Neil Island at Andaman
Neil Island is a Small Island with an area of 18.9 Sq. Km at Andaman Island. The Island is located 40 kilometres north-east of Port Blair. The Island is spread in the length of 5 and one can walk the whole island in about 1 to 2 hours only. The approx population of this island is around 3500 and live in five villages i.e. Sitapur, Bharatpur, Neil Kendra, Lakshmanpur and Ram Nagar. Neil Kendra is main market and administrative setup of this Island. The Islands also known as a Vegetable for Andaman due to the Agriculture is the primary occupation of the villagers, and this island supplies vegetables to the rest of Andaman Islands.
There is only one Harbour located in this Island which is at Bharatpur. It is the only entry point for this Island and Foreign Tourist required RAP (Restricted Area Permit) to visit this Island which will be issued on arrival at Port Blair Airport.
Neil Island is very Peaceful Island and very famous for its wide Pristine Sandy Beaches. . The sea water is very clear and in the colour of light blue, dark blue and green. The famous beaches of this Island are Sitapur, Bharatpur and Lakshmanpur Beach. There are regular ferries are available to available to reach Neil Island which operated by Government and Private Bodies. The Journey to this Island by ferry is approx hours. This island Offer good resorts to stay and it’s a perfect destination for leisure stay.