Chidiya Tapu: Best Sunset Beach in Andaman

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Photo of Chidiya Tapu: Best Sunset Beach in Andaman by Nishant Tyagi

Chidiya Tapu, also known as "Sunset Point" and "Bird Island," is one of the best places to see the sunset in Port Blair, the main hub of the Andaman Islands.The beach is located on the furthest Southern tip of South Andaman Island 25 kms South of Port Blair and takes about 45 minutes to get there by car. Chidiya Tapu, also known as "Sunset Point" and "Bird Island," is one of the best places to see the sunset in Port Blair, the main hub of the Andaman Islands.

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Chidia Tapu is a picturesque little village famous for its natural beauty, numerous resident birds and gorgeous views of the sunset. The tiny island, 25 kms from Port Blair is abundant with lush green mangroves and equatorial forests.While birdwatching is the main allure of the location, there are a number of fun water activities like snorkelling, scuba-diving, deep sea walking, pearl hunting, and boating that one could engage in along its shores. The Sunset point of the island, considered one of the best sunset points in the Andamans, is a prime attraction, offering a truly unforgettable experience of the sunset.

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This beach is small in size flanked with sea walls. Dotted with green mangroves and peaceful forest, it is a perfect place for nature lovers. The place is also famous for its 46 varieties of endemic birds, white spotted deer and seasonal orchids.

The road traverses through dense jungle/rainforest that opens up along the coastline in a few places. There are "beware of crocodile" signs along the way, and the sign on the beach at Chidiya Tapu reads "Beware: Crocodile Infested Beach." although Chidiya Tapu is probably the best sunset spot accessible from Port Blair, the horizon is obstructed by the hills of Rutland Island across the bay. As a result, the best colors come out about 30 to 45 minutes after the sun dips below the hilly horizon.

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Chidiya Tapu Biological Park, Chidiya Tapu Beach, and the Sylvan Sands and Munda Pahar beaches are the prime attractions. The beaches are a paradise for collectors of sea shells because different varieties of colorful shells lie strewn all around.

How to Reach Chidiya Tapu :

By Air: Port Blair is connected with Chennai and Calcutta by air.

General Information about Chidiya Tapu :

Location: Port Blair

Temperature: Max 35˚C, Min 27˚C (summer), Max 26˚C, Min 14˚C (winter)

Best Season: October to May

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