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Chidiya Tapu

As the name suggests, Chidiya Tapu is the perfect haven for unseen migratory birds and common native birds found in the Andaman Islands. Recognized as the most enchanting beach in Andaman and tourists arrive here on a large scale as the beach extends the best ever sights for them including the eye catching sunrise and sunset views. This is a silent yet crowded beach encircled by evergreen forests on one side and the short hills on the other side. 

As it is considered to be the presenter of the most finishing touch of sunset and sunrise views, it is the main hub in Andaman Islands. The beach is filled with 46 varieties of endangered species of birds, and white spotted deer. There are a lot of seasonal orchids and other varieties of plants.

Highlights: The major attractions of Chidiya Tapu are the Chidiya Tapu Biological Park, the Sylvan Sands, the Munda Pahar Beaches etc. You will be able to stay at a forest guesthouse located nearby atop a hillock and from there, the panoramic view of Chidiya Tapu in detail.

Activities: Apart from sunset and sunrise views, plenty of people come for an Andaman and Nicobar trip to see this beach, to identify the rare species appear in multiple colours and size. Even though many of the birds are commonly found on the beach, you would find it as a unique and unnatural scene to find the colourful gathering of them.

Boating is an attractive activity done here as well as snorkeling and swimming are also a part of the adventure activities usually experienced by those who visit here.

Distance from Port Blair: It is located about 25 kms from Port Blair.

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Diglipur

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.

Highlights: The main attractions of Diglipur are Kalipur Beach, Diglipur National Park, Ram Nagar Beach, Mud Volcano, twin islands of Ross and Smith and Saddle Peak National Park. This place is luxuriant in flora and fauna, which makes it a must visit for wildlife enthusiasts.

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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How to Reach

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  • Being in the middle of the Bay of Bengal, Port Blair can only be reached by air or by sea.
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  • ? By air- The Veer Savarkar Airport (IXZ) of Port Blair has connectivity with major cities of India like Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bangalore, with regular flights arriving and leaving. It must be noted that international flights are not yet allowed at IXZ, and one must take a connecting flight from one of the above cities.
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  • ? By sea- The Port Blair Port has good connectivity to various parts of the world, with ferries running from Kolkata and Chennai to Port Blair every day or two.

Best Time To Visit

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  • Like the rest of India, Port Blair also goes through 3 major seasons, with something unique to show for each season as it dawns an altogether different color. With a tropical monsoon climate, the city is an ideal visit all throughout the year. With that said, the best time to visit Port Blair is during the months of summer and winters, that is October to May. This is the time that is considered to be the best for scuba diving and bird watching, as well as for the most pleasant weather in the year

Traveller Tales from Port Blair

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mallan

17 February 2019

It’s been amazing. Loved it

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Prema Bhattathiri

18 December 2018

Who doesn't love dolphins! It was beautiful to watch them in their natural habitat. I'm glad I took this tour.

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Gopaal Asan

18 December 2018

After taking this experience with my kids I would definitely say this is one of its kind experience by Thrillophilia. I have had glass boat ride before but sighting dolphins while sailing on a glass bo...

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Rukhmani Gandhi

27 September 2018

My honeymoon was a much needed break I was longing for since marriage and this seven-day long trip was very refreshing. My fatigue was gone after visiting the pristine and calm beaches of Havelock, Nei...

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Lavanya Trivedi

27 September 2018

If you do a trip to such exotic places all by yourself, you end up sending a lot more than what you will pay for this tour. From my personal experience, I have started taking more packages from Thrillo...

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Giriraaj Marar

27 September 2018

My romantic, as well as the adventurous honeymoon, was made extra special by the hard-working co-ordinators, the polite people of Andaman and this well-organized tour package which gave us uncountable

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Vishnu Panicker

27 September 2018

Would you believe me if I tell you that tours like these make your Honeymoon more special? On the very first day, we were greeted with a small bouquet at the airport. On the evening of the first day we...

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Chandrakin Mukhopadhyay

27 September 2018

I am taking no time to review this tour because it was undoubtedly the best one. First of all, our hotels and rooms were really nice, had no complaints about the quality of food served at every locatio...

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Devadatt Dhawan

27 September 2018

I had never been to a beach before or have seen the sea before my marriage. When I came to know that we are going to the Andaman island for our honeymoon, I had no clue that it was going to become one ...

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What You Should Know More About Port Blair

  • Q. Travel Advice

    • If you choose to travel by sea, see your physician beforehand and carry necessary medications for sea sickness. You might feel nausea after the long 3-4 days sea journey.

    • If you don’t want to allot so much time to reach the islands by sea, just take a 2 -3 hours flight to Port Blair.

    • Books your hotel rooms online beforehand as there might be no vacancy in the hotels you wish to check in.

    • The islands like the Jolly Buoy offer nothing to eat and drink. Carry your food and water before heading there.

    • Some islands are plastic free zones. It’s better if you avoid using them in your Andaman trip.

    • If you want to go for scuba diving, it will be safer if you learn to swim before planning your vacation to Port Blair.

    • As the weather there is hot and humid, wear and pack comfortable outfits only.

    • Do not trust travel guides just by their approach. Hire one from well-known agency only, if required.

    • Don’t go swimming in the sea without life jackets and other necessary precautions. While swimming, keep an eye on weather conditions. If you see clouds and sense the rain coming, return back to the land in no time.

    • Don’t trust over-friendly strangers. You never know what their actual motives are.



  • Q. Drinking Laws

    There is no ban on alcohol consumption in Port Blair, but the minimum age for consuming liquor is 21. However, if you are planning to travel to some other places in Andaman and Nicobar, first know the drinking laws of those places as at some places, liquor consumption is restricted.


  • Q. Our Recommendations- Things you can’t afford to miss?

    Cellular Jail
    During the British Raj, the Indian freedom fighters were exiled to this jail and they faced inhuman torture. Also known as Kala Pani, this place will arouse your love for India. The bricks used to build this jail were brought from Burma (now, Myanmar). It was transformed in to a hospital in the year 1963. Now, the hospital has around 40 doctors.

    Ross Island
    The headquarters of INS Jawara, this island can be reached by boat from Aberdeen Jetty. Maintained and controlled by Indian Navy, you can visit a small museum there and see a 10 m high lighthouse too. 

    Jolly Buoy Island
    You can go for scuba diving here to enjoy the underwater corals. For the non-swimmers, glass bottom boats are arranged. There are few other islands with thick greenery which you can see from Jolly Buoy Island. The water of Jolly Buoy Island Beach is clear blue coloured which gives it a beautiful look. This island is not available for the visitors throughout the year. Availability is to be confirmed beforehand. 

    Chidiya Tapu
    This island is also known as Sunset Point. To witness a magnificent sunset, you must head towards Chidiya Tapu, or, Bird Island. There is nothing much to do in this island other than seeing the sunset. Therefore, it is advisable to visit this island just before the sunset. 

    North Bay Island
    This island also is famous for scuba diving and snorkelling. You can take a short boat ride from Port Blair to reach here. Apart from scuba diving, you can go for adventurous water sports such as Jet Ski and water boat ride. The one day trip to this island will give you a lifetime memory.

    Wandoor Beach
    You can get in a bus from Port Blair to Wandoor Beach. The only place to see here is the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park.

    Samudrika Marine Museum
    The museum is run by Indian Navy. The museum own collections relating to wildlife, sea animals, tribal people of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, etc. You will encounter a skeleton of a blue whale at the entrance of the museum. The motive of this museum is to create awareness among people regarding conservation of wildlife and environment.

    Anthropological Museum
    This museum showcases the tribal people of your destination. The tribes are namely, the Jawaras, Great Andamanese, Sentinelese, the Nicobarese and Shompens.

    Corbyn’s Cove
    It is one of the busiest beaches in Andaman & Nicobar. You can enjoy a lot of water sports here such as motor scooter. A lot of sea side restaurants are there which offers great treats for your taste buds. You will also find rest rooms there.

    Mount Harriet
    15 km from Port Blair, is Mount Harriet which offers great view to the Ross Island. It is the third highest peak in Andaman and Nicobar, surrounding which there is the Mount Harriet National Park. You can see this place on the opposite side of a Rs. 20 Indian note. The main attraction of this national park is a large variety of butterflies. 

  • Q. What you will like there?

    Sea
    Andaman and Nicobar Islands are, obviously, all about the Bay of Bengal. It is surrounded by sea in all the four sides, which, none other place under Indian Territory is. The blue water will surely make you stress free.

    Beaches
    Where there is the sea, there must be great beaches. You will fall in love with the beaches at Ross Island, Jolly Buoy Island, Red Skin Island and many more, if you are a peace lover. The other way round, if you like partying, Corbyn’s Cove is your heaven. Just pack your swimming outfits, shades and flip flops and you are good to go.

    Culture
    As the main source of income of these islands is tourism, they have a very tourist friendly culture. The hotel and hospitality industry out there will welcome you with folded hands and will offer you the most comfortable stays with delicious Andamanese cuisine. 

    Indian Navy
    Much of the island is under Indian Navy’s control. Port Blair has a museum and few offices of Indian Navy. You will clearly see Navy’s influence there and they are doing their job perfectly. The islands and museums are well maintained.

    Weather
    Port Blair is really sunny with not much heat. You can soak up the sun at the beaches with a fruit juice, may be. It has a tropical monsoon climate. Except the winter months, it receives rainfall throughout the year, and the very next moment, it’s sunny again.

    Food
    If you love having seafood, Port Blair is crafted for you. You will get to eat delicious see foods like lobsters, squids, octopus, clams and a variety of sea fishes. The Andamanese Fish Curry is really delicious. 

  • Q. Recommended Reads for Destination

    Website :
    The Locals of Port Blair by S.N.H. Rizvi Ali Khan.

  • Q. How can I reach Port Blair?

    Andaman Islands are accessible by air and boat. There are regular flight from Chennai and Kolkata. The island can also be reached by waterways.

    By Air: Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair is well-connected to Kolkata and Chennai airports. Air India, Spice Jet, Jet Konnect, Spice Jet and GoAir are some of the available flight services.

    By Sea: There are regular ship services leaving from Chennai, Kolkata, and Vishakhapatnam to Port Blair. There are 2 ships – MV Nancowry and MV Swarajdweep – from Chennai and the MV Nicobar and MV Akbar from Kolkata. The journey takes 50-60 hours approximately to reach its destination.

    There are inter-connectivity options to reach different islands on Andaman. Directorate of Shipping Services, A & N Administration operates regular ferry services from Phoenix Bay Jetty, Port Blair in the inter-island and foreshore sectors connecting all populated island/tourist places.

  • Q. What is the best time to visit Havelock Islands?

    Havelock is an all-time beautiful island and can be visited all round the year. Talking about the best, October to February or the winter months are most suitable to treat yourself with natural beauty without any weather discomfort. The temperature ranges from 15-34 degree Celsius which is very much ideal for the travelers.

  • Q. What is the best time to visit Port Blair?

    One can enjoy the tropical monsoon climate at Port Blair throughout the year, which makes the city an all season visit. If you are visiting the city during summers, you can indulge in water sports like snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, etc. Winters are also one of the best times to visit Andaman and Nicobar Island. The climate is not unbearably cold, but it is quite pleasant, so you can stay outdoors and indulge in sightseeing and visit various other islands around Port Blair.

  • Q. What kind of activities can be done in Port Blair?

    Port Blair predominantly offers a lot of water and adventurous activities like snorkelling, scuba diving, glass bottom boat ride, swimming, deep sea diving, etc. You can also indulge in bird watching, museum tours, pub hopping, shopping, etc.You can also indulge in other activities in Andaman to make your stay memorable. 

  • Q. What are some tourist attractions in Port Blair?

    There are many tourist attractions in Andaman. Corbyn’s Cove Beach, Cellular Jail, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex, Ross Island, North Bay Beach, Marina Park, etc. are some of the tourist attractions in Port Blair.

  • Q. Are there any water sports in Port Blair?

    Yes, there are a lot of water sports in Port Blair. Some of the water sports activities that you can do in Port Blair are:

    Speed Boat – costs approximately Rs. 300 per person

    Jet Ski – costs approximately Rs. 350 per person

    Kayaking – costs approximately Rs. 250 per person

    Scuba Diving – starts from Rs. 3500 per person

    Snorkeling – starts from Rs. 500 per person

  • Q. Can one do Scuba Diving or Snorkeling in Port Blair?

    Yes, both these water sports are predominantly done in Port Blair. You will definitely love the experience of doing these sports over here. Scuba Diving – You can scuba dive through Barefoot Scuba and the price starts from Rs. 3500 per person Snorkeling – In Jolly Bouy Island and Coral Island at price starting from Rs. 500 per person

  • Q. What kind of accommodation is there in Port Blair?

    Port Blair offers accommodation of all kinds. From tent stays to five star hotels, depending on your requirements and budgets, it can be arranged. It is recommended to stay in beach/sea facing shacks or villas in Port Blair when you are here. Here is a list of some of the popular hotels in Port Blair:

    Budget Accommodation:
    • Island Pride
    • The Port Visa

    Andaman Galley Luxurious Stay Options:
    • Hotel Sentinel
    • J Hotel
    •Sinclairs Bayview

  • Q. What kind of shopping can be done in Port Blair?

    There are a lot of street markets, which offer some really beautiful and genuine handicrafts of this region. You can visit one of these stores/markets to interact with the people of Port Blair and get to know their lifestyle as well. Some of the well-known shopping spots in Port Blair are:

    Aberdeen Bazaar – for jewels and clothes

    Governement Emporia –
    for handicrafts, spices, and other home décor stuff

    Sagarika Government Emporium – for clothes, jewellery, handmade products

    Anthropological Museum Co-operative Society – for unique handicrafts

  • Q. What thing is a must buy in Port Blair?

    If we have to recommend one thing to be bought from Port Blair, it would be Bamboo Cane Handicrafts. You can find such handicrafts at Government Emporia and Sagarika Government Emporium.

  • Q. Which are the must visit restaurants in Port Blair?

    Some of the must visit restaurants are Annapurna, Icy Spicy, Amaya, Lighthouse Residency, Mandalay Restaurant, Vegan Creek, Ocean Blue Café, Corbyn’s Delight, Milan Restaurant, Courtyard – Rooftop, etc.

  • Q. Is there any nightlife in Port Blair?

    Yes, Port Blair has a fairly good night life. In fact, there are live bands playing every other night in Port Blair. Hotel Rajadeepam, Hotel Port Residency, and The Waves are some of the places that you must visit when you are in Port Blair.

  • Q. How to reach Havelock from Port Blair?

    Havelock Island can only be reached by a ferry or boat from Port Blair. This island is 70 kms away from Port Blair, and it will take you a good 3 hours to reach there in a government ferry. You can reserve a government ferry to take you there when you reach Port Blair. You can check for ferry timings and reserve directly.

    Alternatively, you can take a yacht/cruise from Port Blair to Havelock. There are 3 different classes such as Premium, Deluxe and Royal exists in these cruises. These cruises operates in Port Blair, Havelock, and Neil Island. The frequency of these cruises is high in region from Port Blair to Havelock and Havelock to Port Blair. The prices start from Rs. 1000 per person per way.

  • Q. What mode of travel is preferable in Port Blair?

    Taxis, buses, minibuses, and autos are the local modes of transports in Port Blair. We recommend you to rent a car or a minibus based on the number of people you are travelling with. Honeymooners or couples can also hire a bike in Port Blair. Approximate Rates for Hiring Bike/Car:

    Bike: Rs. 500 per day per scooter/bike

    Car: Starts from Rs. 800 per day (varies based on self-driving/driver needed and kilometers covered)

  • Q. What kind of internet facility is available in Port Blair?

    There is facility for both 4G as well as Wi-Fi in Port Blair. While you are in your hotel or any restaurant, you can access Wi-Fi; otherwise, you can use the mobile internet. It is recommend you to take Vodafone or Airtel mobile network connection for good internet connectivity even in remote places.

  • Q. What kind of drinking laws is there in Port Blair?

    As per the new policy, which will come into effect on Jan. 1, 2017, any individual would be allowed to purchase two 750 ml bottles of liquor at a time instead of four now. Similarly, only one 1,000 ml bottle of liquor can be bought, or four 375 ml bottles, or eight 180 ml bottles. However, you can consume unlimited alcohol in most hotels.

    Furthermore, the restrictions for drinking are significantly less in tourist areas like Port Blair, etc. However, the general age restriction for drinking in Andaman Islands is 21 years.

  • Q. Are there sufficient ATMs in Port Blair? Do Port Blair have international ATM facility?

    Yes, there are sufficient ATMs in Port Blair. You can find ATMs of all major banks like SBI, HDFC, ICICI, Syndicate Bank, etc. However, if you are travelling to remote places from Port Blair, make sure you have enough cash with you.

    There aren’t much international ATMs in Port Blair. However, you can convert your currency to Indian money in Moneygram locations in Port Blair. Some of the well-known Moneygram locations are:

    Allahabad Bank – Ph. No: 03192230267

    Indian Bank – Ph. No: 03192244450

    Indian Overseas Bank – Ph. No: 03192230289

  • Q. Are there money exchangers in Port Blair?

    Yes. There are quite a few trustworthy, legal money exchangers in Port Blair. It is recommend to exchange your currency to Indian money in Moneygram locations in Port Blair. Some of the well-known Moneygram locations are:

    Allahabad Bank – Ph. No: 03192230267

    Indian Bank – Ph. No: 03192244450

    Indian Overseas Bank – Ph. No: 03192230289

    A valid passport and travel visa is mandatory for foreign tourists to convert money.

  • Q. Are there any aboriginal tribes in Port Blair?

    No, there are no aboriginal tribes in Port Blair. However, there are some tribes like the Jarawas, Negrito, etc., who live in other parts of Andaman Island. They are an indigenous people of the Andaman Islands in India. They live in parts of South Andaman and Middle Andaman Islands. You can visit some of these tribes with prior permission to know and understand their culture.

  • Q. What should be done in case of any medical emergency in Port Blair?

    There are doctors well in reach in case of medical emergency. However, as a safety procedure, we recommend you to carry a first-aid kit and your prescribed medications (if any) during the trip. Also, irrespective of whether you are travelling by water or not, it is better to carry medicines for sea sickness.

    Here are a few good hospitals in Port Blair:

    GB Pant Hospital – Ph. No: 03192 243 653

    Maricar Hospital – Ph. No: 03192 233 434

    Andaman & Nicobar Islands Institute of Medical Sciences (ANIIMS) – Ph. No: 03192-232605

    Also, for ambulance in emergency situations, call 09540161344