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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Travel Guide for Mayabunder Island

  • Tucked away deep in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago lies a hidden gem known as Mayabunder Island. With its lush landscapes, turquoise waters, and captivating culture, Mayabunder is a dream destination for anyone who seeks an off-the-beaten-path experience. Whether you are an adventurer, a nature lover, or just love art and crafts, this tropical paradise has something for everyone. 

    How to reach Mayabunder Island: Mayabunder is around 250 km away from the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair. The most popular way to reach Mayabunder Island from Port Blair is by bus. You can find many direct buses, which run every day, from Port Blair to Mayabunder. It is best to take a bus that starts early in the morning around 4:30 AM. It takes around 10 hours to reach Mayabunder from Port Blair. Public buses will take you to the Panighar Junction in Mayabunder for around INR 350-500. Private buses may charge around INR 800-1000. Most buses to Mayabunder start at the Aberdeen bus depot in Port Blair. 

    If you want to take the sea route, you can take a ferry from Port Blair to Mayabunder. However, the direct ferry usually runs once a week from the Phoenix Jetty in Port Blair. You can also take ferries that go to Diglipur or Rangat, and that may stop at Mayabunder on the way. You’ll have to enquire about these ferries at the Phoenix Jetty itself or at any other travel agency in Port Blair. The sea route takes around 6-7 hours in most cases. 

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    Let us take you on a virtual tour of the top 10 things to do in Mayabunder Island that will leave you yearning for a real-life visit soon!

    1. Explore Karmatang Beach

    Your Mayabunder adventure begins with a visit to the enchanting Karmatang Beach, a coastal haven that embodies the essence of tropical paradise. As you step onto the powdery white sands that stretch as far as the eye can see, you will feel the warm breeze of the waves crashing against the shore. 

    Karmatang Beach, however, is not just a scenic delight; it is also a sanctuary for marine life, especially turtles. The beach is a nesting ground for Olive Ridley turtles, and if you visit during the nesting season, you might be lucky enough to witness the stunning spectacle of baby turtles making their brave journey into the vast ocean. 

    Whether you want to lounge under the shade of palm trees or simply gaze at the horizon as the Sun sets, Karmatang Beach offers an experience that captures the essence of Mayabunder's natural beauty and serenity. You can watch the sunrise around 5 in the morning and the sunset at around 5:30 PM. 

    How to reach: Karmatang beach is around 12 km away from Mayabunder’s town centre, which is Danapur Junction. You can take a jeep and you will reach the beach in around 30 minutes. Most jeeps charge around INR 500-700 for one way. 

    Explore Karmatang Beach

    1. Discover Avis Island

    A journey to Mayabunder is not complete without visiting the captivating Avis Island—an oasis of serenity and natural beauty that beckons travellers with its pristine shores, vibrant marine life, and untouched landscapes. 

    The adventure to Avis Island begins with a 30-minute scenic boat ride across the deep blue waters. The journey itself is a precursor to the magic that awaits. The dense foliage and towering trees create a lush canopy that invites you to explore the Avis Island. The island's unspoiled landscapes offer a haven for nature enthusiasts, birdwatchers, and those seeking solitude in the embrace of the wild.

    For nature enthusiasts, Avis Island is a paradise for birdwatching. The dense forests and coastal habitats provide sanctuary to a variety of bird species, making it an ideal spot to observe avian life in action.

    How to reach: Avis Island is best accessed by a boat. You will get a ferry from the Mayabunder Jetty and from there it is around 20 minutes to the island. A boat ride will cost you around INR 200. 

    Remember that Avis Island is usually closed to visitors. If you still want to explore its untouched beauty, you’d first have to get permission from forest department in Mayabunder. 

    Avis Island

    1. Visit the German Jetty

    Stepping into the pages of history, a visit to the German Jetty in Mayabunder is like uncovering a hidden chapter from the history of the Andaman Islands. If you are a history buff, you should definitely visit this World War II-era structure. The jetty was once a strategic hub for repairing submarines during the war, and is a poignant reminder of the struggle of the people during the war. Like the Japanese Bunkers and the Cellular Jairl, the German jetty is a reminder of the tragedy the island had witnessed in the past. 

    The German jetty is located close to the government APWD guesthouse in Mayabunder. Therefore, you can easily hire a local taxi or an auto-rickshaw to take you directly to the jetty. It should take you around 15-20 minutes to reach the German Jetty and cost you around INR 200-300.

     German Jetty 

    1. Trek to Ray Hill

    If you are seeking an immersive adventure amidst untouched wilderness of Mayabunder, an exhilarating trek to Ray Hill is you best bet. Ray Hills is an ecovillage located in Mayabunder. It is maintained by the Andaman and Nicobar Forest and Plantation Development Corporation. It has it own guest houses, elephant safaris, and even activities for children like rock climbing. 

    There’s also a forest museum in Ray Hills that informs the public about the various flora and fauna available in the hills. You can also go for a trekking expedition in Ray Hills, which could take you around 2-3 hours. The trek takes you through dense forests that is lush with many different and exotic plant species. 

    You should start the trek early in the morning to avoid the midday heat and to allow yourself ample time to enjoy the breathtaking views from the top. You can get a local tour guide to help you through the trek. While there is no entry fee for entering Ray Hills, if you get a touring guide, you’ll have to shell out around INR 1500. 

    Ray Hill is easily accessible as it is just 15 minutes away from Mayabunder Jetty. You can take a boat, which will cost you around INR 200. 

    Trek to Ray Hill

    1. Visit Austin X Island 

    Located just a boat ride away from Mayabunder, Austin X Island with its lush landscapes, stunning beaches, and turquoise waters, is a great place for adventure seekers. Austin X boasts of towering coconut palms sway in the gentle breeze, casting dappled shadows on the powdery sands below. The beaches here are an invitation to relax, rejuvenate, and immerse yourself in the soothing embrace of nature. 

    With no bustling crowds or commercial distractions, Austin X Island is the best place to go if you want to get away from the world. Whether you are taking a leisurely walk along its shores, listening to the waves, or gazing at the starlit sky at night, a trip to Austin X promises to be your in this lifetime.

    You can get direct boats to Auxtin X from Mayabunder Jetty. In most cases, it takes around 30 minutes to reach the island. It is better if you travel early morning if you want to enjoy the island and be back on time to catch a boat back Mayabunder. Private boats can charge you around INR 500-1000 for the trip. There are no eateries in the remote island, so remember to take some snacks along with you. The ideal visit time for the island is around 3-4 hours. 

    Visit Austin X Island

    1. Witness Bamboo Craftsmanship

    Mayabunder Island is not only blessed with natural beauty but also with the skilled hands of local Karen artisans of Webi village who transform bamboo into intricate works of art. You can explore Mayabunde’s bamboo craftsmanship, which offers a unique opportunity to witness the fusion of tradition and innovation.

    Admire the skilful hands of artisans as they craft baskets, mats, and even furniture using sustainable materials. Engaging in conversations with these talented craftsmen provides insights into the cultural significance of bamboo in their lives and Mayabunder’s history. Whether you're seeking to take home a piece of Mayabunder's artistry or simply wish to witness the magic of bamboo transformation, you can spend your entire day watching artisans make beautiful knick knacks. 

    1. Explore Webi Village

    If you have time, do not miss an opportunity to visit the charming Webi Village. It is a great way to immerse yourself in the traditions and way of life of the Mayabunder’s indigenous people. The village stands as a living proof of island’s diverse heritage, where history, art, and daily life seamlessly intertwine. As you wander through the narrow lanes of the Webi Village, you will be greeted by colourful houses adorned with intricate tribal art. You can even engage with the friendly locals if you want to. 

    Webi Village is known for its skilled Karen artisans who continue to create intricate handicrafts that reflect the Mayabunder’s heritage. From woven baskets and mats to traditional jewellery, the craftsmanship displays the deep connection of the villagers with their cultural roots.

    Webi is best explored slowly instead of a hurried expedition. There a few homestays in Webi village where you can stay to explore the village and take any guided treks, which take around 1-2 hours. 

    How to reach: Webi Village is accessible by road transport from the Panighar Junction in Mayabunder. It should take you around 30-40 minutes to reach the village and cost you around INR 500-1000 to reach the village. 

    1. Visit the Anmol Driftwood Museum

    The Anmol Driftwood Museum stands as a captivating testament to the island's natural wonders and the creative ingenuity of its inhabitants. Driftwood are bits of wood carried by ocean currents and washed ashore. They have been a part of the lives for the island people of Mayabunder for centuries. Instead of viewing these weathered fragments as debris, the villagers saw potential in the shapes and forms. This led to the birth of the driftwood museum as a tribute to the artistic expressions that emerged from the sea.

    The museum showcases an awesome collection of driftwood sculptures that range from miniatures to life-sized ones. Skilled local artisans transform these weathered fragments into stunning creations that depict scenes from daily life, mythical stories, and the island's natural beauty.

    Wandering through the galleries of the museum, you will be transported into a world where fragments of shipwrecks, roots of ancient trees, and weathered branches are transformed into art! The ingenuity of the artists who turn discarded wood into masterpieces is truly inspiring. It will be one of your best experiences in Mayabunder and you can easily spend 2-3 hours exploring the various artwork.

    The Anmol Driftwood Museum is located just 1 km from Mayabunder’s market at Danapur Junction. You can easily walk to the museum from the market. 

    Timings: The museum opens at 9 AM and closes around 5:30 in the evening. There is no entry fee to the museum. 

    1. Watch the Sunset at Rampur Beach

    Nestled along the shores of Mayabunder Island lies the serene and picturesque Rampur Beach, a hidden gem that beckons travellers seeking a tranquil escape. This pristine stretch of coastline is an idyllic retreat where the stresses of daily life melt away in the gentle embrace of the sea breeze waves.

    As you step onto the soft sands of Rampur Beach, you are greeted by a sense of calm that envelops you like a warm hug. Whether you're seeking a leisurely stroll along the shoreline, a quiet spot to relax and read a book, or a peaceful meditation session by the water's edge, Rampur Beach offers the perfect setting to reconnect with yourself and the world around you.

    One of the most enchanting experiences at Rampur Beach is witnessing the stunning sunsets that paint the sky with a palette of fiery oranges, soft pinks, and golden hues. As the sun dips below the horizon, casting a warm glow over the landscape, time seems to stand still, and you're reminded of the beauty that exists in the simplest moments. The sunset usually happens around 5:30 PM, so make sure you there at that time to witness the beauty. 

    As with most places around Mayabunder Island, Rampur beach is also just 25-30 from the main market of Mayabunder, Danapur Junction. You can take a taxi or autorickshaw from the market, which should cost you around INR 200-400. 

     Sunset at Rampur Beach

    1. Visit Interview Island

    Just 3 hours from Mayabunder is Interview Island. The remote island is a wildlife sanctuary surrounded by a mangrove forest and marshlands. A trek through its landscape will help you explore its rainforests and may lead you to encounter various species of birds and reptiles. You may be able to spot different kinds of fauna like deer here. It is also a great place for birdwatching. 

    Interview Island boasts pristine beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see. These untouched shores invite you to relax, unwind, and immerse yourself in the symphony of the ocean. 

    Note that tourists are not allowed to stay in the island, so you’d have to take a dinghy from the Austin Strait in Mayabunder. 

    Since it such a remote place, going to Interview Island is not so easy. The trip may take you 3 hours just on one side, so you’d have to start early in the morning. Even then, it would take you the entire day to go and come back from Interview Island. You may be charged around INR 2000-4000 for the dinghy ride to and from the island.

  • Introduction

    Mayabunder is a place to engage in offbeat experiences. Home to beautiful beaches, this developing tourist destination is bestowed with natural scenic beauty. Charming locals, uninhibited in their generous hospitality welcome tourists to visit Mayabunder – a place that they have made a home for centuries. Known for its mangrove forests, shallow crystal clear beaches, turtle nesting grounds, eclectic food, vast white sand beaches – Mayabunder is unlike a regular tourist destination – and that’s why it is charming. It’s a place to find solidarity, comfort, tranquil and infinite peace in the lap of nature. How to reach Mayabander Island Andaman islands is never an issue given the connectivity from Port Blair via road or sea.


    Located in Middle Andaman, towards the Northern part, Mayabunder is 242 km away from the capital city of Port Blair. For the North and Middle Andaman region, Mayabunder is an administrative headquarters.

    Sightseeing Spots at Mayabander Island Andaman Islands is plenty. Mayabunder is full of farmlands. Being a seaport that was inhabited by a hill tribe named Karen, who was originally from Burma, the agrarian culture is depicted here in vivid detail. Rice paddy fields, teaming forests, blend harmoniously with the gleaming ocean.

    When visiting here, there are plenty of eco-huts beside the beach to spend time looking at the ocean and finding peace. There is an observation tower on Karmatang beach from where one can witness the scenic landscape.


    The culture of Mayabunder is representative of the amalgamation of different ethnicities from East Pakistan, Myanmar and ex-convicts from Mainland India during the British colonial period. The culture is eclectic, to say the least. Languages spoken in Andamans are spoken here too. This includes Andamanese, which is the indigenous language of the Andamans. Being an agrarian culture, the lifestyle of people, cuisine, festivals, and general demeanour is rustic, hospitable, friendly, and accommodative. The locals thrive on the tourism economy, so expect good and safe treatment from them. The all-encompassing culture, by virtue of it being multi-ethnic, creates a unique way of life in Mayabunder where people of all faiths live in harmony.

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    Rampur Beach – From Danapur Junction, reaching this place takes about 30 minutes. Danapur Junction has a bus stand, so if anyone wishes to take a bus to Rampur Beach can do so from here. Although small, the Rampur Beach is stunning to say the least. From the beach, the view of the Mangrove forest is a highlight attraction.

    Karmatanag Beach at Mayabander Island Andaman Islands – Considered to be the best beach to visit in Mayabunder Islands, it is in the spotlight always for it is a turtle nesting ground. Green Turtles of the Andaman and the Olive Ridley Turtles can be seen here on the vast stretches of white sand flanked by crystal clear waters.

    German Jetty Mayabunder Island – This is essentially an old harbour. When on a visit here, one can see huge rocks beside the sea. The waves splashing on the rocks creates thunderous music. The jetty is a structure that juts out from the land into the water. A German engineer built it during the Second World War.

    Some other attractions here are Avis Island Mayabander Island Andaman Islands, Ray hills Mayabander Island, AustinX Beach at Mayabander Island Andaman Islands, and Interview Island at Mayabander Island Andaman Islands. Most tourists don’t forget Trekking at Interview Island Mayabander Island Andaman Islands – it is considered amongst the finest in Andamans.

    Famous cuisine of Andaman/ Mayabunder Islands

    The cuisine of Mayabunder is similar to the cuisine of Andaman in general. Serving food that has the delicious flavours of traditional Indian cooking, along with the local flavours, the Indian food here has a unique taste. When sauntering along the island on foot or a personal vehicle, one can find numerous food stalls lined along the small roads. These are called Dhabas here – but the food may not be typical of an Indian Dhaba – the ‘Dhaba’ moniker is suggestive of the place being a roadside eatery. Local people run most of these eateries.

    So what to expect at these eateries? The menu can include an amazing variety of food! Starting from Fish Curry, Chilli Curry, Amritsari Kulcha, to Tandoori Fish, Coconut Prawn Curry, and Macher Jhol. No one is left looking for alternatives – such is the culinary experience here. And eating amidst a sea of greenery, a spellbinding ambience, and amiable eatery staff is a delightful experience.

    Tips to find the perfect restaurant

    Anywhere on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, one is not far away from good food. No Sightseeing Tour of Mayabander Island is complete without food! There is food for everyone – vegetarian, non-vegetarian, and exquisite seafood. No one goes away from the islands without having a soulful culinary experience.

    Even on Mayabunder Islands, there is no shortage of good eateries. Run by locals, the food has a homemade characteristic to it. For those who dote on homemade food or something similar, can enjoy the delicious food on offer at the numerous stalls, dhabas and private eateries.

    There are restaurants too – the trend in Mayabunder, however, is to eat-on-the-go. Whether it’s travelling on the island by foot or by vehicle, stopping by a food stall and engaging one’s tastebuds with some delicious, fresh food is a common activity. Can add such experiences in one’s food journal – of travelling for food, and food for travelling!

    The best places to eat at Mayabunder Islands

    There are plenty of Hotels & Resorts at Mayabander Island Andaman Islands. Hotel Sea and Sand, Tamil Nadu Restaurant, Middle Andaman Mayabunder, Chakraborty Hotel, Jaya Lakshmi Hotel, Hira Hotel, and Dolphin Restaurant are some of the many restaurants here. And then there are the scores of eateries, private food stalls, take-away stores, dhabas. All of it combined, Mayabunder has a lot of places to eat.

    The cuisine on offer is an eclectic mix. A culmination of native island food, integrated flavorfully with mainland Indian food, presents an exotic variety of food. Although the food name could indicate a popular Indian dish, the tastefully done dish can assimilate local native flavours, giving it a unique taste. This can be said of all Indian food that is available here. Not just Indian food, even International cuisine is available here. Remember that Mayabunder, just like any other place to visit in Andamans, is a prominent tourist destination for travellers from all parts of the world.

  • Overview of Mayabunder Island


    A tiny isle nestled amongst the Middle Andaman Islands, spanning for only 1348 sq. km, Mayabunder remains one of the top attractions the Andamans have to offer.

    If you’re musing about how to reach Mayabunder Island, then you’re at the right place. Mayabunder is connected to Port Blair through roads with one or two ferry rides in between.

    About 250 km away from port Blair, it will take you about 8 to 9 hours to reach Mayabunder. If you prefer the serenity of the sea, it can be reached in more or less the same time via boats or ships.


    A century ago, Mayabunder was settled by the migrating tribes from Myanmar (then known as Burma). The hill tribe Karen from Burma brought along their culture and traditions from southeast Asia to the isle.

    Sprinkled along the coast are rice fields, and remnants of the settlements and wood logging camp. The cuisine is also derived from the culture of the various settlers, that once called this place their home.


    The fantastic cultural diversity of the Mayabunder Islands and unmatched exotic sights that will leave you breathless are thanks to the integration of different civilizations.

    It truly has a heritage deeply rooted in traditions and culture. The Burmese tribes, colonial prisoners, and settlers from India and Bangladesh (including east-Pakistan) have all contributed equally to the legacy of the place.

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    Reasons to visit Mayabunder Island

    So why should you add Mayabunder Island to your bucket list? If the eccentric cultural fusion isn’t enough to convince you to go here, the untouched beaches with volcanic sand and pristine blue waters should pull you in.

    The secluded snorkelling spots and hiking trails lure in travellers looking to spend some alone time communing with nature. It is definitely worthwhile to go on a sightseeing tour of Mayabunder Island.

    As Mayabunder is kind of secluded and quiet, government-funded PWD guest houses, private guesthouses and lodgings, low budget hotels, and resorts such as the Hawksbill Nest are your best options on the island.

    Since the locals only speak in Bengali or Hindi, the staff at the hotels & resorts at Mayabunder Island do help the tourists in getting around the island.

    The major sightseeing spots at Mayabunder Island are:

    Ray Hills

    Known for being an eco-village, Ray hills Mayabunder Island is a rustic treasure trove. On the unparalleled hiking trails, you can breathe in the pure air and heal your soul.

    If you’re looking for cliffs to go rock climbing, Ray Hills offers that as well. The guesthouses situated on the coastline present views that are just breath-taking.

    You can observe the majestic wild elephants strolling through the dense jungles. Although, it is also possible to go on an elephant ride through the mangrove forests.

    It is advisable to make a booking before you arrive at the place.

    Austin X

    The colonial monuments and ruins, amidst the green backdrop of the thickets of trees, are worthy of being featured on the postcards.

    Austin X Beach at Mayabunder Island is home to radiant and vibrant corals as well. This makes it the destination in Mayabunder to go diving for pearls and sea walking.

    Also worth visiting are the fragrant orange orchards here. Advanced hikers and adventure sports enthusiasts are also in for a treat when visiting Austin X.

    Karmatang Beach

    Karmatanag Beach at Mayabunder Island is merely a half an hour away from the main city. But the beach itself is a sight to behold.

    Especially if you’re visiting during turtle nesting season, you might get to witness nature in action.

    There is also a well-maintained park around, which is ideal for families looking for a picnic spot.

    Avis Island

    Another little nook for photography enthusiasts, Avis Island, Mayabunder Island, is surrounded with vivid blue ocean waves and primeval sandy beaches.

    Avis (or Aves) Island can be visited after you have attained consent from the authorities. But trust us, it is worth the hassle.

    The beach is practically uninhabited, which makes it perfect for a romantic escapade or a group get-together, away from the crowd.

    The picturesque island is littered with coconut plantations. So, if you wish to spend some quiet time on a hammock with a new book, Avis Island is the place you should be at.

    Interview Island

    Interview Island at Mayabunder Island is right at the boundary of the North and Middle Andaman Islands. It is renowned for its Wildlife Sanctuary, which was established way back in 1985.

    Now, this largest Andaman sanctuary is home to Asiatic wild elephants along with some other exotic wildlife. The marshlands and evergreen jungles are suitable for a hike, which is why visitors recommend trekking at Interview Island, Mayabunder Island.

    Austen strait, which is right next to Interview Island, is apt for a dinghy boat ride. It’s also the home to large saltwater crocodiles, so be extra careful when you’re out there!

    German Jetty

    German Jetty Mayabunder Island is on the APWD Guesthouse grounds. Bordered by lush green forests, it might have one of the best lookout points on Mayabunder island.

    The place is an old settler harbour and was named as the ‘German jetty’ during the second world war.

    Rampur beach

    Located just 25 to 30 minutes away from the Danapur junction in Mayabunder, Rampur beach is framed with a thriving mangrove forest. It is right off the side of the road and next to the Rampur village.

    Pokhadera Beach

    A lesser-known beach near the Mayabunder dock, it is also home to some lively coral reefs. Prior permission is required before you plan your trip to this beach as it is a part of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park.

    Once you get here, though, you should definitely go for a swim!

    Museums Mayabunder

    The forest museum houses an atypical collection of indigenous flora and fauna from the Andaman Islands. The nearby food stalls also provide mouth-watering southeast Asian cuisine.

    On the other hand, the private Anmol Driftwood museum and the Wood museum close to the DFO office is just the right place for travellers that don’t mind a little history lesson.

    As a bonus, you also get to enjoy the excellent craftsmanship and miniature pieces fashioned out of wood.

  • A Brief Overview of Mayabunder Island

    Enveloped by miles of sea, Andaman & Nicobar Islands is one of the most intriguing destinations in India. It houses various beautiful islands, of which Mayabunder is the most scenic and unique. In addition to various popular tourists spots, it is also considered the adventure capital of the country. Ranging from serene rides on the sparkling waters in the midst of nature, nothing quite like the thrill of water sports in Mayabunder will attract adrenalin junkies like moths to a flame.


    Situated at a distance about 240 kilometres from Port Blair, Mayabunder is sprawled over 1348 square kilometres of land and nestled in the Northern sphere of the Middle Andaman Islands. Less commercial, the island is still well-connected from the mainland by various different modes. The underwater beauty, unparalleled surroundings and the clear blue skies above make for a sterling experience of sightseeing spots at Mayabunder island.

    Key Attractions

    This land of rich flora and fauna crystal clear waters and pristine woods makes for a heavenly experience for travellers. Some of the key attractions on Mayabunder island include Ray hills, Karmatang beach, Austin X, Avis island and Interview island. All of these are must-visit places in Mayabunder and popular for water sports.  

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    The Top Beaches in Mayabunder

    With Mangroves dotted along pristine beaches, islands in Mayabunder have a bevy of beaches which are perfect for beach bums. They have options of various water sports to indulge in as well as offer the serenity of just spending some time soaking up the sun. The top beaches in Mayabunder are listed below.

    1. Karmatang Beach

    For a nature lover who is looking for a sterling beach experience, Karmatang beach at Mayabunder island is the ideal place. Located at a distance of about 12 kilometres from Mayabunder, this blissful beach is picture-perfect with crystal clear water, rich coral rocks and Mangroves dotted along the edges. Also known as a turtle paradise of the nation due to it being a nesting ground for turtles,  Karmatang beach is a coastal haven. Not to add, it has a bevvy of water sports at your perusal such as;

    * Snorkelling
    * Scuba diving
    * Swimming
    * Boating
    * Jet skiing

    2. Avis Island

    A bordered beach track sprinkled along with lavish sands makes for Avis Island at Mayabunder island. With a stunning mini-beach that overlooks meandering turquoise waves steering in the direction a never-ending horizon, Avis island is a must visit place for anyone who visits Andaman & Nicobar Islands. It is fairly untouched by tourists and one will need prior permission to access the beach.  A choppy but short 15 minutes boat ride from Mayabunder jetty this is an accessible beach and one can engage in the following listed activities;

    * Photography
    * Picnic
    * Swimming

    3. Ray Hills

    Ray hills at Mayabunder island is a recently developed ecotourism village adorned with pristine waterways. It houses a many eco-houses and also has a multitude of activities for visitors. A gem that is tucked away in the heart of the Andaman Islands, Ray Hill Mayabunder island is only an approximate 20 minutes boat ride from the Mayabunder jetty. Not your average beach, but it is bordered by water all the way through.  Great for those looking to indulge in activities, Ray Hill has a host of excursions such as;

    * Wilderness trail for hiking
    * Elephant safaris
    * Rock climbing
    * Angling
    * Trekking

    4. Austin X

    Only a 25 minutes boat ride from Mayabunder jetty, Austin X beach at Mayabunder island is a palm-fringed beauty, only for those who are lucky enough to witness it. The sea is comparatively shallow but an unequalled visual splendour. A fruity smell lingers the surrounding area, luring you towards the island while wild spotted deer make their way there to quench there first. Not one for highly adventurous activities, one can still partake in the following;

    * Picnics
    * Deer spotting
    * Trekking
    * Mild water sports

    5. Interview Island

    A true experience of flora and fauna is achieved at Interview island at Mayabunder. Never having witnessed sightings before, this untamed island is home to many wild elephants that often come and claim their habitat. With waterways all around and a coarse coral beach, this is definitely an unmissable place in Mayabunder. Some fun activities to indulge in include;
    * Trekking
    * Jungle safari
    * Elephant spotting

    Why Try Out Water-sports?

    Watersports in Mayabunder island are the exact type of stress buster the doctor ordered. Refreshing and relieving, the underwater world is spectacular, to say the least! There are various health benefits related to these type of activities in addition to the sheer entertainment factor. Scuba diving, snorkelling, swimming, deep-sea diving, kayaking and plenty more, you are transported into a parallel dimension of sorts.
    Indulging in watersports in Mayabunder Island is an experience one should not miss – especially those water babies. Exploring the bright ocean life, including rich corals, is just deeply relaxing. Nothing comes without its limitations, but with the right instructions and gear, watersports can be a way to be one with nature, spellbinding you on the way.

    The Best Opportunities for Water-sports in Mayabunder

    Some of the most thrilling water sports are offered to visitors on Mayabunder island. Ranging from certified diving lessons to more light-hearted boat rides, there is a soaking activity for everyone. Take a look at some of the must-do watersports to engage in when visiting Mayabunder.

    * Banana boat rides
    * Snorkelling
    * Scuba diving
    * Jet skiing
    * Kayaking
    * Glass bottom boar rides
    * Mangrove kayaking
    Some of the world’s most avid travellers brave the world and make their way to Mayabunder Island to indulge in the glorious ocean life of the tehsil. Engulfed by water on all sides and open skies above, this exotic destination attracts tens of thousands of tourists every year. Water junkies get satiated in the numerous and affordable activities that the island serves up in a platter.

  • A brief overview of the Mayabunder Island

    Mayabunder Island impresses with mesmerising characteristics that will have you praying to the holy trinity of sea, sun and sand. The never-ending ocean enveloping the islet that is pocked with abundantly mighty mangroves and coconut trees will grasp you in its unequalled beauty. For those looking to travel to a heaven-on-earth type of a destination, Mayabunder Island sightseeing spots will leave you worshipping for more.


    Mayabunder Island is headquartered into the Northern part of the Middle Andaman island. Not to difficult to get to once you reach Port Blair, you can make that trip from around 6-9 hours depending on what mode of transport you choose. This trip can be made by ferries, a private helicopter service or a simple road trip which is an about 240 kilometres from the capital city of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Expanded over approximately 38 hectares of land and hailing of a population of 3000+ people, Mayabunder island is a must-visit destination for offbeat travellers.


    Little, but larger than life, Mayabunder island is as uncommercial as it is unique. Comprising of a small cluster of eco-friendly villages, the island is not tech-savvy and functions on environmentally friendly practices for the most part. The Burmese tribes – remnants of the British colonial era, still live there. Also famous for another remnant from the same era, the German Jetty in Mayabunder Island attracts a lot of tourists to marvel at its rich historical remains.

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    Major Tourist Highlights

    Tourists visiting Mayabunder island will be spoilt for choice as the place has everything naturally beautiful to showcase including India’s only turtle nesting site! Whether you want to engage in extreme water sports, view some wildlife in its purest form or laze back and be a beach bum, sightseeing tours in Mayabunder will have covered it all. The most visited attractions in Mayabunder include Avis island, Karmatang beach, Ray hills Interview island and Austin X island. Mayabunder Island is a final frontier for intrepid travellers looking to scratch out the unique destinations off their bucket lists.

    Famous Cuisine of Andaman/Mayabunder Island

    Any foodie with a penchant to dabble their tastes into an eclectic cuisine, the islands of Andaman and Nicobar will fulfil their quest. They offer a fusion of a variety of different Indian dishes with a twist of the local spices. Food in Mayabunder is influenced quite heavily by the cultures that reside in that region. Made both, locally in homes as well as in various restaurants that cater to tourists, the famous cuisine of Mayabunder will leave you longing for more. Some of the dishes you must try are:

    1. Chicken tikka masala
    2. Barbecued meats
    3. Fish curry
    4. Prawn curry
    5. Khadi crabs

    Being a coastal region, the seafood is fresh and meaty with flavourful and aromatic spices that make it finger-licking good. Vegetarians need not worry as the same preparations can be made for non-meat items too.

    Tips to Find the Perfect Restaurant

    Finding a perfect restaurant is not as easy as it seems, especially when travelling to an unknown place. There are many pros and cons to weigh out when making this decision because one bad item or an unhygienic place can make your stomach go for a toss, ruining that perfectly planned holiday. Below mentioned are some tips to find the perfect restaurant when you are in uncharted territory.

    Eat what you see – More often than not, if it smells good, it tastes good. Sometimes, it is ok to go with the flow, and if you see or smell something that you like, chances are, It will be good. Always go for cooked food as opposed to raw items like salads. Things with live counters are safer as you can see what is being made in front of you.

    Word of mouth – Local guides, hotel staff and fellow tourists are your best option for recommendations. It is these personal experiences that can help you make an informed decision. Even online reviews can be very informative, and anything over a 3-star rating can be experimented with.

    Cleanliness – By far, the most important aspect when choosing a place where your next meal will be at. If you spot dirty dishes, stained table cloths and creepy crawlies around, head for the hills. If they don’t even care to keep the customer section clean, you don’t even want to know what is happening inside the kitchen.

    Hotel Sea and Sand in Mayabunder Island


    Hotel Sea and Sand in Maybunder is a popular choice of accommodations by travellers due to the convenient facilities offered. It is in a great location and a clean place to stay at. The air-conditioned rooms are spacious with attached bathrooms. All the rooms have large windows offering great views of the sea and surrounding landscape. Head on over to the terrace to get mesmerising views of the sunsets while you sip on your cuppa and embrace nature at its finest.


    The humble shack-like appearance can be misleading as the interiors of the restaurant are bright and lavish. Traditionally designed tables and chairs with friendly smiles on the servers’ faces make it homely. Contemporarily designed fenestrations complete the overall look and create a welcoming vibe. Despite the simple décor, the restaurant is clean, and the kitchen staff follows strict hygienic practices.


    The multi-cuisine restaurant and bar caters to all their patrons and offers delicious food items, both local as well as continental. All your meals will be served at this restaurant, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and high tea. The waiters are well informed and ensure that they recommend food items that will please your palette.


    Eating at the restaurant at Hotel Sea and Sand in Mayabunder is a humbling experience. The friendly owners, alertness of the staff and servers along with its affordable price tag, make this restaurant a popular choice to eat their meals amidst guests and locals both. There is even an additional discount for those dining at the restaurant, which is always an added advantage for those looking to travel on a budget-friendly allowance.

  • Overview of Mayabunder Island

    Snuggled in the crevices of the North Andaman, Maybunder islands is a treasure box overflowing with resplendent gems that shine on their own accord. Dense mangroves sprout hither and thither of its pristine creeks. Apart from being a secure pouch for some of the world’s greatest sea turtles, the shiny sands of its calm beaches add a generous sprinkle to this island’s serenity.

    One of the 37 popular islands of Andaman, how to reach Mayabunder islands can never be an issue given its excellent road, air and water connectivity.
    A 9-10 hour bus ride from Port Blair to Mayabunder Jetty does all it can to avoid dents in your pockets. Clusters of Jarawa tribes are a common sight as you snake your way through the pastoral forests of the Andaman Trunk Road. If you are on an island-hopping spree, daily buses operating from 4 AM to 11 PM is at your beck and call.
    For those who want to savour the Andaman ripples, ferrying is the one-stop option. From Port Blair’s Phoenix Bay Jetty to Diglipur, an 8-9 hours ferry ride feels like a luxurious voyage. It proves to be a slightly inconvenient choice for those who are on a tightly packed schedule as they operate only twice weekly. The rides are at the mercy of weather conditions and availability.

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    Reasons to visit Mayabunder Island

    Sightseeing tours in Mayabunder Island can be squeezed into the tightest of schedules. With the luxury of being able to visit any day, an hour or two is ample time for one to explore the sightseeing spots at Mayabunder islands.
    Karmatanag beach

    Kayaking through the rich mangrove-lined waters of Mayabunder islands will lead you to Karmatanag beach at Mayabunder Island- a paradise with cushions of turtle hatchling spots. Tiny huts perched in its watery confines are a perfect sanctuary for you to loosen your shoulders and draw breath from the salt-kissed air. If you want to hit the roads, ditch kayaks and opt for a 30-minute hired-bicycle ride to get completely immersed in the exotic beauty of the towering green trees sprinkled along its way.

    Ray Hills

    Freshly included in the Andaman eco-tourism spots, Ray Hills at Mayabunder Island is an ideal place for one to trail through its virgin woody patches. Rock climbing, trekking and elephant rides in its preserved biodiversity- a twenty minute boat ride from Mayabunder islands let you into this haven for creating an infinite family memories.
    Avis Island

    It is inevitable to witness coconut trees scattered in every nook and corner of Avis Island at Mayabunder Island. Lying on your back on the shiny sands and gazing at the serene waters- Avis Islands’ beach is the gateway to puff away all the fatigue. A permit is all that’s required to embark on a fifteen-minute boat ride to this secluded islet nestled amidst tropical shrubs.
    Austin X islands 

    Peppered with vineyards and orange shrubberies, Austin X island at Mayabunder Island remains ever so faithful to the eco-friendly Mayabunder trait. Paddling across the saline waters of its mangrove fringes makes one close-knitted to the pristine diversity. Upon catching sight of deer sip water from tiny creeks, resisting the urge to pat their heads will go in vain. 
    Interview island

    A three-hour dunghy ride from Mayabunder to Austin strait gives way to Interview islands at Mayabunder Island. Housing the largest wildlife sanctuary in Andaman,
    Interview islands provide leeway for wild elephants to occupy its tropical
    peripheries. The vast littoral patches inhabited by white-headed starlings in
    this 101 km area islet make jungle safaris and trekking at Interview islands a must-do in your itinerary.
    Major cuisines of Mayabunder Island

    The sensual pleasure of sipping coconut water is an experience that can be felt even if you go to the smallest of shacks on this island. Fish curry doused with mustard and green chillies. Prawn embalmed with native spices and bathed in a splash of refreshing coconut milk. Chilli curry with a generous dosage of onions and tomatoes. Amritsari Kulcha stuffed with chillies and a plethora of spices. Mayabunder cuisines are an interplay of all the cultures that brush past each other in this region- Christian, Sikh, Muslim and Hindu. Skewers arranged with sardines, lobsters and squids in every restaurant adorning this islet will make your hunger pangs shoot up to the sky.

    Being an island unaccustomed to people thronging towards, the solitary surroundings of Mayabunder have a handful of fresh eateries to their credit. The main market is well-equipped with juicy fruits and vegetables. Vendors in the Mayabunder streets selling titbits are always present to cater to one’s hunger cravings.

    The top restaurants in Mayabunder Island

    It is a general word passed off by many to carry food and drink from Port Blair before making way towards Mayabunder. Even if you forget to stop by a restaurant and procure food items, don’t let that unnerve you. The hotels and resorts at Mayabunder Islands induce a touch of quaintness to their culinary delicacies.

    Hotel Sea N Sand
    If one wants their taste buds to be exposed to an array of delicacies transgressing international boundaries, Sea N Sand restaurant is at your disposal. From serving simple homemade food to sensational seafood delicacies, it can make you feel at home and in another world at the same time.

    About a kilometre away from Mayabunder junction, Sea N Sand restaurant serves fresh food right from the grill. A bar attached to the eating joint makes chugging a glass of wine in merry-making moments an absolute possibility. With spacious seating and parking facilities available, waiting for steaming hot dishes arriving a little late is worth it. The warm hosts of this restaurant are the pioneers of rendering Mayabunder tourist services.

    Carlo Restaurant And Bar

    A well-equipped restaurant with luminous lightings and plush seats stashed across each other, Carlo Bar and Restaurant is a well-loved restaurant in Mayabunder. A view of the calm Andaman ripples with coconut trees and mangrove fringes interspersed amidst the waters elevates the familiar Indian flavours available here to an all-time high.

    Hotel Payel Garden And Bar

    Open from 11 AM to 11 PM, Payel Garden and bar is a restaurant situated in the Mayabunder vicinities. Lip-smacking dal tadkas served here make for a heavenly treat. Facilities, service standards and cost-effectiveness seem to garner quite good ratings from customers visiting this food outlet.
    A myriad of eateries may not be a normal sight within the precincts of Mayabunder islands. Relishing seafood skewers in the low-key restaurants sprinkled across a few spots in Mayabunder islands is sure to satisfy your hunger qualms.

  • Situated in the northern part of Middle Andaman Islands and around 242 km away from Port Blair, Mayabunder is a less travelled destination with lesser tourist attractions compared to other neighboring islands. The place is well-known for its cultural diversity owing to the presence of Bangladesh and east Pakistani settlers, ex-convicts, and a Burmese hill tribe, Karen, who were relocated here during the British colonial period. Mayabunder is the headquarters of North and Middle Andaman District. A small town, it can be a preferred place for those looking for an exciting adventure as well as exploration. In this article, we present you the detailed information on Mayabunder as a destination of attraction.

    This tiny town has very small with less-developed tourist infrastructure. The majority of the locals speak Hindi and Bengali, so you can easily get information from them if you need to. Otherwise, you can always ask the staff at the hotel you are staying in. This undercover destination is located 242 kilometers by road and 136 kilometers by ferry from Port Blair. It falls between Diglipur Island and Rangat Island. Its villages are scarcely populated with people majorly speaking Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. Mayabunder Island is mostly visited by those tourists who are looking for something rare. Still not commercialised completely, the place is still growing as a tourist destination. Thus, it has limited infrastructures and less frequent connectivity with Port Blair. The town is less explored due to less information about the place and lesser-known ways of its accessibility.

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

    Through this article, we will help you in exploring every corner possible of this unexplored destination so that you can get to know what you should expect from this untouched gem of Andaman Island.

    What to expect while visiting Mayabunder?

    Are you planning to have a wonderful vacation in Andaman Island, which is known as the most beautiful union territory of India? It’s quite obvious for you to explore the pristine beauty of Havelock Island and the rich history of Port Blair. But if you want to do something different and rare that not many people do, then you should keep at least one day for Mayabunder Island. Known for its natural wonders, the island has impressive and secluded beaches that endow it with unique magnificence.

    Home to a few beautiful and scenic beaches, Mayabunder Island is also known for seasonal turtle nesting grounds and mangrove-lined tidal creeks. It is also the second biggest harbor after Port Blair where the mainland passenger ships take a halt. If you want to visit some of the Virgin Islands nearby like Avis Island, Coco Island and Interview Island, then this place is the starting point.

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

    What is the best time to visit Mayabunder?

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

    Mayabunder Island is slightly less developed, but still a wonderful natural delight. It is not a major tourist hub because not everyone knows about this hidden gem of Andaman Islands. There are no tourist facilities, fancy restaurants or luxury accommodation here. The majority of the locals do not speak English. But trust us, all this further enhances the beauty and natural glow of the place.

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

    How to reach Mayabunder?

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

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

    The origin to start your journey to Mayabunder via any mode of transport is the capital of Andaman Island- Port Blair. Reaching there is quite easy. You can opt for any mode as per your comfort and budget.

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

    Where to stay in Mayabunder Islands?

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

    Some of the best places to stay here are mentioned below:

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

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

    Which activities to do in Mayabunder Islands?

    Apart from observing seasonal turtle nesting, you can go for boat rides, viewing elephants and trekking in this town.

    What to see in Mayabunder?

    Rampur Beach- It is a small yet gorgeous beach that offers lovely views of a mangrove forest to the visitors.

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

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

    Avis Island- Located about a twenty-minute boat ride far from Mayabunder jetty, this is a pristine and untouched island. The coconut plantation further enhances the beauty of this tiny island. It is surrounded by resting clear waters and has a small beach as well. It is not habited and closed for tourists. So, special permission from the forest department has to be taken for a day visit to this isolated island.

    Other places promising splendid beauty in Mayabunder include Ray Hills, Austin X and Interview Island.

    Planning a visit to Mayabunder

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

    1. While coming back to Port Blair from Diglipur Island- You can proceed towards Mayabunder Island and visit Dhaninallah Beach (falls in Rangat Island). After reaching Mayabunder Island, you can visit Karmatang Beach, Rampur Beach, and German Jetty. Stay overnight. Next morning, you can return to Port Blair.

    2. While going towards Diglipur Island- Have an overnight stay in Rangat Island. The next morning, leave for Mayabunder Island and visit Rampur Beach, Karmatang Beach, and German Jetty. Proceed to Diglipur Island later in the evening, and stay overnight.

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

    Is Mayabunder worth visiting? If yes, then how many days should I spend there?

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

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

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

    So start planning and get set, go. Mayabunder Island will be a great addition to your travel list. Happy travelling!!


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