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|
|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.