The heaven on earth , ROSS AND SMITH ISLAND was in front of us and to describe its beauty here is a sin!!!. There is something extraordinary about this island which leaves you bewitched with your senses just doomed out. It's incredibly beautiful and serene.
Diglipur is approximately 80 km from Mayabunder and takes around 2.5 hours to reach. You can take an early morning bus (at 5 AM) from Mayabunder to reach Diglipur. Once in Diglipur, have a sumptuous breakfast and take a local bus or auto for Aerial Bay Jetty which is 20 km from Diglipur. From Aerial Bay Jetty, you can get a speed boat at a cost of Rs 2000 for 6 people which will take you to Ross & Smith Island. The speed boat will wait for 3 hours there and then will drop you back at the Jetty but you can tip them if you want to spend some more time.Note: You will need a permit from the forest department to enter Ross & Smith from Diglipur. Sometimes you can get that from Aerial Bay Jetty itself. So please confirm it once.
Mayabunder to Rangat via Diglupur Tour Ross and Smith Island. Night stay at RangatRemotest corner of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Diglipur Island
The largest town in Andaman, it is located at 290km by road and 180km by sea from Port Blair (around 8 hours). You can get here, by helicopter rides, boat or by road. The best being the helicopter and worst being by road. The bus journey can get very tiring and takes around 12 hours. Also, you cross the tribal area, which makes a bit risky. Also, if you go towards this side of Andaman, then it gets quite challenging to cover the other locations, but it's worth it. Diglipur is known for Ramnagar and Kalipur beach. It is very similar and as scenic as the other beaches mentioned above. But one striking difference and my favourite is the turtle nesting. The best time to witness this is between November end to March mid. The beaches are not very swimming friendly as they are quite rocky. Another thing to do in Diglipur is the Saddle Peak mountain. It is known for bird watching and has got beautiful nature hike trails.
How to go to #Diglipur from Port Blair:The best way to travel to #Diglipur is to take car form Port Blair which may cost 20k to 22k appx. Hotels may cost odd 1000- 2000 per room per night. if anyone thinks to take local buses, it can be a challenge because you cannot stop everywhere, there are 2-3 buses running everyday and if accidentally there is a technical fault there is no assurance when the next bus will come. and there is hardly any local transport available, everyone has their own transport.What to eat in #Diglipur, Andaman:if you are no hanky panky on foods, then local foods are really good (cost you 100-150 per person even less sometimes) or else you get a variety of available option at the local market, even Maggy cuppa noodles!