Dhani Nallah Mangrove Walkway

Open Time : Open 24 hours

Entry : free

Address : Dhani Nallah Beach, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

Why to visit Dhani Nallah Mangrove Walkway

The Dhaninallah Mangrove Nature Walk (seasonal Turtle Breadding) on Rangat Island, Andaman Islands, is a 713-meter-long one-of-a-kind promenade flanked on both sides by mangrove linings. This is India's longest walkway. It is located 20 kilometres from the mainland of Rangat, next to the Andaman trunk road. Dhani Nallah gets its name from a local mangrove called Dhanipatti. The walkway winds its way through the woodland until it reaches the open sea and a soft beach. The pathway is carved out of wood and stands on a pedestal. The shallow waters provide breeding places for fish and other marine life, resulting in a diverse bird population and a diverse marine life including crabs, shrimp, and fish.Crocodiles have been sighted in this area as well. Along the trip, educational signs explain the importance of mangroves and their role in ecology.

With its 5km stretch of brownish soft sands, turquoise sea, and abundance of shade along the shore, Dhaninallah is known as the most beautiful beach on Middle Andaman Island. The beach is usually lonely, and you can go for lengthy walks by yourself to the Dhani Nallah Mangrove Walkway on the outskirts of Rangat. 

How to reach there? 

The walkway begins roughly 20 kilometres from Rangat in the village of Betapur. Book a private cab to get to your destination.

FAQ on Dhani Nallah Mangrove Walkway

When is the best time to visit the place?

Between the months of December and February is the optimum time to visit the mangrove walkaway.

Special Tip

There are no windsurfing facilities at the present, so bring your own. The beach has a beautiful picnic area with seats and sun loungers in the shade of rare cassurina trees. There are some swings and a bamboo tower from which you get a good perspective of the entire beach.

By Sparsh Kapoor

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