News Latest Information on Travelling to Andaman Islands?
  • Andaman Tourism Opens

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    Andaman Tourism Opens: The Andaman & Nicobar administration has announced that all tourist spots in the South Andaman district will be opened for tourism activities with immediate effect 8 Feb 2022.

  • What is the advisory to travel to North & Middle Andaman District?

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    The tourists are allowed to visit Baratang/North & Middle Andaman on production of double dose covid certificate/ All other passengers viz. unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers (those who have taken only 1S1 dose of COVID vaccine) shall have to produce RT-PCR negative test report

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021
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  • All asymptomatic fully vaccinated persons coming to these islands from mainland are exempted from the requirement of carrying RT-PCR negative test report,irrespective of the type of vaccine received and country of origin. Such fullyvaccinated individuals shall produce the final vaccination certificate at the origin airport, sea port in the mainland and at Port Blair Airport / sea port.
  • Alt asymptomatic children below 5 years of age are exempted from carrying RT-PCR negative test report and further RT-PCR testing at Port Blair Airport.
  • All other passengers viz. unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers (those who have taken only 1S1 dose of COVID vaccine) shall have to produce RT-PCR negative test report to travel to Port Blair from the mainland, as is the practice now. Such an RT-PCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to commencement of journey from the origin airport connecting Port Blair. Such passengers will also have to undergo additional RT-PCR test on arrival at Port Blair. Such passengers shall remain in self-quarantine till the arrival of the test report.
  • If a passenger on arrival is tested positive then, the prescribed quarantine protocol is to be followed.
  • All Airlines shall ensure strict compliance of this order and observance of COVID Appropriate Behaviour. Any non-compliance shall invite action under Disaster Management Act and other applicable laws. 
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General Guidelines defined for traveling to Andaman Islands during COVID :

  1. The Tourism Activities are permitted only in South Andaman & North & Middle Andaman District except Nicobar District.
  2. Persons above 65 years of age, persons with home co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years advised not to travel for tourism purposes.
  3. Tourists/Visitors who are at higher risk due to some medical history are advised to take extra precautions.
  4. Tourists/visitors shall minimize contact with other staff and visitors as far as possible and zero contact policy should be followed at all tourist destinations.
  5. All tourists/visitors shall be briefed by the hotel concerned about do’s & don’ts to be mandatorily followed during their stay and movements.
  6. While travelling tourists/visitors should wear a face mask and carry their own sanitizer and wet wipes for personal use.
  7. At all tourist destinations, staff must wear face masks and wash/sanitize hands regularly while performing their duties.
  8. Arogya Setu App shall be mandatory for all incoming tourists/visitors.
  9. Respiratory etiquettes to be strictly followed. This involves strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing with a tissue handkerchief/flexed elbow and disposing off used tissues properly after use.
  10. The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/ visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels. However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received. In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&%N Administration, on rate as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid 19 care centre on case to case basis.
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What are the guidelines for testing for tourists coming to Andaman after August 03 2021?

On arrival at Port Blair :

1. The tourists need to carry COVID-19 negative test report from mainland based 1CMR approved lab using Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RTPCR). However, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to starting the journey from the origin station. (For e.g. if the tourist takes a flight from Delhi at 0600 hrs. on 1st September, 2021, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken not before 0600 hrs. on 30th August, 2021).

2. The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels. However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received. In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in
institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&N Administration, on rates as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid-19 care centre on case-to-case basis.

3. Tourists may also have to undergo random Rapid Antigen Test conducted from time to time on payment basis as prescribed by A8N Administration.

What if the tourists test positive after arriving at the Andaman Islands?


If the tourists tests positive during their stay in the Islands, he/she will need to undergo institutional isolation as per existing health protocols. The
cost of such isolation for govt. facility will be paid by the tourists as fixed by the administration from time to time.

If the patient wants to stay at hotels, he/she can stay in the hotels if all the conditions below are met:

a) Patients are not symptomatic and not more than 60 years old.
b) Request/ undertaking is made by patient in writing.
c)lf allowed by doctors.

Hotels will make necessary arrangements to designate a part of their rooms for institutional isolation for this purpose.

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  • Regular flights to Port Blair (the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) are operational now.
  • There are direct flights from Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Delhi.
  • Public transports like cabs, taxis, and bus services are also functional.
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Travellers should carefully follow social distancing norms and wear masks as well. Also, before making any booking, they should refer to the latest travel news on the government website of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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Manglutan Village at Port Blair

Manglutan Village at Port Blair
Date : 08 Dec 2021

A village in Andaman district on the south coast of South Andaman Island, Manglutan is located fourteen miles to the southwest of Port Blair, the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The 60-acre Manglutan Rubber Plantation was established here in the year 1960. It is the main source of income for the local people. The Dhanikari stream flows nearby and offers stunning vistas. While you are here in this village, you can learn about the entire plantation procedure, from seed to extraction and production level. Along with rubber, coconut, betel nut, and spices such as cinnamon and cloves are also grown here. While visiting there, ensure that you wear comfortable shoes. The best time to visit this tourist attraction in the Andaman Islands is between November and March.

Our Package

One can reach Manglutan Village easily and conveniently. Just hire a taxi or take any public transport such as an auto, bus, or minibus to visit the village. Nearly an hour is required to explore this place.

Entrance fees:

  • For adults: INR 50
  • For children: INR 25
  • Camera: INR 20
  • Video Camera: INR 50

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Highlights

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands support distinct vegetation and it is the most unique feature here. Rubber is one of the most important cultivations on the island and Manglutan Village has the largest areas of rubber trees. You should definitely go and see this wonderful plantation in case you are looking for something exclusive and different on your vacations. Your curiosity will start to build up from the moment you enter inside. There are innumerable golden color rubber sheets and the collecting jars fitted on each tree. This is surely a memorable sight. As much as 931 hectares of rubber plantations are found in the Andaman Islands, and Manglutan is the biggest rubber producer. Located close to Port Blair, it was established in 1960. The plantation sprawling across an area of 60 acres produces excellent quality rubber. The village is a primary rubber plantation place here. Moreover, the village has all basic facilities as well like a school, a hospital, a police station, etc.

Overview

The hundreds of golden brown sheets of drying rubber will leave you awestruck as soon as you enter the Manglutan Rubber Plantation. Theplace is popular for its gorgeous sight of rows of elegant trees dressed in tarpaulin skirts. Ask for a guided tour of the plantation in case you are interested in knowing everything about the procedure. Complete details regarding the entire procedure of conversion of raw rubber or latex into sheets of rubber will be explained by your self-appointed guide. The whole process begins with the collection of rubber, called ‘tapping’ from the trees. It is rolled through manual rollers into rubber sheets in the processing unit later. Visit Manglutan village if you want to see something different. 

Things to do

  • Observe the whole procedure of taking the rubber milk and placing the coconut shells on each tree along with other procedures involved in producing the final rubber sheets in Manglutan Village.
  • Go for a nature walk through the Manglutan rubber plantations.
  • Visit the nearby places such as Sippighat, Madhuban, and Chidiya Tapu.

Nearby places to stay

Some of the best hotels nearby Manglutan Village are as follows:

  • Hotel Kavitha Regent
  • Hotel Shreesh
  • Hotel Rishabh
  • Sunsea Resort
  • Hotel TSG Emerald View
  • Hotel NK International
  • Hotel Holiday Inn
  • Hotel Blue Sea
  • Hotel J
  • Hotel Blue Mmarlin
  • Hotel Aparupa
  • Hotel Sentinel
  • Peerless Sarovar Portico
  • The North Reef
  • Hotel Silver Spring
  • Hotel TSG Grand
  • Hotel SR Castle
  • Hotel Luxor Grand
  • Sea Shell Resorts
  • ITC Fortune Resort Bay Island
  • Hotel Keys Aquagreen
  • Sea Princess Beach Resort

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There are some hotels in Port Blair that are surrounded by an abundance of lush green nature overlooking the pristine blue water of Bay of Bengal. These are the best located resorts in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and are perfect for those guests who seek luxury and comfort while vacationing. They offer the 180-degree breath taking emerald sea view. These lovely vistas are the USP of some accommodations which also make them the preferred choices for the tourists. You are sure to experience the Andaman’s tropical vibes at their best here. 

The resorts and hotels in the capital city have different kinds of rooms based on their tariffs. Some of these rooms overlook the sea. All the rooms are equipped with CCTV, direct dial STD telephones. These are aesthetically designed and offer glorious view, fresh air and natural light in all its glory. All this will help guests in unwinding after a long day of exploration.

Some of the properties have deck restaurants that offer lovely sea-views. They serve the island’s specialties, exotic sea food along with Indian, Chinese, and Continental favorites. The bars here are quiet lounges where one can hum along with the rhythms of the ocean. Don’t forget to try the specialty- tall fruity concoctions served in coconut shells when in the Andaman Islands.

Some of the commonly available facilities at these properties in Port Blair are as follows: 

  • Interconnected rooms available
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Doctor on Call
  • Luggage Storage
  • Ticket Tour Assistance
  • Electrical Sockets (Free)
  • Wheelchair (Free)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Kids’ Meals
  • Conference Room
  • Printer
  • Photocopying
  • Business Services
  • Business Centre
  • Banquet
  • Paid Pickup Drop
  • Paid Shuttle Service
  • Paid Airport Transfers (Paid - luxury car, private taxi, shared shuttle)

Nearby places to eat

You can grab a good meal at the below-mentioned restaurants before or after your visit to Manglutan Village: 

  • Icy Spicy
  • Light house Residency
  • New Lighthouse Restaurant
  • Ananda Multi cuisine Restaurant
  • Rola Costa Restaurant & Juice Corner
  • Feel Good Restaurant & Karaoke Night

Manglutan Village is not a frequented village in the Andamans and thus, it is highly recommended that you make all the bookings in advance in order to avoid any last-minute hassle. Contact Andaman Island Travels to book your ferry transfers, airport transfers, accommodations, sightseeing tours, slots for adventurous activities, cruise dinners, or anything else that you want. Its experienced holiday planners will take care of all your requirements.

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