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Rangat

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Rangat is in the Andaman and Nicobar islands.

Understand

A thoroughly uninteresting dustbowl from which the ferry leaves for Havelock. The only beach nearby was unfortunately washed away by the tsunami and all that remains is stones. Apart from that the only thing to keep you here is the transport connections.

Get in

By bus

There is a bus service (210 Kms.) from Port Blair via Baratang.

By ferry

A ferry runs Rangat to Long Island to Havelock to Neil to Port Blair daily except Saturday. The jetty is quite a way from town, take a autorckshaw (50Rs)

Get around

Autorickshaws.

See

Panchavati water fall and beach Amkunj beach Betapur beach Cutbert Bay Beach (20 kms.) 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

Do

Buy

Nothing local to purchase.

Eat

  • Aroma Restaurant (Arup), Teja International Complex, near new STS Terminus (On ATR Road), 9474288810. 9am to 10pm. Fresh food with different varieties of Bengali, Indian and Chinese foods. moderate.

Drink

There are a couple of bars near the UK Nest guesthouse.

Sleep

  • U.K. Nest, Near Co-op printing press, Dasarathpur & Church Road, Rangat (About a five minute walk away from the old bus station; a new one's being built another 5 minutes walk away.), 9474213128, 274117. Slightly grubby rooms with tiny en-suite bathrooms & cable TV. Room service available. Good if you're stuck for a night in Rangat. 350Rs.
  • Hawksbill Nest, (About 15 minutes bus journey north of Rangat, on the way to the jetty). On a beach north of town where Hawksbill turtles nest in season. To book contact A&N Tourism Dorm 150Rs p/p; double 600 Rs, a\c double 1000 Rs..

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