Latest Information on Travelling to Andaman Islands?
  • Runway Status for Port Blair Airport From October,22 to February, 23

    Updated: 19 Sep 2022
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  • Andaman Tourism Opens

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    Andaman Tourism Opens: The Andaman & Nicobar administration has announced that all tourist spots in the South Andaman district will be opened for tourism activities with immediate effect 8 Feb 2022.

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    A negative RT PCR report has to be presented by all passengers on arrival.

  • What is the advisory to travel to North & Middle Andaman District?

    Updated: 14 Aug 2021

    The tourists are allowed to visit Baratang/North & Middle Andaman on production of double dose covid certificate/ All other passengers viz. unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers (those who have taken only 1S1 dose of COVID vaccine) shall have to produce RT-PCR negative test report

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  • All asymptomatic fully vaccinated persons coming to these islands from mainland are exempted from the requirement of carrying RT-PCR negative test report,irrespective of the type of vaccine received and country of origin. Such fullyvaccinated individuals shall produce the final vaccination certificate at the origin airport, sea port in the mainland and at Port Blair Airport / sea port.
  • Alt asymptomatic children below 5 years of age are exempted from carrying RT-PCR negative test report and further RT-PCR testing at Port Blair Airport.
  • All other passengers viz. unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers (those who have taken only 1S1 dose of COVID vaccine) shall have to produce RT-PCR negative test report to travel to Port Blair from the mainland, as is the practice now. Such an RT-PCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to commencement of journey from the origin airport connecting Port Blair. Such passengers will also have to undergo additional RT-PCR test on arrival at Port Blair. Such passengers shall remain in self-quarantine till the arrival of the test report.
  • If a passenger on arrival is tested positive then, the prescribed quarantine protocol is to be followed.
  • All Airlines shall ensure strict compliance of this order and observance of COVID Appropriate Behaviour. Any non-compliance shall invite action under Disaster Management Act and other applicable laws. 
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General Guidelines defined for traveling to Andaman Islands during COVID :

  1. The Tourism Activities are permitted only in South Andaman & North & Middle Andaman District except Nicobar District.
  2. Persons above 65 years of age, persons with home co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years advised not to travel for tourism purposes.
  3. Tourists/Visitors who are at higher risk due to some medical history are advised to take extra precautions.
  4. Tourists/visitors shall minimize contact with other staff and visitors as far as possible and zero contact policy should be followed at all tourist destinations.
  5. All tourists/visitors shall be briefed by the hotel concerned about do’s & don’ts to be mandatorily followed during their stay and movements.
  6. While travelling tourists/visitors should wear a face mask and carry their own sanitizer and wet wipes for personal use.
  7. At all tourist destinations, staff must wear face masks and wash/sanitize hands regularly while performing their duties.
  8. Arogya Setu App shall be mandatory for all incoming tourists/visitors.
  9. Respiratory etiquettes to be strictly followed. This involves strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing with a tissue handkerchief/flexed elbow and disposing off used tissues properly after use.
  10. The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/ visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels. However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received. In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&%N Administration, on rate as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid 19 care centre on case to case basis.
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What are the guidelines for testing for tourists coming to Andaman after August 03 2021?

On arrival at Port Blair :

1. The tourists need to carry COVID-19 negative test report from mainland based 1CMR approved lab using Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RTPCR). However, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken within 48 hours prior to starting the journey from the origin station. (For e.g. if the tourist takes a flight from Delhi at 0600 hrs. on 1st September, 2021, the sample for RTPCR test should have been taken not before 0600 hrs. on 30th August, 2021).

2. The tourists/visitors on arrival at Port Blair airport have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 screening with RTPCR test free of cost. Thereafter the tourists/visitors are allowed to move to their respective hotels. However, they will have to be under quarantine at Port Blair in their hotel rooms until the result of RTPCR tests are received. In case of RTPCR positive test results, the tourists/visitors shall remain in
institutional quarantine in hotels notified by the Hoteliers Association in consent with the A&N Administration, on rates as specified or to the designated hospital/ Covid-19 care centre on case-to-case basis.

3. Tourists may also have to undergo random Rapid Antigen Test conducted from time to time on payment basis as prescribed by A8N Administration.

What if the tourists test positive after arriving at the Andaman Islands?

If the tourists tests positive during their stay in the Islands, he/she will need to undergo institutional isolation as per existing health protocols. The
cost of such isolation for govt. facility will be paid by the tourists as fixed by the administration from time to time.

If the patient wants to stay at hotels, he/she can stay in the hotels if all the conditions below are met:

a) Patients are not symptomatic and not more than 60 years old.
b) Request/ undertaking is made by patient in writing.
c)lf allowed by doctors.

Hotels will make necessary arrangements to designate a part of their rooms for institutional isolation for this purpose.

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  • Regular flights to Port Blair (the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) are operational now.
  • There are direct flights from Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Delhi.
  • Public transports like cabs, taxis, and bus services are also functional.
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Travellers should carefully follow social distancing norms and wear masks as well. Also, before making any booking, they should refer to the latest travel news on the government website of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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Manglutan Village

Manglutan Village
Date : 04 Aug 2021

kids with open Manglutan Village is located in the southern region of the Andaman Islands that is known for its rubber plantations. It offers stunning views of natural beauty including a stream that flows through the village. The rubber plantation covers an area of 60 acres, and it is the major source of income for the locals. You can learn about the plantation process, from seed to extraction and production level, during your visit to this village. Coconut, betel nut, and spices such as cinnamon and cloves are also grown here apart from rubber. November to March is the best time to visit the village.

Reaching Manglutan Village is quite simple as well as convenient. You can hire a cab or take any public transport (taxi, auto, busy, minibus) to reach there. Make sure that you wear comfortable shoes while visiting the rubber plantation.

Our Package

Entrance Fees:

  • For adults: INR 50
  • For children: INR 25
  • Camera: INR 20
  • Video Camera: INR 50

Time required: Half an hour


The distinct vegetation supported by the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is the most unique feature here. Rubber is one of the most significant cultivations on the island. Manglutan Village has the largest areas of rubber trees. If you are looking for something different during your trip, then you should definitely go and see this wonderful plantation. Starting from the entry point, you will be amazed and curious to explore the interiors. You will see innumerable golden color rubber sheets and the collecting jars fitted on each tree. All this exhibits a memorable view. In the Andamans, as much as 931 hectares of rubber plantations are found and Manglutan is the biggest rubber producer in the region. It is located very close to Port Blair. Established in 1960, the plantation sprawls across an area of 60 acres and produces high-quality rubber. The village is a primary rubber plantation place on the island. Moreover, Manglutan has all basic facilities as well such as a school, a hospital, a police station, and other major centers.


As soon as you enter the Manglutan Rubber Plantation, you will be spellbound by the hundreds of golden brown sheets of drying rubber. The sight of rows of elegant trees dressed in tarpaulin skirts is gorgeous. If you want to know everything in detail, then you can ask for a guided tour of the plantation. Your self-appointed guide will share all the details regarding the entire procedure of conversion of raw rubber or ‘latex’ into sheets of rubber. The process begins with the collection of rubber, called ‘tapping’ from the trees. Later in the processing unit, it is rolled through manual rollers into rubber sheets. The whole trip is definitely worth your time.

Things to do

  • In Manglutan Village, you can observe the process of taking the rubber milk and placing the coconut shells on each tree along with other procedures involved in producing the final rubber sheets.
  • You can take a nature walk through the Manglutan rubber plantations.
  • You can go and see the nearby places—Sippighat, Madhuban, and Chidiya Tapu.

Nearby hotels

The hotels nearby Manglutan Village are as mentioned below:

  • J Hotel
  • Hotel Sentinel
  • Megapode Resort
  • White Coral Port Blair
  • Hotel Shreesh Port Blair

To make all your hotel booking, trust nothing but the best— Andaman Island Travels. It is one of the leading travel companies in the most gorgeous union territory of India. Located in the capital city (Port Blair), it is a one-stop destination for tourists and travellers, who are looking to book holiday packages, hotels, transfers, etc. Whether you are on a solo trip, honeymoon, family vacation, or business trip, it offers a broad range of services to its esteemed customers. 

Nearby restaurants


The Andaman Islands are known for highly impeccable beaches that promise a perfect island vacation. The cherry on the cake, its food further adds to an amazing travel experience, especially for foodies. Along with being heaven of natural beauty, it is a paradise of mouth-watering food as well. Port Blair has some of the best restaurants and food outlets that are known for serving a wide variety of cuisines. While tripping here, you have to try and taste lip-smacking authentic dishes to satisfy your taste buds! You will get to choose from many options. To relish the local and authentic food, try out these places after your rubber plantation tour:

  • Icy Spicy
  • Light house Residency
  • New Lighthouse Restaurant
  • Ananda Multi cuisine Restaurant
  • Rola Costa Restaurant & Juice Corner
  • Feel Good Restaurant & Karaoke Night

These restaurants and eateries offer everything ranging from authentic seafood to homelike Indian cuisines. Having meals here can make your beach vacation even more unforgettable. You can order South Indian vegetarian thali, non-vegetarian thali, chicken biryani, crab fry, prawns, crispy squids, caramel custard, etc. The food is great here and comes in big portions with a nice presentation.

How to reach 

Located about 21 kilometers away from Port Blair, Manglutan Rubber Plantation lies in the southeast part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. You can hire a cab, bus, or auto from Port Blair to reach the village.

It’s been a challenging year but through adversity, the Andaman Islands remain as bright and cheerful as ever. Blue seas, untouched islands, and colonial past—these describe the miraculous islands the best. In Andamans, happiness finds you in all forms—a fresh coconut drink, cotton candy sunsets, a good melody, or a super cute clownfish (read Nemo!!) that you can spot while scuba diving. And the capital of the islands, Port Blair, has its own fascinating natural attractions. It promises you clear blue waters, lush greens, rich cultural history, and a lot more. If you are a lover of heritage, architecture, and history, then you should visit Cellular Jail, Japanese Bunkers, Chatham Saw Mill, and Murugan Temple along with Manglutan Village. Andamanese welcomearms, so it is a great destination for families!

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