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Islands in Andaman

Havelock Island
It is situated 57 kms North East of Port Blair. There are white sand beaches, turquoise waters, coral reefs with lot of marine life including dolphins, turtles and very large fish. The waters here are ideal for snorkeling & scuba diving. In the deep forests one can find elephants also. Only one third of the Northern island is inhabited. The two main beaches are the Vijaynagar Beach (Beach No. 5) & the Radhanagar Beach (Beach No. 7) - the most popular beach in Andamans for its crystal clear turquoise blue waters.

The AC Speed Boat leaves from Port Blair at 7.00 am daily and reaches Havelock at 9.30 am. The return boat leaves Havelock at 10.00 am and reaches Port Blair at 1.00 pm
Cinque Island

Surrounded by pristine coral reefs, uninhabited North and South Cinque are among the prettiest islands in the Andamans. 
It takes two hours from Chidiyatapu, and three-and-a-half hours from Wandoor by boat. Unfortunately, there are no regular boat services. Also special permission must be taken from the Forest Department to visit this island. 

Long Island
This island is 82 km from Port Blair by sea, and connected by a ferry thrice a week from Phoenix Bay Jetty. Enchanting Long Island is home to a lovely sandy beach at Lalaji Bay. It also has a beautiful forest patch and coconut plantations. 
Ross Island
The erstwhile administrative headquarters of the British was referred to in the early 20th century as the Paris of the East. Manicured lawns that led up to clubhouses, swimming pools, granaries, officers messes, tennis courts and a majestic church lie in ruins, reclaimed by nature after an earthquake in June 1941. Deer roam the islands today, peering from behind the thick bushes, and sometimes mustering up courage to eat biscuits out of your hand. A graveyard has headstones of army officers who died young, and that of an infant who lived for just 22 hours. It is an eerie place, now owned by the navy. Some parts are off limits for visitors. A small museum displays pictures of its old grandeur. The entire island can be explored by foot.
Open every day except Wednesday. 
Neil Island
Neil Island is situated 36 kms east of Port Blair. The island's lush green forest and sandy beaches provide an ideal holiday for tourists. Beaches are numbered; the beach west of the village is popular with campers. One can also put up camps on the beach. There is excellent snorkeling and scuba diving opportunity to see beautiful corals & exotic marine life.
Rangat
About 90 km by sea and 170 km by road, Rangat is an ideal haven for a traveller seeking the sun, sea and fun. At Cuthbert Bay beach you will find a turtle nesting ground. Rangat provides an ideal place for the eco-friendly tourist seeking the solitude of virgin nature. The land route from Port Blair (9 hours drive by Car) involves crossing of creeks and dense tropical rain forests, inhabited by the natives of the Andamans - the Jarawas.
Jolly Buoy
An island in Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, it offers a breath taking underwater view of coral and marine life. It is an ideal place for snorkeling, sea bathing and basking on the sun kissed beach.
Red Skin Island
Another island in Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park has a nice beach and offers spectacular view of corals and marine life. It is an ideal place for snorkeling , sea bathing and basking on the sun kissed beach.
Viper Island
The Britishers used to harbour convicts here. The first jail was constructed here which was abandoned after the construction of Cellular Jail. It has a gallows atop a hillock, where condemned prisoners were hanged. Sher Ali, who killed Lord Mayo, the Viceroy of India in 1872, was also hanged here.
Chatham Island
It has a Saw Mill lying on the tiny island connected by a bridge over a stretch of sea-water. This Saw Mill is one of the biggest and oldest in Asia. The main harbour is also here. The other harbour is Haddo, which is nearby.
Mayabunder
Situated in the northern part of Middle Andaman, Mayabunder offers excellent scenic beauty and beautiful beaches. Inhabited by the settlers from Burma, East Pakistan and ex-convicts, Mayabunder has a distinct culture. Beach at Avis Island (30 minutes boat journey from Mayabunder), Karmatang beach (13 kms.) and mangrove lined creeks are the attractions. Karmatang beach is also a turtle nesting ground. One can view nesting of turtles during December-February season. One can go to Kalighat (for Diglipur) by boat from here.
Diglipur
Situated in North Andaman Island, Diglipur provides a rare experience for eco-friendly tourists. It is famous for its oranges, rice and marine life.  Saddle Peak, 732 metres, the highest point in the islands is nearby. Kalpong, the only river of Andaman flows from here. The first hydroelectric project of the islands is coming upon this river. One who comes by road from Port Blair has to take a boat from Mayabunder to Kalighat and from there journey by road to Diglipur (25 kms.), and from there to Kalipur (18 kms.) for viewing, Kalipur and  Lamiya bay beaches. The Water Sports Centre is near by. Those who want to go for trekking to Saddle Peak can collect trekking equipments on hire from Turtle Resort and start trekking from Kalipur. Ram Nagar beach (15 kms. away from Kalighat) is famous for Turtle nesting during December February season. One who comes by boat from Port Blair will reach Aerial bay jetty, which is very near to places like Diglipur and Kalipur.
Little Andaman Island
This island has a beautiful beach at Butler Bay, a waterfall and plantation of oil palms.  Apart from this there are several sandy beaches all along the coastline of the island. The break water at Hut Bay offers an excellent view to the tourists. Little Andaman is the vegetable bowl for the Nicobar group of islands. The Onge tribals live in this island, so do Nicobarese apart from settlers from erstwhile East Pakistan and other places. However entry to tribal areas is restricted. Journey 9 hrs. by sea from Port Blair towards south.

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