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North Andaman is the northern islands of the Andamans. It belongs to the administrative district of North and Middle Andaman which is a part of the Indian union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Island is 137km North from the city of Port Blair. This Island has small island groups surrounded by different beaches.

North Andaman was previously inhabited by an indigenous population called the Great Andamanese. Presently, the Island is occupied by immigrants from the Indian mainland and their descendants. This island has the highest point in the archipelago called the Saddle Point at 73 meters.

North Andaman islands are formed of limestone, sandstone, and shale of Neogene and Paleogene age( 2.6 to 65 million years old ) and are highly dissected. Their surface is covered with large mangrove swamps and dense forests. The northern part of Andaman does not have perennial rivers and adequate water supply is always a problem.

Agriculture is the principal occupation of the Northern Andaman Islands. Different crops include pulses(legumes), cereals, coconut, betel nuts, fruits, chilies, and turmeric. There is no manufacturing industry here. An inter island steamer service connects Port Blair with North, Middle, South and the Little Andaman.

The major attractions of the North Andaman Islands include Diglipur Beach, Ross, and Smith Island, Saddle peak view resort, Dhani Nala Beach, and more. The best time to visit North Andaman Island is during winters.


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Diglipur is a large island situated in the North Andaman region. It is an ecological paradise of tropical forests, mangroves, and lovely beaches rich in colourful marine life. Kalipur Beach, Ramnagar, Pathi Level Beach, Ross And Smith Islands are all located in Diglipur making it a favourite destination among travellers.

One can also find the Kalpon river at Diglipur, the only river to flow through the Andaman. You can reach Diglipur by taking a boat to Aerial Bay Jetty which is near Kalipur at Diglipur.

The town of Diglipur is the largest town of the North Andaman Islands. It often goes unnoticed because of its distance from Havelock and Port Blair( popular tourist attractions).

You can enjoy different places full of scenic beauty. For convenience, you can choose customized tour packages from RSR Tours and Travel online.

Koh Bon site of North Andaman is a perfect site for Manta Rays. The dive site consists of a ridge covered in pastel-shaded corals. Leopard sharks and Purple fire goby are common species of this region.

You can enjoy boat rides, turtle nesting, sun-basking, bird watching, and wildlife research while visiting regions of North Andaman.

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