Little Andaman (Hutbay)
At a distance of 120 km by ferry from Port Blair, Little Andaman is situated at the southern end of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands opposite to the Great Andaman Island.
The Little Andaman Island is one of the largest islands in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands that are open to the public. The Duncan Passage separates Little Andaman from Rutland Bay of Great Andaman. A major part of Little Andaman was affected badly by the Tsunami in the year 2004.
Little Andaman Island offers a perfect mix of white sandy beaches, bewitching waterfalls, boating through the creeks, exciting elephant safari, and surfing. The most famous and beautiful beach in Little Andaman is the Butler Bay Beach. It lies at a distance of 14 km from the Hut Bay Jetty. This beautiful beach is suitable for sun basking, scuba diving, snorkeling, and surfing. Accommodation is offered in the form of small tourist huts right at the sea front lined by coconut plantation. Netaji Nagar Beach and Lighthouse are other places to visit in this island.
There are two waterfalls in the island. White Surf waterfall lies 6.5 km from Hut Bay Jetty in the midst of the evergreen rainforest. The waterfall is big and the sight of white foamy water streaming down a small hill is worth watching. The entire place is covered with lush green forests and is ideal for nature lovers. Whisper Wave, another waterfall in Little Andaman, is located about 25 km from the Hut Bay Jetty. This waterfall is also in the midst of the jungle. Journey to this waterfall includes 4 km trekking through the forest.The Andaman & Nicobar Forest and Plantation Development Corporation Ltd. develop the Red Oil Palm plantation in this island. It also has elephants for its forestry operation and elephant calves training inside the forest. Some of the elephants are available for jungle ride in spare time.
Hut Bay in Little Andaman is the entry and exit point and also the island headquarter. It is connected to Port Blair by ferries and speed boats from Hut Bay. Ferries operate once in a day due to which prior planning is necessary to visit Little Andaman Island. The journey takes about 7 to 9 hours.