It is the nearest beach to Port Blair. It is 4 km from the airport
and 10 km from the town.Bicycle is the best local transport which
one can hire in Abeerdeen Bazaar to corbyns Cove.
This one of the Asia's largest wood processing units. It is located
on Chatham island. Some of the woods being processed here are termed
as rare. One can find the wood like Padauk too.
Once the administrative headquarters of the British this place is
deserted today. Where once manicured lawns occupied space and umbrellas
adorned the pool side daily services were held in the Church but
now forest & under growths have taken over. Peacocks and deers roam
here. The place is in ruins and very sad but it is worth giving
a look. On getting down at the Jetty, sign the visitors book as
the island is under the Navy and take a look at the small museum
to get an idea what this place must have looked in those days. corbyns
Cove : Seven kms from the town of Port Blair, it is one of the most
magnificent beaches in Andamans. Nearby is the Snake island surrounded
by coral reef. Though the water is very tempting is advisable not
to swim in these water as the current is very strong.
Like the Northern Andamans, these islands have been the reserve
for the Onge tribe. But the tribe has been confined to south of
the Island. These reserves are out of bound areas. Other wise the
islands are being developed to be tourist friendly. The waves make
this place good for swimming but bad for snorkelling. There is police
station where one has to register his arrival. The main beach of
Little Andamans is at Butler Bay which also a camping ground
The Andaman trunk which through the Middle Andamans have the Jarawa
reserves. Jarawas are the native and are very hostile to visitors.
So any vehicle passing beside the reserve carries heavily armed
gaurds. Independent travelling in this area is discouraged. But
the island is open to the tourists and accommodation & other facilities
have been provided. Tourists can also visit Rangat and Mayabunder
Diglipur is the place where one spend his night. Recently Kalipur
beach is being developed for tourist purposes.
Again this island is full of Bengali settlers. The main attraction
of these islands are not the picturesque white sand beaches or turquoise
waters or the coral reefs but the Dolphins, Turtles and very large
fishes attract most of the tourists. It is 45 kms from Port Blair.
These predominantly Bengali populated islands are 40 kms from Port
Blair and offers good beaches for snorkelling. Though some of the
corals have been damaged nevertheless it is a very scenic spot to
be. Here the beach are numbered and beach number 1 has some lovely
hammocks under trees which are very popular among the campers. There
is also a fresh water well. One can watch very large fish from these
islands. But becomes difficult to cross the corals to the sea during
the low tides.
A tiny fishing village with beaches and mangroves, Chiriya Tapu
is 30 kms from Port Blair. From Chiriya Tapu there is a beach which
is well known for snorkelling.
Just 29 kms from Port Blair is this stunningly
beautiful group of islands. The 15 islands form the part of the
280 sq kms Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. If on a tour from
Port Blair, Jolly Buoy and Red skin islands are also visited. But
very less time is given to enjoy the beauty of these islands. The
scenic beauty of the islands is enhanced by mangrove creeks, tropical
rainforest and the reef which support almost 50 varieties of corals.