|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.