Diglipur is one of the Largest island town in North Andaman District. It is approximately 330 km and 12-13 hrs by road from Port Blair. It is famous for many things apart from friendly neighborhood, oranges, banana it mostly known for its beautiful sun kissed beach and marine life. Andaman being an island has only river, Kalpong which flows in here.
How to reach?
- By sea:
Ferries from Port Blair sail 1-2 times a day to Aerial bay jetty, a little far from Kalipur (A major village in Diglipur). There is another way one can travel to Diglipur which might excite few traveller. Ferry from Havelock on Alternate day basis reach Rangat which is 4-5 hrs drive from Diglipur. Please look into our Diglipur package for more detail on this tour.
- By road:
Road from Port Blair to Diglipur via ATR road is what we highly recommend taking. The adventure filled trip to Diglipur covers all the beautiful beaches, Vehicle ferry, Baratang, Mangrove ride, Mud Volcano and lot many places one can’t even put together in a list. A trip through dense tropical rain forest of Andaman via Rangat is perfect for adventure seeker.
- By Bus:
There is Government & Private bus service starting from Port Blair as early as 5:00 am. Generally there is rush in buses so advance booking of tickets are advised. The bus fare varies from INR 450.00 to 850.00 per person. Private Auto can hired in between some route also. Duration is 9-10hrs depends on whether condition.
When to Visit?
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. There is no particular season or time one would choose to visit here. During the winter of December and January, most of turtle nesting takes place in Diglipur at Kalipur beach and Ramnagar beach. During Monsoon, with light drizzle and beautiful beach there is no place else you would rather be.
Places to Visit:
- Ross & Smith Island
Ross & Smith Island are actually two separate island joined together by sand bar which becomes visible during low tides making it look like one Island. The sand bar is natural formed adding beauty to this place. You can reach here by hiring a fisherman boat charging as much INR 3500.00 – 4500.00 for 6 persons timing is between 6pm – 2pm. The turquoise colored waters (gem green in color) here are the best you can see in any of the destination in the Andaman Islands because very few travelers visit this destination. Ross & Smith Islands is also home to Oliver Ridley turtle and if you are lucky enough you might witness turtle nesting. One can indulge in Snorkeling, glass bottom ride and Scuba diving activities here. In high tides the sand bar completely disappears making it look two separate islands again.
- Lamiya bay beach
This beautiful beach is located at foot of saddle peak. It is about 5km from Kalipur. The beach is covered with small round pebble of different shape and size along the shore line making it look for the beholder. This beach also provides a challenging trekking option to the highest peak in Andaman, Saddle Peak.
- Mud Volcano, at Shyam Nagar
These Mud Volcanoes are located 18km from Diglipur located near Hathilevel. After a trekking of 10-15min through forest one can reach this place covered with 25 Mud Volcano spread across the area. Further bigger and emerging volcano can found trekking further in the area.
- Kalipur beach, turtle nesting ground
It is located 15km from Diglipur and easily accessible by private bus, auto and private car. This beach is home to some rare and gaint turtles such as Oliver Ridley, Leather Back. During the winter of Nov-Jan thousands of turtle make kalipur beach their nesting ground. The crystal clear water in this beach makes it perfect for snorkeling and swimming.
- Ramnagar Beach
It is located south of Diglipur and 24km from Kalra Junction. Kalra junction is 14km from Kalighat Bazaar. This beach also famous for turtle nesting in winter mostly by Oliver Ridley turtles. Beach is surrounded by coconut trees and shrubs providing plenty of shades. Beach is perfect for someone seeking some solitude or privacy. This beach provides a stunning sunset view.
- Alfred Caves, Cluster of 41 amazing caves
It is one the natural gift and rare gem to be seen near to Ramnagar, Diglipur. The cave is similar to that of baratang. Guides are available to help you navigate through the caves. The cave is named after the scientist Alfred who discovered it. The best time to visit this caves is early in the morning.
- Saddle Peak
The highest peak in Andaman 732 meters provides a rare trekking adventure providing break taking view of North Andaman and Middle Andaman coastline. Trekking guides are available or one can simple follow the trailing path marked with red Arrows on the trees. There are two trails to choose from one from beach and through the forest.