How to Travel Diglipur Andaman?

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Diglipur beaches
Diglipur beaches

This post provides you a details description on Diglipur in Andaman. It talks about the popular places in Diglipur,How to conduct Sightseeing in Diglipur,Popular Beaches in Diglipur,a detailed guide on What to see in Diglipur? and an overall guide on How to trip to Diglipur.This is a part of the Honeymoon plan Andaman, I have written here.

Diglipur at a glance-Trip to Diglipur

Diglipur is an eco-friendly tourism for nature lovers.It offers saddle peak(732 meters)the second highest point of the Island.Kalpong- The only river that flows here.Ramnagar Beach
Protected area for turtles resting places.Diglipur is the most neglected tourist spot in Andaman. This fascinating town of diglipur is the largest town in the north Andaman. This is neglected because of the distance from Port Blair.

Diglipur also offers lesser known sandstone,Limestone,and shell of neogene and paleogene age if you want to visit Swaraj Gram,Paschim sagar or jagannath dera.It also offers with its unique flora and fauna, parks, very lively marine life.It also offers trekking to the highest peak-Saddle point. If you are lucky( as we are) you can also check out the turtle nesting here.

You can experience the innocent ,plain beauty of Diglipur village life everywhere.

Does Diglipur have ATMs?

There are two ATMs available in Diglipur. They mostly work but it is always better to carry cash in Diglipur.

How to go to Diglipur-Trip to Diglipur?

It is well connected via ferry service operated by government from Port Blair and mayabunder. The timings are not fixed so check before you held to diglipur. You can also opt for private car( like we did) aur you can go by government bus. The road is iconic Andaman Grand Trunk Road and Jarawa Island.

Apart from regular ferries buses and taxis,there is another luxurious mode of transport available from Port Blair .Yes, you got it right. There is a seaplane service available. It is quite popular too. Check out at Port Blair about the availability of the seaplane.

Journey to Diglipur can be done via car or ferry. Both the Journeys reward spectacular mind blowing natural beauties. The Tribes of Andaman  are

  • The Great andamanese
  • Jarwa
  • Sentinelese
  • Onge
  • Shompeu

While travelling from Port Blair you can witness different section of residence of these tribes.

Our journey details-Trip to Diglipur

This Island is situated in the north Andaman. We decided to cover our journey by road not by sea. We started our journey at 7:00 a.m. The journey rams through Jarwan tribal reserve forest. There are police check post before the jungle.

They warned the tourists to note to give any food to Jarwas over miking. At an interval of 30 minutes the checkpost police instructed the drivers to cover the jungle without stopping in the way.20 to 25 cars were allowed to go in a phrase. This is a very horrible trip. Through the deep jungle, fortunately we found a family of Jarwas from our car.

We were very glad to see them. We reached the island.We all took some food and Tea. The island is a eco-friendly tourist spot.

The only river”KALPONG” flows from here. There are Ramnagar beach, 15 kilometres from kaliGhat.We visited that place also. We visited subhasgram Bazar, kalipur beach, Limiya bay barding ground.

What to see in Diglipur-Trip to Diglipur?

Diglipur is famous for sea turtles (Olive Ridley Leatherback,Hawksbill,Green Turtle).During our travel ,we heard a rumor about there were lots of saltwater crocodiles around but unfortunately we never spotted one.Beaches are also infected with sand flies hence sunbathing is not a proper option.The beaches are also infected with jelly fishes.So before you go for a swim watch out carefully.
Lamiya bay beach-Trip to Diglipur

This beach  is situated 3 kilometre away from kalipur beach and the footheel of saddle peak. Most likely, you will be the lone visitor or team to explore this beach. You can enjoy the beautiful, gentle, wave and the crushing of waves or rock. Swimming is not prohibited but if you are alone , refrain from going to the sea. This beach is called the pebble beach of Diglipur. This should be your checklist -Sightseeing in Diglipur.

Lamiya Beach
Lamiya Beach
Mud volcano, shyamnagar-Trip to Diglipur

It is situated 22 kilometres away from diglipur at Shyam Nagar. There are chain of small pocket sized mud volcanoes available. The journey is via semi green Path and around 20 minutes trekking. At the starting the biggest volcano is present and later the small sized volcanoes are present. Give it a try if you saved some time. It is also called as Jal Tikry-This is the mud volcano (active) of Diglipur. This is a hidden secret for the rare event of mother nature.This should be your checklist -Sightseeing in Diglipur.

Kalipur beach-Trip to Diglipur
This is the most popular beach in diglipur. It is famous for  turtle nesting. You can enjoy the panoramic view of kalipur beach with your beloved one.

Kalipur beach
Kalipur beach
This beach is a black colored sand mixed with rock.If you explore more by walking you may find crystal clear water.Black colour rock mixed beach area is not perfect for swimming as they may be dirty.
The beaches around Diglipur lacks of security,Coastal guards ,almirah or locker .These beaches do not also provides any toilet facility or changing room facility.
The beaches mostly do not have shops around for snacks or tea.
Moreover if you go towards the cleaner side of the beach,you can get a pristine beach with a backdrop of grat saddle peak. If you happen to travel during turtle nesting period ,carry a ID card and keep it handy.
You may need permission to go near the shore or hatchery.This should be your checklist -Sightseeing in Diglipur.
Craggy Island-Trip to Diglipur
This island is just opposite to Kalipur beach.It is famous for beautiful beach,mangrove forest and beautiful scuba diving.There is a snorkelling facility at this island.You have to hire a fisherman in order to reach there.It is a favourite spot for sun basking.You can also spot a lot of colorful sea creatures around this island.
Twin Island Ross and Smith Island-Trip to Diglipur

This is another great attraction of diglipur. Basically they are two different Islands. Once it is high tide the tiny bath( sand bar) between them is destroyed by mother nature. During low tide, mother nature once again creates the path. So they becomes connected.

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