Diglipur Overview

All fans of eco-tourism should pack their bags and have an exciting vacay at Diglipur when they are visiting Andaman. It is famous for its green landscapes and its exotic marine life which makes it a must visit for nature lovers. The island is renowned for having many prominent beaches like Kalipur Beach, Ross and Smith Islands, Ramnagar Beach and Pathi Level Beach.

There is also the Saddle Peak Mountain National Park which can be accessed from Diglipur. It is replete with many exciting attractions with rare animals like Andaman wild pig, Andaman hill myna, Andaman imperial pigeon, water monitor, dolphins, whales and the Saltwater crocodile.

A must visit for trekking aficionados, Diglipur is the largest peak in the archipelago of Andaman islands and offers a wonderful sight of its unique wildlife. One of the most visited tourist places in Andaman, Diglipur is sure to leave you enthralled with its gorgeous scenery consisting of glittering white sands, nice weather, lofty palms and its exciting marine life. Diglipur is one of the most serene spots if you forget all the worries of your life and enjoy an eco-friendly holiday.

Activities: Trekking, Snorkeling, and Mangrove creek safari are some of the activities the activities that one can enjoy on their holiday in Diglipur island. Beach combing, sunbathing, surf riding, swimming, fishing, bird watching, trekking in Jungle, sailing, kayaking are some other activities not to be missed here.

Distance from Port Blair: Diglipur is at a distance of 290 km by road from Port Blair.

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Resting in the northern end of beautiful Andaman and Nicobar Islands is the sinfully picturesque Diglipur which is a haversack of visual beauty and silence. This town keeps tourists engaged from all around the world because of its exclusivity of letting the only river on this island, River Kalpong, pass through it. Diglipur is an ecotourism place that holds large spreads of greenery and marine life; the oranges here are a must try and it is one of the must-visit places in Andaman.

Trekking takes place in abundance in Diglipur because it houses the highest peak in this archipelago. You might come across exotic wildlife in this town and during your trek that augments your trip experience here. Reaching this place is no trouble, and you will witness spellbinding sights on the way here because of its height. There are more than a few beaches in this town where localites conduct a lot of activities in Andaman to make your day a contented one.

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There are a number of things to do in Diglipur that makes one feel away from the real Andaman itself. You wouldn’t want to leave this wonder out of your travel plan; would you?

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• Discover the serene beauty of Ross and Smith Islands, connected by a sandbar that you can walk upon during low tide.
• Trek through the lush Saddle Peak National Park and enjoy breathtaking views of the oceans and islands from the highest point in the Andaman.
• Witness the magical process of turtle nesting at Kalipur Beach, home to four different species of sea turtles.
• Marvel at the natural mud craters of Mud Volcano at Shyam Nagar, a rare geological spectacle in South Asia created by fossil gas.
• Explore the mysterious network of Alfred Caves that are made of limestone, and which are home to swiftlet birds.

How To Reach

By Sea

Direct government ship services run 3 to 4 times a week from Port Blair to Diglipur, covering 297.5 kilometres in total. This journey can last for about 8-10 hours, with options for overnight journeys as well for those seeking a leisurely passage. 

By Road

You can cover the 297.5-kilometre distance to Diglipur from Port Blair easily by road. This trip can take up to 10 to 12 hours in total. Take the NH4 or Andaman Trunk Road (ATR), which passes through several creeks and the Jarawa tribal area. Private AC buses and cars offer a more comfortable ride, with stops at picturesque areas like Baratang, Rangat, and Mayabunder. Daily early-morning buses from Port Blair are also available.

By Air

The nearest airport to Diglipur is Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair. It is located 300.5 kilometres away. Once you land in Port Blair, the journey to Diglipur can continue by road or sea. From Port Blair, you can enjoy a scenic 10 to 12-hour drive through the Andaman Trunk Road to Diglipur. Pre-booked taxis or buses from the Port Blair bus terminal offer a direct route to Diglipur. Alternatively, you can take a government ferry from Port Blair to Diglipur. This route takes around 10 hours, with options for overnight travel.

Best Time To Visit

This largest town in Andaman does not heat up beyond 31-degree Celsius and also does not freeze below 23-degrees Celsius. This highlights the point that Diglipur conducts itself in adjustable weather throughout the year.

Diglipur in summer

The town experiences summer from March to May. While the temperature doesn’t rise much, the humidity because of the Sea makes the day an exhausting one sometimes. The evenings do cool down a bit, and the cool breeze may visit you by the Sea. The day might not be as comfy as the night for many.

Diglipur in Monsoon and Post-Monsoon

This season lasts from May to November, and there is no reason why you cannot plan your trip to Diglipur during the monsoons. The rainfall is average in the monsoons and raises a level in the post-monsoon season. The smell of the wet mud and the green backgrounds do make the place look worth every penny. There are many adventure activities lined up during this season.

Diglipur in Winters

Needless to say, the town is like another world in the winter season. There is about everything that you can do during a winter visit. The height and the travel within makes you want to stay clung to the windows all the time.

With that out in the open, anytime between October to May might be least uncomfortable and more fun!

Before planning your journey go through our guide on the best time to visit Andaman so that you make the most out of your trip.

Other Essential Information

Places to Visit in and near Diglipur

This town has many beaches to accommodate the flock of tourists that drop down. It is also rich in marine and wildlife which adds the essence of being there. Lamiya Bay Beach is a must visit for it is the base of Saddle Peak (the highest one on this island). That said, Saddle Peak summit should be on your list. You cannot miss the amusing mud volcano at Shyam Nagar where you can witness both dormant and active mud volcanoes.

If you are there in December and January, then the Kalipur Beach is a must-visit for it is when the turtles go into their nesting phase. Some other alluring places are Limestone Caves, Ramanagar Beach & Pathi Level Beach, Diglipur National Park, Kalighat Creek, Kalipur Adventure Sports Complex and Twin Islands.

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Things/Activities to do in Diglipur

If you have never been on a Mangrove Creek Safari before, then fret no more! Diglipur offers one of the finest and coolest Creek Safari experiences. Since you are literally around the waters at all times, water sports are a given. You can go on Jet Ski’s, Motor Boats or ever try a stint at water skiing.

Diglipur also offers the best snorkelling experience in Andaman. If you have the right shoes on you, then you must not miss the chance to trek to the highest mountain peak of Andaman.

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Places to eat in and near Diglipur

Some exceptional places where you can find quality Indian food in Diglipur are Pristine Beach Resort, Dolphin Restaurant, Hira Hotel, Hotel B.D., and Saddle Peak Restaurant where you can relish both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. On average, you may spend about 300-500Rs/ per person for every meal. You can savour some of their local delicacies found at several street shops in the area.

If you are a non-vegetarian, then you shouldn’t leave the place without trying their fish curry, or any other seafood; you might want to take the recipe home! There is a Bengali restaurant that serves Thalis that is opposite the canal and a South Indian restaurant opened in front of the stadium that draws many.

Places to Stay in Diglipur

This is an essential repetition that you do need a booking to stay in any of the accommodations in Diglipur. They are mostly all packed well in advance. The most famous place to stay is the Turtle Resort that is run by the Director of Tourism.

Besides that, there the Pristine Beach Resort which offers backpackers with eco-friendly huts, and Saddle Peak View Resort which provides you with an unforgettable view of Saddle Peak. Several tourists choose to stay at Kalipur, a little away from Diglipur, where the stay options are plentiful.

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Medical Facilities in and around Diglipur

There are some hospitals in the town that offer emergency services. It is advised that you carry your medications, especially for allergies since you are exposed to the sea and may eat seafood. The healthcare check-ups on the island are free of cost. Any injuries caused while an adventure experience is not taken care of by the organisers, although you may find immediate first-aid help.

Timing to Visit Diglipur

All the tourist attractions are open throughout the day. Therefore, it is best that you visit them in the daytime so that you can capture the place in your minds. You may not get to see the Turtle nesting at night. Similarly, a lot of the other sites offer exceptional views in the day, but sitting by the beach to listen to the calm waves clashing with one another at night is heart-stopping

Mobile Connectivity in Diglipur

You should know that the mobile networks throughout this island are not strong. You might hardly even find a functional 2G network. You may experience call drops, and voice breaks during calls no matter which network you choose. Surfing the internet may not be a pastime even when relaxing. Companies like BSNL, Airtel and Vodafone, have towers there, amongst which BSNL is the one that is preferred the most.

Traveller’s Tip before visiting Diglipur

If you are there for all the adventure fun, then you should carry comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes. Carry lots of water wherever you go to stay hydrated. Since most of the places are by the sea, anti-tan lotions would be a saviour. You might be amongst the many tourists at Diglipur; be prepared for some wait time at restaurants and adventure pit stops.

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Diglipur Reviews

Agastya Mahajan
Reviewed: 19 Feb 2021
An aerial adventure with three of my friends was always on my mind. The drone captures of Andaman’s turquoise waters and the enchanting greenery of the island always fluttered my hearts. This time in January I decided to live my dream and Thrillophilia helped me have an unforgettable helicopter trip... Read More
Shashi Naik
Reviewed: 15 Feb 2021
I always had Mayabunder in mind for the beautiful and scenic beaches it has. However, after many years of several plans not materializing, I and my friend grabbed this opportunity of a helicopter ride arranged by Thrillophilia. I not just witnessed the mangrove-lined tidal creeks at the Mayabunder I... Read More
Anuja Pilla
Reviewed: 27 Nov 2017
I did not think that the celluar jail needed a guided tour but my friends (was travelling with them), insisted. So we went for this package. It was amazing. The guide really knew a lot about the island and the history of the jail. He was very easy to understand and interesting to listen to. (fun asi... Read More
Gauraang Iyer
Reviewed: 27 Nov 2017
Wanted to visit the famous Cellular Jail in Andaman with a proper guide so that I could get to know the history properly. I searched online and found this tour. Went for it because it was reasonably priced. It was a great experience. Was picked up at the right time and transported in a clean and com... Read More
Akshat Asan
Reviewed: 27 Nov 2017
Taking a guided tour of the Celluar Jail in Andaman was the best decision I made. We went as a family and had no real knowledge about what we had to see and experience. Thought it was best to hire a pro. So glad we did. The guide really knew a lot and was polite. The children enjoyed it too because ... Read More
Rajinder Kaur
Reviewed: 27 Nov 2017
Since we did not know much about Indian history, we decided to hire a guide to show us around. Our faith was justified. Our guide really knew a lot about the history of the jail and of the Andaman and Nicobar islands, and he spoke very well. There was no communication gap between us. The light and s... Read More

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