Diglipur (325 Kms., approx. 12 hrs by road from Port Blair) Situated in North Andaman Island, Diglipur provides a rare experience for eco friendly tourists. It is famous for its- Saddle Peak the highest point in the islands is nearby. Kalpong, the only river of Andaman flows here.
Diglipur is connected by boat from Port Blair & Mayabunder. One who comes by boat from Port Blair will reach Aerial Bay Jetty, which is very near to Kalipur in Diglipur. Port Blair - Diglipur boat services are available twice a week. Further, Kalighat is also well connected by daily two boat services from Mayabunder.
One can also reach Diglipur from Port Blair, by road via ATR.
Turtle Resort run by the Directorate of Tourism at Kalipur provides comfortable accommodation. There are few private resorts as well. It is advised to confirm your booking well in advance.
Pristine Beach Resort offers guests true serenity and understated comfort. Just few minutes drive from the Kalipur Jetty (nearest port), the resort effortlessly embraces the dramatic beauty of the big sur Coastline and huge ever-changing landscape.
Ross & Smith islands are actually two islands – Ross & Smith joined together by a sand bar to make a single group of islands. Ross & Smith Islands requires forest permit from the Forest Office at Diglipur. The permission costs Rs 50 for Indian tourists and Rs 500 for foreign tourists and can be obtained on all days (except Sunday) between 6am to 2pm. A fisherman's boat ('dinghi' in hindi) or a speed boat can be hired and the ride would take around 25 mins from the Ariel Bay Jetty in Diglipur. What makes these islands truly beautiful and sets them apart from the rest of the islands is that these two islands are joined by a natural, sand bar. Water is crystal clear and gem green in color. Sun bathing in Ross & Smith Islands is a wonderful experience. During high tide, the sand bar disappears leaving a trail of water between the two islands and during low tide the sand bar appears again making the islands look majestic! There is a Marine Sanctuary on the island which makes it an ideal place for spotting beautiful coral reefs and colorful species from the underwater. The beach is surrounded by tropical forests and is a preferred place for trekking and trail hiking by many tourists. One can also opt for activities like Scuba Diving & Snorkeling. The clear blue waters add a touch of cleanliness to the whole experience. Ross & Smith islands are home to the Olive Ridley turtles which means, being the right place at the right time, one can even witness the turtle nesting!
Diglipur provides rare experience for eco-friendly tourists. The place is famous for its oranges, rice, forest wealth and marine life. Saddle Peak (732 Mtrs) is the highest point in the Andaman Islands.
To get the best out of your visit it is important to ensure that you get the best tour package for your needs. A tour package basically means a trip undertaken by travelers that follows a particular pre-planned itinerary. The tour package deal can cover sightseeing, accommodation, land transfers, meals and other related aspects geared at creating the ultimate Andaman's holiday experience. However, selecting the right package for your Andaman's holiday is easier said than done due to the many tour packages and deals available. Here are essential tips on how you can select the best Andaman and island tour package so that your visit is stress-free, exciting and memorable.
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