7 Reasons Why Munda Pahar at Chidiya Tapu is the best Attraction in Andaman

Andaman is an abode of beauty that needs no introduction or explanation. Every traveler with a love for serenity and nature is well aware of the offerings and misgivings of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is a place of peace, beauty, solitude and serenity with all its mysteries and histories. Most of the wonders are found quite close to the Port Blair city which also happens to be the capital city of the Andaman.

Chidiya Tapu Island at the Andaman and Nicobar


These wonders include islands, Marine Parks, Water Sports Complexes and even Museums. One of the most popular tourist destinations which is extremely close to Port Blair is the Munda Pahar Beach at Chidiya Tapu or the whole of Chidiya Tapu. The term Chidiya Tapu translates to ‘Bird Island’ as it houses a great variety of birds.

It is a part of the Emerald Islands which is only 25 kilometers away from the capital city, which is rather a 40 minutes drive. A good number of tourists hoard the place during the peak season and even during the off season, although the best time to visit this island is right before the monsoons strike, since the true beauty of the island can be experienced along with all the other activities that are available on the island.

There are various reasons, why tourists flog this place every year. It has fairly different offerings compared to all the others existing on within the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Let’s find out how different Chidiya Tapu is from the other islands of Andaman and what the reasons behind its popularity are:-

The rocky shore area at Chidiya Tapu

7 Reasons why Chidiya Tapu is Popular

1. Firstly, in spite of being excruciatingly close to the city of Port Blair, the Chidiya Tapu is a place which is absolutely serene and quiet with not many water sports of launches hovering around the island. It is a paradise for honeymooners and lone travelers

2. The hill or the Munda Pahar is covered with a dense layer of mangrove trees and is an excellent place for trekking which takes interested adventurers to the other side of the island that opens up to an unending stretch of water with the horizon spreading its arms out to the ocean.

3. The trekking experience on the Munda Pahar can also be turned in to a day picnic since the way to the southernmost tip of the island has abundant supply of water and delicious food along with benches set up at small distances.

4. The island has a Sunset Point that offers the most beautiful view of the sun setting at dusk as it lights up the horizon in a combination of crimson and orange and the sea seems to be engulfing the sun gradually.

5. The forest often offers glimpses of different animals and a variety of birds such as white spotted deer, macaws, parrots and almost all the other 46 species of birds found across different islands within the Andaman and Nicobar islands.

The Munda Pahar Area at Chidiya Tapu


6. Another great thing about this small island is the pristine beach with white sandy flat beaches and turquoise sparkling water of the Indian Ocean that make for great place for a swim or a dip in the ocean

7. The rain forest on the hill top is also known for crocodile spotting every now and then. The trekking path is lined up signs of ‘Beware of Crocodiles’ making the trek an even more adventurous one

The Chidiya Tapu can be boastfully claimed as the best sunset spot, the best place to enjoy the flora and fauna at the Andaman. If you are bored of the rocky beaches and water sports of all the other islands at the Andaman then the Chidiya Tapu is an excellent option to visit to break the monotony of your trip.

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