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Diglipur town centre

Diglipur is the northern most habitation tip of Andaman and Nicobar Islands (India),It is known for its tropical fruits and also known as the vegetable bowl of Andaman, DIGLIPUR is the only island in the Andaman which has a river (kalpong) going from saddle peak,it is well utilized for making hydro electricity for the island.

Understand

A friendly, dusty little town on North Andaman. The main attractions lie not in the town itself, but this is where buses arrive and depart from. Tourist accommodation is located in the nearby village of Kalipur.

Get in

By road

Buses THE BUS SERVICE CANNOT BE USED TO GO TO PORTBLAIR AS THE GOVERNMENT HAVE RESTRICTED THE ATR IN THE BUFFER ZONE AREA, TO BE USED BY TOURIST.SO NO TOURIST COULD CROSS BEYOND RANGAT/FEW OTHER VILLAGES FURTHER. DIGLIPUR IS WELL CONNECTED WITH RANGAT,MAYABUNDER BY BUS.

By ferry

BOAT FROM PORT BLAIR TO DIGLIPUR=

            MONDAY-6AM TAKE 7 TO 8 HRS TO REACH,LEAVES FROM PHOENIX BAY JETTY
            WEDNESDAY-6AM TAKE 7 TO 8 HRS TO REACH,LEAVES FROM PHOENIX BAY JETTY
            THURSDAY- 5PM TAKES 10 TO 12HRS REACH NEXT DAY MORNING 5AM TO DIGLIPUR,LEAVES FROM PHOENIX BAY JETTY
            SATURDAY-6AM TAKE 7 TO 8 HRS TO REACH LEAVES FROM PHOENIX BAY JETTY

BOAT FROM DIGLIPUR TO PORT BLAIR=

            TUESDAY -6AM TAKE 7 TO 8 HRS TO REACH LEAVES FROM ARIEL BAY JETTY
            WEDNESDAY-9PM TAKE 7 TO 8 HRS TO REACH LEAVES FROM ARIEL BAY JETTY REACH NEXT DAY MORNING 5AM TO PORTBLAIR
            FRIDAY-5PM TAKES 10 TO 12HRS REACH NEXT DAY MORNING 5AM TO PORT BLAIR,LEAVES FROM ARIEL BAY JETTY
            SATURDAY-9PM TAKE 7 TO 8 HRS TO REACH LEAVES FROM ARIEL BAY JETTY REACH NEXT DAY MORNING 5AM TO PORTBLAIR
                
You can book ferry tickets at the administration block,DIGLIPUR(THE MAIN TOWN)for going to Port Blair. It's by the Dolphin roundabout.(IN THIS TICKET COUNTER YOU COULD BUY SHIP TICKET TO CALCUTTA/CHENNAI, AND ALSO TO ALL THE OTHER ISLANDS, TWO DAYS IN ADVANCE)

RANGAT (MIDDLE ANDAMAN) IS ALSO WELL CONNECTED WITH DIGLIPUR BY BUS ( TIME TAKEN 3 TO 4 HRS) YOU HAVE DAILY BOAT SERVICE FROM PORTBLAIR TO RANGAT TOUCHING HAVELOCK ON THE WAY. STARTS FROM PORTBLAIR TO RANGAT VIA HAVELOCK= 6AM DAILY SERVICE

      FROM RANGAT TO PORTBLAIR VIA HAVELOCK = 1PM DAILY SERVICE

A GOVERNMENT BUS WAITS AT THE HARBOR GATE OF RANGAT TO TAKE THE PASSENGERS ARRIVING ON THE BOAT TO DIGLIPUR.

around==

The beach at Kalipur at low tide

It's 30 minutes by bus from Diglipur to the Aerial Bay jetty (where ferries dock) and then another 30 minutes to Kalipur, where the "best" accommodation is called Pristine Beach resort.You can go by Helicopter also from port blair to diglipur,it is goes every TUESDAY and FRIDAY .

See

The Craggy IslandA 450 Mtrs swim away CRAGGY ISLAND from kALIPUR beach is a spectacular cute little island which owns a heavenly reef with good variety of fishes and corrals for its snorkelers and divers.


Ross and Smith Islands a twin island bridged by a Pristine white sandy beach what makes the perfect natures blessing a swimming pool lagoon at one side and a snorkeling paradise on the other.


Mud VolcanoesA chain of mud volcano is what one could witness in midst of the thick tropical ever green jungle of shyam nagar.



Alfred Caves- A trek through the Primary jungle leads to the Alfred caves at Patti level which is a cluster of amazing 41 caves, a den for swift let and fruit eating bats.


Turtles nestingKalipur and Ramnagar beach is the home called by all four kinds of turtles (Olive Ridgley, hawksbill, green sea and leather back) between Decembers to May.


'JAOL TEKRI A Rock island amazing for its diving and snorkeling,even quite attractive for people wanting to boat around the island,one could witness the natures unbelievable stone carving.

Do

  • Snorkeling. There's some great snorkelling between Kalipur beach and Craggy Island behind the pristine beach resort. Update (March 2013): Kalipur beach is the home called by all four kinds of turtles (Olive Ridgley, hawksbill, green sea and leather back) between Decembers to May..
View from the top of saddle peak
  • Treaking

Saddle Peak

.The highest peak of Andaman islands,The view of that 732 meter SADDLE PEAK is mesmerizing; one could have a panoramic bird eye view from top on trekking in midst of the rich Flora and Fauna of the Andaman’s.The climb itself is great too - the path follows the beach and then cuts through the primary jungle and forest up to the top. You can buy your 250Rs/25Rs, Foreigner/Indian permit from the forestry department office at the trailhead which is open from 6am, there's no need to buy it in advance.

You can get a guide from Pristine Beach Resort (500Rs) or go by yourself. To get there follow the road through Kalipur to Lamiya Bay. At the very end of the new road (about 1/2 hour) you will find the forestry department office where you could buy your permit.Then follow the trees with the red and-yellow painted bands. The path follows the beach, so if you lose it just go down to the beach and you'll soon see it again. To cross the streams you can either wade or go down onto the beach where the outflow will be leapable. When the beach curves round to the left look for the sign on your right and then follow the red bands painted on the trees. It's difficult to get lost - there's only one path.

Eat

A Tasty good food in Pristine Beach Resort in Kalipur. In Diglipur there's the usual Indian fare.

Drink

There are a few friendly bars in Diglipur and in Kalipur.

  • pristine beach resort, kalipur,diglipur, 03192-272532,271793,CELL= +91 9474286787. A eco friedly resort with lots of facilities and good food.they have delux AC/Non AC cottages and proper restuarant.visit www.andamanpristineresorts.com and email alexpristinebeach@hotmail.com 300 to 1000 budget accommodation, 3000 to 4500 luxury cottages.


Sleep

  • Pristine Beach Resort, Kalipur (take a bus to Kalipur from Diglipur (around 1 hour)and let the conductor know where you want to get off). Owned by the same people as the one in Havelock, it has beautiful duplex bamboo and wooden ac non ac cottages, from 300 to 4500 Rs.

Get out

  • Smith and Ross Islands - Hire a boat for a day trip to these beautiful islands. To get there, get a bus to Aerial bay jetty from Diglipur. If you continue on past the jetty there's a small Forestry Department shed from where you can purchase the permit 500/50rs foreigner/Indian and 10rs for students carrying the xerox of their valid students card Indian or foreigner. if you want to go with free permit you can put an application to the DFO at DIGLIPUR and get a permission at once. You can charter a boat in the Aerial Bay village, just ask around. There's a friendly lady who speaks English in a small chai & pan stall opposite the jetty who can help you charter one too.Ross Island is generally specified in the must see places list of tour operators.




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