Dhani Nallah Mangrove Nature Walkway

Dhani Nallah Mangrove Nature Walk Way
Yesterday we planned a short trip to Rangat. We wanted to catch up Turtle nesting at Dhani Nallah beach, have a walk at Dhani Nallah Mangrove Nature Walk Way and visit the beach and also to watch early sun rise. In the trip, we could not see Turtles and could also not visit the beach and we also could not watch the sun rise but we did watch MOON RISE and had an awesome walk amidst nature’s glory at the Dhani Nallah Mangrove Nature Walk Way.
The walk is about 713 mts long
Dhani Nallah Mangrove Nature Walk Way is an initiative taken by the DFO Rangat who is visionary officer and a dedicated professional. I have written a bit about him in this post on Aam Kunj Beach. It is his vision and managerial skills that he has developed these one of their kinds beach parks and mangrove walk ways in a place like Rangat, that was unnoticed by authorities uptil now.
As you move along, you can see the find the names of the Mangrove varieties on the trees thus learning a LOT about the flora and fauna
It is a wooden walkway clearing its way through creeks and Mangrove trees that gives a unique opportunity of enjoying Mangrove flora very closely to its visitors. On the way, one can see creeks that pass through the walk way like the one in the picture below. It is called Jhinga Nallah!
Jhinga Nallah, one can spot several of such creeks on the way!
Dhani Nallah Mangrove Nature Walk Way is probably India’s longest mangrove walk way (if I am wrong, please correct me). It is a walk way that has been built among the dense mangrove forests near Dhani Nallah beach in Rangat. The walk is enticing, enthralling and exciting. Taking a walk among the green, lush, short and tall alike Mangrove trees will not only relax your body but soul as well.
The curves along the walk add to the beauty of the nature’s walk way!
The walk is about 713 mts long and is best enjoyed either early morning or evening. To make the walk more pleasant and easier, there are several huts on the walk way where one can sit and rest for sometime and enjoy the fresh air and the feel of the Mangroves.
Huts are made along the walk way for visitors to take a short rest
The walkway leads to Dhani Nallah beach which is another attraction in itself. Right when you finish the walk, wooden benches await you at the exit under a giant tree. This is the perfect locale for a small picnic with family or friends.
Wooden benches at the exit of the walkway
How to reach here: Dhani Nallah is situated along ATR near Beta Pur and is about 15 kms from the main Rangat Bazaar. Regular STS buses run from Port Blair to Rangat.
For accommodation, you can find the details of Hawks Bill Nest guest house that is located at about 2 kms from Dhani Nallah.

19 Responses to “Dhani Nallah Mangrove Nature Walkway”

  1. Seems to be an interesting place. Definitely would love to know more about this and will be in my to-do list for the next visit to Andamans.

  2. Yeah, it is one of its own kinds in Andamans or rather in India. You must visit this place.

  3. Sambit Chatterjee says:

    Lovely informative writing. Planning to visit Andaman Islands in January 2014. Have a plan of spending couple of days in Rangat and Dhani nallah will definitely be included.

  4. Vishal says:

    Hi Surabhi

    I browsed through your Blog and found it really informative. Thanks for all your effort.

    I tried calling at 9531920910 however its swithced off. I have sent an email yesterday. Could you please respond?


  5. Meavin says:

    Wow.. Dhani Nallah Mangrove Nature Walk Way surely looks like an amazing place.

    Surabhi, any idea how can reach Rangat from Havelock by Ferry? What is the frequency and the timing of the Ferry? How about the return trip from Rangat to Havelock? Where can we find Ferry details?

    • Hi, there is a govt ferry that connects Havelock with Rangat and it runs daily except on Sunday. It leaves Rangat at 6:15 am in the morning and reached Havelock by 9 or 10 am. The boat from Havelock is also around 9 or 10 am and reaches Rangat by about 1 pm. You can find the details on the ship schedule given on http://www.and.nic.in

  6. Meavin says:

    Thanks Surabhi. This is very helpful. May I know which all services ‘Know Andamans’ is currently undertaking? Can we request your help for Hotel / Ferry / Bus Ticket / Permits booking in Andaman?

  7. Deepali says:

    Hi Surabhi

    How is Dhani Nallah beach as compared to other beaches in Rangat? If you were to suggest top two attractions in Rangat, what would be your picks? :)

    How far is Hawksbill Nest Cutbert Bay hotel in Rangat? How far is this hotel from Rangat Jetty?

    • Deepali.. Dhani Nallah beach is like most other beaches. It is the walk way that makes it unique and you can’t compare it with anything else. Hawksbill is a government guest house and is very nearby. Jetty is also near. Don’t worry in Andamans, cities are smaller in area and hence most of the places are nearby! 😀

  8. Deepali says:

    Thanks Surabhi. Do you know of any local agents who can help us in arranging Permits (Jolly Bouy) and Ferry tickets? We can book Hotels and take care of local transportation as required.

    • Jolly Buoy and ferrry tickets can be bought when you reach Wandoor beach jetty but anyway it is useful to get the bookings beforehand. I can’t recommend a travel agent for that. Just google and call up! 😀

  9. Vidya says:

    Hi Surabhi

    Could you please confirm whether we have Ferry from Rangat to Haveloc on all days? I am getting conflicting information from various websites and hence thought of checking with you :)

    Also wanted to check if we can reach Dhani Nallah by Auto from Rangat main market?

  10. […] You can see all the places that are on the way in ATR – Dhani Nallah, Aamkunj Beach, Morice Dera beach, Austin Bridge creek, Karmatang beach (it takes 20 mins drive […]

  11. Jayesh says:

    hi Surabhi

    Where is the location of Hawks Bill Nest guest house at Rangat? How far is it from Rangat Jetty?

    If we are going from Rangat Jetty towards Diglipur, in which order the following places will come?

    1) Hawks Bill Nest guest house
    2) Amkunh Beach
    3) Dhani Nallah
    4) Cuthbert bay beach

    • Jayesh. I have mentioned these in my post on Dhani Nallah. Still, here is the answer:

      Hawks Bill is quite near to Dhani Nallah. All these lie just a few kms away from each other on the same road. Cutbert Bay beach is away from Aamkunj and you would have to hire a boat to go there.

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