Bharatpur Beach, Neil Island


Last weekend, I visited Bharatpur beach for the second time. It was truly a pleasure to spend some time in the lazy afternoon on the beach and do a round of snorkeling.

Bharatpur beach at Neil Island from a distance

Bharatpur beach is the beach that one gets to see as soon as you step onto Neil Island jetty.

That’s the jetty as seen from the beach

Bharatpur beach is right at the Neil island jetty (about half a kilometer) and is wide, white beach. Most of the tourists visit this beach in the morning hours and do snorkeling as in the evening they get to watch the sunset at Laxmanpur beach.

Laxmanpur beach at Neil Island

The beach is well known for its coral reef which is undoubtedly utterly beautiful and probably the most beautiful in Andamans. This is one reason I call Neil island the coral capital of Andamans

The best way to enjoy the beach, its cool sea breeze and the calmness of the place is to carry a nice book and a hammock with you. Tie the hammock around a tree and read the book under the shade. There are plenty of benches to sit and some stalls around that sell packaged drinking water and coconut water.

That’s how clear the water at the beach is
To do snorkeling, the snorkeling agents take you in the sea on a glass bottom boat that has a magnifying glass through which you can see the corals and small fish under the surface.
These service providers charge about Rs. 150 for the glass bottom boat ride and Rs. 400 for one round of snorkeling.
Glass bottom boats being parked at the beach

The beach has huge trees that provide a shade under the scorching sun on the beach.

Bharatpur beach at Neil Island

And these are the glass bottom boats.

Glass bottom boats that have a magnifying glass that helps in seeing the corals below the sea

How to reach Bharatpur Beach, Neil Island: There are regular boats from Port Blair to Neil Island. These boats run daily and are government ferries. The beach is right next to the jetty so if you have light luggage, you can directly get down at the beach.

2 Responses to “Bharatpur Beach, Neil Island”

  1. Ambica Reddy says:

    I really appreciate your post and awesome Photography. I will visit here more often and look forward to your new story! If u want to know history about Andaman and Nicobar here HopAroundIndia

  2. […] have already described Bharatpur beach of Neil Island on the blog and today I would take you on a tour to Laxmanpur […]

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