The largest town of North Andaman Island, in the Andaman Archipelago, India. A friendly, dusty little town on North Andaman. The main attractions lie not in the town itself, but this is where buses arrive and depart from. Tourist accommodation is located in the nearby village of Kalipur.
The city is located on the southern side of Aerial Bay, at 43 metres above sea level, 290 km north of Port Blair. It is crossed by the Kalpong River, the only river of the Andaman islands. Saddle Peak, the highest point in the archipelago, lies about 10 km to the south.
Mud Volcano at Diglipur
The mud volcanoes at North Andaman are described by locals as better than that found in Baratang Islands. The mud volcanoes at North Andaman are located at a place locally known as “Jal Tikry’ near ‘Hathi level’ around 25 kilometers from Diglipur Bazaar (direction towards Laxmipur). Till now local administration has made no efforts of accessibility of tourists to this place.
Ross & Smith Island
A must visit island, the twin islands separated by a sand bar is the Ross and Smith Island, arranging a pleasing view of it to the visitors.
Ross Island is a 20 minute boat ride from Aerial Bay jetty is an ideal spot for beach tourism, adventure, research / education (like scuba diving, snorkeling, turtle nesting).
At a distance of 18 km from Diglipur, offers a combination of sand and rock shores with fishing village nearby. Kalipur Adventure Sports Complex, near Kalipur Beach offers water adventure sports such as speed boats, water scooters etc.
Saddle Peak National Park
Is a dense tropical forest housing a rich bank of exquisite trees, (including sandal), rare flora and wild fruits and offering trekking opportunities including climbing up natural steps formed by the roofs of old trees. Tourists need to take permission from Forest Department to trek through this Park. A 740 feet climb leads to Saddle Peak, the highest point in A&N islands which offers an aerial view of A&N, the second peak “ice degree peak” is the coldest point while the third peak provides a fantastic view spanning Diglipur to Mayabunder.