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Chidiya Tapu : Everything You Need To Know (Travel Guide 2024)

Chidiya Tapu Andaman: A Complete Travel Guide 2024

Chidiya Tapu is truly a remarkable village destination of Port Blair, earning its well-deserved title as the Bird Island. This natural sanctuary serves as a haven for various birds and fauna. However, the Chidiya Tapu in Andaman has much more to offer beyond its feathered inhabitants. The landscapes here are nothing short of breathtaking, leaving visitors in awe. Take leisurely strolls along the pristine shoreline, and capture the mesmerizing sunset. Lets plan a perfect trip with this latest guide.

By Dekho Andaman

For those seeking a slightly offbeat location in Port Blair, engaging in a thrilling road trip to Chidiya Tapu village or Chidiya tapu beach with Dekho Andaman could be the perfect choice for you. Chidiya Tapu invites you to experience the perfect blend of sunset views and birdwatching delights amidst awe-inspiring landscapes & beaches, ensuring an unforgettable journey

Trip to Chidiya Tapu from Port Blair

Here check the information below which will be enough for you to plan a trip to Chidiya tapu in Andaman

Important Points Before Visiting Chidiya Tapu

Since Chdiaya tapu is a famous tourist’s spot that are frequently visited by the visitors, here we have made a list of important things that you should consider before planning:

CHIDIYA TAPU FROM PORT BLAIR
  • It falls in Chidiya tapu village. Its connected by road to Port Blair city which is the major source for supply for goods and foods
  • Chidiya tapu is amost 25 km from the heat of the Port Blair city
REACHING CHIDIYA TAPU
  • Bus services are not frequent. As a traveler, consider private vehicles as the most recommend option to reach to this place. Book Your Cab
  • Roads are not good in few parts, so while in two wheelers keep your self-alarmed
  • The drive is amazing with many spots to get down to and have photography session
CHIDIYA TAPU BEACHES
  • This is beach destination. So you need to carry towels and extra clothes as you wont find any cloth shops near by
  • There are two beaches here “Munda Pahad Beach” & “Chidiya tapu beach”
OTHER NEARBY PLACES
  • Rutland island can be visited with speical permisson
  • Munda Pahad view point can be reached after a small trek from the Munda Pahad beach
  • Zoological or Biological Park can be visted on the way
MOBILE NETWORK 
  • The mobile network coverage in Chidiya Tapu may be limited or patchy. It is recommended to inform your family and friends about the potential communication difficulties beforehand.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFO
  • The weather forecast before your visit to Chidiya Tapu, as it can affect your experience. Carry necessary sun protection such as hats, sunscreen, and sunglasses during hot and sunny days.
  • No medicals, or police stations in this village of Chidiya tapu.

Is Chidiya tapu beach and Chidiya tapu village is the same place?

No, Chidiya Tapu beach and Chidiya Tapu village are not the same place, although they are closely linked. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Chidiya Tapu Village: This is a vibrant village and tehsil on South Andaman Island, known for its local culture, markets, sunset points and other off beat attractions.
  • Chidiya Tapu Beach: This is a beautiful stretch of white sand beach within Chidiya Tapu village, popular for swimming, sunbathing, and witnessing stunning sunsets.

So, while the beach is part of the village and shares its name, they are distinct locations with different experiences to offer.

Attractions In Chidiya Tapu Village

Munda Pahad Beach

 

A view of Munda Pahad beach swimming area well protected by fence from crocodiles

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Chidiya tapu beach

Chidiya tapu Entrance

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Biological Park

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Rutland Island
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Sunset Point
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Where is Chidiya tapu ?

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With Chidiya Tapu located just 25 km away from Port Blair, the drive is convenient and ensures a smooth and enjoyable ride. The journey is scenic and takes about 45 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic.

Location of Chidiya tapu

Chidiya Tapu, situated at the southernmost tip of South Andaman Island, is a tranquil beach village that offers a serene escape from the bustling city life of Port Blair. 

District: South Andaman

Tehsil: Port Blair

En-route Experience to Chidiya Tapu :

Coastal roads all the way when you embark your journey to Chidiya tapu The scenery along the way is truly stunning, with azure waters, swaying palm trees, and lush green landscapes painting a picture-perfect backdrop.

During your drive, you’ll have the chance to catch glimpses of the charming village life too. It’s a wonderful opportunity to experience the authentic culture and traditions of the Andaman Islands.

How to Reach Chidiya Tapu ?

Mode of Transport :

  • In Taxi from Port Blair
  • In 2 Wheelers (Scooters or Bikes)

To begin your road trip to Chidiya Tapu, you can opt to rent a private cab from reliable cab service providers in Port Blair.

You can also find buses leaving in regular intervals from Port Blair. Buses are a cheaper option to travel. The conditions of buses are not good and it can be preferred only by solo or back pack travelers

Roads Condition:

While the majority of the road is well-maintained and provides a smooth ride, it’s worth noting that there may be a few sections with less-than-ideal road conditions. Don’t worry, though. Take them as part of the adventure, adding a touch of authenticity to your travel experience.

Why People Visit Chidiya Tapu?

People visit Chidiya Tapu primarily because of its scenic charm and natural beauty. Located on the outskirts of Port Blair, this destination is renowned for its captivating beaches. Despite being a village, Chidiya Tapu is widely recognized for two main beaches – Chidiya Tapu Beach and Munda Pahad Beach

 

Chidiya Tapu Beach vs Munda Pahad Beach

Both beaches are part of Chidiya Tapu. However, the endpoint is called Munda Pahad Beach. While the Chidiya Tapu beach is the long stretch that can be seen while on the route

Some Major differences are:

  • In Chidiya Tapu Beach you can get some amazing sunset points. While Munda Pahad Beach is the place to enjoy swimming and picnics
  • The Chidiya tapu Beach is a little rocky compared to Munda Pahad beach
  • Both are sometimes referred to as Chidiya Tapu Beach, but in actuality, they are few kilometers apart from each other. Here check Google maps

Helpline Numbers:

Forest Department:

Nearby Police Station: 03192-250525

Dekho Andaman Support Team: +91 6361545390 / 7063950125

Reasons for Tourists to Visit Chidiya tapu: Things to Do

Chidiya Tapu Beach & Munda Pahad beach is undeniably one of the most popular destinations in Andaman, attracting countless visitors each year. The reasons behind its popularity are manifold. Here are just a few of the compelling reasons why Chidiya Tapu Beach stands out: 

Unparalleled Sunset Views:

Sunset point in Chidyatapu Beach
Where can we get the best sunset view at Chidiya tapu?

There’s a sunset spot just 1 km before the beach starts just after crossing the Biological Park. It’s like a lookout where you get an awesome, unique view of the sun setting over the Andaman Islands. So, after you hit the beach, make a quick stop there before heading back to Port Blair

Check Google Map

The breathtaking sunset here is truly a sight to behold, leaving a lasting impression on every visitor. Make sure to have your camera ready to capture the magic as you watch the sun settle between the islands. This what makes this sunset special among many other sunsets of Andaman

Swimming and Picnicking Delight:

Swimming in the sea of Chidya tapu is restricted to few many metres

The beach offers the perfect setting for swimming and picnicking. Whether you want to take a refreshing dip in the clear waters or simply relax on the pristine sands, Chidiya Tapu Beach caters to family & friends for all your beach-loving desire.

Munda Pahad Trekking:

Chdiaya tapu attraction- The Munda Pahad Beach

Munda pahad trek which is 45 minutes from the beach to the end point. It offers an un parallel view of the compete bay of Bengal. You will stand at height of 300 ft. from the sea level just like you see in movies

Paradise for Wildlife Enthusiasts:

What is the Biological Park in Chidiya Tapu ?
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Chidya tapu zoo & Wildlife

True to its name, Chidiya Tapu is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts, especially bird lovers. Chidiyatapu Beach is a haven for bird watchers. The forests surrounding the beach are home to a variety of exotic bird species, including the Andaman Woodpecker, Andaman Bulbul, Andaman Drongo, and Andaman Treepie. You can take a guided bird watching tour and spot some of these beautiful birds in their natural habitat.

Keep your binoculars handy to spot and appreciate the fascinating avian life in their natural habitat.

Places to Explore Near By

  1. Munda Pahad Beach
  2. Munda Pahad View Point
  3. Zoo
  4. Rutland

Best Itinerary of Chidiya tapu

Chidiya Tapu is a versatile destination that can be visited either in the morning or as a post-lunch trip.
However, to make the most of your visit and avoid time constraints, it is advised to plan a Chidiyatpu beach only in the afternoon. Below find the most popular itinerary for the same.

What is the taxi price from Port Blair to Chidiya tapu?

Chidya tapu can easily be reached in a cab from Port Blair. Dekho Andman provides different types of cabs to this beautiful beach starting from just Rs1, 600

Around 2.00 pm: After a delicious lunch in Port Blair, embark on a scenic drive to Chidiya Tapu, located around 25 km away. On the way you will cross amazing forests in one side and beautiful shoreline towards the left

At 3.00 pm:  Arrive at Chidiya Tapu and head straight to the beach. The vehicle will be parked at the parking zone outside the beach Take a leisurely walk along the shoreline,

At beach after reaching

  • Find a cozy spot on the beach and you can also enjoy by sitting at the hut
  • Take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters of Chidiya Tapu. Enjoy swimming, floating, or simply wading in the calm sea.
  • Capture the mesmerizing beauty of the beach with your camera. As picturesque views offer perfect opportunities for stunning photographs.
  • Munda Pahad is a great location to explore the other part of this area by an easy level trek

Around 5.30 pm witness the captivating sunset as the sky transforms into a breathtaking palette of colors standing by the beach

At 6.00 pm after sunset, you can choose to indulge in a tea and snacks at shacks located near to Infinity Scuba Centre

Note: Don’t forget to check the sunset timings for your visit to ensure you don’t miss the captivating sunset spectacle.

NOTE:
If you have ample time available, it’s highly recommended to plan a full-day trip to Chidiya Tapu. This will allow you to explore the offbeat activities and hidden gems that this beautiful destination has to offer. Few activities that you can do we will discuss below

Activities to Try Here

  1. Fishing trip to Cinque island :

    If you’re looking for some exciting activities to try during your trip to Andaman Island, we’ve got you covered! Fishing enthusiasts can head out to Cinque Island for a deep-sea fishing trip. You can even connect with famous fishing teams like Infinity Fishing Club and Bite Me. After catching some fish, cook them up for a delicious meal on the beach.

  1. Diving at Suar Mundi

    For those seeking a unique scuba diving experience, we recommend Suar Mundi at Chidiya tapu. The marine life and adventure level here are beyond par compared to Havelock or Neil Island. You’ll be taken to different spots, and Suar Mundi acquires the top position as the best scuba spot. The ultimate boat journey accompanied by a great diving team to show you a virgin reef is what any scuba enthusiast will crave for.

    Here are two famous Scuba Dive centers. One is the The Infinity Scuba, headed by the team of Andaman locals & next is the world renowned “Lacadives”.

  1. Snorkeling

    If you’re interested in exploring the marine life of this part of Andaman Island to its fullest extent, a snorkeling trip is a must-do thing. The reef is far away, so not everyone gets the chance to try this unique sport. You can book your snorkeling session from the Scuba Centers themselves as there are no specific teams related to only snorkeling here.

Safety for Travelers in the Beach

This beach is safe for any traveler. Just that, for the old age people the drive is little longer but they can enjoy the scenic beauty. You can find life guards and forest department people lurking around and keeping eye on safety of tourist. Still we ask you to take precations while visitng this ebautful beach

  1. Avoid Going deeper into the ocean
  2. Take precaution while walking in some areas of the beaches as its a rocky beach
  3. Check with the life guards before venturing into the ocean on your own
  4. Avoid doing snorkeling here , as this beach dont have lively corals
  5. While trekking to Munda Pahad be alert with the direction and paths.
  6. Beach closes by 5.30 pm as it gets ptch dark and you dont find good lightings here

Hotels & Resorts Near by

Chidyya tapu is a beach destination. Also, so the resorts and hotels nearby will have easy access to sea views. You will find many many resorts to be located in the wilderness. Many noteworthy resorts of Port Blair are found in this regions:

  1. Symphony Samudra Beach Resort
  2. Wild Grass Beach Resort

Restaurants

Although there are many eco-friendly restaurants on the way to Chidiya tapu. There are not many options at the beach. The traveler can find small shops where you can buy the snacks and packed foods like juice, chips, etc. In order to avoid littering govt. has kept restrictions on the permission of food joints at the beach.

However on the way you will find beautiful and clean restaurants with amazing views. 

To try: Try having Tea with Pakodas at these shops as it offers some great scenic view & unmatchable tastes

Tours Related to Chidiya Tapu

The best way to explore Chidiya tapu is by taking a tour. You can book a guided tour that includes a visit to the nearby Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, & much more

Reviews of Chidaya tapu beach

Chidiya tapu Beach is ranked as one of the top attractions in the Andaman Islands on TripAdvisor, with a rating of 4.5 out of 5 based on over 1,300 reviews. Visitors to the site rave about the beach’s pristine white sands, crystal-clear waters, and the abundance of marine life visible in the shallow waters.

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FAQ

Is Chidiya tapu beach worth a visit?

All the places in Andaman are worth a visit and Chidya Tapu is not an exception. With its virgin nature vibe, the locals and travelers pay a visit to this place. Considering its distance from the main city, nature is preserved to its ultra best.

Can we visit Chidiya Tapu during rainy weather?

You can plan a visit to Chidiya Tapu also during the rains. But you have to take precautions while traveling as the road can be slippery. So it’s advisable to book a cab rather than a 2-wheeler during the monsoon or rainy days

Which is the best time to visit Chidya tapu

Chidya Tapu beach can be visited on any part of the day depending upon what you seek from the place. For instance, if you are up for some adventure sports and picnics, you can visit in the morning hours. Many tourists visit this place to get a view of amazing sunset from here

How good is scuba diving in Chidya tapu?

What makes this destination truly exceptional is the unspoiled nature of its reef, making it an ideal haven for diving enthusiasts seeking a tranquil escape. While the areas near Chidiya Tapu are often favored for diving courses, even first-timers are provided with an unparalleled exploration opportunity. Dekho Andaman helps all the travelers to book the best Scuba session here with our string tie-ups with the Centers like Infinity Scuba

What is the most famous thing to do in Chidiya Tapu?

Due to its geographical location, being situated opposite Rutland and a few other small islands. The sunset view from here is an extraordinary thing to watch and very different compared to any other place of Andaman. The setting sun behind the tiny islands makes it ultra-beautiful to watch. Other things that you can try here includes beach walk, volleyballs, football, and treks

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