Shaheed Dweep

Shaheed Dweep is a tiny but beautiful island located 37 Kms. to the south of the Andaman Islands. With unexplored coral reefs, brilliant bio-diversity, white sandy beaches and tropical forest and vegetation, it is one of the hot tourist spots in the Andamans.

Shaheed Dweep is known as the ‘vegetable bowl’ of the Andamans. The settlers named the beaches after mythical characters of the epic Ramayana (Bharatpur, Laxmanpur, Sitapur, Ramnagar etc.) The island, with its very relaxed vibes and long, deserted beaches is a place to chill out after the "bustle" of Havelock. The widest part of the island is about 5 km in length. You can walk the whole island in about two hours.

Fig: Shaheed Dweep Island

How to Reach ?

Speed Boats

From Port Blair Phoenix Bay jetty, regular speed boats operated by Government and Private Boat operators are available. Time taken is approx. one hour and 45 minutes.

Auto rickshaws, taxis, cycles and motor bikes are available for transport within the island.

 

Where to Stay ?

Accommodation

There are private hotels in Shaheed Dweep which provide accommodation at reasonable rates. Foreign tourists tend to spend, upto two weeks on this island. Govt. run Accommodation named Hawabill Nest at Shaheed Dweep offers accommodation for tourists.

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