Neil Island is famous for its natural rock formation. A natural bridge structure of dead corals stands beautifully in the Beach no. 2. This attraction is locally called as the Howrah Bridge. The attraction is a natural wonder that was formed by corals over the years and attracts people from all walks of life. The USP of this location is the magnificent natural rock formation. You will have to walk on a wet, rocky path that has dead corals scattered around, it is very tricky and slippery so do wear a good pair of footwear when you visit this place.
The place is best visited when the tides are low, for clear visibility. You spot different species of fish at tiny ponds that are created the sea during low tides. You can spot crabs, sea urchins, colorful corals, starfishes, sea cucumbers and sometimes tiny octopuses as well. It is a beautiful place to take some great pictures of this Howrah Bridge and the beach. Guides are available at the beach you can opt for one if you prefer. Do visit this surreal place and see what nature can create and have a great experience for a lifetime.
How to reach Natural Rock Formation?
This place is located 3kms away from the jetty you can take an auto-rickshaw or a taxi ride to reach the beach. On reaching the beach you will have to take a walk of about 200 meters from the shore to see the bridge.
Firstly, you have to reach Neil Island. The most recommended way is to reach Neil Island on a ferry from Havelock. After reaching Neil, you can hire a Cab, Two-wheeler or Auto to explore this place.
Entry Tickets To Natural Rock?
You do not require any entry fee or tickets for visiting the beach.
Open & Close Timings?
Its best to visit this beach during the day time when the tides are low and clear. 2 to 3 hours are enough to spend in this place.
This beach has no open & close timings. During high tide, it gets difficult to reach this place. Its recommended to visit here at low tide only.
Things to do at natural rock in Neil Island?
The iconic bridge has a variety of corals scattered in the shore that’s great for photography, the variety of aquatic life found in the naturally formed pools all over the dead corals can be seen as well.
Hotels nearby Natural Rock Formation?
Hotel Exotica Square, Reef Valley Resort, Silver Sand Neil, Neil Banjara, and Blue Stone Lodge.
Samosa Food Stall, Hira Food Plaza, Megha Restaurant, Smriti Restaurant, and The Restaurant.
Who can visit this place?
This place is not suitable for infants and elders as the pathway toward the bridge is slippery and rocky which may be difficult for them to cross.
Though it depends from person to person.