Ross and Smith (Diglipur)


The gorgeous twin islands of Ross and Smith, joined by a small fifty-meter-long sand bar, are without a doubt the most famous site to view in North Andaman. During high tide, this silky white sand strip disappears into the sea and reappears at low tide. On one side, the bar separates the small swimming area from some fantastic snorkelling. The mild seas are crystal clear, and the undeveloped virgin beaches are some of the most picturesque on the islands.

The nicest aspect is that the beach is rarely crowded, so you can usually enjoy the entire scene to yourself. The beach is surrounded by tropical trees, and the inner islands are ideal for nature path hiking. Smith Island features a few amenities, including huge bamboo huts with lots of cover, changing rooms, and restrooms.

What is the best way to get to Ross and Smith (Diglipur)?

The Diglipur Jetty may take you to Ross and Smith islands via boat. These are compact fibre motorboats that can accommodate 6 to 10 passengers. The islands are 8 kilometres away and take 20 minutes to get to. Both boat tickets and forest permits are necessary and may be purchased at the jetty prior to boarding the boat. To go to the Jetty of Diglipur. A taxi, an auto-rickshaw, or a two-wheeler can be hired (daily rentals only).


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