Friday, December 18, 2009

Corbyn Cove and Chirya Tapu -Andaman Islands

The beach is situated10 km Southeast of Port Blair, Andaman Islands in India.

Touring Season: The most excellent time is from October to May.

The Beach

Corbyn's Cove is the paramount beach within straightforward access of the capital Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Island. Corbyn's Cove beach in Andaman and Nicobar is located10 km southeast of Port Blair. Corbyn's Cove beach is a miniature arc of even and squashy white sand supported by extraordinary curtain of palms.

Corbyn's Cove is the adjacent beach to Port Blair. The Snake Island in close proximity is encircled by coral reefs, a superior position to visit. Corbyn's Cove, the coconut palm that flanks the beach is superlative for sun basking.

Chirya Tapu or "Bird's Island"

Chirya Tapu is a serene place immediately 30-km south from Corbyn's Cove at the slant of South Andaman. The motor able track running away from this tiny fishing village lead through chunky jungle overhang with curling creepers to a huge bay, where swamp give approach to shell stretched beaches.

Beach Accessibility

Airlines :
Port Blair is linked to Chennai and Calcutta by Air. At the moment flights are operated by Indian Airlines on Calcutta-Port Blair-Calcutta sector on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and on Chennai-Port Blair-Chennai sector on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey duration is around 2 hours for both sectors. From Port Blair one can either pick the road route or cruise through the water by boat.

Jet Airways has as well started their services each day of the week on Chennai-Port Blair-Chennai sector.

Aqua Lines:
Regular passenger ship services are obtainable to Port Blair from Chennai, Calcutta and Vishakhapatnam. There are three to four sailings every month correspondingly from Chennai and Calcutta to Port Blair and vice-versa and from Vishakhapatnam one time in every two months. The voyage takes about three days and ships usually berth at Port Blair for about two days. From here one can reach the precise destination by road or boat.

Loging at Corbyn's Cove & Chirya Tapu

Conveniences like hotel, restaurant and bar, changing room etc. are available in the vicinity of the beach.

Comfortable accommodations at reasonably priced rates are furthermore available in - Port Blair, Rangat, Havelock, Mayabunder, Diglipur.

Oceanic Activities - Charm of Corbyn's Cove

The beach offers wholesome of serene and hushed, forest walks and effortless admittance to an inshore reef. The water here is nowhere next to as clear as at some spaces in the archipelago. If someone is a stern snorkel and a fanatical diver, one may be tempted to attempt for a boat out to volcanic Cinque Island, a combine of hours' towards south.

Scuba Diving
Snake Island located in close proximity is celebrated for Scuba Diving. Historical remnants of sunken ships or Japanese bunkers can be sighted at this point. Currents in the water here are really sturdy and swimming can be hazardous.

One can in addition try one's hand in fishing. This particular sport can be experienced by all.

Important Information
Before parting for Andaman and Nicobar, these things should be kept in mind:

For Domestic Tourists

Ahead of starting the journey please one must confirm to and fro tickets of Flight or Ship.
Entry Formalities: Farther than the two groups of islands, just the Andaman group is open to tourists. The domestic tourists i.e. Indians Nationals do not necessitate any permit to holiday at Andamans. On the other hand, visiting tribal area of Andaman and Nicobar districts is forbidden. Permits to trip the tribal areas can be approved in exceptional cases only by the Deputy Commissioner, Andamans. District, Port Blair,

Chirya Tapu for Foreign Tourists
Foreign tourists require an individual permit in order to visit the Andaman Islands for a period of 30 days extendable by a further 15 days. This can be achieved from Indian Missions abroad or the immigration authorities in Bombay, Calcutta, Delhi, Chennai or on arrival at Port Blair Airport.

Foreign Nationals are not permitted to visit Nicobar Islands. This permit is applicable for Port Blair Municipal Area; Havelock Islands; Long; Neil Islands; Mayabunder; Diglipur; Rangat for a phase of one month where night halt is allowable. Nevertheless only a day's visit is allowable to places like Jolly Buoy, South Cinque, Red Skin, Moun Hariet and Madhuban. Foreigners having the mandatory permit can hang about over night at the subsequent islands/ places:

• South Andaman
• Middle Andaman and Little Andaman Island (except tribal reserve)
• Neill Island, Havelock Island, Baratang Island, North Passage Islland, Long Island, Diglipur.
• Islands in the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park (excluding Boat, Haboday, Twin, Tarmugli, Malay and Pluto Islands)

For further Tourism Information:
Tourist Information Officer
Directorate of Information, Publicity & Tourism,
A & N Administration,
Port Blair,
A & N Islands.

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