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Nestled in a breathtaking coastal landscape of Panchawati, Middle Andaman, Amkunj eco-tourism site, meticulously developed by the Forest department gained popularity among the locals as well as tourists for its stylish eco-friendly facilities.

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Nestled in a breathtaking coastal landscape of Panchawati, Middle Andaman, Amkunj eco-tourism site, meticulously developed by the Forest department gained popularity among the locals as well as tourists for its stylish eco-friendly facilities. Amkunj beach is located at a distance of about 7 km from Rangat towards Mayabunder and about one km from Nimbutala. It is another sandy beach on the way to Cutbert Bay ideal for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxation. The Forest Department has developed the beach in a unique way using eco-friendly structures, eco-huts, and groves named after locally found flora. The eco-friendly beach facilities such as log sofas, and log tepoys provide a perfect place for recreation for tourists and locals of Rangat and the adjoining villages.


Over the years, the Amkunj beach site became one of the most popular attractions for tourists to visit in the Middle Andaman in Rangat. But in a glaring example of how nature can affect the fragile ecosystem of this territory, this tourist spot was completely devastated during recent rains. The tourism site with a number of eco-friendly facilities was completely pounded by squally winds and incessant rains during the monsoon this year. Strong winds and rains ripped apart most of the facilities on the site. The site once flocked by hundreds of tourists and locals now looks deserted. The site was developed immaculately for hosting eco-friendly facilities like huts, seating arrangements, etc. but lacks basic tourism facilities like drinking water and toilets at the location forcing visitors to seek assistance from nearby households.


Taking into account the craze among the locals and the tourists toward this tourism spot, residents of Rangat who find this location as a perfect place to spend leisure time are now demanding the restoration of this site so that it continues to attract visitors.           

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