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Islands north of Port Blair

The majority of other islands your permit allows you to visit are north of Port Blair. It’s surprising how many visitors make a beeline for the only two developed islands in the group, Neill and Havelock, both within easy reach of Port Blair. An enterprising minority then catch a ferry on to barely developed Long Island. To get further north, where tourism has also had very little impact so far, you can take a bus along the infamous Andaman Trunk Road (ATR) to ramshackle Rangat or Mayabunder, at the southern and northern ends of Middle Andaman, respectively, or direct to Diglipur, at the top of North Andaman. Alternatively, there are ferries to Rangat Bay and Arial Bay, the port of Diglipur. For connections between these islands and Port Blair; local transport is covered in the respective accounts.

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