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It is the largest town situated in the northern part of Andaman and is about 300 km from Port Blair. The town is crossed by the Kalpong river which is the only river of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is also a county of the North and Middle Andaman Islands which makes it a place worth visiting. The town offers myriad adventure activities for adventure enthusiasts and a calming ambiance to the ones who are looking for a refreshing break from the hustle-bustle of the city.  

History of Diglipur, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 

Diglipur county covers an area of 884 square kilometers and there are approximately 10 thousand households in the county as per the 2011 census. The island is home to various popular tourist destinations, some of which have great historical significance, while some are naturally beautiful sites. Diglipur has an abundance of unexplored but worth-visiting destinations that can be reached by roadways and waterways. 

Places to visit in Diglipur

Ross and Smith Island

Sited at a distance of just 20 minutes from Arial Bay Jetty of Kalighat, Ross and Smith Island can be reached by a boat ride. These two islands are connected with a 50-meter narrow sand bar alongside you’ll also find the seashore encircled with a rich forest. The island is home to rare species of flora and fauna that you can explore and admire.

Saddle Peak Tourism

A place that receives the maximum footfall in Diglipur, is its highest peak with a height of 732 meters. The view of the mountains, and lush green forests that are set in the backdrop of the infinite blue sky make this place an amazing spot for the trek lovers. The view of the Kalpong river that flows through the saddle peak is certainly mesmerizing and is bound to stay in your memory for years. 

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Kalipur Beach

The best for the beach lovers! Sited at a distance of 18km from Diglipur, this beach is known for volcanic grey-colored sand. The beach is a popular turtle nesting site that is visited by rare species of turtles annually. Explore the mix of sand and rocky shores, fishing and the beautiful sight of turtles crawling into the sea. Read more

Diglipur National Park

Adore the nature’s beauty and rich biodiversity of this national park. Here tourists can explore the dense tropical forest encircled by Lamab Bay Beach, which is an incredible site to view. Apart from the serene views, tourists may also indulge in trekking in the dense forest and indulging in wildlife photography as well as exploring the rare species of flora and fauna.

Events and festivals in and Around Diglipur

Island Tourism Festival

Tourists, who visit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, plan their visit in such a way that they can attend the Island Tourism Festival which is the biggest carnival and certainly the most exciting festival of the island. Celebrated in January, this 10-day festival is more like continuing the festive vibes of New Year. Read more

Beach Festival

The beach festival celebration is a new addition to the list of festivals that happen in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The celebration is aimed at boosting tourism and attracting beach lovers from across the world. The celebration includes exciting beach activities like beach volleyball, tug of war, kabaddi and so forth. Food courts, entertainment programs, fun activities are some other highlights of the 3-day festival. Read more

Best time to visit  Diglipur

The best time to visit Diglipur is between October to June as the weather remains cool here during these months. Though the climate remains pleasant all year, yet if you wish to avoid the hot and humid weather then winters are apt to visit Diglipur. 

How to reach Diglipur

By Air. In case you are traveling by air then you have to get down at the Veer Savarkar International airport in Port Blair. To travel ahead, you have to reserve a seat in the public or tourist bus to Diglipur that is approx. 300km away from the airport. The route to Diglipur passes through the Great Andaman Trunk Road. Helicopters also run from Port Blair to Diglipur 4 times a week which makes it convenient for people to travel and access the town easily.

By Road. Traveling to Diglipur by road will be an amazing opportunity to do sightseeing. The journey will let you witness the life of the locals during the breaks and relish the local food. To reach Diglipur from the airport or the water port of Port Blair, one may either book a taxi or a bus. The fastest route to Diglipur goes from Great Andaman Trunk Road.   

By Water. Regular sailing trips from Chennai, Kolkata, and Visakhapatnam ports are available. The trip takes an average of 3 to 4 days from all these 3 ports and the ships travel to the main port of Port Blair which is Haddo Wharf. From Port Blair, a boat till Aerial Bay Jetty near Kalipur beach can be booked. The boat service is available twice a week hence one has to make reservations in advance. 

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