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  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021
  • 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

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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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Bharatpur Beach at Neil Island

Bharatpur Beach at Neil Island
Date : 29 Dec 2021

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.

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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. 

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