(To enjoy the sea, sand and the green symphony)
Little Andaman beckons those
who want to elope from the
mundane and monotonous
urban life to enjoy the beauty of
the sea, sandy shore and
the green symphony of the nature
120 kms south to Port Blair- the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Boats services connecting Port Blair and Hut Bay (the entry point of Little Andaman Island) are available twice/thrice a week. The journey takes 8 to 9 hours. Andaman and Nicobar Islands Forest Plantation Development Corporation Limited (ANIFPDCL) organizes package tour to the island from Port Blair.
Tourists are not permitted to visit the tribal reserve areas in the island. Still an exotic view of the tribal life is easily accessible to the tourists as the tribal population floats in and out of the non tribal areas as well, on a daily basis.
Total Area: 77700 hects.
Forest Land: 72323 hects.
Oil Palm Plantation: 1593 hects.
The aboriginal tribes of the islands, Nicobarese and Onges live in this island along with the settlers from erstwhile East Pakistan and other places.
Little Andaman Island offers a perfect mix of white sandy beaches, bewitching waterfalls, boating through the creeks, exciting elephant safari, elephant lumbering, elephant calves training, surfing etc. All the places of tourist interest are approachable by the road, leading northwards from the Hut Bay by jetty.
Butler Bay (14 kms from the Hut Bay jetty). A beautiful beach suitable for sun basking, coral viewing, surfing etc. tourist huts are available right on the seashore flanked by the coconut plantation.
Netaji Nagar Beach, 11 kms from the Hut Bay jetty, this white sandy beach is suitable for sun basking.
White Surf: 6.5 kms from the Hut Bay jetty, this waterfall in the midst of the evergreen rainforest is an ideal picnic spot.
Whisper Wave: 25 kms from the Hut Bay jetty, this waterfall is also in the midst of the jungle. Journey to this waterfall includes 4 kms trekking through the forest.
ANIFPDCL, who have about 31 elephants in this island, organizes elephant safari through the jungle near the White Surf waterfall. Well experienced tamed elephants are engaged for this purpose. One can really enjoy the exciting ride, sitting on the back of the mighty and friendly elephant.
ELEPHANT LUMBERING AND TRAINING CAMP
One can view the elephant lumbering activities inside the forest. Also there are camps where elephant calves are trained in lumbering activities. This can be seen with the help of ANIFPDCL.
BOATING THROUGH THE CREEK
Boating facility has been provided by ANIFPDCL in the creek near the Butler Bay beach resort. It helps one to closely view the natural vegetation on both sides of the creek, flora and fauna including Hawabill and Nicobari Pigeon, one of the rarest birds in the world.
CORAL VIEWING AND SURFING
The northern side of the Butler Bay beach is a popular surfing site. Corals are available in the vicinity. Tourists have to carry necessary equipments along with themselves for surfing.
OIL PALM PLANTATION
Little Andaman is famous for its Red Oil Palm Plantation run by the ANIFPDCL (11 kms from the jetty). The plantation is spread over an area of 1593 hects. A factory for extraction of palm oil is also run by ANIFPDCL. Tourists can visit the plantation as well as the factory and observe the different stages of oil palm fruit production and oil extraction here.
TOURIST TRANSPORT AND ACCOMODATION
Transport and accommodation is available with the ANIFPDCL (Room tariff as low as Rs. 150 – 240 per bed in the guest house and Rs. 100 – 200 per head in the huts/cottages at seashore). It is recommended that the availability of rooms may be checked up at the office of the ANIFPDCL at Port Blair before proceeding to Hut Bay.
Food: Homely food is available at the guest house of ANIFPDCL near Hut Bay and restaurant at Butler Bay Beach Resort. Juicy tender ‘King Coconuts’ are available in abundance on the island for quenching the thirst.
ANIFPDCL offers package tour to Little Andaman. Those who want to book the tours may contact at the addresses given below. To and fro boat tickets for the tourists availing package tours will be ensured by the ANIFPDCL.
Haddo, Port Blair- 744102
Tel: +91 (03192) - 232866/230867
Fax: +91 (03192) - 233254
Hut Bay, Little Andaman- 744207
Tel: +91 (03192) – 284211/284218/284212
For further details and clarifications, please contact-
Directorate of Tourism, A & N Administration
Port Blair- 744101
Tel: +91 (03192) – 232747/232694
Fax: +91 (03192) – 230234