Diglipur is a (884sq km/553sq miles) large island in the North Andaman housing lush green tropical forests, world class beaches and rare attractions like the Mud Volcanoes. The island has a population of 42,880 people spread across 42 villages and 13 gram panchayats. The population is primarily made up of people from Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and hence this island offers a unique cultural experience. Cultivation and Fisheries are the two primary occupations of people in this island.
Diglipur Island is 330km/207m by road and morning bus services are available between Port Blair and Diglipur. There are three refreshing breaks in journey. At these locations, creeks need to be crossed using vehicle ferries, adding around 15 minutes of waiting time for the availability of vehicle ferries. A very beautiful 0.5 km/0.3 m long bridge connecting Mayabunder and Diglipur is one more relaxing point.
Diglipur Island is 185 km/116 m by sea from Port Blair and shipping services are available for more than 4-5 days in a week. The travel time is about 12 hours. Quality of ships, availability of cabin accommodation and quality of journey are issues in ship travel.