About Rangat

Rangat is a well-connected island by road and sea route. It is 210 km from the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar island, port Blair. It is a town in the middle of the Andaman islands. Rangat has an area of 1070 square kilometres. People of various languages live here, but most people speak Bengali or Tamil. Occupationally most of the local people are engaged in fishing and farming.

But why should you travel there? Because it has flawless beaches, several turtle nesting grounds, a very different mangrove ecosystem that will make you wonder about them and adding to this it also has beautiful waterfalls.

Who will not like to go to these places beautifully designed by nature and enjoy the same? If you want to plan your next trip to Andaman island and have a good time on Rangat island, this is for you. This article will tell you every detail you need to know about Rangat island to have a great time there. Starting from how to reach there to what to visit and where to stay; everything is covered by us.

How to reach Rangat

To reach any part of the Andaman and Nicobar islands, you need to reach the capital city port Blair first. The cheapest option to reach Rangat Island is to go by bus. You can go by government-operated bus that leaves port Blair at different times. It takes 8 hours to reach Rangat island and goes through ATR. These are not air-conditioned and once you reach the range, you can take private vehicles to reach your desired places and see the beauty of nature. But if you choose private buses, they can be both air-conditioned and non-AC; as you prefer.

You can also book private vehicles from Port Blair and reach Rangat through Baratang. If you go for this option, the driver can also accompany you till you return, he can suggest you food, stay and places to enjoy. This is recommended for people who travel with a very tight schedule, but keep in mind that this option can be really expensive.

If you want to take a sea route, you can reach Rangat from any island such as port Blair, Neil Island, Havelock etc. You can go by government ferries and it will cost you less than private vehicles and also you can enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean from close.

Best time to visit Rangat

You can visit Rangat island at any time of the year. You can enjoy the summer, winter and fall seasons as well. But if you want to have a stay with pleasant weather, you should consider coming here from December to March. The temperature remains between 22°c to 30°c during this time which is perfect to explore the island and enjoy its scenic views of it. Here is your cue to plan your next trip to Rangat island during the upcoming winter and enjoy your time to the best.

Best places to visit in Rangat

Dhani Nallah Mangrove Walkway – Rangat:

It is a 1 km wooden boardwalk that passes through the mangrove creeks and opens up to a beach with an amazing view. Dhaninallah beach is a hatchery ground for sea turtles. The turtles are mostly seen between December and February. This nature walk is one of a kind. You can also go swimming and sunbathing on the beach. This gives you a relaxing vibe and you can sit in the middle, and enjoy the breathtaking view of the ocean along with the unique mangrove ecosystem.


Ambkunj beach at Rangat:

It is situated in Nimbutala village, 8kms away from Rangat. It is as scenic as any other beach in Andaman. You will see so many eco-friendly sit-outs looking like sofas, just sit there and enjoy the view. Also, there are eco huts providing shade to tourists. You can swim or sit on the sofa or round tables and enjoy your time while taking a sunbath. It is only 100m away from the main road, so you can either take a private vehicle or just walk for 3 to 4 minutes to reach there.


Panchavati waterfalls at Rangat:

This waterfall is situated on the outskirts of Rangat, still a beautiful place to relax and rejuvenate. This is a small hill surrounded by rocks and streams. As the waterfall passes through the rocks, it makes the path slippery and hence trekking is not advised. The route towards this waterfall is filled with agricultural fields on both sides, making the journey scenic and enjoyable.


Yeratta creek:

Situated 8 km away from Rangat, this place is a great spot to study the variety and lifestyle of mangroves. To create a general awareness about the mangroves and their importance to the overall ecosystem, the Department of Environment and Forest has established a mangrove interpretation centre. This has various attractive display panels explaining different species of mangroves and their importance. You can see the entire mangrove ecosystem of Rangat from the view tower that has been established near the interpretation centre. The tower is of 13-meter height which is unique in the entire Andaman and Nicobar islands. You can go for the mangrove walkway in yeratta and enjoy the wonders of nature.


Cuthbert Bay beach:

This beach is a lengthy beach situated 12kms away from Rangat. This is a popular nesting ground for sea turtles. So tourists visit this beach to enjoy the view of turtles laying their eggs.


Morice Dera beach at Rangat:

This beach is one of a kind. Twin rock present here is one of the most beautiful and unique things to see. There is a walkaway between these rocks that leads to a breathtaking view of the horizon. This is a perfect spot on Rangat island to sit back, relax and rejuvenate while doing nothing.


Long Island:

Natural flora and fauna are thriving on this island. As this island is not much explored, you can enjoy virgin nature with the peace attached to it. This place provides a calm and relaxing vibe. This should be on your bucket list if you want to escape the chaos of your life.

These are the seven most visited places of Rangat that you should not miss if you want to have a good time on the island.

Things to do in Rangat

Most people come to the islands to relax and rejuvenate. So they prefer to sit back and enjoy the scenic views of Rangat. But if you want to go for an adventure, you can do swimming on any beach. You can also go trekking to Panchavati hills.

If you are more adventurous and want to do something more fun, go for different water sports on any mentioned beach. Also if you are keen on photographs, take photos while going to Panchavati waterfalls, one of the most scenic roads, and take photos of the open sea and mangroves. These will be lifetime life memories. You can also interact with local people and enjoy the local food to feel like a local.

Where to stay in Rangat

Rangat island is improving its tourism infrastructure and old hotels, lodges are renovating into fancy hotels and luxury stays. This screams comfort for tourists, attracting them to visit Rangat island once. From cheap lodging options to comfortable clean rooms, decent stays are available in Rangat island for any budget range. You can easily get hotels or lodges for your night stay in the vicinity of the main market.


Preferred Hotel to stay in Rangat:

  • Bliss Holiday Resort & Restaurants.
  • Hotel Ross & Smith
  • Hotel Priya International


Apart from hotels, there are government guest houses located at Cuthbert bay beach, but you need to pre-book these to get a stay there. If you have a higher budget, you can also go for villas or resorts. These will give you a luxury vibe and can enjoy your stay at Rangat island to the fullest.

If you are worried about food, let me tell you it is quite easy to get a satisfying tasty meal on Rangat island. Although there are not many options available, the food is available within your budget.  Mostly south Indian and Bengali dishes are adequately available.  Also if you want, you can try some local tribal food for variety.


Travel is an escape from the chaos happening in all of our lives. But to decide where to go, when to go and everything about the trip is a headache for sure. That’s when our site comes to help you out. As mentioned earlier,  Rangat island should be your next destination if relaxing is your vibe. If you want to just rejuvenate and do nothing, Rangat island is definitely for you.

Also if your trip is already decided for Andaman and Nicobar islands, Rangat island should be on the list. This place provides you with breathtaking views, a unique experience of the mangrove ecosystem, a nature walkway in between rocks, a beautiful trekking experience to hills, and waterfalls within and a healing view of the hatchery grounds of sea turtles. You get to experience all these wonders of nature in one place within your budget; Awesome, right?!  Pack your bags and leave for Rangat Island and let us know more