29 December 2014
After a night’s stay in Rangat we were ready to head further
north. As the restaurant in hotel was not opened, Alex took us to “Aroma
restaurant” which had some good idlies.
We were planning to go on boat from Rangat to Havelock
during return journey instead of going to Port Blair by road and then taking
boat to Havelock. So we went to the ticket issuing place and booked tickets for
the same. With boat tickets secured, we were all set to go to Diglipur.
The road to Diglipur after Rangat passes next to the sea for
few kilometers providing some good vista points. Obviously there are also some
good beaches on the way.
The first one we encountered was Amkunj beach. From a view
point, the beach can be seen in full.
It is not a sand beach and the roughness gives a new
Forest department has constructed log sofas and swings. At
that point of time we were the only people in the beach.
A few km away was Moricedera beach, situated next to the
It was rockier and getting into the water was difficult.
A view point is constructed around a huge rock. That is an
Views from the place were also spectacular.
Dhaninallah was the last beach in this section. Unlike the other
beaches, this was situated little away from the main road. We had to walk
through the mangrove forest for a kilometer to reach the beach.
A closer look at the mangrove forest.
The root of a huge tree in mangrove forest.
After the mangrove forest the beach opened up. It was a long
Forest department had made nice arrangements in the beach
for tourists. It was amazing to note that in the peak season of Christmas we
were the only tourists in all these beaches!!
That was the beaches in Rangat.
Mayabunder was a big town on the way. But it was away from
the main road and hence we did not visit it. At Panighat near Mayabunder the
panighat creek separates Middle Andaman from North. Here is the longest bridge
in Andaman. Called as “Austin Bridge”, this was constructed in 2002.
It was 2PM when we reached Diglipur. We were very hungry and
went into a restaurant in the center of the town. Food was not good and we
vowed never to eat again in that place. Diglipur has better restaurants.
Our place of stay was “Pristine beach resort” at Kalipur
which was about 18km from Diglipur. There are only two decent places of stay in
Diglipur. One is “Pristine beach resort” run by private and Government owned
Turtle resort. Both are opposite to each other. Government accommodation is
cheaper but booking process is complex.
Labels: Andaman, beach, Diglipur, North Andaman, Rangat