Little Andaman & HutBay | Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Little Andaman Island is situated to the south of Capital City Port Blair. Little Andaman (Pin code: 744207) is about 120 Km by sea from Port Blair, the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Little Andaman is the fourth largest of the Andaman Islands with an area of 734.39 square Km.

 

How to reach Little Andaman ( Hutbay )

1. Ships from Port Blair
2. Helicopter from Port Blair

Hutbay is the local town of Little Andaman Island and is the gateway to the Little Andaman. All Transportation from other Islands arrive at Hutbay (Administrative Headquarter of Little Andaman). Unlike Port Blair this Island has no natural harbour and therefore an artificial break water is constructed to provide safe harbour for Ships. This break-water suffered severe damages in the 2004 Earthquake and Tsunami and was rebuilt. It takes around 6 to 10 hours by ship from Port Blair to reach Hutbay harbour. The flight time to Hutbay from Port Blair is 35 minutes.

 

Demography

This island is inhabited mainly by the Bengali Settlers, primitive Onge tribes (At DugonCreek and previosuly near South Bay) and Nicobarese tribal families (At Harmander bay). The Onge settlement is off limits for both national and international tourists.

 

Where to Stay at Little Andaman

1. APWD Guest House at Hutbay (Govt.)

2. Panchayat Guest House at Hutbay (Govt.)

3. SeaLand Lodge (Hutbay)

4. Ishika Resort (Netaji Nagar)

5. Jina Resort (Netaji Nagar)

6. Aastha Eco Resort (Netaji Nagar)

7. Hawa Beach Resort (Netaji Nagar, 8km)

 

APWD Guest House, HutBay, Little Andaman

 



Latitude : 10.698645786065804 | Longitude : 92.4957933105469

Activities : Chartered Boating trips, Elephant safari, Swimming, Surfing, trekking, Beach Combing

Mode of Transportation : Ship,Helicopter

Departure / Return Location Port Blair, Car Nicobar, Campbell Bay

History

Little Andaman was declared a tribal reserve by Govt. of India in 1957. The Nicobari settlement at harmender bay was established during 1972 by resettling them from Car Nicobar.  Most of the settlers however are settled in Little Andaman during 1977 to 1979. Apart from Bengalis , 8 Burmese and 25 Tamils from Srilanka and 165 Moplah families were settled in Little Andaman. The December 2004 Tsunami destroyed the beautiful Island but the Island still retains its beauty.



Little Andaman Tourist Map

Landmarks

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Attractions at Little Andaman:



Butler Bay Beach : Little Andaman

1. Butler Bay Beach

Butler Bay is about 15km from Hut Bay. Butler bay is a must visit in the afternoon or during low tide and is a favorite place among the foreign tourist who like to Camp at the each. The northern end of beach is a known surfing spot.

   

Video: Butler Bay Beach, Little Andaman

 

 

White Surf - Waterfall : Little Andaman

2. White Surf - Waterfall

6.5 Km from the Hut Bay Jetty. This waterfall is found to be broken in the 2004 Earthquake and is no longer as big as it was before. It was in fact the biggest and perennial waterfall known in entire Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Video: White Surf Waterfall, Little Andaman, India
Video: White Surf Waterfall, Little Andaman, India
 

Whisper Wave - Waterfall : Little Andaman

3. Whisper Wave - Waterfall

Another beautiful waterfall in Little Andaman. The Whisper Wave waterfall is about 15 Km from Hutbay and it is wonderful trek in the narrow path in the woods for an hour in bike. Elephants may be spotted while passing through the Red oil palm plantations

 

Red Oil Palm Plantation : Little Andaman

4. Red Oil Palm Plantation

The plantation is located at a distance of 11 km from Hutbay Harbour. The Red Oil Palm plantation was managed by Andaman and Nicobar Forest and Plantation Development Corporation ( ANIFPDCL ) till ANIFPDCL operations are ceased. Since 1973 the plantation has spread over an area of 1593 hectares. A factory for extraction of palm oil set up 1984 is also established by the ANIFPDCL is currently non operational. Tourist are no longer allowed to visit the Oil factory but Palm plantation can  be visited.

 

Video: Red Oil Palm plantation at Little Andaman, India
 

Netaji Nagar Beach : Little Andaman

5. Netaji Nagar Beach

Netaji Nagar has one of the most beautiful beaches of Andaman Islands. It is located at a distance of 11 Km from the Hut Bay Jetty. White sandy beach and green treeline makes it an ideal location for Sun basking and Picnic.

   

Video: Netaji Nagar Beach, Little Andaman

 

 

Ramkrishna Pur Dam : Little Andaman

6. Ramkrishna Pur Dam

The R.K. Pur earthen Dam is 18.42 Km from Hut Bay and 2.42 Km from R.K. Pur Bazar.

 

Vishnu Nallah Dam : Little Andaman

7. Vishnu Nallah Dam

The Vishnu Nallah Dam is 25.2 Km from Hut Bay and 5.2 Km from Rabindra Nagar Junction. Prior permission from APWD is required

 

South Bay Lighthouse and Beach : Little Andaman

8. South Bay Lighthouse and Beach

The South bay Light house is situated at southernmost tip of Little Andaman (South Bay : Lat: 10.512100, Long: 92.504328), 14 kilometres away from Hutbay passing through Harmender Bay (Nicobari Settlement). There is only a Jungle trail to reach South Bay and due to rains it is always filled with mud. It is possible to reach the lighthouse in a bike but off-roading jeeps are preferred. The shore line of South bay is shallow and makes it good for bathing.


The South Bay light house is a 46 metre high cylindrical tower commisioned in 1986 and is the tallest light house of the Islands. A vacated Onge Tribal settlement  is not far away from the Light house.

Video: View from South Bay Lighthouse at Little Andaman, India
 

Kalapatthar Natural caves and Beach : Little Andaman

9. Kalapatthar Natural caves and Beach

Kalapatthar Natural caves, Pool and Beach

Video: kalapatthar Natural Pool and Cave
 

Chattan Beach : Little Andaman

10. Chattan Beach

Chattan Beach is beautiful beach with Oval shallow pools next to the beach, ideal for Swimming.

Video: Chattan beach natural Pool , Hutbay, Little Andaman, India
 

WaterLilly Wetland at Hutbay : Little Andaman

11. WaterLilly Wetland at Hutbay

Situated near Farm Tikrey and Near PHC Hutbay and APWD Guest House is a large Wetland with thousands of Water Lillies and lotus  and an ideal spot for bird watchers. Migratory Birds are spotted during September to February.

 




Major villages in Little Andaman : Ramkrishnapur , NetajiNagar, and Vivekanandapur Villages and Habitations  in Little Andaman :

Panchayat Village / Habitation Type
Netaji NagarForest Camp at 14 KM 5 II (FDCA)  
Netaji NagarForest Camp at 14 KM 5 III (FDCA)  
Netaji Nagar Forest Camp at 14 KM 5 II (FDCA) Red oil Palm
Ramakrishnapur Butler Bay Forest Camp 4 IV (FDCA) Butler Bay Forest Camp 4-II
Ramakrishnapur Butler Bay Forest Camp 4-I (FDCA)  
Ramakrishnapur Butler Bay Forest Camp 4-II (FDCA)  
Ramakrishnapur Butler Bay Forest Camp 4-III
Ramakrishnapur Harmender Bay (NS) Harmender Bay
Ramakrishnapur Hut Bay Revenue Village
Ramakrishnapur John Lawrence (FC) John Lawrence
Ramakrishnapur Ms Asia Company (Asia Timber Product)  
Ramakrishnapur Ramakrishnapur Revenue Village
Ramakrishnapur South Bay (Light House Camp)  
Vijaynagar Bejoy Nagar Revenue Village
Vijaynagar Krishna Nagar Revenue Village
Vijaynagar Radha Nagar Revenue Village
Vijaynagar Shyam Nagar Revenue Village
Vivekanandapur Dugong Creek (OS)
Vivekanandapur Forest Camp at 19 km (FDCA)  
Vivekanandapur Netaji Nagar Revenue Village
Vivekanandapur Rabindra Nagar Revenue Village
Vivekanandapur Vivekanandapur Revenue Village