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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.

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

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

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

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021
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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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  • Rangat is a wonderful blend of nature’s most precious delights and offers once in a lifetime holiday experience. Owing to its clean environment, greenery, as well as unpolluted fresh air, nature lovers include Rangat in their travel itinerary. Cutbert Bay Beach here is a lengthy sandy beach located at a distance of twelve kilometers from Rangat. It is a well-known turtle nesting ground. The season is normally between December and February. If you want to witness this wonderful marvel of nature, then you should undoubtedly include this in your itinerary.

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    Overview

    A town in the Middle Andaman Island, Andaman Archipelago, Rangat is one of the three counties administrative divisions of the North and Middle Andaman district. Its natural beauty can surprise whosoever visits Andaman and Nicobar Islands- the loveliest union territory of India. The second largest town in Andamans, it is not very popular among travellers yet. Not many people know about its splendid beauty, but those who end up here are left awestruck by the attractions it offers. 

    Cutbert Bay Beach, Rangat Island

    Nearby hotels

    So many tourists make Hotel Ross And Smith their accommodation of choice when visiting Rangat Island. The hotel offers an array of amenities to its prestigious guests by providing an ideal mix of value, comfort, and convenience. Along with air-conditioning and free internet, it makes your stay more enjoyable with mouth-watering healthy breakfast and free parking as well. Popular points of interest are in close vicinity of the property. These should be included in your Andaman itinerary for sure. The hotel offers the best of the Andaman tropical vibes and a refreshing ambiance.

    Hotel Ross And Smith in Rangat Island offers three types of rooms- Deluxe Double Bed AC Room, Standard Room, Super Deluxe Triple Bed AC Room. All of these are fully furnished and are absolutely comfortable. These are neat and clean and offer all kinds of advanced facilities. The rooms offer a nice view as well. Guests are promised a very nice stay here. They feel right at home while spending quality time here. Great accommodation and great services are offered at affordable tariffs. 

    Hotel Ross And Smith boasts of a multi-cuisine in-house restaurant. Indian, Continental, and Chinese cuisines are served here. 

    The property offers the below-mentioned facilities: 

    • Restaurant
    • Cooking Class
    • Dining Area
    • Coffee Shop
    • Kids’ Meals
    • Special Diet Meals
    • Conference Room
    • Printer
    • Photocopying
    • Business Services
    • Business Centre
    • Emergency Exit Map
    • CCTV
    • Fire Extinguishers
    • Safety and Security
    • Security

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

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

    Nearby restaurant & food outlets

    If you are a foodie and looking for authentic Indian food during your stay in Rangat, then below-mentioned are the best places for you: 

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

    Cutbert Bay Beach

    How to reach

    Rangat is a 1070 square kilometers large island that falls right in the middle of the Andamans. Its Cutbert Bay Beach attracts people from across the world. The island is at a distance of 170 kilometers by road and 90 kilometers by sea from the capital city, Port Blair. You can easily enter Rangat from Port Blair and by ferries from Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep), Long Island, and Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep). 

    You have to take the entry from Port Blair to visit Rangat. To begin via any mode of transportation, the origin point will be Port Blair only. 

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

    Via buses run by the private sector- These buses also depart from Port Blair at different timings. You can prefer taking the one around 4:30 am or earlier and reach Rangat in nearly eight hours. The buses are available in air-conditioned and non air-conditioned segments. The AC ones are preferred as the journey is quite long. Non-AC ones are costlier than the government buses due to obvious reasons like comfort and seating arrangements. You can buy the tickets from their respective reservation offices across Port Blair. There is no facility for online booking. These buses can be boarded nearby the Aberdeen Bus Depot. Since it has several pick-up points on the ATR, you need to enquire at the ticket counter for your nearest pick-up point. The return ticket from Rangat can be booked from Port Blair when you start or you can also book the same from Rangat Bus terminus. 

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

  • Located in Rangat, Long Island is a pristine spot that lies amidst the multitude of islands making the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is an incredible place on the island that attracts everyone towards it. It has a tiny geographical area of nearly twenty square kilometers and is ideal for someone who is looking for a picture-perfect spot and peaceful ambiance. The island is home to peaceful beaches, lush green forests, and rocky terrain. Therefore, it is an amazing place where you can spend some soul-stirring time as well as indulge in adrenaline-pumping water adventure activities. Long Island is nearly 80 kilometers away from Port Blair, the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is a lesser-known destination in Rangat Island and thus, an ideal spot to spend more quality time with your loved ones. It is a perfect combo of serenity and gorgeousness.

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    If you are a nature lover or an adventure enthusiast, then you will be tempted by Long Island and its mesmerizing appeal. Get away from the clutches of your hectic schedule at this fascinating beach. Get close to nature here! 

    Long Island, Rangat Island

    Traveler tips

    • For managing humidity around the coastal areas, make sure that you wear comfortable clothing.
    • Protect yourself from the scorching heat of the sun by carrying sunscreen, hats, and water bottles. 
    • For a better stay experience, it would be great to arrange your accommodation in advance. 

    Things to do

    • Relax and unwind in the tranquil ambiance that is offered on this island.
    • Enjoy a great swim in the warm waters on the white, sandy beaches such as Lalaji Bay Beach.
    • Indulge yourself in the enthralling adventurous sports such as scuba diving and snorkeling while exploring the gorgeous corals present under the water. 
    • Photographers can capture natural beauty at its best here in their cameras. The backdrop is amazing with the vivid colors of the location. 
    • Adrenaline junkies can hike around the mountainous and rocky terrain of Moorys Dare.
    • Stay at a nice property to enjoy your beach vacation even more. 
    • Enjoy the authentic taste of the island by eating at various local eateries.

    Long Island in Rangat Island

    Nearby hotels

    There is a government accommodation known as Surmai Resort and a private property named Blue Planet in Long Island. Both are nice and you can book them in advance. However, if you want to stay in the main area of Rangat Island, then you can consider staying at Hotel Priya International. A budget property, it is located in the largest town of Andaman and Nicobar Command. It is located in the vicinity of the railway station and bus stand. The nearest airport to the hotel is Veer Savarkar International Airport located in Port Blair, the capital town. Well-equipped with warm hospitality and dedicated room services, the property is embedded with standard amenities and comforts of the highest living. Stay here for an unparalleled and unforgettable experience. 

    All the rooms at Hotel Priya International are airy, well-furnished, and equipped with modern facilities needed to feel comfortable at a place. There are two variants available- Standard and Deluxe. Amenities such as an air conditioner, intercom, cable television, and bathroom with geyser and shower are offered to the esteemed guests for absolute comfort.

    At the in-house restaurant of Hotel Priya International, you can relish authentic, tasty, and flavourful dishes in its serene ambiance. Delicious and healthy breakfast and dinner are served here along with fresh fruit juices. Along with that, the on-site bar stocks a classic collection of the choicest beverages. Thus, it is an ideal place to relax and unwind after a hectic day of activities. Thus, it is a perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day of exploration. 

    Some of its offered facilities are mentioned below: 

    • Photocopying
    • Free Parking
    • Room Service
    • Air Conditioning
    • Dry Cleaning Service
    • Bathroom
    • Wi-Fi
    • Laundry Service
    • Ironing Service
    • Refrigerator
    • Housekeeping
    • Newspaper
    • Public Restrooms

    Nearby tourist attractions

    Some of the tourist attractions nearby Long Island are as follows:

    • Guitar Island
    • Cutbert Bay
    • Amkunj Bay
    • Panchvati Hills
    • Merk Bay Beach
    • Moorys Dare

    Best time to visit

    One can visit Long Island throughout the year. As it is a coastal area, there are not so many climatic variations, and the region experiences tropical climate. You can visit here in summer as we as winter, and carry out sightseeing and various thrilling water activities for which the island is known for. If you travel here in the monsoon season, then there will be heavy rainfalls and you will not be able to try your hand at water sports.

    December to March is the best time to visit the town. During this time, the temperature remains between 23 and 30 degrees Celsius. 

    Long Island

    How to reach

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

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

    If you want to enjoy Long Island at its best, then it is highly recommended that you book your vacation with a reliable tour and travel agency. Located in Port Blair (the capital town), Andaman Island Travels is a well-known name across the islands and it will make sure that you get to enjoy all the water activities and sightseeing spots within the prescribed time duration.

  • One of the rarest visited islands in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Guitar Island is a unique island owing to its shape of a guitar that can be seen clearly from aerial view by taking a seaplane ride from the Andamans. Earlier, it was a protected rainforest and coral bearing region in Long Island. But now, it has become a major tourist attraction as the Andaman Tourist Department has allowed for a day trip visit. People from all age groups love this island. It has something for everyone. It has a white sandy beach with crystal-clear water. 

    Take a pit stop in Rangat if you are crossing it to visit any of its surrounding islands. Indulge yourself in a day trip of the attractions that are located in its close proximity. You can explore a few incredible places along with going for water activities like snorkeling and scuba diving also if you spend two days here. There are numerous beaches and points of interest here that you can plan to visit. All these sites have individual significance.

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    A neat and clean island, Guitar Island is uninhabited by Andaman tribes, villagers, or by the forest department. It is a perfect location for newlyweds, monsoon chasers, nature lovers, and adventure seekers. When you are in Rangat Island, make sure to include Guitar Island in your travel itinerary if you want to see something extraordinary. A visit to this place is surely going to be mesmerizing. 

    Guitar Island, Rangat Island

    Nearby hotels

    When it comes to accommodation, Rangat has a couple of basic stay options. It is a rural part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Below-mentioned are the best accommodations in Rangat Island. You can pick any one based on your requirements and budget.

    1. Hotel Ross & Smith
    2. Hotel UK Nest
    3. Hotel Avis
    4. Hotel Priya International
    5. Hotel Laxmi Villa

    Consider staying at Hotel UK Nest that offers the best of the Andaman tropical vibes and a refreshing ambiance. Offering its guests an experience like no other, the property gives advanced amenities and services that are required for a relaxing stay in Rangat Island. From the neat and clean rooms to the hygienic, the hotel offers only the finest in all aspects of the stay. The tourists staying here are left happy and satisfied with their stay. For an economical, comfortable, and hassle-free stay in the island, Hotel UK Nest is a great option.

    Hotel UK Nest offers basic rooms that have basic facilities. Being a budget hotel, you can find basic rooms at pocket-friendly prices. The rooms are highly comfortable and hygienic. Unwinding after a long day would be a very soothing experience. Guests are sure to have a memorable stay here, especially if you are travelling on a tight budget. Room service is also available as per your requirement. 

    The hotel is known for serving mouth-watering food. You can find here multiple cuisines here. Guests staying here appreciate the dishes available.

    The property offers the following facilities and more:

    • Doctor on Call
    • Luggage Storage
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Wake-up Call
    • Reception
    • Seating Area
    • Dining Area
    • Kids’ meals
    • Paid Airport Transfers
    • Paid Pickup Drop
    • Paid Shuttle Service
    • CCTV
    • Fire Extinguishers
    • Safety and Security

    Guitar Island

    Best time to visit

    You can visit Guitar Island all-round the year. Every season offers a different experience to the tourists. However, a tropical climate prevails here throughout the year. It is cool in the winters and dry in summer. The average mean temperature is around 22-degree Celsius. The cool sea breeze here can be cherished throughout the year. The Indian Ocean is towards the south and it lies between the Bay of Bengal Sea on the west and the Andaman Sea on the east.

    The best time to visit Guitar Island is from October to February. These months are dry, and the sky and seawater are clear as well. Thus, it is a perfect time to enjoy enthralling water activities. These months are perfect for recreational activities such as hopping, swimming, fishing, kayaking, boating, and snorkeling. It is also the peak season, and you will see a number of domestic as well as international tourists travelling here. That is why, you should book your flight, hotels, and dining in advance to avoid the last-minute hassle during the peak season rush.

    March to May is the summer season. If you can’t tolerate the temperature above 30-degree Celsius, then avoid going in these months. The weather from 11 am to 3 pm will not be pleasant. However, if you belong to the cold climatic zone and looking forward to a sunbath, then you can visit the sun-kissed Guitar Island.

    The rainy season is from June to September. If you love monsoons and don’t mind getting drenched in the rain, then you can visit Guitar Island during this time. Before moving towards the Indian Subcontinent, the first spell of monsoon rain falls here. Honeymooners and romantic couples especially love this season. With less visibility of daylight due to dark rain clouds, this palm-fringed island gets extremely gorgeous and a little chilly. Stay at a beachfront property to enjoy the rain, the sky, and the beach. During these months, the properties are also vacant as the rainy season is considered the off season here.

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

    The highly experienced and reliable management team of Andaman Island Travels (AIT) is committed to offer 100 per cent customer satisfaction along with making itself better than before. It holds vast expertise in providing varied services in the Andamans comprising customised tour packages, hotel reservations, guide services, transportation services, exclusive students group packages (educational tours), corporate group packages (MICE, leisure, business meets, seminars, conferences, conventions, seminars, training), destination weddings, underwater weddings, cruise weddings, beach wedding ceremonies, anniversary celebrations, car/coaches rentals, boat parties, etc.

  • The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a surprise package to the tourists. There are a number of lesser known places here that are often missed by many people even when they are looking for something extraordinary and unique. There is one such island that lies 30 kilometers from Baratang Island, which is a well-known mangrove area popular for mud volcanoes and limestone caves. Parrot Island is located about a few minutes of ride from Baratang Jetty. It is a remote island that is inhabited by innumerable species of parrots. The island is a unique spot in the middle of the sea.

    Forming a part of the Baratang Island in the Indian union territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Parrot Island is considered as one of the most beautiful islands. This uninhabited island is a bird paradise and is naturally inhabited by thousands of parrots. Nature lovers and enthusiasts never miss to include this in their travel itinerary. Along with that, the island also presents a splendid view of the vast sea while taking a boat ride.

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    Parrot Island is a table-shaped island that lies in the serene waters of the ocean. If you are a nature lover or a bird watcher, then you are definitely going to love this place. The island is a nestled ground of thick mangrove forest that looks like a well-trimmed landmass from a distance. The sky during the sunset here looks out of the world! The island is home to over 30 recorded species of parrots and some more that are unidentified as of now. The birds on this island break the branches of the mangrove and offer it the trimmed garden appearance when you look at it from your boat.

    The island is counted among the most fantastic islands located in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is a part of Baratang Island. It is well-connected via road that gives you an option to travel by car or bus and take NH233 towards Diglipur, positioned 30 kilometers from Baratang Jetty. It is a great destination where you can witness different species of birds that includes many rare species as well. Parrot Island in Andaman has proved to be a wonderful holiday destination for everyone- families, friends, couples, and solo travellers.

    Parrot Island, Baratang Island

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    Welcome to the abode of parrots! A must-see for nature lovers, bird watchers, and enthusiasts, Parrot Island is a little piece of heaven where beautiful parakeets make a cacophony and come and leave the island during sunsets. This is the highlight of this unique island. It is considered as one of the most gorgeous islands in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Offering a magnificent view of the vast sea while taking a boat ride, Parrot Island is naturally inhabited by thousands of parrots. 

    The only place in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands where tourists can park their boats and witness a number of parrot species at one place. This island is in the middle of the calm ocean and parrots come here in the evening and leave in the morning leaving behind a trimmed landmass of mangrove trees. All this takes place in the dusk and mostly people travel to this island during the daytime, you should keep certain things in mind before you visit here. 

    Things to do

    Boating- The boat ride to and fro from the island offers a magical view of the mangroves to tourists. They can also see the delightful view of hundreds of parakeets hovering over the forest. 

    Mangrove Forest- An interesting fact about the mangrove forest in Parrot Island is that the parrots visiting the place every day at regular intervals trim it. They use their beaks to do so. 

    Scuba Diving- It is one of the most incredible activities that you can enjoy on Parrot Island. You will be on another level of enthralling adventure. You will come across several types of sea creatures that may swim around you once you get into the water. You can touch them and feed them as well. PADI certified trainers will be there to assist you while you are doing this activity. 

    Snorkeling- The serene blue sea of Parrot Island is also perfect for snorkeling. Along with scuba diving, you can go for scuba diving as well. You will have to use specialised equipment to do this exciting water activity. 

    Jet Skiing- It is another water sports activity that is mostly preferred by the tourists visiting this island. Local trainers and instructors can teach you the right way to do this activity. One can easily perform this activity in any type of water. You will get an amazing experience after performing this. The best thing is that even non-swimmers can also do it. 

    Explore nature- Parrot Island is a natural paradise and exploring natural beauty here should be in everyone’s bucket list, especially if you are a nature lover. If you are tired after all the sightseeing and water activities, then you can just relax on the beach and appreciate the natural beauty of the place. Its charm is hard to describe in words. 

    How to Reach Baratang Island

    How to reach

    Baratang Island is mainly popular for Mud Volcanoes and Limestone Caves but a few travellers know about Parrot Island as well. Not many people visit there as it is like a hidden treasure in the island. We would highly recommend you to visit this place.

    From Baratang Island, Parrot Island is only a few kilometers away and you will be required to take a fiber boat to reach there. The last boat leaves at 4 pm for the island and this is the perfect time to witness the flocking of parrots during sunset. The boat returns to Baratang Island at 7 pm. The whole trip is of two-three hours. 

    Best time to visit

    The winter season (the months from November to February) is the best time to visit Parrot Island. However, parrots can be seen throughout the year. You can take a sunset tour to watch the exclusive bird island.

  • If you want to see something unique and extraordinary in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, then travel to the lovely Baratang Island. The Mud Volcanoes there are one of their kinds. To reach there, you have to take a short ride from the Nilambur Jetty and walk up a rocky path for 160 meters. These volcanoes are small muddy craters that were formed by natural gases emitted by decaying organic matter present underground. That has pushed the mud upwards. Not much of a visually gorgeous sight, sometimes, there is just a pile of dried or small bubbling puddles of mud. Baratang Island is one of the few places across the world where one can see these volcanoes. So you may consider visiting if you want to witness something unusual. As many as eleven mud volcanoes are reported in the Andaman Islands and out of these, eight are present in Baratang and Middle Andaman. The other three are located in North Andaman.

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    Baratang Island is known for its geological and natural wonders. It has emerged as a preferred tourist destination among travellers and adventure enthusiasts owing to the alluring sites such as mud volcanoes. The island serves you with umpteen opportunities to quench your thirst for adventure in spite of being one of the lesser-visited tourist places due to the accessibility hindrance. 

    One of the most visited tourist attractions in Baratang Island, the Mud Volcano can be covered on a day trip when you are here. As evident from its name, this volcano is a special kind of volcano from which a mixture of mud, gases, and water erupt. It looks like mud bubbling out of the land. Such a mud volcanic eruption is rare and one of its kind in India. That is why, the phenomenon attracts a lot of tourists towards it. 

    Overview

    Baratang Island, a hidden gem of the Andaman Islands, is known for its natural wonders ranging from impressive limestone caves to dense mangrove creeks. You can see here tidal swamp forests as well as fascinating mud volcanoes. Located between Middle and South Andaman, Baratang is the first gateway up north from Port Blair, the capital city. It is approximately 100 kilometers from Port Blair, and thus a popular one-day destination especially for those who are staying on the islands for short time duration. 

    Mud Volcano is a famous sight and one of its kind in India. It is a small bubbling puddle of mud, which makes it worth visiting. Some people marvel at the science behind it while some consider it as a great natural marvel. You cannot miss this place if you are really willing to see something rare in Andaman Island.

    Mud Volcano, Baratang Island

    Nearby Hotels

    Dew Dale Resort, Coral Creek Resort, and Hotel Avis are the most recommended accommodations in Baratang Island.

    With a built-up area of 700 square meters, Coral Creek Resort is a preferred property. It houses two floors in the gorgeous Baratang Island. The property has a lovely open garden beautifully developed with local plants and flowers. The resort is an excellent property for sightseeing, recreation, dining, and getting around. The car rental service is also available at the accommodation. The staff speaks multiple languages and is always ready to help. A decent stay, the property is neat and clean and ensures total comfort of its esteemed guests.

    The resort offers deluxe rooms that are 165 square feet in size. The ground floor has as many as twelve deluxe rooms. With a comfortable king-size bed and garden view, the guests are sure to have a pleasant stay. The room has facilities like 24-hour room service, room controlled air conditioning, Wi-Fi, etc. It is a family-friendly cosy resort that is known for offering good facilities and comfortable stays to tourists visiting the Andamans. The rooms have air-conditioning along with free internet access. 

    The in-house restaurant of Coral Creek Resort serves vegetarian, non-vegetarian, Continent, Chinese, Indian, etc. cuisines. It has a capacity of 32 guests in one sitting. 

    Some of the offered facilities are as follows:

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Room Service
    • Power Backup
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bathroom
    • Housekeeping
    • Restaurant (Halal)
    • Dining Area
    • Coffee Shop (Limited Hours)
    • Masks
    • Sanitizers

    How to reach

    From the Baratang Jetty, Mud Volcanoes are located nearly seven kilometers and one can reach there via road. After reaching the entrance, just walk for another 160 meters on a rocky path. Finding transport there is a bit tough. So you should hire a taxi at the jetty for a round trip. If you have enough time in hand, then you can also visit Baludera Beach that is a quick detour from the route to Mud Volcanoes.

    How to Reach Mud Volcano, Baratang Island

    Getting around 

    Getting around Baratang Island is quite easy. You can hire a private taxi/cab from Port Blair. You can explore Baratang Island in any of the following ways:

    • You can take a private jeep to a place like Mud Volcano from the Baratang Jetty.
    • A government bus can take you to the Mud Volcano as well as Baludera Beach. There is no fixed schedule but a few rides per day are for sure. 

    Important things to keep in mind while visiting Mud Volcano

    Baratang Island is a gorgeous place offering a plethora of activities and attractions. However, travelling to this lovely destination is not that easy as you have to cross the tribal zone that is protected by the Government of India (GOI). Therefore, there are a few important things that you must consider on your journey to this island. 

    • You should not offer any food items to the tribal people as it might prove to be injurious to their health. Also, taking pictures with tribal people is also strictly prohibited in this area. 
    • Don’t forget to carry good walking shoes with yourself if you are an adventure lover who is willing to engage in hiking and trekking activities. 
    • You need to carry enough cash with yourself while you are visiting Baratang Island as there are just a few ATMs in this region.
  • Located in Baratang Island, Limestone Caves is one of the best as well as unique tourist attractions in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. These naturally formed caves are a visual treat to nature enthusiasts. Formed at the bottom of the sea, limestone is a sedimentary rock. It takes millions of years when deposits of marine life, corals, shells, and skeletons go through a natural compression in order to form unique shapes within the cave. Holding the secret of a million years of the Andaman Islands, these caves are lined up with stalactites and stalagmites. When travelling to the Andamans, include these caves in your itinerary that are nestled deep within the mangroves and surrounded by the lush rainforest.

    Limestone caves are highly impressive and one of a kind natural marvel on earth. The caves feature rare stalactites, stalagmites and rock formations. These are nature’s own architecture as they have been formed naturally in the Andaman Islands. A treat to your eyes, you can take a walk through dense mangrove forests to reach these caves. These have been formed over years of corrosion. Here, you will witness a marvelous texture that is sure to leave you awestruck. The limestone formations emerge from the ceiling as well as the floor. Looking at nature transforming, evolving, and creating beautiful structures would be a miraculous experience. 

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    Overview

    Baratang Island, a hidden gem of the Andaman Islands, is known for its natural wonders ranging from impressive limestone caves to dense mangrove creeks. You can see here tidal swamp forests as well as fascinating mud volcanoes. Located between Middle and South Andaman, Baratang is the first gateway up north from Port Blair, the capital city. It is approximately 100 kilometers from Port Blair, and thus a popular one-day destination especially for those who are staying on the islands for short time duration. 

    The Limestone Caves here are highly impressive and one of a kind natural marvel on earth. They feature rare stalactites, stalagmites, and rock formations. You can also go for boat rides through mangrove-fringed creeks and canals heading to Limestone Caves

    Limestone Caves, Baratang Island

    Highlight

    You can go for a romantic and exciting boat ride through mangrove forests that are spread around the island creating a canopy. Being here is not less than a magical experience! The slow meandering waterway leads to the beautiful land of the Limestone Caves. If you are a photographer or a bird watcher, then you will be blessed with the sights of exotic birds and animals that will leave you fascinated. Tantalizing patterns are created by the canopy on the water. Looking at sunrays penetrating the thick forest to reach the ground is a spellbinding view. A truly miraculous experience!

    Where to stay 

    Finding a nice accommodation in Baratang Island is a bit tricky and costly. Also, the hotels and resorts usually don’t welcome walk-ins. So, you have to book in advance. Some of the best options are as follows: 

    • Dew Dale Resort
    • Coral Creek Resort
    • Hotel Avis

    Situated in Baratang Island, Dew Dale Resort is a lovely natural paradise surrounded by white sandy beaches, rich coral reefs, and a lush green forest. Guests can appreciate the amazing views of the beach while staying at this property. If you want to plan a suitable itinerary as per your budget and requirements, then you can avail the service of the resort’s travel desk to help you out. With all the available modern amenities, you are sure to enjoy your outing and have a memorable experience at the property. The room services are prompt and the ambiance is homely thus ensuring that the esteemed guests feel at home.

    Dew Dale Resort offers Deluxe Rooms (100 square feet) from where you can enjoy the breathtaking valley views. They have a queen bed, room service, Wi-Fi, charging points, and other facilities to make sure that the guests feel comfortable.

    The in-house restaurant of Dew Dale Resort serves a healthy breakfast. You can enjoy a variety of freshly prepared regional delicacies. There is a bar as well where you can relax with your travel companions. The high on energy coffee served here is a favorite among guests staying here.

    Some of the facilities offered by it are as follows: 

    • Doctor on Call
    • Luggage Assistance
    • Ticket Tour Assistance
    • Caretaker
    • Masks
    • Gloves
    • Sanitizers
    • Thermal Screening
    • Sanitizers Installed
    • Disinfection
    • CCTV
    • Safety and Security
    • Room Service
    • Power Backup
    • Elevator Lift

    Limestone Caves

    Where to eat 

    The names of some of the best restaurants in Baratang Island serving tasty food are mentioned below:

    • Dew Dale restaurant
    • Jetty Hotel
    • AMS Restaurant
    • Port Canteen
    • Sujath Bar & Restaurant
    • Deeya Baroi Hotel

    How to reach

    To reach Baratang Island, first you have to reach Port Blair as it is the entry point for the Andamans. You can hire a private car or catch a private AC bus to reach Baratang Island from Port Blair. It is the best and the most convenient way. If you are on a tight budget, then taking a government bus from Port Blair is the best option. You will have to drive via the Andaman Trunk Road (ATR) and move in a group with one short vehicle-ferry connection. It will take a total of four hours but the lush greens and blue waters will make the whole experience unforgettable. Please note that two-wheelers are not allowed to go all the way to the island.

    Located in Port Blair, Andaman Island Travels is a trustworthy company that is committed to take care of its guests as soon as they land here. It has a fleet of sanitised cars driven by highly professional and polite drivers. The moment you reach Veer Savarkar International Airport (also known as Port Blair Airport), your pre-arranged cab will be waiting for you at the arrival gate. It will drop you safely at your hotel or any other destination as per your requirement. The airport transfer service is available across the Andaman Islands. A stress-free car rental experience is ensured with superior services that cater to individual needs.

  • Baludera Beach in Baratang Island is only nine kilometers from the Nilambur Jetty. The beach is a hidden treasure located away from the crowd. It is a curved sand bay entwined with mangrove trees on one side and fallen old trees on the other. The water is warm here that is perfect for a swim after a long day of sightseeing. Only a few tourists end up here and thus, you will have the whole beach to yourself. Even locals come here only on weekends to enjoy picnics. The facilities are limited here and there is only a small shop at the bus stand. If you want to stay there for a while, then carry your own snacks and water with you.

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    Overview

    Located on the eastern side of Baratang Island, Baludera Beach lies at a distance of nearly nine kilometers from Nilambur Jetty. It is a secluded and calm beach in the Andaman Islands that is uninhabited and is yet to be explored. It is popular for its serene and calm ambiance that is ideal for peaceful evening walks. There are eco-friendly huts and treetop huts that are perfect for you if you are at the beach to spend some quality time reading a book or just chilling with your travel companion.

    Baludera Beach, Baratang Island

    Highlight

    Baludera Beach is known for its crystal-clear waters and white sands. After a busy day of sightseeing in Baratang Island, you can come here in the evening to relax. Witness the most gorgeous sunset while taking a leisurely walk on the seashore. Whether you are travelling on your own or with your partner or family, this beach is an ideal place to make some unforgettable memories.

    Things to do

    When you are at Baludera Beach, then you should indulge yourself in the following:

    • Swimming- Baludera Beach in Baratang Island is one of the best spots for enjoying swimming. During low tide, you can swim up to even one kilometer in the shallow waters, the locals suggest.
    • Elephant ride- Tourists and their kids can also enjoy the elephant ride at the beach. 
    • Stay in treetop huts- All the tourist should definitely have an experience of the eco-friendly huts on the Baludera Beach. If you are seeking some quiet time at the beach, then these huts are the most suitable for such an experience.

    Nearby hotels

    Some of the best properties in Baratang Island are as follows:

    • Dew Dale Resort
    • Coral Creek Resort
    • Hotel Avis 

    You can consider staying at Hotel Avis, which is not a very huge hotel but offers complete worth to your money. The property has been a reliable name when it comes to accommodations in Baratang Island. An economical hotel, it is suitable for leisure travellers, especially tourists who are on a strict budget. If you are looking for tropical charm, peace, quiet, along with a convenient location from which to explore Middle Andaman, then Hotel Avis is the best option. It is a small and comfortable hotel. Always available to offer any help to guests, the staff offers attentive and personalized services. The property is en route and near to many stunning beaches.

    Hotel Avis offers air-conditioned guest rooms. The rooms are spacious along with being neat and clean. They have all the basic amenities and comfortable furniture as well. The interior decorations are appealing and soothing to the guests. The walls and lovely curtains offer a relaxed effect to rooms.

    The hotel has an on-site restaurant that serves multi-cuisine food like Indian, Chinese, etc. The food is rated good by the guests staying here. You should try seafood while you are here. Enjoy the tropical vibes of the Andaman Islands when staying here. 

    Some of the offered facilities are as follows:

    • TV (cable, flat screen, LED, remote controlled)
    • Luggage Storage
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Mail Services
    • Luggage Assistance
    • Bellboy Service
    • Caretaker
    • Wake-up call
    • Doctor on call
    • Power backup
    • Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Restaurant

    Nearby Restaurants in Baludera Beach

    Nearby restaurants 

    Some of the best places to eat serving mouth-watering meals are as follows:

    • AMS Restaurant
    • Deeya Baroi Hotel
    • Dew Dale restaurant
    • Jetty Hotel
    • Port Canteen
    • Sujath Bar & Restaurant

    How to Reach Baludera Beach

    How to reach

    You can reach Baludera Beach via road as it lies nearly nine kilometers from the Baratang Jetty. You can hire a taxi at the jetty for a round trip as public transport is not available easily once you are at the beach. If you have time in hand, then you can also visit the Mud Volcano, which is a quick detour from the route to Baludera Beach.

    The nearest airport from Baludera Beach is in Port Blair (the capital town) that is connected with all other major airports. The distance between Port Blair and Baludera Beach is nearly 100 kilometers and it can be covered via bus or a hired taxi on National Highway 223 that heads towards toward Diglipur. You can also take a boat to reach the Nilambur Jetty (Middle Strait) directly. It is closest to the beach.

    To reach Nilambur Jetty from Baratang Island via a ferry, it takes nearly fifteen minutes. The Andaman and Nicobar Tourist Department has scheduled regular ferry rides to and fro from the Nilambur Jetty for those who want to visit Baludera Beach. However, tourists prefer travelling via road to reach the beach owing to the close proximity.

    Mobile connectivity is a major concern for tourists visiting Baratang Island. Almost all networks fail to function properly there and the ones that work, offer very basic services, Call drop, bad network, not being able to download applications, etc. are some of the issues that you may face at the island. However, it is found that BSNL provides better service than other networks around this area. So, make sure that you carry a BSNL sim card on your trip to Baratang Island. It is recommended to take the help of a tour operator in order to avoid any kind of risk. In case of an emergency, you can also carry some extra sim cards that you can use.

  • A gorgeous place showcasing natural beauty at its best, Panchavati Hills is located in the beautiful island of Rangat in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is located nearly 200 kilometers away from Port Blair (the capital town) and can be easily reached via road. The hills are popular all across the island for their tempting natural splendor and the serene atmosphere that it embodies. That is why, it allures a huge number of local as well as international tourists every year. The prime attraction here is a lovely waterfall that falls down from a height gushing through stones. The area also complements agriculture and fishing that are carried out here. This part of Rangat comprises locals who have settled here from the south Indian states such as Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The culture and traditions here are similar to theirs.

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    Panchavati Hills is a serene hidden treasure in Rangat and you should explore it to make your Andamans vacation memorable. 

    Things to do

    • You can spend some quality time in the lap of nature by trekking around in the lush greenery that is present in abundance here.
    • Photographs captured here come out so amazing. Don’t forget to click a few in the splendid landscape.
    • You can also visit the local farms here to know about the local produce and the methods of farming followed by people here.
    • One can also engage in fishing with the locals here and know about the types of fishes in the area as well as fishing techniques. 
    • Adrenaline junkies can swim and engage in water adventure activities at the nearby beaches.
    • To get a glimpse of the culture here, you can also buy some produce and products from the locals here.
    • Dip into the cool and refreshing water to enjoy the waterfall. 
    • Enjoy a mouth-watering meal at a local restaurant that serves authentic and ethnic local dishes. 

    Important things to keep in mind

    • If you are planning to take a dip into the water of the waterfall, then don’t forget to carry extra clothes with you.
    • For keeping up with the humidity around the area, wear light clothes. 
    • Wear good and comfortable shoes to enjoy trekking.

    Nearby attractions

    Some of the tourist attractions that are nearby the Panchavati Hills are as follows:

    • Cutbert Bay Beach
    • Yeretta Creek
    • Moricedara Beach
    • Dhani Nallah
    • Amkunj Beach

    Panchavati Hills, Rangat Island

    Nearby hotels

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

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

    Consider staying at Hotel Laxmi Villa when in Rangat as it ensures that all its guests feel cared for, valued, and respected while staying here. Located in Rangat Island, the hotel is in close proximity to the major tourist attractions. Travellers can easily arrive here from Veer Savarkar International Airport, which is well-connected to all major countries. It is an excellent property for sightseeing, recreation, dining, and getting around. The staff speaks multiple languages and is always ready to help. A decent accommodation, the property is neat and clean, and it offers a memorable stay. It is a reliable name when it comes to accommodations in the island.

    Hotel Laxmi Villa has well-maintained, ventilated, and clean standard AC (double bed) rooms that have comfortable bed linens. You can ease the stress of travel with its room services such as television, intercom, air conditioner, hot and cold water, etc. There are attached bathrooms fitted with essential bathroom facilities and toiletries.

    The hotel has a multi-cuisine restaurant that is known for offering mouth-watering dishes to its guests. Whether you want to order seafood or vegetarian food, you will get everything here at affordable prices. The food will make your beach holidays even more special. 

    Some of the offered facilities by this property include the following:

    • Luggage storage and assistance 
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Mail Services
    • Medical Centre
    • Wake-up Call
    • Restaurant
    • Conference Room
    • Business Centre
    • Currency Exchange
    • CCTV
    • Electrical Chargers
    • Dining area
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Room Service

    Nearby Restaurants

    “Where to eat when in Rangat?” is an all-time concern of even the seasoned travellers. So, we thought of helping you out by telling you the best places to eat here. If you are a foodie and looking for authentic Indian food during your stay in Rangat Island, then there are a number of options for you. You can enjoy a good authentic meal at any of these eateries:

    • Milky Way
    • Light House Residency
    • Sai Kripa
    • Aroma Restaurant
    • Royal Restaurant
    • Bodhi Bengali Restaurant

    Seafood is a specialty here and you should definitely try it here.

    Nearby Restaurants in Panchavati Hills

    Best time to visit

    Rangat Island is in close proximity to the sea and thus, it undergoes very less climatic change. It enjoys a constant climate throughout the year. Its pleasant and mild climate is favorable for tourists to visit here any time. If you travel here in the monsoon season, then you can focus on sightseeing rather than indulging in water sports. The summer and winter season are perfect for engaging in roaming around and trying hand at various adventurous activities.

    How to reach

    Located in the Rangat Island, Panchavati Hills are nearly 200 kilometers from Port Blair and are present in the Middle Andaman region. A good network connects it with the capital city and thus, you can reach there via public transport such as buses. Bikes and taxis are also a good way to reach there. 

    If you want to enjoy your trip to Rangat Island in the best way, then it is highly recommended that you book a travel package by a reliable tour agency as it will make sure that all the popular attractions are covered. Located in Port Blair, Andaman Island Travels is a well-known travel and tour company that is known for offering you the vacation of your dreams. Explore the Andaman Islands like never before as its expert staff will take care of all your requirements. It is committed to make sure that you get the best Andaman vacation ever. 

  • Rangat is a wonderful blend of nature’s most precious delights and offers once in a lifetime holiday experience. Owing to its clean environment, greenery, as well as unpolluted fresh air, nature lovers include Rangat in their travel itinerary. Cutbert Bay Beach here is a lengthy sandy beach located at a distance of twelve kilometers from Rangat. It is a well-known turtle nesting ground. The season is normally between December and February. If you want to witness this wonderful marvel of nature, then you should undoubtedly include this in your itinerary.

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    Overview

    A town in the Middle Andaman Island, Andaman Archipelago, Rangat is one of the three counties administrative divisions of the North and Middle Andaman district. Its natural beauty can surprise whosoever visits Andaman and Nicobar Islands- the loveliest union territory of India. The second largest town in Andamans, it is not very popular among travellers yet. Not many people know about its splendid beauty, but those who end up here are left awestruck by the attractions it offers. 

    Cutbert Bay Beach, Rangat Island

    Nearby hotels

    So many tourists make Hotel Ross And Smith their accommodation of choice when visiting Rangat Island. The hotel offers an array of amenities to its prestigious guests by providing an ideal mix of value, comfort, and convenience. Along with air-conditioning and free internet, it makes your stay more enjoyable with mouth-watering healthy breakfast and free parking as well. Popular points of interest are in close vicinity of the property. These should be included in your Andaman itinerary for sure. The hotel offers the best of the Andaman tropical vibes and a refreshing ambiance.

    Hotel Ross And Smith in Rangat Island offers three types of rooms- Deluxe Double Bed AC Room, Standard Room, Super Deluxe Triple Bed AC Room. All of these are fully furnished and are absolutely comfortable. These are neat and clean and offer all kinds of advanced facilities. The rooms offer a nice view as well. Guests are promised a very nice stay here. They feel right at home while spending quality time here. Great accommodation and great services are offered at affordable tariffs. 

    Hotel Ross And Smith boasts of a multi-cuisine in-house restaurant. Indian, Continental, and Chinese cuisines are served here. 

    The property offers the below-mentioned facilities: 

    • Restaurant
    • Cooking Class
    • Dining Area
    • Coffee Shop
    • Kids’ Meals
    • Special Diet Meals
    • Conference Room
    • Printer
    • Photocopying
    • Business Services
    • Business Centre
    • Emergency Exit Map
    • CCTV
    • Fire Extinguishers
    • Safety and Security
    • Security

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

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

    Cutbert Bay Beach

    Nearby restaurant & food outlets

    If you are a foodie and looking for authentic Indian food during your stay in Rangat, then below-mentioned are the best places for you: 

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

    How to reach

    Rangat is a 1070 square kilometers large island that falls right in the middle of the Andamans. Its Cutbert Bay Beach attracts people from across the world. The island is at a distance of 170 kilometers by road and 90 kilometers by sea from the capital city, Port Blair. You can easily enter Rangat from Port Blair and by ferries from Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep), Long Island, and Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep). 

    You have to take the entry from Port Blair to visit Rangat. To begin via any mode of transportation, the origin point will be Port Blair only. 

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

    Via buses run by the private sector- These buses also depart from Port Blair at different timings. You can prefer taking the one around 4:30 am or earlier and reach Rangat in nearly eight hours. The buses are available in air-conditioned and non air-conditioned segments. The AC ones are preferred as the journey is quite long. Non-AC ones are costlier than the government buses due to obvious reasons like comfort and seating arrangements. You can buy the tickets from their respective reservation offices across Port Blair. There is no facility for online booking. These buses can be boarded nearby the Aberdeen Bus Depot. Since it has several pick-up points on the ATR, you need to enquire at the ticket counter for your nearest pick-up point. The return ticket from Rangat can be booked from Port Blair when you start or you can also book the same from Rangat Bus terminus. 

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

  • Also known as an eco-friendly beach in Rangat, Amkunj Beach has a rocky shoreline. It is not the most perfect beach for swimming but you can enjoy taking a leisurely stroll here for sure. Relax on the wooden benches near the shoreline and cherish the waves coming and going. The beauty of this beach is further enhanced during sunsets and sunrises. And if you are lucky, then you can also spot turtles here.

    Located in Nimbutala village at a distance of eight kilometers from Rangat, this beach is not less than a tiny piece of heaven. You can swim here and get a perfect tan along with complete peace of mind. It is a lovely place to sit and unwind on a bright sunny day. By the beachside, there are numerous eco-friendly sofa-like sit-outs, small round tables, and eco-huts that provide shade. For complete peace of mind, you can swim here and get the perfect tan along with a lot of Vitamin D under the sun. Amkunj Beach is around 100 meters from the main road. Therefore, tourists can reach it from Rangat Island via any private transport. The open wide beach is nearly five minutes away from there. The beach will never fail to amaze you with its magical and adventurous experiences. There are incredibly a fair amount of things to do when you are there.

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    Overview

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

    Located at the Nimbutala Village, Amkunj Beach lies at a distance of eight kilometers from Rangat. It is a secluded and gorgeous beach where you will find many eco-friendly sofa-like sitting spots and eco huts for offering shade. There are also round tables by the beachside that makes it a nice place to chill and unwind on a bright sunny day. Soak in the warm sun and get your dosage of Vitamin D along with the peace of mind. 

    Amkunj Beach, Rangat Island

    Highlight

    Rangat Island lies towards the middle of the cluster of the Andaman Islands. Amkunj Beach here is one of the most sought-after tourist attractions that is a rocky, black sand beach and is unlikely to be seen in popular tourist brochures. If you are seeking peace and solitude from the crowd of tourists and the hustle-bustle of the busy city life, then this beach is perfect for you. It has been revamped as a nature park and it provides facilities to tourists as well as locals.

    Nearby hotels

    Rangat is 210 kilometers away from Port Blair and is easily accessible by everyone. If you are visiting the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, then this town is definitely a place you should not miss. 

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

    The Hawks Bill Nest is a resort of the Andaman & Nicobar Department of Tourism. You have to make your booking here in advance during the peak season to ensure your reservation. But we would highly recommend you to secure your bookings here through a local tour operator because online bookings mostly don’t work due to the poor internet connectivity in this offbeat destination. Some of the other hotels where you can stay are as follows:

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

    Some of the offered facilities by these properties include the following:

    • Doctor on Call
    • Luggage Assistance
    • Ticket Tour Assistance
    • Caretaker
    • Masks
    • Gloves
    • Sanitizers
    • Hairnets
    • Thermal Screening
    • Disinfection
    • CCTV
    • Safety and Security

    Amkunj Beach

    Nearby restaurants and eateries

    Below-mentioned are the best places for you where you can enjoy a nice meal when you are in Rangat Island: 

    • Sai Kripa- For vegetarian food 
    • Aroma Restaurant- For fast food
    • Royal Restaurant- Modern ambiance 
    • Bodhi Bengali Restaurant- For authentic Bengali food

    To relish the local and authentic food, try out these places across the island. These restaurants and eateries offer everything ranging from authentic seafood to homelike Indian cuisines. Having delectable meals here can make your island vacation more memorable. Before even stepping on the land of good food, you now know where to eat and what to eat. These places have received good reviews from guests. They have rated the food as quite delicious and the restaurants hygienic and comfortable. So now you know where to eat when in Rangat Island. 

    Nearby attractions

    When in Rangat Island, don’t forget to include the following in your itinerary:

    • Dhanni Nalah Mangrove walkway
    • Morrice Dera Beach
    • Yerrata Jetty
    • Raman Bagicha
    • Curtbert Bay 

    How to reach 

    Amkunj Beach is just 100 meters away from the main road. Thus, you can reach here from Rangat via private transport and walk for just two-three minutes. You will soon see the wide, open beach.

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

    Include Amkunj Beach in your Rangat travel itinerary and you will get to see beyond your expectations. 

  • Located just five kilometers on the southern tip of Neil Island, Sitapur Beach is counted among the most serene and quietest beaches in Shaheed Dweep (Neil Island). The beach is surrounded by lush greenery from three sides that opens into a mesmerizing view of the open ocean on the other. It is not so a famous beach and is more like a hidden treasure. Therefore, not every tourist knows about it. It is well-maintained and is home to incredible flora and fauna.

    Sitapur Beach is a little bit extreme for swimmers owing to its open sea exposure. Swimming is a dangerous activity here as the water here is prone to high tides and currents. It would be quite troublesome with uncontrolled water currents and high waves. Therefore, going for a swim in these waters is not recommended. 

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    Overview

    Sitapur Beach is a secluded beach that is free from pollution as well. It is the quietest beach in Neil Island as not many people visit here. Here, you can take a soothing walk along the shoreline, and relax and rejuvenate without a care in the world. The shoreline of this beach is dotted with palm trees and tropical jungles. The sunrise is so beautiful here and that is why, it is also called Sunrise Beach. Include this beach in your itinerary when you are travelling to Neil Island.

    When visiting here, carry your own water and snacks if you are going to be there for a couple of hours. There are no shops near the beach as not many tourists come here. 

    Sitapur Beach, Neil Island

    Highlight

    The best beach in Neil Island to enjoy a lovely sunrise, Sitapur Beach is situated at the tip of the island nearly five kilometers from the market. It is a postcard-perfect beach having two curved bays and crystal clear waters that is extremely appealing to everyone for a good swim. One of the must-see things when you are at Sitapur Beach is its sunrise. The administration has officially named it the Sunrise Beach as it offers the loveliest views of the sunrise across the island. Its location is perfect as it is exposed to open sea on one side. It gives an unobstructed view of the sunrise. One can stand near the Sunset Point for the best view of the sunset. It is a vantage point at the entrance of the beach.

    Water sports

    Sitapur Beach is a good destination for trying adventurous water activities. One can indulge in jet skiing as well as glass-bottom boat ride. Pristine clear water is in abundance on Neil Island. Its water proves to be an ideal setting for adventurous water activities. When you are here, you can see a wide diversity of colorful fishes with your naked eyes. The corals are present in abundance here. There are certain beach resorts also that make arrangements of these water activities for their guests. 

    Important things to know

    • Sitapur Beach opens at 9 AM and closes at 5 PM.
    • You can spend two to three hours there.
    • The beach doesn’t have any bathroom and changing room facilities.
    • No entry fee is charged for the beach.
    • Mobile network is not smooth here.
    • There are no guides or lifeguards at the beach.
    • No water sports are available at the beach.
    • Swimming is not recommended at Sitapur Beach.

    Sitapur Beach

    Nearby hotels

    If you are looking for a pocket-friendly place to stay in Neil Island that is nearby Sitapur Beach, then look no further than Break Water Resort. It is a charming guest house bringing the best of the island to your doorstep. A major tourist hotspot, Howrah Bridge, is located only 1.8 mi from the property. Tourists, especially backpackers, are surely going to enjoy their stay at the resort while experiencing everything Neil Island has to offer. While you are staying here, you may want to check out Garden View Restaurant or Dugong if you are a foodie. For guests seeking to enjoy the tropical vibes of the Andamans while staying at a budget accommodation, Break Water Resort is your best bet. Guests staying here can also book slots for different water activities such as glass-bottom boat ride, scuba diving, snorkeling, etc. 

    Rooms at Break Water Resort are standard and provide basic amenities. However, all the rooms are equipped with air conditioning. The rooms are hygienic and neat and clean that ensure the total comfort of guests. The resort boasts of an on-site restaurant that will make your island vacation additionally gratifying. Mouth-watering seafood is served here. 

    Some of the offered facilities are mentioned below: 

    • Doctor on Call
    • Luggage Storage
    • Luggage Assistance
    • Ticket Tour Assistance
    • Caretaker
    • Restaurant
    • Lawn
    • Reception
    • Seating Area
    • Masks
    • Gloves
    • Sanitizers
    • Hairnets
    • Thermal Screening
    • Sanitizers Installed
    • Disinfection
    • CCTV
    • Fire Extinguishers

    You can also consider staying at any of these hotels when in Neil Island:

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

    Contact Andaman Island Travels for the best holiday packages across the island. The travel and tour company will take care of all your requirements like accommodation, transfers, and more.

    Sitapur Beach

    How to reach

    Neil Island is located at a distance of 70 kilometers from Port Blair, the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. You can reach there via waterways. Sitapur Beach is at a distance of five kilometers from the main market. Take an auto rickshaw to reach there. You can also trek to reach there if you like to feel the adrenaline rush.

    Best time to? visit

    Owing to its popular sunrise views, the best time to head to Sitapur Beach is in the early morning. The best months to visit the Andaman Islands are from September to May. During these months, the weather is clear and the sun is bright. 

  • When you are in Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep), don’t forget to include Ramnagar Beach in your travel itinerary. It stretches all over Ramnagar Village and has sharp corals that make it a bit tough to swim in at several points. The most sought-after sea access points are at the Blue Sea Restaurant and the pathway just across Deep Sea Resort on the main road. This beach has crystal clear water, calm sea, and clean sand. There is a lot of shade from the trees and thus, it is a good spot for relaxing and reading your favorite book.

    Every year, people from all over the world 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 travellers to uncover and explore its jewels. The entire island is amazingly striking but there is one place that nature lovers and beach bums never miss- Neil Island. It is located at a distance of 30 kilometers from the main islands of Andaman, and is known for some of the most unique sights. If Andaman Island is a crown, then Neil Island is its most precious gem! Nothing can beat this island in Andamans when it comes to surreal beauty. It would be the best place for your island vacation.

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    Highlight

    Ramnagar Beach is a good location for snorkeling as it has great visibility and rich marine life along the S shaped coral reef. If you want to reach the best points with live corals, then you have to swim further into the ocean. It is an ideal spot for experienced swimmers as the waves on the reef often get big and the currents get strong. If you are someone who is seeking some privacy, then Ramnagar Beach is a great spot as it is completely deserted most of the time. The views of sunset and sunrise from here are amazingly beautiful. Moreover, you will not find any crowd here.

    Ramnagar Beach, Neil Island

    Overview

    Ramnagar Beach is a spectacular beach that is located at a distance of 35 kilometers away from Diglipur. It is a good beach for swimming. A tropical forest surrounds this beach and you can hike through the trails to get that much-needed adrenaline rush. It would be an ideal combination of greens and blues along with the gorgeous beach nearby. 

    For making it comfortable for the tourists visiting this beach, there are eco-friendly facilities there such as log sofas, eco huts, and seating. You can spend quality time here for how long as you want. The beach is a turtle nesting ground in the winter season (December to March). 

    Nearby places to stay

    There are a number of hotels and resorts in Neil Island that will suit your budget. Some of them are as follows:

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

    Vacation Village Resort is a rejuvenating retreat in the gorgeous Neil Island offering an exhilarating experience. Famous tourist places like Bharatpur Beach (2.8 km), Laxmanpur Beach (4.2 km), and Sitapur Beach (6.1 km) are very close to the resort. Guests can reach the property easily from Port Blair and Havelock Island via private and government ferries (as per scheduled timings). Adding relaxation to every stay, the property provides upscale services and facilities to its esteemed guests. Front desk and room service are also offered. Beat the heat with the cool refreshing waters of the outdoor pool.

    The cottages at Vacation Village Resort offer panoramic and breathtaking views to guests. There is a personal patio at some of them where you can appreciate an enchanting view of the surrounding nature. The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated ensuring a comfortable stay. These are equipped with an air conditioner, television, comfortable beds, fresh linen, attached bathrooms, etc.

    The eclectic on-site restaurant is known for its gourmet cuisine and splendid dining area. After a long day of exploration, spend quality time with family and friends at the lounge. Here, you can enjoy light snacks with refreshing beverages.

    The property offers the following facilities:

    • Doctor on call
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Power Backup
    • Swimming Pool (Common Pool)
    • Paid Parking
    • Vehicle hire
    • 24-hour security
    • First aid kit
    • Restaurant
    • Breakfast available
    • Breakfast buffet
    • Outdoor dining area
    • Snorkeling
    • Walking tours

    Ramnagar Beach

    Where to eat

    There are some nice eateries and restaurants nearby Ramnagar Beach where you can enjoy mouth-watering food. These are as follows:

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

    How to reach

    Ramnagar Beach lies between the Sitapur Beach and the market. It is at a distance of two kilometers from the jetty. The shoreline is dotted with a number of restaurants and resorts. Connected by road, one can reach there by hiring a two-wheeler, bicycle, taxi, or an auto rickshaw. You can get any one of them from the jetty or by requesting at your accommodation.

    Getting around

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

    • Bus- A local bus plies every hour. It starts from the main bazaar and goes till Sitapur Beach. 
    • Bike and bicycles- Popular and preferred among tourists, bikes and bicycles are affordable here. You can find them at the jetty. You can also ask for the same at the property where you are staying. There are several resorts that have their own vehicles for renting purposes.
    • Autos- Autos are a great option if you are visiting the island for a short time. 
    • Car rentals- The best and the most comfortable way to get around Neil Island is renting a car. It is suited for everyone including families and group travellers. Private chauffeured AC cars are also available for rent.
  • Natural Bridge in Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep) is one of the most popular attractions across the Andaman Islands. It is a natural formation that is a rock jutting out from the main wall with a huge hole in it. The continuous lashing waves over the years have created it. In 2004, the wall alongside bore the brunt of the Tsunami and saved Neil Island from massive destruction. Another natural bridge formation is on its way in the far corner. This bridge is also known as Howrah Bridge (Bengali settler have given this name in jest). It is an ideal place to be explored by adventure lovers. Senior citizens can skip it.

    The natural Bridge has two living natural corals formed just like a bridge. Bengalis, who settled on Neil Island in the early days, refer it as the Rabindra Sethu. They called it Howrah Bridge later. The best time to see it is during the low tide.

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    Overview

    You will be required to trek down from the main road to reach Natural Bridge in Neil Island. You get to see the rocky beach with limestone rocks across the beach. Over thousands of years, the erosion with tides has eroded the rocks in the salt waters. Starfishes or sea cucumbers are visible between the rocks in the shallow water. Along with the Natural Bridge, one can also spot staghorn corals, finger corals, boulder corals, and color-changing corals. During low tide, the underwater creatures are visible in the shallow waters and you should definitely have a look. Make sure that you don’t go further from the Natural Bridge as you may get stuck during high tide.

    Highlight

    The Andaman Islands are famous for the Natural Bridge that is located in Neil Island. 40 kilometers away from Port Blair (the capital city), Neil Island is also known as the vegetable bowl of the Andamans owing to the rich production from the vast agricultural area. This naturally shaped bridge-like rock is also popularly known as Howrah Bridge.

    Nearby the Natural Bridge, there are various lovely beaches that should be visited when you are in Neil Island. You can go and see Laxmanpur Beach, Sitapur Beach, and Bharatpur Beach while vacationing in the Andaman Islands. These are some of the best beaches where you can simply chill and relax.

    Natural Bridge, Neil Island

    Nearby hotels

    There are a number of nice properties near the Natural Bridge in Neil Island that are suitable for all kinds of budgets. Whether you are a luxury traveller or a budget traveller, you can find a comfortable hotel or resort from the following: 

    1-Star

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

    2-Star

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

    3-Star

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

    4-Star

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

    KP Guesthouse is one of the budget-friendly accommodations in Neil Island. Esteemed guests are amidst the eco-friendly atmosphere during their stay. Special attention is paid to each and every guest. The property is sure to ensure a comfortable and pleasant stay for everyone. If you are looking for some adventure, then the resort will also book your water activities along with treks and tours. The mellow ambiance of this property allows you to experience the serenity of the Andaman Islands. If you want to roam around the place, then the lodge’s staff is there to help you out.

    KP Guesthouse offers three kinds of rooms- Two bedded non-AC room, Two bedded AC room, and Four bedded AC room. These are equipped with all the basic amenities. The rooms are hygienic and neat and clean ensuring the total comfort of guests.

    Guests can enjoy lip-smacking meals at the property’s on-site restaurant during their stay. It serves special diet meals and kids’ meals as well. The dining area is beautiful and a lovely place to enjoy mouth-watering food. Whether you love eating vegetarian or non-vegetarian food, the kitchen has everything for you. Enjoy a comfortable stay and dine like a royal at this guesthouse.

    Some of the offered facilities include the following:

    • Free parking
    • Free breakfast
    • Beach
    • Bicycle rental
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Vehicle rental
    • 24-hour security
    • First aid kit
    • Breakfast available
    • Breakfast buffet

    Natural Bridge in Neil Island

    How to reach

    The nearest airport to Neil Island is Veer Savarkar International Airport and it is located in Port Blair, the capital town of the Andaman and Nicobar Island. It takes nearly half an hour to reach Neil Island from there.

    One has to walk through the seashores in order to reach the Natural Bridge in Neil Island. These seashores are rich in marine life. Make sure to wear shorts and waterproof sleepers for walking on the reefs.

    Best time to visit

    The best time to visit the Natural Bridge is during the low tide. They appear twice in a day. A local guide can let you know the tide timing. Be ready to get mesmerized by the natural charm of the Andamans.

    Important things to know

    • Neil Island is also known as the vegetable bowl of the Andaman Islands as its land is ideal for the cultivation of fruits and vegetables owing to great climatic conditions. 
    • There are only two ATMs (Syndicate Bank and Cooperative Bank) in Neil Island, and both are in the bazaar.
    • The small market of Neil Island comprises little shops selling all essential commodities ranging from stationary to common medicines and simple clothing to groceries. The best in the market are fresh fruits and vegetables. In fact, most of the fruits and vegetables in Port Blair are from here. In the evening, this part is the busiest part of the town. 
    • Veer Savarkar Airport in Port Blair is the closest airport to Neil Island. The only jetty on the island is the jetty at Bharatpur Beach, and this is where all private and government ships dock.
  • Located in Laxmanpur Village, Laxmanpur Beach is counted among the best beaches in Neil Island (officially known as Shaheed Dweep). It is an ideal destination for sightseeing and daytrips. The beach is located around three kilometers on the western side of the island and you can reach there in ten to fifteen minutes. Absolutely mesmerizing, Laxmanpur Beach is a white-sand beach that is lined by tall tropical trees forming a dense forest. A sense of joy and calmness is offered in the ambiance with the uprooted trees along with the green surroundings. 

    Laxmanpur Beach is dotted with many small shops, food stalls, and eateries that serve a wide variety of drinks and snacks. Moreover, you will also find coconut water here and you should definitely try it even if you are not thirsty. It is so refreshing! One can also buy pearls, shell-based products, as well as other shopping items from the gift shops near the beach. There are beautiful souvenirs for you and your family. The beach opens up at 8 AM? and closes at 5 PM. Also, it is completely free as no fee is charged for entry.

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    Overview

    The water of Laxmanpur Beach is crystal-clear and cobalt blue that further enhance the splendor of the beach. The waves and water currents are moderately high and thus, it is a bit unsafe for swimming and water activities if you are a beginner. Not many people go inside the sea for swimming. The shape of this beach is one of its most spectacular features. It is triangular in shape and you can get its aerial view. You can get a wide view of the complete horizon and it is absolutely gorgeous!

    Laxmanpur Beach is an ideal spot for kids as well as they can play with the sand here and explore the beach. They indulge themselves in shell hunting and making sand castles. However, make sure that they don’t get into the sea on their own. Keep an eye on them at all times.

    Laxmanpur Beach, Neil Island

    Highlight

    Walking on the sands of Laxmanpur Beach is a heavenly feeling for your legs. The sand here is deep as well as free from dead corals and shells. So keep your slippers aside and enjoy the blissful experience on this lovely beach. It is the perfect spot for relaxation and chilling as there are no water sports allowed there. There are eco-friendly huts and seating made of straw and wood. You can enjoy your snacks and rejuvenate yourself at this beach. 

    One can simply explore Laxmanpur Beach and the nearby attractions. Inside the immediate jungles, there are a few hidden sitting areas that offer a mesmerizing view. Another extraordinary feature of this beach is its gorgeous sunset. Its location is perfect as it offers an unobstructed view of the horizon. This beach is popular for one of the best sunset views in Neil Island. Make sure you get to experience this!

    Nearby hotels

    Located in Ramnagar, Elephant and Four Wise Men Resort is a peaceful property that is budget-friendly as well. Its name is derived from a Russian painting. Just off the main road in Ramnagar, the accommodation is set behind a herbal field. There are ten fairytale bamboo huts dotted among the palm shade. These huts are made of eco-friendly natural materials and colorful ambient lights giving this place a unique touch. 

    There are two options when it comes to choosing a hut- 1. a hut with a sandy floor and lifted bed 2. a hut with the bed on the natural floor lifted from the ground. All the huts are equipped with electricity, a mosquito net, and a small porch in front. These are small but are pocket-friendly. Bathrooms are shared without hot water. The place is so airy that you don’t need any fan. Have the experience of sleeping underneath a natural roof.

    At this economical property, guests can enjoy delicious meals at an on-site restaurant. During their stay, everyone is sure to have a great time here while trying authentic Indian dishes or the specialty of the islands- seafood.

    Some of the facilities offered here are as follows: 

    • Doctor on Call
    • Caretaker
    • Medical Centre
    • Wake-up Call
    • Housekeeping
    • Room Service
    • Bathroom
    • Laundry Service
    • Parking
    • Telephone
    • Safe
    • Security
    • Indoor Games

    Some of the other hotels and resorts near Laxmanpur Beach are as follows:

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

    Laxmanpur Beach

    Nearby places to eat

    There are a number of eating places ranging from cute cafes to lavish restaurants in this Indian union territory. Therefore, you will get to choose from many options. To relish the local and authentic food, try out these places near Laxmanpur Beach:

      • Hungry Stone Restaurant
      • Seashell Restaurant
      • Ripon Sea foods
      • Yatri Dhaba
      • Full Moon Café
      • Dugong Restaurant
    • Sea Zaika

    How to reach

    Comfortable as well as fast, pre-booked taxis are the best way to reach Laxmanpur Beach. However, if you are on a budget trip, then travelling from Port Blair to Neil Island via government or private ferries is the most economical way. The beach is nearly hours from Port Blair. Private companies like Mackruzz and Ocean Green operate ferries from Port Blair to Neil Island. You can take a taxi or hire a bike for the beach once you have reached the island. 

    Every year, travellers get attracted to this pristine beauty and untouched sandy beach of Neil Island. It has some of the most scenic spots for travel and nature lovers. It 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 never miss-Laxmanpur Beach. It is known for some of the most unique sights. If Neil Island is a crown, then this beach is its most precious gem. 

  • For sea walking and snorkeling, pristine clear water is required, which is in abundance on Neil Island (officially known as Shaheed Dweep). Its water proves to be an ideal setting for adventurous water activities. When you are at Neil Island, you can see a wide diversity of colorful fishes with your naked eyes. The corals are present in abundance here. There are certain beach resorts also that offer private sea walking and snorkeling sessions to their guests. 

    Bharatpur Beach is one of the most serene and tranquil beaches in Neil Island. It is located only 500 meters from the Neil Island Jetty and is an ideal place to spend some quality time with your friends, family, partner, or even when you are on a solo trip. The beach is popular for its soft silky white sand and crystal-clear water that continues for nearly 500 meters into the ocean. It is one of the beaches where one can go halfway without getting wet completely. It boasts of white sands and uninterrupted views of the clear blue skies.

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    Overview

    Neil Island is popular for its superb biodiversity, uncharted coral reefs, white sandy beaches, and tropical woodlands. If you want to spend some peaceful time in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, then it should be your one-stop destination. With an area of only 13.7 square kilometers and the flat landscape, you can travel across Neil Island in a bicycle with minimal effort. 

    Bharatpur Beach has shallow waters that are free of hard corals and large rocks. The waves and water currents are also low most of the time. Therefore, it is a perfect spot for swimming. The sunrise views from this beach are also spellbinding. It would be a mesmerizing scene to watch when the sun slowly rises early in the morning and its gorgeous colors are reflected on the water. The beach is equally popular for its fantastic sunsets.

    Bharatpur Beach

    Highlight

    Some of the prettiest beaches in the Andamans are located in Neil Island. The scenic beaches boast of white sands and uninterrupted views of the clear blue skies. During monsoon, the sight changes entirely as the sky becomes way too dramatic.

    The waters of Bharatpur Beach have a rich marine life. Hard as well as soft corals are present in abundance here. It is a sought-after place for enjoying a number of exciting water sports such as snorkeling, scuba diving, glass-bottom boat rides, etc. There are deeper dive areas that are located close to the beach and you can reach there by boat. Its water is home to amazing marine life across the Andaman Islands.

    Water activities

    Popular for glass-bottom boat rides, Bharatpur Beach in Neil Island is home to gorgeous coral formation. The fishes are present in abundance here. Owing to the coral popular, it is a must-visit on this island. It is famous for angling and fishing also. On this beach, you can indulge in snorkeling, scuba diving, and jet skiing. The warm turquoise water is ideal for enthralling water sports.

    Nearby hotels

    Names of some of the best properties located near Bharatpur Beach are as follows:

    1-Star

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

    2-Star

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

    3-Star

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

    4-Star

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

    There are a number of budget accommodations near Bharatpur Beach and the tariff ranges between Rs.500 and Rs.800. The price tariff ranges from Rs.1500 to Rs.3000 for mid-range rooms with AC. If you are looking to stay at a luxurious resort with a swimming pool and awesome views, then the tariff starts from Rs.5000 onwards.

    Bharatpur Beach, Neil Island

    Nearby places to eat

    Seafood is a specialty on this island. Names of the best restaurants and food outlets in Neil Island are as follows:

    1. Hungry Stone Restaurant- Good for groups 
    2. Seashell Restaurant- Have some finger-licking seafood
    3. Ripon Sea foods- Mouthwatering seafood 
    4. Yatri Dhaba- Taste at affordable prices 
    5. Full Moon Café- Great seafood restaurant 
    6. Dugong Restaurant- For a relaxed atmosphere 
    7. Sea Zaika- Famous among both, locals and tourists

    How to reach

    There are government ferries plying from Port Blair (the capital of Andaman Island) to Neil Island. Every day, two ferries leave in the morning. Daily ferry service is available from Rangat as well. Moreover, there are two private boat service providers, Makruzz and Ocean Green, that have scheduled and private departures for Neil Island. Once you reach Port Blair, you can opt any of the following ways to reach Neil Island:

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

    After reaching Neil Island, you can hire an auto or rent a bicycle to reach Bharatpur Beach. 

    Best time to visit

    The best time to visit Bharatpur Beach is from October to April when the weather is pleasurable. Most of the people preferring to come here plan their Andaman trip during this time. The summer season is likely to be avoided.

    Your search ends at Bharatpur Beach if you are seeking dreamlike natural marvels. Spend some time here to witness the thriving biodiversity, unexploited coral reefs, white sandy beaches, adventurous experiences, and a notable population of birds and animal life.

    Already excited to step on this secluded beach in Neil Island? Trust Andaman Island Travels for all your hotel and ferry bookings across the Andaman Islands. It will also make bookings for adventure activities if you are interested in any. The expert tour planners will design the holiday of your dreams. You are sure to get the complete worth of your money. 

  • Also known as Beach Number 5, Vijay Nagar Beach lies in the northeast part of Havelock Island (officially known as Swaraj Dweep). It is a remote beach on the island that doesn’t receive much footfall. If you are someone who wants to spend quality time in utmost calmness, then it is the best place for you. It is an ideal spot for romantic couples and families as it is home to the sapphire blue water and pearl like sand. The sound of the crashing waves on the seashore while you dip your feet in the water.

    Tourists visiting Vijay Nagar Beach praise it a lot. They love just roaming around, floating on the shallow water, reading their favorite book under the huge canopy of verdant trees on the shore, and sunbathing. There are Mahua trees and palm trees that further enhance the splendor of the beach. Just sit back and relax in the shade. This beach is one of the major attractions in the Andaman Islands.

    Overview

    Vijay Nagar Beach is a photographer’s paradise. The sunrise and sunset views here are especially incomparably magnificent. The entire landscape begins to shine in different hues when the first rays of the sun spread all over the wide sea. Such a sight is among the most mesmerizing memories for everyone, especially for a photographic mind. In the early morning, native birds appear and sing in their melodious voice. Be sure to get the best sunrise pictures on this beach.

    Vijay Nagar Beach, Havelock Island

    Highlight

    Vijay Nagar Beach in Havelock Island is not less than a paradise on this planet. It is one of the less frequented beaches of the Andamans. It is home to palm-fringed coastline that outstretches your visual range. On the canvas of nature, it creates a lovely contrast of green and blue hues. It is not a rocky beac and thus, it is an amazing haven for nomadic hearts. 

    It is a quiet beach having white sand, turquoise water and coconut trees. It is so calm and you can actually feel the sea breeze flowing around you. You won’t find many people there. It is perfect for nature lovers and photographers. Moreover, you should definitely go there during night time. It will be an altogether different experience. 

    Things to do

    Vijay Nagar Beach is an ideal spot for relaxed swimming and sunbathing. Water adventure sports are not available on this beach yet. 

    Nearby hotels

    Whenever planning a vacation in the Andaman Islands, book your stay at Havelock Island Beach Resort. It is a great place for underwater fun and adventure. Whether you are travelling solo, with your partner or with your family, this is the perfect accommodation for everyone. Havelock Island Beach Resort is a highly recommended beachfront property. It is sure to give complete worth to your money. Here, you will get the best sea-views and you can also walk on the shoreline. It has rooms and cottages for all budgets. If you are an adrenaline junkie and are willing to try various water sports, then the resort will also book slots of scuba diving, sea walking, snorkeling, etc. for you. Its huge swimming pool is a perfect place to unwind and relax after all the sightseeing and sun-basking. Just sit by the poolside and enjoy your favorite drink or choose to dive into the pool to have a great swimming experience.

    Some of the other highly recommended places to stay near Vijay Nagar Beach in Havelock Island are mentioned below:

    Vijay Nagar Beach

    • Taj Exotica- This beachfront property located on the pristine Radhanagar Beach needs no introduction. The rooms are lavish and the views are serene. Staying here for a few days is all the relaxation you need.
    • Barefoot- It offers a luxurious jungle stay. Located right next to Radhanagar Beach, the resort’s staff can also make arrangements for all the activities for families and friends. 
    • Sea Shell resort- This beach facing property is perfect for a high-end luxury traveller. Its spa, infinity pool and candlelight dinners under the stars are some of its major highlights. 
    • Jalakara- This lovely boutique hotel is located amidst rainforest of the Havelock Island. It offers extremely beautiful rooms and a huge pool.
    • Flying Elephant- Inspired by Indian culture, yoga and décor, this property features well-ventilated bamboo cottages, an open-air shower area, and positive vibes. 

    Mentioned below are the other stays that we recommend in Havelock Island:

    1-star

    • The Kingdom Resort
    • El Dorado
    • Radhakrishna Resort

    2-Star

    • Green Valley Resort
    • Gold Star Beach Resort
    • Orient Legend Resort
    • Emerald Gecko
    • Royal Palace
    • Wild Orchid Beach Resort

    3-Star

    • Symphony Palm Beach Resort
    • Holiday Inn Beach Resort
    • Coral Reef Resort
    • Havelock Holiday Beach Resort
    • Aparupa Sands Marina
    • Cross Bill Beach Resort

    4-Star

    • Silver Sand Beach Resort
    • Munjoh Ocean Resort

    Where to eat

    Vijay Nagar Beach in Havelock Island

    • The Nemo Café
    • Sea Dragon Restaurant 
    • Something Different
    • Anju Coco Resto
    • Fat Martin Café
    • Full Moon Café
    • Bonova Café 
    • Dakshin Restaurant 
    • Golden Spoon 

    How to reach

    Vijay Nagar Beach is located at a distance of nearly 38 kilometers from Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. However, from Havelock Jetty, it is at a distance of only nine kilometers. You can reach Havelock Island by sea as well as by air. However, the best and the easiest way to travel would be by the sea. Private and government ferries operate from Port Blair and Neil Island, which are the neighboring islands. Booking from private ferries is stress-free and you don’t need to wait in long queues. 

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

  • One of the most popular tourist attractions across the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Radhanagar Beach is a serene beach in Havelock Island (officially known as Swaraj Dweep). This beach has been rewarded as one of best beaches in Asia and the seventh best beach in the world by Time Magazine in the year 2004. It is the most gorgeous beach that you can explore during your Andaman vacations. The beach is surrounded by coconut trees on all sides and is covered with tropical jungle from both the sides. That is why, it is the most preferred place of relaxation for tourists coming from different parts of the world.

    Overview

    Radhanagar Beach in Havelock Island offers the most spectacular landscape on the island as soon as you enter from the gate. It is home to a panoramic view of the ocean and silky white sand stretching along as far as your eyes can see. Giving you a feeling of rejuvenation, its peaceful ambiance lifts your mood. The water here is emerald blue that has the perfect amount of splash. The blue sky meshes into the horizon and allure you to take a dip in its warm waters.

    When you are in Havelock Beach, you should go for a dip at Radhanagar Beach as it is counted among the most gorgeous beaches in the Andamans. For complete safety, there are lifeguards at the beach during opening hours and they constantly do surveillance of the area. So instant help will be provided in case there is any mishappening by chance. For your own safety, you should not go too deep into the sea. After a distance of ten meters, the waves and water currents start getting a little rough. 

    Highlight

    Radhanagar Beach has many huts, chairs, and benches so that the visitors can take rest and relax comfortably. Here, you can absorb the beauty and unwind while having some snacks and refreshing drinks. Just sit with your friends and family and enjoy the magnificence of the place while kids make sandcastles by the seashore. If you want to capture lovely photographs, then there is a double storey hut at the middle of the beach. It offers the complete view of the sea.

    Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island

    There are no restrictions on swimming at Radhanagar Beach. That is one of the reasons why water babies especially prefer this beach in Swaraj Dweep. The waves are medium and the current is also not so much. The depth is also adequate and transcends gradually. Therefore, one can enjoy the best of this beach with their loved ones. 

    Water sports

    No water sports are allowed there in order to preserve the natural beauty of this beach. Thus, you can choose to either swim or sunbathe at this tranquil beach.

    Nearby hotels

    Havelock Island Beach Resort is a wonderful beachfront property that we highly recommend. It is sure to give complete worth to your money. Here, you will get the best sea-views and you can also walk on the shoreline. It has rooms and cottages for all budgets. If you are an adrenaline junkie and are willing to try various water sports, then the resort will also book slots of scuba diving, sea-walking, snorkeling, etc. for you. Its huge swimming pool is a perfect place to wind up your day after all the sightseeing and sun-basking. Just sit by the poolside and enjoy your favorite drink or choose to dive into the pool to have a relaxed swimming experience.

    Other hotels and resorts nearby Radhanagar Beach for different budgets are as follows:

    • Green Valley Resort
    • Gold Star Beach Resort
    • Orient Legend Resort
    • Emerald Gecko
    • Royal Palace
    • Wild Orchid Beach Resort
    • Symphony Palm Beach Resort
    • Holiday Inn Beach Resort
    • Coral Reef Resort
    • Havelock Holiday Beach Resort
    • Aparupa Sands Marina
    • Cross Bill Beach Resort
    • Taj Exotica
    • Silver Sand Beach Resort
    • Munjoh Ocean Resort
    • Sea Shell Resort

    You can also consider staying at The Kingdom, which is located in Govind Nagar. It is only a twenty-minute drive from the famous Radhanagar Beach. All the other points of interest are also nearby. A budget property, it is known for its majestic architecture, warm hospitality, and best-in-class amenities. The hotel is a preferred choice of tourists as it is situated away from the noise of the city. It is suitable for both kinds of guests- leisure and business. Its multi-purpose halls, The Senate and The Banquet, are fitted with all the essential audio-visual aids. The hotel will also organise outdoor activities like scuba diving and snorkeling on request.

    Radhanagar Beach

    The Kingdom offers two types of rooms that include AC Deluxe (168 square feet) and Duplex Cottages (300 square feet). Spacious and well-ventilated, all the rooms are equipped with facilities such as 21-inch color TV, refrigerator, telephone, etc. 24-hour hot/cold water is supplied in the en-suite bathrooms.

    The hotel has an on-site restaurant- The Delicacies. It specialises in Chinese, Continental, and Indian dishes that are appreciated for being extremely delicious. There are skilled and trained chefs and waiters to serve the esteemed guests. Three Cheers, the well-stocked bar of the hotel, offers a myriad of wines and spirits. 

    Some of the offered facilities by this property are as follows:

    • Doctor on call
    • Luggage Storage
    • Wheelchair
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Luggage Assistance
    • Ticket Tour Assistance
    • Wake-up call
    • Electrical Sockets (Free)
    • Outdoor Sports (Swings)

    Where to eat

    One can enjoy a nice meal at any of the below-mentioned restaurants:

    • The Nemo Café
    • Sea Dragon Restaurant
    • Something Different
    • Anju Coco Resto
    • Fat Martin Café
    • Full Moon Café
    • Bonova Café
    • Dakshin Restaurant
    • Golden Spoon

    How to reach

    Located about 57 kilometers from Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, you can reach Havelock Island via sea only. It takes nearly two to three hours to reach Havelock Island from Port Blair. There are frequently available ferries and cruises operating between the two places. You can choose as per your convenience and budget as both government ferries and private cruises are functional to the island. The ferries leave from Phoenix Bay Wharf.

  • If you are a newbie who wants to take their first plunge into the enthralling world of scuba diving, then Nemo Reef is unarguably the best site in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep). It has little to no current and clear visibility throughout the year. This sheltered bay offers conditions like a swimming pool for introductory dive experiences for first timers and confined water training. Here, you can spot little Damsel fish as well as the suitcase-sized humphead parrot fish near the corals. There are mangroves nearby that act as a nursery for juveniles. There is a wide variety of marine creatures in Nemo Reef and you can find absolute solace while exploring it.

    Parameters 

    • Level: Beginner
    • Maximum depth: 2-16 meters
    • Distance from Havelock Island: 0 kilometer
    • Location: North side of Havelock Island
    • Topography: Shallow reef
    • Sightings: Reef fish, octopus, frog fish, flounder, shrimp, squid, moray eel, scorpion fish

    Overview

    Nemo Reef is an extremely familiar and yet completely mysterious place in Havelock Island. This shore entry site opens into a swimming pool-like setting that has shallow water, white sand, and a little reef of one to three meters. On both sides of the shallow sandy pool, it divides into two long fringing reefs. More than 2000 square kilometers of coral reefs is harbored in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. A majority of this area fringes among islands. The access gets tough in most places due to rocky shores, thick forests, and mangroves. That is the reason why Nemo Reef is popular as it has easy entry and exits that don’t require long swims. Moreover, it is sheltered from winds through most of the year.

    Nemo Reef, Havelock Island

    Highlight

    Nemo Reef is home to a diverse variety of marine life. Diving here can make you spot the following school of fish:

    • Reef fish
    • Surgeonfish
    • Rabbitfish
    • Parrotfish
    • Butterflyfish
    • Bannerfish and snappers
    • Sweetlips queenfish
    • Chubs
    • Hunting trevallies
    • Needlefish 
    • Barracudas
    • Five species of anemonefish
    • Cephalopods like the octopus, squid and cuttlefish
    • Banded sea kraits
    • File snake
    • Kuhl’s sting ray
    • Molluscs
    • Crinoids
    • Crustaceans
    • Sponges polychaetes
    • Flying gurnards
    • Ornate ghost pipefish
    • Robust ghost pipefish
    • Devil scorpionfish
    • Angler flounders
    • Honeycomb moray eels
    • Seahorses
    • Bizarre nudibranchs
    • Sea moths
    • Skeleton shrimps 
    • Painted frogfish

    A great time to dive is high tide as the water is generally clear and one can see the sloping topography of the reef. However, when the tide recedes, the water level comes down, and visibility drops, the marine life tends to concentrate into dramatic densities. The topography of Nemo Reef is perfect for beginning dive courses and experience the first ever scuba diving fun. It is more than a training space for sure. Fun divers who want to explore the rocks and sands can stay under the water for nearly 60 to 80 minutes.

    Nemo Reef

    If you really want to experience something new in your life and increase the fun of your island vacation even more, then scuba diving in Nemo Reef is something that you should not miss at any cost. It is counted among the best diving sites across the Andaman Islands. 

    Nearby hotels

    One of the pioneer resorts in Swaraj Dweep, Havelock Island Beach Resort offers its guests the most luxurious feeling while travelling and relaxing while on a leisure trip in the islands. It is located at a convenient location. Tourists have easy access to popular sightseeing points on the island. The facilities offered here are sure to make your stay comfortable, pleasant, and memorable. For tourists visiting Swaraj Dweep, this hotel is an excellent and pocket-friendly choice. The staff is multi-lingual and is always at your service. The resort is best-suited for honeymooners and vacationers. 

    Some of the offered facilities at this beachfront property are as follows:

    • A couple’s bedroom (king size)
    • LCD television
    • Separate washroom
    • Intercom
    • Shared balcony
    • Free Wifi
    • Air conditioner
    • 24/7 reception service 
    • 24/7 room service
    • Laundry service
    • Safety & security
    • Free car parking 
    • Cafe & restaurant
    • Breakfast included

    The names of other hotels and resorts nearby Nemo Reef for different budgets are mentioned below:

    • The Kingdom Resort
    • El Dorado
    • Radhakrishna Resort
    • Green Valley Resort
    • Gold Star Beach Resort
    • Orient Legend Resort
    • Emerald Gecko
    • Royal Palace
    • Wild Orchid Beach Resort
    • Symphony Palm Beach Resort
    • Holiday Inn Beach Resort
    • Coral Reef Resort
    • Havelock Holiday Beach Resort
    • Aparupa Sands Marina
    • Cross Bill Beach Resort
    • Silver Sand Beach Resort
    • Munjoh Ocean Resort
    • Sea Shell Resort

    Nemo Reef in Havelock Island

    If you don’t have budget constraints, then Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is your best bet. It occupies 46 acres on the famed Radhanagar Beach in Havelock Island. It is a lavish gateway to an internationally crucial biodiversity hotspot in the Bay of Bengal. The property is fringed by strip of mangroves overlooking the beach. The guests here are welcomed with a traditional song written by young Nicobari colleagues. They can take rest over the massive buttresses of an Andaman Padauk tree or ruminate by the water lily pond after a lavish massage. They can also choose to hit the treadmill at the fitness centre built around a majestic Mahua tree soaring up one level to the Olympic-length infinity swimming pool.

    There are as many as 54 modern luxury villas on stilts under a canopy of coconut and Palmyra trees at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa. Inspired by the dwellings of the Jarawa tribe, the modish residences in sustainable plantation timber are spread across 1580 square feet. There is free WiFi internet service in all rooms. The comfort of the rooms ensures privacy and romance where you can only listen to the sound of emerald doves and kingfishers. The property boasts of onsite restaurant- Turtle House, Shoreline, and The Settlers. You can sure of getting whichever dish you like. 

    How to reach

    Havelock Island can be reached via sea only. It is nearly 57 kilometers from Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Nemo Reef is easily accessible from anywhere on the island. After reaching Havelock Island, you can simply hire a taxi or rent a scooty from anywhere to reach there. 

    Happy diving!

  • Just ten-minute down the popular Radhanagar Beach in Havelock Island will take you to Neil’s Cove. It is a beautiful cove with freshwater streams where you can swim in the crystal-clear azure waters. Adrenaline junkies and nature lovers can also go for snorkeling here. Your underwater experience while doing snorkeling will boost all your senses and open your eyes to a whole new magical world! That’s why we would suggest you to visit this cove and go for your first experience as soon as you can. If you are already on a beach holiday, then snorkeling can add some extra adventure to your vacation. Whether you are travelling alone, with your partner, or entire family, this water activity is something that most of people would agree to do. This adventurous activity stands out from the rest owing to the magic and ecstasy it offers to the divers throughout. However, you should be careful at all times as crocodiles have been spotted there in the past. 

    The place is not crowded and thus, you can enjoy being at the cove even more. It has all the seclusion and privacy that you are looking for. The magnificence of Neil’s Cove cannot be put in words. You yourself have to go there in order to cherish its beauty to the fullest.

    Overview

    Neil’s Cove in Havelock Island is everything that you dreamed of while planning a trip to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The cove has little inlets and lagoons where you can enjoy floating, shallow diving, and snorkeling. And if you just want to live the good life, then simply lie on the beach. A number of colorful fishes can be seen from the outside and this is ideal for all the non-water babies who don’t want to get inside the warm waters. There will be warning signs for crocodiles if you swim further into the inlets. Pay attention and use your wisdom.

    Neil’s Cove, Havelock Island

    Highlight

    Neil’s Cove has a beautiful teal lagoon and is gem of crystalline water and sheltered sand. No one is allowed to swim at dusk and dawn. Warnings regarding crocodiles are true and you should take them seriously. 

    It is like an exotic spot that is home to silky white sands and cobalt waters. A pristine lagoon that is small in size and perfect half-moon crescent of white powdery sand, Neil’s Cove offers unmatched natural beauty. It is one of the best kept secrets in Havelock Island. You will see lush greenery here, canopy of tall and dense tropical rain forest amidst melodious voices of colorful endemic birds. You can witness a diverse array of marine life and colorful crabs on the corals at this tranquil place. It would be absolutely fascinating to look at the waves crashing on the rocks and jumping high into the air. Photographers will be offered with innumerable opportunities of capturing the best photographs. One must-do thing here includes looking at the gorgeous sunsets while lazing on the soft sands. You are not going to forget this mesmerizing experience ever! It is definitely a cherished destination for photographers and bloggers.

    Nearby hotels

    Havelock Island Beach Resort located in Swaraj Dweep welcomes your family to enjoy a memorable stay at its beachfront property. Its family suite has two king-sized beds that will comfortably accommodate the four of you. For your ease, the room has facilities like a mini-fridge and coffee/tea making machine. The hospitality staff ensures complete cleanliness and hygiene throughout your family’s stay. Also, don’t forget to enjoy the spectacular views from the window of your suite. For all your needs, there is an intercom in your room that connects you with our helpful staff.

    Other accommodations nearby Neil’s Cove are mentioned below:

    Neil’s Cove

    • The Kingdom Resort
    • El Dorado
    • Radhakrishna Resort
    • Green Valley Resort
    • Gold Star Beach Resort
    • Orient Legend Resort
    • Emerald Gecko
    • Royal Palace
    • Wild Orchid Beach Resort
    • Symphony Palm Beach Resort
    • Holiday Inn Beach Resort
    • Coral Reef Resort
    • Havelock Holiday Beach Resort
    • Aparupa Sands Marina
    • Cross Bill Beach Resort
    • Taj Exotica
    • Silver Sand Beach Resort
    • Munjoh Ocean Resort
    • Sea Shell Resort

    Tourists also like staying at Sea Shell Resort in Havelock Island. At this lavish accommodation, an idyllic beach vacation awaits you! Stay at an exotic villa nestled amidst sky-high coconut trees and verdant surroundings. If you are vacationing with your kids, then they can enjoy to their heart’s content at the separate play area. Enjoy mesmerising ocean views from your rooms. With a private beachfront, enjoy so many other exclusive services like easy connectivity to the ferry station, along with helipad and seaplane terminal just a kilometer away. There is an in-house scuba diving center where you can practice and enjoy scuba activities and professional diver courses.

    Sea Shell Resort offers six types of accommodations- Andaman Villa, Andaman Cottage, Andaman Chalet, Andaman Lagoon, Havelock Cabana, and Andaman Bungalow. Spacious and well-ventilated, all the rooms are equipped with facilities such as 21-inch color TV, refrigerator, telephone, etc. 

    Neil’s Cove in Havelock Island

    The hotel has an on-site restaurant. It specialises in Chinese, Continental, and Indian dishes that are appreciated for being extremely delicious. There are skilled and trained chefs and waiters to serve the esteemed guests. The well-stocked bar of the hotel, offers a myriad of wines and spirits. 

    Some of its offered facilities include the following:

    • Masks
    • Sanitizers
    • Disinfection
    • Paid Airport Transfers
    • Paid Pickup Drop
    • CCTV
    • Fire Extinguishers
    • Safety and Security
    • First-aid Services
    • Electrical Chargers
    • TV (cable, Flat screen)
    • Vehicle Rental

    How to reach

    A gorgeous lagoon situated in Swaraj Dweep, Neil’s Cove is very close to Radhanagar Beach. So first, you have to reach the beach by taking a taxi, auto, or by renting a scooty. When you are there, you just need to walk towards the northern side for nearly fifteen minutes. You will see a lovely lagoon where the reef curves. This is Neil’s Cove! As no boards or directions are available en route, you can ask the guards at the entrance of Radhanagar beach for directions in case you are confused.

  • Havelock Island is the most beautiful gem of the Indian union territory- Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is the most popular island among travellers and is located nearly 70 kilometers from Port Blair, the capital city. The island is known for its white sandy beaches, azure waters, and the best diving spots in Asia. Havelock Island is like a wonderland for all age groups. Here you can laze around on its stunning beaches, explore its serene and dense mangroves, swim around colorful corals while scuba diving, and trek across the wild jungle trails. Havelock Island offers more than you can imagine!

    Havelock Island is known for its wonderful natural marvels and one of the most gorgeous places to visit here is the mangrove forest. It is one of the best places to see in the Andaman Islands as well. Such a mangrove forest is not less than a treasure on the Indian subcontinent. So when you are in Swaraj Dweep, don’t forget to include mangrove forest in your itinerary. Gather all the required information from here to have a smooth experience.

    Overview

    Havelock Island receives the maximum footfall in the Andaman Islands owing to its pristine beaches and turquoise waters. It has also the best infrastructure for a number of water activities, thus ensuring an incredible experience for everyone. You can try scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and a lot more. The island offers a relaxed atmosphere with tropical vibes. Its beaches are dotted with PADI diving centres, cute cafes and luxurious beachfront properties. Reaching here is very simple. 

    Mangrove Forest, Havelock Island

    Mangrove Forest in Havelock Island is the place for migrating birds as it is lush green and has water in all seasons. One can spot many small to big birds that come here to eat fish from swamps and brackish water. Photographers can take a lot of lovely pictures of birds in their natural habitat. When you are there, you can see a number of colorful birds sitting on the top of mangroves. Bird enthusiasts will find absolute solace here. Birds picking fishes in the mangrove water can also be spotted here and that is a sight to behold.

    Highlight

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

    And if you are someone who wants to see something new and exciting, the visit the mangrove forest here. You can explore it by boating. You can enjoy sailing for a couple of hours on a boat and it is a day trip only. You can also try your hand at fishing, which is a recreational thing to do in the Andamans. Near the creek, one can find various small and big fish under its brackish water. It would be a unique experience altogether. Make sure that you do not do it in swamps. Going along with the local anglers is the best way to enjoy fishing here as they are familiar with the right place and time of fishes.

    Nearby hotels 

    Known for its calm beaches, pristine waters, and romantic vibes, Havelock Island has gained popularity as a serene beach destination all over the world. But do you know that the island is a great party destination as well and offers you an exciting nightlife and dining experience? There are several restaurants and clubs that host happening events and parties. The vibrant nightlife of the Andaman Islands can be best witnessed at Havelock Island Beach Resort.

    Mangrove Forest 

    All its available family suites include room service, electric kettle, Wifi, and a lot more to make your stay absolutely comfortable here. The dedicated staff will ensure a pleasant stay while you are in the Andaman Islands. These family rooms are aesthetically designed and offer glorious views, fresh air and natural light in all its glory. All this will help guests in unwinding after a long day of exploration. At this beachfront resort, you will witness an abundance of lush green nature overlooking the pristine blue water of the Bay of Bengal. One of the best-located resort in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, it is for those families who seek luxury and comfort while vacationing. The resort offers breathtaking emerald sea views. These gorgeous views are the USP of the resort which also makes it the first choice for the tourists. 

    Some of the offered facilities are as follows:

    • 2 king-size beds
    • LCD television
    • Separate washroom
    • Intercom
    • Shared balcony
    • Free Wifi
    • Air conditioner
    • 24/7 reception service 
    • 24/7 room service
    • Safety & security
    • Free car parking 

    Mangrove Forest in Havelock Island

    Mentioned below are properties that we recommend in Havelock Island:

    • Taj Exotica
    • Aparupa Sands Marina
    • Cross Bill Beach Resort
    • Silver Sand Beach Resort
    • Munjoh Ocean Resort
    • Barefoot
    • Sea Shell Resort
    • Flying Elephant 
    • El Dorado
    • Green Valley Resort
    • Gold Star Beach Resort
    • Orient Legend Resort
    • Emerald Gecko
    • Royal Palace
    • Wild Orchid Beach Resort
    • Symphony Palm Beach Resort
    • Holiday Inn Beach Resort
    • Coral Reef Resort
    • Havelock Holiday Beach Resort

    How to reach

    To reach Havelock Island, simply take a ferry from Port Blair (the capital city) and within a couple of hours, you will be at your destination. The whole journey is in itself an adventure as you can enjoy sailing on the azure waters of the Bay of Bengal. It is recommended that you buy the ferry tickets in advance. After reaching Havelock Island, you can begin with your mangrove kayaking training sessions. You can stay at Havelock Island Beach Resort in Swaraj Dweep as it will make all your bookings on your behalf, so that you can enjoy to the fullest.

  • Located in Havelock Island, Kalapathar Beach is a long stretch of silky white sand with big black rocks beside the turquoise sea. It is a continuation of beach number 5 and is situated on one corner of the island. This serene beach gets crowded during the peak season but if you walk further to the south, then you will have the whole place to yourself. Through the green jungle, there is a small lodging path where once was an elephant camp in the past. Now, it is a secluded beach there.

    Overview

    If you love swimming, then don’t forget to take a dip at Kalapathar Beach. Its depth is fine and it is not affected by tides as well. However, be careful while going into the water as there are some rocks and corals. For those who just want to laze around, there are a couple of wooden chairs and umbrellas. If you are with family and kids, then there is also a small picnic area with enough place under the shade of the trees. There are not so many facilities at the beach but you will find locals selling fresh mango juice and coconut water in peak season.

    Highlight

    Kalapathar Beach is one of the most frequented beaches in Havelock Island. It makes for a perfect beach vacation as it is an extremely gorgeous tourist attraction with lush patches of greenery and white sands. Along with its captivating landscapes and lovely flora, the beach is a paradise for adventure lovers as well. 

    Kalapathar Beach, Havelock Island

    Water sports

    This beach in Swaraj Dweep is very famous for offering a number of enthralling water sports. Kalapathar Beach is your one-stop destination, if you are an adrenaline junkie. There are different water activities for all kinds of tourists. You can go for a ferry ride to the high seas, or try your hand at jet skiing and kayaking. Apart from scuba diving and snorkeling, one can go for water skiing, windsurfing, and sea walking. All activities are completely safe here as the expert crew takes care of everything so that you feel absolutely comfortable.

    Nearby hotels

    This island has some of the beaches in Andamans, and we will highly recommend you to book a beachfront property when in Havelock. It has a lot of options to choose from. The resorts here offer ocean views and they are quite affordable as well. Whether you are travelling with your partner, family or solo, you can find good comfortable rooms where you are sure to enjoy your stay. 

    The Indian union territory of Andaman Islands is the perfect destination for those who love nature and adventure. There are a number of places to see here that are sure to take your breath away. However, it is also very important that you enjoy your stay here as well. Some people prefer a beachfront resort property while others want to stay in a hotel located in the main market. Keeping all these factors in mind, Havelock Island Beach Resort is undoubtedly the best choice. 

    Some of the best hotels and resorts nearby Kalapathar Beach are as follows:

    Kalapathar Beach

    • Havelock Island Beach Resort 
    • Taj Exotica
    • Barefoot
    • Sea Shell Resort
    • Flying Elephant 
    • El Dorado
    • Green Valley Resort
    • Gold Star Beach Resort
    • Orient Legend Resort
    • Emerald Gecko
    • Royal Palace
    • Wild Orchid Beach Resort
    • Symphony Palm Beach Resort
    • Holiday Inn Beach Resort
    • Coral Reef Resort
    • Havelock Holiday Beach Resort
    • Aparupa Sands Marina
    • Cross Bill Beach Resort
    • Silver Sand Beach Resort
    • Munjoh Ocean Resort

    For guests seeking to enjoy the tropical vibes of the Andamans while staying at a budget accommodation, El Dorado Beach Resort is your best bet. All the tourist attractions are located at a 20-30 minute drive from the resort. Guests staying here can also book slots for different water activities such as sea walking, scuba diving, snorkeling, etc. If you want to roam around the place, then the resort’s travel desk is there to help you out. One can also avail leisure activities like water rides, Ayurveda massage, game fishing, and more.

    El Dorado Beach Resort offers four kinds of rooms- AC Suites, AC Deluxe Suite (sea view), AC Super Deluxe Cottage, and AC Semi Deluxe Cottage. These are equipped with all the modern facilities like a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, coffee/tea maker, and many more. The rooms are hygienic and neat and clean that ensure the total comfort of guests.

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

    Some of the offered facilities by this property are as follows:

    Kalapathar Beach in Havelock Island

    • Free parking
    • Free breakfast
    • Beach
    • Bicycle rental
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Car hire
    • 24-hour security
    • First aid kit
    • Restaurant
    • Breakfast available
    • Breakfast buffet
    • Outdoor dining area
    • Wine / champagne

    Nearby nightlife attractions

    If you want to enjoy the nightlife in Havelock Island, then you have the below mentioned options:

    • Nemo Cafe
    • Bonova cafe and pub
    • Full moon cafe
    • Something different – A Beachside Cafe
    • Venom Bar
    • Cicada Lounge Bar

    How to reach

    For internal transfers to other islands, there are various companies that offer high speed and spacious cruises in the Andamans. Tourists mostly prefer private cruises as these are convenient and also, their booking process is easy. Compared to government ferries, these cruises are more comfortable and faster. Their tickets can easily be booked online. But private cruises are costlier compared to the government ferries. 

    One can take a private cruise from Port Blair (the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) to reach Havelock Island. The journey is an adventure and an unforgettable memory in itself. Once you have reached the island, then you can hire a cab or take a scooty on rent to get to Kalapathar Beach. Autos are also available for short rides as well as long rides. But you cannot depend on them if there is some holiday.

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