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Lighthouses of Andaman & Nicobar islands

The 22 lighthouses are located at Wilson Island, Battimalv island (30 km south of Car Nicobar), Chowra Island (65 km South-East of Car Nicobar Island) Bompoka island (lies nearby Teressa Island), Kabra islet (is 94 m hillock situated North of Campbell bay), Cape Connaught (Nancowry Island), Tillanchang Pulomilow islet, Wilson Island, Rosen Point (Great Nicobar Island), North Cinque Island (Great Nicobar Island), Little Andaman, North Brother Island, North point (Main Lighthouse of Port Blair Harbour), Sri Hugh Rose island (uninhabited), Middle Button, North Button island (approachable by Lighthouse tender M.V. Pradeep), Interview Island, Port Cornwallis, East Island (at Oyster Rock), Narcondam island (approachable by Lighthouse tender M.V. Pradeep). The Dolphin Rock lighthouse is in the photo.


Andaman & Nicobar islands

The Andaman & Nicobar are a group of 572 picturesque Islands lying in the Bay of Bengal. The fresh air, greenery, coconut trees, dense forests and the beautiful crescent shaped white sand beaches attracts lot of tourists to the islands. Water sports, Scuba diving, snorkeling, trekking and Island camping are the other attractions. For booking : dipt@cal3.vsnl.net.in

The main beaches are Corbyn's Cove Tourism Complex, Radhnagar Beach, Harminder Bay Beach, Karmatang Beach, Ramnagar Beach. Islands of tourist interest are Jolly Buoy, Cinque Island, Red Skin Island, Havelock Island, Barren Island, Ross Island, Viper Island and Chatham Island. The highest point is Saddle Peak in North Andaman Island (732 m).

Places of Interest in and around Port Blair are Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Gandhi Park, Sippighat Farm (14 km), Chidiya Tapu (25 km), Collinpur (36 km), Madhuban (75 km), Mount Harriet (55 km)

How To Reach

Port Blair is connected with Chennai and Kolkata by air. Presently flights are operated by Alliance Air/Indian Airlines and Jet Airways. The one side airfare is around Rs 12,000. Passenger Ships from Chennai, Vishakhapatnam and Kolkata connects the islands to the mainland. There are 3 to 4 sailings every month and takes 55 hour travel. The fare ranges from Rs 1500 to 6000 in different class of accommodation.

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