Shrouded in dense jungle, North Andaman is the least populated of the region’s large islands, crossed by a single road linking its scattered Bengali settlements. Although parts have been seriously logged, the total absence of driveable roads into northern and western areas has ensured blanket protection for a vast stretch of convoluted coastline, running from Austin Strait in the southeast to the northern tip, Cape Price; it’s reassuring to know at least one extensive wilderness survives in the Andamans. Despite the completion of the ATR’s final section and the bridge from Middle Andaman, the main settlement of Diglipur and its nearby port of Aerial Bay continue to exist in relative seclusion.