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Excursions

Long Island (82 km): Connected by boat twice in a week from Port Blair, this island offers an enchanting sandy beach at Lalaji Bay. It has also a beautiful forest area and a timber industry, coconut plantation is worth seeing. Forest Guest House is available on request from Forest Department, Van Sadan, Haddo.

Mount Harriet (45 km)
Once the summer headquarters of the Chief Commissioner during the British rule, it is an ideal place for trekking and picnic. Situated at 45 km away by road (only 15 km by ferry and road) Mount Harriet is the highest peak in South Andaman. One can witness the beautiful sunrise and sunset from the peak.

Diglipur (180 km by sea and 320 km by road):
Diglipur in North Andaman provides a rare experience of sea, sun and fun for eco-friendly tourists. The 732 metre Saddle Peak, highest in Andamans, is situated near here Also the only river in Andamans, Kalpong flows through here, where a hydro-electric power project is under construction. Diglipur is connected by boat and bus. Turtle Resort, a tourist lodge run by the IPT is available for tourists to stay. Diglipur is famous for production of vegetables.

Havelock Island (38 km):
This island provides an idyllic resort in the lap of beautiful virgin beaches and unpolluted environment. Havelock's Radhanagar Beach (No. 7) is one of the very beautiful beaches of the islands. Dolphin Yatri Niwas and tented accommodations are provided to the tourists by the Andaman Tourism Department. Camping facility is available near Radhanagar Beach. Boats are available from Phoenix Bay Jetty daily at 6 am. Dolphin Yatri Niwas is required to be booked in advance from Port Blair at IP&T Office. Same day return trip is available on Sundays only. Boat tickets are to be bought one day before between 9 to 11 am from Phoenix Bay Jetty Booking counter.

Neil Island (32 km):
This is a beautiful island with green forests, sandy beaches and is connected by boat service four days in a week from Port Blair. It is an ideal holiday for eco-friendly tourists. A&N Tourism Department runs Hawabill Nest for the tourists to stay and is required to be booked in advance.

Chidiatapu (28 km): Chidiatapu, generally known as Birds Island, is situated at the southernmost tip of South Andaman. Its lush mangroves and beach make it an ideal picnic spot.

Mayabunder (240 km):
Mayabunder in Middle Andaman can be reached by bus from Port Blair provides an ideal holiday in an unpolluted environment and rare scenic beauty. Among the three beaches nearby, viz. Rampur, Pokhadera and Karmatang the last one is also a turtle nesting ground. Swiftlet Nest, a tourist lodge run by IP&T, provides accommodation to the tourists.

Rangat (90 km by sea and 170 km by road):

Rangat provides an ideal haven for eco-friendly tourists seeking sun, sea and fun. Cutbert Bay beach is nearby, which is a turtle nesting ground also. Amkunj beach of Rangat is an attraction to the tourists.Rangat is the second biggest town of these islands in Middle Andaman and can be reached by bus and boat from Port Blair by daily service. Hawksbill Nest, tourist lodge at Cutbert Bay beach provides accommodation to the tourists.

Little Andaman Island (120 km by sea):

This island has a water fall, beautiful beach and plantation of coconut palm.  Plenty of vegetables are produced here. Tribes like Onges live in these islands; the Nicobarese part is inhabited by settlers from erstwhile East Pakistan and other places. It takes 8 hours by boat from Port Blair to Little Andaman (Hut Bay).  Accommodation: APWD guest house is available on request.



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