Rangat : Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Rangat is a town in Middle Andaman and is locally viewed as the second most resourceful place in Andaman Nicobar (the first being Port Blair). Rangat is 210 km from Port Blair and 70 km south of Mayabunder. Rangat is well connected by road and sea route.

Rangat Statistics:
 

Area 1070 Sq. Km
Population 38815 (2001)
Distance (Road) 210 km from Port Blair
Distance (Sea) 50 nautical miles from PBlair
   
HOW TO GET THERE

Sea: Daily boat ferries are available to and from Port Blair at Rangat Bay (Nimbutala Village) which is 8-km east of the Rangat town place The boat ferries while on the way usually stop at Havelock and Neil Island en-route. Road journey between Port Blair and Rangat is via Kadamtala and Baratang bay (Total ~210 Kilometres).


The population is primarily made up of people from Tamil Nadu, Erstwhile East Pakistan (Bengali settlers) and Kerala. Fisheries and cultivation are the two primary occupations of people in this island.
                            Panchavati water fall/beach, Amkunj beach (8 km from Rangat) and Betapur beach are nearby places to visit. Cutbert Bay Beach (20 km) away from Rangat bazaar/jetty) is a turtle nesting ground (December to February). Government owned Guest house Hawksbill Nest is near to the Cutbert bay beach and Turtle sanctuary. Most of the tourist visiting Rangat are foreign nationals and in comparison Indian Tourists are lesser. The estimated tourist inflow is just about 4500 the whole year (as per current estimates).

Cutbert Bay Beach is located at a distance of 12 km. from Rangat. This is a lengthy beach with a tropical forest bordering the beach. Apart from the beach, which is famous for turtle nesting in season, the tropical forest offers elephant safaris. Tourist can also visit the elephant training camps.

Amkunj Bay beach is another sandy beach on the way to Cutbert Bay. This beach is ideal for swimming, sun bathing and relaxation.

Moorys Dare is a rocky mountainous terrain opposite Amkunj Bay, which will perfectly suit the requirements of adventure tourists interested in trekking

Panchavati Hills have a beautiful, gentle waterfall. The agricultural farm en-route housing a rich bank of vegetation, is of interest to botany enthusiasts.

Long Island, off the southeast coast of Middle Andaman is home to famous ‘Lalaji Bay’ beach, which is rated as truly world class.

North Passage island, about 30 minutes boat ride from Long Island, is another interesting small island housing the other famous beach in this locality, Merck Bay. This island also has dense coconut groves, which add to the beauty.

Yeretta Creek is a lush green mangrove creek, which is on the way from Yeretta jetty to Long Island.

Uttara Creek is another lush green mangrove creek traveled through on the way to Kadamtala.

Other attractions:
Guitar Island, Lal Tikri Island, North Button Island, South Button Island

This place is in the middle part of Andaman Islands. Travelers visiting Baratang can make Rangat as their destination to stay and continuing to Havelock. It is nearly 3 hours journey from Baratang to Rangat. The journey is through Jarawa reserve. Tourists can avail of the boat service in order to reach the island of Rangat. The unpolluted atmosphere, a blissful ambiance and the quite village life of Rangat attracts thousands of tourists to come to Andaman and enjoy the vitality of nature. These destinations that lie on the way to the Cutbert Bay are Panchavati and Amkunj beach.

PLACES TO STAY

The APWD Rest House, pleasantly situated up a winding hill from the bazaar with views across the valley, is the best place to stay and eat, providing good filling food. There are also a couple of very grim lodges in the bazaar.

Villages : Sabari, Parnasala, Rampur (Civil Hospital - Rangat), Hawamahal, Janakpur, Dasharatpur, Mithila etc are nearby Villages.

Schools Nearby Township:
1. Govt. Primary School, Rangat, North & Middle Andaman District | establised 1975

2. Govt. Primary School Sabari Junction | Establised 1989
Near Rangat, North & Middle Andaman District, Phone : 03192-227428

3. Govt. Middle School, Parnasala | Establised 1970
Rangat, North & Middle Andaman District, Phone : 03192-227439

4. Govt. Middle School, Janakpur | Establised 1960
Rangat, North & Middle Andaman District, Phone : 03192-227428

5. Govt. Middle School, Kalsi | Establised 1958
Near Rangat, North & Middle Andaman District

6. Govt. Secondary School Nimbutala | Establised 1962
Near Rangat, North & Middle Andaman District

7. Vivekananda School | Establised 1995
Vivek Nagar, North & Middle Andaman District, Phone : 03192-227411

8. Govt. Senior Secondary School Sabari Junction | Establised 1983
Near Rangat, North & Middle Andaman District, Phone : 03192-227420

9. Govt. Senior Secondary School Rangat | Establised 1972
Rangat, North & Middle Andaman District

10. Govt. Senior Secondary School Sabari Junction | Establised 1989
Near Rangat, North & Middle Andaman District, Phone : 03192-227420

11. Govt. Senior Secondary School Bakultala | Establised 1954
Near Rangat, North & Middle Andaman District, Phone : 03192-227753

12. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya | Establised 1996
Panchwati, Near Rangat, North & Middle Andaman District
Note : Originally started functioning at Chouldari, Bloomsdale Farm in 1987, and later shifted to Panchwati


 

Villages in Middle Andaman :

Rangat (Panchayat Rangat)
Dasharatpur (Panchayat Dasharatpur)
Mithila (Panchayat Dasharatpur)
Sitapur (Panchayat Dasharatpur)
Janakpur (Panchayat Dasharatpur)
Mithila (Panchayat Dasharatpur)
Parnasala (Panchayat Parnasala)
Rampur (Panchayat Parnasala)
Nimbutala (Panchayat Nimbutala)
Amkunj (Panchayat Nimbutala)
Sabari (Panchayat Sabari)
Bharatpur (Panchayat Sabari)
Bishnupur (Panchayat Sabari)
Bakultala (Panchayat Bakultala)
ShyamKund (Panchayat Bakultala)
Bungaon (Panchayat Bakultala)
Urmilapur (Panchayat Urmilapur)
Laxmanpur (Panchayat Urmilapur)
Kalsi (Panchayat Urmilapur)
Kaushalya Nagar (Panchayat Kaushalya Nagar)
SaktiGarh (Panchayat Kaushalya Nagar)
Shivapuram (Panchayat Shivapuram)
Dharmapur (Panchayat Shivapuram)
R.C. Nagar (Panchayat Shivapuram)
T.V. Puram (Panchayat Shivapuram)
Padmanaabha Puram (Panchayat Shivapuram)
Panchawati (Panchayat Shivapuram)
Swadesh Nagar (Panchayat Swadesh Nagar)
Shantipur (Panchayat Swadesh Nagar)
Duke Nagar (Panchayat Swadesh Nagar)
HariNagar (Panchayat Hari Nagar)
Pinaki Nagar (Panchayat Hari Nagar)
Jaipur (Panchayat Hari Nagar)
Kamalapur (Panchayat Hari Nagar)
Basantipur (Panchayat Basantipur)
Paresh Nagar (Panchayat Basantipur)
Prafulla Nagar (Panchayat Basantipur)
Govindopur (Panchayat Basantipur)
Pahalgaon (Panchayat Pahalgaon)
Tugapur (Panchayat Pahalgaon)
Chainpur (Panchayat Chainpur)
Pudu Madurai (Panchayat Chainpur)
Hanspuri (Panchayat Chainpur)
Rampur (Panchayat Rampur)
Webi (Panchayat Rampur)
Karmatang (Panchayat Rampur)
Lakhnow (Panchayat Rampur)
Deopur (Panchayat Rampur)
Pokadera (Panchayat Pokadera)
Danapur (Panchayat Pokadera)
Mayabunder (Panchayat Mayabundar)
Uttara (Panchayat Uttara)
Santanu (Panchayat Uttara)
Kadamtala (Panchayat Kadamtala)
Jerataljic (Panchayat Kadamtala)


The 40th Subhash Mela was organized at Bakultala, Middle Andaman from 23rd January to 29th January 2011. The Mela is organized every year to mark the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

Power Supply : Power supply to Rangat is drawn from the DG power plant located in Nimbutala (Rangat Bay). Power supply is provided by the Andaman and Nicobar Administration and maintained by Department of Electricity.

Water supply is from rainwater storage and hence is dependent on monsoons. There is pressure on water supply in the hot months. Supply is maintained by Andaman Public Works Department. (APWD)

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