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  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021
  • 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

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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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Panchavati Hills at Rangat Island

Panchavati Hills at Rangat Island
Date : 29 Dec 2021

A gorgeous place showcasing natural beauty at its best, Panchavati Hills is located in the beautiful island of Rangat in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is located nearly 200 kilometers away from Port Blair (the capital town) and can be easily reached via road. The hills are popular all across the island for their tempting natural splendor and the serene atmosphere that it embodies. That is why, it allures a huge number of local as well as international tourists every year. The prime attraction here is a lovely waterfall that falls down from a height gushing through stones. The area also complements agriculture and fishing that are carried out here. This part of Rangat comprises locals who have settled here from the south Indian states such as Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The culture and traditions here are similar to theirs.

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Panchavati Hills is a serene hidden treasure in Rangat and you should explore it to make your Andamans vacation memorable. 

Things to do

  • You can spend some quality time in the lap of nature by trekking around in the lush greenery that is present in abundance here.
  • Photographs captured here come out so amazing. Don’t forget to click a few in the splendid landscape.
  • You can also visit the local farms here to know about the local produce and the methods of farming followed by people here.
  • One can also engage in fishing with the locals here and know about the types of fishes in the area as well as fishing techniques. 
  • Adrenaline junkies can swim and engage in water adventure activities at the nearby beaches.
  • To get a glimpse of the culture here, you can also buy some produce and products from the locals here.
  • Dip into the cool and refreshing water to enjoy the waterfall. 
  • Enjoy a mouth-watering meal at a local restaurant that serves authentic and ethnic local dishes. 

Important things to keep in mind

  • If you are planning to take a dip into the water of the waterfall, then don’t forget to carry extra clothes with you.
  • For keeping up with the humidity around the area, wear light clothes. 
  • Wear good and comfortable shoes to enjoy trekking.

Nearby attractions

Some of the tourist attractions that are nearby the Panchavati Hills are as follows:

  • Cutbert Bay Beach
  • Yeretta Creek
  • Moricedara Beach
  • Dhani Nallah
  • Amkunj Beach

Panchavati Hills, Rangat Island

Nearby hotels

Some of the best places to stay in Rangat Island are as follows:

  • Hotel Avis
  • Hotel Ross and Smith
  • Hawksbill Nest
  • Hotel UK Nest
  • Hotel Priya International
  • Hotel Laxmi Villa

Consider staying at Hotel Laxmi Villa when in Rangat as it ensures that all its guests feel cared for, valued, and respected while staying here. Located in Rangat Island, the hotel is in close proximity to the major tourist attractions. Travellers can easily arrive here from Veer Savarkar International Airport, which is well-connected to all major countries. It is an excellent property for sightseeing, recreation, dining, and getting around. The staff speaks multiple languages and is always ready to help. A decent accommodation, the property is neat and clean, and it offers a memorable stay. It is a reliable name when it comes to accommodations in the island.

Hotel Laxmi Villa has well-maintained, ventilated, and clean standard AC (double bed) rooms that have comfortable bed linens. You can ease the stress of travel with its room services such as television, intercom, air conditioner, hot and cold water, etc. There are attached bathrooms fitted with essential bathroom facilities and toiletries.

The hotel has a multi-cuisine restaurant that is known for offering mouth-watering dishes to its guests. Whether you want to order seafood or vegetarian food, you will get everything here at affordable prices. The food will make your beach holidays even more special. 

Some of the offered facilities by this property include the following:

  • Luggage storage and assistance 
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Mail Services
  • Medical Centre
  • Wake-up Call
  • Restaurant
  • Conference Room
  • Business Centre
  • Currency Exchange
  • CCTV
  • Electrical Chargers
  • Dining area
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Room Service

Nearby Restaurants

“Where to eat when in Rangat?” is an all-time concern of even the seasoned travellers. So, we thought of helping you out by telling you the best places to eat here. If you are a foodie and looking for authentic Indian food during your stay in Rangat Island, then there are a number of options for you. You can enjoy a good authentic meal at any of these eateries:

  • Milky Way
  • Light House Residency
  • Sai Kripa
  • Aroma Restaurant
  • Royal Restaurant
  • Bodhi Bengali Restaurant

Seafood is a specialty here and you should definitely try it here.

Nearby Restaurants in Panchavati Hills

Best time to visit

Rangat Island is in close proximity to the sea and thus, it undergoes very less climatic change. It enjoys a constant climate throughout the year. Its pleasant and mild climate is favorable for tourists to visit here any time. If you travel here in the monsoon season, then you can focus on sightseeing rather than indulging in water sports. The summer and winter season are perfect for engaging in roaming around and trying hand at various adventurous activities.

How to reach

Located in the Rangat Island, Panchavati Hills are nearly 200 kilometers from Port Blair and are present in the Middle Andaman region. A good network connects it with the capital city and thus, you can reach there via public transport such as buses. Bikes and taxis are also a good way to reach there. 

If you want to enjoy your trip to Rangat Island in the best way, then it is highly recommended that you book a travel package by a reliable tour agency as it will make sure that all the popular attractions are covered. Located in Port Blair, Andaman Island Travels is a well-known travel and tour company that is known for offering you the vacation of your dreams. Explore the Andaman Islands like never before as its expert staff will take care of all your requirements. It is committed to make sure that you get the best Andaman vacation ever. 

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