Mayabunder is second largest Tehsil or Division in Andaman and Nicobar Islands with an area of 1,348 sq km. It is located about 136 km away by sea way and 240 km by Road way from Port Blair. Mayabunder town serves as administrative District headquarter of North and Middle Andaman. Major islands of this division are Stewart Island, Curlew Island, Avis Island and Interview Island. The people of these islands survive with the business of tourism, farming or fishing. According to the census report of India 2011 approximately 105,539 people reside here.
Some major attractions of the city are Avis Island Beach, Mangrove lined creeks, Karmatang Beach, Rampur Beach and many more. Each and every tour spots of Mayabunder are accessible by roadways or waterways from Mayabunder town. After Port Blair, Mayabunder is the only other island having facility of harboring passenger ships from the mainland and there have also a government collage named Mahatma Gandhi Govt. College.
If you bored with your daily busy life then Maya Bunder would be a suitable destination to you for refreshes your mind. The environment and atmosphere of this region is very pure and quite with lots of natural beauties. Mayabunder Island beaches have provided lots of facilities to traveler to enjoy their best holyday like beach combing, sunbathing, snorkeling, surf riding, swimming, fishing, trekking in Jungle, sailing and many more.
Karmatang Beach : Karmatang Beach is a turtle nesting ground located just 13 km from Mayabunder Jetty. You can reach to Kalighat (Diglipur) through the creek by boat from this beach. In the season during December to February is best to travel here to view nesting of turtles.
Avis Island : Avid Island located just two km East from Mayabunder main market. It takes about 30 minute’s boat journey from Mayabunder Jetty to reach here. You will discover a little beautiful sea beach in Avis Island.
Rampur Beaches : Rampur is a small beach holds less shades and a nearby mangrove forest. You can also travel to Rampur Village to know the cultures rural people.
If you planned to visit at Mayabunder then you should first reach at Port Blair. After that you can travel to Mayabunder with a Ferry from Phownix Bay Jetty of Port Blair or travel by a Bus. You can also reach here from its neighboring islands Rangat and Diglipur. Helicopter services are also available to reach here. Know more details bellow.
Travel by Buses to Mayabunder : Andaman Trunk Road is directly connected from Port Blair to Mayabunder. It takes 240 km journey to reach here by roadway.
Government, STS Bus Terminal
Bus stand Location: Port Blair, near police station.
Timing: 5.30 am.
Number of Bus: One Bus daily, except Monday.
It takes around 8 hours to reach at Mayabundar Jetty (240 km).
Private Bus services, Port Blair to Mayabunder
Anand and Geetanjali private ltd.
Bus stand Location: Opposite Government bus Stand.
Timing: 4.30 am to 7.00 am. (Daily, except Monday).
Number of Bus: Four Buses daily, except Monday.
Extra facilities: Push back seats and DVD home theater systems.
Helicopter services, Port Blair to Mayabunder
It takes around 45 minutes to reach. Provider: Pawan Hans Helicopter Limited.
It is a private service and daily not available.
Ferry services, Port Blair to Mayabunder Jetty
It takes around 10 hours
Availability: 5 days in a week.
Jetty Address: Port Blair Jetty
|Union Territory||Andaman and Nicobar Islands|
|Nearest big City||Port Blair, 136 km distance by sea way and 240 km by Roadway.|
|District||North & Middle Andaman|
|Mayabunder Area||1348 sq km.|
|Population census 2011||105,539|
|Maya Bunder PIN Code||744204|
|Best time to visit||Best season is late-November to mid-March.|
|Attractions at Mayabunder||Main attractions around Maya Bunder: Karmatang Beach, Avis Island, Rampur Beaches endless evergreen forest and many more.
Activities at Mayabunder: Beach combing, sunbathing, snorkeling, surf riding, swimming, fishing, bird watching, trekking in Jungle, sailing and many more.
|Tour Spots near Mayabunder Division||Major tour spots near Mayabunder are Diglipur, Havelock Island, Neil Island, Long Island, Rangat, Cellular Jail, Barren Island and Little Andaman Island.|
|Hotel, Restaurants and beach resorts in Mayabunder||
APWD Guest House, Govt
Anmol Guest house
Hawksbill Nest Resort