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  • A four week long curfew on the islands

    Updated: 26 May 2021

    There is an ongoing four-week long curfew on the island owing to rising COVID-19 cases.

  • Tourist attractions closed till further notice

    Updated: 29 May 2021

     Tourist attractions attracting large gatherings closed till further notice.

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 29 May 2021

    A negative RT PCR report has to be presented by all passengers on arrival.

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  • All passengers will be required to go through thermal screening.
  • All incoming passengers have to carry the RT-PCR negative test report issued from an ICMR approved lab. The test should have been taken within 48 hours. RT-PCR timeline begins from the swab collection time. Any passenger without it will be sent back to the origin. Also, handwritten reports are not acceptable.
  • Along with having the negative RT-PCR report, all incoming passengers will undergo Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) upon arrival at designated testing centers that are located within two kilometers of Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair.
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  • Activities attracting huge crowds such as the Light and Sound Show at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island and National Memorial Cellular Jail, water sports, beaches, and other such activities have been suspended across all three districts for another four weeks starting from May 20, 2021.
  • A new standard operating procedure for adventure water sports has been issued.
  • Travelling to North and Middle Andaman Islands, Nicobar group of islands, and Little Andaman Island is not allowed for tourism purposes as of now.
  • The ongoing night curfew has been extended by one hour from 9 pm to 5 am.
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  • Even if the test of the result conducted on arrival is negative, all passengers still have to home quarantine for a week.
  • Any passenger with a positive test result will be sent for institutional quarantine for further treatment.
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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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Water Sports at Rangat Island

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands have long been known for being a tropical paradise. From the palm-lined, white-sand beaches, mangroves to the lush rain forests, the picturesque beauty of the island have always been a wonder. The islands have been a contender of every traveler’s bucket list, housing an incredible ensemble of flora and fauna amidst the backdrop of bright tropical skies and scenic horizons.

While the islands have become a hotspot for great tourist attractions, there is still more to unravel from the Indian archipelago. One such hidden gem being the Rangat Island.

Location:

Rangat is a small town in the middle Andaman. Situated approximately 180 km from Port Blair, this island holds a huge array of stunning beaches, turtle nesting gardens, evergreen waterfalls, and a diverse mangrove ecosystem under its wings. It has all the aesthetic beauty of nature bundled up inside. In recent years it has immensely grown in the prospective of an ideal eco-friendly tourist destination proving to be suitable for travelers of all ages.

The town is well connected by sea and road routes. You can reach the island via Port Blair. There are several facilities available for the means of transport, the most economical being taking a bus. Other option includes a private cab or taking a ferry boat route. The island offers several accommodations.

Once you reach Rangat, the island is your oyster. Although this town’s population is small, the amazing cultural diversity and layers of traditions blend together. The people here belong to a variety of linguistic groups predominantly Bengali and Tamil. There are many cuisines available on the island at local small eateries and dhabbas.

Key Attractions:

Now for your wanderlust needs, Rangat offers a lush variety of sightseeing spots well equipped with tourist activities. The key attractions of Rangat island include Cuthbert Bay beach, Panchvati hills Amkunj beach, Dhaninallah Mangrove nature walkway, Moorys dare, to name a few. You can be one with nature here.

Top beaches in Rangat Island

Picture this; you are sitting on a beautiful beach away from the chitter-chatter of the world, away from your hectic job, your deadlines, amidst the rustling sounds of the trees with ocean waves flowing and the motion bringing you in a daze. Sounds like a wonderful dream.

Well, all this becomes a reality, thanks to the beautiful beaches of Rangat Island.

Cuthbert Bay beach

Located near Port Blair, this beach serves as the topmost tourist attraction spots in Rangat. Famous for its golden sandy beaches, the beach is also a settling ground for turtles and is a haven of turtle nesting. The whole shoreline can be sighted for baby turtles paddling from December to January. The beach also includes a wildlife sanctuary and an eco-hut for increasing the interaction with wildlife.

Amkunj beach

The beach is located at a distance of 8km from Rangat. While all other beaches provide a taste of marine life, the unique rocky shoreline of the Amkunj beach is perfect for a lazy late evening stroll. This beach serves as the best spot for enjoying sunrises and sunsets.

Moricedera Beach

Located at a distance of about 12 km from Amkunj beach, this is an excellent picnic and rest spot for your leisure activities. The uniqueness of the beach is attributed to the volcanic rock formation overlooking the sea.

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