Latest Information on Travelling to Andaman Islands?
  • Runway Status for Port Blair Airport From October,22 to February, 23

    Updated: 19 Sep 2022
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  • 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.

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

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

  • 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

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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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  • Neil Island is a hidden gem that is home to stunning beaches, turquoise waters, and a calm atmosphere. Located close to Port Blair, this tropical paradise is a part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and offers a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Whether you're an adventure seeker, a nature lover, or someone seeking relaxation, Neil Island has something for everyone. 

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    Let's delve into the top 20 things to do in this enchanting destination.

    1. Laze Around in Laxmanpur Beach 

    When it comes to experiencing the perfect blend of relaxation and natural beauty, Laxmanpur Beach on Neil Island stands out as a haven that captures the essence of a tropical paradise. With its stunning shores and deep blue waters, Laxmanpur Beach invites you to slow down, unwind, and immerse yourself in the sheer beauty of the Andaman Sea.

    As you step onto the soft, powdery sands of Laxmanpur Beach, you'll immediately feel a sense of calm wash over you. The beach is relatively untouched, with fewer crowds compared to its more bustling counterparts, allowing you to savour the tranquillity of nature in its purest form.

    While the beach doesn’t have any specific timings, most people prefer to visit the beach at 5:30 in the morning or 6 in the evening to watch the Sun rise and set. There’s no entry fee for the beach either.

    How to reach: If you're staying in and around Neil Kendra or any nearby resorts, Laxmanpur Beach is easily walkable. The island itself is quite small, and many of the attractions are within a short walking distance of each other. 

    Laze Around in Laxmanpur Beach

    1. Snorkel at Bharatpur Beach

    Bharatpur Beach isn't just your ordinary stretch of sand and sea. It's a gateway to an enchanting underwater world that beckons adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike. With its vibrant coral reefs, teeming marine life, and crystal-clear waters, snorkelling at Bharatpur Beach offers an unparalleled opportunity to witness the diverse wonders that thrive beneath the waves.

    As you snorkel over the coral gardens, you'll be introduced to a cast of characters that call this underwater ecosystem home. From the graceful parrotfish to the curious clownfish, each encounter is a reminder of the beauty and complexity of the natural world. If you're new to snorkelling or simply want to enhance your experience, consider joining a guided snorkelling tour. 

    Typically, there aren't any strict timings for visiting most beaches in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, including Bharatpur Beach. Visitors can usually access the beach from early morning until late evening. However, specific activities like snorkelling usually commence around 8 AM and wrap up by 5 PM.

    Snorkelling in Neil Island should cost you around INR 2000-3000. 

    Snorkel at Bharatpur Beach

    1. Discover the Depths by Scuba Diving in Neil Island

    Beneath the shimmering turquoise waters of Neil Island lies a world of wonders waiting to be explored. Scuba diving in Neil Island offers an opportunity to dive into a mesmerizing realm of vibrant coral reefs, captivating marine life, and underwater landscapes that will leave you in awe. Whether you're a seasoned diver or a first-timer, this underwater adventure promises an experience of a lifetime.

    Neil Island boasts an array of dive sites that cater to divers of all levels. From shallow reefs to deeper underwater formations, each site offers its own unique charm.

    Bus Stop: This famous dive site is known for its stunning coral formations, including delicate soft corals and vibrant hard corals. The site is teeming with colourful reef fish, and lucky divers might even spot turtles, rays, and larger pelagic species. Bus Stop is suitable for both beginners and experienced divers as its depth starts at 15 metres. 

    Junction: As the name suggests, Junction is where two currents meet, creating an ideal environment for coral growth. This site is home to an impressive diversity of marine life, including schools of snappers, fusiliers, and various species of reef sharks. You need to develop your scuba diving skills to dive in Junction as its depth starts at 25 metre. This is why it is generally meant for advanced divers. 

    Scuba diving in Neil Island is usually cost around INR 3000-4000 per dive.

    Scuba diving in Neil Island

    1. Visit the Natural Bridge at Howrah Bridge

    Tucked away on the shores of Neil Island lies a remarkable geological wonder that has captivated the hearts of visitors and locals alike—the Natural Bridge at Howrah Bridge. Carved over centuries by the relentless forces of the sea, this natural rock formation is not just a sight to behold; it's a testament to the raw power and artistic mastery of nature.

    The arch, created by the erosive power of waves crashing against the limestone cliffs, stands as a towering gateway between land and sea. The sea's ceaseless waves have transformed the solid rock into a sculpted arch that seems almost otherworldly in its beauty.

    How to reach: Again, Neil Island is not too big an island, so most places including the Howrah Bridge is easily accessible by foot. From Neil Kendra, it can take you 20-30 minutes to reach Howrah Bridge. You can also take a cycle to the bridge, of course. You can also cycle to the bridge, which could cut your journey to just 10 minutes. 

    When to visit the bridge: It is best to visit the natural bridge during low tide as the rock formation becomes more visible and accessible. During high tide, the area gets submerged, making it less visible and harder to approach. You should definitely consult with locals before planning your visit.

    Visit the Natural Bridge at Howrah Bridge

    1. Enjoy a Picnic at Ramnagar Beach 

    Ramnagar Beach on Neil Island is more than just a stretch of golden sands meeting the azure waters of the Andaman Sea. It's an idyllic canvas that invites you to create lasting memories, indulge in culinary delights, and revel in the simple pleasures of life. The sun-kissed sands, swaying palms, and the rhythmic symphony of the waves set the stage for a perfect day out. Whether you're with your family, a group of friends, or a special someone, the beach's serene atmosphere serves as a backdrop for an unforgettable picnic experience.

    If you time your picnic just right, you'll be treated to a magical sunset spectacle around 5 PM that paints the sky with hues of orange, pink, and gold. As the sun dips below the horizon, casting a warm glow across the beach, the experience becomes even more enchanting. 

    While you can swim in the waters, the corals are known to be quite sharp here, so you have to be careful. 

    You don’t usually need permission to picnic in Ramnagar beach. However, if you're planning a larger gathering or want to set up specific amenities, it's a good idea to check with local authorities or with your tour guide. 

    How to reach: The beach is just around 4-5 km from the centre of the island. You can either walk and enjoy the natural surroundings or take a cycle, which would take you to the beach in a few minutes.

    Enjoy a Picnic at Ramnagar Beach

    1. Cycle Around the Island

    Exploring the beauty of Neil Island takes on a whole new dimension when you choose to do so on two wheels. Cycling around the island isn't just a mode of transportation; it's a journey that allows you to immerse yourself in the island's rhythms, connect with its locals, and uncover hidden gems that might otherwise go unnoticed.

    As you pedal along Neil Island's quiet roads, you'll find yourself attuned to the details that make this place special. The island's unhurried pace matches perfectly with the leisurely rhythm of cycling, allowing you to appreciate the nuances of nature, architecture, and daily life.

    There are many places from where you can rent cycles in Neil Island. At most places, the cost of renting a cycle for a day is as cheap as INR 100-200 for a day; although you may have to pay a small deposit. 

    1. Go Glass Bottom Boating

    Venturing into the underwater world without donning a wetsuit or snorkel may seem like a paradox, but glass bottom boating on Neil Island offers precisely that—an opportunity to dive into the marine wonderland while staying dry. This unique experience combines the comfort of cruising on the water with the awe-inspiring beauty of the coral reefs and marine life that flourish beneath the waves.

    As you step aboard the glass bottom boat, you're welcomed by the inviting expanse of the Andaman Sea. But the real magic happens as you peer through the transparent floor, revealing an underwater tableau that's as vibrant and diverse as any tropical paradise. 

    Where does it happen: Glass bottom boat rides are usually available at Bharatpur beach and can cost you anything between INR 500-1000 for a 30-minute ride.

    Best time for Glass Bottom ride: The best time to go for a glass bottom boating ride is a between 7 in the morning to around 4 in the afternoon, while there is still sunlight. 

    Glass Bottom Boating

    1. Experience Fishing 

    When you step onto the tranquil shores of Neil Island, you're not just entering a tropical paradise; you're also opening the door to an authentic maritime experience that's deeply intertwined with the island's heritage. Fishing on Neil Island is more than just a recreational activity; it's a hands-on journey that allows you to connect with the ocean in a way that's both engaging and rewarding. 

    For those looking to delve into the world of fishing without the hassle of planning, guided fishing tours are readily available. Local fishermen, who possess an intimate knowledge of the island's waters, serve as guides, offering valuable insights into fishing techniques, best practices, and even sharing stories about their own experiences. Note that most fishing expeditions start early in the morning and the equipment is usually provided by the tour operators. 

    Cost: Unlike other activities in Neil Island, which are either free or very cheap, game fishing can be an expensive activity. The starting price is around INR 9000 for a few hours per person, which can keep going up depending on how far and remote you want to travel into the open sea. Many tour operators offer customised fishing packages as the total cost for charter boat trips can be around INR 70,000. Also, fishing is usually done best in a group. Not only is it fun, it also helps in dividing the cost. 

    In addition, you may also need permission for game fishing in the Andaman Islands. The permit fee is around INR 500 for Indian Nationals and around INR 3000 for foreign nationals. 

    1. Go for a Jungle Trek 

    A jungle trek on Neil Island is an adventure that takes you on a path less travelled, revealing the island's hidden landscapes, rich biodiversity, and the sense of discovery that comes with every step. Lace up your hiking boots and get ready to go on a journey into the heart of Neil Island and explore its verdant beauty.

    Trekking in the jungle is an opportunity for you to encounter the island's diverse flora and fauna up close. Keep an eye out for colourful butterflies flitting through the foliage and the playful antics of curious squirrels. The island's birdlife is a treat for birdwatchers, with various species adding melody to the atmosphere.

    Cost: There’s no specific cost for jungle trekking in Neil Island; however, if you get a tour guide, you will have to pay them for the facility. Tour guides may charge you around INR 500-1500 depending on where you go. You can easily complete a jungle trek within 4-5 hours in Neil Island or even much less. 

    Jungle Trek

    1. Relax at Sitapur Beach

    Amidst the tropical paradise of Neil Island lies a stretch of coastline that beckons with its serene beauty and calming embrace—Sitapur Beach. Known for its tranquil ambience, powdery sands, and azure waters, Sitapur Beach is more than just a destination; it's a haven for relaxation, contemplation, and reconnecting with nature's soothing rhythms. 

    The soft, golden sands of Sitapur Beach provide a luxurious canvas on which to unwind. Whether you're lounging under the shade of swaying palm trees or basking in the sun's warm embrace, the beach's pristine beauty invites you to let go and simply be.

    There is no specific timing to visit Sitapur beach; however, swimming is generally closed or discouraged post 5 PM. If you want to watch the sunrise, try to be at the beach around 5 or 6 in the morning. 

    1. Try the Local Cuisine

    When you visit Neil Island, your journey isn't just about exploring its breathtaking landscapes; it's also an opportunity to embark on a culinary adventure that reflects the island's cultural diversity and natural abundance. From fresh seafood to tropical delights, Neil Island's local cuisine offers a tantalising array of flavours that will delight your taste buds and leave you craving for more.

    Given its coastal location, it's no surprise that seafood takes centre stage in Neil Island's culinary offerings. Indulge in the catch of the day, whether it's succulent fish, flavourful prawns, or tender crab. A simple meal in Neil Island could cost you between INR 200-100 depending on what you eat. 

    1. Join a Village Tour

    Venturing beyond the beaches and jungles of Neil Island offers a chance to delve into the heart of its local culture and community. A village tour is a unique and enriching experience that allows you to interact with the island's residents, learn about their way of life, and gain insights into the traditions that shape their identity.

    Exploring the village markets is a chance to experience the vibrant local life up close. These markets are bustling with activity, offering fresh produce, handicrafts, and local products. You can usually complete a village tour in 2-3 hours. While village tours usually don’t require any money, if you decide to get a tour guide, you will have pay a price to them, which may be around INR 500-1000.

    Village Tour

    1. Relax Yourself With Yoga Sessions

    Amidst the tranquil beauty of Neil Island, there's a perfect place to seek balance, harmony, and rejuvenation for both body and mind. Offering a serene escape from the world's hustle and bustle, Neil Island provides a serene setting for yoga practice. Participating in relaxing yoga sessions on the island isn't just a physical activity; it's an opportunity to connect with nature, find inner serenity, and embrace a holistic approach to wellness. 

    Many resorts offer yoga sessions overlooking the ocean. Engage in rejuvenating yoga and meditation to connect with your inner self. The entire island is your yoga studio, and you do not have to spend time trying to find the perfect spot. Most people prefer to start their day with yoga session by the many beaches during sunrise.

    1. Explore Photography 

    With its picturesque landscapes, vibrant marine life, and stunning sunsets, Neil Island is a photographer's paradise. Capture the island's beauty from every angle, whether it's the lush jungles, rugged coastline, or the colourful underwater world.

    The sunrises and sunsets in Neil Island are stunning moments that deserve to be immortalised through your camera lens. You should ideally be at the beaches around 6 AM for sunrises and 5 PM for Sunsets. You don’t need any specific permission to take photography in Neil Island. 

    1. Visit Natural Ponds and Mangroves

    Neil Island is home to beautiful natural ponds and lush mangroves that are worth exploring. While the pristine beaches and azure waters often take the spotlight, these unique ecosystems offer a different kind of beauty and a chance to connect with nature on a deeper level. Take a leisurely stroll through the mangrove forests, birdwatch, and appreciate the delicate ecosystems that thrive in these unique environments. You can spend anything between an hour to an entire day enjoying the natural beauty of Neil Island. 

    Natural Ponds and Mangroves

    1. Enjoy the Warmth of a Bonfire by the Beach

     When the sun sets over the picturesque landscapes of Neil Island, a new kind of magic comes to life—the warmth of a bonfire under the starlit sky. The beaches in Neil Island are a natural stage for unforgettable bonfire gatherings. The soft sands, soothing sound of waves, and the open sky create an inviting setting for groups to come together. Whether you're with friends, family, or fellow travellers, the beach provides a communal space to unwind, laugh, and enjoy each other's company.

    You do not usually need a permission to set up a bonfire in Neil island’s beaches. In many cases, your hotel or homestay will make the bonfire arrangements for you. Some hotels and resorts charge around INR 1500-2000 for setting up small bonfire parties close to a beach. 

    1. Camp by the Beach

    Camping on Neil Island offers the ultimate nature-immersed experience, allowing you to disconnect from the modern world and reconnect with the island's tranquil beauty. Many camping options on Neil Island are situated right by the beach. Falling asleep to the sound of waves gently crashing against the shore and waking up to the sea breeze is a rejuvenating experience. The beach becomes your private playground, inviting you to take refreshing morning walks or enjoy a quiet sunrise by the water's edge.

    Just like the other activities in Neil Island, camping by the beach also does not require special permissions unless you are part of a large group. Also, in many cases, hotels and resorts offer camping services to its guests for a specific. 

    The prices may vary depending on the hotel and the camping facilities but usually starts at INR 2500 for a night. 

    1. Stay at a Luxurious Resort: 

    Luxurious resorts on Neil Island are strategically positioned to offer breathtaking views of the ocean, creating a backdrop that's both soothing and invigorating. Imagine waking up to the sight of the sun rising over the sea from the comfort of your plush suite. Many hotels in Neil Island offer direct access to the beaches. Imagine stepping out of your suite onto powdery sands, lounging under beach umbrellas, and enjoying the rhythmic sounds of the waves lapping the shore. 

    Cost: The prices vary depending on the types of resort you stay at and the facilities they offer. For good hotels, the prices start around INR 1500 per night and can go up to INR 8000 per night or higher. 

    Stay at a Luxurious Resort

    1. Go on an Island-Hopping Adventure

    Your journey on Neil Island isn't confined to its shores alone. The allure of nearby islands beckons, inviting you to embark on exhilarating island-hopping adventures. From Neil Island, you can set sail to explore the wonders of neighbouring places such as Havelock Island and Port Blair. These trips offer an opportunity to broaden your horizons, discover new landscapes, and experience the diverse beauty that the Andaman archipelago has to offer.

    Both Port Blair and Havelock Islands are around 1.5-2.5 hours away from Neil Island and are great for island escapades. While Havelock is the best place for a variety of water sports and beaches, Port Blair, the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is a great place to immerse yourself into the history of the Andamans and all that it has to offer. Private ferries from Neil Island to Port Blair cost around INR 1500-2500. 

    Note that ferry services from Neil Island to Havelock Island are not very common, especially, after the Covid pandemic. To go to Havelock Island, you may have to first travel from Neil Island to Port Blair and then to Havelock. The journey may be long, but the view is definitely worth it.

  • Are you looking for a unique and memorable way to explore the underwater beauty of Neil Island? Private boat charter for snorkelling in Neil Island might just be the perfect experience for you. This is a great way to escape the crowded tourist boats and enjoy a more personalized and intimate experience. In this article, we will guide you through everything you need to know about private boat charters for snorkelling in Neil Island.

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    Why should you get a private boat charter for snorkelling in Neil Island?

    Private boat charters offer a great way to customize your snorkelling experience according to your preferences. You can choose the time, the location, and the duration of your snorkelling adventure. With a private boat charter, you won’t have to worry about sharing the boat with strangers or feeling rushed. You can take your time to explore the underwater world and enjoy the beautiful scenery at your own pace.

    Neil Island is home to some of the most beautiful coral reefs and marine life in the Andaman Islands. With a private boat charter, you can access some of the most secluded and pristine snorkelling spots that are not easily accessible by larger tourist boats. This means that you will be able to see a wider variety of marine life and enjoy a more serene environment.

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    Best Snorkelling Spots in Neil Island

    Neil Island is home to some of the most beautiful and diverse coral reefs in the Andaman Islands. Here are some of the best snorkelling spots in Neil Island:

    • Bharatpur Beach: This beach is located on the eastern side of Neil Island and is known for its stunning waters and exotic coral reefs. This is a great spot for beginner snorkellers as the waters are shallow and calm.
    • Laxmanpur Beach: This beach is located on the western side of Neil Island and is known for its stunning sunsets and colourful marine life. The waters here are deeper and more challenging for snorkellers, but the variety of marine life is worth the effort.
    • Sitapur Beach: This beach is located on the northern tip of Neil Island and is known for its secluded location and stunning underwater scenery. The waters here are deeper and more challenging for snorkellers, but the variety of marine life is worth the effort.

    How to book a private boat charter for snorkelling in Neil Island

    If you want to go on a snorkelling trip to Neil Island on a private boat, you should book a boat from either Port Blair or Havelock Island. There are many tour operators in both these islands that will take you on short trips to Neil Island. There are many tour operators in the Andamans that allow tourists to book their snorkelling trip online; however, you may also visit a tour operator directly when you are in the Andamans. There are several types of boat, so make sure that you book the one that suits your needs. Some tour operators may also allow you book individual seats on a boat.

    Cost of booking a private boat charter for snorkelling in Neil Island

    Booking a private boat charter for snorkelling in Neil Island may cost you anywhere between INR 20000 to INR 70,000. However, the actual cost may be higher or lower than this range, depending on specific factors like the size of the boat or any additional service you may need.

    It's always a good idea to contact boat charter companies directly to get an accurate quote for your desired itinerary and requirements. You may have to pay an additional fee for snorkelling in Neil Island, which may be around INR 3000-4500. Some tour operators may offer you a package that covers the cost of snorkelling within the cost of booking the boat.

    Best time to go for a snorkelling trip to Neil Island on a private boat

    The best time to go for a snorkeling trip to Neil Island is between November to April. During this time, the weather is very pleasant in the Andamans, which make it perfect for activities like snorkelling. Also, there are hardly any chances of rain, so you don’t have to worry about cancelling any plans. Since the weather is good, the visibility underwater is also great, which means snorkelers can enjoy an amazing dive.

    The Andamans experiences peak tourist season. So, if you are not a fan of a crowd, however, you may want to avoid at least December and January when it is the most crowded.

    You should also avoid the monsoon season that starts around May and goes on until September. Most water activities including snorkelling as the sea conditions can be rough, and the visibility can be poor due to heavy rainfall. Overall, if you're planning a snorkelling trip to Neil Island, it's best to visit during the dry season between October to April for the best experience.

    FAQs on private boat charter for snorkelling in Neil Island

    Q1. What is included in a private boat charter for snorkelling in Neil Island?

    Answer: A private boat charter usually includes a boat with a captain, snorkelling gear (mask, snorkel, and fins), and a guide. Some boat charter companies may also provide additional amenities such as food and drinks, towels, and life jackets.

    Q2. How long does a private boat charter for snorkelling in Neil Island usually last?

    Answer: Most boat charter companies offer half-day and full-day trips, but you can also customise your itinerary according to your preferences. Your cost would also change depending on the duration of the trip.

    Q3. Can beginners go snorkelling on a private boat charter in Neil Island?

    Answer: Yes, beginners can go snorkelling on a private boat charter in Neil Island. Most boat charter companies provide snorkelling gear and offer guidance on how to use it. If you're not comfortable snorkelling on your own, you can also request a guide to accompany you.

    Q4. Is it necessary to have a group to book a private boat charter for snorkelling in Neil Island?

    Answer: Many boat charter companies offer private charters for individuals or small groups. However, the cost of the charter may be higher if you're booking the boat for fewer people.

  • 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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    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!



    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!


    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:


    • Elephant & four wise men resort
    • Break Water 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

    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.
  • 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.

  • 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.


    • Elephant & four wise men resort
    • Break Water 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

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


    • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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