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Neil Island Port Blair


Neil island port blair Neil Island Port Blair is an island in the Andaman Islands of India. It is it seems that named after James George Smith Neill, a British soldier accountable for several war crimes during the repression of the 1857 Mutiny.

Neil island

occupies an area of 18.9 square kilometres (7.3 sq mi). The island is positioned 40 kilometres (25 mi) north-east of Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Neil island

is the southernmost island of Ritchie's Archipelago, save for unoccupied Sir Hugh Rose Island, which is another 3.8 km to the southeast of Neil Island Port Blair. Managerially, the island is in the Neil Kendra panchayat, Port Blair sub-district of the South Andaman district, in the Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India.

The population lives in five villages, which are numbered 1 through 5 (with population at 2001 census in parentheses):

1. Sitapur (267)
2. Bharatpur (564)
3. Neil Kendra (1064)
4. Lakshmanpur (372)
5. Ram Nagar (601)

Bharathpur Jetty
There is a lone jetty at Bharathpur, which serves as the only entry–exit point of Neil Island Port Blair. The population of the island is 2868 as of the census of 2001. Agriculture is the main occupation of the villagers, and the island supplies vegetables to the rest of Andaman. Despite its very small tourist infrastructure, an increasing number of tourists have selected to stay at Neil Island Port Blair instead of neighbouring Havelock Island. There are a handful of restaurants and basic beach hotels that cater to international and domestic tourists.

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