Neil Island is a beautiful island with dense forests and sandy beaches is also known as the vegetable bowl of Andamans.
It lies 40 km east of Port Blair and here most of the inhabitants are Bengalis.Neil Island is a perfect eco-friendly destination. It is 18.90 sq km in area.
The sea encircling this island is shallow and fullof corals, which is much of interest to those who love marine life.
Neil island is still small by most standards-7km by a couple km across. I never managed to circumnavigate the whole island in my month's stay there. I was too busy swimming, loitering, eating. That summer, the trees were overladen with ripe mangoes, jackfruits-that we climbed, plucked, gorged on,
coconuts waiting to be enjoyed, and gardens brimming with vegetables and greens that were cooked for us in bengali and tamil preparations in tiny home restraunts around the island.
36 Kms. from Port Blair This beautiful island with lush green forest and sandy beaches is the vegetable bowl of Andamans. Connected by boat from Port Blair four days a week, it provides an ideal holiday for eco-friendly tourists. One can feel the sincerity and serenity of village life here. Beautiful beaches at Laxmanpur, Bharatpur, Sitapur and the bridge formation on the sea-shore called as Howra bridge are the attractions.
190 Kms. by road & 90 Kms. by Sea One can enjoy the quiet village life and solitude of virgin nature here.You can also breathe unpolluted air, a rare commodity for the city dweller. Cutbert Bay beach (20 kms.
away from Rangat bazar/jetty) is a turtle nesting ground.One can view the nesting of turtles during December –February season. One can go to Mayabunder and Diglipur from here.MAYABUNDER
242 Kms. by road & 136 Kms. by Sea 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.
More great destinations can be found in the Explore India page.