Neil (Shaheed Dweep)
Neil Island is one of the many beautiful islands in the Andaman Archipelago. Currently, it is known as Shaheed Dweep after PM Shri Narendra Modi renamed Neil Island to Shaheed Dweep on the 30th of December 2018. The island is located about 37 km by sea route from Port Blair and is one of the major attractions of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
The island has breath-taking coral reefs, thick tropical forests, and magnificent bio-diversity that is worthy of visiting. If you are planning a trip to the Andaman Islands then you must visit Neil Island and explore the stunning beauty that this island has to offer. The people of this island are very friendly and welcoming, you are sure to enjoy yourself on this amazing island. This island has the most enchanting beaches in the entire Andaman Islands; most of the tourists miss out on this island due to the overshadowing of the Swaraj Dweep (Havelock Island). Shaheed Dweep is alluring and nature here is at its utmost beauty. The network at Shaheed Dweep is not very good just like any other place in the Andaman Archipelago. With its laid-back vibe, this hidden gem is a perfect place for you, if you are planning for a serene trip.
Neil Island is popularly known as the vegetable bowl of Andamans due to its variety of vegetable yields. Neil Island is a good tourist destination for people to explore its various places. The soil at Neil Island has been certified as organic by the Government of India. Agriculture is the primary occupation of the villagers the production of fruits and vegetables is in large numbers. To the abundant yield, Neil Island supplies vegetables to the whole of Andaman. The farmers practice organic farming to produce vegetables, organic farming is a method of farming that involves growing and nurturing crops without the use of any chemical-based fertilizers or pesticides. The soil here in Neil is naturally organic that retains the quality of the vegetables and keeps them chemical-free, fresh and healthy.
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