Neil Island is one of the many beautiful islands in the Andaman Archipelago. Currently, it is known as Shaheed Dweep after PM Shri Narendra Modi renamed Neil Island to Shaheed Dweep on the 30th of December 2018. The island is located about 37 km by sea route from Port Blair and is one of the major attractions of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
The island has breath-taking coral reefs, thick tropical forests, and magnificent bio-diversity that is worthy of visiting. If you are planning a trip to the Andaman Islands then you must visit Neil Island and explore the stunning beauty that this island has to offer. The people of this island are very friendly and welcoming, you are sure to enjoy yourself on this amazing island. This island has the most enchanting beaches in the entire Andaman Islands; most of the tourists miss out on this island due to the overshadowing of the Swaraj Dweep (Havelock Island). s, long mission statements, company policies, executive profiles, company awards/distinctions, office locations, shareholder reports, whitepapers, media mentions and other pieces of content that don’t fit into a shorter, more succinct space.
Bharatpur Beach is the most prominent beach in Shaheed Dweep and also the most visited one too. It is situated about half a kilometer from the island and is ideal for leisurely spending your evenings, swimming, or coral viewing. Bharatpur beach is the only hub for water sport activities in Shaheed Dweep.
Laxmanpur Beach is a stunning beach that is clean and tidy with crystal clear waters. Laxmanpur beach has the best sunset viewpoint in the entire Andaman Islands without a doubt. This beach located about 2 km away from Neil Jetty. This beach is mostly visited for the clear waters and striking sunset view.
Sitapur Beach is another beautiful beach in Neil Island (Shaheed Dweep). This beach is located 5 km to the South and is at the tip of this island. Sitapur beach is popular for its iconic sunrise that will stun you as it is primarily famous for sunrise. High tides are a common sight at the Sitapur beach since the beach is exposed to open sea. This serene and clean beach will amaze you its charm, the shade of the skies changing from orange to lilac is a gorgeous sight that you should not miss.
Neil Island is famous for its natural rock formation. A natural bridge structure of dead corals stands beautifully in the Beach no. 2. This attraction is locally called as the Howrah Bridge. The attraction is a natural wonder that was formed by corals over the years and attracts people from all walks of life. The USP of this location is the magnificent natural rock formation. You will have to walk on a wet, rocky path that has dead corals scattered around, it is very tricky and slippery so do wear a good pair of footwear when you visit this place.
This is the southern tip of Neil island, by all means and purposes, the end of this paradise. It is locally also referred to as Chhota Neil or smaller Neil. Sir Hugh Rose Island is a Wild Life Sanctuary because it is the nesting ground for turtles. This makes it quite an attraction for animal lovers. But you need to obtain prior permission from the Deputy Range Officer of the Forest Department to step foot here.
As the name suggests, Neil Kendra is the centre of the island, greeting you as soon as you get off the boat at the jetty. This is a stretch of curving shore straddling the Neil island Jetty, dotted with lovely wooden boats used for fishing. As the heart of the island, this place also boasts of vendors, sellers and a small market. Most hotels are situated around this hub, within walking distance of each other.