Dilipur Island is the largest town of the North & Middle Andaman district. It is about 350 km away from Port Blair and takes about twelve hours to reach. Kalpong River, the only river of the Andamans that flows through this island. The island is known for its twin island Ross and Smith, Kalipur Beach, Ramnagar Beach, and the highest mountain of the archipelago, Saddle Peak.
A 20-minutes speed boat ride and you reach Ross and Smith Islands from Ariel Bay Jetty in Diglipur Island.
The twin islands are connected by a natural sand bar. During low tide, you could walk up to the other island. And during high tide, the sand bar disappears, dividing the two islands.
The sea is crystal clear, and the Marine Sanctuary situated on the island makes it ideal for sighting beautiful corals, vibrant fish, and the Olive Ridley turtles. If you have a snorkeling mask and love to swim, this is just the right place for you to go snorkeling and discover marine life.
Tropical dense forests surround the islands and attract tourists interested in trekking and hiking.
Kalipur Beach is one of the wonders of Diglipur Island after the magnificent Ross & Smith Islands, located at the Kalipur Village. The beach is famously known for turtle nesting, and species like Olive Ridley, Leather Back, Hawksbill, and Green Turtles come here for hatching and nesting. Thus, there is also a government-owned hatchery at the beach.
Kalipur Beach has a beautiful panoramic view of the sunset, and during low tide, you can walk considerably far towards the horizon, where you will also find dead corals and jellyfish. The crystal clear water also makes it ideal for swimming and snorkeling.
Saddle Peak, at Diglipur Island, is the highest mountain of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, at about 732 meters. It lies within a rich bio-diversity of nature, having various indigenous species of birds and insects. Due to this reason, it has become a National Park, the Saddle Peak National Park.
Tourists come here for trekking, hiking, and bird watching. The path consists of distinct flora and fauna. River Kalpong flows through the forest and contains fresh drinkable water. After trekking for about 6 hours (9kms), you would be standing at Saddle Peak. You could see the fantastic view of the whole of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands from this peak!
Lamiya Bay Beach is situated ahead of Kalipur Beach and at the foothill of the Saddle Peak. One can find tranquility and serenity at the beach at this quiet beach. The view of the beach is enhanced by the eco-friendly huts and huge rocks around it. This place is ideal for a romantic date for honeymoon couples or a picnic with your family.