Neil Island is named after James George Smith Neill, a British soldier who had sternly dealt with the insurgents during the suppression of the 1857 Mutiny.
Neil Island is named after James George Smith Neill, a British soldier who had sternly dealt with the insurgents during the suppression of the 1857 Mutiny. It occupies an area of 18.9 square kilometres (7.3 sq mi). The island is located 40 kilometres north-east of Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Administratively, the island is in the Neil Kendra panchayat, Port Blair sub-district of the South Andaman district, in the Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India.
There are five villages at Neil Island namely,Sitapur, Bharatpur, Neil Kendra, Lakshmanpur, Ram Nagar.
Coral Reef, Star Fish at Neil Island are among the attractions. Bharatpur Beach,Laxmanpur Beach, Sitapur Beach are the famous Beaches at Neil.
There is a lone jetty at Bharathpur, which serves as the only entry–exit point of the island. The population of the island is 2868 as of the census of 2001. Agriculture is the primary occupation of the villagers, and the island supplies vegetables to the rest of Andaman. Despite its minuscule tourist infrastructure, an increasing number of tourists have chosen to stay at Neil Island instead of neighbouring Havelock Island. There are a handful of restaurants and basic beach hotels that cater to international and domestic tourists.
Places to visit at Neil Island : Bharatpur Beach,Laxmanpur Beach, Sitapur Beach, Howrah Bridge, Neil Island Jetty.