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.
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
: Chartered Boating trips, Elephant safari, Swimming, Surfing, trekking, Beach Combing
Mode of Transportation
Departure / Return Location
Port Blair, Car Nicobar, Campbell Bay
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.