Andaman Sightseeing – Top 5 Places to Visit in Rangat Island
Cuthbert Bay Beach 

If you are a nature lover, Rangat Island is definitely a place you shouldn’t miss. If you are fond of gusty sea breeze and blue sea waves, this place is truly an obsession. It has the most beautiful white sandy beaches that are best for sunbathing. This place is literally filled with clear skies and lush greens. It is ideal heaven when going for a long and relaxing vacation that is away from the busy life. You can find lots of options to have fun and relax in Rangat. 

Located in the heart of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rangat is a vast island stretched over 1070 sq. km. The pristine beaches and waterfalls are a major draw to different people across the world. Rangat is located around 90 km from Port Blair by sea and around 170 km by road. 

This place will definitely leave you amazed by several amazing moments and memories. You can find a lot of moments to enjoy on a trip. 

Panchvati Hills 

Reasons to visit – Nature Photography, Agriculture, Waterfalls 

Entry – Free 

Duration – 2 hours 

Timings – Always open, but recommended to get there before sunset

It goes without saying that Panchvati Hills is one of the best epitomes of nature at its best. Waterfalls are really a delight to every photographer and are truly amazing. Most South Indian immigrants live here. So, you can definitely see the impact of their culture. The main source of their income is agriculture and fishing and they can be seen by vast agricultural lands. 

Famous Activities 

  • Explore the Panchvati Waterfalls 
  • Trekking 
  • See the agricultural lands 

Panchvati Hills 

Cuthbert Bay Beach 

Reasons to visit – Flora and Fauna, Nature, Beach, Turtles 

Entry – Free. But there are charges to visit the sanctuary – Rs. 25 for Indians, Rs. 250 for foreigners and Rs. 10 for children 

Duration – up to 2 hours 

This beach is lesser-known but really different when it comes to witnessing serene surroundings and scenic views. It is one of the natural gems which are multi-faceted when it comes to natural beauty. It has some of the beautiful views to give the most majestic views of behemoth and crystal-clear sea. It is one of the main purposes to explore this beach. Cuthbert Bay Beach is dotted by thousands of tiny turtles padding to the sea in December and January. Sea turtles enter this beach for nesting.  This is why you shouldn’t skip this beach in your bucket list. 

Famous activities 

  • Explore the Eco Hut
  • Nesting of sea turtles at the sanctuary 
  • Walk along the coast 

Cuthbert Bay Beach 

Long Island 

Attractions – Nature, Virgin Beaches

Entry – Free 

Duration – Around half day

Timings – Always available 

Long Island is truly an isolated and scenic island to explore. It has been isolated well to preserve its original and natural form. It is known to have Kitply Industries which had closed their operations here. This place has been a bit busy since then. It has a lot of beautiful beaches with mangroves. Dolphins are also known to gather at this place. You can find one if you are lucky. 

Famous activities 

  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Sightseeing at the well-known Lalaji Beach and Guitar Island
  • Chill out at Merk Bay Beach

Long Island 

Amkunj Beach 

Attractions – Watchtower, Rocky Beach

Entry – Free 

Duration – Around 1 hour 

Timings – Everyday 

Amkunj Beach truly seems to be out of this world at first sight. It is one of the most popular beaches in Andaman. Its vivid and enriched colors, as well as freshness, are truly something you won’t be able to resist. It is known to have white sands with beautiful sea waves to break over and excite you. 

This place is definitely worth visiting for recreation and Andaman sightseeing. You can also go for long strolls in this place or take a dip in the sea. Its appealing beauty and environment add to its excitement. Everything you can find here is just perfect. Its beaches and dustbins are another unique attraction. 

A lot of trees were uprooted due to the tsunami which had hit this place in 2004. They were strewn around the beach. Hence, those trees were turned into stools, benches, and dustbins to utilize them well. You can find these benches all around the beach. After the tragedy, this place has become even more beautiful. 

Famous activities 

  • Sunbathing 
  • Beachcombing 
  • Exploring the views from watchtower

Amkunj Beach andaman

Dhani Nallah Mangrove Nature Walkway 

Attractions – Nature Walk, Beach, Creeks, and Mangroves 

Timings – Everyday 

Duration – 1 hour 

Entry – Free 

If you are seriously into nature walks, you are definitely going to have a great time in Rangat. This nature walk is truly mesmerizing and serene in its own way. This wooden boardwalk is beautifully zigzagged across the mangroves. It is definitely one of the most beautiful attractions in Rangat and it has been attracting lots of tourists. 

This place is known for its true natural beauty and you can witness the same under moonlight and sunrise. You can also spot the sea turtles nesting on the beaches if you are truly lucky. This walkway is very unique in India. Walking along the mangroves is truly an experience to behold. You can definitely be in the lap of nature. 


  • Turtle breeding (as per the season)
  • Visit the Dhani Nallah Beach 

Dhani Nallah Mangrove

Final Thoughts

Some of the other famous attractions in Rangat are Yerata Mangrove Park, Moorys Dare, and Yerrata Creek. Rangat is truly one of the most beautiful places where you can definitely see another side of Andaman. It really has something special for every tourist, which you can’t explain with words. It really attracts the tourists from every nook and cranny of the world.  

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