to Reach Guitar Island, Rangat Island

    You can reach Guitar Island from Long Island via a dinghy boat that is nearly 90 kilometers far from Port Blair, the capital town. There are three-four ways to reach Long Island that are mentioned below:

    From Port Blair to Long Island jetty, there are boats on alternate days. Thus, you can avail the waterway route at least three days of the week. These boats sail via Neil Island and Havelock Island on their way to Long Island. However, this option has the problem of uncertainty. Before finalizing any plan, you have to visit the official website of Andaman Island Tourism to see whether the boat is available on the day you want to travel. The schedules are tentative and are subject to change at short notice even then owing to adverse weather conditions, etc. If you are travelling in a big group from Port Blair, then hire private boats as there is not any risk then.

    The second way to reach there is by taking a bus to Rangat and then a boat from Yeratta Jetty to Long Island. If you choose this option, then you have to take the early morning bus at 4:30 am from Port Blair. The journey to Rangat is eight-hour long. You will have to stay at night in Rangat if you taken an evening bus from Port Blair. You can catch the boat for Long Island at 9 am.

    To reach Guitar Island from Long Island, you have to take a fibre boat or a speed boat (takes around twenty minutes to reach). You can pick any one as per your budget and convenience.

  • Dhani Nallah Mangrove is a one-kilometer long wooden boardwalk that twists through the mangrove creeks. This walkway is the longest one of its kind in India. It is perfect to observe the diverse mangrove eco-system in one place. The walkway opens up to the pristine long beach- Dhani Nallah Beach, which is popular as a hatchery ground for sea turtles. There is a small eco-hut, which is named as Olive Ridley, named after the most frequent turtle species of the beach. It offers a fantastic picnic area in the shadows of special casuarina trees with benches and sunbeds. You can enjoy at the swings and a bamboo tower from where you can praise the pleasant view of the whole beach.

    It is among the most incredible attraction spots in Middle Andaman Island. Most of the time, the whole place is deserted and you can enjoy the long serene walk all by yourself.

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    Highlights of Dhani Nallah Mangrove, Rangat Island

    Popular as the loveliest beach in Middle Andaman Island, Dhani Nallah is a five kilometer-long stretch of brownish soft sand. The color of the water here is blue and there is abundant shadow along the shore. The beach is deserted at most of the times. So, you can have the whole place to yourself. The tides don’t affect swimming. Just jump into the water whenever you want. It is quite windy here, so the beach has a great potential to become an ideal windsurfing spot. If you want to do that, then you will have to bring your own equipment as no windsurfing facilities are available there at present. There are lush casuarina trees all around with benches and sunbeds. Thus, you can have a picnic in the shadow and pleasant weather. If you want to enjoy the view of the whole beach, then there is a bamboo tower from where you can have a look at the entire place. There are swings as well. Facilities here are limited though. So make sure that you carry all the necessary stuff with you.

    Highlights of Dhani Nallah Mangrove, Rangat Island

    Overview of Dhani Nallah Mangrove, Rangat Island

    A natural walkway and beach on the outskirts of Rangat, Dhani Nallah is located in the Middle Andaman Island. It lies at a distance of twenty kilometers from Rangat, adjacent to the Andaman Trunk Road (ATR). Dhani Nallah has got its name from a mangrove associate locally known as Dhanipatti. It is a wooden boardwalk that meanders through mangrove creek for a distance of nearly 713 meters. The place is a tourist hotspot in the Andaman Islands. The beach is popular for turtle nesting of especially Olive Ridley Sea turtles. Turtles nest on the shore of Dhani Nallah from November to February. If you are lucky, then you can witness the beautiful sight of little turtles rushing into the water for the first time. From Cuthbert Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, there is an artificial hatchery as well where special care is taken for preserving and protecting turtles.

    The lovely way that leads to the beach is another amazing aspect about Dhani Nallah. You have to walk through dense mangrove forest on a nature walkway to reach the beach. This nature walk is 713 meter-long and is the longest boardwalks of its kind in India. While walking on this incredible trail, you can get to know a lot about the diversity of mangroves and creatures living in its rich natural ecosystem. It is home to a variety of wild animals and birds. You can spot a number of birds and marine animals such as crabs, shrimps, and fish owing to the shallow waters that are breeding grounds for them. Crocodiles have also been spotted here. You can learn so much about the importance of mangroves and their role in nature.

    Overview of Dhani Nallah Mangrove, Rangat Island

    Nearby Hotels in Dhani Nallah Mangrove, Rangat Island

    Hawksbill Nest, Cuthbert Bay is located at two kilometers from the entry point of Dhani Nallah walkway. This guesthouse is run by the tourism department. You can stay here as it has all the basic facilities.

    Other properties in Rangat Island where you can stay are as follows:

    • Golden Pebble
    • Dew Dale Resorts
    • Sweet Dream Resort
    • Hotel Ross and Smith
    • Eco Villa Palm Beach Resort

    Restaurants in Dhani Nallah Mangrove, Rangat Island

    If you are planning to spend quality time with your family, friends or the special one, then choose from these best restaurants in Rangat Island. These places have received good reviews from guests. They have rated the food quite delicious and the restaurants hygienic and comfortable. 

    The below-mentioned are the most sought-after restaurants in Rangat Island:

    • Laxmi Villa
    • Hotel U.K.Nest
    • Bonova Cafe And Pub
    • Atithi Palace Restaurant
    • Hotel Priya International
    • Something Different-A Beachside Café
    • Sai Kripa
    • Aroma Restaurant
    • Royal Restaurant
    • Bodhi Bengali Restaurant

    So now you know where to eat when in Rangat Island.

    How to Reach Dhani Nallah Mangrove, Rangat Island

    When you are in Rangat, then you can easily reach Dhani Nallah Mangrove. Its entry is located at Betapur that is twenty kilometers far from Rangat Island. You can reach there by any private transport.

    You can reach Rangat via a government ferry from Port Blair. It will be a five to six hours long journey. The timings vary depending on the total number of passengers boarding and getting down at each stop. The ticket bookings open only one or two days before the departure. The harbor for Rangat is the Yerrata Jetty. Before finalizing this potion, you should know that if you are in the Andaman Islands for only a few days, then this option may not work for you.

    Reaching Rangat from Havelock Island or Neil Island is also very easy. You will have to take a government ferry to Rangat Island from Havelock Island. This is the same ferry that sails from Port Blair to Rangat. The voyage ends at Long Island after stopping in Rangat. The same applies to visit Rangat from Neil Island. From there also, you need to take the same boat to Rangat Island.

    Contact Andaman Island Travels if you are planning to travel to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Located in Port Blair (the capital city), this reliable tour company will take care of all your requirements.

  • A town in the Middle Andaman Island, Andaman Archipelago, Rangat is one of the three counties administrative divisions of the North and Middle Andaman district. Its natural beauty can surprise whosoever visits Andaman and Nicobar Islands- the loveliest union territory of India. The second largest town in Andamans, it is not very popular among travellers yet. Not many people know about its splendid beauty, but those who end up here are left awestruck by the attractions it offers. You can witness gorgeous beaches with volcanic rocks as well as pristine sand, which are perfect for turtle nesting during the season (December to January). The mangrove sanctuaries and awareness centres with the longest walking trails among mangrove forests in the country are sure to leave you spellbound. Wait, there is more!! You can also visit a scenic waterfall or stroll around vast plantations of spices after monsoons here.

    Cutbert Bay Beach is a lengthy sandy beach located at a distance of twelve kilometers from Rangat. It is a well-known turtle nesting ground in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The season is normally between December and February. If you want to witness this wonderful marvel of nature, then you should undoubtedly include this in your itinerary while vacationing on this gorgeous island.

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    Highlights of Cutbert Bay Beach, Rangat Island

    Rangat is a 1070 square kilometers large island that falls right in the middle of the Andamans. Its gorgeous waterfall and beaches attract people from across the world. Rangat is a wonderful blend of nature’s most precious delights and offers once in a lifetime holiday experience. Owing to its clean environment, greenery, as well as unpolluted fresh air, nature lovers include Rangat in their travel itinerary.

    Curtbert Bay Beach is a less explored yet a serene beach in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. With pleasant vibes throughout the place, it is always a delightful experience to visit this beach. The whole shoreline has tiny baby turtles paddling towards the sea. If you are seeking natural beauty at its best, then visiting this beach would be a great idea as you can enjoy the simple village life along with the seclusion of this picturesque spot. 

    You can spend your time by indulging in the following activities:

    • See the settling of turtles 
    • Visit the eco hut
    • Take a stroll at the beach 

    Highlights of Cutbert Bay Beach, Rangat Island

    Nearby Restaurant & Food Outlets in Cutbert Bay Beach, Rangat Island

    If you are a foodie and looking for authentic Indian food nearby Cutbert Bay Beach, then the below-mentioned are the best places for you: 

    • Bodhi Bengali Restaurant
    • Royal Restaurant
    • Sai Kripa
    • Aroma Restaurant

    Things to do in Cutbert Bay Beach, Rangat Island

    If you are a true nature lover and want the much-needed ‘me-time’ surrounded by nature out there, then there is a long list of things that you can do and see. Trust us, the list is more than just lazing around in the beaches, soaking in their natural beauty, and appreciate the greenery. You can spend your day sunbathing, swimming, watching the superabundant mangroves and most importantly, see the diverse species of turtles nesting at the serenebeach.

    Things to do in Cutbert Bay Beach, Rangat Island

    Nearby Hotels in Cutbert Bay Beach, Rangat Island

    Hotel Avis and Hotel Ross and Smith are two private properties in Rangat Island. The latter is a newly introduced hotel that started operating in 2018. Its guests have given decent service feedbacks. Both these hotels are good if you don’t expect excessive luxury or star category facilities while you stay in them.

    The Hawks Bill Nest is a resort of the Andaman & Nicobar Department of Tourism. You have to make your booking here in advance during the peak season to ensure your reservation. But we would highly recommend you to secure your bookings here through a local tour operator because online bookings mostly don’t work due to the poor internet connectivity in this offbeat destination. Andaman Island Travels is the one-stop destination for all your bookings for any corner of the whole island. Its expert tour operators will design your Andaman vacation exactly as per your requirements.

     Some of the other hotels where you can stay are as follows:

    • Hotel UK Nest
    • Hotel Priya International
    • Hotel Laxmi Villa

    How to Reach Cutbert Bay Beach, Rangat Island

    Reaching Cutbert Bay Beach is very easy. Rangat Island is at a distance of 170 kilometers by road and 90 kilometers by sea from the capital city, Port Blair. You can easily enter here from Port Blair and by ferries from Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep), Long Island, and Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep). 

    Taking a government bus is the most economical option to reach Rangat from the capital city. The government-operated bus departs from Port Blair at different timings. You can prefer taking the one around 4:30 am and reach Rangat in nearly eight hours. It will pass through Andaman Grand Trunk Road to reach the public bus stand in Rangat. From there, you will have to hire public transport to reach your accommodation. These are not air-conditioned buses. You can purchase the tickets from the government bus depot in Port Blair. There is a huge demand for government bus tickets because of the cheap fare. To stay connected between Rangat and Port Blair, the majority of the locals use this mode of transport as their lifeline. The boarding point of these buses is at the Aberdeen Bus Depot. Since it has several pick-up points on the ATR, you need to enquire at the ticket counter for your nearest pick-up point. The return ticket from Rangat has to be booked from Rangat bus terminus only if you have reached Rangat by the government buses.

    Cutbert Bay Beach is not a frequently visited spot as not everybody knows about this hidden gem. It is one of the loveliest beaches near Rangat. As it is not so much visited by humans, turtles prefer this place for laying their eggs. The beach is sought-after among those travellers who are seeking some solace and seclusion. If you want to spend quality time at a tranquil place where there is no crowd at all, then you will surely get mesmerised at this beach.

  • Located in Nimbutala village at a distance of eight kilometers from Rangat, Amkunj Beach is not less than a tiny piece of heaven in Rangat Island. You can swim here and get a perfect tan along with complete peace of mind. It is a lovely place to sit and unwind on a bright sunny day. By the beachside, there are numerous eco-friendly sofa-like sit-outs, small round tables, and eco-huts that provide shade. For complete peace of mind, you can swim here and get the perfect tan along with a lot of Vitamin D under the sun. The beach will never fail to amaze you with its magical and adventurous experiences. There are incredibly a fair amount of things to do when you are there.

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    Highlights of Amkunj Beach, Rangat Island

    Rangat Island in the Andaman Islands has got a lot more to offer than you can imagine. You are sure to get a myriad of experiences there. Rangat Island is a very good example of an eco-tourism initiative in the Andamans.

    The best time to visit Amkunj Beach is from October to March. The temperature remains between 23 and 30 degrees Celsius. During these months, the weather is pleasant and you will be saved from the scorching tropical summers at this time of the year. There are various eco-friendly facilities at the beach such as benches made of dead logs, eco-huts, and grooves. There are several exotic varieties of trees also. Educational and research tourists get attracted towards tree grooves on the bench.

    If you want to have a picnic at the beach, then carry your own food and water as there are not many shops in the area. Swimming can be done there but you have to be very much cautious. The waters are shallow but the shoreline at the beach is rocky. So choose the place for swimming cautiously. If you visit Amkunj Beach in the summer season, then carry sunscreen and sunglasses to avoid sunburns. 

    Highlights of Amkunj Beach, Rangat Island

    Attractions in Amkunj Beach, Rangat Island

    Also known as an eco-friendly beach on Rangat Island, Amkunj Beach has a rocky shoreline. So swimming is not recommended. However, you can enjoy strolling to witness its serenity. You can relax on the wooden benches near the shoreline and cherish the sight of waves coming up to the uneven terrain. Watching sunsets and sunrises at this beach is a highly recommended thing to do. These are also the best times to visit there. If you are lucky, then you even spot turtles at Amkunj Beach. 

    On the undisturbed sands, you can simply sit in the quiet solitude and sunbathe for hours. Do not miss the opportunity of taking a walk as the evening sun sets down into the ocean. If you want to witness the marine world, then try your hand at snorkeling at Amkunj Beach. You will not be disappointed. Birdwatchers can explore and observe a number of exotic birds along with verdant mangrove trees. You can also visit the nearby Dhani Nallah and the Cutbert Bay Beach.

    Attractions in Amkunj Beach, Rangat Island

    Nearby Hotels in Amkunj Beach, Rangat Island

    When it comes to accommodation, Rangat has a couple of basic stay options. As it is a rural part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and as mentioned, you should not expect any star category service or luxury from these properties. The hotels nearby Amkunj Beach in Rangat Island are as follows:

    • Hotel Avis 
    • Hotel Ross and Smith
    • Hawksbill Nest
    • Hotel UK Nest
    • Hotel Priya International
    • Hotel Laxmi Villa

    The island has enough facilities for serving you while you are on a short stay. It is a hygienic and decent place.

    Nearby Restaurant & Food Outlets in Amkunj Beach

    Are you a foodie and looking for authentic Indian food during your stay in Rangat? If yes, then you can enjoy a nice meal at the following food joints: 

    • Bodhi Bengali Restaurant
    • Royal Restaurant
    • Sai Kripa
    • Aroma Restaurant

    How to Reach Amkunj Beach, Rangat Island

    Amkunj Beach is around 100 meters from the main road. Therefore, tourists can reach it from Rangat Island via any private transport. The open wide beach is nearly five minutes away from there.

    Rangat is a 1070 square kilometers large island that falls right in the middle of the Andamans. Its gorgeous waterfall and beaches attract people from across the world. It is at a distance of 170 kilometers by road and 90 kilometers by sea from the capital city, Port Blair. You can easily enter Rangat from Port Blair and by ferries from Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep), Long Island, and Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep). Rangat is a wonderful blend of nature’s most precious delights and offers once in a lifetime holiday experience. Owing to its clean environment, greenery, as well as unpolluted fresh air, nature lovers include Rangat in their travel itinerary. 

    You can hire a private cab from Port Blair to reach Rangat. Neither you have to look for a return option nor would you have to hire any other public transport as the driver will be accompanying you from Port Blair. You can reach your hotel and go for sightseeing by cab itself. As your driver is a local of the Andaman Islands, he will be able to tell you about the place and takes you to various points of attraction. He can also suggest you the best places where you can eat, and he will also ensure that you visit all the places that you would want to see and return on time to Port Blair for your other travel plans. 

    Hiring a private cab is the best option for those who have a fixed number of days to explore the Andaman Islands before they go back. The biggest relief is that you can book this service online before your vacation. Thus, it is the most stress-free option. The cab will pick you from your stay point and drop you back to your desired place after the completion of your trip. 

    Contact Andaman Island Travels as it is the one-stop destination for all your bookings for any corner of the whole island.

  • A beach paradise in the collection of the Andaman Islands, Neil Island (renamed Shaheed Dweep in 2018) is located in the Bay of Bengal. The island is popular for its pristine white-sand beaches, clear turquoise waters, and a relaxed vibe. One of the most stunning beaches here is Sitapur Beach. Reaching this lovely beach is very simple as Neil Island is connected to the rest of the world via Port Blair, (capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands), which is just 36 kilometers away. You can visit this beach any time of the year since it is a tropical destination and enjoys a maritime climate all year round. However, the best time to visit there is from October to May. Including this fabulous beach in your travel itinerary is a must. 

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    Highlights of Sitapur Beach, Neil Island

    One of the quietest and serene beaches in Neil Island, Sitapur Beach is located five kilometers on the southern tip of the island. It is surrounded by lush greenery from three sides that opens into a superb view of the open ocean on the other. A less frequented beach, it is the perfect choice if you want to take a romantic stroll with your sweetheart in seclusion. Because of little attention from tourists, this beach is well-preserved and quite untouched, which in itself is a blessing in disguise as it is quite raw in the sense of nature and wildlife. You can walk along the shoreline of Sitapur Beach to feel relaxed without a care in the world.

    Highlights of Sitapur Beach, Neil Island

    Overview of Sitapur Beach, Neil Island

    Sitapur Beach is untouched and completely free from pollution. Thanks to the lesser number of tourists visiting here. This beach is the perfect place if you are seeking peace and solace. The shoreline is dotted with palm trees and tropical jungle, and here you can spend some quality time with your companions. 

    Water Sports in Sitapur Beach, Neil Island

    Exciting water sports available at Sitapur Beach include jet-skiing and glass-bottom boat rides. 

    • Jet Skiing: If you love speed, then this is the best water sport at Sitapur Beach for you. Feeling the thrill as you zip through the waves in a criss-cross way would definitely be an amazing experience. It will be even more memorable and charming when the cool wind and ocean water will be sprinkled all over your face. The skilful experts will familiarise you with the basics of jet skiing once you reach there. And after the training session, you will zoom through the challenging sea waters and hustle against the breeze. This will surely satisfy adrenaline junkies’ hunger for adventure. Jet skiing definitely stands out among all the water sports in Neil Island. However, it is affected by weather conditions. It should not be done during a heavy downpour or a storm; otherwise it would be highly dangerous. Therefore, before heading out to enjoy this superb activity, don’t forget to check the weather conditions first. And for your own safety, don’t stand up while driving the jet ski.

    If you are looking for a high adrenaline rush, then jet skiing is an ideal activity for you. You can choose to go with an expert or on your own. If going alone, then you should be able to handle the speeding jet skiing, over the waves. A jet ski is a jet-powered water scooter that gets its velocity from a powerful engine. Professional assistance makes this sport safer. Children as well as adults can do this water activity easily. Before the ride, everyone is given a life jacket and proper instructions. 

    Level of difficulty: Medium

    • Glass-Bottom Boat Rides: These rides are perfect for those tourists who don’t want to get wet or for families who prefer having an adventure together. The boat explores the ocean surrounding the island. While sailing, you can explore the vast sea, flying through the waves. You can watch the sea through a transparent bottom, making the experience wonderful and enjoyable for yourself. Kids and elders enjoy this activity a lot. To do this, you have to be in a tiny boat with the bottom made up of glass. As it sails through the sea, you can have a glimpse of the water. This is very popular at Sitapur Beach. You have to wear a life jacket. One of the finest sea sports, it is a magical experience for sure. When in Neil Island, do not miss this activity at any cost.

    Andaman Island, the untouched Indian union territory, is a storehouse of adventure sports for adrenaline junkies from all over the world. Especially famous for its water sports, the island is popular for offering such activities that can be enjoyed by swimmers as well as non-swimmers. Have a close encounter with the diverse marine life through a glass boat. This water activity can only be done in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. First, you will be shown a safety demonstration video. After that, you are all set for the fun and frolic boat ride. Without even getting your toes wet, you can unravel the vast mysteries of the ocean through the glass bottom present inside. The trained experts on board will explain you about the marvelous marine life. 

    Level of difficulty: Low

    Sitapur Beach, Neil Island

    Nearby Hotels in Sitapur Beach, Neil Island

    You can stay at any of these hotels when in Neil Island:

    • Elephant & four wise men resort
    • KP Lodge
    • Jayanthi Lodge
    • Vacation Village
    • Sunset Garden Resort
    • Moon shine garden resort
    • Hotel Sarthak Residency
    • Nirala Resort
    • Pearl Park Beach Resort
    • Tango Beach Resort
    • TSG Aura 
    • Hotel Amullya
    • Kingfisher Hotel
    • Coco N Hut Resort
    • Holiday Inn Neil Island
    • Sea Shell Resort
    • Summer Sand Beach Resort
    • Silver Sand Beach Resort

    How to Reach Sitapur Beach, Neil Island

    Located at a distance of nearly 70 kilometers from Port Blair, Neil Island can be visited via waterways. After reaching the island, take an auto rickshaw for Sitapur Beach that is located at a distance of five kilometers from the main market. One can also trek to reach there.

  • Located at a distance of 70 kilometers from Mayabunder and 35 kilometers from Diglipur, Ramnagar Beach is a serene beach in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The beach is ideal for swimming. Moreover, there is a nature trek for trekkers as well. It is popular for turtle nesting. There are eco-friendly beach facilities such as eco-huts, benches, and seating arrangements for tourists. 

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    Highlights of Ramnagar Beach, Neil Island

    Ramnagar Beach is a nesting ground for Olive Ridley turtles. Therefore, the beach closes at 5 pm and no one is allowed to walk on the sand afterward. You can also see an artificial hatchery set up there. The turtle nesting season is between December and March, and you can see eggs being laid by sea turtles and released into the water. The beach is being developed into an eco-friendly picnic place for visitors by the forest department. 

    Highlights of Ramnagar Beach, Neil Island

    Overview of Ramnagar Beach, Neil Island

    Ramnagar Beach is a long stretch of palm trees fringed by mangrove forests on both sides. The bay doesn’t have the typical light blue turquoise colors because the grayish volcanic sand makes the sea look darker. The place is not good for snorkeling owing to the murky waters but is a perfect spot for swimming. It is considered to be the best around the town. 

    Things to do in Ramnagar Beach, Neil Island

    When in Diglipur, add Ramnagar Beach to your itinerary as this gorgeous spot is located 35 kilometers from there. Swimmers can enjoy at this beach a lot. Just like other tourist hotspots in Diglipur, here also there is a tropical forest surrounding the beach and one can trek through trails. Therefore, Ramnagar Beach is a perfect combo of greens and blues as well as the sandy beach nearby. 

    Quaint vibes and crystal clear blue water make Ramnagar Beach the best choice for a relaxed, fun-filled vacation. Whether you want to go for trekking, sunbathe, or enjoy snorkeling, this little paradise has something for everyone. Tourists visiting Diglipur make sure that they witness the natural beauty of this beach. This serene beach is perfect for lazing and sunbathing. The tropical vibes and pleasant weather is sure to mesmerise your senses. It is straight out of a fairytale! It has a picture-perfect look owing to its clear blue waters and white sands that are lined with lush green trees. It promises you scenic beauty at its best. The beach has some of the most scenic spots for travel and nature lovers. It is amazingly gorgeous, and nature enthusiasts and beach bums never miss its splendor. Your search ends at Ramnagar Beach if you are looking for surreal natural surprises.

    Eco-friendly beach amenities such as log sofas, eco-huts, and seating are laid out on the beach for total comfort. From December to March, which is the winter season here, the beach is considered as a turtle nesting ground.

    Things to do in Ramnagar Beach, Neil Island

    Water Sports in Ramnagar Beach, Neil Island

    Ramnagar Beach is known for its exquisite marine life. There are small lagoons that are perfect for snorkeling. You can rent snorkeling gear from the resorts nearby. Dugong (sea cow), the state animal of the Andaman Islands, can also be spotted here if you are lucky. 

    Apart from snorkeling, you can also indulge in swimming at Ramnagar Beach. The marine life is quite rich here. If you are an adventure lover, then you should visit this beach with your snorkeling gear and enough time in your hands. It is a good place to enjoy snorkeling. The warm water is crystal clear and it offers good visibility. Here, you can witness a beautiful underwater world. The clear blue waters add a touch of magic to the whole experience. The clear waters of this beach reveal hues of blues and greens once the sun starts shining bright. The color changes with the tide and the sun and you will be absolutely mesmerised by that sight. Ramnagar Beach is kissed by sea waves and offers great opportunities for snorkeling. You can be sure to spot some interesting sights of underwater creatures. Are you ready to embark on the most incredible journey of your life? 

    Where to eat

    There are some nice places to eat nearby Ramnagar Beach where you can enjoy delicious food. Their names are as follows:

    • Hira Hotel
    • The Hangout Restro
    • Annu Bar & Restaurant
    • New Hira Family Restaurant

    Nearby Hotels in Ramnagar Beach, Neil Island

    Pristine Beach Resort, Turtle Resort, Titlee Guest House, APWD Guest House, and Saddle Peak View Resort are accommodations where you can stay nearby Ramnagar Beach. These properties are decent and are suitable for couples, families, friends, and solo travellers. Their tariff is also affordable. These offer their guests the most luxurious feeling while travelling and relaxing while on a leisure trip in the islands. These are located at convenient locations, that is, easily accessible from everywhere. Tourists have easy access to popular sightseeing points in the town as well. The facilities offered here are sure to make your stay comfortable, pleasant, and memorable. For tourists visiting Ramnagar Beach, these properties are excellent and pocket-friendly choices. The staff speaks Hindi and English and is always at your service. 

    Some of the offered facilities at these resorts are as follows:

    • Restaurant
    • Dining Area
    • Power Backup
    • Housekeeping
    • Room Service (Limited duration)
    • Parking
    • Public Restrooms
    • Umbrellas
    • Torch
    • Attached Bathroom
    • Luggage Storage
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Luggage Assistance
    • Beach 
    • Laundry service
    • Children Activities (kid/family-friendly)

    How to Reach Ramnagar Beach, Neil Island

    Ramnagar Beach is accessible via road. Tourists can drive through curvy mountain roads to reach this lovely beach. There are two daily boat services from Mayabunder and from Port Blair twice a week. Reaching there is not much of a hassle.

    If you are planning to visit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the most incredible union territory of India, then contact Andaman Island Travels for your bookings. Whether it is ferry and airport transport, accommodations, water sports, or sightseeing tours, this travel agency based in Port Blair, the capital town, will make sure that you get the best within your desired budget.

  • Popularly known as Natural Bridge, the trek to Howrah Bridge is something that invites all adrenaline junkies to Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep). It is among the most sought-after things to do here. Resembling a bridge, this bridge is an arch-like structure. Trekkers reach its tip that goes through a small artificial garden and a muddy path. Let us warn you in advance that the route to the bridge is closed during the monsoon season. The best time to visit the bridge is from October to April when the weather is pleasurable. Most of the people preferring to come here plan their Andaman trip during this time. 

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    Highlights of Natural Bridge, Neil Island

    Popular for its naturally shaped bridge-like rock, people visiting the Andamans travel to Neil Island to see the Howrah Bridge. There are two living natural corals formed just like a bridge. Bengalis, who settled on the island in the early days, called the rock formation and referred to it the Rabindra Sethu initially. Later, they start calling it as the Howrah Bridge. It is best seen during low tide. It is a perfect place to celebrate beach holidays with your family or friends. 

    Highlights of Natural Bridge, Neil Island

    Overview of Natural Bridge, Neil Island

    Renamed to Shaheed Dweep in 2018, Neil Island belongs to the Ritchie’s Archipelago. It is located between Havelock Island and Rose Island. It is a small island that spans over an area of 13.7 square kilometers only. It is tough to specify a timeline for Neil Island owing to its secluded beauty. On their way back to Port Blair from Havelock Island, tourists with little time in their hands visit this place for one day. The island has laid-back vibes, and natural enthusiasts and backpackers come here for a longer duration and stay for weeks.

    Nearby Hotels in Natural Bridge, Neil Island

    The scenic beaches of this island boast of white sands and uninterrupted views of the clear blue skies. Some of the best properties near Natural Bridge in Neil Island are mentioned below. You can pick any one on the basis of your budget and other requirements.

    1-Star

    • Elephant & four wise men resort
    • Break Water Resort
    • KP Lodge
    • Jayanthi Lodge

    2-Star

    • Vacation Village
    • Sunset Garden Resort
    • Moon shine garden resort
    • Hotel Sarthak Residency
    • Nirala Resort

    3-Star

    • Pearl Park Beach Resort
    • Tango Beach Resort
    • TSG Aura 
    • Hotel Amullya
    • Kingfisher Hotel
    • Coco N Hut Resort
    • Holiday Inn Neil Island

    4-Star

    • Sea Shell Resort
    • Summer Sand Beach Resort
    • Silver Sand Beach Resort

    Some of the facilities available across the top hotels and resorts are as follows:

    Facilities 

    • Doctor on Call
    • Luggage Assistance
    • Ticket Tour Assistance
    • Wake-up Call
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Dining Area
    • Kids’ meals
    • Special Diet Meals
    • Conference Room
    • Fax Service
    • Kids Play Area
    • Lawn
    • Sun Deck
    • Reception
    • Balcony Terrace
    • Seating Area

    How to Reach Natural Bridge, Neil Island

    The capital of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Port Blair, is well-connected via flights. Uninterrupted flights are available from Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, and Bangalore. From there, you can choose any of the below-mentioned modes to reach Neil Island:

    • Ferry to Neil Island- There are government ferries plying from Port Blair to Neil Island. Every day, two ferries leave in the morning. 
    • Ferry from Rangat- Daily ferry service is available from Rangat.
    • Private Boat- There are two private boat service providers, Makruzz and Ocean Green, that have scheduled and private departures for Neil Island. 

    You can reach Port Blair from Neil Island in 1.5 hours and to Havelock Island is 45 minutes via private ferries. From Neil, you can reach Port Blair, Havelock Island, and Rangat Island by government ferries as well. Veer Savarkar Airport in Port Blair is the closest airport to Neil Island. The only jetty on the island is the jetty at Bharatpur Beach, and this is where all private and government ships dock.

    One has to trek down from the main road to reach Natural Bridge. You will witness the rocky beachwith limestone rocks spread across. Over thousands of years, these rocks are partially eroded in the saltwater owing to the erosion with tides. Between the rocks, many starfish and sea cucumbers can be spotted between the rocks in the shallow waters. Just walk through the seashores rich in marine life and you will reach the bridge.

    A little island, it is very easy to navigate in Neil Island. The roads are flat and well-built, thus making it perfect to ride a moped or a bicycle. If ever you are unsure about the directions, then you can ask the friendly locals.

    The following are the ways by which you can get around Neil Island. 

    • Bus- A local bus plies every hour. It starts from the main bazaar and goes till Sitapur Beach. 
    • Bike and bicycles- Popular and preferred among tourists, bikes and bicycles are affordable here. You can find them at the jetty. You can also ask for the same at the property where you are staying. There are several resorts that have their own vehicles for renting purposes.
    • Autos- Autos are a great option if you are visiting the island for a short time. You can get them from the jetty and market area.
    • Car rentals- The best and the most comfortable way to get around Neil Island is renting a car. It is suited for everyone including families and group travellers. Private chauffeured AC cars are also available for rent. It is highly recommended to book a car or hire a scooter in Neil Island in advance.

    Natural Bridge, Neil Island

    Already excited to step on this unexplored and serene island? Trust Andaman Island Travels for all your hotel and ferry bookings. It will also make bookings for adventure activities if you are interested in any. The expert tour planners will design the holiday of your dreams! They will also take care of your ferry and airport transfers along with any sightseeing tours.

  • Popular for swimming and snorkeling, Laxmanpur Beach is located on the long stretch of Laxmanpur village in Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep). During your holidays in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, this beach is worth paying a visit to. Very few people visit this beach, and thus you will get the much-needed seclusion and solace here. The splendor of its white shell sands and shallow waters make it perfect for an island vacation. You can collect seashells while beachcombing as these are found in abundance on this lovely beach. The beach offers fantastic views. Just sit on the sand near the shore and enjoy an awesome sunset with your loved ones. Reaching here around 4 pm would be great as usually, the sunset time is 5 pm. Just a walk on this incredible beach with your partner can bring back the romance in your life. Imagine the gentle waves hitting the shore, the scent of salt in the air, and the hues of a sunset brightening your cheeks. 

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    Highlights of Laxmanpur Beach, Neil Island

    Laxmanpur Beach is a mesmerising white-sand beach that is lined by tall tropical trees meshing into a dense forest. You instantly get a sense of calmness and joy when you see the uprooted trees and the lush green surroundings. The white sands, the green palm trees, and the azure ocean provide the perfect romantic background setting for your lovely couple pictures. You and your partner will begin your life of happiness together with the ocean in the background, delightful sea breeze, and the sunlight beaming off the ocean waves. Imagine how miraculous would that be! Spend your evenings strolling along the shore, holding hands, watching the moon and stars in the sky. 

    Highlights of Laxmanpur Beach, Neil Island

    Overview of Laxmanpur Beach, Neil Island

    Counted among the best beaches in Neil Island, Laxmanpur Beach is the best spot for sightseeing and casual trips. Two kilometers from the jetty, it is located on the western side of the island. You can reach this beach in less than fifteen minutes. Head to this gorgeous beach if you want to end the day with a lovely view of the sunset. Moreover, you can book your stay nearby the beach at a fancy resort. 

    Things to do in Laxmanpur Beach, Neil Island

    The secluded beach of Laxmanpur is carpeted by white shell sand and has shallow water. Thus, it is ideal for snorkeling and studying the coral reef. Visitors can collect a number of lovely seashells as souvenirs scattered across the beach. This beach is ideal for sunbathing and swimming. The best time to visit the place is during low tide. During this time, the retreating sea leaves behind many secrets from its treasure trove.

    Water Sports in Laxmanpur Beach, Neil Island

    A number of exciting water sports can be done when you are at Laxmanpur Beach. You can try your hand at the following activities:

    Snorkeling: Exploring the underwater world is a must-do here as it has warm waters and clear visibility. Nothing like it when there is high tide. While snorkeling, you can spot vibrant colorful fish around you as you swim across its azure water. You can also encounter sea anemones and funny looking clownfish.

    Scuba Diving: It is another highly recommended activity on Laxmanpur Beach. Make sure that you go for this exciting water activity with a professional and certified diver. Don’t go alone into the sea for scuba diving here.

    Water Sports in Laxmanpur Beach, Neil Island

    Nearby Hotels in Laxmanpur Beach, Neil Island

    There are all kinds of hotels and resorts available near Laxmanpur Beach in Neil Island as per your budget. Whether you want to stay at a budget accommodation or a lavish resort offering the highest level of comfort, there is an ideal place for you to stay.

    Some of the recommended hotels and resorts near Laxmanpur Beach are mentioned below:

    • Silver Sand Beach Resort
    • Pearl Park Beach Resort Private Limited
    • Tango Beach Resort
    • SeaShell, Neil
    • Coconhuts Beach Resort
    • Silver Sand Beach Resort
    • Aquays Hotels & Resorts 
    • Symphony Summer Sands Beach Resort And Spa
    • Hotel Exotica Squares
    • Megha Resort and Restaurant

    Some of the facilities that are available at these properties are as follows:

    • Doctor on Call
    • Caretaker
    • Medical Centre
    • Wake-up Call
    • Housekeeping
    • Room Service
    • Bathroom
    • Laundry Service
    • Parking
    • Telephone
    • Safe
    • Security
    • Indoor Games
    • Restaurant
    • Dining Area
    • Electrical Adapters
    • Electrical Chargers
    • Reception
    • Seating Area

    Nearby Restaurants in Laxmanpur Beach, Neil Island

    You will find here fresh food that is made from farm-fresh ingredients and has a homemade touch to it. You should know that you need to order your food at least two hours in advance in most of the restaurants. The chef steps out, buys the required ingredients, and then prepares the dish, just like at home! They have some culinary delights in fresh seafood preparations. The fish thali, which is a slightly inferior version of seafood, is priced quite reasonably.

    Check out the best restaurants near Laxmanpur Beach below:

    1. Hungry Stone Restaurant
    2. Seashell Restaurant
    3. Ripon Sea Food
    4. Yatri Dhaba
    5. Full Moon Café
    6. Dugong Restaurant
    7. Sea Zaika

    These restaurants and eateries offer everything ranging from authentic seafood to homelike Indian cuisines. Having meals here can make your island vacation more memorable. Before even stepping on the land of good food, you now know where to eat and what to eat. 

    How to Reach Laxmanpur Beach, Neil Island

    For travelling from Port Blair to Laxmanpur Beach, the easiest and the most economic way is going via government or private ferries. Located in Neil Island, the beach is around two hours from the capital town. A ferry from Havelock Island also stops at Port Blair on its way to Neil Island. Private companies including Mackruzz and Ocean Green operate ferries from Port Blair to Neil Island. After reaching the island, take a taxi or hire a bike to reach the beach. Laxmanpur Beach is located on the western side of the island and is 2.6 kilometers from the jetty. You can reach here in less than fifteen minutes.

  • A beach paradise in the collection of the Andaman Islands, Neil Island (renamed to Shaheed Dweep in 2018) is located in the Bay of Bengal. The island is popular for its pristine white-sand beaches, clear turquoise waters, and a relaxed vibe. Neil Island is connected to the rest of the world via Port Blair, which is the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and is just nearly 36 kilometers away. Reaching this lovely island via sea is quite easy. Being a tropical destination, the island enjoys a maritime climate all year round. However, the best time to visit there would be from October to May. During this time, you can do a lot of things there—beach hopping across its various lovely beaches out of which one is Bharatpur Beach.

    One unique thing to do here is taking a glass boat tour. The glass-bottom is made of glass that allows you to take a look at the rich aquatic life. To witness the loveliest sunset of your life, visit this beach during sunset. That’s when you can see a sky full of several shades of orange. 

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    Highlights

    Some of the prettiest beaches in the Andaman Islands are located in Neil Island, and Bharatpur Beach is one of them. The scenic beaches boast of white sands and uninterrupted views of the clear blue skies. During monsoon, the sight changes entirely as the sky become way too dramatic. Evenings here are the best moments to view nature at its best. If you are willing to spend a relaxed time amid long secluded beaches, then this beach is best suited for you. It is like a gold mine for solo backpackers as well, especially solo female travellers. Such is the magic of Bharatpur Beach!

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    Overview

    Bharatpur Beach is counted among the top beaches in Neil Island. Spending time at this tranquil and picturesque beach is definitely a miraculous experience for everyone. It is located only 500 meters from the Neil Island jetty, and you can have a fun-filled time here with your loved ones. With the shore lined by the soft white sand, the beach has crystal clear shallow waters continuing for almost 500 meters into the sea. Thus, this is a kind of beach where you can easily go halfway without being wet completely. There are no large rocks or hard corals in the shallow water near Bharatpur Beach. It is an ideal place for swimming as well because the water currents and waves are quite low most of the time. Think about having the loveliest and the most precious moments spent with your sweetheart in front of such a turquoise beach with white sand! Straight from a fairytale, right!

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    Water sports

    Neil Island is famous for glass-bottom boating. The Bharatpur Beach here is known for the beautiful and colorful coral formation. That’s why, the population of fishes is more here. This beach is a must-visit on this island owing to the coral population. The place is a popular spot for fishing and angling as well. 

    Bharatpur Beach is one such attraction where you choose to relax or go for snorkeling, scuba diving, or jet skiing as well. Its warm and cobalt waters are perfect for these exciting water activities. 

    Nearby hotels

    Budget stays are available near Bharatpur Beach ranging from Rs. 500 to Rs. 800. For mid-range rooms with AC, the price tariff ranges from Rs. 1500 to Rs. 3000. One has to pay Rs. 5000 and more for luxury hotels with swimming pools and fabulous views. This serene beach boasts of white sands and uninterrupted views of the clear blue skies. Some of the best properties located near Bharatpur Beach are as follows:

    1-Star

    • Elephant & four wise men resort
    • Break Water Resort
    • KP Lodge
    • Jayanthi Lodge

    2-Star

    • Vacation Village
    • Sunset Garden Resort
    • Moon shine garden resort
    • Hotel Sarthak Residency
    • Nirala Resort

    3-Star

    • Pearl Park Beach Resort
    • Tango Beach Resort
    • TSG Aura 
    • Hotel Amullya
    • Kingfisher Hotel
    • Coco N Hut Resort
    • Holiday Inn Neil Island

    4-Star

    • Sea Shell Resort
    • Summer Sand Beach Resort
    • Silver Sand Beach Resort

    How to reach

    To reach Neil Island, first you have to reach Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Port Blair is well-connected via flights. Direct flights are available from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, and Bangalore. From other cities, you will have a layover in Hyderabad or somewhere else. Once you reach Port Blair, you can opt any of the following ways to reach Neil Island:

    • Ferry to Neil Island- There are government ferries plying from Port Blair to Neil Island. Every day, two ferries leave in the morning. 
    • Ferry from Rangat- Daily ferry service is available from Rangat.
    • Private Boat- There are two private boat service providers, Makruzz and Ocean Green. These have scheduled and private departures for Neil Island. 

    The only jetty on the island is the jetty at Bharatpur Beach, and this is where all private and government ships dock. One can hire an auto or rent a bicycle to reach Bharatpur Beach after reaching Neil Island. 

    Things to keep in mind

    • Carry enough cash when you visit Bharatpur Beach in Neil Island. There are only two ATMs in the town center. Also, the money exchange facilities are limited as well. 
    • Public transport is hard to find after 9 PM. So make relevant arrangements in advance. 
    • If you are travelling for your flight back from Neil Island, then keep a day at hand in Port Blair. Boats often get delayed or stalled due to weather conditions. 
    • Book tickets well in advance to avoid getting stranded.
    • Carry mosquito repellents or buy some at the market as mosquitoes at the beaches are common during the evenings.
    • Enquire about petrol availability before renting a scooty. Petrol is sent to Neil Island from Port Blair and is often out of stock. Moreover, petrol stations close before sunset.
  • Mayabunder is the headquarters of the North and Middle Andaman District. A small town located in the northern part of Middle Andaman, it can be a preferred place for those looking for an exciting adventure as well as exploration. One of the sought-after attraction here are Ray Hills and it would be a great decision to include this tourist hotspot in your travel itinerary.

    One of the newly developed eco-tourism destinations in the Andaman Islands, Ray Hills house eco guesthouses. Here, you can indulge in various enthralling activities like elephant safaris, wilderness trails, rock climbing, and angling. Laying bare the beauty of nature and wilderness at its best, the hills let you explore the forest in detail. It is an eco-village that is a haven of virgin woods adorned with pristine waterways.

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    Highlights

    A trip to explore the natural marvels of Ray Hills means a trip to the outskirts of the Andaman Islands. It is near to the organic life and far from the busy and crowded life. The place is extremely soothing and pleasant. There is no connectivity to the internet, which is a blessing in disguise! Here, you will be completely detached from the contemporary world. You will be able to focus on making the most of your vacations. All you would do is relax, capture beautiful moments inside your eyes, and of course, thank yourself to explore this paradise before moving ahead. 

    But if you want to do something different and rare that not many tourists do, then you should keep a couple of hours for Ray Hills in Mayabunder. Known for its natural wonders, this less-frequented destination is impressive and secluded, and is endowed with unique magnificence. You will feel as if you are in the lap of nature away from the hustle-bustle of the busy city life.

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    Overview

    A village of Mayabunder county, it is maintained by the Andaman Forest and Plantation Development Corporation. It is completely environmental-friendly and plastic-free. If you just want to have a lazy time and relax, then this point of interest is a must-visit. And for those who are adventure seekers, the place has a number of exciting activities to offer. You can also have a lovely picnic here with your family or friends. The experience would be peaceful and fun-filled with a stunning backdrop.

    Things to do

    There are a number of interesting and exciting activities that you can do when at Ray Hills. Some of them are as follows:

    • Wilderness trail for hiking
    • Elephant safari
    • Rock climbing
    • Angling
    • Trekking

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    Nearby hotels

    Being a very remote destination just like any other island in the North and Middle Andaman Island, you should not look for any luxurious stay. Still growing to gain popularity, Mayabunder has minimum tourist flow at present. The limited number of accommodations available here has limited amenities. So, you should not expect services like television in rooms, room service, wifi connection, etc. while staying here. The hotel properties in Mayabunder are very basic, hygienic, and a few provide sea views. Some of the best places to stay when visiting Ray Hills are mentioned below:

    • Blue Bird Resort
    • Hotel Aashna
    • RG Hotel
    • Hotel Landfall
    • Sea and Sand 
    • APWD Guest House 

    Nearby restaurants

    The local folks of Mayabunder run small food stalls, dhabas, and canteens. The eateries are nearby the tourist spots and the main market area. The best restaurants are as follows:

    • Hotel Sea and Sand
    • Carlo Restaurant & Bar
    • Hotel Payal Garden & Bar
    • JM Baxi Resort & Restaurant

    How to reach

    Ray Hill is located at a distance of twenty minutes via boat ride from Mayabunder jetty. The origin to start your journey to Mayabunder via any mode of transport is the capital of Andaman Island- Port Blair. Reaching there is quite easy. You can opt for any mode as per your comfort and budget.

    • By bus- Direct government-operated buses and buses run by the private sector
    • By government ferry- Direct ferry from Port Blair and combination of ferry and bus
    • By private cab

    You can reach Mayabunder via buses from Port Blair that head daily on Andaman Trunk Road via Rangat and Baratang. The buses leave from Port Blair at around 4 am and are available till 11 am. It is a tiring nine to ten hours’ bumpy ride through parts of dense jungle and with ferries linking the islands. On the ATR, you may also spot the Jarawa tribe. But you should not click their photographs, give them anything or communicate with them in any way. Such behavior is legally punishable. 

    Mayabunder is an undercover destination that is located 242 kilometers by road and 136 kilometers by ferry from Port Blair. It falls between Diglipur and Rangat. Its villages are scarcely populated with people majorly speaking Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. Mayabunder is mostly visited by those tourists who are looking for something rare. Still not commercialised completely, the place is still growing as a tourist destination. Thus, it has limited infrastructures and less frequent connectivity with Port Blair. The town is less explored due to less information about the place and lesser-known ways of its accessibility. 

    The best time to visit Ray Hills is from October to March. The temperature is comparatively cool during this time ad one can enjoy a lot during these months.

    Make sure you have pre-bookings in Mayabunder. Otherwise, there may be on-spot issues in searching and getting a good place to stay in. Therefore, making reservations from a local tour operating company is highly recommended. Andaman Island Travels is the most reliable name on the whole island as it is committed to customise holiday packages as per its clients’ requirements. Save yourself from the hassle of booking every little thing and trust its experienced staff to design your vacation offering you more than what you can imagine!

    When in Mayabunder, visiting Ray Hills is a must owing to its natural beauty and magnificence. Photographers especially love this place as they get innumerable opportunities to capture picturesque beauty in their cameras.

  • You should include Rampur Beach in your Andaman Itinerary. It is a small yet gorgeous beach that offers lovely views of a mangrove forest to visitors. The beach is located at a distance of about half an hour from the Danapur Junction (bus stand and market area of Mayabunder). If you want to relax away from the humdrum of busy city life, then Rampur Beach is a great spot to unwind. You can spend a few hours here exploring and getting close to nature. The place is extremely serene and mesmerising. While you are on a beach vacation in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, including Rampur Beach on your travel list would surely be a great idea. The best time to visit this beach is between October and March. During this time, the temperature is comparatively cool and you can experience the best of tropical vibes.

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    Highlights

    This spectacular beach is a treat for everyone’s senses. Here, you can simply relax under the sun or go for a swim in the turquoise waters. If you are an adrenaline junkie (or not), then you are going to have the best time of your life at Rampur Beach. If you are travelling with your better half, then you will get tons of opportunities to strengthen your bond and spend some quality time together. It is counted among the most popular beaches here and is incredibly beautiful.

    The place doesn’t matter, but the company does! And when it is Rampur Beach, then you will not be disappointed at all if you are travelling there with your family- the most important people in your life. When travelling with family in Mayabunder, visiting Rampur Beach is one of the best things to do. This can be the best kind of surprise that you can give to them- a few hours of total rejuvenation and excitement. We can guarantee you that the experience would be incredibly kickass for all age groups as the beach has something for everyone. 

    Having superb natural beauty, Rampur Beach is the one-stop destination for those female travellers who would prefer a rather quaint spot that is bursting with flora and fauna. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands is one of the sought-after destinations among female travellers. This union territory is quite safe for them as the law and order are in place. You can easily travel to Rampur Beach and enjoy quality time with your companions in the lap of nature.

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    Overview

    A few hours are enough to visit Mayabunder Island. There are convoy restrictions between Rangat-Baratang and Baratang-Port Blair. You cross these paths on the way to reach or go back from Mayabunder. Thus, there are restrictions on visiting hours for sightseeing spots. For making this trip happen, careful time management and pre-planning are needed. There are a few ways by which you can pay a visit to Mayabunder. Two of the best options are explained below:

    1. While coming back to Port Blair from Diglipur- You can proceed towards Mayabunder and visit Dhaninallah Beach (falls in Rangat). After reaching Mayabunder, you can visit Karmatang Beach, Rampur Beach, and German Jetty. Stay overnight. The next morning, you can return to Port Blair.
    2. While going towards Diglipur- Have an overnight stay in Rangat. The next morning, leave for Mayabunder and visit Rampur Beach, Karmatang Beach, and German Jetty. Proceed to Diglipur later in the evening, and stay overnight.

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    These options are two among many other alternative combinations that you can design on the basis of your interests, the total number of days you have, and your decided budget.

    Nearby hotels 

    Being a very remote destination just like any other island in the North and Middle Andaman Island, you should not look for any luxurious stay. Still growing to gain popularity, Mayabunder has minimum tourist flow at present. The limited number of accommodations available here has limited amenities. So you should not expect services like television in rooms, room service, wifi connection, etc. while staying here. The hotel properties in Mayabunder are very basic, hygienic, and a few provide sea view. Some of the best places to stay here are mentioned below:

    • Blue Bird Resort
    • Hotel Aashna
    • RG Hotel
    • Hotel Landfall
    • Sea and Sand 
    • APWD Guest House 

    Nearby restaurants 

    The local folks of Mayabunder run small food stalls, dhabas or canteens. The eateries are nearby the tourist spots and the main market area. The best restaurants are as follows:

    • Hotel Sea and Sand
    • Carlo Restaurant & Bar
    • Hotel Payal Garden & Bar
    • JM Baxi Resort & Restaurant

    How to reach

    The origin to start your journey to Mayabunder via any mode of transport is the capital of Andaman Island- Port Blair. Reaching there is quite easy. You can opt for any mode as per your comfort and budget. You can choose from direct government-operated buses, buses run by the private sector, direct government ferry from Port Blair and a combination of ferry and bus, and private cabs.

    You can reach Mayabunder via buses from Port Blair that head daily on Andaman Trunk Road via Rangat and Baratang. The buses leave from Port Blair at around 4 am and are available till 11 am. It is a tiring nine to ten hours’ bumpy ride through parts of dense jungle and with ferries linking the islands. On the ATR, you may also spot the Jarawa tribe. But you should not click their photographs, give them anything or communicate with them in any way. Such behavior is legally punishable. 

    Taking a ferry from Phoenix Bay Jetty in Port Blair to Diglipur (via Mayabunder) is a more comfortable option. Depending on the weather conditions, the journey takes about eight to nine hours. There are two weekly ferries that leave on Monday and on Friday, but you should check the timetables online or at the ticket counter as they do often change. Before getting into the queue, don’t forget the photocopies of your permit, visa, and passport. Mayabunder has the facility of harboring passenger ships from the mainland.

  • Considered as the most stunning beach of Mayabunder, Karmatang Beach is twenty kilometers away from the town. A shimmering stretch of white sand and crystal clear waters, it is a turtle nesting ground for Olive Ridley Turtles and Andaman Green Turtles. You must include Karmatang Beach in your Andaman Itinerary.

    The shoreline of Mayabunder Island is fringed with mangroves and the beaches that are not as popular as the ones on other islands. But with its long stretch of grey volcanic sand and shallow waters, Karmatang Beach is extremely beautiful. If you have enough time to spend here, then you will be amazed to see its nearby secluded islands that offer fantastic opportunities for jungle experiences and snorkeling. If you are a nature enthusiast who seeks an extraordinary experience close to nature and away from the crowds, then Mayabunder will definitely appeal to you.

    A town and a tehsil in the northern part of Middle Andaman Island, Andaman archipelago, Mayabunder was settled in the British colonial period by immigrants from Myanmar and ex-convicts from mainland India. Administratively, Mayabunder is the headquarters of the North and Middle Andaman district. It is linked with Port Blair by the Andaman Trunk Road (242 kilometers) and by ferry (136 kilometers). The best time to visit is from October to March. The temperature is comparatively cool during this time. 

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    Fun things to do

    Observing Turtle Nesting (seasonal)- Home to a few beautiful and scenic beaches, Mayabunder is also known for seasonal turtle nesting. You have to visit Karmatang Beach if you want to witness this natural marvel. It is the most stunning beach of Mayabunder and is only twenty kilometers away from the town. Along with being a turtle nesting ground for Olive Ridley Turtles and Andaman Green Turtles, the beach is a shimmering stretch of white sand and crystal clear waters. Observing turtle nesting on Karmatang Beach is one of the most popular reasons tourists travel to Mayabunder. It is a highly coveted site to see. It is also known as ‘Turtle Island’ and the overall experience of witnessing everything is one-of-a-kind. It promises to leave you awestruck owing to its glorious entirety. It is a unique experience and you can definitely make everyone feel jealous back at home! Such is the grandeur of this whole experience.

    Going For Boat Rides- At Karmatang Beach, you can take joy in the flawless beauty of looking at colorful fishes splashing around the water along with corals. With a steamboat ride, you can escape into the thick mangrove brooks just twelve kilometers from Mayabunder. In addition to that, a nearly twenty-minute boat ride from the Mayabunder jetty will take you through tall and lush coconut plantations spread across every direction in Avis Island.

    Along with hammock-sitting at its serene beaches, Mayabunder has a lot to offer. If you want to paddle through the clear waters in total bliss, then you should go for steamboat rides and dunghi journeys. Except in the month of July owing to storms, you can have fun while riding on a boat at any time of the year. The island is not that crowded as it is still somewhat an offbeat destination in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The price range for the rides is also pocket-friendly. 

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    Planning a visit 

    A few hours are enough to visit Mayabunder. There are convoy restrictions between Rangat-Baratang and Baratang-Port Blair. You cross these paths on the way to reach or go back from Mayabunder. Thus, there are restrictions on visiting hours for sightseeing spots. For making this trip happen, careful time management and pre-planning are needed. There are a few ways by which you can pay a visit to Mayabunder. Two of the best options are explained below:

    1. While coming back to Port Blair from Diglipur- You can proceed towards Mayabunder and visit Dhaninallah Beach (falls in Rangat). After reaching Mayabunder, you can visit Karmatang Beach, Rampur Beach, and German Jetty. Stay overnight. The next morning, you can return to Port Blair.
    2. While going towards Diglipur- Have an overnight stay in Rangat. The next morning, leave for Mayabunder and visit Rampur Beach, Karmatang Beach, and German Jetty. Proceed to Diglipur later in the evening, and stay overnight.

    These options are the two among many other alternative combinations that you can design on the basis of your interests, the total number of days you have, and your decided budget.

    Nearby places to stay and eat

    Still growing to gain popularity, Karmatang Beach has minimum tourist flow at present. The limited accommodations available here have limited amenities. So you should not expect services like television in rooms, room service, wifi connection, etc. while staying here. The hotel properties in Mayabunder are very basic, hygienic, and a few provide sea view. Some of the best places to stay here are as follows:

    • Blue Bird Resort
    • Hotel Aashna
    • RG Hotel
    • Hotel Landfall
    • Sea and Sand 
    • APWD Guest House 

    Make sure you have pre-bookings in Mayabunder. Therefore, making reservations from a local reliable tour operating company is highly recommended. Save yourself from the hassle of booking every little thing at the last minute.

    Mayabunder is not the culinary capital of the Andamans but it does have various eateries that serve yummy food. There are shops as well that sell some refreshments and snacks. You can also find a few Chinese dishes as well. 

    The local folks of Mayabunder run small food stalls, dhabas, or canteens. The best restaurants are mentioned below:

    • Hotel Sea and Sand
    • Carlo Restaurant & Bar
    • Hotel Payal Garden & Bar
    • JM Baxi Resort & Restaurant

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    How to reach 

    Karmatang Beach is 240 kilometers from Port Blair via road. Mayabunder is the nearest city connected to this beach. At regular intervals, ships, ferries, and buses ply from the capital town for Mayabunder. You can reach the beach by hiring a private cab and it will take just twenty minutes. Directly from Port Blair, Karmatang Beach is also accessible via the Grand Andaman Trunk Road.

  • An island of the Andaman Islands, Interview Island belongs to the North and Middle Andaman administrative district. It lies 125 kilometers north of Port Blair, the capital town. Interview Island is home to rare and exotic species and thus, it is an incredible sightseeing spot in Mayabunder. Here, you can have a look at the attractive flora and fauna, colorful wildlife, azure waters giving a glimpse of the rich marine life. While trekking, you can also witness elephants trumpeting in the thick forests. Along with that, the greenery and the tropical breeze would be an unforgettable and blissful experience. Interview Island is a fun-filled tourist destination, especially for adventure lovers. They can go for a jungle trek along the island. In 1985, the Interview Island Sanctuary was established for protecting 80-90 untamed elephants that were brought here from the mainland for timber works but later abandoned. Photographers can find a number of gorgeous landscapes to capture in their cameras. 

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    Climatic conditions

    There is a tropical climate with perpetually humid weather conditions at Interview Island. The summer season is very hot and humid. The monsoon season is quite long there is no winter in the scenario. One can visit the island throughout the year as the weather conditions are soothing and mild. However, November to April is in general the best time to visit Interview Island and make the most of your beach vacation in the Andaman Islands.

    Highlights

    The wildlife sanctuary in Interview Island was set up in 1985 for the protection of elephants. Visiting this island is one of the best things to do in Interview Island if you have come to the Andamans to watch wildlife. Semi-evergreen, littoral forests and mangroves cover the sanctuary area. It is home to varied species of plants, birds, and animals. Night trips to Interview Island Mayabunder are not allowed by the forest department for protecting this marvelous wildlife sanctuary. There are visit timings in the day and you have to take special permission from the office of the forest department for a day trip. 

    Interview Island in Mayabunder is the hotspot of wildlife in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Rich in fauna and flora, this island is sure to charm you with its scenic beauty. Check out the top things to do in Interview Island.

    The largest island sanctuary in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Interview Island Wildlife Sanctuary is the main attraction of this Indian union territory. It was built in the year 1985 for the protection of elephants along with flora and fauna in order to maintain a balance in the picturesque beauty around. If you are someone who wants to enjoy nature and wildlife at their best, then it is a must-visit for you.

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    Things to do

    Viewing elephants: Tourists can take a day trip to Interview Island via local boats. They can hike to natural springs to see wild elephants near an old logging camp. It is one of the places where you can still see the wild Asiatic elephants roaming around freely. Experiencing this will be a great addition to your travel journeys. 

    Along with elephants, one can also spot a plenty of creatures such as spotted dear, wild pig, three-stripped palm squirrel, etc. The sanctuary is home to all of them and is a pleasant spot for photography as well. A heaven for bird lovers, the Interview Island Wildlife Sanctuary hosts ornithologists from across the globe every year. 

    Trekking: Interview Island Mayabunder is blessed with the magnanimous presence of many marvelous hills and lush green forests that makes it ideal for trekking. It is one of the most sought-after enthralling activities in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is also known as backpacking, or bushwalking, or hiking. The best time to trek in here is between the months of November and April. The island is appreciated by day hikers looking for romantic getaways with nature as well as experienced trekkers willing to explore the magnanimous bounties of Mother Nature. Hiking here is a lifetime experience for everyone. Everyone, who is a nature enthusiast and loves its wonderful marvels, is bound to have a memorable time trekking in Interview Island. 

    Accommodation

    It is not allowed to stay at Interview Island. You have to go and come back on the same day. You will have to book your stay at a hotel in Mayabunder. Some of the best accommodations are as follows:

    • Blue Bird Resort
    • Hotel Aashna
    • RG Hotel
    • Hotel Landfall
    • Sea and Sand 
    • APWD Guest House 

    These hotel properties in Mayabunder are very basic, hygienic, and a few provide sea views as well. Guests, who have stayed at these hotels, have enjoyed a comfortable and safe stay and also provided good reviews. It is recommended that you make your hotel booking in advance.

    Moreover, you have to obtain permission from the chief wildlife warden as well to visit this island.

    Best time to visit

    Interview Island is quite hot in the summer season. Monsoons are long here and there is not as such winter season. Evenings on the island are soothing, especially during the sunset hours. The best time to visit this gorgeous island is from November to April. 

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    How to reach

    One can reach Interview Island by chartering a private fishing Dunghi from the Mayabunder jetty. It will take nearly three hours to reach Interview Island.

    If you are interested in hiring cabs for your road trip, then contact none other than the most reliable local tour operator in the islands- Andaman Island Travels. Located in Port Blair, it can provide you AC or a non-AC cab, based on your preference. It will facilitate pickups and drop-offs to all sightseeing places in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. You can also avail airport pickup and drop-off services. Andaman Island Travels is a reliable name when it comes to making all the bookings anywhere in Andamans. Its experienced operators will take care of all your reservations exactly as per your requirements.

  • Entering the premises of the APWD Guest House located in Mayabunder will take you to a popular attraction known as the German Jetty. The place boasts of an open sea, waves crashing on the huge rocks towards the shore, and lush greenery all around. The sound of crashing waves amid such a breathtaking setup is like soothing music for nature lovers. It is one of the major tourist attractions in Mayabunder. 

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    Overview

    As per the conversation with the settler folks of Mayabunder, the jetty got this name as it was built by a German engineer during the Second World War. German Jetty is one of the five local administrative divisions in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is a covered observation deck at the foot of a large hillside. The jetty offers an expansive east-facing view of the rocky coastline and neighboring islands. Don’t forget to visit this place when in Mayabunder.

    The best time to visit German Jetty is from November to March. The place is frequented during these months as the weather is more pleasant. Moreover, you will feel less humid while travelling during these months.

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    Highlights

    German Jetty is located just two kilometers from Mayabunder. It is a historical spot that was built during World War 2. Speaking of the most popular places to visit in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, this place is not known by many but it offers a gorgeous view from nearby rocks. German engineers built this jetty during the Second World War to their advantage. At that time, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands was the game-changing and strategic location. The Japanese army also built many Japanese bunkers, which can be seen all across the island. At the jetty, you will get serene views of an open sea, cool breeze, and calming sound of the crashing waves. This spot is an ideal location for solidarity and peace. When in Mayabunder, you should include German Jetty in your itinerary.

    Things to know and travel tips

    There are certain things that you should keep in mind before visiting German Jetty. These are as follows:

    • Carry valid identity proof when visiting Mayabunder.
    • Keep some basic medicines and a first aid box with you.
    • Pack some food and water bottles with you.
    • Carry sunglasses, a cap, and sunscreen for your protection from UV rays. Also, wear comfortable clothes.
    • Do not carry any plastic items with you. Support the government in keeping the environment clean and free from pollution.
    • The village is very beautiful and to capture its splendor, you should carry a camera for a mesmerizing experience. 

    Things to do

    There is a lot to do when you are at the German Jetty and enjoy quality time here. Some of the most sought-after activities to do are as follows:

    • Photography- There are multiple scenic views around this location. So you can capture the incredible gorgeousness in your camera. 
    • Enjoy peaceful moments during sunset- Just sit on a rock and cherish the beautiful sight of the sunset with a calm mind.

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    Nearby places to stay

    Being a very remote destination just like any other island in the North and Middle Andaman Island, you should not look for any luxurious stay. Still growing to gain popularity, Mayabunder has minimum tourist flow at present. The limited number of accommodations available here has limited amenities. So you should not expect services like television in rooms, room service, wifi connection, etc. while staying here. The hotel properties in Mayabunder are very basic, hygienic, and a few provide sea views. Some of the best places to stay here are mentioned below:

    • Blue Bird Resort
    • Hotel Aashna
    • RG Hotel
    • Hotel Landfall
    • Sea and Sand 
    • APWD Guest House 

    Nearby places to eat

    The local folks of Mayabunder run small food stalls, dhabas, or canteens. The eateries are nearby the tourist spots and the main market area. The best restaurants are as follows:

    • Hotel Sea and Sand
    • Carlo Restaurant & Bar
    • Hotel Payal Garden & Bar
    • JM Baxi Resort & Restaurant

    Nearby places to see

    German Jetty near Mayabunder is a great place to spend a couple of hours and appreciate the beauty of the place. If you have enough time in your hand, then include this place in your itinerary. There are a number of nearby places that you can visit and have a great time. These are as follows:

    • Ray Hills
    • Avis Island 
    • Austin X Island
    • Interview Island
    • Karmatang Beach

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    How to reach

    German Jetty is located in Mayabunder and is 230 kilometers from Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. There are several private and government buses that one can take from Port Blair to reach Mayabunder. The journey is of six to eight hours. Once you are here, then you can hire a private boat to reach the jetty.

    Located at the northern end of Mayabunder, the German Jetty is near the APWD guesthouse and the market. You can reach there by hiring a taxi, auto, or bus (from the market). Keep in mind that it is now only a tourist spot and no boats leave from here.

    Andaman Island Travels is the one-stop destination to book a car for your harbour transfers or sightseeing on the island. The pre-arranged transportation will be provided to you between the port and your desired destination, whether it is a hotel, cruise port, or another local point of interest. You can also book the transfer at the end of your trip when you have to head back to Port Blair to catch the flight to return home.

    Whether you are travelling with your friends, family, or significant other, booking all the transfers before you leave will be the final piece in the trip puzzle. Your pre-booked transfers will let you travel easily and hassle-free, giving you more time to enjoy your holidays. If you are one of those who like to treat and pamper themselves while vacationing, then that begins with having a touch of luxury from the very starting.

  • Located about a twenty-minute boat ride far from the Mayabunder jetty, this is a pristine and untouched island. The coconut plantation further enhances the beauty of this tiny island. It is surrounded by resting clear waters and has a small beach as well. It is not habited and closed for tourists. So, special permission from the forest department has to be taken for a day visit to this isolated island. Avis Island is a lovely place to spend a sunny morning or an afternoon. A perfect place to bask under the golden rays of the sun, tourists visiting Mayabunder are always excited to visit this island. Owing to the natural sceneries, Avis Island is a paradise for shutterbugs.

    As Avis Island is mostly deserted, don’t forget to carry drinking water and some snacks with you. Also, applying some anti-mosquito cream is necessary. You don’t want to come back with red bumps on your body.

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    Highlights

    A public island beach for those willing to spend some time away from crowds, you should visit Avis Island if you want to spend some ‘me time’. It is an uninhabited beach that makes it perfect if you are looking for some isolation. Avis Island is known for its crystal clear and calm waters that further enhance the serene ambiance of the beach. The island is also known as the coconut island due to the organic coconut plantations there. 

    Popularly known for its coconut plantations, Avis Island was previously meant to be home to a famous hotel chain. Owing to legal ramifications, it fell into the hands of the national authorities who deemed the island for coconut plantations. Apart from that, there is an incredibly beautiful beach as well. 

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    Best time to visit

    The weather in Avis Island is like that of the rest of the Andaman Islands. It includes a hot and humid summer season lasting from March to May and has an average temperature ranging from 25 degrees Celsius to 35 degrees Celsius. The monsoon season lasts between June and September. The rain during this duration ranges from moderate to extremely heavy. At last, the time from October to February is the winter season and the average temperature stays at a cold 20 degrees Celsius. While planning a visit to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, tourists generally avoid monsoons as there are mainly beaches that become inaccessible or dangerous due to the harsh rainfall. The best time to visit Avis Island is in the winter months of October to March.

    Things to do

    While you are at this magical island, don’t forget to click fantastic photographs with the lovely sunrise or sunset, azure waters, and coconut trees as the background. The calm waters are so clear and brilliant there that you can also spot fish. The little bursts of colour are visible through the surface. Swimming on Avis Island Beach is not recommended. There are pebbles and stones covering the water bed that hinder swimming. As a result, someone might get hurt. The shore also offers a great view and shoreline where you can take long walks on the beach or strolls. Avis Island Beach can be used as an isolated picnic spot for the gathering if you are with your friends or family. 

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    Nearby hotels

    Some of the best accommodations near Avis Island in Mayabunder are mentioned below:

    • Hotel Sea N Sand
    • Blue Bird Resort
    • Hotel Aashna
    • RG Hotel
    • Hotel Landfall

    If you are looking for value for money accommodations in Mayabunder, then you will find a few accommodations to enjoy a comfortable stay. These properties will make sure to make your stay memorable in the Andamans as these are especially designed by keeping travellers’ requirements in mind. A complete set of modern-day amenities are implemented in order to make your stay hassle-free. From here, you can easily get around via public transport. Just go outside and explore! These are great places to stay whether you are a backpacker or travelling with family, and looking for a comfy place to stay. These properties ensure round the clock assistance to make your experience a delightful one.

    These hotels nearby Avis Island ensure comfortably furnished bedrooms with a snuggly bed covered with spotless linen. The living space is furnished with top-notch furniture, and trendy decor further enhances it. Cleanliness is always right up there on the priority list.

    At these properties, guests can enjoy breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and an outdoor seating area. During their stay, everyone is sure to have a great time here while trying authentic Indian dishes or the specialty of the islands- seafood.

    Some of the offered facilities at these properties are as follows:

    • Room Service
    • Power Backup
    • Air Conditioning
    • Laundry Service
    • Telephone
    • Housekeeping
    • Attached Bathroom
    • CCTV
    • Fire Extinguishers
    • Safety and Security
    • Security
    • First-aid Services
    • TV
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Luggage Assistance
    • Electrical Sockets
    • Caretaker
    • Reception
    • Seating area

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    Nearby restaurants

    Some of the best eateries where you can enjoy a good meal in Mayabunder are as follows:

    • Hotel Sea and Sand
    • Carlo Restaurant & Bar
    • Hotel Payal Garden & Bar
    • JM Baxi Resort & Restaurant

    How to reach

    Avis Island is nearby Mayabunder Island. So to reach Avis Island, you have to first reach Mayabunder. From there, you can easily reach Avis Island by Dunghi. It will take around twenty minutes from there. You can reach Mayabunder via buses from Port Blair (capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) that head daily on Andaman Trunk Road via Rangat and Baratang. The buses leave from Port Blair at around 4 am and are available till 11 am. It is a tiring nine to ten hours’ bumpy ride through parts of dense jungle and with ferries linking the islands. On the ATR, you may also spot the Jarawa tribe. But you should not click their photographs, give them anything or communicate with them in any way. Such behavior is legally punishable.

  • At a distance of a 25-minute boat ride from the Mayabunder jetty, Austin X Island has a palm-fringed little beach and a shallow sea with a mangrove belt. The place is an ideal spot for picnics and trekking. You can also see spotted deer here that come to water holes. The shoreline of the island is extremely beautiful. The island has a couple of untouched tourist spots along with the surrounding colorful coral reefs. Treat your eyes with a massive forest cover that has lush green mangroves and secluded beaches. The island is a tiny slice of paradise for photographers. There are wild deer also at Austin X Island that just roam around across lush green forests engulfing the beach. You can go closer to them as these spotted deer are quite familiar with the travellers. The island is a preferred place for adventure seekers as well. Austin X Island is the perfect place for you if you are willing to go for snorkeling, scuba diving, or sea walking at a less disturbed and pristine spot.

    Through this detailed travel guide of Austin X Island, we will help you in exploring every corner possible of this unexplored destination so that you can get to know what you should expect from this untouched gem of the Andaman Islands. 

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    Highlights

    We know that the best beaches are in Havelock Island, but Mayabunder is known for its natural marvels. Most of the people think that they should skip it and head directly towards more popular islands. We would recommend you to make up your mind to stay in this hidden gem of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for one day at least. Here, you will see a fair share of natural beauty. You should definitely add it to your itinerary. You should not miss it at any cost. It definitely deserves a place in your travel bucket list. 

    Every year, travellers get attracted to the pristine beauty and untouched sandy beaches of Austin X Island. It has some of the most scenic spots for travel and nature lovers. This hidden gem is visited by people from all over the world to uncover and explore its jewels. The entire island is amazingly gorgeous and it is one place that nature lovers and beach bums should never miss. It is known for some of the most unique sights. If Mayabunder is a crown, then this island is its extraordinary gem!

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    Overview

    Mayabunder is a less travelled destination with lesser tourist attractions compared to other neighboring islands. The place is well-known for its cultural diversity owing to the presence of Bangladesh and east Pakistani settlers, ex-convicts, and a Burmese hill tribe, Karen, who were relocated here during the British colonial period. Famous for mangrove creeks and village hamlets, the Mayabunder county is adorned with lush greenery and thick forests. Every nook and corner of this place will surprise you and Austin X Island is one of the treasures of this destination.

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    Traveller tips

    • Keep these things in mind when travelling to Austin X Island:
    • Dress accordingly to the season and carry comfortable clothes. 
    • Carry your first-aid kit with you at all times, especially if your kids are also travelling with you. Keep all handy medicines with you.
    • Ensure that you have valid ID proofs with you as there are some tourist attractions that demand identity proofs. 

    Things to do

    • If you see any deer coming out to drink water, then you can feed and pamper them. One can easily spot them as it is quite a usual happening in the Austin X group of islands. It would be a memorable experience to spend time with these peace-loving animals. 
    • When in Austin X Island, you can try your hand at enthralling water activities such as deep sea-walking, scuba diving, snorkelling. 
    • You can also go pearl hunting in the serene open seas of the island.
    • Enjoying a picnic with your loved ones in lush mangroves of the island is an incredible thing to do.

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    Nearby hotels

    Some of the best hotels near Austin X Island are mentioned below:

    • Blue Bird Resort
    • Hotel Aashna
    • RG Hotel
    • Hotel Landfall
    • Sea and Sand 
    • APWD Guest House 

    Nearby restaurants 

    The best food joints near Austin X Island are as follows:

    • Hotel Sea and Sand
    • Carlo Restaurant & Bar
    • Hotel Payal Garden & Bar
    • JM Baxi Resort & Restaurant

    How to reach

    Taking a ferry from Phoenix Bay Jetty in Port Blair to Diglipur (via Mayabunder) is a comfortable option to reach Austin X Island. Depending on the weather conditions, the journey takes about eight to nine hours. There are two weekly ferries that leave on Monday and on Friday, but you should check the timetables online or at the ticket counter as they do often change. Before getting into the queue, don’t forget the photocopies of your permit, visa, and passport. Mayabunder has the facility of harboring passenger ships from the mainland.

    From the local dock of Mayabunder, Austin X Island is just 30 minutes away. Hire a private boat or access a ferry to reach the island. The journey in itself is an adventure. You can capture the natural beauty in your camera and take these beautiful memories with you.

    A well-known and trusted tour agency, Andaman Island Travels is located in Port Blair and is committed to help you in planning the holiday of your dreams as per your budget and requirements. Whether it is your accommodation, any adventure activity that you want to do or hire a car, it will take care of all your needs in the best way possible.

    So, what do you think? Do you want to include this untouched gem in your Mayabunder travel itinerary? If yes, then we would suggest you to make all your reservations through Andaman Island Travels as its experts will sketch the perfect vacation based on your interests. 

    Start planning and get, set, go. Austin X Island will be a great addition to your travel list in the Andamans.

  • Vijay Nagar Beach is a little slice of paradise on this planet. Located in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep), it is counted among the best beaches in the Andaman Islands. The beach is a less-frequented area of the island. The palm-fringed coastline creates a gorgeous contrast of green and blue on the canvas of nature. It is an ideal relaxing haven for satiating nomadic hearts. If you want to see magical sunrises and sunsets across the vanishing point of the Bay of Bengal, then this beach is a highly acclaimed spot to experience that. A secluded beach, usually there are a few backpackers getting tanned or indulging in water activities. Taking a nap or reading your favorite book under the lush green canopy of palm and coconut trees is like a heavenly retreat. 

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    Highlights

    Vijay Nagar Beach is a quiet beach having white sand, turquoise water, and coconut trees. It is so calm and you can actually feel the sea breeze flowing around you. You won’t find many people there. It is perfect for nature lovers and photographers. Moreover, you should definitely go there during night time. It will be an altogether different experience. If you are an adventure buff or a naturalist, this beach is a perfect place to see in the Andamans. Retaining its pristine charm, you can spend your time here snorkeling, swimming, bird watching, wildlife photography, fishing, and trekking. You can reach here easily as it is well-connected by road and waterways with the mainland. 

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    Overview

    This serene beach in Swaraj Dweep is open to honeymooners, adventure buffs, vacationers, wildlife photographers, and fun lovers throughout the year at any time of the day. But if you are specifically interested in nature photography or water sports, then morning time is the best time to hit the beach. At this time of the day, you can witness the enthralling biodiversity of the place at its best. 

    Vijay Nagar Beach is a highly recommended spot to experience magical sunsets and sunrises. Not a crowded beach, you will see only a few backpackers getting tanned or trying their hand at various water activities. You can read your favorite book or just take a nap under the green canopy of palm and coconut trees. It is the perfect place for nature lovers as well as adrenaline junkies. 

    Things to do

    If you want to have an extra-special dinner date with your significant other, then you can hold their hand as the shore gets cuddled by the cool waves. All this while letting your taste buds experience the best cuisines of your life. For a romantic night, dine under the moonlit sky amid the soothing sound of waves and white silky sand. Such an incredible setting also makes way for an honest heart to heart conversation with your love. Begin a new chapter of your life amidst the clear waters of the Bay of Bengal, golden sand beaches, and soothing and pleasing weather. It’s definitely a night to remember when you have such spellbinding ambiance, mouth-watering food, and the company of your lover. Enjoy the best starters, main course, desserts, and wine by the beach. Ranging from authentic seafood to homelike Indian cuisines, here you will be offered everything. Trying different meals in such a wonderful setup will make your beach vacation even more tremendous.

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    Water sports

    One can enjoy various exciting water activities on this beach—snorkeling, scuba diving, and fishing

    Nearby hotels

    Counted among top-rated beach resorts in the Andaman Islands by travellers, Havelock Island Beach Resort offers an array of amenities to its prestigious guests by providing an ideal mix of value, comfort, and convenience. It offers the best of the Andaman tropical vibes and a refreshing ambiance. The guests are offered an experience like no other with all the advanced amenities and services that are required for a relaxing stay in the Andamans. The resort offers rooms under four categories- Deluxe Cottage, Suite Cottage (Sea Facing Beach Front), Family Suite Cottage, and Luxury Suite (Sea Facing Beach Front Cottage). Well-furnished and beautifully decorated, the rooms offer total comfort to all guests. A LED television with satellite channels is also there for entertainment. In addition to that, the rooms also have a mini-fridge and tea maker. 

    Other accommodations nearby Vijay Nagar Beach are mentioned below:

    • Coral Reef Resort
    • Cross Bill Beach Resort
    • Dolphin Resort
    • El Dorado Beach Resort
    • Gold India Beach Resort
    • Munjoh Ocean Resort
    • Pano Eco Resort
    • Pellicon Beach Resort
    • Silver Sand Beach Resort
    • Shangrilas Beach Resort
    • Symphony Palms Beach Resort
    • Seashell, Havelock
    • The Wild Orchid
    • White Coral Beach Resort

    Places to eat 

    Some of the best food joints nearby Vijay Nagar Beach are as follows:

    • Anju Coco
    • Blue Betel Cafe
    • Bonova Cafe and Pub
    • Charcoal Grill & Restaurant
    • Fat Martin Cafe
    • Fluidz (restro-pub)
    • Full Moon Cafe
    • Flavours Pure Veg Restro
    • Kerala Cafe
    • Nemo Cafe
    • Red Snapper
    • Rony Restaurant
    • Shakahaar-Pure Vegetarian Restaurant
    • Something Different
    • Squid Restaurant
    • Waters- Wet Bar
    • Welcome Restaurant

    How to reach

    There are ferries plying from Port Blair that take nearly two and a half hours to reach to Havelock Island. After reaching the island, you can take any public transport or rent a scooty to reach Vijay Nagar Beach. 

    Nearby medical facilities 

    Here’s a list of medical centres in the area nearby Vijay Nagar Beach:

    • Chandra’s Clinic for Women
    • Dr Agarwal’s Eye Clinic
    • GB Pant Hospital
    • Maricar Hospital
    • Sanjeevani Hospital
    • Excellence Dental Care
    • Government Hospital
    • Thyrocare and CSB Clinic

    Taking a trip to the Andaman Islands will be a great addition to your travel journeys. They are home to white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. Your worries will be left behind when you indulge in a romantic stay with your partner or have a fun-filled vacation with your friends/family.