Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Chidiya Tapu: Andaman's Best Sunset Beach

Chidiya Tapu, also known as "Sunset Point" and "Bird Island," is one of the best places to see the sunset in Port Blair, the main hub of the Andaman Islands. Whenever I use to go to Portblair (My parents stays there ), every evening I use to go Chidya tapu to see the spectacular sunset. The beach is located on the furthest Southern tip of South Andaman Island 25 kms South of Port Blair and takes about 45 minutes to get there by car. 

Chidya Tapu Beach

Sunset at Chidiya Tapu

Whenever I come to this beach, it gives me a sense of relaxation from my hectic schedule of Gurgaon.  This beach is small in size flanked with sea walls. Dotted with green mangroves and peaceful forest, it is a perfect place for nature lovers. The place is also famous for its 46 varieties of endemic birds, white spotted deer and seasonal orchids.
View of Chidya Tapu Beach from Boat

One of the Best Sunset I have ever seen

The road traverses through dense jungle/rainforest that opens up along the coastline in a few places.  There are "beware of crocodile" signs along the way, and the sign on the beach at Chidiya Tapu reads "Beware: Crocodile Infested Beach."  Unfortunately, I didn't see any crocodile whenever I went to Andamans, although my driver said they do see crocodiles every now and then.

Road traverses through Chidya Tapu
While Chidiya Tapu is probably the best sunset spot accessible from Port Blair, the horizon is obstructed by the hills of Rutland Island across the bay.  As a result, the best colors come out about 30 to 45 minutes after the sun dips below the hilly horizon.

Clam & Quite Beach of Chidiya Tapu

Chidya Tapu during Twilight

Munda Pahar Beach

Chidiya Tapu Biological Park, Chidiya Tapu Beach, and the Sylvan Sands and Munda Pahar beaches are the prime attractions. The beaches are a paradise for collectors of sea shells because different varieties of colorful shells lie strewn all around.

Star Coral

A forest guesthouse, situated on the top of a hillock, provides a Fabulous view of remote islands and flooded corals. Boat trips are arranged from Chidiya Tapu to Cinque Island.

How to Reach Chidiya Tapu :

By Air: Port Blair is connected with Chennai and Calcutta by air.

General Information about Chidiya Tapu :
Location: Port Blair
Temperature: Max 35˚C, Min 27˚C (summer), Max 26˚C, Min 14˚C (winter)
Best Season: October to May


  1. beautiful blog ... and i loved the photographs :)

  2. Its a wow place! Great Write up....Awesomely described!

  3. lovelyyyy....thank you for such a wonderful post!

  4. I remember visiting this place way back in the 1980s and your lovely blog makes it look even more beautiful.

  5. Thanks Abhishek!!
    @Vikram: Thanks Vikram for your lovely words. Andman is no doubt is a pradise for nature lover. Its beaches are so sareen that it makes anyone fall in love with them.

  6. Hi Ruchita,

    Thanks for sharing the experience.

    Could you kindly advice how Forest guest house can be booked? can it be booked online/mail etc.



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