Even though the beaches are accessible through out day or night,I urged my viewer not to venture beaches after 7PM or before 5 AM. There are rocks everywhere and there is undercurrent. Venture into sea if your local guide permits.
There are palm trees which provide shade to those who want to have a calm relaxation at the beach.It is indeed a very calm and relaxing Beach. Very clean and sparsely crowded. So enjoy it more time here.
The beach is less crowded making it an ideal place to have intimacy and peaceful holiday. This beach is exposed to actual sea,the tide is high.
However on can opt for bi-cycle or car to go to this place. The journey through green green fields and paddy fields are very refreshing. The journey is as good as the beach.
Ramnagar beach is very close to Ramnagar village. It offers deep Blue Sea with expert snorkeling facility. It is not ideal for beginners ,normal swimmers as there are plenty of sharp corals.
Festivals at Neil Island
Isand tourism festival is one of the major festival. Other than Durga Puja,Subhas Mela, Sankranti and Bengali new year.
Island Tourism Festival
You can attend the tourism festival which is held every year during the winter season on the island. Tourists get a chance to interact with locals, dress up with their traditional attires and taste the traditional foods.
The islands locals celebrated in great passion. It is a 10 days long festival during winter. They dress up like an ancient people, cook food and meet and greet people.
You can also attend Subhash Mela cultural festival held in January at Neil Island. This is a great time to learn about other cultures as the locals organize various cultural programs and events.
That will be rush at time of the festival. Visitors from different countries visit during this festival to enjoy the Neil Islands special dance and music. It is named after the honorous Netaji subhas Chandra bose. It is celebrated at the birthday of great Subhas Chandra Bose.
Other important places worth Visiting at Neil Island
Neil market is one of the go to place for anything you want on Neil. It has restaurants, travel agents,ticket booking center,STD/ISD booth,internet cafe and other necessary shops.
Neil Kendra is the largest village market on the island where you can go shopping for local products, artifacts and food. When you look at the Neil Island beach from the market, it appears like a beautiful long arc making the market look unique.
You can also learn the history of the island and other tips from the villagers in the market.
Sir Hugh Rose Island
The Island is located at the south of Neil Island and the locals named it as a wildlife sanctuary because of its turtle nesting background. The island can only be visited during the day and with permission from Deputy Range Officer.
The rocky beach and coral formation is visible from distance. More you reach near this point,more you see the beauty.
The bridge is a natural attraction site in Neil Island. It is formed through the rock formation and it is decorated with creepers and flowers. You can watch marine residents and beach combing from the bridge.
No doubt,it is gorgeous,clean and lovely place.One has to walk over the dead corals to reach to this place.The structure is little different. Rock jotting out from the main Island with a giant hole created by the wind and wave.
The best time to go here is the early morning to till 12PM. Till this time it will be crowded and the approach road will be walk-able.Otherwise the high tide will make the road full of water. A local guide can come handy to take you there and show the live creatures around it.
You can also go during the sunset time.the chirping birds and viewing the setting sun through the hole looks awesome. No doubt it is a hidden treasure of Neil Island.
There are tropical human consumable fruits available nearby.If your guide permits,you can try few.
Neil Island also provides a nice option for treak lovers called Forest trekking. You can go as long as your energy lasts.
Best Restaurants to eat in Neil Island:
Where to eat at Neil Island?
The Neil Bazaar a few kilometer from Jetty is having few restaurants.
- Gan garden restaurant– just opposite to football ground- it is a family run restaurant. Tea is must have along with roti and aloo curry.
- Green heaven restaurant– very friendly workers,serves tasty and great food. Must try pan cake or grilled fish or tandur crab.
Drinking facility at Neil Island
Must have drink is coconut water and coconut milk.If you want to drink alcohol,contact your resort manager.Most of the resorts are having alcohol facility.
This is a great restaurant which serves Indian, Asian, seafood, and vegetarian food options. It has excellent services and awesome food served in a wonderful garden. The popular dish in the menu is grilled fish and chicken curry.
Dudong is next to Laxmanpur and a great place you can enjoy seafood, Indian and Asian cuisines. The hotel has a special menu for a vegan diet. You can have excellent table service, takeout, or reservations from the restaurant.
You can order alcoholic cocktails at any time and have fun with your buddies.
Chand is a famous restaurant which serves multi-cuisine dishes like crab masala, fish curry, and fried rice among other tasty meals. Visit the restaurant and enjoy a tasty seafood meal at a reasonable price.