Eco-Tourism Destination

Rangat is a 1070 sq. km. large island in Middle Andaman with pristine beaches, waterfalls, and interesting islands. This island is 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.

Fig: Middle Andaman

Fig: Hawksbill Nest

How to Reach ?

Rangat (170 Kms. by road and 90 Kms by sea from Port Blair)

Entry into Rangat is 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.

by Speed Boats

The island is 50 nautical miles by sea from Port Blair. Boats are available for 4-5 days in a week. The travel time is about 4-5 hours. For Govt. Boat Schedule,visit

by Bus

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.

Where to Stay ?

Hawksbill Nest run by the Directorate of Tourism at Cutbert Bay provides comfortable accommodation. A PWD guest house and few private hotels are also available.

More Information

Amkunj Beach
Aamkunj beach is located at a distance of about 08 kms from Rangat towards Mayabunder and about one km. from the Nimbutala helipad. Amkunj Bay beach is another sandy beach on the way to Cutbert Bay. This beach, barely 100 mts from the main road i.e. ATR, is ideal for swimming, sun bathing and relaxation. This beach, developed in a unique way with the help of eco-friendly structures, has a couple of eco-huts and groves named after locally found flora (casurina, jamun, pandanus). The eco-friendly beach facilities such as log sofas, log tepoys, indeed novel and innovative ideas, provides a perfect place for recreation to the people of Rangat and the adjoining villages.

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