Diglipur is a hub of a lot of tourist activities and attractions in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The tourists in Diglipur flock in large numbers on the island for its abundant forest cover and marine life. Diglipur not only promises a rich flora and fauna but is also famous for its orange and rice production in this solitary island.
Islands and beaches of Diglipur
Diglipur boasts numerous tourist attraction sites in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Diglipur is the heart of Andamans. Andaman Islands have only one river - Kalpong River which flows through Diglipur and sustains the first and the only hydroelectricity project of the archipelago of Andamans. The twin islands called Ross Island and Smith Island that are connected by a thin sand bar, are just half an hour journey from Diglipur. A fascinating and must visit place, Ross and Smith Island allures the couples to walk together under the kiss of the sun. Ramnagar Beach in Diglipur is famous for turtle nesting during December to February. Other places in Diglipur include the Kalipur beach. This beach of isolation has a rocky shore, fishing villages, and the Lamiya Bay. Located near the beach of Kalipur is a shell coated beach, which attracts national and international tourists.
Flora and fauna of Diglipur
One of the major tourist attraction sites in Diglipur is Diglipur National Park. Diglipur National Park is also known as the Saddle Peak National Park. Diglipur National Park or Saddle Peak National Park is a dense tropical forest with a huge population of exquisite trees. The park also offers trekking and hiking options to the national and international tourists. The Saddle Peak National Park is the highest point in the Bay of Bengal. At 732 meters, it provides an excellent aerial view of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. At the end of the beach stroll there is a fresh water stream called 'Thambu Nali' in the foothills of the Saddle Peak National Park. The mud spitting volcano has been discovered at the Northern peak of Diglipur which adds to its attraction.
Visiting information on Diglipur
Diglipur can be travelled by air, road or sea. Helicopters are definitely the fastest and exciting option for travel. Most commonly Diglipur is reached by boat. There are direct ship services available 3-4 times per week from Phoenix Bay to Aerial Bay, from where it is around 9 kilometers to Diglipur. Tourists can travel up north also by Andaman Trunk Road, crossing the Jarawa tribe area. Diglipur is accessible from Port Blair via daily buses.
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