Neil Island FAQs

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Area geography

One of the islands in the Andaman Islands, Neil Island is situated in the southernmost part of Ritchie’s Archipelago. Spread across an area of 17.9 square kilometres, it is approximately 40 kilometres away from Port Blair. Being a volcanic region, Neil Island has beautiful corals at the beach.

Notes currencies cards

Indian Rupee

Cellular service for tourists

Some network operator services like BSNL and Airtel are operational in Neil Island. You can buy a local calling card for a cheaper outgoing rate.

Wifi internet

Internet is quite slow and expensive in Neil Island. Some resorts do have broadband cafes but the speed is close to a dial-up connection.

Drinking laws

The legal drinking age in Neil Island is 25 years.

Tipping

Tipping is part of common etiquette in India. But since food and beverage outlets add a service charge in the final bill, it is not mandatory to tip. However, small tips for good service are always appreciated.

Safety

Neil Island is a safe tourist destination. However, a wise traveller is always cautious of his/her surroundings while exploring the city to avoid petty thefts like pickpocketing.

General information

Languages spoken

Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, English, Tamil, Nicobarese and Telugu

Time zones

GMT + 05.30 hours

Major religions

Christianity, Sikhism, Hinduism, Islam

Domestic international calling codes

+ 91-3192

Electricity standards

The standard voltage in India is around 220 volts and typically a two or three pin plug is used by everyone.

Common greetings

Hello/ Goodbye: Namaste

Good Morning/Good Evening: Namaste

Thank you: Dhanyavaad/ Shukriya

Sorry: Maaf kijiye

Do you speak English?: Kya aap angrezi bolte hain?

I do not understand: Mujhe samajh nahi aaya

No: Nahi

Yes: Haan

I don’t know: Mujhe nahi pata

How are you?: Aap kaise hain?

What is your name?: Aapka naam kya hai?

My name is: Mera naam hai…

Where is the washroom?: Shauchalaya kahan hai?

Is this vegetarian? (point to a dish in a menu card): Kya yeh shakahari hai?

Where is this? (point to a monument, amenity on a paper/map): Ye kahan pe hai?

How much does this cost?: Yeh kitne ka hai?

Too expensive: Bahut mehenga hai

A little cheaper: Thora sasta kariye

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Emergency numbers

Police Station: 282602
Primary Health Care Centre: 282627