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Tags : Beach

Timings : Monday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location : Neil Island, Bharatpur, Andaman, and Nicobar Islands 744104

Best Time to Visit : October to May

Tour Duration : 2 - 3 hrs

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Bharatpur Beach, Andaman Overview

Located just half a kilometre from the jetty at Neil Island, Bharatpur Beach is a stunning shoreline famous for water sports like snorkelling, glass-bottom rides, and scuba diving other than beach exploration and sunbathing. The shore has shallow water with coral reefs. If you wish to spend some time away from the crowd then one can easily find a peaceful stretch at this place. 

Bharatpur beach is brimmed with palm trees and features soft white sand & azureous shallow waters that continue for almost 500 meters into the sea before the water gets deeper. The shallow waters do not have large rocks and hard corals. Further down the shallow waters, the sea is quite deep and encompasses abundant marine life. The beach is popular as the Coral Kingdom of Andaman, where you will spot plenty of hard and soft corals.

Remarkably, the deeper dive areas offer the finest views of marine life across the Andaman Islands. Also, Bharatpur beach is renowned for its sunrise views when the slowly rising sun in the sky creates a beautiful reflection on the water is a must-watch spectacle. Probably, one of the most favorable things about visiting Bharatpur beach is its location near the jetty, as a lot of street food vendors and restaurants operate nearby and offer scrumptious foods. Also, small shops are lined around the road near the beach, selling beautiful souvenirs & handicrafts.

Must Know Before You Visit Bharatpur Beach

Note :

  • If you are visiting to enjoy the watersports, the ideal time is from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM, as mostly all water sports centers are open within this duration. 
  • There are professional guides available at this destination for a charge.
  • The mobile connectivity for the BSNL network is comparatively better here than in the other areas of Neil Island.
  • Book your tickets and water sports or activities well in advance to avoid any inconvenience.
  • Carry adequate cash when visiting the Bharatpur Beach in Neil Island to avoid the hassle, as there are only two ATMs in the town.

Bharatpur Beach Highlights

1. Snorkeling

Snorkeling at Bharatpur beach is one of the splendid ways of exploring its profuse marine biodiversity.‌ Though the water around the beach is quite shallow, and you may have to go a bit further t (Read More)o find a deeper spot, the water near the shoreline of the beach has good visibility, which offers a marvelous experience overall. Many operators offer snorkeling training sessions and rent snorkeling equipment near the beach. The average rates for half-mask and full-mask snorkels are INR 500 and INR 1000, respectively.

2. Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving
Scuba diving is conducted a bit farther from the shoreline, amidst the deeper area of the sea. The divers are taken to that spot via a boat and accompanied by certified instructors who dive along (Read More) with them. The reefs at this spot feature both hard and soft corals that embrace a plethora of varicolored fishes and other underwater creatures.

Timings: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
A typical dive lasts for 30 minutes, and the rates range between INR 2500 to INR 4500.
Visitors find dive centers set near the beach and can also pre-book their diving sessions online.

3. Jet Skiing

Jet Skiing
The jet ski ride starts from the beach and takes you into the deeper area of the sea to let you experience riding on the waves and enjoying the splash of cold water.‌ A rider will always accompan (Read More)y you for ensuring utmost comfort & safety, so you can loosen up and enjoy the thrill without any fear or pressure. Various jet ski ride providers are available on the right side of the beach. The ride usually lasts for about 10 minutes, and the average cost is INR 500.

4. Glass Bottom Boat Ride

Glass Bottom Boat Ride
Glass bottom boat ride is the finest way to explore the vivid corals at Bharatpur beach. It enables you to have a clear glimpse of the corals and underwater creatures. The boat ride begins from the be (Read More)ach and takes you through the shallow waters near the shoreline. Then, you will sail to a few specific spots that are well-known for having vibrant coral and fish species. Such a boat ride lasts for 15 minutes, and the average cost is INR 500.

5. Photography

Bharatpur Beach is a wonderful location for photography enthusiasts. Its picturesque surroundings have many spots to take some impressive photos nearby. One such beautiful spot is the lagoon, which is (Read More) located on the right side of the beach.

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How to Reach Bharatpur Beach

You can reach Niel Island from Port Blair or Havelock Island easily via both government and private ferries. To reach Bharatpur beach from the Neil Island jetty, you have to walk through the road to the right side of the jetty for a few hundred meters. Then you have to take the path extending to the beach. It is just a short walk, and directions signs are posted at the jetty to make it convenient for you. Those visitors who want to come here from their hotel can hire a cab or auto-rickshaw to the beach or rent a bike or bicycle.

FAQs on Bharatpur Beach

1. Is there mobile networks on Bharatpur beaches in Andaman island?
There is poor mobile connectivity in this region. However, BSNL or Airtel networks are intermittently available here.

2. Is Bharatpur Beach worth visiting?‍
Bharatpur beach should surely be on your list of must-visit places in Neil island, especially if you want to enjoy water sports in the sparkling waters of the Andaman Islands. It is the only beach at Neil island that permits watersports and has profuse corals. To explore the underwater world, you should engage in watersports like snorkeling, glass bottom boat rides, and scuba diving here to have a fun-filled time. The beach is worth visiting in terms of sightseeing and watersports.

3. How much it costs on average to visit Bharatpur beach?‍
As the beach is situated close to the jetty, you can easily reach the beach without any cost as it is within a walkable distance. You can also take auto-rickshaws from the jetty, which costs around INR 50.

4. What is the distance between Bharatpur Beach and Laxmanpur Beach
Bharatpur Beach is one of the most accessible beaches in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It lies 2.5 km away from Laxmanpur Beach, and it takes 6-7 minutes to reach there via a cab.

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