At 12:00 p.m. we took the luggage from the resort and proceeded to the jetty for our onward journey to Havelock.
A closer look at Neil Island as a tourist
There are agents who can help you with the Government ferry ticket bookings at a commission fees of INR 300
There are four popular beaches in Neil Island namely Laxmanpur Beach no. 1 and 2, Sitapur and Bharatpur
Howrah Bridge and coral points in Laxmanpur Beach no. 2 can only be visited during low tide
You can hire a local guide on the Laxmanpur Beach no. 2 for Rs 250 to 300 who would make you familiar with the marine life around you
Bicycles and scooters are easily available on rent at a nominal price of INR 100 and INR 500 respectively
If you are not willing to ride, no problem, autorickshaws are always available on hire
Watching the sunrise at Sitapur Beach and sunset at Laxmanpur Beach no. 1 is highly recommended
Neil Island has a very pleasant climate from November to February
If your trip is arranged by a tour agency, there is a lesser probability that they will take you to Neil Island. So, it is always better to ask them beforehand
Our expenses in Neil Island for 2 days including food, accommodation, sightseeing and transportation is INR 15K shared between 3 persons. However, price may vary depending on the season.
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