Little Andaman Island is situated to the south of Capital City Port Blair. Little Andaman is about 120 Km by sea from Port Blair, the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Little Andaman is the fourth largest of the Andaman Islands with an area of 734.39 square Km.
How to reach Little Andaman ( Hutbay )
1. Ships from Port Blair
2. Helicopter from Port Blair
Hutbay is the local town of Little Andaman Island and is the gateway to the Little Andaman. All Transportation from other Islands arrive at Hutbay. Unlike Port Blair this Island has no natural harbour and therefore an artificial break water is constructed to provide safe harbour for Ships. This break-water suffered severe damages in the 2004 Earthquake and Tsunami. It takes around 7 to 9 hours by ship from Port Blair to reach Hutbay harbour.
This island is inhabited mainly by the Bengali Settlers, primitive Onge tribes (At DugonCreek and near South Bay) and Nicobarese tribal families (At Harmander bay). Little Andaman was declared as a tribal reserve by Govt. of India in 1957. Most of the settlers however are settled in Little Andaman during 1977 to 1979. The December 2004 Tsunami destroyed the beautiful Island but the Island still retains its beauy
Latitude : 10.698645786065804 |
Longitude : 92.4957933105469
Mode of Transportation
Departure / Return Location
Port Blair, Car Nicobar, Campbell Bay
Apart from bengali , 8 burmese and 25 Tamils from Srilanka and 165 Moplah families were settled in Little Andaman.