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

    Updated: 19 Sep 2022
    From To Status























































  • 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

Read More Read Less
  • 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. 
Read More Read Less

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.
Read More Read Less

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.

Read More Read Less
  • 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.
Read More Read Less

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.

Read More Read Less

Travel Guide for Diglipur

  • Diglipur, a hidden gem in the Andaman Islands, is a treasure trove of experiences waiting to be discovered. From its untouched beaches and underwater wonders to its rich local culture and delectable cuisine, the island promises a blend of relaxation and adventure. Whether you love seeking thrills or want a tranquil escape to a lush landscape, Diglipur offers you everything and more. 

    {show_package package-id="50,14,16,30" title="Our Package"}

    How to Reach Diglipur Island: The best way is to travel from Port Blair. Diglipur is around 330 km away from Port Blair and is best accessible by road; although you can also take the sea route. You can take a taxi or a public bus to the island with both taking you around 10-13 hours. A taxi journey would cost you around INR 8000-12000, while bus tickets cost around INR 300-900 per person. 

    Buses usually take you close to the Aerial Bay Jetty or Diglipur market in Diglipur from where you can take a taxi or auto to your hotel. Most buses usually start at 4 AM or 7 AM in the morning. 

    You can also take a ferry to Diglipur from Port Blair via Rangat. You’ll be able to book a ferry from Phoenix Jetty in Port Blair for around INR 500-900. While it will take you around 8-9 hours to reach Diglipur this way, note that the ferries are not available every day and may run for just 2-3 days a week. You’ll have to enquire about ferry services at Phoenix Jetty a few days in advance for the next available service. 

    If you're considering a trip to this off-the-beaten-path paradise, here are the top 10 activities and sights to consider:

    1. Visit Ross & Smith Islands

      The twin islands of Ross & Smith, often referred to as the twin islands, are one of the standout attractions of Diglipur. Connected by a slender sandbar, these twin islands are known for clear turquoise water and verdant landscape. Their unique sandbar connection and pristine beauty have made them an increasingly popular choice among travellers looking for the untouched charm of the Andamans.

      The sandbar connecting the islands is an ideal spot for a leisurely stroll. During low tide, it feels like you're walking in the middle of the sea.

      Note that you need permission to visit Ross and Smith Islands. For Indian nationals, the price for the permit is INR 50, while foreign nationals have to pay INR 500. 

      How to reach: To go to Ross and Smith Island, you have to first travel to Diglipur from Port Blair. The journey usually takes about 10-12 hours and starts as early as 5 AM from Port Blair. Bus tickets could cost you anything between INR 450-900. Additionally, you can rent a car or taxi, but that can be as expensive as INR 18000. 

      Visit Ross & Smith Islands

    2. Trek to Saddle Peak

      As the highest point in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a trek to Saddle Peak is a great way to explore the panoramic vistas of the Diglipur Island and even beyond. At 732 metres, Saddle Peak National Park is a garden of lush greenery, rare fauna, and interesting terrains. The hike through the tropical rainforest is as rewarding as the view from the summit. It would take you around 8-10 hours to complete the trek and be back down. 

      How to reach: It is best to start your journey early in the morning. You can take a cab or auto to the Lamia Bay from Diglipur market. You’d need permission to enter the national park, whose gates open only at 6 AM. You should carry snacks and water with you for your journey as you are less likely to find anything on the way. The trek is around 10 km. If you do not want to do it alone, you can also get a guide at the check post where you get your permission. There would be many guides nearby to help you out. You’ll also come across resting huts on your way to the peak.

      Cost: The cost of the taxi or auto to Lamia Bay could cost you around INR 400-800. The permission fee for entry into the national park is INR 25. If you take a tour guide, you’ll have to shell out INR 1000-1200. 

      Saddle Peak

    3. Relax at Kalipur Beach:

      Just a short drive away from the heart of Diglipur lies Kalipur Beach, a stretch of sand that is stunning beyond words and offers an intimate touch of the coastal beauty of the Andaman Islands. Kalipur is one of the few beaches in the Andaman Islands where you can witness the incredible sight of sea turtles nesting, especially between December and February. Olive Ridley, Leatherback, Hawksbill, and Green Turtles frequent this beach, and under the moonlit sky, you might catch the heartwarming scene of hatchlings making their first journey into the ocean. The beach is open all the time, you can sit and relax on the powdery sand. You are, however, not allowed to swim or do any other activity post 5 PM. 

      Besides swimming, you can also try your hand at snorkelling and sea walking at Kalipur Beach. Snorkelling should cost you around INR 1500-2000, while sea walking will cost you around INR 2500-3000 for 30 minutes. 

      How to reach: Kalipur Beach is just around 18 km away from Diglipur, and it should take you around You can take a bus (INR 30-50), taxi (INR 300-500) or auto (INR 200-300) from the Diglipur market. 

      Kalipur Beach, Diglipur

    4. Sunbathe in Ram Nagar Beach

      A haven for shell collectors, this beach is also an excellent spot for swimming. Ram Nagar Beach is not the most popular beach in Diglipur, but that is what makes it special. The fact that it is less commercialised in nature makes it a special sanctuary for those seeking solace and a raw touch of nature’s charm. The gentle waves make it a relatively safe spot for swimming. If you are a sunset person, you’ll not be disappointed in Ram Nagar Beach. Make sure you are at the beach around 5:30 PM; a stroll during the golden hour, with the Sun casting a warm glow over the sands, is nothing short of therapeutic.

      How to reach: Ram Nagar Beach is situated a bit far from Diglipur main town at 30 km and should take you 30-45 minutes to reach. But it is still easily accessible because of a good road. You can opt for a local taxi or an auto-rickshaw. For those with a penchant for self-exploration, renting a scooter or a bike is a delightful option. 

      A round-trip taxi or auto-rickshaw ride from Diglipur to Ram Nagar Beach could cost you around INR 600-1000, depending on negotiations and peak seasons. Renting a two-wheeler might come at a daily rate of INR 700-1000. 

      Ram Nagar Beach

    5. Explore Lamiya Bay

      Lamiya Bay, with its golden sands gently caressed by the turquoise waters, is one of Diglipur's lesser-known gems. Often overshadowed by its renowned neighbours, this bay offers a serene refuge to those wishing to escape the usual tourist trails. Lamiya Bay is perfect for long, reflective walks. Lamiya Bay’s proximity to Saddle Peak means one can combine a beach day with a trekking adventure to the highest point of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

      The ideal time to visit the bay is from 5 AM to 5 PM. 

      How to Reach: The most convenient way to reach the bay is by hiring a taxi or an auto-rickshaw. You can also rent a scooter or a bike. Depending on the mode of transport chosen, a trip to Lamiya Bay from Diglipur could range from INR 150-200 for an auto-rickshaw to INR 400-500 for a taxi. Renting a scooter or bike might cost you INR 500-700 per day. 

      Lamiya Bay

    6. Trek Inside the Alfred Caves

      The Alfred Caves, a cluster of fascinating limestone caves in Diglipur, is an adventure unlike any other and the best place to visit when you are in Diglipur. Hidden amidst the dense tropical forests, it is a group of around 41 caves. Many people visit the caves to watch swiftlets and fruit-eating bats. The swiftlet birds are famous for their edible nests that are famous in Chinese cuisine. The limestone caves are very similar to the ones in Baratang Island, although the environment inside the caves itself makes it a must-visit place. 

      How to reach: Going to and exploring Alfred caves forms part of a trek, so make sure you start your journey early morning around 5:30 AM. You’ll need the entire day to trek to the cave and explore it. Your trek will start close to Ram Nagar beach, which is accessible via bus or taxi from Diglipur at around INR 400-1000. For the most part, you’ll be trekking through a tropical forest to reach the caves. While you can trek alone, it is better to do it with a tour guide as they know their way through the jungle as well as the caves. A complete day trek to Alfred Caves could cost you around INR 3000-4000. 

      Alfred Caves

    7. Visit the Jal Tikry (Mud Volcanoes)

      If you're scouting for something offbeat in Diglipur, guess what? Jal Tikry is the spot to be. Jal Tikry in Diglipur offers visitors a glimpse into a rare geological phenomenon: a mud volcano. Unlike the conventional volcanoes that spew lava, this one is a bit different. The mud volcano actually spits out mud from beneath the Earth’s surface. Also, it is not as explosive as an actual volcano and is considered as an extension of the mud volcanoes of Baratang Island. 

      How to reach: Jal Tikry is located in Shyam Nagar village, which is approximately 20 km from the main town of Diglipur. You’ll take around 30-45 minutes to reach Shyam Nagar. You can, therefore, take a bus or taxi to the village. Bus tickets usually come at INR 30 and a taxi would cost you around INR 1000. You can also rent a scooter if you can figure out the directions. Renting a scooter would cost you around INR 500-1000 for a day. When you are in Shyam Nagar village, you can just walk a few kilometres for around 15-20 minutes in the village to see Jal Tikry.

      There is a nominal fee of around INR 30 to access Jal Tikry and the area around. You can easily spend 1-2 hours exploring Jal Tikry and Shyam Nagar village.

      al Tikry (Mud Volcanoes) 

    8. Explore the mouth-watering local cuisine

      One of the highlights of visiting Diglipur is undoubtedly the opportunity to experience its local cuisine. Rooted in the traditions of the island, the dishes in Diglipur have a unique taste that exists only in the Andamans. Whether you are a fan of seafood or looking to try authentic island flavours, the restaurants in Diglipur promise a blast of flavours for you. 

      The proximity to the ocean means a fresh catch is always on the menu. From grilled fish to succulent prawns and crabs, if you are a seafood enthusiast, you are definitely in for a treat. Don’t worry if you are a vegetarian. There are many local and fresh vegetables to choose from. 

      While Diglipur isn't flooded with high-end restaurants, it has some quaint and rustic places where you can enjoy a hearty local meal. You can try out Hira Restaurant and the Dolphin Restaurant for a satisfying meal. You should expect to spend around INR 100-500 at most of the eateries in the market. If you are planning to dine at a resort, your cost could go up to INR 1500. 

    9. Take a Short Trip to Craggy Island

      Craggy Island, located near Diglipur, is an unspoiled gem waiting to be explored. The island is located just 10 minutes away from Kalipur Beach, and is recognisable for its rocky terrains, golden sandy beaches, and lush green patches. Craggy Island is actually known for snorkelling. The reefs underwater are home to a plethora of marine species including colourful parrotfish, nimble clownfish, graceful manta rays, and even the elusive sea turtles.

      The calm waters, especially around the lagoon areas, provide a safe environment for you to familiarise yourself with the snorkelling gear and techniques, especially, if you are a beginner. There are snorkelling centres close to Kalipur Beach, who will arrange for your snorkelling trip to Craggy Island.

      How to reach: If you consider yourself a really good swimmer, then you can just swim to Craggy Island from Kalipur Beach. It should take you just 20-30 minutes. However, if you can’t make the journey, you can always take a speed boat from the Aerial Bay jetty , which comes between Diglipur and Kalipur. There are many taxis and autos that go to Aerial Bay. A taxi ride will cost you around INR 700-1000, while an auto rickshaw may charge you around INR 600. There are many dive centres close to Aerial Bay and Kalipur beach, which will take you on a guided snorkelling tour to Craggy Island for INR 3000-4000. 

      Note that you cannot go to Craggy Island if the weather is bad; it is also helpful if you keep track of the tide comings. The snorkelling centres should be able to help you with it. 

      Craggy Island

    10. Stay at a Luxurious Resort: 

      A visit to Diglipur isn't just about exploring the island. It is also about the beautiful nights and sunrise views, especially when you're staying at a fancy resort. Among the many experiences that Diglipur has to offer, nestling at a cosy resort undoubtedly ranks high. The natural beauty of the island blends perfectly with the comforts and luxury of a resort, making them ideal for both relaxation and adventure. And who doesn’t want to relax and enjoy luxury in the lap of nature? 

      There are many resorts like the Turtle Resort and Saddle Peak View Resort where you can stay when you are in Diglipur. If you want to stay by the beach, what’s better than the Pristine Beach Resort. Opting for a beachside resort in Diglipur is, without a doubt, one of the most fulfilling experiences you can gift yourself.

      A night at most of the resorts could cost you around INR 800-4000 depending on the room and facilities you need.  

  • While sun-kissed beaches with gleaming waters seem like the idea of a perfect retreat, in Andamans, there is a longing for more. The archipelago floating in the Indian Ocean offers a tropical oasis with an exotic landscape with its cluster of islands, extraordinary biodiversity, and a plethora of natural marvels. Wondering what natural wonder we are exploring in this article today? Well, behold, a comprehensive know-it-all guide for travellers about 'Turtle Nesting' in Diglipur.

    {show_package package-id="50,14,16,30" title="Our Package"}

    Turtle Nesting - What is it?

    Turtle Nesting is a term collectively used to describe the process of sea turtles laying eggs on sandy beaches and the hatching of those eggs. The location and season of nesting entirely depend on the species of sea turtles. Andamans is a popular nesting site in the South Asian region— and the only one in India. During the nesting season, female turtles make their way to the beaches and dig a hole in the sand where they further lay their eggs. These sea turtles manage to place around 100 eggs in each nest and make 3–7 nests during the nesting season. Female turtles lay their eggs late at night and leave them unattended; ordinarily, the eggs take 45 – 90 days to hatch. They break open the shell with their temporary tooth, after which a plethora of hatchlings begin crawling through the soft sand towards the ocean for the first time.

    Types of Sea Turtles Found in Diglipur

    Diglipur relishes the geographical advantage that ensures the annual visits by four kinds of the turtles, namely Olive Ridley ?(Lepidochelys olivacea)?, Leather Back (Dermochelys coriacea) , Hawksbill ?(Eretmochelys imbricata) and Green Turtles ?(Chelonia mydas)?. The Olive Ridley turtles are well-known in the Andamans. They produce about 100 eggs on each occasion with an incubation period of approximately 60 days. The leatherbacks are an unusual species in the Andaman archipelago for their population is among the significant territories in Indi-Pacific region. They produce about 85 eggs in each nest with an incubation period of almost 80 days. Hawksbill turtles are deemed vital for they are the most abundant species in India. They lay around 150-200 eggs in each nest with an incubation period of 60 days. Green Turtle is the most prevalent species in the Andamans. The eggs of green turtles hatch in almost 50 days with a success rate of 90% on a natural nest. If the nest is artificially relocated or caused any disturbance, the success rate may drop to 65%.

    Where in Diglipur?

    To witness turtle nesting in Andamans, one can visit Rangat and get to the Aamkunj beach, the Dhaninallah beach or head to Karmatang, also known as ‘Turtle Paradise’ of India. When in Diglipur, Kalipur beach is one of the few beaches in the world, where four magnificent and rare species of sea turtles, as named above, arrive annually to nest their eggs. There are amenities rendered by the Forest department for turtle nesting at Kalipur beach. In fact, it is one of the few beaches where the government has built a hatchery for solely this purpose. Ross and Smith Islands are home to Olive Ridley turtles that are widely popular for turtle nesting. Being at the right time at the right place, travellers might get to witness this natural wonder. Ramnagar Beach also relishes the topographical advantage that ensures the annual visits by Olive Ridley turtles and is also a nesting ground for these magnificent creatures. There is an artificial hatchery set up here, and visitors can witness the female sea turtles laying their eggs in the sand, and after they hatch, watching them make their way to the vast ocean.

    Getting there

    The remote beaches of Diglipur Island attract uncounted numbers of sea turtles to nest along the island's shore. On the populated and popular nesting sites, the hidden nests are located, unearthed and relocated to guard these endangered species. ?Diglipur Island lies roughly 298 kilometres via road and 100 nautical miles (180 kilometres) via sea from Port Blair. Via road, Diglipur from Port Blair is a journey of almost 13 hours traversing through the Andaman Trunk road. Daily buses between Port Blair and Diglipur run in the morning. Travellers also have the alternative of private AC buses that offer more convenience and are more expensive. One can also hire a private cab from Port Blair to Diglipur to make the journey comfortable. While planning a getaway to Diglipur, one can also take the journey of almost 8-9 hours sailing via ferry from Port Blair to Diglipur.

    Nesting Season

    Turtle nesting takes place during the winter season, and visitors can witness this must-see occurrence between October and March. A sight to watch, if lucky, people can witness both phenomenons, the nesting and the hatching. The phenomenon is hugely influenced by weather conditions. The nesting season of Olive Ridley turtles starts in October and ends in April. The nesting season of leatherbacks starts from March and ends in July. The nesting period of Hawksbill starts in September and ends in October. The nesting season of green turtles starts in June and ends in November.

    If you are a traveller

    Turtle nesting is usually witnessed at night, and it is advised to hire a local guide. They know the region well, and would be the best bet at educating you about the process.
    Remember, you must be quiet as a mouse during this time.
    Remember, to not try and touch the turtles or the eggs or go near them. They might feel threatened and go back into the ocean.
    Remember, to not feed the turtles.
    Remember, to not litter on the beach. Especially with plastic as turtles often mistake it for jellyfish.

    While you plan your vacation to Andamans, remember to keep the nesting season in mind, if you too would like to observe turtle nesting live in action. Andamans, with its idyllic beaches, awaits your arrival and Diglipur, with its concealed natural marvels. What are you waiting for?

  • Overview

    Saddle Peak, at the ascent of 732m, is the highest point in the Bay of Bengal and overlooks the glorious coasts of North and Middle Andaman. Surrounded by Saddle Peak National Park, the trail is steep and 8 kilometres long. The abode of the highest peak in Andamans, wild flora and fauna, deciduous evergreen rainforests, and natural wonders, Saddle Peak National Park lies approximately 5 kilometres from Diglipur and 300 kilometres from Port Blair. Set up in the year 1979, the national park houses Andaman wild pig, hill myna, water monitor, dolphins, imperial pigeon, the saltwater crocodile, and several more. With an area of roughly 33 square miles, the national park runs north to south along the eastern coast of the North Andaman Island, bordering the sea, adjacent to a long-drawn rocky beach. The park experiences a humid, warm and wet tropical climate, also identified as typically oceanic.

    {show_package package-id="19,1,33,23" title="Our Package"}

    Uninhabited by humans, tourists need to take permission from the Forest Department to be able to trek through this park. Herewith ensuring the safety and preservation of wildlife and the environment. After an 8-kilometre long trail to the peak from the entry gate, trekkers arrive at a vantage spot created at the top so that they can bask in the panoramic landscape. While taking a hike to the Saddle Peak, trekkers cross several huts and benches at close intervals to take short breaks to rest. There are three viewpoints on this trek, one offers a bird's eye view of the Andaman and Nicobar islands, the second peak also called, "ice degree peak" is the coldest point, and the third peak presents a phenomenal view traversing Diglipur to Mayabunder. Saddle Peak, which is the highest point in the archipelago lies in close vicinity to the Kalipur beach, Lamiya Bay Beach, Ramnagar Beach and the Twin Islands.

    How to reach

    Saddle Peak National Park is roughly 300 kilometres from Port Blair and 5 kilometres from Diglipur. Visitors can take a bus to Kalipur which is just 18 kilometres from Diglipur. From here, it hardly takes 10 minutes to reach Lamia Bay, which is the base of the Saddle Peak. Permits are issued from the Forest Department Office which lies opposite to the park entrance at the trailhead.


    One of the most desirable places for botanists, nature and bird lovers, tourists can hike in this rain forest. Only day trip visits are allowed in this National Park, and one has to pay an entry fee and explore it from morning to evening. As of now, the camping facility is not there in this National Park. Visitors can discover various rare species of plants, reptiles, and birds. Hiking is the best way to explore this park for all ages of people. It is a secure park as you can find forest guards throughout this park and it's advisable to start your visit early in the morning and carry enough snacks and water as there is nothing available in Saddle peak National Park.

    Wondering what to do on Saddle Peak National Park?

    1. One of the most desirable places for botanists, nature and bird lovers, tourists can hike in this rain forest. Saddle Peak National Park houses Andaman wild pig, hill myna, water monitor, dolphins, imperial pigeon, the saltwater crocodile, and several more animals, along with a landscape that offers a freshwater pool, 10 perennial streams and 132 seasonal streams inside the Park.

    2. Saddle Peak, at the ascent of 732m, is the highest point in the Bay of Bengal and overlooks the glorious coasts of North and Middle Andaman. Trekking and hiking are a popular activity with tourists. After an 8-kilometre long trail to the peak from the entry gate, trekkers arrive at a vantage spot created at the top so that they can bask in the panoramic landscape.

    3. There are three viewpoints on this trek, one offers a bird's eye view of the Andaman and Nicobar islands, the second peak also called, "ice degree peak" is the coldest point, and the third peak presents a phenomenal view traversing Diglipur to Mayabunder.

    4. Visitors can expect to pass Kalpong, the only river of Andamans that flows through the forest and offers a refreshing freshwater stream where water is drinkable. Often trekkers stop for a while to wash their faces and catch some breath before continuing their hike.

    Closing statement

    Saddle Peak National Park houses a freshwater pool, which supplies water to Diglipur. Other than this, there are 10 perennial streams and 132 seasonal streams inside the Park. To maintain and preserve biodiversity, activities like development, forestry, poaching, hunting and grazing on cultivation are strictly prohibited. The forest is lush green and offers opportunities like scaling the natural steps made by the roots of old trees.

    Getting There: Make your way from Diglipur to Lamiya Beach. It marks the foothill of Saddle Peak, the highest peak of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Permits are issued from the Forest Department Office which lies opposite to the park entrance at the trailhead.

    What to do: Trekking, Bird Watching, and spotting rare animals.

    What not to miss: After an 8-kilometre long trail to the peak, trekkers arrive at a vantage spot created at the top so that they can bask in the panoramic landscape of North and Middle Andaman Islands.

    Best time to visit: Saddle Peak National Park welcomes visitors throughout the year. The best time of the year to visit is between the months of November to March. The monsoons last from June to October and the biodiversity blooms at that time as well, though monsoons in Andamans are a bit harsh.

    What to carry: Carry bottled water, sunglasses, cap/hat, comfortable clothing, and hiking shoes to enjoy the exploration. A camera to capture mesmerizing moments while trekking through the rainforest, and the bird-eye view of the archipelago.

    Nearby Attractions: Lamiya Bay Beach, Kalipur Beach, Alfred Caves

    Essential Info:

    Medical Facilities in Saddle Peak National Park- There is no medical facility near the beach, the closest community Health Centre is at Diglipur, and the closest medical facility is the G.B.P Hospital at Port Blair offering a team of super-specialized Doctors in the various departments.

    Timings- Saddle Peak can be visited anytime between Sunrise to sunset, thus 4 am to 5 pm is the best time to visit the national park to explore the national park wholeheartedly.

    Mobile Connectivity- Mobile connectivity in Saddle Peak might not be up to one’s expectation, thus keeping aside all the worldly attachments to overlook the magnificence of the neighbouring islands from the top.

  • Overview:

    Among the reigning landscapes of Andamans, Diglipur's crowned glory lies the tranquil village of Kalipur. What comes to mind when we talk about Kalipur are images of famed Kalipur beach, volcano grey sand, and turtle nesting. Kalipur beach is one of the few beaches in the world, where four rare species of sea turtles, Olive Ridley, Leather Back, Hawksbill and Green Turtles, come to nest their eggs. When the tide is low, the usual serene beach looks glum with corals scattered throughout and some mangrove trees embracing the coast. There are amenities rendered by the Forest department for turtle nesting at Kalipur beach. In fact, it is one of the few beaches where the government has built a hatchery for solely this purpose.

    Wherever you go in Andamans, crystal clear water follows, making it perfect for swimming and snorkelling. Kalipur beach is no exception to it. Snorkelling and scuba diving here offers a chance to dive deep in an ocean of rich coral reefs, fishes, and endangered species of turtles. Jellyfish, dead corals, mangrove plants at the beach shore grants it a warm and subtle vibe. Kalipur beach is a blend of sand and rock shores with a fishing village nearby. Visitors are advised against sunbathing as sandflies frequent the beach often. Despite the reports of spotting saltwater crocodiles around the stretch, no crocodiles have been found for quite some time now.

    {show_package package-id="50,14,16,30" title="Our Package"}

    How to reach:

    The tourist season in North Andaman is between November and March in a year. 90% are domestic tourists, and the rest are foreign nationals. Kalipur Beach is 300 kilometres from Port Blair, just 18 kilometres from Diglipur and is easily accessible via taxis or local buses. Tourists can take the bus from the main market (bazaar) in Diglipur to reach the beach as it lies behind the idyllic village of Kalipur.


    With an endless number of turtles that belong to rare species, Kalipur Beach in Diglipur is a beautiful beach where these magnificent creatures arrive annually to lay eggs. Turtle nesting takes place during the winter season, and visitors can witness this must-see occurrence between October and March. Female turtles lay their eggs late at night, and baby turtles begin crawling in morning hours. Visitors can expect to watch a plethora of hatchlings crawling through the soft sand towards the ocean for the first time. A sight to watch, if lucky, people can witness both phenomenons, the nesting and the hatching.

    Wondering what to do on Kalipur Beach?

    1. The beach is famed for its turtle nesting, and four kinds of turtles come here to lay their eggs. The site is preserved, and security guards are present 24x7 to ensure the safety of the turtles. One might need a guide at night to witness turtle nesting.

    2. If you want to witness the picturesque coral reefs in abundance and a variety of marine animals, then you must go for snorkelling and scuba diving at Kalipur beach. You might even get to see an octopus or a sea turtle deep in the water if you get lucky. If water adventures are not your thing, one may also enjoy swimming along the seashore. The ambience of the beach and lush mangrove backdrop makes swimming a surreal experience indeed.

    3. A twenty-minute swim away from the beach lies Craggy Island where the water is clear as a crystal and one can see fishes swimming beneath it. With vibrant coral reefs that are home to a range of colourful fishes and sea beings, Craggy Island is a beautiful sight to behold, swim and relax in.

    4. Saddle Peak, which is the highest point in the Bay of Bengal lies in close vicinity to the beach, and visitors can either trek to the peak or simply get the view of the same from the Kalipur Beach. You can see Kalipur Beach, Craggy Island and Lamia Bay once you reach the top.

    Closing statement:

    The beach relishes the geographical advantage that ensures the annual visits by four kinds of the turtles, namely Olive Ridley, Leather Back, Hawksbill and Green Turtles. Fringed by dense forest and sparkling sapphire waves, the grey-sand beach at Kalipur is one of the most loved spots for locals and tourists alike in Andaman and Nicobar Island.

    Getting There: Kalipur Beach can be easily reached from Diglipur by either hiring a car or travelling in public buses that run from Diglipur Bazaar.
    What to do: Snorkelling, scuba diving, turtle nesting, craggy island.
    What not to miss: Witness what the beach is famous for, turtle nesting.
    Best time to visit: Turtle nesting season is between the months of October to March making it the best time to visit the Kalipur beach to have experience of this natural phenomenon. Being close to the ocean, the climate remains pleasant throughout, welcoming visitors throughout the year.

    What to carry: Bottled water, sunglasses, cap/hat, flip flops, and swimwear to enjoy beach time. A camera to capture mesmerizing moments spent at the beach. You can get snorkelling gear from rental hire in Diglipur Town or Kalipur Beach.

    Nearby Attractions: Craggy Island, Lamiya Bay Beach, Saddle Peak

    Essential Info:

    Medical Facilities in Kalipur Beach- There is no medical facility near the beach, the closest community Health Centre is at Diglipur and the nearest medical facility is the G.B.P Hospital at Port Blair offering a team of super-specialized Doctors in the various departments.

    Timings- Kalipur Beach remains open throughout the day. The turtle nesting occurs most often at night.

    Mobile Connectivity- You might find a functional 2G network, and experience call drops, voice breaks during calls throughout.

  • Overview

    The abode of palm-fringed beaches, long shores, emerald ocean, and natural wonders, Ross & Smith Islands lie at a distance of 20 kilometres from Diglipur and 320 kilometres from Port Blair. Cradled in the lap of the Andaman archipelago, these twin islands orchestrate a colour play in nature's palette that changes with the tide and the sun. One of the most sought after destinations, Ross and Smith Islands can be identified in the pictures by its symbolic natural sandbar connecting these sister islands. To preserve the environment commercial activities are not licensed. The crystal clear water surrounding Ross & Smith Islands is ideal for snorkelling and swimming. Nevertheless, in the absence of service providers for the same, visitors are encouraged to bring their snorkelling gear to explore the hidden underground gems.

    One of the primary highlights to visit Diglipur is being able to cover the mystic twin islands. The oh-so-beautiful islands gained so much popularity among the travellers owing to the published articles and pictures. An aerial shot of two islands surrounded by emerald waters connected by a strip of sand has made rounds in several publications and social media. Ross & Smith Islands are two separate islands connected by a slim fifty-meter long natural sand bar where travellers get to walk from one island to the other while being surrounded by crystal clear tranquil sea. Visible during low tides, the crescent-shaped "Sandbar Beach" gets submerged during high tide. While reading up on these islands, a description like picture-perfect virgin beaches, turquoise water and tropical forests, is most likely to come up. Lush forests envelop the beach and are ideal for exploring natural hiking trails. The beaches are seldom overcrowded, owing to its remote location, and visitors can bask in the experience at their own pace.

    {show_package package-id="50,14,16,30" title="Our Package"}

    How to reach:

    To avail a visit to these islands, one requires a forest permit that can be obtained from the Forest Office at Diglipur on all days barring Sunday. The entry fee imposed for the permit, is 500 INR for foreigners, 50 INR for Indian adults, 25 INR for children. To preserve and sustain the serenity of the island, the government does not permit visitors to stay back into this island. As the island is in the closer vicinity of Diglipur, one can reach Aerial Bay to travel to the island by ferry. It takes around 20 minutes to reach the island, and Dungis or wooden boats are no longer permitted, so visitors hire fibre boats.


    Smith Island has a lot in store for travellers, offers ample bamboo huts, changing rooms and toilets. It's also best suited for island camping and exploring the coastal village life. At times the wild elephants that reside in the forests can be found bathing in the sun. The most prominent highlight of the island is a Marine Sanctuary which makes it the perfect place for spotting gorgeous coral reefs underwater and a rare collection of colourful fishes. Ross and Smith Islands are home to Olive Ridley turtles that are widely popular for turtle nesting. Being at the right time at the right place, travellers might get to witness this natural wonder. If you visit Ross islands offseason, chances of you experiencing the beach exclusively to yourself rise exponentially.

    Wondering what to do on Ross & Smith Islands?

    1. Turquoise water makes Ross & Smith Island ideal for snorkelling and swimming. One side of the bar has shallow water, making swimming easier for beginners and crystal clear waters make snorkelling a cherishable experience.

    2. There is a Marine Sanctuary on this island where one can spot beautiful coral reefs and numerous colourful fishes underwater.

    3. The beach is surrounded by tropical forests and is a favourite amongst trekking and hiking enthusiasts. Travellers can indulge in hiking these trails on their own.

    Closing Statement:

    What an experience it would be if you could go walking from one beautiful island to another attached by a picturesque white sand bar amidst crystal emerald sea! Littered with sea-shells these islands offer an engulfing solitude where visitors can spend hours sunbathing in solace along with other aqua adventures. The boats arrive at Smith Island from where the visitors can take a ten-minute walk to Ross Island. One side of the sand bar has shallow and calm lagoons which makes it ideal for children and adults who are not sure about their swimming skills. The other side has mild waves for people who prefer a certain level of thrill while venturing into the sea. Minutes turn into hours in the blink of an eye captivated in the beauty of these islands. Lazing around on the beach, strolling barefoot over the fine sand from one island to the other, swimming in the clear waters, and just soaking up the sun takes up an entire day at these twin islands.

    Getting There: The most convenient way to get to the Ross and Smith Islands is via a boat from the Aerial Bay Jetty.
    What to do: Snorkelling, sunbathing, long walks on the beach, nature trails in the tropical forests.
    What not to miss: The natural sand bar connecting the islands.
    Best time to visit: Summers in the twin islands are warm and sultry. The best time to visit the islands would be in the months of October to May.
    What to carry: Light clothing, beachwear, sunscreen, lunch boxes, drinking water, snacks, slippers and cap
    Nearby Attractions: Kalipur Beach, Lamiya Bay Beach, Saddle Peak

    Essential Info:

    Medical Facilities on Ross & Smith Islands- There is no medical facility near the beach, the closest community Health Centre is at Diglipur and the nearest medical facility is the G.B.P Hospital at Port Blair offering a team of super-specialized Doctors in the various departments.

    Timings- Ross & Smith Islands can be visited anytime between Sunrise to sunset, thus 7 am to 6 pm is the best time to visit the twin islands to experience the serenity of nature.

    Mobile Connectivity- Mobile connectivity in Ross & Smith Islands is very similar to what your reason to be here is, disconnect. After Diglipur visitors face severe network issues.

  • Diglipur, a remote hamlet in North Andamans, hums with a sense of liveliness. Being an offbeat destination, the tourist influx is less as compared to its sister islands. The infrastructure is expanding gradually and still does not count as a luxurious place to stay. Owing to its eco-tourism, Diglipur houses a few guesthouses and resorts, with all the necessary amenities. It is advisable to pre-book the accommodation as the demand runs high among travellers. Here are a few recommendations on where to stay, when in Diglipur.

    1. Turtle Resort- Located in Kalipur Beach, Turtle Resort is a government accommodation that provides spacious and well-kept rooms at a reasonable price. The property offers 11 rooms spread across two floors and is couple as well as family-friendly. The amenities include 24-hour front desk assistance, restaurant, garden, laundry and medical assistance. Some in-room amenities include a wardrobe, telephone, bed, separate sitting areas and attached bathrooms with a supply of hot/cold water.

    2. Pristine Beach Resort- Located in Kalipur Beach, Pristine Beach Resort is a perfect and pristine eco-resort for your vacation. The property has an impressive unique beachfront style and a multi-cuisine restaurant, at a modest price. Whether you are a couple on honeymoon, planning a family vacation or solo traveller, they have standard AC rooms, deluxe cottages and villa grand cottages as per requirement.

    3. Saddle Peak View Resort- Located in Kalipur, Saddle Peak View Resort as the name suggests offers a sublime view of the highest mountain peak of Andamans, Saddle Peak. The property welcomes honeymooners, family, and group holidays, all the same. The amenities include garden, restaurant, room service and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi, and private parking at extra cost.

    4. Titlee Guest House- Located in Diglipur Market, Titlee guest house was constructed in late 2013 with the aim of rendering the most dependable private settlement one can find in the market in Diglipur. Unlike Turtle Nest, Pristine, and Saddle Peak View, which requires travel, Titlee guest house lies right in the heart of Diglipur. Markets, restaurants and bus stops are at a walk-able distance from the property.

    5. APWD Guest House- Located in Diglipur, New APWD Guest House offers comfortable accommodation at modest prices. Ideal for business and leisure travellers, the property lies in the heart of the island and offers amenities like an in-house restaurant that serves appetizing meals. The property provides basic travel information & assistance, local guides, reservations, pickup/drop facilities from airport/railway station/bus stand.


    A gentle yet essential reminder for travellers is that they need to ensure bookings to stay in any of the accommodations in Diglipur as these places are mostly reserved well in advance. The most well-known amongst these is the Turtle Resort run by the Director of Tourism. Besides that, there is Pristine Beach Resort which presents travellers with eco-friendly huts, and Saddle Peak View Resort which grants visitors an unforgettable view of Saddle Peak. As mentioned above, several tourists prefer to stay at Kalipur, a little away from Diglipur, where the stay options are ample and the beach is a stone's throw away.

  • Andaman and Nicobar islands are a cluster of 572 islets, of which 36 are inhabited, and fewer are open to tourists. With the government easing up on permits, tourism in the union territory has been swiftly picking up since 2018. Some islands are home to several indigenous tribes who have zero  contact  with  the  outside  world.  The islands located north of 10° north latitude are called Andaman, and the islands positioned south of 10° north latitude are termed Nicobar.

    North, Middle, and South Andaman, are collectively known as Great Andaman, and Diglipur is one of the hidden gems in the Northern Andamans. With hills and linear longitudinal valleys, the Andamans has rough terrain. Constituted of sandstone, limestone, and rocks of Cenozoic age (i.e., formed during the past 65 million years), flatland is scarce and is limited to Betapur region on Middle Andaman and Diglipur on North Andaman. Diglipur is the largest town in the Andaman Archipelago lying at a distance of 185 miles north of Port Blair via road and 100 nautical miles via sea.

    {show_package package-id="50,14,16,30" title="Our Package"}

    Northern Andamans is surrounded by several small island groups, and the island's primary town is Diglipur. Spread across the area of 1400 square kilometres, Diglipur is considered to be the biggest inhabited town of the Northern Andamans. Formerly, the island was home to an indigenous population of the Great Andamanese, the Bo community, that are nowhere to be found today. Currently populated by immigrants from the Indian mainland and their descendants, the island also boasts of the highest point in the archipelago, Saddle Peak at 731 metres.

    Nestled at an elevation of 43m above sea level, Diglipur lies in the southern region of Aerial Bay. The Aerial bay is the solitary seaport for Diglipur and is the primary boarding point for all the inter-island ferries arriving into Diglipur from Port Blair, Havelock, Neil, and other parts of the island. This is also the point from where you take a motorboat to Ross n Smith Island. Diglipur also benefits from tourist influx to nearby attractions in North Andamans, which include the likes of Ross and Smith islands, the Saddle Peak National Park, the beaches at Lamiya bay, Ram Nagar, Kalipur and mud volcanoes.

    Diglipur has a diverse geological composition with beaches, misty peaks, mud volcanoes and limestone caves. It is traversed by the Kalpong River, the only river of the Andaman islands. Otherwise known for its oranges, rice and marine life, Diglipur offers an experience of living in a peaceful village, away from the hustle-bustle of urban life. An untouched beauty for the tourists, Diglipur offers a remote landscape and an off the beaten path experience.

    Every year nearly 200,000 visitors visit the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, but sadly, 95% of them never omit the sacred Port Blair- Havelock- Neil Island triangle. The lush backdrop of rainforests, extensive stretches of sand, and crystal clear waters add to the appeal of the beaches while also offering aqua adventures such as snorkelling, scuba diving, and sea walking to the tourists. We implore you to discover Diglipur, one of the beautifully kept secrets in Indian destinations, unique for its heterogeneity in culture, language, religion, cuisines, landscapes, sea, and climate.

  • The largest town in the North Andaman Islands, Diglipur Island is a fascinating town. Since it is distant from popular tourist attractions like Port Blair and Havelock Island, it often goes unnoticed. However, its remoteness is what makes it an exclusive and enthralling destination. There is a lot to explore in this town, for instance, rich flora and fauna, natural parks, and lively marine life. Diglipur Island is the one-stop destination for nature lovers as well as adrenaline junkies. Here, you can climb the highest peak in the Gulf of Bengal, explore a network of underground caves, observe an active mud volcano, and witness turtle nesting and hatching embraced by crystal clear azure waters.

    You will be rewarded with mind-blowing natural attractions if you make your long journey far north in the Andaman Islands. If you are an adventure lover, then you should visit Diglipur Island with snorkeling gear, trekking shoes, and enough time in your hands.

    By the looks of it, however, you may find it a tiny dusty town. The infrastructure is still not developed completely keeping in mind the tourists. That is why, it is a bit tricky place to stay in if you are one of those tourists who prefer luxury vacations. Autos and taxis are pricey and buses have fixed timings. Scooters are also not available easily and tough to get hold of. Therefore, Diglipur Island is definitely not a basic tourist destination but if you are daring enough to reach here, then be ready for an adventure of a lifetime that cannot be experienced anywhere else!

    What to expect while visiting Diglipur Island?

    The best time to visit Diglipur Island is from October to March. The temperature is comparatively cool during this time.

    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 in its beach.

    Some of the loveliest beaches in Andaman Island are located in Diglipur Island, and thus it becomes the must-visit destination while you are vacationing on this island. Its scenic beaches promise silky white sands and uninterrupted views of the clear blue skies. The landscape changes entirely as the sky becomes way too dramatic during monsoons.

    Places to see in Diglipur

    A quirky little town, Diglipur Island is situated on the northernmost tip of the island chain. It is off the tourist trail probably because of its remoteness from the rest of the Andaman Islands. You can reach this place via road (Andaman Trunk Road) or by a ten-hour voyage through ships. If you want to witness the ingenious version of the Andaman Islands which is a serene parallel world mostly unnoticed, then you have to visit Diglipur to fulfill your travel dream. It is a small town with lodges, vegetable and fish market, temple, bakeries, and a water stream swarmed with hyacinth. Travellers are an unusual sight here, which is a good thing if you don’t like crowds.

    Andaman Island is so much more than only sea and sand. If you want to witness impressive natural attractions, then you should spend time in Diglipur. The surrounding sights are amazingly beautiful as well. Have a look at what you can explore in and around Diglipur.

    Diglipur Island offers the most romantic experience to the couples. The beaches are popular for the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises in Andaman Islands. Imagine strolling on the beach with your partner amidst a glorious pink and red sunset in the background! Such a fantastic marvel of nature can be witnessed at its secluded beaches. The evenings offer the best natural views. You can catch the most beautiful sunrise of your life here with the sky painted in various lovely hues.

    Ram Nagar Beach

    This 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.

    The 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.

    Alfred Caves

    Diglipur Island is home to more than 41 unexplored caves. Alfred Caves were one of them, named after the scientist who discovered them. These are limestone caves and are completely secluded due to the dense jungle. These are unique and thus, difficult to reach. A trek to these caves is not meant for someone who is faint-hearted as one has to do strenuous trekking for about an hour through narrow jungle trails. October to April is the best time to visit the caves. Avoid the rainy season completely as the paths are slippery and extremely unsafe.

    Lamiya Bay Beach

    The gorgeous Lamiya Bay Beach is at the foothills of the highest peak in the Island- Saddle Peak. The beauty of the dazzling beach is further accentuated by the polished pebbles that are laid down on the shoreline. The beach is visited mostly by either honeymooners or nature lovers as it is a highly photographic beach with shrubs and trees displaying contrast. To savor the beauty of sun, sand and shade on a sunny and bright day, there are beautiful eco-friendly huts and watchtowers on the shoreline for the tourists.

    Ross & Smith Islands

    The majestic twin islands of Ross and Smith are the most stunning attraction in North Island. The islands are connected by a thin fifty-meter long sand bar. During high tide, this white silky sandy bar descends inside the sea, whereas it surfaces up again during low tide. On the one side, you can go swimming and on the other side, you can enjoy snorkeling. The warm water is crystal clear that offers good visibility. These untamed virgin beaches are the most picture-perfect ones in Andaman Island.

    Jal Tikry

    Shyamnagar village in Diglipur Island beholds something very rare. Trekking through its dense forests will make you witness a unique scientific phenomenon called the mud volcanoes, which are locally known as Jal Tikry. These are active for years and some of them have been dormant for quite some time. Considered as one of the rarest occurrences across the whole world, you should include this place in your travel bucket list for sure.

    If you have got more time in hand, then you can also explore Kalipur Beach and Saddle Peak National Park. Both of them are perfect for nature lovers. The time spent here will surely leave you with such sweet memories to cherish for the rest of your life.

    Enjoying a vacation in Diglipur Island requires early planning as it has limited availability for everything. This is not the place where anything can be arranged in a single click. So, if you want to have your beach holiday at this majestic place with breathtaking beauty, then start deciding on things from now. The peak seasons are extremely busy here and availability becomes a major concern. Thus, associate yourself with a reliable tour operator who would make arrangements for everything including stays, ferry transfers, water activities, and a lot more.

    Reaching Diglipur Island

    Diglipur Island is located far up in the North Andaman Island, and is nearly 290 kilometers by road and 180 kilometers by sea from the capital city, Port Blair. You can choose to reach there by road, sea or air.

    1. By air- The fastest and the most exciting option for travel, helicopters are definitely the best choice. During the journey, you can have a look at the breathtaking aerial views of the emerald islands. This is totally worth the extra cost! But since the seats are limited that get full often, you should book at least one day in advance. You can check about the timings and fare at A&N Tourism Information Centre. There is also a baggage limitation.

    2. By sea- This is the most common travel option. Direct ships are available three-four times every week from Phoenix Bay to Aerial Bay. From here, it is nearly nine kilometers to Diglipur Island and nine kilometers to Kalipur in the opposite direction. The complete journey tales nearly a total of ten hours and maybe longer sometimes but more comfortable overnight sails are also available. You can book your tickets at Phoenix Bay office or at the administration block by ‘the Dolphin roundabout’ in Diglipur Island.

    3. By road- Crossing three creeks on the way and the Jarawa tribe area, you can travel up north also by Andaman Trunk Road. However, the journey is quite tiring as it can take up to twelve long hours. There are various early morning buses plying daily from Port Blair to Diglipur Island. You need to buy tickets at least one day prior to the journey date. You can also choose to commute via private AC buses that offer more comfort but are pricier.

    Places to stay in Diglipur Island

    There are four-five guesthouses in Diglipur Island nearby the main market and stadium. They have all the basic necessities only. Thus, you should not expect luxurious amenities here. If you are looking for high-end resorts, then you can stay in Kalipur, which is twenty kilometers away from Diglipur Island. Cheap bamboo huts are also offered by them. The properties get crowded during peak season. So you should make sure to get your stay pre-booked from a local tour operator. 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.

    Some of the best places to stay in Diglipur Island are as follows:

    • Turtle Resort
    • Pristine Beach Resort
    • Saddle Peak View Resort
    • Titlee Guest House
    • APWD Guest House

    Restaurants in Diglipur Island

    As the place is not a tourist hub, restaurants are not in abundance here. But bakeries are surplus here. Some of the best restaurants and food outlets in Diglipur Island are mentioned below:

    • Anu Bar & Restaurant
    • Hira Restaurant
    • Dolphin Restaurant
    • The Hangout Restro
    • Foodies

    Diglipur Island is like a cosmopolitan town where people from all over India live. It would be a strange feeling to have a conversation with locals from Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, and even Bihar at the same time and at the same place. There is diversity in unity as well because of the underlying shared beliefs that unite all of them in harmony. Far from mainland India, Diglipur Island is a great place to experience nature at its best. Such an offbeat destination should be on every nature enthusiast’s travel bucket list because once you reach there, the rewards would be beyond your imagination.

    Andaman Island Travels offers a diverse variety of holiday packages in Diglipur that are carefully designed to keep in mind the requirements of its esteemed clients. These packages can be customised also to suit individual preferences. The tour operating company has a reputation for planning an excellent vacation across the Andaman Island. Its experienced team of professionals makes sure that you have a magical time here. It understands that a vacation is among the most fun-filled days in one’s life and that’s why, the company ensures that all your wishes are fulfilled when it comes to a vacation in the Andamans. It makes sure that even the tiniest thing is taken care of.


Travel Guide

Travel Guide for Port Blair

Travellers Choice

Top-rated Water Sports in the Andaman Islands

Top Things To Do In Andaman Islands

How To Reach Andaman Islands

Sightseeing Spots in Port Blair

Sightseeing Spots at Neil Island

Sightseeing Spots in Diglipur

Andaman Islands

Top Rated Beach Cafe and Bar

Sightseeing Spots at Baratang Island

Sightseeing Spots at Havelock Island

Sightseeing Spots at Mayabunder Island

Sightseeing Spots of Rangat Island

Travel Guide for Neil Island

Travel Guide for Rangat Island

Travel Guide for Mayabunder Island

Travel Guide for Havelock Island

Travel Guide for Baratang Island