Place and Connectivity
Diglipur (325 Kms, approx. 12 hrs by road from Port Blair) Situated in North Andaman Island. One can reach Diglipur from Port Blair, by road via Andaman Trunk Road. Alternatively, Diglipur is connected by boat from Port Blair & Mayabunder. One who arrives 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.
Resort run by the Directorate of Tourism at Kalipur provides comfortable accommodation. There are few private resorts as well.
Why visit Diglipur ?
ROSS and SMITH ISLANDS
30 mins boat ride (permitted entry only) from Aerial Bay Jetty and you are there at the pristine sands of Ross and Smith Islands. A pair of serene islands connected by a 50m. wide sand bar. 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.
Measuring half a kilometer in diameter, Craggy Island is located at the foothills of saddle peak. One can either enjoy sunbathing, or snorkeling the crystal clear waters here in the island. The waters, so clear that you can watch the schools of fish swimming under the pier. Just to cap off, why not have a candlelit dinner on one of the beaches? Amazing.
KALIPUR BEACH AND TURTLE NESTING GROUND
Half an hour before your reach Diglipur island , lies Kalipur beach. Kalipur beach is an ideal Turtle Nesting ground and is the only beach in the world, where four of the species of sea turtles, namely Olive Ridley, Leather Back, Hawks Bill and Green Turtles have their homes. During the winter months of Dec/Jan, turtle nesting takes place in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. There are facilities provided by Forest Department, for Turtle Nesting at Kalipur Beach.
LIMESTONE CAVES IN DIGLIPUR – ALFRED CAVES
Alfred Caves lie in the Diglipur sub division near Ramnagar beach. A trek through the primary jungle leads to Alfred caves-a cluster of amazing 41 caves. It is a den or swiftlets and fruit eating bats. Best time to visit the caves is from October to March. Our guide shall help your way through the forest.
Mystical caves & majestic interconnections – A connected and separated chain of caves, are amongst the least explored and understood places, yet indeed they are among the most beautiful places on earth.
MUD VOLCANO AT SHYAM NAGAR
Located near Hathilevel i.e. at a distance of 20 kms from Diglipur are a chain of Mud volcanoes could be witnessed in the green jungle of Shyamnagar at Diglipur. You have to trek for about 15 minutes in the semi-evergreen forests to reach Mud volcano. At the initial point, bigger and dormant mud volcano can be sighted. On proceeding further for few minutes fresh emerging mud volcano’s could be seen.
SADDLE PEAK (732 MTRS) IS THE HIGHEST PEAK IN ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS
A range of lush evergreen forest territory with 13 indigenous bird species, 36 indigenous species of insects, and 6 species of indigenous trees, makes saddle peak popular destination for trekkers. Although only being 732 meters above sea level, it is the highest point on the islands. Kalpong is the only river of Andaman Islands which flows through it, hosting the very first hydroelectric project of the islands.
The beach lies a few kilometers ahead of Kalipur beach and marks the oothill of Saddle Peak, the highest peak of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. One can have a long and intense moment of solitude at the beach, while sitting on the rocks and hearing the waves crash against the rocks that produces a melodious sound and brings peace and calmness to the mind.
Ramnagar Beach is a shrine beautiful beach located at a distance of 70 kms from Mayabunder (a diversion from Kalara Jn. of ATR) and 35 kms from Diglipur. This beach is suitable for swimming. A nature trail for trekkers is an added attraction. This beach is well known for turtle nesting.
Pathi Level beach in Diglipur is a little isolated and far away from the main city. To reach the beach, one have to walk from Ramnagar beach or take a fiber boat from Kishorinagar.
- Rare experience for eco-friendly tourists.
- It is famous for its oranges, rice and marine life.
- Kalpong, the only river of Andaman flows here. The only Hydro-electric project of the islands is on this river.
- Saddle Peak the highest point in the islands is nearby.
- One can feel the innocent beauty of village life everywhere in Diglipur.
- One who prefers to be away from the hustle and humdrum of urban life must come here to enjoy unhurried and quiet holiday.