Places - Rangat and Long Island
Rangat is a 1070 sq. km. large island in Middle Andaman with pristine beaches, waterfalls, and interesting islands. This island has a population of 38815 people spread across 75 census villages and 14 gram panchayats. The population is primarily made up of people from Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Fisheries and cultivation are the two primary occupations of people in this island.
Entry into Rangat is chiefly from Port Blair and by ferries from Havelock, Neil and Long Island. Therefore, tourists have to enter Andamans through Port Blair and travel to Rangat by road or sea.
Rangat is a distance of 93 km by road; morning bus services are available between Port Blair and Rangat. The travel time is about 6-7 hours. Road to Rangat from Port Blair passes through Jarawa reserves on the west coasts of South and Middle Andaman.
The island is 50 nautical miles by sea and shipping services are available for 4-5 days in a week. The travel time is about 4-5 hours.
Places to visit in and around Rangat :-
Cutbert Bay Beach
is located at a distance of 12 km. from Rangat. This is a lengthy beach with a tropical forest bordering the beach. Apart from the beach, which is famous for turtle nesting in season, the tropical forest offers elephant safaris. Tourist can also visit the elephant training camps.
Amkunj Bay beach
is another sandy beach on the way to Cutbert Bay. This beach is ideal for swimming, sun bathing and relaxation.
is a rocky mountainous terrain opposite Amkunj Bay, which will perfectly suit the requirements of adventure tourists interested in trekking
have a beautiful, gentle waterfall. The agricultural farm en-route housing a rich bank of vegetation is of interest to botany enthusiasts.
, off the southeast coast of Middle Andaman has a small village and several sandy beaches perfect for camping. Long Island is well connected via Govt boat with Havelock island and Rangat island. This island has the famous 'Lalaji Bay' beach, which is rated as truly world class. Long Island is a perfect destination for honeymoon and adventurous travellers. This island also offers scuba diving, snorkelling and can be booked through us.
Merk Bay beach
, is in North Passage Island offers an excellent sandy Beach with unpolluted environment and evergreen forests. Merk Bay is famous for coral, white sandy, shallow beach suitable for Snorkeling, Swimming and Sun Basking. The sea around the island is famous for playful Dolphins.
Lalaji Bay Beach
, is in Long Island and offers an excellent sandy Beach with unpolluted environment and evergreen forests. The sea around these islands is frequented by Dolphin Convoys.
is a lush green mangrove creek, which is on the way from Yeretta jetty to Long Island.