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Diglipur – Ross & Smith Island, North Andaman


Diglipur is 298km (approx.) away from Port Blair (Capital of Andaman & Nicobar Island) by Road.

  • Approx 12 hours journey to reach Port Blair.
  • Saddle Peak is Situated in Diglipur, it is the highest peak of Andaman & Nicobar Island with a height of 732m (above sea level).
  • Kalpong is the only river that flows in the Andaman group of Islands, other Galathiea and Alexandria rivers are presents in Campbell Bay (Great Nicobar Island) which comes under the Nicobar Group of Islands.

How to Reach Diglipur

  • Both can reach it
    • by Road
    • by Boat (sea)
  • By Road
    • As we already told above as it is 325km distance from the Port Blair
    • One can really enjoy the whole trip on the way too.
    • On the way to Diglipur, you have to cross places which are evergreen semi-tropical forest, beaches, mangroves walkways the places are:
      • Baratang (100 km away from Port Blair)
      • Rangat (163 km away from Port Blair)
      • Mayabunder (230km away from Port Blair)
  • By Boat
    • Boats are available from Phoenix Bay Jetty (Port Blair)
    • Boats are available Twice or Thrice in a week  to reach.
    • Aerial bay jetty is arrival point of the boat and it is very near to Kalipur.

Places to Visit

  • Ross & Smith Island (Twin Island)
    • Ross & Smith Island is also well know for Twin Island
    • This Ross & Smith Island is not a Ross Island at Port Blair
    • This Places is the most tourist attractive spot
    • The tour of Diglipur is not complete without visiting Twin Island
  • Saddle Peak
    • Highest peak of Andaman & Nicobar Group of Island
    • It is surrounded by evergreen tropical rain forest.
  • Mud Volcano at Shyam Nagar
    • It is 25 km from Diglipur Bazaar
    • It is situated near Hathi Level village.
  • Lime Stone Caves (Alfred Caves)
  • Turttle Nest
  • Kalipur Beach


Smith and Ross Island

Smith and Ross Islands are sister islands separated by a bar of sand. During high tide, the sandbar submerges under water and the two islands appear separate. The beach at this location is rated number one among all the existing beaches of Andaman lands. Smith and Ross offer a virgin beach followed by a tropical forest.

Ross and Smith Island is a 20-minute (distance 5 km) boat ride from Arial Bay jetty and is an ideal spot for Beach tourism, Adventure (trekking through tropical forest), Research / Education (like scuba diving, snorkelling, turtle nesting).

The 450-metre-long sand bar joining Smith and adjoining Ross Island is the main attraction. Smith Island also houses a small village of about 60 families. Smith Island Beach is notified for Turtle nesting during seasons read more…


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